Tomorrow Is Now - (Penguin Classics) by Eleanor Roosevelt (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 130Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Civil RightsSeries Title: Penguin ClassicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Penguin GroupAge Range: AdultAuthor: Eleanor RooseveltLanguage: English About the Book Originally published: New York: Harper & Row, 1963. Book Synopsis Available again in time for election season, Eleanor Roosevelt's most important book--a battle cry for civil rightsAs relevant and influential now as it was when first published in 1963, Tomorrow Is Now is Eleanor Roosevelt's manifesto and her final effort to move America toward the community she hoped it would become. In bold, blunt prose, one of the greatest First Ladies of American history traces her country's struggle to embrace democracy and presents her declaration against fear, timidity, complacency, and national arrogance. An open, unrestrained look into her mind and heart as well as a clarion call to action, Tomorrow Is Now is the work Eleanor Roosevelt willed herself to stay alive to finish writing. For this edition, former U.S. President Bill Clinton contributes a new foreword and Roosevelt historian Allida Black provides an authoritative introduction focusing on Eleanor Roosevelt's diplomatic career. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. About the Author Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and is widely considered one of America's greatest First Ladies. Allida Black is the preeminent Eleanor Roosevelt historian and the author of Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of Postwar Liberalism and Courage in a Dangerous World: The Political Writings of Eleanor Roosevelt. She lives in Washington, D.C. Bill Clinton was the forty-second President of the United States. He lives in Westchester, New York.
Triggered - by Donald Trump Jr (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 1.16 PoundsNumber of Pages: 304Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: American GovernmentFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Center StreetAuthor: Donald Trump JrAge Range: AdultBook theme: NationalLanguage: English About the Book The author exposes all the tricks that the left uses to smear conservatives and push them out of the public square, from online "shadow banning" to fake accusations of "hate speech." No topic is spared from political correctness. Book Synopsis This is the book that the leftist elites don't want you to read: Donald Trump, Jr., exposes all the tricks that the left uses to smear conservatives and push them out of the public square, from online "shadow banning" to rampant "political correctness." In Triggered, Donald Trump, Jr. exposes all the tricks that the left uses to smear conservatives and push them out of the public square, from online "shadow banning" to fake accusations of "hate speech." No topic is spared from political correctness. This is the book that the leftist elites don't want you to read! Trump, Jr. writes about the importance of fighting back and standing up for what you believe in. From his childhood summers in Communist Czechoslovakia that began his political thought process, to working on construction sites with his father, to the major achievements of President Trump's administration, Donald Trump, Jr. spares no details and delivers a book that focuses on success, perseverance, and determination. About The Author Donald Trump, Jr. is the eldest son of President Donald J. Trump. He is Executive Vice President at Trump Organization, where he has overseen major construction projects in New York City, Chicago, Las Vegas and numerous countries internationally. During the 2016 presidential election, he became a sought-after speaker on politics, Republican fundraiser, and played a major role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Trump, Jr. is an avid outdoorsman and when he's not on the campaign trail he can be found on streams and in the mountains all over the world. He is also an active and loving father of 5 young children. Donald Jr. holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance and Real Estate from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in New York City.
China in the World - by Jennifer Hubbert (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 246Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: International RelationsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: University of Hawaii PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Jennifer HubbertLanguage: English Book Synopsis Confucius Institutes, the language and culture programs funded by the Chinese government, have been established in more than 1,500 schools worldwide since their debut in 2004. A centerpiece of China's soft power policy, they represent an effort to smooth China's path to superpower status by enhancing its global appeal. Yet Confucius Institutes have given rise to voluble and contentious public debate in host countries, where they have been both welcomed as a source of educational funding and feared as spy outposts, neocolonial incursions, and obstructions to academic freedom. China in the World turns an anthropological lens on this most visible, ubiquitous, and controversial globalization project in an effort to provide fresh insight into China's shifting place in the world. Author Jennifer Hubbert takes the study of soft power policy into the classroom, offering an anthropological intervention into a subject that has been dominated by the methods and analyses of international relations and political science. She argues that concerns about Confucius Institutes reflect broader debates over globalization and modernity and ultimately about a changing global order. Examining the production of soft power policy in situ allows us to move beyond program intentions to see how Confucius Institutes are actually understood and experienced in day-to-day classroom interactions. By assessing the perspectives of participants and exploring the complex ways in which students, teachers, parents, and program administrators interpret the Confucius Institute curriculum, she highlights significant gaps between China's soft power policy intentions and the effects of those policies in practice. China in the World brings original, long-term ethnographic research to bear on how representations of and knowledge about China are constructed, consumed, and articulated in encounters between China, the United States, and the Confucius Institute programs themselves. It moves a controversial topic beyond the realm of policy making to examine the mechanisms through which policy is implemented, engaged, and contested by a multitude of stakeholders and actors. It provides new insight into how policy actually works, showing that it takes more than financial wherewithal and official resolve to turn cultural presence into power. Review Quotes Jennifer Hubbert's fascinating book casts a critical lens on China's most important yet controversial project for cultivating soft power. Eschewing simplistic arguments about assumed censorship and threats to liberal democracy, her rich ethnographic study of the Confucius Institute program shows what actually happens in the classroom and how cultural knowledge about China is produced and consumed. In the process, Hubbert invites us to question the concept of free speech and rethink fundamental Western assumptions about modernity and globalisation. China in the World is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding contemporary US-China relations, cultural diplomacy, and the anthropology of policy.--Cris Shore, Goldsmiths University of LondonJennifer Hubbert's study of China's global Confucius Institute program offers a nuanced and carefully crafted perspective through an anthropological lens. . . . Using both ethnographic and archival research techniques, Hubbert takes an anthropological approach to examine China's soft power policy in practice through the experiences of the Confucius Institute program of teachers, students, administrators and parents. This book goes beyond examining documents and investigates first-hand what happens in the CI classroom and during CI-sponsored activities such as the 'Chinese Bridge' immersion trips to China. It also examines how the contentious issues in the public debate about China - particularly the 'three Ts' of Tiananmen, Taiwan and Tibet--and Falun Gong--are dealt with in Confucius Institute teaching and learning activities.--Joanne Barker, RMIT University "Australian Universities' Review"The larger contribution of [China in the World] is an ethnographically informed reflection on how Americans (and to a lesser extent the Chinese) conceptualize global hierarchies. As the book progresses, the discussion is ultimately less about the workings of CIs themselves and more an invitation to American readers to reflect on how they think about China. . . . In a moment when discussions about global China are becoming dangerously polarized in the context of crises in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, and US-China geopolitical competition, and when scholars debate the ethics of taking stands, the kind of patient ethnographic analysis Hubbert provides is even more important than usual.--Derek Sheridan, Academia Sinica "H-Net Reviews (H-Diplo)"The main problem with Confucius Institutes, as Hubbert so clearly shows, is not that they curtail free speech or violate human rights, but that they are implemented through administrative agreements that affront liberal democratic principles of shared governance by which teachers and faculty, not administrators or politicians, are recognized as experts of their fields. Written with empathy and understanding for Confucius Institute teachers and students, China in the World is an important read for everyone interested in unpacking the complexity of arguments about Confucius Institutes today.--Amy Stambach, University of Wisconsin-Madison About the Author Jennifer Hubbert is chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and associate professor of anthropology and Asian studies at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.
Common Sense - (Penguin Civic Classics) by Thomas Paine (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 116Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: History & TheorySeries Title: Penguin Civic ClassicsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Penguin GroupAge Range: AdultAuthor: Thomas PaineLanguage: English About the Book "First published in the United States of America byR. Bell 1776"--T.p. verso. Book Synopsis The radical pamphlet that helped incite the American Revolution Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and--above all--essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Series editor Richard Beeman, author of The Penguin Guide to the U.S. Constitution, draws together the great texts of American civic life to create a timely and informative mini-library of perennially vital issues. Whether readers are encountering these classic writings for the first time, or brushing up in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, these slim volumes will serve as a powerful and illuminating resource for scholars, students, and civic-minded citizens.Common Sense is the book that created the modern United States, as Paine's incendiary call for Americans to revolt against British rule converted millions to the cause of independence and set out a vision of a just society. Published anonymously in 1776, six months before the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense was a radical and impassioned call for America to free itself and set up an independent republican government. Savagely attacking hereditary kingship and aristocratic institutions, Paine urged a new beginning for his adopted country in which personal freedom and social equality would be upheld and economic and cultural progress encouraged. His pamphlet was the first to speak directly to a mass audience--it went through fifty-six editions within a year of publication--and its assertive and often caustic style embodied the democratic spirit he advocated. Review Quotes "No writer has exceeded Paine in ease and familiarity of style; in perspicuity of expression, happiness of elucidation, and in simple unassuming language." --Thomas Jefferson About the Author Thomas Paine was born Thomas Pain in Thetford, England, on January 29, 1737, the son of a poor corset-maker. At age sixteen, Paine ran away from home and became a sailor during the Seven Years War. After the war he held several odd jobs for the British government and worked hard to supplement the little education he received as a child. While living in England in 1772, Paine wrote his first political pamphlet, The Case of the Officers of Excise. Paine came to America in 1774, was appointed editor of Pennsylvania Magazine and became active in the call for American independence from England. His revolutionary pamphlet, Common Sense, was published in 1776, sparking some of the first public calls for America to rid itself of British rule. He spent the next fifteen years of his life in England and France and wrote several more political pamphlets, including Rights of Man (1790), The Age of Reason (1794), and Agrarian Justice (1796). In 1802 Paine returned to the United States, where he died in June of 1809 in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. Richard Beeman, the John Welsh Centennial Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, has previously served as the Chair of the Department of History, Associate Dean in Penn's School of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of the College of Arts of Sciences. He serves as a trustee of the National Constitution Center and on the center's executive committee. Author of seven previous books, among them The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution and Plain Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution, Professor Beeman has received numerous grants and awards including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and the Huntington Library. His biography of Patrick Henry was a finalist for the National Book Award.
Disloyal: A Memoir - by Michael Cohen (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6.1 Inch (W) x 1.5 Inch (D)Weight: 1.4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 432Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Corruption & MisconductFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Skyhorse PublishingAuthor: Michael CohenAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Once Donald Trump's fiercest surrogate, closest confidant, and staunchest defender, Michael Cohen knows where the skeletons are buried ... These are accounts that only someone who worked for Trump around the clock for over a decade ... could know. Cohen describes Trump's racist rants against President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, and Black and Hispanic people in general, as well as the cruelty, humiliation, and abuse he leveled at family and staff. Whether he's exposing the fact that Trump engaged in tax fraud by inflating his wealth or electronic fraud by rigging an online survey, or outing Trump's ... views towards women or his hush-money payments to clandestine lovers, Cohen pulls no punches"--Dust jacket flap. Book Synopsis A #1 New York Times Bestseller! "I read it cover-to-cover. I did not intend to, but I started at the beginning and didn't put it down until it was over."--Rachel Maddow, MSNBC This book almost didn't see the light of day as government officials tried to bar its publication.The Inside Story of the Real President Trump, by His Former Attorney and Personal Advisor--The Man Who Helped Get Him Into the Oval Office Once Donald Trump's fiercest surrogate, closest confidant, and staunchest defender, Michael Cohen knows where the skeletons are buried. This is the most devastating business and political horror story of the century. As Trump's lawyer and "fixer," Cohen not only witnessed firsthand but was also an active participant in the inner workings of Trump's business empire, political campaign, and presidential administration. This is a story that you have not read in newspapers, or on social media, or watched on television. These are accounts that only someone who worked for Trump around the clock for over a decade--not a few months or even a couple of years--could know. Cohen describes Trump's racist rants against President Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela, and Black and Hispanic people in general, as well as the cruelty, humiliation, and abuse he leveled at family and staff. Whether he's exposing the fact that Trump engaged in tax fraud by inflating his wealth or electronic fraud by rigging an online survey, or outing Trump's Neanderthal views towards women or his hush-money payments to clandestine lovers, Cohen pulls no punches. He shows Trump's relentless willingness to lie, exaggerate, mislead, or manipulate. Trump emerges as a man without a soul--a man who courts evangelicals and then trashes them, panders to the common man, but then rips off small business owners, a con man who will do or say absolutely anything to win, regardless of the cost to his family, his associates, or his country. At the heart of Disloyal, we see how Cohen came under the spell of his charismatic "Boss" and, as a result, lost all sense of his moral compass. The real "real" Donald Trump who permeates these pages--the racist, sexist, homophobic, lying, cheating President--will be discussed, written about, and analyzed for years to come. Review Quotes A #1 New York Times Bestseller! This book almost didn't see the light of day as government officials tried to bar its publication. "I read it cover-to-cover. I did not intend to, but I started at the beginning and didn't put it down until it was over."--Rachel Maddow, MSNBC"I make the finding that the purpose of transferring Mr. Cohen from furlough and home confinement to jail is retaliatory. And it's retaliatory because of his desire to exercise his First Amendment rights to publish a book and to discuss anything about the book or anything else he wants on social media and with others."--Federal District Court Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein "Trump has tried to stop the publication of unflattering books about him before, including his very recent and unsuccessful attempts to silence his former national security advisor John Bolton and Mary Trump, the President's niece. But the attempted suppression of Cohen's book is different from prior efforts because it uses (and abuses) DOJs hammer of incarceration."--Jennifer Rodgers, CNN "Was federal law enforcement punishing Cohen because he'd worked on a book critical of the president? Was the White House responsible for orchestrating Cohen's re-imprisonment? Was Team Trump pulling levers to silence the president's former fixer ahead of the election?"--Steve Benen, MSNBC "'JUDGE ORDERS COHEN RELEASED, CITING "RETALIATION" OVER TELL-ALL BOOK.' A judge agreed that federal officials had returned Michael D. Cohen to prison because he wanted to publish a book about President Trump."--The New York Times "The idea that Michael Cohen is sitting in solitary confinement because he won't sign papers committing not to publish a book is unfathomable. This is the United States of America. We don't send people to solitary confinement because they want to write a book."--Alan Dershowitz, author of The Case Against Impeaching Trump "Michael Cohen's book to allege Trump made racist comments about Obama and Nelson Mandela, lawsuit says."--Washington Post About The Author Michael Cohen is an American attorney and businessman. He acted as Special Counsel to President Donald J. Trump from 2017-2018 and as Executive VP for the Trump Organization before then. Cohen lives in New York City with his wife and two children.
The Prologue - by Mirtchev (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 400Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Security (National & International)Format: HardcoverPublisher: Post Hill PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: MirtchevLanguage: English Book Synopsis A comprehensive study of the geopolitical, security, economic, and environmental future of a major game-changing phenomenon--the alternative energy megatrend. This is not another alternative energy study. Rather, The Prologue identifies and charts the security-related trajectory of a relatively new global phenomenon: the ascent of alternative energy as a 21st century megatrend. Why and how have contemporary alternative energy developments evolved into a 21st century global socio-political and techno-economic megatrend? What are the security implications of this megatrend? And what does the megatrend's evolution reveal about upcoming geopolitical, energy, defense, environmental, and economic security challenges? This book endeavors to answer these questions by establishing the conceptual framework of a universally securitized world in which mutually interacting threats have expanded the needs and security considerations of today's globalized and interdependent actors, including states, international organizations, multinational corporations, and political and social movements. "Alexander Mirtchev's sweeping exploration of the changing energy landscape looks far into the future and outlines issues that will occupy scholars and policymakers for decades to come."--The Hon. Henry Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor "With the advancements in alternative energy technology at the beginning of the 21st century, energy security thinking and planning will never be the same--Alexander Mirtchev's profoundly original book reveals these new dilemmas that will challenge policymakers in all major economies and provides for dealing with the new realities in a smart way."--The Hon. Judge William H. Webster, Chairman, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Former Director of the CIA and FBI Review Quotes "Alexander Mirtchev has provided a thorough examination of a possible significant future, in which the implications of alternative energy source developments come to dominate national, economic, and environmental security and world geopolitics. The thesis in the book is one that needs to be understood by global policymakers, not least in China." --Prof. Sir David Omand, Former UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator and author of Securing the State"Alexander Mirtchev's book introduces a not just original but smart methodology that provides for a breakthrough study. By defining alternative energy development as a trend and analyzing its drivers, the book allows a balanced perspective on issues that have remained beyond the radar screen of economic policy and planning, as well as a new understanding of the upcoming challenges, making it an essential read for both policymakers and business leaders." --Sir Richard Evans, Former CEO, BAE Systems"Alexander Mirtchev's book is a fascinating read." --Lieutenant General Guy Swan, CEM, CPP, ret., Executive Director, Institute of Land Warfare"Alexander Mirtchev's book is an amazing study that has succeeded in breaking through the complexities of the current alternative energy development and strategies, highlighting the major policy challenges--energy independence, environmental and economic security, and defense, nuclear proliferation and geopolitical considerations, and putting forward pragmatic and smart methodology for addressing the planned, as well as the unintended and the unforeseen." --The Hon. William Sessions, Partner, Holland & Knight, Former Director of the FBI"Alexander Mirtchev's new book is an insightful strategic analysis of the security implications of modern global phenomena that provides for enhanced understanding of the rapidly transforming 21st century geopolitical environment as well as how to deal with its manifest challenges. Policymakers, as well as academia and the private sector, would benefit from taking on board its original thesis and bold ideas." --Commander Harlan K. Ullman (ret.) PhD, Distinguished Senior Fellow, National Defense University, Chairman, Killowen Group, Author, Shock and Awe: Achieving Rapid Dominance"Alexander Mirtchev's sweeping exploration of the changing energy landscape looks far into the future and outlines issues that will occupy scholars and policymakers for decades to come." --The Hon. Henry Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor"Alexander Mirtchev's work is an impressive and comprehensive study of the geo-political, security, economic, and environmental impacts of the alternative energy trend. The accelerating development of alternative energy, as this book shows, is a geo-political game-changing phenomenon. The new Great Energy Game will have a greater influence on global affairs in the 21st century than Star Wars did in the 20th." --Lord Truscott of St. James's, Former UK Energy Secretary"I found your book most stimulating. I look forward to seeing the reception." --The Rt. Hon. Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, KT, GCMG, HonFRSE, PC, Former Secretary General of NATO"The 'alternative energy megatrend.' as described in Alexander Mirtchev's book, occupies a large and growing role in the World Bank's energy portfolio and policy advice. With the Bank's focus on economic growth and sustainable development, his emphasis on the security dimensions of this issue is both interesting and relevant." --Rachel Kyte, Vice President, Sustainable Development, The World Bank"The development of alternative energies is now sufficiently advanced, at least in terms of promise, to influence the 'global security equation, ' making the book The Prologue a timely one indeed." --Prof. Shirley M. Tilghman, President, Princeton University"The ongoing revolution in the energy industry is a comparable discontinuity to what occurred when Internet was developed for communications. Not just energy's business model will change but both geopolitics and the competitiveness of many markets will be redefined. Alexander Mirtchev's work is a very accurate and absolutely a 'must read' analysis of this transformation which will impact everyone's life." --Giuseppe Recchi, Chairman, Eni"With the advancements in alternative energy technology at the beginning of the 21st century, energy security thinking and planning will never be the same--Alexander Mirtchev's profoundly original book reveals these new dilemmas that will challenge policy makers in all major economies and provides for dealing with the new realities in a smart way."--The Hon. Judge William H. Webster, Chairman, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Former Director of the CIA and FBI About the Author Prof. Dr. Alexander V. Mirtchev is a U.S. academic, business executive, and author. He is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the SCHAR School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Mirtchev serves as a vice chair of the Atlantic Council of the United States, where he is also a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee He is a member of the James Madison Council at the Library of Congress. Mirtchev was a Senior fellow and member of the Wilson National Cabinet at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars where he is a founding member of the Council to the Kissinger Institute on China and the U.S. He also served as a Vice-President of the Royal United Services Institute for Defense and Security (RUSI), the UK global security think tank, and was the Executive Chairman of RUSI International.
