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Mirth, Wind, and Ire by Bill Gralnick
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,070. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2016. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Mirth, Wind, and Ire is a book of essays on the contemporary social and political scene--with a bit of humor thrown in. An easy read, using case studies, that is engaging yet challenging, the reader travels through five sections exploring: the world around us, religion, intergroup issues, topics from the international scene, and of course politics. Like Levy's Bread says, "Try It, You'll Like It"
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.
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.
Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation by Marc Batko
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,360. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics / macroeconomics, Essay » Political(5.00 from 1 review)
The anthology “Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation” includes 3 translator’s introductions, 3 poems from the translator, 12 articles by Tomas Konicz, and articles by Ulrike Herrmann, Helmut Martens, Franz Garnreiter, Sven Giegold, Karl Georg Zinn, Mohssen Massarat, Joachim Bischoff, Andreas Kolbe. Attac and the Rosa Luxemburg foundation. New priorities, assumptions and policies are vital.
MISTERI DOLOROSI - Storie di terrorismo nel dopoguerra italiano by Massimo Del Papa
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,840. Language: Italian. Published: February 19, 2012. Categories: Essay » Political(5.00 from 1 review)
I giocatori di golpe e il piano americano, il macello di via Fani, il sacrificio di Moro, i furori paralleli di Gianni Nardi e Mario Moretti, i brigatisti e la scuola Hypèrion, Cesare Battisti e i suoi tifosi, le indagini pericolose di Luigi Calabresi, il quartiere-polveriera di Lambrate a Milano, l'enigmatica città di Fermo, gli omicidi Biagi e D'Antona, l'eterno ritorno del terrorismo...
America's Passion: How a Coal Miner's Game Became the NFL in the 20th Century by Evan Weiner
Series: Sports: The Business and Politics of Sports, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,140. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Essay » Political(4.00 from 1 review)
The National Football League is the premier sport in the United States. But it always wasn't that way. Author Evan Weiner takes us back to the days when the NFL was a mom and pop store operation with the players and others who witnessed the league's growth first hand. The game started in the coal mines in western Pennsylvania and is a multi-billion dollar business today.
The Water Thief by Nicholas Lamar Soutter
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,860. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Essay » Political(3.89 from 9 reviews)
CHARLES THATCHER is a private citizen, meaning that he’s the private property of the Ackerman Brothers Corporation. He’s got problems: the cost of air is going up, his wife wants to sell herself to another corporation, and his colleagues are always trying to get him tossed into the lye vats. But all of that is nothing, compared to what happens when he finds a woman stealing Ackerman's rainwater.
Cutting the Gordian Knot: Simple Solutions to Complex Societal Problems by Stanley Korn
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,820. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers, Essay » Political(3.50 from 2 reviews)
In this book, you will find solutions to a wide variety of societal problems. Some problems, such as inflation, have a truly simple solution. Others, such as crime, require a multifaceted approach. In the chapter on space travel (actually, a technological problem), a mass transit system is detailed for launching vehicles into space using the energy of Earth’s rotation to do the heavy lifting.
WHAT IS TRUTH? CONSERVATIVE TALK RADIO IN AMERICA 1988-2016 by Steven Travers
Price: Free! Words: 140,440. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2016. Categories: Essay » Political(3.00 from 1 review)
“Let me tell you where I was the first time I heard you.” Almost daily, one of Rush Limbaugh’s 20 million listeners tells a similar story; they were driving their car on a freeway, on a familiar street, they heard him on a friend’s radio, and from there “my life has never been the same.” President Bill Clinton complained whenever he made a pronouncement, Limbaugh had a platform to refute it within