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  • The Communist Manifesto

    Karl Marx

    Politiek en nieuws It has since been recognized as one of the world's most influential political manuscripts. Commissioned by the Communist League, it laid out the League's purposes and program. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and present) and the problems of capitalism, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms.
  • The U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, Amendments, Federalist Papers and More!

    Mark Hallaq

    Politieke wetenschappen This book contains the entire text of the documents that help shape our country. It covers a wide range of important acts, amendments, treaties, etc.: Declaration of Independence (1776), U.S. Constitution (1787), Bill of Rights (1791), Additional Amendments (1792 - 1991), The Federalist Papers (1787-1788), Marbury vs. Madison (1803), The Louisiana Purchase Treaty (1803), Treaty of Ghent (1814), Monroe Doctrine (1823), Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848), Emancipation Proclamation (1863), Gettysburg Address (1863), Treaty of Fort Laramie/Sioux Treaty (1868), Interstate Commerce Act (1887), Dawes Act (1887) 16. Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890), Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), Joint Resolution Annexing the Hawaiian Islands to the U.S.A. (1898), Platt Amendment (1901), Keating-Owen Child Labor Act of 1916, President Woodrow Wilson's 14 Point Program (1918), National Industrial Recovery Act (1933), Social Security Act (1935), Lend-Lease Act (1941), United Nations Charter (1945), Brown vs. Board of
  • Politiek in verzorgingsstaat Nederland: misrepresentatie en civiele reconstructie

    Michiel

    Politiek en nieuws De politiek doet vaak niet wat het volk wil. Misrepresentatie in een democratie, hoe kan dat?  Dit boek analyseert de Nederlandse politiek, aan de hand van voorbeelden op vele beleidsterreinen, vooral op het terrein ‘werk en inkomen’.  De politiek volgt het gedachtegoed van de elite. De beleidselite meent bij voorbeeld dat de arbeidsmarkt krap wordt en de arbeidsparticipatie toeneemt, mede dankzij haar beleid. Vermeende beleidsdoelmatigheid geeft zin aan haar bestaan. Ze ziet niet dat banen structureel verdwijnen. De economische crisis is een kettingreactie van bubbels: de huizenbubbel in de VS, de bankenbubbel wereldwijd, de landenbubbel in Zuid Europa, de pensioenbubbel in Nederland. Ook op het terrein van de elite zelf: de beleidsbubbel in de verzorgingsstaat. Een politiek antwoord hierop is: verkleining van de overheid. Dan moet de verzorgingsstaat wel bestaanszekerheden van de burgers blijven waarborgen. Anders vervalt bezuinigingspolitiek in voorspiegelarij. Alsof
  • Common Sense

    Thomas Paine

    Politiek en nieuws Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775 – 76 that inspired people in the Thirteen Colonies to declare and fight for independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. In clear, simple language it explained the advantages of and the need for immediate independence.
  • Dirty Money

    Steven Hager

    Politieke wetenschappen Ever wondered about the real meaning of "The Wizard of Oz?" Who do you think really controls the banking industry? What are the connections between the intelligence agencies and organized crime around the world, and how do these connections affect the banking industry? Was the financial collapse of 2008 precipitated by the temporary refusal of the Mexican mob to launder money in major banks? The answer to these and other questions await you in this fascinating article of little-known banking history.
  • Succesvolle duurzaamheid vraagt zuivere en transparante verbindingen

    Lars Tjoeng

    Politiek en nieuws Doeltreffend duurzaam doen op collectieve schaal is nog geen realiteit. Wat weerhoudt ons als mondiale gemeenschap om effectief datgene te doen waarvan we voelen of weten dat het nodig is voor het welzijn van leven op deze planeet? En welke mogelijkheden kunnen wij aangrijpen om de gewenste veranderingen te versnellen? De sociale innovatie groep doet een beroep op een vermeerdering in aandacht voor wat zij als fundamentele dimensies van duurzaamheid beschouwt. Om constructieve woorden om te zetten in congruente daadkracht is ten eerste inzicht, compassie en vertrouwen in jezelf nodig. Duurzaamheid behelst een onaflatende zoektocht naar een zuivere en transparante verbinding met onszelf en van daaruit met onze omgeving. De daadkrachtige voorhoede van de duurzaamheidgolf staat zowel binnen als buiten haar eigen gremia voor afstemmings- en verbindingsvraagstukken. Zij zal succes kunnen hebben door begrip voor, bereidheid van en samenwerking met alle andere instituten en partijen zowel bi
  • Gebiedsontwikkeling Nieuwe Stijl: eerste stappen in de praktijk

    Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu

    Politiek en nieuws Innovatie in gebiedsontwikkeling. Hoe pakt dat uit in verschillende praktijken verspreid over Nederland? In dit iBook een beschrijving van 24 verschillende gebiedsontwikkelingen die op innovatieve wijze bezig zijn en de lessen die daar uit omhoog komen. Innovation in area development. This publication describes 24 projects and the lessons that can be drawn from these projects.
  • The Republic

    Plato

    Politiek en nieuws The Republic is Plato's best known written work, structured as a Socratic dialogue between the great teacher, his students and other citizens of Athens. A seminal investigation into philosophy, political science, the nature of justice, government, spirituality and the role of art in society, "The Republic" remains hugely influential.
  • Manifesto of the Communist Party

    Karl Marx

    Politiek en nieuws The Manifesto of the Communist Party was drafted as its party program by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels in Brussels at the order of the second congress of the League of Communists (December 2-8, 1847) The Manifesto marked the end of a year-long discussion within the League of the Just about the objectives and methods of proletarian emancipation and implied the conclusion of its transformation into the League of Communists. In Marxist literature this publication, which marked a milestone in the theoretical evolution of Marx and Engels and reflected the crucial principles of their world view in a relatively self-contained and complete form, is held to be the birth certificate of scientific socialism, which was fundamentally distinct from utopian socialism. Brought into its final version by Marx, it undoubtedly was the most brilliant and widely read writing of Marx and Engels; thanks to its down-to-earth analysis of society with its concise and cogent portrayal of a humanizing-liberating
  • Second Treatise of Government

    John Locke

    Politiek en nieuws In the state of nature, natural law governs behavior, and each person has license to execute that law against someone who wrongs them by infringing on their rights. People take what they need from the earth, but hoard just enough to cover their needs. Eventually, people begin to trade their excess goods with each other, until they develop a common currency for barter, or money.
  • On the Hunt in Baghdad

    Michael J. Totten

    Politiek en nieuws In this classic riveting dispatch from Iraq award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten embeds with a unit of battle-hardened American soldiers as they hunt the elusive terrorist commander Haji Jawad—who wore a suicide vest everywhere he went—in the fetid slums of Sadr City, Baghdad, at midnight. Michael J. Totten is a foreign correspondent and foreign policy analyst who has reported from the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Caucasus. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, City Journal, LA Weekly, The Jerusalem Post, Beirut's Daily Star, Reason, Azure, and the Australian edition of Newsweek. He is a contributing editor at City Journal and writes regularly for Commentary. He lives with his wife and two cats in Portland, Oregon, and is a former resident of Beirut. Visit his Web site at www.MichaelTotten.com.
  • Green Energy War

