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  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release : 27 September 2022
  • ISBN : 0804749248
  • Page : 276 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 1 voters

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In the mid-1950s, Sri Lanka’s majority Sinhalese politicians began outbidding one another on who could provide the greatest advantages for their community, using the Sinhala language as their instrument. The appeal to Sinhalese linguistic nationalism precipitated a situation in which the movement to replace English as the country’s official language with Sinhala and Tamil (the language of Sri Lanka’s principal minority) was abandoned and Sinhala alone became the official language in 1956. The Tamils’ subsequent protests led to anti-Tamil riots and institutional decay, which meant that supposedly representative agencies of government catered to Sinhalese preferences and blatantly disregarded minority interests. This in turn led to the Tamils’ mobilizing, first politically then militarily, and by the mid-1970s Tamil youth were bent on creating a separate state.

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Blowback

Blowback
  • Author : Neil DeVotta
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • ISBN : 0804749248
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In the mid-1950s, Sri Lanka’s majority Sinhalese politicians began outbidding one another on who could provide the greatest advantages for their community, using the Sinhala language as their instrument. The appeal to Sinhalese linguistic nationalism precipitated a situation in which the movement to replace English as the country’s official language with Sinhala and Tamil (the language of Sri Lanka’s principal minority) was abandoned and Sinhala alone became the official language in 1956. The Tamils’ subsequent protests led

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  • Author : Chalmers Johnson
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release Date : 2001-01-23
  • ISBN : 9781429928113
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An explosive account of the resentments American policies are sowing around the world and of the payback that will be our harvest in the twenty-first century. Blowback, a term invented by the CIA, refers to the uninted consequences of American policies. In this sure-to-be-controversial book, Chalmers Johnson lays out in vivid detail the dangers faced by our overextended empire, which insists on projecting its military power to every corner of the earth and using American capital and markets to force

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  • Author : Bill Pronzini
  • Publisher : Speaking Volumes
  • Release Date : 2011-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781612320687
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  • Author : James Patterson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2022-09-01
  • ISBN : 9781529159592
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He's America's most brilliant president ever. He's also a psychopath. US president Keegan Barrett swept into office on his success as director of the CIA. Six months into his first term, he devises a clandestine power grab with a deadly motive: Revenge. President Barrett personally orders Special Agents Liam Grey and Noa Himel to execute his plan, but their loyalties are divided. As CIA agents they've sworn to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all threats,

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  • Author : Christopher Simpson
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-06-10
  • ISBN : 9781497623064
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A searing account of a dark “chapter in U.S. Cold War history . . . to help the anti-Soviet aims of American intelligence and national security agencies” (Library Journal). Even before the final shots of World War II were fired, another war began—a cold war that pitted the United States against its former ally, the Soviet Union. As the Soviets consolidated power in Eastern Europe, the CIA scrambled to gain the upper hand against new enemies worldwide. To this end, senior

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  • Author : Robert E. Walker
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2012-11-26
  • ISBN : 9781466502062
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At a time when crime scene television shows are all the rage amongst the civilian population, knowledge of firearm forensics is of paramount importance to crime scene analysts, police detectives, and attorneys for both the prosecution and the defense. Cartridges and Firearm Identification brings together a unique, multidisciplined approach to questions that arise regarding ammunition and firearms within the context of investigation. Supplying essential practical information about firearms and ammunition in a clear, easy-to-follow format, this volume: Defines and depicts

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  • Author : Patricia Bizzell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-04-21
  • ISBN : 9781135604899
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This edited collection offers a broad consideration of contemporary rhetorical scholarship, tied to political, ethical, and spiritual themes. Originating from the 2004 conference of the Rhetoric Society of America, the contents of this volume reflects the conference themes of rhetorical agendas in current theory and research. The volume starts off with transcripts of the talks presented by the conference's featured speakers. The essays that follow are organized around five key topics: history, theory, pedagogy, publics, and gender. These chapters address subjects

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  • Release Date : 2022-09-27
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  • Author : https://www.chinesestandard.net
  • Publisher : https://www.chinesestandard.net
  • Release Date : 2017-09-15
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • ISBN : MINN:31951000865880C
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Collateral Language

Collateral Language
  • Author : John Collins,Ross Glover
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2002-11-01
  • ISBN : 9780814772652
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Terrorism, jihad, fundamentalism, blowback. These and other highly charged terms have saturated news broadcasts and everyday conversation since September 11th. But to keen ears their meanings change depending upon who's doing the talking. So what do these words really mean? And what are people trying to say when they use them? Each of the thirteen essays in Collateral Language offers an informed perspective on a particular word or phrase that serves as a building block in the edifice of post-World

The Missing Martyrs

The Missing Martyrs
  • Author : Charles Kurzman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-07
  • ISBN : 9780190907990
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Why are there so few Muslim terrorists? With more than a billion Muslims in the world-many of whom supposedly hate the West and ardently desire martyrdom-why don't we see terrorist attacks every day? Where are the missing martyrs? These questions may seem counterintuitive, in light of the death and devastation that terrorists have wrought around the world. But the scale of violence, outside of civil war zones, has been far lower than the waves of attacks that the world feared

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Ordnance Corps Pamphlet
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1960
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112008344472
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  • Author : Gary Paul Johnston,Thomas B. Nelson
  • Publisher : Ironside International Publishers, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2016-12-15
  • ISBN : 9781619846012
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The World's Assault Rifles is a definitive, comprehensive reference book covering the militaries of 50 countries in 71 chapters. Comprising more than 1,900 photographs, this book includes extensive assault rifle history, operating and locking systems, ammunition types, individual specifications and much more. With the 1200-page hardcover version weighing 9 pounds and now selling for hundreds of dollars, The World's Assault Rifles, as an eBook, offers convenient transportation and comfortable reading pleasure in the office, at home and during travel, not to mention the low

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  • Author : Carl Boggs
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-08-12
  • ISBN : 9781315469522
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The post-World War II emergence of a full-blown state of perpetual war is arguably the most important feature of contemporary American politics. This book examines the "warfare state" in terms of a broad ensemble of structures, policies, and ideologies: permanent war economy, national security-state, global expansion of military bases, merger of state, corporate, and military power, an imperial presidency, the nuclear establishment, and superpower ambitions. Carl Boggs makes the argument that the "Good War" led to an authoritarian system that