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  • On the Cusp: The Women of Penn '64

    by Anne Sceia Klein
    Ms. Magazine and the Woodstock music festival were still years in the future. Betty Friedan published The Feminine Mystique only a year before they graduated. Yet, unbeknownst even to themselves, a small group of women in the University of Pennsylvania’s Class of 1964 was already in the vanguard of what ultimately became one of the largest cultural and economic revolutions in American history. And it would be a half-century before they became fully aware of what they had accomplished for themsel... more
  • Excuse Me Ma'am, Excuse Me Sir: I'm Amina an All-American Girl

    by Shayma Mustafa
    Have you ever been asked, "Where are you from?", simply because you look or dress differently? Although Amina was born and raised in America, she is constantly asked the same question because she doesn't look "American". Being American means being different. So, join Amina on her adventure through different states; highlighting America's beauty and embracing its many scenic features yet remaining ONE United States. Because in the end, like every state is one of a kind, so is every American,... more
  • What's Going On? How Can We Help?: The consequences of capitalism and actionable steps towards a healthy and sustainable future

    by Chris Macdonald
    Anonymous author Freequill, answers some questions that are becoming increasingly relevant: What on earth is going on? And, perhaps more importantly, how can we help? From the thickening mist of social, political, and environmental crises comes the refreshing combo of scientifically deconstructing root causes, exploring alternative systems, and laying out actionable steps to a sustainable and healthy future. Freequill dives deep to explore why things are the way they are, and how they came... more
  • Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culture

    by Shepherd Siegel

    Disruptive Play: The Trickster in Politics and Culturejourneys from ancient folkloric appearances of Tricksters such as Raven and Èṣù-Elegba, to their confined role in Western civilization, and then on to Trickster’s 20th century jailbreak as led by dada and the hippies. Disruptive Play bears witness to how this spirit informs social progress today, whether by Anonymous, Banksy, Bugs Bunny, or unrevealed mischief-makers and culture jammers.... more

  • Plea of the Valueless: Proposing Economic Equality

    by Paul Progen
    This content suggests a practical procedure to apply economic equality as a right. Many have fought for the scraps of the influential, misunderstanding the acquisition of materialism to be the only influential value, while their inborn right to an equitable influential value go unrecognized and therefore do not exist. We have proven our social potential to exist as a known positive quantity. If this were not true, civilization would not be occurring. Derived by the positive contribution of our p... more
  • Drawn to Change: Calling for a Creative Counter-Culture

    by Jack Martin
    Drawn To Change is an artist's take on what it means to be creative in a world that is constantly changing. We are taken on a wild ride through the depths of Western culture to discover that we are much more restrictive to creativity than we'd like to believe, and tend to resist change rather than acknowledge it. To understand this resistance, we are forced to confront social norms such as education, competition, language, money, ideology, society, reality and even the meaning of creativit... more
  • Fallout

    by Scott Cole
    Fresh out of law school, Scott Cole raced to rally for a town sitting in the path of airborne toxins for generations. On behalf of many in the town, Scott filed a billion-dollar class action lawsuit against the Unocal petroleum refinery in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fallout is the story of a young lawyer partnered with a community of thousands to expose one of California's wort environmental tragedies. It is the true accounts of one young lawyer standing up against a corporation and saying "eno... more
  • "Merry Bastille Day The President Said"

    by Madelynn Gingold

    A razor-sharp and serious look at the 2016 election and events since. 
    There really isn't another book like it; a fierce cocktail of Thom Paine and Lewis Carroll, ending with a potent “Get Out The Vote” call using the fighting words of the Declaration. 

    It pithily covers: the Russian sabotage, the Electoral College TKO catastrophe, the anti-US, anti-democratic and corrupt practices of this Administration and the Republicans currently in Congress, Trump&rsq... more

  • Solving For Democracy: A democracy without politics, removing the problems that limit our government

    by Tony Bracks
    In spite of its success, the flaws in our democratic decision making have led to tens of millions of unnecessary deaths in the last 50 years alone. Each and every year globally our poor democratic process squanders many trillions of dollars which could be otherwise spent for the benefit of all. This book outlines the many consequences of our current poor democratic process and presents a compelling case for change. The underlying problems within our democratic process are then identified, and si... more
  • Minimal Maximal City Planning

    by Pablo G.D.P.
    An urban revolution to reduce inequality and built great cities for all. A theory of city planning through the lens of hyper-efficient and equitable capitalist markets.
  • Get the Heck Out of Our Way!: Examples of Government Regulations That Are Eroding Our Freedoms, Holding Back the Economy, and Co

    by Dale W. Cox
    Government regulations are increasingly holding back economic development, inflating the prices of most consumer goods, and reducing our freedoms. Dale W. Cox and his wife, LeAnne, know that firsthand as they have operated business of various types throughout the years. What they've found is rules and regulations that constantly change and get more complicated, which hurts their businesses, their family, and their customers. In this book, Cox gives a detailed account of how these regulations ... more
  • Why Black Lives Do Matter

    by Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    In his new book, Why Black Lives Do Matter, noted political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson, takes a laser look at the history of, and continuing propagation, of gross racial typecasting and stereotypes, that have made African-Americans the perennial target of racial and police violence. The book is sweeping in scope, precise in focus, and even hits harder on the same devastating racial stereotypes of Blacks that he examined almost a quarter century earlier in his important work, The Assassina... more
  • Constitutional Renaissance

    by Richard Monts
    Have you had enough? When will the United States government stop growing? All constitutionally enumerated activities should have been in place long ago. There should be no more expansion in scope, yet there is. What we have now is an overbearing out-of-control central government—expanding far beyond constitutional limits—imposing on member states’ sovereignty. The result is a reduction in competition among states, a stifling business environment, and citizens and businesses suffering under compl... more
  • The Execution of Jesus the Christ

    by Mark J. Kubala
    For seventy years, we have been taught that Jesus died on the cross from asphyxiation (strangulation) because in the hanging position he was unable to exhale. This theory is not based on sound science. This book explains the medical cause of Jesus?s death and why even Pilate was surprised how soon Jesus had died. The dramatic changes that took place in Jesus?s body from the Last Supper until death are described in layman?s terms. To add to the injustice, Jesus?s condemnation to death was illegal... more
  • We Can Fix It: Reclaiming the American Dream

    by V. O. Diedlaff
    Middle class prosperity grew after the Great Depression and began declining in the 1980s. Today most Americans live paycheck to paycheck. What happened and how will Americans thrive as robots threaten their jobs? We Can Fix It : Reclaiming the American Dream is an informative, yet quick-reading, book that tells how our system broke, explains our current peril, and shows how we can reclaim our American democracy. The book draws from history, economics and neuropsychology, and includes a bibliogra... more
  • Confessions of an Old Man, How Millennials are Being Robbed

    by Munir Moon

    The future is being stolen from the millennial generation. Baby boomers have much to answer for: a legacy of economic instability, poor job growth, and an environmental disregard. Confessions of an Old Man is a statement of collective guilt that places the responsibility on the author's generation for dealing a bad card to its children.

    This is a call to action for the MI generation (defined as those born between 1980 and 2018) - a generation with the most to lose if the Un... more