Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism
Author: Ion Mihai Pacepa,Ronald J. Rychlak
Publisher: Wnd Books
View: 7718Asserts that there is a Russian-bred "science" of disinformation that is infecting the American psyche and body of knowledge.
Crimes, Terreur, Répression
Author: Stéphane Courtois,Mark Kramer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
View: 4132Collects and analyzes seventy years of communist crimes that offer details on Kim Sung's Korea, Vietnam under "Uncle Ho," and Cuba under Castro.
Western and Non-Western Experiences
Author: Jussi M. Hanhimäki,Bernhard Blumenau
View: 3546The aim of this book is to provide readers with the tools to understand the historical evolution of terrorism and counterterrorism over the past 150 years. In order to appreciate the contemporary challenges posed by terrorism it is necessary to look at its evolution, at the different phases it has gone through, and the transformations it has experienced. The same applies to the solutions that states have come up with to combat terrorism: the nature of terrorism changes but still it is possible to learn from past experiences even though they are not directly applicable to the present. This book provides a fresh look at the history of terrorism by providing in-depth analysis of several important terrorist crises and the reactions to them in the West and beyond. The general framework is laid out in four parts: terrorism prior to the Cold War, the Western experience with terrorism, non-Western experiences with terrorism, and contemporary terrorism and anti-terrorism. The issues covered offer a broad range of historical and current themes, many of which have been neglected in existing scholarship; it also features a chapter on the waves phenomenon of terrorism against its international background. This book will be of much interest to students of terrorism studies, political violence, international history, security studies and IR.
Author: Mathias Broeckers
View: 2340Topics: The nature of conspiracy. Its pervasive role in life and history. Secret societies. Philosophy and fallacies of conspiratorial thinking. A science of conspirology. World conspiracies. Skull & Bones Club. 9/11 and the rise of Osama bin Laden-Al Quaeda conspiracy theory, unsupported by evidence. Countervailing theories. WTC, Pentagon. The great game. Drugs, finance, and the CIA. Oil, war and peace. Puppets of empire in the third world and fourth estate.---From verso of title page.
Author: Günter Laube
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
View: 4220Warum ist überhaupt etwas, und warum ist nicht Nichts? War der erste Mensch ein Mann oder eine Frau? Wieso gibt es unterschiedliche Religionen? Wo widersprechen sich (natur-)wissenschaftliche Evolutionstheorie und religiöse Überlieferungen, und wo gibt es Übereinstimmungen? Welche Lehren müssen wir noch aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg ziehen? Das Jahr 1999 markiert nicht nur das Ende des 20. Jahrhunderts, sondern weckte u. a. mit einer totalen Sonnenfinsternis das Interesse des Autors an allgegenwärtigen, jedoch nicht alltäglichen Dingen des Lebens. Dieses Buch soll Anregungen zum interkulturellen Dialog liefern.
The Communist Strategy of Deception and Disinformation
Author: Anatoliy Golitsyn
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
View: 1771Very rarely disclosures of information from behind the Iron Curtain throw new light on the roots of communist thought and action and challenge accepted notions on the operation of the communist system. We believe that this book does both these things. It is nothing if not controversial. It rejects conventional views on subjects ranging from Khrushchev's overthrow to Tito's revisionism, from Dubcek's liberalism to Ceausescu's independence, and from the dissident movement to the Sino-Soviet split. The author's analysis has many obvious implications for Western policy. It will not be readily accepted by those who have for long been committed to opposing points of view. But we believe that the debates it is likely to provoke will lead to a deeper understanding of the nature of the threat from international communism and, perhaps, to a firmer determination to resist it.
Author: Michael Bar-Zohar,Nissim Mishal
Publisher: Jaico Publishing House
View: 636INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER The Greatest Missions of the Israeli Secret Service For decades, Israel’s renowned security arm, the Mossad, has been widely recognized as the best intelligence service in the world. In Mossad, authors Michael Bar-Zohar and Nissim Mishal take us behind the closed curtain with riveting, eye-opening, boots-on-the-ground accounts of the most dangerous, most crucial missions in the agency's 60-year history. These are real, true Mission: Impossible stories brimming with high-octane action – right from the breath-taking capture of Nazi executioner Adolph Eichmann to the recent elimination of key Iranian nuclear scientists. If you are fascinated by the world of international espionage, intelligence, and covert “Black-Ops” warfare, then you will definitely find that the Mossad makes for some electrifying reading. Michael Bar-Zohar has fought in four Israeli-Arab wars, spent nine years beside David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s founder, become a fervent supporter of peace between Israel and her neighbours and served two terms in Parliament. He has written over 30 books and also won several major awards for his screenplays. Nissim Mishal is one of the foremost TV personalities in Israel and the Director-General of Israeli state television. Apart from writing best-selling books about the history of Israel he has also co-authored a book on two thousand years of Judaism.
