By Cory Doctorow
Big brother is staring at you - who's gazing again? Ich empfehle »Little Brother« mehr als jedes andere Buch, das ich dieses Jahr gelesen habe.
Ich glaube, es kann Leben verändern. Denn einige Jugendliche, vielleicht nur einige wenige, werden nicht mehr dieselben sein, nachdem sie das Buch gelesen haben. Vielleicht verändern sie sich politisch, vielleicht technologisch. Vielleicht wird es einfach nur das erste Buch sein, das sie lieben. Vielleicht wollen sie darüber diskutieren und sind nicht damit einverstanden. Ich weiß es nicht. Das Buch macht, dass ich sofort wieder dreizehn sein möchte um es zum ersten Mal zu lesen. Und dann würde ich rausgehen und die Welt besser oder anders oder seltsamer machen. Es ist ein wunderbares, ein wichtiges Buch.
San Francisco in der nahen Zukunft, in der Freiheit plötzlich nichts als ein Sicherheitsrisiko ist. Eine Gamer-Guerilla aus 17-jährigen stemmt sich gegen den Überwachungsstaat und schlägt ihn mit seinen eigenen Waffen.
DAISY steht für electronic available details process und ist der identify eines weltweiten criteria für Multimedia-Dokumente. Die DAISY-Hörbücher des Argon-Verlages verbinden Hörbücher im MP3-Format mit Textelementen des Booklets. Ein DAISY-Hörbuch besitzt weitreichende Navigationsmöglichkeiten: Der Benutzer kann etwa von Kapitel zu Kapitel oder von Satz zu Satz springen. Dabei kann die Sprechgeschwindigkeit reguliert werden, der Benutzer kann zudem beliebig viele Lesezeichen platzieren. DAISY-Hörbücher können entweder mit einem speziellen Abspielgerät oder über den laptop genutzt werden: Die Softwares DAISY-Leser und Max DaisyPlayer sind Freewares und auf dieser CD enthalten. Die meisten handelsüblichen MP3-Player spielen DAISY-Hörbücher ebenfalls ab, allerdings ohne DAISY-Funktionalität.
By Hillary Mann Leverett
An eye-opening argument for a brand new method of Iran, from of America's so much knowledgeable and influential center East experts
Less than a decade after Washington recommended a fraudulent case for invading Iraq, equally misinformed and politically stimulated claims are pushing the United States towards struggle with Iran. this present day the stakes are even better: the sort of battle may holiday the again of America's strained superpower prestige. hard the day-by-day clamor of U.S. saber damn, Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett argue that the USA may still resign thirty years of failed method and have interaction with Iran―just as Nixon revolutionized U.S. international coverage by means of going to Beijing and realigning family with China.
Former analysts in either the Bush and Clinton administrations, the Leveretts supply a uniquely expert account of Iran because it really is this day, now not as many have caricatured it or needed it to be. They exhibit that Iran's political order isn't at the breaking point, that almost all Iranians nonetheless help the Islamic Republic, and that Iran's nearby effect makes it serious to development within the heart East. Drawing on years of analysis and entry to high-level officers, Going to Tehran explains how Iran sees the realm and why its method of international coverage is infrequently the irrational habit of a rogue country.
A daring demand new considering, the Leveretts' necessary paintings makes it transparent that the United States needs to "go to Tehran" whether it is to stay away from strategic catastrophe.
By Jerome Preisler
Whilst an nameless electronic mail signals UpLink International's operatives to suspicious task on an particular island hotel, Pete Nimec is going undercover to enquire. What Nimec discovers is a plot to empty oil from the USA Strategic Petroleum Reserves and promote it to outlaw international locations. unique.
Terrorism and torture are dual evils that experience ruled information headlines - fairly because the scary occasions of 11th of September. during this thought-provoking quantity, students from a various diversity of disciplines learn the complicated motivational and situational elements contributing to terrorist acts and state-sponsored torture, and the aptitude linkage among these heinous human behaviors. in addition they give some thought to the suggestions that would lessen the specter of destiny terrorist acts, and the perceived necessity to interact in morally reprehensible - and sometimes unlawful - torture practices. With its built-in synthesis of up to date theories and examine at the complicated dynamics of the terrorism-torture hyperlink, this is often an authoritative resource for students and scholars of psychology, felony justice, legislations, media, conversation stories, and political technology. it's going to additionally entice scholars of alternative disciplines with an curiosity within the examine of terrorism and torture.
