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  • The Folly of Empireby John B. Judis

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    In The Folly of Empire , John B. Judis shows that history teaches valuable lessons that have allowed our leaders to avoid repeating past mistakes. Judis demonstrates how later presidents drew upon the painful lessons learned by Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson when they tried to use American power unilaterally to carve out a world in their image.... more...

  • The Fourth Powerby Gary Hart

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 27.99 US$ 24.07

    Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has lacked a grand strategy to replace "containment of communism." In this vacuum, the Bush administration has used the "war on terrorism" as an excuse for unilateralism, preemption, and hegemony. America is at a crossroads between empire and republic. In this bold new book, Hart refutes preemption... more...

  • American Empireby Christopher Layne; Bradley A. Thayer

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 45.95

    In this short, accessible book Layne and Thayer argue the merits and demerits of an American empire. With few, if any, rivals to its supremacy, the United States has made an explicit commitment to maintaining and advancing its primacy in the world. But what exactly are the benefits of American hegemony and what are the costs and drawbacks for this... more...

  • Destined for Destinyby Scott Dikkers; Peter Hilleren

    Scribner 2006; US$ 13.99

    In Destined for Destiny , George W. Bush offers readers an intimate, plainspoken, and often readable look at the character-shaping achievements that led to his inevitable rise to the office of President of the United States. Written from the heart, not from the brain, this definitive autobiography takes readers on a journey through the 43rd President's... more...

  • At War with Ourselvesby Michael Hirsh

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    As correspondent for Newsweek , Michael Hirsh has traveled to every continent, reporting on American foreign policy. Now he draws on his experience to offer an original explanation of America's role in the world and the problems facing the nation today and in the future.Using colorful vignettes and up-close reporting from his coverage of the first... more...

  • Restoration of the Republicby Gary Hart

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 32.99 US$ 28.37

    Rarely does scholarship anticipate the most dramatic events of the moment. In this timely work Gary Hart does just that, arguing for the restoration of republican virtues and for homeland security as an important first step. The American democratic republic has from its founding been a paradoxical success. Simultaneously attached to state and national... more...

  • Truth and Consequencesby Keith Olbermann

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.95

    Short, sharp, and oftentimes shocking, Keith Olbermann?s ?Special Comments? have made his nightly MSNBC program, Countdown with Keith Olbermann , must-see viewing?and the fastest-growing news show on cable TV. In these segments, Olbermann calls out the perpetrators of mismanagement, brutality, cronyism, and the appalling lack of accountability at... more...

  • Cracking the Codeby Thom Hartmann

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2008; US$ 14.95

    Millions of working Americans talk, act, and vote as if their economic interests match those of the megawealthy, the multinational corporations, and the politicians who do their bidding. How did this happen? Bestselling author Thom Hartmann says it's because the apologists of the Right have become masters of the subtle and largely subconscious aspects... more...

  • What They Think of Usby David Farber

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 38.95 US$ 31.16

    It has never been more important for Americans to understand why the world both hates and loves the United States. In What They Think of Us , a remarkable group of writers from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Latin America describes the world's profoundly ambivalent attitudes toward the United States--before and since 9/11. While many... more...

  • Barack Obamaby Joann Price

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 49.00

    By any measure, the 2008 presidential race has been historic. The race has created an enthusiasm and a high degree of interest in politics few have ever seen before. At the center of the race is Barack Obama, the first African American to become the presumptive Democratic nominee. Many Americans agree with his politics, and many don't, but most... more...