Licensed to Lie - 2nd Edition by Sidney Powell (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 464Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: American GovernmentFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Sidney PowellAge Range: AdultBook theme: Judicial BranchAuthor: Sidney PowellLanguage: English About the Book This true legal thriller debunks everything the media and the government told us about the Department of Justice's destruction and prosecution of the venerable accounting firm Arthur Andersen, Merrill Lynch executives who did one business transaction with Enron, Alaska Senator Ted Steven's, and more. The common thread through it all is a cabal of narcissistic federal prosecutors who broke all the rules and rose to great power. Still in the news today--Robert Mueller s "pitbull" Andrew Weissmann and other members of Obama's inner circle--are wreaking havoc on our Republic. This is the book that began exposing "the Deep State." Book Synopsis This true legal thriller debunks everything the media and the government told us about the Department of Justice's destruction and prosecution of the venerable accounting firm Arthur Andersen, Merrill Lynch executives who did one business transaction with Enron, Alaska Senator Ted Steven's, and more. The common thread through it all is a cabal of narcissistic federal prosecutors who broke all the rules and rose to great power. Still in the news today--Robert Mueller's "pitbull" Andrew Weissmann and other members of Obama's inner circle--are wreaking havoc on our Republic. This is the book that began exposing "the Deep State." About the Author Former federal prosecutor under nine US attorneys from both political parties over ten years and three districts, Sidney Powell was lead counsel in 350 criminal appeals for the United States and more than 150 since in private practice. It was from her experience in several of her cases that she felt compelled to write LICENSED TO LIE: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice after seeing a core group of federal prosecutors break all the rules, make up crimes, hide evidence, and send innocent people to prison. The book reads like a legal thriller, but it names the prosecutors who then rose to positions of great power and the judges who turned a blind eye to their abuses of unfettered power. Sidneyis highly sought to comment on current legal issues and government investigations--especially the special investigation lead by Robert Mueller and his chief lieutenant Andrew Weissmann, who is a true villain in LICENSED TO LIE.
We Didn't Fight for Socialism - by David Goetsch & Oliver L North (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Political IdeologiesFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Fidelis PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: Communism, Post-Communism & SocialismAuthor: David Goetsch & Oliver L NorthLanguage: English Book Synopsis America is at a crossroads. One path leads to a revival of the Founder's vision for our country, the other path leads to socialism. The first means freedom and prosperity, the other despotism and corruption. The veterans in this book and thousands of others we have talked to over the years make it clear they didn't join the military to fight for socialism. Rather, they fought to protect the principles our Founders had in mind when they risked everything to establish our country. About the Author David Goetsch is a Marine Corps veteran and member of the Florida Veteran's Hall of Fame (Class of 2016). Dr. Goetsch is a professor of business, Christian counselor, and author of seventy-six books. Several of his books are best-sellers that have been translated into various foreign languages. Oliver North is a combat decorated U.S. Marine, founder of a small business, and holder of three U.S. patents. For seventeen years he was a syndicated columnist and host of "War Stories" on FOX News Channel. North has authored nineteen best-selling books and is co-founder of Freedom Alliance. North says his greatest achievement is being, "the God-fearing husband of one, father of four, and grandfather of eighteen."
Despised - by Paul Embery (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 216Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: WorldFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Polity PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: EuropeanAuthor: Paul EmberyLanguage: English About the Book "Why the modern left will regret sneering at community, family and the nation"-- Book Synopsis The typical contemporary Labour MP is almost certain to be a university-educated Europhile who is more comfortable in the leafy enclaves of north London than the party's historic heartlands. As a result, Labour has become radically out of step with the culture and values of working-class Britain. Drawing on his background as a firefighter and trade unionist from Dagenham, Paul Embery argues that this disconnect has been inevitable since the Left political establishment swallowed a poisonous brew of economic and social liberalism. They have come to despise traditional working-class values of patriotism, family and faith and instead embraced globalisation, rapid demographic change and a toxic, divisive brand of identity politics. Embery contends that the Left can only revive if it speaks once again to the priorities of working-class people by combining socialist economics with the cultural politics of belonging, place and community. No one who wants to really understand why our politics has become so dysfunctional and what the Left can do to fix it can afford to miss this authentic, insightful and passionate book. Review Quotes "Tony Blair once raged against 'the forces of conservatism', but Paul Embery reminds us that Labour, like its lost working class voters, has a history of social and cultural conservatism. If it wants to win back those lost voters, it will need to rediscover the conservatism that makes solidarity possible, and to do that its leaders should start by reading this hard-hitting and painfully honest book."Nick Timothy, author of Remaking One Nation: The Future of Conservatism, and Daily Telegraph columnist"Lucid, angry and brave."The Mirror"You probably won't agree with all of Mr. Embery's policy prescriptions, but he will force you to think outside your usual political grooves."Wall Street Journal"There's a lot here that Labour should take on board."The Glasgow Herald"A polemic in the tradition of the Levellers, the Chartists and the trade union movement. Paul Embery's brave book shows that Labour cannot win without the working class. The future of the left is a politics of people, place and belonging." Adrian Pabst, Professor of Politics at the University of Kent and author of The Demons of Liberal Democracy "Most voters lean left on economics and conservative on culture but no one represents them. Embery delivers a tight, passionately argued plea for the Left to rediscover its roots in social solidarity. Despised confirms Embery's place as a leading force in the emerging left-conservative movement." Eric Kaufmann, author of Whiteshift "[Paul Embery] is one of the most interesting, insightful and original voices to have emerged in British journalism for some time."Douglas Murray, Spectator columnist, author of The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity "Paul Embery is a gifted writer with political vision and great courage. This book tells the story of how Labour lost its way and can find it once more."Maurice Glasman "For anyone who wants to see a Labour government again, read this book. It's a bitter pill to swallow but it's essential medicine for some parts of the Left if they are serious about renewing the bond with the people they were founded to represent."Gloria de Piero, former Labour MP for Ashfield "Paul Embery has become a key witness to the death of blue-collar social democracy in Britain. In his home borough of Barking and Dagenham, and in British politics more generally, he describes how the combination of hyper-globalisation and identity politics turned working class politics upside down. Even if you are familiar with the critique of identity politics you should read this book, not only is it intellectually sharp but it is the account of someone who has experienced the change as a personal and collective tragedy."David Goodhart, author of The Road to Somewhere Many on the left will hate this book and reject it wholesale. A more constructive approach would be one that engages with the arguments put forward by Paul Embery, a union activist and an authentic working class Dagenham voice.Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham Embery's book deserves to be read by those on both sides of the political spectrum who are open to the prospect of a post-liberal society rooted in relationality, solidarity, and the common good.Quillette'Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class' is an incisive and thought-provoking examination of recent British political history... Anyone looking for a valuable summary of the changing nature of the left and the cultural and political divides in recent British history should add 'Despised' to their reading list.Entertainment Focus"fluent and passionate"Times Literary Supplement About the Author Paul Embery is a firefighter, trade union activist and prominent proponent of Blue Labour. He is a regular columnist for UnHerd.
Overworked & Underpaid - by E Randall Wertz (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 98Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Political ProcessFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Covenant BooksAge Range: AdultBook theme: Campaigns & ElectionsAuthor: E Randall WertzLanguage: English About the Book General registrars/directors of elections oversee all aspects of the election business. They must following specific state and federal laws. They are never recognized for what they do and how they do it until something goes wrong. This book will enlighten you to this profession and these outstanding patriots. Book Synopsis Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of an election and who is responsible for overseeing how they are conducted? Most people have not because they show up to their polling place, stand in line for a few minutes, sign in at the registration desk, go to the next station to get their ballot, walk to the next station to mark their ballot, and finally take their ballot and insert it in the voting machine--don't forget your "I VOTED" sticker!Overworked and Underpaid provides a look into the life of one of these professionals. These general registrars/directors of elections oversee all aspects of the election business. They must wear many hats while doing so and they must do so while following specific state and federal laws. They are some of the most dedicated and hardworking professionals you will find in any business. But they are never recognized for what they do and how they do it until something goes wrong. Then they are vilified by voters, candidates, and political parties. This book will enlighten you to this profession and these outstanding patriots. Welcome to the world of elections!
Patrias - by Alfredo Corchado (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.8 Inches (H) x 5.1 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)Weight: .65 PoundsNumber of Pages: 400Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Public PolicyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Vintage EspanolAuthor: Alfredo CorchadoAge Range: AdultBook theme: ImmigrationLanguage: Spanish About the Book Translation of: Homelands: Four Friends, Two Countries, and the Fate of the Great Mexican-American Migration. Book Synopsis Del premiado periodista y experto en inmigración Alfredo Corchado nos llega la extensa historia de la gran migración mexicana desde finales de los años ochenta hasta la actualidad. Cuando Alfredo Corchado se traslada a Filadelfia en 1987 como corresponsal de The Wall Street Journal, se sintió como si fuera el único mexicano en la ciudad. Pero en el restaurant Tequilas conecta con otros dos mexicanos y un mexicoamericano que se sentían tan aislados como él y comienzan una conversación sobre qué significa ser mexicano y estadounidense al mismo tiempo y que duraría más de 30 años. La perspectiva de estos cuatro amigos -David Suro, dueño del restaurante; Primo, académico y activista social, Ken Trujillo, criado en Nuevo México y con una carrera política por delante y el propio autor, será el marco en el que se cuenta esta historia. Aunque desde Estados Unidos piensan en México y su cultura como su patria original, todos acaban descubriendo que su patria es una mezcla de ambos países. Patrias fusiona lo político y lo personal para también narrar la historia de la última gran migración mexicana a través de los ojos de cuatro amigos desde que la población mexicana en los Estados Unidos era de 700,000 personas durante los años setenta hasta los más de 35 millones de personas en la actualidad. Aparte de proporcionar un importante contexto histórico para el actual debate sobre inmigración, Patrias es una meditación personal y oportuna sobre lo que significa ser un "migrante" en Estados Unidos. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION From prizewinning journalist and immigration expert Alfredo Corchado comes the sweeping story of the great Mexican migration from the late 1980s to today. When Alfredo Corchado moved to Philadelphia in 1987, he felt as if he was the only Mexican in the city. But in a restaurant called Tequilas, he connected with two other Mexican men and one Mexican American, all feeling similarly isolated. Over the next three decades, the four friends continued to meet, coming together over their shared Mexican roots and their love of tequila. One was a radical activist, another a restaurant/tequila entrepreneur, the third a lawyer/politician. Alfredo himself was a young reporter for the Wall Street Journal. Homelands merges the political and the personal, telling the story of the last great Mexican migration through the eyes of four friends at a time when the Mexican population in the United States swelled from 700,000 people during the 1970s to more than 35 million people today. It is the narrative of the United States in a painful economic and political transition. As we move into a divisive, nativist new era of immigration politics, Homelands is a must-read to understand the past and future of the immigrant story in the United States, and the role of Mexicans in shaping America's history. A deeply moving book full of colorful characters searching for home, it is essential reading. Review Quotes La prosa informal y amigable de Corchado vuela sobre los furiosos debates políticos del momento, para envolvernos en historias increíblemente personales sobre la amistad y la familia. Antes de que te des cuenta, ha vencido tu cinismo y desarmado tus reflejos políticos para llevarte al seno de una intensa conversación sobre la naturaleza de la ciudadanía y la cultura en los términos más humanos. Patrias nos ayuda a reconocernos en otros, y al hacerlo, toca el prodigio de un país que siempre ha aspirado a ser uno de muchos. - Beto O'Rourke Oportuno... Corchado muestra que la migración que salía de México en los primeros años fue impulsada por fuerzas ambientales en lugar de estrictamente económicas (la familia de Corchado huía de la sequía) y que la preocupación principal de los migrantes más recientes no es huir de la pobreza sino encontrar resguardo. - The Washington Post En Patrias, [Corchado] relata sus experiencias y las de tres amigos, tres mexicanos y un estadounidense de ascendencia mexicana, mientras lidian con el hecho de tener dos países a los que llaman "hogar... [El libro] expone elocuentemente los efectos del Tratado de Libre Comercio entre México, Estados Unidos y Canadá, la militarización de la frontera después de los ataques del 11 de septiembre de 2001, y la victoria de Trump. - The Economist Además de proporcionar un contexto histórico para el debate actual sobre la inmigración, este libro es una meditación oportuna y personal sobre el concepto del 'migrante' en los Estados Unidos. - Publisher's Weekly Este relato personal y conmovedor ilumina el corazón del debate sobre la polarización de la inmigración que hoy sacude a Estados Unidos. - David Axelrod, director del Instituto de Política de la Universidad de Chicago, ex asesor sénior de Barack Obama, autor y comentarista político de CNN Corchado reporta desde las fronteras, con la ventaja de poder ver el mundo desde múltiples perspectivas. Al final, aquellos con menos riquezas son los que más inspiran a Corchado. Sin importar cual sea el lugar que conozcamos como nuestro "hogar", este libro es una inspiración. - Sandra Cisneros, autora de La casa en Mango Street El alma de Alfredo Corchado está firmemente arraigada tanto en los Estados Unidos como en su México natal. Al trazar los viajes de su propia vida y las de sus tres amigos, ofrece una ventana a través de la cual podemos apreciar a los millones de migrantes que transforman a Norteamérica este el presente siglo. Un relato evocador y esencial para nuestro tiempo. - Dudley Althaus, corresponsal de México, The Wall Street Journal About The Author Alfredo Corchado es el corresponsal de The Dallas Morning News en México y autor de Midnight in Mexico (Medianoche en México). Ha sido becario de Nieman, Lannan, USMEX, Woodrow Wilson y Rockefeller y ganador de los premios Maria Moors Cabot y Elijah Parish Lovejoy por la valentía en su trabajo periodístico. Corchado vive en Ciudad de México, pero considera que su casa es la frontera.
Streams of Revenue - by Rebecca Lave & Martin Doyle (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 208Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Public PolicyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MIT PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Environmental PolicyAuthor: Rebecca Lave & Martin DoyleLanguage: English About the Book "One of the most influential, and perhaps surprising,developments in environmental policy in recent decades is the idea that we can protect the environment from the negative impacts of economic development by making environmental protection itself more economic. The goal is to reduce environmental harm not by preventing it, but by pricing it. Using stream mitigation banking, that is the market for rivers and streams under Section 404 of the US Clean Water Act, as a case, Lave and Doyle explain where market-based environmental management approaches came from, how they work in practice, and what they do on ground" Book Synopsis An analysis of stream mitigation banking and the challenges of implementing market-based approaches to environmental conservation.Market-based approaches to environmental conservation have been increasingly prevalent since the early 1990s. The goal of these markets is to reduce environmental harm not by preventing it, but by pricing it. A housing development on land threaded with streams, for example, can divert them into underground pipes if the developer pays to restore streams elsewhere. But does this increasingly common approach actually improve environmental well-being? In Streams of Revenue, Rebecca Lave and Martin Doyle answer this question by analyzing the history, implementation, and environmental outcomes of one of these markets: stream mitigation banking.In stream mitigation banking, an entrepreneur speculatively restores a stream, generating "stream credits" that can be purchased by a developer to fulfill regulatory requirements of the Clean Water Act. Tracing mitigation banking from conceptual beginnings to implementation, the authors find that in practice it is very difficult to establish equivalence between the ecosystems harmed and those that are restored, and to cope with the many sources of uncertainty that make positive restoration outcomes unlikely. Lave and Doyle argue that market-based approaches have failed to deliver on conservation goals and call for a radical reconfiguration of the process. Review Quotes Ripping open the ever-expanding black box of environmental markets, mitigation banking, and restoration, Lave and Doyle educate and entertain. Revealing the convoluted process of market-based attempts to protect nature, this is a must-read for those who love or study the environment -- especially rivers and streams. - Margaret Palmer, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, and Director, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center Lave and Doyle unravel the complex mitigation paradigm and bring us to a critical choice, a fork in the road. The path we choose may very well determine the fate of our rivers. - Peter Skidmore, Walton Family Foundation Lave and Doyle's meticulous empirical and field study of market-based habitat offset mitigation programs convincingly demonstrates how regulatory goals and metrics believed to support good restoration policies can actually drive mitigation entrepreneurs in counterproductive directions. The evidence presented and alternatives proposed in Streams of Revenue make a compelling case for change. - J.B. Ruhl, David Daniels Allen Distinguished Chair in Law and Co-Director, Energy, Environment, and Land Use Program, Vanderbilt University Law School Streams of Revenue explores the tenuous relationship between the power of market-based approaches and achievement of environmental goals. Lave and Doyle effectively show how environmental strategies are handled, how they often fail, and why all of this matters to the future of our fragile ecosystems. - Eran Ben-Joseph, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT About the Author Rebecca Lave is Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography at Indiana University. She is the author of Fields and Streams: Stream Restoration, Neoliberalism, and the Future of Environmental Science. Martin Doyle is Professor of River Systems Science and Policy and the author of The Source: How Rivers Made America and America Remade Its Rivers.
Where We Go from Here - by Bernie Sanders (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.2 Inch (W) x 1.3 Inch (D)Weight: 1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 320Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Commentary & OpinionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: St Martins PrAuthor: Bernie SandersAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book The Democratic presidential candidate, senator, and economist traces the first year of the Trump administration and what he and his colleagues are doing to reinforce the progressive movement. Book Synopsis The inspiring national bestseller from the U. S. Senator and leading Democratic candidate for president--about the fierce fight for democracy and social justice, and what we need to do next.In Where We Go from Here, New York Times bestselling author Bernie Sanders reveals the blueprint for his 2020 presidential run by chronicling the day-by-day struggles that he and his progressive colleagues have waged over the last two years in the fight against Donald Trump's reactionary agenda and for a government that works for all, not just wealthy campaign contributors.At home, Sanders has helped lead the fight for Medicare for all, fought for workers desperate for higher wages, and supported immigrants in the DACA program and children affected by gun violence. He has stood with the people of Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria, as well as veterans, teachers, the incarcerated, the persecuted, and all those who are too often ignored by Washington. Abroad, his voice has been clear that we need a foreign policy that strives for peace--not war--and international cooperation to address the crisis of climate change.The good news is we're making progress. People all across America are standing up to the most dishonest and reactionary president in our history. They're taking on establishment politicians who've turned a blind eye to the concerns of everyday citizens. They're fighting back against the oligarchs of Wall Street, who would happily see our children do worse than their parents so long as the Dow does better. And the general public continually demonstrates that we are more united than the media would allow us to believe, and what we agree on are largely progressive ideals.Maintaining a vibrant democracy has never been easy, and in these dangerous and unprecedented times, it has been more difficult than ever. Bernie Sanders shows, however, that we can repair the damage Trump has done--and create a nation based on the principles of economic, social, racial, and environmental justice. About The Author BERNIE SANDERS is a Democratic candidate for President of the United States. He is serving his third term in the U.S. Senate after winning reelection in 2018 with 67 percent of the vote. Sanders previously served as mayor of Vermont's largest city for eight years before defeating an incumbent Republican to be the sole congressperson for the state in the U.S. House of Representatives. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his wife Jane and has four children and seven grandchildren.
