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Suicide by Democracy: an Obituary for America and the World
Suicide by Democracy: an Obituary for America and the World
merica and the world are in the process of collapse from excessive population growth, most of it for the last century, and now all of it, due to 3rd world people. Consumption of resources and the addition of 4 billion more ca. 2100 will collapse industrial civilization and bring about starvation, disease, violence and war on a staggering scale....
Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity
Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity

"A gifted and thoughtful writer, Metzl brings us to the frontiers of biology and technology, and reveals a world full of promise and peril." ? Siddhartha Mukherjee MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Gene

Passionate, provocative, and...

War and Religion: Europe and the Mediterranean from the First through the Twenty-first Centuries
War and Religion: Europe and the Mediterranean from the First through the Twenty-first Centuries
The resurgence of violent terrorist organizations claiming to act in the name of God has rekindled dramatic public debate about the connection between violence and religion and its history.
 
Offering a panoramic view of the tangled history of war and religion throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, War and
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Kallocain
Kallocain

Leo Kall is a zealous, middle-ranking scientist in the totalitarian World State who has just made a thrilling discovery: a new drug, Kallocain, that will force anyone who takes it to tell the truth. At last, criminality will be dragged out into the open and private thought can finally be outlawed. But can the World State be trusted...

Einstein's War: How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I
Einstein's War: How Relativity Triumphed Amid the Vicious Nationalism of World War I

"Stanley is a storyteller par excellence."--The Washington Post
Kirkus Review 
starred review; Publishers Weekly starred review; Booklist starred review

The birth of a world-changing idea in the middle of a bloodbath

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No Shadow of a Doubt: The 1919 Eclipse That Confirmed Einstein's Theory of Relativity
No Shadow of a Doubt: The 1919 Eclipse That Confirmed Einstein's Theory of Relativity

On their 100th anniversary, the story of the extraordinary scientific expeditions that ushered in the era of relativity

In 1919, British scientists led extraordinary expeditions to Brazil and Africa to test Albert Einstein’s revolutionary new theory of general relativity in what became the
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The Story of Silver: How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World
The Story of Silver: How the White Metal Shaped America and the Modern World

How silver influenced two hundred years of world history, and why it matters today

This is the story of silver’s transformation from soft money during the nineteenth century to hard asset today, and how manipulations of the white metal by American president Franklin D. Roosevelt during the 1930s and by
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Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974
Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

Two award-winning historians explore the origins of a divided America.

If you were asked when America became polarized, your answer would likely depend on your age: you might say during Barack Obama’s presidency, or with the post-9/11 war on terror, or the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s, or...

An Inconvenient Death: How the Establishment Covered Up the David Kelly Affair
An Inconvenient Death: How the Establishment Covered Up the David Kelly Affair

The death of Dr David Kelly in 2003 is one of the the strangest events in the 21st century. This scrupulous scientist, an expert on weapons of mass destruction, was caught up in the rush to war in Iraq and in the pressure of those around Tony Blair to provide evidence that Saddam Hussein was producing chemical weapons. Kelly seemed...

The Politics of Losing: Trump, the Klan, and the Mainstreaming of Resentment
The Politics of Losing: Trump, the Klan, and the Mainstreaming of Resentment
The Ku Klux Klan has peaked three times in American history: after the Civil War, around the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and in the 1920s, when the Klan spread farthest and fastest. Recruiting millions of members even in non-Southern states, the Klan’s nationalist insurgency burst into mainstream politics. Almost one hundred years...
Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a New Political Debate
Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a New Political Debate

Politics in America are polarized and trivialized, perhaps as never before. In Congress, the media, and academic debate, opponents from right and left, the Red and the Blue, struggle against one another as if politics were contact sports played to the shouts of cheerleaders. The result, Ronald Dworkin writes, is a deeply depressing political...

Psychiatry and Decolonisation in Uganda (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)
Psychiatry and Decolonisation in Uganda (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)
This open access book investigates psychiatry in Uganda during the years of decolonisation. It examines the challenges facing a new generation of psychiatrists as they took over responsibility for psychiatry at the end of empire, and explores the ways psychiatric practices were tied to shifting political and development priorities, periods of...
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