Jihad vs. McWorld

Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy

Author: Benjamin Barber

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307874443

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. These diametrically opposed but strangely intertwined forces are tearing apart--and bringing together--the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it depends. On the one hand, consumer capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the social and economic barriers between nations, transforming the world's diverse populations into a blandly uniform market. On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units. Jihad vs. McWorld is the term that distinguished writer and political scientist Benjamin R. Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy. A work of persuasive originality and penetrating insight, Jihad vs. McWorld holds up a sharp, clear lens to the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world. Critics and political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R. Barber's work for its bold vision and moral courage. Jihad vs. McWorld is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand our troubled present and the crisis threatening our future. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sapiens

A Brief History of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316109

Category: Science

Page: 464

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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Influence

The Psychology of Persuasion

Author: Robert B. Cialdini, PhD

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061899874

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

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Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success. Some images that appeared in the print edition of this book are unavailable in the electronic edition due to rights reasons.

Prospect's Bible

How to Prospect for a Traditional, Law Abiding Motorcycle Club

Author: John "Black Dragon" Edward Bunch II, 2nd,MR John E Bunch II,Christin Chapman,Robert Coleman,Robert Schultz,Philip 'Koolaid' Coney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692340127

Category:

Page: 156

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Do you have what it takes to earn the full patch brotherhood of a Mighty Motorcycle Club Nation? Can you adhere to the strict codes, protocol, customs, discipline and traditions of the MC that are not obvious to casual observers and are not readily shared with strangers? Can you ride in the harsh elements side by side with your brothers, sleeping under the stars and loving the life of two-wheeled iron obsession? Can you be trusted with the secrets and internal business of the MC? Can you serve the MC with loyalty putting the MC first in all endeavors other than God, family, and job? Can you love your full patch brothers as deeply as any blood family? Are you worthy of the trust of the MC? Can you be fearless in the face of danger? Can you stand by your full patch brothers, come what may, through thick and thin, until the very end? Can you do the work required to earn your full patch? If your answers to the questions above are yes then perhaps you might be ready to begin prospecting for a Motorcycle Club. Prospect's Bible will guide you, step by step, through the process of realizing that dream. It will give you an edge your full patch brothers never had. It will give you clarity through the process and guide you to becoming the hottest running prospect your MC has ever seen! You will learn how to prospect for a traditional, 99%er, law abiding motorcycle club. You will Learn MC protocol, Biker Set traditions and outlaw 1% MC history. You will learn the duties of the President, Sgt-at-Arms, Road Captain and other MC Officers. You will learn the foundation of what forms the MC's bylaws. You will learn MC politics, conflict resolution and how to successfully crossover! Prospect's bible contains: *a biker terms glossary *254 question MC protocol, history and traditions test *the Prospect's Proverbs "Daily affirmations to keep you strong" Good luck Prospect!

Sergeant-At-Arms Bible

Soldier-Sergeant of the Brotherhood

Author: MR John Edward Bunch II

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997432220

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Sergeant-at-Arms is the guardian of the bylaws, and protector of the brotherhood. Learn the skills necessary to ply your trade as the Sergeant-at-Arms of your mighty Brotherhood Nation. This handbook is the only one of its kind that will give you the templates, guides, information and direction to quickly get you up and running as a soldier-sergeant. Learn the Sergeant's administrative, law enfor- cement and military duties as an MC leader. Use National President John E. Bunch II's 27 years of experience to learn how to protect your MC and manage its accountability system..

Outlaw Motorcycle Clubs and Street Gangs

Scheming Legality, Resisting Criminalization

Author: Tereza Kuldova,Martín Sánchez-Jankowski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331976120X

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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This edited collection offers in-depth essays on outlaw motorcycle clubs and street gangs. Written by sociologists, anthropologists and criminologists, it asks the question of how the self-proclaimed ‘outlaws’ integrate into society. While these groups may cultivate a deviant image, these original studies show that we should not let ourselves be deceived by appearances. These ‘outlaws’ are, paradoxically, well integrated into mainstream society. The essays read the relationship of these groups to the media, law enforcement and society through the lens of their strategies of ‘scheming legality’ and ‘resisting criminalization’. These reveal most strikingly how the knowledge of social codes, norms and mechanisms is put to use by these groups. This groundbreaking volume provides answers to previously understudied questions through well-researched case studies drawn from across Europe and United States. With wide-reaching implications for communities around the world, this exciting collection of essays will be of great interest to academics and governmental institutions as well as students and general readers of anthropology, sociology and criminology.

