Download E-books The Dialogue in Hell between Machiavelli and Montesquieu: Humanitarian Despotism and the Conditions of Modern Tyranny (Applications of Political Theory) PDF

By Maurice Joly

Author note: John S. Waggoner (Translator)
Publish yr note: First released 1864
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The discussion in Hell among Montesquieu and Machiavelli is the resource of the world's so much notorious literary forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. John Waggoner's outstanding translation of and statement on Joly's Dialogue—the first devoted translation in English—seeks not just to replace the sordid legacy of the Protocols yet to redeem Joly's unique paintings for critical examine in its personal correct, instead of in the course of the lens of antisemitism.

Waggoner's paintings vindicates a guy who used to be neither an antisemite nor a supporter of the type of tyrannical politics the Protocols for that reason served and offers Maurice Joly, as soon as a lot maligned and too lengthy overlooked, as one of many 19th century's superior political thinkers.

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Download E-books The Invisible Safety Net: Protecting the Nation's Poor Children and Families PDF

By Janet M. Currie

In essentially the most provocative books ever released on America's social welfare procedure, economist Janet Currie argues that the fashionable social defense internet is lower than attack.

not like such a lot books approximately antipoverty courses, Currie trains her concentration now not on money welfare, which money owed for a small and shrinking proportion of federal bills on bad households with kids, yet at the staples of state-of-the-art American welfare procedure: Medicaid, meals Stamps, Head commence, WIC, and public housing. those courses, Currie keeps, shape a good, if mostly invisible and haphazard defense web, and but they're the very courses so much susceptible to political assault and misunderstanding.

This booklet highlights either the significance and the fragility of this defense web, arguing that, whereas no longer ideal, it really is necessary to combating poverty. Currie demonstrates how America's defense internet is threatened by way of growing to be finances deficits and by way of an misguided public trust that antipoverty courses for kids don't paintings and are riddled with fraud.

via unearthing new empirical information, Currie makes the case that social courses for households with kids are literally remarkably powerful. She takes her argument one step additional via providing particular reforms--detailed in each one chapter--for bettering those courses much more. The publication concludes with an outline of an built-in defense web that might struggle poverty extra successfully and forestall young children from slipping via holes within the web. (For instance, Currie recommends the implementation of a gain "debit card" that might supply advantages with much less administrative burden at the recipient.)

A supplement to books similar to Barbara Ehrenreich's bestselling Nickel and Dimed, which record the non-public struggles of the operating negative, The Invisible protection Net offers a big-picture examine the type of courses and strategies that might support ease these struggles. entire and authoritative, it's going to instructed a huge reexamination of the present considering on bettering the lives of needy Americans.

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Download E-books Near and Distant Neighbors: A New History of Soviet Intelligence PDF

A uniquely entire and wealthy account of the Soviet intelligence companies, Jonathan Haslam's Near and far-off Neighbors charts the labyrinthine tale of Soviet intelligence from the October Revolution to the tip of the chilly War.

Previous histories have enthusiastic about the KGB, leaving army intelligence and the distinctive service--which really good in codes and ciphers--lurking within the shadows. Drawing on formerly overlooked Russian assets, Haslam finds how either have been actually an important to the survival of the Soviet kingdom. This was once very true after Stalin's loss of life in 1953, because the chilly conflict heated up and devoted Communist brokers the regime had relied upon--Klaus Fuchs, the Rosenbergs, Donald Maclean--were betrayed. within the wake of those disasters, Khrushchev and his successors discarded ideological recruitment in desire of blackmail and bribery. The tactical flip used to be such a success that we will draw just one end: the West finally triumphed regardless of, no longer as a result of, the espionage war.

In bringing to mild the vague population of an undercover intelligence international, Haslam bargains a shocking and remarkable portrayal of Soviet good fortune that's not in basic terms interesting but additionally necessary to knowing Vladimir Putin's strength today.

