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Democracy Remixed: Black Youth and the Future of American Politics (Transgressing Boundaries: Studies in Black Politics and Black Communities)

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By Cathy J. Cohen

In Democracy Remixed, award-winning student Cathy J. Cohen bargains an authoritative and empirically strong research of the nation of black adolescence in the USA at the present time. using the consequences from the Black adolescence undertaking, a groundbreaking national survey, Cohen specializes in what younger Black americans really adventure and think--and underscores the political repercussions. that includes tales from towns around the nation, she unearths that black early life wish, largely, what so much american citizens want--a solid activity, a satisfying existence, safeguard, admire, and equality. yet whereas this iteration has a lot in universal with the remainder of the United States, additionally they think that equality doesn't but exist, not less than no longer of their lives. Many think that they're taken care of as second-class voters. furthermore, for lots of the long run turns out bleak after they examine their neighborhoods, their colleges, or even their very own lives and offerings. via their phrases, those kids supply a posh and balanced photograph of the intersection of chance and discrimination of their lives. Democracy Remixed offers the perception we have to remodel the way forward for younger Black americans and American democracy.

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Politics and Power in the Multinational Corporation: The Role of Institutions, Interests and Identities

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By Christoph Dörrenbächer, Mike Geppert

The present monetary and financial situation has negatively underlined the important position of establishment businesses (MNCs) in our day-by-day lives. The breakdown and obstacle of flagship MNCs, comparable to Enron, WorldCom, Lehman Brothers, Toyota and normal cars, doesn't purely demonstrate the issues of company malfeasance and marketplace disorder. It additionally increases vital questions, either for the general public and the educational neighborhood, in regards to the use and misuse of energy via MNCs within the wider society, in addition to the workout of strength through key actors inside of the world over working organisations. This e-book examines how problems with energy and politics impact MNCs at 3 various degrees; the macro-level, the meso-level and the micro-level. This wide-ranging research exhibits not just that energy issues but in addition how and why it concerns, pointing to the political interactions of key energy holders and actors in the MNC, either managers and staff.

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The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science

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By Naomi Oreskes

Within the early 20th century, American earth scientists have been united of their competition to the new--and hugely radical--notion of continental flow, even going as far as to label the speculation "unscientific." a few fifty years later, even though, continental flow used to be heralded as a massive clinical leap forward and this day it truly is accredited as clinical truth. Why did American geologists reject so adamantly an concept that's now thought of a cornerstone of the self-discipline? And why have been their ecu colleagues receptive to it rather a lot previous? This e-book, in keeping with vast archival study on 3 continents, offers very important new solutions whereas giving the 1st designated account of the yank geological group within the first half the century. difficult prior ancient paintings in this episode, Naomi Oreskes indicates that continental go with the flow was once now not rejected for the inability of a causal mechanism, yet since it looked as if it would clash with the fundamental criteria of perform in American geology. This account presents a compelling examine how clinical rules are made and unmade.

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Mastermind: The Many Faces of the 9/11 Architect, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed

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By Richard Miniter

The bestselling writer of Shadow War and Losing Bin Laden exposes the sinister Al Qaeda mastermind in the back of 11th of September.

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the architect of the 11th of September assaults, has conducted the various greatest terrorist plots of the previous 20 years, together with the 1993 global exchange heart bombing, the Millennium Plots, and the beheading of Daniel Pearl. because the global awaits his trial, bestselling writer and investigative journalist Richard Miniter brings to existence his stunning real tale.

in response to a couple of hundred interviews with govt officers, generals, diplomats and spies-from the USA, Europe, the Arab global, and Afghanistan-and at the floor reporting from Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Guantánamo Bay, Miniter finds never-before-reported Al Qaeda plots and miraculous new information about the Sept. 11 assaults.

He additionally indicates how Khalid Shaikh Mohammed used to be radicalized in the USA and takes us inside of terrorist secure homes, CIA struggle rooms, and the cages of Guantánamo Bay.

whereas completely pronounced and strongly sourced, it is a pounding narrative that reads like a mystery.

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None Dare Call It Conspiracy

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By Gary Allen

This publication is a primer for someone who needs to appreciate the elemental workings of the worldwide community of Insiders that's decided to wield energy over all of mankind within the coming New international Order. The precise version is up-to-date with illustrations and charts for 2013. advent through U.S. Congressman John G. Schmitz: the tale you're approximately to learn is right. The names haven't been replaced to guard the in charge. This booklet can have the influence of adjusting your existence. After interpreting this e-book, you are going to by no means examine nationwide and global occasions within the comparable approach back. None Dare name It Conspiracy should be a truly debatable publication. initially it's going to obtain little exposure and people whose plans are uncovered in it is going to attempt to kill it through the silent therapy. For purposes that turn into visible as you learn this booklet, it's going to no longer be reviewed in all of the "proper" locations or be to be had in your neighborhood booklet stand. even though, there's not anything those humans can do to forestall a grass roots ebook dispensing procedure. finally it is going to be invaluable for the folk and enterprises named during this e-book to aim to blunt its impact through attacking it or the writer. they've got an incredible vested curiosity in maintaining you from learning what they're doing. and so they have the massive weapons of the mass media at their disposal to fireplace the barrages at None Dare name It Conspiracy. via sheer quantity, the "experts" will try and ridicule you out of investigating for your self to whether or now not the knowledge during this publication is correct they'll forget about the truth that the writer approximately to conjecture. they'll discover a typographical errors or ague a few element that's open to discuss. If beneficial they're going to lie in an effort to shield themselves by means of smearing this publication. i feel those that pooh-pooh the knowledge herein simply because psychologically many folks would favor to think we're simply because all of us prefer to forget about undesirable information. We achieve this at our personal peril.

