Breeding Bin Ladens

America, Islam, and the Future of Europe

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Author: Zachary Shore

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801885051

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 223

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Zachary Shore asserts that the growing ambivalence of Europe's Muslims poses risks to national identities, international security, and the transatlantic alliance. Through in-depth interviews with Muslims living across the European Union, he gives voice to people of deep faith who speak of the conflict between their desire to integrate into their adopted societies and the repulsion they feel toward some of what the West represents.

Always Face the Hounds: The Negotiation for Osama Bin Laden

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Author: Meghan Hansen

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1543902286

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

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For the first time, Meghan Hansen, a dual-citizen of the United States and Ireland, tells the story of how she met a senior government official from a Middle Eastern country during a horseback riding vacation in Italy in February 2006. She spent a week trying to convince him to allow the United States access to Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan in exchange for aid. Their conversation took the road less traveled covering the Bay of Pigs and President Kennedy’s assassination, the Bush family’s ties to the bin Ladens, the Carlyle Group, 9/11 and the war over oil in the Middle East, and even MK ULTRA mind-programmed murders, before she convinced him that the US could send a sniper to capture or kill Osama bin Laden and avoid killing innocent civilians in Pakistan. These talks ended peacefully in a handshake deal, which was impossible to implement by international laws at that time, but was eventually carried through by President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. On May 2, 2011, finally, New York saw justice served. Always Face the Hounds is a short walk through the negotiation, highlighting a few of the shocking points that arose, and illuminating several hair-raising questions that are still left unanswered by our own government in the United States of America.

Bin Laden

The Man who Declared War on America

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Author: Yossef Bodansky

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761535812

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 439

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Who is Osama bin Laden - the only terrorist leader ever to have declared a holy war against America? What drives him and those he leads to hate a West that helped educate, enrich, and arm them? In meticulous detail, terrorism expert Yossef Bodansky uncovers the events in bin Laden's life that turned the once-promising engineering student into a cold-blooded leader of radical Islam. Including new information about bin Laden's pursuit of chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons, covert deals between the U.S. and Islamic terrorists, and American foreign policy blunders that have cost countless lives, this book is a sobering wake-up call.

Blunder

Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions

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Author: Zachary Shore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608192540

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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For anyone whose best-laid plans have been foiled by faulty thinking, Blunder reveals how understanding seven simple traps-Exposure Anxiety, Causefusion, Flat View, Cure-Allism, Infomania, Mirror Imaging, Static Cling-can make us all less apt to err in our daily lives.

God's Continent: Christianity, Islam, and Europe's Religious Crisis

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Author: Philip Jenkins

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199886121

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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What does the future hold for European Christianity? Is the Christian church doomed to collapse under the weight of globalization, Western secularism, and a flood of Muslim immigrants? Is Europe, in short, on the brink of becoming "Eurabia"? Though many pundits are loudly predicting just such a scenario, Philip Jenkins reveals the flaws in these arguments in God's Continent and offers a much more measured assessment of Europe's religious future. While frankly acknowledging current tensions, Jenkins shows, for instance, that the overheated rhetoric about a Muslim-dominated Europe is based on politically convenient myths: that Europe is being imperiled by floods of Muslim immigrants, exploding Muslim birth-rates, and the demise of European Christianity. He points out that by no means are Muslims the only new immigrants in Europe. Christians from Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe are also pouring into the Western countries, and bringing with them a vibrant and enthusiastic faith that is helping to transform the face of European Christianity. Jenkins agrees that both Christianity and Islam face real difficulties in surviving within Europe's secular culture. But instead of fading away, both have adapted, and are adapting. Yes, the churches are in decline, but there are also clear indications that Christian loyalty and devotion survive, even as institutions crumble. Jenkins sees encouraging signs of continuing Christian devotion in Europe, especially in pilgrimages that attract millions--more in fact than in bygone "ages of faith." The third book in an acclaimed trilogy that includes The Next Christendom and The New Faces of Christianity, God's Continent offers a realistic and historically grounded appraisal of the future of Christianity in a rapidly changing Europe.

The Bin Ladens

An Arabian Family in the American Century

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Author: Steve Coll

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594201646

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 671

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A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the best-selling Ghost Wars traces the Bin Laden family's rise to power and privilege, describes the diverse lifestyles of the generation to which Osama bin Laden belongs, and discusses their attempts to recover from the effects of September 11.

