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1. Enemies: How America's Foes Steal
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2. Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew
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3. International Relations Theory:
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4. The Bookseller of Kabul
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5. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow
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6. International Organizations: Principles
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7. Culture Matters: How Values Shape
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8. No Logo: No Space, No Choice,
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9. Contending Theories of International
10. The Clash of Civilizations and
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11. The Day the World Came to Town:
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13. If a Place Can Make You Cry: Dispatches
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14. The Diplomat's Dictionary
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15. Reporting: Writings from The New
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16. Dogs and Demons: Tales from the
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17. Resource Wars: The New Landscape
18. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
19. International Politics: Enduring
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1. Enemies: How America's Foes Steal Our Vital Secrets--and How We Let It Happen
by Crown Forum
Hardcover (19 September, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Political correctness has put us into this situation
Bill Gertz explains clearly the rationale for improving America's counterintelligence. He throws out all political correctness that has put us in this current situation. Gertz is a better man for exposing these problems in our intelligence community. Now they may get fixed properly. Gertz can not believe that the Intelligence community has not changed many of its tactics since 9/11. Gertz points out the lack of intelligence in Iraq before the war began. He describes the problem with bureaucracy and its blocking of new changes. Gertz in each chapter describes a spy case that has happened in the past decades. Some points that jumped out at me in the book.
5-0 out of 5 stars Enimies:Another wake-up call to America from Bill Gertz
This book gives an inside look at our failing intelligence agencies and the extent to which politics plays a roll in keeping them that way.While our short and long term enemies gain intelligence and sensitive weapons information on us, our politicians and incompetent leadership throughout our government's defense agencies do nothing but the same.I don't know what else to say.I hope everyone can read this and other Gertz books.Highly Recommended *****

1-0 out of 5 stars what a shame
It is exactly this kind of short term mentality in this book, looking on all other countries as enemies instead of friends, that has been isolating the US from the rest of the world. Talking about military intelligence expense and power, no country beats the US. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Espionage    2. Military - Intelligence/Espionage    3. Political Freedom & Security - Intelligence    4. Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism    5. Political Science    6. Political Terrorism    7. Politics / Current Events    8. Politics/International Relations    9. Terrorism    10. U.S. Government - Intelligence Agencies    11. United States    12. War on Terrorism, 2001-    13. Current Events / International   


2. Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide
by Knopf
Hardcover (03 October, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars for all fans of great non-fiction
I picked up this book because I have admired Jeffrey Goldberg's writing on a number of topics.This book is more a memoir than a political history (although I learned quite a bit of that in the course of reading this book -- the middle east is not a topic about which I know that much). If you are a fan of well-written non-fiction, then you will enjoy reading this book.Mr. Goldberg's writing is lively, largely cliche-free, often moving, and engrossing.As I write this, I realize that Prisoners is also a travel narrative of ancient and modern Israel...All in all, a lot of bang for one book.Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended
"Prisoners: A Jew and a Muslim Across the Middle East Divide" is a memoir as much as it is a commentary on the Jewish-Palestinian conflict in Israel. Goldberg, a long time journalist for the New Yorker and Middle East correspondent was also very much of his generation -- a Jewish-American growing up in New York City, who (having reading Leon Uris' Exodus) longed for strong Jewish heroes of the John Wayne sort. That longing took him to Israel where he served in the IDF as a guard at Ketziot, a bleak desert prison that houses thousands of Palestinians arrested during the first Intifada. His interviews and accounts of Jews and Palestinians ring true and I think that's partly due to his respect for journalism done well and because he is a Zionist with a hopeful heart who longs for peace. It's that hopeful heart of his that takes a beating, as did my own, as I read this book. He writes an entertaining and informative account and this is not a book that one will read and forget. Rather, it's one to be discussed and considered. If I could only recommend one book this year, I think it would have to be this one. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Arab-Israeli conflict    2. Biography    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Biography And Autobiography    6. Biography/Autobiography    7. Contemporary Politics - Middle East    8. Ethnic Cultures - General    9. Jewish journalists    10. Middle East - Israel    11. Palestinian Arabs    12. Political    13. United Arab Emirates    14. United States    15. Current Events / International   


