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Putin's Russia: How It Rose, How It Is Maintained, and How It Might End

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.

New World Order? No Way Out?: How the One-Percenters did it!

Whether you believe in conspiracy theories or not, the facts in this book will give you pause for thought.

The time for hoping it will all be all right, is long gone. Read this book! Look at the facts, and choose for yourself.

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Many of us are becoming aware of a growing global problem with national economies and terrorism, but some believe we are being led down this path by powerful people determined to destroy our free society in favour of their own greed. So, is this conspiracy nonsense?

The 9/11 attack, continuous wars in the Middle-East and now multiple terrorist incidents in Europe.

I became so confused and worried about the global decline I saw around me that I decided to start researching for myself. Over the last five years I have discovered many things that left me speechless. I want everyone to have the facts in front of them so they can make their own informed choices. Therefore, I have put together this short history of how the most powerful people in the world have managed to take us to the brink of destruction.

Ignorance is no longer bliss!

President Barack Obama: The Kindle Singles Interview (Kindle Single)

In this Kindle Singles Interview, President Barack Obama decried the "change in culture" that has changed our view of the American Dream. "There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous," the President said. "Kids weren't monitoring everyday what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success." He addressed the jobs issue from a personal perspective, reflecting on how his own life might have been different had he not experienced success in politics. "I could picture myself being a good teacher," the President mused.



In the interview, which took place on July 30, 2013, at an Amazon facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Obama discussed the increasing need for government programs that can actually make a difference. Sticking close to his standard message, he spoke frankly about the increasing polarization of American politics since the Great Recession and Republican Party intransigence over his agenda. On a personal note, he reflected that he and First Lady Michelle Obama are constantly reminding their daughters of the "slightly unreal environment that they're in," as children of privilege in a world constrained by unemployment and recession.



The interview was conducted by David Blum. Blum works for Amazon as the editor of Kindle Singles. He began his career as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, and has been the editor-in-chief of The Village Voice, the New York Press and 02138 Magazine. He was previously a writer and editor at The New York Times Magazine, and a contributing editor at New York and Esquire magazines. He has written two books: "Flash in the Pan: The Life and Death of an American Restaurant" (1992), and "Tick...Tick...Tick...: The Long Life & Turbulent Times of 60 Minutes" (2004). He received his B.A. degree in English literature at the University of Chicago.



Cover design by Adil Dara Kim/Official White House Photo

State of Power 2016: Democracy, power and resistance

TNI's fifth annual State of Power 2016 report explores the intersect of power and democracy. Featuring prominent activists and academics, its essays feature the long battle between economic power and popular democracy, expose the different powers seeking to undermine democracy today, and tell the stories of radical popular democratic alternatives emerging worldwide.

Contents:

Introduction - Democracy is dead, long live democracies

Hilary Wainwright

Democracy, power and sovereignty in today's Europe

Yanis Varoufakis

A Global Post-Democratic Order

Leigh Phillips

Economics as Ideology: Challenging Expert Political Power

Elaine Coburn

Tyranny of Global Finance

Walden Bello

Multi-stakeholder Governance: A corporate push for a new form of global governance

Harris Gleckman

Case study: Nutrition and food - how government for and of the people became government for and by the TNCs

Flavio Luiz Schieck Valente

"To change the heart and soul": How elites contained the global climate justice movement

Herbert Docena

Precarity, Power and Democracy

Tom George

Freedom technologists and the future of global justice

John Postill

The open source city as the transnational democratic future

Bernardo Gutierrez

Power in India: Radical Pathways

Ashish Kothari and Pallav Das

The Coming War In Europe: Essays On Europe's Impending Destabilization And Internal Confrontation With Islam

The Coming War In Europe: Essays On Europe's Impending Destabilization And Internal Confrontation With Islam is a collection of articles and essays published by Julian Langness from 2015-2017.

These essays detail and analyze the situation in Europe vis a vis:

Mass-Muslim immigration and the 'migrant crisis' The philosophy of progressive-elite driven cultural-suicide that is behind the tragic developments in EuropeThe startlingly quick pace of Islamization overtaking countries like the UK, Sweden, France, and Germany.What the future in Europe foretellsWho is fighting back and howWhat can further be done by those who wish to save Western Europe and her peoplesThe collection contains articles originally published by Counter-Currents, TraditionalRight, and Western Spring.

This book will serve as an interesting and thought-provoking read to those already aware of Europe's dangerous course, and a deep-seated intellectual and moral challenge to those still advocating for the EU's multiculturalist vision.

Empathy

Our society functions by separating us from each other: almost as soon as we're born, we are taught to divide people into groups and see some as more deserving (and more human) than others. Everything from massive inequality to war depends on this process of categorisation and dehumanisation.

In this provocative, inspiring piece of writing, Raoul Martinez asks how and why our empathy is controlled, and argues for a very different world - one of deeper understanding and indiscriminate compassion.

IT WAS BETTER UNDER COMMUNISM (THE BASICS Book 1)

A woman who lived in both provides a surprising comparison between life in America and life in Communist Czechoslovakia

The Republic: The Influential Classic (Capstone Classics)

The newest deluxe edition in the bestselling Capstone Classics Series This ancient classic has had a make-over. In recent years these Capstone Classic deluxe editions have caught the book buying public's imagination. The volumes of international bestsellers such as Think and Grow Rich and The Art of War have quickly become the market leaders., Now Plato's best known work, one of the most intellectually and historically influential works of philosophy and political theory, has been brought to life in this luxury, hardback, keep-sake edition. This edition includes: * Plato's plans for a perfect society characterised by a blend of wisdom, courage, self-discipline and justice * Lessons to learn about living according to eternal truths, instead of existing simply for survival and pleasure * A new introduction by Tom Butler Bowdon, the classic personal development expert

The Communist Manifesto

911 Finding the Truth

In Darkest England and the Way Out

Politics

Confessions of a Terrorist: A Novel

Criminal Sociology

A Book of Remarkable Criminals

The Communist Manifesto

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 present) and the problems of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms. The Communist Manifesto summarizes 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.

The Prince (Special Student Edition

Welcome Again Jesus Christ

The Happy Activist: How to Sustain Your Spirit, Stamina, and Sanity to Make America Marvelous

How do you immunize yourself from overwhelm, outrage, exhaustion or apathy and maintain the Barack Obama "relentless optimism" in the current political climate? How can we rise up with renewed energy, perseverance and joy to advance the foundation principles of our country since the ratification of the US Constitution?

The Happy Activist evolves a radical paradigm-shift for inner peace and harmony even in challenging, chaotic times through the revolutionary concept of angelic activism. Activists--and activists to-be--can sustain their mental stability, spiritual center and resolve by following the author's clear, innovative framework. Debilitating outrage can transform to sustainable courage and compassion.

Filled with practical exercises, ageless wisdom, and empowering examples of everyday people, The Happy Activist is the definitive guide making a meaningful difference leading your life from your highest purpose and vision. Be inspired by the Indivisible Guide, #MeToo Movement and Women's March--Baynard Rustin's "legions of angelic troublemakers.

Renew your soul, maintain your focus, and claim the courage to change the world under the guidance of Leena St. Michael--a renowned yoga teacher, life coach, counselor and mentor to warrior leaders.

Become a happy activist. Read The Happy Activist, now.