Improving the State

The Natural Order

Author: Tarl Warwick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544182322

Category:

Page: 44

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For thousands of years man has pledged his mind towards the task of creating utopia; is it able to be achieved? Regardless, can states be improved from their general modern form by any means? The natural tendency towards change over time is in accordance with scientific principles- this tendency has for some time been a disadvantage with governance and society- I submit that it can be tempered and advantageous. I here say that states can be improved more easily than most people believe.

All the Reasons Why We Need Gun Control

In the United States

Author: Tarl Warwick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781986646901

Category:

Page: 300

View: 1980

This book is the only complete, comprehensive, objective list of reasons in history to support gun control. Any other work claiming to represent the same is likely incomplete. Here you can read about the importance of banning bump stocks, the importance of limiting guns based on background checks, and the long history of how benevolent government has bravely resisted evil civilians who want to own assault rifles, shouting to the heavens to let their children go from the horrors of personal firearm ownership. A true treasure of civil rights. Every American should own a copy.
Political Science

Society Of The Spectacle

Author: Guy Debord

Publisher: Bread and Circuses Publishing

ISBN: 1617508306

Category: Political Science

Page: 90

View: 9324

The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 uprisings in France, up to the present day, with global capitalism seemingly staggering around in it’s Zombie end-phase, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life in the late 20th century. This ‘Red and Black’ translation from 1977 is Introduced by Notting Hill armchair insurrectionary Tom Vague with a galloping time line and pop-situ verve, and given a more analytical over view by young upstart thinker Sam Cooper.

Sickness in Hell

The Death of Mankind

Author: Tarl Warwick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539536499

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Page: N.A

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Germaine Woodsworth is a normal guy. He lives in a normal town, a nondescript town with a largely unremarkable population. That is about to change. "Sickness in Hell" is the ultimate work of grueling insanity. Witness here the degeneracy of the Devil, the lunacy of mankind, and the destruction and chaos which follows man around like a banshee ready to end his very existence. Witness the very destruction of your soul as these pages fill you with madness until you too become convinced that the world would be better off suffering and withering back into the stone age. Witness the utter depravity and grotesquery which is contained within the Halls of Hell and its relation to all mankind. Behold, the end of man is at hand! In no way is the author of this work responsible for nausea, insanity, or projectile vomiting. This book was commissioned by the Devil himself.
Biography & Autobiography

Eichmann Before Jerusalem

The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer

Author: Bettina Stangneth

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307959686

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 7285

A total and groundbreaking reassessment of the life of Adolf Eichmann—a superb work of scholarship that reveals his activities and notoriety among a global network of National Socialists following the collapse of the Third Reich and that permanently challenges Hannah Arendt’s notion of the “banality of evil.” Smuggled out of Europe after the collapse of Germany, Eichmann managed to live a peaceful and active exile in Argentina for years before his capture by the Mossad. Though once widely known by nicknames such as “Manager of the Holocaust,” in 1961 he was able to portray himself, from the defendant’s box in Jerusalem, as an overworked bureaucrat following orders—no more, he said, than “just a small cog in Adolf Hitler’s extermination machine.” How was this carefully crafted obfuscation possible? How did a central architect of the Final Solution manage to disappear? And what had he done with his time while in hiding? Bettina Stangneth, the first to comprehensively analyze more than 1,300 pages of Eichmann’s own recently discovered written notes— as well as seventy-three extensive audio reel recordings of a crowded Nazi salon held weekly during the 1950s in a popular district of Buenos Aires—draws a chilling portrait, not of a reclusive, taciturn war criminal on the run, but of a highly skilled social manipulator with an inexhaustible ability to reinvent himself, an unrepentant murderer eager for acolytes with whom to discuss past glories while vigorously planning future goals with other like-minded fugitives. A work that continues to garner immense international attention and acclaim, Eichmann Before Jerusalem maps out the astonishing links between innumerable past Nazis—from ace Luftwaffe pilots to SS henchmen—both in exile and in Germany, and reconstructs in detail the postwar life of one of the Holocaust’s principal organizers as no other book has done From the Hardcover edition.
Philosophy

The Rebel

An Essay on Man in Revolt

Author: Albert Camus

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307827836

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

View: 4654

By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential dimensions" of human nature, manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history. And yet, with an eye toward the French Revolution and its regicides and deicides, he shows how inevitably the course of revolution leads to tyranny. As old regimes throughout the world collapse, The Rebel resonates as an ardent, eloquent, and supremely rational voice of conscience for our tumultuous times. Translated from the French by Anthony Bower.

The Philosophical Merlin

A British Grimoire

Author: Tarl Warwick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519454393

Category:

Page: 64

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One of the most overlooked occult texts ever penned, the Philosophical Merlin purports to be a French grimoire, translated into English, originally used by Napolean Bonaparte and his troops for military success, but was actually of primordial British manufacture. Originally released in 1822, it saw limited success and was largely forgotten. Its celestial and divinatory content, though, is not to be overlooked; had it been rediscovered in any great degree during the horoscope-and-crystal days of the 1960s in Haight Ashbury it would have become a cult success, with a simplistic system similar to I-Ching (and possibly based off the latter) used to draw a nativity for the reader, which allows them to inform their decisions and thoughts on a cosmic basis. Once forgotten, it now returns to impart its wisdom on the world once more.

Voice of Our Ancestors

Author: Wulf Sorensen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523411047

Category:

Page: 32

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Originally released in 1935, Frithjof Fischer's (Wulf Sorensen's) work "Voice of our Ancestors" has been conflated with an early Heinrich Himmler writing and not without good reason; the quasi-mystical and obvious folkish overtones (here explicit in nature) fit in well with the latter's own philosophy. As the world approaches the same level of alienation and misery which preceeded the Second World War, once again such literature is as before finding its audience, and the silent voices of the past, for good or for ill, are once again heard.

