Download E-books State vs. Defense: The Battle to Define America's Empire PDF

By Stephen Glain

A masterful account of the way sixty years of yank militarism created the chilly struggle, fanned a long time of pointless clash, helped to gas Islamist terror, and threatens to bankrupt the country.
 
For many of the 20th century, the sword has led sooner than the olive department in American international coverage. In eye-opening model, State vs. Defense indicates how the US really operates as a superpower and explores the consistent pressure among the diplomats at country and the soldiers at Defense.
 
State vs. Defense characterizes the entire nice figures who crafted American international coverage, from George Marshall to Robert McNamara to Henry Kissinger to Don Rumsfeld with this underlying topic: the United States has develop into more and more imperial and militaristic.
 
Take, for instance, the Pentagon, which as of 2010, said the focus of 190,000 troops and 115,000 civilian staff within 909 army amenities in forty six international locations and territories. the cost of America’s military-base community in a foreign country, besides the price of its nationwide protection nation at domestic, is gigantic. The invoice is available in at good over $1 trillion. that's equivalent to almost eight percentage of GDP and greater than 20 percentage of the federal finances. (By comparability, China, Russia, Cuba, Iran, and North Korea, the 5 nations Pentagon planners oftentimes trot out as traditional threats to the nationwide health and wellbeing, have a cumulative safety price range of simply over $200 billion.) Quietly, gradually—and necessarily, given the burden of its big funds and imperial writ—the Pentagon has all yet eclipsed the nation division on the middle of U.S. international policy.
 
In the culture of classics corresponding to The clever males, the simplest and the Brightest, and Legacy of Ashes, State vs. Defense explores how and why American leaders succumbed to the sirens of militarism, how the republic has been misplaced to an empire, and the way “the military-industrial complicated” that Eisenhower so famously forewarned has set us on a stark course of monetary peril.

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Download E-books Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books PDF

By Azar Nafisi

Each Thursday morning for 2 years within the Islamic Republic of Iran, Azar Nafisi, a daring and encouraged instructor, secretly accrued seven of her so much dedicated woman scholars to learn forbidden Western classics. a few got here from conservative and spiritual households, others have been revolutionary and secular; a few had frolicked in reformatory. They have been shy and uncomfortable at the beginning, unaccustomed to being requested to talk their minds, yet quickly they got rid of their veils and commenced to talk extra freely–their tales intertwining with the novels they have been examining by means of Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, and Vladimir Nabokov. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, as fundamentalists seized carry of the colleges and a blind censor stifled inventive expression, the ladies in Nafisi’s front room spoke not just of the books they have been examining but in addition approximately themselves, their desires and disappointments.

Azar Nafisi’s luminous masterwork offers us a unprecedented glimpse, from the interior, of women’s lives in progressive Iran. Reading Lolita in Tehran is a piece of serious ardour and poetic good looks, a amazing exploration of resilience within the face of tyranny, and a party of the releasing strength of literature.

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Download E-books Beacons of Light: Muhammad the Prophet and Fatima the Radiant PDF

By AbuAli alFadl ibn alHasan at Tabarsi - XKP

Muhammad, the Prophet, and Fatima az-Zahra (the Radiant)

The Prophet of Islam (s), his symptoms, miracles, biography and relations existence, and a biography of his daughter woman Fatima (a).

A Partial translation of I'lamu 'l Wara bi Alami 'l-Huda by way of Abu Ali al Fadl ibn al Hasan ibn al Fadl at Tabarsi (c. 468/1076 - 548/1154)

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Author(s):

Abu Ali al Fadl ibn al Hasan ibn al Fadl at Tabarsi

Translator(s):

Dr. Mahmoud AyoubDr. Lynda Clarke

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Download E-books Islam Through Western Eyes: From the Crusades to the War on Terrorism PDF

By Jonathan Lyons

Despite the West's transforming into involvement in Muslim societies, conflicts, and cultures, its lack of ability to appreciate or learn the Islamic international threatens any prospect for East–West rapprochement. Impelled through 1000 years of anti-Muslim rules and photographs, the West has did not interact in any significant or effective manner with the realm of Islam. Formulated within the medieval halls of the Roman Curia and courts of the ecu Crusaders and perfected within the newsrooms of Fox information and CNN, this anti-Islamic discourse determines what can and can't be acknowledged approximately Muslims and their faith, trapping the West in a perilous, dead-end politics that it can't afford.

In Islam via Western Eyes, Jonathan Lyons unpacks Western conduct of considering and writing approximately Islam, engaging in a cautious research of the West's grand totalizing narrative throughout a thousand years of historical past. He observes the discourse's corrosive results at the social sciences, together with sociology, politics, philosophy, theology, diplomacy, defense reviews, and human rights scholarship. He follows its effect on study, speeches, political technique, and executive coverage, fighting the West from responding successfully to its most important twenty-first-century demanding situations: the increase of Islamic energy, the emergence of non secular violence, and the transforming into rigidity among verified social values and multicultural rights between Muslim immigrant populations.

