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by Cassandra Chrones Moore - Cato Institute , 1997
Moore outlines the government-created mis-perceptions of risk affecting buyers and sellers of homes, tenants and landlords, brokers and agents. She argues that we need to apply risk/benefit analysis to the exaggerated claims being made today.
Delusions of Grandeur: The United Nations and Global Intervention
by Ted Galen Carpenter (ed.) - Cato Institute , 1997
The authors assess the UN's performance on a range of issues, offering both hope for the organization's potential as a modest diplomatic forum and a cautionary tale to those who contemplate entrusting the organization with an overly ambitious agenda.
The Rise of Trump
by Matthew C. MacWilliams - Amherst College Press , 2016
The ascendance of Donald Trump to the presidential candidacy of the Republican Party has been remarkable and, to most commentators, unlikely. In this book, MacWilliams argues that Trump's rapid rise through Republican Party hierarchy is no anomaly...
NATO Enlargement: Illusions and Reality
by Ted Galen Carpenter (ed.) - Cato Institute , 1998
NATO has been an alliance without a mission since the end of the Cold War. NATO enlargement reflects a failure on the part of policy makers to recognize new strategic realities -- and that failure could have dangerous unintended consequences.
Barack Obama's Post-American Foreign Policy
by Robert Singh - Bloomsbury Academic , 2012
Singh argues that Obama's approach of 'strategic engagement' was appropriate for a new era of constrained internationalism, but it has yielded modest results. Obama's search for the pragmatic middle has cost him political support at home and abroad.
Shariah: The Threat To America
by Clare Lopez (ed.) - Center for Security Policy , 2010
This study is the result of months of analysis, discussion and drafting by a group of top security policy experts concerned with the preeminent totalitarian threat of our time: the legal-political-military doctrine known within Islam as 'shariah.'
Climate Protection and Development
by F. Ackerman, R. Kozul-Wright, Rob Vos (eds) - United Nations , 2012
This book spells out, in more detail than usual, what can be done to avert the real risks of disaster. It explores the interconnected issues of climate and development, laying the groundwork for such a new deal. It presents a challenging agenda...
Conflict Management and Peacebuilding: Pillars of a New American Grand Strategy
by Volker C. Franke, Robert H. Dorff - Strategic Studies Institute , 2013
The authors examine the utility of the U.S. Government's whole-of-government approach for responding to the challenging security demands of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. They discuss the strategic objectives of interagency cooperation ...
Hating America: A History
by Barry Rubin - Smashwords , 2013
It seems that the United States of America has rarely been less esteemed in the eyes of the world. Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin here draw on sources from a wide range of countries to track the entire trajectory of anti-Americanism.
The Perfect Dictator Manual
by Ghetau Gh. Florin - Smashwords , 2012
The author strips off myths and legends the personalities of the most sinister dictators: Lenin, Stalin, Mussolini, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot, or Ceausescu. At the same time, the functioning mechanisms of tyrannical regimes are highlighted.
Vote Your Ass Off
by Bradley Bright - Smashwords , 2012
This is a humorous, tongue-in-cheek, hard-hitting commentary of political facts delivered in a comedic viewpoint to the masses. Today we are fighting a war for freedom from those who want to form a bigger government to control more of our lives.
The Conservative Nanny State
by Dean Baker - ManyBooks , 2006
Economist Dean Baker debunks the myth that conservatives favor the market over government intervention. In fact, conservatives rely on a range of 'nanny state' policies that ensure the rich get richer while leaving most Americans worse off.
Occupiers of Wall Street: Losers or Game Changers
by Bhaskar Sarkar - Smashwords , 2012
The Occupiers of Wall Street burst into media limelight on 17 September 2011. They inspired over 1500 protests against corporate greed and the nexus between politicians and corporation in 82 countries around the world by October 2011 ...
21st Century Revolution
by Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall - Smashwords , 2012
A collection of published essays on undertaking political change. This is a second edition of Revolutionary Change, which was out of date two weeks after being published on August 30, 2011 - with the launch of Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Square.
