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On Liberty (AmazonClassics Edition)

The Prince (AmazonClassics Edition)

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Democracy In America, Volume 1

911 Finding the Truth

A Book of Remarkable Criminals

Confessions of a Terrorist: A Novel

Putin's Russia: How It Rose, How It Is Maintained, and How It Might End

In this groundbreaking collection, nine of Russia's leading scholars and experts describe and analyze some of the Vladimir Putin regime's key structural strengths and weaknesses and look at their implications for both the present and the future. As far as the regime's fault lines are concerned, the evidence presented by the authors shows no reversal, or even narrowing, of these structural dysfunctions in Putin's third presidential term.

Topics covered here include Russia's political economy, political geography, and politics of federalism; the regime, ideology, public opinion, and legitimacy; and potential defeat and radicalization of civil society. Emerging in these pages is a finely textured portrait of a society rife in complexities, contradictions, and postponed but looming crises.

Empathy

Our society functions by separating us from each other: almost as soon as we're born, we are taught to divide people into groups and see some as more deserving (and more human) than others. Everything from massive inequality to war depends on this process of categorisation and dehumanisation.

In this provocative, inspiring piece of writing, Raoul Martinez asks how and why our empathy is controlled, and argues for a very different world - one of deeper understanding and indiscriminate compassion.

The Coming War In Europe: Essays On Europe's Impending Destabilization And Internal Confrontation With Islam

The Coming War In Europe: Essays On Europe's Impending Destabilization And Internal Confrontation With Islam is a collection of articles and essays published by Julian Langness from 2015-2017.

These essays detail and analyze the situation in Europe vis a vis:

Mass-Muslim immigration and the 'migrant crisis' The philosophy of progressive-elite driven cultural-suicide that is behind the tragic developments in EuropeThe startlingly quick pace of Islamization overtaking countries like the UK, Sweden, France, and Germany.What the future in Europe foretellsWho is fighting back and howWhat can further be done by those who wish to save Western Europe and her peoplesThe collection contains articles originally published by Counter-Currents, TraditionalRight, Western Spring, and the author's own website, Europeancivilwar.com.

This book will serve as an interesting and thought-provoking read to those already aware of Europe's dangerous course, and a deep-seated intellectual and moral challenge to those still advocating for the EU's multiculturalist vision.

The author, Julian Langness, traveled extensively in Europe as a teen and early twenty-something, and these journeys catalyzed his shift to Identitarianism and Traditionalism. Since 2015 he has written for a variety of New Right websites. He has also given speeches at the Northwest Forum and American Renaissance, and has been interviewed by Henrik Palmgren of Red Ice Radio, Piero San Giorgio, and others. He is also the author of Fistfights With Muslims In Europe: One Man's Journey Through Modernity.

The Writings of Thomas Paine: Collected and Edited by Moncure Daniel Conway: Volume 2

WHEN Thomas Paine sailed from America for France, in April, 1787, he was perhaps as happy a man as any in the world. His most intimate friend, Jefferson, was Minister at Paris, and his friend Lafayette was the idol of France. His fame had preceded him, and he at once became, in Paris, the centre of the same circle of savants and philosophers that had surrounded Franklin. His main reason for proceeding at once to Paris was that he might submit to the Academy of Sciences his invention of an iron bridge, and with its favorable verdict he came to England, in September. He at once went to his aged mother at Thetford, leaving with a publisher (Ridgway), his " Prospects on the Rubicon." He next made arrangements to patent his bridge, and to construct at Rotherham the large model of it exhibited on Paddington Green, London. He was welcomed in England by leading statesmen, such as Lansdowne and Fox, and above all by Edmund Burke, who for some time had him as a guest at Beaconsfield, and drove him about in various parts of the country. He had not the slightest revolutionary purpose, either as regarded England or France. Towards Louis XVI. he felt only gratitude for the services he had rendered America, and towards George III. he felt no animosity whatever. His four months' sojourn in Paris had convinced him that there was approaching a reform of that country after the American model, except that the Crown would be preserved, a compromise he approved, provided the throne should not be hereditary. Events in France travelled more swiftly than he had anticipated, and Paine was summoned by Lafayette, Condorcet, and others, as an adviser in the formation of a new constitution.

Democracy in America, Volume 2

President Barack Obama: The Kindle Singles Interview (Kindle Single)

In this Kindle Singles Interview, President Barack Obama decried the "change in culture" that has changed our view of the American Dream. "There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous," the President said. "Kids weren't monitoring everyday what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success." He addressed the jobs issue from a personal perspective, reflecting on how his own life might have been different had he not experienced success in politics. "I could picture myself being a good teacher," the President mused.



In the interview, which took place on July 30, 2013, at an Amazon facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Obama discussed the increasing need for government programs that can actually make a difference. Sticking close to his standard message, he spoke frankly about the increasing polarization of American politics since the Great Recession and Republican Party intransigence over his agenda. On a personal note, he reflected that he and First Lady Michelle Obama are constantly reminding their daughters of the "slightly unreal environment that they're in," as children of privilege in a world constrained by unemployment and recession.



The interview was conducted by David Blum. Blum works for Amazon as the editor of Kindle Singles. He began his career as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, and has been the editor-in-chief of The Village Voice, the New York Press and 02138 Magazine. He was previously a writer and editor at The New York Times Magazine, and a contributing editor at New York and Esquire magazines. He has written two books: "Flash in the Pan: The Life and Death of an American Restaurant" (1992), and "Tick...Tick...Tick...: The Long Life & Turbulent Times of 60 Minutes" (2004). He received his B.A. degree in English literature at the University of Chicago.



Cover design by Adil Dara Kim/Official White House Photo

Outcomes & Efficiency: Leadership Handbook

There is a revolution afoot in Government management, design and leadership.

This is your essential guide to that revolution through systems thinking, commissioning, change management and practical implementation in the public sector.

The story is told through four chapters of development that will enable you to build a resilient Government organisation that is able to radically and quickly transform: designing the system of services, partners and citizens; implementing a full commissioning model to manage the system; realising the benefits through dynamic change management; and a final chapter describing a practical example to implement the new Outcomes & Efficiency model.

This book is a journey of exploration through public sector leadership, motivation, systems thinking, appreciative design, behavioural change, nudge, culture, chaos, frogs, monkeys, elephants and even more exciting developments...

Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, says:

"Outcomes & Efficiency is a must for all of those - and I count myself amongst them - who are trying to move beyond talking about the need for radical change to actually doing something about it. It is convincingly posited that the answers lie in submitting to a systems thinking approach, not least because the design of the public sector's future functions and forms constitute 'wicked issues' - challenges that are singularly difficult to solve because of incomplete, contradictory and changing information, expectations and requirements. In such a situation it would seem that it is as important to ask the right questions as it is to ask for the right answers.

And this book will help will that endeavour. Structured around the themes of systems thinking, commissioning and dynamic change management, and laced with practical examples and advice, it is a treasure trove for the curious and creative who want and need to know more about what to ask as well as what to do. It also, by implication, underlines the critical factor that will decide who has most success in this very serious game of solving the impossible - leadership."

ONLY A TRANSLATOR: TRANSLATION TURNS DANGEROUS ...EVEN DEADLY !

BEING COMMISSIONED BY THE FBI FOR A TURKISH TRANSLATION PROJECT SOUNDS INNOCENT ENOUGH FOR TIA FINNEY. BUT HER DABBLING IN SLEUTHING WHILE DOING THAT PROPELS THE DANGER LEVEL TO ITS MAXIMUM. IS SHE LIABLE FOR THE LOSS OF THREE INNOCENT LIVES? WHEN A DUCATI ROARS INCHES AWAY FROM HER AND THEN FLIES OFF A BRIDGE DOES NOT FEEL GOOD EITHER. HOW DOES JP MORGAN CHASE BANK FIT INTO A TURKISH COUPLE'S PONZI SCHEME? WHO STASHED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO HONDURAS HEDGE FUNDS?

AND IS IT FAIR THAT THE SHAMELESS COUPLE LIVE A LAVISH LIFE IN BRAZIL?

Second Treatise of Government

The Leviathan the Leviathan

Criminal Sociology

In Darkest England, and the Way Out

Political Ideals

The American Government

WHY MEN FIGHT

State of Power 2016: Democracy, power and resistance

TNI's fifth annual State of Power 2016 report explores the intersect of power and democracy. Featuring prominent activists and academics, its essays feature the long battle between economic power and popular democracy, expose the different powers seeking to undermine democracy today, and tell the stories of radical popular democratic alternatives emerging worldwide.

Contents:

Introduction - Democracy is dead, long live democracies

Hilary Wainwright

Democracy, power and sovereignty in today's Europe

Yanis Varoufakis

A Global Post-Democratic Order

Leigh Phillips

Economics as Ideology: Challenging Expert Political Power

Elaine Coburn

Tyranny of Global Finance

Walden Bello

Multi-stakeholder Governance: A corporate push for a new form of global governance

Harris Gleckman

Case study: Nutrition and food - how government for and of the people became government for and by the TNCs

Flavio Luiz Schieck Valente

"To change the heart and soul": How elites contained the global climate justice movement

Herbert Docena

Precarity, Power and Democracy

Tom George

Freedom technologists and the future of global justice

John Postill

The open source city as the transnational democratic future

Bernardo Gutierrez

Power in India: Radical Pathways

Ashish Kothari and Pallav Das