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The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System
3.95
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Jul 18, 2017
Jun 29, 2017
 
Taliban: Militant Islam, Oil and Fundamentalism in Central Asia
3.96
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Sep 05, 2008
 
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
4.03
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Alright, but let us face the reality, this is just an essay you can read online for free, and get to its core argument and save yourself several hours ...more
Feb 2014
Jan 09, 2014
 
Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World
3.74
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An interesting exploration on how the public views non-profits (generally in a negative light) and how public policy makes the work that many charitab ...more
May 28, 2014
Apr 21, 2014
 
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
3.92
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It took me more then a month to slog through this book. Insightful, but not much new for anyone with a little understanding of history and common sens ...more
Mar 03, 2009
Dec 03, 2008
 
The Lost Heart of Asia
3.89
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While Central Asia will not rise high and many people's lists of "must go" travel destinations, shortly after the fall of the Soviet Union, many resea ...more
Mar 2004
Sep 12, 2008
 
Smoke and Mirrors: The War on Drugs and the Politics of Failure
4.33
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While it falls under the current events shelf, the book is fairly outdated, as it was written in the 1990s, under the Clinton's administration, and ma ...more
Feb 2003
Sep 08, 2008
 
Race Against The Machine
3.92
really liked it
An important read on multiple levels, the book summarizes the coming changes in AI and other automated processes, which will replace the need for huma ...more
Mar 04, 2012
Apr 05, 2012
 
The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (American Empire Project)
3.99
really liked it
I saw Andrew Bacevich's interview with Bill Moyers on PBS last week and was impressed enough by his demeanor, verve, and intelligence to go out and bu ...more
Oct 08, 2008
Oct 03, 2008
 
Memoirs of a Psychic Spy: The Remarkable Life of US Government Remote Viewer
3.55
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Back when I was a roundish pre-teenager, one of my favorite subject matters was the paranormal. A fascination helped along by some anonymous individua ...more
Jan 22, 2009
Jan 22, 2009
 
Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia
3.70
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My friend J gave me this book before I went to Kazakhstan working with the United States Peace Corps, so, at the time, I found it a more interesting r ...more
Jul 2004
Sep 05, 2008