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Architecture of a Technodemocracy: How Technology and Democracy Can Revolutionize Governments, Empower the 100%, and End the 1% System by Jason M. Hanania (technodemocracy.us) 4.5 Stars (82 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

The world is primed for radical changes in government where each of us has an equal voice and all are held accountable. In Architecture of a Technodemocracy, Hanania provides a detailed blueprint on how to leverage current government processes, communications systems, and blockchain security to take the next step in the evolution of human government. By harnessing technology that already exists, we can nonviolently reshape our respective governments. The cooperation of modern politicians is not a requirement. A technodemocracy can be created without spending any tax dollars, passing any new laws, or otherwise turning to career politicians for leadership. Like Bitcoin, technodemocracy uses readily available technologies to decentralize power from the 1% to the 100%. Its principles can be applied to any nation. Despite being drafted more than 200 years ago, the Constitution enables a U.S. technodemocratic republic. No nation in history has ever had such an absolute straightaway to a 100% democratic government -- the opportunity to revolutionize society, economy, and environment without using violence. Through illustrations, examples, and analogies, Architecture of a Technodemocracy provides an elegantly simple method for decentralizing power to 100% of the American people and, in the process, ending the U.S. political party system. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jason M. Hanania is an attorney, an engineer, and a former U.S. government employee. He ran for the U.S. Senate in 2016 as the first technodemocratic candidate. PREFACE In 2016, I ran for the U.S. Senate as the first technodemocratic candidate. During that process, I received hundreds of questions. Architecture of a Technodemocracy answers those questions. This book is organized into four parts: I. Government Requirements II. Legal Requirements III. Technical Requirements IV. Social Requirements Democracy requires that the four powers of government be decentralized equally to those governed. Part I looks at ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 436 Pages (3,942 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Homogenous vs. Heterogenous Ideas: The Two Essential Views of Education by Iris Cooke 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The ideas that are used in the democracy, homogenous or depth-first ideas, are contrasted with and compared to the ideas that are used in the republic, heterogenous or breadth-first ideas. The benefits and effects of each type of idea are discussed and weighed to give a predictive analysis of which group will dominate in the coming decades.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 93 Pages (2,698 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

SHTF Prepping: Survive & Thrive After A Disaster - Build A SHTF Stockpile, Create the Perfect Bug Out Bag, & Learn Off-Grid Survival Skills by Kevin Gise 4.8 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

If a disaster occurred would you be prepared? Could you feed and defend your family? Do you hope for the best but want to be ready for the worst? We live in uncertain times. The threat of disaster both man-made and natural looms ever present. Could you depend on yourself if you had to? Could you take care of your family? This book on SHTF prepping will teach why it's important to be ready, what you need to do to get prepared, what types of items and supplies you'll need after a disaster, and plans for both short-term and long-term survival. This guide will teach you the skills you'll want to learn, along with the tools and weapons you'll want to acquire. This guide will also share important tips and ideas for keeping your family out of harm and thriving after a disaster. I'll include a few prepping projects you'll want to build around your home to make the area safer and running more efficiently. Inside You Will Learn: • An Intro to SHTF Prepping • Food & Water = Survival • Prepping in an Urban Environment • Building a Bug Out Bag for Off-Grid Living • Stocking Your SHTF Pantry the Right Way! • Key Survival Skills & Projects • Tips & Tricks for Being Prepared When SHTF • Building an SHTF Weapons Cache & Defending Your Family This is not something you want to hold off on. Begin immediately. Preparation takes time, resources, and proper planning. Don't get sucked into complacency. Get ready now and you'll be thankful you did later! Don't Delay Any Further and Download This Book Today!

