Politics & Current Events

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Gathering Strength: Conversations With Afghan Women

By Peggy Kelsey

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Peggy Kelsey’s book “Gathering Strength” lifts the veils from all of Afghanistan’s female population through conversations with a cross-section of Afghan women from her visits to the country in 2003 and 2010.

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Justice in America: How it Works – How it Fails

By Russell F. Moran

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

It doesn’t take much to realize when someone has “wronged” us. Yet Russell F. Moran’s Justice in America: How it Works – How it Fails examines how our simplest instinct – the ability to identify right from wrong – isn’t always so simple in the eyes of the law.

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Death with Dignity

By Robert Orfali

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Death with Dignity is author Robert Orfali’s passionate and persuasive argument for legalized physician-assisted dying, based on personal opinion and experience and extensive research into the debates and issues revolving around this controversial issue.

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The Secret Peace: Exposing the Positive Trend of World Events

By Jesse Richards

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Despite wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, continuing conflict in the Middle East, and such horrendous events as 911, author Jesse Richards presents the boldly optimistic theory that the world is actually moving away from war and violence toward unity and peace.