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Abortion: What The Founding Fathers Thought About It

by Duane L. Ostler

Price: Free! Approx. 13,270 words. Language: English. Published on August 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Abortion & Birth Control. n This book gives the views of the founding fathers against abortion, and describes the surprising truth about the common law abortion rule which was misinterpreted by the court in Roe v. Wade. Most importantly, the book tells how the 9th Amendment was intended to incorporate the founders' views of natural law as part of the Constitution-which would protect the unborn from the moment of conception!

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 05 August 2013 PDT/PST 

Discoveries relating to Biblical exodus

by Dr Michael Jarvis

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 05 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Discipleship Press

Rating: 4.00 / 5
115 reviews

The Case for Gold: A Minority Report of the U.S. Gold Commission

by Lewis Lehrman

This important and authoritative book by two of America's leading proponents of the gold standard has been acclaimed by policy analysts, congressional leaders, and investment experts alike. Originally commissioned by the U.S. Gold Commission and subsequently issued as a minority report of the Commission, The Case for Gold was the first official U.S. government investigation into the feasibility of a gold standards in more than 120 years.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Cato Institute

Rating: 4.00 / 5
15 reviews

New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and Worked Examples as One Way…

by James Paul Gee

A proposal to move the academic area of digital media and learning toward more coherence.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: MIT Press

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

A Beer With The Devil

by Darryl Harrison

Superb! Astonishing! Free Ebook
A Beer With The Devil is in fact the ultimate installment of tales having just as much vitality, chaos and also at times hilarious. In case you haven’t learned your lesson based mostly on the detrimental mayhem these kinds of unhinged characters have created in this ebook I truly feel totally sorry for your ass my friend. What alcohol consumption and really serious drug abuse have done to these folks confirm what I’ve proclaimed all along exactly how dangerous this stuff may cause. I don’t in any way inspire anybody to enjoy psychotic drugs binges and together with liquor.
The primary yarn is referred to as The Scandalous-ass Birds. This unique account regarding wicked-ass birds that thwart airport terminal officials and also the death of countless spawn trouble from wild life animal lovers. After they make a practice of congregating on the airport runway. An airport supervisor hires a Dimwitted dope-smoking and heavy alcohol abuser PI to get rid of the birds having extreme implications.
The Second tales is termed The Very Best Air-Racer. This particular story is centered on a cancer patient who makes use of drugs, sex alcohol to alleviate the discomfort brought on by his illness. His dying wish is to meet up with his idol, which turns out to be a serious user of psychotic drugs and loaded on alcoholic beverages most of the time. It’s hard to believe that any kind of dumb-ass motherfucker could actually issue a pilot license to this bumbling fool makes for a high octane of a hazardous adventure placing many folks lives at risk.
Third story is called A Sizzling Performance. This specific bag full of turmoil is mostly about a drunk-ass old homeless woman who had been once a glimmer of exceptional talent proves she can continue to provide light for a showroom with her remarkable talent when she leaves a shocking affect on her audience.
The fourth scenario is known as Free Draft Beer At The Corner Bar. This sort of stories about a former busboy who has been doing large quantity of drugs and is constantly high on liquor is searching for work in this tough-ass economy. He then stumbles upon a tavern that gives away beer which is the last thing he needs.
The fifth story is named The Sick World of Mr. James Beats. This account pertains to a dude who calls himself “Mr. James Beats” who’s terminated from his meat packing Co. after twenty years a result of the lousy economy. He's a tough time coping with the situation, turns to psychoactive drugs and alcohol, in an effort to preserve his insanity yet falls hella short on this endeavor and goes totally loony---even as far as eating poop.
The sixth story is regarded as A Bizarre Bus Ride. This specific story is focused on a youngster who actually doesn’t really drink or take drugs yet is forced by his friends and also teachers at school takes a unusual bus trip with many folks on the bus making use of psychotic drug, alcohol, undertaking lewd acts of perversion while this child rides to his abusive aunt's house.
Well generally, if the first mouthful of stories does indeed any kind of justice in preventing you against executing the unimaginable I do believe this particular last batch of delirium stew will perform the trick. I do believe you’re clever and definitely will make the most important decision to drink and make use of drugs responsibly. Good luck!

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Darryl Harrison

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

The Unpaved Road

by Robyn Jane Sheppard

This is a short autobiographical account of my transition from someone who was identified as male at birth, but was never happy that way. After several years, I realized that not only was I meant to be a woman, but that I had the means to become my true self.
While this book contains adult content, it is not an "adult" book in the classic meaning of the word.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Robyn Jane Sheppard

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Why I Support Same-Sex Civil Marriage

by David Bruce

This documents provides arguments in favor of same-sex civil marriage.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: David Bruce

Rating: 1.00 / 5
4 reviews

Don't Call It Dark

by Mary Howle

A theory that dark energy and dark matter may be the creative force of the universe.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Mary Howle

Fear Psychology

by George J Cole

Bundled with the Fear Psychology thesis is a review paper entitled “A Century of Psychoanalysis”, which discusses an old psychology that has not yet expired. It introduced ideas that were radical and alarming at a time when sexual matters were not for public discussion, but what was probably more alarming was the concept of 'unconscious' motivation of behavior. This aspect of the theory tends to have been forgotten or ignored.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: George J Cole

Dear Editor, Liberal Tidbits

by Sherry McKnight

Overwhelmed by political campaign promises and pondering your 2012 November election choices? This liberal leaning opinion writer's compilation of "Letters to the Editor" may help you decide how to vote. However, the imperative is Be Informed! before you make such important decisions! The collection offers insight of America's governing atmosphere since 2009 and offers factual graphs and charts supporting/refuting several issues.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Sherry McKnight

Paved with Good Intentions

by Barry Rubin

Watching the Iranian revolution in 1978, it seemed to me vital to explain the history of U.S.-Iran relations and how things had become so much in conflict. This book traces that relationship down through the hostage crisis. Many have recognized it as the critical account on this issue.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Barry Rubin

What I Nearly Forgot

by Paul Corusoe

A summer afternoon's hike to a wild river island becomes a man's metaphysical journey back to childhood - to ghost trains, tadpoles, and his sense of growing frailty.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Paul Corusoe

How to Teach Children to be Sex Offenders

by Jane Gilgun

This small book outlines steps parents can take to teach children how to be sex offenders. It's easy. This part is satire. Next I discuss what parents and a concerned public can do to prevent children from becoming sex offenders. Prevention is hard. People must really want to do it. Apparently, not enough of us do. So, we will keep on raising children to be sex offenders. Is that what we want?

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Jane Gilgun

Istanbul Intrigues

by Barry Rubin

This is the story of Istanbul--but also of Turkey, the Balkans, and the eastern Mediterranean--during World War II, based on extensive interviews and the use of archives, especially those of the OSS, which I was the first to see for this region. The book is written as a cross between a scholarly work and a real-life thriller. The status of Turkey as a neutral country made it a center of espionage, a sort of actual equivalent of the film “Casablanca.”
Aspects of the story include the Allied-Axis struggle to get Turkey on their side; the spy rings set up in the Middle East and the Balkans; the attempts of Jews to escape through Turkey; the Allies’ covert war in Greece, Yugoslavia, Hungary, and other countries; and the first accurate account of how the Germans recruited the British ambassador’s valet as a spy, who could have been their most successful agent of the war if only they had listened to his warnings. Other interesting stories include America’s first faltering attempts to establish its own intelligence agency and the affair of the efforts to bring about Hungary’s secret surrender to join the Allies, both of which ended in disaster.
The book was published by McGraw Hill in 1989 with a paperback from Pharos/MacMillan in 1992. It was then published by Bosphorus University Press in 2002. The Turkish edition was published as Istanbul Entrikalari in 1994 and reprinted in 1996, 1999, and--by Dogan--in 2007

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Barry Rubin

Recapturing the Reluctant Radical: how to win back Europe’s populist vote by…

by Counterpoint

Support for right-wing populism in Europe has steadily gained attention from media and policy-makers over the past decade. Most of this attention, however, has been focused on the core supporters of right-wing populist parties – the members and the street activists – at the expense of the topic of this publication, the ‘reluctant radicals’. These are our main protagonists: the soft, uncommitted supporters of RPPs. They are crucial for two straightforward reasons: the reluctant radicals are the bulk of RPP support as well as those who can most easily be brought back to the mainstream, thereby depriving RPPs of their main electoral base.
This publication is the first of a series produced within Counterpoint’s project ‘Recapturing Europe’s Reluctant Radicals’. Our aim here is to draw an accurate portrait of these voters by exploring the characteristics of the reluctant radicals in ten European countries, with a particular focus on France, Finland and the Netherlands. We aim to critically test some common assumptions – in particular, that right-wing populism is the preserve of disadvantaged young men – as well as outline the contours of the political and cultural context in which the data needs to be interpreted.
The result is a better understanding of the diversity of the support for these parties as well
as a more accurate reading of the context in which they arise – the histories, traumas, memories, resentments and fears that drive the choices of the reluctant radicals.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Counterpoint

