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La grève des électeurs by Octave Mirbeau
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 7,210. Language: French. Published: May 23, 2014 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
La Grève des électeurs est le titre d’une chronique, d’inspiration clairement anarchiste, de l’écrivain français Octave Mirbeau, parue le 28 novembre 1888 dans Le Figaro. Comme tous les anarchistes, Mirbeau ne voit dans le suffrage universel et le recours à des élections qu’une duperie par laquelle les dominants obtiennent à bon compte l’assentiment de ceux-là mêmes qu’ils oppriment et exploitent.
Venom of Asps by Meira bat Erachaim
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,130. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World politics, Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
Meira bat Erachaim has befriended and was influenced by a wide variety of people from all corners of the world with disparate political opinions and religious beliefs. The places she lived and, more importantly, the people she met helped form her distinctive point of view. Her perspective is unapologetically sincere, sometimes controversial, and never humourless.
The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government by Philip K. Howard... In 20 Minutes by J.J. Holt
Series: Boiled Down, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,070. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Government / Federal, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
This is a summary of The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government by Philip K. Howard summarized by J.J. Holt
Ukraine and Guns and Mistrust by Alan Hutchinson
Price: Free! Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2014. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
Ukraine is following Yugoslavia and Syria. There are two essential priorities: Trust your neighbours Do not touch a gun. No doubt there are bad things which have happened in Ukraine, and some bad things are no doubt still happening. They will not be stopped by more bad things. The two most dangerous things are guns and mistrust.
Al-Qaida After Ten Years of War - A Global Perspective of Successes, Failures, and Prospects - Iraq and Afghanistan, Pakistan, Arab Spring, Tuaregs, bin Laden, Egypt, al-Shabaab, al-Qaeda by Progressive Management
Price: $7.59 USD. Words: 118,980. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » History » Military
Over the past 10 years, counterterrorism efforts have disrupted its main training facilities and eliminated much of the core leadership structure, including the mastermind Usama Bin Ladin. Despite this, Al-Qaida has proved resilient.
The Resurgence of Al-Qaeda in Syria and Iraq - AQIM, Ansar al-Sharia, Al Nusrah Front, ISIS, Islamic Front, Alleppo, Alawites, Sunni, AQAP, Assad, Al-Shabaab, Salafist by Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,670. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
Even though Al Nusrah has shown a willingness to cooperate with the Islamic Front, the latter is likely to have to reject any long-term alliance with Al Nusrah if it wishes to retain funding from the Saudis and the Gulf States.
Standing With Wendy by Ana Mardoll
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 519,570. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights
This work contains transcripts of almost 64 hours of debate and testimony on the Texas Senate and House floors, starting with Wendy Davis' filibuster of SB5, including the proposed House and Senate amendments for HB2, and ending with powerful citizen testimony on these bills.
Russia After Putin - Ukraine, Syria, Relations with China, Beslan, Armenia, Stalin Lite, Magnitsky Scandal, Lavrov, Navalny, Russian Street Protests, European Union by Progressive Management
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 77,840. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Russian, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » World leaders
Are Putin's days numbered as many Russian watchers predict and what will Russia look like after he leaves the Kremlin?
Love Letters to the Home Office by Love Letters to the Home Office
Price: $6.70 USD. Words: 19,330. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Civil and human rights, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
The 2012 Family Immigration Law breaches our human rights under Article 8 of the European Union Convention on Human Rights. In the face of this violation, extraordinary people in the UK and across the globe are doing everything they can to keep their love alive across borders, mountains and oceans. They show a belief in love that demonstrates what it is to be human. Here are some of their stories.
Connections: Celebration, Wisdom and Commentary from Dunedin Methodist Parish by Kenneth Russell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,440. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014 by Philip Garside. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
Arising from a New Zealand context and touching on universal issues, Connections offers 45 responses from the people of Dunedin Methodist Parish to the challenge of being church and living out the gospel in their community. The articles, selected from weekly contributions 2007–2013, are grouped into five broad categories, and cover diverse topics.
U.S. Government Counterinsurgency Guide - Theory and Principles, Components of COIN Strategy, NGOs, Country Teams, Private Sector, USAID, Afghanistan by Progressive Management
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,400. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
This Guide, the first of its kind in almost half a century, distills the best of contemporary thought, historical knowledge, and hard-won practice. It is the best kind of doctrinal work: intellectually rigorous, yet practical.
2014 Report on Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment, U.S. Global Change Research Program (Highlights) - Global Warming, Regional Impacts by Progressive Management
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 65,700. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Environmental politics, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Global Warming & Climate Change
Americans are noticing changes all around them. Summers are longer and hotter, and extended periods of unusual heat last longer than any living American has ever experienced. Winters are generally shorter and warmer. Rain comes in heavier downpours.
A Conservative's Thoughts on Rights and Duties, their Duality, and some Implications by Eric Hines
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,130. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
An understanding of individual rights and individual duties, especially their nature as individual endowments rather than as attributes of groups of men or as grants from some men acting in a "government's" name, forms a critical part of Conservative thought. With Americans broadly divided on what rights and duties really are, now is the time to lay out the Conservative's view of these concepts.
1914-2014: Van Loopgraven naar Republiek by Gerolf Annemans
Price: Free! Words: 69,230. Language: Dutch. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy, Essay » Political
Het zopas verschenen boek van Vlaams Belang-voorzitter Gerolf Annemans, waarin het project van de Vlaamse ontvoogding wordt scherp gesteld
The Roosevelt Court: A Study in Judicial Politics and Values, 1937-1947 by C. Herman Pritchett
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 110,810. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014 by Quid Pro, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History, Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law
A brilliant analysis of Supreme Court decisions during a crucial decade in the Supreme Court’s history, by a political scientist “interested in the social and psychological origins of judicial attitudes and the influence of individual predilections on the development of law.” A much-cited classic of the Court's judicial decisionmaking from the point of view of social science and not just doctrine.
Australian Politics -The Alternative Commission of Audit by Skye Blue
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy
The newly elected Australian government appointed a Commission of Audit, a group of conservative businessmen. The result they produced sent the population shuddering at the horrifying vision they painted. We have produced our own Audit report, a vision by the People, for the People. It paints a far rosier picture that would build a fairer, more equitable and inclusive Australia.
The Currency Paradox by James King
Price: Free! Words: 14,890. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic conditions, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Economic policy(5.00 from 1 review)
With the publishing of French economist Thomas Piketty's seminal work, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, many have begun to contemplate the effects of economic inequality and the potential for a "post-capitalist" world. This essay outlines the fundamental flaw of the capitalist system and attempts the daunting challenge of conceptualizing a system that could viably replace it.
Russia's Counterinsurgency in North Caucasus: Performance and Consequences - Chechnya, Dagestan, Ingushetia, al-Qaeda, Islamic Unrest, Grozny, Beslan Incident, Tsarnaev Brothers by Progressive Management
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 71,070. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Russian, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Islamic militancy
This monograph examines the underlying issues behind the continuing low-level Islamist insurgency movement in the Russian North Caucasus.
Economics: Household Management by Bob Blain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
This one returns Economics to its original meaning, household management and identifies entropy, not scarcity, as the problem and cooperation, not competition, as the solution. It addresses the two defects in money ignored by the prevailing scarcity-competition orthodoxy; that money originates as interest-bearing debt and that money has no definition of its value.