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Unfit For Command

By John E. O'Neill,Jerome R. Corsi
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1596981105
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Political Science
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"What sort of combination of hypocrite and paradox is John Kerry?" asks this heated critique of the Democratic presidential candidate’s Vietnam–era military service and antiwar activism. O’Neill, a lawyer and swift boat veteran, and Corsi, an expert on Vietnam antiwar movements, show how Kerry misrepresented his wartime exploits and is therefore incompetent to serve as commander in chief. Buttressed by interviews with Navy veterans who patrolled Vietnam’s waters, some along with Kerry, readers will discover how he exaggerated minor injuries, self-inflicted others, wrote fictitious diary entries and filed "phony" reports of his heroism under fire—all in a calculated quest to secure career-enhancing combat medals.

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This powerful examination of the present and future of American politics, by one of America's most distinguished political journalists, reveals how the Republican Party has gained a long-term institutional advantage that allows it to shrug off apparent setbacks like the 2006 elections. Building Red America takes us deeper than any previous book into the operations of the power brokers and issues that galvanize voters.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
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Healing the Reason-Emotion Split draws on research from experimental psychology and neuroscience to dispel the myth that reason should be heralded above emotion. Arguing that reason and emotion mutually benefit our decision-making abilities, the book explores the idea that understanding this relationship could have long-term advantages for our management of society’s biggest problems. Levine reviews how reason and emotion operated in historical movements such as the Enlightenment, Romanticism and 1960s' counterculture, to conclude that a successful society would restore human connection and foster compassion in economics and politics by equally utilizing reason and emotion. Integrating discussion on classic and contemporary neurological studies and using allegory, the book lays out the potential for societal change through compassion, and would be of interest to psychologists concerned with social implications of their fields, philosophy students, social activists, and religious leaders.

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  • Publisher : Gruner + Jahr Magazine
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  • Pages : 140
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 822
  • File Pdf: humanity-on-a-tightrope.pdf

Book Summary:

More than ever, the world finds itself faced with common problems that affect most of the planet's population in some way: climate change, poverty, escalating violence, international conflicts, illness. And while an 'us v. them' mentality persists, a growing sense of empathy, of connection, with those in remote parts of the world has caught hold and is spreading. The authors argue that empathy and feelings of kinship with others are necessary to preventing the collapse of civilization. Through a careful examination of how humans must learn to relate to one another to avoid global calamity, they show how empathy can help to create a sustainable society of many billions of individuals.

The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media (Updated Edition)

By Brooke Gladstone,Josh Neufeld
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn : 0393867323
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 840
  • File Pdf: the-influencing-machine.pdf

Book Summary:

New York Times Bestseller With a New Afterword “A comic book with zest and brains—one that just might help a reader understand the brave new world.” —The New Yorker A million listeners trust NPR’s Brooke Gladstone to guide them through the complexities of the modern media. Bursting onto the page in vivid comics by acclaimed artist Josh Neufeld, this brilliant radio personality guides us through two millennia of media history, debunking the notion that “The Media” is an external force beyond our control and equipping us to be savvy consumers and shapers of the news. An invaluable introduction to how the media works from one of the acknowledged masters of the industry, this tenth anniversary edition brings the story up to date, with new illustrations and an afterword that offers a deep examination of the rise of social media and the public’s responsibility in a time of division and disinformation.

The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media

By Brooke Gladstone,Josh Neufeld
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn : 0393083543
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 344
  • File Pdf: the-influencing-machine.pdf

Book Summary:

"Mind-opening, thought-provoking and incredibly timely… An absolutely spectacular read."—Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing A million listeners trust NPR's Brooke Gladstone to guide them through the complexities of the modern media. Bursting onto the page in vivid comics by acclaimed artist Josh Neufeld, this brilliant radio personality guides us through two millennia of media history, debunking the notion that "The Media" is an external force beyond our control and equipping us to be savvy consumers and shapers of the news. Owing to the graphic format, this book is readable only on larger screens and devices.

Take It Back

By James Carville,Paul Begala
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 9780743292955
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 870
  • File Pdf: take-it-back.pdf

Book Summary:

By being too timid and too weak, too hesitant and too confused, Democrats have allowed Republicans to run amok. Republicans today control everything: the White House, the Congress, the Supreme Court, the federal bureaucracy, the military, and the corporate special interests and their lobbyists. They operate powerful right-wing organizations, right-wing think tanks, and a conservative media that serves as an attack dog against Democrats. Republicans have used their absolute power to corrupt our democracy, degrade our military, weaken our health care system, diminish our stature in the world, damage our environment, reward the rich, hammer the poor, squeeze the middle class, bankrupt our Treasury, and indenture our children to foreign debt holders. In this important book, James Carville and Paul Begala show Democrats how they can take it back. They offer a clear-eyed critique of their party's failures and make specific, concrete recommendations on how Democrats can avoid losing elections on divisive issues such as abortion, gun control, gay rights, and moral values and start winning them on health care, political reform, energy, the environment, tax reform, and more. Carville and Begala say that liberal Democrats are right that too many establishment Democrats kowtow to corporate interests and shamefully supported George W. Bush's rush to war. And moderate Democrats are right to complain that too many Democrats are out of step with middle-class values, too removed from people of faith, too enthralled with intellectual and cultural elites. But the problem with the Democrats, Carville and Begala argue, is not ideological. It's anatomical. They lack a backbone. Take It Back is a spinal transplant for Democrats and an audacious battle plan for victory.

