Social Sciences

Sleepwalking Into Wokeness: How We Got Here

Author: 

O’Sullivan, John

Credentials: 

John O’Sullivan CBE is President and founder of the Danube Institute in Budapest, Hungary; international editor of Quadrant Magazine in Sydney, Australia; associate editor of the Hungarian Review; a fellow of the National Review Institute; and editor at large of National Review. He is a co-founder and director of Twenty-First Century Initiatives as well as the International Reagan Thatcher Society. Mr. O’Sullivan served as a Special Adviser and speechwriter to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. He was the founder and co-chairman of the New Atlantic Initiative, launched at the Congress of Prague in May 1996 by former Czech President Vaclav Havel and Lady Thatcher. It played a major role in bringing the countries of Central and Eastern Europe into NATO.

America and the West are now in the penultimate stage of a revolution defined by “wokeness.” What we call “partisanship” is essentially the effect of the late but growing realization of the revolution’s opponents that they face a major threat to their interests, convictions, and ways of life. It is not the “wokerati,” but their likely victims who are waking up.

Market: 
Political Science, Social Science, Journalism, Conservatism, Liberalism, Sociology, Politics, Media Studies, Wokeism
Release Date: 
December 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680533293 Hardcover
Price: 
$45
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6x9
Pages: 
423
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
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Imposing Fictions: Subversive Literature and the Imperative of Authenticity

Author: 

Phillips, Thomas & Cate Rivers

Credentials: 

Thomas Phillips is a composer, novelist, and teacher known for the minimalist aesthetic that informs his work. In addition to numerous music releases, installations, and collaborations in dance and theater, he is the author of novels, short story collections, and scholarly monographs, recent examples of which focus on horror and cultural theory. Having completed graduate work in Helsinki and Montreal, he currently teaches literature at North Carolina State University.

Cate Rivers is a doctoral candidate in Comparative Literature at North Carolina State University, where she received her B.A. in English and minors in History and Japanese Studies. Her main areas of focus are the Southern United States and Japan. Her interests span trauma studies, nationalism, memory, gender and critical race theories, modernism, cultural representations of mental illness, mysticism, and Buddhist literature. Her ongoing research project frames 20th century Japanese novels and novels from the Southern Renaissance as social histories, with particular attention to war memory, family history, culpability, the construction of “family,” and the relation between national identity and self-conception.

Imposing Fictions aims to ameliorate the growing problem of what Martin Heidegger refers to as psychological and cultural “homelessness” by diagnosing the nature of the latter’s current manifestations and offering readings of literature that seek to inspire the genuine, and genuinely subversive, alterity required by an authentic mode of being.

Market: 
Literature, Social Science, Psychology, Literary Theory, American Literature, French Literaturee, Ontology, Heidegger, Badiou
Release Date: 
November 29, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680535358 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
150
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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African Migration: Recent Trends, Key Influences, and Implications

Author: 

Ojakorotu, Victor & Ikemefuna Taire Paul Okudolo, Editors

Credentials: 

Editors: Victor Ojakorotu is Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations at North-West University (NWU), in South Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of Witwatersrand, in South Africa, as well as B.Sc. (first-class honors) and M.Sc. degrees in International Relations from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Ikemefuna Taire Paul Okudolo is Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo, Nigeria. He holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in political science, which he received from the University of Lagos in 2008 and 2017, respectively. His academic specializations include public administration, public policy analysis, development administration, the political sociology of African governance, and environmental politics. From 2018 to 2022, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at North-West University (NWU). He practiced journalism with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) from 2008, rising to the position of Senior Editor/Chief Principal Correspondent, while also reporting/editing on several News Desks subjects including African migration.

The issue of African migration since the Covid-19 pandemic depended on novel influences and determinants. The chapters in this edited volume evaluate recent variables that instigated the migration of Africans and assess implications for Africans, Africans in diaspora, and their global reverberations. The volume unites well-researched and theoretically informed empirical studies constructed on qualitative research methodologies.

Market: 
Social Science, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Migration, Africa, African Studies, Critical Theory
Release Date: 
November 8, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680535396 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
186
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Hijab: Word of God or Word of Man?

Author: 

Morrow, John Andrew

Credentials: 

John Andrew Morrow received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, where he focused on Hispanic, Indigenous, and Islamic Studies. He has also completed over four decades of Islamic seminary studies, both independently and at the hands of a series of Muslim scholars. Dr. Morrow has taught at universities around the world and reached the rank of Professor. Recognized as a Master Teacher and a Distinguished Faculty Member, he received a Student Impact Award, an Interfaith Service Award, and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition. A prolific, pioneering, and path-forging author, academic, and activist, he is considered of the leading authorities on Islam and one of the most influential American Muslims.