A public information system for transparency in Pakistan

by Muhammad Abd al-Hameed

Government must be transparent to the people if it is to serve them well. This book offers a plan to create transparency in all government operations with the use of available technologies. The plan is primarily for Pakistan but any developing country may adopt it with modifications.
The book describes how every home can have a personal computer with Internet connection. It explains how, with the help of the District Government, every district can have a radio station, a television channel and a daily newspaper, for access to public information and to create effective interaction at local level between the people and the government. Government can also make information accessible by providing copies of records on request, even of secret ones after declassification. It emphasizes that every citizen has a right to get a satisfactory reply to every inquiry or complaint. It suggests how people’s elected representatives can monitor performance of government officials. . The book gives a comprehensive form, to be filled in by every candidate for a public office or a government job, to tell all about himself. The plan suggests how government can take money out of elections, making it possible for even middle class candidates to contest. A truth commission is proposed to gather all facts for posterity about major events in the history of the country.
The book provides comprehensive drafts of two laws, one on freedom of information and the other on national archives.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Muhammad Abd al-Hameed

Transparency in Local Governments in Pakistan

by Muhammad Abd al-Hameed

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Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Muhammad Abd al-Hameed

The proposals for amending the Constitution of Pakistan

by Muhammad Abd al-Hameed

Politicians and media commentators in Pakistan have been demanding for decades the “restoration of the 1973 Constitution,” without realizing what it will mean. In its original form, the Constitution reflected primarily the wishes of Z A Bhutto. Still, he himself made seven amendments that changed about 60 Articles. He ensured his perpetuation in office by requiring that somebody must stick his neck out as the alternative to him and get himself nominated in a resolution of no-confidence before it could be moved in the National Assembly. He also exercised all powers by requiring that no act of the President would be valid without the countersignature of the Prime Minister. Gen. Zia ul-Haq, who came after him, heavily tipped the balance of power in favor of the President. He even enshrined himself by name in the text of the Constitution. Other distortions were added by his civilian successors, Prime Ministers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif.
In its present form, the Constitution has so many outrageous features that it would be a shame to retain it as it is. Even a coherent reading is not possible. There are clauses, even Articles, which are numbered with alphabetical letters to avoid changing the original sequence. A whole new chapter, on Federal Shariat Court, was inserted by adding letters from A to J and double letters like CC, DD, and GG, to the preceding Article number, 203. Then there are Article numbers standing like tree stumps, with the word “Omitted” against them.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Muhammad Abd al-Hameed

Election Night - A Television History 2012 Chapter

by NBC

Election Night: A Television History by Stephen Battaglio is a fascinating and revealing look at the evolution of U.S. presidential election night broadcasts and how since 1948.
Through the lens of NBC News, this special 2012 Election chapter of Election Night highlights commentary by Brian Williams, David Gregory, Savannah Guthrie, Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell and Tom Brokaw.
Drawing from NBC coverage, Battaglio presents the 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama by describing the most memorable moments of the evening. With special access to the NBC News control room, Battaglio also provides an insider's perspective from within the walls of 30 Rockefeller Plaza and what occurred throughout the night of the election.
Photos are featured throughout as well as memorabilia from the 2012 campaign.
This free special 2012 Election chapter is meant to give those interested in presidential politics a real sense of how the process is covered. 
Election Night: A Television History: 1948 - 2012 is a must read for history buffs, political junkies, television enthusiasts and anyone interested in discovering how every four years our nation elects the President of the United States and how Americans watch it happen. 
Download this free special 2012 Election chapter to get started.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: NBC Publishing

Lokalt ledarskap för hållbar utveckling

by Peter Örn

Vreden och besvikelsen över det som inte sker i tid och med tillräcklig kraft kommer att leda till krav på ett nytt ledarskap för hållbar utveckling. Det är en självklarhet att kraven riktas mot världens ledande politiker och mot politiker på nationell nivå. Men de lokala politikerna har också en väldigt viktig roll i arbetet för hållbarhet. Denna text publicerades ursprungligen som ett kapitel i antologin ”Framtidsutmaningar – Det nya Sverige” . Peter Örn är ordförande i Delegationen för hållbara städer tillsatt av regeringen 2008 med uppdrag att arbeta till och med 2012. Han arbetar också som rådgivare och föreläsare i frågor som rör ledarskap och hållbar samhällsutveckling.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Volante

TIN TABERNACLES: How Religious Fundamentalists Took Over the Republican Party

by Willard W. Olson

These comments were written in 2005. In some areas, my comments are somewhat dated. The continually aggressive efforts of the evangelical fundamentalists in their quest for political power in the United States has not changed during these intervening years. It has only intensified. The Republican Party as it was once constituted has vanished to be replaced by litmus tests of religious purity. While it can be honestly suggested that the Democratic Party is overburdened by political correctness, the current Republican Party is literally hamstrung by religious correctness. In the process, the vast majority of Americans are being victimized by these extremist perversions. We now witness the destruction of the middle class in this country. Possibly we need look no further than this competition between political extremes to see the causes. The Republicans look for foreign scapegoats ranging from Mexicans to Chinese to Muslims to blame for the current American difficulties. The real blame lies with us for allowing this political swamp to develop. It is a safe bet that neither of these political extremes produces the happiness and security most of us desire.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Elderberry Press

A Public Affair Corrupted

by Scott Allen Baker

A real solution to rid government of corruption and secrecy. A must read for all American voters who are tired of being robbed blind by forces outside their control.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Scott Allen Baker

The plan for eradication of poverty in Pakistan

by Muhammad Abd al-Hameed

The book gives a comprehensive plan for eradication of poverty in Pakistan. It offers answers to all questions:
How will lifetime occupancy of housing and buildings replace ownership? How will the new system generate regular income more than the present federal budget of three trillion rupees, despite abolition of all taxes ? How will transparency be ensured in all transactions and corruption in all forms eliminated?
Who will start and undertake reconstruction all over the country, without giving any active role to the government? How will new self-sufficient settlements replace present villages? How will every family get a modern flat and space for business in new settlements at a nominal rent? Who will provide free education and healthcare for all? How will all Government employees get rent-free housing? Where will be shifted all factories in present cities? Who will construct buildings for industries and housing for their employees in new settlements and provide them on rent? How uninhabited and least developed areas will be industrialized? How will all industries and businesses get loans without interest? How will farmers get agricultural land enough for living and interest-free loans?
The implementation of the plan will also transform the political and economic systems through an evolutionary manner, without any compulsion at any stage and without any drastic measures like nationalization. It will also introduce direct democracy, in which voters will give their opinion on every measure, making elected representatives unnecessary. Annual vote of confidence will replace elections for all top officials and heads of departments in every settlement. The government will wither away at local and provincial levels.The book gives a comprehensive plan for eradication of poverty in Pakistan. It offers answers to all questions:
How will lifetime occupancy of housing and buildings replace ownership? How will the new system generate regular income more than the present federal budget of three trillion rupees, despite abolition of all taxes ? How will transparency be ensured in all transactions and corruption in all forms eliminated?
Who will start and undertake reconstruction all over the country, without giving any active role to the government? How will new self-sufficient settlements replace present villages? How will every family get a modern flat and space for business in new settlements at a nominal rent? Who will provide free education and healthcare for all? How will all Government employees get rent-free housing? Where will be shifted all factories in present cities? Who will construct buildings for industries and housing for their employees in new settlements and provide them on rent? How uninhabited and least developed areas will be industrialized? How will all industries and businesses get loans without interest? How will farmers get agricultural land enough for living and interest-free loans?
The implementation of the plan will also transform the political and economic systems through an evolutionary manner, without any compulsion at any stage and without any drastic measures like nationalization. It will also introduce direct democracy, in which voters will give their opinion on every measure, making elected representatives unnecessary. Annual vote of confidence will replace elections for all top officials and heads of departments in every settlement. The government will wither away at local and provincial levels.
It is a plan for complete and permanent eradication of poverty. It is primarily for Pakistan but can be implemented in all poor countries with necessary modification. The author can helo as a consultant..

