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    1. Behold a Pale Horse
    2. The Communist Manifesto
    3. How The World Really Works
    4. Knowing the Enemy: Jihadist Ideology
    5. The Marx-Engels Reader
    6. Why Arendt Matters (Why X Matters)
    7. Anarchy, State and Utopia
    8. Milestones
    9. Main Currents of Marxism: The
    10. Rules for Radicals (Vintage)
    11. The End of Commitment: Intellectuals,
    12. Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and
    13. Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O'Reilly
    14. The Professors:The 101 Most Dangerous
    15. Feather in the Storm: A Childhood
    16. The Politics of Jesus
    17. The Machinery of Freedom: A Guide
    18. Transitions from Authoritarian
    19. James Madison and the Struggle
    20. Marxism and Literature (Marxist

    1. Behold a Pale Horse
    by Light Technology Publications
    Paperback (01 December, 1991)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Knowledge is Power , a MUST READ!
    Alot of folks love to criticize Bill Cooper. I personally think he was reporting truths from his experiences & information he got his hands on.He claims right up front that some info may not be accurate.He NEVER claims to be 100% accurate, and gives you his sources for the info, not just opinions.He took a stand to expose secret information he felt the public should know.Whether you agree with him or not, you've got to respect the man. He fought to get this book published & ultimately lost his life holding on to that "stand".It's risk-takers like him that gives us knowledge & information to see hidden truths.Thank you & God Bless you, Bill.Rest in Peace.

    5-0 out of 5 stars your headed in the right direction...
    This book is not for those who wish to continue living their monotonous and stressful lifestyles. This is meant to make you aware and to further draw your own conclusions.Critical thinkers only!!
    3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting read! But don't rely on Google to discount this author!
    I just want to say that this book allows you to draw your OWN conclusions from information a man was able to provide andbecause of that..i find this book interesting and a good read.As for his death, all deaths that look suspicious are NEVER suspicious. As for going on Google to find out about the "real" Cooper; let it be said that you need to do alot more research on someone than going to Google to take something as FACT! Google is NOT the most reliable source, it is simply what it is; A SOURCE OF INFORMATION. The book is worth the read. Especially the part of the book that speaks about FEMA; any one heard of LA riots, Katrina? He speaks on FEMA's role very candidly and we can use both these instances as to how true he was in this area of his book. But don't base your knowledge or interest on any of our the book for yourself and make your own conclusion of an interesting read, ENJOY! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Body, Mind & Spirit    2. Conspiracies    3. Controversial Knowledge    4. History    5. History & Theory - Radical Thought    6. Miscellanea    7. New Age    8. New Age / Body, Mind & Spirit    9. Parapsychology - General    10. UFOs & Extraterrestrials    11. United States    12. Mind, body, spirit: disciplines & techniques    13. Occultism & quasi-religious beliefs   

    2. The Communist Manifesto
    by Signet Classics
    Paperback (01 October, 1998)
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    "A spectre is haunting Europe," Karl Marx and Frederic Engels wrote in 1848, "the spectre of Communism." This new edition of Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Romanticism.
    This book did not start it all, consider all the other communist publications of the time period. Also the artistic movement at the time, which was the romantic era. That has nothing to do with lovey duvey romance of today, and Karl Marx would have hated all the "dictators" that have enslaved so many people. If you cant see that obviously you havent read it, thats why it cannot work. Its too perfect of an overall view of people and the economy for equality. Romanticism.

    If you are a revolutionary, a radical or merely a liberal activist you must come to terms with the theory outlined in the Communist Manifesto. Today's activists are obviously not the first political activists to face this challenge. Radicals, revolutionaries and liberals have had to come to terms with the Manifesto at least since 1848 when it was first published and that same necessity; perhaps surprisingly to some given the changes in the political landscape since then, is true today. Why surprisingly? On the face of it given the political situation today it would appear somewhat absurd to make such a claim about the necessity of coming to terms with the overriding need for the revolutionary overturn of the capitalist order outlined in the Manifesto. With the collapses of the Soviet Union and the Soviet-influenced Eastern European states about fifteen years ago, which were supposedly based on Marxist concepts, one would think that Marxism was a dead letter. But hear me out. Even the less far-sighted apologists for the international capitalist order are now worrying about the increasing gap between rich and poor, not only between the so-called first and third worlds but also within the imperialist metropolitican centers themselves. Nowhere is that more evident that in the United States where the gap has dramatically increased over the last thirty years. Thus, despite the carping of the `death of communism' theorists after the decisive capitulation of international Stalinism an objective criterion exists today to put the question of class struggle and of the validity of a materialist concept of history back on the front burner.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Hate Litterature
    When I read this, I was not expecting to become a commie, but at least I was hoping for something more compelling than the pure hatred of people who have more than others and the racist concsipracy theories (especially re Jews) that the authors came up with.
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    Subjects:  1. Communism    2. Economic Conditions    3. History & Theory - Radical Thought    4. Philosophy    5. Political    6. Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism    7. Politics / Current Events    8. Fiction / Classics   

