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What's the Matter with Kansas? How Conservatives Won the Heart of America - Thomas Frank
With a New Afterword by the Author The New York Times bestseller, praised as "hilariously funny . . . the only way to understand why so many Americans have decided to vote against their own economic and political interests" (Molly Ivins) Hailed as "dazzlingly insightful and wonderfully sardonic" (Chicago Tribune), "very funny and very painful" (San Francisco Chronicle), and
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Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky - Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ronald Francis Hingley
The short works of Dostoevsky exist in the very large shadow of his astonishing longer novels, but they too are among literature's most revered works. The Gambler chronicles Dostoevsky's own addiction, which he eventually overcame. Many have argued that Notes from Underground contains several keys to understanding the themes of the longer novels, such as Crime and Punishment and The Idiot. Great Short Works of Fyodor Dostoevsky includes: Notes from
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Truly Our Sister: A Theology of Mary in the Communion of Saints - Elizabeth A. Johnson
The first-century Jewish woman Miriam of Nazareth, mother of Jesus, is the most celebrated female religious figure in the Christian tradition. Elizabeth Johnson offers an interpretation of Mary that is theologically sound, spiritually empowering, ethically challenging, socially liberating, and ecumenically fruitful. In particular, she sees the image of Mary as a blessing rather than a blight for women's lives in both religious and political terms. "If
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A Tiger for Malgudi - R.K. Narayan
A venerable tiger, old and toothless now, looks back over his life from cubhood and early days roaming wild in the Indian jungle. Trapped into a miserable circus career as 'Raja the magnificent', he is then sold into films (co-starring with a beefy Tarzan in a leopard skin) until, finding the human world too brutish and bewildering, he makes a dramatic bid for freedom. R.K. Narayan's story combines Hindu mysticism with ripe Malgudi comedy, viewing human
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Alain Badiou: A Critical Introduction - Jason Barker
[Badiou's theory] enacts a return to full-blown philosophy that strikes as a thunder into the morass of postmodernist sophisms and platitudes. . . . [Badiou] aims at the very heart of politically correct 'radical' intellectuals, undermining the foundations of their mode of life!' Slavoj Zizek, Professor at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana Alain Badiou is rapidly emerging as one of the most radical and influential philosophers of our
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Liberal Eugenics: Manager, Artist, Priest - Nicholas Agar
In this provocative book, philosopher Nicholas Agar defends the idea that parents should be allowed to enhance their children's characteristics. Gets away from fears of a Huxleyan 'Brave New World' or a return to the fascist eugenics of the pastWritten from a philosophically and scientifically informed point of viewConsiders real contemporary cases of parents choosing what kind of child to haveUses 'moral images' as a way to get readers with no background
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God's Little Soldier - Kiran Nagarkar
No matter what garb he dons, or the faith to which he subscribes, Zia believes that he is the chosen one, destined to save the world. Gifted mathematician, stock market whiz-kid, master guerrilla strategist, Defender of the faith, Zia Khan is a man willing to die for his beliefs, and to destroy anyone who comes in his way. Zia Khan is a god's little soldier: a terrorist. Zia's fate is linked with that of his brother, Amanat, who chooses the middle