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1 B, Jr. Callow Alexander THE CITY BOSS IN AMERICA: AN INTERPRETIVE READER
Oxford University Press 1976 019501975X / 9780195019759 Paperback Good 

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THE ICARUS SYNDROME: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN HUBRIS, Beinart, Peter
2 Beinart, Peter THE ICARUS SYNDROME: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN HUBRIS
Harper 2010 0061456462 / 9780061456466 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
"Why do we succumb to hubris? Peter Beinart has written a highly intelligen t and wonderfully readable book that answers the question by looking at a c entury of American foreign policy. As with everything Beinart writes, it is lucid, thoughtful and strikingly honest." - Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World "Peter Beinart has written a vivid, empathetic, and convincing history of t he men and ideas that have shaped the ambitions of American foreign policy during the last century-a story in which human fallibility and idealism flo w together. The story continues, of course, and so his book is not only tim ely; it is indispensible." - Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars Peter Beinart, one of the nation's leading political writers, offers a provocative and strikingly original account of American hubris throughout history-and how we learn from the tragedies that result. 
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3 Buchanan, Patrick J. SUICIDE OF A SUPERPOWER: WILL AMERICA SURVIVE TO 2025?
St. Martin's Griffin 2012 125000411X / 9781250004116 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. America is disintegrating. The "one Nation under God, indivisible" of the P ledge of Allegiance is passing away. In a few decades, that America will be gone forever. In its place will arise a country unrecognizable to our pare nts. This is the thrust of Pat Buchanan's Suicide of a Superpower, his most controversial and thought-provoking book to date. Buchanan traces the disintegration to three historic changes: America's los s of her cradle faith, Christianity; the moral, social, and cultural collap se that have followed from that loss; and the slow death of the people who created and ruled the nation. And as our nation disintegrates, our governme nt is failing in its fundamental duties, unable to defend our borders, bala nce our budgets, or win our wars. How Americans are killing the country they profess to love, and the fate that awaits us if we do not turn around, is what Suicide of a Superpower is all about. 
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9-11, Chomsky, Noam
4 Chomsky, Noam 9-11
Open Media/Seven Stories Pre 2001 1583224890 / 9781583224892 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. MIT-based Chomsky revolutionized linguistics in the late Fifties, but for nearly as long he has been better known as an energetic and constructive debunker of American establishment politics and behavior. However, the current Chomsky contributes nothing to the legacy he established decades ago. These two most recent productions do not reveal systematic efforts to sustain or develop any aspect of his prolifically expressed critique; indeed, they are not so much authored as collaged, with Chomsky's sanction, from talks, after-talk Q&As, and interviews with generally converted interlocutors. Understanding Power draws mainly on vintage utterances from the Nineties, and its most penetrating passage takes on, of all pressing matters, literary theory. Chomsky, who is relentless in condemning the media as incapable of any function other than converting the masses to elite desires, just as relentlessly samples mainstream reporting sources for instances of corporate and government ill doings. In trying to illustrate that he is not a crude conspiracy theorist, he conveys the opposite impression. The shorter 9-11 could not have been planned, of course, though it mostly consists of interviews conducted while the calendar still read September, suggesting both the urgency Chomsky felt to get his perspective on the record and his utter disinclination to reexamine any of his cemented opinions about world affairs. Chomsky condemns the attacks specifically and then suggests that the deaths are entir 
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RETHINKING CAMELOT: JFK, THE VIETNAM WAR, AND U.S. POLITICAL CULTURE, Chomsky, Noam
5 Chomsky, Noam RETHINKING CAMELOT: JFK, THE VIETNAM WAR, AND U.S. POLITICAL CULTURE
South End Press 1999 0896084582 / 9780896084582 Paperback As New 
This book is a thorough analysis of John F. Kennedy's role in the U.S. invs ion of Vietnam and a probing reflection of the elite political culture that allowed and ecouraged the Cold War. 
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IRAQ: THE WEST SHAKES UP THE MIDDLE EAST (HISTORY AS IT HAPPENED), Cockburn, Patrick
6 Cockburn, Patrick IRAQ: THE WEST SHAKES UP THE MIDDLE EAST (HISTORY AS IT HAPPENED)
Independent Print Limited 2016 1633534391 / 9781633534391 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. In Patrick Cockburn on Iraq: The West Shakes Up The Middle East, The Independent continues its series of History As It Happened books. Over the past 15 years the US and its allies should have had the greatest interest in maintaining a Middle East status quo. But, as Cockburn details in a series of insightful articles published in The Independent, the West has been the most radical instrument of change in the Middle East. 