    3. How The World Really Works
    by ABJ Press
    Paperback (January, 1997)
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    1-0 out of 5 stars can anything good come out of a fear focus?
    My life is no longer run by fear.After reading 20-30 conspirator books, I see nothing but some facts with weak links targeted to intelligent people that become an elitist to fight against other elitists. Look at some of the major failures."Population bomb" predicted 1/2 the world starving to death by 1980.Y2K embarrassment.Rapture, baised on liberal and bad Bible theology.Wise people need to spend their time with real people on local problems that are real and fixable.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Introduction to the Truth
    This book will give you a great introduction to what is going on in our world, based on several past written books about the "Powers that Be."
    1-0 out of 5 stars Search for the Guilty
    Jones belongs to that school of thought that believes behind every failure of a system, or every historical cycle, there lies a guilty party. This search for conspirators is the sort of thing that generally leads to pogroms and inquisitions.
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    4. Knowing the Enemy: Jihadist Ideology and the War on Terror
    by Yale University Press
    Hardcover (04 January, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The twisted mind of the jihadist
    Mary Habek avoids polemics and sticks to pedagogy in this precise account of the nature and history of radical Islam's ideology.The title is somewhat sensational, but the text is not inflammatory.This is expository writing at its best.Habek knows just how much detail to include to explain her subject without fatiguing her readers.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Lucid Writing on a Murky Subject
    Reading the Koran sheds little light on what drives Islamists. The key to understanding them lies in the Koranic interpretations of certain influential scholars.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Good, But Limited
    The author gives a good account of the intellectual history behind the Islamic Jihadi movement.There are 52 pages of notes giving references for further reading and research.The basic story is that by interpreting the Muslim scriptures of Qur'an and Hadith literally, Jihadists justify their war against everyone who thinks differently than they do.Important in this is the notion of naskb which can be translated as "abrogation" to justify ignoring the earlier, more tolerant sections of the Qur'an and following the later ones.
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    5. The Marx-Engels Reader
    by W. W. Norton & Company
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very nice
    Great complilation of a variety of important writtings by Marx and Engels!The book is put together chronologically and by subject matter complete with notes from the editor containing interesting facts relating to the pieces.The Reader includes not only excerpts from major works such as Captital, the Manifesto, and the Grundrisse, but also include early Marx essays and manuscripts, even oddly enough letters Marx wrote to his father while studying at university.This book is all you need to get a grasp on the thoughts of Marx and Engels.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Essay: Alienation from Humanity, on Marx and Mill
    The modern age is a dangerous age, an age in which we might be alienated from that individual independence in work and in mind which defines our humanity. Confronted by this crisis, Karl Marx and John Stuart Mill offer the world diverging solutions: annihilate the existing world and march toward communism, or guard against the dangers of the existing world as we further embrace liberal democracy. Despite these divergent paths which arise from differing views on the driving force of history, both systems aim to rescue the supreme interest of our individual humanity-for Marx, this interest lies in reaching absolute prosperity for the material man, and for Mill, it lies in the search for absolute truth for the idealistic man.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Essential Works Of Marxs & Engels For the Beginner!
    Given the impact of Marxism on the unfolding history of the later nineteenth and twentieth century, the beginning student of the combined writings of both Marx and Engels will find this collection of the essential works of these two pioneering socialists absolutely essential reading. Its list of included works covers the waterfront of all that is required to gain a fruitful first look at the wealth of their philosophical musings, and the nature of their revolutionary canon, as well. Reading this material is essential if one is to understand the depth of Marx's understanding and the detail of his genius, however discredited he may be in current estimations. Indeed, with the rise of international corporatism is so close to his prognostications regarding the final phases of capitalism that it is hard to deny his continuing relevance.Read more

