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1. The U.N. Exposed: How the United Nations Sabotages America's Security and Fails the World
by Sentinel HC
Hardcover (04 May, 2006)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Little Errors = Big Distortion?
It's a pretty good book. But it would be easier to believe if it didn't contain a bunch of little inaccuracies like this latest one I noticed:
4-0 out of 5 stars Kofi Annan & Co allowed companies to ship substandard food and medicines to Iraqis under the Oil for Food program.
The US favored Saddam Hussein's Iraq as a bulwark against revolutionary Iran after 1979 as the lesser of two nasty regimes.Jacques Chirac, however, remarked of Hussein that "it was seen as progressive."France thereby gave Iraq a lot of extra slack; including selling Hussein a nuclear reactor (later decommissioned by Israeli aircraft).The U.N., in a similar vein, gave Hussein the benefit of any doubts it may have had about his intentions.The Oil for Food program was supposedly instituted to keep the Iraqi people alive and healthy while Saddam labored under U.N. imposed sanctions. Somehow, billions of dollars went unaccounted for, though.Benon Sevan was handpicked by Kofi Annan to run the program."The Vocker report [on the gross negligence of the program] concluded that Sevan indeed had 'solicited and received' oil allocations worth approximately 1.5 million."Yet Secretary Annan maintained that Sevan had served the U.N. "beyond the call of duty."What about the Iraqi people? Wasn't he tasked with looking out for their welfare?
1-0 out of 5 stars Save Your Money
If you are tring to practice you Faux news allegiance I guess you'll enjoy this book.If you looking for fair honest information don't waste your time. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. International Relations - Diplomacy    2. National security    3. Political Freedom & Security - International Secur    4. Political Science    5. Politics / Current Events    6. Politics/International Relations    7. United Nations    8. United States    9. Political Science / International Relations   


2. The Parliament of Man: The Past, Present, and Future of the United Nations
by Random House
Hardcover (20 June, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Tour d'Horizon of the UN's Successes and Failures
In 1945, in San Francisco, when the UN Charter was written, the victors of the Second World War were looking to create an international body that would guarantee global security and prevent another conflagration like the one they had just experienced.The lines from the Tennyson poem "Locksley Hall:" "Till the war-drum throbbed no longer, and the battle flags were furl'd / In the Parliament of Man, Federation of the World" were carried by President Truman in his back pocket when he gave his famous address calling for a United Nations.
4-0 out of 5 stars Balanced assessment of the UN
There is not much new in this book for those who follow the UN, but it is a balanced assessment. His reform recommendations err on the conservative side, although he does show how the US Congress imposes limits on the organization and then blames it for not doing more. The book is intended for a general readership rather than scholars or those with an in-depth knowledge of the UN.

5-0 out of 5 stars Moving forward, looking back
Analyzing almost sixty years of United Nations history is, to say the least, an ambitious undertaking. Kennedy has tackled the challenge admirably producing a substantive and very readable account of the "evolution of the many UNs since 1945".His previous participation in the review and reform process of the UN system adds to his qualifications.This study is an excellent entry for anybody interested in learning more about this unique institution, its origins, growth and progress into one of the most complex international organizations.
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3. Inside the Asylum: Why the United Nations and Old Europe Are Worse Than You Think
by Regnery Publishing, Inc.
Hardcover (25 June, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Time to get out
Like many ideas, the desire to set up a structure such as the UN was probably well-motivated and a legitimate concept at the time. But a strong argument can be made that the UN no longer serves its original purpose, and may in fact be acting against its founding ideals.
5-0 out of 5 stars Sinister institutions

1-0 out of 5 stars Fascistic farrago of fallacies
Mr Babbin should note at least some of the following facts. The (unelected) Bush regime supports the integrationist EU. The UN General Assembly does represent the world's nations. The US state has consistently promoted the nuclear proliferation of its favoured allies - Israel and Pakistan for example. The author's technique is the McCarthyite smear - those who disagree with him (that is, most of the world's people) belong in an asylum.
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Subjects:  1. Government - U.S. Government    2. International Relations - Diplomacy    3. International relations    4. National security    5. Political Science    6. Politics / Current Events    7. Politics/International Relations    8. Terrorism    9. United States    10. POLITICS & GOVERNMENT    11. Political Science / General   