Hijab: Word of God or Word of Man? is the most comprehensive and exhaustive study of the subject of the Islamic veil to date. According to Muslim authorities, the Islamic veil is a religious obligation. For them, Muslim women who fail to wear the hijab commit a major sin that merits punishment in hell and even eternal damnation. Since the rise of Islamist movements in the twentieth century, some Muslims have gone as far as to mandate fines, imprisonment, physical punishment, rape, and even death for young girls and women who wear so-called “bad hijab,” or who fail to veil.

Market: 
History, Religion, Social Science, Middle East Studies, Islam, Islamic Law, Slavery, Mediterranean World, Africa, African Studies, Hijab
Release Date: 
November 8, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680535372 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
439
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Enemies of the Innocent: Life, Truth, and Meaning in a Dark Age

Author: 

Haug, Nils A.

Credentials: 

Nils A. Haug is a trial lawyer by profession. He is a member of the International Bar Association, the Academy of Philosophy and Letters, the National Association of Scholars, and a faculty member of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. Retired from law to focus on writing and teaching, his particular field of interest is the intersection of Western culture with political theory, philosophy, theology, English Literature, ethics, and law. Dr. Haug’s degrees include an M.A. (cum laude) in Biblical Studies and a Ph.D. in Theology (Apologetics). He is the author of Politics, Law, and Disorder in the Garden of Eden – the Quest for Identity (2023) and Enemies of the Innocent – Life, Truth, and Meaning in a Dark Age (2023). His book, Towards the Eternal City – Ancient Jewish Views of Prophecy, will be released in 2024.

“A critical insight into malignant ideals devastating Western civilization”
- Peter Titlestad, Professor Emeritus of English Literature, University of Pretoria

“A perturbing but necessary exploration of primary human values struggling for survival”
- Henk Stoker, Professor of Apologetics & Ethics, North-West University

“The harmful effects of complex ideological forces threatening the legal and ethical order of society are revealed in this compelling study”
- Hilton Staniland, Professor of Law, Queen Mary University

Market: 
Political Science, Social Science, Religion, Humanism, Sociology, Politics, Critical Theory, Christianity, Judaism, Contemporary Culture
Release Date: 
November 8, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680535419 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
374
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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How Rampage Killers Interpret Their World

Author: 

Funk, S. Lee

Credentials: 

S. Lee Funk is founder and lead consultant for Resources for Advancing Inquiry and Supporting Ethics (RAISE). With over thirty-five years as an educator in California, Dr. Funk brings wide-ranging experiences and extensive academic credentials to his analyses of the motives and psychological forces that shape the profile of a rampage murderer. For much of his career, Dr. Funk worked with young people with emotional disturbances, behavioral disorders, and anti-social inclinations. As the phenomenon of mass killings grew, he was able to combine perceptions based on daily interactions with his knowledge of cognitive theory and affective development to glean insights into the personal characteristics of perpetrators committing lethal acts that are not as random as many suppose. Dr. Funk received his doctorate from the University of San Francisco, where he was cited as “Doctoral Student of the Year” for a dissertation that combined scholarship with practical solutions for reducing student attrition. Dr. Funk has presented widely on issues related to classroom instruction, alternative schools, and behavior. While serving as a school superintendent, he was honored as “Administrator of the Year and as a “Star Administrator.” He remains an active member of the American Society for Criminology, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Foundation for Critical Thinking, and Phi Delta Kappa. Dr. Funk resides in Sacramento, California, with his wife of thirteen years. In his free time, he enjoys writing poetry, walking, traveling by train, and spending time with his family.

How Rampage Killers Interpret Their World addresses a question that recently has become disturbingly persistent: “What compels a person or a pair without notice and seemingly without any foreseeable benefit to attack numerous individuals, many of whom are strangers, in a single setting?” It considers that query from the vantage point of psychological circumspection – not as evidence of social fragmentation or historical turbulence.

Market: 
Social Science, Science, Medicine, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, Serial Killers, Rampage Killers, Violence Studies, Analysis
Release Date: 
December 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680535471 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
400
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Why Rampage Killers Emerge: Conditions and Characteristics

Author: 

Funk, S. Lee

Credentials: 

S. Lee Funk is founder and lead consultant for Resources for Advancing Inquiry and Supporting Ethics (RAISE). With over thirty-five years as an educator in California, Dr. Funk brings wide-ranging experiences and extensive academic credentials to his analyses of the motives and psychological forces that shape the profile of a rampage murderer. For much of his career, Dr. Funk worked with young people with emotional disturbances, behavioral disorders, and anti-social inclinations. As the phenomenon of mass killings grew, he was able to combine perceptions based on daily interactions with his knowledge of cognitive theory and affective development to glean insights into the personal characteristics of perpetrators committing lethal acts that are not as random as many suppose. Dr. Funk received his doctorate from the University of San Francisco, where he was cited as “Doctoral Student of the Year” for a dissertation that combined scholarship with practical solutions for reducing student attrition. Dr. Funk has presented widely on issues related to classroom instruction, alternative schools, and behavior. While serving as a school superintendent, he was honored as “Administrator of the Year and as a “Star Administrator.” He remains an active member of the American Society for Criminology, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Foundation for Critical Thinking, and Phi Delta Kappa. Dr. Funk resides in Sacramento, California, with his wife of thirteen years. In his free time, he enjoys writing poetry, walking, traveling by train, and spending time with his family.