    John Geesman

    Openbare administratie No drumbeat resonates like the mobilization of public opinion for war. In 2008 and 2009, policy elites around the world prepared for US re-entry to the global climate debate. These short narrative bursts capture the heady aspirations of the time, tracing the strategic perimeter of energy initiatives that soon turned comatose – a “weird and unintended prequel” to the exuberant 21 Machetes.
  • The Retirement Crisis

    Scott Thorpe

    Openbare administratie Every day for the next twenty years, 10,000 baby boomers will retire. Paying for the boomers retirement will cost an additional 10% of GDP, the equivalent our current spending on the military, public education, and all colleges and universities. This is an enormous sum, but most boomers have not saved enough to support themselves. Instead they are depending on governments that are in even worse financial shape. The Retirement Crisis details how bad the problem is, and how we may resolve it.
  • On War — Volume 1

    Carl von Clausewitz

    Politiek en nieuws A classic work on military strategy by a veteran of the Napoleonic Wars. The author's style is dialectical: he makes two strong but opposing statements and then draws them together to describe many facets of war.
  • Democracy in America — Volume 1

    Alexis de Tocqueville

    Politiek en nieuws Out of Alex de Tocqueville's travels through the U.S. in the 1830's came an insightful study of a young democracy and its institutions. This edition presents Tocqueville's original text. Footnotes, bibliography. In 1831, the then twenty-seven year old Alexis de Tocqueville, was sent with Gustave de Beaumont to America by the French Government to study and make a report on the American prison system. Over a period of nine months the two traveled all over America making notes not only on the prison systems but on all aspects of American society and government.
  • Laat ons eens aan het woord

    Elisabeth Meuleman

    Politiek en nieuws Vlaams Parlementslid en onderwijsexperte Elisabeth Meuleman wil met het e-book ‘Laat ons eens aan het woord’ het debat over de hervorming van het secundair onderwijs aanwakkeren. Meuleman laat verschillende stemmen uit het onderwijsveld aan het woord. Allen verdedigen ze een hervorming, maar ze wijzen ook op de valkuilen. Zo waarschuwen ze voor een hervorming als ‘cosmetische operatie’ en verfoeien ze ‘eenheidsworst’. Ze vragen maatwerk, beter opgeleide leerkrachten en investeringen in basisonderwijs. Meuleman stelt een hervorming van het secundair onderwijs voor die sociale gelijkheid realiseert zonder nivellering van ons sterke onderwijsniveau.
  • Democracy in America — Volume 2

    Alexis de Tocqueville

    Politiek en nieuws It is a classic work on the United States in the 1830s and its strengths and weaknesses as seen from a European point of view. It is also regarded as a pioneering work of sociology.
  • The Athenian Constitution

    Aristotle

    Politiek en nieuws The part of accuser was taken by Myron. They were found guilty of the sacrilege, and their bodies were cast out of their graves and their race banished for evermore. In view of this expiation, Epimenides the Cretan performed a purification of the city.
  • Growing a Better Future

    Robert Bailey, Duncan Green, Naomi Hossain, Kate Kilpatrick, Swati Narayan, Bertram Zagema, Tim Gore & Debbie Hillier

    Politiek en nieuws The global food system works only for the few – for most of us it is broken. It leaves the billions who consume food lacking sufficient power and knowledge about what they buy and eat, and the majority of small food producers dis-empowered and unable to fulfil their productive potential. The failure of the system flows from failures of government – failures to regulate, to correct, to protect, to resist, to invest – which mean that companies, interest groups, and elites are able to plunder resources and to redirect flows of finance, knowledge, and food.  Growing a Better Future describes a new age of growing crisis: food price spikes and oil price hikes, devastating weather events, financial meltdowns, and global contagion. It shows how the food system is at once a driver of this fragility and highly vulnerable to it, and why in the twenty-first century it leaves 925 million people hungry. Growing a Better Future supports a new campaign with a simple message: another future
  • The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844

    Friedrich Engels

    Politiek en nieuws This is Engels' first book (since considered a classic account of England's working class in the industrial age), which argues that workers paid a heavy price for the industrial revolution that swept the country. Engels wrote the piece while staying in Manchester from 1842 to 1844, based on th bohis observations and several contemporary reports conducted over the period.
  • Het Haarens Vergadermodel

    Els Boers

    Politiek en nieuws Het Haarense vergadermodel vindt u in dit boekje in 3 gradaties, in één oogopslag en daarna verder uitgewerkt tot in de bijlage heel uitgebreid. Het komen tot een vergadermodel passend bij uw gemeente vraagt om het nemen van stappen. In dit boekje vindt u naast het model, de stappen met de bijbehorende informatie zoals we het in Haaren hebben aangepakt. Als extra een basismodel van de verordening én het reglement van orde.  Kan het vergaderen van de raad nog beter of toegankelijker en wellicht inspirerender? Een politieke markt is in veel gemeenten ook al gemeengoed. Het lijkt heel vanzelfsprekend, het voeren van een gesprek. Toch is het bijzonder dat inwoners eenzelfde positie krijgen in een vergadering als raadsleden. Voor elk raadsvoorstel een ambtenaar waaraan een ieder inhoudelijke vragen mag stellen, zelfs inwoners. Naast informatietafels is ‘Het gesprek’ de kern van het Haarens model; het gesprek waar alle deelnemers dezelfde positie innemen. De inwoners van Haaren
  • Il Principe

    Niccolò Machiavelli

    Politiek en nieuws Un’altra edizione - ce ne sono tantissime - dell’opera più conosciuta di Niccolò Machiavelli e molto spesso citata senza averla mai consultata. Questa versione digitale proposta da Media&Books offre la possibilità di poter apprezzare il testo in una veste grafica molto accurata, arricchita da moltissime illustrazioni, note esplicative e cronologia, ma soprattutto corredata dal testo critico di Francesco De Sanctis, datato 1870 e tratto dalla sua monumentale Storia della Letteratura Italiana, che rimane ancora oggi un validissimo contributo per comprendere e meglio apprezzare l’opera di Machiavelli. Un testo che chi ha ambizioni politiche o di governo farebbe bene a leggere o rileggere con attenzione, tenendo a mente i versi del Petrarca che chiudono il libro “...l’antico valore nelli italici cor non è ancor morto”.
  • Target Iran: Drawing Red Lines in the Sand

