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POLS

By: Beatty, Jack

Price: ¥800.00

Publisher: PublicAffairs: 2004

Seller ID: RWARE0000046105

ISBN: 1586480154

Condition: 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. In Pols, Jack Beatty presents a writer's portrait gallery of America's most famous and infamous politicians. Whether it's John Dos Passos' brilliant s ix-page treatment of the life of Theodore Roosevelt, H.L.Mencken on Warren Harding's vapid orotundity, Richard Hofstadter on Herbert Hoover's cult of the individual, Hodding Carter on the terrifying rise of Huey Long, Robert A.Caro on the lonely integrity of Sam Rayburn, Fred Greenstein on the subtl e w... View more info

FAILED STATES: THE ABUSE OF POWER AND THE ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY

By: Chomsky, Noam

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc: 2007

Seller ID: RWARE0000044279

ISBN: 0805082840

Condition: Good


"It's hard to imagine any American reading this book and not seeing his cou ntry in a new, and deeply troubling, light."-The New York Times Book Review The United States has repeatedly asserted its right to intervene militarily against "failed states" around the globe. In this much-anticipated follow- up to his international bestseller Hegemony or Survival, Noam Chomsky turns the tables, showing how the United States itself shares features with othe r failed states-suffering from a severe "democratic deficit," eschewing dom estic and international law, and adopting pol... View more info

RED STATE, BLUE STATE, RICH STATE, POOR STATE: WHY AMERICANS VOTE THE WAY T HEY DO

By: Gelman, Andrew

Price: ¥750.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000044034

ISBN: 069113927X

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


On the night of the 2000 presidential election, Americans sat riveted in fr ont of their televisions as polling results divided the nation's map into r ed and blue states. Since then the color divide has become a symbol of a cu lture war that thrives on stereotypes--pickup-driving red-state Republicans who vote based on God, guns, and gays; and elitist, latte-sipping blue-sta te Democrats who are woefully out of touch with heartland values. Red State , Blue State, Rich State, Poor State debunks these and other political myth s. With wit and prodigious number crunching, Andrew Gelman gets to t... View more info

THE END OF POWER: FROM BOARDROOMS TO BATTLEFIELDS AND CHURCHES TO STATES, W HY BEING IN CHARGE ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE

By: Naim, Moises

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Basic Books: 2014

Seller ID: RWARE0000044070

ISBN: 0465065694

Condition: Near Fine


The provocative bestseller explaining the decline of power in the twenty-fi rst century-in government, business, and beyond Power is shifting-from large, stable armies to loose bands of insrugents, f rom corporate leviathans to nimble start-ups, and from presidential palaces to public squares. But power is also changing, becoming harder to use and easier to lose. In The End of Power, award-winning columnist and former For eign Policy editor Moisés Naím illuminates the struggle between once-domina nt megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of h uman endeavor. Draw... View more info

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REINVENTING COLLAPSE: THE SOVIET EXAMPLE AND AMERICAN PROSPECTS

By: Orlov, Dmitry

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: New Society Publishers: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000046192

ISBN: 0865716064

Condition: Like New


The title of this book is Reinventing Collapse, and I have to say that's ex actly what this book manages to do. It's a short book, so you could reqad i t in just a few hours, but it is packed with information and "make you thin k" moments. Orlov's unique perpsective on American life engages the reader and opens your eyes to what life in America is like to an outsider. Without a doubt the most useful aspect of this book are the details of what the situation was like in Russia after their political collapse. This book is a tutorial on how the reader might modify thier life in the future ... View more info

THE ACLU VS. AMERICA: EXPOSING THE AGENDA TO REDEFINE MORAL VALUES

By: Osten, Craig

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: B&H Books: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000044008

ISBN: 0805440453

Condition: 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. As a result of the work of the American Civil Liberties Union and their war on America, we now live in a country where the church has been progressively silenced, parental authority has been undermined, children are less safe, and human life continues to be cheapened-both at birth and death. While the ACLU and its allies in the media have positioned themselves as the great defenders of freedom, they are in reality eliminating the freedoms of millions ... View more info

PRO: RECLAIMING ABORTION RIGHTS: RECLAIMING ABORTION AS GOOD FOR SOCIETY

By: Pollitt, Katha

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Picador: 2014

Seller ID: RWARE0000045026

ISBN: 0312620543

Condition: 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. A POWERFUL ARGUMENT FOR ABORTION AS A MORAL RIGHT AND SOCIAL GOOD BY A NOTE D FEMINIST AND LONGTIME COLUMNIST FOR THE NATION Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, "abortion" is still a wo rd that is said with outright hostility by many, despite the fact that one in three American women will have terminated at least one pregnancy by meno pause. Even those who support a woman's right to an abortion often qualify their support by sa... View more info

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DEFYING CORPORATIONS, DEFINING DEMOCRACY: A BOOK OF HISTORY & STRATEGIES

By: Ritz, Dean

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publish: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000045894

ISBN: 1891843109

Condition: 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 these 70 essays, speeches, sermons and screeds, POCLADers probe: corpora tions as "legal persons"; corporate social responsibility as a ploy; strate gies for amending state corporation codes and challenging judge-made laws; and much, much more. This collection, which Howard Zinn calls "powerfully persuasive," chronicles POCLAD's evolution -- among the twelve POCLADers and with thousands of activists. Here are hidden histories, cris... View more info

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POLITICAL OPPOSITIONS IN INDUSTRIALISING ASIA

By: Rodan, Garry

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000046218

ISBN: 0415148650

Condition: Very Good


Industrialization has meant sweeping social transformations across Asia. So me political commentators have predicted that the expansion of civil societ y and the rapid development of liberal democracy will necessarily follow. T he contributors to this volume dissect the extent of political opposition i n Asia and analyze the nature of new social movements outside institutional party politics which are contesting the exercise of state power. Nine orig inal case studies explore the variety of political oppositions across Asia, from non-governmental organizations and the formal opponents of the P... View more info

THE NEW DEALERS: POWER POLITICS IN THE AGE OF ROOSEVELT

By: Schwarz, Jordan A.

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Vintage: 1994

Seller ID: RWARE0000043967

ISBN: 0679747818

Condition: Very Good


This bold new analysis of the New Deal dramatically revises our vision of t he Roosevelt legacy -- and of the new relation between government and busin ess it made a central fact of American life. With impressive scholarship an d narrative brio, Jordan A. Schwarz persuasively demonstrates that the New Deal's architects sought not merely to save an endangered American capitali sm but to integrate economically underdeveloped regions of the nation withi n the scope of a dynamic state capitalism capable, after World War II, of d ominating the global marketplace. As he assesses the contributions o... View more info

GLOBALIZATION AND ITS DISCONTENTS

By: Stiglitz, Joseph E.

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Gardners Books: 2003

Seller ID: RWARE0000044087

ISBN: 014101038X

Condition: 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. This powerful, unsettling book gives us a rare glimpse behind the closed do ors of global financial institutions by the winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics. Renowned academic economist Joseph E. Stiglitz served seven y ears in Washington, as chairman of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers and as chief economist at the World Bank. In this book, Stiglitz r ecounts his experiences in such places as Ethiopia, Thailand, and Russia. H e... View more info