How to Do Nothing - by Jenny Odell (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.2 Inches (H) x 5.4 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .6 PoundsNumber of Pages: 256Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Commentary & OpinionFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Melville House PublishingAuthor: Jenny OdellAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "When the technologies we use every day collapse our experiences into 24/7 availability, platforms for personal branding, and products to be monetized, nothing can be quite so radical as...doing nothing. Here, Jenny Odell sends up a flare from the heart of Silicon Valley, delivering an action plan to resist capitalist narratives of productivity and techno-determinism, and to become more meaningfully connected in the process"-- Book Synopsis ** A New York Times Bestseller ** A complex, smart and ambitious book that at first reads like a self-help manual, then blossoms into a wide-ranging political manifesto.--Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times Book ReviewOne of President Barack Obama's Favorite Books of 2019 NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: Time - The New Yorker - NPR - GQ - Elle - Vulture - Fortune - Boing Boing - The Irish Times - The New York Public Library - The Brooklyn Public LibraryPorchlight's Personal Development & Human Behavior Book of the Year In a world where addictive technology is designed to buy and sell our attention, and our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity, it can seem impossible to escape. But in this inspiring field guide to dropping out of the attention economy, artist and critic Jenny Odell shows us how we can still win back our lives. Odell sees our attention as the most precious--and overdrawn--resource we have. And we must actively and continuously choose how we use it. We might not spend it on things that capitalism has deemed important ... but once we can start paying a new kind of attention, she writes, we can undertake bolder forms of political action, reimagine humankind's role in the environment, and arrive at more meaningful understandings of happiness and progress. Far from the simple anti-technology screed, or the back-to-nature meditation we read so often, How to do Nothing is an action plan for thinking outside of capitalist narratives of efficiency and techno-determinism. Provocative, timely, and utterly persuasive, this book will change how you see your place in our world. Review Quotes She struck a hopeful nerve of possibility that I hadn't felt in a long time.--Jia Tolentino, THE NEW YORKER How to Do Nothing is genuinely instructive, elaborating a practical philosophy to help us slow down and temporarily sidestep the forces aligned against both our mental health and long-term human survival. You can knock the hustle -- and you should.--Akiva Gottlieb, LOS ANGELES TIMES Approachable and incisive. . . . The book is clearly the work of a socially conscious artist and writer who considers careful attention to the rich variety of the world an antidote to the addictive products and platforms that technology provides. . . . [Odell] sails with capable ease between the Scylla and Charybdis of subjectivity and arid theory with the relatable humanity of her vision.--Nicholas Cannariato, THE WASHINGTON POST The sentiment behind How to Do Nothing is one of defiance."--Casey Schwartz, THE NEW YORK TIMES An erudite and thoughtful narrative about the importance of interiority and taking time to pay close attention to the spaces around us.--Annie Vainshtein, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE An eloquent argument against the cult of efficiency, and I felt both consoled and invigorated by it.--Jennifer Szalai, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW The path to freedom lies within the covers of this book.--Lauren Goode, WIRED How to Do Nothing mimics the experience of walking with a perceptive and sensitive friend, the kind of person who makes you feel, in your bones, that it's a miraculous gift to be alive.--Katie Bloom, THE SEATTLE TIMESOdell's great strength as a writer is her ability to convey art's unique power without overestimating or misstating its social impact. . . . Ultimately, what sets her book apart from self-help is not a less quixotic set of demands but a more life-affirming endgame.--Megan Marz, THE BAFFLERThoughtful, compelling, and practical.--Clay Skipper, GQ "This is a potentially subversive book. Affirming that we should take more time offline for nurturing our own thoughts (and so our own being) does not sound that new, but here it is so gracefully articulated in irresistible arguments."--Aurelio Cianciotta, Neural Jenny Odell's brilliant How to Do Nothing is the book we all need to read now. With wonderful precision, passion, and artfulness, Odell finds the language to meet this cultural moment. She has written a joyful manifesto about resistance that is also an eccentric and practical handbook on how to reclaim your colonized and monetized attention.--Dana Spiotta, author of Innocents and Others "Self-help for the collectively minded, How to Do Nothing is as thoughtful and morally serious as it is fun to read. This book will change how you see the world."--Malcolm Harris, author of Kids These Days "Your chaotic, fraught internal weather isn't an accident, it's a business-model, and while 'thoughtful resistance' isn't 'productive, ' Odell proves that it is utterly necessary."--Cory Doctorow, author of Radicalized and Walkaway "In a media and tech ecosystem simultaneously obsessed with digital detox and building personal brands, How to Do Nothing is a breath of fresh air grounding readers in the complex, interdependent actual ecosystems of the physical world. Jenny Odell writes with remarkable clarity and compassion. Each chapter reads like going on a fascinating walk through a park in conversation with an old friend (who happens to also be able to tell you about every single bird in the park, which is awesome). It's a book I already know I'll be returning to and referencing for a long time."--Ingrid Burrington, author of Networks of New York "In How to do Nothing Jenny Odell breaks through the invisible yoke that binds 21st century first-worlders to our app-driven devices. With a thoughtful look at the attention economy, Odell's book is a self-help guide for re-learning how to look at the world. The book braids threads of ancient philosophy together with contemporary visual and technological culture, and weaves an original route to re-wilding the mind. Wide-ranging and erudite, this book is also entertaining, and brings the reader along with enthusiasm to Odell's philosophy of "manifest dismantling." --Megan Prelinger, author of Inside the Machine: Art and Invention in the Electronic Age Odell introduces the idea that within our world there are endless other worlds; many of the alternatives sound much better. We need only pay attention.--VICE'S Broadly About The Author Jenny Odell is an artist and writer who teaches at Stanford and has been an artist-in-residence at places like the San Francisco dump, Facebook, the Internet Archive, and the San Francisco Planning Department. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, The Believer, The Paris Review, and McSweeney's, among others. She lives in Oakland.
They Killed Our President - by Jesse Ventura (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 368Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Public Affairs & AdministrationFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Skyhorse PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jesse VenturaLanguage: English About the Book The fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of JFK brings news facts, theories, and myths to the forefront of the event. No stone is left unturned, no document left unread in this latest research effort by three respected authors of political intrigue. Book Synopsis The New York Times bestseller that offers all the evidence on the biggest conspiracy in American history--the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It's been more than fifty years since John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and it's time we all fully understood the facts, theories, and myths surrounding the plot to assassinate the president. New York Times bestselling authors Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell, and David Wayne have created a compendium that covers every possible scenario--from the plot to the murder to the cover-up. They Killed Our President discusses the most famous of theories, such as the second shooter on the grassy knoll, and also brings to light new and recently discovered testimony and reports, which show that elements of the United States government were behind the plot and took every step to make sure that the truth would never be revealed. Chapters include: Zapruder FilmGrassy KnollMotorcade Route ChangedThree Rifle Shots in Six SecondsOswald Was a US Intelligence OperativeOswald Had No Motive for MurderJack Ruby Knew Lee Harvey OswaldThe Warren Commission StructuredThe CIA Also Participated in the Cover-UpComplicity of the MafiaComplicity of Lyndon JohnsonAnd much more!No stone is left unturned, no document left unread in the research behind They Killed Our President. After reviewing the sixty-three reasons in this book, you will find it undeniable that President Kennedy's death was a product of conspiracy. About the Author Jesse Ventura is the former Independent governor of Minnesota. He is also a former US Navy SEAL and New York Times bestselling author of four books, including American Conspiracies and 63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read. He is currently the host and executive producer of truTV's Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura. Dick Russell is an award-winning author. He collaborated with Jesse Ventura on his most recent bestsellers, 63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read and American Conspiracies. He is also the author of On the Trail of the JFK Assassins and Black Genius. David Wayne is an investigative journalist and coauthor with Richard Belzer of the New York Times bestselling titles Dead Wrong and Hit List.
The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism - 20th Edition by Daniel Bell (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 400Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Basic BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Daniel BellLanguage: English About the Book "With a new afterword by the author, this classic analysis of Western liberal capitalist society contends that capitalism--and the culture it creates--harbors the seeds of its own downfall by creating a" Book Synopsis With a new afterword by the author, this classic analysis of Western liberal capitalist society contends that capitalism--and the culture it creates--harbors the seeds of its own downfall by creating a need among successful people for personal gratification--a need that corrodes the work ethic that led to their success in the first place. With the end of the Cold War and the emergence of a new world order, this provocative manifesto is more relevant than ever. From the Back Cover Since its original publication in 1976, The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism has been hailed as an intellectual tour de force that redefines how we think about the relationship among econmomics, culture, and social change. Daniel Bell, the author of such other modern classics as The End of Ideology and The Coming of Post-Industrial Society, argues that the unbounded drive of modern capitalism undermines the moral foundations of the original Protestant ethic that ushered in capitalism itself. In a major new afterword, Bell offers a bracing perspective on contemporary Western society, from the end of the Cold War to the rise and fall of postmodernism, revealing the crucial cultural fault lines we face as the twenty-first century approaches. About the Author Daniel Bell is the Henry Ford II Professor of Social Sciences Emeritus at Harvard University and Scholar-in-Residence at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of editor of 17 books, two of which, The End of Ideology and The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism, were listed among the 100 Most Influential Books since the Second World War (TLS, October 1995).
Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate - by Alexandra Minna Stern (Paperback)
Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: American GovernmentFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Beacon PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Alexandra Minna SternLanguage: English Book Synopsis What is the alt-right? What do they believe, and how did they take center stage in the American social and political consciousness? Historian Alexandra Minna Stern excavates the alt-right memes that have erupted online and digs to the root of the far right's motivations: their deep-seated fear of an oncoming "white genocide" that can only be remedied through aggressive action to reclaim white power. The alt-right has expanded significantly throughout America's cultural, political, and digital landscapes: racist, sexist, and homophobic beliefs that were previously unspeakable have become commonplace, normalized, and accepted--endangering American democracy and society as a whole. When asked to address the Proud Boys and growing far right violence, President Trump directed the group to "stand back and stand by;" and just two weeks before President Joe Biden's inauguration, a white supremacist mob breached the US Capitol--earning praise from the Proud Boys leader amongst threats of future violence. In order to dismantle the destructive movement that has invaded our public consciousness and threatens American democracy, we must first understand the core beliefs that drive the alt-right. Through careful analysis, Stern brings awareness to the underlying concepts that guide the alt-right and its overlapping forms of racism, xenophobia, and transphobia. She explains the key ideas of "red-pilling," strategic trolling, gender essentialism, and the alt-right's ultimate fantasy: a future where minorities have been "cleansed" from the body politic and a white ethnostate is established in the United States. By unearthing the hidden mechanisms that power white nationalism, Stern reveals just how pervasive the far right truly is. Review Quotes "An important study that extends the knowledge from other recent books that have demonstrated a stubbornly pervasive network of white nationalists."--Kirkus Reviews "An important volume for anyone interested in the future of liberal democracy. Stern has fashioned an invaluable guide with which to unmask a new breed of racism."--Shelf Awareness "Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate is the definitive guide to alt-right ideas today. Stern brilliantly documents how a younger generation of activists are repackaging the Far Right, waging a battle for cultural dominance. The internet is their home, where they mix fascist ideologies and faux scholarship to make their case for white/Christian/male dominance. Stern has analyzed an enormous swath of ethno-nationalist material, sparing the rest of us from having to engage in that odious task. Proud Boys is essential reading in the age of Trump."--Arlene Stein, author of Unbound: Transgender Men and the Remaking of Identity "In this carefully researched book, the historian Alexandra Minna Stern studies a wide array of online web sites, documenting a rise in claims to whiteness as a basis of identity, as a claim to victimhood and as an argument for a 'white ethnostate.' Drawing ideas from films ('red-pilling' comes from The Matrix) and from the left (the need for 'safe spaces'), the Alt-Right, she argues, is trying to normalize a frightening shift from talk of civic nationalism to talk of race-based nationalism. This is very important work we should all know about."--Arlie Hochschild, author of Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right, finalist for the National Book Award. "Timely, well-researched, and insightful, Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate is a brilliant study of the alt-right's beginnings and current attempts to push its message of racial separation, misogyny, white nationalism, and xenophobia into the American mainstream. It should be read in schools and book clubs across the nation."--Leo R. Chavez, author of The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens, and the Nation "Proud Boys and the White Ethnostate lays bare the complex intellectual, theoretical, and political commitments of an ascendant alt-right and its use of culture, history, and identity to build power and win broad public consent. At its heart it is a sober warning about the ways that violence, patriarchy, and white supremacy continue to shape the American political imagination."--Daniel Martinez HoSang, coauthor of Producers, Parasites, Patriots: Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity About the Author Alexandra Minna Stern is the author of the award-winning Eugenic Nation: Faults and Frontiers of Better Breeding in Modern America and Telling Genes: The Story of Genetic Counseling in America. She has contributed her insight into eugenics, ethnicity, and social movements to dozens of scholarly essays and interviews. Stern is the Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor of American Culture, History, and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, where she leads the acclaimed Sterilization and Social Justice Lab. Connect with her on her website minnastern.com.
The Black Door - by Richard Aldrich & Rory Cormac (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 624Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Intelligence & EspionageFormat: HardcoverPublisher: William CollinsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Richard Aldrich & Rory CormacLanguage: English About the Book The Black Door explores the evolving relationship between successive British prime ministers and the intelligence agencies, from Asquith's Secret Service Bureau to Cameron's National Security Council. Book Synopsis The Black Door explores the evolving relationship between successive British prime ministers and the intelligence agencies, from Asquith's Secret Service Bureau to Cameron's National Security Council.Intelligence can do a prime minister's dirty work. For more than a century, secret wars have been waged directly from Number 10. They have staved off conflict, defeats and British decline through fancy footwork, often deceiving friend and foe alike. Yet as the birth of the modern British secret service in 1909, prime ministers were strangers to the secret world - sometimes with disastrous consequences. During the Second World War, Winston Churchill oversaw a remarkable revolution in the exploitation of intelligence, bringing it into the centre of government. Chruchill's wartime regime also formed a school of intelligence for future prime ministers, and its secret legacy has endured. Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair and David Cameron all became great enthusiasts for spies and special forces. Although Britain's political leaders have often feigned ignorance about what one prime minister called this 'strange underworld', some of the most daring and controversial intelligence operations can be traced straight back to Number 10. Review Quotes 'Must read stuff. Aldrich and Cormac are inexhaustible researchers, who use a wide range of archives and include striking material from off-the-record informants. 'The Black Door' is a vital, authoritative book' Richard Davenport-Hines, The Times'Pioneering book ... a major contribution to our understanding of British prime ministers over the last century. This is one of those rare books that deserve to change the way that modern British political history is researched and written' Christopher Andrew, Literary Review'A timely read' **** Daily Express'This book deserves to be taken very seriously. The authors are intimately familiar with the history of the modern intelligence community' Sunday Times'The first close study of relations between nineteen prime ministers and their secret service. Plenty of lively stories and characters' The Times About the Author Richard Aldrich is a regular commentator on war and espionage and has written for the 'Evening Standard', the 'Guardian', 'The Times' and the 'Telegraph'. He is the author of several books, including 'The Hidden Hand: Britain, America and Cold War Secret Intelligence' which won the Donner Book Prize in 2002.Rory Cormac is a leading expert among a new generation of intelligence historians. Specialising in British covert action and secret foreign policy, perhaps the most exciting and under-researched aspect of British intelligence, he has published widely on security issues and has appeared on various news and media outlets. He studied at King's College London and now lectures at the University of Nottingham.
How Did We Get Into This Mess? - by George Monbiot (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 352Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Commentary & OpinionFormat: PaperbackPublisher: VersoAge Range: AdultAuthor: George MonbiotLanguage: English About the Book "Leading political and environmental commentator on where we have gone wrong, and what to do about it. "Here are some of the things I try to fight: undemocratic power, corruption, deception of the public, environmental destruction, injustice, inequality and the misallocation of resources, waste, denial, the libertarianism which grants freedom to the powerful at the expense of the powerless, undisclosed interests, complacency." George Monbiot is one of the most vocal, and eloquent, critics of the current consensus. In How Did We Get into this Mess?, which collects Monbiot's journalism over the last seven years, he brilliantly anatomises the state we are in: the devastation of our environment, the crisis of inequality, the corporate takeover of Nature, our obsessions with growth and profit and the decline of the political debate over what to do. While his diagnosis of the problems in front of us is clear-sighted and reasonable, he also develops solutions to challenge this politics of fear"-- Book Synopsis Where we have gone wrong, and what to do about it "Without countervailing voices, naming and challenging power, political freedom withers and dies. Without countervailing voices, a better world can never materialise. Without countervailing voices, wells will still be dug and bridges will still be built, but only for the few. Food will still be grown, but it will not reach the mouths of the poor. New medicines will be developed, but they will be inaccessible to many of those in need." George Monbiot is one of the most vocal, and eloquent, critics of the current consensus. How Did We Get into this Mess?, based on his powerful journalism, assesses the state we are now in: the devastation of the natural world, the crisis of inequality, the corporate takeover of nature, our obsessions with growth and profit and the decline of the political debate over what to do. While his diagnosis of the problems in front of us is clear-sighted and reasonable, he also develops solutions to challenge the politics of fear. How do we stand up to the powerful when they seem to have all the weapons? What can we do to prepare our children for an uncertain future? Controversial, clear but always rigorously argued, How Did We Get into this Mess? makes a persuasive case for change in our everyday lives, our politics and economics, the ways we treat each other and the natural world. Review Quotes "A dazzling command of science and relentless faith in people ... I never miss reading him." --Naomi Klein "George Monbiot is always original--both in the intelligence of his opinions and the depth and rigour of his research." --Brian Eno "His passion for social and ecological justice is undimmed by twenty-first-century cynicism. His desire for knowledge across the widest gamut of subjects (scientific, historical, political and cultural) enables him to reach places which are foreign territory to many of us." --Herald (Glasgow) "What most impresses in Monbiot's clever, elegant writing is the way he strives to think beyond protest towards realistic, representative solutions to the problems of world politics and trade." --The Times "A writer of eloquence and passion." --Observer "An excellent critique of much that is wrong with modern society."--Tablet "Does an excellent job of articulating the cultural dearth of our times and suggesting ways to counteract its causes and expressions, whilst resisting defeatism ... [Monbiot] leaves his reader with a sense of hope, empowered to help build a better future." --Marx & Philosophy About the Author George Monbiot writes a weekly column for the Guardian and is the author of a number of books, including Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning; The Age of Consent: A Manifesto for a New World Order; Captive State: The Corporate Takeover of Britain; and Feral: Rewilding the Land, Sea and Human Life. He recently helped to found Rewilding Britain, which seeks to redefine people's relationship to the living world.
