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Guilt by Accusation: The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Ag...
by Alan Dershowitz

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English

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Publication Date

November 19, 2019

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鈥淢aybe the question isn鈥檛 what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it鈥檚 what happened to everyone else.鈥濃€?lt;i>Politico</i><br /><br /><b><i>New York Times </i>bestselling author Alan Dershowitz, one of America鈥檚 most respected legal scholars, proves鈥攚ith incontrovertible evidence鈥攖hat he is entirely innocent of the sexual misconduct accusations against him, while suggesting a roadmap for how such allegations should truly be handled in a just society. 聽</b><br /><br />Alan Dershowitz has been called 鈥渙ne of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America鈥?by <i>Politico </i>and 鈥渢he nation鈥檚 most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights鈥?by <i>Newsweek</i>. Yet he has come under intense criticism for applying those same principles, and his famed 鈥渟hoe鈥憃n鈥憈he鈥憃ther鈥慺oot test,鈥?to those accused of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> In <i>Guilt by Accusation</i>, Dershowitz provides an in鈥慸epth analysis of the false accusations against him, alongside a full presentation of the exculpatory evidence that proves his account, including emails from his accuser and an admission of his innocence from her lawyer, David Boies. Additionally, he examines current attitudes toward accusations of sexual misconduct, which are today, in the age of #MeToo, accepted as implicit truth without giving the accused a fair chance to defend themselves and their innocence, and suggests possible pathways back to a society and legal system in which due process is respected above public opinion and the whims of social media mobs.<br /><br /> This book is Alan Dershowitz鈥檚 plea for fairness for both accuser and accused, his principled stand for due process no matter the allegation, and his compelling assertion of his own innocence. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the inside story behind the accusations against him or who cares about the current societal debate over how we should handle accusations of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> The #MeToo movement has generally been a force for good, but as with many good movements, it is being exploited by some bad people for personal profit. Supporters of the #MeToo movement must not allow false accusers to hurt real victims by hiding behind its virtuous shield, turning it into an exploitive sword against innocent people.
Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer's Twent...
by Robert Bilott

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English

Pages

399

Publication Date

October 08, 2019

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<b>鈥?lt;/b><b>For <i>Erin Brockovich</i> fans, a David vs. Goliath tale with a twist.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /> <br /><b>The story that inspired the major motion picture <i>Dark Waters,</i> starring Mark Ruffalo as Robert Bilott.</b><br /><br />In 1998, Rob Bilott began a legal battle against DuPont that would consume the next twenty years of his life, uncovering the worst case of environmental contamination in modern history and a corporate cover-up that put the health of hundreds of thousands of people at risk. Representing a single farmer who was convinced the creek on his property had been poisoned by runoff from a nearby DuPont landfill, Rob ultimately discovers the truth about PFAS鈥攗nregulated, toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing of Teflon and a host of other household goods. DuPont鈥檚 own scientists had issued internal warnings for years about the harmful effects of PFAS on human health, but the company continued to allow these chemicals to leach into public drinking water. Until Rob forced them to face the consequences.<br /> <br /> <i>Exposure</i> is an unforgettable legal drama about malice and manipulation, the failings of environmental regulation, and one lawyer鈥檚 quest to expose the truth about this previously unknown鈥攁nd still unregulated鈥攃hemical that presents one of the greatest human health crises of the 21st century.
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
by John Grisham

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English

Pages

458

Publication Date

March 09, 2010

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<p><b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>聽BESTSELLER 鈥⒙燡ohn Grisham鈥檚 first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence.</b><br /><b>聽</b><br /><b>NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY聽SERIES</b><br /><b>聽</b><br /><b>鈥淏oth an American tragedy and [Grisham鈥檚] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.鈥濃€?lt;i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br />聽<br />In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron鈥檚 home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death鈥攊n a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man鈥檚 already broken life, and let a true killer go free.<br />聽<br />Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama,聽<i>The Innocent Man</i>聽reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book no American can afford to miss.<br />聽<br /><b>Praise for聽<i>The Innocent Man</i></b><br />聽<br />鈥淕risham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his bestselling fiction.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The</i>聽<i>Boston Globe</i></b><br />聽<br />鈥淎 gritty, harrowing true-crime story.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Time</i></b><br /><i>聽</i><br />鈥淎 triumph.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Seattle Times</i></b><br /><br /><b>BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham鈥檚 <i>The Litigators.</i></b></p>
How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Ce...
by Frank Dik枚tter