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    6. Why Arendt Matters (Why X Matters)
    by Yale University Press
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    Subjects:  1. Biography & Autobiography    2. Biography / Autobiography    3. Biography/Autobiography    4. General    5. History & Theory - General    6. Philosophy    7. Political    8. Political Ideologies - General    9. Political science    10. Politics / Current Events    11. Totalitarianism    12. Biography & Autobiography / General    13. European history: Second World War    14. Germany    15. Political ideologies   

    7. Anarchy, State and Utopia
    by Basic Books
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I Loved This Book
    An observation and common criticism of the book, both in this little Amazon fishbowl and elsewhere, is that Nozick takes givens, starts the arguments, and proceeds without initial justification of his givens.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Viscous or Brilliant?
    When I neared the end of this book, I was learning so much, I couldn't believe how I drudged through it in the beginning. Except that I did so for a reason.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Crystalline Reasoning Untested by Rock of Reality
    This book represents a crucial turning point in American political philosophy. It should be mandatory reading foranyone who wouldstart making sense of the differences between pre-Reagan and post-Reagan political views of the world.By comparing the style and substance of this book with Rawl's Theory of Justiceone might learn much about the philosophies that have driven the politics of these two eras.
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    8. Milestones
    by Kazi Publications
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    3-0 out of 5 stars One of the bases of today's fundamentalist Islam
    This treatis on political Islam is helpful in understanding the mindset of violent Muslim Jihadists in today's world.You may disagree with the logic--or after close study lack thereof, in this book.I wish this volume included a better introduction of who the historical Sayyid Qutb was, it helps put this volume and what it was/is trying to accomplish in its proper context.
    1-0 out of 5 stars The Muslim "Mein Kampf"
    If it weren't for the fact that Qutb had and has millions of followers before and after the Egyptians had him hanged for his rantings, it would be easy to dismiss this book as the Muslim equivalent of Hitler's Mein Kampf.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Typical Hizbi garbage from its prodigal son, Syed Qutb.
    We can only credit Qutb with identifying the true enemies of Islam. Him and those who think as he does have single handily, in our modern times, seduced the youth into believing in his heresy and deviance. Anyone who credits this troublemaker with any goodness can only be classified as the enemy of Prophet Muhammed's (saw) legal ways and examples. Qutb uses modern unislamic political thought to frame the discussions on how to "revive" the Islamic world while neglecting many authentic hadiths to that effect. How this fool has strayed from the path of the righteous Muslims of the past, only Allah (swt) knows but anyone with the slightest knowledge of Qutbs history will know that he has, in fact, been influenced by the French and Russian Revolutions and its architects, not to mention Hassan Al- Banna the goofy Sufi from the slums of Egypt. When Al-Banna wasn't perverting the minds of the Muslim youth in Egypt he could be found worshipping around the graves of the deceased, a popular Sufi practice.
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    9. Main Currents of Marxism: The Founders, The Golden Age, The Breakdown
    by W. W. Norton & Company
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    10. Rules for Radicals (Vintage)
    by Vintage
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    5-0 out of 5 stars There are things I don't like,butsome things I liked very much!
    "RULES FOR RADICALS"by Saul Alinsky.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Who really knew Sol Alinsky?
    Soon I will celebrate my 84th birthday; I'm originally from NYC and lived in the West Bronx where I saw and heard Sol Alinsky speak at building cooperatives and other organizational events on various occasions. Sol Alinsky was NOT a Marxist and those who attribute this to him never saw or heard him when he was a young and very alive human being. He was an honest, sincere American patriot.
    5-0 out of 5 stars The Radicals' Gold Standard
    A few comments and observations:
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    11. The End of Commitment: Intellectuals, Revolutionaries, and Political Morality in the Twentieth Century
    by Ivan R. Dee, Publisher
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    5-0 out of 5 stars It's the first to pair a history of Communist systems with a social survey of how its ideology spread around the world
    How could modern intellectuals and thinkers become seduced by the promises of communism and its ideals: an idea that proved repressive in actuality? THE END OF COMMITMENT: INTELLECTUALS, REVOLUTIONARIES, AND POLITICAL MORALITY examples questions of political morality, belief changes, and commitments, examining the moral limits of individuals and why ideologies can seduce even the most reasoned. It's the first to pair a history of Communist systems with a social survey of how its ideology spread around the world - and it provides chapters powerful in social survey and insight.
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    12. Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
    by Yale University Press
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    This is the single best book available on the Taliban, the fundamentalist Islamic regime in Afghanistan responsible for harboring the terrorist Osama bin Laden. Ahmed Rashid is a Pakistani journalist who has spent most of his career reporting on the region--he has personally met and interviewed many of the Taliban's shadowy leaders. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A mirror of world events
    If you would like to understand what is happening in the Middle East, read what happened in Afghanistan much earlier.This book puts the current world conflict in perspective.Then,you should read "Jihad" by the same author.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Worth your money.
    I just got done finishing this book.It is well-written and informative.There are alot of reviews praising this book, so I don't have to say much.I will just state that you can read books by so-called Taliban experts, or you can read it from areal expert.Ahmed Rashid is somebody who actually interviewed members of the Taliban, and observed the causes and effects of the Taliban takover, since he visited and stayed in Afghanistan for an extended period of time.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Absolute distraction
    Whilst researching for a university assignment I came across this brilliant piece of distraction.
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    13. Sweet Jesus, I Hate Bill O'Reilly
    by Nation Books
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    1-0 out of 5 stars The Author Lets his Obsession do all his thinking
    Books like this show the clear difference between those authors who have a positive idea to share with the world with the experience to back it up, andthose who are merely fullfilling their own juvenile fantasy.The author here clearly had no other agenda than to "stick it" to Oreilly out of whatever "how dare Oreilly disagree with me" justification that was conveniently available at the time.The attacks are all predictibly by the numbers and standard issue "I hate oreilly" slams that one could find on any number of websites (for free).In fact anyone who frequents the usual websites will find everything in here to be extremely old news, with the same information one could gleen from even a superficial examination of the internet, very shallow.The author seems more interested in engaging in cackling self-congratulation about how (not so) witty he himself is, than doing anything that hasnt been done (better) before.
    1-0 out of 5 stars WOW!
    What a joke. Liberals are wonderful people, really. Ha, NOT! They can't argue good politics so they attack someone who can. Nice..what loosers

