James Carroll's urgent, masterly Jerusalem, Jerusalem uncovers the ways in which the ancient city became a transcendent fantasy that ignites religious fervor unlike anywhere else on earth. That fervor animates American history as much as it does the Middle East, in the present as deeply as in the past.In Carroll's provocative reading of the deep past, the Bible came into being as an act of resistance to the violence that threatened Jerusalem from the start.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding E. L. Epstein. "Before The Hunger Games there was Lord of the Flies. Lord of the Flies remains as provocative today as when it was first published in 1954, igniting passionate debate with its startling, brutal portrait of human nature."
Diamond draws extensively from his decades of field work in the Pacific islands, as well as evidence from Inuit, Amazonian Indians, Kalahari San people, and others. Diamond finds that their solutions to universal human problems have much to teach the contemporary world. A provocative, enlightening, and entertaining book that will be essential and delightful reading.
Palestinian artist Khaled Jarrar uses a mock visa stamp to Palestine to raise awareness among visitors of the West Bank about national identity and the need for Palestinian independence. The artist stamps passports of foreign visitors with a mock stamp that he created. The mock stamp reached arts galleries around the world such as in London, where people brought their passports to get the stamp as an act of solidarity with the Palestinians.