3. International Relations Theory: Realism, Pluralism, Globalism, and Beyond (3rd Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Paperback (07 October, 1998)
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1-0 out of 5 stars This book didn't have to be this difficult
I am a joint law student/international affairs masters student.Surprisingly, after a year and a half of law school, I have never had a textbook as difficult to read and understand as this one.The authors take complicated ideas and make them even more complex.
3-0 out of 5 stars A Decent Overview
This text seeks to combine a standard IR Theory reader with a IR theory general text. In its first endevor, this book excels. The texts chosen are from among the leaders of thier fields and are summerized clearly and cogently by the editors. In its second task, however, this book fails quite notably. The text written by the authors regarding Realism, Pluralism, and Globalism is poorly written and to broad to be of much use, although thier description of realism is far better than thier description of the others. I would reccomend this book only because of the excellent collection of articles found within. For a general IR theory text, I would look elsewhere.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Graduate Level Textbook
Kauppi and Viotti's work gives a comprehensive comparison between the contending theories of International Relations. Each section is followed by key readings which helps clear any misunderstanding and introduces to the student some of the finest texts supporting each perspective. Truly informative, great book. Recommended to Political Science graduate students everywhere. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. International Relations - General    2. International Relations Theory    3. International relations    4. Political Science    5. Politics / Current Events    6. Politics/International Relations    7. Political Science / General    8. Political science & theory   


4. The Bookseller of Kabul
by Back Bay Books
Paperback (26 October, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A fascinating story
I bought this book from a spontaneously decision while engaged with THE KITE RUNNER. It is an amazing story of the life of an Afghan family that is keenly observed and portrayed by the author who lived with them for several months and observed their lives listened to their stories and finally came to relate to them. Though from quite a wealthy educated background, the family's story is still a struggle for self-esteem in a domineering culture of hierarchy that favors males and the elders, a culture of denial that often looks for scapegoats. Polygamy, oriental way of engaging in business, the status of women in the tribal and religious arrangement of southern Asia and the backdrop of the Afghan war all contributed to make this story enticing and gave a view of Afghanistan that many foreigners are not aware of.Union Moujik, Swallows of kabul,Usurper and Others, Bricklane are other titles which helps us foreigners understand what the news do not present.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cultural anthropology for dummies
This book is a must for anyone who is trying to understand a culture so uniquely different from ours that it defies belief. It is beautifully written which makes it an easy read and because it reports on "daily" life in a Kabul home, it makes its comparisons by story telling. You get wrapped up in their way of life as reported by an outsider, and you understand their perspectives from a non-biased view. The author is Norwegian and does a fantastic job of describing their lives without bias or value judgements. The conclusions you draw about life styles, like the role of women, male oriented societies and the Taliban, are yours not hers. I think this should be required reading for high school students and anyone who knows nothing about the Islamic way of life. It certainly defines the dilemnas that we in the U.S. are facing today.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, very easy read.
I was very impressed with this book.It was an easy read but showed so much of Afghan culture.While at times I felt angry it also gave me a hunger to learn more about this intriguing country.I felt the author gave an excellent recounting of what she had seen and heard.
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Subjects:  1. Afghanistan    2. Asia - Central Asia    3. Biography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Book Sellers, Dealers, Distributors    6. Booksellers and bookselling    7. Contemporary Politics - Asia    8. Ethnic Cultures - General    9. General    10. Islamic Studies    11. Kabul    12. Kabul (Afghanistan)    13. Khan family    14. Political Science    15. Politics/International Relations    16. Current Events / International   


5. We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda
by Picador USA
Paperback (01 September, 1999)
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"Hutus kill Tutsis, then Tutsis kill Hutus--if that's really all there is to it, then no wonder we can't be bothered with it," Philip Gourevitch writes, imagining the response of somebody in a country far from the ethnic strife and mass killings of Rwanda. But the situation is not so simple, and in this complex and wrenching book, he explains why the Rwandan genocide should not be written off as just another tribal dispute.Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
I was disappointed by the tone of the first chapter.
5-0 out of 5 stars Remarkable and Life-Changing
This book will change your worldview.Gourevitch makes you realize how much we marginalize Africa, and how we refuse to recognize unpleasant realities to avoid the responsibility for dealing with them.While his account includes a lot of horrible examples of inhumanity, there are also some splendidly inspiring examples of humanity, which make you believe that change is possible, and even ultimately inevitable.

