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Life of Riley
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Price: Free! Words: 44,450. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs
Gain entertainment from politics. Source your bitterness in the real world... and laugh at it. Life of Riley is a collection of political satires from Australia.
Democratic Wealth: Building a Citizens' Economy
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'Democratic Wealth: Building a Citizens' Economy'' is a collection of essays that challenges the poverty of thinking around economic policy, particularly after the 2007 financial crash. It explores the renewed interest in republicanism and suggests this as a framework to shape an economy that serves the common good.
Inner Lives of Cultures, The
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Inner Lives of Cultures, The
Hating America - A History
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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.
Assimilation and its Discontents
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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.
Secrets of State
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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.
The Truth about Syria
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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.
Feeding the few
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Price: Free! Words: 33,430. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012 by Transnational Institute. Category: Essay » Political
"This study is an attempt to place issues concerning food and agricultural commodities in the context of changing world economic relationships... The study is intended to suggest a critical perspective and perhaps some new tools for analysis of the ongoing takeover of Third World food systems, designed in the image of the developed countries and for their benefit."
It's The Incentives, Stupid!
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Price: Free! Words: 23,690. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healthcare issues
Healthcare is plagued by many things, but none is worse than the incentives that drive physician, hospital and patient behaviors. This book is a compilation of 18 months of reflections on those incentives and offers some solutions to the problems at hand.
Istanbul Intrigues
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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.
The Perfect Dictator Manual
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Price: Free! Words: 24,240. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
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The Perfect Dictator Manual is a shocking, revealing and interesting book. The author strips off myths and legends the personalities of the most sinister dictators: Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, or Ceausescu. At the same time, the functioning mechanisms of tyrannical regimes are highlighted. In other words, it is an essay on dictators, dictatorships and their true nature.
Modern Dictators - Third World Coup Makers, Strongmen, and Populist Tyrants
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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.
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.
Chum for Thought: Throwing Ideas into Dangerous Waters
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 53,200. Language: American English. Published: September 19, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
Collected essays: The new guy in a small conservative town radiates optimism as he explores values, virtues, and his faith in personal, community, and human progress. "His writing is humorous, bold, and adventurous all at once ... channeled through a facility for language and the music of words." He is variously friend, teacher, inquisitor, and voice crying out in the wilderness.
Ill fares the land: essays on food, hunger and power
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"The pieces collected here...examine questions of power. Some fit into the ‘food systems and hunger’ category , others are more concerned with how we think about food systems and hunger. Control over the world food system implies control over technology and ideology, scholarship and culture as well. Such areas are not peripheral to the horrors of hunger."
The Changing representations of the Nanking massacre: its impact on historical truth
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The writings of soldiers and eyewitnesses of the 1937 Nanking massacre, along with post-war deniers and participants of Japan’s modern academic movement depicts the progressive and dualistic nature of Japanese society. This paper demonstrates the struggle for an accurate representation of the past that results from the socially and politically conflicted post-war Japanese state.
All Over the Map
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 154,690. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Category: Essay » Political
Foreign policy analyst John Feffer looks at global affairs in the Obama era. This collection of more than 125 Foreign Policy In Focus columns covers war, peace, terrorism, global economics, culture, democracy, and the environment. It critically analyzes what's happening all over the map, from the financial crisis to the Arab Spring, and offers specific recommendations for Washington policymakers
The Tragedy of the Middle East
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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.
Africa un-slaved Volume I: The Chains of Modern-day African Slavery and The Steps to Our Liberation
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Price: Free! Words: 52,480. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
Africa un-slaved; Volume I: The Chains of Modern-Day African Slavery and the Steps to our Liberation. A compilation of sixty related articles written by myself This volume will take you through [in no specific format] the journey of who and what we really are, how we got here, what we have been doing wrong, how we have become a part of the problem and what must be done to break free.
I Heard JFK's Death Shots: A Reporter's Look Back At President John F. Kennedy's 1963 Assassination After 50 Years
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Price: Free! Words: 8,900. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Essay » Political
I Heard JFK's Death Shots: A Reporter's Look Back At President John F. Kennedy's 1963 Assassination After 50 Years. As a United Press International correspondent, Carter was back-up reporter in Dallas for White House newsman Merriman Smith who won a Pulitzer prize for reporting Kennedy's assassination. This is a behind-the-byline account of how the UPI team functioned under fire and deadline.