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Muhammad Abd al-Hameed

The Arab States and the Palestine Conflict

by Barry Rubin

Hundreds of books and thousands of articles have been devoted to the history and contemporary course of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The confrontation within Palestine, the participation of Great Britain, the United States, and the United Nations, and the impact of these events on Jews and Palestinian Arabs have all been endlessly chronicled. Surprisingly little attention, however, has been devoted to the question of how the Arab states entered the battle in the first place.
In addition to tracing the events involved in the growing intervention by Arab states in Palestine, this book attempts to analyze two specific issues. How did internal conditions in the various Arab countries affect their involvement in Palestine? How did the network of alliances and conflict among the Arab governments shape their Palestine policies?
How can one hope to understand the conflict without exploring this essential dimension? If Arab nations have spilled so much passion, spent many lives and so many billions of dollars over this issue—and remain willing to do so—the tale of how they arrived at this position must be a compelling and revealing one. This story should be expected to revea important principles of international relations and of the connections between domestic politics and foreign policy.
In this sense, the 1948 Arab-Israeli war and Israel’s independence represent not only a beginning but also an end. These developments marked the failure of diplomacy and indirect intervention by the Arab states. They seemed to mark as inevitable an evolution of affairs which might often have taken alternative paths.
The remnants of pre-1948 ideas and relationships continued to play an important role until 1956. By then, the collapse of the old order, the rise of a new type of Arab leader and of a new model of Arab politics gained the ascendancy. Yet the importance of the Palestine issue and the distinct roles and attitudes of the different Arab states had been largely set through their earlier experiences.
One other point should be especially stressed here. Analysts and scholars often explain some aspect of an Arab government’s foreign policy by presenting it as an attempt to distract public attention from domestic problems. In this light Arab rulers are seen as the masters and manipulators of their political culture. On the contrary, given the powerful and widely accepted premises of Islam and of Arabism, Arab leaders themselves are often seriously constrained. The failure to take certain actions, which may be dangerous and against their personal or national interests, will expose them to the campaigns of domestic and foreign rivals. The ruler may become the subject and even the victim of such necessities. This theme will constantly reappear in the study, and it is an important component in the inner logic of Arab politics.
When the research for this book began I confided my plans to an Arab historian. The idea was, I explained, to write about the efforts of the Arab states over Palestine, particularly in the pre-1948 period. “Oh,” he replied with a cynical smile, “they really didn’t do very much.” I hope this book will convince him otherwise.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Barry Rubin

The Economics of a Storm

by Catherine Jaime

What happens when a major storm barrels through an area? In addition to the tragedy of loss of life and loss of property that accompanies so many of these storms, we also see shortages and cries of price gauging. In this short work on the topic, Catherine lays out her argument for why price gauging is not evil, and that artificially maintaining low prices in a crisis situation is not virtuous.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Catherine Jaime

That's Entertainment: The Observation Principle from Bentham to Foucault (Oceania)

by Charlie Canning

When George Orwell published his dystopian novel 1984 in 1949, many believed that the totalitarian state that Orwell described couldn’t possibly come into existence by the year 1984. Others thought that it was already manifesting itself on both sides of the Iron Curtain.
Since 1949, we have gone well beyond the nightmare world of Orwell’s 1984. In Orwell’s day , the power to crush an individual was in the hands of the state and Winston Smith clearly knew where the blows were coming from. Now any loose confederation of individuals within a community can completely destroy a person’s life.
The chief way that the state exercises power in Orwell’s 1984 is through surveillance. In Orwell’s futuristic world, the surveillance work is done by camera, much the same as it is today. But the underlying principle of observation as a form of power is much older than closed-circuit TV.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Charlie Canning

Four Major Reasons to take Jesus Seriously

by Dr Michael Jarvis

In this article I will firstly look at some significant scientific evidence relating to the Bible documents. This is necessary since a discussion of Jesus Christ relies in large measure upon these written accounts.
I then present four major reasons why the person of Jesus Christ should be taken seriously. These are:
1. Because he made very specific predictions about future events that came to pass in great detail after his death.
2. Because so many details of his life were fulfillments of Old Testament Bible predictions relating to the long expected Jewish Messiah.
3. Because he performed spectacular miracles like no one before him.
4. Because his resurrection demonstrated that he really was who he claimed to be.
As a scientist, I like to approach these questions, as if investigating a series of scientific theories. A scientist makes one or more observations, then formulates a theory to try to explain these observations and then collects evidence that can substantiate or discredit the statements.
So, let’s start from basics and build up evidence in support of each of the four statements listed above.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Discipleship Press

Censorship, Liberty, and Truth

by Michael Brulotte

A sentiment exists among our leaders today that citizens are children and need to be protected. The belief has spread with viral depth. It has persisted with religious tenacity, and the state is at fault. The state is at fault with its paternalistic zeal, with its judicious abandon, and thus we find ourselves beneath its dark umbrella. We are shielded by an effort meant once to avert our eyes from the shadows on the wall, but which now has blocked the sun. No censorship that is unintended to preclude a form of violence or to stem egregious consequence should ever exist at all—lest ignorance over truth prevail.
The people of our nation are brave and determined. Our citizens in decades past are the men and women who pressed westward against a violent wilderness, who fought for independence against an oppressive rule, who died in the battlefields to maintain our way of life, and who today defend our streets, fight our fires, patrol our prisons, educate our children, and defend our borders. We are police and firefighters, social workers, judges, teachers, and citizens of an imperfect world. Our children should know it too—children who go to school in climates of bullying and sexualisation, sometimes of violence, sometimes of neglect. Citizens—all citizens —are likely to see the best and worst of the world. They should; it is part of the human experience.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Michael Brulotte

A Few Hours In The Life Of A Young Man

by Alexey Subbotin

«A Few Hours In The Life Of A Young Man» is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. Sort of. The quest is to guess the YM's family name...

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Alexey Subbotin

To Divide and Not Conquer: Preventing Partisan Gerrymandering with Independent…

by Victoria Stoklasa

This essay proposes that the responsibility of appropriating United States legislative districts, rather than being the responsibility of state legislatures or courts, would be best placed in the hands of independent nonpartisan commissions.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Victoria Stoklasa

Att gå från en etnisk till en pluralistisk nationalism

by Qaisar Mahmood

Likaväl som staten en gång byggde en framgångsrik bild av Sverige som en etnisk nation, måste vi nu bygga svenskheten på idén om att vi tillsammans ansvarar för den, både dess med och motgångar, oavsett bakgrund. Denna text publicerades ursprungligen som ett kapitel i antologin ”Framtidsutmaningar – Det nya Sverige” . Qaisar Mahmood är författare till boken “Jakten på svenskheten” . Han arbetar på Riksantikvarieämbetet, och har tidigare arbetat bland annat som huvudsekreterare i den integrationspolitiska kommittén samt på Riksrevisionen, Svenska Kommunförbundet, Regeringskansliet och Integrationsverket.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Volante

CDR: I, Citizen

by M.T. Bass

CDR: I, Citizen explores one of the most powerful forces in the universe. Without Citizens, the map of the earth would be as borderless as the surface of the moon. Without Citizens, a government is just a bunch of empty buildings – you know, like a business without customers. Taking the Citizen out of the equation is like taking the speed of light out of Einstein's E = MC2 – No Energy, just Mass.
The Citizen's Desk Reference is not a civics or a history book, a political manifesto or a manual for community organizing or an attempt to sway your vote left or right or otherwise. These books are like a software manual or the universal remote control operating instructions handbook that is stacked up or stuffed away somewhere particularly unhandy, especially when things aren't working right and you have finally reached the RTFM stress point so common with modern technology.
The Citizen's Desk Reference is presented as a series of ebooks which can be read in order or, like most manuals, randomly -- even haphazardly browsed according to the crisis or interest at hand.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: M.T. Bass

Crabs

by Paul Corusoe

They bring a world-wide end to violence, complete personal serenity, and total joy. Why not then allow an alien crustacean to burrow its spiny tentacle deep into your cerebellum?
Crabs is my personal rant against government schools who declare normal, active children to be "disordered" and then dope them until they comply with "the program". Nice and tidy...and evil.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Paul Corusoe

Sheltering Down Under (Oceania)

by Charlie Canning

Analogies and extended metaphors are drawn between the United States and the Brigadier in John Cheever's short story "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow" and Australia and New Zealand as the de facto bomb shelters for the Northern Hemisphere.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Charlie Canning