Until now, the influential agents in rampage killings have been described with unsatisfactory generalizations or chalked up to unconscious impulses. Instead of simply attributing lethal decision-making to distorted thinking, Why Rampage Killers Emerge proffers a conceptual tableau to explain the genesis of the mentality that engages in sudden acts of mass violence. Renowned psychologist S.

Market: 
Social Science, Science, Medicine, Psychology, Sociology, Serial Killers, Rampage Killers, Violence Studies, Analysis
Release Date: 
December 15, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680535440 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
400
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Bible Decoded: The High-Tech Quest to Unlock the Secrets of the Bible

Author: 

Bohström, Philippe

Credentials: 

Philippe Bohström, a land and marine archaeologist, received his master’s degree in classical archaeology from Gothenburg University and master’s degree in Near Eastern Archaeology and History from Tel Aviv University. He has participated in excavations in Israel, Greece, Italy, and Sweden, and has written extensively about archaeology for new outlets and journals in America, Europe, and Asia for such publications as National Geographic, Haaretz, Jerusalem Post, Courrier International, and Jewish Chronicle. His book Troy was published by the Swedish Military Association in 2022.

How should we interpret the Bible in light of the latest biblical research and archaeology? One day in the Spring of 2009, an exhausted technician realized he had made a colossal mistake. Part of a team of archaeologists, mathematicians, physicists who were on a high-tech quest to unlock a millennia-old secret, concealed in a few written documents from the First Temple Period (1000-587 B.C.E.), he had been tasked with photographing pottery fragments from a Judahite fortress in Arad, in the Negev desert.

Market: 
History, Social Science, Religion, Archeology, Middle East Studies, Ancient History, Christianity, Judaism, Israel, Bible, Biblical Studies, Literacy
Release Date: 
September 1, 2024
ISBN: 
9781680535297 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Last Great Banzai: Saipan, 1944

Author: 

Gates, Bradley Mason

Credentials: 

Bradley Mason Gates is a retired Marine Corps lieutenant colonel. He holds a B.S. in education from Millersville University, in Pennsylvania, and a MPA in public administration from Golden Gate University, in California. During his career, Brad participated in Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada, and later commanded the Marine Corps artillery force in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1985, Brad received the General John A. Lejeune Award for Inspirational Leadership, and in 1987 he received the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. In 1984, Brad attended the 40th Anniversary of survivors of the Saipan suicide attack of 1944, the subject of this book. He subsequently spent almost ten years conducting personal interviews and other research on the attack, including a trip to Saipan in 1992. Brad and his wife Kathy, also a graduate of Millersville University, met while they were students. They have three children and five grandchildren.

On July 7, 1944, all remaining Japanese forces on Saipan conducted a massive suicide attack against the American forces that had landed on the island several weeks earlier. At approximately 3am, the Japanese forces rushed southward on the Tanapag Plain and overwhelmed the soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 27th Infantry Division. Hundreds of Japanese soldiers continued unimpeded for 1,200 yards, where they came upon the U.S. Marine artillerymen of the 3rd Battalion of the 10th Marine Regiment of the 2nd Marine Division.

Market: 
History, Political Science, Social Science, Military History, World War II, Pacific War, American History, Japanese History, Pacific Campaign, Saipan, Banzai, Warfare, War Psychology
Release Date: 
October 1, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680533248 Hardcover; 9781680533262 Paperback
Price: 
$99.95 Hardcover; $25 Paperback
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
298
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Islam & Slavery

Author: 

Morrow, John Andrew

Credentials: 

John Andrew Morrow is a graduate of the University of Toronto. He has taught at numerous universities and reached the rank of Professor of Foreign Languages. He was recognized as a Master Teacher and Distinguished Faculty Member, received an Interfaith Service Award, and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition. A prolific author and passionate activist, he is considered one of the most important American Muslim scholars.

Some scholars of Islam have argued that slavery and concubinage are permissible according to the Qur’an and the teachings and practice of the Prophet Muhammad. When faced with dissenting views on the disputed subject of the legitimacy of slavery in Islam, they often respond with a loaded question and a theological trap: “Did the Prophet Muhammad commit a grave moral wrong?” Others advance moral relativism.

Market: 
History, Religion, Social Science, Middle East Studies, Islam, Slavery, Mediterranean World, Africa, African Studies
Release Date: 
October 1, 2023
ISBN: 
9781680536379 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
298
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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