By G. Rozman
By Murray Bookchin,Debbie Bookchin,Blair Taylor,Ursula K. Le Guin,Sven Wunderlich
By Stephen Purvis
'In its tragic absurdity, Close yet No Cigar reads like a Graham Greene tale, with a forged of characters to make Hemingway proud ... [This] story might be learn by way of an individual who desires to comprehend what lies past the shorelines and Bacardi [of Cuba]' DAILY TELEGRAPH
For over a decade Stephen Purvis were a pillar of Havana's expat group, one of the overseas businessmen making an investment in Cuba's move slowly from chilly conflict communism in the direction of modernity. yet for purposes unknown to him he was once additionally below nation Security's microscope. One morning through the top of President Raúl Castro's purges in 2012, whereas his kin slept the unmarked Ladas of kingdom protection arrived at his domestic and he used to be taken away into the absurd and brutal international of Cuban justice.
In this engrossing memoir, Purvis recounts his fifteen-month ordeal. Accused initially of promoting nation secrets and techniques, he's taken to the infamous interrogation centre Villa Marista, the place he endures brutal stipulations designed via the KGB and Stasi to wreck the our bodies and minds of spies and political prisoners, and resists the paranoia and incompetence of his jailers. Later, held in a maximum-security criminal, he unearths himself surrounded by way of a motley group of convicts: people-smugglers and drug-runners including a handful of burdened businessmen additionally waiting for formal charges.
From his arrest to his farcical mystery trial and surprising unencumber, Purvis exposes the insanity of contemporary Cuba with wit, grit and a pointy eye for personality. As travelers flock to Havana to wonder at a urban frozen in time, he exhibits that regardless of reforms and overseas reconciliation the Castro regime continues to be a corrupt, dictatorial relic. CLOSE yet NO CIGAR is half mystery, half comedy and half morality story, yet so much of all a real tale that takes the reader right into a darkish aspect of a sunny position that is still an enigma.
By Michael A. Innes
The warfare on terror's emphasis on denying sanctuary and secure havens to terrorists has put a top class on actual territory, from mountain caves and frontier hideouts to the bordered global of contemporary states. Denial of Sanctuary highlights the boundaries of traditional pondering at the topic, and indicates new ways to knowing this complicated and misunderstood function of recent conflict.
Critics of the struggle on terror have pointed to the futility of waging struggle on a tactic. Its emphasis on denying sanctuary and secure havens to terrorists, rooted basically in conventional counterinsurgency thought and poorly conceptualized coverage statements, has put a top class on actual territory, from mountain caves and frontier hideouts to the bordered international of recent states. to completely comprehend sanctuaries is to discover the issues and pitfalls of waging struggle on locations—exposing the key lives of a number of hidden worlds, packed with extremists, criminals, infantrymen, and spies, with the pious and the profane, with risks that lie less than the skin and within the margins. As this quantity makes abundantly transparent, one of these murky underground is much extra advanced and sundry than the normal knowledge suggests.
Terrorists have hidden in simple sight in glossy towns, used complex communications know-how to construct digital refuges, crafted militant enclaves out of the disarray of failed states, flocked to fairly dangerous rebel battlespaces, and customarily challenged the protecting limits of legislations, citizenship, and country. Denial of Sanctuary brings jointly best specialists within the box to extend the talk; to discover the roots, explanations and results of the matter; and to elucidate our realizing of sanctuary in terrorist proposal and practice.
By Paul Cornell du Houx
“A provocative ebook through a significant philosopher, definitely worth the reader’s time.” —William A. Haviland, PhD, Professor Emeritus, founding father of the dept of Anthropology, college of Vermont, coauthor of textbooks together with the bestselling Evolution and Prehistory: The Human Challenge
“This e-book comprises a few critical arithmetic — shrewdpermanent, thought-provoking, and engrossing.” —William H. Barker, PhD, Isaac Henry Wing Professor of arithmetic, Chair of the math division, Bowdoin university, writer of continuing Symmetry: From Euclid to Klein
“An eloquent clarification, with spare good judgment and perfect argument. In my serious pondering type, my scholars examine the middle beliefs of the Enlightenment; this book’s global view supplies me a place from which to triangulate among absolutism and relativism and illuminates all three.” —David S. cook dinner, MA, writer of Above the Gravel Bar: The local Canoe Routes of Maine
“It’s a tremendous booklet. i'm very inspired. It covers loads of territory, and it's very considerate or even fascinating. the maths and common sense are comprehensible to the interdisciplinary reader. I agreed with every thing the booklet has to say.” —Esther Pasztory, PhD, Lisa and Bernard Selz Professor in Pre-Columbian paintings historical past and Archaeology, Columbia collage, writer of groundbreaking books together with, pondering with issues, Aztec artwork, and Teotihuacan: An scan in Living
Unicycle is the tale of a booklet that unearths the ethics nature's basic democracy utilizing the common sense of asymmetry with an alternate math.
The historical past of experimental technology confirms that nature is essentially uneven; it really is more and more yes that no natural symmetry will ever be discovered, even by way of our such a lot subtle machines.
Travel the explanations for this absence and realize nature's stability anew. discover the interconnected maze of effects for civilization, faith, recognition, and the soul.
The plot takes a sequence of deductive steps from a unmarried, slim logical facts to spread a brand new innovative rationalism, anchored within the nature of uneven switch. equivalent chance is stumbled on within the very foundations of topic, as an ethic to lead technological strength and enhance caliber of existence. The mathematical steps are expressed with mythological stories, which achieve a realism in their personal in the course of the deductions. Nature involves existence in fiction in cutting edge methods, besides the characters who piece jointly the narrative through a river in Maine.
By Steven E. Hendrix
An insider's examine the alterations occurring in Nicaragua―the inner political maneuvering of Daniel Ortega, the responses by means of the U.S., and the good fortune of modern American pro-democracy civil society efforts there.
By David Blundell,NTU Press
By Brian R. Farmer
From correct wing to the some distance left, this article dissects 8 sought after political ideologies: conventional conservatism, vintage liberalism, libertarianism, conservative extremism, modern liberalism, communism, dependency thought and Islamism. In undeniable phrases it describes the elemental doctrine and inherent contradictions of every creed besides its specific relevance to today’s political panorama. An in-depth dialogue of the political socialization methods that shape and perpetuate ideologies can be included.
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By Shamsul M. Haque,Anastase Shyaka,Gedeon M. Mudacumura
This edited quantity brings jointly severe insights that deal with the multifaceted difficulties of governance and democracy within the constructing areas with particular connection with Africa. It explores either the externally prescribed and home-grown governance projects aimed at democracy and improvement, and indicates substitute innovations to enhance the approaches and associations of governance. The chapters within the e-book care for significant issues with regards to governance, together with the strengths and bounds of current regulations and practices and the constitution and function of kingdom and non-state associations in selling democracy and participation. these kind of concerns, quite often, have nice importance for knowing an genuine and enduring mode of democratic governance within the constructing world.
By Olga Baysha