    William John Cox

    Politieke wetenschappen At 60 manuscript pages and 100 sources, Target Iran is of the new genre of eBooks on critical political subjects written for the modern reader who requires reliable background information to reach an informed opinion, but whose time is too limited to go to the library or conduct independent research. A history of Iran and its conflict with the United States and Israel over its uranium enrichment program, a discussion of the likelihood of war between the parties and a proposal for a comprehensive nuclear weapons policy for all nations. Iran, the last remnant of the ancient Persian Empire, is presently threatened by the greatest superpower in history - the United States of America. Rather than attack, or allow Israel to attack, the United States should immediately reestablish diplomatic relations with Iran, negotiate unconditionally and ensure the protection of Iran from armed attack by Israel or any other nation. The U.S. should adopt a comprehensive policy that seeks to avoid the expa
  • Standard & Poor's vs. Obama

    James Wilson

    Politiek en nieuws Standard & Poor's (a ratings agency) decision to downgrade the credit rating of the US Federal Government was historical, and raised questions not only about the fiscal position of the United States, but the credibility of Standard & Poor's itself. President Obama's defiant response to the downgrade stated that America would 'always be a AAA nation'. One question was left begging by both sides: Who is right? Standard & Poor's, or the President? This essay answers that question.
  • Secrecy, Democracy, and Fascism: Lessons from History

    Julie R Butler

    Politieke wetenschappen A nation that went to war thinking that it would be quick and easy, but then getting bogged down, becoming polarized, falling into financial difficulties, losing confidence in their government, looking desperately for strong leadership, and falling for conspiracy theories and false accusations about those within and without who oppose the romantic call for cultural purity and supposed morality...?
  • 1001 Sex Positions

    Donald R. Miklich

    Openbare administratie This essay is a non-economists’ (there’s not a bit of math in it) inquiry into the US employment losses which have been happening for about a half century. Businesses have been reducing workers and their pay in order to increase shareholder profits. Many ways have been used to do this, but more and more computers and robotics are replacing workers. Well informed economists fear that in a decade or two such automation may eliminate almost half of US jobs! The worker reduction practice has been justified by economic theory which claims (though with dubious supporting evidence) that it maximizes productivity. This book argues that, even if this claim is correct, the practice damages the economy and the nation. Our economy is already massively productive, abundantly supplying our needs and desires. As the book title implies, no one needs nor wants such totally superfluous things as 1001 sex positions. Therefore, for the highly productive US economy to focus on more productivity is nei
  • The Occupy Manifesto

    Deena Sao

    Politieke wetenschappen A concise list of the problems The Occupy movement is demonstrating against and a list our our demands.
  • Popular politics, populismand the leaders

    Emiliana De Blasio, Matthew Hibberd & Michele Sorice

    Politiek en nieuws A short essay about the relationships between popularization of politics and populism. The role of the media in the cases of Italy and UK.
  • The Truth about Syria

    Barry Rubin

    Politieke wetenschappen Beyond the political typology it embodies, Syria also provides the best case study of what has happened in the Arab world, and thus in the Middle East, during the last half-century. When it gained independence, Syria was a democratic country with a seemingly bright future. Blessed with fertile land and ample resources, Syria boasted good relations with the West as well as an energetic, entrepreneurial middle class. Yet a combination of radical intellectuals, militant ideologies, and ambitiously politicized military officers pushed Syria down a different path which has led to turmoil and disaster.
  • Putin's Russia: How It Rose, How It Is Maintained, and How It Might End

    Leon Aron

    Politiek en nieuws 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.
  • Economics

    Jana Licht, Numair Abbas & Olaf Kellerhoff

    Politiek en nieuws In this booklet the basics of economics knowledge is described in the best possible simple way. It addresses the economics rules, how incentives change the decisions. The book explains the correlation between demand and supply, how they interact on market to constitute the price. Author Jana Licht is an Economist and a scholarship holder of FNF.
  • A Letter from Iran

    Mehrdad Goudarzi

    Politiek en nieuws A fresh look at the events of modern time and the source of current troubles between Iran and America, issues that have far too long been ignored by the mass market American media. A Letter from Iran goes beyond information to consider, reminding us that whatever country we call home, we share similar dreams and hopes for the future.
  • Zeven van München

    Coincide BV

    Politiek en nieuws Dit eBook is een neerslag van de zeven aanbevelingen die zijn geformuleerd tijdens de Zorg Innovatie Reis naar München. Deze reis was een kader voor onderling debat, dialoog en denken over hervormingen die nodig zijn om ook in 2020 financieel houdbaar en kwalitatieve zorg te hebben. Concreet leidde de interne debatten tot de “Zeven van München”, zeven aanbevelingen voor het verbeteren van het zorgstelsel.
  • The Arab States and the Palestine Conflict

    Barry Rubin

    Politieke wetenschappen Hundreds of books and thousands of articles have been devoted to the history and contemporary course of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The confrontation within Palestine, the participation of Great Britain, the United States, and the United Nations, and the impact of these events on Jews and Palestinian Arabs have all been endlessly chronicled. Surprisingly little attention, however, has been devoted to the question of how the Arab states entered the battle in the first place. In addition to tracing the events involved in the growing intervention by Arab states in Palestine, this book attempts to analyze two specific issues. How did internal conditions in the various Arab countries affect their involvement in Palestine? How did the network of alliances and conflict among the Arab governments shape their Palestine policies? How can one hope to understand the conflict without exploring this essential dimension? If Arab nations have spilled so much passion, spent many lives and so many billi
  • Don't Panic, Organise!

    Mute Publishing

    Politieke wetenschappen the inability for capital, and therefore the state, to pay for the costs of producing a well educated workforce or to guarantee that investment in education will result in a more vigorous economy and increased living standards for those with qualifications. This breakdown, and the dogmatism of free market economics which seeks to alleviate it, has seen the imposition of a business rationale onto what previously had been regarded as the provision of a public service, sometimes even a public good in the UK and across Europe. From the investment of endowment funds on the market, to the conversion of students into (badly ripped off) consumers, to the no-frills fixed-term contracts being doled out to staff, to the speculative purchase of the future IP generated by scientific and technical departments, to the intended exchangeability of all qualifications under the Bologna Process, education is being ever more deeply determined by free market principles. With the ground changing this fast u
  • Police Leadership Styles

    Raymond A. Komar

    Politiek en nieuws This book discusses the styles of police leadership, the skills needed which includes political skills needed and indicators of failing leadership.
  • ISIS: The New Power

    Wael El-Manzalawy

    Internationale politiek This e book is an attempt to understand ISIS and the Islamic Movements.
  • War of the Classes

    Jack London

    Politiek en nieuws There is described the struggle for survival by the working class in his day and age.
  • Political Correctness: The New Fascism

    R. Jay

    Politiek en nieuws What price freedom ? Ask the inumerable martyrs and servicemen who have paid the price to attain that valuable blessing throughout history. Your freedom. Does it really exist? Is it really yours to give away? Are you prepared to stand up and fight for it?
  • Raad in Beeld

    Gemeente Roosendaal

    Politiek en nieuws Periodiek interactief magazine over de gemeenteraad van Roosendaal. Interviews, cijfers en trends over en werkwijze van de gemeenteraad van Roosendaal
  • Istanbul Intrigues

