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Pirates of Liberty
By Dorothy Anne Seese


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A dazzling intellectual treatise on the promise of American culture, education, and democracy by dynamic Renaissance man Leon Botstein, called "an intellectual Bo Jackson" by The New York Times. Claiming America is stronger than ever, Botstein takes on the cultural pessimists he believes are harming our youth and damaging our democracy.

Jefferson's Children
by Leon Botstein

Booknotes: Life

by Brian Lamb

Also by Lamb:
Booknotes: America's Finest Authors on Reading, Writing, and the Power of Ideas

From presidents to generals, from civil rights activists to poets, from inventors to scientists, Brian Lamb explores the lives of our most fascinating Americans in Booknotes: Life Stories. He  examines the lives of Thomas Paine, Paul Revere, Abraham Lincoln, Walt Whitman, Woodrow Wilson, Albert Einstein, Will Rogers, Amelia Earhart, and  Martin Luther King to name just a few of the seminal figures covered.


Considered a staple in basic political science texts, Van Evera's clear, concise writing makes a sometimes tedious subject come alive.


Guide to Methods for Students of Political Science
by Stephen Van Evera

The Inheritance
by Samuel G. Freedman

Through the prism of three working-class families, Samuel Freedman illuminates the political history of 20th-century America, commencing with the immigrant foundation that laid the foundation for FDR's New Deal, taking readers through the 1960's era of political activism and ending with today's conservatism.


With the dawning of the Republican Congress in 1994 and the new found power of the states, questions arose as to whether the states could effectively disburse the sums of money redirected to them through block grants.  Ferejohn attempts to answer this question and more.


The New Federalism: Can the States be Trusted
by John A. Ferejohn


Membership & Morals: The Personal Uses of Pluralism in America
by Nancy Rosenblum

See also:
Freedom of Association

In recent years, member- ship has dropped in traditional voluntary associations such as Rotary Clubs and Jaycees. At the same time, concern is rising about the growth of paramilitary and hate groups. Political scien- tist Nancy Rosenblum takes a new, less narrow approach to the study of groups. Writing with an eloquent moral voice, Rosenblum draws on law, practical politics, and psychology to reach optimistic conclusions about the state of civil society.


This amoral, cunning, ruthless, and instructive book synthesizes the philosophies of Machiavelli, Suntzu, and Carl Von Clausewitz with the historical legacies of statesmen, warriors, seducers, and con men throughout the ages.

The 48 Laws of
by Joost Elffers & 
Robert Greene

The Politics of
Bad Faith: The
Radical Assault
on America's Future
by David Horowitz

In this follow-up to his successful autobiography "Radical Son", the most famous defector from the radical left argues that evenin this supposedly post-ideological, post-Cold War era, the historic conflict between left and right still drives our politics and animates our cultural debates.


The Terrible Truth About Liberals depicts Boortz's
in-your-face brand of Libertarian politics and is here to inject America with a liberal anti-virus. From questioning the true definitions of democracy and racism to challenging the entire social security system, Boortz provides fresh insights into nagging social and political issues.

The Terrible Truth About Liberals
by Neal Boortz


Lessons Learned
the Hard Way:
A Personal
by Newt Gingrich

Part memoir, part manifesto, Lessons Learned the Hard Way by House Speaker Newt Gingrich discusses the triumphs and failures of the Republican Congress. Gingrich is surprisingly frank in admitting the mistakes he has made over the last four years, including his regret over foot-in-mouth remarks about President Clinton snubbing him on Air Force One. He also provides detailed accounts of the government shutdown,
budgetary battles, and the ethical charges made against him.


Amidst the hysteria surrounding the dawn of the Information Age, it is easy to forget the still-supreme importance of natural resources such as oil to our economy and to our lives. Yergin's Pulitzer Prize - winning The Prize is the definitive book on petroleum, and is also a major contribution to the history of our modern world.

The Prize
by Daniel Yergin

Also by Yergin:
The Commanding
Heights: The Battle Between Government
and the Marketplace

God Has Ninety- Nine Names
by Judith Miller

A comprehensive survey of militant Islam from Judith Miller, former bureau chief for The New York Times in Cairo. She covers eight Arab countries, plus Iran and Israel, in providing a complete, if bleak, picture for Western readers. Whether floundering under incompetent government, corruption, and repression, or, as in the case of Jordan, too dependent on one ruler, the states close to the West are weak, and vulnerable to a movement that promises
social justice and moral righteousness.


Written by one of the most influential men of his times and one of the greatest journalists in history, Public Opinion is an incisive examination of democratic theory, the role of citizens in a democracy, and the impact of the media in shaping thoughts and actions. It changed the nature of political science as a scholarly discipline and introduced concepts that continue to play an important role in
current political theory.

Public Opinion
by Walter Lippmann


Arrogant Capital
by Kevin Phillips

Also by Phillips:
The Cousins' War: Religion, Politics
and the Triumph of Anglo-America

In this widely heralded book, America's leading political analyst substantiates the anti-Washington sentiments that led to 1994's  election results and offers a ringing call for fundamental change.  With a list of 10 necessary reforms and a new preface that examines the prospects for change under the Republicans, Arrogant Capital is now more vital than ever.



Mitchell's narrative weaves together the stories of several of the young and politically gung ho and their runs for political office, voter registration drives, Internet activism, and grassroots community work. What she finds, contrary to media pigeonholing, is an active, informed, computer - literate group unlike any that has gone before. "When it came to politics," she writes, "we said 'show me' when offered a promise. We believed in only what we could see with our own eyes. We demanded accountability. We did not unconditionally offer up our loyalty."

A New Kind of Party Animal: How the Young Are Tearing Up the American Political Landscape
by Michele Mitchell      

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Censored 1999: The News That Didn't Make the News, the Year's Top 25
Censored Stories
by Peter Phillips (Editor)

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Compiled by the Project Censored staff under the directorship of Peter Phillips, with over 150 student researchers, faculty, media scholars, and critics, Censored 1999 stands in stark contrast to the news reported by the major networks or the daily newspapers. This year's collection features:  Luke Hiken with the National Lawyers Guild on the First Amendment and pirate radio stations in the U.S.; Steve Wilson and Jane Akre on Fox News and the controversial Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH) story ; "Censored Dja Vu"

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