Law in a Lawless Land

Author: Michael Taussig

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226790142

Category: History

Page: 225

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A modern nation in a state of total disorder, Colombia is an international flashpoint—wracked by more than half a century of civil war, political conflict, and drug-trade related violence—despite a multibillion dollar American commitment that makes it the third-largest recipient of U.S. foreign aid. Law in a Lawless Land offers a rare and penetrating insight into the nature of Colombia's present peril. In a nuanced account of the human consequences of a disintegrating state, anthropologist Michael Taussig chronicles two weeks in a small town in Colombia's Cauca Valley taken over by paramilitaries that brazenly assassinate adolescent gang members. Armed with automatic weapons and computer-generated lists of names and photographs, the paramilitaries have the tacit support of the police and even many of the desperate townspeople, who are seeking any solution to the crushing uncertainty of violence in their lives. Concentrating on everyday experience, Taussig forces readers to confront a kind of terror to which they have become numb and complacent. "If you want to know what it is like to live in a country where the state has disintegrated, this moving book by an anthropologist well known for his writings on murderous Colombia will tell you."—Eric Hobsbawm


Author: Laura Davis

Publisher: Devine Destinies

ISBN: 1554873770

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

View: 363

For almost ten years, Von has been a prisoner on the desolate planet of Lawless--his only obsession, finding the next poker game. But then the sister of a powerful telepath, named Reader, draws him into a game which is destined to change his life forever. With a motley crew of characters, he is suddenly plunged headfirst into a battle for the planet Earth, where Von will rediscover a part of himself which he thought dead, and be surprisingly reawakened by love.


Author: Nicolas P. Suzor

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108481221

Category: Computers

Page: 221

View: 9881

Because social media and technology companies rule the Internet, only a digital constitution can protect our rights online.


Author: Tarah Benner

Publisher: Tarah Benner


Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 9180

When Lark was sentenced to twenty-five years behind bars, she thought San Judas was her lucky break. The primitive 16,000-acre community in rural New Mexico isn’t like any other prison. There are no cells, there is no warden, and Mother Mercy is the law. She didn’t realize she’d be fighting for survival on a daily basis — battling hunger, violent inmates, and Mother Mercy’s iron fist. Lark’s only friend is Bernie — an off-the-rails environmental activist doing time for arson — and a mysterious stranger who’s been sending her illicit messages from the men’s colony. Lark never thought escaping San Judas was possible until a message in a bottle changes everything: The guards outside the walls are disappearing, and the world as they know it is coming to an end.


Author: Matt Bondurant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 145165894X

Category: Fiction

Page: 323

View: 5439

Running moonshine liquor during the prohibition years, a notorious trio of brothers continues their illicit business after Prohibition and plays a central role in a violent conspiracy trial--a story that is investigated in 1935 by a magazine journalist. 50,000 first printing.

Grit Lawless

Author: Florence Ethel Mills Young

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1465514651


Page: 284

View: 403

Grit Lawless

Author: F. E. Mills Young

Publisher: DigiCat


Category: Fiction

Page: 252

View: 6642

DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Grit Lawless" by F. E. Mills Young. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

Archibald Lawless, Anarchist at Large

Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

ISBN: 1101973536

Category: Fiction

Page: 64

View: 7738

A Vintage Shorts “Short Story Month” Selection Young journalism student Felix Orlean is in over his head. Against his better judgment, he is temporarily under the employ of the mad yet charismatic anarchist detective Archibald Lawless, a witness to murder, and under investigation for the theft of millions of dollars in red diamonds. Caught in an impossible predicament, Orlean plunges into an underworld populated by shady denizens. With Lawless, he unravels a big-money conspiracy involving cold-blooded assassination, hide-away real estate in Manhattan, a network of international criminals, a lethal siren named Lana Drexel, and the richest man in Canada. A brilliant, absurdist novella and a biting work of political commentary, Walter Mosley’s “Archibald Lawless” is a masterpiece of contemporary American crime fiction. An ebook short.

Lawless and the Flowers of Sin

Author: William Sutton

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 1785650122

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7175

A Foundation for Fallen Women. An automaton chess-master. An impossible theft. As reluctant inspector of vice, Lawless undertakes a reckoning of London's nighthouses. Lawless is fascinated by Felix, the forlorn maestro driven by mysterious sufferings to establish this charitable foundation. Every secret he uncovers points to many more covered up. When reputations are at threat, those running the show can be merciless in defending them...

Lawless Dogma or Fundamental Bible Truth

Author: Rev'd Dr Graham J Whelan OAM

Publisher: Rev'd Padre Graham J Whelan OAM


Category: Religion

Page: 223

View: 8162

The idea that Christianity is a form of feeling, a life, and not a system of doctrine, is contrary to the faith of all Christians. Christianity has always had a creed. A man who truly believes the creeds of the book of Common Prayer 1662 and sound Biblical doctrine is a Christian.