Not Just An Accountant : The Diary Of The Nation'S Conscience Keeper

Not only an accountant is an incisive, no-holds-barred account of Indias 11th comptroller and auditor basic and a logo of the anti-corruption move, Vinod Rai. via a story, wealthy in anecdote and inside of info, Rai sheds mild at the significant scams that shook the rustic. one of the case studies-chosen for the variety of mess ups they spotlight are - the procedural irregularities within the issuance of licenses for moment iteration spectrum allotment, the final minute quick-fixes within the behavior of the XIX commonwealth video games, the lack of nationwide assets whereas allocating coal blocks, the flouting of platforms and the transparent demonstrate of crony capitalism within the exploration of hydrocarbon and the tragic story of civil aviation in India. via those illustrations, Rai needs not to in simple terms reveal govt malfeasance, but additionally probe the mandate of the CAG as a watchdog. both, he hopes to push for long term recommendations to corruption and produce domestic the pressing desire for ethics-for the pursuit of excellence, responsibility, probity and transparency inside governments, the paperwork, company companies and public existence. attention-grabbing evidence A blow-by-blow, explosive, but considerate account that sheds new gentle at the scams that shook India - 2G, coalgate, civil aviation, the behavior of the XIX commonwealth video games and hydrocarbon contracts. Explodes the parable of responsibility in modern Indian governance. Written via the 11th CAG of India and an emblem of the anti-corruption move, Vinod Rai. offers long term options for the longer term, that allows you to comprise procedural irregularities in the govt and company organizations. presents a roadmap for strong governance, vital for the expansion of the country. Exhorts more youthful execs / directors to try for excellence.

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How Pol Pot Came to Power: Colonialism, Nationalism, and Communism In Cambodia, 1930-1975 (2nd Edition)

By Ben Kiernan

Publish yr note: First released in 1985
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How did Pol Pot, a tyrant akin to Hitler and Stalin in his brutality and contempt for human existence, upward push to energy?

This authoritative publication explores what occurred in Cambodia from 1930 to 1975, tracing the origins and trajectory of the Cambodian Communist circulate and environment the ascension of Pol Pot's genocidal regime within the context of the clash among colonialism and nationalism.

A new preface convey this variation modern.

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Revolution 2.0: The Power of the People Is Greater Than the People in Power: A Memoir

By Wael Ghonim

A gripping chronicle of the way a fear-frozen society ultimately topples its oppressors with assistance from social media.; - San Francisco Chronicle Wael Ghonim used to be a little-known, thirty-year-old Google government in the summertime of 2010 while he anonymously introduced a fb web page to protest the dying of 1 Egyptian guy by the hands of protection forces. The page's following multiplied fast and moved from on-line protests to a nonconfrontational circulation. On January 25, 2011, Tahrir sq. resounded with demands switch. but simply because the revolution started in earnest, Ghonim used to be captured and held for twelve days of brutal interrogation. After he was once published, he gave a tearful speech on nationwide tv, and the protests grew extra extreme. 4 days later, the president of Egypt used to be long past. during this riveting tale, Ghonim takes us contained in the flow and stocks the keys to unleashing the ability of crowds. In Revolution 2.0 , we will all be heroes. " Revolution 2.0 is an interesting learn, and it deals a sharply precise glance from the interior of an rebellion that owed nearly as a lot to social media connections because it did to anti-Mubarak passions."; - l. a. instances " Revolution 2.0 excels in chronicling the roiling stress within the months sooner than the rebellion, the cautious association required and the momentum it unleashed."; - NPR.org

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The Red Flag: How Communism Changed the World

By David Priestland

Communism used to be the most robust political and highbrow activities of the fashionable international; on the top in their effect Communist regimes managed greater than a 3rd of the earth's floor. Given its quick upward push and wide achieve, its surprising and absolutely unexpected cave in after 1989 turns out all of the extra marvelous and short of explanation.

In The purple Flag, David Priestland tells the extreme tale of a move that took carry in lots of societies and nations through the global. He examines the guidelines and reasons of its valuable thinkers and leaders:from Marx to Mao, and from Stalin to Che Guevara. Priestland asks what it was once approximately Communism that encouraged not just its leaders but in addition the rank and dossier -whether the militants of Twenties Russia, the guerrilla opponents of China, or the Marxist scholars of Ethiopia. And he explores the adventure of what it intended to stay lower than Communism for its hundreds of thousands of subjects.

The crimson Flag seems at Communist regimes' efforts to construct new states and commercial economies, but additionally explains their grim mess ups and, on occasion, their means to inflict severe violence. He exhibits how different a phenomenon Communism used to be and the manifold nature of its charm throughout varied societies: in a few it flourished as a reaction to inner inequalities - monetary, political and cultural; in others it turned the blueprint for catching up with the 'modernized' West. And but, whereas eagerly destroying outdated buildings of privilege, Communist regimes at the same time outfitted new ones, and it used to be this dynamic, including its common fiscal failure and an escalating lack of religion within the approach, that destroyed Communism in a lot of the world.

