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New York, N.Y. G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2004. Uncorrected Proof for Limited Distribution. Trade Paperback. , 427,  pages. Map. Notes. Corners of several pages creased. Includes Preface: An Operating Theory of the World; Acknowledgments, Notes, and Index. Includes chapters on New Rule Sets; The Rise of the "Lesser Includeds"; Disconnecedness Defines Danger; The Core and the Gap; The New Ordering Principle; The Global Transaction Strategy; The Myths We Make (I Will Now Dispel); and Hope Without Guarantees. Thomas Barnett (born 1962) is a military geostrategist and former analyst at Wikistrat. He developed a geopolitical theory that divided the world into "the Functioning Core" and the "Non-Integrating Gap" that made him particularly notable prior to the 2003 U.S. Invasion of Iraq when he wrote an article for Esquire in support of the military action entitled "The Pentagon's New Map" (which would later become a book that would elaborate his theories). The central thesis of his geopolitical theory is that the connections the globalization brings between countries (including connectivity, finance, and media ) are synonymous with those countries with stable governments and rising standards of living. These countries form the Functioning Core. These regions contrast with those where globalization has not yet penetrated, which is synonymous with political repression, poverty, disease, and conflict. These areas make up the Non-Integrating Gap. Key to Barnett's geostrategic ideas is that the United States should "export security" to the Gap in order to connect those regions with the Core, even if this means going to war in Gap countries, followed by long periods of nation-building.
Girard, KS: Appeal to Reason, 1916. Presumed first edition/first printing. Wraps. 190,  pages . 20 cm. Cover chipped and has some wear and soiling. Pencil erasure residue on half-title. Allan Louis Benson (November 6, 1871 August 19, 1940) was an American newspaper editor and author who ran for President as the Socialist Party of America candidate in 1916. Benson only attended one year of high school, but he nevertheless took the state examination and passed, earning a certificate to teach. In April 1891, Benson began to regularly visit the offices of the various Detroit newspapers in search of a position and was finally hired as a reporter. He moved up the ranks of the newspaper profession. Benson subsequently worked as managing editor of the Detroit Journal, the Detroit Times, and the Washington Times. He joined the staff of the Appeal to Reason, a socialist weekly published in Kansas and his editorials made him into a nationally recognized figure among radical activists. Benson championed a proposal to ban American entry from WWI.
London, England: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1953. Presumed First U.K. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, , 206,  pages. Includes Introduction, Occasional Footnotes, Notes, and Index. Chapters include "To Wait upon the Lord"; The Light Within as Experienced; The Light Within as Thought About; The Meeting for Worship; Vocal Ministry; Reaching Decisions; The Meeting Community; The Meeting and the World; Quaker Thought and the Present. Howard Haines Brinton (1884–1973) was an author, professor and director whose work influenced the Religious Society of Friends movement for much of the 20th century. His books ranged from Quaker journal anthologies to philosophical and historical dissertations on the faith, establishing him as a prominent commentator on the Society of Friends. In 1909, he obtained a doctorate in Physics from Harvard. In 1916, Howard Brinton was appointed acting President of Guilford College, North Carolina, at a troubled time for the college. He visited conscientious objectors imprisoned at Camp Jackson, South Carolina, who were not permitted to communicate with outside and whose location was not known to their relatives and friends. This visit inspired him to join, in 1919, the American Friends Service Committee soon after, which allowed Quakers and other pacifists to serve during wartime in nonviolent means. It also co-ordinated relief to the victims of war. Brinton produced over a dozen books and pamphlets dealing with Quakerism, including the widely used "A Guide to Quaker Practice.". "Friends for 300 Years," was cited by Elizabeth Vining as "one of the great Quaker books of all time."
Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Hills Books, 1998. Second Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. 309,  pages. Interview Dates. Bibliography. Signed by author on half-title page. Edmund Gerald Brown Jr. (born April 7, 1938) is an American politician, author and lawyer serving as the 39th Governor of California since 2011. Jerry Brown began his political career as a member of the Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees. He was elected to serve as the 23rd Secretary of State of California from 1971–1975. At 36, Brown was elected to his first term as governor in 1974, making him the youngest California governor in 111 years. In 1978, he won his second term. After traveling abroad, he returned to California and served as Chairman of the California Democratic Party (1989–1991), attempting to run for the Senate once more in 1992. After six years out of politics, Brown returned to public life, serving as Mayor of Oakland from 1999–2007, then as Attorney General of California from 2007–2011. He ran for his third and fourth terms as governor in 2010 and 2014.