5-0 out of 5 stars What a horrific tale
A lot of books I've read down through the years, even books I have enjoyed, I have forgotten almost as soon as I finished them.
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Subjects:  1. Africa - General    2. Current Affairs    3. Ethnic relations    4. Genocide    5. Government - Comparative    6. International    7. Politics / Current Events    8. Politics and government    9. Politics/International Relations    10. Rwanda    11. Armed conflict   


6. International Organizations: Principles and Issues (7th Edition)
by Prentice Hall
Hardcover (19 July, 2001)
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Subjects:  1. International Relations - General    2. International agencies    3. International organization    4. Law    5. Political Science    6. Politics / Current Events    7. Regionalism (International org    8. Regionalism (International organization)    9. International institutions    10. Political Science / General   


7. Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress
by Basic Books
Paperback (03 April, 2001)
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This collection of essays addresses a difficult question: Are some cultures better than others at creating freedom, prosperity, and justice? Although Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Tedious academic compilation
There were a few good nuggets of information in the varied chapters; however, most of the content of this book is hopelessly dry and academic.Seemingly written by professors and wonks for other professors and wonks, I cannot raise the appraisal of Culture Matters above two stars.Yes culture most certainly matters.The value sets of peoples around the world determine if they develop and thrive, or collapse into mediocrity.

5-0 out of 5 stars it really does matter
For those who wonder why some people are doing well and some aren't, this is a good book. Particularly excellent is the section on why Africa is such a mess by Daniel Entounga-Manguelle.

3-0 out of 5 stars Some very good chapters
Richard A. Shweder's "Moral maps, first world conceits, and the new evangelists", Samuel P. Huntington's "Cultures count", and Jeffrey Sachs' "Notes on a new sociology of economic development" are the best chapters to read, stimilating, and full of wits of multiple culturalism. Sachs' chapter points to a direction of the marginal explanation power of institutional analysis (though he might not realize it when he saw the relevance of geography determinism). In any case, you don't want to miss Shweder's chapter. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Anthropology - Cultural    2. Culture    3. Current Affairs    4. Ethnic Studies - General    5. International    6. International Relations - General    7. Politics / Current Events    8. Politics/International Relations    9. Social values    10. Cultural studies   


8. No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs
by Picador USA
Paperback (March, 2002)
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We live in an era where image is nearly everything, where the proliferation of brand-name culture has created, to take one hyperbolic example from Naomi Klein's Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A must read...
I live in the suburbs of a former steel mill town whose mills are now defunct.At one time we boasted the highest unemployment rate in the state, the highest murder rate per capita and were named number four in George magazine's most corrupt towns list.But we are creating jobs...Wal Mart, Sam's Club, Taco Bell, one chain store after another.My town is a prime example of the new economy - service, part-time and temp work with little room for advancement and little hope.
5-0 out of 5 stars The overwhelming worldwide effect of branding
Ironically my sister who is a Marketing Director for a hugecorporation gave me this book.Marketing graduates and professionals may wish to know the axe they weild.
5-0 out of 5 stars Modern Manifesto in Defense of Citizen Public Against Corporate Fascism

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Subjects:  1. Brand name products    2. Business Ethics    3. Current Affairs    4. General    5. Industries - General    6. International    7. International - General    8. International business enterprises    9. Political aspects    10. Politics / Current Events    11. Politics/International Relations    12. Public opinion   


9. Contending Theories of International Relations: A Comprehensive Survey (5th Edition)
by Longman
Paperback (09 August, 2000)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A Superb IR Anthology
"Contending Theories of International Relations" is an excellent book. It reads more like an anthology than a textbook, but that can be viewed as one of the nice things about it. I very much like the organization of this book. I used it in my international relations courses. This is a wonderful summary of theoretical thought about international politics

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent-a classic book
I read this book 10 years ago while studying my Masters deggree in The Netherlands. I found it very interesting and really supportive for my thesis.all sudents of IR should have it.Unfortunatelly, I did not not buy it at that time.Currently I work in the Chile s Agency of International Cooperation and I am a lecturer of Intenational Relations in various Universities.I would like to make contacts with those people interested in development aid.My name is Rafael Sabat. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. International Relations - General    2. International relations    3. Political Science    4. Politics - Current Events    5. Politics / Current Events    6. Politics/International Relations    7. POLITICS & GOVERNMENT    8. Political Science / General   


10. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
by Simon & Schuster
Hardcover (19 November, 1996)
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The thesis of this provocative and potentially important book is the increasing threat of violence arising from renewed conflicts between countries and cultures that base their traditions on religious faith and dogma. This argument moves past the notion of ethnicity to examine the growing influence of a handful of major cultures--Western, Eastern Orthodox, Latin American, Islamic, Japanese, Chinese, Hindu, and African--in current struggles across the globe. Samuel P. Huntington, a political scientist at Harvard University and foreign policy aide to President Clinton, argues that policymakers should be mindful of this development when they interfere in other nations' affairs. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars 8 Civilizations Or Political Groups?
There aren't really 8 civilizations. The Western European, Eastern European and Latin Americans are all from different branches of a same Judeo-Christian civilization despite their political differences. Japanese is obviously a branch of the Confucian civilization despite their huge economic success. The African world is really split between the Islamic and Judeo-Christian civilizations. So we only have the Judeo-Christian, Confucian, Islamic and Indian civilizations.

5-0 out of 5 stars A prelude ......
This book is one of the introductory 'literature' preceding and preparing for the principal and more important actions a small bit of which we are witnessing nowadays.
5-0 out of 5 stars Magnum Opus
This is the eminent Professor Huntinton's magnum opus, and it deserves to be read. No one can profess an understanding of modern global politics without studying this masterful work which was written in 1996.It remains a treasury of prophetic insights for our present day.
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Subjects:  1. 1950-    2. 1989-    3. Civilization, Modern    4. General    5. International Relations - General    6. Modern - 20th Century    7. Politics - Current Events    8. Post Cold War History    9. Post-communism    10. Sociology    11. World politics    12. Cultural studies    13. Current Events / International    14. International relations   


11. The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
by Regan Books
Paperback (14 August, 2003)
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The events of September 11 have seemingly been covered, analyzed, and discussed from every angle imaginable. So the subject matter alone of Jim DeFede's Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Story About the Truest and Kindest People on Earth

3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Subject but Poorly Written
I found this book to be extremely interesting. It tells of a true story unknown to many. However, while the subject was excellent, the quality of the writing was poor. I would not conider this book a final product. It is similar to a draft, with words spelled incorrectly and improper grammar. The publishers should be ashamed for printing such a poor quality manuscript that had not been proof read.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best ofHuman Nature
If you ever wanted to read a book that took the best part of human nature, you've found it.The people behind 9/11 were expecting the worst of humanity to come about, instead the result was the best humanity.The people of Gander captured my heart and I would love to meet those wonderful people who took strangers in from around the world.This book will move you to tears and astound you in ways you never thought possible.The spirit of kindness is alive and well in Gander, Newfoundland.I love the United States, but we could learn a thing or two from these wonderful in what to do in the event of a tragedy. ... Read more

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12. Menace in Europe: Why the Continent's Crisis Is America's, Too
by Crown Forum
Hardcover (28 February, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Berlinski is a distinguished addition to those telling the truth aboutEurope
Bruce Bawer, Theodore Dalyrymple and Mark Steyn are among those who have attempted to inform Americans of the decline of European culture and the essentially unfettered rise of Islam in Europe.
4-0 out of 5 stars Hard Truths - Harder Solutions
This book is a bone-chilling wake-up call. The author quite convincingly demonstrates the "Nazi Germany" analogy in regards to radical Muslims and the threat that widespread Islamic immigration poses to a Europe incapable of assimilating them. From Spain's spineless capitulation over train bombings to Italy's dangerously declining birthrate - Britain's Muslim ghettos to the Netherlands desperate appeasement - this is not an optomistic analysis.
5-0 out of 5 stars Good they deserve all their problems.
They criticize our country and our ways now for once I am glad to see a book that paints Europe as bad as Europe paints America. We need more books like this to show Americans that Europe is not the utopia that they try to make it look like. I count my blessings every day when my family left Europe well over 100 years ago to come here and raise themselves from poverty that "Perfect Europe" put them into and become upper middle class. Truly only in America. Personally I think the Europeans are ignorant and know nothing about us except what their propaganda feeds them. Get out of your sub compact cars and see what we are really about. Thank You for this book and please show us more problems that the so called "Perfect Europe" has. Peace out. ... Read more