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 104 Pages (2,290 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind (A Daily Brain Health Program Book 1) by Kimberly Burnham (Creating Calm Network Publishing Group) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Brain health contributes to peace. With clarity of mind, the ability to perceive and respond to one's environment, recognize opportunities or dangers and make good choices, we can create inner peace for ourselves, our families, our communities and the world. Healing contributes to peace because people who feel good make better decisions than those with brain fog, chronic pain, anxiety, or a neurodegenerative disease. Peace contributes to healing and brain health because living in a low stress environment allows for good digestion, processing of nutrients and sensory information thus enabling us to gather the resources to thrive and live great lives. With peace we can focus our energies on our children, our work and on the beauty in this world. With an understanding, even a tiny glimpse into the world of our neighbors, we can better see ways to create health, healing and opportunities for ourselves and those we love. In the brain creativity, caring and cognitive functions are centered in the frontal lobe behind the forehead. Engaging creatively encourages us to think better and care more. Caring more encourages us to be more creative and more cognitively sharp. A better memory and thinking processes enables us to be more caring and creative. A 1983 study said, "The artist draws on his unconscious experience to speak to the unconscious of the audience. For the audience, it is having one's own deepest longings and deepest anxieties spoken to and spoken for that constitutes the power of creative art." (Powell, C. (1985). "Creativity and the boundaries of the self: separation and engulfment anxiety in Keats and Poe." Aust N Z J Psychiatry 19(4): 355-361.) This book is designed to be a daily exercise program for your brain: -- Encouraging creativity and the ability to see from a new perspective in both the conscious and subconscious mind. -- Stimulating cognitive processes, clear thinking and a better memory. -- Eliminating stress and anxiety while encouraging ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 205 Pages (729 KB)
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Added: May 31st, 2020

Nicomachean Ethics: Complete Edition by Aristotle (e-artnow) 1.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified one day ago

The Nicomachean Ethics is the Aristotle's best-known work on ethics. The work, which plays a pre-eminent role in defining Aristotelian ethics, consists of ten books, originally separate scrolls, and is understood to be based on notes from his lectures at the Lyceum. The theme of the work is a Socratic question previously explored in the works of Plato, Aristotle's friend and teacher, of how men should best live. In his Metaphysics, Aristotle described how Socrates, the friend and teacher of Plato, had turned philosophy to human questions, whereas pre-Socratic philosophy had only been theoretical. Ethics, as now separated out for discussion by Aristotle, is practical rather than theoretical, in the original Aristotelian senses of these terms. In other words, it is not only a contemplation about good living, because it also aims to create good living. It is therefore connected to Aristotle's other practical work, the Politics, which similarly aims at people becoming good. Ethics is about how individuals should best live, while the study of politics is from the perspective of a law-giver, looking at the good of a whole community.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 349 Pages (1,340 KB)
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Added: May 31st, 2020

The Ambassador and the Touchperson (LIttle People of the Ozark Mountains Book 3) by Tom Gnagey (Family of Man Press) Price verified one day ago

Now to an outsider, they may just seem to be part of one more fanciful folk tale, but to those of us who grew up in the Ozark Mountains The Little People are as real as you and I. Each about as tall as a grape hyacinth, they are an altruistic clan, peaceful and loving by nature, who prefer the simple, uncomplicated, candle lit life of days gone by. They go about practicing their magic in order to bring a happier life for the mortals who live nearby. Though seldom seen, their presence is often felt by those who believe. The books are written for grown-ups who still cherish the magic of days gone by. IN Book Three - The Ambassador and the Touchperson - Twiggs and Jay begin their official meetings between the two realms. Their friendship continues to grow and to enhance both of their lives - both of their worlds. It follows them to Twiggs' 17th birthday, which is just one week before his wedding to Cinnamon. The books are best read in order since the story continues.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 122 Pages (408 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 31st, 2020

Welcome to Afghanistan by Jay Buckner 4.5 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The trials and tribulations of a contractor assigned to pull off an agriculture fair in Herat, Afghanistan. 20,000 Afghans showed up. It worked. Candid, opinionated, outspoken.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 136 Pages (395 KB)
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Added: May 31st, 2020

A Tale of Two Tigers: The Historic Consolidation of The Princetons by Chad Goerner 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

In 2011 Princeton Township and Princeton Borough voted to merge into a single town, overcoming six decades of failed attempts. The consolidation of the Princetons is a victory for government reform advocates in a state of inefficient 'home rule' and overwhelming layers of government: 565 municipalities, 599 school districts and 21 county units. The first large-scale New Jersey municipal merger in over a century, Princeton's consolidation has generated considerable savings and operating efficiencies. Their success has provided a template for other towns to use in their own consolidation and service regionalization efforts. A Tale of Two Tigers tells the story of the consolidation, spearheaded by Princeton Township's last Mayor, Chad Goerner. He wrote the original proposal for the towns to develop a consolidation and shared services study commission and structured the process by researching Princeton's past consolidation failures. The book looks at the history of collaboration between the two towns and tells an important and sometimes comical, sometimes tragic, tale of the attempts to consolidate. It also serves as a how-to manual to advise and guide other officials seeking the advantages of consolidation and/or regionalized services.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 146 Pages (3,799 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 31st, 2020

