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  • Vor Lampedusaby Michaela Maria Müller

    Frohmann Verlag 2015; US$ 2.85

    "Bei dem Bootsunglück vor Lampedusa am 3. Oktober 2013 verloren 390 Menschen aus Eritrea und Somalia ihr Leben. Im Dezember 2013 machte ich mich auf die Reise an den Ort, der zu einem grausamen Symbol für eine verfehlte europäische Flüchtlingspolitik geworden ist. Im Essay Vor Lampedusa fasse ich nun meine Eindrücke zusammen." Michaela Maria... more...

  • What's So Bad About Cronyism?by Jay Cost

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 5.99

    Cronyism is a serious problem in the United States, but unfortunately it is still not very well understood. In this new essay, Jay Cost explains what it is, and why we should be so worried about it. By mingling private and public interests, cronyism costs us hundreds of billions of dollars per year and threatens to transform our republic into an oligarchy,... more...

  • Why Redistribution Failsby James Piereson

    Encounter Books 2015; US$ 5.99

    Democratic presidential candidates, including Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, along with progressive economists like Thomas Piketty and Paul Krugman, have made a case for redistributing income from the wealthy to the poor as a means of reducing inequalities in income and wealth. Meanwhile, public opinion polls show that voters reject programs... more...

  • 50 Things Liberals Love to Hateby Mike Gallagher

    Threshold Editions 2012; US$ 16.00

    America, how does the liberal hate thee? Let us count the ways . . . It?s hard work being a liberal these days. Not only do a mere 20 percent of Americans identify themselves as liberal, but one could go broke supporting a skinny double-decaf Starbucks habit. On top of that, when you hate things most Americans love, it?s tiring to have to endlessly... more...

  • 50 Years of Singapore and the United Nationsby Tommy Koh; Li Lin Chang; Joanna Koh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2015; US$ 29.00

    In 2015, Singapore marks the 50th anniversary of its independence, and the United Nations (UN) the 70th anniversary of its founding. This book celebrates 50 years of a mutually beneficial relationship between Singapore and the UN. In the early years of Singapore's independence, the UN system provided Singapore with many benefits which were helpful... more...

  • Accidental Nuclear Warby Derek Paul; Michael D. Intriligator; Paul Smoker

    Dundurn 1990; US$ 9.99

    This book constitutes the Proceedings of a meeting held in Pugwash, Nova Scotia, 18-20 July 1989, which was the eighteenth in a series of Workshops on Nuclear Forces held in the framework of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. more...

  • Adriftby William C. Harris

    Prometheus Books 2011; US$ 11.99

    This timely book not only diagnoses the critical systemic weaknesses plaguing America, but also lays out a workable blueprint for tackling the critical challenges we face today. With the intent of spurring a constructive national dialogue, the authors examine how: -We Americans can be jolted out of our complacency and motivated to bold action and... more...

  • After the Tall Timberby Renata Adler; Michael Wolff

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 29.95

    What is really going on here? For decades Renata Adler has been asking and answering this question with unmatched urgency. In her essays and long-form journalism, she has captured the cultural zeitgeist, distrusted the accepted wisdom, and written stories that would otherwise go untold. As a staff writer at The New Yorker from 1963 to 2001, Adler... more...

  • American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal Historyby John Fiske

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    An outstanding literary work, it contains three lectures delivered at the Royal Institute of Britain by Fiske. In these lectures Fiske has illustrated some of the basic ideas of American politics while discussing the relations and political maneuverings of politicians in general. This remarkable work stirred the whole American nation and awakened a... more...

  • American Political Rhetoricby Peter Augustine Lawler; Robert Martin Schaefer

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    American Political Rhetoric is the only reader for introductory classes in American politics, government, and political communication designed to explore fundamental political principles through classic examples of political rhetoric. Now in its seventh edition, its selections include the entire political spectrum and contributors range from our... more...