The Nonfiction Bible

The True Word of God

Author: Jesus Christ

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514228180

Category:

Page: 102

View: 4695

For thousands of years man has dwelt in ignorance of the true story of God. Spending his time fighting others with different beliefs, man has held himself back through oppression, enslaving himself as well to ancient dogma without knowing its true source. The Nonfiction Bible is the one absolute, unadulterated, true word of this same God. Witness the epic struggle of Jesus and Satan as they fight over whether disco or rock and roll will become the dominant musical force for mankind. See God destroy the world because of apple pie. Hear the tale of Jesus slaying a dragon and starting a small business. From the old testament to the new testament up to the modern day, this one work, apart from all others, is the sole and only spiritual truth in an otherwise blind world. And you can be sure this book came from divine inspiration, after all, the book says that it does!
Political Science

The Thought Remolding Campaign of the Chinese Communist Party-state

Author: Hu Ping

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089644105

Category: Political Science

Page: 313

View: 6408

In its comprehensive analysis of a wide range of primary and secondary sources in both Chinese and Western languages, this authoritative work stands as the definitive study of the theory, implementation and legacy of the Chinese Communist Party's thought-remolding campaign. This decades-long campaign involved the extraction of confessions from millions of Chinese citizens suspected of heterodoxy or disobedience to party dictates, along with their subjection to various forms of "re-education" and indoctrination. Hu Ping's carefully structured overview provides a valuable insider's perspective, and supersedes the previous landmark study on this vastly interesting topic.
Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies

Author: Michael Freeden,Lyman Tower Sargent,Marc Stears

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199585970

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

View: 4740

This Oxford Handbook will be the definitive study of political ideologies for years to come. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones.
Philosophy

Continuity and Rupture

Philosophy in the Maoist Terrain

Author: J. Moufawad-Paul

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1785354779

Category: Philosophy

Page: 312

View: 489

A philosophical examination of the theoretical terrain of contemporary Maoism premised on the counter-intuitive assumption that Maoism did not emerge as a coherent theory until the end of the 1980s.
Philosophy

Leviathan

Author: Thomas Hobbes

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 154151842X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 708

View: 1292

During the upheaval of the English Civil War in the seventeenth century, political philosopher Thomas Hobbes composed his masterwork, Leviathan. It was first published in 1651, between the trial and execution of King Charles I and the creation of the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. In his book, Hobbes argued that a strong and undivided central government was necessary to maintain societal order. By accepting the rule of a sovereign authority figure—which Hobbes called the "Leviathan" after the biblical sea monster—humans could avoid being ruled instead by self-interest and fear, and so escape humankind's natural state of war and violence. This is an unabridged version of Hobbes's most famous philosophical text, which established social contract theory and remained influential in political philosophy for centuries.
Political Science

Obsolete Communism

The Left-wing Alternative

Author: Daniel Cohn-Bendit,Gabriel Cohn-Bendit

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 9781902593258

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 7658

Daniel Cohn-Bendit - aka Danny the Red - led demonstrations at the Sorbonne in Nanterre which led to disciplinary action by the university and questioning by the local police. The immediate result of this heavy-handed discipline was a huge increase in the size of the French student movement and the outbreak of rioting which brought France to the edge of revolution in May '68. Cohn-Bendit's book brings first hand reporting from the front lines of that struggle and brings an intimacy not available in other accounts. Essential reading for revolutionaries.

The Communist Manifesto

Author: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 9387944204

Category:

Page: N.A

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History

Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution

A Political Biography, 1888-1938

Author: Stephen F. Cohen

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195026979

Category: History

Page: 495

View: 4204

Stephen Cohen has written the classic biography of the man whose reputation Gorbachev has now fully restored.
Political Science

Rules for Radicals

A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals

Author: Saul Alinsky

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307756893

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 7426

First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best. Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Political Science

Marx at the Margins

On Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Non-Western Societies

Author: Kevin B. Anderson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022634570X

Category: Political Science

Page: 344

View: 5797

In Marx at the Margins, Kevin Anderson uncovers a variety of extensive but neglected texts by Marx that cast what we thought we knew about his work in a startlingly different light. Analyzing a variety of Marx’s writings, including journalistic work written for the New York Tribune, Anderson presents us with a Marx quite at odds with conventional interpretations. Rather than providing us with an account of Marx as an exclusively class-based thinker, Anderson here offers a portrait of Marx for the twenty-first century: a global theorist whose social critique was sensitive to the varieties of human social and historical development, including not just class, but nationalism, race, and ethnicity, as well. Through highly informed readings of work ranging from Marx’s unpublished 1879–82 notebooks to his passionate writings about the antislavery cause in the United States, this volume delivers a groundbreaking and canon-changing vision of Karl Marx that is sure to provoke lively debate in Marxist scholarship and beyond. For this expanded edition, Anderson has written a new preface that discusses the additional 1879–82 notebook material, as well as the influence of the Russian-American philosopher Raya Dunayevskaya on his thinking.
Political Science

Seeing like a state

How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed

Author: James C. Scott

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300128789

Category: Political Science

Page: 463

View: 6743

Why do well-intentioned plans for improving the human condition go tragically awry? In a wide-ranging and original study, James C. Scott analyzes failed cases of large-scale authoritarian plans in a variety of fields. He argues that centrally managed social plans derail when schematic visions are imposed on long-established structures without taking into account preexisting interdependencies.