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  • The Economics of Modernizationby Goh Keng Swee

    Marshall Cavendish 2013; US$ 17.99

    Modernization is a vital strategy against centuries of poverty. For success to be achieved, the ethos of traditional society and the old order must give to new beliefs and values (which stress efficiency, law and order, merit through achievement), and a strong effective government able to put through difficult, unpopular, but necessary measures. This... more...

  • The Practise of Economic Growthby Goh Keng Swee

    Marshall Cavendish 2013; US$ 17.99

    The importance of fast economic growth in developing countries has been an undeniable fact since the early 1970s, Singapore, in its rice from a struggling colony to its present status as an economic success, offers a glimpse of the factors that contribute to the growth of a thriving economy. This book is a collection of Dr Goh's essays during his... more...

  • Imagineby Frances Goldin; Debby Smith; Michael Smith

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    The polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes and droughts ravish the planet, and the earth's population is threatened by catastrophic climate change. Millions of American jobs have been sent overseas and aren't coming back. Young African-American men make up the majority of America's prison population. Half of the American population are poor or near... more...

  • Cultivating Confidenceby Corey Hinderstein

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 6.99

    Ten expert contributors present a blueprint for actions future government leaders will need to guide policy making to reduce nuclear dangers. The authors identify the key technical, political, and diplomatic challenges associated with verifying, monitoring, and enforcing a world free of nuclear weapons and provide potential solutions to those challenges. more...

  • Reykjavik Revisitedby Sidney D. Drell

    Hoover Institution Press 2013; US$ 6.99

    Drawn from presentations made at the Hoover Institution's October 2007 conference, this collection of essays examines the practical steps necessary to address the current security challenges of nuclear weapons and to move toward the Reykjavik goal of eliminating all nuclear weapons. The distinguished group of contributors includes former officials... more...

  • Collapse of Communismby Lee Edwards

    Hoover Institution Press 1999; US$ 5.99

    Experts continue to debate one of the most important political questions of the twentieth century?why did Communism collapse so suddenly? These essays suggest that a wide range of forces?political, economic, strategic, religious, add the indispensable role of the principled statesman and the brave dissident?brought about the collapse of communism. more...

  • The Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalismby David Black

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 39.99

    This book examines the origins of philosophy in Greek Antiquity and considers key moments of philosophic history as related to revolutionary change, from the French Revolution of 1789 to the May Events of 1968 and beyond. David Black reads Hegel?s philosophy?which seems to come to the fore at various ?birthtimes in history??as anticipating Marx?s... more...

  • Mindful Politicsby Melvin McLeod

    Wisdom Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    "I've studied politics my entire life. It's been because of my time working on this book that I've finally learned what's really important in politics." So says Melvin McLeod, editor of Mindful Politics , a book that transcends Right and Left, progressive and conservative, to get to the heart of what matters: how we can all make a positive difference... more...

  • Blackballedby Darryl Pinckney

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 18.95

    Blackballed is Darryl Pinckney?s meditation on a century and a half of participation by blacks in US electoral politics. In this combination of memoir, historical narrative, and contemporary political and social analysis, he investigates the struggle for black voting rights from Reconstruction through the civil rights movement to Barack Obama?s... more...

  • Doing History from the Bottom Upby Staughton Lynd

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    Staughton Lynd challenges academics to see American history through eyes of the poor and working class participants in history. more...