The Revolution

A Manifesto

Author: Ron Paul

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446540358

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER This much is true: You have been lied to. The government is expanding. Taxes are increasing. More senseless wars are being planned. Inflation is ballooning. Our basic freedoms are disappearing. The Founding Fathers didn't want any of this. In fact, they said so quite clearly in the Constitution of the United States of America. Unfortunately, that beautiful, ingenious, and revolutionary document is being ignored more and more in Washington. If we are to enjoy peace, freedom, and prosperity once again, we absolutely must return to the principles upon which America was founded. But finally, there is hope . . . In THE REVOLUTION, Texas congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul has exposed the core truths behind everything threatening America, from the real reasons behind the collapse of the dollar and the looming financial crisis, to terrorism and the loss of our precious civil liberties. In this book, Ron Paul provides answers to questions that few even dare to ask. Despite a media blackout, this septuagenarian physician-turned-congressman sparked a movement that has attracted a legion of young, dedicated, enthusiastic supporters . . . a phenomenon that has amazed veteran political observers and made more than one political rival envious. Candidates across America are already running as "Ron Paul Republicans." "Dr. Paul cured my apathy," says a popular campaign sign. THE REVOLUTION may cure yours as well.

Reengineering the Corporation

Manifesto for Business Revolution, A

Author: Michael Hammer,James Champy

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780061808647

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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The most successful business book of the last decade, Reengineering the Corporation is the pioneering work on the most important topic in business today: achieving dramatic performance improvements. This book leads readers through the radical redesign of a company's processes, organization, and culture to achieve a quantum leap in performance. Michael Hammer and James Champy have updated and revised their milestone work for the New Economy they helped to create -- promising to help corporations save hundreds of millions of dollars more, raise their customer satisfaction still higher, and grow ever more nimble in the years to come.

Poetry of the Revolution

Marx, Manifestos, and the Avant-gardes

Author: Martin Puchner

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691122601

Category: Art

Page: 315

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Martin Puchner tells the story of political and artistic upheavals through the political manifestos of the 19th and 20th centuries. He argues that the manifesto was the genre through which modern culture articulated its revolutionary ambitions and desires.