Comparative Homeland Security

Global Lessons

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Author: Nadav Morag

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119412447

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

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Introduces the reader to a variety of overseas Homeland Security strategies, policies, and practices in order to present approaches to addressing homeland security challenges and inform students and practitioners This book educates those studying or involved in American Homeland Security on the policies and procedures set by other countries so that they can learn from foreign experiences and determine which overseas approaches may be applicable to improving US Homeland Security policy. The book is broken down into topical categories reflecting some of the major areas within the field of Homeland Security. Each chapter comprises a discussion of strategic policies followed by a set of countries in the context of the subset of Homeland Security addressed in that particular chapter. The book also delves into cybersecurity policy issues, an area that has been growing exponentially but was not touched on in the first edition. The new edition of Comparative Homeland Security: Global Lessons updates foreign laws, strategies, and policies while expanding the depth and range of the discussion to include additional overseas policies. Based on eleven countries procedures and nine homeland security dimensions, it covers: Counterterrorism Strategies, Laws and Institutions; Law Enforcement Institutions and Strategies; Immigration and Counter-Radicalization; The Role of the Military in Security and Support for Civil Authorities; Border Security, Naturalization, and Asylum Policies; Security Facilities, Cyber Networks, and Transportation; Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Response and Management and Crisis Communications; and Public Health Strategies and Institutions. New edition updates foreign strategies and policies and extends the scope of discussion of these topics Expanded approach for a wider range of students and practitioners exploring the homeland security policies of other countries Covers strategies and tactics to combat terrorism from a number of the world's democracies including: Great Britain, Israel, France, Germany, Canada, and Australia Chapters are organized topically rather than by country, thus allowing students and practitioners to easily compare policies and integrate the concepts presented into practice Comparative Homeland Security: Global Lessons, Second Edition is an excellent book for all scholars, students, and practitioners interested or involved in homeland security, emergency management, law enforcement, criminal justice, counter-terrorism, public health, transportation security, border security, and cybersecurity.

Anti-Americanism and the American World Order

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Author: Giacomo Chiozza

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801895869

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Chiozza clearly demonstrates that what is reported as undisputed fact—that various groups abhor American values—is in reality a complex story.

Introduction to International and Global Studies, Second Edition

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Author: Shawn C. Smallman,Kimberley Brown

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469621665

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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This innovative introduction to international and global studies, updated and revised in a new edition, offers instructors in the social sciences and humanities a core textbook for teaching undergraduates in this rapidly growing field. Encompassing the latest scholarship in what is a markedly interdisciplinary endeavor, Shawn Smallman and Kimberley Brown introduce key concepts, themes, and issues and then examine each in lively chapters on essential topics that include the history of globalization; economic, political, and cultural globalization; security, energy, and development; health; agriculture and food; and the environment. Within these topics, the authors explore such timely and pressing subjects as commodity chains, labor (including present-day slavery), human rights, multinational corporations, and the connections among them. New to this edition: * The latest research on debates over privacy rights and surveillance since Edward Snowden's disclosures * Updates on significant political and economic developments throughout the world, including a new case study of European Union, Icelandic, and Greek responses to the 2008 fiscal crisis * The newest information about the rise of fracking, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the decline of the Peak Oil movement, and climate change, including the latter's effects on the Arctic and Antarctica * A dedicated website with authors' blog and a teaching tab with syllabi, class activities, and well-designed, classroom-tested resources * An updated teacher's manual available online, including sample examination questions, additional resources for each chapter, and special assistance for teaching ESL students * Updated career advice for international studies majors

Blunder

Why Smart People Make Bad Decisions

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Author: Zachary Shore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781608192540

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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For anyone whose best-laid plans have been foiled by faulty thinking, Blunder reveals how understanding seven simple traps-Exposure Anxiety, Causefusion, Flat View, Cure-Allism, Infomania, Mirror Imaging, Static Cling-can make us all less apt to err in our daily lives.

