- Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy
Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. These diametrically opposed but strangely intertwined forces are tearing apart--and bringing together--the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it depends.
On the one hand, consumer capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the social and economic barriers between nations, transforming the world's diverse populations into a blandly uniform market. On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units. Jihad vs. McWorld is the term that distinguished writer and political scientist Benjamin R. Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy.
A work of persuasive originality and penetrating insight, Jihad vs. McWorld holds up a sharp, clear lens to the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world. Critics and political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R. Barber's work for its bold vision and moral courage. Jihad vs. McWorld is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand our troubled present and the crisis threatening our future.
- The Last Letter from Your Lover
Spanning forty years, two women's stories of love, loss and betrayal are intertwined in this award-winning novel by Jojo Moyes, internationally bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and the new bestseller Still Me.
'A fabulous, emotional and evocative book - perfect for anyone who loves Mad Men'
When journalist Ellie looks through her newspaper's archives for a story, she doesn't think she'll find anything of interest. Instead she discovers a letter from 1960, written by a man asking his lover to leave her husband - and Ellie is caught up in the intrigue of a past love affair. Despite, or perhaps because of her own romantic entanglements with a married man.
In 1960, Jennifer wakes up in hospital after a car accident. She can't remember anything - her husband, her friends, who she used to be. And then, when she returns home, she uncovers a hidden letter, and begins to remember the lover she was willing to risk everything for.
Ellie and Jennifer's stories of passion, adultery and loss are wound together in this richly emotive novel - interspersed with real 'last letters'.
- Histoire d'Haïti: de 1843 a 1846...
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- Facon de Parler 1 French for Beginners 5ED
This book (ISBN 9780340913048 ) does not include CDs; ISBN 9780340913062 includes the book and the CDs, ISBN 9780340913109 is for CDs only.
Is this the right French course for me?
This lively, highly illustrative and communicative French course is designed to take adult beginners to GCSE level or equivalent. Whether you are learning for holiday, business or exam purposes, Facon de Parler 1 will guide you step by step through all the basic language skills and there is plenty of opportunity to practise what you have learnt.
Facon de Parler 1 is ideal for class study and is also useful for home learners. Used with the accompanying audio CD pack and brand new Facon de Parler 1 Activity Book, this best-selling course provides the complete package for adult beginners in French.
What's new in the fourth edition?
Now in its fourth edition, the book has been revised and updated to reflect the innovations of the technological era, while retaining the strengths and familiarity of the previous edition. Illustrated dialogues and exercises, comprehension questions, structured pair- and group-work activities, and regular revision sections to consolidate learning feature in this gently paced and unintimidating course.
- Facon De Parler 2 Activity Book 4th edition
This Activity Book mirrors each of the units from the FaA?on de Parler 2 Student Book, enabling learners to complement their taught lessons with extra self-access homework. The book includes extra reading and comprehension tasks, games, quizzes and puzzles. 'Pense-bAate!' boxes offer a reminder of basic grammar rules before beginning an activity while 'Coin info' sections provide further information on French culture and customs. Units end with a 'Bilan' exercise designed to check vocabulary and grammar points covered in the unit. FaA?on de Parler 2 Activity Book is a valuable addition to this best-selling course, constituting an essential source of practice and ideas for both learners and teachers alike.