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Book cover: The Last Monopoly: Privatizing the Postal Service for the Information AgeThe Last Monopoly: Privatizing the Postal Service for the Information Age
by - Cato Institute ,
In this age of personal computers, fax machines, and e-mail, the Postal Service is quickly becoming obsolete. This book explores the pros and cons of privatizing the Postal Service and abolishing its monopoly on carrying first-class mail.
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Book cover: Migration Policymaking in EuropeMigration Policymaking in Europe
by - Amsterdam University Press ,
This important work analyses immigration and inclusion policies in ten European countries. The study singles out the important role of usually overlooked factors and actors that significantly affect policymaking alongside the formal legal framework.
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Book cover: Why Scientists Disagree about Global WarmingWhy Scientists Disagree about Global Warming
by - Heartland Institute ,
A detailed analysis of one of the most controversial topics of the day. The authors make a compelling case against claims of a scientific consensus. Surveys of climate scientists find extensive disagreement on the underlying science ...
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Book cover: Beyond the Status Quo: Policy Proposals for AmericaBeyond the Status Quo: Policy Proposals for America
by - Cato Institute ,
Thirteen prominent analysts step back from the day-to-day Washington debates to gain a broader perspective. They offer a wide range of proposals for moving public policy beyond the status quo. Authors discuss on a broad range of political issues.
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Book cover: A Search for Enemies: America's Alliances After the Cold WarA Search for Enemies: America's Alliances After the Cold War
by - Cato Institute ,
The passing of the Cold War is the most important development of the late 20th century, yet the United States clings tenaciously to old policies. Ted Galen Carpenter offers a provocative critique of that status quo strategy ...
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Book cover: Haunted HousingHaunted Housing
by - Cato Institute ,
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.
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Book cover: Delusions of Grandeur: The United Nations and Global InterventionDelusions of Grandeur: The United Nations and Global Intervention
by - Cato Institute ,
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.
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Book cover: The Rise of TrumpThe Rise of Trump
by - Amherst College Press ,
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...
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Book cover: NATO Enlargement: Illusions and RealityNATO Enlargement: Illusions and Reality
by - Cato Institute ,
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.
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Book cover: Barack Obama's Post-American Foreign PolicyBarack Obama's Post-American Foreign Policy
by - Bloomsbury Academic ,
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.
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Book cover: Shariah: The Threat To AmericaShariah: The Threat To America
by - Center for Security Policy ,
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.'
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Book cover: Conflict Management and Peacebuilding: Pillars of a New American Grand StrategyConflict Management and Peacebuilding: Pillars of a New American Grand Strategy
by - Strategic Studies Institute ,
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 ...
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Book cover: Hating America: A HistoryHating America: A History
by - Smashwords ,
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.
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Book cover: The Perfect Dictator ManualThe Perfect Dictator Manual
by ,
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.
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Book cover: Vote Your Ass OffVote Your Ass Off
by - Smashwords ,
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.
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Book cover: The Conservative Nanny StateThe Conservative Nanny State
by - ManyBooks ,
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.
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Book cover: Occupiers of Wall Street: Losers or Game ChangersOccupiers of Wall Street: Losers or Game Changers
by - Smashwords ,
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 ...
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Book cover: 21st Century Revolution21st Century Revolution
by - Smashwords ,
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.
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Book cover: Postmodern War: The New Politics of ConflictPostmodern War: The New Politics of Conflict
by - The Guilford Press ,
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.'
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Book cover: Where Have All the Emails Gone?Where Have All the Emails Gone?
by - ZATZ Publishing ,
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.
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Book cover: Undermining Democracy: 21st Century AuthoritariansUndermining Democracy: 21st Century Authoritarians
by - Freedom House ,
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.
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Book cover: About America: How the U.S. is GovernedAbout America: How the U.S. is Governed
by - Braddock Communications ,
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.
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Book cover: Toward a Diplomatic Action Plan on Nuclear IssuesToward a Diplomatic Action Plan on Nuclear Issues
by - Hoover Institution Press ,
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.
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Book cover: Drug War Deadlock: The Policy Battle ContinuesDrug War Deadlock: The Policy Battle Continues
by - Hoover Institution Press ,
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.
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Book cover: The National Interest and the Law of the SeaThe National Interest and the Law of the Sea
by - Council on Foreign Relations Press ,
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.
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Book cover: Turning Points in Ending the Cold WarTurning Points in Ending the Cold War
by - Hoover Institution Press ,
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.
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Book cover: The Gravest Danger: Nuclear WeaponsThe Gravest Danger: Nuclear Weapons
by - Hoover Institution Press ,
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.
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Book cover: U.S. Immigration PolicyU.S. Immigration Policy
by - Council on Foreign Relations ,
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.
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Book cover: A Country I Do Not Recognize: The Legal Assault On American ValuesA Country I Do Not Recognize: The Legal Assault On American Values
by - Hoover Institution Press ,
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.
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Book cover: Anti-Americanism in Europe: A Cultural ProblemAnti-Americanism in Europe: A Cultural Problem
by - Hoover Institution Press ,
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.
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Book cover: The Meaning of MandelaThe Meaning of Mandela
by - Human Sciences Research Council ,
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.
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Book cover: Drug CrazyDrug Crazy
by - Libertary ,
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.
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Book cover: The Federal MafiaThe Federal Mafia
by - Freedom Books ,
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.
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Book cover: Barack Obama: what he believes in from his own worksBarack Obama: what he believes in from his own works
by - Arc Manor LLC ,
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.
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Book cover: To the Right: The Transformation of American ConservatismTo the Right: The Transformation of American Conservatism
by - University of California Press ,
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.
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Book cover: Punishment: Theory and PracticePunishment: Theory and Practice
by - University of California Press ,
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.
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Book cover: The PrinceThe Prince
by - Antonio Blado d'Asola ,
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.
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Book cover: The Beginner's Guide to Nation-BuildingThe Beginner's Guide to Nation-Building
by - RAND Corporation ,
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.
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Book cover: The Nuclear SeductionThe Nuclear Seduction
by - University of California Press ,
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.
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Book cover: The Betrayal of the American RightThe Betrayal of the American Right
by - Ludwig von Mises Institute ,
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.
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Book cover: Debating the Divine: Religion in 21st Century American DemocracyDebating the Divine: Religion in 21st Century American Democracy
by - Center for American Progress ,
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.
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Book cover: Inquiry Into the Treatment of Detainees in U.S. CustodyInquiry Into the Treatment of Detainees in U.S. Custody
by - Commitiee on Armed Services ,
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.
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Book cover: Bagels, Barry Bonds, and Rotten PoliticiansBagels, Barry Bonds, and Rotten Politicians
by - Ludwig von Mises Institute ,
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.
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Book cover: The White House and the WorldThe White House and the World
by - Center for Global Development ,
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.
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Book cover: America's Role in the World: Foreign Policy Choices for the Next PresidentAmerica's Role in the World: Foreign Policy Choices for the Next President
by - Study of Diplomacy ,
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.
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Book cover: Australia Under ConstructionAustralia Under Construction
by - ANU E Press ,
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.
(5235 views)