Postmodern War: The New Politics of Conflict
by Chris Hables Gray - The Guilford Press , 1997
Postmodern War: The New Politics of Conflict shows how our high-tech age has spawned both increasingly powerful weapons and a rhetoric that disguises their apocalyptic potential in phrases like 'smart weapons,' 'cyberwar,' and 'bloodless combat.'
Where Have All the Emails Gone?
by David Gewirtz - ZATZ Publishing , 2007
Are you a conspiracy theorist? If you are, then this book is for you! Author David Gewirtz, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that offers insight into the White House security flaws that led to the recent missing of millions e-mails.
Undermining Democracy: 21st Century Authoritarians
by Javier Corrales, et al. - Freedom House , 2009
The authors undertook an examination of five pivotal states -- Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, and Pakistan -- to advance our understanding of the strategies and methods these regimes are employing to impede human rights and democratic development.
About America: How the U.S. is Governed
by George Clack - Braddock Communications , 2005
This publication presents a comprehensive yet easy-to-read overview of the various levels of and institutions related to government in the U.S. It describes how federal, state, and local governments are elected and how they operate.
Toward a Diplomatic Action Plan on Nuclear Issues
by Chester A. Crocker - Hoover Institution Press , 2009
This project was undertaken in order to explore the elements of a U.S. diplomatic strategy for moving toward a world order that reduces the role of nuclear weapons and prevents their further spread beyond today's nuclear weapon states.
Drug War Deadlock: The Policy Battle Continues
by Laura E. Huggins - Hoover Institution Press , 2005
A diverse collection of readings that offers a comprehensive look at the drug debate. With each section featuring opposing articles, the book offers a concise view of the many divergent viewpoints surrounding drug policy in America.
The National Interest and the Law of the Sea
by Scott G. Borgerson - Council on Foreign Relations Press , 2009
This report offers a fresh appraisal of the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea and pitfalls in light of the current geopolitical seascape and examines whether it is in U.S. strategic interests to now officially join the convention.
Turning Points in Ending the Cold War
by Kiron K. Skinner - Hoover Institution Press , 2007
The authors examine the end of detente and the new phase of the cold war in the 1980s, Reagan's radical new strategies, the peaceful revolutions in Poland and Hungary, the reunification of Germany, contributions of Gorbachev and Yeltsin, and more.
The Gravest Danger: Nuclear Weapons
by Sidney D. Drell, James E. Goodby - Hoover Institution Press , 2003
The authors review the main policy issues surrounding nonproliferation of nuclear weapons. They address the specific actions that the community of nations should take to confront and turn back the nuclear danger that imperils humanity.
U.S. Immigration Policy
by J. Bush, T. F. McLarty III, E. Alden - Council on Foreign Relations , 2009
This report examines immigration into the U.S. in a foreign policy context. It broadens the debate by analyzing issues of economic competitiveness, terrorism and national security, human rights, and public diplomacy in the context of globalization.
A Country I Do Not Recognize: The Legal Assault On American Values
by Robert H. Bork - Hoover Institution Press , 2005
During the past forty years, activists have used the court system to accomplish results that could not otherwise be obtained through the ordinary political processes. The authors show how legal decisions undermined America's sovereignty and values.
Anti-Americanism in Europe: A Cultural Problem
by Russell A. Berman - Hoover Institution Press , 2008
Berman explores the various dimensions of contemporary European anti-Americanism. He shows how, as the process of the European unification has progressed, anti-Americanism has proven a useful ideology for the definition of a new European identity.
The Meaning of Mandela
by Xolela Mangcu - Human Sciences Research Council , 2004
This lively, engaging and witty collection of lectures brings together the renowned African and African-American scholars - Cornel West, Henry Louis Gates Jr and Wole Soyinka - to reflect on the public meaning of the iconic Nelson Mandela.
by Mike Gray - Libertary , 2009
This book is a scathing indictment of America's decades-long 'war on drugs', an expensive and hypocritical folly which has essentially benefited only two classes of people: professional anti-drug advocates and drug lords.
