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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.
by Leon Botstein
by Brian Lamb
Also by Lamb:
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
by Stephen Van Evera
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
by John A. Ferejohn
Membership & Morals: The Personal
Uses of Pluralism in America
by Nancy Rosenblum
|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 &
The Politics of
Bad Faith: The
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
The Terrible Truth About Liberals
by Neal Boortz
the Hard Way:
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
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.
by Daniel Yergin
Also by Yergin:
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.
|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
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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