• #NeverAgain A New Generation Draws the Line
    #NeverAgain A New Generation Draws the Line
    On February 14, 2018, seventeen-year-old David Hogg and his fourteen-year-old sister, Lauren, went to school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, like any normal Wednesday. That day, of course, the world changed. By the next morning, with seventeen classmates and faculty dead, they had joined the leadership of a movement to save their own lives, and the lives of all other young people in America. It's a leadership position they did not seek, and did not want--but events gave them no choice. The morning after the massacre, David Hogg told CNN- "We're children. You guys are the adults. You need to take some action and play a role. Work together. Get over your politics and get something done." This book is a manifesto for the movement begun that day, one that has already changed America--with voices of a new generation that are speaking truth to power, and are determined to succeed where their elders have failed. With moral force and clarity, a new generation has made it clear that problems previously deemed unsolvable due to powerful lobbies and political cowardice will be theirs to solve. Born just after Columbine and raised amid seemingly endless war and routine active shooter drills, this generation now says, Enough. This book is their statement of purpose, and the story of their lives. It is the essential guide to the #NeverAgain movement.

    ISBN: 9781984801838
    Publication date: 18/06/2018
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Hogg, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • @war
    @war
    The United States military now considers cyberspace as the 'fifth domain' of warfare (alongside land, air, sea and space). The Department of Defense, the NSA and CIA all field teams of hackers who can, and do, launch computer virus strikes against enemy targets. In fact, U.S. military hackers played a crucial role in the war in Iraq. Two successive presidents have called the Internet 'a strategic national asset', and as such are committed to defending it - even to the extent of trying to acquire the power to turn off the internet in the face of a major attack. The resulting global struggle to control cyberspace is defining Western security policy in the 21st Century, just as the nuclear arms race did in the 20th. Recent revelations from Edward Snowden, Wikileaks and others have shown the extent to which national governments are using the internet to collect vast amounts of information about their citizens, but, as @WAR will show, this is only the tip of the iceberg. The internet is now integral to controlling our banks, railways, airspace, hospitals and nuclear reactors. It is also the place where modern warfare, terrorism and espionage are being played out. As western governments, and the US in particular, seek to police the internet and fight their enemies online, where does that leave us? @WAR reveals a hidden war that is going on all around us - a war where our privacy, liberties and security risk being caught in the crossfire.

    ISBN: 9780755365197
    Publication date: 06/11/2014
    Price: $20.00
    Author: Harris, Shane
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • 2020
    2020
    The year is 2020 and civilisation is on the verge of a Third World War. Will the Russian invasion of the Arctic trigger the military response called for in the NATO treaty? Will the simultaneous Chinese cyber-attack on the Pentagon cripple the world's biggest military machine?Who's arming the refugees in the migrant camps on the shores of the Mediterranean? What's happening in space?From cyber security to weapons technology, from economics to robotics, from geopolitics to undercover operations, 2020: World of War will offer us a compelling account of the shape our world will take in the future. Told through a number of gripping scenarios, all reality-based, all using the authors' experience and inside knowledge of the way the world works, whether inside the Pentagon or on the front line of international conflict, this book is a must for everyone who wants to understand what our future looks like.

    ISBN: 9781473640337
    Publication date: 01/02/2017
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Cornish, Paul; Donaldson, Kingsley
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    **FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER SAPIENS**

    Yuval Noah Harari returns in August 2018 with a new book, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. In bringing his focus to the here and now, Harari will help us to grapple with a world that is increasingly hard to comprehend, encouraging us to focus our minds on the essential questions we should be asking ourselves today. Employing his trademark entertaining and lucid style, Harari will examine some of the world's most urgent issues, including terrorism, fake news and immigration, as well as turning to more individual concerns, from resilience and humility to meditation.

    ISBN: 9781787330870
    Publication date: 30/08/2018
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Harari, Yuval Noah
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present.

    How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children?

    Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today's most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?

