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  • The Politics of Official Apologiesby Melissa Nobles

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 29.00

    This 2008 book examines the political uses of official apologies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. more...

  • Why We're Liberalsby Eric Alterman

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 16.00

    The bestselling author and Newsweek columnist takes a characteristically irreverent look at the rampant mistreatment of liberals and liberalism The "most honest and incisive media critic writing today"( National Catholic Reporter ), Eric Alterman is committed to restoring the liberal tradition to its honored place as the political philosophy... more...

  • Checkpoint Watchby Yehudit Kirstein Keshet

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 29.95

    This book is a critical exploration of Israel's curfew-closure policy in the Occupied Palestinian Territories through the eyes of CheckpointWatch, an organization of Israeli women monitoring human rights abuses. The book combines observers' daily reports from the checkpoints and along the Separation Wall, with analysis of the bureaucracy that... more...

  • Conservatism in Americaby Paul Edward Gottfried

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 34.00

    This book argues that the American conservative movement has been largely an invention of journalists and Republican activists. more...

  • We Are Doomedby John Derbyshire

    Crown Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    To his fellow conservatives, John Derbyshire makes a plea: Don't be seduced by this nonsense about "the politics of hope." Skepticism, pessimism, and suspicion of happy talk are the true characteristics of an authentically conservative temperament. And from Hobbes and Burke through Lord Salisbury and Calvin Coolidge, up to Pat Buchanan and Mark Steyn... more...

  • Conservatism and American Political Developmentby Brian J. Glenn; Steven M. Teles

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 23.99

    Editors' Preface. Introduction: Studying the role of conservatives in American Political Development. Part One. 1. Environmental Policy from the New Deal to the Great Society: The Lagged Emergence of an Ideological Dividing Line, Marc Allen Eisner. 2. Social Security from the New Deal to the Great Society: Expanding the Public Domain, Edward Berkowitz... more...

  • Persons, Rights, and the Moral Communityby Loren E. Lomasky

    Oxford University Press, USA 1990; US$ 25.99

    This book provides a complete and convincing account of what rights we do and do not have, who has them, and why. Presenting the foundations of a liberal, individualistic theory of rights, Lomasky explains the place of rights within the overall structure of morality, arguing for the moral importance of individual commitments to and pursuit of "projects."... more...

  • Privacyby Raymond Wacks

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Professor Raymond Wacks is a leading international expert on privacy. For more than three decades he has published numerous books and articles on this controversial subject.Privacy is a fundamental value that is under attack from several quarters. Electronic surveillance, biometrics, CCTV, ID cards, RFID codes, online security, the monitoring of employees,... more...

  • Why We'll Win - Liberal Editionby Malcolm Friedberg

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2007; US$ 12.99

    PROVING ONCE AND FOR ALL THAT THE LEFT IS REALLY “RIGHT!”Why We’ll Win takes a thoughtful look at the hot-button issues of our day through the eyes of people who have lived them. In this impactful book, Malcolm Friedberg explains the legal background of each issue as well as the experiences and beliefs behind the controversy. Then leading... more...

  • Why We’ll Win - Conservative Editionby Malcolm Friedberg

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2007; US$ 12.99

    PROVING ONCE AND FOR ALL THAT THE RIGHT REALLY IS “RIGHT!”Why We’ll Win takes a thoughtful look at the hot-button issues of our day through the eyes of people who have lived them. In this impactful book, Malcolm Friedberg explains the legal background of each issue as well as the experiences and beliefs behind the controversy. Then leading... more...