Who Rules the World

Who Rules the World
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 1627793828
ISBN 13: 9781627793827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Rules the World Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller The world’s leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.S. policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rights In an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from the expanding drone assassination program to the threat of nuclear warfare, as well as the flashpoints of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine, he offers unexpected and nuanced insights into the workings of imperial power on our increasingly chaotic planet. In the process, Chomsky provides a brilliant anatomy of just how U.S. elites have grown ever more insulated from any democratic constraints on their power. While the broader population is lulled into apathy—diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable—the corporations and the rich have increasingly been allowed to do as they please. Fierce, unsparing, and meticulously documented, Who Rules the World? delivers the indispensable understanding of the central conflicts and dangers of our time that we have come to expect from Chomsky.

How the World Works

How the World Works
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 1593764669
ISBN 13: 9781593764661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How the World Works Book Review:

An eye-opening introduction to the timelessly relevant ideas of Noam Chomsky, this book is a penetrating, illusion-shattering look at how things really work from the man The New York Times called “arguably the most important intellectual alive.” Offering something not found anywhere else: How the World Works is pure Chomsky, but tailored for those unfamiliar to his work. Made up of meticulously edited speeches and interviews, every dazzling idea and penetrating insight is kept intact and delivered in clear, accessible, reader-friendly prose. Originally published as four short books in the famous Real Story series—What Uncle Sam Really Wants; The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many; Secrets, Lies and Democracy; and The Common Good—they’ve collectively sold almost 600,000 copies. And they continue to sell year after year after year because Chomsky’s ideas become, if anything, more relevant as time goes by. For example, it was decades ago when he pointed out that “in 1970, about 90% of international capital was used for trade and long-term investment—more or less productive things—and 10% for speculation. By 1990, those figures had reversed.” As we know, high-risk speculation continues to increase exponentially as corporations continue to push the free market economy—but only for the power they offer to the wealthy, not to benefit all people. We’re paying the price now for not heeding him them.

WHO RULES THE WORLD GOD OR SATAN

WHO RULES THE WORLD  GOD OR SATAN
Author: John Abraham
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2020-04-16
ISBN 10: 9781952405303
ISBN 13: 1952405300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WHO RULES THE WORLD GOD OR SATAN Book Review:

Who Rules the World? God or Satan? The title may surprise many readers. The center theme is to clarify the real situation of the world today. There are a lot of questions that are unanswered. Even if anybody tries to answer them, it doesn't really satisfy the people. The best example could be the most commonly asked question, "Why are there so many sufferings if God is ruling the world and is in full control of the present situation of the world?" The real situation is whether God is trying to deliver people from the bondage of Satan or Satan is trying to take away people from God. If God is trying to deliver people from the rule of Satan, the question will be, "Is Satan greater than God?" The answer is a big no! But then, how is Satan having an easy way in controlling mankind? If God is ruling mankind, is He allowing Satan to have his way in controlling the entire mankind? You can find answers to all such questions in this book. This book is the need of the hour.

Who Rules the World

Who Rules the World
Author: Hans Schwarz
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN 10: 1506469272
ISBN 13: 9781506469270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Rules the World Book Review:

Over a career spanning more than fifty years, Hans Schwarz has grappled with nearly all of Christianity's major theological questions. In this latest volume, Schwarz tackles the perennial problem of evil. How is it possible to reconcile the manifest evil and pain in the world with the biblical promise of hope and redemption? Are we, in fact, "lonely wanderers in the immensity of the universe about whom nobody cares," or is there something above and beyond us in which we can trust? To this perennial question Schwarz brings his signature blend of pastoral sensitivity and scholarly acumen. Informed by decades in the classroom, Schwarz offers a sweeping survey of views of the problem of evil, beginning with the world's major religious traditions before focusing on the major views across the broad span of Christian history. The book aims to help readers interested in the problem of evil understand the broad sweep of human thought about the problem, and make informed assessments of the issue for themselves.

