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Inside Central America: The Essential Facts Past and Present on El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Costa Rica

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By Phillip Berryman

On account that 1979, usa coverage in principal the United States has been in line with an assumption that innovative events led by means of Marxists needs to characterize a major hazard to U.S. pursuits and safeguard. in this aspect, the variation among liberals and conservatives is purely considered one of emphasis or accent.

Such an assumption isn't shared by means of so much governments in Western Europe and Latin the US. partially, those international locations base their positions on their realizing of the originas of the current crisis--that is, the heritage, either distant and up to date, of relevant America.

(Original ebook 6/85)

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You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom

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By Nick Cohen

The uncompromising Nick Cohen exposes the truth in the back of the freedoms we take pleasure in within the booklet that received Polemic of the yr on the 2013 Political ebook Awards. After the autumn of the Berlin Wall, the cave in of Communism, and the appearance of the internet which allowed for even the smallest voice to be heard, in all places you grew to become you have been instructed that we have been residing in an age of unheard of freedom. 'You cannot learn This booklet' argues that this view is dangerously naive. From the revolution in Iran that wasn't, to the nice Firewall of China and the imposition of super-injunctions from the prosperous retaining their privateness, the normal competitors of freedom of speech - spiritual fanaticism, plutocratic strength and dictatorial states - are thriving and in lots of respects discovering the area a more well-off position within the early twenty first century than they did within the past due twentieth.

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FIGHTING WORDS: Persuasive Strategies for War and Politics

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By Richard F. Miller

In 'Fighting Words', award-winning writer Richard F. Miller (In phrases and Deeds) seems to a few of history's such a lot profitable conflict speechmakers to respond to the age-old query of ways. How did Pope city II's speech persuade tens of millions of Europeans to salary the 1st campaign, a perilous, and for plenty of, a one-way trip to Jerusalem? How did George Patton's speech rework the golf green teenagers of the 3rd military into the phobia of the 3rd Reich? How did the phrases of basic David Petraeus resurrect a wasting attempt in Iraq and within the technique, retrain his infantrymen for a brand new form of war?Miller argues that human persuasion is seamless and that the persuasive recommendations in which males (and more and more ladies) are recruited, knowledgeable, and exhorted for struggle should be utilized to politics and business.For those that manage-whether a comfort shop or a Fortune 500 company-motivating, educating, and getting ready your humans to accomplish their jobs is, for the powerfuble supervisor, activity One. And in the event you realize that during this partisan age, politics is simply warfare by way of different skill, 'Fighting phrases' applies the insights of conflict speeches to politics. Miller concludes his research through interpreting 3 of President Obama's so much winning and debatable speeches in response to the teachings realized from the nice army motivators of background. What did the president do correct? What did he do improper? What can he do better?Miller does not speculate approximately "what works" at the public podium. particularly, he analyzes genuine ancient examples and extracts their lessons-from Alexander the good to common David H. Petraeus and President Obama. As Miller aptly demonstrates, persuasive concepts in line with love, hate, responsibility, patriotism, comradeship, worry, and disgrace are as accepted this day as they have been in antiquity.'Fighting phrases' bargains a catalog of time-tested, potent conversing techniques whose double-edged usefulness extends some distance past any battlefield.About the writer: Historian and journalist Richard F. Miller is a graduate of Harvard university (AB, 1974) and Case Western Reserve collage institution of legislations (JD, 1977.) He has served 4 stints as an embedded journalist: aboard the USS Kitty Hawk (2003); with the third Battalion, eighth Marine Regiment in Fallujah, Iraq (2005); with the third Heavy Brigade wrestle staff, 4th Infantry department close to Baqubah, Iraq (2006), and such a lot lately, with the one hundred and first Airborne at a number of posts in jap Afghanistan (2008). Miller is a Fellow on the Massachusetts old Society and a Director of latest England Quarterly, Inc. he's the writer of In phrases and Deeds: conflict Speeches in heritage (2008), and the award-winning Harvard's Civil conflict: The heritage of the 20 th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (2007).returncharacterreturncharacter returncharacterreturncharacter stories returncharacterreturncharacter"Wise, illuminating and beneficial, this booklet via an writer who is paid his dues either as a conflict correspondent and severe historian makes a resounding case for well-deployed phrases as a amazing device of war--or of politics, company or mass communique. between different issues, this hugely readable meditation of the long-lasting significance of coherent speech (in an age of slovenly chatter) reminds us that each note is a possible weapon. learn as stimulating army historical past or as a advisor to potent leadership--in any sphere--Fighting phrases is a chief paintings that would gift all aspiring leaders." -- Ralph Peters, Fox information Strategic Analyst and writer of The battle After Armageddon"...offers time verified talking suggestions whose sharp double edged usefulness can be utilized on motivating staff, squaddies, and electorate to complete nice ambitions. Lone celebrity ebook overview, 08/2010