Habit Power: Powerful Habits To Overcome Procrastination (UPDATED 2020) (Daily Routine of Successful People & Habit Strategies) by Charlie Harper (Habit Way, LLC) 4.0 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Most of us have bad habits. But, imagine what your life would look like if you created good habits. This book will show you how good habits can help you reach your goals - whether it be to lose weight, make more money, or improve your overall health. Inside You Will Discover: • The habits that successful people use everyday! • Specific strategies to achieve ANYTHING • The one thing you can do to stop procrastination today • A simple guide to discover what's really important to you • Incredible ways to immediately boost your energy • And much more! The author, Mr. Harper has created a strong following of people who went through a radical transformation from being down in the dumps, to being high on life with good habits. He's helped thousands of students across the US, and has a life-long goal to impact 1 million people by changing their bad habits to good ones. What Readers are Saying: "This is by far one of the most effective books on habit formation and sustaining them. The tips I loved are about controlling the environment and even sharing your change process with your friends/family. It is an insightful book into the process of habit formation, like the emotions that result from this practice, and how different people take different amounts of time. There are also some practical tips on dealing with procrastination. You'll enjoy those!" Bonus: If you purchase this today, you'll get a special link to our bestselling books ABSOLUTELY free! To Read Immediately, Scroll Up To The Top-Right & Click The Orange "Buy now with 1-Click" Button.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 126 Pages (1,878 KB)
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Added: May 30th, 2020

The Social Contract & Emile by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (e-artnow) 4.5 Stars (190 Reviews)    Price verified 17 hours ago

The Social Contract, originally published as On the Social Contract; or, Principles of Political Rights, is a book in which Rousseau theorized about the best way to establish a political community in the face of the problems of commercial society, which he had already identified in his Discourse on Inequality (1754). The Social Contract helped inspire political reforms or revolutions in Europe, especially in France. The Social Contract argued against the idea that monarchs were divinely empowered to legislate. Rousseau asserts that only the people, who are sovereign, have that all-powerful right. Emile, or On Education is a treatise on the nature of education and on the nature of man. Jean-Jacques Rousseau considered it to be the "best and most important" of all his writings. Due to a section of the book entitled "Profession of Faith of the Savoyard Vicar", Emile was banned in Paris and Geneva and was publicly burned in 1762, the year of its first publication. During the French Revolution, Emile served as the inspiration for what became a new national system of education.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 88 Pages (1,948 KB)
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Added: May 30th, 2020

Ignite Female Change Makers: Dynamic Women Making an Exceptional Difference for the Future of Women Around the World by JB Owen (JBO Global) 4.6 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the world? Do you have a deep desire to create change in your life and in the lives of others? Do you feel that change is in front of you and you are ready to dive right in? If you wish to make a change on the planet but don't know where to begin, or if you are making change already and want to make more, come enjoy 50 stories of powerful and dynamic Ignite Moments by courageous & determined women who are stepping into change in every area of their lives. Ignite moments are those moments that change us, define us, and set us on a new path. They inspire, motivate, and encourage. This book is filled with those moments told in the most vulnerable and heartfelt way. They show that life-altering moments not only impact us but ultimately inspire us to be the greatest versions of who we are. Each story ends with a tangible Action Step to help you take action in your own life. This is a book filled with everything you need to become the Change Maker you were born to be! Have you ever wanted to make a difference in the world? Do you have a deep desire to create change in your life and in the lives of those around you? Do you feel that change is in front of you and you are ready to dive right in? If you wish to make a change on the planet but don't know where to begin, or if you are making change already and want to make more, come enjoy 50 stories of powerful and dynamic Ignite Moments by courageous and determined women who are stepping into change in every area of their lives. Ignite moments are those moments that change us, define us, and set us on a new path. They inspire, motivate, and encourage. This book is filled with those stories told in the most vulnerable and heartfelt way. They show that life-altering moments not only impact us but ultimately inspire us to be the greatest versions of ourselves. Each story ends with a tangible Action Step to help you take action in your own life. This is a book filled with ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 438 Pages (38,483 KB)
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Added: May 30th, 2020

