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  • When Money Talks: The High Price of

    When Money Talks: The High Price of "Free" Speech and the Selling of Democracy

    Genre: Politics,Political Science
    Author: Derek Cressman
    Duration: 06:09:23

    Special-interest money is destroying our democratic process. But now that the Citizens United decision has thrown out campaign spending limits as abridgments of free speech, Americans want to know what they can do about it. Derek Cressman gives us the tools, both intellectual and tactical, to fight ... [ more ]

  • Shareholder Action Guide: Unleash Your Hidden Powers to Hold Corporations Accountable

    Shareholder Action Guide: Unleash Your Hidden Powers to Hold Corporations Accountable

    Genre: Business,Politics,Political Science,Economics
    Author: Andrew Behar
    Duration: 04:20:00

    A valuable call to action for small shareholders to change the ways big corporations do business. Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor Want to make misbehaving corporations mend their ways? You can! If you own their stock, corporations have to listen to you. Shareholder advocate Andrew Behar e ... [ more ]

  • Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide

    Reunited States of America: How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide

    Genre: Politics,United States,Political Science
    Author: Mark Gerzon
    Duration: 05:01:23

    Out of Many, One In this era of poisonous partisanship, The Reunited States of America is a lifesaving antidote. At a time when loyalty to party seems to be overpowering love of country, it not only explains how we can bridge the partisan divide but also tells the untold story of how our fellow cit ... [ more ]

  • Obama Confidential: Strange, Odd & Bizarre Letters to the 44th President

    Obama Confidential: Strange, Odd & Bizarre Letters to the 44th President

    Genre: Politics,Satire,Politics,Satire
    Author: Marc Berlin
    Duration: 02:51:00

    Get ready for some laughs as you read the NEW humor book OBAMA CONFIDENTIAL: Strange, Odd & Bizarre Letters to the 44th President. In this outrageous collection of 60 fake “letters” to the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, we’re offered a startling inside look at what’s on the minds ... [ more ]

  • Arrogant Autocrat

    Arrogant Autocrat

    Genre: Politics,Political Science
    Author: Mel Hurtig
    Duration: 03:30:00

    Mel Hurtig, Canadian nationalist, publisher, best-selling author, has been warning Canadians about the negative influences of the excessive corporate takeover of Canada, including the impacts of foreign ownership and so-called free-trade agreements for over four decades. In this short but important ... [ more ]

  • J Krishnamurti in Conversation With Prof Allan Anderson  Vol 6

    J Krishnamurti in Conversation With Prof Allan Anderson Vol 6

    Genre: Politics,Philosophy,Psychology,Lectures,Religion,Science,Economics
    Author: J. Krishnamurti
    Duration: 00:54:00

    In a time of unprecedented outer change in the political and social spheres, is there a fundamental inner challenge that faces each one of us? In these 18 dialogues, Krishnamurti indicates that pinning hopes on organized religion, science, political ideology or the market economy not only fails to a ... [ more ]

  • J Krishnamurti in Conversation With Prof Allan Anderson Vol 9

    J Krishnamurti in Conversation With Prof Allan Anderson Vol 9

    Genre: Politics,Philosophy,Psychology,Lectures,Religion,Science,Economics
    Author: J. Krishnamurti
    Duration: 00:58:00

    In a time of unprecedented outer change in the political and social spheres, is there a fundamental inner challenge that faces each one of us? In these 18 dialogues, Krishnamurti indicates that pinning hopes on organized religion, science, political ideology or the market economy not only fails to a ... [ more ]

  • J Krishnamurti in Conversation With Prof Allan Anderson Vol 10

    J Krishnamurti in Conversation With Prof Allan Anderson Vol 10

    Genre: Politics,Philosophy,Psychology,Lectures,Religion,Science,Economics
    Author: J. Krishnamurti
    Duration: 00:58:00

    In a time of unprecedented outer change in the political and social spheres, is there a fundamental inner challenge that faces each one of us? In these 18 dialogues, Krishnamurti indicates that pinning hopes on organized religion, science, political ideology or the market economy not only fails to a ... [ more ]

  • Lowdown The EU should we stay or should we go?

    Lowdown The EU should we stay or should we go?