    1-0 out of 5 stars EXACTLY part of the stuff wrong with this country and world
    Hmmm,Ann Coulter is just as bad at representing the "right" as these dorks are representing the "left".I'm a conservative,but there are some liberals that I do like and some that I don't.If you "hate" Bill O'Reilly,there is something wrong.If you disagree with him a lot,there is something correct about that.If you drink the "kool-aid", you probably really hate yourself more than those you think you hate.Hate and nastiness is the very quality that has put this world in the hell that it is in and these guys are just throwing gas on the hate fire as does Ann Coulter.Bill is out there trying to get facts and put both sides under the microscope.Does he favor the right?Well,he favors conservative and traditional values,but so do a lot of democrats and even liberals.I also promise you that the vast majority of democrats are going to label this stuff as the garbage that it is. ... Read more

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    14. The Professors:The 101 Most Dangerous Academics in America
    by Regnery Publishing, Inc.
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    1-0 out of 5 stars It would be funny if it weren't so sad
    Probably the most (although certainly not the only) ludicrous part of this book is the entry on Caroline Higgins, a professor at Earlham College.Horowitz objects to Higgins because she teaches a course on peace activism -- a course taken by students in the Peace and Global Studies program, at a Quaker college.It seems odd, to say the least, for a supposed champion of religious freedom to object to people at a Quaker school voluntarily enrolling in classes devoted to a central Quaker value.That Horowitz resorted to including such a weak objection, and one involving such a tiny private college, shows that he really must have been stretching to get his list to 101.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Read this before choosing a college for your kid
    David Horowitz started out as a hippie and like Cartman, I wanted to kick him in the nuts. He eventually figured out that life is very much NOT like the commune and straightened out. It has been said that the difference between a liberal and a conservative is a job and the job that David Horowitz has taken upon himself is that of defender of the faith. He sees that the Hippie-holdover crowd has now moved into the system to bend it to their vision as they were unsuccessful influencing it from the outside. Just as the liberals have had little success with legislation-based change, they have instigated change by judicial fiat and litigation-imposed law, completely bypassing the legislature and the people's will.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Be proud of making the Horowitz list
    I normally do not want to say anything negative about an opinionated book, because, to me, it is okey for a book to be biased with conservative political agendas. But it is entirely unacceptable when a book intentionally distorts facts and smears the reputation of many leading academics. David Horowitz's book falls into the latter category. Let me use just one example. While Horowitz is ranting against zoologist David Barash (Univ. of Washington), who, Horowitz claims, has no credential to write a book about peace. One has to ask: What is the credential to write such a book? Must peace be studied only by certain professionals narrowly trained in political science? Remember, when the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in the all-out nuclear arms race, mathematicians such as John von Neumann made a great strategic contribution to prevent the doomsday scenario from becoming reality for Americans. If Barash is discredited for being a zoologist originally, can we discredit Newton as a mathematician just because he was a physicist? Can we discredit Goethe as a biologist just because he was a poet? Can we discredit Da Vinci as an achieved scientist/inventor because he was a painter? There have been just too many learned people who are successful in several disciplines. Barash, as an expert in zoology, has been working on cooperation from an evolutionary perspective. His personal dedication to world peace by seeking a new solution from the angle of game theory is particularly admirable. His new book about game theory is a solid piece of evidence demonstrating that he is more than qualified to write a book about peace. If such a person is considered to be dangerous, who is safe? Horowitz simply does not have an open mind. ... Read more