    Barry Rubin

    Politieke wetenschappen This is the story of Istanbul--but also of Turkey, the Balkans, and the eastern Mediterranean--during World War II, based on extensive interviews and the use of archives, especially those of the OSS, which I was the first to see for this region. The book is written as a cross between a scholarly work and a real-life thriller. The status of Turkey as a neutral country made it a center of espionage, a sort of actual equivalent of the film "Casablanca." Aspects of the story include the Allied-Axis struggle to get Turkey on their side; the spy rings set up in the Middle East and the Balkans; the attempts of Jews to escape through Turkey; the Allies' covert war in Greece, Yugoslavia, Hungary, and other countries; and the first accurate account of how the Germans recruited the British ambassador's valet as a spy, who could have been their most successful agent of the war if only they had listened to his warnings. Other interesting stories include America's first faltering attempts to establ
  • Politics as a Vocation

    Max Weber & Olaf Kellerhoff

    Politiek en nieuws Initially, a lecture for students this essay by Max Weber (1864-1920), the founder of political sociology, turned out to be a classic of political sciences. Until today it is a set book for students. The German academic explores the field of professional politicians - who make their living 'off' or 'for' politics. He explains what it needs to be a leader. This book is a must read - not only for politicians and students, but every citizen with responsibility towards his state.
  • Le changement, c’est maintenant !

    François Hollande

    Politiek en nieuws LES 60 ENGAGEMENTS DE FRANÇOIS HOLLANDE "Un grand débat va se dérouler dans le pays. Pour lui donner tout son sens, j'ai voulu formuler des propositions précises, que je vous soumets. Ce sont mes engagements. Je les tiendrai." François Hollande
  • Writings of Thomas Paine — Volume 2 : the Rights of Man

    Thomas Paine

    Politiek en nieuws Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English pamphleteer, revolutionary, radical, inventor, and intellectual. He lived and worked in Britain until age 37, when he emigrated to the British American colonies, in time to participate in the American Revolution. His principal contribution was the powerful, widely-read pamphlet Common Sense (1776), advocating colonial America's independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and The American Crisis (1776- 1783), a pro-revolutionary pamphlet series. Later, he greatly influenced the French Revolution. He wrote the Rights of Man (1791), a guide to Enlightenment ideas. Despite not speaking French, he was elected to the French National Convention in 1792. The Girondists regarded him as an ally, so, the Montagnards, especially Robespierre, regarded him as an enemy. In December of 1793, he was arrested and imprisoned in Paris, then released in 1794. He became notorious because of The Age of Reason (1793-94), the book advocating deism and arguing agains
  • Raid Night

    Michael J. Totten

    Politiek en nieuws Award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten embeds with U.S. Army soldiers in Baghdad during the Surge. They were sent out as bait to lure an insurgent commander, but instead find themselves stalked in the dark by a shadowy faceless militia. Michael J. Totten is a foreign correspondent and foreign policy analyst who has reported from the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Caucasus. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, City Journal, LA Weekly, The Jerusalem Post, Beirut's Daily Star, Reason, Azure, and the Australian edition of Newsweek. He is a contributing editor at City Journal and writes regularly for Commentary. He lives with his wife and two cats in Portland, Oregon, and is a former resident of Beirut. Visit his Web site at www.MichaelTotten.com.
  • Children who changed the world

    Floris van Straaten

    Politiek en nieuws Children Who Changed the World   What do Malala Yousafzai and Anne Frank have in common? Both opened the eyes of the world to the injustice done to them as children. Malala deliberately set out to fight for her right to education. While Anne Frank unwittingly became a symbol of the effect of war on the lives of children. Children Who Changed the World, tells the stories of more than twenty children who have opened the world’s eyes to serious problems in society, and who have contributed to the solution. As children, they have changed our world for the better.   Children like Iqbal Masih, Andrew Adansi, Ishmael Beah, Urmila Chaudhary and Nujood Ali spoke out against child labour, discrimination, child marriage, poverty, exclusion from education, war, disease and hunger. They were listened to, despite - or perhaps because of - their young age. Kim Phuc, Ruby Bridges, Nkosi Johnson and Helen Keller did not accept their fate, they challenged it. Their perseverance is an inspir
  • How to Create An Economic Democracy

    Richard J. Wilson

    Openbare administratie In 1620 Francis Bacon's Novum Organum introduced a new scientific method of investigating nature. In 1690 John Locke used the new scientific method to discover how to create political democracy. In this book the author uses Bacon's scientific method and the trail blazed by Locke to discover how to create economic democracy.
  • Essays on some unsettled Questions of Political Economy

    John Stuart Mill

    Politiek en nieuws This book is the collections of essays, one of the foremost figures of Western intellectual thought in the late 19th century tackles some technical matters of economics regarding international commerce and consumption.
  • Considerations on Representative Government

    John Stuart Mill

    Politiek en nieuws The classic liberal philosopher of nineteenth century England, John Stuart Mill, used Considerations on Representative Government to call for reforms to Parliament and voting, calling for proportional representation, the Single Transferable Vote, and the extension of suffrage. Mill was a renowned political theorist and economist, a Member of Parliament, and one of the greatest advocates utilitarianism.
  • Public Risk

    Jack P. Kruf & Louise G.S. Kruf

    Politiek en nieuws Governance Connect (GC) publishes e-books with as mission: 'knowledge sharing and partnership for citizen, society and environment'. It focuses on relevant interfaces between politics, management, citizens & society, natural environment, business, science and media related to creating, establishing, managing and safeguarding public values. In fact on the way different 'players' within society interact and cooperate. It contains views and insights from public leaders, managers, scientists and advisors, but also from the people in the street. This e-book is about the design of public governance, in this edition about the way public risk management has developed into its first phase of assuring qualities, realizing targets, reduce uncertainties and finding new roads leading to completely new ways of thinking in management and insurance approach. It is a short kaleidoscope of views in the last five years. It has become clear, that with the present state of society 'public risk managem
  • Countries of The World-Part I

    Addison Publishing

    Politiek en nieuws This eBook Covers Facts of all Countries * Introduction * Geographic * People and Society * Government * Economy * Energy * Communications * Transportation * Military * Transnational Issues Countries Covered are * World * Afghanistan * Akrotiri * Albania * Algeria * American Samoa * Andorra * Angola * Anguilla * Antarctica * Antigua and Barbuda * Arctic Ocean * Argentina * Armenia * Aruba * Ashmore and Cartier Islands * Atlantic Ocean * Australia * Austria * Azerbaijan * Bahamas, The * Bahrain * Baker Island * Bangladesh * Barbados * Belarus * Belgium * Belize * Benin * Bermuda * Bhutan * Bolivia * Bosnia and Herzegovina * Botswana * Bouvet Island * Brazil * British Indian Ocean Territory * British Virgin Islands * Brunei * Bulgaria * Burkina Faso * Burma * Burundi * Cambodia * Cameroon * Canada * Cape Verde * Cayman Islands * Central African Republic * Chad * Chile * China * Christmas Island * Clipperton Island * Cocos (Keeling) Islands * Colombia * Comoros * Congo, Democratic Republ
  • The Tao of Hoik Ptui

    Eulis S. Morgan

    Politieke wetenschappen One should always have a noble reason for doing something. We are a nation of suers, and the "injured" party never says they're suing to get a lot of money, even though that's exactly why they're doing it. Rather, they always say they're suing so that nobody else will have to go through what they went through. The standard form is "so that nothing like this will ever happen again". That sounds pretty noble, so that's why I wrote this book... so that nothing like this will ever happen again!
  • The Thirty Years War — Complete

    Friedrich Schiller

    Politiek en nieuws The History of the Thirty Years War is a five volume work, which followed his very successful History of the Revolt of the Netherlands. Written for a wider audience than Revolt, it is a vivid history, colored by Schiller’s own interest in the question of human freedom and his rationalist optimism. Volume 1 covers the background of the war, through the Battle of Prague in late 1620.
  • China in Africa: A New Model of International Development?