Fat Kid Rules the World

Fat Kid Rules the World
Author: K. L. Going
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004-11-18
ISBN 10: 1101554932
ISBN 13: 9781101554937
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fat Kid Rules the World Book Review:

A Michael L. Printz Honor Book Troy Billings is seventeen, 296 pounds, friendless, utterly miserable, and about to step off a New York subway platform in front of an oncoming train. Until he meets Curt MacCrae, an emaciated, semi-homeless, high school dropout guitar genius, the stuff of which Lower East Side punk rock legends are made. Never mind that Troy’s dad thinks Curt’s a drug addict and Troy’s brother thinks Troy’s the biggest (literally) loser in Manhattan. Soon, Curt’s recruited Troy as his new drummer—even though Troy can’t play the drums. Together, Curt and Troy will change the world of punk, and Troy’s own life, forever. "Troy's voice is candid, irreverent, realistic and humorous. [A] wonderful, engrossing tale."—SLJ An ALA BBYA A BCCB Blue Ribbon Book A Booklist Editors' Choice An SLJ Best Book of the Year A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year

When China Rules the World

When China Rules the World
Author: Martin Jacques
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2009-11-12
ISBN 10: 1101151455
ISBN 13: 9781101151457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When China Rules the World Book Review:

Greatly revised and expanded, with a new afterword, this update to Martin Jacques’s global bestseller is an essential guide to understanding a world increasingly shaped by Chinese power Soon, China will rule the world. But in doing so, it will not become more Western. Since the first publication of When China Rules the World, the landscape of world power has shifted dramatically. In the three years since the first edition was published, When China Rules the World has proved to be a remarkably prescient book, transforming the nature of the debate on China. Now, in this greatly expanded and fully updated edition, boasting nearly 300 pages of new material, and backed up by the latest statistical data, Martin Jacques renews his assault on conventional thinking about China’s ascendancy, showing how its impact will be as much political and cultural as economic, changing the world as we know it. First published in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim - and controversy - When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order has sold a quarter of a million copies, been translated into eleven languages, nominated for two major literary awards, and is the subject of an immensely popular TED talk.

Media Control

Media Control
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publsiher: Seven Stories Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2011-01-04
ISBN 10: 160980015X
ISBN 13: 9781609800154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Media Control Book Review:

Noam Chomsky’s backpocket classic on wartime propaganda and opinion control begins by asserting two models of democracy—one in which the public actively participates, and one in which the public is manipulated and controlled. According to Chomsky, "propaganda is to democracy as the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state," and the mass media is the primary vehicle for delivering propaganda in the United States. From an examination of how Woodrow Wilson’s Creel Commission "succeeded, within six months, in turning a pacifist population into a hysterical, war-mongering population," to Bush Sr.'s war on Iraq, Chomsky examines how the mass media and public relations industries have been used as propaganda to generate public support for going to war. Chomsky further touches on how the modern public relations industry has been influenced by Walter Lippmann’s theory of "spectator democracy," in which the public is seen as a "bewildered herd" that needs to be directed, not empowered; and how the public relations industry in the United States focuses on "controlling the public mind," and not on informing it. Media Control is an invaluable primer on the secret workings of disinformation in democratic societies.

The Man Who Rules the World

The Man Who Rules the World
Author: Shawn James
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 9781530190966
ISBN 13: 1530190967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Man Who Rules the World Book Review:

Time Magazine has named Morris Phillips CEO John Haynes "The Man Who Rules The World". But that world is put in jeopardy when Lucifer resurrects God Katious, a malevolent despot out to conquer the planet. With the nations' leaders in fear of his all-powerful Gem of Omnipotence, and gods falling before his feet, John must have mountain moving faith in God to help him overcome a threat that seeks to destroy all of humanity.

Unrivaled

Unrivaled
Author: Michael Beckley
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-09-15
ISBN 10: 1501724797
ISBN 13: 9781501724794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unrivaled Book Review:

The United States has been the world's dominant power for more than a century. Now many analysts believe that other countries are rising and the United States is in decline. Is the unipolar moment over? Is America finished as a superpower? In this book, Michael Beckley argues that the United States has unique advantages over other nations that, if used wisely, will allow it to remain the world's sole superpower throughout this century. We are not living in a transitional, post-Cold War era. Instead, we are in the midst of what he calls the unipolar era—a period as singular and important as any epoch in modern history. This era, Beckley contends, will endure because the US has a much larger economic and military lead over its closest rival, China, than most people think and the best prospects of any nation to amass wealth and power in the decades ahead. Deeply researched and brilliantly argued, this book covers hundreds of years of great power politics and develops new methods for measuring power and predicting the rise and fall of nations. By documenting long-term trends in the global balance of power and explaining their implications for world politics, the book provides guidance for policymakers, businesspeople, and scholars alike.

