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Political & Social Sciences

  • 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

    by JASON GOFF
    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
  • CORNUCOPIA;FINDING FOOD IN AMERICA-SENIORS (LIVING) IN THE GOLDEN YEARS

    by PHYLLIS CHESTANG, MBA, PHD student
    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
  • Peace, Love, Happiness, and Joy for the Universe

    by Glenn Simpson
    The objective of the book is to help achieve World Peace, by preaching non-violence (except in self-defense) by way of a New World Government (prophesied in many religions). Beginning with inner and outer Peace first, unconditional self and other Love second, and Happiness (but not last: Joy). Glenn understands that a society will only last based upon its treatment of the least fortunate of individuals.
  • Two Islands And A Tortoise: Simple History I Showed My Family About Prosperity And The Proper Role Of Government

    by Ari Janmohamed
    While a stranded group of people discuss what to do about food and pirate attacks, a tortoise on the beach shows a little girl what happened on neighboring islands as a result of the different politics their people adopted. Citing actual historical examples, the tortoise teaches the six rules of proper government and why America is the most prosperous ‘island’ in the world.
  • The Thought Trap: Walled gardens and online propaganda are eating our minds

    by Nate Levesque
    We live in an era like no other. Virtually unlimited information, social connections, and personalized recommendations are at our fingertips every second of every day. We can connect with anyone, anywhere, anytime. But is it the utopia it sounds like? We’re overwhelmed with information. Our digital lives are tracked and analyzed. Our social feeds show us clickbait, hoaxes, and habit-forming features. New technologies have given us fake photos, Deepfake video, fabricated audio, and even realis... more
  • Gun Mania: A New Perspective - What We Must Do to Reduce Shootings, Homicides and Suicides in America

    by Bruce D. Thatcher

    Examines the cultures of five anglo nations to show that guns are a basic element of only the American culture.  Presents the implications of that reality for reducing violence in America.

  • Hands of the Son Reference #1: Islam and the Cross

    by Michael E. Doren

    Follow this abridged history of Islam’s beginning and how it became the world’s bloodiest empire. Discover the hidden truths behind the world’s most intolerant religion and how it intends to Islamize the entire world. This short read is fully referenced to provide you with the truth about:

    •The Prophet Muhammad’s initial calling

    •Why the Arabs hate the Jews

    •The most significant claim made by Allah

    •The major differences betw... more

  • Rethinking How We Think

    by Charles M. Johnston, MD
    Look closely at any of the most critical questions ahead for the species and we find an easily unsettling shared theme. Not only do usual answers fail us, usual ways of thinking fail us. Essential challenges of every sort are requiring not just fresh insights, but whole new, more mature and systemic, ways of understanding. In this short book, one of today’s most respected and innovative social thinkers confronts what makes needed new ways of understanding new and why they are inescapably impo... more
  • Revived Failure: Iran's Reality After the American Withdrawal of the Nuclear Deal

    by Fazle Chowdhury

    Revived Failure is about the complicated after-effects of the United States withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal  ― the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), with the aim to keep nuclear restrictions on Iran. Since the United States pulled out of the agreement on May 8, 2018 harm to the Iranian economy has been catastrophic. Iran's troublesome relationship with other signatories of the agreement (P5+1 group) is compounded by its difficult domestic ... more

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