4. United Nations Legal Order 2 Volume Set
by Cambridge University Press
Hardcover (24 February, 1995)
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Subjects:  1. International    2. Law    3. Legal Reference / Law Profession    4. International law    5. Law / International    6. United Nations & UN agencies   


5. Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
by Penguin Classics
Paperback (01 January, 1994)
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While living in Argentina in 1960, Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann was kidnapped and smuggled to Israel where he was put on trial for crimes against humanity. The Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Evil as the absence of ....
In writing her book, "Thinking," Arendt claims that it was Eichmann's absence of thought that underlay his evil deeds; and that her conclusion drew her to write the book ("Thinking").
3-0 out of 5 stars Very problematic theology
This is a philosophical book passed off as history.It is also a renowned and famous book.Arendt, famous for her affair with Nazi philosopher Hiedegger even after the Holaust and an expert on totalitarianism, presents the thesis that without the help of the collaborationist Jews in many of the Nazi occupied countries those Banal men who were 'just following orders' such as Eichman could not have acheived the Holocaust.Thus she pus the blame for the Holocaust squarely on the 'actions' of Jews while reserving no judgement for the Nazis who ran the camps(themsleves mostly collaborators such as French, Austrians, Ukrainians, Germans from non-German lands and Poles), those Nazis are 'banal' which is to say 'boring' and therefore uner the rubric of moral relativism their actions cannot be judged, after all anti-semitism was part of their 'culture' it was not their fault they murdered 6 million people, because some of those people went willingly.
5-0 out of 5 stars i'VE JUST RE-READ THIS
AND WHO COMES TO MIND? W. CHENEY. RUMDSFELD.RICE.SANTORUM.GONZALES.
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6. The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib
by Cambridge University Press
Hardcover (26 January, 2005)
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1-0 out of 5 stars Nonsense
This book is what happens when zealots with a political agenda try to mask their actions as being compassionate.There is deliberate twisting of Hague convention rules of warfare to fit their marxist utopian vision (NY defense lawyers, surprise surprise).Fortunately, judging from the other reviews here, they seem to be preaching only to the same, small clueless choir.I imagine that since the author is personally involved in the matter he has financial reasons to publicize the "torture".

5-0 out of 5 stars The Torture Papers:Road to Abu Ghraib
This is an excellent resource for any serious scholar or researcher dealing with the laws of war, the Iraq War or torture issues.It is a broad compilation of original source material, mostly post 9/11; with its depth (over 1200 pages), it may be too much for the casual reader (if so, try Torture and Truth, by Mark Danner), but for serious research, it is essential.
5-0 out of 5 stars Making Men Scream in Our Name
This comprehensive and current compilation makes clear that our government has sanctioned practices not only outlawed by international conventions against torture, to which we are signatories, but which discracefully echo the techniques of tyrants through the ages. The documentation will make it impossible for Americans to claim that they didn't know what is being done in our name. This work should be required reading for every citizen as our nation confronts an official policy that claims our only defense against terrorism is our own use of teror and torture. ... Read more

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7. Eyes off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (21 April, 2003)
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5-0 out of 5 stars The author IS the prize.
Carol's book is an excellent insight into how the struggle for human rights was hampered by the motives of so many players who ultimately brought the force of human rights in the United Nations from a roar to a soft meow. Her voice is fresh and very well informed. I will also admit to a personal bias because I heard Carol speak at the Truman Presidential Library in July of 2006 and it was the passion of her presentation that brought me to read her book. In my opinion, her writing is a close second to seeing her speak in person and I am thankful for having hadsuch a privelege. I look forward to reading her next books and being her personal groupie- Carol Anderson ROCKS!

