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‘Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind,’ - Bertrand Russell

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The Girl Who Touched the Stars A True Story of Adventure, Resilience and 254 Days on Perilous Seas by Bonnie Hancock

"It took an ocean to learn it's not how fast you paddle but how deep inside you dig."

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    Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics by Paul G. Harris

    This handbook brings together leading international academic experts to provide a comprehensive and authoritative survey of global environmental politics.

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    Probiotics: A Clinical Guide
    Martin H. Floch & Adam S. Kim

    is one of the first books on the market to present current and evidence-based recommendations for primary care providers and gastroenterologists on the use of probiotics as a way to treat specific diseases and disorders.

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    42 Reasons to Hate the Universe and One Not To

    "Yes, the universe we live in is cosmically beautiful and mysterious and all that crap. But it's also a bit of an asshole. After all, remember that you are just a group of atoms structured in a specific way for barely long enough to try to understand this thing we call existence. Those atoms could just have easily been used to make the dog shit you're cleaning off your shoe or the mold that grows on your bread!"

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    Finding Your Self at the Heartbreak Hotel by Alice Huddon & Ruth Field

    Alice Haddon, psychologist of over twenty-five years, and Ruth Field, bestselling self-help author, show us how we can dissect heartbreaks, mine them for strength and live our most empowered life. They also examine how society sets up women to fall into love traps and engage bad habits of self-sacrificing and enabling.

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    Resisting Biopolitics: New Perspectives on the Government of Life edited by Marco Piasentier

    This cutting-edge volume discusses the philosophical, social, and political notions of biopolitics, as well as the ways in which biopower affects all aspects of our lives, including the relationships between the human and nonhuman, the concept of political subjectivity, and the connection between art, science, philosophy, and politics.
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    Ultimate Cyberwarfare for Evasive Cyber Tactics: Unravel the Techniques of Cyberwarfare, Hacktivism and Asymmetric Conflicts for Tactical Excellence With Real-World Use Cases and Strategic Insights by Chang Tang

    The book begins by unraveling the tapestry of today's cyber landscape, exploring current threats, implementation strategies, and notable trends.

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    Fighting Against Western Imperialism by Andre Vltchek compiles ten modified essays that were written during just a few months of the onslaught of the Western imperialism all over the world.

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    Face of Imperialism by Michael Parenti

    The Face of Imperialism redefines empire and imperialism and connects the crisis in the US with its military escapades across the world.

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    Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds of Neoliberalism edited by Mike Davis and Daniel Bertrand Monk, is a global guidebook to phantasmagoric but real places—alternate realities being constructed as “utopias” in a capitalist era unfettered by unions and state regulation. These developments—in cities, deserts, and in the middle of the sea—are worlds where consumption and inequality surpass our worst nightmares.

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    Empires Apart: A History of American and Russian Imperialism by Brian Landers

    A fresh, commanding, and thought-provoking narrative history of the competing Russian and American empires.

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    Empire in the Age of Globalisation: US Hegemony and Neo-Liberal Disorder by Ray Kiely

    This book examines the relationship between US hegemony and contemporary globalisation. Kiely reveals the weaknesses of globalisation theory, and argues that we can only approach a proper understanding of the contemporary world order by linking globalisation to debates on capitalism, imperialism, neo-liberalism and universal human rights.

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    Empire for Liberty A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz

    Historian Richard Immerman paints nuanced portraits of six exceptional public figures who manifestly influenced the course of American empire: Benjamin Franklin, John Quincy Adams, William Henry Seward, Henry Cabot Lodge, John Foster Dulles, and Paul Wolfowitz.

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    ECONned: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism by Yves Smith

    “Lost your job, lost your life savings, the country's going down the proverbial - want to know who did it? Yves Smith tells the tale of how bad economics created the foundations for the 'Madoff economy'.

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    Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies: Communicative Capitalism and Left Politics by Jodi Dean

    Democracy and Other Neoliberal Fantasies is an impassioned call for the realization of a progressive left politics in the United States.

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    Decolonizing Democracy From Western Cognitive Imperialism by Tatah Mentan

    There seems to be a sort of prevalent attitude in the Western world that its brand of democracy is something of a catch all solution for all the world's political problems. Hence, Western imperialism has always been sold under the pretext of spreading freedom and democracy.