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THE BHOPAL SAGA: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF WORLDS LARGEST INDUSTRIAL DISAS TER, Eckerman, Ingrid
7 Eckerman, Ingrid THE BHOPAL SAGA: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF WORLDS LARGEST INDUSTRIAL DISAS TER
Universities Press,India 2005 8173715157 / 9788173715150 Paperback Very Good 
Includes bibliographical references. 
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COLOSSUS: THE PRICE OF AMERICA'S EMPIRE, Ferguson, Niall
8 Ferguson, Niall COLOSSUS: THE PRICE OF AMERICA'S EMPIRE
Penguin Press 2004 1594200130 / 9781594200137 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Is America an empire? Certainly not, according to our government. Despite t he conquest of two sovereign states in as many years, despite the presence of more than 750 military installations in two thirds of the world's countr ies and despite his stated intention "to extend the benefits of freedom...t o every corner of the world," George W. Bush maintains that "America has ne ver been an empire." "We don't seek empires," insists Defense Secretary Rum sfeld. "We're not imperialistic." Nonsense, says Niall Ferguson. In Colossus he argues that in both military and economic terms America is nothing less than the most powerful empire the world has ever seen. Just like the British Empire a century ago, the United States aspires to globalize free markets, the rule of law, and representative government. In theory it's a good project, says Ferguson. Yet Americans shy away from the long-term commitments of manpower and money that are indispensable if rogue regimes and failed states really are to be changed for the better. Ours, he argues, is an empire with an attention deficit disorder, imposing ever more unrealistic timescales on its overseas interventions. Worse, it's an empire in denial--a hyperpower that simply refuses to admit the scale of its global responsibilities. And the negative consequences will be felt at home as well as abroad. In an alarmingly persuasive final chapter Ferguson warns that this chronic myopia also applies to our domestic responsibilities. When overstretch comes, he 
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THE NEXT DECADE: WHERE WE'VE BEEN . . . AND WHERE WE'RE GOING, Friedman, George
9 Friedman, George THE NEXT DECADE: WHERE WE'VE BEEN . . . AND WHERE WE'RE GOING
Doubleday 2011 0385532946 / 9780385532945 Hardcover Good/Good 
The author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Next 100 Years no w focuses his geopolitical forecasting acumen on the next decade and the im minent events and challenges that will test America and the world, specific ally addressing the skills that will be required by the decade's leaders. The next ten years will be a time of massive transition. The wars in the Is lamic world will be subsiding, and terrorism will become something we learn to live with. China will be encountering its crisis. We will be moving fro m a time when financial crises dominate the world to a time when labor shor tages will begin to dominate. The new century will be taking shape in the n ext decade. In The Next Decade, George Friedman offers readers a pro­vocative and endlessly fascinating prognosis for the immedi­ate future. Using Machiavelli's The Prince as a model, Friedman focuses on the world's leaders--particularly the American president--and with his trusted geopolitical insight analyzes the complex chess game they will all have to play. The book also asks how to be a good president in a decade of extraordinary challenge, and puts the world's leaders under a microscope to explain how they will arrive at the decisions they will make--and the consequences these actions will have for us all. 
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THE NORTH/SOUTH DEBATE: TECHNOLOGY, BASIC HUMAN NEEDS AND THE NEW INTERNATI ONAL ECONOMIC ORDER (WORLD ORDER MODELS PROJECT WORKI, Galtung, Johan
10 Galtung, Johan THE NORTH/SOUTH DEBATE: TECHNOLOGY, BASIC HUMAN NEEDS AND THE NEW INTERNATI ONAL ECONOMIC ORDER (WORLD ORDER MODELS PROJECT WORKI
Transaction Pub 1980 9993478881 / 9789993478881 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 
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GRAND OLD PARTY: A HISTORY OF THE REPUBLICANS, Gould, Lewis
11 Gould, Lewis GRAND OLD PARTY: A HISTORY OF THE REPUBLICANS
Random House 2003 0375507418 / 9780375507410 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
From Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War through the disputed election of Geo rge W. Bush and beyond, the Republican Party has been at the dramatic cente r of American politics for 150 years. In this exciting new book, the Žrst c omprehensive history of the Republicans in 40 years, Lewis L. Gould traces the evolution of the Grand Old Party from its emergence as an antislavery c oalition in the 1850s to its current role as the champion of political and social conservatism. Gould brings to life the major Žgures of Republican hi story--Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, Ro nald Rea-gan, and George W. Bush--and uncovers a wealth of fascinating anec dotes about Republicans, from "the Plumed Knight," James G. Blaine, in the 1880s, to Barry Goldwater in the 1960s, to Newt Gingrich in the 1990s. Goul d also uncovers the historical forces and issues that have made the Republi cans what they are: the crusade against slavery, the rise of big business, the Cold War, and opposition to the power of the federal government. Written with balance and keen insight, Grand Old Party is required reading for anyone interested in American politics. Republicans, Democrats, and independents alike will Žnd their understanding of national politics deepened and enriched. Based on Gould's research in the papers of leading Republi-cans and his wide reading in the party's history, Grand Old Party is a book that will outlast the noisy tumult of today's partisan debates and endure as a deŽnitive treatment of how the Republicans have shaped the way Americans live together in a democracy. For the next presidential election and for other 
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HAWAI'I JOURNEYS IN NONVIOLENCE: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL REFLECTIONS, Guanson, Lou Ann Haaheo (Editor)
12 Guanson, Lou Ann Haaheo (Editor) HAWAI'I JOURNEYS IN NONVIOLENCE: AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL REFLECTIONS
Center for Global Nonviolenc 1995 1880309106 / 9781880309100 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. 