    ISBN: 9781784708283
    Publication date: 20/08/2019
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Harari, Yuval Noah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • 99% How to Create Abundance and Reverse the Rising Tide of Impoverishment
    99% How to Create Abundance and Reverse the Rising Tide of Impoverishment
    An analysis of the inescapable fact that Generation Y (and subsequent generations) will be poorer than their parents, and how we should pursue other economic paths.

    We are looking at the first generation in living memory who can expect to be poorer than their parents, even as the economy continues to grow. This is unprecedented. No generation in modern history has been poorer than its parents. And they could be quite a lot poorer. If we continue as we are going, the civilisation we enjoy today will not last until 2050. The early signs are already here. In 2017, we read that the economy was booming and stock markets were at an all-time high, yet at the same time we heard that wages were not keeping pace with inflation and food-banks had more 'customers' than ever before. If the economy is doing so well, how can most people not be doing well? If the pie is growing, why aren't we all getting bigger slices? If we are so well-off, why is our children's generation set to be the first in living memory to be worse-off than its predecessors? This is what we can do to change this state of affairs.

    ISBN: 9781789544503
    Publication date: 08/08/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Thomas, Mark
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Accelerating Democracy Transforming Governance Through Technology
    Accelerating Democracy Transforming Governance Through Technology
    Successful democracies throughout history--from ancient Athens to Britain on the cusp of the industrial age--have used the technology of their time to gather information for better governance. Our challenge is no different today, but it is more urgent because the accelerating pace of technological change creates potentially enormous dangers as well as benefits. Accelerating Democracy shows how to adapt democracy to new information technologies that can enhance political decision making and enable us to navigate the social rapids ahead. John O. McGinnis demonstrates how these new technologies combine to address a problem as old as democracy itself--how to help citizens better evaluate the consequences of their political choices. As society became more complex in the nineteenth century, social planning became a top-down enterprise delegated to experts and bureaucrats. Today, technology increasingly permits information to bubble up from below and filter through more dispersed and competitive sources.
    McGinnis explains how to use fast-evolving information technologies to more effectively analyze past public policy, bring unprecedented intensity of scrutiny to current policy proposals, and more accurately predict the results of future policy. But he argues that we can do so only if government keeps pace with technological change. For instance, it must revive federalism to permit different jurisdictions to test different policies so that their results can be evaluated, and it must legalize information markets to permit people to bet on what the consequences of a policy will be even before that policy is implemented. Accelerating Democracy reveals how we can achieve a democracy that is informed by expertise and social-scientific knowledge while shedding the arrogance and insularity of a technocracy.

    ISBN: 9780691166643
    Publication date: 23/06/2015
    Price: $25.00
    Author: McGinnis, John O.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Age of Anger a History of the Present
    Age of Anger a History of the Present
    'Urgent, profound and extraordinarily timely...throws light on our contemporary predicament, when the neglected and dispossessed of the world have suddenly risen up to transform the world we thought we knew' John Banville How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world - from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century, before leading us to the present. He shows that as the world became modern those who were unable to fulfil its promises - freedom, stability and prosperity - were increasingly susceptible to demagogues. The many who came late to this new world or were left, or pushed, behind, reacted in horrifyingly similar ways: intense hatred of invented enemies, attempts to re-create an imaginary golden age, and self-empowerment through spectacular violence.
    It was from among the ranks of the disaffected that the militants of the 19th century arose - angry young men who became cultural nationalists in Germany, messianic revolutionaries in Russia, bellicose chauvinists in Italy, and anarchist terrorists internationally. Today, just as then, the wider embrace of mass politics, technology, and the pursuit of wealth and individualism has cast many more millions adrift in a literally demoralized world, uprooted from tradition but still far from modernity - with the same terrible results Making startling connections and comparisons, Age of Anger is a book of immense urgency and profound argument. It is a history of our present predicament unlike any other.

