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Big If: A Novel by Mark Costello

By Mark Costello

It's wintry weather in New Hampshire, the economic climate is booming, the vice chairman is operating for president, and his mystery carrier everyone is very, very tense.

Meet Vi Asplund, a tender mystery provider agent mourning her lifeless father. She is going domestic to New Hampshire to determine her brother Jens, a working laptop or computer genius who simply could be going mad—and is poised to make a fortune on immense If, a viciously nihilistic laptop online game aimed toward young children. Vi's the United States, as she sees it within the crowds, in her brother, and in her fellow brokers, is prosperous, worried, and abuzz with obscure fantasies of violence.

Through a gallery of vibrant characters—heroic, ignoble, or desperate—Mark Costello's hilarious novel limns the techniques, either sound and absurd, that we conjure to outlive in way of life.

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Go Fish: How to Win Contempt and Influence People by Mr. Fish

By Mr. Fish

This debut quantity of political cartoons from the respected Mr. Fish spans politics, pop culture, the commercial hindrance, the Obama presidency, and masses extra, the place nobody—right, left, or middle—is secure from his razor-edged satire. the quantity additionally contains unique essays via Mr. Fish.

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Rethinking Ethnicity: Majority groups and dominant by Eric Kaufmann

By Eric Kaufmann

The impression of liberal globalization and multiculturalism implies that countries are stressed to remodel their nationwide identities from an ethnic to a civic mode. This has led, in lots of situations, to dominant ethnic decline, but in addition to its peripheral revival within the type of a ways correct politics. whilst, the expansion of mass democracy and the decline of post-colonial and chilly struggle country solidarity within the constructing international has opened the floodgates for assertions of ethnic dominance. This e-book investigates either traits and argues forcefully for the significance of dominant ethnicity within the modern international.

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A Short History of Copyright: The Genie of Information by Brian Fitzgerald, Benedict Atkinson

By Brian Fitzgerald, Benedict Atkinson

This booklet tells the tale of ways, over centuries, humans, society and tradition created legislation affecting provide of data. within the 21 century, uniform international copyright legislation are claimed to be fundamental to the luck of leisure, net and different details industries. Do copyright legislation inspire details circulation? Many say that copyright legislation restrict dissemination, harming society. within the final three hundred years, industries armed with copyrights managed output and distribution. Now the internet’s disruption of financial styles may perhaps noticeably reshape details legislation. info freedom, a resource of emancipation, may well swap the world.

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The Antigay Agenda: Orthodox Vision and the Christian Right by Didi Herman

By Didi Herman

Within the Antigay schedule, Didi Herman probes the values, ideals, and rhetoric of the corporations of the Christian correct. Tracing the emergence in their antigay schedule, Herman explores how and why those teams made antigay task a most sensible precedence, and the way it pertains to their political history."A penetrating research of the Christian Right's antigay time table and of the way that time table is derived from the Christian Right's strange imaginative and prescient of yankee heritage and the Christian faith."—Rev. Peter J. Gomes, Boston booklet Review"Public intellectualism at its most sensible. . . . A accomplished precis of the conservative Protestant worldview."—Michael Joseph Gross, Boston Phoenix Literary Section"Presents massive details now not formerly a part of the nation's political discourse. . . . [Herman] dissects the Christian Right's antigay stance dispassionately giving, because it have been, the satan his due. For someone on both sides of this passionate and critical clash, that's a powerful accomplishment."—Hastings Wyman, Jr., Washington submit e-book international

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Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an by Husain Haqqani

By Husain Haqqani

The connection among the US and Pakistan is predicated on mutual incomprehension and continually has been. Pakistan—to American eyes—has long gone from being a unusual irrelevance, to a stabilizing good friend, to an important army best friend, to a seedbed of terror. America—to Pakistani eyes—has been a warrantly of defense, a coldly far away scold, an enthusiastic army enabler, and is now a chance to nationwide safety and a resource of humiliation.