The Revenge of Geography - by Robert D Kaplan (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 414Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: GeopoliticsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Random House TradeAge Range: AdultAuthor: Robert D KaplanLanguage: English Book Synopsis NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world. Bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and theories of great geographers and geopolitical thinkers of the recent and distant past to look back at critical pivots in history and then to look forward at the evolving global scene. Kaplan traces the history of the world's hot spots by examining their climates, topographies, and proximities to other embattled lands. He then applies the lessons learned to the present crises in Europe, Russia, China, the Indian Subcontinent, Turkey, Iran, and the Arab Middle East. The result is a holistic interpretation of the next cycle of conflict throughout Eurasia, a visionary glimpse into a future that can be understood only in the context of temperature, land allotment, and other physical certainties. A brilliant rebuttal to thinkers who suggest that globalism will trump geography, this indispensable work shows how timeless truths and natural facts can help prevent this century's looming cataclysms.Praise for The Revenge of Geography "[An] ambitious and challenging new book . . . [The Revenge of Geography] displays a formidable grasp of contemporary world politics and serves as a powerful reminder that it has been the planet's geophysical configurations, as much as the flow of competing religions and ideologies, that have shaped human conflicts, past and present."--Malise Ruthven, The New York Review of Books"Robert D. Kaplan, the world-traveling reporter and intellectual whose fourteen books constitute a bedrock of penetrating exposition and analysis on the post-Cold War world . . . strips away much of the cant that suffuses public discourse these days on global developments and gets to a fundamental reality: that geography remains today, as it has been throughout history, one of the most powerful drivers of world events."--The National Interest "Kaplan plunges into a planetary review that is often thrilling in its sheer scale . . . encyclopedic."--The New Yorker "[The Revenge of Geography] serves the facts straight up. . . . Kaplan's realism and willingness to face hard facts make The Revenge of Geography a valuable antidote to the feel-good manifestoes that often masquerade as strategic thought."--The Daily Beast Review Quotes "[An] ambitious and challenging new book . . . [The Revenge of Geography] displays a formidable grasp of contemporary world politics and serves as a powerful reminder that it has been the planet's geophysical configurations, as much as the flow of competing religions and ideologies, that have shaped human conflicts, past and present."--Malise Ruthven, The New York Review of Books "Robert D. Kaplan, the world-traveling reporter and intellectual whose fourteen books constitute a bedrock of penetrating exposition and analysis on the post-Cold War world . . . strips away much of the cant that suffuses public discourse these days on global developments and gets to a fundamental reality: that geography remains today, as it has been throughout history, one of the most powerful drivers of world events."--The National Interest "Kaplan plunges into a planetary review that is often thrilling in its sheer scale . . . encyclopedic."--The New Yorker "[The Revenge of Geography] serves the facts straight up. . . . Kaplan's realism and willingness to face hard facts make The Revenge of Geography a valuable antidote to the feel-good manifestoes that often masquerade as strategic thought."--The Daily Beast "[A] remarkable new book . . . With such books as Balkan Ghosts and Monsoon, Kaplan, an observer of world events who sees what others often do not, has already established himself as one of the most discerning geopolitical writers of our time. The Revenge of Geography cements his status."--National Review About the Author Robert D. Kaplan is the bestselling author of sixteen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including Asia's Cauldron, The Revenge of Geography, Monsoon, The Coming Anarchy, and Balkan Ghosts. He is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a contributing editor at The Atlantic, where his work has appeared for three decades. He was chief geopolitical analyst at Stratfor, a visiting professor at the United States Naval Academy, and a member of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board. Foreign Policy magazine has twice named him one of the world's Top 100 Global Thinkers.
The Hacked World Order - by Adam Segal (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 384Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Security (National & International)Format: PaperbackPublisher: PublicAffairsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Adam SegalLanguage: English About the Book "For more than three hundred years, the world wrestled with conflicts that arose between nation-states. Nation-states wielded military force, financial pressure, and diplomatic persuasion to create "world order." Even after the end of the Cold War, the elements comprising world order remained essentially unchanged. But 2012 marked a transformation in geopolitics and the tactics of both the established powers and smaller entities looking to challenge the international community. That year, the US government revealed its involvement in Operation "Olympic Games," a mission aimed at disrupting the Iranian nuclear program through cyberattacks; Russia and China conducted massive cyber-espionage operations; and the world split over the governance of the Internet. Cyberspace became a battlefield. Cyber conflict is hard to track, often delivered by proxies, and has outcomes that are hard to gauge. It demands that the rules of engagement be completely reworked and all the old niceties of diplomacy be recast. Many of the critical resources of statecraft are now in the hands of the private sector, giant technology companies in particular. In this new world order, cybersecurity expert Adam Segal reveals, power has been well and truly hacked"-- Book Synopsis For more than three hundred years, the world wrestled with conflicts that arose between nation-states. Nation-states wielded military force, financial pressure, and diplomatic persuasion to create "world order." Even after the end of the Cold War, the elements comprising world order remained essentially unchanged. But 2012 marked a transformation in geopolitics and the tactics of both the established powers and smaller entities looking to challenge the international community. That year, the US government revealed its involvement in Operation "Olympic Games," a mission aimed at disrupting the Iranian nuclear program through cyberattacks; Russia and China conducted massive cyber-espionage operations; and the world split over the governance of the Internet. Cyberspace became a battlefield. Cyber conflict is hard to track, often delivered by proxies, and has outcomes that are hard to gauge. It demands that the rules of engagement be completely reworked and all the old niceties of diplomacy be recast. Many of the critical resources of statecraft are now in the hands of the private sector, giant technology companies in particular. In this new world order, cybersecurity expert Adam Segal reveals, power has been well and truly hacked. Review Quotes "[Adam Segal] gives us plenty of reasons to wonder how long global powers will keep from going 'nuclear' in cyberspace."--Wall Street Journal"Segal examines numerous instances of cyberwar, some of which may come as news to readers...Netizens and white-hat programmers will be familiar with Segal's arguments, but most policymakers will not--and they deserve wide discussion."--Kirkus Reviews--- About the Author Adam Segal is the Ira A Lipman Chair in Emerging Technologies and National Security and Director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program. His work has appeared in the Financial Times, Economist, Foreign Policy, Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Affairs, among others.
Monster of Their Own Making - by Jack Buckby (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Commentary & OpinionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Bombardier BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jack BuckbyLanguage: English Book Synopsis Recounting his experiences amongst far-right extremists, Jack Buckby shows how conservatives and liberals are both wrong about the far right. "Monster Of Their Own Making does a huge public service in exposing how the far right works internally, how it recruits, and how it can be countered." - Helen Dale As a teenager in a working-class English town, Jack Buckby found himself at the center of the biggest nationalist movement in modern British history. Looking for a political group that championed working people concerned about mass immigration, he stumbled into a world of anti-Semitism, racist paranoia, and extreme-right violence and terrorism. Through those experiences, Jack explains how both the left and the right fundamentally misunderstand what it means to be "far right" and why young men are becoming radicalized across the Western world. Through a three-pronged attack carried out by the media, negligent politicians, and far-left ideologues, the white working class is being backed into a corner and forced to either be quiet, or get radical. Review Quotes "Jack gives a valuable and entirely new insight into the reality of the far right, breaking down what it means to be an extremist and recognizing the failings of both liberals and conservatives. When conservatives read this book, they'll learn how far-left radicals are creating the extremists they say they oppose, and how to fight back against them. When liberals read this book, they'll see why it's important to stand up to extremists on their own side."--Matt Palumbo, author of New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Spygate About the Author From a working-class town in northern England, Jack Buckby is an outspoken culturist, conservative, and political author who writes about political extremism on both sides, immigration policy, and Jihad.
Carbon Capture - (MIT Press Essential Knowledge) by Howard J Herzog (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 216Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Public PolicySeries Title: MIT Press Essential KnowledgeFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MIT PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Environmental PolicyAuthor: Howard J HerzogLanguage: English About the Book A concise overview of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), a promising but overlooked climate change mitigation pathway. Book Synopsis A concise overview of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), a promising but overlooked climate change mitigation pathway.The burning of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide (CO2), and these CO2 emissions are a major driver of climate change. Carbon capture offers a path to climate change mitigation that has received relatively little attention. In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Howard Herzog offers a concise guide to carbon capture, covering basic information as well as the larger context of climate technology and policy. Carbon capture, or carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), refers to a suite of technologies that reduce CO2 emissions by "capturing" CO2 before it is released into the atmosphere and then transporting it to where it will be stored or used. It is the only climate change mitigation technique that deals directly with fossil fuels rather than providing alternatives to them. Herzog, a pioneer in carbon capture research, begins by discussing the fundamentals of climate change and how carbon capture can be one of the solutions. He explains capture and storage technologies, including chemical scrubbing and the injection of CO2 deep underground. He reports on current efforts to deploy CCS at factories and power plants and attempts to capture CO2 from the air itself. Finally, he explores the policies and politics in play around CCS and argues for elevating carbon capture in the policy agenda.
Carbon Democracy - by Timothy Mitchell (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 292Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: International RelationsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: VersoAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Timothy MitchellLanguage: English About the Book How oil undermines democracy, and our ability to address the environmental crisis Book Synopsis Does oil wealth lead to political poverty? It often looks that way, but Carbon Democracy tells a more complex story. In this magisterial study, Timothy Mitchell rethinks the history of energy, bringing into his grasp as he does so environmental politics, the struggle for democracy, and the place of the Middle East in the modern world. With the rise of coal power, the producers who oversaw its production acquired the ability to shut down energy systems, a threat they used to build the first mass democracies. Oil offered the West an alternative, and with it came a new form of politics. Oil created a denatured political life whose central object - the economy - appeared capable of infinite growth. What followed was a Western democracy dependent on an undemocratic Middle East. We now live with the consequences: an impoverished political practice, incapable of addressing the crises that threaten to end the age of carbon democracy - namely, the disappearance of cheap energy and the carbon-fueled collapse of the ecological order. Review Quotes Timothy Mitchell's Carbon Democracy examines the simultaneous rise of fossil-fueled capitalism and mass democracy and asks very intelligent questions about the fate of democracy when oil production declines.--Benjamin Kunkel, New Statesman"Carbon Democracy is a sweeping overview of the relationship between fossil fuels and political institutions from the industrial revolution to the Arab Spring, which adds layers of depth and complexity to the accounts of how resource wealth and economic development are linked."--Financial Times "A challenging, sophisticated, and important book."--Marc Lynch, Foreign Policy "A brilliant, revisionist argument that places oil companies at the heart of 20th century history--and of the political and environmental crises we now face ... If we're ever to curb such behaviour, and to regain some comprehension of our planet's preciousness, we need first to understand how it came about. Not a book for the season of indulgence, this one. But one that demands to be widely shared."--Susanna Rustin, Guardian "This study of the basis of modern democracy over the past century connects oil-producing states of the Middle East with industrial democracies of the West. Mitchell argues that carbon democracy in the West has been based on the assumption that unlimited oil will produce endless economic growth, and he concludes that this model cannot survive the exhaustion of these fuels and associated climate change. Tim Mitchell has written a remarkable book that deserves a wide audience."--Mahmood Mamdani, author of Good Muslim, Bad Muslim "It's a book that tackles a really big subject, in a sweeping but readable fashion, and after reading it, it's hard to imagine thinking about political power the same way again ... This book utterly blew me away."--Matt Stoller, Naked Capitalism "A remarkable account of the politics of oil and nation building in the Middle East."--The Herald About the Author Timothy Mitchell teaches at Columbia University. His books include Colonising Egypt, Rule of Experts, and Carbon Democracy.
Pocket Guide to the Us Constitution - 2nd Edition by Andrew B Arnold (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 200Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: ConstitutionsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Georgetown University PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Andrew B ArnoldLanguage: English About the Book This accessible, nonpartisan quick reference provides concise explanations of the Constitution's meaning and history, offering little-known facts and anecdotes about every article and all twenty-seven amendments. This guide can be used to comprehend current events, dig deeper into court cases, or sort out your own opinions on constitutional issues. Book Synopsis The Constitution is not so simple that it explains itself--nor so complex that only experts can understand it.In this accessible, nonpartisan quick reference, historian Andrew Arnold provides concise explanations of the Constitution's meaning and history, offering little-known facts and anecdotes about every article and all twenty-seven amendments. This handy guide won't tell you what the Constitution ought to say, nor what it ought to mean. It will tell you what the Constitution says and what it has meant.A Pocket Guide to the US Constitution presents a straightforward way to understand the American Constitutional system. Without wading through lengthy legal prose, heavy historical analysis, or polemical diatribes, you can easily find out what the emoluments clause means, learn about gerrymandering and separation of powers, or read a brief background on why slaves in colonial America were considered 3/5 of a person.Small enough to put in your pocket, backpack, or briefcase, A Pocket Guide to the US Constitution can be used to comprehend current events, dig deeper into court cases, or sort out your own opinions on constitutional issues. Review Quotes A great choice to introduce students to the complexity of our Constitution, without scaring them off.--Paul Finkelman, holds the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice, University of Ottawa, author of Supreme Injustice: Slavery in the Nation's Court and co-author of A March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States"This clear, concise, witty, and sophisticated guide to the nation's most important founding document should be in every American's pocket." --Michael A. Ross, University of Maryland About the Author Andrew B. Arnold is chair of the history department, Kutztown University. He received his PhD from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
State of Emergency - by Tamika D Mallory (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 224Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Public PolicyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Atria/Black Privilege PublishingAuthor: Tamika D MalloryAge Range: AdultBook theme: Social PolicyLanguage: English Book Synopsis "A masterful book...reaffirms the urgency of the current state of Black people in America and the power we all have to win transformative change." --Marc Lamont Hill, New York Times bestselling author "Gives us the words and tools to fight for the justice our families deserve." --Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor "A powerful voice in consistently reminding us that we all have a stake in the fight for a just, fair, and equitable America." --Jada Pinkett Smith, actor, producer, entrepreneur Social justice leader Tamika D. Mallory states her case for action in this searing indictment of America's historical, deadly, and continuing assault on Black and brown lives. Drawn from a lifetime of frontline culture-shifting advocacy, organizing, and fighting for equal justice, State of Emergency makes Mallory's demand for change and shares the keys to effective activism both for those new to and long-committed to the defense of Black lives. From Minneapolis to Louisville, to Portland, Kenosha, and Washington, DC, America's reckoning with its unmet promises on race and class is at a boiling point not seen since the 1960s. While conversations around pathways to progress take place on social media and cable TV, history tells us that meaningful change only comes with radical legislation and boots-on-the-ground activism. Here, Mallory shares her unique personal experience building coalitions, speaking truth to power, and winning over hearts and minds in the struggle for shared prosperity and safety. Forward-looking, steeped in history, and rich with stories from life on the margins of American life, State of Emergency is a revelatory examination of the challenges we face, of the forces we must overcome, and a blueprint for all who maintain hope for social equity and a better tomorrow. Review Quotes "Shifting between outrage, hope, and resolute determination, this call to action will resonate with readers already fighting for racial justice, as well as those looking to join the movement." -- Publishers Weekly "An urgent call for racial justice that demands attention, discussion, and action." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) About The Author Tamika D. Mallory is a trailblazing social justice leader, movement strategist, globally recognized civil rights activist, cofounder of Until Freedom and the historic Women's March, and author of State of Emergency. She served as the youngest ever Executive Director of the National Action Network. Her speech in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota--entitled "State of Emergency"--was dubbed "the speech of a generation" by ABC News. Mallory is an expert in the areas of gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, and grassroots organizing.
Sri Lanka A Victor's Peace - by Ana Pararajasingham (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 220Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: GeopoliticsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Monitor PublicationsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Ana PararajasinghamLanguage: English About the Book Articles published between September 2009 and August 2019 showing how events in Sri Lanka are being shaped by three distinct themes: Colombo's pursuit of a 'victor's peace'; Beijing's determination to strengthen the Beijing-Colombo axis and New Delhi's and Washington's attempts to re-assert their influence over Colombo. Book Synopsis In Sri Lanka A Victor's Peace, Ana Pararajasingham, provides a perspective on events as they unfolded following the end of Sri Lanka's civil war in May 2009.This book is a collection of articles by the author published between September 2009 and August 2019 in various journals covering events in Asia and the Pacific.Ana Pararajasingham was Director Programmes with the Switzerland based, Centre for Just Peace and Democracy (CJPD) between 2007 and 2009. He is the editor of Sri Lanka: 60 Years of "Independence" and Beyond published in 2009 and author of Sri Lanka's Endangered Peace Process and the Way Forward published in 2007.Events in post-war Sri Lanka have been underpinned by three distinct themes: Colombo's pursuit of a 'victor's peace'; Beijing's determination to strengthen the Beijing-Colombo axis and New Delhi's and Washington's attempts to re-assert their influence over Colombo.Ana Pararajasingham has scrupulously followed the oft-quoted dictum "Comment is free, but facts are sacred" . Damien Kingsbury, Professor of International Politics at Deakin University, Australia has identified the raison d'être for these articles written over a ten year period in his powerful foreword pointing out that"The author has documented these events and issues in his articles, retaining a clear eye for fact where so many have been persuaded by a regrettable, often confrontational, emotion. For anyone wanting to understand post-LTTE war Sri Lanka, these articles offer invaluable insight. For anyone wanting to understand Sri Lanka's place in the wider geo-strategic field, and to get a glimpse of how global politics can play out in a corner of the world, these articles are enlightening."According to Associate Professor Jake Lynch of the University of Sydney, this astute and informative collection of articles by Ana Pararajasingham help explain how the Sri Lankan government and military were able avoid meaningful accountability for their copiously documented war crimes in the early months of 2009 through "Duplicity, delay and defiance" in its political positioning, together with exploiting rival geostrategic designs by global powers.Others who have recommended the book include: Geoffrey Robertson QC, Human Rights activist, Antony Lowenstein, Writer and Winner of 2019 Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize, Bruce Haigh, Former Australian Deputy High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Bāshana Abeywardane, exiled Sri Lankan journalist and Lee Rhiannon Australian Greens' former Senator for New South Wales. Review Quotes "The author has documented these events and issues in his articles, retaining a clear eye for fact where so many have been persuaded by a regrettable, often confrontational, emotion. For anyone wanting to understand post-LTTE war Sri Lanka, these articles offer invaluable insight. For anyone wanting to understand Sri Lanka's place in the wider geo-strategic field, and to get a glimpse of how global politics can play out in a corner of the world, these articles are enlightening."Damien Kingsbury Personal Chair, Professor of International Politics Deakin University, Australia "How did the Sri Lankan government and military get away with their copiously documented war crimes in the early months of 2009, as they crushed the Tamil Tiger rebels with disproportionate and indiscriminate military force? "Duplicity, delay and defiance" in its political positioning, together with rival geostrategic designs by global powers, has enabled the island state to avoid meaningful accountability, according to this astute and informative collection of articles by Ana Pararajasingham."Associate Professor Jake Lynch, University of Sydney, Winner of the 2017 Luxembourg Peace Prize Department of Peace and Conflict Studies The essays put together are excellent in that they provide a detailed understanding of the situation faced by the Tamils in the North of Sri Lanka. The book also looks at the global politics where Sri Lanka finds itself with India, China and the United States and their rivalry in that part of the world.Bruce Haigh, a Former Australian Deputy High Commissioner for Sri Lanka"A very powerful piece of Work"Antony Lowenstein Independent Journalist, Writer and Film Maker and Winner of 2019 Jerusalem (Al Quds) Peace Prize
Promise of Politics - by Hannah Arendt (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 218Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: History & TheoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Kuperard (Bravo Ltd)Age Range: AdultAuthor: Hannah ArendtLanguage: English Book Synopsis In The Promise of Politics, Hannah Arendt examines the conflict between philosophy and politics. In particular, she shows how the tradition of Western political thought, which extends from Plato and Aristotle to its culmination in Marx, failed to account for human action. The concluding section of the book, "Introduction into Politics," examines an issue that is as timely today as it was when Arendt first wrote about it fifty years ago-the modern prejudice against politics. When politics is considered as a means to an end that lies outside of itself, argues Arendt, when force is used to create "freedom," the very existence of political principles is imperiled. Review Quotes "A brilliantly erudite and imaginative book."--Adam Kirsch, The New York Sun "By insisting that politics remain a promise rather than a threat, Arendt offers a hope that history has yet to justify."-The New York Sun "Arendt demonstrated, brilliantly, how our habitual view of politics as an instrument in the service of private liberty, material gain, and social prosperity actually increases the dangers posed by the modern world."-Dana R. Villa, author of Arendt and Heidegger and Socratic Citizenship About the Author Hannah Arendt was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1906, fled to Paris in 1933, and came to the United States after the outbreak of World War II. She was editorial director of Schocken Books from 1946 to 1948. She taught at Berkeley, Princeton, the University of Chicago, and The New School for Social Research. Arendt died in 1975.
