Category: Politics

The Making of the President 1964 by Theodore H. White

By Theodore H. White

Theodore H. White's landmark Making of the President sequence revolutionized American political journalism, making an investment his topic with either epic scope and a clean frankness approximately backroom political process that used to be in contrast to whatever that had come ahead of. during this moment quantity of his groundbreaking sequence, White bargains an intimate chronicle of the 1964 crusade for the White condominium, from the earthshaking tragedy of President Kennedy's assassination throughout the conflict for energy among Lyndon B. Johnson and Barry Goldwater, whose candidacy cleared the path for the trendy conservative circulation. White reviews from inside of either campaigns, bringing to lifestyles a turbulent 12 months in America's background and a livid contest among difficult and professional political professionals.

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Unpeople: Britain's Secret Human Rights Abuses by Mark Curtis

By Mark Curtis

Britain is complicit within the deaths of ten million people.

These are Unpeople - these whose lives are visible as expendable within the pursuit of Britain's monetary and political goals.

In Unpeople, Mark Curtis indicates that the Blair executive is deepening its help for lots of states selling terrorism and, utilizing proof unearthed from previously mystery records, unearths for the 1st time the hidden background of unethical British regulations, together with: help for the massacres in Iraq in 1963; the extreme deepest backing of the USA in its aggression opposed to Vietnam; help for the increase of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin; the operating of a covert 'dirty war' in Yemen within the Nineteen Sixties; mystery campaigns with the U.S. to overthrow the governments of Indonesia and British Guiana; the welcoming of basic Pinochet's brutal coup in Chile in 1973; and masses more.

This explosive new e-book, from the writer of internet of Deceit, exposes the truth of the Blair government's overseas guidelines because the invasion of Iraq. It discloses executive records displaying that Britain's army is poised for a brand new section of worldwide intervention with the U.S., and divulges the extreme propaganda campaigns being fastened to imprecise the truth of regulations from the general public.

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The Politics of Regional Identity: Meddling with the by Michelle Pace

By Michelle Pace

A prepared research of the impression of ecu regionalism within the Mediterranean, targeting the politics of illustration and structures of identity.The Mediterranean - as a quarter, as a space of ecu coverage and as a place at the edge of a speedily integrating Europe - has been a theoretically under-researched region. Containing empirical learn on Greece, Malta and Morocco, this theory-led research into the political results of the Mediterranean's symbolic geography, enhances paintings performed at the structure of entities comparable to countries, Europe and the West. The Politics of neighborhood identification attracts at the box of severe IR and significant geopolitics to ascertain either the theoretical and empirical manifestations of those altering geopolitical pictures and discourses. This booklet may be of serious curiosity to all scholars and students of politics, diplomacy and the ecu Union.

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A Century of War: Anglo-American Oil Politics and the New by F. William Engdahl

By F. William Engdahl

This ebook is a gripping account of the murky global of the foreign oil and its position in global politics. Scandals approximately oil are favourite to so much people. From George W. Bush's election victory to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, US politics and oil take pleasure in a controversially shut dating. the USA financial system depends the inexpensive and limitless offer of this unmarried gas. William Engdahl takes the reader via a heritage of the oil industry's grip at the global economic system. His revelations are startling.

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Political Ideas in the Romantic Age: Their Rise and by Isaiah Berlin

By Isaiah Berlin

This new version positive factors the formerly unpublished supply textual content of Berlin’s inaugural lecture as a professor at Oxford, which derives from this quantity and stands because the briefest and so much pithy model of his recognized essay "Two ideas of Liberty."

Political principles within the Romantic Age is the one e-book during which the good highbrow historian Isaiah Berlin lays out in a single non-stop account such a lot of his key insights concerning the interval he made his personal. Written for a sequence of lectures at Bryn Mawr collage in 1952, and seriously revised and improved by means of Berlin in a while, the publication argues that the political rules of 1760-1830 are nonetheless mostly ours, all the way down to the language and metaphors they're expressed in. Berlin offers a bright account of a few of the era’s such a lot influential thinkers, together with Rousseau, Fichte, Hegel, Helvetius, Condorcet, Saint-Simon, and Schelling. Written in Berlin’s regularly obtainable kind, this is often his longest unmarried textual content. Distilling his formative early paintings and containing a lot that isn't to be present in his well-known essays, the ebook is of serious curiosity either for what it finds concerning the carrying on with impression of Romantic political pondering and for what it exhibits in regards to the improvement of Berlin’s personal influential thought.

