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Istanbul Intrigues
Price: Free! Words: 106,090. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
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.
Thinking Through the Cold War
Price: Free! Words: 207,440. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History
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.
Desafiando al imperio
Price: Free! Words: 115,790. Language: Spanish. Published: April 8, 2011 by Transnational Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
Phyllis Bennis analiza el auge del unilateralismo estadounidense y la doctrina de la guerra preventiva, centrándose especialmente en los casos de Iraq e Israel/Palestina, y examina los retos y las oportunidades para reivindicar las Naciones Unidas como parte del movimiento mundial por la paz.
Modern Dictators - Third World Coup Makers, Strongmen, and Populist Tyrants
Price: Free! Words: 122,700. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
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.
The Tragedy of the Middle East
Price: Free! Words: 111,440. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
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.
Canadian Health Policy in the News
Price: Free! Words: 127,890. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2013. Categories: 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.
The Rule of Freedom: The Manifesto of the Sovereign Community
Price: Free! Words: 158,800. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
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.
Islamic Fundamentalism in Egyptian Politics
Price: Free! Words: 158,160. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
The purpose of this book is to identify and analyze the political positions of Egyptian Islamic fundamentalist movements and their chances for seizing power.
Democracia participativa y modernización de los servicios públicos: Investigación sobre las experiencias de presupuesto participativo en Europa
Price: Free! Words: 115,380. Language: Spanish. Published: August 30, 2011 by Transnational Institute. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
En 1989, la ciudad de Porto Alegre creó el mecanismo del presupuesto participativo. En Europa, la primera data de 1994, pero no sería hasta la entrada de este nuevo siglo que la experiencia se difunde globalmente en el viejo continente. Este libro pretende analizar ese viaje y su expansión por Europa. El objetivo es dar cuenta de cómo se ha generalizado este proceso.
Beyond Plutocracy - True Democracy for America
Price: Free! Words: 113,820. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Paved with Good Intentions
Price: Free! Words: 137,850. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
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.
Power, Politics and Death
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 106,810. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011 by Kachifo Limited. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Filled with political intrigue and revealing anecdotes, Power, Politics, and Death chronicles the events and power struggles within the Nigerain government during President Yar'Adua's time in office, particularly in the final months leading up to his death. Readers also get the inside story on Yar'Adua himself: his successes, struggles and unfulfilled political dreams.
The Arab States and the Palestine Conflict
Price: Free! Words: 121,750. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
Hundreds of books and thousands of articles have been devoted to the history and contemporary course of the Arab-Israeli conflict.
Shock and Awe on America
Price: Free! Words: 140,910. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
An informative and creative view of American Politics, Religion and almost every other problem we face. The author addresses a wide array of our daily concerns including 9/11, Columbine, Gangs, Immigration, Economics, Addiction, Drug Companies, Food Risks, Water Pollution, Evolution, Spiritual existence, Science, Jesus' real teachings and many more in this 47 chapter, insightful blockbuster.
Just Too Weird: Bishop Romney's Mormon Takeover of America: Polygamy, Theocracy, Subversion
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 135,870. Language: American English. Published: October 11, 2012 by Progressive Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » White house, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Mormonism
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mitt Romney’s Mormon tradition is no real religion but a cult invented by a charlatan, a disguise for a subversive ideology opposing all that is best in the American tradition. The British recruited Mormon leaders into their 19th-century plot to break up the U.S., leading to the cult’s strategic occupation of Utah territory. Mormonism has never abandoned its secrecy and its enmity to America.
Children of Dolhinov
Price: Free! Words: 146,450. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Essay » Political
It is a titanic story though one rather slow-moving by contemporary standards.
Breaking the Siege: Voyages of Free Gaza and the Freedom Flotilla
You set the price! Words: 131,220. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Supporting the Civil Rights of Gaza’s Palestinians via the Sea. Edited by Dr. Bill Dienst, Greta Berlin and Huwaida Arraf
All Over the Map
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 154,690. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics
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
Outlaw Visions
Price: Free! Words: 125,410. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Theology
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.
Möten med Internet Generationen
Series: Från Konsumtion till Internet i en Värld av Elektricitet, Andra Boken. Price: Free! Words: 100,130. Language: Swedish. Published: July 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
En sak som konfunderat mig under de år jag rest är att den unga generationen skiljer sig så enormt från tidigare generationer. Jag hade träffat dem vid flera tillfällen och jag har en son som föddes 1991 vars uppväxt jag följt på nära håll. Varför denna otroliga skillnad? Kunde det vara Internet, och i så fall, varför? Vad är det som gör att vi har en generation som har så hög empatiförmåga?