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    15. Feather in the Storm: A Childhood Lost in Chaos
    by Pantheon
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Anne Frank of China
    Feather in the Storm is to Asia in our time what the Diary of Anne Frank is to Europe in World War II. Emily Wu's autobiographical tale of a little girl caught up helplessly in the chaos of the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution in China is both heart breaking and inspiring.This is the sort of beautifully composed prose that breaks your heart and then, in the end, encourages you to have hope for the future.Emily Wu is a survivor of an incredibly cruel government and society.Thank goodness she has provided this testament so that those who were lost will not be forgotten and that those who were responsible will also not be forgotten.

    5-0 out of 5 stars View of China Usually Hidden from Americans
    Feather in the Storm provided me with a stunning insights of life in China during the Cultural Revolution. Emily Wu's recounts through both her memories and extensive research the turbulent and often terrifying lost childhood she experienced.The story is powerful, heartbreaking, a testimony to man's inhumanity to man, and ultimately a tribute to the human spirit that holds out for hope and a future.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A story both heartbreaking and uplifting
    This book was a revelation to me. It moved me as few other books I have read have, and from the moment I began reading it I could not put it down. Emily Wu's story is a poignant and compelling memoir that describes in intimate detail the impact that China's Cultural Revolution had on her, as a young girl, and on her family. In a beautifully written narrative, Wu tells of the ongoing humiliation, horror and abuse that she and those she loved endured over a period of nineteen years. The book provides insight into the terrible human tragedy and cost inflicted on millions of Chinese, and especially children, by Chairman Mao's so-called Great Leap Forward. But Emily's story is more than that. It is also an unforgettable testament to the human spirit and the will to survive. This is a tale of courage that will affect and inspire everyone who reads it. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Asia - China    2. Authors, Chinese    3. Biography & Autobiography    4. China    5. Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976    6. History    7. History - General History    8. History: World    9. Personal Memoirs    10. Personal narratives    11. Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism    12. Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs   

    16. The Politics of Jesus
    by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
    Paperback (May, 1994)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Just as relevant as when it was first published
    Even though this theological gem came out in 1994, the Q of WWJD in the political arena remains a must read as we approach the 2006midterm elections. What role, if any, should one's faith play in the political arena. Yoder provides considerable food for thought as he explores this sticky scenario.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I must be channeling Yoder
    Not to put too fine a point on it, but to those who muddle through various "Sgt. Christ" "warmaking Christ" and "capitalist Christ" paradigms, I'd argue that maybe your faith is wholly misplaced.THE POLITICS OF JESUS engages this directly.
    5-0 out of 5 stars stunning
    This book has shaped my personal theology like few others. It offers unique insights into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a compelling critique to so many traditional streams of Christianity that consider the life of Jesus to have minimal relevance for our lives today. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Christianity    2. Christianity - Theology - Christology    3. Christology    4. Example    5. Institutions & Organizations    6. Jesus Christ    7. Pacifism    8. Political and social views    9. Religion    10. Religion - Theology    11. Religious aspects    12. Social ethics    13. Theology    14. Political ideologies   