De som inte har, inte älskar och inte är

by Bo Rothstein

Utgångpunkten är att det sedan 1990–talet har skett ett skifte i det svenska skolsystemet som gör att en relativt stor grupp pojkar klarar studierna betydligt sämre än flickorna. Frågan är vad ett sådant skifte kommer att innebära för det svenska samhällets förmåga att skapa goda levnadsförhållanden framöver för såväl män som kvinnor. Huvudfrågorna är dessa: Vad kan vi säga om framtiden för ett samhälle som frambringar en allt större grupp unga män som misslyckats i utbildningssystemet? Vilka blir effekterna för det svenska samhället i stort om denna grupp tillåts växa? Denna text publicerades ursprungligen som ett kapitel i antologin ”Framtidsutmaningar – Det nya Sverige” . Bo Rothstein är verksam vid Statsvetenskapliga institutionen på Göteborgs universitet där han leder forskningsprogrammet The Quality of Government Institute. Han har varit gästforskare vid Australian National University, Cornell University, Harvard University och Stanford University.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Volante

Essay: Evolution? Creation?

by Don P. Bick

Evolution? Creationism? The argument rages on. The ensouling life of our solar system, God, is real and within the sphere of His being He has created all there is. It is within this sphere we live…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Don P. Bick

Utanför utanförskapet

by Svenskt Näringsliv

140 000 svenskar i arbetsför ålder står helt utan registrerarad inkomst, studerar inte, söker inte jobb och får heller inte bidrag i någon form. De befinner sig alltså ytterligare utanför de som normalt räknas in i utanförskapet. Det visar ny statistik som SCB tagit fram på uppdrag av Svenskt Näringsliv.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Svenskt Näringsliv

The Bigfoot Chronicles

by Mike Palecek

The field notes of Mike Palecek from years of walking in the woods of Minnesota, Iowa and South Dakota in search of Bigfoot.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Mike Palecek

Unite or Die

by M.E. Brines

A plea for unity.
Together Conservatives, tea partiers, Libertarians, Anarchists, minorities, anti-war protestors and homosexuals greatly outnumber Progressives who seek to enslave us all. But Progressives win with the strategy of Divide & Conquer. As long as we insist on our own narrow interests rather than uniting in defense of liberty, Progressives will continue to advance their totalitarian agenda.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: M.E. Brines

We Couldn't stop the war...

by Cally Phillips

Ten years ago the Lysistrata Project asked people to take part in a worldwide act of theatrical dissent  In Dumfries and Galloway a bunch of writers responded by writing their own sketches and monologues and performing them live. 
Ten years on we are revisiting the event by publishing some of the original pieces as well as some editorial reflection on the whole experience then and now. 
Contributing writers are: Jo Abbott, Jackie Baldwin, Mark Frankland, Vivien Jones, Cally Phillips and Mary Smith 

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Guerrilla Midgie Press

Transgender Marriage Rights in Texas

by Victoria Stoklasa

From the author of SIGN IT INTO LAW and TO DIVIDE AND NOT CONQUER comes a previously unpublished essay considering the politics behind one of the most threatened civil rights in Texas. How long will the right for transgender people to marry last? Victoria Stoklasa presents three reasons why it might not last for very long.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Victoria Stoklasa

Vägledning för informationssäkerhetsdeklarationen

by Svenskt Näringsliv

Det är vid upphandling och utveckling av IT-system som förutsättningarna för informationssäkerheten avgörs. Trots det "kastas" informationssäkerheten allt för ofta in efter att IT-lösningen är ett faktum. Det ökar påtagligt kostnaderna för säkerheten. Vidare är det inte praktiskt möjligt att i efterhand granska säkerheten i alla de steg som har lett fram till levererad IT-lösning. Kontentan är att informationssäkerheten vilar på okänd grund. Förtroendet för säkerheten är i grunden rubbat. InformationsSäkerhetsDeklartionen ger parterna i anskaffningen och utvecklingen av IT-lösningar förtroende för varandras förmåga att leverera lösningar som svarar mot kundens informationssäkerhetskrav. "Chain of Trust" uppnås mellan parterna. ISD utgörs av en process bestående av följande steg: Granskningsprotokoll ISD-plan Säkerhetstekniskt ackrediteringsunderlag IT-Säkerhetsutlåtandeplan IT-Säkerhetsutlåtande Granskningsrapport Informationssäkerhetsdeklaration ISD-processen säkerställer alla aktiviteter fram till och med det slutgiltiga dokumentet som är Informationssäkerhetsdeklarationen. Deklarationen ska vara granskad och klargöra hur säkerhetskraven har omsatts från kundens krav till färdig IT-lösning. Informationssäkerhetsdeklarationen överlämnas slutligen till kunden. ISD-processen ger förutsättningarna för att skapa förtroende mellan parterna. Förtroendet skapas framför allt genom: Vidimering av att kundens säkerhetskrav är implementerade Spårbarhet i IT-lösningen från säkerhetskrav till färdiga säkerhetsfunktioner Ökad effektivitet i informationssäkerhetsarbetet Ökad kompetensuppbyggnad mellan parterna ISD-processen reducerar också påtagligt risken för personberoenden över tid genom att relevant data aggregeras i processtegen. Det är således bara för en nytillträdd befattningshavare att påbörja där tidigare befattningshavare slutade. Därmed bidrar ISD till att ge kontinuitet i upphandlings- och utvecklingsprocesserna.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Svenskt Näringsliv

Ett steg in - Anställningsformer och flöden på arbetsmarknaden

by Svenskt Näringsliv

Den helt dominerande anställningsformen på den svenska arbetsmarknaden är tillsvidareanställning. 2011 hade 84 procent av alla anställda en tillsvidareanställning. Andelen med en visstidsanställning var 16 procent. I ett tjugofemårsperspektiv har dessa relationer varit tämligen stabila, dock har det skett en långsam förskjutning mot en ökande andel visstidsanställningar. Andelen visstidsanställda har stigit med fyra procentenheter och andelen tillsvidareanställda har fallit lika mycket. Det är framförallt unga som har visstidsanställningar. Det är 58 procent av de sysselsatta unga som har en visstidsanställning. Bland personer över 25 år uppgår andelen visstidsanställda till cirka tio procent. Detta har varit relativt oförändrat under de senaste åren. Det sker kontinuerligt ett stort flöde på arbetsmarknaden mellan arbetslöshet, visstidsanställningar och tillsvidareanställningar. Varje kvartal går i genomsnitt 100 000 personer från arbetslöshet till sysselsättning. De allra flesta av dessa, cirka 80 000, får en visstidsanställning och resterande 20 000 får en tillsvidareanställning. Dessutom går varje kvartal 70 000 personer från en visstidsanställning till en tillsvidareanställning. För arbetslösa är således visstidsanställningar en viktig språngbräda in på arbetsmarknaden och vidare till fastare förankring i form av tillsvidareanställning. För företagen är bra möjligheter och förutsättningar att anställa medarbetare på visstid viktigt för att kunna anpassa verksamheten och behålla eller stärka sin konkurrenskraft.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Svenskt Näringsliv

Kampen om kompetensen lyfter jämställdhet

by Svenskt Näringsliv

Sedan 1998 har andelen kvinnliga chefer i ledningsposition bland Svenskt Näringslivs medlemsföretag ökat kraftigt, från 18 procent till 30 procent. Utvecklingen mot fler kvinnliga chefer och styrelseledamöter är positiv för det svenska näringslivets konkurrenskraft och självklart viktig för jämställdheten i Sverige. Många företag arbetar systematiskt med att öka mångfalden och få fram fler kvinnliga ledare till de högsta chefsnivåerna. De har många bra modeller och resultat att visa upp. Denna rapport vill visa upp goda exempel och inspirera kring hur man kan arbeta med dessa frågor.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Svenskt Näringsliv

Mitt Romney: The Clueless Candidate

by Patrick Triplett

Seldom in the history of American politics has a presidential candidate been so out of touch with the common man as Mitt Romney. His quote that 47 percent of voters are living off the government and he has no use for them may be the single most irresponsible statement ever uttered by a politician at that level. Here are some "Romneyisms" that further prove his incompetance to run for office.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Patrick Triplett

Our Bankrupt Elite

by Andre Michaud

Under a thin layer of deceptive apparent normality, a tragic cultural suicide is under way by massive de-alphabetization of the population due to a severe lowering of the general knowledge base of the elite, caused by a decades long out of control degradation of the education system.
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The failure through ignorance of proper pedagogy by Quebec's pedagogues to address the critical need for children to be taught to read and write properly before the end of the first year of primary school resulted after 40 years of neglect in 50% of Quebec's active population being categorized as functionally illiterate in 2003 by the OECD despite systematic scholarization up to junior high school, with worse figures yet now taking shape for 2012.
The closing down in the 1960's of all traditional teachers training schools without integrating their high quality training programs into the university based replacement training faculties, combined with forced specialization starting at the beginning of senior high school at the expense of teaching a wide general knowledge base, resulted in all of the current Quebec elite having a general knowledge base not exceeding that of junior high school level of the rest of America, which severely hampers their ability to resolve social issues.
What is happening in Quebec should be a warning to all societies inclined to favor early specialization in their school system at the expense of the acquisition of a wide general knowledge base in secondary school.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Andre Michaud