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Download E-books Politics of the One: Concepts of the One and the Many in Contemporary Thought (Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy) PDF

This quantity within the Political thought and modern Philosophy sequence examines probably the most vital issues in modern political idea: the best way to conceptualize the connection among the only and the numerous.

The essays talk about how you can reconcile a number of ontologies with out subsuming them to a totalitarian team spirit. whereas one university of inspiration (Deleuze, Negri) seeks to create a brand new ontology according to the various rather than the only, (which, politically, is on the subject of anarchy), one other proposes to appreciate the "one" because the "ultra-one" of the development (Badiou). during this groundbreaking paintings, top thinkers discover those debates and supply substitute innovations. development on Jean-Luc Nancy's essay who proposes an ontology of "singular plurality," participants target to synthesize the single and the numerous and recommend alternative ways of forming collectives, past the dominant consultant political forms.

An unique and hard paintings, Politics of the One addresses new attainable methods of bringing humans jointly, integrating philosophy with theoretical and functional difficulties of politics.

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Download E-books Whiteout: The CIA, Drugs and the Press PDF

By Alexander Cockburn, Jeffrey St. Clair

On March sixteen, 1998, the CIA’s Inspector basic, Fred Hitz, eventually let?the cat out of the bag in an apart at a Congressional listening to. Hitz told?the US Reps that the CIA had maintained relationships with businesses and?individuals the corporation knew to be occupied with the drug enterprise. Even more?astonishingly, Hitz printed that again in 1982 the CIA had asked and?received from Reagan’s Justice division clearance to not document any knowledge?it may need of drug-dealing via CIA resources.

With those admisstions, Hitz definitively sank many years of CIA denials,?many of them less than oath to Congress. Hitz’s admissions additionally made fools of?some of the main admired names in US journalism, and vindicated investigators?and critics of the service provider, starting from Al McCoy to Senator John Kerry.

The involvement of the CIA with drug traffickers is a narrative that has?slouched into the limelight each decade or so because the production of the?Agency. such a lot lately, in 1996, the San Jose Mercury information released a sensational?series at the subject, “Dark Alliance”, after which helped destroy?its personal reporter, Gary Webb.

In Whiteout, Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair?finally positioned the total tale jointly from the earliest days, while the CIA’s?institutional ancestors, the OSS and the workplace of Naval Intelligence, cut?a care for America’s ideal gangster and drug trafficker, fortunate Luciano.

They exhibit that a lot of even the main probably outlandish fees leveled?against the corporation have foundation truthfully. After the San Jose Mercury News?series, for instance, outraged black groups charged that the CIA had?undertaken a software, stretching throughout decades, of experiments on minorities.?Cockburn and St. Clair convey how the CIA imported Nazi scientists straight?from their labs at Dachau and Buchenwald and set them to paintings developing?chemical and organic guns, verified on black american citizens, a few of them?in psychological hospitals.

Cockburn and St. Clair express how the CIA’s complicity with drug-dealing?criminal gangs was once half and parcel of its assaults on hard work organizers, whether?on the docks of recent York, or of Marseilles and Shanghai. They hint how?the chilly struggle and counterinsurgency ended in an alliance among the Agency?and the vilest of conflict criminals reminiscent of Klaus Barbie, or enthusiast heroin?traders just like the mujahedin in Afghanistan.

Whiteout is an exhilarating heritage that stretches from Sicily in 1944 to?the killing fields of South-East Asia, to CIA secure homes in Greenwich Village?and San Francisco the place CIA males watched Agency-paid prostitutes feed LSD?to unsuspecting consumers. We meet Oliver North as he plotted with Manuel?Noriega and critical American gangsters. We trip to little-known airports?in Costa Rica and Arkansas. We pay attention from drug pilots and accountants from?the Medillin Cocaine Cartel. We study of DEA brokers whose careers have been ruined?because they attempted to inform the reality.

The CIA, medicines… and the click. Cockburn and St. Clair dissect the shameful?way many American reporters haven't purely grew to become a blind eye at the Agency’s?misdeeds, yet helped plunge the knife into those that instructed the genuine tale.

