Hijacking America

Author: Susan George
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745658857
Format: PDF, Mobi
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George Bush leaves the White House in January 2009 and the United States goes back to “normal”, right? Wrong, argues Susan George in this fascinating, thorough and often chilling account of the decades-long transformation of American society and political culture. Using the four “Ms” – money, media, marketing, management—but above all with a keen sense of mission, the American secular and religious right has made its “long march through the institutions” and changed the way Americans think. As the left went about its business in blissful ignorance, convinced that its policies, programmes and projects spoke for themselves and would always prevail; the right’s well-oiled machine of foundations, lobbies, think-tanks, publications, political cadres, lawyers and activist organisations slowly and strategically took over. A broad alliance of neo-liberals, neo-conservatives and the religious right successfully manufactured a new common sense, assaulted Enlightenment values and targeted the top of society where culture is created and legitimized, because they knew that ideas have consequences—and not just in the United States. Hijacking America is that rarity of a book, a thoroughly researched page-turner. Clearly and gracefully written, it will enthral the general reader while providing plenty of factual nourishment for the student of politics, culture, religion or international relations. And for all those who hope for a different America in the future, the first step is to hold the present one up to the light and understand how it got that way.

Hijacking America s Mind On 9 11

Author: Elias Davidsson
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 0875869742
Format: PDF
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An international researcher of long date and an expert in international law and human rights, the author''s approach to the questions of 9/11 is essentially forensic. The book is narrative in style yet is highly factual and heavily annotated.

Wingnuts

Author: John P. Avlon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780984295111
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Discusses the increase of political pundits or individuals with extreme liberal and conservative ideologies, creating a state of hyper-partisanship in American politics that detrimentally affects the poltical process.

Grand Theft Jesus

Author: Robert S. McElvaine
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307409708
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“Jesus never wrote a book, but I recognize his handwriting in Grand Theft Jesus. Like Jesus, McElvaine uses lively illustrations and a serious sense of humor to cleanse the temple of exclusive and exploitative religion.” –The Reverend Alan Storey,Calvary Methodist Church, South Africa “We’re mad as Heaven, and we’re not going to take it anymore!” declares historian Robert McElvaine in this passionate and often hilarious rallying cry for sincere Jesus Followers. He lets the rest of society know that the extreme right wing won’t be allowed to speak for all Christians any longer. His whip-smart, take-no-prisoners polemic lays bare the Christian Right’s “Easy Jesus” creed, in which people who claim to accept Jesus get a free pass to lie in his name. Grand Theft Jesus exposes the televangelists and the leaders of megachurches as the people Jesus warned us about–the wolves in sheep’s clothing of our day. The religion that McElvaine calls ChristianityLite resembles schemes that promise “Lose weight without diet or exercise!” Its leaders say, “Be saved without sacrifice or good works!” Run by a crew of politicians, megachurch preachers, televangelists, hypocrites, and snake-oil salesmen, it has hijacked true Christianity and distorted it into something Jesus wouldn’t recognize. Its leaders have taken the generous and loving ideals of Christ and twisted them into a religion that advocates war and intolerance, values money above charity, preaches hatred instead of brotherhood, and promises “true” believers the keys to the gates of the kingdom of God–and to the bank vault. Jesus’ radical message of love and peace has been drowned out by the bluster, the hate, and the selfishness that often passes for Christianity in America. McElvaine names names in his list of “Leading Lites” who have earned spots on Jesus’ Ten Most Unwanted List and exposes the hypocritical (Ted Haggard), the disgraceful (Pat Robertson), and the shocking (Ann Coulter). Grand Theft Jesus blends outrage and humor in a compelling argument that will help to resurrect the real Jesus, who has been crucified and interred by the “Right Reverends” who recite the Apostles’ Greed, are pro-choice on wars of choice, and preach the Greater Gory of Christ. From the Hardcover edition.

The Hijacking of the American Political System

Author: Kodzo Mawusi
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453508139
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Mr. Kodzo Mawusi is a charismatic Roman Catholic Evangelist and Theologian. He is an active member of St. John Bosco parish, a member of the Parish Council, Stewardship Committee and, leads their Prayer and Bible Study group. After graduating and working for years in engineering, decided to pursue theological studies. He received his Bachelor of Theology degree from Newman Theological College in 1998, and the Master of Theology degree from St. Andrew’s College, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon in 2003. He is an inspiring speaker on social and religious or spiritual issues and, have authored books on these subjects. He is an ordained minister of the Gospel and, an affiliate of the Hunter and Joan Hunter Ministries. His interest in social justice led him to take a closer look at the impact of politics on our social lives globally. The central theme of his message to all politicians is to transform their lives into real leaders capable of standing for morality and personal dignity in society. To refrain from their hypocritical behaviours, and show proper leadership qualities to make the world a better place for all.