Grameen Social Business Model

A Manifesto for Proletariat Revolution

Author: Rashidul Bari

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468565656

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 220

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“Muhammad Yunus is that rare phenomenon, wrote Rashidul Bari, “A Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist famous for his two theories—microcredit and social business—and famous for his successful practical work through Grameen Bank that has already helped millions of poor women break the cycle of poverty.” Rashidul Bari, as a writer, is not new to the subjects of Yunus, microcredit, and social business. As a fellow Bangladeshi, he has written extensively in English and Bengali about Yunus in books, poems, and songs; in magazines and newspapers; and in films. In fact, Bari serves as the Bangladeshi James Boswell to Muhammad Yunus’ Samuel Johnson. Bari’s new book, Social Business; A Manifesto for Proletariat Revolution, is a long-awaited, fascinating, clearly and movingly written text in which he not only criticizes Prime Minister Hasina for unleashing her hate mongering to destroy Grameen Bank, but he also explains how microcredit, social business, and Grameen could be used as a weapon in the global battle against poverty, which kills 22,000 people every day. The book is approximately 52,000 words in length with 3 photo albums. It divided into 25 chapters. These chapters explain what Bari has witnessed and learned from Yunus and GB, to emphasize the power and promise of SB. Part I: Chapter one presents observable, empirical, and measurable evidence of poverty as the biggest challenge of the 21st century. Chapter 2 uses the narrative method to describe the history of poverty. Concern about poverty has a long tradition, as according to the Bible “the poor will always be with us.” Rejecting this old notion, Yunus plans to make poverty an artifact in a museum by 2030. Chapter 3 applies the rational choice theory to the concept of social business. Chapter 4 uses the monetary poverty threshold, a concept developed by the World Bank, to measure extreme and moderate poverty, and the Gini coefficient developed by Italian mathematician Corrado Gini to measure relative poverty. Chapter 5, with 13 subdivisions, applies correlation studies to identify the causes of poverty and to illustrate how poverty creates conditions that result in 20,000 deaths every day. Chapter 6 presents the Grameen Social Business (GSB) model. Part II: Chapters 7–12 discuss the life of Muhammad Yunus, the history of microcredit, the rise of the Grameen Bank, and the utility of the GSB model. Chapter 13 deals with the criticism of the bank. Chapters 15–16 highlight women’s empowerment and sustainability, which refutes some of the criticisms in previous chapters. Part III: Chapter 17 reviews the false allegations against Yunus (e.g., Tom Heinemann’s “Caught in Micro Debt”) and investigates why Hasina used Heinemann’s documentary as an excuse to remove Yunus from Grameen Bank. Chapter 18 focuses on the Bangladesh Bank’s view of the founder of Grameen Bank. Chapter 19 examines why the world is stunned by Hasina’s malevolent hate campaign against Yunus and her attempts to take control of the Grameen Bank. Chapter 20 details the Bangladesh High Court decision to uphold the Bangladesh Bank’s illegal decision, which illustrates how the High Court and the Supreme Court have become a “dog sleeping at its owner’s feet. “Chapter 21 uses the Court of King Solomon as an important lesson that shows that the prime minster of Bangladesh has become a monster. Chapter 23 explains why an Indian immigration officer slapped Rehman Sobhan. Chapter 24 uses “the Trial of Galileo” as an important lesson that illustrates the political vendetta by Hasina against Yunus could be understood as a modern-day replay of the famous conflict between Pope Urban VIII and Galileo Galilei. Chapter 25 documents how Yunus’ removal has sparked protests around the world. It also announces a manifesto for a “Grameen Revolution.” The chapter explains why the inscription on Karl Marx’s tomb can be adapted to Yunus’ Grameen Bank: Poor people—especially the poor women of Bangladesh—UNITE.

The Chapo Guide to Revolution

A Manifesto Against Logic, Facts, and Reason

Author: Chapo Trap House,Felix Biederman,Matt Christman,Brendan James,Will Menaker,Virgil Texas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501187309

Category: Humor

Page: 320

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Instant New York Times bestseller “Howard Zinn on acid or some bullsh*t like that.” —Tim Heidecker The creators of the cult-hit podcast Chapo Trap House deliver a manifesto for everyone who feels orphaned and alienated—politically, culturally, and economically—by the bloodless Wall Street centrism of the Democrats and the lizard-brained atavism of the right: there is a better way, the Chapo Way. In a manifesto that renders all previous attempts at political satire obsolete, The Chapo Guide to Revolution shows you that you don’t have to side with either the pear-shaped vampires of the right or the craven, lanyard-wearing wonks of contemporary liberalism. These self-described “assholes from the internet” offer a fully ironic ideology for all who feel politically hopeless and prefer broadsides and tirades to reasoned debate. Learn the “secret” history of the world, politics, media, and everything in-between that THEY don’t want you to know and chart a course from our wretched present to a utopian future where one can post in the morning, game in the afternoon, and podcast after dinner without ever becoming a poster, gamer, or podcaster. The Chapo Guide to Revolution features illustrated taxonomies of contemporary liberal and conservative characters, biographies of important thought leaders, “never before seen” drafts of Aaron Sorkin’s Newsroom manga, and the ten new laws that govern Chapo Year Zero (everyone gets a dog, billionaires are turned into Soylent, and logic is outlawed). If you’re a fan of sacred cows, prisoners being taken, and holds being barred, then this book is NOT for you. However, if you feel disenfranchised from the political and cultural nightmare we’re in, then Chapo, let’s go...

