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American Amnesia

American Amnesia Book
Author : Jacob S. Hacker,Paul Pierson
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2017-02-14
ISBN : 1451667833
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the past, government and business were as much partners as rivals, resulting in broad-based growth and healthy social development. But advocates of anti-government market fundamentalism are intent on scrapping the instrument of nearly a century of unprecedented economic and social progress. Hacker and Pierson examine why what's good for American business elites and what's good for Americans have become misaligned.

American Amnesia

American Amnesia Book
Author : Joe Conason
Publisher : Creators Publishing
Release : 2016-04-28
ISBN : 1942448899
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Do you feel that your progressive views are being warped by conservative media? Are you worried that your liberal opinions are being stifled, and that you are alone in your political beliefs? You're not alone, and Joe Conason serves as a powerful democratic voice to stand up for his progressive politics, commenting on everything from religion and politics to the environment and climate change. This is a collection of the best of his columns from 2014.

American Amnesia

American Amnesia Book
Author : Jerry Newcombe
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-10-10
ISBN : 9781946497994
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In America, we have a problem of collective amnesia. God has blessed the United States of America perhaps more than any other nation before us. Yet, while basking in the blessing, we have forgotten that the hand of God made us a nation. Like someone long asleep, like a collective Rip Van Winkle, we must wake up from our futile dreams. Our future depends on America rising from its fatal forgetfulness, and remembering the Godly principles expressed in so many of our founding documents and general literature, which are the bedrock of this great nation. Can remembering God's role in American history bring us to a spiritual awakening--a great revival, leading to a national reformation that can spare us from our nation's apparent death spiral? American Amnesia is a collection of essays written in the last several years by author, radio and television host, and TV producer Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., focusing on God and government, on the American experiment, current society, and church and state matters. Newcombe possesses two unique resources, one material and one a special gift. Through his many interviews, he has garnered a unique and valuable collection of first-hand quotes from many prominent leaders of our day. Then, with skills honed in his longtime media and publishing work with Dr. D. James Kennedy Ministries, Dr. Newcombe sheds a bright light on our current events by drawing us consistently back to the basic principles of America's founding. From his study of original source documents, he brings an almost unparalleled knowledge of early America. With his help, we can see our moment of history unfolding through the lens of Biblical truth. Standing against forces intending to undermine God's plan for humanity in society, American Amnesia is the antidote for a nation's forgetfulness.

Beautiful Country Burn Again

Beautiful Country Burn Again Book
Author : Ben Fountain
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release : 2018-11-01
ISBN : 1786892014
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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As Ben Fountain sees it, the United States is facing its third existential crisis. The first was the struggle over slavery, culminating in the Civil War. The second was the Great Depression, the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialised world, which brought about the New Deal. The third, is Donald Trump. But how will it end? Taking in America's love affair with firearms, celebrity culture, Russia, Obamacare, Hillary Clinton and, of course, Trump himself, Beautiful Country Burn Again explores how the United States reached a new crisis point and asks how America really can be great again.

American Amnesia

American Amnesia Book
Author : Jacob S. Hacker,Paul Pierson
Publisher : Simon & Schuster
Release : 2016-03-15
ISBN : 9781451667820
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the groundbreaking author team behind the bestselling Winner-Take-All Politics, a timely and topical work that examines what’s good for American business and what’s good for Americans—and why those interests are misaligned. In Winner-Take-All Politics, Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson explained how political elites have enabled and propelled plutocracy. They trace the economic and political history of the United States over the last century and show how a viable mixed economy has long been the dominant engine of America’s prosperity. Like every other prospering democracy, the United States developed a mixed economy that channeled the spirit of capitalism into strong growth and healthy social development. In this bargain, government and business were as much partners as rivals. Public investments in education, science, transportation, and technology laid the foundation for broadly based prosperity. Programs of economic security and progressive taxation provided a floor of protection and business focused on the pursuit of profit—and government addressed needs business could not. The mixed economy was the most important social innovation of the twentieth century. It spread a previously unimaginable level of broad prosperity. It enabled steep increases in education, health, longevity, and economic security. And yet, extraordinarily, it is anathema to many current economic and political elites. And as the advocates of anti-government free market fundamentalist have gained power, they are hell-bent on scrapping the instrument of nearly a century of unprecedented economic and social progress. In American Amnesia, Hacker and Pierson explain how—and why they must be stopped.

