Little Brother

By Cory Doctorow

Big brother is looking at you - who's gazing again? Ich empfehle »Little Brother« mehr als jedes andere Buch, das ich dieses Jahr gelesen habe.
Ich glaube, es kann Leben verändern. Denn einige Jugendliche, vielleicht nur einige wenige, werden nicht mehr dieselben sein, nachdem sie das Buch gelesen haben. Vielleicht verändern sie sich politisch, vielleicht technologisch. Vielleicht wird es einfach nur das erste Buch sein, das sie lieben. Vielleicht wollen sie darüber diskutieren und sind nicht damit einverstanden. Ich weiß es nicht. Das Buch macht, dass ich sofort wieder dreizehn sein möchte um es zum ersten Mal zu lesen. Und dann würde ich rausgehen und die Welt besser oder anders oder seltsamer machen. Es ist ein wunderbares, ein wichtiges Buch.
Neil Gaiman
San Francisco in der nahen Zukunft, in der Freiheit plötzlich nichts als ein Sicherheitsrisiko ist. Eine Gamer-Guerilla aus 17-jährigen stemmt sich gegen den Überwachungsstaat und schlägt ihn mit seinen eigenen Waffen.
DAISY steht für electronic available info approach und ist der identify eines weltweiten criteria für Multimedia-Dokumente. Die DAISY-Hörbücher des Argon-Verlages verbinden Hörbücher im MP3-Format mit Textelementen des Booklets. Ein DAISY-Hörbuch besitzt weitreichende Navigationsmöglichkeiten: Der Benutzer kann etwa von Kapitel zu Kapitel oder von Satz zu Satz springen. Dabei kann die Sprechgeschwindigkeit reguliert werden, der Benutzer kann zudem beliebig viele Lesezeichen platzieren. DAISY-Hörbücher können entweder mit einem speziellen Abspielgerät oder über den desktop genutzt werden: Die Softwares DAISY-Leser und Max DaisyPlayer sind Freewares und auf dieser CD enthalten. Die meisten handelsüblichen MP3-Player spielen DAISY-Hörbücher ebenfalls ab, allerdings ohne DAISY-Funktionalität.

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Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency

By Daniel Klaidman

“[An] vital book.” — Steve Coll, The New Yorker
“Klaidman . . . [was] essentially given awesome entry to key avid gamers within the management . . . Provide[s] scintillating details.” — Washington Post

How has President Obama waged the battle on terror? As lawyer-in-chief, he promised to shut the Guantánamo Bay detention camp and engaged his internal circle in wrenching debates over the cost of liberty and protection. As commander-in-chief, he has turn into a decisive and deadly warrior, dealing out drone moves and dying sentences to suspected terrorists worldwide. Daniel Klaidman unearths Obama’s fight to stability high-minded idealism and hard-headed politics because it performs out in the back of closed doorways from the Oval workplace and the Justice division to the placement Room and the CIA. in keeping with thousands of interviews with males and ladies through the White condominium and the nationwide protection institution, Kill or Capture is a startling new portrait of our forty-fourth president.

“A attention-grabbing booklet . . . Lays naked the human measurement of the wrenching nationwide safeguard judgements that experience to be made.” — Tina Brown, NPR

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By Philippe Sollers

Kate, journaliste politique française ; Cyd, Anglaise vivant à manhattan ; flowers, anarchiste espagnole ; Bernadette, dirigeante féministe ; Ysia, Chinoise attachée d'ambassade ; Louise, une claveciniste ; Deborah, los angeles femme du narrateur... Telles sont les femmes. Le narrateur, un journaliste américain, nous dit tout sur elles, mais sa réflexion embrasse l'évolution du monde, ces dix dernières années : pouvoir féminin, érotisme, crise, terrorisme, idées et passions des intellectuels. Rien de plus actuel que ce vaste roman.

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The No-Nonsense Guide to Global Terrorism (No-Nonsense Guides)

By Jonathan Barker

This is a hugely obtainable background of terrorism that appears at center examples from the center East, cases of country terrorism, and terrorist fringes of political pursuits. It covers the theories justifying and guiding terrorist acts and the conflict of pictures that accompanies them.