5-0 out of 5 stars Understanding Race in the U.S. today
This book was incredible for several reasons. As an African American, I struggle to understand why so little has changed in relations between blacks and whites in this country and more importantly, why there seems to be a deeply entrenched systemic barrier to real progress (economic, political, social and cultural) for many African Americans. Eyes off the Prize highlights the enormous difference between struggling for human rights versus concentrating solely on civil rights-I'd never really thought about the fact that those aren't the same struggles.5-0 out of 5 stars The Illusion of Substantive Racial Progress
For the sake of full disclosure, I'm a colleague of Carol Anderson's at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Yet, notwithstanding our friendship, I can objectively state that EYES OFF THE PRIZE is must reading for individuals seeking insights as to why America's racial problems persist. Read more

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8. Taking Rights Seriously
by Harvard University Press
Paperback (22 May, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Absolute Classic
Things are quite simple. If there is A contemporary debate in jurisprudence, it is the so-called Hart/Dworkin debate. It all starts with this wonderful book that cuts deeply and challenges the theory of legal positivism on many levels. As for the theory of rights, Dworkin is a proponent of one of the most coherent, interesting and complex articulations of liberalism. In short: to the extent that fundamental rights are in play, the "political majority" (if such a thing exists) does not have the moral right totell members of the minority what to do with their own lives. Is not this a simple but powerful moral truth?

1-0 out of 5 stars Tyranny of a minority
Dworkin's thesis is that a tyranny of a minority is better than a tyranny of the majority. His argument is based on rigorous logic. But Justice Holmes observed that, "The life of the law has not been logic, it has been experience." Dworkin's theory is similar to those of Plato and Marx. But experience with the latters' theories has been negative. For an analysis of that experience, read Kark Popper's The Open Society and Its Enemies.

4-0 out of 5 stars His Logic is Flawless
... and this is a welcome breeze in the current political fog of an America drowning in six-shooters and visceral-response-teams. The Dworkin-challenge before us is the discovery of rights as emanating from the individual, and their use in daily life. This is where Dworkin may break down. Unlike Dershowitz's "Shouting Fire", for example, Dworkin does not write as if there is a human behind the logic who is actually extolling our necessary freedoms. Perhaps it is just me, but I'd like to hold on to and celebrate my rights and yours; I'd also like to affect change-- as would Dworkin, on a global scale. Though he sees humanity's natural path to decency, his writing "feels" far too cold to be effective.Read more

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9. Markings
by Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback (12 April, 1985)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A keeper
Reading the posted reviews can give someone an idea of what a great treasure this book.Wouldn't be without it, as I find after many years I still get something fresh at each reading.He was incredibly loved by the UN staff, and the pages of Markings give you real insight as to why this was.And admirable man, an admirable book.Certainly a book to be re-read NOW -- as the world is going so terrible wrong -- if we are to learn what the path of righteousness is all about.A true reflection that believes in loving your neighbor as yourself and loving God above all things.

5-0 out of 5 stars Markings is Awesome!!
This is my FOURTH COPY of this book; lent one out that was never returned... guess they liked it too! I always admired the late Secy-Genl of the UN, which is why I first picked up and bought this book. Don't miss out on a wonderful book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless Reading
This is a book of mental depth not often found on a public bookshelf.Dag Hammarskjold kept his journal consistantly/regularly and then left written permission for it to be printed following his death. I found it to be, primarily, a "true profile" of the man, and then also an accurate historical document as I traced Hammarskjold's innermost thoughts connected to the history of the time.I believe this book has held our attention over so many years, because most humans on a spiritual quest can truely relate to his inner thoughts of relationship to God/ soul/ consciousness.
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10. Humanitarian Intervention: Ethical, Legal and Political Dilemmas
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (24 February, 2003)
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11. United Nations and Human RightsA Guide for a New Era (Global Institutions Series)
by Routledge
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12. Basic Facts about the United Nations (Basic Facts About the United Nations)
by Bernan Press
Paperback (30 October, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best summary available on the UN
The chief cause of opposition to the United Nations is lack of knowledge about what it is, what it does, what it can do and what it cannot do.If I were to pick one volume to help both supporters and critics understand what the United Nations is, this book would be it. ... Read more

