I Chose Defiance


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American public education is at a critical crossroads. We have overemphasized testing while placing an insufficient emphasis on learning and teaching. While assessment plays a vital role in determining whether students are learning what has been taught, assessment cannot and should not replace instruction and higher order thinking skills. We cannot continue to view our students as test scores. Too many political leaders, intent on using education as a buzz and re-election issue, have made our schools a numbers game to boost their careers. The author’s personal experiences as an urban school administrator and teacher are a guide to the pitfalls of over-assessment and political school governance. It’s time to reexamine our priorities and recognize once again the value and importance of our students earning a quality education.

Between Philosophy and Politics: The Alienation of Politcal Theory

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This book presents a rigorous critical analysis of academic political theory and its relationship to philosophy and politics. It explores, historically and analytically, what the author argues is the alienation of political theory.

John G. Gunnell sets out to destroy a number of myths that pervade the literature of academic political theory and in large measure have come to define it. These myths include the beliefs that the canon of classical texts from at least Plato to Marx constitutes a historical tradition that explains the present; that epistemology reveals the nature of scientific and social scientific explanation and provides the foundation of scientific inquiry and knowledge; that philosophy and political theory can discover and articulate transcendental grounds of political judgment; that politics is something more than a conventional form of human action or has some essential character that explains it and gives it value; and that academic discourse about politics is equivalent to political discourse.

In the final chapters, Gunnell addresses the more positive question of what political theory might be and presents the rudiments of a theory of politics based on an analysis of conventional objects.Used Book in Good Condition

A Congratulatory, Politcal, Admonitory Epistle to the Prince of Wales, on His Intended Marriage. by Publicola Verax,


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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.
Delve into what it was like to live during the eighteenth century by reading the first-hand accounts of everyday people, including city dwellers and farmers, businessmen and bankers, artisans and merchants, artists and their patrons, politicians and their constituents. Original texts make the American, French, and Industrial revolutions vividly contemporary.
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National Library of Wales


Publicola Verax is a pseudonym.

London: printed for J. Parsons; R. H. Westley; and J. Owen, 1795. 40p.; 8°

North Africa: Social, Environmental and Political Issues (African Politcal, Ecnonmic, and Security Issues)

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In North Africa: Social, Environmental and Political Issues, the authors begin by presenting that the precursors of an intense coupled system of an African easterly wave and a mesoscale convective system over the lee of Darfur Mountains around 1800 UTC, August 12, 2004 were traced back to the southern Arabian Peninsula, Asir Mountains, and Ethiopian Highlands using gridded satellite data, European Centre Medium-Range Weather Forecast Intermediate data, and the Advanced Research Weather Research and Forecasting model simulated data. Anticipated patterns of future energy use and consequent environmental impacts are discussed, along with potential solutions to current problems with the adoption of the Sahara Solar Breeder project plan. The relations between renewable energy and sustainable development are described with practical cases of the Sahara Solar Breeder energy policy and its portfolio in the context of continental and global clean energy supply. The authors seek to answer a question: “Will the new technologies that have sustained globalization reinforce or undermine democracy?”

Fire and Fury and Other Poems: 10 Politically Charged Poems About The Goings On Inside Trump’s White House (Politcal Poetry: Trump, North Korean, America, Kim Jung Un, FBi, CIA, leaks)


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Welcome to the spectacle that is the Trump Administration. This poetry anthology contains 10 politically charged poems about Trump and the current Republican party. Highly inspired by other best selling titles about Trump. While the poems are serious they also have an element of Stroker’s memetastic humor. “Fire and Fury and Other Poems: 10 Politically Charged Poems About The Goings On Inside Trump’s White House,” Richard Stroker.

Richard Stroker started his writing career in the field of academics. Stroker possess a Doctorate degree in Anthropology from Harvard University. Richard also traveled to the United Kingdom to complete a Masters degree in ‘Meme Themed Dissing’ from the prestigious University of Oxford. Stroker prides himself on his ability to fuse politics, history and homoerotic romance into an unarguably flawless narrative structure, time and time again. Richard Stroker has critically secured his place as being among the best young politically-centric homoerotic authors of the 21st century.