Jonathan Barker has taught political technology on the universities of Toronto, Arizona, and Dar es Salam. He has researched neighborhood politics in Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda, and India. His different books contain Street-Level Democracy and Rural groups less than Stress.

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Blood on Our Hands: The American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq

By Nicolas J. S. Davies

The invasion and career of Iraq wasn't only a tragic mistake. It used to be against the law.

From the making plans of aggression in 2002 via years of antagonistic army profession, the USA systematically violated the United countries constitution, the Geneva Conventions and almost each precept of foreign legislation and order.

America's crimes opposed to the folk of Iraq have been protected against public scrutiny by means of what senior U.S. army officials known as the "quiet, disguised, media-free technique" constructed in valuable the USA within the Eighties. The echo chamber of the Western company media fleshed out the Pentagon's propaganda to create a digital Iraq within the minds of the general public, feeding a political discourse that bore no relation to the genuine battle it used to be waging, the rustic it used to be destroying or the lives of its inhabitants.

In an simply readable and flowing narrative, Nicolas Davies has conscientiously taken aside the wall of propaganda surrounding certainly one of history's most important army failures and such a lot severe foreign crimes: non-existent WMDs; the both fictitious "centuries-old sectarian blood feud" in Iraq; and the secrecy of the soiled struggle waged by means of American-led demise squads. in contrast to different writers, Davies has firmly put every one element of the struggle inside a coherent context of unlawful aggression, adverse army profession and renowned resistance, to discover the brutal truth of a struggle that has most likely killed at the least 1000000 people.

"A transparent, clever and exact description of the way we're enthusiastic about aggression in Iraq. Congratulations!" - Benjamin B. Ferencz, former leader Prosecutor, U.S. warfare Crimes Tribunal, Nuremberg.

"If the Iraq career lasts one other 50 years, it is uncertain a greater account of it is going to be produced than this one." - David Swanson, writer of dawn: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a extra excellent Union.

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Scotland's Shame: Why Lockerbie Matters

By John Ashton

The bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the small Scottish city of Lockerbie in December 1988 used to be the most infamous acts of terrorism in fresh historical past. Its political and overseas coverage repercussions were huge, immense, and twenty-five years after the atrocity during which 270 misplaced their lives, debate nonetheless rages over the conviction of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, in addition to his arguable unlock on compassionate grounds by way of Scotland's SNP executive in 2009. John Ashton argues that the accountable verdict, brought by way of a few of Scotland's such a lot senior judges, used to be perverse and irrational, and info how prosecutors withheld a variety of goods of proof that have been beneficial to Megrahi. It accuses successive Scottish governments of turning their again at the scandal and pretending that the country's precious self reliant legal justice approach is still untainted. With a variety of observers believing the Crown workplace is uncontrolled and the judiciary caught within the final century, politicians needs to tackle those difficulties or their aspirations for Scotland to turn into a latest ecu social democracy are sure to fail.

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Be Very Afraid: The Cultural Response to Terror, Pandemics, Environmental Devastation, Nuclear Annihilation, and Other Threats

By Robert Wuthnow

Robert Wuthnow has been praised as certainly one of "the country's top social scientists" through columnist David Brooks, who hails his writing as "tremendously valuable." The big apple instances calls him "temperate, balanced, compassionate," including, "one can't yet appreciate Mr. Wuthnow's views." a number one authority on faith, he now addresses the most profound topics: the tip of the world.