The Melodramatic Thread

Spectacle and Political Culture in Modern France

Author: James R. Lehning

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253117014

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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In France, both political culture and theatrical performances have drawn upon melodrama. This "melodramatic thread" helped weave the country’s political life as it moved from monarchy to democracy. By examining the relationship between public ceremonies and theatrical performance, James R. Lehning sheds light on democratization in modern France. He explores the extent to which the dramatic forms were present in the public performance of political power. By concentrating on the Republic and the Revolution and on theatrical performance, Lehning affirms the importance of examining the performative aspects of French political culture for understanding the political differences that have marked France in the years since 1789.

The Tea Party Explained

From Crisis to Crusade

Author: Yuri Maltsev,Roman Skaskiw

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 081269838X

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The Tea Party showed its strength in the 2010 mid-terms. Despite the opposition of leading Republicans like Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, and Lindsey Graham, 140 Tea Party candidates ran for Congress. Of the sixty House seats which moved from Democratic to Republican control, twenty-eight were won by Tea Party candidates. At the movement’s height, 29 percent of Americans had “some ties” to the Tea Party, while 2 percent identified themselves as active members. The Tea Party first attracted the media spotlight with Rick Santelli’s televised rant against the government’s bailout of mortgage borrowers on February 19, 2009, which instantly went viral as a video. As the authors document, however, “tea parties” associated with the Ron Paul movement had already been gathering momentum for more than a year. Beginning as a protest against government spending sprees and ballooning deficits, the Tea Party’s sudden fame forced it to define itself on many issues where the membership was seriously divided. The Tea Party is a coalition of different outlooks, united only by belief in small, debt-free government and low taxes. Fiscal conservatives, who were usually liberal on social issues and against American military interventions, battled social conservatives, in an uneasy series of maneuvers which continues unresolved and is described in the book. The Tea Party Explained, written by two Tea Party activists who know the movement inside and out, is aimed at the intrigued and curious reader who wants to find out more about this unique phenomenon. The book gives a well-documented account of the Tea Party, its origins, its evolution, the bitter squabbles over its direction, its amazing successes in 2010, and its electoral rebuff in 2012. Maltsev and Skaskiw analyze the demographics of the Tea Party, the many organizations which have tried to represent, appropriate, or infiltrate the movement, and the ideological divisions in its ranks. The authors evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the Tea Party and its likely future impact. A movement with strong local roots in many cities, firmly supported by a quarter of the US population, will not evaporate after one big defeat, and can be counted on to influence events for decades to come.

The Metropolitan Revolution

How Cities and Metros Are Fixing Our Broken Politics and Fragile Economy

Author: Bruce Katz,Jennifer Bradley

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815721528

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Across the US, cities and metropolitan areas are facing huge economic and competitive challenges that Washington won't, or can't, solve. The good news is that networks of metropolitan leaders – mayors, business and labor leaders, educators, and philanthropists – are stepping up and powering the nation forward. These state and local leaders are doing the hard work to grow more jobs and make their communities more prosperous, and they're investing in infrastructure, making manufacturing a priority, and equipping workers with the skills they need. In The Metropolitan Revolution, Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley highlight success stories and the people behind them. · New York City: Efforts are under way to diversify the city's vast economy · Portland: Is selling the "sustainability" solutions it has perfected to other cities around the world · Northeast Ohio: Groups are using industrial-age skills to invent new twenty-first-century materials, tools, and processes · Houston: Modern settlement house helps immigrants climb the employment ladder · Miami: Innovators are forging strong ties with Brazil and other nations · Denver and Los Angeles: Leaders are breaking political barriers and building world-class metropolises · Boston and Detroit: Innovation districts are hatching ideas to power these economies for the next century The lessons in this book can help other cities meet their challenges. Change is happening, and every community in the country can benefit. Change happens where we live, and if leaders won't do it, citizens should demand it. The Metropolitan Revolution was the 2013 Foreword Reviews Bronze winner for Political Science.