The Great Suppression

Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy

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Author: Zachary Roth

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 1101905786

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice Shortlisted for the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize In the wake of Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election, a deeply reported look inside the conservative movement working to undermine American democracy Donald Trump is the second Republican this century to triumph in the Electoral College without winning the popular vote. As Zachary Roth reveals in The Great Suppression, this is no coincidence. Over the last decade, Republicans have been rigging the game in their favor. Twenty-two states have passed restrictions on voting. Ruthless gerrymandering has given the GOP a long-term grip on Congress. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has eviscerated campaign finance laws, boosting candidates backed by big money. It would be worrying enough if these were just schemes for partisan advantage. But the reality is even more disturbing: a growing number of Republicans distrust the very idea of democracy—and they’re doing everything they can to limit it. In The Great Suppression, Roth unearths the deep historical roots of this anti-egalitarian worldview, and introduces us to its modern-day proponents: The GOP officials pushing to make it harder to cast a ballot; the lawyers looking to scrap all limits on money in politics; the libertarian scholars reclaiming judicial activism to roll back the New Deal; and the corporate lobbyists working to ban local action on everything from the minimum wage to the environment. And he travels from Rust Belt cities to southern towns to show us how these efforts are hurting the most vulnerable Americans and preventing progress on pressing issues. A sharp, searing polemic in the tradition of Rachel Maddow and Matt Taibbi, The Great Suppression is an urgent wake-up call about a threat to our most cherished values, and a rousing argument for why we need democracy now more than ever.

The Games Presidents Play

Sports and the Presidency

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Author: John Sayle Watterson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801884252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 402

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Praise for Watterson's College Football: "Watterson painstakingly details the development from an overly rough, rugby-like battle to the highly organized, semiprofessional game of today." -- Library Journal "Working with an impressive assortment of historical materials and documents, Watterson documents how, over the years, reformers have made the game less hazardous for players and more exciting for spectators." -- Christian Science Monitor

Hezbollah and Hamas

A Comparative Study

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Author: Joshua L. Gleis,Benedetta Berti

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421406144

Category: History

Page: 249

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Hezbollah and Hamas are players in Middle Eastern politics and have a growing involvement in global events. Despite their different beginnings, they share a common denominator in Israel. This title offers an analysis of their histories and political missions that moves beyond reductionist portrayals of the organizations' military operations.

When You Ride Alone You Ride with Bin Laden

What the Government Should Be Telling Us to Help Fight the War on Terrorism

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Author: Bill Maher

Publisher: New Millenium

ISBN: 9781893224902

Category: Humor

Page: 144

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Offers a series of images, inspired by historic war posters, that encourage the American people to conserve energy, take more interest in foreign affairs, and advance the War on Terrorism, and provides supporting arguments.

Islam Between Culture and Politics

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Author: Bassam Tibi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230204155

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

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Bassam Tibi offers a radical solution to the problems faced by Islam in a rapidly changing and globalizing world. He proposes a depoliticization of the faith and the introduction of reforms to embrace secular democracy, pluralism, civil society and individual human rights. The alternative to this is the impasse of fundamentalism. The pivotal argument is that Islam is being torn between the pressure for cultural innovation and a defensive move towards the politicization of its symbols for non-religious ends.

Grad School Essentials

A Crash Course in Scholarly Skills

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Author: Zachary Shore

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520963261

Category: Study Aids

Page: 160

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What’s the hardest part of grad school? It’s not simply that the workload is heavy and the demands are high. It’s that too many students lack efficient methods to let them do their best. Professor Zachary Shore aims to change this. With humorous, lively prose, Professor Shore teaches you to master the five most crucial skills you need to succeed: how to read, write, speak, act, and research at a higher level. Each chapter in this no-nonsense guide outlines a unique approach to acquiring a skill and then demonstrates how to enhance it. Through these concrete, practical methods, Grad School Essentials will save you time, elevate the quality of your work, and help you to earn the degree you seek.

Imperial Hubris

Why the West is Losing the War on Terror

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Author: Michael Scheuer

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1574888498

Category: History

Page: 309

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An anonymous member of the U.S. intelligence community argues that Islamists are not against democracy, but specific U.S. policies viewed as threatening to their lands and religion allow al Quaeda to continue to gain support.

Hep-cats, Narcs, and Pipe Dreams

A History of America's Romance with Illegal Drugs

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Author: Jill Jonnes

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801861659

Category: History

Page: 510

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The history of America's use of drugs from women of the early 1900s who were given opiates for childbirth, to the spread of marijuana and heroin use, to today's use of crack and Xstacy