TALES FROM THE MALL: Fact & Fiction from the lost age of Globalisation by Ewan Morrison (Litmus) 3.9 Stars (21 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Tales From the Mall is a great book. It s touching and emotional and part of a new form of literary storytelling. It s worth reading, worth loving. James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces Ewan Morrison captures beautifully the point at which anecdote becomes urban myth and reportage slides into fiction. This feels like a really important step towards a literature of the 21st century. Claire Armistead, Books Editor, The Guardian Morrison continues Ballard's tradition of locating menace beneath the sleekness and shine of postindustrial life. You also learn a lot along the way. A truly interesting book. - Douglas Coupland, author of Generation X Winner of the Not The Booker Prize 2012. Finalist in the Saltire Society Book of the Year & Creative Scotland Writer of the Year 2012. From the Glenfiddich Scottish Writer of the Year 2013. Fashion. Food Courts. Lingerie. Fire Bombing. Suicide. Free Parking. Welcome to the Mall. Why would one woman threaten to kill another for a pair of discounted shoes? Why are cross-dressers drawn to mall car parks? What do impulse buys have to do with rioting? And why are market research companies hiding the truth from us? From one of the UK s most acclaimed literary and media talents, Tales From The Mall, is a mash-up of fiction, essays and true stories, that tells the rise of the most iconic symbol of our modern age the shopping mall. From over a hundred interviews and confessions, Morrison re-tells the true-life tales of those who work, shop and even find love inside their walls. With wry wit, insight and compassion, Morrison uncovers the secrets of retail heaven and hell, to reveal how malls manipulate our emotions in cleverly calculated ways, how they are an ideal space to meet a new lover or to kill yourself and how they are taking over the world. A startling window on our time, to make you think, fear and laugh. Retail will never be therapy again.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 303 Pages (2,466 KB)
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Added: May 30th, 2020

Why Black Lives Do Matter by Earl Ofari Hutchinson (Middle Passage Press) 4.0 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Why Black Lives Do Matter, noted political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson, takes a laser look at the history of, and continuing propagation, of gross racial typecasting and stereotypes, that have made African-Americans the perennial target of racial and police violence. The book is sweeping in scope, precise in focus, and even hits harder on the same devastating racial stereotypes of Blacks that he examined almost a quarter century earlier in his important work, The Assassination of the Black Male Image.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 182 Pages (1,032 KB)
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Added: May 29th, 2020

The Group Mind: A Sketch of the Principles of Collective Psychology by William McDougall (e-artnow) 4.4 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 6 minutes ago

"Until the later decades of the nineteenth century, psychology continued to concern itself almost exclusively with the mind of man conceived in an abstract fashion, not as the mind of any particular individual, but as the mind of a representative individual considered in abstraction from his social settings as something given to our contemplation fully formed and complete... " William McDougall was an early 20th century psychologist who wrote a number of highly influential textbooks, and was particularly important in the development of the theory of instinct and of social psychology in the English-speaking world. He was an opponent of behaviourism and stands somewhat outside the mainstream of the development of Anglo-American psychological thought in the first half of the 20th century; but his work was very well known and respected among lay people.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 458 Pages (2,340 KB)
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Added: May 29th, 2020

The Locrian Manifesto by M Kelley Price verified 4 hours ago

Democracy, but not as you've known it Locrism is a new form of democracy, inspired by the past and reimagined for the 21st century; to fix the root cause of frustrations from the 20th Century system.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 51 Pages (308 KB)
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Added: May 28th, 2020

An Anvil of Night, A Hammer for Dawn: Poetry and Stories by Dave Matthes (Amazon) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Matthes' fifth volume of poetry and stories, narrated in his story-driven, poetic fashion, paints a new, unexpected frontier of his life: living with the love of his life and their cat Hank in a one-room apartment smack dab in the middle of a morally questionable part of town, a place brimming and swarming with all manners of societal trash, neighborly awkwardness, and reminders of how not to live one's life. In these pages, Matthes writes about what it's like to confront and ultimately accept the idea of a radically changing life after years of promiscuity have dominated each and every one of his steps, every meal, every drink, every spray of cologne, every whore's bath, and every page he's ever written, as well as the importance of AND the rewards that come with cutting out those in life who were once thought to be pertinent. "An Anvil of Night, A Hammer for Dawn", in a way serves as an epilogue of sorts to the themes and "story" that began with Matthes' first autobiographical novel: 2011's "The Slut Always Rides Shotgun", and doubles as a literary beacon of hope for the soul's survival in a world that is constantly warping its nature into more vice-like terrors each day.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 244 Pages (4,021 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 28th, 2020

Ready to Be Thirty by Antionette Turner (90 Day Legacy Builders) 5.0 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This book is about getting you where you've envisioned yourself being for quite some time now. That sense of wholeness and completeness; that place where you have security in all aspects of life. Here is where you will learn your true self. Here is where you will learn how to access your "control center". You will gain the knowledge of how to defeat your negative thoughts of self-doubt and insecurity. You will obtain peace within yourself. You will obtain peace within life. You will obtain peace within the world. Simply because you took a chance on yourself. Are you ready?