Geheimdienstliche Aktivitäten nicht-staatlicher Akteure
Author: Stephan Blancke
Category: Political Science
View: 7435Im Gegensatz zu den privaten Militärdienstleistern sind die Aktivitäten der privaten Geheimdienste weitgehend rätselhaft. Zwar sind auch in Deutschland in den letzten Jahren einige Vorkommnisse aus diesem Graubereich in die Medien gelangt, jedoch sind hierzulande Ursprung, Ausmaß und Strukturen dieses boomenden Gewerbes unbekannt - die Branche gibt sich diskret. Das vorliegende Buch gibt einen Überblick nicht nur über die historische Entwicklung der klassischen Dienstleister, sondern auch über die Geheimdienststrukturen von Sekten und der Organisierten Kriminalität, von ehemaligen Journalisten und Staatsdienern. Beschrieben wird das massive Outsourcing der Geheimdienste, dessen Folgen unvorhersehbar sind, fern nahezu jeglicher demokratischen Kontrolle.
Author: Dmitri Volkogonov
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 8309Together with Lenin, Trotsky was the most charismatic and dominating figure of the Russian revolution. A dynamic public speaker, a brilliant organizer and theorist, he was largely responsible for advocating the system of state terror which was ultimately to lead to the nightmare of Stalinism. This biography describes Trotsky's career as a revolutionary before World War I and his roles successively as chief organizer of the October revolution, military hero of the Russian civil war and outspoken critic of the Stalinst style of leadership. Widely regarded as Lenin's likely successor, Trotsky was outmanoeuvred by his enemy, Stalin and found himself expelled from the Communist Party, written out of the history of the revolution, exiled and finally murdered in Mexico by Stalin's agents. The author tracked down members of Stalin's overseas hit-squad and found relatives of Trotsky in Russia. Combined with his access to Soviet archives, this biography lends insight into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century, whose faith in the world socialist revolution remained undimmed to the end.
Author: Jan Apotheker,Livia Simon Sarkadi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 6092"I have no dress except the one I wear every day. If you are going to be kind enough to give me one, please let it be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory", said Marie Curie about her wedding dress. According to her lecture notes, Gertrude B. Elion is quoted a few decades later: "Don't be afraid of hard work. Don't let others discourage you, or tell you that you can't do it. In my day I was told women didn't go into chemistry. I saw no reason why we couldn't." These two quotations from famous, Nobel Prize winning chemists amply demonstrate the challenges that female scientists in the past centuries have had to overcome; challenges that are still sometimes faced by the current generation. They "must have the noblest courage, quite extraordinary talents and superior genius" wrote Carl Friedrich Gauss 1807 in a letter to mathematician Sophie Germain. For the official book to celebrate the International Year of Chemistry, the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS) has chosen one of the central goals of the International Year: the contribution and role of women in chemistry. This celebration, which is the focus of European Women in Chemistry, takes us on a journey through centuries of chemical research, focusing on the lives of those amazing women from ancient times to the current day who dared to study this subject, often against advice or societal expectations. These portraits emphasize the extraordinary path and personality of these fascinating women, their major contribution to chemistry, but all in the context of their time and social environment. Some of these women, like Marie Curie and Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, are famous and still well-known today. Others have contributed significantly to the development of science and lived an exceptional life, but are nowadays almost forgotten. This book is a tribute to all of them and a motivation for new generations to come to tread new paths, fight for unusual ideas and control one?s own destiny.
Die Wismut - Eine populäre Geschichte
Author: Rainer Karlsch
Publisher: Ch. Links Verlag
View: 5008Die sowjetisch-deutsche Wismut-Gesellschaft gehört zu den wenig bekannten und zugleich spannendsten Kapiteln der deutschen Wirtschaftsgeschichte. Um im atomaren Wettrüsten gleichziehen zu können, benötigte die Sowjetunion nach 1945 dringend Uran. Das fand sie in Thüringen und Sachsen. Mit allen Mitteln wurde dort der Erzbergbau vorangetrieben, entstand ein abgeschottetes Unternehmen, das binnen zwei Jahrzehnten zum drittgrößten Uranproduzenten der Welt aufstieg. Doch nach der Katastrophe von Tschernobyl nahm die Atombegeisterung ab, und mit der deutschen Einheit fand die unrentable und umweltschädigende Produktion ein jähes Ende. Es begann ein langwieriger Sanierungsprozess, dessen Ergebnisse auf der Bundesgartenschau 2007 einer größeren Öffentlichkeit präsentiert werden. Der ausgewiesene Wirtschaftshistoriker Rainer Karlsch legt nunmehr die erste populäre Gesamtdarstellung der Wismut AG vor, wobei er auch die umstrittenen Bereiche nicht ausspart.
die andere Geschichte des deutschen Terrorismus
Author: Anne Siemens
Category: Political Science
View: 6902Vor dreißig Jahren fand der Terror der RAF seinen Höhepunkt in den Ermordungen von Hanns-Martin Schleyer, Jürgen Ponto und der Entführung der 'Landshut' - Ereignisse, die die Deutschen bis heute prägen. Anne Siemens erzählt diese dramatische Geschichte n
Pursuit and Capture
Author: Zvi Aharoni,Wilhelm Dietl
Publisher: Burns & Oates
View: 300Adolf Eichmann, the man responsible for carrying out Hitler's final solution, escaped to South America at the end of the war. He lived a modest life, under an assumed name, as an Argentinian citizen. But he was not safe from justice. In 1960 the Mossad agent Zvi Aharoni hunted him down, confirmed his identity beyond all doubt, and in a covert and illegal operation smuggled him, drugged to keep him quiet, back to Israel. This great manhunt had all the drama and intrigue of fiction, but it is a true story, retold here by the man who pulled it off, against all odds.