Israel and Palestine Book

Yasser Arafat – Mr Palestine

Yasser Arafat was born in Cairo to Palestinian parents on the 24th of August 1929, the fifth son of a businessman. Arafat is the place of a holy shrine near Mecca and was the name given to the boy to show his Islamic piety. The name Yasser was his family…

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Self-Help Books

The origins of self-help books are rooted in the Philanthropy, and Classical Liberalism, of Victorian Britain, beginning with the publication of “Self-Help; with Illustrations of Character and Conduct” in 1859. Samuel Smiles, the author, was inspired by the belief that progressive social causes were best advanced by individual self-improvement. The…

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We Want The World: Jim Morrison, The Living Theatre and the FBI

A Glimpse of Paradise and Jim Morrison

In about the middle of December ‘68, down on Santa Monica Boulevard, Jim Morrison was slumped in a chair with his feet up, reading November’s edition of the west coast activist magazine Ramparts.  Life had been bugging him lately. I mean, what a year!?! On the face of it The…

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