Lea s Book of Rules for the World

Lea s Book of Rules for the World
Author: Lea DeLaria,Maggie Cassella
Publsiher: Dell
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0440508541
ISBN 13: 9780440508540
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lea s Book of Rules for the World Book Review:

The lesbian standup comic uses her Italian Catholic heritage, gynecologist, and show-biz experiences as fodder for her wit in this collection of side-splitting essays on the follies and foibles of modern life. Original.

The Brussels Effect

The Brussels Effect
Author: Anu Bradford
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-01-27
ISBN 10: 0190088605
ISBN 13: 9780190088606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brussels Effect Book Review:

For many observers, the European Union is mired in a deep crisis. Between sluggish growth; political turmoil following a decade of austerity politics; Brexit; and the rise of Asian influence, the EU is seen as a declining power on the world stage. Columbia Law professor Anu Bradford argues the opposite in her important new book The Brussels Effect: the EU remains an influential superpower that shapes the world in its image. By promulgating regulations that shape the international business environment, elevating standards worldwide, and leading to a notable Europeanization of many important aspects of global commerce, the EU has managed to shape policy in areas such as data privacy, consumer health and safety, environmental protection, antitrust, and online hate speech. And in contrast to how superpowers wield their global influence, the Brussels Effect - a phrase first coined by Bradford in 2012- absolves the EU from playing a direct role in imposing standards, as market forces alone are often sufficient as multinational companies voluntarily extend the EU rule to govern their global operations. The Brussels Effect shows how the EU has acquired such power, why multinational companies use EU standards as global standards, and why the EU's role as the world's regulator is likely to outlive its gradual economic decline, extending the EU's influence long into the future.

World of Our Making

World of Our Making
Author: Nicholas Greenwood Onuf
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2012-07
ISBN 10: 0415630398
ISBN 13: 9780415630399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Our Making Book Review:

World of our Making is a major contribution to contemporary social science. Now reissued in this volume, Onuf’s seminal text is key reading for anyone who wishes to study modern international relations. Onuf understands all of international relations to be a matter of rules and rule in foreign behaviour. The author draws together the rules of international relations, explains their source, and elaborates on their implications through a vast array of interdisciplinary thinkers such as Kenneth Arrow, J.L. Austin, Max Black, Michael Foucault, Anthony Giddens, Jurgen Habermas, Lawrence Kohlberg, Harold Lasswell, Talcott Parsons, Jean Piaget, J.G.A. Pocock, John Roemer, John Scarle and Sheldon Wolin.

At War with Asia

At War with Asia
Author: Noam Chomsky
Publsiher: AK Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781902593890
ISBN 13: 1902593898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

At War with Asia Book Review:

Indispensable look at American military involvement in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos until 1970.

Changing the Bully who Rules the World

Changing the Bully who Rules the World
Author: Carol Bly
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 549
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951P001791405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing the Bully who Rules the World Book Review:

Selections by Jim Harrison, Alice Walker, and Mark Helprin shed light on how to confront the oppressors of the world and how to nurture ethical human beings

How Standards Rule the World

How Standards Rule the World
Author: Ingrid Gustafsson
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-06-26
ISBN 10: 1788975022
ISBN 13: 9781788975025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Standards Rule the World Book Review:

This book explains how international standards have come to specify almost all aspects of society, While resting on buzzwords such as ‘trust’ and ‘confidence’, the global control regime leaves us with a faceless bureaucratic system with no name and no one in charge. Using empirical and in depth analysis , the author discusses the consequences for responsibility: if no one is in charge, then no one is to be held accountable for how standards rule the world.

If Mayors Ruled the World

If Mayors Ruled the World
Author: Benjamin R. Barber
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-11-05
ISBN 10: 030016467X
ISBN 13: 9780300164671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

If Mayors Ruled the World Book Review:

"In the face of the most perilous challenges of our time--climate change, terrorism, poverty, and trafficking of drugs, guns, and people--the nations of the world seem paralyzed. The problems are too big for governments to deal with. Benjamin Barber contends that cities, and the mayors who run them, can do and are doing a better job than nations. He cites the unique qualities cities worldwide share: pragmatism, civic trust, participation, indifference to borders and sovereignty, and a democratic penchant for networking, creativity, innovation, and cooperation. He demonstrates how city mayors, singly and jointly, are responding to transnational problems more effectively than nation-states mired in ideological infighting and sovereign rivalries. The book features profiles of a dozen mayors around the world, making a persuasive case that the city is democracy's best hope in a globalizing world, and that great mayors are already proving that this is so"--

