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The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity

By Tariq Ali
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The inviolability of the American mainland, breached on 9/11/2001 for the first time since 1812, led to extravagant proclamations by the pundits. It was a sudden menace confronting the twenty-first century, an event of unprecedented dimensions, a new world-historical turning point.
Tariq Ali challenges these assumptions, arguing instead that what we have experienced is the return of History in a horrific form, with religious symbols playing a part on both sides: ‘Allah’s revenge’, ‘God is on Our side’, ‘God Bless America’. The ‘war against terror’ is a clash of fundamentalisms, religious versus imperial. Each is honored by time-honored features – a shameless use of disproportional military power by one and a carefully targeted fanaticism by its Other. The two forces are hardly equal. One is a product of despair, the other is an empire, whose ability to go to war is a chilling reminder of its place in the world. Contemporary politics is conducted and presented in the elitist style of intelligence agencies: disinformation, false information, exaggeration of enemy strength and capability, explanation of a TV image with a brazen lie and censorship. The aim is to delude and disarm the citizenry. Everything is either over-simplified or reduced to a wearisome incomprehensibility.
This wide-ranging book blends history, literature, politics and autobiography to challenge the conformist culture of our times. Ali argues that many of the values proclaimed by the Enlightenment retain their relevance, while portrayals of the American Empire as a new emancipatory project are fatally misguided.
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The inviolability of the American mainland, breached on 11 September 2001 for the first time since 1812, led to extravagant proclamations by the pundits. It was a sudden menace confronting the twenty-first century, an event of unprecedented dimensions, a new world- historical turning point. Tariq All challenges these assumptions, arguing instead that what we have experienced is the return of History in a horrific form, with religious symbols playing a part on both sides: 'Allah's revenge', 'God is on Our Side', 'God Bless America'. 

The 'war against terror' is a clash of fundamentalisms, religious versus imperial. Each is marked by time-honoured features - a shameless use of disproportional military power by one and a carefully targeted fanaticism by its Other. The two forces are hardly equal. One is a product of despair, the other is an empire, whose ability to go to war is a chilling reminder of its place in the world. Contemporary politics is conducted and presented in the elitist style of intelligence agencies: disinformation, false information, exaggeration of enemy strength and capability, explanation of a TV image with a brazen lie and censorship. The aim is to delude and disarm the citizenry. Everything is either over-simplified or reduced to a wearisome incomprehensibility. This wide-ranging book blends history, literature, politics and autobiography to challenge the conformist culture of our times. Ali argues that many of the values proclaimed by the Enlightenment retain their relevance, while portrayals of the American Empire as a new emancipatory project are fatally misguided. 

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Healing the Soul of a Woman: How to Overcome Your Emotional Wounds Book by Joyce Meyer

Christian literature
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer helps women heal from past wounds and enjoy their lives again through Christ's redeeming love in this companion study guide to HEALING THE SOUL OF A WOMAN.Can a woman who has been deeply hurt by life's circumstances, or even a man she loved and trusted, be healed? 

CONTENTS 

Introduction Chapter 1: The History of Women Chapter 2: Living the Best Life Available Chapter 3: God Wants the Wounded Chapter 4: What Is a Healthy Soul? Chapter 5: Help Me! I Don’t Understand Myself Chapter 6: You Are God’s Beloved Chapter 7: Hurting People Hurt People Chapter 8: Unload the Guilt and Shame Chapter 9: Finding Your True Self Chapter 10: No Parking at Any Time Chapter 11: You Are Not Damaged Goods Chapter 12: The Wounds of Sin Chapter 13: Learning to Live Inside Out Chapter 14: You’ve Got What It Takes Chapter 15: Roadblocks to Healing Chapter 16: The Roadblock of Self-Pity Chapter 17: Stand Up for Yourself Chapter 18: Establish Boundaries—Don’t Build Walls Chapter 19: Become Your Own Best Ally Chapter 20: Healing the Wounds of Codependency Chapter 21: The Blessings of a Healthy Soul Chapter 22: The Painless Path Chapter 23: The Great Exchange Afterword Appendix I Appendix II: Who You Are in Christ Jesus Do you have a real relationship with Jesus? About the Author Joyce Meyer Ministries U.S. & Foreign Office Addresses Other Books by Joyce Meyer Endnotes Newsletters

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Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener


The prescient, page-turning account of a journey in Silicon Valley: a defining memoir of our digital age

In her mid-twenties, at the height of tech industry idealism, Anna Wiener—stuck, broke, and looking for meaning in her work, like any good millennial--left a job in book publishing for the promise of the new digital economy. She moved from New York to San Francisco, where she landed at a big-data startup in the heart of the Silicon Valley bubble: a world of surreal extravagance, dubious success, and fresh-faced entrepreneurs hell-bent on domination, glory, and, of course,progress.


Anna arrived amidst a massive cultural shift, as the tech industry rapidly transformed into a locus of wealth and power rivaling Wall Street. But amid the company ski vacations and in-office speakeasies, boyish camaraderie and ride-or-die corporate fealty, a new Silicon Valley began to emerge: one in far over its head, one that enriched itself at the expense of the idyllic future it claimed to be building.

Part coming-age-story, part portrait of an already-bygone era, Anna Wiener’s memoir is a rare first-person glimpse into high-flying, reckless startup culture at a time of unchecked ambition, unregulated surveillance, wild fortune, and accelerating political power. With wit, candor, and heart, Anna deftly charts the tech industry’s shift from self-appointed world savior to democracy-endangering liability, alongside a personal narrative of aspiration, ambivalence, and disillusionment.

Unsparing and incisive,Uncanny Valleyis a cautionary tale, and a revelatory interrogation of a world reckoning with consequences its unwitting designers are only beginning to understand.

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