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  • Civil Rightsby Thomas Sowell

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    It is now more than three decades since the historic Supreme Court decision on desegregation, Brown v. Board of Education . Thomas Sowell takes a tough, factual look at what has actually happened over these decades -- as distinguished from the hopes with which they began or the rhetoric with which they continue, Who has gained and who has lost? Which... more...

  • Secrecy and Open Governmentby K.G. Robertson

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 186.00

    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...

  • State of Confusionby Bryant Welch

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Who's Gonna Take the Weight?by Kevin Powell

    Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.95

    ?A mighty wind of fresh air. His pitiless self-examination?and his equally honest exploration of the racial, sexual, cultural, and class fault lines that thread our psychic and social landscape?is not only brave but necessary if our nation is to survive.? ?Michael Eric Dyson ?Kevin Powell is pushing to bring, as he has so brilliantly done before,... more...

  • Norman Thomasby Raymond F. Gregory

    Algora Publishing 2008; US$ 32.95

    A conscientious objector in two world wars and a relentless advocate for world peace as well as social justice, Norman Thomas was tear-gassed, arrested, and jailed as he stood up for the rights of minorities, immigrants, and the working poor. In addition to being a civil rights activist, Thomas headed the Socialist Party for 18 years, ran for president... more...

  • Public Philosophy in a New Key: Volume 2, Imperialism and Civic Freedomby James Tully

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    Two ambitious volumes from one of the world's leading political philosophers presenting a new kind of political and legal theory. more...

  • A Conversation with the Mannby John Ridley

    Grand Central Publishing 2009; US$ 12.99

    What do you want? "I want the Ed Sullivan Show." At the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, like a lot of black Americans, comedian Jackie Mann wanted to be somebody. And for him there was only one way to achieve that: to make it big. Make it, no matter the cost: friends, family, one's own self-esteem and self-respect. This is the story of a young... more...

  • Equality for Womenby Mayra Buvinic

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 19.99

    This volume tracks countries' progress with implementing and financing the third Millennium Development Goal (MDG3) by examining national experiences and successes with policies and programs. It also contains an assessment the effectiveness of different strategies in achieving MDG3 and the financial requirement needed in order to attain MDG3 by... more...

  • Pioneers of European Integrationby Ettore Recchi; Adrian Favell

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00

    Based on an original survey of 5000 people moving to and from the EU's five largest countries, this book documents the demographic profile, migration choices, cultural adaptation, social mobility, political participation and media use of these pioneers of a transnational Europe. more...