The Federal Mafia
by Irwin Schiff - Freedom Books , 1999
The Federal Mafia exposes every facet of the government's illegal enforcement of the income tax - and will convince you that Organized Crime in America begins with The Federal Government. The government doesn't want you to know what's in this book.
Barack Obama: what he believes in from his own works
by Barack Obama - Arc Manor LLC , 2008
Barack Obama in his own words, a book of quotes that allows those who aren't as familiar with his politics to learn quickly where he stands on abortion, religion, AIDS, his critics, foreign policy, Iraq, the War on Terror, and other important issues.
To the Right: The Transformation of American Conservatism
by Jerome L. Himmelstein - University of California Press , 1990
In this important book, Jerome Himmelstein offers a new interpretation of the growth of conservatism in American politics. He provides an interpretive map of the political landscape over past decades, showing how conservatives ascended to power.
Punishment: Theory and Practice
by Mark Tunick - University of California Press , 1992
What actions should be punished? Should plea-bargaining be allowed? How should sentencing be determined? In this original, penetrating study, Mark Tunick explores not only why society punishes wrongdoing, but also how it implements punishment.
by Niccolo Machiavelli - Antonio Blado d'Asola , 1532
Shorter than most classic works, and more accessible to current readers because of their familiarity with politics, this work yields benefits to all who read, and critically examine the precepts it explains. A must-read classic of world literature.
The Beginner's Guide to Nation-Building
by James Dobbins - RAND Corporation , 2007
This guidebook is designed as a contribution to future nation-building efforts. It covers planning, military and police contingents, civil administrators, humanitarian and relief efforts, governance, economic stabilization, democratization, etc.
The Nuclear Seduction
by William A. Schwartz, Charles Derber - University of California Press , 1989
This study challenges assumptions of the post-Cold War period that previous dangers concerning the arms race and nuclear war will fade into obscurity. It contends that today's nuclear problems are based upon interventions by the USA and its allies.
The Betrayal of the American Right
by Murray N. Rothbard - Ludwig von Mises Institute , 2007
This book will change the way you look at American politics. It shows that the corruption of American 'conservatism' began long before George W. Bush ballooned the budget and asserted dictatorial rights over the country and the world.
Debating the Divine: Religion in 21st Century American Democracy
by Sally Steenland - Center for American Progress , 2008
This book turns down the heat and turns up the light on the question of whether religion should be a force shaping our public policies and our common civic life. We have chosen to examine the many facets of the issue in a thoughtful way.
Inquiry Into the Treatment of Detainees in U.S. Custody
by Carl Levin, at al. - Commitiee on Armed Services , 2008
Over the course of its inquiry into the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody, the Committee reviewed 200,000 pages of classified and unclassified documents, including detention and interrogation policies, memoranda, training manuals, etc.
Bagels, Barry Bonds, and Rotten Politicians
by Burton S. Blumert - Ludwig von Mises Institute , 2008
Burton Blumert is an entrepreneur who knows not only all that there is to know about precious metals but also about politics and economics. He offers his wide-ranging insights in this funny, charming, and also learned collection of essays.
The White House and the World
by Nancy Birdsall - Center for Global Development , 2008
The White House and the World shows how modest changes in U.S. policies could greatly improve the lives of poor people in developing countries, thus fostering greater stability, security and prosperity globally and at home.
America's Role in the World: Foreign Policy Choices for the Next President
by Thomas R. Pickering, Chester A. Crocker - Study of Diplomacy , 2008
This report identifies critical foreign policy choices that will face the president of the United States. It does not offer specific prescriptions for dealing with these issues, it offers a comprehensive agenda of issues for the administration.
Australia Under Construction
by John Butcher - ANU E Press , 2008
The Australian nation is a work in progress, concluded the authors of this monograph. They reflect on these, and other themes from a variety of perspectives. A stimulating read for anyone interested in the history and prospects of Australia.