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13. Of War and Law
by Princeton University Press
Hardcover (21 August, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars "On Lawfare": Short and Focused
In the Shield of Achilles Phillip Bobbitt has recently written on the mutual relation between law and strategy. In the realm of emergency, the distinction between the two becomes relatively thin. Bobbitt's book demonstrates that at certain times, strategic "imperatives" have generated legal regimes. A point that Bobbit has overlooked, however, is the use of law as a strategic instrument. This is what might be called, not so much the instrumentalization, but the "weaponization" of law. In this short book, David Kennedy refers to what military commanders call "lawfare", the use of law, particularly humanitarian law, as a shield and a sword, by organized militaries, partisans, insurgents, and terrorists alike. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. International    2. Law    3. Legal History    4. Legal Reference / Law Profession    5. Military    6. Military - General    7. Public Policy - General    8. War (International law)    9. International Law    10. International humanitarian law    11. Law / Military    12. Political Science and International Relations   


14. The United Nations: International Organization and World Politics
by Wadsworth Publishing
Paperback (22 June, 2004)
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4-0 out of 5 stars UN informative
For those that are curious about the UN, this book is very informative about the duties and various sectors of the UN.

3-0 out of 5 stars Subtle but pervasive pro-US bias
The revisions contained in the third edition are the work of Lawrence Ziring, professor at the University of Western Michigan. Ziring is a not an obvious candidate to be writing what is designed to be a textbook on the UN.He has publicly supported U.S. policies which are contrary to the spirit and the letter of U.N. principles, including the `humanitarian' bombings in Yugoslavia and U.S. attacks on alleged terrorist camps in Afghanistan and the biological weapons plant (which later turned out to be a pharmaceuticals factory) in Sudan.Ziring is also a member of the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think-tank with people such as Robert McNamara and James A. Baker on its board of directors.The Atlantic Council focuses primarily upon supporting expanded roles for NATO.Read more