At War with Government

At War with Government Book
Author : Amy Fried,Douglas B. Harris
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2021-08-03
ISBN : 023155124X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Polling shows that since the 1950s Americans’ trust in government has fallen dramatically to historically low levels. In At War with Government, the political scientists Amy Fried and Douglas B. Harris reveal that this trend is no accident. Although distrust of authority is deeply rooted in American culture, it is fueled by conservative elites who benefit from it. Since the postwar era conservative leaders have deliberately and strategically undermined faith in the political system for partisan aims. Fried and Harris detail how conservatives have sown distrust to build organizations, win elections, shift power toward institutions that they control, and secure policy victories. They trace this strategy from the Nixon and Reagan years through Gingrich’s Contract with America, the Tea Party, and Donald Trump’s rise and presidency. Conservatives have promoted a political identity opposed to domestic state action, used racial messages to undermine unity, and cultivated cynicism to build and bolster coalitions. Once in power, they have defunded public services unless they help their constituencies and rolled back regulations, perversely proving the failure of government. Fried and Harris draw on archival sources to document how conservative elites have strategized behind the scenes. With a powerful diagnosis of our polarized era, At War with Government also proposes how we might rebuild trust in government by countering the strategies conservatives have used to weaken it.

An American Amnesia

An American Amnesia Book
Author : Bruce Herschensohn
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9780825306327
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author re-examines the actions taken by the 94th Congress and many American citizens which forced South Vietnam's surrender, bringing about an immense tragedy for Southeast Asians and haunting the American political landscape to this day.

American Political Science Research Guide

American Political Science Research Guide Book
Author : George W. Johnson
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1468484826
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The American PoZiticaZ Science Research Guide to their efforts. Individuals in administra is a new series dealing generally with Ameri tive positions will also find that the APSRG offers a means for keeping current on public can government and specifically with public administration, state and local government, policy questions, despite the normal restric the legislative and executive branches, and tions of time and circumstance. the judiciary. The key to the entire program is the use of the data base of the Political Science Series of As an innovative idea, the APSRG is an approach to political research which focuses upon a the Universal Reference System. Combining ele single area within the discpline of political ments of the definitive URS Supplement and a science. The first in a proposed series of refined indexing procedure, the APSRG is pro softcover research guides, the APSRG is repre duced under the superv~s~on of the same schol sentative of the guiding principle of provid ars who develop that annual supplement.

First Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship

First Class Passengers on a Sinking Ship Book
Author : Richard Lachmann
Publisher : Verso Books
Release : 2020-01-14
ISBN : 1788734106
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why great powers decline, from Spain to the United States The extent and irreversibility of US decline is becoming ever more obvious as America loses war after war and as one industry after another loses its technological edge. Lachmann explains why the United States will not be able to sustain its global dominance, and contrasts America's relatively brief period of hegemony with the Netherlands' similarly short primacy and Britain's far longer era of leadership. Decline in all those cases was not inevitable and did not respond to global capitalist cycles. Rather, decline is the product of elites' success in grabbing control over resources and governmental powers. Not only are ordinary people harmed, but also capitalists become increasingly unable to coordinate their interests and adopt policies and make investments necessary to counter economic and geopolitical competitors elsewhere in the world. Conflicts among elites and challenges by non-elites determine the timing and mold the contours of decline. Lachmann traces the transformation of US politics from an era of elite consensus to present-day paralysis combined with neoliberal plunder, explains the paradox of an American military with an unprecedented technological edge unable to subdue even the weakest enemies, and the consequences of finance's cannibalization of the US economy.