    Sagamore Institute

    Politiek en nieuws On April 26th, Sagamore Institute hosted China in Africa: A new model of international development? featuring the foremost experts on the topic to discuss tough questions about Africa's development from Western, Chinese and African Perspectives. The event's keynote speakers include Dr. Deborah Brautigam, author of The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa and Professor of International Development at Johns Hopkins SAIS, Michael Fairbanks, co-founder of the SEVEN Fund, the OTF Group, ISOKO Institute and Senior Economic Advisor to President Paul Kagame and Dr. Richard Asante, Research Fellow at the University of Ghana’s Institute of African Studies and Visiting Scholar at Northwestern University.
  • The Basics of Police Ethics

    Raymond A. Komar

    Politiek en nieuws This book discusses the values of  ethics and how they are formed. An agencies  organizational values, challenges, the UN Code of Conduct for Law Enforcement and the basic standards of conduct expected of a police officer.
  • "And Gulliver Returns" Book 3 A Visit to Kino

    Total Health Publications

    Politiek en nieuws Book 3 is the first book chronicling a new voyage by Cmdr. Gulliver and his friends. Kino is a former province of China that has been given great financial support by China and Saudi Arabia to develop pollution free energy and clean water technology. It is the world's most modern area. Among its accomplishments is a comprehensive method of licensing parents to guarantee the children a good life.
  • "And Gulliver Returns" Book 8 Politics--the Science of the Possible

    Total Health Publications

    Politiek en nieuws Dr. Singh of the university assists the commander and his friends to see how people are motivated through political techniques-- such as fear, violence, sympathy, lying,etc. Our values and psychological motivations are used by others to manipulate us and by us to manipulate others. What techniques might be best to move people to do something about global warming and overpopulation?
  • "And Gulliver Returns" Book 5 Our Visit to Singaling

    Total Health Publications

    Politiek en nieuws This is the second country visited by the commander and his friends. There are similarities to Singapore but it is more advanced. Singaling also licenses parents with somewhat different requirements than does Kino.
  • Countries of the World Part Ii

    Addison Publisher

    Politiek en nieuws This eBook Covers Facts of all Countries * Introduction * Geographic * People and Society * Government * Economy * Energy * Communications * Transportation * Military * Transnational Issues Countries Covered are * Haiti * Heard Island and McDonald Islands * Holy See (Vatican City) * Honduras * Hong Kong * Howland Island * Hungary * Iceland * India * Indian Ocean * Indonesia * Iran * Iraq * Ireland * Isle of Man * Israel * Italy * Jamaica * Jan Mayen * Japan * Jarvis Island * Jersey * Johnston Atoll * Jordan * Kazakhstan * Kenya * Kingman Reef * Kiribati * Korea, North * Korea, South * Kosovo * Kuwait * Kyrgyzstan * Laos * Latvia * Lebanon * Lesotho * Liberia * Libya * Liechtenstein * Lithuania * Luxembourg * Macau * Macedonia * Madagascar * Malawi * Malaysia * Maldives * Mali * Malta * Marshall Islands * Mauritania * Mauritius * Mexico * Micronesia, Federated States of * Midway Islands * Moldova * Monaco * Mongolia * Montenegro * Montserrat * Morocco * Mozambique * Namibia * Nauru * N
  • الأربعون في قضية فلسطين

    Dr. Mohsen Mohammad Saleh

    Politiek en nieuws ولأن هذا الكتيب... قد نجح في استخلاص الحقائق الأساسية لقضية فلسطين المركزية، وفي تقديم هذه الحقائق الأساسية في إطار الوعي السياسي والفكري والحضاري المتميز. فلقد غدت صفحاته بمثابة (المتن) الذي يجب أن تستظهره وتعيه وتفقهه ذاكرة كل عربي وكل مسلم، بل وكل إنسان شريف ينشد الحقيقة والعدل والإنصاف... إن هذا الكتيب (الصغير.. والنفيس) الذي كتبه د. محسن محمد صالح هو (دفتر أحوال) قضية المسلمين الأولى... أ.د. محمد عمارة
  • PIDMAG - Privacy is dood

    Jeroen De Preter, Nick Baelemans, Ditte Bervoets, Jef Cauwenberghs, Ilse Cox, Thomas Cruysberghs, Linde De Ceuster, Nina D'Hollander, Pieter De Vleeschouwer, Karen François, Liesbeth Knaeps, Lara Meyers, Fatima-Zahra Naimi, Cornelius Noll, Laura Sear, Adriaan Standaert, Miek Thieren, Niels Timmermans, Ruben Van Campenhout, Elien Van Wynsberghe, Thomas Verstrepen, Han Zinzen, Vincent Tillieux, Chris Lauwerys & Stefan Kolgen

    Politiek en nieuws Bij elke stap die we zetten, of het nu op de openbare weg is, of op de virtuele snelweg, we worden bekeken en in het oog gehouden. Door wie of wat is niet altijd even duidelijk, maar doorgaans wordt ons verteld dat het voor ons eigen goed is. Onze privacy is gesmolten als sneeuw voor de zon, maar geven we ons daar wel rekenschap van? Deze PIDMAG zoekt uit wat er fout gaat en hoe we eventueel die privacy opnieuw kunnen opeisen.
  • The Basics of Budgeting

    Raymond A. Komar

    Politiek en nieuws Written for law enforcement executives, The Basics of Budgeting defines what a budget is, it's roles, planning, steps and types of budget along with the advantages and disadvantages
  • The Wealth of the People: The Wealth of the Market

    Fernando Urias

    Openbare administratie The task of explaining the causes of the wealth of the people in a society is a long and complex subject for a single e-book. To facilitate the explanation and the delivery of the material, an e-book will be published in each set of topics. The following are the planned titles of the book series: Your Wealth The first book looks at the time savings gained by a single person increasing his physical and mind assets in an island. The Wealth of Your Neighbor The second book is about the agreements that two people have to make to be in a path to increase their respective wealth. The Wealth of the Market The third book explains the opportunities offered by a free market to produce wealth for the people that participate in it. This book explains the wealth production results when there is a market that brings the competitive advantage of every individual to the table. The Wealth of the Business Enterprise The fourth book is about the function of the business enterprise to produce wealth for
  • The Undemocratic Dilemma

