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  • Kings, Conquerors, Psychopaths: From Alexander to Hitler to the Corporation

    by Joseph N. Abraham MD
    Conquest is murder and theft. Conquerors are vicious criminals. Vicious criminals become kings. Kings designed civilization. We are the products of civilization. Right wing populists increasingly draw attention around the globe, but the attention is misdirected. The real problem is not the authoritarian leader, but the blinkered supporters who unquestioningly follow him. Without them, the despot is irrelevant. Why do we attach ourselves to demagogues and mountebanks? Why do we defend... more
  • The Circus: Media, Politics, & Power in the Era of Trump

    by Lynn Morris
    Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, is perhaps one of the most divisive political characters in modern history. Those who love him, the Trumpers, appreciate his irreverent take on modern politics and wear their Make America Great Again hats with a kind of unbridled zeal. On the other side of the aisle, his opponents dislike his capricious worldview and consider the Trumpers devotion to Trump and his policies as something approaching cultlike status. In The Circus: Media, Po... more
  • Black lives matter: the expectations of justice in a democracy

    by Everett Watson
    The story of the lives loss during the BLM movement and the pandemic that is currently affecting the country. The response of the American people during these trying times.
  • Black Lives Matter: The Expectation of Justice in a Democracy

    by Everett Watson
    The short story of the loss of life during the BLM movement and the effect that the pandemic has on the country during these trying times. The response of the American public to the current crisis.
  • Three Invaders: The Secrets and Lies Behind the Deliberate Revision of History

    by Saleem Abdulrauf, MD

    Politicians for decades have debated and posed solutions for the troubled region we know as the “Middle East” to no avail. As a neurosurgeon, Saleem Abdulrauf has treated hundreds of patients with complex brain tumors and aneurysms. This involves review of published data, critical analysis of available treatment options, analysis of complex problems, and thinking outside the box. In some cases, Professor Abdulrauf has even had to develop new surgical techniques to cure his patient... more

  • The Missing Link in American Education

    by Joseph Cortese, Ed.D.
    Educational reform cannot be imposed. It is the belief of long-time educator and educational professional. Joseph Cortese Ed.D. that corporate reformers in education are wrong. In Cortese's book The Missing Link in American Public Education, he discusses how corporate reformers love the word "innovation." but they lack the knowledge of children and how they learn. They all too often rely only on data, which can be skewed, misapplied, and misinterpreted. Instead of involving community feedback, p... more
  • Manifesto

    by Alex Exarchos
    Humanity as we (used to?) know it is in grave danger. The most effective, efficient, far-reaching and numbingly overwhelming tyrannical regime ever experienced in the human history has all but tightly embraced our collective life as human beings, leaving us an ever-diminishing room for autonomy and spontaneity; and it has achieved this largely through our, explicit and implicit, consent. Moreover, this regime is progressively and rapidly invading into domains of our personal life that had so f... more
  • Making a New American Constitution

    by George William Van Cleve
    Making a New American Constitution explores the grave flaws in the United States Constitution that obstruct reforms urgently needed for national unity and survival; proposes crucial amendments; and shows that a new constitutional convention is essential to achieve them. Today America is an economically and racially highly unequal society. We are now in danger of being governed permanently by a small group of wealthy people (an “oligarchy”) in their own interest. Our middle class is collapsing... more
  • Effective Weapons to Stop Violence, Control Terrorism, and Curb Conflict

    by Patience Okon- Ndekwe
    Sacrifices litigate Man’s Enemy, dragging the Foe into the Divine Courts where martyrs rule. Obey the laws of sacrifice to suspend judgments against self, extinguish negativities and claims. The Peace-Making laws promise global peace, national security and safety which every responsible Government must also care.
  • From COVID-19 to TRUMPVID-20

    by Abdo Husseiny
    Admitting to being a confirmed cynic, the author presents contemporary issues from the perspectives of an old man who has seen it all: from “a world war, regional war, coup d’états, war on organized crime, war on drugs, an endless war on terror, eliminating the threat of al-Qaeda and then ISIS, etc.” to “protection from epidemics, pandemic, including swine flu, avian flu, West Nile virus, Ebola, and different generations of the coronavirus.” Time revealed that many of the world events are associ... more
  • Facing the Environmental Crisis

    by Hilmar Lorenz
    At the end of the year of 2015, an international conference shall take place in Paris to which the UN has invited the leaders of all nations in order to make an internationally binding treaty about the necessary measures for preventing that the global warming surpasses the limit of two degrees since the beginning of industrialization. The import of making this treaty this year is that, without taking the necessary measures now, a worldwide climatic cataclysm may start that, after having started,... more
  • Guess Who's Coming To The White House?

    by Antigone
    Welcome to the United States-Hamelin. A gravely ill Imperial President governs the land. His name is Pied-piper. I am an immigrant and his most subversive subject. "Through vigorous facts, extensive data, and first-hand knowledge, the immigrant of U.S.-Hamelin encourages the Vice-President to invoke the 25th Amendment, Section 4."
  • Collective Ownership Based Economy

    by Prathapchandra Kedilaya

    The book presents ideas for creating an ideal society. An ideal society is one where all its members enjoy prosperity, peace, and happiness. Prosperity creates peace; peace creates happiness. So, it's all about creating prosperity, which is possible only by creating an ideal economic system, socioeconomic system, or political economy. Thus, the book presents ideas for creating an ideal economic system. Since democracy must run the economic system, creating an ideal democracy is an insepar... more

  • Thriving While Black: The Act of Surviving and Thriving in the Same Space

    by Cori Williams
    “Thriving While Black” sets out to explore the psychological and emotional consequences of being Black in America as well as in the workplace. The playing field for Whites and Blacks are not equal in both corporate and social strata. Blacks are discriminated against and excluded based on their skin color, which creates the question of what their place is in America. Black workers in corporate America have to grapple with racial microaggressions in the workplace, which often involves White wor... more
  • Politiquette: The People's Guide to Political Discourse in the New Millennium

    by Nadia Asencio
    Partisanship is destroying the U.S. ​ Whether you're an Independent fed up with your lack of representation in Washington, a moderate Democrat or Republican disappointed by the failures of your party, or a Millennial whose disenchantment with our current political system has turned into apathy, you have options and the power to turn things around. But we can't change the state of affairs until we realize that we're part of the problem. While no one can do everything, we can each do our part; t... more
  • Lions in the Grass: A Marketing Insider’s Guide to Mass Persuasion (and Why You Want the Sh!t You Want)

    by Bill Morrison
    You’re being manipulated. Every day, professional persuaders use emotion to sell their sh!t. Unfortunately, the emotion they’re using is yours. Have you stopped buying a favorite brand with no idea why? Has your frustration with your phone peaked just as the new model became available? Has a once-loved outfit gone so suddenly out of style that it’s embarrassing? How you vote; where you shop; what you buy: these decisions are all influenced at a subconscious level by emotional manipulators, ... more