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  • DEMOCRACY FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM: Getting Money Out of Politics

    by Michael Karath
    This book examines the baser elements of capitalism that overwhelm and undermine democracy and concludes that a constitutional amendment restoring campaign spending limits - that Congress passed in 1974, and the Supreme Court banned in 1976 - is the only reform that can truly “get money out of politics.”
  • America: What Went Wrong? The Crisis Deepens

    by James Steele and Donald Barlett

    The downward spiral of America’s middle class is no accident: This book explains in vivid detail how Washington and Wall Street have made decisions that enrich the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele document the specific acts of Congresses and presidents that have caused soaring economic inequality and enable corporations to pay low wages, owe no taxes and raid the retirement plans of their employees. This book... more

  • Paradise Papyrus of Solamon

    by Doaa Tolis
    This book offers insightful reading to an important written document of Solâmon that has remained neglected until today. It highlights a myriad of golden opportunities to build a lasting peaceful world. It examines the path to existence, links faith back to science, recollects Solâmon's purpose, and retells the story of Humankind.
  • Return to Sender: 224 Unanswered Letters to the White House

    by Bruce J. Berger
    This is a compilation of 224 letters actually sent to the White House, beginning in January 2017, and never answered, likely never read. But they are available for the public to read as an indictment of the current officeholder.
  • The Reality Creators: An Epic Fairytale About Life On Earth

    by Christopher Hall

    The Reality Creators is a children's book for adults: it tells a real story from a perspective that will seem like fiction. It's a complex fairytale about what's really going on. If you have ever asked yourself why life is hard or more of a struggle than you signed up for at birth, this book helps explain the reasons from a perspective that requires brutal honesty.

    The modern world is upside down: we experience and live each day in a virtual, dramatic reality. What's act... more

  • Trump, European security and Turkey

    by Iveta Cherneva
    Book Review “If you have trouble making sense of the tumultuous year called 2019, this book by Iveta Cherneva should help. This is a bold narrative that will draw sure reactions, both good and bad, depending on the reader’s allegiance. She cuts to the quick on international relationships, political behavior, and the events that shaped history before the turn of the decade to 2020. She highlights all the turmoil, raw ambition, unkind insults, and political maneuvering around the globe. Cherne... more
  • Individualist MAnifesto

    by Elijah M
    Are you tired of politics? Are you tired of the constant left and right, with one or the other forced on you? Are you tired of an ever-growing government? imposing increasingly strict and opinionated laws, raising taxes, and making decisions for you? Are you tired of navigating through complex political beliefs, identity politics, and political faux pas? Do you just want the room to be you? To express yourself, think for yourself, work with others and pursue your goals, without being... more
  • The United Nations' Top Job

    by Lucia Mouat
    From Trygve Lie to Ban Ki-Moon, the book is based on this journalist's experience in covering the UN, research, and interviews with 35 academic and other experts who closely follow the organization. It looks at how each of the eight men was elected and what he managed to accomplish.
  • The Chasm Floor

    A philosophy book that explains where everybody's political beliefs come from, and how to use politics correctly. Then the second half is just filler about proving God exists or something.
  • Surrounded by Others and Yet So Alone

    by J. Walter Freiberg
    J. W. Freiberg has been lauded as “the Oliver Sacks of law” by celebrated trauma psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk, because, like Sacks, the famous neurologist and author, Freiberg uses a story format to involve the reader in real cases from his law practice that have meaning far beyond their particular scenarios. And like Sacks, Freiberg’s graceful pacing and flowing phraseology make his case studies a delight to read. In this follow-up to his acclaimed book, Four Seasons of Loneliness (winn... more
  • Racism, Hypocrisy, and Bad Faith

    by Julius Bailey
    The election of President Donald Trump, through his campaign of race-baiting, sexual harassment, and blatant disregard for human decency, lowered the moral bar of American public discourse. Julius Bailey’s latest book discusses the current state of hypocrisy and mistrust in the American political system, especially as these affect ethnic minorities and low-income groups. In powerful and inspiring prose, Bailey writes with a voice well informed by current events, empirical data, and philosophical... more
  • Legendary Trials

    by Daniel J. Lanahan
    In an effort to show that history really does repeat itself and highlight great issues of our times, this book captures the essence of certain trials that took place in the history of the United States and reminds us that many issues of old are still with us yet unresolved and subject to great continuing public interest. The author argues that public perceptions of guilt or innocence are often wrong and could have actually affected the results of famous trials. Celebrity murders, governmental ma... more

    This case study shares the real challenges facing low income senior citizens and all society 'stakeholders' in the 'land of plenty' based on lived experiences tackling transportation issues, food storage and quality issues, theft/greed, and scarce housing plus 'free' is not always free--- if dietary restrictions limit one's choices and intake.
  • Am I My Planet's Keeper?: Cooperating in the Midst of a Mass Extinction

    by Johnny Townsend
    Global Warming. Climate Change. Climate Crisis. Climate Emergency. Whatever label we use, we are facing one of the greatest challenges to the survival of life as we know it. But while addressing greenhouse gases is perhaps our most urgent need, it’s not our only task. We must also address toxic waste, pollution, habitat destruction, and our other contributions to the world’s sixth mass extinction event. In order to do that, we must simultaneously address the unmet human needs that keep us di... more
  • Detention Site BLACK

    by Cornel Miclescu

    After the terrorist attacks on US on September 11, 2001, US President Bush declares „war on terror” with al Qaida. In December 2001, al Qaida's leader, Osama Bin Laden, manages to escape US forces who tackled the Taliban regime in Afghanistan and runs to Pakistan.  In November 2002, President Bush visits Romania to welcome her into NATO, while CIA is negotiating with the National Security Adviser of the Romanian President a location for the „black site” in Buc... more

  • The Collapse of 2020

    by Kirkpatrick Sale
    In this short, powerful, and thoroughly documented book Kirkpatrick Sale, who has been on the cutting edge of American social commentary for fifty years, makes a compelling case for the dangers that this world faces now and the real possibility of the imminent collapse of civilization as we know it. It is a work that is a must-read for those who are prepared to figure out how to survive this coming catastrophe.

    “If it’s radical and leading edge, Sale probably wrote about it sooner a... more