Now, while a possible positive globalized capitalism is itself in quandary and the area enters a brand new section of political and financial uncertainty, The purple Flag is key examining.

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Decline & Fall: Diaries 2005-2010

By Chris Mullin

At the backbenches yet nonetheless within the thick of it, Decline and Fall runs from Chris Mullin's sacking as a minister through Tony ('The Man') Blair in 2005 to the autumn of recent Labour in may perhaps 2010. this is politics because it particularly is: unique encounters with materials and conspirators, tantalising glimpses backstage on the courts of Blair and Brown, ready opposed to the historical past of the worldwide monetary predicament and the nice charges meltdown. every piece as humorous and insightful as his first quantity A View From The Foothills, those new diaries supply a image of existence within the Westminster village. getting ready to step down after twenty-three years as an MP, Mullin wryly observes 'they say failed politicians make the simplest diarists, within which case i'm in with a chance'.

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Can the World Tolerate an Iran with Nuclear Weapons?: The Munk Debate on Iran

In this version of the Munk Debates, 4 of the world’s best thinkers sq. off to discuss probably the most vital geopolitical problems with the time: are Iran’s nuclear pursuits a world threat?

The Munk Debates are Canada’s most appropriate public coverage occasion. Held semi-annually, the debates offer major thinkers with a world discussion board to debate the main public coverage concerns dealing with the realm and Canada. each one occasion happens in Toronto in entrance of a reside viewers, and the complaints are lined via household and overseas media. members in contemporary Munk Debates comprise Tony Blair, John Bolton, Niall Ferguson, Rick Hillier, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Holbrooke, Henry Kissinger, Charles Krauthammer, Paul Krugman, Stephen Lewis, Dambisa Moyo, Samantha energy, Lawrence Summers, and Fareed Zakaria.

The Munk Debates are a venture of the Aurea beginning, a charitable association tested in 2006 by means of philanthropists Peter and Melanie Munk to advertise public coverage learn and dialogue. for additional info stopover at www.munkdebates.com.

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Manifesto for a European Renaissance

This manifesto is still the single try to date by means of GRECE, the first New correct association in France, to summarize its rules and key suggestions. It used to be written in 1999 by means of Alain de Benoist, GRECE's founder, and Charles Champetier at the party of GRECE's 30th anniversary. It deals a powerful argument in desire of the proper to distinction between cultures and civilizations, and the precise of peoples to shield themselves from cultural homogenization. It additionally bargains a imaginative and prescient of a regenerated Europe with a view to locate its power in a go back to its actual values and traditions, against the recent imperialism of multiculturalism and the worldwide market. Alain de Benoist (b. 1943) is the first thinker of the ecu 'New correct' circulate. He attended the Sorbonne, learning legislations, philosophy and faith. he's the writer of dozens of books, together with the matter of Democracy and past Human Rights, released in English translation by way of Arktos, and offers common lectures world wide. He lives in Paris. Charles Champetier (b. 1968) is the previous editor of Éléments, one among GRECE's periodicals. He maintains to write down on topics with regards to the recent correct.

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All the King's Men

By Robert Penn Warren

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this vintage booklet is usually considered as the best novel ever written on american politics. It describes the profession of Willie Stark, a back-country attorney whose idealism is conquer through his lust for energy. New Foreword through Joseph Blotner for this 50th anniversary edition.

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Governance: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

By Mark Bevir

The note "governance" is ubiquitous. the area financial institution and the foreign financial Fund make loans conditional on "good governance." weather switch and avian flu look as problems with "global governance." The U.S. woodland provider demands "collaborative governance." What debts for the pervasive use of the time period "governance" and what does it fairly suggest? during this Very brief Introduction, a number one authority on governance, Mark Bevir, considers not just the most theories of governance, but additionally sheds mild on their impression in various parts, together with company, public, and worldwide affairs. He exhibits that the observe "governance" is utilized in quite a few contexts, yet at a basic point, it refers to all types of social coordination and styles of rule. Bevir additionally considers how one can differentiate among reliable and undesirable governance.

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The Bullet and the Ballot Box: The Story of Nepal's Maoist Revolution

By Aditya Adhikari

The Bullet and the poll field offers a wealthy and sweeping account of a decade of innovative upheaval. while Nepal’s Maoists introduced their armed uprising within the nineties, that they had constrained public aid and plenty of argued that their ideology was once out of date. Twelve years later they have been in energy, and their formidable plan of social transformation ruled the nationwide time table. How did this turn into attainable? Adhikari’s narrative attracts on a vast variety of assets – together with novels, letters and diaries – to light up the historical past and human drama of the Maoist revolution.

An indispensible account of Nepal’s fresh background, the booklet deals a desirable case learn of the way communist ideology has been reinterpreted and translated into political motion within the twenty-first century.

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