Alcoholics Anonymous

The Story of How More Than One Hundred Men Have Recovered from Alcoholism

Author: Alcoholics Anonymous

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781258461805

Category:

Page: 410

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Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780759521049

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

How to Read Literature Like a Professor Revised Edition

A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

Author: Thomas C. Foster

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780062301673

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Thomas C. Foster's classic guide—a lively and entertaining introduction to literature and literary basics, including symbols, themes, and contexts—that shows you how to make your everyday reading experience more rewarding and enjoyable. While many books can be enjoyed for their basic stories, there are often deeper literary meanings interwoven in these texts. How to Read Literature Like a Professor helps us to discover those hidden truths by looking at literature with the eyes—and the literary codes—of the ultimate professional reader: the college professor. What does it mean when a literary hero travels along a dusty road? When he hands a drink to his companion? When he's drenched in a sudden rain shower? Ranging from major themes to literary models, narrative devices, and form, Thomas C. Foster provides us with a broad overview of literature—a world where a road leads to a quest, a shared meal may signify a communion, and rain, whether cleansing or destructive, is never just a shower—and shows us how to make our reading experience more enriching, satisfying, and fun. This revised edition includes new chapters, a new preface, and a new epilogue, and incorporates updated teaching points that Foster has developed over the past decade.

Prospect's Bible for Women's Motorcycle Clubs

How to Prospect for a Women's MC

Author: John E. Bunch, 2nd

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997432206

Category:

Page: 132

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Women's motorcycle clubs are establishing themselves across the nation at a fast and furious pace. Women are saying "no" to marginalization, sexism, sexual discrimination and demanding the right to ride free, which is not an uncommon request for true bikers. And women's motorcycleclubs are receiving their blessings to form their clubs, elect their officers, and show what they can Contribute to the MC lifestyle on two. If you are ready to participate National President John E. Bunch II will share information and tactics with you to help you define the MC Set, find a women's motorcycle club, and successfully prospect for that women's motorcycle club to win your status as a full patch sister. National President John E. Bunch II has over 27 years experience as a full patch brother of the Mighty Black Sabbath MC Nation. He has been the National President for the last 7 years. Ride hard ladies!

Fast Food Nation

The Dark Side of the All-American Meal

Author: Eric Schlosser

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547750331

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

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Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.

Behold a Pale Horse

Author: William Cooper

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 9781622335022

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in Top Secret government files since the 1940s. His audiences hear the truth unfold as he writes about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war on drugs, the Secret Government and UFOs. Bill is a lucid, rational and powerful speaker who intent is to inform and to empower his audience. Standing room only is normal. His presentation and information transcend partisan affiliations as he clearly addresses issues in a way that has a striking impact on listeners of all backgrounds and interests. He has spoken to many groups throughout the United States and has appeared regularly on many radio talk shows and on television. In 1988 Bill decided to "talk" due to events then taking place worldwide, events which he had seen plans for back in the early '70s. Since Bill has been "talking," he has correctly predicted the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the invasion of Panama. All Bill's predictions were on record well before the events occurred. Bill is not a psychic. His information comes from Top Secret documents that he read while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over 17 years of thorough research. "Bill Cooper is the world's leading expert on UFOs." -- Billy Goodman, KVEG, Las Vegas. "The onlt man in America who has all the pieces to the puzzle that has troubled so many for so long." -- Anthony Hilder, Radio Free America "William Cooper may be one of America's greatest heros, and this story may be the biggest story in the history of the world." -- Mills Crenshaw, KTALK, Salt Lake City. "Like it or not, everything is changing. The result will be the most wonderful experience in the history of man or the most horrible enslavement that you can imagine. Be active or abdicate, the future is in your hands." -- William Cooper, October 24, 1989.

Why Nations Fail

The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson

Publisher: Crown Books

ISBN: 0307719227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 529

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An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.

Attitudes Aren't Free

Thinking Deeply About Diversity in the U.S. Armed Forces

Author: James E. Parco,David A. Levy

Publisher: Enso Books

ISBN: 1585662046

Category: Cultural pluralism

Page: 557

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"Attitudes Aren't Free offers a framework for improving policy in the areas of religious expression, open homosexuality, race, gender, ethics, and other current issues affecting military members. Parco and Levy provide us with a unique and robust discussion of divisive topics that everyone thinks about serving our nation - in and out of uniform - becoeme intimately familiar with this book."--P. [4] of cover.

Brothers, We Are Not Professionals

A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry, Updated and Expanded Edition

Author: John Piper

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 143367873X

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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In this revised and expanded edition of Brothers, We Are Not Professionals that includes a new introduction and select all-new chapters, best-selling author John Piper pleads through a series of thoughtful essays with fellow pastors to abandon the professionalization of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the Bible for radical ministry. “We pastors are being killed by the professionalizing of the pastoral ministry,” he writes. “The mentality of the professional is not the mentality of the prophet. It is not the mentality of the slave of Christ. Professionalism has nothing to do with the essence and heart of the Christian ministry. The more professional we long to be, the more spiritual death we will leave in our wake. For there is no professional childlikeness, there is no professional tenderheartedness, there is no professional panting after God. “Brothers, we are not professionals. We are outcasts. We are aliens and exiles in the world. Our citizenship is in Heaven, and we wait with eager expectation for the Lord (Phil. 3:20). You cannot professionalize the love for His appearing without killing it. And it is being killed. “The world sets the agenda of the professional man; God sets the agenda of the spiritual man. The strong wine of Jesus Christ explodes the wine- skins of professionalism.”