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English

Pages

304

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December 03, 2019

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<b>From the Samuel Johnson Prize-winning author of <i>Mao's Great Famine</i>, a sweeping and timely study of twentieth-century dictators and the development of the modern cult of personality.</b><br /><b><br /></b><b> </b>No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the long term. In the twentieth century, as new technologies allowed leaders to place their image and voice directly into their citizens' homes, a new phenomenon appeared where dictators exploited the cult of personality to achieve the illusion of popular approval without ever having to resort to elections.<br /><br /> In <i>How to Be a Dictator</i>, Frank Dik枚tter examines the cults and propaganda surrounding twentieth-century dictators, from Hitler and Stalin to Mao Zedong and Kim Il Sung. These men were the founders of modern dictatorships, and they learned from each other and from history to build their regimes and maintain their public images. Their dictatorships, in turn, have influenced leaders in the twenty-first century, including Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and Recep Tayyip Erdogan.<br /><br /> Using a breadth of archival research and his characteristic in-depth analysis, Dik枚tter offers a stunning portrait of dictatorship, a guide to the cult of personality, and a map for exposing the lies dictators tell to build and maintain their regimes.
Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinform...
by Richard Stengel

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English

Pages

368

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October 08, 2019

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<p>Disinformation is as old as humanity. When Satan told Eve nothing would happen if she bit the apple, that was disinformation. But the rise of social media has made disinformation even more pervasive and pernicious in our current era. In a disturbing turn of events, governments are increasingly using disinformation to create their own false narratives, and democracies are proving not to be very good at fighting it. <br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p>During the final three years of the Obama administration, Richard Stengel, the former editor of <i>Time</i> and an Under Secretary of State, was on the front lines of this new global information war. At the time, he was the single person in government tasked with unpacking, disproving, and combating both ISIS鈥檚 messaging and Russian disinformation. Then, in 2016, as the presidential election unfolded, Stengel watched as Donald Trump used disinformation himself, weaponizing the grievances of Americans who felt left out by modernism. In fact, Stengel quickly came to see how all three players had used the same playbook: ISIS sought to make Islam great again; Putin tried to make Russia great again; and we all know about Trump. <br /><br /><br /><br /></p><p>In a narrative that is by turns dramatic and eye-opening, <i>Information Wars</i> walks readers through of this often frustrating battle. Stengel moves through Russia and Ukraine, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, and introduces characters from Putin to Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and Mohamed bin Salman to show how disinformation is impacting our global society. He illustrates how ISIS terrorized the world using social media, and how the Russians launched a tsunami of disinformation around the annexation of Crimea 鈥?a scheme that became the model for their interference with the 2016 presidential election. An urgent book for our times, <i>Information Wars</i> stresses that we must find a way to combat this ever growing threat to democracy. <br /></p>
The Mastermind: Drugs. Empire. Murder. Betrayal.
by Evan Ratliff

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English

Pages

446

Publication Date

January 29, 2019

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<b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>NOTABLE BOOK 鈥?The incredible true story of the decade-long quest to bring down Paul Le Roux鈥攖he creator of a frighteningly powerful Internet-enabled cartel who merged the ruthlessness of a drug lord with the technological savvy of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur.</b><br /><br /><b><b>鈥淎 tour de force of shoe-leather reporting鈥攗ndertaken, amid threats and menacing, at considerable personal risk.鈥濃€?lt;i>Los Angeles Times</i></b><br /><br /></b>It all started as an online prescription drug network, supplying hundreds of millions of dollars鈥?worth of painkillers to American customers. It would not stop there. Before long, the business had turned into a sprawling multinational conglomerate engaged in almost every conceivable aspect of criminal mayhem. Yachts carrying $100 million in cocaine. Safe houses in Hong Kong filled with gold bars. Shipments of methamphetamine from North Korea. Weapons deals with Iran. Mercenary armies in Somalia. Teams of hit men in the Philippines. Encryption programs so advanced that the government could not break them.<br /><br /> The man behind it all, pulling the strings from a laptop in Manila, was Paul Calder Le Roux鈥攁 reclusive programmer turned criminal genius who could only exist in the networked world of the twenty-first century, and the kind of self-made crime boss that American law enforcement had never imagined.<br /><br /> For half a decade, DEA agents played a global game of cat-and-mouse with Le Roux as he left terror and chaos in his wake. Each time they came close, he would slip away. It would take relentless investigative work, and a shocking betrayal from within his organization, to catch him. And when he was finally caught, the story turned again, as Le Roux struck a deal to bring down his own organization and the people he had once employed.<br /><br /> Award-winning investigative journalist Evan Ratliff spent four years piecing together this intricate puzzle, chasing Le Roux鈥檚 empire and his shadowy henchmen around the world, conducting hundreds of interviews and uncovering thousands of documents. The result is a riveting, unprecedented account of a crime boss built by and for the digital age.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>The Mastermind<br /></i></b><br />鈥?lt;i>The Mastermind</i> is true crime at its most stark and vivid depiction. Evan Ratliff鈥檚 work is well done from beginning to end, paralleling his investigative work with the work of the many federal agents developing the case against LeRoux.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>San Francisco Book Review </i>(five stars)</b><br /><br />鈥淎 wholly engrossing story that joins the worlds of El Chapo and Edward Snowden; both disturbing and memorable.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Kirkus Reviews聽</i>(starred review)</b>
America's Revolutionary Mind: A Moral History of the American Rev...
by C. Bradley Thompson