A Citizen's Manifesto

A Ray of Hope

Author: Mike Rana

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 146538183X

Category: Political Science

Page: 640

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A Citizens Manifesto the Book The recent books published by the administrators, leaders and authors on the subjects that concern our country generally focus on a few burning issues or those which are popular for the time being. The problem with this specialised approach is that issues get constrained by the coverage scope of the book and the book fails to deal with the inter-related impact of issues. In contrast, the treatment of the majority of issues in the pages of one book, gives corrective action a reasonable chance. The book offers a coherent list of about two hundred such issues and complementing suggestions for shaking up our citizens from the materialistic slumber that they are currently in to some sort of awakening. Even if these ideas are simply kept at the back of mind while in the day to day living or at work place, the chances that we would be moving in the right direction are real. The complete list of these ideas is summarised in the last chapter The Manifesto. Relevance It is a simple book, not really recommended for reading by the historians, economists, sociologist or the Indian Administrative Services (I*S) officers who need a much heavier dose to satisfy their intellect ; in fact it should be banned for them. This book deals with ideas, emotions, and feelings and not with statistics, reports, tables, numbers or references and quotations. Those in the seats of power or in administration of the country generally are guided by their perception of the society by looking at it from their ivory towers. Reading this book from the viewpoint of a common citizen gives them the advantage of being closer to reality as seen by an average citizen. Readers For the citizens of India, for creating a big picture in mind of how the government is functioning, what are their constraints and how public can help. For the governance of India including politicians, for understanding the need for going into grass root level issues of the nation For the bright students, it provides material for improving grading and for the students in general it provides important material in simple and interesting form For the citizens of other developing countries, what they can learn from the Indian experience; countries like Pakistan, Eastern Europe, South East Asia and Latin American countries. For Western Countries to help them do business with India after making better informed decisions for a win-win situation. We expect a very large number of readers in England, South Africa, Canada and USA. Even from the view point of a traveller to India or school students going in for interviews this book provides adequate information as well answers to discussion topics. Unique Main Messages in the book Introducing a 4th wing Regulatory in the government for overseeing Legislative, Executive and Judiciary Reducing the number of national parties to 5 and regional to 3 per state Using media power to promote transparency and take over control Limiting the progress and GDP in order to conserve natural resources and control inflation Restructuring and revitalizing our cities and getting back to villages and Maha-Grams Reduction of laws, but intensification of its enforcement Delegating funds to Panchayati Raj level for empowerment of villages Discarding the ills of religion and cricket, and managing these industries sternly Getting away from reservations, subsidies, and policies that weaken the society Engaging our enemies in knowledge warfare where we can excel, instead of military or physical warfare Introducing compulsory army tenure and compulsory rural service by doctors Installing a good leader and politician but when in opposition establishing a shadow government Creating a real time intelligence correlation network (RICN) to tackle terrorism Recoveri

The Russian Liberals and the Revolution of 1905

Author: Peter Enticott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317245512

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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There is a widespread notion that Russia is forever fated to be an authoritarian country where liberalism and democracy can never make real progress. However, at the beginning of the twentieth century there was an extremely influential “liberationist” movement which culminated in the formation of a modern, Western-style liberal party, the Constitutional Democrats or “Kadets”. The book provides a comprehensive history of the rise of the Kadets, focusing, in particular, on the revolutionary years 1905-06. It outlines how they dominated the first Duma elected by the people and analyses their policies, social composition and political tactics. The book challenges the view (shared by many historians) that the Kadets were inherently extreme, doctrinaire or unwilling to compromise, and argues that their eventual failure was primarily due to the intransigence of the old régime. The Russian Liberals and the Revolution of 1905 illustrates, in detail, that the Kadets offered a moderate alternative to reaction on the one hand and revolution on the other.

The Communist Manifesto

with selections from The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte and Capital by Karl Marx

Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118817885

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

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Edited by Samuel H. Beer, with key selections from Capital and The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, this volume features an especially helpful introduction that serves as a guide to Marxist political and economic theory and to placing the specific writings in their contemporary setting. Included are a bibliography and list of important dates in the life of Karl Marx.

