Caesar in the USA [EPUB]
08 January 2017, 14:24
2012 | EPUB | 3.0MB
The figure of Julius Caesar has loomed large in the United States since its very beginning, admired and evoked as a gateway to knowledge of politics, war, and even national life. In this lively and perceptive book, the first to examine Caesar's place in modern American culture, Maria Wyke investigates how his use has intensified in periods of political crisis, when the occurrence of assassination, war, dictatorship, totalitarianism or empire appears to give him fresh relevance. Her fascinating discussion shows how—from the Latin classroom to the Shakespearean stage, from cinema, television and the comic book to the internet—Caesar is mobilized in the U.S. as a resource for acculturation into the American present, as a prediction of America’s future, or as a mode of commercial profit and great entertainment.
The Lost Hegemon: Whom the Gods Would Destroy [EPUB]
08 January 2017, 14:15
2016 | AZW3 | 2.86MB
The NEWEST BOOK from the INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING and AWARD WINNING geopolitical analyst, strategic risk consultant, author, and lecturer F. William Engdahl.
If you read The Lost Hegemon you will find out:
- How the Pentagon and CIA use radical Islam as an instrument to control world energy
- The true history of al Qaeda and its successor Islamic State
- How Washington backs a death cult called Muslim Brotherhood to control world oil
- The real background to ‘Holy War’ in China and Russia
- Why the US-ISIS strategy cannot succeed
Europe and the West face a social crisis as a brutal war in Syria has spread around the world. The ISIS, also known as Islamic State erupted violently onto the world stage in 2014 proclaiming its aim to create a Global Caliphate. War and terror in Syria have created a massive refugee crisis across Europe.
In autumn 2015 Russia was invited to help defeat ISIS in Syria. That Russian military action signaled a new era in global politics. Washington no longer dominated the military world. The world was ineluctably moving towards a new world war, one claiming to have religion at its core. Islam was being instrumentalized as a weapon of war, but by whom?
Few asked who was behind the IS terror or Al Qaeda. For that it would be necessary look back to the 1950’s and the birth of a new American intelligence agency and their ties to the secret Muslim Brotherhood. What emerges is a picture so incredible few could imagine.
A Just Defiance: Bombmakers, Insurgents, and the Treason Trial of the Delmas Four [EPUB]
08 January 2017, 14:01
2012 | EPUB | 1.11MB
Both a riveting courtroom drama and a real-life thriller, A Just Defiance tells the story of four young black South Africans who were arrested for a string of political murders in 1987. In gripping prose, Peter Harris—the white lawyer who defended the men—describes how he came to understand, while constructing the case to save the defendants from the death penalty, the chain of events that led them to undergo training at ANC camps in Angola and return to their homeland to execute some of the apartheid regime's most notorious collaborators. The shocking twists and turns of the high-profile trial kept the public in suspense during the dying days of apartheid.
Harris’s account of the trial is intercut with flashbacks to instances of the cold-blooded brilliance and deadly efficiency of the squad's operations. We see Nelson Mandela recently released from Robben Island as he begins negotiations that will eventually lead to the assumption of power by the ANC. We read about bomb-making and assassination attempts by both the ANC and the South African police. A critical and popular success in South Africa, this book is a tale of people driven to extremes by injustice and repression, and of ordinary citizens caught up in extraordinary events. Finally, it is the story of a country’s search for reconciliation, one that captures the moral vertigo of South Africa's violent apartheid years.