Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire [EPUB]
12 January 2017, 03:11
2016 | EPUB | 2.62MB
How will Russia redraw post-Soviet borders? In the wake of recent Russian expansionism, political risk expert Agnia Grigas illustrates how—for more than two decades—Moscow has consistently used its compatriots in bordering nations for its territorial ambitions. Demonstrating how this policy has been implemented in Ukraine and Georgia, Grigas provides cutting-edge analysis of the nature of Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy and compatriot protection to warn that Moldova, Kazakhstan, the Baltic States, and others are also at risk.
The Ethical Doctor [EPUB]
11 January 2017, 15:18
2016 | EPUB | 1.12MB
The medical profession in India is plagued with various malpractices: poor health care, commissions from needless treatments and tests, exploitative drug companies, forced operations on the poor. In such a scenario, how does one protect oneself and one's family? Also, how does a doctor carry out his functions effectively and honestly?
The answers are deeply entrenched in our political and judicial systems, in the policy-making of the medical fraternity. This book attempts to unearth the interconnectedness between power and knowledge as it plays itself out in medicine and asks the important question: is it possible to be an ethical doctor today?
The Method of Freedom: An Errico Malatesta Reader [EPUB]
11 January 2017, 14:41
2014 | EPUB | 1.88MB
“Anarchy, in common with socialism, has as its basis, its point of departure, its essential environment, equality of conditions; its beacon is solidarity and freedom is its method.”—Errico Malatesta
The most distinctive and universal anarchist principle is the principle of coherence between ends and means: human emancipation cannot be achieved by authoritarian means. However, the same principle could also be read in the opposite direction: our ends should not be disconnected from our action; our ideals should not be so lofty as to make no difference to what we do here and now. The anarchist whose deeds and words have best illustrated both sides of that principle—the “idealist” and the “pragmatist”—is Errico Malatesta. Never one to divorce thought from action, or retreat into dogmatism, his life and ideals remain an inspiration the world over. The Method of Freedom is the first collection to capture the full range of Malatesta’s thought over sixty years as an anarchist propagandist.
Designed as a companion volume to the ten-volume set of Malatesta's Complete Works (forthcoming!), The Method of Freedom collects Malatesta's most enduring long-form essays--including "Anarchy" and "Our Program"--together with previously untranslated articles from the numerous journals he edited over his long newspaper career. In fact, nearly two-thirds of the collected texts have been newly translated into English.Written in Malatesta's clear, accessible style, these essays are sure to excite a new generation of radicals.