The Social Question and the Democratic Revolution

Marx and the Legacy of 1848

Author: Douglas Moggach,Paul Leduc Browne

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776604953

Category: Political Science

Page: 197

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The revolutionary movements of 1848 viewed the political cataclysms of continental Europe as an explosion of liberty, a new age of freedom and equality. Over 150 years later, many problems raised by the revolutionaries of 1848, such as the extension of democracy and the rights of labour, remain vital and unresolved questions of political life. This collection of essays explores the relation of democratic and socialist currents in 1848, reassess their relevance in terms of the current era of global economic liberalism and identifies those parts of the revolutionary legacy yet unclaimed.



SHADOW OF DEMOCRACY. Dispatches from Russia:1905 Revolution, by Harold Williams.

Author: j.m. gallanar

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300363568

Category: History

Page: 500

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These are selected dispatches by the journalist Harold Williams published in the Manchester Guardian from late 1904 to the convening of the first Duma in April 1906. Williams provides a lengthy and vivid description of the events of this revolution. His analysis in many ways anticipates the interpretation of recent historians of this event.


Still

Die Bedeutung von Introvertierten in einer lauten Welt

Author: Susan Cain

Publisher: Riemann Verlag

ISBN: 3641106214

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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Selbstsicheres Auftreten und die Beherrschung von Small Talk sind nicht alles. Susan Cains glänzendes Plädoyer für die Qualitäten der Stillen. „Ein leerer Topf klappert am lautesten“. Aber wer der Welt etwas Bedeutendes schenken will, benötigt Zeit und Sorgfalt, um es in Stille reifen zu lassen. „Still“ ist ein Plädoyer für die Ruhe, die in unserer Welt des Marktgeschreis und der Klingeltöne zu verschwinden droht. Und für leise Menschen, die lernen sollten, zu ihrem „So-Sein“ zu stehen. Ohne sie hätten wir heute keine Relativitätstheorie, keinen „Harry Potter“, keine Klavierstücke Chopins, und auch die Suchmaschine „Google“ wäre nie entwickelt worden. „Still“ baut eine Brücke zwischen den Welten, kritisiert aber das gesellschaftliche Ungleichgewicht zugunsten der Partylöwen und Dampfplauderer. Es herrscht eine „extrovertierte Ethik“, die stille Wasser zwingt, sich anzupassen oder unterzugehen. Ihre Eigenschaften – Ernsthaftigkeit, Sensibilität und Scheu – gelten eher als Krankheitssymptome denn als Qualitäten. Zu unrecht, sagt Susan Cain, und stellt sich gegen den Trend, der „selbstbewusstes Auftreten“ verherrlicht. „Still“ ist das Kultbuch für Introvertierte, hilft aber auch Extrovertierten, ihre Mitmenschen besser zu verstehen.


Die globale Überwachung

Der Fall Snowden, die amerikanischen Geheimdienste und die Folgen

Author: Glenn Greenwald

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426425165

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Bereits in seinen ersten Artikeln über die NSA-Affäre brachte Glenn Greenwald das ganze Ausmaß der Massenüberwachung im digitalen Zeitalter ans Licht. Seine Berichterstattung, für die er mit dem Pulitzer-Preis ausgezeichnet wurde, löste international ein politisches Erdbeben aus. In seinem Buch deckt Greenwald anhand einer Fülle von brisanten Geheimdokumenten aus dem Archiv des Whistleblowers Edward Snowden die illegalen Praktiken der amerikanischen Geheimdienste auf. Alles und jeder wird ausgespäht, die Bevölkerung steht unter Kollektivverdacht. Meinungsfreiheit wird im Namen der Sicherheit unterdrückt, und es gibt keine Privatsphäre mehr – nirgends.