Splinterlands

Author : John Feffer
ISBN : 9781608467259
Genre : Fiction
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Part Field Notes from a Catastrophe, part 1984, part World War Z, John Feffer's striking new dystopian novel, takes us deep into the battered, shattered world of 2050. The European Union has broken apart. Multiethnic great powers like Russia and China have shriveled. America's global military footprint has virtually disappeared and the United States remains united in name only. Nationalism has proven the century's most enduring force as ever-rising global temperatures have supercharged each-against-all competition and conflict among the now 300-plus members of an increasingly feeble United Nations. As he navigates the world of 2050, Julian West offers a roadmap for the path we're already on, a chronicle of impending disaster, and a faint light of hope. He may be humanity's last best chance to explain how the world unraveled—if he can survive the savage beauty of the Splinterlands. John Feffer is the director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies. In 2012–2013, he was also an Open Society Fellow looking at the transformations that have taken place in Eastern Europe since 1989. He is the author of several books and numerous articles. He has also produced six plays, including three one-man shows, and published a novel.
Category: Fiction

Splinterlands

Author : John Feffer
ISBN : 1608467244
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Julian West, looking backwards from 2050, tries to understand why the world and his family have fallen apart.
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Crusade 2 0

Author : John Feffer
ISBN : 9780872865457
Genre : Political Science
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Examines why anti-Muslim sentiment is on the rise and offers ways to defuse the intolerance.
Category: Political Science

The United States Of Fear

Author : Tom Engelhardt
ISBN : 9781608461547
Genre : Political Science
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With piercing wit and brutal insight, Tom Engelhardt tours the future ruins of the American empire.
Category: Political Science

Subterranean Fire

Author : Sharon Smith
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114416733
Genre : History
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In 2005, the nuber of workers organised in unions reached a 100-year low in both the public and private sectors in the US, even though more and more people would like the protection of a union and real wages for most people have stagnated or declined since the early 1970s. Sharon Smith shows how a return to the fighting traditions of US labour history, with their emphasis on rank-and-file strategies for change, can turn around the labour movement.
Category: History

Barlow And Other Stories

Author : Robert Willis
ISBN : 9781524604929
Genre : Fiction
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Barlow Jimson was mean before he went deaf. Afterward, he just turned meaner. He'd blow up and fight anybody on a dare or on a show of surly lips or even a one-sided laugh if he didn't see enough smile in it.
Category: Fiction

Ghost Riders Of Baghdad

Author : Daniel A. Sjursen
ISBN : 9781611688276
Genre : History
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From October 2006 to December 2007, Daniel A. Sjursen-then a U.S. Army lieutenant-led a light scout platoon across Baghdad. The experiences of Ghost Rider platoon provide a soldier's-eye view of the incredible complexities of warfare, peacekeeping, and counterinsurgency in one of the world's most ancient cities. Sjursen reflects broadly and critically on the prevailing narrative of the surge as savior of America's longest war, on the overall military strategy in Iraq, and on U.S. relations with ordinary Iraqis. At a time when just a handful of U.S. senators and representatives have a family member in combat, Sjursen also writes movingly on questions of America's patterns of national service. Who now serves and why? What connection does America's professional army have to the broader society and culture? What is the price we pay for abandoning the model of the citizen soldier? With the bloody emergence of ISIS in 2014, Iraq and its beleaguered, battle-scarred people are again much in the news. Unlike other books on the U.S. war in Iraq, Ghost Riders of Baghdad is part battlefield chronicle, part critique of American military strategy and policy, and part appreciation of Iraq and its people. At once a military memoir, history, and cultural commentary, Ghost Riders of Bahdad delivers a compelling story and a deep appreciation of both those who serve and the civilians they strive to protect. Sjursen provides a riveting addition to our understanding of modern warfare and its human costs.
Category: History

Rich People Things

Author : Chris Lehmann
ISBN : 9781608461523
Genre : Political Science
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Keeping up with the American elite can be tiring. This is the layman's guide to how the wealthy maintain control.
Category: Political Science

The Democrats

Author : Lance Selfa
ISBN : 9781608460496
Genre : Political Science
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"The Democrats: A Critical History is worthy reading for anyone who is interested in social change."--MediaMouse.org The 2006 elections put the Democrats in the majority in both houses of Congress, yet those hoping for change have been deeply disappointed. Lance Selfa looks at the Democrats in a broad historical perspective, showing that today’s betrayals stem from the Democratic Party’s role as one of the two parties serving the interests of the US establishment, not of the broader public or its “base” of women, African Americans, trade union members, and working and poor people. Many other books on the Democrats have seen the party’s recent history as a departure from its storied past as the “party of the people.” Selfa’s book is one of the few written for a popular audience to challenge this myth and to put today’s crisis of the Democratic Party’s legitimacy in a historical perspective. As the 2008 presidential season heats up, there will be many books about individual candidates and their personalities. This book is for people who want to go beyond campaign puffery to look at the serious topics and questions at stake, with a vision that isn’t limited to the next election cycle. Lance Selfa is a researcher and author. An editor and contributor to International Socialist Review, he edited The Struggle for Palestine (Haymarket Books, 2002). He lives in Chicago.
Category: Political Science

101 Changemakers

Author : Michele Bollinger
ISBN : 9781608461561
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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101 profiles of social justice leaders that changed the world, made accessible for students in grades 5-9.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction