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- F+W Media 2004; US$ 15.95
If the confusion following the last presidential election is any indication, the average citizen knows precious little about the democratic system and the laws that affect their daily lives. The Everything American Government Book unravels the complexities of our democracy and provides readers with the knowledge necessary to make the right decisions... more...
- Hoover Institution Press 2011; US$ 14.99
Amy Zegart examines the weaknesses of US intelligence oversight and why those deficiencies have persisted, despite the unprecedented importance of intelligence in today's environment. She argues that many of the biggest oversight problems lie with Congressthe institution, not the parties or personalitiesshowing how Congress has collectively and persistently... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95
Revolutionary War officer Nathan Hale, one of America?s first spies, said, ?Any kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.? A statue of Hale stands outside CIA headquarters, and the agency often cites his statement as one of its guiding principles. But who decides what is necessary for the public good, and is... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00
Federalism is a system of government in which the powers are shared between state and federal governments. Originating as the Albany Plan of Union by Benjamin Franklin in 1754, federalism has become a controversial issue throughout American history, as politicians and lawmakers continue to argue over which level of government should have more authority.... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 18.95
John F. Sullivan was a polygraph examiner with the CIA for thirty-one years, during which time he conducted more tests than anyone in the history of the CIA's program. The lie detectors act as the Agency's gatekeepers, preventing foreign agents, unsuitable applicants, and employees guilty of misconduct from penetrating or harming the Agency. Here... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 35.95
The Hidden Hand is a succinct accessible and up-to-date survey of the Central Intelligence Agency’s history from its inception in 1947 to the present. Covers both aspects of the CIA’s mission – the collection and analysis of intelligence and the execution of foreign policy through covert, paramilitary operations De-mythologizes... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2005; US$ 14.95
American democracy, argues Charles Derber, is being subverted in the name of democracy itself. Derber shows how the current regime has maintained power by intensifying the red/blue culture wars?supporting religious extremists, exploiting terrorism fears, and manipulating the electoral process. And he reveals our best hope for positive change: an alliance... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 21.95
The modern landscape of American entertainment is filled with commentary on the state of the union. Viewers turn to The Daily Show instead of Fox or CNN, satirical films such as Wag the Dog , cartoons like The Simpsons , or controversial action dramas similar to 24 in order to learn more about current events in the United States. Popular... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 18.00
According to The New York Times , Noam Chomsky is “arguably the most important intellectual alive.? But he isn?t easy to read . . . or at least he wasn?t until these books came along. Made up of intensively edited speeches and interviews, they offer something not found anywhere else: pure Chomsky, with every dazzling idea and penetrating insight... more...