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  • 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...

  • At War with Ourselvesby Michael Hirsh

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    Michael Hirsh draws on his reporting experience to offer an explanation of America's role in the world and the problems facing the nation today and in the future. He argues that America has a new role never before played by any nation: it is the world's Uberpower. more...

  • Imperial Overstretchby Roger Burbach; Jim Tarbell

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 20.95

    George W. Bush has fundamentally changed America‘s place in the world. In some neo-conservative circles the word ‘empire’ is back in fashion, and a great republic that broke away from the British empire is now supposed to be proud of its new imperial role. This book explains how the neo-conservatives and the petro-military complex have... more...

  • Truth and Consequencesby Keith Olbermann

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.95

    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 the highest levels of the Bush administration. In so doing, Olbermann goes where most of the mainstream media fear... 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...

  • Is There Hope for Uncle Sam?by Jan Nederveen Pieterse

    Zed Books 2008; US$ 28.95

    For over a century now, America has dominated global politics and the global imagination. Yet as the dollar declines, inequality increases, rates of consumption are unprecedented and American unilateralism comes under fire, such hegemony is increasingly unsustainable. In this provocative new book, leading sociologist Jan Nederveen Pieterse asks whether... more...

  • What They Think of Usby David Farber

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 36.95

    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...

  • Judging Bushby Robert Maranto; Tom Lansford; Jeremy Johnson

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    Judging Bush incorporates the diverse voices of presidential scholars, policy experts, and members of past administrations to present a balanced and systematic initial evaluation of the two terms of George W. Bush. more...

  • The Obama Diariesby Laura Ingraham

    Threshold Editions 2010; US$ 16.00

    The Diary of President Barack Obama The White House May 19, 2010 I was going to write about tonight?s state dinner for Mexico and the amnesty plan, but we?ve got a national crisis here! I think somebody?s been snooping in this diary! The pages are all wrinkled! And the most personal entries are dog-eared! WHAT THE HELL?S GOING ON HERE? ... more...