By David Clay Large
Set opposed to the backdrop of the turbulent past due Nineteen Sixties and early Seventies, this compelling publication offers the 1st entire historical past of the 1972 Munich Olympic video games, infamous for the kidnapping of Israeli Olympians by way of Palestinian terrorists and the hostages’ tragic deaths after a botched rescue undertaking by way of the German police. Drawing on a wealth of newly to be had assets from the time, eminent historian David Clay huge explores the 1972 pageant in all its ramifications. He interweaves the political drama surrounding the video games with the athletic spectacle within the area of play, itself not often freed from controversy. Writing with aptitude and a mind for telling aspect, huge brings to existence the tales of the indelible characters who epitomized the video games. Key figures variety from town itself, the visionaries who introduced the video games to Munich opposed to all odds, and naturally to the athletes themselves, imprecise and well-known alike. With the Olympic circulate in consistent probability of terrorist disruption, and with the 40th anniversary of the 1972 tragedy upon us in 2012, the Munich tale is extra well timed than ever.
By Jeremy Keenan
In The darkish Sahara (Pluto, 2009), Jeremy Keenan uncovered the collusion among the united states and Algeria in fabricating terrorism to justify a brand new ‘Saharan entrance’ in Washington’s conflict on Terror. Now, in The loss of life Sahara, he finds how the designation of the quarter as a ‘Terror area’ has destroyed the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of blameless people.
Beginning in 2004, with what local community known as the united states ‘invasion’ of the Sahel, The loss of life Sahara exhibits how repressive, authoritarian regimes - benefiting from US terrorism ‘rents’ - provoked Tuareg rebellions in either Niger and Mali. extra, he argues that US task has unleashed a brand new, narco-trafficking department of Al-Qaeda.
Keenan's chillingly particular learn exhibits that the united states and its new combatant African command (AFRICOM) have created instability in a sector the scale of western Europe.
By Peter Sloterdijk
According to Peter Sloterdijk, the 20th century begun on a particular day and position: April 22, 1915, at Ypres in West Flanders. That day, the German military used a chlorine gasoline intended to exterminate indiscriminately. until eventually then, battle, as defined by way of Clausewitz and practiced via Napoleon, concerned attacking the adversary's important functionality first. utilizing poison fuel signaled the passage from classical battle to terrorism. This terror from the air inaugurated an period during which the most concept used to be now not to focus on the enemy's physique, yet their surroundings. From then on, what will be attacked in wartime in addition to in peacetime may be the very stipulations worthy for life.
This form of terrorism turned the matrix of contemporary and postmodern battle, from international struggle I's poisonous fuel to the Nazi Zyklon B utilized in Auschwitz, from the bombing of Dresden to the assault at the global exchange middle. Sloterdijk is going directly to describe the offensive of contemporary aesthetics, aesthetic terrorism from Surrealism to Malevich--an "atmo-terrorism" within the arts that parallels the attack on surroundings that had originated in warfare.
Terrorism and guerrilla struggle are more and more universal in lots of nations of the realm. This booklet examines the present nation of terrorism and guerrilla struggle and shows how they could boost sooner or later. It units out the several types of terrorism and guerrilla war and discusses intimately a few of the different types of guns and methods favoured via terrorists, assessing for every the most recent technological alterations and their results. It seems to be at intelligence, propaganda and communications. It explores the strategies and technique of terrorists and guerrillas and surveys the equipment at the moment used and being constructed for countering their actions. through the writer illustrates the issues made with examples from round the world.
By Adam Dolnik
This publication explores the techniques and advances in terrorist strategies and applied sciences to assist fill the distance within the modern terrorism literature through constructing an empirical conception of terrorist innovation. the major query issues the worldwide old developments in terrorist innovation, in addition to the serious components accountable for the diversities in practices between terrorist organizations.
The first a part of the e-book presents an outline of the strategies and expertise utilized by terrorists within the final century and identifies the foremost developments for the longer term. the second one half compares 4 differing terrorist agencies with the purpose of making a choice on key components in generating leading edge strategies and weaponry. the quantity offers a ancient clarification of the traits in terrorist innovation and in addition has coverage relevance, because the skill to spot signature features of innovation-prone terrorist businesses is a severe aspect in predictive possibility overview.
Understanding Terrorist Innovation may be of significant curiosity to scholars of terrorism reviews, protection stories and political technology in general.