Giants of Asia: Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew

By Tom Plate

Political genius is rarely with no controversy, or with no secret. this can be what makes it so fascinating and so infrequent. Is Lee Kuan Yew the feral, authoritarian determine that Western critics declare? Or a stoic pioneer in new ways to constructing a nation—uncorrupt, smooth, nearly clinical? American journalist Tom Plate first interviewed the founding father of smooth Singapore in 1996 in a continuous back-and-forth with LKY that resulted in the summer time of 2009, whilst the previous best minister agreed to take a seat for 2 days of unprecedentedly casual yet extreme conversations that resulted in this designated book.This new version contains interesting excerpts from past interviews, in addition to the author's overview of the guy who is going down in heritage because the world's longest-serving leading minister—and as probably the most unforgettable political figures of contemporary instances. "You have performed an excellent activity of shooting the various aspects of this amazing man...." - Dr Henry A. Kissinger on Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew.

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The Nation in History: Historiographical Debates about Ethnicity and Nationalism (The Menahem Stern Jerusalem Lectures)

By Anthony D. Smith

Within the first theoretical research of historiographical debates approximately ethnicity and nationalism, Anthony Smith presents a probing account of historians' assumptions and factors of nationalism in several old epochs. Ranging commonly over the contributions and divergent views of historians, political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists and others who've contributed to those primary debates, Smith codifies the main cogent responses which were provided to 3 defining concerns during this zone: the character and beginning of the state and nationalism; the antiquity or modernity of countries and nationalism; and the function of countries and nationalism in old, and particularly fresh, social change.

Using the examples of Persia, Israel, and Greece for long term illustrations, Smith additionally discusses ethnic and nationwide identities in France, Germany, England, Yugoslavia, and somewhere else to light up the makes use of and the which means of other theories, and ends with a powerful case for the price of his personal ethno-symbolist process.

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The Art of the State: Culture, Rhetoric, and Public Management

By Christopher Hood

This significant new learn, via a number one pupil within the box, deals a clean standpoint on public administration. not like the frequent declare of the `modernization professionals' new period of worldwide convergence is dawning in public administration, it makes use of cultural thought to teach why rules approximately tips to deal with govt are inherently plural and contradictory, and sure to stay so.

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Brasil

Operação Lava-Jato Exclusivo: os documentos e as planilhas do empreiteiro Ricardo Pessoa

A prisão de mais um ex-diretor da Petrobras

Os dezoito delatores: o que os fez abrir a boca

Congresso: O poder e os artifícios de Eduardo Cunha

Economia

Conjuntura: Por que o Brasil não é a Grécia

Francisco Dornelles avalia a crise

Internacional

Cuba: A vida nababesca do flho de Fidel

Diplomacia: Obama no seu melhor momento, e Dilma no seu pior

Geral

Polícia: Os segredos do Bope

Negócios: MELHORES & MAIORES: a WEG é a empresa do ano

Especial: A ciência descobre que a falta de sonhos é pior que a privação de sono

Artes & Espetáculos

Música as estrelas do rap no Brasil

Livros: Júlio Mesquita e Seu pace, de Jorge Caldeira

Televisão: Rainer Cadete, o colorido Visky da novela Verdades Secretas

Cinema: O Exterminador do Futuro: Gênesis, com Arnold Schwarzenegger

O maestro Iván Fischer apresenta-se no Brasil

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Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel's Just War Against Hamas

By Alan M. Dershowitz

At a time while Israel is lower than power attack—on the battlefield, by means of overseas firms, and within the courtroom of public opinion—Alan Dershowitz provides a robust case for Israel's simply battle opposed to terrorism.

In the spirit of his foreign bestseller The Case for Israel, Dershowitz indicates why Israel's fight opposed to Hamas is a struggle not just to guard its personal electorate, yet for all democracies. The geographical region of the Jewish humans is delivering a version for all who're threatened by means of terrorist groups—such as ISIS, al-Qaeda and Boko Haram.

Having himself been in a single of the Hamas terror tunnels, Dershowitz explains why Israel had no selection yet to ship in flooring troops to guard its civilians opposed to Hamas dying squads.

Dershowitz wrote this ebook to warn the area that except Hamas's technique of development terror tunnels and firing rockets from in the back of human shields is denounced and stopped—by the foreign group, the media, the academy, and solid humans of all religions, ethnicities, and nationalities—it could be coming quickly "to a theater close to you."

Covering all of the hot-button issues—from the BDS move, to the increase of anti-Semitism, to the cost of struggle crimes, to the customers of peace—Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel's simply struggle opposed to Hamas is a must-read for all who care approximately Israel, peace within the Mideast, human rights, and equity.