In Be Very Afraid, Wuthnow examines the human reaction to existential threats--once an issue for theology, yet now looming earlier than us in a number of varieties. Nuclear guns, pandemics, worldwide warming: every one threatens to smash the planet, or at the least to annihilate our species. Freud, he notes, famously taught that the traditional mental reaction to an overpowering risk is denial. actually, Wuthnow writes, the other is right: we search methods of certainly assembly the risk, of doing something--anything--even if it's wasteful and time-consuming. The atomic period that started with the bombing of Hiroshima sparked a flurry of job, starting from duck-and-cover drills, basement bomb shelters, and marches for a nuclear freeze. All have been arguably ineffectual, but every one sprang from an innate wish to take motion. it'd be something if our responses have been in basic terms unnecessary, Wuthnow observes, yet they could really be damaging. either the general public and policymakers are likely to version reactions to grave threats on how we met earlier ones. The reaction to the terrorist assaults of Sept. 11, for instance, echoed the chilly War--citizens went out to shop for duct tape, mimicking 1950s-era civil protection measures, and the management introduced high priced conflicts in a foreign country.

Offering perception into our responses to every thing from An Inconvenient Truth to the chicken and swine flu epidemics, Robert Wuthnow presents a profound new figuring out of the human response to existential vulnerability.

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The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy

“A gripping narrative and a beautiful piece of investigative journalism… [that] supplies us the human aspect to the tale of 2 younger males who needs to be understood as greater than monsters” (Christian technological know-how Monitor)

On April 15, 2013, home made bombs exploded close to the end line of the Boston marathon, killing 3 humans and wounding greater than 264 others. within the resulting manhunt, Tamerlan Tsarnaev died, and his more youthful brother, Dzhokhar, was once captured and taken to trial. but even after the accountable verdict and the loss of life sentence, what we did not be aware of was once why. Why did the yankee Dream move so fallacious for 2 immigrants? How did one of these nightmare come to move?

Acclaimed Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen is uniquely in a position to let us know. A teenage immigrant herself, she back to Russia to hide firsthand the alterations that wracked the zone from the Nineteen Nineties on. it truly is there that she starts her fantastic account of the Tsarnaev brothers, descendants of ethnic Chechens deported to primary Asia within the Stalin period. Following the relations of their futile makes an attempt to make a lifestyles for themselves in a single war-torn locale after one other after which, as new émigrés, in an completely disorienting new global, she reconstructs the brothers' fight among assimilation and alienation, which incubated a dangerous feel of venture. and she or he strains how the sort of break up in id can gas the metamorphosis right into a new breed of homegrown terrorist, with toes on American soil yet feel of self elsewhere. 

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On Utøya: Anders Breivik, Right Terror, Racism and Europe

By Guy Rundle

In a not easy new publication, a suite of Australian and British writers reply to the terrorist assault by means of Anders Breivik, and makes an attempt by way of the proper to depoliticise it.

On July 22, 2011, Anders Breivik, a right-wing author and activist, killed greater than sixty younger individuals of the Norwegian Labour social gathering on Utøya island. Captured alive, Breivik used to be greater than keen to give an explanation for his activities as a ‘necessary atrocity’ designed to ‘wake up’ Europe to its betrayal through the Left, and its coming near near destruction via immigration.

Breivik’s ideals - expressed at size in a manifesto, ‘2083’ - have been a part of a major quantity of Right-wing alarmism and xenophobia that had arisen within the final decade. but Breivik, we have been instructed by way of definitely the right, used to be easily a madman - so mad, in truth, that he had really believed what the correct stated: that Europe used to be in impending possibility of destruction, and severe motion was once required.

On Utøya: Anders Breivik, correct terror, racism and Europe is a reaction to this try to deny accountability, and any connection of Breivik’s act to a emerging cult of violence, racism, and apocalyptic language. The editors and authors shine a gentle on Breivik’s activities, and argue that they can't be understood abstracted from the far-Right racist and Islamophobic social and political stipulations within which it emerged.

Organised, written and produced inside of 3 months of the killings, On Utøya is a problem to somebody who might search to painting this occasion as something except it's - a violent mass assassination, directed opposed to the left, to terrorise humans into silence and submission to a far-right schedule. It concludes with an exam of the manufacture of hate and worry in Australia, and considers what's wanted in a Left technique to care for the transforming into probability of far-Right organising.

Edited via Elizabeth Humphrys, man Rundle and Tad Tietze, with essays by way of Anindya Bhattacharyya, Antony Loewenstein, Lizzie O'Shea, Richard Seymour, Jeff Sparrow and the editors.

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