Common Core State Standards and Race to the Top: An Introduction to Marxism 101

by Restore Oklahoma Public Education

Complete with supporting links and end notes for our reference material, our research details how the public education system is being used as a vehicle to spread Socialism and Marxism to our youth. Oklahoma is the focus, but rest assured this is happening in every state. We point out the Federally backed programs that are designed to 'fundamentally change' how our children accept and promote these anti American ideals. We point out how long such programs have been in place and how they're affecting new voters. If you follow our research and compare it with your own state, you won't have anymore doubts that this is being pushed in your own local public schools.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Restore Oklahoma Public Education

Working Undercover

by Ralph Holiman Jr

Working Undercover is a true short story about a DEA agent going undercover in New Orleans in 1992 to buy five kilograms of cocaine.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Ralph Holiman

Reclaiming Socialism, or: Economic Democracy (Recovering a Stolen Word)

by Brian Rush

Imagine getting up in the morning and going to work for a company that, just by virtue of the fact that you work for it, you own part of. Imagine that the company’s president and other officers have to stand for election every year or two years, and you and all the other employees of the company vote them in or out. Imagine getting an accounting on a quarterly basis of the company’s profitability and receiving a payout of your share of those profits – your due as a worker-owner.
Imagine that you get tired of working for the company you own part of and decide to strike out on your own. Imagine that there are on-line services readily available where your skills demand high pay from independent clients, so that being self-employed and entirely your own boss is a matter only of doing the work.
Or let’s say that you and a number of friends have an idea for a new business. Imagine a non-profit organization or perhaps a government agency set up just for that purpose, ready to provide you and your friends a low-interest loan, free advice, and lots of other assistance so you can do that – as long as your new business is a workers’ cooperative.
Imagine a world in which nobody is obscenely rich and nobody is poor, and the average person makes about double – maybe triple – what most people make today.
I can imagine that easily enough. Can you?
Would you like to live in a world like that?
I sure would. We’re ready for it. We just have to believe it and reach for it, and reclaim the word that stands for it.
That word is “socialism.”
It’s being misused today to describe something it’s not, a world of giant bureaucracies, stagnant economies, and secret police. That’s not what it means. It means a world in which ordinary people – probably people like you – own the businesses that provide your livelihood, instead of the economy being owned by a few hogs on Wall Street who see you as their peon.
That’s what socialism is about.
It’s about finally freeing ourselves from the vestiges of the old aristocracy, preserved without the titles in high-rise offices and gated communities.
It’s about democracy in the workplace, not just the polling-place.
It’s about ending the lie that we live in an era of austerity. We don’t. We live in an era of abundance, with technology capable of producing more wealth than ever before – but we also live in an era when a small, powerful, greedy elite see that wealth as belonging to them instead of to all of us, and that’s the reason so many people today are struggling.
The world is rightfully ours, but like the word “socialism” it’s been stolen from us.
This book is about taking it back.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Brian Rush

The Twilight of the Monetary System: And Dawn of a New Era

by Richard J. Wilson

Ever more intelligent robots are steadily replacing people in the workplace, and pushing the monetary system into its twilight. The author shows us that, if we mobilize modern science now, we could easily develop a new economic system to create the dawn of a new era of economic democracy to allow everyone to share in the economy.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Richard J. Wilson

Cauldron of Turmoil: America in the Middle East

by Barry Rubin

Cauldron of Turmoil was written as a history--that I hoped to present in an exciting narrative way--of the dramatic developments in the Persian Gulf in the 1970s and 1980s and how they made this area the highest priority for U.S. foreign policy. The combination of Iran’s Islamist revolution and the Iran-Iraq War transformed the Gulf region from a relatively quiet backwater into the world’s most tumultuous lands. It gave rise to the modern powerful movement of revolutionary Islamism. And later, it would produce the Kuwait war, American invasion of Iraq, and the September 11 attacks, among other events.
Yet America and Americans were not prepared for this new priority and challenge in a part of the world about which they knew little and understood less. Even today, two decades after this book’s publication by Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, those statements still remain largely true. Indeed, the book’s analysis and conclusions still remain accurate for the period covered. I hope you will find Cauldron of Turmoil accurate and even enjoyable as the story of this fascinating region and of the remarkable events that unfolded there.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Barry Rubin

Essay: THE WRITING EFFECT

by Karol Bojnowski

Thanks to scientists like Dr. John Searle, Mills Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Language at University of California- Berkeley, some key points about us Homo sapiens have been established. These points are rather remarkable. It turns out that the big step between civilization and more primitive forms of human society is written language. He says writing constitutes civilization. It is the infrastructure of civilization itself. Writing is a virtual reality environment for the human mind. The key word is virtual. It has affected who we are, how we think, how we remember, how we organize. We aren’t born with it. Homo sapiens must learn how to live as civilized human beings. Advanced forms of civilization, such as killing others because we disagree with them, marriage, or becoming a newspaper editor, are only possible because of written language. Written language shapes our cognition. What does this mean?

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Karol Bojnowski

United States Human Expedition

by Timothy Rodgers

A review of our over all situation as a country in the United States and a humanity of Earth. After covering the systematic flaws of the leverage over human need held by money; I cover the viable options of applying a check and balance on the monetary structure and the private distribution of wealth.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Timothy Rodgers

The Wealth of the People: The Wealth of the Market

by Fernando Urias

The task of explaining the causes of the wealth of the people in a society is a long and complex subject for a single e-book. To facilitate the explanation and the delivery of the material, an e-book will be published in each set of topics.
The following are the planned titles of the book series:
Your Wealth
The first book looks at the time savings gained by a single person increasing his physical and mind assets in an island.
The Wealth of Your Neighbor
The second book is about the agreements that two people have to make to be in a path to increase their respective wealth.
The Wealth of the Market
The third book explains the opportunities offered by a free market to produce wealth for the people that participate in it. This book explains the wealth production results when there is a market that brings the competitive advantage of every individual to the table.
The Wealth of the Business Enterprise
The fourth book is about the function of the business enterprise to produce wealth for its customers, its owners, and its employees.
The Wealth of the State
The fifth book discusses what happens when we remove the assumption that everybody is going to behave correctly. The book explores the historical formation of the state and the implications for the production of wealth.
The Wealth of Social Capital
The sixth book is the core of the series. Social Capital is defined as the ability of a society to learn and agree on the rules that are necessary for the production of wealth. This is the key for the wealth of the people in society. This is the ingredient that is a prerequisite for physical and human capital formation and is the ingredient missing in many countries that are not able to achieve wealth.
The Wealth of Physical Capital
The seventh book is about the wealth of the physical capital that humanity has today. It should make you grateful that you live in this age and not five hundred or five thousand years ago.
The Wealth of Human Capital
The eighth book is about the wealth of the human capital that humanity has today. A great deal of the human capital available is taken for granted and it is wasted so it will be good to review it.
The Wealth of a Nation
The ninth book takes us to Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. A nation is an entity that comprises a geographical area with a legal setting. It is governed by a state that is the keeper of the social contract. The state maintains the rules of a nation’s social capital and thus determines the capital structure of the nation and its citizens and in this way the state determines the income of its citizens.
The Wealth of the Planet Earth
The tenth book is about our planet. It introduces the concept of Natural Capital. What we think as natural resources is actually the capitalization of life that has been happening for millions of years. Unfortunately, many of the actions that we do in the pursuit of wealth production reduce the planet’s natural capital. If the planet was treated as a capital asset, it would be maintained correctly and it would not be consumed risking a drop of the whole world to a lower income level.
The Wealth of the Human Spirit
The eleventh book will be an inquiry about what of all these economic principles might mean in the spiritual world.
End of the Series

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Fernando Urias

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

by United Nations

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris. The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. The full text is published by the United Nations on its website. It consists of 30 articles which have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions and laws. The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols. In 1966 the General Assembly adopted the two detailed Covenants, which complete the International Bill of Human Rights; and in 1976, after the Covenants had been ratified by a sufficient number of individual nations, the Bill took on the force of international law.
 

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Castrovilli Giuseppe

The Final Countdown: A historic opportunity to deliver an arms trade treaty that…

by Deepayan Basu Ray

Across the world 2,000 people die each day from armed violence. Crucial negotiations for an arms trade treaty are taking place at the United Nations throughout July 2012. Oxfam's eBook 'The Final…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Oxfam

The Dying Yankee

by Wendy Hershey

Have you ever wondered what happened to our spark? That flame that once shot up so strongly from our American souls? Our passion as American citizens? I am talking about the enthusiasm for a great life in this magnificent country…the United States of America. Who or what has stamped out our flame of passion, and left us in mediocre dimness to become dying Yankees?