Here ultimately is the whole saga. Fact-packed and fast paced, Whiteout is? a richly certain excavation of the CIA’s dirtiest secrets and techniques. For all who ?want to understand the reality concerning the organization this is often the ebook to begin with.

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Download E-books 100 Briefe an Deutschland: Gedanken, Wünsche, Anregungen PDF

Flüchtlingsdramen, Griechenlandkrise, Ukrainekonflikt: Das sind die politischen Themen, die die Deutschen im 25. Jahr nach der Wiedervereinigung bewegen.

100 Stimmen von Persönlichkeiten aus dem In- und Ausland geben ein spannendes und wunderbares Stimmungskaleidoskop. Sie machen Mut und Hoffnung, legen den Finger in Wunden und zeigen Wege und Lösungen auf.

In den Briefen geht es um Lob und Kritik, aber auch um Träume, Wünsche und Visionen.

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Download E-books India After Independence 1947-2000 PDF

By Bipan Chandra

This quantity, a sequel to the best-selling India's fight for Independence, analyses the demanding situations India has confronted and the successes it has accomplished during the last 5 many years, within the gentle of its colonial legacy and the century-long fight for freedom. The ebook describes how the structure was once framed, as additionally how the Nehruvian political and fiscal schedule and fundamentals of overseas coverage have been developed and built.

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Download E-books Black Skin, White Masks PDF

By Frantz Fanon

A significant impression on civil rights, anti-colonial, and black recognition pursuits around the globe, Black epidermis, White mask is the unsurpassed learn of the black psyche in a white international. Hailed for its clinical research and poetic grace whilst it used to be first released in 1952, the e-book is still an essential strength at the present time. “[Fanon] demonstrates how insidiously the matter of race, of colour, connects with a complete variety of phrases and images.” — Robert Coles, the recent York instances e-book Review

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Download E-books Hidden Agendas PDF

By John Pilger

A best-selling indictment of media complicity with foreign cash and tool from "a excellent dissident journalist" (Robert Hughes). In those passionate experiences from Vietnam, South Africa, and Burma, award-winning journalist and documentary film-maker John Pilger supplies the unfiltered fact approximately around the globe struggles for justice and the foreign function of the U.S. and Britain. From within "big media," he additionally exhibits how information will get buried, demolishing utopian illusions concerning the "media age" and the "global village." Hailed by way of Time Out as "the closest we need to the good correspondents of the Thirties like Ed Murrow and James Cameron," John Pilger is an unflinching crusader whose paintings has opened the eyes of millions of individuals. His new booklet, Hidden Agendas, is a guided travel in the course of the invisible corridors of energy and the forgotten tales of the powerless. With 100,000 copies already in print within the uk, Hidden Agendas is a bracing corrective to media apathy, and crucial for someone who desires to understand how the area fairly works.

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Download E-books The Real America: Messages from the Heart and Heartland PDF

By Glenn Beck

There are a few things humans imagine yet don't say....

"Political correctness is the vintage nice concept long gone flawed. All it's performed is close us up. It hasn't replaced anybody's brain. It hasn't replaced our hearts. It's replaced our faces. It's taken each opinion we now have, it's taken each shaggy dog story we've got, and it's pressured us to hide it and conceal it and bury it. It's made us superficial."

"Terrorism isn't as a result of poverty, poverty is brought on by terrorism. Terror is a device utilized by these looking strength to maintain the loads wanting an answer."

"Too many of us blame every little thing on each person else, and since they do, they are going to count on too little from themselves and too little from their children."

Glenn Beck says all that, and more.

As probably the most listened to nationally syndicated radio talk-show hosts and the motive force at the back of the Rallies for the US, Glenn Beck entertains, evokes, and informs thousands of listeners. within the genuine the US, Beck keeps to inform it love it particularly is, slicing throughout the fog of modern day pundits and pontificators who've made it their venture to undermine and underestimate the greatness of the USA, our energy as americans, and the ability of the yank spirit.

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