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  • Worldchanging 101: Challenging the Myth of Powerlessness

    by David LaMotte
    Why is it that while most of us can identify and explain problems challenging our communities, nations, and world, we so rarely act to address those problems? What keeps us paralyzed? David LaMotte suggests that the stories we tell ourselves and each other about how the world works are a big part of the answer. Stories matter. They guide our actions more powerfully than data because they place boundaries around what we believe to be possible. Unfortunately, some of our common stories are simply... more
  • Global Trends in State Formation

    by Godknows Boladei Igali, PhD
    Political communities across the world are facing tremendous challenges in terms of trying to create An appropriate and cooperative environment for civic existence. Despite the current trend in international relations toward regional integration and globalisation, the idea of properly understanding how states come together, how they build themselves up, and what makes them disintegrate is relevant. In Global Trends in State Formation, author Godknows Boladei Igali off ers broad insight int... more
  • Lies, Lies and More Lies: The Campaign to Defame Hindu/Indian Nationalism

    by Vivek Vivek
    The resounding electoral victory of Narendra Modi and the BJP in the Indian elections of 2014 makes it all the more imperative for the Western world in general and academics to get a true picture of what Hindu Nationalism stands for. The last decade has seen the publication of a plethora of books like Christophe Jaffrelot’s, The Hindu Nationalist Movement in India, Thomas Hansen’s The Saffron Wave and Martha Nussbaum’s The Clash Within that have been highly critical of the Hindu Nationalist Mo... more
  • Sell Your Soul

    by I.S. Petteice
    The decline of America under the reign of Obama Socialism, his continual breakdown of our Constitutional Amendments by Executive Fiat, and the do-nothing Congress that is totally corrupt; the America that sold their soul in an election for a birth control pill. "The framers of the Constitution were very clear. If the government comes to take your guns, they are violating one of your constitutional rights that are covered by the Second Amendment. If they come for your guns then it is your const... more
  • The Lyin Kings

    by I.S. Petteice
    Two people, a man and a woman who fought for power in 2008, may once again do battle in 2016. This time, will it be up to the Illuminati, the gay world, the Illegals, FEMA, or the Militia that will decides who wins or loses. Hillary Clinton, a confessed Socialist, and Barack Obama, a practicing Socialist, both want to lead the world, not our country; both want to destroy our Constitution and Declaration of Independence; both were students and worshipers of Saul Alinsky. Clinton who has no acclai... more
  • The World's Problems and Solutions: Diversity Issues Analysis: Dealing with Human Race, Human Rights, Philosophy, Scientific, Re

    by Leon Kabasele
    In "The World’s Problems and Solutions: Diversity Issues Analysis" (published by AuthorHouse UK), I, Leon examine the most fundamental problems of the 19th and 20th century to trace the root of large-scale problems worldwide. I delve into economic, scientific, philosophic and religious issues that have bludgeoned humanity from the marrow of civilization. The government, he believes, has a primary role in promoting the welfare of the population, and therefore, must make use of its radical power t... more
  • Community Conservatives and the Future: The Secret to Winning the Hearts and Minds of the Next Conservative Generation

    by John H. Horst
    Is it possible? Can it be that those who would identify themselves as sympathetic to the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement have something in common with those who would are sympathetic to the 'Tea Party'? What might this mean for a political environment more and more of us are becoming convinced is stacked against ordinary people? Here is what that might look like, told from the perspective of one who, while sympathizing with the 'Tea Party' movement's concern for the fiscal future of our kids'... more
  • Every Third Woman in America: How Legal Abortion Transformed Our Nation

    by David A. Grimes with Linda G. Brandon
    Every Third Woman in America: How Legal Abortion Transformed Our Nation tells the forgotten story of the transition from the back alley to safe care after Roe v. Wade was enacted in 1973. The legalization of abortion resulted in prompt and dramatic health improvements for women, children, and families, but an entire generation of Americans has grown up unaware of the harsh and unnecessary tragedies of back-alley abortions. Current attacks on safe, legal abortion at the state level are designed t... more
  • The Only-Two-Party System: Why Third Parties Are Unconstitutional

    by Richard McFarlane
    In the United States of America, third parties are unconstitutional. "Unconstitutional" does not mean illegal or extralegal. It means incompatible with the Constitution, including its unwritten parts. "Third parties" means any group, however organized, that intends to influence public policy by nominating and electing candidates for office, other than the two major parties whether Democrats and Republicans, or Democratic-Republicans and Federalists. The third parties that have formed and diss... more
  • Towards a Nickel and Dime Society

    by Cecil Young
    a look at how society is being transformed an all-inclusive bundles to a pay as you go nickel and dime society
  • Cover Up

    by Damien Comerford

    Non Fiction author Damien Comerford reopens the investigations of five major crime news events—including the death of Princess Diana—to reveal questions the media should have asked to get the truth.

  • My First Impression of China--Washingtonians' First Trips to the Middle Kingdom

    by Wendy Liu
    My First Impression of China--Washingtonians' First Trips to the Middle Kingdom is a collection of 35 first trip to China stories by some of Washington state's government, business, academic and community leaders, marking the 35th anniversary of U.S.-China and Washington state-China relations: 1979-2014.
  • Neither Here Nor There: A First Generation Immigrant in Search of American Exceptionalism

    by Frans Jager
    A first generation immigrant comes to the United States with an expectation that he is making a good deal. That by coming to the USA he will shape a better future for himself and his family than he could expect to have by staying put. But we are living in a fast moving age where circumstances change frequently and fundamentally. The purpose of NEITHER HERE NOR THERE is to give an honest account of one personal journey from the old country (the Netherlands) to America. It looks back at how the a... more
  • Florence Kelley, Factory Inspector in 1890s Chicago, and the Children

    by Leigh Buchanan Bienen
    Florence Kelley, a lifelong advocate for women and children, came to Chicago with her three children fleeing an abusive husband. She lived at Hull-House in the 1890s and was appointed state factory inspector by Governor John Peter Altgeld, becoming the first woman to hold that post in the United States. As factory inspector she and her colleagues worked to place children in school and remove them from tenement factories and dangerous industrial environments. With colleagues she conducted a wage ... more
  • Humanity's Dilemma - How to Make Earth a Peaceful Place Where All Humans Can Flourish

    by Russell Hill

    This book  identifies reasons why humanity has failed to flourish on Earth in a way that enables every individual to manifest his or her unique mental and physical capabilities in a way that takes full advantage of their genetically produced functionality.  If you accept Darwin's Theory of Evolution, then you must accept that every human beinig that is born into this world is a potential genetic contributor toward enabling our species to remain viable as Earth'... more

  • Exchanging Autonomy: Inner Motivations as Resources for Tackling the Crises of Our Times

    by Marco Senatore
    The twofold purpose of the work is to define some dimensions (relational, functional and existential) of individual autonomy and promote their dissemination within society, in particular through the introduction of some legal and economic tools. Moreover, starting from references to authors such as Adam Smith, Immanuel Kant, John Rawls, Theodor W. Adorno, Jürgen Habermas and Amartya Sen, the book highlights the key role of individual autonomy for rediscovering a sense of community and dealing wi... more

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