The Bridge To Caracas

By Stephen Douglass
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Stephen Douglass
  • Isbn : 1937563170
  • Pages : 425
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 910
  • File Pdf: the-bridge-to-caracas.pdf

Book Summary:

Jim Servito shatters the hopes and aspirations of star-crossed lovers, Mike King and Karen Taylor, while simultaneously engineering a grand theft ranking as one of the largest and most audacious in Canadian and U.S. history. Cynical and remorselessly ruthless, he possesses a brilliant criminal mind, has enormous contempt for the law, police, governments, and the system in which they function. He assumes rules are for fools, and takes sadistic pleasure in breaking them. Using The Peace Bridge as his fulcrum, he steals $325,000,000 from the U.S. and Canadian governments, steals enormous quantities of gasoline by illegally installing valves in Golden National’s Buffalo refinery, then murders everyone who can implicate him.

Nur der Tod kann dich retten

By Joy Fielding
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Goldmann Verlag
  • Isbn : 3641216311
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 166
  • File Pdf: nur-der-tod-kann-dich-retten.pdf

Book Summary:

Ein ermordetes Mädchen. Eine Hütte im Wald. Eine Stadt in Angst. Als die Lehrerin Sandy Crosbie gemeinsam mit ihrem Mann Ian und ihren Kindern nach Torrance in South Florida zieht, kann sie nicht ahnen, welch verhängnisvolle Ereignisse ihr bevorstehen. Denn kurz nach ihrer Ankunft verschwindet an der örtlichen High School ein Mädchen spurlos – und wird nach Tagen verzweifelter Suche tot aufgefunden. Doch während die Polizei sich noch bemüht, eine erste Spur ausfindig zu machen, hat der Täter sein nächstes Opfer bereits im Visier – und er ist entschlossen, sein grausames Werk so lange zu verrichten, bis sein Blutdurst gestillt ist ...

Vietnam in Iraq

By David Ryan,John Dumbrell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134135270
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 458
  • File Pdf: vietnam-in-iraq.pdf

Book Summary:

More than most post-1970 conflicts involving US forces, the conflict in Iraq has been fought out against a background of frequently invoked memories from the era of the Vietnam War. The essays in this book offer a series of perspectives on connections and parallels between the Vietnam War and the 2003 invasion of, and conflict in, Iraq. The contributors particularly examine the impact of the Vietnam analogy on the War in Iraq, assessing the military tactical lessons learned from the Vietnam War and exploring the influence and persistence of its legacy in US politics, culture and diplomacy. The volume holds up to original interrogation some commonly held assumptions about historical analogy, and several distinguished authorities on the Vietnam War era, in particular, offer their thoughts on the value and applicability of Vietnam-Iraq parallels. If most contributions point out some obvious dissimilarities between the two eras, notably the transformed post-Cold War international environment, the similarities, particularly those relating to the problems of cultural misunderstanding, are also apparent. Vietnam in Iraq will be of great interest for all students and researchers of the Iraq War, strategic studies, international relations and American politics.

Politics in the USA

By M.J.C. Vile
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1134122748
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 359
  • File Pdf: politics-in-the-usa.pdf

Book Summary:

This highly acclaimed introduction to the essential elements of the American political system is now available in a new edition, having been fully revised and updated to take into account the considerable developments in American politics over the last ten years. Written in an accessible manner, Politics in the USA establishes a framework from which to understand the intricacies of politics in the world's most powerful nation. This new edition provides students with: essential background and history of the American political system as well as an explanation of the key structures, processes and institutions a chapter on the significant developments in US foreign policy under Clinton and George W. Bush analysis of Bush's Presidency and the rise of neo-conservatism discussion of controversial issues such as gun control, abortion, gay rights, and stem cell research suggestions for further reading and websites in each chapter. This is the most accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date textbook on American politics and will be of interest to students of American politics and international relations and politics.

Men of Massachusetts

By August C. Bolino
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781475933765
  • Pages : 692
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 677
  • File Pdf: men-of-massachusetts.pdf

Book Summary:

As one of the original Thirteen Colonies and birthplace of the American Revolution, Massachusetts has continued the rich tradition of liberty throughout its storied history, becoming a primary contributor to many fields of human endeavor in American society. Massachusetts native August C. Bolino profiles two hundred significant historical personages from this state in Men of Massachusetts. Beginning with a brief history, Bolino traces the role individual men have played throughout the states nearly four-hundred-year history, offering a concise and informative profile of each one. He discusses how Massachusetts has been a leader in reform movements, including education, the abolition of slavery, and womens and African American suffrage. In addition, Bolino depicts how people of Massachusetts spread culture in literature, music, entertainment, and sports, championed liberty, encouraged entrepreneurship, and paved the way for us in the twenty-first century. Profiles include such storied figures as John Adams and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elias Howe and Calvin Coolidge, and, of course, the Kennedy family. A true testament to the remarkable achievements of the people of Massachusetts, this compendium shows the fruits of true liberal philosophy.