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ENGULFED IN WAR: JUST WAR AND THE PERSIAN GULF, Hallett, Brien
13 Hallett, Brien ENGULFED IN WAR: JUST WAR AND THE PERSIAN GULF
Matsunaga Inst for Peace 1991 1880309025 / 9781880309025 Paperback Very Good 

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AMERICA ALONE: THE NEO-CONSERVATIVES AND THE GLOBAL ORDER, Halper, Stefan
14 Halper, Stefan AMERICA ALONE: THE NEO-CONSERVATIVES AND THE GLOBAL ORDER
Cambridge University Press 2004 0521838347 / 9780521838344 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Used wisely, America's immense military power can preserve freedom but used unwisely, it can fracture global stability. Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke argue, that as long as neo-conservative radicals dominate the nation's national security process, fracture is more likely. Assuming Americans will see increasing threats in the future, this book is important because it identifies the factions and agendas involved. It advocates an alternative approach based on a return to the mainstream principles that have successfully guided American diplomacy for half a century. years. 
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15 Hannan, Daniel A DOOMED MARRIAGE: BRITAIN AND EUROPE
Notting Hill Editions 2011 1907903224 / 9781907903229 Hardcover Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The European project is in collapse. Far from bringing prosperity and peace, the euro has catalysed an economic crisis and stirred up national antagonisms. We can now see clearly that the intellectual basis of European integration was false. Here is an alternative vision, adumbrated from first principles: a statement of the case for national self-determination and parliamentary supremacy. Daniel Hannan is a committed European. He speaks French and Spanish, has lived and worked all over Europe, and has served in the European Parliament since 1999. He believes that the EU is making its constituent nations poorer, less democratic and less free. It is time to rediscover the virtues that raised Europe to greatness: diversity, pluralism, personal freedom, national independence and parliamentary democracy. 
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COMMUNICATING IDEAS: THE POLITICS OF SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING, Horowitz, Irving Louis
16 Horowitz, Irving Louis COMMUNICATING IDEAS: THE POLITICS OF SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING
Transaction Publishers 1991 0887388981 / 9780887388989 Paperback Good 
Communicating Ideas is the first attempt to place publishing in America in its political and commercial setting. The book addresses the political impl ications of scholarly communication in the era of the new computerized tech nology. Horowitz does so by examining classic problems of political theory in the context of property rights versus the presumed right to know, and th e special strains involved in publishing as a business versus information a s a public trust Offering a knowledgeable and insightful view of publishing in America and abroad, this book makes an important contribution to the st udy of mass culture in advanced societies. The discussion ranges considerably beyond scholarly publications into commu nication as a whole, encompassing a wide range of issues from cable and sat elite television control to specialized issues in copyright legislation, th e prize system in publishing, and the definition of standards of the indust ry. This new edition, expanded by fully one third, expands on such themes, and in addition deals with Horowitz's new research on the history of social science publishing. The first edition, published in 1986, was described by WE. Coleman as "a marvelous book which indeed offers a realistic analysis of publishing." John P. Dessauer declared that "no one thinking seriously about the future of scholarly communication can afford to ignore his work, in particular his treatment of basic issues." Joseph Gusfield (Los Angeles Times), in his review, noted that "Horowitz is alive to the possibilities and barriers for academics to reach a wider audience and for lay persons to utilize scholarship. Both gro 
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ASIA'S CAULDRON, Kaplan, Robert D.
