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Political Economy of the Middle East 2013-updated (3RD 13 Edition)
Political Economy of the Middle East 2013-updated (3RD 13 Edition)
by Alan Richards
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This integrated, analytic text presents a comprehensive analysis transformation and development of the political economy in the Middle East over the past several decades. In this updated third edition of A Political Economy of the Middle East, the book... (read more)

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Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot
Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot
by Masha Gessen
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The heroic story of Pussy Riot, who resurrected the power of truth in a society built on lies On February 21, 2012, five young women entered the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. In neon-colored dresses, tights, and balaclavas, they performed a &... (read more)

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Crossing the Rubicon: 9/11 and the Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil
Crossing the Rubicon: 9/11 and the Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil
by Michael Ruppert
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The attacks of September 11, 2001, were accomplished through an amazing orchestration of logistics and personnel. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies key suspects—finding some of them in the highest echelons of American government&mdash... (read more)

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The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy
by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt
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The Israel Lobby," by John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006, it provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for... (read more)

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The 33-Day War: Israel's War on Hezbollah in Lebanon and Its Consequences
The 33-Day War: Israel's War on Hezbollah in Lebanon and Its Consequences
by Gilbert Achcar
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Up to date through the events of October, 2006, this book assesses the causes and consequences of the impact on the recent Middle East war. The authors describe the popular basis of Hezbollah in Lebanon among the Shiites, but also its relation to the... (read more)

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Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?
by Alan Weisman
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A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us. In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if... (read more)

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Putin and the Oligarchs: The Khodorkovsky-Yukos Affair
Putin and the Oligarchs: The Khodorkovsky-Yukos Affair
by Richard Sakwa
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The arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the head of the Yukos oil company, in October 2003, was a key turning point in modern Russian history. Although officially charged with fraud and tax evasion, many speculated that the real catalyst for Khodorkovskys... (read more)

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World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability
World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability
by Amy Chua
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For over a decade now, the reigning consensus has held that the combination of free markets and democracy would transform the third world and sweep away the ethnic hatred and religious zealotry associated with underdevelopment. In this astute, original... (read more)

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Revolution in the Age of Social Media: The Egyptian Popular Insurrection and the Internet
Revolution in the Age of Social Media: The Egyptian Popular Insurrection and the Internet
by Linda Herrera
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Linda Herrera is an anthropologist who spent seventeen years in Egypt. She writes extensively on youth cultures, the politics of education, and generational change in the digital age. She is a core faculty member in Global Studies in Education at the... (read more)

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On Empire: America, War, and Global Supremacy
On Empire: America, War, and Global Supremacy
by Eric Hobsbawm
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In there four incisive and keenly perceptive essays, one of out most celebrated and respected historians of modern Europe looks at the world situation and some of the major political problems confronting us at the start of the third millennium. With his... (read more)

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The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan
The Army and Democracy: Military Politics in Pakistan
by Aqil Shah
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Since Pakistan gained independence in 1947, only once has an elected government completed its tenure and peacefully transferred power to another elected government. In sharp contrast to neighboring India, the Muslim nation has been ruled by its military... (read more)

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Colossal Wreck: a Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, and American Culture (13 Edition)
Colossal Wreck: a Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, and American Culture (13 Edition)
by Alexander Cockburn
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India Becoming: A Portrait of Life in Modern India
India Becoming: A Portrait of Life in Modern India
by Akash Kapur
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A New Republic Editors' and Writers' Pick 2012 A New Yorker Contributors' Pick 2012 A Newsweek "Must Read on Modern India" “For people who savored Katherine Boos Behind the Beautiful Forevers.”—Evan Osnos, newyorker.com A portrait... (read more)

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The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa
The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa
by Dayo Olopade
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The path to progress in Africa lies in the surprising and innovative solutions Africans are finding for themselves Africa is a continent on the move. Its often hard to notice, though—the western focus on governance and foreign aid obscures the... (read more)

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Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion, and Change
Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion, and Change
by John A. Booth
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Understanding Central America explains how domestic, global, political and economic forces have shaped rebellion and regime change in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras throughout their histories, during the often-turbulent 1970s... (read more)

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He Runs, She Runs: Why Gender Stereotypes Do Not Harm Women Candidates
He Runs, She Runs: Why Gender Stereotypes Do Not Harm Women Candidates
by Deborah Jordan Brooks
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"This fascinating book debunks the most commonly offered explanation for why progress toward gender parity in elected representation has stalled. Surprisingly, Brooks finds that male and female politicians are subject to similar expectations from voters,... (read more)

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The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
by George Friedman
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A fascinating, eye-opening and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the U.S. and the world from one of our most incisive futurists.   In his thought-provoking new book, George Friedman, founder of STRATFOR—the preeminent private... (read more)

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America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great
America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great
by Benjamin S Sr Carson
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What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our... (read more)

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The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn't What It Used to Be
The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn't What It Used to Be
by Moises Naim
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Power is shifting — from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from corporate leviathans to nimble start-ups, and from presidential palaces to public squares. But power is also changing, becoming harder to use and easier to lose. As a... (read more)

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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein
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In her ground-breaking reporting Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism." Whether covering Baghdad after the U.S. occupation, Sri Lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar... (read more)

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