The Mueller Report - by U S Department of Justice (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 452Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Political ProcessFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Michigan Legal Publishing Ltd.Age Range: AdultBook theme: Campaigns & ElectionsAuthor: U S Department of JusticeLanguage: English About the Book The Special Counsel investigation of 2017 to 2019, also referred to as the Mueller probe, Mueller investigation and Russia investigation, was a United States counterintelligence investigation of the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. Book Synopsis The Special Counsel investigation of 2017 to 2019, also referred to as the Mueller probe, Mueller investigation and Russia investigation, was a United States counterintelligence investigation of the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. According to its authorizing document, which was signed by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on May 17, 2017, the investigation's scope included allegations that there were links or coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Russian government as well as "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation." It included a criminal investigation which looked into potential obstruction of justice charges against Trump and others within the campaign and administration. Conducted by the Department of Justice Special Counsel's Office headed by Robert Mueller, a Republican and former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Special Counsel investigation began eight days after President Trump dismissed FBI director James Comey, who had been leading existing FBI investigations since July 2016 into links between Trump associates and Russian officials. Following Comey's firing, over 130 Democratic Party lawmakers in Congress called for the appointment of a special counsel, while the FBI began investigating Trump for obstruction of justice. The special counsel's office took over both these investigations from the FBI.On March 24, 2019, Attorney General Barr sent a four-page letter to Congress regarding the special counsel's findings regarding Russian interference and obstruction of justice. Barr said that on the question of Russian interference in the election, Mueller detailed two ways in which Russia attempted to influence the election, firstly disinformation and social media campaigns by the Internet Research Agency to cause social discord, and secondly computer hacking and strategic release of emails from the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign and Democratic Party organizations. However, Barr quoted the report as saying: "[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities." On the question of obstruction of justice, Barr said no conclusion was reached by the special counsel, noting that Mueller wrote "while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him". Barr and Rosenstein concluded by March 24, 2019, that obstruction could not be proven in a court of law.
China Horizon, The: Glory and Dream of a Civilizational State - by Weiwei Zhang (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 196Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Comparative PoliticsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: World Century Publishing CorporationAge Range: AdultAuthor: Weiwei ZhangLanguage: English About the Book This is a book of China's own political narrative written by one of China's leading and best-known thinkers. It is the last part of the author's 'China Trilogy', which is a best-seller in China, with over one million copies sold. The book in itself is a centerpiece of the unfolding debate within China on the nature and future of the country and how it compares with the West. It addresses a hugely important issue of the day, i.e., in what way China is overtaking or may overtake the United States as the world's preeminent power. The author provides an original and thought-provoking study on how China has managed, through its own development model, to catch up and even surpass, to various extents, the United States, in terms of gross GDP, net household assets and social protection.The book elaborates on how China has engaged itself in reshaping its institutions to ensure its smooth rise, drawing on the strengths of its own traditions, socialist legacies and elements from the West. It analyzes the weakness of the Western political institutions and discusses how China has developed its own institutional edge over the West. The author argues that as a civilizational state, China has evolved a logic of its own for development and its own political discourse which questions seriously many Western assumptions about democracy, good governance and universal values.The book recaptures the essence of China's past glory and discusses the horizon of the Chinese dream as well as how China should meet the various challenges ahead. It offers a unique and original perspective on the future of this coming superpower. Like The China Wave, this book is both discerning and provocative, and serves as a required reading for everyone concerned with the rise of China and its global implications.
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The Lion and the Unicorn - by Richard Aldous (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 402Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: GeneralFormat: PaperbackPublisher: W. W. Norton & CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Richard AldousLanguage: English About the Book This brilliant account of the dramatic confrontation between the two "mighty opposites" of the Victorian age highlights political giants William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli. Book Synopsis William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli were the fiercest political rivals of the nineteenth century. Their intense mutual hatred was both ideologically driven and deeply personal. Their vitriolic duels, carried out over decades, lend profound insight into the social and political currents that dominated Victorian England. To Disraeli--a legendary dandy descended from Sephardic Jews--his antagonist was an unprincipled maniac characterized by an extraordinary mixture of envy, vindictiveness, hypocrisy, and superstition. For the conservative aristocrat Gladstone, his rival was the Grand Corrupter, whose destruction he plotted day and night, week by week, month by month. In the tradition of Roy Jenkins and A. N. Wilson, Richard Aldous has written an outstanding political biography, giving us the first dual portrait of this intense and momentous rivalry. Aldous's vivid narrative style--by turns powerful, witty, and stirring--brings new life to the Gladstone and Disraeli story and confirms a perennial truth: in politics, everything is personal.
The Untold Story of the World's Leading Environmental Institution - (One Planet) by Maria Ivanova (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 376Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Public PolicySeries Title: One PlanetFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MIT PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Environmental PolicyAuthor: Maria IvanovaLanguage: English About the Book "A revisionist history of UNEP that recounts previously untold stories, corrects misperceptions, and reveals the life within what is often considered a lifeless bureaucracy"-- Book Synopsis The past, present, and possible future of the agency designed to act as the world's environmental conscience. The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) was founded in 1972 as a nimble, fast, and flexible entity at the core of the UN system--a subsidiary body rather than a specialized agency. It was intended to be the world's environmental conscience, an anchor institution that established norms and researched policy, leaving it to other organizations to carry out its recommendations. In this book, Maria Ivanova offers a detailed account of UNEP's origin and history. Ivanova counters the common criticism that UNEP was deficient by design, arguing that UNEP has in fact delivered on much (though not all) of its mandate. About the Author Maria Ivanova is is Associate Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Center for Governance and Sustainability at the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Ivanova is also a visiting scholar at the Center for Collective Intelligence at MIT.
China's Influence and American Interests - by Larry Diamond & Orville Schell (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: International RelationsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Hoover Institution PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Larry Diamond & Orville SchellLanguage: English Book Synopsis While Americans are generally aware of China's ambitions as a global economic and military superpower, few understand just how deeply and assertively that country has already sought to influence American society. As the authors of this volume write, it is time for a wake-up call. In documenting the extent of Beijing's expanding influence operations inside the United States, they aim to raise awareness of China's efforts to penetrate and sway a range of American institutions: state and local governments, academic institutions, think tanks, media, and businesses. And they highlight other aspects of the propagandistic "discourse war" waged by the Chinese government and Communist Party leaders that are less expected and more alarming, such as their view of Chinese Americans as members of a worldwide Chinese diaspora that owes undefined allegiance to the so-called Motherland. Featuring ideas and policy proposals from leading China specialists, China's Influence and American Interests argues that a successful future relationship requires a rebalancing toward greater transparency, reciprocity, and fairness. Throughout, the authors also strongly state the importance of avoiding casting aspersions on Chinese and on Chinese Americans, who constitute a vital portion of American society. But if the United States is to fare well in this increasingly adversarial relationship with China, Americans must have a far better sense of that country's ambitions and methods than they do now. About the Author Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He writes a monthly column for the American Interest and frequently consults on policies and programs to promote democracy. Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society, the former dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California--Berkeley, and the author of twelve books on China.
Don't Burn This Book - by Dave Rubin (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.1 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x 1 Inch (D)Weight: .95 PoundsNumber of Pages: 240Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Political FreedomFormat: HardcoverPublisher: SentinelAuthor: Dave RubinAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book Rubin posits that progressives, "once on the side of free speech and tolerance, ... now ban speakers from college campuses, 'cancel' people who aren't up to date on the latest genders, and force religious people to violate their conscience. They have abandoned the battle of ideas and have begun fighting a battle of feelings. This uncomfortable truth has turned moderates and true liberals into the politically homeless class ... [In his book], Rubin gives you the tools [he believes] you need to think for yourself in an age when tribal outrage is the only available alternative"--Publisher marketing. Book Synopsis Topical, engaging, personable, and above all, reassuring. -Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, author of 12 Rules for LifeFrom host of The Rubin Report, the most-watched talk show about free speech and big ideas on YouTube right now, a roadmap for free thinking in an increasingly censored world. The left is no longer liberal. Once on the side of free speech and tolerance, progressives now ban speakers from college campuses, cancel people who aren't up to date on the latest genders, and force religious people to violate their conscience. They have abandoned the battle of ideas and have begun fighting a battle of feelings. This uncomfortable truth has turned moderates and true liberals into the politically homeless class. Dave Rubin launched his political talk show The Rubin Report in 2015 as a meeting ground for free thinkers who realize that partisan politics is a dead end. He hosts people he both agrees and disagrees with--including those who have been dismissed, deplatformed, and despised--taking on the most controversial issues of our day. As a result, he's become a voice of reason in a time of madness. Now, Rubin gives you the tools you need to think for yourself in an age when tribal outrage is the only available alternative. Based on his own story as well as his experiences from the front lines of the free speech wars, this book will empower you to make up your own mind about what you believe on any issue and teach you the fine art of: - Checking your facts, not your privilege, when it comes to today's most pervasive myths, from the wage gap and gun violence to climate change and hate crimes. - Standing up to the mob against today's absurd PC culture, when differences of opinion can bring relationships, professional or personal, to a sudden end. - Defending classically liberal principles such as individual rights and limited government, because freedom is impossible without them. The Progressive Woke Machine is waging war against the last free thinkers in the world. Don't Burn This Book is the definitive account of our current political upheaval and your guide to surviving it. About The Author Dave Rubin is the creator and host of The Rubin Report, the most-watched talk show about free speech and big ideas on YouTube. A former progressive turned classical liberal, he speaks to millions all over the world, including touring with Dr. Jordan Peterson, and performs stand-up comedy in cities around the United States. Originally from Long Island, New York, he currently lives in Los Angeles with his husband, David, and their dog, Emma. This is his first book.
La Invasión Consentida / A Consensual Invasion - by Diego G Maldonado (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 360Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: WorldFormat: PaperbackPublisher: DebateAge Range: AdultBook theme: Caribbean & Latin AmericanAuthor: Diego G MaldonadoLanguage: Spanish Book Synopsis El relato de las relaciones entre Cuba y Venezuela en los últimos 16 años narra el proceso de una colonización insólita e inusual, nunca antes vista en la historia. Es una historia singular: la de una invasión consentida. La idea del libro es contar cómo Cuba, la isla con la economía más precaria del continente americano, ha logrado obtener una inﬂuencia determinante en el país con las mayores reservas de petróleo del mundo. La nomenclatura cubana no sólo ha obtenido de Venezuela un subsidio equivalente a la ayuda soviética sino que, también, ha penetrado profundamente sus estructuras de poder al punto de tener asesores en la Presidencia y, prácticamente, en toda la administración pública. Para ello, los hermanos Fidel y Raúl Castro no han tenido que imponerse ni disparar un tiro. Lo peculiar aquí es cómo el gobierno venezolano se ha sometido voluntariamente a su régimen, de una manera que probablemente no se haya visto nunca en la geopolítica mundial. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The relationship between Cuba and Venezuela in the last 16 years narrates the process of an unusual and uncommon type of colonization, one never before seen in history. It is a unique story, one of consensual invasion. The purpose of this book is to convey how Cuba, an island with the most precarious economy in the Americas, has managed to have and keep a significant influence over the country with the largest oil reserves in the world. Cuban leaders have not only obtained from Venezuela a subsidy equivalent to its previous Soviet aid but they have also deeply penetrated its structures of power to the point of having advisors in the Presidency and, practically, throughout all public administrations. Due to this, Fidel and Raul Castro have not had to forcefully impose themselves at all. The peculiar thing here is how the Venezuelan government has voluntarily submitted to the Cuban regime, in a way that has never been seen before in world geopolitics. About the Author Diego G. Maldonado. No existe: es un nombre que representa a todos los periodistas perseguidos, acallados y maltratados por el régimen de Hugo Chávez y Nicolás Maduro. A la luz del acoso que los comunicadores sufren en Venezuela, los editores de esta obra hemos decidido mantener el anonimato del autor. Su seguridad y bienestar, igual que la de sus familiares, están en riesgo. Diego G. Maldonado representa, así, la libertad de pensamiento, expresión y prensa, la esencia y la valentía consustancial del oficio periodístico, y la certeza de que la información y la transparencia son imprescindibles en la construcción de sociedades abiertas y democráticas.
Conflicted American Landscapes - by David E Nye (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 280Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Public PolicyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: MIT PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Environmental PolicyAuthor: David E NyeLanguage: English About the Book "Traces six contradictory American ideologies of nature from their emergence in the late eighteenth century to the present to explore how inconsistent conceptions of nature lead to conflict"-- Book Synopsis How conflicting ideas of nature threaten to fracture America's identity. Amber waves of grain, purple mountain majesties: American invest much of their national identity in sites of natural beauty. And yet American lands today are torn by conflicts over science, religion, identity, and politics. Creationists believe that the Biblical flood carved landscapes less than 10,000 years ago; environmentalists protest pipelines; Western states argue that the federal government's land policies throttle free enterprise; Native Americans demand protection for sacred sites. In this book, David Nye looks at Americans' irreconcilably conflicting ideas about nature. A landscape is conflicted when different groups have different uses for the same location--for example, when some want to open mining sites that others want to preserve or when suburban development impinges on agriculture. Some landscapes are so degraded from careless use that they become toxic "anti-landscapes." Nye traces these conflicts to clashing conceptions of nature--ranging from pastoral to Native American to military-industrial--that cannot be averaged into a compromise. Nye argues that today's environmental crisis is rooted in these conflicting ideas about land. Depending on your politics, global warming is either an inconvenient truth or fake news. America's contradictory conceptions of nature are at the heart of a broken national consensus. Review Quotes A well-argued account of how different constituencies view landscapes differently, making agreement on their conservation and use nearly impossible. -- Kirkus Reviews About the Author David E. Nye is Senior Research Fellow at the Charles Babbage Institute and the History of Science and Technology program at the University of Minnesota and Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. His other books published by the MIT Press include American Technological Sublime and American Illuminations. He was awarded the Leonardo da Vinci Medal in 2005 and was knighted by the Queen of Denmark in 2013.
State Department Counterintelligence - by Robert D Booth (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 408Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Intelligence & EspionageFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Brown Books PublishingAge Range: AdultAuthor: Robert D BoothLanguage: English Book Synopsis State Department Counterintelligence reveals an insider's account of leaks, spies, and lies and the bureaucratic machinations that accompany them and adversely affect national security. Robert Booth tells the story of his pivotal role in three multiple year counterespionage and numerous unauthorized disclosure investigations including Fidel Castro's most damaging US citizen spy. "He operated undetected and with impunity for decades before we discovered him. We had been hunting him for years. And now he was about to escape." With the narrative style of a thriller, Booth lures readers into the real world of counterintelligence.
Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power - by Amy Sonnie & James Tracy (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 201Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Political IdeologiesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Melville House PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: RadicalismAuthor: Amy Sonnie & James TracyLanguage: English Book Synopsis THE STORY OF SOME OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND LITTLE-KNOWN ACTIVISTS OF THE 1960s, IN A DEEPLY SOURCED NARRATIVE HISTORY The historians of the late 1960s have emphasized the work of a group of white college activists who courageously took to the streets to protest the war in Vietnam and continuing racial inequality. Poor and working-class whites have tended to be painted as spectators, reactionaries, and, even, racists. Most Americans, the story goes, just watched the political movements of the sixties go by. James Tracy and Amy Sonnie, who have been interviewing activists from the era for nearly ten years, reject this old narrative. They show that poor and working-class radicals, inspired by the Civil Rights movement, the Black Panthers, and progressive populism, started to organize significant political struggles against racism and inequality during the 1960s and 1970s. Among these groups: + JOIN Community Union brought together southern migrants, student radicals, and welfare recipients in Chicago to fight for housing, health, and welfare . . . + The Young Patriots Organization and Rising Up Angry organized self-identified hillbillies, Chicago greasers, Vietnam vets, and young feminists into a legendary "Rainbow Coalition" with Black and Puerto Rican activists . . . + In Philadelphia, the October 4th Organization united residents of industrial Kensington against big business, war, and a repressive police force . . . + In the Bronx, White Lightning occupied hospitals and built coalitions with doctors to fight for the rights of drug addicts and the poor. Exploring an untold history of the New Left, the book shows how these groups helped to redefine community organizing--and transforms the way we think about a pivotal moment in U.S. history. Review Quotes "Given the invisibility of this history, this book couldn't be more timely and more necessary.--Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, author of Blood on the Border People who care about social justice, who care about the future, must learn this history. Our conditions dictate that we don't have the luxury to walk separately anymore.--Malik Rahim, New Orleans Black Panther Party "Hillbilly Nationalists recovers the voices of white, working-class radicals who prove abolitionist John Brown's legacy is alive and well. Over ten years, Sonnie and Tracy have collected rare documents and conducted interviews to fill a long-missing piece of social movement history. Focusing on the 1960s-70s and touching on issues just as relevant today, these authors challenge the Left not to ignore white America, while challenging white America to recognize its allegiance to humanity and justice, rather than the bankrupt promises of conservative politicians." --Angela Y. Davis, author of Abolition Democracy: Beyond Prison, Torture, and Empire "This book is, without question, the definitive resource for scholars, students, and activists interested in some of the most innovative and understudied coalitional politics of the New Left." --Darrel Enck-Wanzer, editor of The Young Lords: A Reader "In our world, 'white, working-class anti-racism' is considered an oxymoron, or at best a pipe dream. Amy Sonnie and James Tracy prove these assumptions wrong, excavating a forgotten history of poor white folks who, in alliance with black nationalists, built a truly radical movement for social justice, economic power, and racial and gender equality. They have written a beautiful, powerful, surprising account of class-based interracial organizing; I expect Hillbilly Nationalists to inspire a new generation of activists who understand that a true rainbow coalition is not only desirable but our only hope." --Robin D.G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination and Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original "Sonnie and Tracy are master storytellers whose stories of working-class, interracial solidarity chart a new direction in the history of the modern freedom movement. Based on dozens of oral histories and previously untapped personal records of movement activists, this book offers an inspiring and largely invisible history of poor and working-class whites who built a 'vanguard of the dispossessed' with Black Panthers, Young Lords, and others in the radical movement for racial and economic justice. Written with nuance and power, this is a major contribution to the study of civil rights, social justice, working-class communities, and the politics of whiteness in the United States." --Jennifer Guglielmo, author of Living the Revolution and Are Italians White? "Hillbilly Nationalists is the story of reformers and revolutionaries, dreamers and doers, who remind us of a transformative organizing tradition among white, working-class communities. Inspired by Black Power and global events, these organizers did what only poor folks can do: they pooled their resources to build a vibrant social movement that escapes easy classification. Sonnie and Tracy combine first-rate historical research and extensive oral histories to capture the legacies of those unsung heroes and heroines who battled for the hearts and minds of working-class Americans in the 1960s and 1970s." --Dan Berger, editor of The Hidden 1970s: Histories of Radicalism About the Author AMY SONNIE is an activist, educator and librarian who has worked with U.S. grassroots social justice movements for the past seventeen years. She is co-founder of the national Center for Media Justice. Her first book, Revolutionary Voices, an anthology by queer and transgender youth (Alyson Books, 2000), is banned in libraries in New Jersey and Texas and appears on the American Library Association's list of Top Ten Most Frequently Challenged Books. Her work has appeared in the San Franscisco Bay Guardian, Alternet, Philadelphia Inquirer, Clamor, the Oxygen Television Network, Bitch magazine, and The Sojourner. JAMES TRACY is a long-time social justice organizer in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is the founder of the San Francisco Community Land Trust and has been active in the Eviction Defense Network and the Coalition On Homelessness, SF. He has edited two activist handbooks for Manic D Press: The Civil Disobedience Handbook and The Military Draft Handbook. His articles have appeared in Left Turn, Race Poverty and the Environment, and Contemporary Justice Review.