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Nationalism and Cultural Practice in the Postcolonial World (Cultural Margins)

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By Neil Lazarus

This wide-ranging examine includes person chapers on modernity, globalization and the "West," nationalism and decolonization, cricket and well known recognition within the English-speaking Caribbean, and African pop track. Neil Lazarus bargains prolonged discussions of the paintings of such influential writers, critics and activists as Frantz Fanon, C. L. R. James, Edward acknowledged, Gayatri Spivak, Samir Amin, Raymond Williams, Paul Gilroy and Partha Chatterjee. This ebook is a politically centred, materialist intervention into postcolonial and cultural reviews, and constitutes a tremendous reappraisal of the debates on politics and tradition in those fields.

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The Reagan Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

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By Gil Troy

"They known as it the Reagan revolution," Ronald Reagan famous in his Farewell handle. "Well, i will settle for that, yet for me it usually appeared extra just like the nice rediscovery, a rediscovery of our values and our universal sense."

Nearly 20 years after that 1989 speech, debate keeps to rage over simply how progressive these Reagan years have been. The Reagan Revolution: a really brief Introduction identifies and tackles the various controversies and ancient mysteries that proceed to swirl round Reagan and his legacy, whereas supplying an illuminating examine a few of the era's defining personalities, principles, and accomplishments. Gil Troy, a well known historian who's a common commentator on modern politics, sheds a lot gentle at the phenomenon often called the Reagan Revolution, situating the reception of Reagan's activities in the modern liberal and conservative political scene. whereas such a lot conservatives refuse to countenance any feedback in their hero, an articulate minority laments that he didn't pass some distance adequate. And whereas a few liberals proceed to mourn simply how some distance he went in altering the United States, others proceed to mock him as a disengaged, do-nothing dunce. however, as Troy exhibits, and a part a long time after Reagan's 1981 inauguration, his legacy maintains to form American politics, international relations, tradition, and economics. either invoice Clinton and George W. Bush modeled a lot in their presidential management types on Reagan's instance, whereas a number of the debates of the '80s concerning the funds, tax slicing, defense-spending, and American values nonetheless rage.

Love him or hate him, Ronald Reagan continues to be the main influential president in view that Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the most arguable. This excellent booklet areas the Reagan Revolution within the broader context of postwar politics, highlighting the legacies of those years on next presidents and on American lifestyles today.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and magnificence, Very brief Introductions supply an advent to a couple of life's finest issues. Written by way of specialists for the newcomer, they show the best modern brooding about the significant difficulties and concerns in 1000's of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum thought to Islam.

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Parties and the Party System in France: A Disconnected Democracy? (French Politics, Society and Culture)

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By Andrew Knapp

The French elections of 2002 broke all documents for fragmentation, abstention and far-right protest vote casting, but back incumbent President Chirac in triumph and gave him a pretty good foundation of parliamentary aid. events and the get together approach in France seeks to give an explanation for the anomaly of France's present courting to politics via a accomplished research of French political events and their interplay during the last 50 years, set opposed to the 2 contexts of French heritage and of latest theories of events and celebration platforms.

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The Lies of George W. Bush: Mastering the Politics of Deception

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By David Corn

"George W. Bush is a liar. He has lied huge and small, without delay and via omission. He has mugged the truth--not simply in sincere blunders, yet intentionally, regularly, and repeatedly." --from the Introduction

All American presidents have lied, yet George W. Bush has relentlessly abused the reality. during this scathing indictment of the president and his internal circle, David Corn, the Washington editor of The state, finds and examines the deceptions on the middle of the Bush presidency. In a beautiful paintings of journalism, he information and substantiates the numerous occasions the Bush management has knowingly and deliberately misled the yank public to strengthen its personal pursuits and time table, including:

Brazenly mischaracterizing intelligence and resorting to misleading arguments to whip up public aid for battle with Iraq

Misrepresenting the provisions and results of the president's supersized tax cuts

Offering deceptive explanations-- rather than telling the total fact -- concerning the Sep 11 attacks

Lying approximately connections to company crooks

Presenting misleading and disingenuous claims to promote arguable guidelines at the atmosphere, stem phone learn, missile safety, Social safeguard, white-collar crime, abortion, strength, and different the most important issues

Running a truth-defying, down-and-dirty crusade in the course of the 2000 presidential contest and recount drama

The Lies of George W. Bush isn't really a partisan whine--it is as an alternative a gently built, fact-based account that truly denotes how Bush has depended on deception--from the crusade path to the Oval Office--to win political and coverage battles. With wit and magnificence, Corn explains how Bush has controlled to break out with it and explores the harmful effects of such presidential deceit in a deadly age.

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One Market Under God: Extreme Capitalism, Market Populism, and the End of Economic Democracy

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By Thomas Frank

In a booklet that has been elevating hackles all over the place, the social critic Thomas Frank skewers the most sacred cows of the go-go '90s: the concept that the hot free-market economic climate is nice for everybody.

Frank's aim is "market populism"--the broadly held trust that markets are a extra democratic type of association than democratically elected governments. Refuting the concept billionaire CEOs are searching for the pursuits of the little man, he argues that "the nice euphoria of the overdue nineties used to be by no means as a lot concerning the go back of excellent occasions because it used to be the giddy triumph of 1 the USA over another." Frank is a latter-day Mencken, as readers of his magazine The Baffler and his publication The Conquest of Cool recognize. With incisive research, passionate advocacy, and razor-sharp wit, he asks the place we?re headed-and no matter if we will love it after we get there.

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