Category: Politics

  • Download E-books JFK: Caso abierto: La historia secreta del asesinato de Kennedy (Spanish Edition) PDF

    La explosiva crónica del asesinato de John F. Kennedy que obligará a reescribir l. a. historia del magnicidio más famoso del siglo veinte.
     
    Una tarde de l. a. primavera de 2008, sonó el teléfono de Philip Shenon en los angeles delegación de The big apple Times en Washington. Quien llamaba period un importante abogado que había empezado su carrera hacía casi medio siglo como miembro de los angeles Comisión Warren que investigó el asesinato de Kennedy. “Cuenta nuestra historia”, dijo. “No somos jóvenes, pero muchos de los miembros de los angeles comisión seguimos vivos, y esta puede ser nuestra última oportunidad para contar lo que realmente ocurrió”. Así empezó un trabajo de cinco años para reconstruir l. a. historia oculta de l. a. investigación más importante y más controvertida del siglo veinte.
     
    El libro pronto se convirtió en algo mucho mayor: Shenon descubrió que gran parte de los angeles verdad sobre el asesinato del presidente todavía no había sido contada, y que muchas pruebas habían sido escondidas o destruidas por l. a. CIA, el FBI y otras personas que ocupaban lugares de poder en Washington. En el tenso y absorbente libro de Shenon aparecen las figuras legendarias que protagonizaron esa época: Robert Kennedy, Jacqueline Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson y J. Edgar Hoover.
     
    A partir de cientos de entrevistas y un acceso sin precedentes a los miembros supervivientes de l. a. Comisión Warren y a otros protagonistas, el sólido y definitivo libro de Philip Shenon cambiará los angeles notion que tenemos del asesinato de John F. Kennedy y de los angeles fallida investigación que le siguió.
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  • Download E-books Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama PDF

    By Ann Coulter

    “Few issues are as infrequent as a decent publication approximately race. this can be one of many only a few, and one of many very best.”
    —Thomas Sowell
     
    For many years, the Left has been placing on a play with themselves as heroes in an ongoing civil rights movement—from which they have been regularly absent on the time.
     
    Ann Coulter fearlessly explains the genuine heritage of race kinfolk during this state, together with how white liberals twist that heritage to spring the to blame, accuse the blameless, and engender racial hatreds, all so one can win politically.
     
    She shines the sunshine of fact on circumstances starting from Tawana Brawley to the l. a. riots and the Duke lacrosse scandal. and he or she exhibits how the Obama presidency has encouraged the best racial guilt mongering of all time.
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  • Download E-books In Other Words: Essays Toward a Reflexive Sociology PDF

    The impact of Pierre Bourdieu—one of the main protean highbrow forces in modern French thought—extends a ways past is domestic self-discipline of sociological study and notion. His paintings, awarded in over twenty books, lies at the borders of philosophy, anthropology and ethnology, and cultural theory.

    The current quantity includes assorted person texts, produced among 1980 and 1986, which take kinds: interviews within which Bourdieu confronts a chain of probing and clever interviewers, and convention papers that make clear and expand particular parts of his examine. Now that Bourdieu's paintings has accomplished large diffusion and megastar, this is often a suitable time for this quantity, a pause for retrospection and resynthesis, for corrections of misreadings and extension of earlier insights, and for projection of the subsequent levels of his paintings. For this English variation, Bourdieu's celebrated inaugural lecture on the Collège de France, Leçon sur l. a. Leçon, has been added.

    The texts fall into basic parts. the 1st region presents an outline of Bourdieu's imperative suggestions, by no means ahead of in actual fact defined. the second one zone clarifies the philosophical presuppositions of Bourdieu's reviews and provides an account of his relatives with the sequence of thinkers who formulated the issues in social and cultural idea that also preoccupy us: Kant, Hegel, Marx, Durkheim, Wittgenstein, Weber, Parsons, and Lévi-Strauss. Bourdieu's visions of those figures is own and penetrating, and in his vivacious, spontaneous responses one sees at paintings a method of notion which may in itself be a freeing instrument of social research. Bourdieu applies to himself the tactic of interpreting cultural works that he expounds, evoking the gap of theoretical chances offered to him at varied moments of his highbrow itinerary.