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Wendy Hershey

Passion och innovation

by Emma Stenström

Passion kommer bli allt viktigare både för individen som vill förverkliga sig själv och göra något meningsfullt, och för samhället, som måste hantera det och behöver passionerade människor för att utvecklas på bästa sätt. Hur väl man lyckas hantera passionspotentialen – det vill säga medborgarnas möjligheter att finna och förverkliga sin passion – kommer att bli ett allt större konkurrensmedel för ett land eller en plats. Denna text publicerades ursprungligen som ett kapitel i antologin ”Framtidsutmaningar – Det nya Sverige” . Tobias Nielsén är grundare av kunskapsföretaget Volante där han är vd och förläggare. Han har i drygt tio år fungerat som rådgivare och utredare med särskilt fokus på innovation, kulturekonomi och samhällsplanering. Emma Stenström är docent i företagsekonomi och ansvarig för kandidat­ utbildningen vid Handelshögskolan i Stockholm samt gästprofessor vid Konstfack. Hon forskar och undervisar främst på det kulturekonomiska fältet och rör sig gärna i gränslandet mellan olika discipliner. Tillsammans bloggar de på Kulturekonomi.se

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Volante

Integriteten och samhällsutvecklingen

by Emanuel Karlsten

Aldrig i modern tid har något påverkat samhället och integriteten så djupt och snabbt som internet. Aldrig har makthavare känt sig så distanserade från dess utbredning. Aldrig har så mycket okunskap och fördomar fått härja fritt. Och aldrig har lagstiftning i ämnet krävt så mycket sansad och grundad kunskap. Denna text publicerades ursprungligen som ett kapitel i antologin ”Framtidsutmaningar – Det nya Sverige” . Emanuel Karlsten är journalist, föreläsare och konsult med inriktning på digital medieutveckling. I flera år har han hjälpt och skapat strategier för medieföretag att göra journalistik på nätet.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Volante

Individens ställning i det framtida välfärdssamhället

by Lars Trägårdh

Frestelsen för ansvarstagande politiker och experter kommer alltid vara att – i klassisk svensk socialingenjörstradition – begränsa individens frihet och rättigheter i kollektivet och den goda viljans namn. Framtiden tillhör de som kan se bortom denna tankemall och se hur individernas makt och frihet fördjupar, inte undergräver, politiken och samhällets legitimitet. Denna text publicerades ursprungligen som ett kapitel i antologin ”Framtidsutmaningar – Det nya Sverige” . Lars Trägårdh doktorerade 1993 i historia vid UC Berkeley. Efter sin disputation arbetade han under ett tiotal år som historieprofessor vid Barnard College, Columbia University. Idag är han professor i historia vid Ersta Sköndal Högskola i Stockholm.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 01 August 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Volante

Att undvika en tvåtredjedelsdemokrati

by Maria Oskarson

Om den svenska demokratin ska fortsätta stå stark måste den först och främst också lyssna på grupper med en mer utsatt social position, och inte endast på de grupper som har den starkaste rösten. Politik måste göras tydlig och förståelig för alla, och inte minst, den måste göras relevant för alla grupper i samhället. Varför ska man annars bry sig? Denna text publicerades ursprungligen som ett kapitel i antologin ”Framtidsutmaningar – Det nya Sverige” . Maria Oskarson är docent och universitetslektor vid Statsvetenskapliga institutionen, Göteborgs universitet. Hennes forskning är inriktad på sociala och politiska skiljelinjer och medborgarnas förhållande till politik.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Volante

Att bygga framtidens urbana stad

by Viveca Ax:son Johnson

Vi är på väg in i ett kunskapssamhälle vars främsta produktivkraft bygger på mänskligt tänkande och mänskliga möten. Den kanske viktigaste politiska uppgiften inför framtiden är att hitta nya stadsvisioner som sätter människan i centrum. Denna text publicerades ursprungligen som ett kapitel i antologin ”Framtidsutmaningar – Det nya Sverige” . Viveca Ax:son Johnson är ordförande i det familjekontrollerade Nordstjernan AB och hon är styrelseledamot i olika bolag inom Nordstjernangruppen. Hon är även ordförande i Axel och Margaret Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse för allmännyttiga ändamål som stödjer humanistisk och samhällsvetenskaplig forskning och spridning av forskningsresultat.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Volante

Our Place in the Twenty First Century

by Stewart Edwards

This book is about our very survival. It is a reflective look at the type of people we have become and about where we are going. In short this book is about you, an individual human being and how you fit into the bigger picture of life.
We start by examining the sort of people we really are, and the traits that hold us back, before moving on to looking at how our world we call home is changing. We then develop onto our place in the universe and our place in the twenty first century.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Stewart Edwards

The Sanctuary Movement: How Broken Immigration Policies Affect Cities

by Kyle W. Bell

The current debate over immigration policy in the United States divides political parties and individuals alike. Both sides would agree that the immigration system is broken. Evidence of this systematic failure is glaring: there are twelve million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, the federal government lacks a comprehensive enforcement and naturalization strategy, and sanctuary cities have been created to protect undocumented immigrants from deportation.
Cities such as Chicago and San Francisco have limited ability to deal with immigration issues, yet have acted to protect their citizens from deportation. By providing services to undocumented residents, cities have been forced to live with the consequences of an inadequate federal response to an issue that the Constitution delegates to the federal government. With a more sensible immigration strategy in place, there would be no need for sanctuary cities.
This book explores the sanctuary city movement in detail. First, we will look at the life of an undocumented immigrant that came to America and now lives in a sanctuary city. Next, we will explore the history of immigration in the United States, how federal policy has changed over time, and how cities have responded to these changes. Finally, we will consider two examples of sanctuary cities: Chicago and San Francisco.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Kyle W. Bell

47% Benghazi

by Evan Williams

A brief essay on the 47% comment by Mitt Romney and the controversy over Ambassador Rice's comments on Benghazi. This essay can be characterized as pro left. It is a quick read and its a non conventional look at these two events and how the media fell short. Here is an EXCERPT: CBS host Bob Schieffer actually asked that specifically. "Do you agree or disagree with him that al Qaeda had some part in this?" Schieffer when saying "him" was referring to Mohamed Yousef El-Magariaf whom he was speaking with just before Ambassador Rice. Her response: "Well, we'll have to find out that out. I mean I think it's clear that there were extremist elements that joined in and escalated the violence. Whether they were al Qaeda affiliates, whether they were Libyan-based extremists or al Qaeda itself I think is one of the things we'll have to determine." How the media and the nation did not jump on this and give Ambassador Rice her own Candy Crowley check the transcript moment I do not know.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
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Publisher: Evan Williams

In Defence Of The School - A Public Issue

by Jan Masschelein

As a painfully outdated institution the school is accused of: being alienating, closing itself off to society and to the needs of young people; reproducing social inequality and consolidating existing…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 30 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: E-ducation

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Hapless Office Worker's Field Guide to Common Crap-Head Species, Or: Those Aren't…

by C. S. Walkingheart

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: C. S. Walkingheart

Rating: 3.00 / 5
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The United States of Air - a Satire

by J.M. Porup

Warning: This book contains Twinkies. Lots of Twinkies.Food Enforcement Agent Jason Frolick believes in America. He believes in eating air. He struggles to get the food monkey off his back. As part of…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: J.M. Porup

Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Election Night - A Television History 1948-2012

by Stephen Battaglio

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: NBC Publishing

Rating: 1.00 / 5
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Resistance in the Gulag Archipelago (1918-1956)

by Donald G Boudreau

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Donald G Boudreau

The Gamble: The Hand You're Dealt

by John Sides & Lynn Vavreck

This is the first of a series of free ebook preview chapters--scheduled to be released between August and December 2012--from a groundbreaking book in progress about the 2012 U.S. presidential election.
What are the odds that Barack Obama will be reelected in November, despite a weak economy? Many answers to this question are backed by little more than speculation and spin. But what does current and historical data--and political science--suggest? In this chapter, political analysts John Sides and Lynn Vavreck show that Obama is surprisingly popular given the state of the economy, and they offer several explanations--including Obama's likability and the fact that more people blame George W. Bush for the country's economic problems than blame Obama. But Sides and Vavreck also show that the mixed economic picture and the events of Obama's first term make it likely that the election will be close. These are just some of the points that Sides and Vavreck make in this incisive chapter as they gauge the most important factors in the political and economic landscape going into the election campaign--and what they portend for Obama's chances.
This book represents an unprecedented effort to use a "Moneyball" approach to tell the story of what promises to be a dramatic election campaign, drawing on large quantities of data about the economy, public opinion, news coverage, and political advertising to determine the factors that really make a difference. At the same time, Sides and Vavreck will be visiting the campaign trail to find out what matters most to both of the campaigns and to voters. The result promises to be the only book about the election that combines on-the-ground reporting, social science, and quantitative data in order to look beyond the anecdote, folklore, and conventional wisdom that too often pass for analysis of presidential elections.
To find out more, download this chapter and begin reading the authors' special introduction to this and the other free chapters that will follow as the election campaign unfolds.
The Gamble is scheduled to be published as a complete print and ebook in September 2013.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Princeton University Press