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La Guerra de Guerrillas (Ocean Sur)

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By Ernesto Che Guevara

This is Che Guevara’s personal research of the Cuban Revolution. even supposing frequently considered as a guide for would-be guerrillas, this is often the 1st time Che argues for the primacy of the subjective think about construction a innovative circulate. this can be a new improved and revised variation of a best-selling Che Guevara vintage that stories an important interval of Latin American political history.

Uno de los libros clásicos escritos por el Che Guevara, que con el decursar del tiempo se ha convertido en objeto de estudio por admiradores y adversarios.

“…la cualidad positiva de esta guerra de guerrillas es que cada uno de los guerrilleros esté dispuesto a morir, no sólo por defender un perfect sino por convertirlo en realidad. Esa es l. a. base, l. a. esencia de los angeles lucha de guerrillas. El milagro por el cual un pequeño núcleo de hombres, vanguardia armada del gran núcleo renowned que los apoya, viendo más allá del objetivo táctico inmediato, va decididamente a lograr un excellent, a establecer una sociedad nueva, a romper los viejos moldes de l. a. antigua, a lograr, en definitiva, l. a. justicia social por los angeles que lucha.”
—Che Guevara

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Letters to a Young Activist

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By Todd Gitlin

"Be unique. See what happens." So Todd Gitlin advises the younger brain burning to do so to correct the wrongs of the area but additionally searching for bearings, realizing, course, and functional examples. In Letters to a tender Activist, Gitlin appears to be like again at his eventful existence, recalling his adventure as president of the bold scholars for a Democratic Society within the '60s, considering the spirit of activism, and arriving at a few rules of motion to lead the eagerness and effort of these wishing to do stable. via a sequence of letters, he imparts to a brand new iteration of radicals and activists the eagerness he felt as an indignant younger guy and the knowledge he has attained as a mature political author, instructor, and father. Gitlin considers the 3 complementary causes of accountability, love, and experience, displays at the altering nature of idealism, and exhibits how righteous motion calls for sensible in addition to idealistic pondering. And he seems ahead to an doubtful destiny that's however jam-packed with chance, a destiny the place patriotism and clever skepticism aren't collectively specific. With compassion and hard-won perception, Gitlin invitations the younger activist to go into imaginatively into a few of the dilemmas, ethical and useful, of being a latest citizen--the dilemmas that impact not just the issues of what to imagine but in addition the issues of what to like and the way to live.

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Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class

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By Owen Jones

Bestselling research into the parable and fact of working-class lifestyles in modern Britain

In smooth Britain, the operating type has turn into an item of worry and mock. From Little Britain’s Vicky Pollard to the demonization of Jade Goody, media and politicians alike brush off as feckless, criminalized and ignorant an enormous, underprivileged swathe of society whose individuals became stereotyped via one, hate-filled be aware: chavs.

In this acclaimed research, Owen Jones explores how the operating type has long gone from “salt of the earth” to “scum of the earth.” Exposing the lack of expertise and prejudice on the center of the chav comic strip, he portrays a much more complicated fact. The chav stereotype, he argues, is utilized by governments as a handy fig leaf to prevent actual engagement with social and financial difficulties and to justify widening inequality.

When Chavs was once first released in 2011 it spread out the dialogue of sophistication in Britain. Then, within the public debate after the riots of that summer time, Owen Jones’s thesis was once proved right—the operating category have been the scapegoats for every thing that was once mistaken with Britain.

This new version features a new bankruptcy, reflecting at the overwhelming reaction to the publication and the placement in Britain this present day.

