Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours [EPUB]

Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours [EPUB]
Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours by Slavoj Zizek
2016 | EPUB | 0.6MB

Today, hundreds of thousands of people, desperate to escape war, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe. Our response from our protected European standpoint, argues Slavoj Zizek, offers two versions of ideological blackmail: either we open our doors as widely as possible; or we try to pull up the drawbridge. Both solutions are bad, states Zizek. They merely prolong the problem, rather than tackling it.

The refugee crisis also presents an opportunity, a unique chance for Europe to redefine itself: but, if we are to do so, we have to start raising unpleasant and difficult questions. We must also acknowledge that large migrations are our future: only then can we commit to a carefully prepared process of change, one founded not on a community that see the excluded as a threat, but one that takes as its basis the shared substance of our social being.

The only way, in other words, to get to the heart of one of the greatest issues confronting Europe today is to insist on the global solidarity of the exploited and oppressed. Maybe such solidarity is a utopia. But, warns Zizek, if we don't engage in it, then we are really lost. And we will deserve to be lost.

Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life [EPUB]

Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life [EPUB]
Navajos Wear Nikes: A Reservation Life by Jim Kristofic
2011 | EPUB | 0.5MB

Just before starting second grade, Jim Kristofic moved from Pittsburgh across the country to Ganado, Arizona, when his mother took a job at a hospital on the Navajo Reservation. Navajos Wear Nikes reveals the complexity of modern life on the Navajo Reservation, a world where Anglo and Navajo coexisted in a tenuous truce. After the births of his Navajo half-siblings, Jim and his family moved off the Reservation to an Arizona border town where they struggled to readapt to an Anglo world that no longer felt like home.

With tales of gangs and skinwalkers, an Indian Boy Scout troop, a fanatical Sunday school teacher, and the author’s own experience of sincere friendships that lead to hózhó (beautiful harmony), Kristofic’s memoir is an honest portrait of growing up on—and growing to love—the Reservation.

Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam 2017, Premium Edition [EPUB]

Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam 2017, Premium Edition [EPUB]
Cracking the AP US Government & Politics Exam 2017, Premium Edition by Princeton Review
2016 | EPUB | 15.37MB

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