America 2.0 Inc.: Take Stock In America!

by Michael Mathiesen

This book is the Blue Print for The Incorporation of the United States of America. As a non-profit organization, our public servants have the mission of losing as much of your money and mine in the…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Michael Mathiesen

In Censorship We Trust: Obama Hates Freedom of Speech and Should Be Impeached

by Douglas Sczygelski

The author tells the story of how he was fired from a federal civil service job just because he expressed non-violent political opinions, while off-duty, that liberals don't like. Despite the…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Douglas Sczygelski

Political Spectrum for the Brain Dead

by Daniel Whittman

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Daniel Whittman

The New Constitution

by Daniel Whittman

Because of creeping socialism and communism, the growing police state, lack of public safety, government indoctrination centers for children, porous borders,obscene attempts at justice, regular laws violating the second amendment,theft of social security, career rulers, media propaganda and anti-economy taxes a new constitution is necessary to avoid a bloody revolution. Foreword for critics.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Daniel Whittman

Off the Cuff

by Don Johnson

The view of any aspect in life depends almost entirely from one's perspective. These views reflect mine.
A strong influence on my perspective is age. I'm an old man of 85 and likely have been lied to by more politicians, college professors, merchants, news media and other assorted groups than you. I have also been the recipient of many profound truths from similar groups — and even the same ones.
I hope you'll enjoy reading these viewpoints whether or not you agree with them.At least it won't cost you anything to find out.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Don Johnson

Occupiers of Wall Street: Losers or Game Changers

by Bhaskar Sarkar

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Bhaskar Sarkar

The Newest Baltimore Catechism

by Francesco Marioni

The Baltimore Catechism was the de facto standard catholic school text in the United States from 1885 to the late 1960s. it was the first such catechism written for Catholics in North America. The Newest Baltimore Catechism ©2012 is not a religious text and it should be taught in all schools in these united states. Mandatory testing and a demonstrated high level of competency should also be required of all persons seeking public office and public service jobs. This pamphlet is a concise declaration presented in religious style of the proper relationship between the citizens and their state; between the master and the servant.
Respectfully submitted in Liberty
Francesco Marioni – Sovereign Citizen of the United States of America

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Francesco Marioni

Who's Catcher McCall?

by C.J. Lanet

"I became a hero by mistake. My desire was to be an honest coward like everyone else. Yet, I argued with the gods of power and influence and stirred up evil. And learned - the difference between a…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: C.J. Lanet

Charade of the Debt Crisis

by Steven Kim

In complex fields such as finance and economics, a common blunder involves a mix-up between the destination and the journey. The confusion is showcased by the hoopla during the financial crisis of…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Steven Kim

Will Greed Crush America … This Time?

by Bill Yuska

Today could be the third strike against the United States of America. Will the people stand up and make a swing to do something for their country or will greed strike US out ?

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Bill Yuska

An Introduction to an Empire in Demise

by Old Man Crowe

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Old Man Crowe

Bringing Dead Worms Back to Life

by Courtney Farrell

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Courtney Farrell

WNC Forestry Success Stories: Change for the Better

by WNC Forest Products

WNC Forestry Success Stories: Change for the Better is an ebook highlighting the success of the WNC Forest Products Cooperative Marketing Project. WNC Forestry Success Stories: Change for the Better showcases the diverse group of forest enterprises participating in the Western North Carolina Forest Products Cooperative Marketing Project.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Brian Rathbone

The Red Stitch Manifesto

by Benny Winslow

The Red Stitch Manifesto is a look into the phsyche of the upcoming generation of athletes and a discussion of the declining Major league Baseball attendance records. Written by Benny WInslow a former minor league player and hitting instructor of the Oakland Athletics.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Benny Winslow

The Gamble: Random, or Romney?

by John Sides & Lynn Vavreck

"Random, or Romney?" is the second of a series of free eBook preview chapters from John Sides and Lynn Vavreck's groundbreaking Fall 2013 book, The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election. These eBook chapters are scheduled to be released between August and December 2012.
Picking up where the first chapter, "The Hand You're Dealt," left off, "Random, or Romney?" provides incisive analysis of the Republican primary season up to the Iowa caucuses. During the fall of 2011 and early last winter, it seemed as if Republicans wanted to nominate anyone but Mitt Romney. One after another, Romney challengers shot to the lead only to collapse under the scrutiny of the media and voters. Sides and Vavreck argue that the rise and fall of other candidates was due less to any significant opposition to Romney than it was to the media hunt for an exciting story. Looking at Romney's early endorsements, fundraising, organization, and relatively steady position in the polls, including significant support among conservatives who had been expected to oppose him, the authors show why a contest between Romney and Barack Obama was inevitable as early as the beginning of the year.
This book represents an unprecedented effort to use a "Moneyball" approach to tell the story of what promises to be a dramatic election campaign, drawing on large quantities of data about the economy, public opinion, news coverage, and political advertising to determine the factors that really make a difference. At the same time, Sides and Vavreck will be visiting the campaign trail to find out what matters most to both of the campaigns and to voters. The result promises to be the only book about the election that combines on-the-ground reporting, social science, and quantitative data in order to look beyond the anecdote, folklore, and conventional wisdom that too often pass for analysis of presidential elections.
To find out more, download this chapter and begin reading the authors' special introduction to this and the other free chapters that will follow as the election campaign unfolds.
The Gamble is scheduled to be published as a complete print and eBook in September 2013.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Princeton University Press

I Want to Know What the Candidates Will Try to Do If They Are Elected! - A Manifesto…

by Jeff Altman

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: The Big Game Hunter

Slovenian Lectures

by Oswald Ducrot

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Pedagoški inštitut

Defence Forces Review 2011

by Defence Forces Ireland

Tackling the contemporary defence challenges requires innovative and informed thinking. The 2011 Defence Forces Review demonstrates clearly that this type of thinking is present, not just throughout every level of the Defence Forces, but also throughout the wider Defence Community. This year we have voluntary contributions from within the Defence Forces from a cadet, an NCO, junior and senior officers, as well as from experts in the wider academic world. The Review therefore covers a broad range of subjects from a diverse set of perspectives.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Defence Forces Ireland

I, Society

by Anthony North

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Anthony North

Blow On A Trumpet Drunk Until You Throw Up Your Breakfast

by Darryl Harrison

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 28 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Darryl Harrison

Self Fone - 'n reuse digitale rewolusie.

by Dries Cronje

​Selfoon en internet tegnologie het die wêreld op loop geneem soos nog nooit tevore nie. Ons ondersoek die gevolge daarvan op die mensdom, sowel as die direkte impliksies vir die plaaslike kerk.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 26 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: ekerk

The Bully

by Raymond Boyd Dunn

A timid boy's problem, being bullied after school on his way home. Too ashamed to tell anyone, and not big enough to defend himself, he tries to keep it a secret.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 25 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Raymond Boyd Dunn

Läsarnas marknad, marknadens läsare (SOU 2012:10): – en forskningsantologi

by Litteraturutredningen i samarbete med…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 25 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Offentliga Förlaget

Prometheus Astray

by Tommy Bertrand

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 25 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Tommy Bertrand

A Recipe for Leaving an Abusive Relationship

by Kate Vyne

This is one recipe for leaving a violent relationship--what worked for one single mother of three, who escaped abuse and successfully delivered her children to adulthood. Despite their experiences, this displaced homemaker turned waitress is the proud mother of a nuclear engineer, a computer engineer and a psychologist. Read what she did and how she did it. This recipe can be changed and adapted. If she can do it, you can too.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 25 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Kate Vyne

1920's Womens Fashion (Women of the 1920's)

by Sean Mosley

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 25 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Sean Mosley

The Maduro Papers

by Benjamin James

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 25 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Benjamin James