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  • Download E-books Them: Adventures with Extremists PDF

    By Jon Ronson

    From the bestselling writer of The Psychopath try: A trip during the insanity Industry and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.

    A good selection of extremist teams -- Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis -- percentage the oddly related trust tiny shadowy elite rule the realm from a mystery room. In Them, journalist Jon Ronson has joined the extremists to trace down the fabled mystery room.

    As a journalist and a Jew, Ronson was once usually one in all "Them" yet he had no inspiration if their conferences truly came about. used to be he simply no longer invited? Them takes us throughout 3 continents and into the key room. alongside the best way he meets Omar Bakri Mohammed, one among the main harmful males in nice Britain, PR-savvy Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Thom Robb, and the survivors of Ruby Ridge. he's chased by way of males in darkish glasses and unmasked as a Jew in the course of a Jihad education camp. within the forests of northern California he even witnesses CEOs and major politicians -- like Dick Cheney and George Bush -- adopt a weird and wonderful owl ritual.

    Ronson's investigations, by way of turns creepy and comical, demonstrate a few alarming issues concerning the looking-glass international of "us" and "them." Them is a deep and engaging examine the lives and minds of extremists. Are the extremists onto whatever? Or is Jon Ronson turning into certainly one of them?
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  • Download E-books We the Eaters: If We Change Dinner, We Can Change the World PDF

    By Ellen Gustafson

    The improbable fact: Over one thousand million humans on the planet are hungry and over 1000000000 are obese. faraway from whole opposites, starvation and weight problems are actually diverse manifestations of an identical challenge: it really is more and more tricky to discover and devour nutritious nutrients. by means of studying the worldwide commercial nutrition method utilizing the deceptively easy template of a vintage American dinner, We the Eaters not just outlines the foundation explanations for this weird and wonderful and troubling dichotomy, but in addition presents a blueprint of actionable solutions--solutions that can begin with altering out only a unmarried merchandise in your plate.

    From your burger on your soda, Gustafson unpacks how even the hyperlocal could cause all over the world ripples. for example: American agricultural coverage selling corn and soybeans in pork farming skill we feed extra to cows than to hungry humans. this can be compounded via the environmental fee of manufacturing facility farm animals farming, emerging weight problems premiums, and the fake economics of unhealthily excessive meat intake. the reply? devour a hamburger; simply make it a smaller, sustainably raised, grass-fed one.

    Gustafson--a younger entrepreneur, overseas coverage specialist, and nutrition coverage advocate--delivers a take-heed call that might motivate even the main passive reader to do so. we will love our foodstuff and our nation whereas being larger stewards of our method and our wellbeing and fitness. We the Eaters is little short of a manifesto: If we alter dinner, we actually can swap the world.

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  • Download E-books Keywords for Modern India PDF

    By Craig Jeffrey, John Harriss

    What have English phrases comparable to 'civil society', 'democracy', 'development' or 'nationalism' come to intend in an Indian context and the way have their meanings and makes use of replaced over the years? Why are they the topics of loads debate - of their daily makes use of in addition to among students? How did an idea akin to 'Hinduism' end up framed, and what does it suggest now? what's 'caste'? Does it have really a similar which means now as long ago? Why is the assumption of 'faction' so major in glossy India? Why has the belief of 'empowerment' turn out to be used so largely? those are the kinds of questions which are addressed during this ebook.

    Keywords for contemporary India is modelled after the vintage exploration of English tradition and society throughout the learn of key words - phrases which are 'strong, very important and persuasive' - by way of Raymond Williams. The e-book, like Williams' Keywords, isn't really a dictionary or an encyclopaedia. Williams stated that his was once 'an inquiry right into a vocabulary', and Keywords for contemporary India provides simply such an inquiry into the vocabulary deployed in writing in and approximately India within the English language - which has lengthy been and is changing into ever extra a significantly vital language in India's tradition and society. Exploring the altering makes use of and contested meanings of universal yet major phrases is a strong and illuminating method of realizing modern India, for students and for college kids, and for basic readers.
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  • Download E-books Desafíos a la libertad PDF

    By Mario Vargas Llosa

    Mario Vargas Llosa nos ofrece con Desafíos a l. a. libertad lo más selecto de su hard work como analista político preocupado tanto por los grandes acontecimientos de alcance histórico como por los sucesos de actualidad cargados de significado.

