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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.
Long War for Freedom
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Price: Free! Words: 98,970. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
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This book foresaw the “Arab Spring” of 2011. It was obvious years before that the old Arab nationalist dictatorships had failed and were being challenged by two forces: liberal democracy advocates and revolutionary Islamists. While the Long War for Freedom focuses on the moderates, it also, by necessity, presents the worldview and strategy of the Islamists.
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.
Cauldron of Turmoil: America in the Middle East
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Price: Free! Words: 82,990. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
This book is the culmination of 15 years in studying U.S. policy and Middle East politics. All of my opinions, much of the material, many of the anecdotes, and the unattributed quotes are the result of direct observation and private discussions with American and regional policymakers and experts.
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.
Sensual Preciousness, Volume 2
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Price: Free! Words: 156,560. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
"Sensual Preciousness" introduces the Earthfolk vision and practices of intimacy. A fundamentally distinct way of understanding what it means to be human, and how humans as individuals and communities can interact. Offering a vision about the transformation termed "globalization.” Offering an analysis accompanied by personal rituals and practices for experiencing one’s sensual preciousness.
Sensual Preciousness, Volume 1
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Price: Free! Words: 99,460. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
Sensual Preciousness introduces the Earthfolk vision and practices of intimacy. A fundamentally distinct way of understanding what it means to be human and how humans can interact with each other. Concerned about the worldwide upheaval termed “globalization.” Offering an emotional and intellectual analysis accompanied by personal rituals and practices for experiencing one’s sensual preciousness.
Outlaw or American Patriot?
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Price: Free! Words: 80,940. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
"Resist illegitimate authority!" meant both religious and secular authority as they waged the Vietnam War. Inspired by the visions of Vatican Council II and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, like other "Catholic Radicals," I destroyed tens of thousands of draft cards as one of the "Minnesota 8." Why did I do it? What did my trial and prison do to me? Dread-filled times waging "Peace, now!" MLK & Lennon!
Outlaw Visions
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Price: Free! Words: 125,410. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
Outlaw Visions wends through monastic hallways, trial courtrooms, prison cells, onto campuses to engage young activists. I shouted “Peace! Peace!” and heard “Criminal!” We descend into prison’s hellish darkness where I existed as a subhuman. You are invited to transform you own subhumanness through ritual practices envisioning yourself as an "Earthfolk" peacefully at home on the Living Earth.
Tuyên Ngôn Độc Lập và Hiến Pháp Việt Nam
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You set the price! Words: 82,480. Language: Vietnamese. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Legal systems
Tổng hợp các bản tuyên ngôn độc lập và hiến pháp của Việt Nam qua các thời kỳ 1. Nam Quốc Sơn Hà 2. Bình Ngô Đại Cáo 3. Tuyên Ngôn Độc Lập của Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cộng Hòa Các bản hiến pháp của: Việt Nam Dân Chủ Cộng Hòa Việt Nam Cộng Hòa Cộng Hòa Xã Hội Chủ Nghĩa Việt Nam
Misanthropy's My Business, and Business Is Good: A Year of Anthony Bialy's Crabby Columns
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Price: Free! Words: 97,340. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
Conservative columnist Anthony Bialy's 2012 columns are collected here in book form. Remember the year's events from the perspective of these twice-weekly cynical doses.
Defence Forces Review 2011
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Price: Free! Words: 74,330. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
Defence Forces Ireland presents Defence Forces Review for 2011. This year we have managed to produce a thought provoking document covering a wide range of issues which will be of interest throughout the wider Defence Community.
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.
The Free Market Has Soon Turned 99 % Of Us Into Miserables
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Price: Free! Words: 81,480. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
If nothing else, the economic crisis in 2008 showed how close we are an economic collapse of the system we all suffer under today. The system that is named the "Free Market." This book shows how we got where we are beginning 100 years ago by presenting Edward Bernays who created a new political idea based on controlling people's irrational feelings, to keep them happy and calm by consuming.