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Paradigm Shift: The Palin Matrix: The Progressive Left Strikes Back! by Floyd M. Orr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 212,630. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
Paradigm Shift is the story of the rise and fall of the American Empire as viewed within a psychosocial context. After eight years of Bush and Cheney, we were almost ready to turn our Titanic around before it hit the Iceberg from Wasilla. These are the rumors and legends about Sarah Palin that the mainstream media do not want you to know about their cash cow.
Layman's License by D. R. Prescott
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,420. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs(5.00 from 1 review)
There are people, mostly self-appointed, who tend to lump the balance of humanity into a rather broad category known as laymen, lay-women, or lay-person, if you prefer. There seem to be more answers than problems bobbing about on the sea of humanity. Layman’s License poses a few more answers as well as a few more questions. This book is a little bit about a lot!
The Republican Cult of Ignorance by Gregory E. Haley
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 55,510. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Essay » Political(5.00 from 1 review)
The Republican Cult of Ignorance examines how the extreme right-wing gained control of the Republican Party and exposes the common rhetorical fallacies used by conservative politicians and their media supporters to promote radical positions on taxes, women's rights, unions, healthcare, energy, national defense, and other important issues. It is Rhetorical Judo for Your Conservative Friends.
Julian Assange in Sweden by Guy J Sims
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 97,020. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights(5.00 from 1 review)
Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, was in Sweden for almost seven weeks during August and September 2010. What happened to him during those seven weeks is a story familiar to many people in Sweden, because it is in the Swedish language. Here, for the first time, is the story for English-speaking readers.
Fighting For Freedom: Sometimes Doing The Right Thing Ain't Doing The Right Thing by Jake Combe
Price: Free! Words: 109,240. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights(5.00 from 1 review)
Pitted against the greed and lawlessness of the hierarchy of a rural African village, a young Australian devotes himself to saving the poverty-stricken families. Inspired by his love for a local, Jake remains close to those in desperate need of help despite fighting for his own freedom and safety. But the experience blurs his once unwavering ethics as he questions what is morally right and wrong.
Beyond Plutocracy - True Democracy for America by Roger Rothenberger
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.
Solitary: The History and Current Reality of Torture as a Means of Social Control Within Prisons by Joanne Pawlowski
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 46,130. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political(5.00 from 1 review)
Why is solitary confinement, known to cause a mental state akin to psychosis, widely used in contemporary prisons? Solitary's powerful psychological effects make it a unique tool for exerting social control. This history argues that CIA "brainwashing" research of the 1950s may have influenced the design of isolation units in American prisons today.
Climate Myths: The Campaign Against Climate Science by John J. Berger, Ph.D.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 26,380. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Meteorology and Climate, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics(5.00 from 1 review)
Climate Myths is both a primer on climate change and a definitive rebuttal of climate science denial. It puts the campaign against climate science in historical, political, and economic context and juxtaposes the claims of climate change deniers with the facts about climate change as revealed by authoritative climate science.
Faulty Assumptions: Why Blaming Teachers Won't Fix Public Schools by Jason Davis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,740. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / general, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy(5.00 from 1 review)
Faulty Assumptions is a poignant, accessible, and fresh look at the world of public school education guaranteed to challenge the current dialogue about where America should be looking for answers to the nation’s education woes.
Long War for Freedom by Barry Rubin
Price: Free! Words: 98,970. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
The Truth about Syria by Barry Rubin
Price: Free! Words: 126,090. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
A People's Politics by Keat Peng Goh
Price: Free! Words: 34,110. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government(5.00 from 1 review)
This author subscribes to the principle of check and balance in all human enterprises and endeavours to mitigate the effects of human sin. Therefore he supports a two-party system as the only legitimate democratic process whereby contesting sides in an election to parliament, state legislative assembly or local council may not take their constituents for granted.
Standoff, How The Cold War Really Ended by Rick Karlsruher
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,690. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics(4.96 from 23 reviews)
What if everything you thought you knew about how the Cold War ended was wrong? Forget about Reagan, Gorbachev and the Pope. When the superpowers decided they couldn't blow each other off the face of the Earth, other plans had to be created. Think of Dr. Strangelove meets Barney Fife meets Angie Tribeca while wagging the dog. Standoff is the participants' story...and they are sticking to it!
Romancing The Voters by Fred Schnaubelt
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 23,090. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History, Essay » Political(4.92 from 12 reviews)
Have you ever been honeyfuggled by a politician? Known you were going to a party or political event and knew there might be “stimulating or controversial” discussions on the “Topic of the Day?” A quick reference guide like this Handbook when I was on the city council. Great “Zingers” for a game of “gotcha,” Letters to the Editor, Tea Party Rallies, debate talking points, or Toastmaster Speeches.
My Summer in Havana: Coffee, Tobacco & Capitalism in Rural Cuba 1959-1985 by Lauren Burnhill
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,830. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism(4.83 from 6 reviews)
In 1985, I spent two months in Havana researching the last traces of private sector agriculture. Life behind the sugar cane curtain was not what I had imagined. My research produced startling results. The journal I kept and the research I conducted are fused in this book. Was the metal canister I found a listening device? Are canned Vienna sausages a luxury? Read "My Summer in Havana" to find out!
Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless by Greta Christina
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,440. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Why are atheists angry? Is it because they're selfish, joyless, lacking in meaning, and alienated from God? Or is it because they have legitimate reasons to be angry -- and are ready to do something about it? With outrage, humor, and intelligence, popular blogger Greta Christina makes a powerful case for outspoken atheist activism, and explains the empathy and justice that drive it.
Paradise Lost by Robert Gates, Sr.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,690. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2009 by Elderberry Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism(4.75 from 4 reviews)
The misconceptions some have about political parties and their followers is astounding. One must understand that all countries are controlled by political parties. Some usurp their power. Some are elected. It doesn't matter what they call themselves---its their economic philosophy that is important.
Fast Times in Palestine by Pamela Olson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 121,390. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Pamela Olson, a small town girl from eastern Oklahoma, had what she always wanted: a physics degree from Stanford University. But instead of feeling excited for what came next, she felt consumed by dread and confusion. This irresistible memoir chronicles her journey from aimless ex-bartender to Ramallah-based journalist and foreign press coordinator for a Palestinian presidential candidate.
Liberal Betrayal of America and the Tea Party Firestorm by William Davis Eaton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,670. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2010 by Elderberry Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy(4.50 from 2 reviews)
This book explains why liberals hate America, the enormous power of the Tea Party movement, and the many ways individual citizens citizens can act to revive the spirit and confidence of of a great nation under siege.
The Art of Strategic Agency by Iain Cowie
Price: Free! Words: 36,800. Language: British English. Published: April 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / Post-structuralism, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In an age of postmodern irony, the army commander is trapped in a loop of strategic narratives. The endgame in the hyperreal, media-saturated world is pre-determined by the stories of old. This author- a former military researcher at the World’s oldest thinktank- takes a look at this startlingly new frontline in military plotting.