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13. If a Place Can Make You Cry: Dispatches from an Anxious State
by Crown
Hardcover (15 October, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars An honest witness to the struggle of Israel
Daniel Gordis is a Jewish writer and educator. When he brought his family to Israel for a year he did not know the dramatic turnabout they would come to face. The terror- war which the Palestinians launched when the Clinton brokered peace - process broke down in late September 2000 means his family is exposed to a kind of violence they had never imagined. In clear and informative E- mails to friends he tells the story of this year of what his family goes through. A person of the liberal left, a super- tolerant idealist he comes to understand that it is not enough for one side to want peace, but rather that both sides must. He becomes more passionate in his defense of Israel when he understands that really it is a country subject to aggression fighting for its own life . He too confronts the hard questions of his own family members, his childrens' suspicions that they are being sacrificed on the altar of their parents idealism. This book is important precisely because Gordis is clearly such a ' man of peace and good- will'. And because it shows how complicated and difficult the struggle ofIsrael is for life and peace.
5-0 out of 5 stars A moving story
Yes, this is a splendid account of what it has been like for the Gordis family, moving to Israel from California.And it's worth reading.
5-0 out of 5 stars A personal and informative account of life in Israel
Began as e-mails back home to family, this book's strength is the description of day-to-day life in Israel through good times and bad.For the book, Gordis intersperses the letters with political commentary to give some context to the letters' time of writing.More personal than David Horovitz' A Little Too Close to God, it is similar in bringing the political and personal together as a family debates the wisdom of staying in Israel when the peace process goes bad.You will get drawn into experiencing the emotions and ambivalences the Gordis parents and children have about their life.Very readable! ... Read more

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14. The Diplomat's Dictionary
by United States Institute of Peace Press
Paperback (01 May, 1997)
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4-0 out of 5 stars A keeper
This is a first rate reference book and a good read to boot. It serves easily as the footnotes to Ambassador Freeman's other book, Arts of Power, and ranks up there with Bierce's Devil's Dictionary. I highly recommend it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Nice quotes, but not a vital reference
Although there are some very clever and interesting quotes listed in Mr. Freeman's book, I wouldn't characterize it as a "must-have" for students, diplomats, or politicians. Better alphabetical quote books are to be had on the market. The index, for once, is actually helpful, and there is even a section of the book that tells you (albeit too briefly) about the people who are quoted. I respect Mr. Freeman and his experience in the diplomatic corps; I just wish he would have contributed more anecdotes and examples from that experience. ... Read more

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15. Reporting: Writings from The New Yorker
by Knopf
Hardcover (02 May, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars First- class reporting
A friend of mine who spent in his early years in the former Soviet Union, and knows its culture well, Moshe Fushman found Remnick's 'Lenin's Tomb' to be one of the most insightful books as yet written about Russian society.
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16. Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Modern Japan
by Hill and Wang
Paperback (10 February, 2002)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Been here, seen it, lived in it....leaving
Alex Kerr's book is excellent. I have lived in Japan for 16 years and am leaving now. I have asked many of the same questions he asks and heard many of the same responses. Many well-educated or well-traveled Japanese know that their government in out of control in the hands of anonymous bureaucrats.
4-0 out of 5 stars Bravo for Kerr!
If you have lived in Japan for more than a couple years, and tried to work and integrate here, then you will easily understand the venom Kerr spews forth in this book. Mere tourists would likely be blind to much of this.
4-0 out of 5 stars A cautionary work on Japan's self-inflicted challenges
Dogs and Demons presents a scathing but poignant indictment of many facets of post-Meiji Japanese society, describing with a solemn but not disconsolate tone the two self-reinventions of modern Japan as maladaptations rather than true renaissances.
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Subjects:  1. Asia - Japan    2. Current Affairs    3. History: World    4. International    5. International Relations - General    6. Politics / Current Events    7. Business & Economics / Economic Conditions   


17. Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict With a New Introduction by the Author
by Owl Books (NY)
Paperback (13 March, 2002)
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Isbn: 0805055762
Sales Rank: 47481
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Good book on resource geopolitics. My 13 yo son loves it
We all knew that respources, like money, move the world. And that by explaining the concentration, consumption and need to control them, everything we see in geopolitics can be somehow explained.
3-0 out of 5 stars Needs a 2nd edition
This is a decent book.It is well researched and referenced, and it contains a lot of interesting information about foriegn policy with respect to resources (especially oil and water).Klare remains rather nuetral throughout, which is rather refreshing.Unfortunately, it is a little dated by now (written when the Taliban still controled Afganistan and before the Iraq war).Most of the US foreign policy dates back to the Clinton era.
4-0 out of 5 stars balanced and dispassionate analysis
Thirty or forty years in the future, people will look back at Resource Wars by Michael Klare as one of those books they wished they had read, or as one that policymakers should have read.
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Subjects:  1. 1989-    2. Current Affairs    3. International    4. International Relations - General    5. Mass Media    6. Natural Resources    7. Political Freedom & Security - International Secur    8. Politics / Current Events    9. Politics/International Relations    10. Security, International    11. World politics    12. International relations    13. Media studies    14. Theory of warfare & military science   


18. River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze
by Harper Perennial
Paperback (24 December, 2001)
list price: $13.95
Isbn: 0060953748
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In 1996, 26-year-old Peter Hessler arrived in Fuling, a town on China's Yangtze River, to begin a two-year Peace Corps stint as a teacher at the local college. Along with fellow teacher Adam Meier, the two are the first foreigners to be in this part of the Sichuan province for 50 years. Expecting a calm couple of years, Hessler at first does not realize the social, cultural, and personal implications of being thrust into a such radically different society. In Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A fascinating, insightful account of a Westerner living in Sichuan in the 1990s
I first stumbled across Peter Hessler's River Town about a year ago. At the time, a busy schedule prevented me from reading more than the first chapter or so. But I resolved to get through the book once I had the chance. Fortunately, this is one resolution I managed to keep. I enjoyed River Town and believe it achieves exactly what it aspires to do: record the life of an outsider living in a specific place in China during a specific, albeit brief, period of time.
4-0 out of 5 stars insigtful
If you want to get an understanding of what life in China is like this is the perfect book. A very detailed book nicely written Would have given 5 stars if there had been pictures!

4-0 out of 5 stars very interesting even for someone with little interest in China
I started reading this book for my book club and before I started it, I was sure it would be one of those books I would struggle with and never finish.China has never been high on my list of interests, I've always been fairly apathetic about Asian history.But Peter Hesslers storytelling swept me up and managed to keep me engrossed enough not to want to put the book down.It also peaked an interest for me in the culture of another huge country on the other side of the world from me.I think it is a huge gift for a writer to open a reader's eyes to a new interest. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1969-    2. Asia - China    3. China    4. Description    5. Description and travel    6. Essays & Travelogues    7. Fuling (Sichuan Sheng)    8. Fuling (Sichuan Sheng, China)    9. General    10. Hessler, Peter,    11. International    12. International Relations - General    13. Journeys    14. Travel    15. Travel - General    16. Travel / General   


19. International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues (6th Edition)
by Longman
Paperback (22 May, 2002)
list price: $68.60
Isbn: 0321088743
Sales Rank: 440956
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Extremely Informative
A must read for any new-comer to the subject of international relations.Topics covered are varied and relevant.Very applicable to today's world. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1989-    2. Globalization    3. International Relations (General)    4. International Relations - General    5. International relations    6. Political Science    7. Politics / Current Events    8. Politics/International Relations    9. World politics    10. Geopolitics    11. Political Science / General    12. Political science & theory   


20. The Global Transformations Reader: An Introduction to the Globalization Debate
by Polity Press
Paperback (01 June, 2003)
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Isbn: 0745631355
Sales Rank: 208857
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Subjects:  1. Economics - General    2. General    3. Globalization    4. International    5. International Relations - General    6. International relations    7. Political Science    8. Politics/International Relations    9. Sociology    10. Political Science / International Relations   


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