The booklet has been rigorously ready through Berlin's longtime editor Henry Hardy, and Joshua L. Cherniss presents an illuminating advent that units it within the context of Berlin's lifestyles and paintings.

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The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of by R. R. Palmer

By R. R. Palmer

For the Western international, the interval from 1760 to 1800 used to be the good progressive period within which the outlines of the fashionable democratic nation got here into being. right here for the 1st time in a single quantity is R. R. Palmer’s magisterial account of this incendiary age. Palmer argues that the yank, French, and varnish revolutions—and the activities for political switch in Britain, eire, Holland, and elsewhere—were manifestations of comparable political principles, wishes, and conflicts. Palmer lines the conflict among an older kind of society, marked by means of legalized social rank and hereditary or self-perpetuating elites, and a brand new type of society that put a better worth on social mobility and felony equality.

Featuring a brand new foreword via David Armitage, this Princeton Classics variation of The Age of the Democratic Revolution introduces a brand new iteration of readers to this enduring paintings of political background.

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The Age of Deception: Nuclear Diplomacy in Treacherous Times by Mohamed ElBaradei

By Mohamed ElBaradei

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For the 1st time, the Nobel Prize laureate and "man within the middle" of the planet's so much explosive confrontations speaks out—on his dealings with the US, negotiations with Iran, reform and democracy within the center East, and the clients for a destiny freed from nuclear weapons.

For the earlier 20 years, Mohamed ElBaradei has performed a key position within the such a lot high-stakes conflicts of our time. exact in conserving credibility within the Arab global and the West alike, ElBaradei has emerged as a singularly self reliant, uncompromised voice. because the director of the UN's overseas Atomic strength organization, he has contended with the Bush administration's attack on Iraq, the nuclear aspirations of North Korea, and the West's standoff with Iran. for his or her efforts to manage nuclear proliferation, ElBaradei and his organization got the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize.

Now, in a shiny and considerate account, ElBaradei takes us contained in the overseas fray. Inspector, adviser, and mediator, ElBaradei strikes from Baghdad, the place Iraqi officers bleakly expect the arrival struggle, to behind-the-scenes exchanges with Condoleezza Rice, to the streets of Pyongyang and the path of Pakistani nuclear smugglers. He dissects the opportunity of rapprochement with Iran whereas rejecting hard-line ideologies of each variety, decrying an us-versus-them technique and insisting at the necessity of relentless international relations. notably, he illustrates that the protection of countries is tied to the safety of people, established not just on disarmament yet on a common dedication to human dignity, democratic values, and the liberty from want.

Probing and eloquent, The Age of Deception is an unheard of account of society's fight to come back to grips with the uncertainties of our age.

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Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate by Juan Williams

By Juan Williams

“You can’t say that. You’re fired.”
 
Prize-winning Washington journalist Juan Williams was once unceremoniously disregarded through NPR for talking his brain and asserting what many american citizens feel—that he will get worried whilst boarding airplanes with passengers wearing Muslim clothing. NPR banished the veteran journalist in an act of political correctness that finally sparked national outrage and resulted in demands Congress to finish its public investment of the media organization.
 
In Muzzled, Williams makes use of his very public firing as a launching pad to debate the numerous ways that sincere debate in America—from the halls of Congress and the wellbeing and fitness care city halls to the controversy indicates and print media—is stifled. In today’s partisan international, the place media provocateurs rule the airwaves and political correctness dictates what can and can't be stated with impunity, Williams indicates how the sincere alternate of principles and the hunt for strategies and average compromise is intentionally muzzled. purely these toeing the party’s line—the screaming voices of the extremist—get airtime and dominate the dialogue in politics and the media. either side, liberal and conservative, preaches to a choir that revels in expressions of anger, ideology, conspiracies, and demonized competitors. the result's a scarcity of truth-telling and sincere debate concerning the proof. one of the matters denied a full-throated dialogue are racial profiling; the elevated reliance on non secular ideals in debating American values and laws; the nuances of an immigration policym long past awry; why abortion is promoted as a sizzling button wedge factor to incite the pary devoted and force donations; the uneasy stability among person freedom and our wish for defense of opposed to terrorism; and lots more and plenty more.
 
A fierce, clean examine the serious value of an open airing of arguable concerns, Muzzled is a troublesome hitting critique of the subjects and matters we can’t speak about with out affliction retaliation by the hands of the politically right police. purely through bringing such sizzling button matters into the sunshine of day do we wish to grapple with them, and workout our loved, hard-won correct of loose speech.

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