    17. The Machinery of Freedom: A Guide to Radical Capitalism
    by Open Court Publishing Company
    Paperback (August, 1989)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Only recommended for beginners
    "The Machinery of Freedom", by noted market anarchist ecnomist David Friedman, is said to be one of the must-have books on the topic. Friedman is well-known for his creative approach to markets drawing from real life and sound theoretical chops. Friedman is not afraid to state that his approach is utilitarian for the most part, unlike "For a New Liberty" by Rothbard which is more principled (as well as the next book on my reading list).
    5-0 out of 5 stars Anarchy is beneficial
    I had the pleasure of reading this book in the mid to late 1990s and what an experience it was! David Friedman introduces anarchy and anarcho-capitalism in simple, non technical terms in which the main thrust of his book is to make the case for people to live in a society without government (i.e. coercion). According to Friedman, most (if not all) of the services provided by governments (like police protection, law enforcement, education, prosecution and arbitration) can be provided for privately. He also discusses other issues like foreign policy, immigration and the libertarian movement from an anarchist perspective too. Friedman's ideas are not too far off base. There was a time during the 19th century when people bought and paid for police and fire protection thru plans underwritten by insurance companies. This and the book "The Voluntary City" (which I also recommend) spell out clearly and concisely how alternatives to government and the services it provides would work. The ideas spelled out in Friedman's book and the specifics demonstrated in "The Voluntary City" deserve serious attention since the ultimate thrust of both books is to describe a society whereby people can have better alternatives to government and the monopolies it creates as well as introduce people to fresh, radical ideas that can have enormous impact in the political and economic arenas. In light of Somalia's flourishing private sector that has resulted with its anarchy, Dr Friedman's book and "The Voluntary City" are as relevant today as the day they were published.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Goodbye Goober-Mentalism
    You can tell how good a libertarian book is by how angry it makes the social Jesuses of both left and right flavors of authoritarianism.
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    Subjects:  1. Free enterprise    2. History & Theory - Radical Thought    3. Individualism    4. Liberty    5. Politics / Current Events    6. Property    7. Political economy   

    18. Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: Tentative Conclusions about Uncertain Democracies
    by The Johns Hopkins University Press
    Paperback (01 September, 1986)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent primer for anyone interested in the subject
    This book is part of an excellent 5 book series dealing with democratization. In thisparticular tome, different perspectives are used to explain the transition fromauthoritarianism to democracy. Theimportance of internationalactors, bureaucracies, entrepreneurs, themilitary, and economic conditions areexamined to explain how transitionstake place. Although some perspectives arecounty specific, all of themcan be expanded to explain many cases around theworld. All of the authorsare experts in the field and the essays are highly readable. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Authoritarianism    2. Case studies    3. Democracy    4. Government - Comparative    5. Politics / Current Events    6. Politics/International Relations    7. Representative government and    8. Representative government and representation    9. International relations    10. Literary Criticism & Collections / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    11. Political ideologies   

    19. James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights (Pivotal Moments in American History)
    by Oxford University Press, USA
    Hardcover (04 July, 2006)
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    3-0 out of 5 stars A good start ...
    I found this book engaging for the most part. I especially appreciated some of the snippets of speeches and the description of the interplay between Madison and Patrick Henry and James Monroe and others.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
    Loved this book!I read it in one day...couldn't put it down.Learn how our precious Bill of Rights almost didn't come into being, and learn about the men who made sure it did. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 1751-1836    2. 1st-10th Amendments    3. Civil rights    4. Constitution.    5. Constitutions    6. History    7. History - General History    8. History - U.S.    9. History: American    10. Madison, James,    11. Political History    12. United States    13. United States - 18th Century    14. United States - Revolutionary War    15. United States.    16. American history: c 1500 to c 1800    17. American studies    18. History / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)    19. History, American | Early National    20. Jurisprudence & General Issues    21. Political ideologies    22. USA    23. c 1800 to c 1900   

    20. Marxism and Literature (Marxist Introductions)
    by Oxford University Press, USA
    Paperback (16 February, 1978)
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    Isbn: 0198760612
    Sales Rank: 112159
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    Subjects:  1. Literature - Classics / Criticism    2. Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism    3. Semiotics & Theory    4. Literary Criticism & Collections / Theory    5. Literary studies: general    6. Literature/English | Literary Theory    7. Marxism & Communism   

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