    Yascha Mounk

    Politiek en nieuws Over the past decades, the ability of liberal democracies around the world to translate popular views into public policy has declined. This is a result of two major developments: Legislatures have become less reflective of popular opinion because of the growing role of money in politics. At the same time, they have also become less powerful because of the growing importance of bureaucratic agencies, central banks, judicial review, free trade, and international institutions. But there are no easy solutions, since some of these institutions are needed to meet high expectations on government performance. The “technocratic dilemma” thus poses a real threat to liberal democracy’s ability to meet the public’s twin demands of responsiveness and performance.
  • Krigskunsten

    Niccolò Machiavelli & Fritz Wolder

    Politiek en nieuws Krigskunsten indeholder en uforkortet og sprogligt opdateret oversættelse af Machiavellis klassiker, L’arte della guerra. Den giver læseren et fantastisk indblik i hærlederen Fabrizio Colonnas militære erfaringer, som han videregiver dem til en lille skare af udvalgte samtidige. Det oprindelige værk anprises af historiens største militære strateger som en af de helt store klassikere inden for militær og politisk teori. Bogen er derfor essentiel læsning for alle, der interesserer sig for vestlig krigshistorie og teori.
  • The Democratic Denominator

    Raymond Mens

    Politiek en nieuws This book aims to analyze what Eurosceptic parties themselves claim are the core principles upon which they base their opposition towards the European Union. While most scientists have focused on voter behavior or organizational styles when trying to define Eurosceptic parties’ political platforms, I believe it is key to pay more attention to what these political parties themselves argue are the core principles upon which they base their Euroscepticism. That is exactly what this research paper aims to do by asking: On what core principles do Eurosceptic parties base their anti-EU rhetoric?
  • Ancient Law

    Henry Sumner Maine

    Politiek en nieuws In the ancient world, individuals were tightly bound by status to traditional groups; but in the modern world, individuals are free to make contracts and form associations with whomever they choose.
  • The End of the European Dream

    Stefan Auer

    Politiek en nieuws Europe's better times were meant to be ahead of it. Not so long ago, the European dream was believed to have provided the best vision of the future; Europe was going to run the twenty-first century, having created an entirely new species of human organization, the likes of which the world has never seen. If the West – and most of the world – was American in the twentieth century, the twenty-first century was going to be European. Europe was going to lead the world by example; do it gently. "Soft power Europe" would rule without anyone noticing but everyone benefiting. All these assumptions proved hubristic: Europe's turn of fortune is humbling, humiliating and, perhaps, irreversible.
  • An Essay On Niggers and Squirrels

    Marcus McGee

    Politieke wetenschappen An essay on the relationship between African American males and law enforcement, including insights on Rodney King, OJ Simpson and personal experiences of the author. An appeal to correct systemic wrongs and forge a new future.
  • Quran: Must-Read Passages. For Everyone. In Clear English.

    Talal Itani

    Politiek en nieuws This small book contains the most essential passages of the Holy Quran, translated into clear English. A must-read book for non-Muslims and Muslims alike. Are you curious about Islam? New to Islam? This is the perfect book. Trying to introduce a friend to Islam? This makes a great gift. The Quran is the direct Word of God. It contains guidance, mercy, and healing. This book provides the most-read Quran chapters, translated into modern English. [The Heifer 62] Those who believe, and those who are Jewish, and the Christians, and the Sabeans-any who believe in God and the Last Day, and act righteously-will have their reward with their Lord; they have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve. [Monotheism 1-4] In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful.1. Say, "He is God, the One. 2. God, the Absolute. 3. He begets not, nor was He begotten. 4. And there is nothing comparable to Him." [The Opening 1-7] 1. In the name of God, the Gracious, the Merciful. 2. Praise be to God, Lord of the Worl
  • A Great Deception

    Western Shugden Society

    Politiek en nieuws With this book the Western Shugden Society wishes that individual people around the world will use their influence to help millions of Buddhist practitioners who are presently suffering religious persecution instigated by the Dalai Lama of Tibet. For this reason we are making the e-book available at a complimentary price. We ask you to read this book and then ask the Dalai Lama to stop this persecution. For his own personal political ends the Dalai Lama is persecuting Buddhist people who practise the Buddhist Deity Dorje Shugden. Most people around the world believe that the Dalai Lama is a compassionate man of peace, but the hidden reality is that, because of the high regard in which the ancient title is held, the Dalai Lama is actually now a dictator who is systematically causing immense suffering to millions of innocent people throughout the world. His actions banning the practice of Dorje Shugden and persecuting practitioners blatantly contravene the United Nations Universal Decla
  • The English Constitution

    Walter Bagehot

    Politiek en nieuws The book explores the constitution of the United Kingdom, specifically the functioning of Parliament and the British monarchy and the contrasts between British and American government.
  • Native Life in South Africa

    Solomon Tshekisho Plaatje

    Politiek en nieuws "Native Life in South Africa" is one of the most remarkable books on Africa, by one of the continent's most remarkable writers. It was written as a work of impassioned political propaganda, exposing the plight of black South Africans under the whites-only government of newly unified South Africa. It focuses on the effects of the 1913 Natives' Land Act which introduced a uniform system of land segregation between the races. It resulted, as Plaatje shows, in the immediate expulsion of blacks, as "squatters", from their ancestral lands in the Orange Free State now declared "white". But Native Life succeeds in being much more than a work of propaganda. It is a vital social document which captures the spirit of an age and shows the effects of rural segregation on the everyday life of people.
  • The Bitcoin Revolution

    Steven Hager

    Politiek en nieuws I came late to Bitcoin and have zero understanding of the technical complexities of cryptography, but I do realize Bitcoin is open source and completely transparent and completely non-predatory in design, a real departure from our banking industry. Any assets moved into Bitcoin virtually disappear from the public record at this point and do not become taxable events until they are brought back into the system. Bitcoin has numerous benefits to offer and represents a real threat to our current corrupt money system. The media has been relentlessly negative on bitcoins for a reason: they threaten the status quo. This text serves as a manifesto for the rise of a Bitcoin nation.
  • Why I Support Same-Sex Civil Marriage

    David Bruce

    Politieke wetenschappen This documents provides arguments in favor of same-sex civil marriage.
  • Essays on Political Economy

    Frédéric Bastiat

    Politiek en nieuws Bastiat asserted that the only purpose of government is to defend the right of an individual to life, liberty, and property. From this definition, Bastiat concluded that the law cannot defend life, liberty and property if it promotes socialist policies inherently opposed to these very things. In this way, he says, the law is perverted and turned against the thing it is supposed to defend.
  • American Institutions and Their Influence

