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Toomas Hendrik Ilves

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Toomas Hendrik Ilves is an Estonian politician who served as the fourth President of Estonia from 2006 until 2016. Ilves worked as a diplomat and journalist, and he was the leader of the Social Democratic Party in the 1990s.
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Liberalism and Its Discontents
Francis Fukuyama - 2022-05-10
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A bestselling author delves into the crisis facing classical liberalism and the challenges it faces from both the right and left. In "Liberalism and Its Discontents," the author argues that the principles of liberalism have been taken to new extremes by neoliberals and progressives, resulting in a fracturing of our civil society and a peril to our democracy. This short but clear account offers an essential defense of revitalized liberalism for the 21st century.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
A superb review of @FukuyamaFrancis' latest, "Liberalism and its Discontents". Just finished it and recommend it be translated into all European languages. Rarely does a short book cut so clearly through so much of the nonsense in our politics today.      source
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Because Internet
Understanding the New Rules of Language
Gretchen McCulloch - 2019-07-23
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Explore how the internet is transforming the English language in "Because Internet". Online conversations unfold based on the structure of our apps and platforms, giving rise to new slang and jargon that spread at dizzying speeds. Linguist Gretchen McCulloch delves into the forces that shape human language and the ways in which we communicate. Discover why emoji resemble physical gestures, how animal memes spread using disordered language, and more. If you've ever wondered about the evolution of language in the digital age, this book is a must-read.
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
It's been a long-standing complaint that UK books are bound differently, glued, not sewed, and that the pages fall out, something I have noticed as well. Great book, btw, I just got it today.      source
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The Vory
Russia's Super Mafia
Mark Galeotti - 2018-05-22
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Just got my printed copy of @MarkGaleotti ‘s book that I had the pleasure to read in manuscript. As I say in my blurb, “...the best guide to understand the workings of the Kremlin since Mario Puzo’s Godfather” Read it.      source