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The Next Decade: Empire and Republic in a Changing World

By George Friedman

The bestselling writer of The subsequent a hundred Years sharpens his concentration to the subsequent ten years, particularly the political shifts that might happen, the selections that would be made, the results of these judgements, and the way the yankee president will recognize and deal with the truth that the U.S. has turn into an empire.
 
In the lengthy view, historical past is obvious as a sequence of events—but the process these occasions depends on members and their activities. throughout the subsequent ten years, person leaders will face major transitions for his or her international locations: the U.S.’ relationships with Iran and Israel should be present process adjustments, China will most probably confront a massive trouble, and the wars within the Islamic international will subside. unforeseen strength and expertise advancements will emerge, and hard work shortages will start to topic greater than monetary crises. distinctive geopolitical forecaster George Friedman analyzes those occasions from the views of the lads and girls top those worldwide adjustments, focusing particularly on the American president, who would require remarkable talents to shepherd the USA via this transitional interval. The subsequent Decade is a provocative and interesting examine the conflicts and possibilities that lie ahead.

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The Worth of War

Even though conflict is negative and brutal, background indicates that it's been an exceptional motive force of human development. So argues political scientist Benjamin Ginsberg during this incisive, well-researched research of the advantages to civilization derived from armed clash. Ginsberg makes a powerful case that struggle selects for and promotes yes positive factors of societies which are more often than not held to symbolize growth. those contain rationality, technological and financial improvement, and liberal different types of government.

opposite to universal perceptions that conflict is the peak of irrationality, Ginsberg persuasively demonstrates that during truth it's the final attempt of rationality. He issues out that these societies most sensible in a position to verify threats from enemies rationally and objectively tend to be the survivors of struggle. historical past additionally truly finds the technological merits that consequence from war—ranging from the sundial to nuclear strength. And in regard to economics, instruction for conflict usually spurs on monetary improvement; by way of a similar token, countries with monetary clout in peacetime frequently have an incredible virtue in occasions of conflict. ultimately, battle and the specter of conflict have inspired governments to turn into extra congenial to the desires and desires in their voters due to the expanding reliance of governments on their electorate’ complete cooperation in occasions of war.

besides the fact that deplorable the realities of warfare are, the various interesting examples and astute research during this thought-provoking e-book will make readers think again the unmistakable connection among conflict and development.

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The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century

By Sarah Leonard, Bhaskar Sunkara

A stirring blueprint for American equality, from the "breakout stars" (The big apple Times) of the younger new left

Democrat, Republican -- the record of presidential applicants confirms that enterprise is continuing pretty well as ordinary. The destiny We Want proposes whatever diverse. In a pointy, rousing collective manifesto, ten younger cultural and political critics dismantle the standard liberal suggestions to America's ills and suggest a practical alternative.

What may finance appear like with no Wall highway? Or the office with accountability shared through the full group? From a crusade to restrict paintings hours, to a application for complete employment, to proposals for a brand new feminism, The destiny We Want has the braveness to think about choices which are either utopian and possible.

Brilliantly transparent and provocative, The destiny We Want -- edited by way of Jacobin journal founder Bhaskar Sunkara and the Nation's Sarah Leonard -- harnesses the power and creativity of an offended iteration and declares the arriving of a brand new political left that not just protests yet plans.

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The Trial of Henry Kissinger

By Christopher Hitchens

"If the courts and legal professionals of this kingdom won't do their responsibility, we will watch because the sufferers and survivors of this guy pursue justice and vindication of their personal dignified and painstaking manner, and at their very own fee, and we will be positioned to shame."

Forget Pinochet, Milosevic, Hussein, Kim Jong-il, or Gaddafi: the US want glance no additional than its personal lauded leaders for a warfare legal whose offenses rival these of the main heinous dictators in contemporary history-Henry Kissinger.

Employing proof according to firsthand testimony, unpublished files, and new details exposed by way of the liberty of data Act, and utilizing basically what might delay in overseas courts of legislation, THE TRIAL OF HENRY KISSINGER outlines atrocities licensed by means of the previous secretary of country in Indochina, Bangladesh, Chile, Cyprus, East Timor, and within the plight of the Iraqi Kurds, "including conspiracy to devote homicide, kidnap, and torture."

With the precision and tenacity of a prosecutor, Hitchens bargains an unrepentant portrait of a felonious diplomat who "maintained that legislation have been like cobwebs," and implores governments worldwide, together with our personal, to deliver him quickly to justice.

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