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Who Rules America? First published in 1967 and updated in 2009 is a book by psychologist and sociologist G. William Domhoff , which argues against the concentration of power and wealth in the American upper class . [ 1 ] The 2010 edition brings the discussion up to date and also includes the rise of Barack Obama, his campaign finance supporters, and the nature of his administration. Domhoff argues in the book that a power elite wields power in America through its support of think-tanks, foundations, commissions, and academic departments. [ 2 ] Additionally, he argues that the elite control institutions through overt authority, not covert influence. [ 3 ]
The Fountainhead is a 1943 novel by Ayn Rand . It was Rand's first major literary success and brought her fame and financial success. More than 6.5 million copies of the book have been sold worldwide.
On the Origin of Species , published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology . Its full title was On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life . For the sixth edition of 1872, the short title was changed to The Origin of Species . Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection . It presented a body of evidence that the diversity of life arose by common descent through a branching pattern of evolution . Darwin included evidence that he had gathered on the Beagle expedition in the 1830s and his subsequent findings from research, correspondence, and experimentation.
Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None ( German : Also sprach Zarathustra: Ein Buch für Alle und Keinen ) (also translated as Thus Spake Zarathustra ) is a philosophical novel by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche , composed in four parts between 1883 and 1885. Much of the work deals with ideas such as the "eternal recurrence of the same", the parable on the " death of God ", and the "prophecy" of the Übermensch , which were first introduced in The Gay Science . [ 1 ] [ edit ] Origins
The Inheritors is the 1955 second novel by the British author William Golding , best known for Lord of the Flies . It was his personal favourite of his novels and concerns the extinction of one of the last remaining tribes of Neanderthals at the hands of the more sophisticated (and malevolent) Homo sapiens . [ edit ] Plot introduction This novel is an imaginative reconstruction of the life of a band of Neanderthals. It is written in such a way that the reader might assume the group to be modern Homo sapiens as they gesture and speak simply among themselves, and bury their dead with heartfelt, solemn rituals. They also have powerful sense impressions and feelings, and appear sometimes to share thoughts in a near-telepathic way.