Through the highbrow "archaeology" of Michel Foucault, Lyons unearths the workings of this discourse and its underlying influence on our social, highbrow, and political lives. He then addresses problems with deep drawback to Western readers―Islam and modernity, Islam and violence, and Islam and women―and proposes new methods of wondering the Western courting to the Islamic world.

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Download E-books The Life and the Tales of Prophet Adam (pbuh) PDF

By Abdul Sahib Al Hasani Al Amili - XKP

This is my humble translation for the publication of Abdul-Sahib Al-'ameli. after all, and thanks to the excessive flexibility of Arabic and it's various phrases and divisions, my translation won't precisely be within the related line of the ebook, yet i attempted my most sensible to provide the general which means up to and as clearer as possible.

This e-book is taken into account a precious merchandise in any Shiite library, and that i wish to realize out that there's one other e-book and regarded older than this one that was once written via a pupil and a holy trustworthy guy referred to as "Al-Sayed Al-Jaza'iri" yet i actually didn't get to grasp this booklet rather well, yet during this translation of the ebook of Abdul-Sahib you can find a few reference for the ebook of Al-Sayed Al-Jazairi.

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Download E-books Beyond the Veil: Male-female Dynamics In Muslim Society (Revised Edition) PDF

By Fatema Mernissi

Edition note: version with new introduction.
Publish yr note: First released 1975
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"Required reading... " -- Elizabeth Fernea, The college of Texas at Austin

"If a reader have been to choose just one publication on the way to achieve perception into women's prestige and clients in Islamic society, this learn can be the only selected for its readability, honesty, intensity of information and thought-provoking qualities." -- Arab e-book World

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• Does Islam as a faith oppress ladies?
• Is Islam opposed to democracy?

In this vintage research, across the world popular sociologist Fatema Mernissi argues that women’s oppression isn't really as a result of Islam as this faith in truth celebrates women’s strength. Women’s oppression, she continues, is because of the political manipulation of faith through powerseeking, archaic Muslim male elites.

Mernissi explains in her e-book that early Muslim students portrayed ladies as competitive hunters who pressured males, lowered to vulnerable hunted sufferers, to manage ladies by way of enforcing specifications akin to veiling, which limited ladies to the non-public area. In her new creation, she argues that women’s invasion of the 500-plus Arab satellite tv for pc channels within the twenty-first century, as convey anchors and movie and video stars, helps her conception that Islam as a faith celebrates woman energy. ‘A interesting book’ Scotland on Sunday ‘If a reader have been to choose just one publication with a view to achieve perception into women’s prestige and customers in Islamic society, this examine might be the only selected for its readability, honesty, intensity of data and thought-provoking qualities.’ Arab e-book global

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Download E-books Tearing Apart the Land: Islam and Legitimacy in Southern Thailand PDF

By Duncan McCargo

Since January 2004, a violent separatist insurgency has raged in southern Thailand, leading to greater than 3 thousand deaths. even though mostly not noted open air Southeast Asia, the uprising in Pattani and neighboring provinces and the Thai government's harsh crackdown have ended in a full-scale obstacle. Tearing aside the Land by way of Duncan McCargo, one of many world's top students of up to date Thai politics, is the 1st fieldwork-based publication approximately this clash. Drawing on his huge wisdom of the quarter, countless numbers of interviews performed in the course of a year's study within the afflicted sector, and unpublished Thai-language resources that diversity from nameless leaflets to confessions extracted via Thai protection forces, McCargo locates the roots of the clash within the context of the strength kin among Bangkok and the Muslim-majority "deep South."

McCargo describes how Bangkok attempted to set up legitimacy via co-opting neighborhood non secular and political elites. This profitable technique used to be disillusioned while Thaksin Shinawatra grew to become leading minister in 2001 and got down to reorganize strength within the zone. earlier than Thaksin used to be overthrown in a 2006 army coup, his repressive rules had uncovered the precariousness of the Bangkok government's impact. A rejuvenated militant flow had emerged, invoking Islamic rhetoric to problem the authority of neighborhood leaders obedient to Bangkok.

For readers drawn to modern Southeast Asia, insurgency and counterinsurgency, Islam, politics, and questions of political violence, Tearing aside the Land is a strong account of the altering nature of Islam at the Malay peninsula, the legitimacy of the valuable Thai govt and the disasters of its protection coverage, the composition of the militant flow, and the conflict's disastrous impression on way of life within the deep South. rigorously distinguishing the rebellion in southern Thailand from different Muslim rebellions, McCargo means that the clash will be ended provided that a extra participatory mode of governance is followed within the region.

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Download E-books TUHAF UL-UQOUL - THE MASTERPIECES OF THE MIND PDF

By Abu Mohd Al-Hasan binAlibinHussein binShuba Al-Harrani - XKP

The Prophet’s connection with wisdom, mind, and lack of information The Prophet (peace be upon him and his relations) instructed:

Learn the information, for to profit it truly is a bonus, to check it's (a function of) glorification of God, to go looking for it's (a kind of) jihad, to educate it (to the ignorant ones) is charity, to train it freely is a pious act since it is the signal of the halal and haram.

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