    Alexis de Tocqueville

    Politiek en nieuws This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience.
  • The Path of the Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

    Politiek en nieuws The law is the witness and external deposit of our moral life. Its history is the history of the moral development of the race. The practice of it, in spite of popular jests, tends to make good citizens and good men. When I emphasize the difference between law and morals I do so with reference to a single end, that of learning and understanding the law.
  • Modern Dictators - Third World Coup Makers, Strongmen, and Populist Tyrants

    Barry Rubin

    Politieke wetenschappen The evolution of dictatorship is as much a part of history as the development of democracy. In our ear persuasion has become as powerful a force as repression in creating and maintaining such regimes. Debates over the nature of these systems are at the center of the contemporary U.S. and European foreign policy debates. The flourishing of dictatorship has challenged views of history flavored with optimism and based on a deterministic view that material development brings political progress. At the same time a vision of the world too narrowly focused on the conflict between communism and capitalism must be refocused to understand the emergence of a third World. In fact, it is impossible to defend the West without such an understanding. Our current discussion of dictatorship, much influenced by earlier analyses of "totalitarianism" based on Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia at their peak of control and repression, needs to be updated. This model applies only imperfectly to contempora
  • Torture and Resistance In Iran

    Comrade Ashraf Dehghani

    Politiek en nieuws To: ... all the heroes of the masses who, martyred under torture, or facing murder squads, raised the red flag of their cause, ... all those dedicated revolutionaries, who died fighting the enemy of the people, and watered the tree of our people's liberating revolution, ... all the political prisoners whose resistance and fortitude strengthen the people's front, and to all those warriors of the masses, who have joined the path to people's liberation ... the path of revolution. Iran, my land, from the Gulf, streaked with blood, to your tall, proud mountains, rabid dogs rave Iran, my land, look how the ugly hyenas plough clots of blood in your rich soil, look how the clear water from your depths, is sucked into the sewage that is imperialism, But, Iran, my land, I vow, I vow to answer, the silence of your night, with the clamour of bullets; the darkness of your night, with the flame of bullets; and the cold of your night…. Ashraf Dehghani In February 1971, the Organization of Iranian
  • This Is Best For You And The Nation. God's Manual On Government.

    Free From Bondage Ministry

    Politieke wetenschappen God's manual for government. Because God doesn't want you to be frustrated. He loves you. So read and learn. After all, God's people are in bondage because they have no knowledge. Gain the knowledge, and free yourself from the bondage of frustration about your government.
  • Strategic Trends 2014

    Oliver Thränert, Martin Zapfe, Lisa Watanabe, Jonas Grätz, Michael Haas & Prem Mahadevan

    Politiek en nieuws STRATEGIC TRENDS offers an annual analysis of major developments in world affairs, with a primary focus on international security. Providing interpretations of key trends rather than a comprehensive survey of events, this publication will appeal to analysts, policy-makers, academics, the media and the interested public alike. It is produced by the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich. Strategic Trends is available both as an e-publication (PDF or eBook, on www.css.ethz.ch/strategictrends) and as a paperback. STRATEGIC TRENDS 2014 is the fifth issue in the series. It contains a brief introduction detailing the editorial process as well as chapters on Russian Foreign Policy, the European Union in North Africa, the proliferation of anti-Western insurgent tactics from Afghanistan, the increasing challenges to geostrategic access, and US foreign policy under President Obama and beyond. The Center for Security Studies (www.css.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich specializes in research, teach
  • The Interpreters

    Ben Anderson & VICE News

    Politiek en nieuws Language interpreters played a vital role in the recent US campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. These men served alongside American soldiers in parts of the world where doing so meant they could not go back home safely. They served with the promise of support, visas and better lives in the US and abroad after the fighting was over and for many, those promises went unfulfilled.  VICE News host Ben Anderson traveled to Afghanistan and Iraq met with several interpreters—to document the stories of their service and their struggle for justice firsthand.
  • Mitt Romney and the Mormon Church: Questions

    William John Cox

    Politieke wetenschappen Voters of every political persuasion who are considering voting for Mitt Romney, and who think his religious convictions are benign, must carefully evaluate his religious beliefs to determine for themselves if that is true, and they have every right to do so. Voters, who are becoming increasingly concerned about government intrusion into their lives and the loss of their personal freedoms, must ask themselves whether they want to vote for a president who has spent the last 50 years enthusiastically proselytizing for a secret religion that believes its priests have the sacred right to dictate the health, moral, psychological and financial decisions of its members. Is that a mindset they want in their president? Voters have to honestly ask themselves whether Mitt Romney "shares their religious values" and if not, what those differences will mean to them, their families and their country, should he be elected president. Voters will have choices other than Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in
  • Voices from Armageddon

    Larry Rich

    Politiek en nieuws Extraordinary inspirational true stories from the heart of the Middle East conflict.
  • U.S. and EU Engagement with Islamists in the Middle East and North Africa

    Sarah Wolff

    Politiek en nieuws The Arab uprisings have reminded U.S. and EU diplomats that they need to communicate with Islamist actors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Western diplomacy has undergone a modest yet nonetheless significant “religious turn” as a result, acknowledging the relevance of religion in foreign policy, particularly in this key region. While the United States has had a long history of both promoting religious freedom internationally and accommodating the political influence of domestic faith-based groups, the   European Union has only recently started to account for religion in its external relations. This paper investigates the origins, evolution, and future prospects of this new approach within the context of the Middle East and North Africa, with a particular emphasis on engagement with Islamist religious and political actors.
  • J'accuse

    Émile Zola

    Politiek en nieuws Ce texte, initialement intitulé "Lettre ouverte à M. Félix Faure, Président de la République", fait suite à deux décisions de justice successives - la condamnation du capitaine Albert Dreyfus à l'emprisonnement à perpétuité dans un bagne Guyanais puis l'acquittement de Walsin Esterházy, véritable coupable et traitre dans cette "affaire Dreyfus". Émile Zola prend la plume et publie, dans le quotidien L'Aurore, ce texte où il met en cause nominativement des militaires et des membres du gouvernement, jusqu'au ministre de la guerre. L'écrivain sera ensuite condamné aux assises à un an de prison ferme, l'obligeant à s'exiler en Angleterre. L'histoire lui donnera raison. Il témoignera de cet engagement : "Ma lettre ouverte est sortie comme un cri. Tout a été calculé par moi, je m'étais fait donner le texte de la loi, je savais ce que je risquais".
  • The Twilight of the Monetary System: And Dawn of a New Era

    Richard J. Wilson

    Openbare administratie Ever more intelligent robots are steadily replacing people in the workplace, and pushing the monetary system into its twilight. The author shows us that, if we mobilize modern science now, we could easily develop a new economic system to create the dawn of a new era of economic democracy to allow everyone to share in the economy.
  • Essay

