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-====== ​Quick Introduction ====== +====== ​Abridgements ​======
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-Abridge Me is a collection of abridgements of non-fiction books, mostly concerned with [[WP>​politics]],​ [[WP>​economics]] and [[WP>​international development]]. ​ At the outset, it was established as an open [[WP>​wiki]],​ but the fact is that due to a lack of outside interest, it has remained the work of a single author since its creation in 2008.  Editorial policy hasn't undergone a radical change of philosophy, but it seemed somewhat dishonest to present this work as a wiki collaboration when that has never been the case.  That said, if you are interested in contributing in any way, you are most welcome to email abridgeme [at] gmail [dot] com. +
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-====== Contents ​======+
  
   * [[The Elusive Quest for Growth]] by [[wp>​William Easterly]]   * [[The Elusive Quest for Growth]] by [[wp>​William Easterly]]
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   * [[Dumbing Us Down]]: the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by [[wp>​John Taylor Gatto]]   * [[Dumbing Us Down]]: the Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling by [[wp>​John Taylor Gatto]]
   * [[The Partys Over|The Party'​s Over]] by [[wp>​Richard Heinberg]]   * [[The Partys Over|The Party'​s Over]] by [[wp>​Richard Heinberg]]
 +  * [[PostCapitalism]]:​ A Guide to Our Future by [[wp>​Paul Mason (journalist)|Paul Mason]] (New in November 2015)
   * [[The Return of Depression Economics]] by [[wp>​Paul Krugman]]   * [[The Return of Depression Economics]] by [[wp>​Paul Krugman]]
   * [[Fair Trade for All]] by [[wp>​Joseph Stiglitz]] and Andrew Charlton   * [[Fair Trade for All]] by [[wp>​Joseph Stiglitz]] and Andrew Charlton
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   * [[Who Runs This Place|Who Runs This Place?]] by [[wp>​Anthony Sampson]]   * [[Who Runs This Place|Who Runs This Place?]] by [[wp>​Anthony Sampson]]
  
-Help on using the Dokuwiki system (on which Abridge Me is based) can be found in the following pages: 
-  * [[wiki:​syntax|General Syntax]] 
-  * [[doku>​wiki:​images|Images]] 
-  * [[doku>​wiki:​mediamanager|The Media Manager]] (for uploading binaries) 
  
-If you have comments, questions ​or abuse, you can email abridgeme at gmail dot com.  ​The "[[https://www.paypal.com/xclick/business=andi%40splitbrain.org&​item_name=DokuWiki+Donation&​no_shipping=1&​no_note=1&tax=0&​currency_code=EUR&lc=US|donate]]" link at the bottom of the page enables you to give money to the author of the wiki system that Abridge Me uses, [[http://​wiki.splitbrain.org/​wiki:​dokuwiki|Dokuwiki]],​ in case that is something you might like to do.  Maintainers of and contributors to Abridge Me will not receive any part of such a donation.+====== eReaders ====== 
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 +If you would like to read any of the abridgements on this site on an eReader and you use Firefox ​or Chromewe suggest ​you install an add-on that enables you to send a web page direct to your device.  ​We try to ensure this site works well with these add-ons: 
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 +^ Firefox | [[https://addons.mozilla.org/​en-us/​firefox/​addon/​kindle-it/​|Push to Kindle]] | [[https://​addons.mozilla.org/​en-GB/​firefox/​addon/​sendtokindle/​|Send to Kindle]] | 
 +^ Chrome ​ | [[https://​chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/​send-to-kindle-for-google/​cgdjpilhipecahhcilnafpblkieebhea?​hl=en|Send to Kindle]] |  | 
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 +Install your preferred add-on, then navigate to the abridgement you wish to send to your eReader You should see a button in your toolbar enabling you to send a reformatted version directly to your device. ​ You may need to restart your browser before the add-on will work.  Please report any problems you have using these add-ons with this site. 
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 +====== ​Introduction ====== 
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 +Abridge Me is a collection of abridgements of non-fiction books, mostly concerned with [[WP>​politics]], [[WP>​economics]] and [[WP>​international development]]. ​ If you are interested in contributing in any way, please email abridgeme [at] gmail [dot] com. 
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 +====== Contact ====== 
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 +If you have comments or questions, you can email abridgeme [at] gmail [dot] com.  The "​donate" link at the bottom of the page enables you to give money to the author of the wiki system that Abridge Me uses, [[http://​wiki.splitbrain.org/​wiki:​dokuwiki|Dokuwiki]],​ in case that is something you might like to do.  Maintainers of and contributors to Abridge Me will not receive any part of such a donation.
  
 ====== Similar Projects ====== ====== Similar Projects ======
  
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   * [[http://​www.squeezedbooks.com/​|Squeezed Books]], summaries of business books;   * [[http://​www.squeezedbooks.com/​|Squeezed Books]], summaries of business books;
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   * [[http://​www.varsitynotes.com/​|Varsity Notes]], lecture notes on university subjects;   * [[http://​www.varsitynotes.com/​|Varsity Notes]], lecture notes on university subjects;
   * [[http://​www.sparknotes.com/​|Spark Notes]], a commercial site containing study guides.   * [[http://​www.sparknotes.com/​|Spark Notes]], a commercial site containing study guides.
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