Prelude Video A 500 year timeline provides some basics for the study of history.
Middle East History
The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army Book Reviews from the New York Times, Crooks and Liars, and The Economist
Quick Notes NFL & Golf History
Generations and The Fourth Turning
William Strauss and Neil Howe read an 2 page summary
How the West Was Lost Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead by Dambisa Moyo 1 page review and 8 Minute Video and 43 Minute Video
The Predator State Video Part 1 Part 2
Decades of US Problems Faced by US
Thoughts Concerning Society
More Thoughts Concerning Society
Generations and The Fourth Turning
The Big Secret Behind U.S. Federal Deb
Who Will Solve These Health Care Problems
Causes and Solutions to Health Care Problems
U.S. Education Vs. Germany and Britain
GDP Per Capita by State
Solving the Deficit Problem
Can We Afford Entitlements
Solving the Lack of Good Jobs
Terrorism Since 1900
Recent Terror Information
Middle Income Stagnates
Why is Poverty Controversial?
Lost International Greatness
Free Trade Solution or Problem
Is the Country in Trouble?
Economic Issues Individual
Wage Growth Analysis
Economic Future of Our Children
Are Child & Youth Protected
Prime Age Males 25-54 Work Less
Can Education Reduce Income Stagnation
Lost Economic Greatness
Should Tea Party Share Its Debt Tea?
Is Politics About the Money?
Turning Points in American History
Thomas Jefferson The Art of Power 2012 J. Meacham 8p
Second Chance Three Presidents and the Crisis of America Superpower by Zbigniew Brzezinski, 6p summary,
The Shifts and Shock What We Learned from the Financial Crisis by Martin Wolf 9/11/14
Seven Bad Ideas How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World by Jeff Madrick Reviewed by Peter Richardson 2014
Hoodwinked An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded--and What We Need to Do to Remake Them, by John Perkins
"The Shock Doctrine: The evil of “Disaster Capitalism”, a book report video was posted to the Crooks and Liars blog on December 1, 2007
"Nickel and Dimed" On (Not) Getting By in America is a book written by Barbara Ehrenreich. Written from the perspective of the undercover journalist, ...is critical and a good source of the twenty-three items
Videos by Ha-Joon Chang Part I Part II Part III
The Center Holds Obama and His Enemies is "the thrilling story of one of the most momentous contests in American history, the Battle Royale between Obama and his enemies from the 2010 midterms through the 2013 inauguration." Video by Jonathan Alter, 2013
with Walter, an Educator's Life
War and Politics
Strange Rebels: 1979
and the Birth of the 21st Century.
By Christian Caryl. Basic; 400 pages
Free Trade Doesn't Work by Ian Fletcher, adjunct fellow at the United States Business and Industry Council, and CPA' In his effective 267 pages of text, Ian Fletcher dissects and often demolishes fundamental teachings about the benefits and risks of trade and replaces them with evidence based updates. He then recommends a practical alternative based on clear objectives.
Nemesis by Chalmers Johnson from Stephen Lendman of counter currents "Our democracy and way of life are now threatened because of our single-minded pursuit of empire with a well-entrenched militarism driving it that's become so powerful and pervasive it's now an uncontrollable state within the state."How You Can Kill Al-Qaeda in Three Easy Steps review from Boing Boing
I just got done reading Howard Clark's new book "How You Can Kill Al-Qaeda (in Three Easy Steps). He's an ex-Marine and former Homeland Security adviser who says the way to win the war on terrorism is to help empower the mainstream Muslim community, who in recent years has been overshadowed in the public spotlight by fringe Al-Qaeda extremists. The whole idea of fighting terrorism with ideas and not weapons is definitely nothing new, but Clark's populist tone and foreign policy street cred was a refreshing perspective to have in the discussion. "Click on the link below in the next 30 minutes and I'll throw in this egg slicer absolutely free! Here's how to order!" Book's official site...
One Nation Under Contract: The Outsourcing of American Power and the Future of Foreign Policy
In this CSPAN2 book interview, Allison Stanger talks of her book which looks at the increasing use of private contractors by the U.S. government and argues that with proper oversight contractors can be valuable tools for carrying out our foreign policy. Includes audience Q&A.
Germs, and Steel - the fates of human societies
'...attempts to explain why
civilizations, as a whole, have survived and conquered others, while
attempting to refute the belief that Eurasian
is due to any form of Eurasian intellectual, moral, or inherent genetic