    ISBN: 9780241299395
    Publication date: 26/01/2017
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Mishra, Pankaj
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Age of Inequality Corporate America's War on Working People
    Age of Inequality Corporate America's War on Working People
    Forty years ago, the richest 1 percent controlled 25 per cent of America's wealth. Today it's 40 percent, and the richest one-tenth of one percent have as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent. Launched in Chicago in 1976, the muckraking, progressive magazine In These Times has been tracking this disastrous history through groundbreaking and heart-wrenching reportage, as well as incisive analysis. This book tells the story of a shockingly successful corporate crackdown, from Reaganomics to the precarious sharing economy, as well as intermittent movements to stem the tide, from the Seattle global justice protests to the Fight for 15. Featuring contributions from Barbara Ehrenreich, Tom Frank, Tom Geoghegan, Juan Gonzalez, Chris Hayes, Naomi Klein, Salim Muwakkil, Ralph Nader, Frances Fox Piven, Bernie Sanders, Slavoj Zizek, and many others, The Age of Inequality will be the definitive account of one of the defining issues of our time.

    ISBN: 9781786631145
    Publication date: 21/03/2017
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Gantz, Jeremy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Age of Jihad Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East
    Age of Jihad Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East
    This is essential reading for anyone interested in the collapse of the Middle East, and the devastating role of the West in the creation of this hellish crucible. In Age of Jihad Cockburn exposes the dominant conflict of our time-the Sunni-Shia war, and the subsequent origins of ISIS. As he shows this did not explode suddenly in Syria after the Arab Spring as the conventional view holds, but over several years in occupied Iraq. It is in the sectarian conflict that engulfed Iraq following the war of 2003 that patterns were established that would later spill over into Syria with such devastating results. Since July 2014, the dominance of ISIS threatens the stability of the whole region. Cockburn was the first Western commentator to warn of ISIS, so far ahead of everyone else that last year the judges of the British Journalism Awards advised the UK government to 'consider pensioning off the whole of MI6 and hiring Patrick Cockburn instead.' Age of Jihad will be the most in-depth analysis of the failure of the Middle East to date.

    ISBN: 9781786631664
    Publication date: 01/10/2016
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Cockburn, Patrick
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • All Measures Short of War
    All Measures Short of War
    A groundbreaking look at the future of great power competition in an age of globalization and what the United States can do in response The two decades after the Cold War saw unprecedented cooperation between the major powers as the world converged on a model of liberal international order. Now, great power competition is back and the liberal order is in jeopardy. Russia and China are increasingly revisionist in their regions. The Middle East appears to be unraveling. And many Americans question why the United States ought to lead. What will great power competition look like in the decades ahead? Will the liberal world order survive? What impact will geopolitics have on globalization? And, what strategy should the United States pursue to succeed in an increasingly competitive world? In this book Thomas Wright explains how major powers will compete fiercely even as they try to avoid war with each other. Wright outlines a new American strategy-Responsible Competition-to navigate these challenges and strengthen the liberal order.

    ISBN: 9780300223286
    Publication date: 20/06/2017
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Wright, Thomas
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $25.00
  • All Your Friends Like this How Social Networks Took Over News
    All Your Friends Like this How Social Networks Took Over News
    ALL YOUR FRIENDS LIKE THIS is all about the great media power shift from traditional media to readers: what we 'share' drives and creates the news. How do you get your news? Chances are, if you're anything like the rest the us, you don't get it from a newspaper or the television - that's so old school. Instead, you get your media fix, breaking news and indepth features from Facebook or Twitter. The great power shift from traditional media to readers is happening right now. What we 'share' among ourselves drives and creates the news, and that reality is changing the whole media landscape. Sharing on social networks has become the way in which news stories are disseminated, and the boom in social networks means that for millions of people their first exposure to information about the world comes from their friends, not from the news media. Our social networks influence the content that we distribute - we like to share stories that make us look 'cool' or 'intelligent' or 'ahead of the game'. The stories change and with them the tone and flavour of the news-making process is irrevocably altered. But what does this mean for journalism? For the news?
    Are we better off or worse off because of it? Highly topical, provocative and totally absorbing, ALL YOUR FRIENDS LIKE THIS does for the media what FREAKONOMICS did for economics. If you're interested in the news, in what we read and why we read it, and the future of the media, then this is the game-changing book that you'll have to read.

    ISBN: 9781460750681
    Publication date: 01/09/2015
    Price: $15.00
    Author: Crawford, H
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
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