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 80 Pages (705 KB)
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Added: May 28th, 2020

Stoicism: History of Stoicism by Mark P. Smith Price verified 20 hours ago

This book discusses the history and foundation of Stoicism in detail. It also explores the three main disciplines of Stoicism as well as the modern-day gurus of Stoicism. To understand and practice Stoicism is to also understand and internalize the history of this philosophical school and to know the foundations of it. Where we are right now and who we are as a people is because of the history we have behind us. To truly become a Stoic, you must understand the great Stoics of ancient philosophy, the fundamentals of it in both the Renaissance era and with Christianity, as well as modern-day role models you can emulate.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 78 Pages (1,110 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 27th, 2020

The New Normal: A Spiritual, Metaphysical, and Common-Sense Take on the 2020 Coronavirus Emergency and Its Aftereffects by James Goi Jr. 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

During a worldwide crisis comes a book to help put it all into perspective. This book! As this book is being published, the world is in the grip of the 2020 coronavirus emergency. Metaphysics author and teacher James Goi Jr. was inspired to write this book to help people to take a step back, to take a deep breath, and to not add to the negative mental, emotional, and spiritual energy currently enveloping the planet. This book will help you to rise above the current climate of fear, turmoil, sadness, and uncertainty so that you may view what is going on right now from a higher vantage point and from the viewpoint of one who is mentally stable, emotionally mature, and spiritually grounded. So, if you've found yourself pulled into the drama of this worldwide crisis and feel like you need a break from it, here it is. Table of Contents: 1. It's Not Real 2. What Is Real? 3. They Tell You What They Want You to Believe 4. Never Take Anything for Granted 5. What Is Normal? 6. Read Between the Lines 7. Don't Trust Anyone 8. Information 9. Seek Ye Widely 10. The New Normal 11. Our Priorities 12. Our Attitude 13. Uncertainty 14. More Uncertainty 15. More Certainty 16. Optimism 17. Preparedness 18. Security 19. One Problem, One Solution 20. Spirituality 21. Spiritual Power 22. Home Life From the book: You need your spiritual and metaphysical insight now more than ever. Dig deep. If--as the mystics have been telling us all along and the quantum physicists have now validated--life and so-called reality are much different from what the average human being has thought them to be since human beings have been around and right up until today, how does this current emergency change that? It doesn't. We who see beyond the veil of the material illusion must hold tight to our expanded view of reality, and not be pulled down by the fear and confusion of the masses. Now, more than ever, the masses need us to remain calm and grounded--even though they don't know it.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 63 Pages (1,448 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 21st, 2020

Theodicy: Essays of Theodicy on the Goodness of God, the Freedom of Man and the Origin of Evil by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (e-artnow) 3.8 Stars (25 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

"Theodicy" is a book of philosophy by the German polymath Gottfried Leibniz published in 1710, whose optimistic approach to the problem of evil is thought to have inspired Voltaire's "Candide". Much of the work consists of a response to the ideas of the French philosopher Pierre Bayle, with whom Leibniz carried on a debate for many years. The "Theodicy" tries to justify the apparent imperfections of the world by claiming that it is optimal among all possible worlds. It must be the best possible and most balanced world, because it was created by an all powerful and all knowing God, who would not choose to create an imperfect world if a better world could be known to him or possible to exist. In effect, apparent flaws that can be identified in this world must exist in every possible world, because otherwise God would have chosen to create the world that excluded those flaws. Leibniz distinguishes three forms of evil: moral, physical, and metaphysical. Moral evil is sin, physical evil is pain, and metaphysical evil is limitation. God permits moral and physical evil for the sake of greater goods, and metaphysical evil is unavoidable since any created universe must necessarily fall short of God's absolute perfection.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 427 Pages (1,683 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: May 20th, 2020