Hijacking History

Author: Liane Tanguay
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773587721
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In Hijacking History, Liane Tanguay unravels the ideology behind an American enterprise unprecedented in scope, ambition, and brazen claim to global supremacy: the War on Terror. She argues that the fears, anxieties, and even the hopes encoded in American popular culture account for the public's passive acceptance of the Bush administration’s wars overseas and violation of many of the rights, privileges, and freedoms they claimed to defend. In her analysis, Tanguay critically examines the neoconservative contention that the current system of liberal-democratic capitalism represents the peak of human evolution - a claim that creates the impression of a "post-historical" age. Establishing a continuity between the "post-historical" imaginary and the attacks of 9/11, the book examines the links between shifting justifications for the war, renewed militarism, and capitalist globalization. Reviewing a wide range of media including Hollywood films, network television, and presidential rhetoric, Tanguay calls for a revival of politics in popular culture and rejects the politics of fear as disseminated by mass media. A timely retrospective on the War on Terror, Hijacking History examines popular representations of US military action and dissects both the logic and the aesthetics by which the dominant discourses strive to justify war, while revealing how some of those forces can ultimately contribute to an ideology of resistance.

23 L gen die sie uns ber den Kapitalismus erz hlen

Author: Ha-Joon Chang
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641041406
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Provokantes Debattenbuch über den Kapitalismus vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen Weltwirtschaftskrise Mit seiner provokanten Streitschrift macht Ha-Joon Chang Front gegen die heiligen Kühe des Kapitalismus. In dreiundzwanzig Thesen und Gegenthesen analysiert er die Grundzüge der Marktwirtschaft des 21. Jahrhunderts, sagt, was sie ist und was sie nicht ist, was sie kann und was sie nicht kann. Dabei verbindet er ökonomischen Sachverstand mit gesellschaftlichem Scharfblick und Menschenkenntnis. Knapp, präzise und streitbar bietet Ha-Joon Chang dem Leser das Rüstzeug, die herrschenden Illusionen einer kapitalistischen Ökonomie zu durchschauen, ihre Möglichkeiten realistisch einzuschätzen und zum Wohle aller zu nutzen. Stellt elementare Lehrmeinungen der freien Marktwirtschaft in Frage.

Predator Nation

Author: Charles H. Ferguson
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307952576
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Charles H. Ferguson, who electrified the world with his Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, now explains how a predator elite took over the country, step by step, and he exposes the networks of academic, financial, and political influence, in all recent administrations, that prepared the predators’ path to conquest. Over the last several decades, the United States has undergone one of the most radical social and economic transformations in its history. · Finance has become America’s dominant industry, while manufacturing, even for high technology industries, has nearly disappeared. · The financial sector has become increasingly criminalized, with the widespread fraud that caused the housing bubble going completely unpunished. · Federal tax collections as a share of GDP are at their lowest level in sixty years, with the wealthy and highly profitable corporations enjoying the greatest tax reductions. · Most shockingly, the United States, so long the beacon of opportunity for the ambitious poor, has become one of the world’s most unequal and unfair societies. If you’re smart and a hard worker, but your parents aren’t rich, you’re now better off being born in Munich, Germany or in Singapore than in Cleveland, Ohio or New York. This radical shift did not happen by accident. Ferguson shows how, since the Reagan administration in the 1980s, both major political parties have become captives of the moneyed elite. It was the Clinton administration that dismantled the regulatory controls that protected the average citizen from avaricious financiers. It was the Bush team that destroyed the federal revenue base with its grotesquely skewed tax cuts for the rich. And it is the Obama White House that has allowed financial criminals to continue to operate unchecked, even after supposed “reforms” installed after the collapse of 2008. Predator Nation reveals how once-revered figures like Alan Greenspan and Larry Summers became mere courtiers to the elite. Based on many newly released court filings, it details the extent of the crimes—there is no other word—committed in the frenzied chase for wealth that caused the financial crisis. And, finally, it lays out a plan of action for how we might take back our country and the American dream.

America and Bahrain Winter

Author: Yousif Albinkhalil
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 148366712X
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Many would wonder why Washington reviewed ties with its old allies, such as the royal families and the Sunni sect in the Arabian Gulf. In spite of the advantages the USA had received over the past decades, it had lately reached an advanced level of political and military leverage, which was later legitimized by the agreement signed between the two sides. It was not a form of occupation, as some might have previously thought or still thinks. For this reason, this book humbly tries to explain the nature of the existing relationship between Washington and the Sunni sect in Bahrain. It would be very difficult to understand it in isolation of what is going on in the Middle East, notably the Gulf region. The book, America and the Bahrain Winter, is a serious attempt to understand the crisis that hit Bahrain in 2011 and caused it to grapple with its repercussions for many months, not knowing whether and when it will come to an end. This crisis is not a usual one; it is complex and with a set of intertwined local, regional, and international factors. It is a perfect example where theories such as the domino and butterfly approaches should be applied to analyze the relations within the Bahraini political system and those in the neighboring countries. The book covers the period from February to September 2011. But it also covers the earlier decades to facilitate deeper analysis.