Hearts of Darkness

Hearts of Darkness Book
Author : Henry A. Giroux
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2015-12-03
ISBN : 1317258266
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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George W. Bush's war on terror defended torture as a matter of official policy and furthered an already emergent culture of cruelty. As torture became normalized in the Bush era, it not only corrupted American ideals and political culture, it also passed over to the dark side in sanctioning the unimaginable and unspeakable: the torture of children. This shocking book documents cases of child torture by American military personnel, many of which have never been reported in the media. Giroux raises serious challenges the Obama administration must address in light of this shameful period in American history if it wants to restore democratic culture. Going further than simply blaming those at the top, Hearts of Darkness also raises questions about the collusion of the media, educators, the criminal justice system and other institutions that have enabled a culture that accepts the torture of children.

Humanities

Humanities Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2002-11
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Humanities book written by , available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Civic Power

Civic Power Book
Author : K.Sabeel Rahman,Hollie Russon Gilman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2019-10-31
ISBN : 1108386601
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What will it take to restore American democracy and rescue it from this moment of crisis? Civic Power argues that the current threat to US. democracy is rooted not just in the outcome of the 2016 election, but in deeper, systemic forms of inequality that concentrate economic and political power in the hands of the few at the expense of the many. Drawing on historical and social science research and case studies of contemporary democratic innovations across the country, Civic Power calls for a broader approach to democracy reform focused on meaningfully redistributing power to citizens. It advocates for both reviving grassroots civil society and novel approaches to governance, policymaking, civic technology, and institutional design - aimed at dismantling structural disparities to build a more inclusive, empowered, bottom-up democracy where communities and people have greater voice, power, and agency.

Civic Education and the Future of American Citizenship

Civic Education and the Future of American Citizenship Book
Author : Elizabeth Kaufer Busch,Jonathan W. White
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2012-11-02
ISBN : 0739170570
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lack of civic knowledge, ignorance about the U.S. Constitution, and general ambivalence about education threaten the fiber of this nation. The remedy to this malaise, advocated in various ways by a diverse group of contributors, is a well-rounded, liberal education that prepares citizens to participate in a free republic.

Radical Narratives of the Black Atlantic

Radical Narratives of the Black Atlantic Book
Author : Alan Rice
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2003-04-30
ISBN : 9780826456069
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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*Broad-based survey of trans-Atlantic black culture*Newest book in the popular Black Atlantic seriesRadical Narratives of the Black Atlantic is a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary take on trans-Atlantic black culture. Alan Rice engages fully with Paul Gilroy's paradigm of the Black Atlantic through examination of a broad array of cultural genres including music, dance, folklore and oral literature, fine art, material culture, film and literature. The aspects of black culture under discussion range from black British gravesites to sea shanties, from the novels of Toni Morrison to the paintings of the Zanzibar born black British artist Lubaina Himid and from King Kong to the travels of Frederick Douglass and Paul Robeson. The book places such figures as the African American traveller and Barbary slave narrator Robert Adams and the West Indian slave narrator Mary Prince in a Black Atlantic context that explicates them fully. A chapter on the Titanic disaster shows how diasporan Africans composed oral poems about the disaster to criticise the discriminatory practices of its owners and racial imperialism. Overall, the book argues for the crucial importance of Black Atlantic cultures in the formation of our modern world. Moreover, it argues that looking at Black culture and history through a national lens is distorting and reductive.

Constitutional Coup

Constitutional Coup Book
Author : Jon D. Michaels
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2017-10-23
ISBN : 0674737733
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Americans hate bureaucracy—though they love the services it provides—and demand that government run like a business. Hence today’s privatization revolution. Jon Michaels shows how the fusion of politics and profits commercializes government and consolidates state power in ways the Constitution’s framers endeavored to disaggregate.

