• Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic (American Empire Project)

    A New York occasions bestseller, Nemesis is Chalmers Johnson's "fiercest book―and his top" (Andrew J. Bacevich)

    In his prophetic publication Blowback, Chalmers Johnson associated the CIA's clandestine actions overseas to catastrophe at domestic. In The Sorrows of Empire, he explored the ways that the expansion of yank militarism and the garrisoning of the planet have jeopardized our balance. In Nemesis, the bestselling and ultimate quantity in what has turn into often called the Blowback Trilogy, he indicates how imperial overstretch is undermining the republic itself, either economically and politically.

    Delving into new areas―from plans to militarize outer area to Constitution-breaking presidential actions at domestic and the devastating corruption of a toothless Congress―Nemesis offers a outstanding description of the capture into which the reckless objectives of America's leaders have taken us. Johnson confronts questions of urgent urgency: What are the accidental outcomes of our dependence on an everlasting warfare economic system? What does it suggest while a nation's major intelligence association turns into the president's mystery military? Or whilst the globe's sole "hyperpower" turns into the best hyper-debtor of all times?

    Writing "as if the very life of the state is at stake" (San Francisco Chronicle), Johnson deals his such a lot "bracing" and "important" (Los Angeles Times) exploration of the situation dealing with America.

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  • The Longest Road: Overland in Search of America, from Key West to the Arctic Ocean

    By Philip Caputo

    IN THE LONGEST ROAD, one in all AMERICA'S most precious WRITERS TAKES AN EPIC trip around the state, AIRSTREAM IN TOW, AND ASKS daily american citizens WHAT UNITES AND DIVIDES a rustic AS different because it IS VAST.

    Standing on a wind-scoured island off the Alaskan coast, Philip Caputo marveled that its Inupiat Eskimo schoolchildren pledge allegiance to an analogous flag because the childrens of Cuban immigrants in Key West, six thousand miles away. And a query started to take form: How does the us, peopled via each race on the earth, stay united? Caputo resolved that someday he'd force from the nation's southernmost aspect to the northernmost element available through highway, chatting with americans approximately their lives and asking how they might resolution his question.

    Caputo, his spouse, and their English setters made their manner in a truck and vintage trailer (hereafter often called "Fred" and "Ethel") from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, protecting 16 thousand miles. He spoke to every person from a West Virginia couple saving souls to a local American shaman and taco entrepreneur. What he chanced on is a narrative that would entertain and encourage readers up to it informs them in regards to the nation of trendy usa, the glue that holds us all jointly, and the conflicts which can pull us apart.

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  • American Foreign Policy and Process (5th Edition)

    By James M. McCormick

    This complete textual content examines the way in which overseas coverage has replaced from its earliest years in the course of the post-9/11 years and past. It additionally seems to be on the methods values and ideology approximately overseas coverage have replaced over the process U.S. historical past and demonstrates how the values and ideology of numerous family elements have an effect on the overseas coverage decision-making approach.
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  • Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice

    By Paul Butler

    Paul Butler was once an bold federal prosecutor, a Harvard legislation grad who gave up his company legislations wage to struggle the nice fight—until someday he used to be arrested in the street and charged with a criminal offense he didn’t dedicate. The Volokh Conspiracy calls Butler’s account of his trial "the so much riveting first bankruptcy i've got ever read."

    In a publication Harvard legislations professor Charles Ogletree calls "a needs to read," Butler appears to be like at locations the place usual voters meet the justice system—as jurors, witnesses, and in encounters with the police—and explores what "doing the best factor" potential in a corrupt system.

    Since Let’s Get Free’s e-book in spring 2009, Butler has turn into the go-to individual for observation on felony justice and race family members: he seemed on ABC information, Good Morning America, and Fox information, released op-eds within the New York Times and different nationwide papers, and is favourite to talk around the state. The paperback version brings Butler’s groundbreaking and hugely arguable arguments—jury nullification (voting "not to blame" in drug circumstances as a kind of protest), simply asserting "no" while the police request your permission to go looking, and refusing to paintings contained in the process as a snitch or a prosecutor—to an entire new audience.
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  • Chicago '68

    Entertaining and scrupulously researched, Chicago '68 reconstructs the 1968 Democratic conference in Chicago—an epochal second in American cultural and political heritage. by way of drawing on quite a lot of assets, Farber tells and retells the tale of the protests in 3 varied voices, from the views of the most important protagonists—the Yippies, the nationwide Mobilization to finish the struggle, and Mayor Richard J. Daley and his police. He brilliantly recreates the entire pleasure and drama, the violently charged motion and language of this era of quandary, giving lifestyles to the entire set of cultural stories we name "the sixties."

    "Chicago '68 used to be a watershed summer time. Chicago '68 is a watershed ebook. Farber succeeds in offering a delicate, fairminded composite portrait that's instantaneously a version of good narrative background and an instance of ways possible stroll the highbrow tightrope among 'reporting one's findings' and supplying decisions approximately them."—Peter I. Rose, Contemporary Sociology
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  • Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire

    By Morris Berman

    "Provocative...stimulating and insightful."―Publishers Weekly

    In Dark a long time America, the pundit Morris Berman argues that the kingdom has entered a perilous part in its historic improvement from which there's no go back. because the corporate-consumerist juggernaut that now defines the country rolls on, the very elements that after propelled the USA to greatness―extreme individualism, territorial and financial enlargement, and the pursuit of fabric wealth―are, satirically, the nails in our collective coffin. inside of a number of many years, Berman argues, the U.S. may be marginalized at the international level, its hegemony changed through China or the eu Union. With the U.S. only one terrorist assault clear of a police nation, Berman's ebook is a arguable and illuminating examine our present society and its ills.
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  • Mind and Hand: The Birth of MIT (MIT Press)

    The motto at the seal of the Massachusetts Institute of know-how, "Mens et Manus" -- "mind and hand" -- indications the Institute's commitment to what MIT founder William Barton Rogers known as "the such a lot earnest cooperation of clever tradition with commercial pursuits." Mind and Hand strains the guidelines approximately technological know-how and schooling that experience formed MIT and outlined its challenge -- from the hot technology of the Enlightenment period and the beliefs of consultant democracy spurred via the commercial Revolution to new theories at the nature and position of upper schooling in nineteenth-century the United States. MIT emerged in mid-century as an scan in clinical and technical schooling, with its origins within the rigidity among those outdated and new ideas.Mind and Hand was once undertaken by means of Julius Stratton after his retirement from the presidency of MIT and endured via Loretta Mannix after his demise; Philip N. Alexander, of the MIT application in Writing and Humanistic stories, stepped in to accomplish the undertaking. The mixed efforts of those 3 authors have given us what Julius Stratton estimated -- "a coherent account of the circulate of rules" from which MIT emerged.

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