A User's Guide to Democracy - by Nick Capodice & Hannah McCarthy (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.4 Inches (H) x 4.9 Inch (W) x .9 Inch (D)Weight: .9 PoundsNumber of Pages: 240Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: American GovernmentFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Celadon BooksAuthor: Nick Capodice & Hannah McCarthyAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English About the Book "From the hosts of New Hampshire Public Radio's Civics 101 and New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro, a lively crash course in everything you should know about how the US government works. Do you know what the Secretary of Defense does all day? Are you sure you know the difference between the House and the Senate? Have you been pretending you know what Federalism is for the last 20 years? Don't worry--you're not alone. The American government and its processes can be dizzyingly complex and obscure. Until now. Within this book are the keys to knowing what you're talking about when you argue politics with the uncle you only see at Thanksgiving. It's the book that sits on your desk for quick reference when the nightly news boggles your mind. This approachable and informative guide gives you the lowdown on everything from the three branches of government, to what you can actually do to make your vote count, to how our founding documents affect our daily lives. Now is the time to finally understand who does what, how they do it, and the best way to get them to listen to you"-- Book Synopsis From Nick Capodice & Hannah McCarthy, the hosts of New Hampshire Public Radio's Civics 101, and New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro, A User's Guide to Democracy is a lively crash course in everything you should know about how the US government works. Do you know what the Secretary of Defense does all day? Are you sure you know the difference between the House and the Senate? Have you been pretending you know what Federalism is for the last 20 years? Don't worry--you're not alone. The American government and its processes can be dizzyingly complex and obscure. Until now. Within this book are the keys to knowing what you're talking about when you argue politics with the uncle you only see at Thanksgiving. It's the book that sits on your desk for quick reference when the nightly news boggles your mind. This approachable and informative guide gives you the lowdown on everything from the three branches of government, to what you can actually do to make your vote count, to how our founding documents affect our daily lives. Now is the time to finally understand who does what, how they do it, and the best way to get them to listen to you. Review Quotes An informative and appealing civics lesson for first-time voters and old hands alike.--Publisher's Weekly An easily digestible, illustrated guidebook to the agencies and institutions that make up the federal government... Just the thing for students of civics--which, these days, should include the entire polity.--Kirkus Reviews About The Author Hannah McCarthy is the co-host of Civics 101 from New Hampshire Public Radio. She came to New Hampshire by way of Brooklyn where she worked as a radio producer and writer. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Nick Capodice is the co-host of Civics 101. Before coming to NHPR, Nick worked in the Education Department at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, where he wrote and led tours, trained educators, and helped design digital exhibits. He also led beer history and tasting tours for Urban Oyster in Brooklyn.Tom Toro is a cartoonist for The New Yorker and a fiction writer. He is the author/illustrator of How to Potty Train Your Porcupine (Little, Brown & Company, 2020) and Tiny Hands (Dock Street Press, 2017). Tom lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, kid, and cat. Visit her website to learn more!
The Little Book of Politics - (Big Ideas) (Paperback)
Dimensions (Overall): 7.7 Inches (H) x 5 Inch (W) x .8 Inch (D)Weight: .4 PoundsNumber of Pages: 208Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: History & TheorySeries Title: Big IdeasFormat: PaperbackPublisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)Author: EditedAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "Content previously published in The Politics Book."--Title page verso. Book Synopsis This book is the perfect pocket-sized introduction to politics and political thought throughout history. From the origins of democracy to Machiavelli's cunning statecraft, and from Rousseau's social contract to the American Declaration of Independence, Marxist communism, the dawn of populism, and identity politics, The Little Book of Politics examines the philosophies behind the different political beliefs and methods of government used around the world over the course of human history. Packed with infographics and flowcharts that explain complex concepts in a simple but exciting way, The Little Book of Politics offers you a combination of clear text and hard-working infographics in a portable format that is perfect for reading on the go. About The Author We believe in the power of discovery. That's why we create books for everyone that explore ideas and nurture curiosity about the world we live in. From first words to the Big Bang, from the wonders of nature to city adventures, you will find expert knowledge, hours of fun and endless inspiration in the pages of our books. https: //www.dk.com/
Rediscovering Americanism - by Mark R Levin (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Commentary & OpinionFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Threshold EditionsAge Range: AdultAuthor: Mark R LevinLanguage: English Book Synopsis From five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, radio host, and "one of the conservative moment's most influential voices" (The Washington Times) Mark R. Levin comes a searing plea for a return to America's most sacred values. In Rediscovering Americanism, Mark R. Levin revisits the founders' warnings about the perils of overreach by the federal government and concludes that the men who created our country would be outraged and disappointed to see where we've ended up. Levin returns to the impassioned question he's explored in each of his bestselling books: How do we save our exceptional country? Because our values are in such a precarious state, he argues that a restoration to the essential truths on which our country was founded has never been more urgent. Understanding these principles, in Levin's words, can "serve as the antidote to tyrannical regimes and governments." Rediscovering Americanism is not an exercise in nostalgia, but an appeal to his fellow citizens to reverse course. This essential book brings Levin's celebrated, sophisticated analysis to the troubling question of America's future, and reminds us what we must restore for the sake of our children and our children's children. About the Author Mark R. Levin, nationally syndicated talk-radio host, host of LevinTV, chairman of Landmark Legal Foundation, and the host of the FOX News show Life, Liberty, & Levin, is the author of six consecutive #1 New York Times bestsellers: Liberty and Tyranny, Ameritopia, The Liberty Amendments, Plunder and Deceit, Rediscovering Americanism, and Unfreedom of the Press. Liberty and Tyranny spent three months at #1 and sold more than 1.5 million copies. His books Men in Black and Rescuing Sprite were also New York Times bestsellers. Levin is an inductee of the National Radio Hall of Fame and was a top adviser to several members of President Ronald Reagan's cabinet. He holds a BA from Temple University and a JD from Temple University Law School.
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The Diamond Formation - by Crystal Lewis (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 70Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: WorldFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Trilogy Christian PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: Middle EasternAuthor: Crystal LewisLanguage: English Book Synopsis Do you often ask yourself, "Why do the worst events seem to happen to me?" Why enduring challenging times often seem impossible? What if I told you that there is a way to not only thrive, but survive during life's darkest times? In this book, these questions are answered when understanding growth stages of a Diamond. Growth phases paralleled to a story of a young woman's journey in graduate school. From moments of depression and unhappiness to indescribable joy. With this book, you will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the trials of life.
Liar's Circus - by Carl Hoffman (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 8.4 Inches (H) x 5.5 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: .8 PoundsNumber of Pages: 272Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Political ProcessFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Custom HouseAuthor: Carl HoffmanAge Range: AdultBook theme: Campaigns & ElectionsLanguage: English About the Book "Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail meets a work of ... immersive contemporary anthropology: Carl Hoffman, who has written about the most dangerous and remote corners of the world, journeys deep inside President Trump's rallies, seeking to understand the strange and powerful tribe that forms the president's base"-- Book Synopsis A brilliant, riveting, funny, terrifying journey into the beating heart of Trumpland. --Liza Mundy, author of Code GirlsIn this daring work of immersive journalism, based on hundreds of hours of reporting, Carl Hoffman journeys deep inside Donald Trump's rallies, seeking to understand the strange and powerful tribe that forms the president's base. Hoffman, who has written about the most dangerous and remote corners of the world, pierced this alternate society, welcomed in and initiated into its rites and upside-down beliefs, and finally ushered to its inner sanctum. Equally freewheeling and profound, Liar's Circus tracks the MAGA faithful across five thousand miles of the American heartland during a crucial arc of the Trump presidency stretching from the impeachment saga to the dawn of the coronavirus pandemic that ended the rallies as we know it.Trump's rallies are a singular and defining force in American history--a kind of Rosetta stone to understanding the Age of Trump. Yet while much remarked upon, they are, in fact, little examined, with the focus almost always on Trump's latest outrageous statement. But who are the tens of thousands of people who fill these arenas? What do they see in Trump? And what curious alchemy--between president and adoring crowd--happens there that might explain Trump's rise and powerful hold over both his base and the GOP?To those on the left, the rallies are a Black Mass of American politics at which Trump plays high priest, recklessly summoning the darkest forces within the nation. To the MAGA faithful, the rallies are a form of pilgrimage, a joyous ceremony that like all rituals binds people together and makes them feel a part of something bigger than themselves. Both sides would acknowledge that this traveling roadshow is the pressurized, combustible core of Trump's political power, a meeting of the faithful where Trump is unshackled and his rhetoric reaches its most extreme, with downstream consequences for the rest of the nation.To date, no reporter has sought to understand the rallies as a sociological phenomenon examined from the bottom up. Hoffman has done just this. He has stood in line for more than 170 hours with Trump's most ardent superfans and joined them at the very front row; he has traveled from Minnesota to Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and New Hampshire immersing himself in their culture. Liar's Circus is a revelatory portrait of Trump's America, from one of our most intrepid journalists. Review Quotes "The author of outstanding books that blend travel, history, and anthropology such as Savage Harvest (2014), turns his eye on Donald Trump's MAGA rallies. . . . Hoffman often shakes his head in wonderment but rarely condescends, and he approaches his subject with scholarly vigor . . . A valuable portrait of authoritarianism in action and its more-than-willing adherents."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "Revealing. ... A sobering, scarifying account that leaves the reader exhausted and in awe at the author's endurance during these ritual gatherings of the MAGA tribe." --New York Journal of Books Powerful. ... Examines the nature of Trump's authoritarianism, and presents connections with other autocratic regimes, showing how the past and present of strongmen are deeply intertwined.--New Republic An illuminating and weirdly entertaining addition to the slew of books currently in print about President Trump, offering a well-documented, personal look at the people who placed him in power. ... Carl Hoffman investigates the weird, wild world of MAGA rallies in this informative, entertaining piece of immersive journalism.--Shelf Awareness Liar's Circus is a brilliant, riveting, funny, terrifying, unflaggingly readable journey into the beating heart of Trumpland.--Liza Mundy, author of Code Girls A riveting deep dive into the world of Trump political rallies. ... Conveys the horror of Mr. Trump's con game while remaining sympathetic to those being swindled by him.--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette The indefatigable Carl Hoffman journeys deep into the world of a no-less exotic tribe: the hardest of the hard-core supporters of President Donald Trump. Joining the infatuated at campaign rallies from Minnesota to Texas, Hoffman brilliantly evokes both the hypnotic cadences of a demagogue and the misguided faith of his followers. He plunges with them down a rabbit hole of conspiracy theories, grievances, and alienation - without ever losing sight of their humanity. It is trenchant, surprising and profound."--Joshua Hammer, NYT bestselling author ofT he Falcon Thief and The Badass Librarians of Timbuktu "Liar's Circus is a wildly entertaining road trip into the belly of the beast that is Trump rallies. A reader comes away knowing more about the Trump supporters who equate belief in Trump with belief in America. Hoffman never condescends or dismisses and brings these Americans to life with fascinating subtleties and contradictions. Many of us have wondered 'who are these people' and Hoffman answers that question with great grace and understanding. It's a hell of a trip you'll be glad you took."--Stuart Stevens, legendary GOP strategist and author of It Was All A Lie: How the Republican Party Became Donald Trump
Witch Hunt - by Gregg Jarrett (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.2 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x 1.6 Inch (D)Weight: 1.5 PoundsNumber of Pages: 256Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: American GovernmentFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Broadside BooksAuthor: Gregg JarrettAge Range: AdultFeatured book lists: New York Times BestsellersBook theme: Executive BranchLanguage: English About the Book The author of the #1 New York Times-bestseller The Russia Hoax picks up where that book ended with this hard-hitting, well-reasoned examination of the latest findings about "collusion" between the Trump Administration and the Russians. Book Synopsis The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Russia Hoax picks up where that book ended with this hard-hitting, well-reasoned examination of the latest findings about "collusion" between the Trump Administration and the Russians, offering further proof that Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is nothing more than a politically motivated witch hunt.How did a small group of powerful intelligence officials convince tens of millions of Americans that the president is a traitor, without a shred of evidence? Now that every detail and argument set forth in The Russia Hoax has been borne out by the Mueller report, Jarrett returns with Witch Hunt, providing a hard-hitting, well-reasoned evisceration of what may be the dirtiest trick in political history. No marks have ever been as gullible as distraught Democrats in 2016. Washington insiders broke rule after rule investigating the president, chasing a conspiracy that turned out not to exist. Somehow this was spun into Donald Trump having something to hide. People associated with the president were pushed into plea deals that had nothing to do with Russian "collusion" or discouraged from serving by the threat of huge legal bills. Somehow this was spun into Trump's lawyers being bullies. The president complained that the investigation was a waste of time, but he allowed it to continue unimpeded to the end. Somehow this was spun into obstruction of justice. In Witch Hunt, Gregg Jarrett uncovers the bureaucratic malfeasance and malicious politicization of our country's justice system. The law was weaponized for partisan purposes. Even though it was Hillary Clinton's campaign that collected and disseminated a trove of lies about Trump from a former British spy and Russian operatives, Democrats and the media spun this into a claim that Trump was working for the Russians. Senior officials at the FBI, blinded by their political bias and hatred of Trump, went after the wrong person. At the DOJ, the deputy attorney general discussed secretly recording the president and recruiting members of the cabinet to depose Trump. Those behind the Witch Hunt have either been fired or resigned. Many of them are now under investigation for abuse of power. But what about the pundits who concocted wild narratives in real time on television, or the newspapers which covered the fact that rumors were being investigated without investigating the facts themselves? Factual, highly persuasive, and damning, this must-read expose makes clear that not only was there no "collusion," but there was not even a basis for Mueller's investigation of the charge that has attacked Trump and his administration for more than two years. It's always been a Witch Hunt. Review Quotes "When this moment in history finally passes, history will have Gregg Jarrett's Witch Hunt to remind -- on the record -- of what really happened and who, really, was responsible for this disgrace."--American Spectator & #8220Witch Hunt is a spectacular compendium....an encyclopedia of what went on in the biggest hoax and scandal in American history. I highly recommend it; it is an awesome book. & #8221--Dan Bongino & #8220Witch Hunt is both a riveting account of abuse of authority and a reminder of just how fragile our democracy can be. Jarrett thoroughly and convincingly paints a scary picture of officials at the highest levels of our federal government breaching the trust of the people in an attempt to undermine Trump's presidency and remove him from office. & #8221--Jon A. Sale, Criminal Defense Attorney and Former Assistant Watergate Prosecutor & #8220Democrats and the media continue to just lie through their teeth. What we've lived through-- are still living through--has been a coup from the get-go. It is a plot to overthrow President Trump. There are so few people telling the whole truth about this; Gregg Jarrett is. & #8221--Rush Limbaugh & #8220Gregg Jarrett has done it again by writing a superb follow-up book to his number one bestseller, The Russia Hoax. His stunning account of how unelected officials plotted in the shadows to influence an election, sabotage a duly elected president, and drive him from office should alarm all Americans. & #8221--Sean Hannity & #8220If for no other reason, one should read Gregg Jarrett's new book, Witch Hunt, for its excellent and penetrating analysis of the Mueller Report. In-depth and comprehensive, Jarrett's breakdown unmasks the false narrative still being peddled by Democrats and the media. & #8221--Joseph DiGenova, Former Independent Counsel and U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia
Don't Lie to Me - Jeanine Pirro (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9.3 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: 1.1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 304Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Commentary & OpinionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Center StreetAuthor: Jeanine PirroAge Range: AdultLanguage: English About the Book "It's been nearly four years since President Trump took office, and Judge Jeanine Pirro has had enough of [what she sees as] the left's countless lies and false accusations. She is now forced to ask: how could anyone vote against President Trump this November? What more could you possibly want? In [this book], Judge Jeanine [examines] topics such as the impeachment inquiry, the military, and the road to the 2020 presidential election"--Publisher marketing. Book Synopsis Judge Jeanine Pirro, author of two New York Times bestsellers, exposes the lies and distortions of the president's enemies.It's been nearly four years since President Trump took office, and Judge Jeanine Pirro has had enough of the left's countless lies and false accusations. She is now forced to ask: How could anyone vote against President Trump this November? What more could you possibly want?In Don't Lie to Me, Judge Jeanine brings her signature writing style and acute legal mind to topics such as the impeachment inquiry, the military, and the road to the 2020 presidential election. She will highlight President Trump's triumphs and his strength during the coronavirus crisis. About The Author Jeanine Pirro is the host of Justice with Judge Jeanine. Previously, she hosted Judge Jeanine Pirro, a syndicated court show for which she won an Emmy. In 1990, she was the first woman elected Judge to sit on the Westchester County Court bench. In 1993, she again made history as the first woman elected District Attorney in Westchester County, New York. As a prosecutor, Pirro received national recognition for founding one of the nation's first domestic violence units, and has tirelessly crusaded on behalf of the silent victims of violent crime. She also created one of the first operations to catch Internet pedophiles. Judge Pirro has two children and two dogs, and she lives in Westchester, New York.
The Great Debate - by Yuval Levin (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 304Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: History & TheoryFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Basic BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Yuval LevinLanguage: English About the Book "In The Great Debate Yuval Levin explores the origins of the familiar left/right divide in American politics by examining the views of the men who best represent each side of that debate: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. In a groundbreaking exploration of the origins of our political order, Levin shows that our political divide did not originate (as many historians argue) in the French Revolution, but rather in the Anglo-American debate about that revolution. Burke and Paine were both utterly fascinating figures--active in politics, versed in philosophy, and two of the best, most effective and powerful political writers and polemicists in the history of the English speaking world. Levin sets the work of these two men against the dramatic history of their era and shows how they mixed theory and practice to advance their very different notions of liberty, equality, nature, history, reason, revolution, and reform. Paine believed in radical change and saw the American and French Revolutions as catalysts for creating a new society; Burke believed in a significantly more gradual approach with each generation acting merely as part of a long chain of history. These differing approaches to revolution and reform created a division that continues to shape our current political discourse--including issues ranging from gun control and abortion to welfare and economic reform"-- Book Synopsis An acclaimed portrait of Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the origins of modern conservatism and liberalism In The Great Debate, Yuval Levin explores the roots of the left/right political divide in America by examining the views of the men who best represented each side at its origin: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. Striving to forge a new political path in the tumultuous age of the American and French revolutions, these two ideological titans sparred over moral and philosophical questions about the nature of political life and the best approach to social change: radical and swift, or gradual and incremental. The division they articulated continues to shape our political life today. Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the basis of our political order and Washington's acrimonious rifts today, The Great Debate offers a profound examination of what conservatism, progressivism, and the debate between them truly amount to. Review Quotes [The Great Debate's] architecture is clever and intellectually persuasive.... A thoughtful introduction to this famous paradigmatic opposition.--Washington Post[A] wonderful book.--Los Angeles TimesIn a Burkean manner, Mr. Levin enriches through wisdom rather than prescription. He gives us something more than a manual of past lessons--namely, the historical framework to achieve greater understanding.--Wall Street JournalIn this lively and probing book, Levin, one of the most influential conservative writers in the United States, looks at the ideas of Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine, towering figures in the late-eighteenth-century transatlantic Enlightenment...The Great Debate won't settle any of the political disputes roiling U.S. politics today, but those who read it carefully will find it easier to understand their opponents--and perhaps even to find some common ground.--Foreign AffairsLevin enters into another great debate that riles academia: between historians insisting upon the uniqueness and specificity of events, which defy abstractions and generalizations, and philosophers impatient with the ephemera and contingency of events, which do not rise to the level of truth and certainty. Here too he rises to the occasion, satisfying the scruples of historians and philosophers alike. From a debate raged about an event centuries ago, he deduces truths that illuminate some of our most vexing political and social problems today.--Gertrude Himmelfarb, Weekly StandardThe definitive intellectual history of an argument so powerful that it echoes to the present day.--National Review OnlineThe Great Debate is a masterful and loving piece of work, the kind of solo performance that commands mute attention and makes even a crinkled cough-drop wrapper sound like an errant clang of the gong. It does more than announce Levin's arrival; it is, in itself, a refutation--this time with an inerrant clang--of the factitious notion that intellectual conservatism is a bygone thing.--Commentary Yuval Levin, whose sharp thinking was honed at the University of Chicago s Committee on Social Thought...is one of conservatism s most sophisticated and measured explicators.--George F. Will, Washington Post About the Author Yuval Levin is director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute and the editor of National Affairs. A former member of the White House domestic policy staff under George W. Bush, he has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, among many other publications. His previous books include The Fractured Republic and The Great Debate. He lives in Maryland.