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    Crushed: Big Tech's War on Free Speech by Ken Buck

    In CRUSHED: Big Tech’s War on Free Speech, Buck exposes the bullying and predatory behavior from the Big Tech giants who have used their technologies and their unbelievable market shares to stifle commerce and censor free speech. He spells out the inside details of how these companies restrict free markets, stop competition, increase prices, and ultimately hurt consumers.

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    Controligarchs: Exposing the Billionaire Class, their Secret Deals, and the Globalist Plot to Dominate Your Life by Seamus Bruner

    In this book, investigative journalist Seamus Bruner—who led the teams whose findings sparked multiple FBI investigations and congressional probes into the Clintons and the Bidens—exposes the billionaires who control the levers of power that dominate every aspect of your life.

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    Buying Silence: How Oligarchs, Corporations and Plutocrats Use the Law to Gag Their Critics by David Hooper

    This timely and important book focuses on the controversial issue of cases – Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation – which are designed to censor, intimidate and silence critics by burdening them with aggressive opposing lawyers, heavy legal costs and enquiry agents until they abandon the case.

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    Anthem by Ayn Rand

    ANTHEM is a dystopian fiction novella by Ayn Rand, written in 1937 and first published in 1938 in England. It takes place at some unspecified future date when mankind has entered another dark age. Technological advancement is now carefully planned and the concept of individuality has been eliminated.

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    After Charlie Hebdo: Terror, Racism and Free Speech

    As the world looked on in horror at the Paris terror attacks of January and November 2015, France found itself at the centre of a war that has split across nations and continents. The attacks set in motion a steady creep towards ever more repressive state surveillance, and have fuelled the resurgence of the far right across Europe and beyond, while leaving the left dangerously divided.
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    Intelligence Elsewhere: Spies and Espionage Outside the Anglosphere
    by Philip H.J. Davies

    The first scholarly volume to deal exclusively with the comparative study of national intelligence outside of the anglosphere and European mainstream.

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    In Search of Mycotopia: Citizen Science, Fungi Fanatics, and the Untapped Potential of Mushrooms by Doug Bierend

    With an explorer's eye, author Doug Bierend guides readers through the weird, wonderful world of fungi and the amazing mycological movement. In Search of Mycotopia introduces us to an incredible, essential, and oft-overlooked kingdom of life—fungi—and all the potential it holds for our future.

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    Hacker, Influencer, Faker, Spy by Robert Dover

    This is the new operating environment for spies: a heady mix of rapid technological development, identity politics, plausible deniability, uncertainty and distrust of authority.

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    Fighting Phishing: Everything You Can Do To Fight Social Engineering and Phishing by Roger R. Grime serves as the ideal defense against phishing for any reader, from large organizations to individuals. Unlike most anti-phishing books, which focus only on one or two strategies, this book discusses all the policies, education, and technical strategies that are essential to a complete phishing defense.

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    Purposeful Birdwatching: Getting to Know Birds Better by Rob Hume

    With its mix of memoir, gentle advice and enthusiastic advocacy, this book sets out a case for purposeful birdwatching. Along the way, it explains how to make your birding more enjoyable, fulfilling and worthwhile.

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    The Future of Alzheimer's Finding Inspiration & Hope through Expert Insight by Sharon Ricardi

    More than 20 experts in the field of Alzheimer's research or caretakers are asked two key questions:

    What advice would you give to the loved ones of someone who is newly diagnosed?
    Do you think there will be a cure, and if so, when?

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    Sleep Medicine: Asleep or Awake?

    This book presents updated developments as well as future perspectives in sleep medicine. It is a useful resource for persons involved in sleep medicine, whether they are clinicians, researchers, or patients.

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    Pandemics as Matter of a System Crisis: Precarity of Society by Peter Herrmann

    This book is focusing on the German polity and its structural weakness, analysing the situation in a historical perspective. It is completed by an essayist globalist outlook on the pandemics.

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    Missing Voice?: Worker Voice and Social Dialogue in the Platform Economy

    This timely book addresses the key debates and challenges surrounding the future of work, covering the macro, meso and micro levels of gig work. It provides a consideration of the ways in which technology is shaping the lives of those working in the gig and digital platform economy within the 21st century.

