. The end of america is now a feature-length documentary film by the award-winning filmmakers Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern.
What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest WarsLittle, Brown and Company #ad - In this groundbreaking new book, david wood examines the far more pervasive yet less understood experience of those we send to war: moral injury, the violation of our fundamental values of right and wrong that so often occurs in the impossible moral dilemmas of modern conflict. Winner of the 2017 dayton literary peace prize*from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars.
Most americans are now familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD and its prevalence among troops. Featuring portraits of combat veterans and leading mental health researchers, What Have We Done offers an unflinching look at war and those who volunteer for it: the thrill and pride of service and, along with Wood's personal observations of war and the young Americans deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, too often, the scars of moral injury.
What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars #ad - Impeccably researched and deeply personal, What Have We Done is a compassionate, finely drawn study of modern war and those caught up in it. It is a call to acknowledge our newest generation of veterans by listening intently to them and absorbing their stories; and, as new wars approach, to ponder the inevitable human costs of putting American "boots on the ground.
Comparative Homeland Security: Global Lessons Wiley Series on Homeland Defense and SecurityWiley #ad - 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. 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.
. 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. Based on eleven countries procedures and nine homeland security dimensions, 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, it covers: Counterterrorism Strategies, Naturalization, Cyber Networks, and Transportation; Emergency Preparedness, and Asylum Policies; Security Facilities, Emergency Response and Management and Crisis Communications; and Public Health Strategies and Institutions.
Comparative Homeland Security: Global Lessons Wiley Series on Homeland Defense and Security #ad - 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, law enforcement, public health, France, students, border security, Canada, thus allowing students and practitioners to easily compare policies and integrate the concepts presented into practice Comparative Homeland Security: Global Lessons, Germany, Israel, Second Edition is an excellent book for all scholars, criminal justice, emergency management, and practitioners interested or involved in homeland security, and Australia Chapters are organized topically rather than by country, transportation security, counter-terrorism, and cybersecurity.
Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American RevolutionariesSimon & Schuster #ad - Many have a general sense that the "system" is in disorder -- if not on the road to functional collapse. As the practice of democracy becomes a lost art, Americans are increasingly desperate for a restored nation. But though it is easy to identify our political problems, the solutions are not always as clear.
In give me liberty: a handbook for american revolutionaries, and ultimately, bestselling author Naomi Wolf illustrates the breathtaking changes that can take place when ordinary citizens engage in the democratic system the way the founders intended and tells how to use that system, your community, to change your life, right now, the nation.
The Psychology of DemocracyAmerican Psychological Association #ad - The Psychology of Democracy #ad - Recommendations are given for promoting the psychological processes that foster democracy. Moghaddam explores how psychological factors influence the presence, potential development, or absence of democracy.
PropagandaIg Publishing #ad - Bernays’ honest and practical manual provides much insight into some of the most powerful and influential institutions of contemporary industrial state capitalist democracies. Noam chomsky“the conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.
His 1928 bombshell propaganda lays out his eerily prescient vision for using propaganda to regiment the collective mind in a variety of areas, including government, art, politics, science and education. To read this book today is to frightfully comprehend what our contemporary institutions of government and business have become in regards to organized manipulation of the masses.
Propaganda #ad - This is the first reprint of propaganda in over 30 years and features an introduction by Mark Crispin Miller, author of The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a National Disorder. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.
Edward bernays, propagandaa seminal and controversial figure in the history of political thought and public relations, pioneered the scientific technique of shaping and manipulating public opinion, Edward Bernays 1891–1995, which he famously dubbed “engineering of consent. During world war I, he was an integral part of the U.
S. Committee on public information cpi, a powerful propaganda apparatus that was mobilized to package, advertise and sell the war to the American people as one that would “Make the World Safe for Democracy.
Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America, and Post-Communist Europe: Southern Europe, South America and Post-communist EuropeJohns Hopkins University Press #ad - In problems of democratic Transition and Consolidation, they break new ground in numerous areas. They argue that, although "nation-state" and "democracy" often have conflicting logics, multiple and complementary political identities are feasible under a common roof of state-guaranteed rights. Linz and alfred stepan have increasingly focused on the questions of how, in the modern world, nondemocratic regimes can be eroded and democratic regimes crafted.
They also illustrate how, without an effective state, there can be neither effective citizenship nor successful privatization. Further, they provide criteria and evidence for politicians and scholars alike to distinguish between democratic consolidation and pseudo-democratization, and they present conceptually driven survey data for the fourteen countries studied.
Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation: Southern Europe, South America, and Post-Communist Europe: Southern Europe, South America and Post-communist Europe #ad - Problems of democratic transition and consolidation contains the first systematic comparative analysis of the process of democratic consolidation in southern Europe and the southern cone of South America, and it is the first book to ground post-Communist Europe within the literature of comparative politics and democratic theory.