Persist - by Elizabeth Warren (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 320Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Public PolicyFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Metropolitan BooksAuthor: Elizabeth WarrenAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralLanguage: English Book Synopsis The inspiring, influential senator and bestselling author mixes vivid personal stories with a passionate plea for political transformation. Elizabeth Warren is a beacon for everyone who believes that real change can improve the lives of all Americans. Committed, fearless, and famously persistent, she brings her best game to every battle she wages. In Persist, Warren writes about six perspectives that have influenced her life and advocacy. She's a mother who learned from wrenching personal experience why child care is so essential. She's a teacher who has known since grade school the value of a good and affordable education. She's a planner who understands that every complex problem requires a comprehensive response. She's a fighter who discovered the hard way that nobody gives up power willingly. She's a learner who thinks, listens, and works to fight racism in America. And she's a woman who has proven over and over that women are just as capable as men. Candid and compelling, Persist is both a deeply personal book and a powerful call to action. Elizabeth Warren--one of our nation's most visionary leaders--will inspire everyone to believe that if we're willing to fight for it, profound change is well within our reach. Review Quotes Praise for A Fighting Chance A potent mix of memoir and policy...The title of this book reminds us that this is about Warren's fight. She is still the fiery advocate who called for a bureau to protect consumers or, as a second choice, 'no agency at all and plenty of blood and teeth left on the floor.' --The New York Times Book Review Moving...Ultimately, the book's message is that one person can make a difference...Elizabeth Warren, with her passion, anger and bluntness, will not be silenced. --The Washington Post "Well-paced and engaging." --The Boston Globe "Intelligent and informative...[Warren is] good, plainspoken company who makes you feel smarter for having spent such easy time with her." --Entertainment Weekly "A revealing account of Warren's rise to prominence...As a politician and activist, Warren's great strength is that she retains the outsider's perspective, and the outsider's sense of moral outrage...She's an indomitable battler for the underdog, and she doesn't take no for an answer." --The New York Review of Books "The Wall Street watchdog and U.S. senator has produced a readable and sometimes infuriating explanation of the biggest financial crisis of our time." --People Praise for This Fight is Our Fight "This Fight Is Our Fight is a smart, tough-minded book...What Democrats need right now is a reason to keep fighting. And that's something Warren's muscular, unapologetic book definitely offers. It's an important contribution." --Paul Krugman, The New York Times Book Review This Fight Is Our Fight provides an insider's look at the machinations that are undermining the U.S. economy and political system. Warren spells out what is happening and what needs to be done to reverse the slide...Warren is outspoken, personable, emphatic, dedicated...It is unusual for any politician to be so open. --New York Journal of Books Girded for battle, the senior senator from Massachusetts forcefully lays out the bleak picture of an American government increasingly controlled by corporate greed and special interests...The author sounds the alarm that an oligarchy is in the making, and her urgency is palpable and necessary. Inspiring words to empower Warren's marching army.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) About The Author Elizabeth Warren, the widely admired former presidential candidate, is the senior senator from Massachusetts. She is the author of eleven previous books, including A Fighting Chance and This Fight Is Our Fight, both of which were national bestsellers. The mother of two and grandmother of three, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, Bruce Mann, and their beloved dog, Bailey.
Russians Among Us - Large Print by Gordon Corera (Paperback)
Edition: Large PrintNumber of Pages: 656Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Intelligence & EspionageFormat: PaperbackPublisher: HarperLuxeAge Range: AdultAuthor: Gordon CoreraLanguage: English About the Book "[T]he ... story of Putin's escalating espionage campaign in the West, the Russian 'deep cover' spies who penetrated the US and the years-long FBI hunt to capture them ... [The author] details the recruitment, running, and escape of one of the most important spies of modern times, a man who worked inside the heart of Russian intelligence"-- Book Synopsis With intrigue that rivals the best le Carré novels, Russians Among Us tells the explosive story of Russia's espionage efforts against the United States and the West--from the end of the Cold War to the present and the significant threat of hacking the 2020 electionSpies have long been a source of great fascination in the world of fiction, but sometimes the best spy stories happen in real life. Russians Among Us tells the full story of Putin's escalating espionage campaign in the West, the Russian 'deep cover' spies who penetrated the US and the years-long FBI hunt to capture them. This book also details the recruitment, running, and escape of one of the most important spies of modern times, a man who worked inside the heart of Russian intelligence. In this thrilling account Corera tracks not only the history, but the astonishing evolution of Russian espionage, including the use of 'cyber illegals' who continue to manipulate us today and pose a significant threat to the 2020 election.Like a scene from the TV drama The Americans, in the summer of 2010 a group of Russian deep cover sleeper agents were arrested. It was the culmination of a decade-long investigation, and ten people, including Anna Chapman, were swapped for four people held in Russia. At the time it was seen simply as a throwback to the Cold War. But that would prove to be a costly mistake. It was a sign that the Russian threat had never gone away and more importantly, it was shifting into a much more disruptive new phase. Today, the danger is clearer than ever following the poisoning in the UK of one of the spies who was swapped, Sergei Skripal, and the growing evidence of Russian interference in American life. Russians Among Us describes for the first time the story of deep cover spies in America and the FBI agents who tracked them. In intimate and riveting detail, it reveals new information about today's spies--as well as those trying to catch them and those trying to kill them. Review Quotes "The best post-1949 account of British intelligence I have ever read. This is as good as it gets." -- The Spectator (UK) on The Art of Betrayal"[An] excellent new book... Extraordinary... Corera weaves multiple story lines together to make a compelling case. By the time he works his way to Russia's 2016 election interference, the operation isn't a surprise, it's an inevitability."--Washington Post"An eye-opening look at the "illegals" and other agents who have been spying for Russia, Soviet and otherwise, over the last several decades... Corera tells a big story in a relatively short space... A book that helps make sense of recent headlines and old news alike."--Kirkus Reviews"Corera tells this astonishing tale with deft authority, placing it in the wider context of Russian intelligence strategy. No one is better versed in the intricacies of the continuing spy war between East and West."--Ben Macintyre, The Times (UK)"Often reading like a John Le Carré novel, this work traces the steps of Russian deep undercover agents and the efforts of the FBI to uncover them... A thrilling, fast-paced look at Russia's ongoing operations... This exciting read will be enjoyed by fans of real life and fictional spy stories."--Library Journal (starred review)"The sirens were wailing well before 2016... Yet American politicians, the media and the public aided the Russian project at every step... Corera doesn't dwell on President Trump's response to Russia. Rather, he indicts the United States and the West for a collective reaction that was underwhelming for two decades."--San Francisco Chronicle"A wide-ranging, thought-provoking, and highly readable history of Britain's postwar Secret Intelligence Service, popularly known as MI6."--The Wall Street Journal on The Art of Betrayal"No Frederick Forsyth thriller could be as gripping as this real-life story."--Daily Mail (UK) on Operation Columba"[An] amazing story of the secret pigeon service and how it helped to win the war. Well-researched and well-told, as much about humans as pigeons, it is replete with eccentric Englishmen, ruthless Nazis, and brave resisters in occupied Europe who risk their lives for the Allied cause."--Nicholas Reynolds, author of Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy on Operation Columba"[An] extraordinary, colourful and moving story... [A] thrilling tale."--Sunday Times (London) on Operation Columba"Corera is to be congratulated for bringing to light, with humour and verve, a virtually unknown chapter of the war."--Daily Telegraph (London) on Operation Columba
The Age of Walls, 3 - (Politics of Place) by Tim Marshall (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: GeopoliticsSeries Title: Politics of PlaceFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Scribner Book CompanyAge Range: AdultAuthor: Tim MarshallLanguage: English Book Synopsis Tim Marshall, the New York Times bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography, offers "a readable primer to many of the biggest problems facing the world" (Daily Express, UK) by examining the borders, walls, and boundaries that divide countries and their populations. The globe has always been a world of walls, from the Great Wall of China to Hadrian's Wall to the Berlin Wall. But a new age of isolationism and economic nationalism is upon us, visible in Trump's obsession with building a wall on the Mexico border, in Britain's Brexit vote, and in many other places as well. China has the great Firewall, holding back Western culture. Europe's countries are walling themselves against immigrants, terrorism, and currency issues. South Africa has heavily gated communities, and massive walls or fences separate people in the Middle East, Korea, Sudan, India, and other places around the world. In fact, more than a third of the world's nation-states have barriers along their borders. Understanding what is behind these divisions is essential to understanding much of what's going on in the world today. Written in Tim Marshall's brisk, inimitable style, The Age of Walls is divided by geographic region. He provides an engaging context that is often missing from political discussion and draws on his real life experiences as a reporter from hotspots around the globe. He examines how walls, borders, and barriers have been shaping our political landscape for hundreds of years, and especially since 2001, and how they figure in the diplomatic relations and geo-political events of today. "Marshall is a skilled explainer of the world as it is, and geography buffs will be pleased by his latest" (Kirkus Reviews). "Accomplished, well researched, and pacey...The Age of Walls is for anyone who wants to look beyond the headlines and explore the context of some of the biggest challenges facing the world today, it is a fascinating and fast read" (City AM, UK). About the Author Tim Marshall is a leading authority on foreign affairs with more than 30 years of reporting experience. He was diplomatic editor at Sky News, and before that was working for the BBC and LBC/IRN radio. He has reported from 40 countries and covered conflicts in Croatia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Israel. He is the author of the Sunday Times bestsellers Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps that Tell You Everything You Need to Know About Global Politics and Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls; Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of Flags; and Shadowplay: Behind the Lines and Under Fire. He is founder and editor of the current affairs site TheWhatandtheWhy.com.
The Communist Manifesto - by Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 30Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Political IdeologiesFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Merlin PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Communism, Post-Communism & SocialismAuthor: Karl Marx & Friedrich EngelsLanguage: EnglishGB
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In the Words of Our Enemies - by Jed Babbin (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 274Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: International RelationsFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Regnery PublishingAge Range: AdultBook theme: GeneralAuthor: Jed BabbinLanguage: English Book Synopsis Death to America!Years before September 11, our enemy warned us--and we weren't listening. We are being warned today--by enemies like Iran, North Korea, and radicals and terrorists across the globe--but we are still not listening. Sounding the alarm is bestselling author Jed Babbin (former deputy undersecretary of defense), who exposes the demagogues, dictators, and death squads openly threatening America--with potentially devastating consequences, if we aren't alert to the danger. Full of stunning detail, In the Words of Our Enemies reveals: * What the Islamists themselves are saying about their plans for America--mass murder followed by imposition of Islamic sharia law * How Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is leading a radical anti-American revolution that aims to organize the world's oil supplies against America * Why China's plans go beyond regional hegemony to driving the United States out of the Pacific * How even so-called friendly countries, like Russia, are conspiring against us * How many countries have threatened to use nuclear weapons against America (it's more than you think) Highlighting our enemies' own words, Jed Babbin gives you, the reader, an insider's intelligence report on the dangers we face. In the Words of Our Enemies gives you the knowledge you need to be forewarned and forearmed in defending America.
Morality - by Jonathan Sacks (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 384Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: History & TheoryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Basic BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jonathan SacksLanguage: English About the Book "In Morality, the distinguished religious leader and philosopher Rabbi Jonathan Sacks diagnoses our troubled times as a period of "cultural climate change." Delivering an insightful critique of our modern condition, and assessing its roots and causes from the ancient Greeks through the Reformation and Enlightenment to the present day, Sacks argues that there is no liberty without morality, and no freedom without responsibility"-- Book Synopsis A distinguished religious leader's stirring case for reconstructing a shared framework of virtues and values. With liberal democracy embattled, public discourse grown toxic, family life breaking down, and drug abuse and depression on the rise, many fear what the future holds. In Morality, respected faith leader and public intellectual Jonathan Sacks traces today's crisis to our loss of a strong, shared moral code and our elevation of self-interest over the common good. We have outsourced morality to the market and the state, but neither is capable of showing us how to live. Sacks leads readers from ancient Greece to the Enlightenment to the present day to show that there is no liberty without morality and no freedom without responsibility, arguing that we all must play our part in rebuilding a common moral foundation. A major work of moral philosophy, Morality is an inspiring vision of a world in which we can all find our place and face the future without fear. Review Quotes Morality is not an argument or a compilation of thoughts -- it is a wake-up call to a world that has become self-obsessed, self-centered and lonely, and whose moral standards have withered as a result.--Jerusalem Post"'Morality' has the potential to become a decade-defining book... [it] holds up a bracing revelatory mirror to this moment in human history. In his poignant, poetic and prophetic way, Sacks reminds us that a free society is not only a political achievement, nor is it just an economic achievement -- a free society is ultimately a moral achievement."--Deseret News"Sacks's command of the historical sweep of intellectual thought is breathtaking...One can only wish that Sacks's brilliant, urgent 'ethical will' can transcend his grandchildren and inspire all who fervently hope to emerge from this difficult time with an enhanced sense of human solidarity, responsibility, morality and love."--The Washington PostAn impressive tour d'horizon of the state of the western world -- the US and the UK in particular -- at the end of the second decade of the 21st century.--Times of IsraelI highly recommended people check out [the new book]...I can think of nothing more important right now in embracing this and shifting from 'I' to 'We.'--Tim Ferriss, The Tim Ferriss ShowIf you are looking for a book to read during these strange and stressful days, look no further than Jonathan Sacks' magnificent Morality.--Matthew D'Ancona, Evening StandardIn his new book, Morality, the former chief rabbi, Jonathan Sacks, makes a very basic and crucial point about the nature of morality: it is based on 'we' and not 'I.'--Giles Fraser, Daily TelegraphJonathan Sacks has produced a work of extraordinary depth, beauty, urgency, and erudition. If the prophets of the Hebrew Bible came back to guide liberal democracies and anxious citizens through this difficult time, but first they studied modern history and social science, this is the book they would write for us.--Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind and coauthor of The Coddling of the American Mind Jonathan Sacks is one of the great moral thinkers of our time. His latest book, Morality, applies his powerful approach to the unprecedented challenges of our time --social, political, economic, and above all, cultural. May his words be heeded throughout the land.--Robert D. Putnam, author of Bowling Alone and The UpswingThis major work in moral philosophy and theology should engage all readers, but particularly scholars, undergraduates, and graduate students.--Library Journal About the Author Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (1948-2020) was an international religious leader, philosopher, award-winning author, and respected moral voice. The chief rabbi of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations from 1991 to 2013 and the recipient of the 2016 Templeton Prize, he was the author of over thirty books.
Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge : The Left's Plot to Remake America - by Jeanine Pirro (Hardcover)
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 6.3 Inch (W) x 1.1 Inch (D)Weight: 1.1 PoundsNumber of Pages: 288Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Commentary & Opinion, American GovernmentFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Grand Central PubAuthor: Jeanine PirroAge Range: AdultBook theme: Conservatism & Liberalism, NationalLanguage: English Book Synopsis Picking up where her #1 New York Times bestseller, Liars, Leakers, and Liberals left off, Judge Jeanine Pirro exposes the latest chapter in the unfolding liberal attack on our most basic values. Donald Trump's presidency has been under siege by the Left and their Deep State fellow travelers who concocted an outrageous case of conspiracy with Russia to keep him from doing what he was elected to do: secure America's borders, revive its economy, drain the Washington DC swamp, and restore our constitutional republic. Overturning presidential elections, nationalizing private industries like healthcare and education, destroying America's borders, erasing its national identity, and effectively silencing conservative voices in the cybersphere and public square are a few examples of the lengths to which the far-left progressives and socialists will go to destroy the America we love. Radicals, Resistance, and Revenge features Judge Jeanine's keen analysis of explosive information about the anti-Trump conspirators, their corrupt methods and possible crimes, and the Left's subversive plot against the foundation of American liberty. Judge Jeanine is sounding the alarm and calling out those who despise our most cherished ideals and institutions to warn patriotic Americans before it's too late. Review Quotes Fantastic. Go get it!--President Donald Trump, on Liars, Leakers, and Liberals About The Author Jeanine Pirro is a highly respected champion of women's rights who has received national recognition for her work as a leading advocate for crime victims. As a young prosecutor she started one of the nation's first domestic violence units, with a 100 percent conviction rate trying murder, rape, and violent felony cases. She was elected county court judge and three times elected district attorney, the first woman to hold those positions.As district attorney, she continued her crusade for victims by spearheading one of the first internet pedophile sting operations in the country, again with a 100 percent conviction rate. Pirro received an Emmy for her Warner Brothers syndicated show Judge Pirro, and is currently the host of Justice with Judge Jeanine. She lives in Westchester, New York, with her two children and two dogs.
Winning the Second Civil War - by Jim Hanson (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 192Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Commentary & OpinionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Republic Book PublishersAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jim HansonLanguage: English Book Synopsis Winning the Second Civil War is based on the current threat demonstrated in the 2020 Antifa/BLM Riots and current unrest including the storming of the US Capitol, exacerbated by the deep problems with the 2020 election. The book includes analysis of the history, legality, and consequences of violent protest. It explores what the founders contemplated, what has been attempted before, and how those things influence what is playing out now. Both the Left and Right have some level of insurgency underway and it will be helpful to examine them in that light. It also requires looking at them as unique creations of our current political and cultural climates as well. Even in their extreme positions both still have considerable influence on and acceptance in their larger political movements. About the Author Jim Hanson served in the US Army Special Forces followed by a successful career in executive search running a multi-million dollar practice in the technology sector. He returned to national security and foreign policy and is the founder and president of Security Studies Group (SSG), which specializes in information operations.
