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America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy-The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

William Blum
For over 65 years, the United States war machine has been on auto pilot. Since World War II, the world has believed that US foreign policy means well, and that America’s motives in spreading democracy are honorable, even noble.

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Inside Central Asia: A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Iran
Sunday, September 1, 2013

Dilip Hiro
The former Soviet republics of Central Asia comprise a sprawling, politically pivotal, densely populated, and richly cultured area of the world. In this comprehensive new treatment, renowned political writer and historian Dilip Hiro places the politics, peoples, and cultural background of this critical region firmly into the context of current international focus.

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The Crisis of Zionism
Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Peter Beinart
In The Crisis of Zionism, Peter Beinart lays out in chilling detail the looming danger to Israeli democracy and the American Jewish establishment’s refusal to confront it. And he offers a fascinating, groundbreaking portrait of the two leaders at the center of the crisis: Barack Obama, America’s first “Jewish president,” a man steeped in the liberalism he learned from his many Jewish friends and mentors in Chicago; and Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister who considers liberalism the Jewish people’s special curse.

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National Security and Nuclear Diplomacy
Friday, July 12, 2013

Hassan Rouhani
In addition to expounding the overall course of challenges faced by the Islamic Republic of Iran over its peaceful nuclear energy program, the book also analyzes a host of other issues related to general structure of the country’s decision-making system. It also explains the way that information circulates among foreign policy and national security bodies; the process of making decisions in Iran; the methods used to collect and analyze information; as well as prejudgments and factional tendencies rife among policymakers with regard to international data, institutions and developments up to 2005.

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Worldviews of Aspiring Powers
Monday, July 8, 2013

Henry R. Nau & Deepa M. Ollapally
Worldviews of Aspiring Powers provides a serious study of the domestic foreign policy debates in five world powers who have gained more influence as the US's has waned: China, Japan, India, Russia and Iran.

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Persian Flatweaves
Friday, July 5, 2013

 Parviz Tanavoli
This is the first comprehensive survey of the vast and fascinating subject of Persian flatweaves, and in particular floor covers. Previous publications on the subject have largely been dealers' restricted catalogues focusing on a narrow geographical area or the weavings of a particular group, or sections in more general books. This book thus fills a huge gap in the oriental carpet and textile literature.

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The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

This book is a major challenge both to economic theory and to media explanations of the ongoing 21st century economic crisis. It outlines how the one percent have pulled off an economic and political revolution. By offshoring manufacturing and professional service jobs, US corporations destroyed the growth of consumer income, the basis of the US economy, leaving the bulk of the population mired in debt. Deregulation was used to concentrate income and wealth in fewer hands and in financial corporations "too big to fail." Bailouts remove financial corporations from market discipline and force taxpayers in the US and EU to cover banksters' gambling losses.

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Iranian – Islamic Civilization: From Fall to Revival
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Out of all ancient civilizations, Iran, having a brilliant and very long history with a very sophisticated and amazing civilization, is located at the crossroads of major human civilizations. The country has been able since ancient times up to the present time to offer the most brilliant civilizational products to humanity by preserving its own special culture.

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A Dangerous Delusion: Why the West is Wrong About Nuclear Iran
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

In 2013 it is possible that Israel, backed by the United States, will launch an attack on Iran. This would be a catastrophic event, risking war, bloodshed and global economic collapse. In this passionate, but rationally argued essay, the authors attempt to avert a potential global catastrophe by showing that the grounds for war do not exist, that there are no Iranian nuclear weapons, and that Iran would happily come to a table and strike a deal.

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Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies
Sunday, April 14, 2013

Completely redesigned for today’s generation of cooks and food enthusiasts, the 25th Anniversary Edition of Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies by Najmieh Batmanglij provides a treasure trove of recipes, along with an immersive cultural experience for those seeking to understand this ancient and timeless cuisine. 

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