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15. The Rome Statute for an International Criminal Court: A Commentary
by Oxford University Press, USA
Hardcover (26 September, 2002)
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16. Understanding The CISG In The USA: A Compact Guide To The 1980 United Nations Convention On Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
by Aspen Publishers
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17. The Law of Internal Armed Conflict (Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law)
by Cambridge University Press
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18. Diplomatic Divorce: Why America Should End Its Love Affair with the United Nations
by Stroud & Hall Publishers
Hardcover (30 May, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Malignant tumor
In Diplomatic Divorce, Kilgannon shows why the UN is inherently flawed and cannot be reformed. It is a failed institution that provides false hope and feeds a bunch of parasites. America should get out of what he calls this global cult with its far reaching tentacles and sinister intentions.
5-0 out of 5 stars Kilgannon delivers a conservative classic!
Tom Kilgannon, along with Ollie North and others, helped show me the difference between being a Republican and a conservative.True to form, Diplomatic Divorce is a brutally honest look at what most globalists don't want Americans to know and most Americans seem blissfully unaware.Writes Kilgannon: "Here at home, they have captured the Democratic Party and are making in-roads in the GOP. They are forcing the United States to answer to a higher earthly authority. From trade to national security to tax policy to the Internet, advocates of universal government want to make the decisions that will chart America's future. In some cases, they already are. Whether we like it or not, we are in a war for America's destiny."
5-0 out of 5 stars Great Read
Thomas Kilgannon is truly one of the leading thinkers on the United Nations.He uses sound research and apt editorializing to present his case why involvement in the United Nations is detrimental to the sovereignty of the United States.
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19. Nuremberg Diary
by Da Capo Press
Paperback (September, 1995)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Intriguing Look At The Meaning of The Nuremberg Trials
As a person who has read a number of books relating to tghis subject, nothing so defines the striking differences between the nature of the Third Reich from the constitutional democracies that largely comprised the Allies as the way in which the defendants of the trials at Nuremberg were handled. With painstaking precision and at extraordinary cost in terms of international arm-twisting and back-door deals, the proponents of a judicial proceeding designed to illustrate the manifest individual guilt of the various Nazi officials forged a result that still stands today as a model of a non-retributive effort in the face of extraordinary pressure. While one can hardly describe the Nuremberg trials as unflawed or perfect, they did prove to the world that the Allies were willing to subscribe to the existing canon of law to judge the actions of the Nazis. 4-0 out of 5 stars Monsters of the Dritte Reich, or just a mirror?
Ever have the urge to get into the mind of a monster just to see how he thinks? Sound like another serial killer book? Well, in a sense, Nuremberg Diary is that, but it is so much more as well.5-0 out of 5 stars A Chilling Look at Evil and Justice
'Nuremberg Diary' is Gustav Gilbert's narrative of the time he spent with the defendants of the Nuremberg War Crimes Trial after WWII. As the prison psychiatrist, Gilbert was given access to all the prisoners and the resulting conversations form the basis of this book. From the unrepentant, pompus bravado of Hermann Goering to the disgusting anti-semitism of Julius Streicher to the absent minded Joachim von Ribbentrop to the humbled Albert Speer, this work proves a keen insight into the men who at one time controlled an empire, but who now faced the world's final justice. Thought-provoking, chilling, and at times even moving, Gilbert's 'Nuremberg Diary' will stand forever as an important witness against Nazi barbarism. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. 1911-    2. Diaries    3. Germany    4. Gilbert, G. M.,    5. History - General History    6. History: World    7. International    8. Military - World War II    9. Nuremberg War Crime Trials, Nu    10. Nuremberg War Crime Trials, Nuremberg, Germany, 1946-1949    11. Prison psychologists    12. Psychology    13. United States    14. War criminals    15. Biography: general    16. International humanitarian law    17. The Holocaust   


20. Good Intentions Corrupted: The Oil for Food Scandal And the Threat to the U.N.
by PublicAffairs
Paperback (30 September, 2006)
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Isbn: 1586484729
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5-0 out of 5 stars Spotlight on Corruption

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and readable
At last a clear, short, well-written and captivating account of how Saddam Hussein managed to amass billions of dollars under the table during the United Nations Oil for Food Program.Though the book is based on the dreadfully dry, multi-volume report issued by Paul Volcker's investigation, it is actually a pleasure to read.This book explains, without sensationalism or political bias, how United Nations policy, international political compromises, greedy companies, nations, and individuals helped Saddam control the sale of oil and the purchase of humanitarian supplies so that he could receive kickbacks and surcharges.The story is not just one of individual or even U.N. corruption, but the story is at core about the weak will and lack of commitment of the international community to follow through when it administers economic sanctions against rebel regimes.As we face the question of how to handle nuclear proliferation and terrorism, this is a must-read, for if we do not learn from the past we are doomed to repeat it.The book is also a fascinating account of how international cooperation and a crack team of independent investigators, funded by the United Nations, managed to expose the corruption, causing several nations to institute prosecutions and jump-start their own investigations, and forcing the United Nations itself to get serious about institutional reforms.That this international investigation could be so successful shows that international cooperation is possible, and this alone gives me hope that economic sanctions regimes can be better designed and administered in the future. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations    2. Diplomacy    3. Economic sanctions    4. Food relief    5. Government - International    6. Humanitarian assistance    7. International Relations (Specific Aspects)    8. International Relations - Diplomacy    9. Iraq    10. Middle East - General    11. Political Science    12. Politics / Current Events    13. Politics/International Relations    14. Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -    15. POLITICS & GOVERNMENT    16. United Nations & UN agencies    17. c 1990 to c 2000   


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