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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas L. Friedman
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 A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller   "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times... (read more)

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Murder in Amsterdam: Liberal Europe, Islam and the Limits of Tolerance
Murder in Amsterdam: Liberal Europe, Islam and the Limits of Tolerance
by Ian Buruma
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In 2004, the celebrated and controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh was shot and killed by an Islamic extremist for making a movie that insulted the prophet Mohammed. Buruma returned to his native land to investigate the shocking event and its larger... (read more)

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Inventing the 21st Century
Inventing the 21st Century
by Stephen Van Dulken
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From the iPod to the Nintendo Wii, the first decade of the twenty-first century has already brought us incredible inventions we could not have imagined before, yet that have already changed how we live our lives and spend our free time. Although the... (read more)

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The Last Days of Europe: Epitaph for an Old Continent
The Last Days of Europe: Epitaph for an Old Continent
by Walter Laqueur
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•   In Brussels in 2004, more than 55 percent of the children born were of immigrant parents •   Half of all female scientists in Germany are childless •   According to a poll in 2005, more than 40 percent of... (read more)

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An Anthropology of the European Union
An Anthropology of the European Union
by Irene Bellier
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One of the problems facing Europe is that the building of institutional Europe and top-down efforts to get Europeans to imagine their common identity do not necessarily result in political and cultural unity. Anthropologists have been slow to consider... (read more)

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The Dust of Empire: The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland
The Dust of Empire: The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland
by Karl Ernest Meyer
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When Charles de Gaulle learned that France's former colonies in Africa had chosen independence, the great general shrugged dismissively, "They are the dust of empire." But as Americans have learned, particles of dust from remote and seemingly medieval... (read more)

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The Chaos Point: The World at the Crossroads
The Chaos Point: The World at the Crossroads
by Ervin Laszlo
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Breakdown or Breakthrough? We are at a critical juncture in history, a "decision-window" where we face the danger of global collapse--or the opportunity for global renewal. Written by Ervin Laszlo, the founder of systems philosophy and general evolution... (read more)

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Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover
Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover
by Katri Vanden Heuvel
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America’s economy is in meltdown. Banks have failed, foreclosures are sweeping the housing market, and stocks have suffered their worst losses since the Great Depression. Faced with a complex and spiraling crisis, the government has poured billions... (read more)

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Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill
Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill
by Jessica Stern
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For four years, Jessica Stern interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world: Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Traveling extensively—to refugee camps in Lebanon, to religious schools in Pakistan, to prisons in Amman, Asqelon, and... (read more)

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Studies in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict #6: No Easy Fix: Global Responses to Internal Wars and Crimes Against Humanity
Studies in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict #6: No Easy Fix: Global Responses to Internal Wars and Crimes Against Humanity
by Patricia Marchak
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Patricia Marchak, former dean of arts and professor emerita, University of British Columbia, is the author of several books including Logging the Globe, The Integrated Circus, God's Assassins, and Reigns of Terror.... (read more)

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The Gods That Failed: How Blind Faith in Markets Has Cost Us Our Future
The Gods That Failed: How Blind Faith in Markets Has Cost Us Our Future
by Larry Elliot
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Over the past three decades, governments have ceded economic control to a new elite of free-market operatives and their colleagues in national and international institutions like the IMF, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization. They promised... (read more)

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