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The Mueller Report

This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Mueller Report is the official two-volume report presenting the findings and conclusions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 United States presidential election, allegations of conspiracy or coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, and allegations of obstruction of justice.The first volume of the report focuses on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Robert Mueller provided evidence which argued that Russian government had sabotaged the presidential campaigning of the Democratic candidate, Hilary Clinton.In the second volume Muller addresses the cases of obstruction of justice made by Trump and his associated.

Leviathan

“Leviathan” is a work of political philosophy. Written by Thomas Hobbes during a time of civil war, it argues that sovereign rule is the most stable form of government. An early proponent of social contract theory, Hobbes’ observations regarding the dangers of unrestrained individual freedom have influenced generations of thinkers.

Why Knowing What To Do Is Not Enough: A Realistic Perspective on Self-Reliance (Research for Policy)

This open access book sets out to explain the reasons for the gap between “knowing” and “doing” in view of self-reliance, which is more and more often expected of citizens. In today’s society, people are expected to take responsibility for their own lives and be self-reliant. This is no easy feat. They must be on constant high alert in areas of life such as health, work and personal finances and, if things threaten to go awry, take appropriate action without further ado. What does this mean for public policy? Policymakers tend to assume that the government only needs to provide people with clear information and that, once properly informed, they will automatically do the right thing. However, it is becoming increasingly obvious that things do not work like that. Even though people know perfectly well what they ought to do, they often behave differently. Why is this? This book sets out to explain the reasons for the gap between ‘knowing’ and ‘doing’. It focuses on the role of non-cognitive capacities, such as setting goals, taking action, persevering and coping with setbacks, and shows how these capacities are undermined by adverse circumstances. By taking the latest psychological insights fully into account, this book presents a more realist perspective on self-reliance, and shows government officials how to design rules and institutions that allow for the natural limitations in people’s ‘capacity to act’.

The Communist Manifesto (Chiron Academic Press - The Original Authoritative Edition)

THE COMMUNIST MANIFESTO (originally Manifesto of the Communist Party) is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London (in the German language as Manifest der kommunistischen Partei) just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the Manifesto was later recognised as one of the world's most influential political manuscripts. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and then-present) and the problems of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms.It summarises Marx and Engels' theories about the nature of society and politics, that in their own words, "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles." It also briefly features their ideas for how the capitalist society of the time would eventually be replaced by socialism, and then finally communism. (more on wisehouse-publishing.com)

Was Ernesto Che Guevara a ruthless murderer in the service of the Cuban Revolution?

This book is about one of the most enigmatic people of the 20th century: Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, known as "Che". His likeness adorns T-shirts and house walls. He is not only a role model for people with socialist or communist leanings. He has long since become a symbol of freedom, revolution and resistance. But in the heroisation of his person, some dark chapters of his life have been disregarded. This paper deals specifically with the period of his life as commander of the fortress La Cabaña during the Cuban Revolution, in which several hundred Batista supporters were executed with short trials. To this end, a theoretical foundation is laid at the beginning, with the aim of clarifying some of the terms used in the study of violence and revolutions. Subsequently, not only will the role of Guevara during the executions be illuminated, but also his world view, goals and thoughts will be illustrated. Furthermore, an attempt will be made to reconstruct and critically question the events in La Cabaña.These explanations serve to answer the research question of this thesis: Can the executions in "La Cabaña" in 1959/1960 be reconciled with Ernesto "Che" Guevara's world view? At best, the result will be a reasoned yes or no answer. This work does not want to and cannot make an ethical or moral judgement. The intention is to answer the research question; Guevara's actions are neither condemned nor justified. Due to the important multi-perspectivity, however, very critical literature has been consulted and quoted in order to create as neutral and sober a picture of Guevara's actions as possible. It should also be noted that in this work Guevara's nickname "Che" often appears instead of his full name. The reason for this is that Guevara increasingly abandoned his real name and adopted his nickname "Che", especially during the Cuban Revolution.