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The End Is Not Near: How the Culture of Fear Has Corrupted Democracy, Built an Empire, and Eroded Our Intellectual Life
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Price: Free! Words: 105,070. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
"The End Is Not Near" explores the complicated world of the culture of fear and its origins in Christian prophetic traditions. "The End Is Not Near" also explores how we can mitigate this culture. In a nutshell, we need a renewed faith in our science-based liberal capitalist system, which has given us so much over the last century. However, this also means letting go of the distant past.
The European Federalist Papers
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Price: Free! Words: 115,970. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014 by Jakub Jermář. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
Taking the American Federalist Papers (1787-1788) as the best benchmark, the authors of The European Federalist Papers present the facts and arguments why the current intergovernmental system of the European Union is no longer adequate and has to be replaced by a European Federation like the United States of America in order to guarantee the Citizens’ and Member States' sovereignty.
Letters from Palestine
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Price: Free! Words: 106,420. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Many books have dealt with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the Israeli perspective. However, few reflect the Palestinian point of view. Letters from Palestine offers an American audience a rare opportunity to listen to actual Palestinian people as they describe what it is like to live in the occupied territories of the West Bank or Gaza, or to grow up as a Palestinian in the U.S.
Canadian Health Policy in the News
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Price: Free! Words: 127,890. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
Canadian health policy will always be emerging and unfolding, responding to changing environmental and economic factors, new technologies, publicly held values and differing political landscapes. "Canadian Health Policy in the News" captures a moment in time and presents the issues that concern Canadians most, grounding our national discourse and debate on healthcare in the best evidence.
Thinking Through the Cold War
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Price: Free! Words: 207,440. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Thinking Through the Cold War is the first scholarly history of the RAND Corporation from its inception in at the end of World War II through the organization’s diversification from military into social welfare research and policy analysis in the 1960s and 1970s. The book uses RAND as a window on the interaction among national security and social welfare policy making in Cold War America.
American Myth: art, information, and the wisdom of women in a threatened democracy
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Price: Free! Words: 151,160. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
A compelling interdisciplinary look into American well-being, our connection to the land, the role of information, and the need for feminine insight. The struggle between who we are and who we want to be is conveyed through the narrative of an earlier enlightenment, a dying Dream, and our empowered potential through creative endeavors and balance between individual pursuits and community building.
Hating America - A History
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Price: Free! Words: 104,030. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
When writing a book, an author often has the sensation of being surrounded by that topic. In the case of anti-Americanism that experience was particularly strong. As the 21st century began it seemed as if the amount of criticism the United States was receiving around the world was matched only by the quantity of passionate debate about why this was happening.
Children of Dolhinov
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Price: Free! Words: 146,450. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
It is a titanic story though one rather slow-moving by contemporary standards.
The Truth about Syria
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Price: Free! Words: 126,090. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
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A stock figure of modern political literature is the Latin American dictator, a beribboned generalissimo, overweight, corrupt, propping up rich landlords who live in luxury on the back of impoverished peasants, using the language of anti-Communism to justify crushing any possibility of reform. Clearly, such people were seen as villains.
Istanbul Intrigues
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Price: Free! Words: 106,090. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
This is the story of Istanbul--but also of Turkey, the Balkans, and the eastern Mediterranean--during World War II, based on extensive interviews and the use of archives, especially those of the OSS, which I was the first to see for this region. The book is written as a cross between a scholarly work and a real-life thriller.
Assimilation and its Discontents
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Price: Free! Words: 120,470. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
When I realized that nobody had written a comprehensive history of Jewish assimilation, I knew that I had to try doing it myself. It was a remarkable learning experience as I researched a wide range of cultural and historical issues and discovered lots of people and events of which I’d previously known nothing.
The Tragedy of the Middle East
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Price: Free! Words: 111,440. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
The title was chosen in great sincerity because the theme here is to explain how the region’s modern history really is a tragedy.’ Terrible mistakes were made; the wrong roads were chosen. Bloodthirsty ideology took hold; pragmatism was thrown out the window. And yet alongside all of these disasters was a certainty of correctness and a violent rejection of even considering what had gone wrong.
Modern Dictators - Third World Coup Makers, Strongmen, and Populist Tyrants
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Price: Free! Words: 122,700. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
The world suddenly became a lot more difficult for Americans to understand in the 1970s and 1980s. Dozens of Third World countries underwent a seemingly endless series of coups and revolutions.
Secrets of State
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Price: Free! Words: 138,630. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
This book is a history of the State Department but, more broadly, of the American foreign policymaking process. It narrates the development of both the decision-making institutions and the content of policy from the founding of the republic through the administration of President Ronald Reagan.
Paved with Good Intentions
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Price: Free! Words: 137,850. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
Watching the Iranian revolution in 1978, it seemed to me vital to explain the history of U.S.-Iran relations and how things had become so much in conflict. This book traces that relationship down through the hostage crisis. Many have recognized it as the critical account on this issue.
The Arab States and the Palestine Conflict
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Price: Free! Words: 121,750. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
Hundreds of books and thousands of articles have been devoted to the history and contemporary course of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Islamic Fundamentalism in Egyptian Politics
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Price: Free! Words: 158,160. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
The purpose of this book is to identify and analyze the political positions of Egyptian Islamic fundamentalist movements and their chances for seizing power.
Beyond Plutocracy - True Democracy for America
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Price: Free! Words: 113,820. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
Plutocracy is governance by the wealthy. America is not really a democracy but a plutocracy dominated by a powerful wealthy minority that serves itself first and best. This book offers a partial redesign of our government that really fixes in just the right way what’s really wrong with it, moving our nation beyond plutocracy to true democracy, honest government and a just society.
The Rule of Freedom: The Manifesto of the Sovereign Community
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Price: Free! Words: 158,800. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
From the perspective of a longtime student of political science, economics and the world of possibilities, the Rule of Freedom is about why we do not need government, why we do not want government, and why government is in fact immoral and irrational. This book explains the roots of war, police abuse, terrorism and poverty with clear evidence and examples.
Reclaiming Socialism, or: Economic Democracy (Recovering a Stolen Word)
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Price: Free! Words: 258,690. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
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An attempt to reclaim the word "socialism" from those that have re-defined it and rendered it taboo. Socialism does NOT mean a state-run economy or the end of private property, let alone Soviet-style tyranny. Socialism DOES mean economic democracy, worker-owned business, an economy for the 99%, and a humane alternative to capitalism. Capitalism is broken and it's time to discuss replacing it.