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  • Classifying by Raceby Paul E. Peterson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 56.50

    The contemporary debate over racial classification has been dominated by fringe voices in American society. Cries from the right say history should be abrogated and public policy made color-blind, while zealots of the left insist that all customs, language, institutions, and practices are racially tinged and that only aggressive, color-conscious programs... more...

  • Obama Powerby Jeffrey C. Alexander; Bernadette N. Jaworsky

    Wiley 2014; US$ 19.95

    What is the source of Obama's power? How is it that, after suffering a humiliating defeat in the 2010 mid-term elections, Obama was able to turn the situation around, deftly outmaneuvering his opponent and achieving a decisive victory in the November 2012 presidential election? In this short and brilliant book, Jeffrey Alexander and Bernadette Jaworsky... more...

  • Racism and Bordersby Jeff Shantz

    Algora Publishing 2010; US$ 19.95

    Despite claims about globalization, we see increasing surveillance, tightened restrictions and growing punitive regimes at international borders. This critical collection examines processes of racialization in relation to border regulations and restrictions. It analyses border controls, racism, and representations of race, within multinational contexts... more...

  • State of Confusionby Bryant Welch

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    Finally, the answer to the many questions that have been preying on the minds of millions of Americans has arrived. Why are Americans so vulnerable to divisive political tactics? Why did Americans get dragged into such an unwise war in Iraq? Why do fundamentalist religious groups, Fox News, and right-wing radio still play such influential... more...

  • The Ten Things You Can't Say In Americaby Larry Elder

    St. Martin's Press 2001; US$ 19.99

    Straight Talk From the Firebrand Libertarian Who Struck a Chord Across America Larry Elder tells truths this nation's public figures are afraid to address. In The Ten Things You Can't Say in America , he turns conventional "wisdom" on its head and backs up his commonsense philosophy with cold, hard facts many ignore. Elder says what no one else... more...

  • Secrecy and Open Governmentby K.G. Robertson

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00

    Does the Labour Government's commitment to Freedom of Information mean the end of excessive secrecy in the UK? Why has Britain finally decided to join the many other countries that enjoy a 'right to know'? This book places the current UK debate over open government in its political context. Robertson argues that just as secrecy reflected the interests... more...

  • What We've Lostby Graydon Carter

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 8.99

    What We've Lost addresses the fragile state of U.S. democracy with a critical review of the Bush administration by one of our leading magazine editors, Graydon Carter. Carter has expressed his deep dissatisfaction with the current state of the nation in his monthly editor's letters in Vanity Fair-- which have aroused widespread comment--and now... more...

  • The Good Fightby Ralph Nader

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Straight talk about George W. Bush,corporate government, and the whole charade of presidential campaigning -- from the last honest man in American politics Ralph Nader -- brilliant visionary, relentless activist -- may be the most honest man left in politics. And yet his presidential campaigns have faced consistent opposition -- mainly from Democrats... more...

  • The Agony of the American Leftby Christopher Lasch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 12.99

    Five long essays by an American historian, the author of The New Radicalism in America (1965). Under the rubric of "the collapse of mass-based radical movements," Lasch examines the decline of populism, the disintegration of the American socialist party, and the weaknesses of black nationalism. Also included is a history of the Congress for Cultural... more...

  • The Case for Sanctions Against Israelby Omar Barghouti; Naomi Klein; Ilan Pappe; Slavoj Zizek; Ra'Anan Alexandrowicz

    Verso Books 2012; US$ 14.95

    In July 2011, Israel passed legislation outlawing the public support of boycott activities against the state, corporations, and settlements, adding a crackdown on free speech to its continuing blockade of Gaza and the expansion of illegal settlements. Nonetheless, the campaign for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) continues to grow in strength... more...