Book by Dan Zadra
For over forty years, David Harvey has been one of the world's most trenchant and critical analysts of capitalist development. In The Enigma of Capital, he delivers an impassioned account of how unchecked neoliberalism produced the system-wide crisis that now engulfs the world. Beginning in the 1970s, profitability pressures led the capitalist class in advanced countries to shift away from investment in industrial production at home toward the higher returns that financial products promised. Accompanying this was a shift towards privatization, an absolute decline in the bargaining power of labor, and the dispersion of production throughout the developing world. The decades-long and ongoing decline in wages that accompanied this turn produced a dilemma: how can goods--especially real estate--sell at the same rate as before if workers are making in relative terms? The answer was a huge expansion of credit that fueled the explosive growth of both the financial industry and the real estate market. When one key market collapsed--real estate--the other one did as well, and social devastation resulted. Harvey places today's crisis in the broadest possible context: the historical development of global capitalism itself from the industrial era onward. Moving deftly between this history and the unfolding of the current crisis, he concentrates on how such crises both devastate workers and create openings for challenging the system's legitimacy. The battle now will be between the still-powerful forces that want to reconstitute the system of yesterday and those that want to replace it with one that prizes social justice and economic equality. The new afterword focuses on the continuing impact of the crisis and the response to it in 2010. One of Huffington Post's Best Social and Political Awareness Books of 2010 Winner of the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize for 2010 Praise for the Hardcover: "A lucid and penetrating account of how the power of capital shapes our world." --Andrew Gamble, Independent "Elegant... entertainingly swashbuckling... Harvey's analysis is interesting not only for the breadth of his scholarship but his recognition of the system's strengths." --John Gapper, Financial Times
New York Times Bestselling Author Ian Douglas continues his Star Carrier saga as humanity unites against an ancient artificial consciousness powerful enough to exterminate every species it encounters 2425. The civil war between the United States of North America and the Pan-European Confederation is over.
But before a new era of peace on Earth can begin, humankind must martial its interstellar forces as one fleet to engage in a war against an alien entity in Omega Centauri. Without provocation, it destroyed a Confederation science facility inhabited by 12,000 people, and it must be neutralized before it sets its sights on Earth. Admiral Trevor “Sandy” Gray of the USNA star carrier America has his own mission. The enigmatic AI known as Konstantin has convinced him that humanity’s only chance for survival is technology found in a distant star system. Now, Gray must disobey orders as well as locate and create a weapon capable of defeating a living sphere the size of a small planet…
Irene McKinney's work of three decades is represented here. Her language is direct, vernacular, forceful, and unmistakeable. These poems are directed to a listener, not overheard, in a tone and with a stance of honest intimacy. These poems occur in the rhythm of speech, not of written discourse. From the beginning, McKinney has been aware of the modulations of the spoken voice, and much of the power of these poems derives from that awareness. Her themes are the ancient ones: connections with the land, with animals, with other people, with loss, with joy.
Her work should be seen in the context of such poets as Denise Levertov, Wislawa Symborska, or Ruth Stone, who worked in a tradition of independant spirit powered by clarity, compassion, and a willingness to take unpopular stances. These poems are rooted in a consciousness that draws on a wide range of poetic and spirtual traditions, but there is a remarkable consistence of concerns over these three decades.
Københavns Politi er presset op til EU-topmødet i København, da en bombe sprænger i et baghus på Nørrebro. På gerningsstedet ligger et søndersprængt lig tilbage. Politiassistent Lars Winkler er rystet, da det viser sig, at den dræbte er journalist Thorbjørn Lehbæk, skribent ved det venstreorienterede website Modkraft - og Lars' gamle ven.Var Thorbjørn i færd med at fremstille en brevbombe til brug under topmødet, eller er han offer for højreorienteret terror? Efterforskningen af mordet kommer ubehageligt tæt på Lars' punk-fortid, som han hidtil har prøvet at holde skjult for kollegaen Sanne og resten af Politigården.Lars og Thorbjørn delte engang alt, men en pige kom i vejen, og deres veje skiltes. Eller hvad skete der egentlig?DE BERUSEDES VEJ er tredje bind i den anmelderroste serie om politiassistent Lars Winkler.
He's a JERK.
But he's IRRESISTIBLE. He's the prick who used to make my life a living hell and I never thought I would have to see him again. Brandon. My stepbrother. Now he's back and he's all grown up, six pack and all.
He's dangerous. He's sexy. And I hate how much he turns me on. There's no way I can let this can happen... STEPBROTHER SURRENDER is a stand-alone with a guaranteed HEA and no cheating!