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Criticism of the Western Society & Civilization - A Collection

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We start with this upload a series that present critical views of the Western society and civilization. Although a separation between state and religion took place in many of the Western countries, but still Christianity is a major factor that influences the system of values and morals in the West.

The last 100 years in the history of the West is stained by catastrophic events that caused considerable pain to humanity and destruction to planet Earth. We had 2 World Wars, the rise and fall of Nazism, the rise and fall of Communism, and major ecological disasters. The dominance of Capitalism in the last 30 years had caused one crisis after another; we had financial crises, failures of banks and investment institutions, and economic meltdowns.

On the social side, the West is characterized by the wide spread of corruptions and frauds, of homeless people and poverty in rich societies, of pornography and prostitution, of broken homes and single-parent families, and of teenage sex and pregnancy

The UL has 50 titles distributed over the main directory and two subdirectories. The emphasis in this UL is on the capitalistic way of life, and the resulting financial crises and economical meltdowns.

The main directory contains the following 15 titles (listed alphabetically by the author):
- Baker - The Conservative Nanny State; How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich (2006)
- Barzun - From Dawn to Decadence; 500 Years of Western Cultural Life (2000)
- Camilleri - Civilization in Crisis (1976)
- Chomsky - Necessary Illusions; Thought Control in Democratic Societies (1989)
- Duchrow & Hinkelammert - Property for People not for Profit (2004)
- Hubbard & Miller - Arguments against G8 (2005)
- Jacoby - The Age of American Unreason (2008)
- Jimmy Carter - Our Endangered Values (2005)
- Krugman - The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 (2009)
- Lina - The Fight Against Usury (2004)
- Lower - A Pattern for History (1978)
- Sandberg - Blueprint for a Prison Planet (2001)
- Thurow & Kilman - Enough. Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty (2009)
- Voughan - Poverty, Justice and Western Political Thought (2008)
- Wasserstein - Barbarism and Civilization; A History of Europe in Our Time (2007)

In the subdirectory [Criticism of Capitalism] there are the following 14 titles:
- Batra - The Downfall of Capitalism and Communism (1978)
- Bell - The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism (1978)
- Chang - Bad Samaritans; The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism (2007)
- Dowd - Capitalism And Its Economics; A Critical History (2000)
- During – Exit Capitalism; Literary Culture, Theory, and Post-Secular Modernity (2010)
- Fryman - Why Capitalism Doesn't Work (2006)
- Gibson-Graham - The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It) (2006)
- Girling - Corruption, Capitalism and Democracy (1997)
- Kovel - The Enemy of Nature; The End of Capitalism or the End of the World (2007)
- Lindsey - Against the Dead Hand; The Uncertain Struggle of Global Capitalism (2002)
- McMurtry - The Cancer Stage of Capitalism (1999)
- Napoleoni - Rogue Economics; Capitalism's New Reality (2008)
- Phillips - Bad Money, Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism (2009)
- Robbins - Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism (2002)

And in the subdirectory [The Financial Crisis, and the Economic Meltdown] there are the following 21 titles:
- Baily - The Origin of Financial Crisis (2008)
- Bitner - Confessions of a Subprime Lender (2008)
- Bonner & Wiggin - Empire of Debt. The Rise of an Epic Financial Crisis (2006)
- Bookstaber - A Demon of Our Own Design; Markets, Hedge Funds, and the Perils of Financial Innovation (2007)
- Cohan - House of Cards; A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street (2009)
- Emery - Seven Financial Conspiracies which have Enslaved the American People (1887)
- Ganshaw - Hedge Funds Humbled; The Seven Mistakes That Brought Hedge Funds to Their Knees (2010)
- Gerst - Vulture Culture; Dirty Deals, Unpaid Claims, and the Coming Collapse of the Insurance Industry (2008)
- Heuvel - Meltdown; How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System (2009)
- Morris - Money, Greed and Risk; Why Financial Crises and Crashes Happen (1999)
- Morris - The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown; Easy Money, High Rollers and the Great Credit Crash (2009)
- Munchau - The Meltdown Years, The Unfolding of the Global Economic Crisis (2010)
- Muolo & Padilla - Chain of Blame; How Wall Street Caused the Mortgage and Credit Crisis (2008)
- Partnoy - Infectious Greed, How Deceit and Risk Corrupted the Financial Markets (2009)
- Phillips - Bad Money; Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and Global Crisis (2009)
- Prins - It Takes a Pillage; Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street (2009)
- Read - Global Financial Meltdown, How We Can Avoid the Next Economic Crisis (2009)
- Siegel - Insights into the Global Financial Crisis (2009)
- Sornette - Why Stock Markets Crash; Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems (2003)
- Soros - The New Paradigm for Financial Markets, The Credit Crash of 2008 and What it Means (2008)
- von Mises - The Causes of the Economic Crisis (2006)