    Genre: Politics,Current Affairs,International Issues
    Author: Paul Kent
    Duration: 01:45:00

    WHAT HAS THE EU EVER DONE FOR US? Why doesn’t Posh Spice like the European Union? Which EU member nation is the grumpiest? How many people does it take to post a letter in the EU HQ in Brussels? When did Margaret Thatcher drape herself in a German flag? How does the EU recommend you ... [ more ]

  • What's Worth Learning

    What's Worth Learning

    Genre: Literature,Politics,Essays and Anthologies,United States
    Author: Marion Brady
    Duration: 06:11:00

    What's Worth Learning? addresses the central question of general education. For learners facing a complex, unpredictable, and dangerous future, it asks and answers the question: What knowledge is absolutely essential for every learner? In simple, jargon-free language, the book explains why the ... [ more ]

  • Cold, Hungry and In the Dark

    Cold, Hungry and In the Dark

    Genre: NonFiction,Politics
    Author: Bill Powers
    Duration: 07:11:00

    Conventional wisdom has North America entering a new era of energy abundance thanks to shale gas. But has industry been honest? Cold, Hungry and in the Dark argues that declining productivity combined with increasing demand will trigger a crisis that will cause prices to skyrocket, damage the econom ... [ more ]

  • Kill the Messengers: Stephen Harper's Assault on your Right to Know

    Kill the Messengers: Stephen Harper's Assault on your Right to Know

    Genre: Politics,Political Science
    Author: Mark Bourrie
    Duration: 11:36:00

    Information, the lifeblood of democracy, is under attack in Canada. Instead of the transparency Stephen Harper promised, the nation's business is done in secret, and an army of lobbyists and public-relations flackies now set the agenda and decide what we get to know. When we are denied informat ... [ more ]

  • Restoring Our American Dream: The Best Investment

    Restoring Our American Dream: The Best Investment

    Genre: Politics,Political Science
    Author: Michael K. Farr
    Duration: 06:34:00

    A new, upbeat book from Michael Farr–one of CNBC’s most popular financial commentators and experienced investor–brings to the forefront solutions to America’s struggle to regain the respect and values on which our country was founded. Trust has eroded from government, banks, Wall Street, and big bus ... [ more ]

  • In Your Face

    In Your Face

    Genre: NonFiction,Politics,Environment
    Author: Chris DeRose
    Duration: 09:59:50

    In Your Face is Chris’s story in his own words; it’s not simply an eyewitness account of social activism, but the experience of a man living on the front lines. It is the intense, sometimes funny, story of how one man learned about injustice, cared enough to get involved, started taking direct acti ... [ more ]

  • End of the Road

    End of the Road

    Genre: NonFiction,Philosophy,Politics
    Author: Ayn Rand
    Duration: 00:26:00

    Ayn Rand presents her views of the world, politics, and human thought. ... [ more ]

  • 100 quotes by Niccholo Macchiavelli, from

    100 quotes by Niccholo Macchiavelli, from "The Prince"

    Genre: Politics,Political Science
    Author: Nicolas Machiavel
    Duration: 00:32:35

    The Prince is the most famous of Machiavelli's works; it gives very clear, precise and realistic instructions on how to gain and maintain power, fortune, and glory, sometimes at the expense of others. Written in 1513, it is one of the most feared and hated political treatises, taken to be the first ... [ more ]

  • Areopagitica

    Areopagitica

    Genre: Politics,European,History
    Author: John Milton
    Duration: 02:01:00

    A prose tract or polemic by John Milton, published November 23, 1644, at the height of the English Civil War... Milton, though a supporter of the Parliament, argued forcefully against the Licensing Order of 1643, noting that such censorship had never been a part of classical Greek and Roman society. ... [ more ]

  • The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice

    The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice

    Genre: Politics,Science & Technology,Social Science,Political Science,Politics,Science & Technology,Social Science,Political Science,Politics,Science & Technology,Social Science,Political Science,Politics,Science & Technology,Social Science,Political Science
    Author: Stephen Leacock, Susan Glaspell
    Duration: 02:24:09

    This lengthy political essay by noted Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock was written while he was professor of political economy at McGill University. He argues for a middle ground between capitalism and pure socialism. Listeners in the early 21st century may find this 90-year old essay oddly topica ... [ more ]

  • There Are Realistic Alternatives

    There Are Realistic Alternatives

    Genre: Politics,Political Science
    Author: Gene Sharp
    Duration: 02:09:36

    Violence in society and politics, whether in the form of war, terrorism, dictatorship, oppression, usurpation, or genocide, is widely recognized as a grave problem. The objective of this essay is to explore a different perspective on the nature of the problem of widespread violence in society and po ... [ more ]

  • United Kingdom House of Lords Speeches Collection

    United Kingdom House of Lords Speeches Collection

    Genre: Politics,Political Science
    Author: Various Authors
    Duration: 02:01:40

    This collection comprises recordings of seven historic speeches given to the UK House of Lords between 1641 and 1945. Readings are of speeches origninally given by the 1st Earl of Strafford (Thomas Wentworth), the 1st Earl of Chatham (William Pitt the Elder), the 6th Baron Byron (the poet Lord Byron ... [ more ]