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  • Lone Star Tarnishedby Cal Jillson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    Texas pride, like everything else in the state, is larger than life. So, too, perhaps, are the state?s challenges. Lone Star Tarnished, 2nd edition  approaches public policy in the nation?s most populous "red state" from historical, comparative, and critical perspectives. The historical perspective provides the scope for asking how various policy... more...

  • Suicide of the Westby James Burnham

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    James Burnham?s 1964 classic, Suicide of the West , remains a startling account on the nature of the modern era. It offers a profound, in depth analysis of what is happening in the world today by putting into focus the intangible, often vague doctrine of American liberalism. It parallels the loosely defined liberal ideology rampant in American government... more...

  • The CIA's Russiansby John Limond Hart

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 28.95

    During the Cold War a number of high-ranking Soviet citizens spied for the CIA, providing the United States with valuable information while putting themselves and their families in great danger. In this book a seasoned CIA field operator and station chief looks at what drove these agents to betray their own country. Unlike many authors who write about... more...

  • Communicator-in-Chiefby John Allen Hendricks; Jr. Robert E. Denton; Jody C. Baumgartner; Jenn Burleson Mackay; Jonathan S. Morris; Eric E. Otenyo; Larry Powell; Melissa M. Smith; Nancy Snow; Frederic I. Solop; Brandon C. Waite

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 32.99

    Communicator-in-Chief examines the role of new media technologies such as e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube, blogs, video games, texting and the Internet in the historic 2008 presidential campaign. Politicians of the twenty-first century will use the Obama campaign's new media technology strategy to not only communicate with the electorate,... more...

  • Size and Local Democracyby S. A. H. Denters; M. J. F. Goldsmith; A. Ladner

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    How large should local governments be, and what are the implications of changing the scale of local governments for the quality of local democracy? These questions have stood at the centre of debates among scholars and public sector reformers alike from antiquity to the present. This monograph offers the first systematic cross-national investigation... more...

  • Reflections on Americaby Claus Offe

    Wiley 2014; US$ 59.95

    At a time when so many cracks have emerged within the imagined community of 'the West', this important new book, by one of the leading social scientists in Europe, examines the intellectual history of comparing Europe and the United States. Claus Offe considers the perspectives adopted by three of Europe's greatest social scientists - Alexis de Tocqueville,... more...

  • Saving Congress from Itselfby James L Buckley

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 19.99

    Saving Congress from Itself proposes a single reform: eliminate all federal grants-in-aid to state and local governments. This action would reduce federal spending by over $600 billion a year and have a profound effect on how we govern ourselves. The proliferation of federal grants-in-aid programs is of recent vintage: only about 100 such grants... more...

  • The Growth of American Governmentby Ballard C. Campbell

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    American government evolved over the generations since the mid-nineteenth century. The changing character of these institutions is a critical part of the history of the United States. This engaging survey focuses on the evolution of public policy and its relationship to the constitutional and political structure of government at the federal, state,... more...

  • Why America Must Not Follow Europeby Daniel Hannan

    Encounter Books 2011; US$ 5.99

    Daniel Hannan, a British Conservative Member of the European Parliament, calls on Americans to avoid Europe's future. He traces the common roots of British and American liberty, and describes how both countries are losing their inheritance as government crowds out the private sphere. He calls for a renewed commitment to the Anglosphere: the alliance... more...

  • Technology of Oppressionby Elliot D. Cohen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    In the aftermath of the Edward Snowden leaks, the Obama administration has been hard pressed to yield to greater transparency and openness to constructive change. This book provides a catalyst toward greater transparency, increased public awareness of the urgent need for constructive change, and the insight into what such change would require. more...