From the Author of WOMEN, RACE AND CLASS, this is a timely provocation that examines the concept of attaining freedom in light of our current world conflictsbr>br>In these newly collected essays, interviews and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.br>br>Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality and prison abolitionism for today''s struggles, Davis discusses the legacies of previous liberation struggles, from the Black Freedom Movement to the South African anti-Apartheid movement. She highlights connections and analyses today''s struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine.br>br>Facing a world of outrageous injustice, Davis challenges us to imagine and build the movement for human liberation. And in doing so, she reminds us that ''Freedom is a constant struggle.''>
Originaire de Syrie, marié à une jeune Américaine convertie à l'islam, Zeitoun a fondé à La Nouvelle-Orléans une entreprise de bâtiment prospère avant que l'ouragan Katrina ne dévaste la ville en 2005.Malgré la fuite de sa famille, il décide de rester sur place. Sur un petit canoë, il explore les quartiers engloutis, vient en aide aux personnes prisonnières chez elles, nourrit les chiens abandonnés. Un jour, la Garde nationale l'arrête, l'accusant d'être un pilleur des rues.
Dave Eggers, prix Médicis étranger pour Le grand Quoi, nous raconte l'histoire saisissante d'un homme confronté aux forces de la nature puis aux injustices d'une société violente.
B>More urgent than ever, two landmark essays by the legendary political theorist on the greatest threat to democracy, gathered with a new introduction by David Bromwich/b>br>br>Few writers have understood the deep implications of "big lies" better than Hannah Arendt. This;short volume;brings together for the first time two of;her most;widely;discussed;and quoted;essays--Truth and Politics," first published in February 17, 1967 issue of The New Yorker,;and Lying in Politics, which appeared in the November 18, 1971 issue of The New York Review of Books. In these seminal works Arendt explored;the;natural;affinity between lying and politics,;and the danger that deceit represents to the sense by which we take our bearings in the real world and to;our ability to differentiate between truth and falsehood, between the real and unreal.;br>;;br>In an introductory essay, David Bromwich connects Arendts essays;on lying;to her other work and to the present. He examines Arendts;contention;that we become cut off from our own life experience by;the;human;tendency to normalize the aberrant and atrocious.;And once we;become cut off from;our;own;experience, we;lose the ability to question official representations of reality--and can adapt to anythingbr>;
Contrary to the usual image of the press as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in its search for truth, Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets of the news. They skilfully dissect the way in which the marketplace and the economics of publishing significantly shape the news. They reveal how issues are framed and topics chosen, and contrast the double standards underlying accounts of free elections, a free press, and governmental repression between Nicaragua and El Salvador; between the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and the American invasion of Vietnam; between the genocide in Cambodia under a pro-American government and genocide under Pol Pot. What emerges from this groundbreaking work is an account of just how propagandistic our mass media are, and how we can learn to read them and see their function in a radically new way.
Politics and the English Language' is widely considered Orwell's most important essay on style. Style, for Orwell, was never simply a question of aesthetics; it was always inextricably linked to politics and to truth.'All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer.'Language is a political issue, and slovenly use of language and cliches make it easier for those in power to deliberately use misleading language to hide unpleasant political facts. Bad English, he believed, was a vehicle for oppressive ideology, and it is no accident that 'Politics and the English Language' was written after the close of World War II.
Nations are not trapped by their pasts, but events that happened hundreds or even thousands of years ago continue to exert huge influence on present-day politics. If we are to understand the politics that we now take for granted, we need to understand its origins.Francis Fukuyama examines the paths that different societies have taken to reach their current forms of political order. This book starts with the very beginning of mankind and comes right up to the eve of the French and American revolutions, spanning such diverse disciplines as economics, anthropology and geography.The Origins of Political Order is a magisterial study on the emergence of mankind as a political animal, by one of the most eminent political thinkers writing today.
This anthology includes George Orwell's most famous pieces, among them "My Country Right or Left", "The Decline of the English Murder" and "How the Poor Die". With insight and wit, Orwell writes on a series of wide ranging topics, from the Spanish Civil War to a defence of English cooking.
