Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death and the GOP’s quick strike to turn his death into a political football was simply a continuation of the high intensity warfare that the GOP has waged on nearly every major Obama administration legislative initiative that wound up on the court’s docket. The conservative controlled court’s open war against Obama was driven by a blatant mix of politics, ideology, and at times seemingly personal vindictiveness. The Supreme Court Versus Obama walks through the contentious record and history of the court’s war, spotlights the big ticket cases to illustrate the sharp and hardened battle lines, and tells what the stakes are for America....
Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 March 2017 onward
Are you sick of all the American news stories? So am I. Do you think America Sucks? Find humor here.
Here you will read about why other Countries envy America and Americans. Sorry to be so negative, but how can we change anything if no one complains?...
Genre: Humour, Political, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 March 2017 onward
A heartrendingly passionate, unique, often amusing yet clinical dissection of a justice system as seen through the eyes of as disparate a group of people as you could imagine. From legal professionals to prisoners behind bars. Media figures, political activists and tech-savvy hackers, to a 12-year-old girl.
Through a wide range of personal accounts, Saving Justice chronicles the recent “reform” of what was once a world leading criminal justice system by the Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government. It includes many of the well-known social, legal and economic events of the time and informed (and not so informed!) opinion on many celebrity trials and scandals.
A story of hope and of what happens when a group of people hold a torch to the dark a gove...
Genre: Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 March 2017 onward
A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN: WITH STRICTURES ON POLITICAL AND MORAL SUBJECTS (1792), written by the 18th-century British feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy. In it, Wollstonecraft responds to those educational and political theorists of the 18th century who did not believe women should have an education. She argues that women ought to have an education commensurate with their position in society, claiming that women are essential to the nation because they educate its children and because they could be "companions" to their husbands, rather than mere wives. Instead of viewing women as ornaments to society or property to be traded in marriage, Wollstonecraft maintains that they are human beings deserving of the same fundamental rights a...
Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties
Size: 162 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 22 March 2017 onward
In both his novels and in his 2005 essay, How We Live Now, John Twelve Hawks was one of the first authors to warn us about the growing power of surveillance technology. Now he has written a personal and controversial book that shows how our lives are watched and analyzed by governments and international corporations. In a world in which our actions can be monitored by a computerized grid of social control, is there anything we can do to defend our freedom?...
Genre: Computing, Microsoft, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties
Size: 146 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 March 2017 onward
ON LIBERTY is a philosophical work by English philosopher John Stuart Mill, originally intended as a short essay. The work, published in 1859, applies Mill's ethical system of utilitarianism to society and the state. Mill attempts to establish standards for the relationship between authority and liberty. He emphasizes the importance of individuality which he conceived as a prerequisite to the higher pleasures-the summum bonum of Utilitarianism. Furthermore, Mill criticised the errors of past attempts to defend individuality where, for example, democratic ideals resulted in the "tyranny of the majority". Among the standards established in this work are Mill's three basic liberties of individuals, his three legitimate objections to government intervention, and his two maxims regarding the re...
Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Civil Rights & Liberties
Size: 102 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 07 March 2017 onward
Genre: Fiction, History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Civil Rights & Liberties, Religion & Spirituality, Religious Studies
Size: 463 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 February 2017 onward