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    Hidden Links: How Random Historical Events Shaped Our World by Zac Sangeeth & Sangeeth Varghese

    Unravelling thread by thread, this book investigates the disproportional effect of historically unconnected and random events like climate changes, imperial pursuits, pandemics, and nomadic migrations on our modern lives in the most unbelievable ways.

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    Eve by Cat Bohannon

    In Eve, with boundless curiosity and sharp wit, Cat Bohannon covers the past 200 million years to explain the specific science behind the development of the female sex.

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    The Hundred Years' War on Palestine
    A History of Settler Colonial Conquest and Resistance, 1917-2017 by Rashid Khalidi

    A landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from the foremost US historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family history.

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    Palestinian Identity The Construction of Modern National Consciousness by Rashid Khalidi

    This foundational text now features a new introduction by Rashid Khalidi reflecting on the significance of his work over the past decade and its relationship to the struggle for Palestinian nationhood.

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    Brokers of Deceit by Rashid Khalidi

    An examination of the failure of the United States as a broker in the Palestinian-Israeli peace process, through three key historical moments.

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    The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I

    The hidden history of one of the world’s greatest inventors, a man who disrupted the status quo and then disappeared into thin air on the eve of World War I—this book answers the hundred-year-old mystery of what really became of Rudolf Diesel.

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    Roots of Happiness: 100 Words for Joy and Hope From Britain’s Most-Loved Word Expert by Susie Dent

    This joyous collection of 100 positive words and their origins will show readers young and old just how wonderful language can be - and how you can use your words to make the world a happier place.

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    Former Mossad official: Children in Gaza over the age of 4 deserve to be starved

    In an interview on Israeli television, former Mossad official Rami Igra said all Palestinians in Gaza over the age of 4 are “involved” and deserve to face Israel’s collective punishment policy of withholding food and humanitarian aid.

    https://mondoweiss.net/2024/02/former-mossad-official-children-in-gaza-over-the-age-of-4-deserve-to-be-starved/


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    Builders of Empire: Freemasons and British Imperialism, 1717-1927

    In this first study of the relationship between Freemasonry and British imperialism, Harland-Jacobs takes readers on a journey across two centuries and five continents, demonstrating that from the moment it left Britain's shores, Freemasonry proved central to the building and cohesion of the British Empire.

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    British Imperialism

    Robert Johnson's invaluable guide offers a succint, easy-to-follow introduction to the key issues and historiography of British imperialism from its origins to the conversion to the Commonwealth.

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    British Imperialism: 1688-2015

    A milestone in the understanding of British history and imperialism, this ground-breaking book radically reinterprets the course of modern economic development and the causes of overseas expansion during the past three centuries.

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    Blood in the Sand Imperial Fantasies, Right-Wing Ambitions, and the Erosion of American Democracy

    Blood in the Sand offers both an incisive analysis and a confrontational critique of America's recent international pursuits and its dominant political culture.

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    American Imperialism: The Territorial Expansion of the United States, 1783-2013

    Provides a critical re-evaluation of US territorial expansionism and imperialism from 1783 to the present.

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    America Besieged

    America Besieged deals with the underlying forces within U.S. society that deeply affect our lives. Showing how we are being misled and harmed by those who profess to have our interests at heart, Michael Parenti writes: "We are indeed a nation besieged, not from without but from within, not subverted from below but from above...

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    Able Archer 83: The Secret History of the NATO Exercise That Almost Triggered Nuclear War

    In November 1983, Soviet nuclear forces went on high alert. After months nervously watching increasingly assertive NATO military posturing, Soviet intelligence agencies in Western Europe received flash telegrams reporting alarming activity on U.S. bases. In response, the Soviets began planning for a countdown to a nuclear first strike by NATO on Eastern Europe.

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    A True History of the United States: Indigenous Genocide, Racialized Slavery, Hyper-Capitalism, Militarist Imperialism and Other Overlooked Aspects of American Exceptionalism

    Sjursen shifts the lens and challenges readers to think critically and to apply common sense to their understanding of our nation's past—and present—so we can view history as never before.

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    Against the Terror of Neoliberalism: Politics Beyond the Age of Greed

    With its dream worlds of power, commercialization, and profit making, neoliberalism has ushered in new Gilded Age in which the logic of the market now governs every aspect of media, culture, and social life-from schooling to health care to old age.

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