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by Robert GoversMany of us feel uneasy with the lack of recognition that our community, city, region or country receives internationally and with the stereotypes and outdated clichés by which "outsiders" define us. This has probably been the case for as long as man exists, but in today's world with its global connections and social media, it is becoming more apparent, more relevant and more frustrating; to citizens generally, but in particular to policy makers, public administrators, leaders and representatives... more
by Richard C. LyonsAn American poet writes a compilation of historical vignettes, discerning the future of our democracy by rediscovering the combative, instructive, fascinating past of tyranny and democracy. Just as DNA is interwoven in every aspect of the human body, tyranny and democracy have their historically distinctive DNA that have shaped our democracy today. From Israel's Ten Commandments, to the Athenian Constitution, to Rome's Twelve Tables, to the overthrow of kings in England and America, Lyons tra... more
by Jim MosqueraIn today’s economic and political climate, protecting yourself means asking the right questions. You can’t ask the right questions if your mind’s encumbered by what you think you may understand. Who’s the man behind the curtain? What’s this thing we call money? It’s not what you think. We’ve burdened government with all our problems but do they have the capacity to solve them? Do we want them to? What’s the difference between freedom “of” and freedom “from” and why’s it important? Why is t... more
by Benjamin Radcliff and Amitava Dutt
Happiness. A Quick Immersion, addresses what happiness is and how we can create more of it based on scholarly research. In this short volume, Professors Amitava Krishna Dutt and Benjamin Radcliff explain the study of happiness and resulting conclusions on what individuals and societies can do to make life as satisfying as possible.
by James VentryThe premise of The Hypocrisy of America is, as Americans we are almost brainwashed into thinking if we are doing something throughout the world, it must be just. Of course, many times this is far from the truth. The book gets right to the heart of the issues using humor and personal stories that make for an informative and entertaining read. The Hypocrisy of America covers a wide range of subjects including the 2016 Primaries, giving a fantastic explanation of why Bernie supporters countdown nev... more
by Sanjay LahiriNetai, a middle class youth, was attracted towards the Naxalite movement in India and joined to a party during eighties and nineties. After spending few years of underground life he was moved seeing the life of poverty-stricken common people. However, simultaneously, he was dismayed seeing the group rivalry and the hunger for power inside the party. Netai realised changes are not revolution. He stood marooned when he found his family was in despair due to lack of money and mother was bewailing t... more
by Peter DixonDo you wonder what 'Blessed are the peacemakers' means in practice? When is war a just war? Should outsiders intervene in civil wars, and how? How can Christians effectively engage in resolving conflict? How do we understand relational peacebuilding? How do we achieve reconciliation? Peter Dixon offers a moral framework on which to base our thinking about war and peace, undergirded by a solid confidence in God's sovereignty, as we face the uncertainty of the real world. 'I don't think we nee... more
by Michael BoyajianThe New York Litigators are the Right Stuff attorneys of the legal profession
by Kathryn BullingtonA poetic and stern commentary on modern times, Bullington frames the struggles of the turn of the century, including American Exceptionalism, racism, and civility, with the specter of past sentiments. 'Waiting for Humanity' puts an urgency to the question, "Where will we go from here?" while also demystifying paths that U.S. culture can take. A short, yet powerful expose of modern times in the U.S.A.
by James AnthonyAmerica’s individual freedom changed the world. Now, though, our government is out of control. We need representatives who use their constitutional powers against others in government. To get them, sustainably, we need to build a good party, with a party declaration, constitution, and caucuses. Here’s how. It’s the one solution; and a quick read.
by Lynn Nanos
When hospitals release seriously mentally ill patients too soon without outpatient follow-up, the patients can end up homeless, jailed, harming others, or even dead. When patients are deemed suitable for inpatient care, they can languish for weeks in hospital emergency departments before placements become available. Meanwhile, patients who fake the need for care are smoothly and swiftly moved to inpatient settings. Breakdown opens a dialogue with anyone interested in improv... more
by johan earyThe past years, the scourge of Anti Semitism has made a come back, with a vengeance. Hardly a day passes when acts of hatred toward Jews are not reported both in Europe and in the United States. At the same time, hardly a day passes in which the state of Israel and the Palestinian question, as well as the entire region of the Middle East are not mentioned in the media. These topics often give rise to passionate and heated debate. In the course of these debates, the specter of anti Semitism of... more
by Eric Meade
***Winner of FIVE book awards, including a Nautilus Book Award and an Independent Press Award.***
"Engaging and engrossing ... avoids simple answers in favor of real insights into the roots of poverty."
"A provocative book that upends conventional thinking and forces the reader to think deeply about what poverty is."
--ERIC NEE, Editor-in-Chief, Sta... more
by Peter Dahlin
“You are now under residential surveillance at a designated location. Your only right is to obey.”
With these words, Chinese lawyer Xie Yang was introduced to the brutality of Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL), China’s rapidly expanding system for enforced disappearances. Little is known of RSDL, or what happens inside. The People’s Republic of the Disappeared will change that.
RSDL facilities, often s... more
by Peter DahlinThere is something terribly wrong with CCTV, China’s state broadcaster. In China, anyone seen as a threat to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) can be disappeared. Some are held in secret prisons, while some are placed in detention centers under false names. Family, lawyers, and even China’s state prosecutors are denied access. Many months later, they appear on CCTV, confessing to vague almost non-crimes, criticizing themselves, or discrediting others. This book, utilizing first-person acc... more
by Dustin HartleyDustin Hartley argues a strong case for liberalism. Are we bogged down by ideology? Or is having a political leaning perhaps a good thing? The thesis of this book is that there are very good reasons -- moral, economic, and sociological -- for being a liberal.