The international locations usually are not simply at odds. every one believes it may well play the other—with occasionally absurd, occasionally tragic, effects. the normal narrative in regards to the warfare in Afghanistan, for example, has revolved round the Soviet invasion in 1979. yet President Jimmy Carter signed the 1st authorization to assist the Pakistani-backed mujahedeen covertly on July 3—almost six months prior to the Soviets invaded. americans have been informed, and prefer to think, that what was once Charlie Wilson’s warfare of Afghani liberation, with which they continue to be embroiled to at the present time. It used to be now not. It was once normal Zia-ul-Haq’s vicious local energy play.

Husain Haqqani has a distinct perception into Pakistan, his native land, and the United States, the place he used to be ambassador and is now a professor at Boston collage. His existence has mapped the connection of the 2 international locations and he has chanced on himself frequently on the subject of the guts of it, occasionally in very confrontational conditions, and this has allowed him to put in writing the tale of a misbegotten diplomatic love affair, the following memorably laid naked.

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Heidegger and Politics: The Ontology of Radical Discontent by Alexander S. Duff

By Alexander S. Duff

During this clean interpretation of Heidegger, Alexander Duff explains Heidegger's complicated and hugely assorted political effect. Heidegger and Politics argues that Heidegger's political import is forecast through primary ambiguities in regards to the prestige of politics in his concept.

Duff explores how in Being and Time in addition to previous and later works, Heidegger analyses daily human lifestyles as either irretrievably banal but in addition providing our simply tenuous route to the private questions on human existence.

Heidegger hence issues to 2 irreconcilable attitudes towards politics: both a complete and purifying revolution needs to herald an real communal life, in any other case we needs to anticipate a destiny deliverance from the current dispensation of Being. Neither angle is conducive to average politics, and so Heidegger's impact has a tendency in the direction of extremism of 1 shape or one other, converted basically by means of specific departures from his inspiration.

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The Ulema, Sufis and Intellectuals by Mubarak Ali

By Mubarak Ali

The position of the Sufis, Ulema and Intellectuals has been pertinent to the developmet of our society. It has commonly prompted social and political features of the Indian sub-continent. This e-book makes an attempt to track the background of Sufis, Ulema & Intellectuals and indicates that their conservative and regressive outlook saved the folk alien to the fashionable challenges.

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Ali bought an M.A. in background from Sindh college, Jamshoro in 1963. In 1972, he went first to London after which to Germany for larger reports and attained a PhD (on the Mughal interval of India) at Ruhr collage, Bochum, Germany in 1976. Later he turned head of the background division on the college of Sindh. He used to be the director of the Goethe Institute in Lahore until eventually 1996. he's additionally the editor of the quarterly magazine Taarikh ("History"). He has been broadly interviewed through digital and print media in India, Pakistan, and the center East.
In 1999, whereas talking at a seminar in Mumbai equipped by way of the NGO Khoj, Ali said fundamentalism's results on ancient scholarship in his nation. He defined how after 1965, historical historical past stopped being taught in Pakistan, barring a point out of the Indus Valley Civilization. The reliable line is that whatever outdoor of the syllabus "is now not a part of our history". He extra said that legitimate historiography in Pakistan is devoted to the two-nation concept. wondering it might probably bring about imprisonment for ten years less than the Pakistan Ideology Act of 1991.
Speaking on the “National Seminar on Rani Kot”, he known as for studying and writing background from a distinct perspective, within which invaders shouldn't be acclaimed as “great”. He stated that archaeological websites do have their very own value and spoke of the invention of Mohenjo-daro, reflecting an outstanding civilization of the zone which performed a dominant position within the independence circulation of the subcontinent, simply because until eventually its discovery, humans of this a part of the realm weren't thought of literate or civilised.
He has written a few books and articles on Indo-Pak historical past, and has been generally acclaimed as an anti-establishment philosopher and historian. He acknowledged in an interview that “No actual background has but been written approximately Pakistan and its independence. there's a lot of misunderstanding one of the so-called pro-Establishment historians and educationists. no matter what has been written to this point is distortion of heritage and completely unbalanced.”

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