Doom with a View - by Kristen Iversen (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 400Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Public PolicyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Chicago Review Press - FulcrumAge Range: AdultBook theme: Environmental PolicyAuthor: Kristen IversenLanguage: English Book Synopsis Tucked up against the Rocky Mountains, just west of Denver, sits the remnants of one of the most notorious nuclear weapons sites in North America: Rocky Flats. With a history of environmental catastrophes, political neglect, and community-wide health crises, this site represents both one of the darkest and most controversial chapters in our nation's history, and also a conundrum on repurposing lands once considered lost. As the crush of encroaching residential areas close in on this site and the generation of Rocky Flats workers passes on, the memory of Rocky Flats is receding from the public mind; yet the need to responsibly manage the site, and understand the consequences of forty years of plutonium production and contamination, must be a part of every decision for the land's future. Review Quotes "A cautionary tale of the moral choices we face, this book should and indeed must be imperative reading for every US citizen." --Helen Caldicott, physician, activist, and author of If You Love This Planet"A powerful and unflinching indictment of the government's ill-considered decision to open radioactively contaminated lands neighboring the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons site to public use." --Trisha T. Pritikin, Hanford Downwinder and author of The Hanford Plaintiffs: Voices from the Fight for Atomic Justice About the Author Kristen Iversen's work includes the books Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats (now a forthcoming documentary), Molly Brown: Unraveling the Myth, and Shadow Boxing: Art and Craft in Creative Nonfiction. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, The American Scholar, and other publications. Originally from Colorado, Iversen has taught at universities around the country and is professor of creative writing at the University of Cincinnati, where she is also Literary Nonfiction editor of The Cincinnati Review. She holds a PhD from the University of Denver, and is currently a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Bergen.
The Monarchy of Fear - by Martha C Nussbaum (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 272Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Commentary & OpinionFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Simon & SchusterAge Range: AdultAuthor: Martha C NussbaumLanguage: English Book Synopsis From one of the world's most celebrated moral philosophers comes a thorough examination of the current political crisis and recommendations for how to mend our divided country. For decades Martha C. Nussbaum has been an acclaimed scholar and humanist, earning dozens of honors for her books and essays. In The Monarchy of Fear she turns her attention to the current political crisis that has polarized American since the 2016 election. Although today's atmosphere is marked by partisanship, divisive rhetoric, and the inability of two halves of the country to communicate with one another, Nussbaum focuses on what so many pollsters and pundits have overlooked. She sees a simple truth at the heart of the problem: the political is always emotional. Globalization has produced feelings of powerlessness in millions of people in the West. That sense of powerlessness bubbles into resentment and blame. Blame of immigrants. Blame of Muslims. Blame of other races. Blame of cultural elites. While this politics of blame is exemplified by the election of Donald Trump and the vote for Brexit, Nussbaum argues it can be found on all sides of the political spectrum, left or right. Drawing on a mix of historical and contemporary examples, from classical Athens to the musical Hamilton, The Monarchy of Fear untangles this web of feelings and provides a roadmap of where to go next. Review Quotes "An elegant and precise stylist, Nussbaum...writes about gut feelings like envy and disgust with an air of serene lucidity...one of the virtues of this slender volume is how gradually and scrupulously it moves, as Nussbaum pushes you to slow down, think harder and revisit your knee-jerk assumptions. [Nussbaum is] a skillful rhetorician...she wants to show how the feeling of fear is primal and therefore universal, reminding us that we were all helpless infants once, dependent on the kindness and mercy of others." --New York Times Book Review"An engaging and inviting study of humanity's long-standing fear of the other." --Kirkus, starred review"Noted philosopher, prolific author and University of Chicago professor Martha Nussbaum assesses our current political crisis, which she argues is essentially a politics of blame and fear. From classical thought to the hit musical Hamilton, she uses a variety of examples to illustrate what brought us to this fraught place and how we can move forward." --Chicago Tribune"Nussbaum is an elegant and lyrical writer, and she movingly describes the pain of recognizing one's vulnerability..." --Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker"Nussbaum is one of the most accomplished political and moral philosophers of our time...there is almost no domain of political and moral life and thought that her work and apparently endless curiosity have not explored." --William Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts"Nussbaum's erudite but very readable investigation engages figures from Aristotle to Donald Trump in lucid and engaging prose...Nussbaum offers fresh, worthwhile insights into the animosities that roil contemporary public life." --Publishers Weekly"One of America's leading philosophers here probes this dangerous fusion of emotions, explaining Trump's twenty-first-century ascendance as part of a distressing human dynamic manifested through history and around the globe...even readers skeptical about Nussbaum's political orientation will welcome this call for an emotionally healthier public life. -- Bryce Christensen, Booklist
Murder Incorporated: Empire, Genocide, and Manifest Destiny, Book One - by Mumia Abu-Jamal & Stephen Vittoria (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 350Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: History & TheoryFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Prison RadioAge Range: AdultAuthor: Mumia Abu-Jamal & Stephen VittoriaLanguage: English Book Synopsis This book strives to set the record straight, to educate, to enlighten and to enliven the people against the corruptions of empire--corruptions that stretch from Columbus's first steps on Hispaniola through yesterday's murderous drone attack. The prevailing myth is that America's prized possessions and greatest exports are democracy and the dream of freedom. The naked truth, say Abu-Jamal and Vittoria, is that the American dream is illusory and America's greatest export is in fact murder - and that along the way to the kill, it thieves, suppresses, and tyrannizes. More than a history book, this is a lively, irreverent, and spirited alternative to the orthodoxy of American exceptionalism. Review Quotes "Murder Incorporated is a searing, must-read for anyone wanting to know the roots, guts, and machinery of the American Empire Project from its very beginning. Having reported from the front-lines of empire in Iraq for more than a year and seen first-hand the blood-thirsty, rapacious nature of this insidious project of global conquest, this book pulls no punches in truth-telling that we need today, more than ever before. I cannot recommend it highly enough." --Dahr Jamail, author, Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq"The book's construction is insanely original, like nothing you've ever read, devoid of Lefty can't. It's excruciating--as the authors simply let America embarrass itself. Events and eras are gouged open and revealed, sometimes in just one or two sentences. But that's all that's needed to give you what the authors call, 'the grim, black and white meat-hook of reality.' Wow. Read it." --Greg Palast, author, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy"The recasting of rampant American power as that of a world Mafioso is long overdue, and Mumia Abu-Jamal and Stephen Vittoria speak for so many with this bracing counterattack. Read and mark what they say; it is urgent." --John Pilger, award-winning journalist and filmmaker About the Author Mumia Abu-Jamal is an award-winning journalist. He spent more than 28 years on death row for allegedly killing a white police officer in Philadelphia. Despite his three-decade imprisonment, most of which was spent in solitary confinement on Death Row, Abu-Jamal has relentlessly fought for his freedom and for his profession. He is the author of nine books, including Death Blossoms and Live from Death Row, and thousands of radio commentaries. Stephen Vittoria is a film director and producer. His documentary films include Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal and One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern. He lives in Los Angeles, California. Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. He is the author of 11 books including American Fascists, Empire of Illusion, and War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
A History of Chinese Political Thought - by Youngmin Kim (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Public PolicyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Polity PressAge Range: AdultBook theme: Social PolicyAuthor: Youngmin KimLanguage: English About the Book "China's rapid rise as a regional and global power is one of the most important political developments of the twenty-first century. Yet the West still largely overlooks or oversimplifies the complex ideas and ideals that have shaped China's national and international development from antiquity to the present day. In this beautifully written introductory text, Youngmin Kim offers a uniquely incisive survey of the major themes in Chinese political thought from customary community to empire, exploring their theoretical importance and the different historical contexts in which they arose. Challenging traditional assumptions about Chinese nationalism and Marxist history, Kim shows that 'China' is not a fixed, single identity, but rather a constantly moving cartnear. His probing, interdisciplinary approach traces the long and nuanced history of Chinese thought as a true tradition anchored around certain key themes; many of which began in the early dynasties and still resonate in China today. Only by appreciating the rich history of political thought in China, he argues, can we begin to understand the intricacies and contradictions of Chinese politics, economy and society today"-- Book Synopsis China's rapid rise as a regional and global power is one of the most important political developments of the twenty-first century. Yet the West still largely overlooks or oversimplifies the complex ideas and ideals that have shaped the country's national and international transformation from antiquity to the present day. In this beautifully written introductory text, Youngmin Kim offers a uniquely incisive survey of the major themes in Chinese political thought from customary community to empire, exploring their theoretical importance and the different historical contexts in which they arose. Challenging traditional assumptions about Chinese nationalism and Marxist history, Kim shows that China does not have a fixed, single identity, but rather is a constantly moving cartnear. His probing, interdisciplinary approach traces the long and nuanced history of Chinese thought as a true tradition anchored in certain key themes, many of which began in the early dynasties and still resonate in China today. Only by appreciating this rich history, he argues, can we begin to understand the intricacies and contradictions of contemporary Chinese politics, economy, and society. Review Quotes An authoritative, deeply learned, and comprehensive overview of Chinese political thought from the earliest times up to the present day. This book is invaluable in helping to locate the complexity of Chinese thought, and the hybrid roots from which it has grown. At the centre of this is Kim's powerful argument for how there was never historically one China, but many - and a world of though that grew from this. Utterly indispensable. Kerry Brown, Lau China Institute, King's College London I am so happy that a book like this now exists. For too long, the presentation of Chinese political philosophy in Anglophone publishing has been dominated by discussion of a reified, essentialized 'Confucianism' with no connection to historical reality. In this volume, Kim strikes exactly the right balance between historical contextualization and philosophical acumen, going beyond study of classical texts to include the entire history of Chinese political thought. The book is written with the thoroughness and lucidity of a textbook, while maintaining the nuance and innovation of a research monograph. It will stand as one of those rare books that makes a major intervention to scholarly literature while also remaining accessible to the general reader interested in how Chinese political thought developed, and the continuing relevance it holds for today. Leigh Jenco, London School of Economics and Political Science This is a remarkable book, effortlessly blending incisive theoretical innovations and historical narrative. It challenges much conventional wisdom to produce a novel, balanced overview of Chinese political thought that should be the new point of departure for all students of the subject. Stephen C. Angle, Wesleyan UniversityA History of Chinese Political Thought is impressively learned, compellingly argued, elegantly organized, and beautifully written; it is far and away the best work of its kind available. I highly recommend it to all interested in Chinese political thought in particular or the history of political thought in general.China Review International About the Author Youngmin Kim is Professor of Political Science at Seoul National University.
A Time to Build - by Yuval Levin (Hardcover)
Number of Pages: 256Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Commentary & OpinionFormat: HardcoverPublisher: Basic BooksAge Range: AdultAuthor: Yuval LevinLanguage: English About the Book "Americans are living through a social crisis. Populist firebrands -- on left and right alike -- propose to address the crisis through acts of tearing down. They describe themselves as destroying oppressive establishments, clearing weeds, draining swamps. But, as acclaimed conservative intellectual Yuval Levin argues, this is a misguided prescription, rooted in a defective diagnosis. The social crisis we confront is defined not by an oppressive presence, but by a debilitating absence of forces that unite us and militate against alienation"-- Book Synopsis A leading conservative intellectual argues that to renew America we must recommit to our institutionsAmericans are living through a social crisis. Our politics is polarized and bitterly divided. Culture wars rage on campus, in the media, social media, and other arenas of our common life. And for too many Americans, alienation can descend into despair, weakening families and communities and even driving an explosion of opioid abuse. Left and right alike have responded with populist anger at our institutions, and use only metaphors of destruction to describe the path forward: cleaning house, draining swamps. But, as Yuval Levin argues, this is a misguided prescription, rooted in a defective diagnosis. The social crisis we confront is defined not by an oppressive presence but by a debilitating absence of the forces that unite us and militate against alienation.As Levin argues, now is not a time to tear down, but rather to build and rebuild by committing ourselves to the institutions around us. From the military to churches, from families to schools, these institutions provide the forms and structures we need to be free. By taking concrete steps to help them be more trustworthy, we can renew the ties that bind Americans to one another. Review Quotes "A Time to Build diagnoses the decline of institutions as the source of many social ills, including loneliness and despair, that have been attributed to other causes."--Mona Charen, National Review"A Time to Build is exactly what America needs right now. A moving call to recommit to the great project of our common life. And from Yuval Levin, one of the most thoughtful and pertinent of our public intellectuals, who writes like a dream if dreams were always clear. What an encouraging book this is, and what an important one."--Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal"A provocative, inspiring look at the underlying cause of our polarization and dysfunction."--Kirkus"As Yuval Levin writes in his profound forthcoming book, A Time to Build, Trump is an example of a person who wasn't formed by an institution. He is self-created and self-enclosed. He governs as a perpetual outsider, tweeting insults to members of his own cabinet. At its best, the impeachment process is an attempt to protect our institutions from his inability to obey the rules."--David Brooks, New York Times"Crisply written and characteristically thoughtful..."--Commentary"In A Time to Build, one of the few mildly optimistic political books to come out in this winter of depressing ones, the conservative scholar (and editor of National Affairs) Yuval Levin argues for ... a comprehensive recommitment to American institutions - families and churches, academia and government - as an alternative to the current tendency to use them instrumentally, as a platform for partisan ambitions and personal desires."--Ross Douthat, New York Times"In a political moment focused only on tearing down, Yuval Levin shows the necessity and the promise of institution-building. This book is an essential starting point toward an American renewal."--Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska)"In his excellent forthcoming book A Time to Build, Yuval Levin discusses how we've degraded our institutions by not letting them shape and constrain us, but instead using them as mere platforms."--Rich Lowry, National Review"Mainstream Republicans dismayed by the current state of their party...will savor this well-reasoned and hopeful study."--Publishers Weekly"The most thoughtful conservative theorist of his generation..."--Washington Post"There is a great deal of ruin in our society. Yuval Levin does not shrink from taking the full measure of our woes. But his counsel is not despair. This perceptive and important book sets an agenda for renewing the institutions we need in order to live and flourish together as Americans."--R.R. Reno, editor of First Thing"Yuval Levin stands athwart the wrecking ball of anger that is smashing a democracy in desperate need of rebuilding and repair. A Time to Build sets forth an ambitious blueprint for how Americans can work together to strengthen broken institutions we cannot live without."--Bruce Reed, chief of staff to former Vice President Joe Biden About the Author Yuval Levin is director of social, cultural, and constitutional studies at the American Enterprise Institute and the editor of National Affairs. A former member of the White House domestic policy staff under George W. Bush, he has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, among many other publications. His previous books include The Fractured Republic and The Great Debate. He lives in Maryland.
Competitive Authoritarianism - (Problems of International Politics) by Steven Levitsky & Lucan a Way (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 517Genre: Political ScienceSub-Genre: Comparative PoliticsSeries Title: Problems of International PoliticsFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Cambridge University PressAge Range: AdultAuthor: Steven Levitsky & Lucan a WayLanguage: English About the Book This book explores the fate of competitive authoritarian regimes in the post-Cold War era. Book Synopsis Competitive authoritarian regimes - in which autocrats submit to meaningful multiparty elections but engage in serious democratic abuse - proliferated in the post-Cold War era. Based on a detailed study of 35 cases in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and post-communist Eurasia, this book explores the fate of competitive authoritarian regimes between 1990 and 2008. It finds that where social, economic, and technocratic ties to the West were extensive, as in Eastern Europe and the Americas, the external cost of abuse led incumbents to cede power rather than crack down, which led to democratization. Where ties to the West were limited, external democratizing pressure was weaker and countries rarely democratized. In these cases, regime outcomes hinged on the character of state and ruling party organizations. Where incumbents possessed developed and cohesive coercive party structures, they could thwart opposition challenges, and competitive authoritarian regimes survived; where incumbents lacked such organizational tools, regimes were unstable but rarely democratized. Review Quotes "[Levitsky and Way] have made a rich contribution to [a] growing body of literature. Among the many merits of their book is [their] effort to bring greater clarity to the concept they investigate." Ergun Özbudun, Turkish Review"This is the most anticipated book in comparative politics in more than a decade. Written in a single authorial voice, Levitsky and Way's arguments about the distinct trajectories of competitive authoritarian regimes are theoretically grounded, conceptually nuanced, geographically wide ranging, and empirically well supported. I expect this book to have a major impact on the field for many years to come." Marc Morjé Howard, Georgetown University"Competitive Authoritarianism establishes Steven Levitsky and Lucan Way as the Juan Linz and Alfred Stepan of their generation. In the tradition of Linz and Stepan, Levitsky and Way offer an abundance of theoretical and conceptual innovation as well as a trove of empirical material drawn from broad swaths of the globe. The book is as elegantly written as it is theoretically creative. It is written by and for professional social scientists; yet undergraduates and the attentive public will be able to digest the book's central argument and findings with ease. This is what social science should look like." M. Steven Fish, University of California, Berkeley"Levitsky and Way provide one of the most ambitious attempts at synthesis and large-scale case comparisons in recent years. Their volume encompasses thirty-five case studies, spanning the globe from Latin America to Africa, and then brings them all together into a parsimonious theoretical structure that emphasizes structural-institutional variables over rational choice explanations ... Levitsky and Way have been trailblazers, opening an impressive path for deeper studies of electoral authoritarianism." Yonatan L. Morse, World Politics"The authors deserve a place among the major innovators of comparative politics just for coining and elaborating the concept of competitive authoritarianism ... The bulk of the book is devoted to careful description and analysis of the thirty-five cases. The authors' mastery of the massive literature is awe-inspiring. Thanks to this exhaustive literature review, the book can easily serve as a reference work on competitive authoritarianisms." Jan Kubik, Slavic Review"Competitive Authoritarianism is one of those rare books that no student of comparative politics or international relations can afford to ignore. It is written so that, with a little guidance, it can be used in both introductory and upper-level courses in comparative politics at the undergraduate level. It is worth reading for the case studies alone, which serve as thumbnail sketches of the political histories of thirty-five countries between 1990 and 2008." David Art, Comparative Politics"Levitsky and Way's book makes two major contributions to research on political regime change. First, by developing the notion of competitive authoritarianism, it engages in a sustained effort to provide a clear and theoretically fertile conception of a particular subset of political regimes belonging to the vague class of 'hybrid' regimes. Second, it offers the as yet most sophisticated and subtle effort to interweave domestic and international explanations of political regime change with provocative implications for run-of-the-mill theories, whether based on economic development, inequality, or institutions." Herbert Kitschelt, Duke University"Regimes that blend meaningful elections and illicit incumbent advantage are not merely resting points on the road to democracy; Levitsky and Way guide us along the multiple paths these regimes can take and provide powerful reasoning to explain why nations follow these distinct paths. This deeply insightful analysis of an important subset of post-Cold War regimes is conceptually innovative and precise, empirically ambitious, and theoretical agile, moving fluidly between international and domestic causes of regime dynamics. Read it to understand the dynamics of contemporary hybrid regimes; then read it again to appreciate its many lessons for our general understanding of regime change." David Waldner, University of Virginia"This is a brilliant and truly pathbreaking book that should be closely studied by any serious student of democracy or comparative politics. Its precise conceptualization, striking theory, rigorous comparative methodology, and breathtaking range of case study evidence distinguish it as the most important study of political regimes and regime transitions in a generation." Larry Diamond, Stanford University"This landmark contribution to the comparative study of political regimes will be widely read and cited. In an epic act of theoretical synthesis, Levitsky and Way weave careful empirical research on three-dozen countries across five world regions into a convincing account of patterns of regime change. In distinguishing democratic transitions from a range of authoritarian outcomes, they reach nuanced conclusions about the relative explanatory influence of international factors (linkage and leverage) and domestic power politics (rulers versus oppositions). Above all, they help us understand how autocrats learn to live with elections. Strongly recommended." Michael Bratton, University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and African Studies, Michigan State University