Author: ROBERT SERVICE
The Communist Manifesto
Author: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
The book you must read to understand the Islamist crisis—and the threat to us all Robert R. Reilly’s eye-opening book masterfully explains the frightening behavior coming out of the Islamic world. Terrorism, he shows, is only one manifestation of the spiritual pathology of Islamism. Reilly uncovers the root of our contemporary crisis: a pivotal struggle waged within the Muslim world nearly a millennium ago. In a heated battle over the role of reason, the side of irrationality won. The deformed theology that resulted, Reilly reveals, produced the spiritual pathology of Islamism, and a deeply dysfunctional culture. The Closing of the Muslim Mind solves such puzzles as: · Why the Arab world stands near the bottom of every measure of human development · Why scientific inquiry is nearly dead in the Islamic world · Why Spain translates more books in a single year than the entire Arab world has in the past thousand years · Why some people in Saudi Arabia still refuse to believe man has been to the moon
O Brasil como destino
Author: Eva Alterman Blay
Publisher: SciELO - Editora UNESP
Este livro reconstrói para o leitor a história da imigração judaica para São Paulo, retraçando as causas desse processo, seus percalços e motivações, e analisando o propósito que esses imigrantes trouxeram com sua bagagem: o estabelecimento de um vínculo perene com a nova nação.
O País Fantasma
Author: Vasco Luís Curado
O alferes Capelo esta a cumprir o servico militar em Angola quando se da o massacre de centenas de brancos em povoac?es isoladas do Norte; e chamado a participar na primeira resposta militar contra os rebeldes e acaba por fazer duas comiss?es na Guerra Colonial e ja n?o regressar a metropole, casando-se e tornando-se proprietario de plantac?es de cafe. Na mesma altura, Mateus, funcionario publico e amante da poesia e do xadrez, e iniciado em Luanda nas relac?es de poder entre colonos e colonizados, assistindo a pris?o e tortura de rebeldes e guerrilheiros; manda vir a familia e instala-se na Gabela, cruzando-se com Capelo, ja desmobilizado, ambos desconhecendo que assistem aos ultimos estertores do imperio. Na verdade, o 25 de Abril muda tudo: o Governo de Lisboa prepara a independencia das Colonias e, na Gabela, as atenc?es dividem- se entre o MPLA e a FNLA. Quando rebenta a guerra civil, a populac?o branca aflui aos portos e aeroportos e aproveita-se o caos para fazer ajustes de contas pessoais. Mateus e a familia s?o agora refugiados que aguardam embarque na maior ponte aerea civil alguma vez realizada entre dois continentes e chegam a Lisboa com milhares de outros desalojados em pleno PREC. Este e um romance sobre o fim do periodo colonial, com descric?es impressionantes da violencia reciproca que moldou Angola antes, durante e depois da guerra, e o relato de como muitas familias testemunharam, da pior maneira, o fim de um ciclo que durou mais de quinhentos anos.
ABC of Communism
Author: Nikolaĭ Bukharin, Evgeniĭ Alekseevich Preobrazhenskiĭ
What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so sceptical of conservatism? How can we live in the presence of our 'canonized forefathers' at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is so routinely rejected? With soft left-liberalism as the dominant force in Western politics, what can conservatives now contribute to public debate that will not be dismissed as pure nostalgia? In this highly personal and witty book, renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explains how to live as a conservative in spite of the pressures to exist otherwise. Drawing on his own experience as a counter-cultural presence in public life, Scruton argues that while humanity might survive in the absence of the conservative outlook, it certainly won't flourish. How to be a conservative is not only a blueprint for modern conservatism. It is a heartfelt appeal on behalf of old fashioned decencies and values, which are the bedrock of our weakened, but still enduring civilization.
Uma maneira pratica e agradavel de voce adquirir conhecimentos uteis para toda a sua vida.
Profit Over People
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them and create a global financial crisis? The culprit is neoliberal ideology, the belief in the supremacy of free markets to drive and govern human affairs. Chomsky reveals the roots of the present crisis, traces the history of neoliberalism through an analysis of free trade agreements, the WTO and the IMF and describes the movements of resistance.
Communism for Kids
Author: Bini Adamczak, Jacob Blumenfeld, Sophie Lewis
Publisher: MIT Press
Once upon a time, people yearned to be free of the misery of capitalism. How could their dreams come true? This little book proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism. Offering relief for many who have been numbed by Marxist exegesis and given headaches by the earnest pompousness of socialist politics, it presents political theory in the simple terms of a children's story, accompanied by illustrations of lovable little revolutionaries experiencing their political awakening.It all unfolds like a story, with jealous princesses, fancy swords, displaced peasants, mean bosses, and tired workers--not to mention a Ouija board, a talking chair, and a big pot called "the state." Before they know it, readers are learning about the economic history of feudalism, class struggles in capitalism, different ideas of communism, and more. Finally, competition between two factories leads to a crisis that the workers attempt to solve in six different ways (most of them borrowed from historic models of communist or socialist change). Each attempt fails, since true communism is not so easy after all. But it's also not that hard. At last, the people take everything into their own hands and decide for themselves how to continue. Happy ending? Only the future will tell. With an epilogue that goes deeper into the theoretical issues behind the story, this book is perfect for all ages and all who desire a better world.