    A lo largo de más de cuatro años Mario Vargas Llosa se ha interrogado y ha intentado hallar respuesta a los más variados fenómenos que en los angeles historia contemporánea se presentan como un desafío a los angeles cultura de los angeles libertad.

    Citando a Josep Pla y a lo que éste llamaba l. a. «confusión contemporánea», los textos reunidos en el presente volumen poseen los angeles intensidad de una misma preocupación temática y los angeles viveza del hombre público cuya reacción ante el presente es de importancia vital.

    El estilo de Mario Vargas Llosa, l. a. calidad de su prosa, hace doblemente apasionantes unos textos periodísticos que constituyen verdaderas obras literarias. Se alcanza así los angeles plenitud de un fructífero equilibrio entre agudeza de pensamiento y brillantez de expresión.
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  • Download E-books The Crash of 2016: The Plot to Destroy America--and What We Can Do to Stop It PDF

    By Thom Hartmann

    The usa is extra susceptible at the present time than ever before-including in the course of the nice melancholy and the Civil War-because the pillars of democracy that after supported a booming center classification were corrupted, and with no them, the USA teeters at the verge of the following nice Crash.

    the U.S. is in the middle of an fiscal implosion which can make the good melancholy appear like kid's play. within the CRASH OF 2016, Thom Hartmann argues that the facade of our once-great usa will quickly fall apart to bare the rotting middle the place company and billionaire energy and greed have changed democratic infrastructure and governance. Our once-enlightened political and monetary structures were manipulated to make sure the luck of just a fraction of the inhabitants on the price of the remainder of us.

    the result's a "for the wealthy, via the wealthy" scheme resulting in regulations that purely gain the top bidders. Hartmann outlines the damaging forces-planted via Lewis Powell in 1971 and are available to fruition with the "Reagan Revolution"-that have looted our kingdom during the last decade, and the way their activities healthy right into a cycle of yank heritage that shall we such forces upward thrust to energy each 4 generations.

    in spite of the fact that, a backlash is now palpable opposed to the "economic royalists"-a time period coined by means of FDR to explain these hoarding energy and wealth-including the banksters, oligarchs, and politicians who've plunged our country into fiscal chaos and social instability.

    even if we're in the middle of what may turn into the main catastrophic monetary crash in American background, a fashion ahead is rising, simply because it did within the past nice crashes of the 1760s, 1856, and 1929. the alternatives we make now will redefine American tradition. ahead of us stands a real chance to include the ethical purpose over the revenue motive-and to rebuild the yank financial version that after yielded nice success.

    completely researched and passionately argued, THE CRASH OF 2016 isn't just a roadmap to redemption in post-Crash the United States, yet a severe take-heed call, demanding us to behave. provided that the fitting reforms are enacted and the ethical offerings are made, do we circumvent catastrophe and make our kingdom complete again.

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  • Download E-books Politics in the European Union PDF

    By Ian Bache, Simon Bulmer, Stephen George

    More desirable via an obtainable writing sort and numerous pedagogical assets, Politics within the eu Union, Fourth variation, deals an updated, balanced, and entire advent to the sector via 4 professional authors. Divided into 4 sections--theory, heritage, associations, and policies--it opens with unique insurance of key theoretical techniques, that are additionally built-in and referred again to during the publication that allows you to support scholars draw hyperlinks among the european in concept and in practice.

    Ideal for college students who're drawing close the topic for the 1st time, Politics within the ecu Union, Fourth version, includes a diversity of pedagogical positive aspects together with perception packing containers and a chronology. it truly is observed via an intensive spouse site that comprises assets for students--an interactive map of Europe, an interactive timeline of eu integration, multiple-choice questions, a flashcard thesaurus, and similar links--and instructors--PowerPoint-based slides, essay and seminar questions, and containers and figures from the text.
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  • Download E-books The Left Alternative PDF

    By Roberto Mangabeira Unger

    Confronting the most important debates on this planet today—about nationwide choices and replacement globalizations—Unger indicates that there's a set of projects that we will start to improve with the fabrics to hand. totally up to date with a brand new preface, The Left Alternative equips the Left with the guidelines that it must overthrow the dictatorship of no choices.
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