Daring Democracy

Daring Democracy Book
Author : Frances Moore Lappé,Adam Eichen
Publisher : Beacon Press
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0807023817
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes how Americans looking to protect their democracy from the Trump presidency can take their civic life to the next level and become enabled by innovative and inspiring strategies to organize and fight against the current crisis in government. --

American Amnesia The Modern Challenge of Media s Role in Government

American Amnesia  The Modern Challenge of Media s Role in Government Book
Author : Jessica Katherine Turner
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The American press, citizenry, and government are in a multi-dependent, triangular relationship. The disintegrating role of the media in American government is a threat to America's federal democratic republic and the liberty that the citizenry enjoys.

American Bonds

American Bonds Book
Author : Sarah L. Quinn
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2021-08-10
ISBN : 0691227071
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How the American government has long used financial credit programs to create economic opportunities Federal housing finance policy and mortgage-backed securities have gained widespread attention in recent years because of the 2008 financial crisis, but issues of government credit have been part of American life since the nation’s founding. From the 1780s, when a watershed national land credit policy was established, to the postwar foundations of our current housing finance system, American Bonds examines the evolution of securitization and federal credit programs. Sarah Quinn shows that since the Westward expansion, the U.S. government has used financial markets to manage America’s complex social divides, and politicians and officials across the political spectrum have turned to land sales, home ownership, and credit to provide economic opportunity without the appearance of market intervention or direct wealth redistribution. Highly technical systems, securitization, and credit programs have been fundamental to how Americans determined what they could and should owe one another. Over time, government officials embraced credit as a political tool that allowed them to navigate an increasingly complex and fractured political system, affirming the government’s role as a consequential and creative market participant. Neither intermittent nor marginal, credit programs supported the growth of powerful industries, from railroads and farms to housing and finance; have been used for disaster relief, foreign policy, and military efforts; and were promoters of amortized mortgages, lending abroad, venture capital investment, and mortgage securitization. Illuminating America’s market-heavy social policies, American Bonds illustrates how political institutions became involved in the nation’s lending practices.

Assimilating Asians

Assimilating Asians Book
Author : Patricia P. Chu
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2000-03-08
ISBN : 0822381354
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of the central tasks of Asian American literature, argues Patricia P. Chu, has been to construct Asian American identities in the face of existing, and often contradictory, ideas about what it means to be an American. Chu examines the model of the Anglo-American bildungsroman and shows how Asian American writers have adapted it to express their troubled and unstable position in the United States. By aligning themselves with U.S. democratic ideals while also questioning the historical realities of exclusion, internment, and discrimination, Asian American authors, contends Chu, do two kinds of ideological work: they claim Americanness for Asian Americans, and they create accounts of Asian ethnicity that deploy their specific cultures and histories to challenge established notions of Americanness. Chu further demonstrates that Asian American male and female writers engage different strategies in the struggle to adapt, reflecting their particular, gender-based relationships to immigration, work, and cultural representation. While offering fresh perspectives on the well-known writings—both fiction and memoir—of Maxine Hong Kingston, Amy Tan, Bharati Mukherjee, Frank Chin, and David Mura, Assimilating Asians also provides new insight into the work of less recognized but nevertheless important writers like Carlos Bulosan, Edith Eaton, Younghill Kang, Milton Murayama, and John Okada. As she explores this expansive range of texts—published over the course of the last century by authors of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, and Indian origin or descent—Chu is able to illuminate her argument by linking it to key historical and cultural events. Assimilating Asians makes an important contribution to the fields of Asian American, American, and women’s studies. Scholars of Asian American literature and culture, as well as of ethnicity and assimilation, will find particular interest and value in this book.

The American Political Economy

The American Political Economy Book
Author : Jacob S. Hacker,Alexander Hertel-Fernandez,Paul Pierson,Kathleen Thelen
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2021-12-31
ISBN : 1316516369
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Drawing together leading scholars, the book provides a revealing new map of the US political economy in cross-national perspective.