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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.
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.
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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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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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.
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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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.
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."
Islamic Fundamentalism in Egyptian Politics
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The purpose of this book is to identify and analyze the political positions of Egyptian Islamic fundamentalist movements and their chances for seizing power.
Children of Dolhinov
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It is a titanic story though one rather slow-moving by contemporary standards.
Cauldron of Turmoil: America in the Middle East
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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.
Paved with Good Intentions
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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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Hundreds of books and thousands of articles have been devoted to the history and contemporary course of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
1914-2014: Van Loopgraven naar Republiek
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Het zopas verschenen boek van Vlaams Belang-voorzitter Gerolf Annemans, waarin het project van de Vlaamse ontvoogding wordt scherp gesteld
Manifiesto ni-ni
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Price: Free! Words: 70,130. Language: Spanish. Published: December 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
En esta novela, el periodista Horacio Vidal retrata su emocionante y violenta juventud en Desidia, movimiento radical que lideraba Joel Estuardo. Este personaje encarna a un muchacho de extrema izquierda que, habiendo sido atenazado por la autoridad y alterado por las drogas, le declara la guerra al mundo adulto, a una realidad asfixiante para una generación que se niega únicamente a sobrevivir.
Silken Slippers and Hobnail Boots Surviving the Decline and Fall
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A collection of articles to simplify a wide variety of subjects about the present and future of the United States. It’s about clarifying and simplifying complex issues involving our evolution into an almost bankrupt, stagnant welfare state now being challenged by hungrier, aggressive, more productive nations.