Justice--Liberty or Equality

by Total Health Publications

After visiting The Colonies, the libertarian paradise, Commander. Gulliver and his friends meet a professor to talk about what is justice for a society. The ideas of justice rest on the three basic assumptions for our values as discussed in book 4. But another continuum needs to be addressed when looking at justice in a society. This deals with the equality to liberty continuum. The first question to discuss is whether or not we humans are equal or unequal. If we are equal then equality should be shown throughout the society, including the equality of wages or economic equality. If we are not equal then we should have the freedom, the liberty, to achieve to whatever levels we desire––including financial liberty.
Revolutionaries generally emphasize equality. The citizens believe they are equal to the kings and the cardinals. As America’s Declaration of Independence stated “All men are created equal.” But after the revolution the constitutions written almost universally emphasize liberty–– the freedom to vote, to stand equally before the law and possibly for equality of opportunity. In discussing the issues it was found that evidence for equality and inequality can be found in the Scriptures and the writings of theologians. From a non-theistic basis, equality was seen by Hobbes as the fact that anyone has the power to kill another. For that reason he thought we should have a monarchy to protect us from each other. But John Dewey, while admitting that people are not equal, saw equality as an ideal because it is essential in a Democratic society.
The European nations tend to believe in equality and run their societies along equalitarian lines. The US is much more geared to recognizing the inequality of people and allowing for economic liberty. The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. But most Americans don't recognize the extent of their poverty when compared to the rich in America or to the average citizens in Scandinavia.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 25 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Total Health Publications

The Return

by Alondra Dimas

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 25 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Alondra Dimas

Be A Rational Pessimist

by Bhaskar Sarkar

Lots of people feel that Optimism is positive and Pessimism is negative. They believe that every one should be optimistic. Optimists believe that people should not worry about their future or the future of their children but just enjoy the present. The Author believes that Optimists are a dangerous breed. Ronald Regan, an optimist, believed that financial institutions were best regulated by market forces and dismantled the regulatory mechanism established by the United States’ Administration to monitor the activities of banks and other financial institutions after the Great Depression. His optimistic deregulation of the banks and financial institutions enabled corporate greed to create the Sub Prime Mortgage Bubble that burst in 2007-2008 causing the global financial meltdown and brought Capitalism into crisis. The Optimists in the British Petroleum management tried to save a few million dollars in cost by not using a remote controlled blowout preventer while drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico and caused one of the worst drilling and ecological disasters in the history of oil production. The Optimists in the Tokyo Electric Company, to save costs, allowed its nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to be designed to withstand an earthquake of 7 on the Richter scale even though Japan is located in a seismically active zone where earthquakes of strength 9 and above have occurred earlier. The plant was not designed to resist tsunamis. The life of reactor number 1, which was forty years old, was extended by 10 years without due diligence. So, when an earthquake of 9 on the Richter scale and tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011, the nuclear power plant was severely damaged and resulted in the second most disastrous situation at a nuclear power plant in the world. Instances of disasters caused by decisions of optimists are endless. Dangers posed by Optimism need to be exposed so that the world becomes a less dangerous place to live in.
The Rational Pessimists, contrary to popular belief, are not alarmists. They do not believe that the world is coming to an end or that the standard of living of all the people of the world is going down. They do not believe that the United States and Europe, though in terminal decline as economic powers, are going to disappear from the face of the earth. They believe that most innovations and developments in science and technology are beneficial to mankind. They are ready to concede that we have made great strides in science and technologies and will continue to make progress and achieve new landmarks.
The Rational Pessimist is actually a realist. He is aware of the dangers that lurk in this world and take reasonable precautions. Rational pessimism stems from two fundamental truths. The first fundamental truth is that in spite of all the progress we have made in science and technology, man is powerless in the face of the fury of nature. It has no answer to earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions and droughts which periodically ravage the earth bringing death and destruction in its wake.
The other fundamental truth is that in spite of all the progress in science and technology and the increased prosperity that it has brought, human nature has changed for the worse. Satanic traits like greed, arrogance, cruelty, intolerance, lust, deceit, selfishness have spread like wildfire while Godly traits like compassion, honesty, humility, tolerance, forgiveness, charity, fidelity, prudence and a willingness to share is declining day by day.
This book seeks to highlight the reasons on which “Rational Pessimism” is based.
This book also seeks to make the readers “Rational Pessimists” who hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 25 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Bhaskar Sarkar

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Cerebus Film: An Epic Journey

by Carma Chan

'Cerebus the Aardvark' has distinguished comic book story arcs and appeared on glossy front pages alongside Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Spawn. Lucas and Dreamworks contact the creator of this…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 24 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Carma Chan

Parodies, Poetry and Politics

by Mikey Lee Ray

A collection of humorous and political song parodies, a few poems and some short articles by emerging author and the writer of Confessions of a Gaming Attendant, Mikey Lee Ray.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 24 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Mikey Lee Ray

Meltdown in Tibet

by Michael Buckley

Tibet’s rivers supply freshwater to over a third of the planet’s population. China’s reckless damming and diversion of these same rivers jeopardizes the eco-systems of a dozen nations downstream…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 24 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Michael Buckley

Revolution In The United Kingdom

by Robert Appleby

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 24 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Robert Appleby

Fight Class War Now

by Bhaskar Sarkar

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 23 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Bhaskar Sarkar

The Boys of Birmingham

by P. L. Ryan

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 23 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Karen Cole

Advantage Sweden

by Svenskt Näringsliv

The vision we want to convey to everyone in Sweden is that "Enterprising people and competitive companies working together lead to a more prosperous Sweden"

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 23 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Svenskt Näringsliv

Israelis and Palestinians Both Like Food

by Rodney Ohebsion

A look at the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 23 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Immediex Publishing

The Tragedy of the Middle East

by Barry Rubin

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 23 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Barry Rubin

An Essay On Niggers and Squirrels

by Pegasus Books

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 23 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Pegasus Books

Abortion is Not Logical

by E. Reltso

Arguments in favor of abortion are humorously exposed as illogical, by way of compelling examples, logical reasoning and historical/legal research. Justifications for abortion which are shot down in this volume are: the 'right' of privacy; the assertion that 'it's my body and I can do what I want with it;' in vitro fertilization; social problems allegedly linked to fertility; the fallacy that unsafe abortions will occur if abortion is not legalized; and more.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 23 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: E. Reltso

What Would Jesus Do?- A deliberation on the immorality of subjecting a child to…

by John Duff

Attempted religious indoctrination of children is immoral; we need to break the cycle of ignorance and start progressing in a forward direction. While religious schools or bible study groups for…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 22 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: John Duff

Sound's Weight

by Robert Costic

"Sound's Weight" encourages readers to think about music politically and politics musically. Tracing the history of Western music as a process in which taste is dictated by politics, this…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 22 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Robert Costic

Lone Star Celebrates Freedom - Lone Star Celebra la Libertad

by Jan Miller

Beautifully illustrated book that discusses the U.S. and Texas pledges, freedoms in the first amendment, and  includes some Texas history. Book is written in English and Spanish.

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 22 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: State Bar of Texas

Supervising and appraising well : A guide to effective supervising and appraising for…

by Care Council for Wales

This guidance is for everyone responsible for carrying out supervision and appraisal with social care practitioners. All practitioners, whether they are full, part-time, volunteers, apprentices or…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 22 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Firsty Group

Profile of registered social workers in Wales

by Care Council for Wales

This report provides a profile of the characteristics of qualified social workers on the Register in Wales. Information is also provided about the movement of qualified social workers onto and off the…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 22 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Firsty Group

Warriors, Peacemakers and the Embarrassing Question of Love: A Peacenik's Memoir of…

by Jack Preston King

A touching memoir of antiwar protest and awakening during the brief 1991 Gulf War.[Excerpt]"I didn't have any other example by which to explain my belief that peace was not attained by stopping war…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 22 July 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: New Paradigm Press

Goruchwylio ac arfarnu da: Canllaw i oruchwylio ac arfarnu effeithiol o'r rhai sy'n…

by Care Council for Wales

Mae'r arweiniad hwn ar gyfer pawb sy'n gyfrifol am oruchwylio ac arfarnu ymarferwyr y gofal cymdeithasol. Mae angen goruchwylio ac arfarnu pob ymarferwr, yn weithwyr amser llawn, rhan-amser…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 20 June 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Firsty Group

Early Years Induction Framework

by Care Council for Wales

The Early Years and Childcare Induction Framework provides a structured start for workers in the first 12 weeks of employment. The Induction Framework can be used as a tool for managers to audit the…

Genre: Social & Cultural Studies
Free From: 20 June 2013 PDT/PST 
Publisher: Firsty Group

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