Offering a panoramic view of history and a description of firsthand diplomatic encounters, the former Secretary of State describes his ideas about diplomacy and power balances, showing how national negotiating styles influence outcomes
B>b>A monumental, canon-defining anthology of three centuries of American essays, from Cotton Mather and Benjamin Franklin to David Foster Wallace and Zadie Smith./b>/b>br>br>The essay form is an especially democratic one, and many of the essays Phillip Lopate has gathered here address themselves--sometimes critically--to American values. We see the Puritans, the Founding Fathers and Mothers, and the stars of the American Renaissance struggle to establish a national culture. A grand tradition of nature writing runs from Audubon, Thoreau, and John Muir to Rachel Carson and Annie Dillard. Marginalized groups use the essay to assert or to complicate notions of identity. Lopate has cast his net wide, embracing critical, personal, political, philosophical, literary, polemical, autobiographical, and humorous essays. Americans by birth as well as immigrants appear here, famous essayists alongside writers more celebrated for fiction or poetry. The result is a dazzling overview of the riches of the American essay.br>br>"Not only an education but a joy. This is a book for the ages." --b>Rivka Galchen/b>
* THE INTERNATIONAL AND SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER * In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donalds only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who threatened the worlds health, economic security and social fabric. Mary Trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents large, imposing house in New York, where Donald and his four siblings grew up. She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse . She explains how specific events and general family patterns created the damaged man who went on to occupy the Oval Office , including the strange and harmful relationship between Fred Trump and his two oldest sons, Fred Jr. and Donald. A first-hand witness, Mary brings an incisive wit and unexpected humour to sometimes grim, often confounding family events. She recounts in unsparing detail everything from her uncle Donalds place in the family spotlight and Ivanas penchant for regifting to her grandmothers frequent injuries and illnesses and the appalling way Donald, Fred Trumps favourite son, dismissed and derided him when he began to succumb to Alzheimers. Numerous pundits, armchair psychologists and journalists have sought to explain Donald Trumps lethal flaws . Mary Trump has the education, insight and intimate familiarity needed to reveal what makes Donald, and the rest of her clan, tick. She alone can recount this fascinating, unnerving saga, not just because of her insiders perspective but also because she is the only Trump willing to tell the truth about one of the worlds most powerful and dysfunctional families.
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B>A shocking account of how Harvey Weinstein rose to become a dominant figure in the world of movies, how he used that position to feed his monstrous sexual appetites, and how it all came crashing down,;from the author who has covered the Hollywood power game for the New Yorker for three decades/b>br>br>Twenty years ago, Ken Auletta wrote one of the iconic New Yorker profiles for which he is famous, of the Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who was then at the height of his powers. The profile created waves for exposing how volatile, even violent, Weinstein was to his employees and collaborators. But there was a much darker story that was just out of reach: rumors had long swirled that Weinstein was a sexual predator, but no one was willing to go on the record, and in the end Auletta and b>/b>the magazine concluded they couldnt close the case. But the story always nagged at him, and many years later, he was able to share his reporting notes and all that he knew with Ronan Farrow, and to cheer him along with Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey as all of them broke pioneering stories and wrote bestselling books.br>;br>; ; ;But the story continued nagging him. Farrow, Twohey, and Kantor did a brilliant job of exposing the trail of assaults and their cover-up, but the larger questions remained: what was at the root of Weinsteins monstrousness? How and why was it never checked? How does a man run the day-to-day operations of a company with hundreds of employees and revenues in the hundreds of millions of dollars and at the same time live a shadow life of sexual predation without ever being caught, for years and years? How much is this a story about Harvey Weinstein, and how much is this a story about Hollywood and power?br>;br>; ; ;Ken Auletta has spent the last three years in pursuit of the answers, uncovering the mysteries beneath a film career unparalleled in Hollywood history for its combination of extraordinary business and creative success and a personal brutality and viciousness that left a trail of ruined lives in its wake. Hollywood Ending is an unflinching examination of Weinsteins life and career. Not simply a prosecutors litany of crimes, it embeds them in the context of his overall business, his failures but also his outsized successes. To understand how Weinstein could behave as he did, we have to understand the power he wielded. Iconic film stars, Miramax employees and board members, old friends and family, and even the person who knew him best--Harveys brother Bob--all talked to Auletta at length. The result is not simply the portrait of a predator, it is a portrait of the power that allowed Weinstein to operate with such impunity for so many years, the spider web in which his victims found themselves trapped. To face the truth of the Weinstein story is to understand how many other spider webs no doubt still remain.