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English

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Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<i>America's Revolutionary Mind</i> is the first major reinterpretation of the American Revolution since the publication of Bernard Bailyn's <i>The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution</i> and Gordon S. Wood's <i>The Creation of the American Republic</i>. <br /><br />The purpose of this book is twofold: first, to elucidate the logic, principles, and significance of the Declaration of Independence as the embodiment of the American mind; and, second, to shed light on what John Adams once called the "real American Revolution"; that is, the moral revolution that occurred in the minds of the people in the fifteen years before 1776. The Declaration is used here as an ideological road map by which to chart the intellectual and moral terrain traveled by American Revolutionaries as they searched for new moral principles to deal with the changed political circumstances of the 1760s and early 1770s. This volume identifies and analyzes the modes of reasoning, the patterns of thought, and the new moral and political principles that served American Revolutionaries first in their intellectual battle with Great Britain before 1776 and then in their attempt to create new Revolutionary societies after 1776. <br /><br />The book reconstructs what amounts to a near-unified system of thought鈥攚hat Thomas Jefferson called an 鈥淎merican mind鈥?or what I call 鈥淎merica鈥檚 Revolutionary mind.鈥?This American mind was, I argue, united in its fealty to a common philosophy that was expressed in the Declaration and launched with the words, 鈥淲e hold these truths to be self-evident.鈥?/div>
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
by , James A. Robinson

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English

Pages

556

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March 20, 2012

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<b>Brilliant and engagingly written, <i>Why Nations Fail </i>answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? <br /><i><br /></i></b>Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? <br /><br />Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence? <br /><br />Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. <br /><br />The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people. Sadly, the people of the north have endured decades of famine, political repression, and very different economic institutions鈥攚ith no end in sight. The differences between the Koreas is due to the politics that created these completely different institutional trajectories. <br /><br />Based on fifteen years of original research Acemoglu and Robinson marshall extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the United States, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including: <br /><br />- China has built an authoritarian growth machine. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and聽overwhelm the West? <br /><br />- Are America鈥檚 best days behind it? Are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority? <br /><br />- What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson鈥檚 breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions? <br /><br /><b><i>Why Nations Fail </i>will change the way you look at鈥攁nd understand鈥攖he world.聽</b>
Corruption in America
by Zephyr Teachout

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English

Pages

385

Publication Date

September 15, 2014

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When Louis XVI gave Ben Franklin a diamond-encrusted snuffbox, the gift troubled Americans: it threatened to corrupt him by clouding his judgment. By contrast, in 2010 the Supreme Court gave corporations the right to spend unlimited money to influence elections. Zephyr Teachout shows that <i>Citizens United</i> was both bad law and bad history.
The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty
by , James A. Robinson

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English

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576

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September 24, 2019

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<b>From the authors of the international bestseller聽<i>Why Nations Fail</i>, a crucial new big-picture framework that answers the question of how liberty flourishes in some states but falls to authoritarianism or anarchy in others--and explains how it can continue to thrive despite new threats.</b><br /><br /> In <i>Why Nations Fail</i>, Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson argued that countries rise and fall based not on culture, geography, or chance, but on the power of their institutions. In their new book, they build a new theory about liberty and how to achieve it, drawing a wealth of evidence from both current affairs and disparate threads of world history. 聽<br /><br /> Liberty is hardly the "natural" order of things. In most places and at most times, the strong have dominated the weak and human freedom has been quashed by force or by customs and norms. Either states have been too weak to protect individuals from these threats, or states have been too strong for people to protect themselves from despotism. Liberty emerges only when a delicate and precarious balance is struck between state and society.<br /><br /> There is a Western myth that political liberty is a durable construct, arrived at by a process of "enlightenment." This static view is a fantasy, the authors argue. In reality, the corridor to liberty is narrow and stays open only via a fundamental and incessant struggle between state and society: The authors look to the American Civil Rights Movement, Europe鈥檚 early and recent history, the Zapotec civilization circa 500 BCE, and Lagos鈥檚 efforts to uproot corruption and institute government accountability to illustrate what it takes to get and stay in the corridor. But they also examine Chinese imperial history, colonialism in the Pacific, India鈥檚 caste system, Saudi Arabia鈥檚 suffocating cage of norms, and the 鈥淧aper Leviathan鈥?of many Latin American and African nations to show how countries can drift away from it, and explain the feedback loops that make liberty harder to achieve. <br /><br /> Today we are in the midst of a time of wrenching destabilization. We need liberty more than ever, and yet the corridor to liberty is becoming narrower and more treacherous. The danger on the horizon is not "just" the loss of our political freedom, however grim that is in itself; it is also the disintegration of the prosperity and safety that critically depend on liberty. The opposite of the corridor of liberty is the road to ruin.

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