Rules for the World

Rules for the World
Author: Michael Barnett,Martha Finnemore
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-04-15
ISBN 10: 0801465109
ISBN 13: 9780801465109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rules for the World Book Review:

Rules for the World provides an innovative perspective on the behavior of international organizations and their effects on global politics. Arguing against the conventional wisdom that these bodies are little more than instruments of states, Michael Barnett and Martha Finnemore begin with the fundamental insight that international organizations are bureaucracies that have authority to make rules and so exercise power. At the same time, Barnett and Finnemore maintain, such bureaucracies can become obsessed with their own rules, producing unresponsive, inefficient, and self-defeating outcomes. Authority thus gives international organizations autonomy and allows them to evolve and expand in ways unintended by their creators. Barnett and Finnemore reinterpret three areas of activity that have prompted extensive policy debate: the use of expertise by the IMF to expand its intrusion into national economies; the redefinition of the category "refugees" and decision to repatriate by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; and the UN Secretariat's failure to recommend an intervention during the first weeks of the Rwandan genocide. By providing theoretical foundations for treating these organizations as autonomous actors in their own right, Rules for the World contributes greatly to our understanding of global politics and global governance.

Rules for a Flat World

Rules for a Flat World
Author: Gillian Kereldena Hadfield
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0199916527
ISBN 13: 9780199916528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rules for a Flat World Book Review:

The law and legal methods on which we currently rely have failed to evolve along with technology. In Rules for a Flat World, Gillian Hadfield shows us that law provides critical infrastructure for the cooperation and collaboration on which economic growth is built.

To Rule the Waves

To Rule the Waves
Author: Bruce Jones
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-09-14
ISBN 10: 1982127279
ISBN 13: 9781982127275
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Rule the Waves Book Review:

From a brilliant Brookings Institution expert, an “important” (The Wall Street Journal) and “penetrating historical and political study” (Nature) of the critical role that oceans play in the daily struggle for global power, in the bestselling tradition of Robert Kaplan’s The Revenge of Geography. For centuries, oceans were the chessboard on which empires battled for supremacy. But in the nuclear age, air power and missile systems dominated our worries about security, and for the United States, the economy was largely driven by domestic production, with trucking and railways that crisscrossed the continent serving as the primary modes of commercial transit. All that has changed, as nine-tenths of global commerce and the bulk of energy trade is today linked to sea-based flows. A brightly painted forty-foot steel shipping container loaded in Asia with twenty tons of goods may arrive literally anywhere else in the world; how that really happens and who actually profits from it show that the struggle for power on the seas is a critical issue today. Now, in vivid, closely observed prose, Bruce Jones conducts us on a fascinating voyage through the great modern ports and naval bases—from the vast container ports of Hong Kong and Shanghai to the vital naval base of the American Seventh Fleet in Hawaii to the sophisticated security arrangements in the Port of New York. Along the way, the book illustrates how global commerce works, that we are amidst a global naval arms race, and why the oceans are so crucial to America’s standing going forward. As Jones reveals, the three great geopolitical struggles of our time—for military power, for economic dominance, and over our changing climate—are playing out atop, within, and below the world’s oceans. The essential question, he shows, is this: who will rule the waves and set the terms of the world to come?

There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness

There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness
Author: Carlo Rovelli
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2022-05-10
ISBN 10: 0593192176
ISBN 13: 9780593192177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness Book Review:

A delightful intellectual feast from the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics and The Order of Time One of the world’s most prominent physicists and fearless free spirit, Carlo Rovelli is also a masterful storyteller. His bestselling books have introduced millions of readers to the wonders of modern physics and his singular perspective on the cosmos. This new collection of essays reveals a curious intellect always on the move. Rovelli invites us on an accessible and enlightening voyage through science, literature, philosophy, and politics. Written with his usual clarity and wit, this journey ranges widely across time and space: from Newton's alchemy to Einstein's mistakes, from Nabokov’s lepidopterology to Dante’s cosmology, from mind-altering psychedelic substances to the meaning of atheism, from the future of physics to the power of uncertainty. Charming, pithy, and elegant, this book is the perfect gateway to the universe of one of the most influential minds of our age.