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This book is an examination of the effect of contemporary wars (such as the 'War on Terror') on civil life at a global level.
Contemporary literature on war is mainly devoted to recent changes in the Theory and practice of warfare, particular those in which terrorists or insurgents are involved (for example, the 'revolution in military affairs', 'small wars', and so on). On the other hand, today's research on security is focused, among other themes, on the effects of the war on terrorism, and on civil liberties and social control. This volume connects these two fields of research, showing how 'war' and 'security' tend to exchange targets and forms of action as well as personnel (for instance, the spreading use of private contractors in wars and of military experts in the 'struggle for security') in modern society. This shows how, contrary to Clausewitz's belief war should be conceived of as a "continuation of politics by other means", the opposite statement is also true: that politics, insofar as it concerns security, can be defined as the 'continuation of war by other means'.
Believe in America: Mitt Romney's Plan for Jobs and Economic Growth
Mitt Romney will rebuild the foundations of the American economy on the principles of free enterprise, hard work, and innovation. His plan emphasizes critical structural adjustments rather than short-term fixes. It seeks to reduce taxes, spending, regulation, and government programs. It seeks to increase trade, energy production, human capital, and labor flexibility. It relinquishes power to the states instead of claiming to have the solution to every problem.
Any American living through this economic crisis will immediately recognize the severity of the break that Mitt Romney proposes from our current course. He is calling for a fundamental change in Washington's view of how economic growth and prosperity are achieved, how jobs are created, and how government can support these endeavors. It is at once a deeply conservative return to policies that have served our nation well and a highly ambitious departure from the policies of our current leadership. In short, it is a plan to get America back to work.
Mein Kampf Comes to Washington DC
Mein Kampf Comes to Washington D.C. is a digest of Hitlers original 720 page tome. Each chapter in Mein Kampf Comes to Washington D.C. corresponds to a chapter in Mein Kampf. Some chapters are quite short, which is due to the strict exclusion of racist and anti-semantic material. A good deal of Hitlers autobiographical information was also excluded. The digest contains twenty-three chapters of political principles and strategies from Mein Kampf covering: Religion, Education, the Press, and so on. Mein Kampf sold over ten million copies, and transformed an established democracy into a dictatorship.
The principles in this political manifesto are now being used in Washington D.C. by extremists. For example, the strategy and ideology used by the TEA Party to shutdown the United States Government from October 1st to October 16th 2013 (at a cost to the American tax payer of 24 billion dollars) can be found in the first few chapters of Mein Kampf. Today they call themselves the TEA Party, yesterday they were the neocons, and who knows what they will label themselves tomorrow, but the applied ideology, strategy, and tactics of political extremists (all over the world) have a common center Mein Kampf.
Voluntary Peasants Labor of Love, Part 3: The Farm Commune Early Years 1972-'76
Cool, fun weaving of journalism, humor and stream of consciousness to transport the reader on an entertaining, mind-expanding, psychedelic odyssey. Far out adventures of a UPI reporter, who followed the 60s over the edge; sought Enlightenment and joined 300 spiritual hippies to co-found a remarkable commune in Tennessee awarded the alternative Nobel Peace Prize, the Swedish Right Livelihood AwardFor caring, sharing and acting with and on behalf of those in need at home and abroad.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. That was us! We had it going.
For 13 years, folks lived life in peace, simply, with friends, sharing adventures, working together to help fix the world. Entertaining, never-before-revealed, inside look into iconic American communeThe FarmA bold, shared vision, social experiment of the 60s. At peak1,400 people enjoyed zero unemployment, universal healthcare, food, housing and all necessities on $100/person a month!
A literary labor of love of about group labor of love. Far out, true tales of collective community living, gurus, hippies, and spiritual seekers.
The Farm was a 24/7 peace demonstrationour own town, complete with solar-heated school, soy dairy, clinic, doctors, midwives, bakery, farming, motor pool, good karma cottage industries, radio station, and humanitarian outreach. I was a founder, builder, and resident member for 13 years. I worked as a farmer, carpenter, mason, flour miller, baker, vegan chef, gateman, editor and earthquake reconstruction volunteer in Guatemala, working with a team from The Farm and Mayans; building rural schools, clinics, houses and a clinic for Mother Teresa.
Originally, The Farm was a spiritual hippie cult built around charismatic teacher, Stephen Gaskin. High Times calls GaskinThe Gandhi of the American Counterculture. Over the years, The Farm evolved into Community as Teacher, with Stephen serving as minister and life Coach. Stephen's wife, Ina May Gaskin, was the community midwife and became a major force in popularizing home delivery. Ina May is in the Women's Hall of Fame and is known as the mother of modern midwifery. We examine the guru-student trip and my 13-year, extraordanary relationship with the Gaskins.
Policies to Address Poverty in America
One-in-seven adults and one-in-five children in the United States live in poverty. Individuals and families living in poverty not only lack basic, material necessities, but they are also disproportionally afflicted by many social and economic challenges. Some of these challenges include the increased possibility of an unstable home situation, inadequate education opportunities at all levels, and a high chance of crime and victimization.
Given this growing social, economic, and political concern, The Hamilton Project at Brookings asked academic experts to develop policy proposals confronting the various challenges of America's poorest citizens, and to introduce innovative approaches to addressing poverty. When combined, the scope and impact of these proposals has the potential to vastly improve the lives of the poor. The resulting 14 policy memos are included in The Hamilton Project's Policies to Address Poverty in America. The main areas of focus include promoting early childhood development, supporting disadvantaged youth, building worker skills, and improving safety net and work support.
Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Health System
This is the story of the Singapore healthcare system: how it works, how it is financed, its history, where it is going, and what lessons it may hold for national health systems around the world. Singapore ranks sixth in the world in healthcare outcomes, yet spends proportionally less on healthcare than any other high-income country. This is the first book to set out a comprehensive system-level description of healthcare in Singapore, with a view to understanding what can be learned from its unique system design and development path.
The lessons from Singapore will be of interest to those currently planning the future of healthcare in emerging economies, as well as those engaged in the urgent debates on healthcare in the wealthier countries faced with serious long-term challenges in healthcare financing. Policymakers, legislators, public health officials responsible for healthcare systems planning, finance and operations, as well as those working on healthcare issues in universities and think tanks should understand how the Singapore system works to achieve affordable excellence.
3 Theories of Everything
What is reality? What is the meaning of human life? Why do we suffer? In this simple volume, international lecturer Ellis Potter explores three major worldviews that propose radically different answers to these eternal questions. In clear and compelling language, Potter shows us that the three worldviews, and the unique hope that each offers to humanity, have profoundly different consequences for how we see everyday reality and the ultimate purpose of our lives. This book is a concise, reader friendly look at 3 basic ways of seeing reality from the East and the West. It wrestles with the problem of suffering and finds solutions in each of the 3 points of view. It is respectful of each worldview and engages the readers in some deep and hard-hitting questions about how they identify themselves and how they look at and understand the world. Reading, thinking about and perhaps discussing this book will bring the readers into a clearer focus of their own way of seeing reality. The book is based on lectures by the author and has a large section of questions and answers drawn from actual discussions.