They reconceptualize the major types of modern nondemocratic regimes and point out for each type the available paths to democratic transition and the tasks of democratic consolidation. Since their classic volume The Breakdown of Democratic Regimes was published in 1978, Juan J.
The Children's Story: A Collection of StoriesDell #ad - Perhaps you can—then your child will. ". It was a simple incident in the life of james Clavell—a talk with his young daughter just home from school—that inspired this chilling tale of what could happen in twenty-five quietly devastating minutes. It pleases me greatly because i kept asking the questions…questions like, what's the use of 'I pledge allegiance' without understanding? Like Why is it so easy to divert thoughts? Like What is freedom? and Why is so hard to explain?The Children's Story keeps asking me all sorts of questions I cannot answer.
Normally i write and rewrite and re-rewrite, but this story came quickly—almost by itself. He writes, "the Children's Story came into being that day. Barely three words were changed. It was then that i really realized how vulnerable my child's mind was —any mind, for that matter—under controlled circumstances.
The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber AgeBroadway Books #ad - Moving from the white house situation room to the dens of chinese government hackers to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley, New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger reveals a world coming face-to-face with the perils of technological revolution, where everyone is a target. Timely and bracing.
. With the deep knowledge and bright clarity that have long characterized his work, Sanger recounts the cunning and dangerous development of cyberspace into the global battlefield of the 21st century. Washington Post. Cheap to acquire, dictators, and usable for a variety of malicious purposes, cyber is now the weapon of choice for democracies, easy to deny, and terrorists.
The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age #ad - An important—and deeply sobering—new book about cyberwarfare” Nicholas Kristof, New York Times, now updated with a new chapter. The perfect weapon is the startling inside story of how the rise of cyberweapons transformed geopolitics like nothing since the invention of the atomic bomb. Two presidents—bush and obama—drew first blood with operation olympic games, during President Trump’s first year, and yet America proved remarkably unprepared when its own weapons were stolen from its arsenal and, which used malicious code to blow up Iran’s nuclear centrifuges, turned back on the United States and its allies.
And if obama would begin his presidency by helping to launch the new era of cyberwar, he would end it struggling unsuccessfully to defend against Russia’s broad attack on the 2016 US election.
Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector Columbia Business School PublishingColumbia Business School Publishing #ad - Through ten stories of struggles and successes in fields such as health care, agriculture, social services, and security, transportation, education, the authors show how collaborative creativity can shake up even the most entrenched bureaucracies—and provide a practical roadmap for readers to implement these tools.
The design thinkers jeanne liedtka, as well as organizations in canada, australia, and the United Kingdom, and Daisy Azer explore how major agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services and the Transportation and Security Administration in the United States, Randy Salzman, have instituted principles of design thinking.
Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector Columbia Business School Publishing #ad - This book will help today's leaders and thinkers implement these practices in their own pursuit of creative solutions that are both innovative and achievable. As a way to reframe problems, ideate solutions, and iterate toward better answers, design thinking is already well established in the commercial world.
Along the way, they have improved the quality of their products and enhanced the experiences of those they serve. In each case, use resources more effectively, these groups have used the tools of design thinking to reduce risk, manage change, bridge the communication gap between parties, and manage the competing demands of diverse stakeholders.
Facing especially wicked problems, social sector organizations are searching for powerful new methods to understand and address them. These strategies are accessible to analytical and creative types alike, and their benefits extend throughout an organization. Design thinking for the Greater Good goes in depth on both the how of using new tools and the why.
The Failure of Risk Management: Why It's Broken and How to Fix ItWiley #ad - The solutions involve combinations of scientifically proven and frequently used methods from nuclear power, exploratory oil, and other areas of business and government. An essential guide to the calibrated risk analysis approach the failure of risk management takes a close look at misused and misapplied basic analysis methods and shows how some of the most popular "risk management" methods are no better than astrology! Using examples from the 2008 credit crisis, and more, outsourcing to China, natural disasters, engineering disasters, Hubbard reveals critical flaws in risk management methods–and shows how all of these problems can be fixed.
Finally, hubbard explains how new forms of collaboration across all industries and government can improve risk management in every field. Doug hubbard, a recognized expert among experts in the field of risk management, covers the entire spectrum of risk management in this invaluable guide. Douglas W. He has applied innovative risk assessment and risk management methods in government and corporations since 1994.
The Failure of Risk Management: Why It's Broken and How to Fix It #ad - President of alliance group consulting "In his trademark style, Doug asks the tough questions on risk management. Hubbard glen ellyn, il is the inventor of applied information economics aie and the author of Wiley's How to Measure Anything: Finding the Value of Intangibles in Business 978-0-470-11012-6, the #1 bestseller in business math on Amazon.
There are specific value-added take aways in each chapter that are sure to enrich all readers including IT, business management, students, and academics alike" —Peter Julian, former chief-information officer of the New York Metro Transit Authority. A must-read not only for analysts, but also for the executive who is making critical business decisions.