5000-years

Author: David Graeber

The book “Debt: The First 5000 years” presents an economic history of humanity. It explores the historical relationship of debts with social and religious institutions. The book is easy and fun to read with its numerous ethnological studies. Graeber shook the foundations of our society, casts a critical look at the concepts: state, money and markets.

The book was a bestseller in 2012 and is still sold in many different languages worldwide.

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felicia-langer-2Author: Felicia Langer

German-Israeli lawyer who has worked extensively for Palestinian human rights and was the first Israeli attorney to defend Palestinian prisoners. She has written many books that describe Israel’s use of torture against political prisoners as well as human rights violations not only in Gaza.

 


americas-60Author: Ferdinand Lundberg

He received his M.A in the U.S. (Columbia University) and worked as a journalist.

“Ferdinand Lundberg wrote a book in the ‘30s that was one of the greatest examples of political reporting. It’s called America’s 60 Families. This would be our one-tenth of 1 percent—it’s about how 60 families controlled 95 percent of the wealth in the United States. I came across that book as I was researching the robber barons and I thought it was the greatest book” – commented the journalist Robert Caro 

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natasha-walter-living-dolls

Author: Natasha Walter

Studied in Cambridge and Harvard and worked as a publicist for “The Independent” and “The Guardian”. She is one of the most famous British human rights activists and feminists. Her father is Nicolas Walter – a founding father of the “Committee of 100” (an anti-war activist group) and author of the book “About Anarchism“.

In the book “Living Dolls” Natasha Walter criticizes the “cultural sexism” in western society, that objectifies women.


Author: Diane E. Levin and Jean Kilbourne

Popular culture and technology inundate our children with an onslaught of mixed messages at earlier ages than ever before. Corporations capitalize on this disturbing trend, and without the emotional sophistication to understand what they are doing and seeing, kids are getting into increasing trouble emotionally and socially; some may even engage in precocious sexual behavior. Read More.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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