    Karol Bojnowski

    Politiek en nieuws Thanks to scientists like Dr. John Searle, Mills Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Language at University of California- Berkeley, some key points about us Homo sapiens have been established. These points are rather remarkable. It turns out that the big step between civilization and more primitive forms of human society is written language. He says writing constitutes civilization. It is the infrastructure of civilization itself. Writing is a virtual reality environment for the human mind. The key word is virtual. It has affected who we are, how we think, how we remember, how we organize. We aren’t born with it. Homo sapiens must learn how to live as civilized human beings. Advanced forms of civilization, such as killing others because we disagree with them, marriage, or becoming a newspaper editor, are only possible because of written language. Written language shapes our cognition. What does this mean?
  • Pain Below the Equator

    Scott Skipper

    Politiek en nieuws In six weeks the author and his wife, both experienced adventure travelers, toured the lower two thirds of South America making calls in Argentina, Chile with a side trip to Easter Island and Peru. Dining, sights, people, politics, pitfalls misfortune and craziness are recounted in concise detail. The author shares travel tips learned the hard way and what should have been avoided at all costs.
  • Occupiers of Wall Street: Losers or Game Changers

    Bhaskar Sarkar

    Politiek en nieuws The American people are finally showing some signs of disillusionment with the Neo-Liberal capitalism preached and followed in their country. The “Ninety Nine Percent” have seen their prosperity slide downwards since 1980 when Reganomics and Neo-liberalism took over. But even with 99 percent adult literacy, and 98 percent households owning television, the “Ninety Nine Percent” have, till now, chosen to suffer their dwindling prosperity in silence. They have agitated against wars but they have never agitated against poverty, against hunger, against dwindling facilities at public schools, against government policies which favor the rich and the corporations at the expense of the “Ninety Nine Percent”. They have watched in silence as budgets for education, social security and Medicare are slashed and billions of dollars are spent in providing military and economic aid across the world. They have watched without protest as corporations, have shipped manufacturing to the third
  • The Works of Lord Byron. Vol. 3

    George Gordon Byron

    Politiek en nieuws The present volume contains the six metrical tales which were composed within the years 1812 and 1815, the Hebrew Melodies, and the minor poems of 1809-1816. With the exception of the first fifteen poems (1809-1811)—Chansons de Voyage, as they might be called—the volume as a whole was produced on English soil. Beginning with the Giaour; which followed in the wake of Childe Harold and shared its triumph, and ending with the ill-omened Domestic Pieces, or Poems of the Separation, the poems which Byron wrote in his own country synchronize with his popularity as a poet by the acclaim and suffrages of his own countrymen. His greatest work, by which his lasting fame has been established, and by which his relative merits as a great poet will be judged in the future, was yet to come; but the work which made his name, which is stamped with his sign-manual, and which has come to be regarded as distinctively and characteristically Byronic, preceded maturity
  • A Public Affair Corrupted

    Scott Allen Baker

    Politieke wetenschappen A real solution to rid government of corruption and secrecy. A must read for all American voters who are tired of being robbed blind by forces outside their control.
  • 21 Machetes

    John Geesman

    Openbare administratie Take one of America's largest utilities...a delusional, error-prone CEO...a $46.5 million war chest filched from customers...California's squalid, pay-to-play ballot initiative process...what results? Hubris, overreach and venality upended by truthiness. Over-torqued battlefield dispatches create a fast-paced nonfiction novella -- a bugle call to that silent army of citizen optimists everywhere.
  • The Russian Expeditions in Afghanistan and Syria: A Comparison 1979 and 2015

    Iakovos Alhadeff

    Internationale politiek A comparison between the Russian expeditions of Afghanistan and Syria in 1979 and 2015. The essay describes the Russian allies and enemies in each case, and explains why the situation in Syria is much easier than the one the Soviets were facing in 1979 in Afghanistan.
  • 'It's not OK.'

    Radio Free Asia

    Politiek en nieuws 'It's not OK' is a collection of portraits of Asian women caught in the struggle for human rights in their communities, some willingly, others forced by circumstances. Each is a testimony to the courage and determination of these women. The title, 'It's not OK,' comes from the public cry by one of them, in court, as she heard that her husband's sentence had been extended by eight years. The second edition includes an additional seven, illustrated portraits of Myanmar, Uyghur, Tibetan, Chinese, Vietnamese,Lao and, Korean women. Each portrait selected by RFA's nine language services is based on RFA reporting and interviews over the years, in addition to other sources. The e-book also includes multimedia content, including video, graphics, and illustrations,   The women featured in this second edition are: from China, Gao Yu, a veteran journalist, Ding Zilin, a Tiananmen mother, and Jiao Xia, the wife of  jailed investigative journalist Qi Chonghuai; from Vietnam, Tran Thi Nga
  • The Doomsday Brigade

    Steven Hager

    Politiek en nieuws I'd been recently hired as a reporter for the New York Daily News when I submitted this article. It ended up being featured at the top of the Sunday paper, which had the largest circulation of any edition. Although I thought I was on my way to a successful career as a newspaper reporter, I think my somewhat left-wing politics eventually left me isolated at the paper and I was soon fired.
  • Revista Polemica 101

    Víctor Alba, Lily Litvak, Antonio Téllez, Frank Mintz, Diego Abad de Santillán, Octavio Alberola, Ramón Álvarez, Rudolf de Jong, Horacio M. Prieto, José Peirats, Felipe Alaiz, Ramón J. Sender, Fernando Savater & Francisco Carrasquer

    Politiek en nieuws Un pequeño experimento para valorar la viabilidad de la revista como publicación electrónica, en este caso en el formato iBook
  • De Antwerpse fluwelen revolutie

    Christian Leysen

    Openbare administratie De Oosterweelverbinding te Antwerpen ligt al 15 jaar op de tekentafel en staat nog steeds ter discussie. Hoe mobiliteit en leefbaarheid in stedelijke agglomeraties met elkaar verzoenen ? De Antwerpse fluwelen revolutie is het verhaal van de zoektocht naar duurzame oplossingen waarbij burgerinitiatieven en ongewone allianties van bedrijfsleiders, academici, stedenbouwkundigen en actiegroepen een centrale rol spelen.  Aan de hand van kaarten, analyses en opiniestukken wordt een stand van zaken gemaakt, maar wordt ook onderzocht waarom er nog geen spade in de grond is gestoken. Christian Leysen, ondernemer en bezieler van Forum 2020 geeft in een persoonlijk relaas een inzicht in zijn engagement en ervaringen in de loop der jaren. Een chronologisch overzicht van analyses, memoranda en  interviews sinds 2005 van diverse bevoorrechte getuigen laat de lezer toe de ontwikkeling in het dossier te volgen. Het geheel wordt afgesloten met een visie op de mobiliteit in de toekomst.
  • Basics of Foot Patrol Techniques Using the Brick

    Raymond A. Komar

    Politiek en nieuws This Book demonstrations the foot patrol techniques used in patrolling various types of roadways using a Brick, including changes made to the Brick when patrolling along roadways with buildings, or wide roads. Bricks may be changed when your surrounding change.

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