Liberation's Garden by DJ Rankin 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Miles is lost in a world he doesn't believe in. Paralyzed by the enormity of our situation and resigned to a life of inaction. Then a brief moment sparks his exploration into the folds of the Great Mystery. He learns what it means to live in a good way, how to carry abundance in his heart while shedding the illusion of scarcity, and through the journey, becomes an active participant in his own life. This book has it all. Action. Adventure. Comedy. Romance. Water Protectors. Deep philosophical meanderings and mystical nonsense. Plus frybread. The weights of the world are heavy, there's a lot of work to be done, let's get to it already. All formats available for free at Smashwords.com www.smashwords.com/books/view/1018849 Also available for free at Apple Books, Barnes and Noble, Kobo

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 276 Pages (3,227 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: May 18th, 2020

The Conquest of Bread by Peter Kropotkin (Caramna Corporation) 4.7 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The Russian anarchist Peter Kropotkin was the world's foremost spokesman of anarchism at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. The Conquest of Bread is his most detailed description of the ideal society, embodying anarchist communism, and of the social revolution that was to achieve it.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 184 Pages (329 KB)
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Added: May 16th, 2020

The Rights of Man by Thomas Paine (Green World Classics) 4.7 Stars (250 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

One of the most influential writers and reformers of his age, Thomas Paine successfully publicized the issues of his time in pamphlets that clearly and persuasively argued for political independence and social reform. Rights of Man, his greatest and most widely read work, is considered a classic statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism. The first part of this document, dedicated to George Washington, appeared in 1791. Defending the early events of the French Revolution, it spoke on behalf of democracy, equality, and a new European order. Part Two, which appeared the following year, is perhaps Paine's finest example of political pamphleteering and an exemplary work that supported social security for workers, public employment for those in need of work, abolition of laws limiting wages, and other social reforms. Written in the language of common speech, Rights of Man was a sensation in the United States, defended by many who agreed with Paine's defense of republican government; but in Britain, it was labeled by Parliament as highly seditious, causing the government to suppress it and prosecute the British-born Paine for treason. Regarded by historian E. P. Thompson as the "foundation-text for the English working-class movement," this much-read and much-studied book remains an inspiring, rational work that paved the way for the growth and development of radical traditions in American and British society.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 137 Pages (511 KB)
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Added: May 15th, 2020

The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine (Green World Classics) 3.6 Stars (24 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

"The Age of Reason" is an influential work by Thomas Paine that follows in the tradition of eighteenth-century British deism, and challenges institutionalized religion and the legitimacy of the Bible. It presents common deistic arguments; for example, it highlights what Paine saw as corruption of the Christian Church and criticizes its efforts to acquire political power. Paine advocates reason in the place of revelation, leading him to reject miracles and to view the Bible as "an ordinary piece of literature rather than as a divinely inspired text". It promotes natural religion and argues for the existence of a creator-God. The Age of Reason is divided into three sections. In Part I, Paine outlines his major arguments and personal creed. In Parts II and III he analyzes specific portions of the Bible in order to demonstrate that it is not the revealed word of God. Most of Paine's arguments had long been available to the educated elite, but by presenting them in an engaging and irreverent style, he made deism appealing and accessible to a mass audience. Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. One of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and he inspired the rebels in 1776 to declare independence from Britain. Paine's ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 101 Pages (321 KB)
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Added: May 14th, 2020

Common Sense by Thomas Paine (Green World Classics) 4.6 Stars (1,701 Review)    Price verified one day ago

Common Sense is the timeless classic that inspired the Thirteen Colonies to fight for and declare their independence from Great Britain in the summer of 1776. Written by famed political theorist Thomas Paine, this pamphlet boldly challenged the authority of the British government and the royal monarchy to rule over the American colonists. By using plain language and a reasoned style, Paine chose to forego the philosophical and Latin references made popular by the Enlightenment era writers. As a result, Paine united average citizens and political leaders behind the central idea of independence and transformed the tenor of the colonists' argument against the British. As the best-selling American title of all time, Common Sense has been eloquently described by historian Gordon S. Wood as "the most incendiary and popular pamphlet of the entire revolutionary era." Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English-American political activist, philosopher, and revolutionary. As one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, he authored the most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution and inspired the colonists to declare independence from Great Britain in 1776. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era rhetoric of transnational human rights and the separation of church and state. He has been called a corset-maker by trade, a journalist by profession, and a propagandist by inclination.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 60 Pages (191 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: May 13th, 2020