17 Kaplan, Robert D. ASIA'S CAULDRON
Random House Inc 2014 0812999061 / 9780812999068 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged Foreign affairs scholar Kaplan considers the geopolitics of the South China Sea and makes a compelling argument that the strategically important body of water is likely to become the "Mitteleuropa of the twenty-first century," a flashpoint for future regional power struggles with serious international consequences. There are several reasons for this: a broad shift away from land wars in favor of less overt maritime territorial claims, China's patient but unrelenting military buildup, the sheer volume of tonnage passing through the South China Sea, and diminishing American budgets and appetite for global naval hegemony. Though much of the groundwork for his thesis was laid in Monsoon (2010), his book on the Indian Ocean, here Kaplan pays particular attention to Vietnam (the region's emergent power), Malaysia (its success story), the Philippines (its failed state), and Taiwan (its "Berlin"). In support of some of his conclusions, he offers statistics and the logic of realpolitik; for others, travel-diary anecdotes or historical, even classical, analogy. The result is a riveting, multitextured look at an underexamined region of the world and, perhaps, at the "anxious, complicated world" of the future. --Brendan Driscoll 
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THE REVENGE OF GEOGRAPHY: WHAT THE MAP TELLS US ABOUT COMING CONFLICTS AND THE BATTLE AGAINST FATE, Kaplan, Robert D.
18 Kaplan, Robert D. THE REVENGE OF GEOGRAPHY: WHAT THE MAP TELLS US ABOUT COMING CONFLICTS AND THE BATTLE AGAINST FATE
Random House Trade Paperback 2013 0812982223 / 9780812982220 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. [An] ambitious and challenging new book . . . [The Revenge of Geography] di splays a formidable grasp of contemporary world politics and serves as a po werful reminder that it has been the planet's geophysical configurations, a s much as the flow of competing religions and ideologies, that have shaped human conflicts, past and present."--Malise Ruthven, The New York Review of Books "Robert D. Kaplan, the world-traveling reporter and intellectual whose four teen books constitute a bedrock of penetrating exposition and analysis on t he post-Cold War world . . . strips away much of the cant that suffuses pub lic discourse these days on global developments and gets to a fundamental r eality: that geography remains today, as it has been throughout history, on e of the most powerful drivers of world events."--The National Interest "Kaplan plunges into a planetary review that is often thrilling in its shee r scale . . . encyclopedic."--The New Yorker "[The Revenge of Geography] serves the facts straight up. . . . Kaplan's re alism and willingness to face hard facts make The Revenge of Geography a va luable antidote to the feel-good manifestoes that often masquerade as strat egic thought."--The Daily Beast "[A] remarkable new book . . . With such books as Balkan Ghosts and Monsoon, Kaplan, an observer of world events who sees what others often do not, has already established himself as one of the most discerning geopolitical writers of our time. The Revenge of Geography cements his status."--Nat 
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19 Khong, Yuen Foong (Editor) UNILATERALISM AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES (CENTER O N INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION STUDIES IN MULTILATERALIS
Lynne Rienner Pub 2003 1588261190 / 9781588261199 Paperback Near Fine 
In excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlig hting. The spine remains undamaged. From the war on terrorism to global warming, from national missile defense to unilateral sanctions, the US has been taken to task for coming on too st rong - or for doing too little. This volume explores international reaction s to US conduct in world affairs. Authors from around the world address the tensions between unilateralism and multilateralism in US foreign policy. T heir careful analysis suggests that the US inclination to go it alone may u ndermine not only long-term international support for US leadership, but al so the sustainability of valuable international institutions. Editorial Reviews 
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THE OXFORD COMPANION TO POLITICS OF THE WORLD, Krieger, Joel
20 Krieger, Joel THE OXFORD COMPANION TO POLITICS OF THE WORLD
Oxford University Press 1993 0195059344 / 9780195059342 Hardcover Good/Good 
Will the end of superpower rivalry bring greater international harmony--or more volatile and dangerously unpredictable conflicts? Where two massive sp heres of influence once divided the globe, now regional conflicts erupt int o scenes of tragedy and confusion. In Africa, the new Europe, Asia, and the Americas, nations chart a bold course toward democracy. But they cannot br eak free of old divisions, as ethnic nationalism emerges amidst economic de vastation. Indeed, nations everywhere, however powerful, are buffeted on ev ery side. Their sovereignty is checked by the global economy as well as pow erful regional economic and political blocs. At a time of exceptional ferme nt, Oxford is pleased to present the most authoritative, timely, in-depth r eference available for understanding the people, nations, conflicts, moveme nts, institutions, and issues that dominate the world political stage. Edited by a team of eminent political scientists, The Oxford Companion to P olitics of the World provides readers the depth of coverage, the historical contexts, and the richness of interpretation needed to come to terms with today's volatile international scene. Drawing on the insights of nearly 500 authors from more than 40 countries, the volume provides comprehensive cov erage of international affairs and domestic politics throughout the world. Articles discuss virtually every nation in the world, and include extensive information on institutions, political parties, leaders, and the sources of political mobilization and conflict. The volume also includes biographies of more than seventy-five political leaders and thinkers who have shaped the c 
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