Back to Blood: A Novel

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A big, panoramic story of the new America, as told by our master chronicler of the way we live now.

As a police launch speeds across Miami’s Biscayne Bay-with our hero, officer Nestor Camacho, on board-Tom Wolfe is off and running headlong into the only city in the world where people from a different country with a different language and a different culture have taken over at the ballot box.

This melting pot is full of hard cases who just won’t melt, damn it: a Cuban mayor; a black police chief; a hot young reporter and a timid editor of the Miami Herald, both WASPs who went to Yale; an Anglo sex-addiction psychiatrist who keeps his lovely Latina nurse, Magdalena, in his bed and his star patient, a porn-addicted billionaire, on a string; a status-addled Haitian professor who thinks he’s really French and wants his pale-skinned daughter to “pass” and his Creole-spouting son to be quiet.

Then there are the clueless collectors who “See it! Like it! Buy it!,” spending tens of millions per minute on de-skilled art at Miami Art Basel; black drug dealers colliding with the Cuban cops; Columbus Day Regatta “spectators” who only have eyes for the annual apr?s-race orgy; and “Active Adult” condos full of yenta-heavy ex-New Yorkers, not to mention a nest of shady Russians.

Based on the same sort of detailed, on-scene, high-energy reporting that powered Tom Wolfe’s previous bestselling novels, BACK TO BLOOD is another brilliant, spot-on, scrupulous, and often hilarious reckoning with our times.Used Book in Good Condition

Parties and Politcal Change in Bolivia: 1880-1952 (Cambridge Latin American Studies)

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In 1952 Bolivia experienced a profound social, economic and political revolution, one of the very few such revolutions which have occurred in Latin America. As Professor Klein points out, the remarkable fact about the Bolivian National Revolution was that it occurred at all. In terms of political, economic and social development Bolivia was one of the most retarded states of the continent and was not particularly riven by rapid or dislocating social and economic change. In this detailed study, Professor Klein stresses the origins and development of the Bolivian political system as it evolved into a stable two-party regime in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He then analyses the causes which led to the mutation of this system and the rise of class politics and social revolutionary movements in the middle decades of this century.

The Future of Power

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p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Calibri} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} The Internet’s ultimate impact on the nature of power is a concern shared by nations around the world. The Future of Power examines what it means to be powerful in the twenty-first century and illuminates the road ahead.

Power evolves. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, unsurpassed in military strength and ownership of world resources, the United States was indisputably the most powerful nation in the world

In The Future of Power, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., a longtime analyst of power and a hands-on practitioner in government, delivers a new power narrative that considers the shifts, innovations, bold technologies, and new relationships that will define the twenty-first century. He shows how power resources are adapting to the digital age and how smart power strategies must include more than a country’s military strength.

Today, China, Brazil, India, and others are increasing their share of world power resources. Information once reserved for the government is now available for mass consumption. The Internet has literally put power at the fingertips of nonstate agents, allowing them to launch cyberattacks on governments from their homes and creating a security threat that is felt worldwide. The cyberage is rendering traditional markers of power obsolete and has created a new power frontier among states, ripe with opportunity for developing countries. To remain at the pinnacle of world power, the United States must adopt a strategy that designed for a global information age.

Why Orwell Matters

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“Hitchens presents a George Orwell fit for the twenty-first century.” —Boston Globe
In this widely acclaimed biographical essay, the masterful polemicist Christopher Hitchens assesses the life, the achievements, and the myth of the great political writer and participant George Orwell. True to his contrarian style, Hitchens is both admiring and aggressive, sympathetic yet critical, taking true measure of his subject as hero and problem. Answering both the detractors and the false claimants, Hitchens tears down the façade of sainthood erected by the hagiographers and rebuts the critics point by point. He examines Orwell and his perspectives on fascism, empire, feminism, and Englishness, as well as his outlook on America, a country and culture toward which he exhibited much ambivalence. Whether thinking about empires or dictators, race or class, nationalism or popular culture, Orwell’s moral outlook remains indispensable in a world that has undergone vast changes in the seven decades since his death. Combining the best of Hitchens’ polemical punch and intellectual elegance in a tightly woven and subtle argument, this book addresses not only why Orwell matters today, but how he will continue to matter in a future, uncertain world.

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