How to Get on in the World - A Ladder to Practical Success by Major A.r. Calhoon 4.4 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

It would be well for every young man, eager for success and anxious to form a character that will achieve it, to commit to memory the advice of Bishop Middleton: Persevere against discouragements. Keep your temper. Employ leisure in study, and always have some work in hand. Be punctual and methodical in business, and never procrastinate. Never be in a hurry. Preserve self-possession, and do not be talked out of a conviction. Rise early, and be an economist of time. Maintain dignity without the appearance of pride; manner is something with everybody, and everything with some. Be guarded in discourse, attentive, and slow to speak. Never acquiesce in immoral or pernicious opinions.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 198 Pages (647 KB)
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Added: May 11th, 2020

Our life after death by Emanuel Swedenborg 4.2 Stars (28 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Contents Introduction Editor's Note What the World of Spirits is Each of Us is Inwardly a Spirit Our Revival from Death After Death, We Are in a Fully Human Form We Leave Nothing Behind except Our Earthly Body What We Are Like after Death Our First State after Death Our Second State after Death Our Third State after Death It is Not as Hard as People Think It is to Live a Life That Leads to Heaven Appendix: Children in Heaven About Emanuel Swedenborg

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 74 Pages (575 KB)
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Added: May 11th, 2020

Vedanta Philosophy - Five lectures on Reincarnation by Swami Abhedananda 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

I. REINCARNATION II. HEREDITY AND REINCARNATION III. EVOLUTION AND REINCARNATION IV. WHICH IS SCIENTIFIC, RESURRECTION OR REINCARNATION? V. THEORY OF TRANSMIGRATION

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 57 Pages (580 KB)
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Added: May 10th, 2020

The Eight pillars of prosperity by James Allen 4.2 Stars (62 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

It is popularly supposed that a greater prosperity for individuals or nations can only come through a political and social reconstruction. This cannot be true apart from the practice of the moral virtues in the individuals that comprise a nation. Better laws and social conditions will always follow a higher realization of morality among the individuals of a community, but no legal enactment can give prosperity to, nay it cannot prevent the ruin of, a man or a nation that has become lax and decadent in the pursuit and practice of virtue. The moral virtues are the foundation and support of prosperity as they are the soul of greatness. They endure forever, and all the works of man which endure are built upon them. Without them there is neither strength, stability, nor substantial reality, but only ephemeral dreams. To find moral principles is to have found prosperity, greatness, truth, and is therefore to be strong, valiant, joyful and free.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 75 Pages (776 KB)
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Added: May 9th, 2020

Essays - First and second series by Ralph Waldo Emerson 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

FIRST SERIES - HISTORY SELF-RELIANCE COMPENSATION SPIRITUAL LAWS LOVE FRIENDSHIP PRUDENCE HEROISM THE OVER-SOUL CIRCLES INTELLECT ART SECOND SERIES - THE POET EXPERIENCE CHARACTER MANNERS GIFTS NATURE POLITICS NOMINALIST AND REALIST NEW ENGLAND REFORMERS

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 273 Pages (996 KB)
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Added: May 9th, 2020

Autistic Community and the Neurodiversity Movement: Stories from the Frontline by Steven K. Kapp (Palgrave Macmillan) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This open access book marks the first historical overview of the autism rights branch of the neurodiversity movement, describing the activities and rationales of key leaders in their own words since it organized into a unique community in 1992. Sandwiched by editorial chapters that include critical analysis, the book contains 19 chapters by 21 authors about the forming of the autistic community and neurodiversity movement, progress in their influence on the broader autism community and field, and their possible threshold of the advocacy establishment. The actions covered are legendary in the autistic community, including manifestos such as "Don't Mourn for Us", mailing lists, websites or webpages, conferences, issue campaigns, academic project and journal, a book, and advisory roles. These actions have shifted the landscape toward viewing autism in social terms of human rights and identity to accept, rather than as a medical collection of deficits and symptoms to cure.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 349 Pages (3,079 KB)
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Added: May 8th, 2020

The Complete Works of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (BHP) 4.7 Stars (59 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

The Complete Works of Jane Austen includes all six novels, and Austen's shorter works; Lady Susan, The Watsons, Sandition, and her complete Juvenilia. Jane Austen is famous for her six novels, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. Her works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary as well as her acclaimed plots have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences [x]
Length: 225 Pages (3,096 KB)
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Added: May 3rd, 2020
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