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Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America

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By Shelagh D. Grant

Winner of the 2011 Lionel Gelber Prize
Winner of the 2011 J. W. Dafoe e-book Prize
Nominated for the 2010 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize
Nominated for the 2011 Sir John A. Macdonald Prize
Nominated for the Lela universal ebook Prize for Canadian History

Based on Shelagh Grant’s groundbreaking archival examine and drawing on her acceptance as a number one historian within the box, Polar Imperative is a compelling review of the ancient claims of sovereignty over this continent’s polar areas. This attractive, well timed background examines the unfolding implications of significant weather alterations; the influence of source exploitation at the indigenous peoples; the present high-stakes online game for regulate over the adjoining waters of Alaska, Arctic Canada and Greenland; the occasions, matters and techniques that experience stimulated claims to authority over the lands and waters of the North American Arctic, from the arriving of the 1st population round 3,000 BCE to the current; and sovereignty from a comparative perspective inside of North the USA and parallel occasions within the eu and Asian Arctic.

Polar critical is a definitive reference on Arctic heritage and should redefine North americans’ figuring out of the sovereign rights and tasks of this northernmost region.

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The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

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By Gene Lyons, Joe Conason

When Hillary Clinton observed "a gigantic right-wing conspiracy" decided to convey down the president, many of us disregarded the belief. but if the 1st lady's accusation used to be exaggerated, the evidence that experience on the grounds that emerged element towards a covert and infrequently concerted attempt via invoice Clinton's enemies--abetted via his personal reckless behavior--which led inexorably to impeachment. Clinton's foes introduced a cascade of well-financed assaults that undermined American democracy and approximately destroyed the Clinton presidency.

In vibrant prose, Joe Conason and Gene Lyons, award-winning veteran reporters, determine the antagonists, exhibit their strategies, hint the hundreds of thousands of greenbacks that backed them, and think about how and why mainstream information enterprises aided those that have been decided to deliver down invoice Clinton, The searching of the President may rather well be the All the President's Men of this political regime.

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What's Left?: How the Left Lost its Way

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By Nick Cohen

From the much-loved, witty and excoriating voice of journalist Nick Cohen, a strong and irreverent dissection of the agonies, idiocies and compromises of mainstream liberal thought.

Nick Cohen comes from the Left. whereas starting to be up, his mom might seek the grocery store cabinets for politically respected citrus fruit and depression. while, on the age of thirteen, he figured out that his type and considerate English instructor voted Conservative, he approximately fell off his chair: 'To be sturdy, you needed to be at the Left.'

Today he is no much less harassed. whilst he seems round him, within the aftermath of the invasion of Iraq, he sees a group of Left-leaning liberals status on their heads. Why is it that apologies for a militant Islam that stands for every little thing the liberal-Left is opposed to come from a piece of the Left? After the yankee and British wars in Bosnia and Kosovo opposed to Slobodan Milosevic's ethnic cleansers, why have been women and men of the Left denying the lifestyles of Serb focus camps? Why is Palestine a reason for the liberal-Left, yet now not, for example, China, the Sudan, Zimbabwe or North Korea? Why cannot those that say they help the Palestinian reason inform you what kind of Palestine they want to work out? After the 11th of September assaults on ny and Washington why have been you as more likely to learn sinister conspiracy of Jews managed American or British overseas coverage in a liberal literary magazine as in a neo-Nazi rag? it is simple to grasp what the Left is scuffling with opposed to – the evils of Bush and firms – yet what and, extra to the purpose, who're they struggling with for?

As he excursions the follies of the Left, Nick Cohen asks us to think again what it skill to be liberal during this harassed and topsy-turvy time. With the offended satire of rapid, he reclaims the values of democracy and cohesion that united the move opposed to fascism, and asks: what is Left?

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Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America

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By John Nichols

Fresh from the 1st $10 billion election crusade, award-winning authors express how unbridled crusade spending defines our politics and, failing a dramatic intervention, indications the tip of our democracy.

Blending bright reporting from the 2012 crusade path and deep viewpoint from many years masking American and foreign media and politics, political journalist John Nichols and media critic Robert W. McChesney clarify how US elections have gotten managed, predictable companies which are controlled via a brand new category of specialists who wield hundreds of thousands of bucks and outline our politics as by no means sooner than. because the funds will get bigger—especially after the voters United ruling—and journalism, a middle money and stability at the govt, declines, americans are at risk of turning into much less educated and extra open to manipulation. With groundbreaking behind-the-scenes reporting and impressive new examine on “the funds power,” Dollarocracy exhibits that this new strength doesn't simply endanger electoral politics; it's a problem to the DNA of yankee democracy itself.

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