At War with Ourselves by Michael Hirsh

At War with Ourselves
  • Title : At War with Ourselves
  • Author : Michael Hirsh
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 0195176022
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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A Newsweek correspondent places America in the role of the world's "Überpower," arguing that the United States has a unique opportunity and responsibility to perpetuate its self-built global system while enlisting the support of the international community and facing up to the flaws in its ideals.


Special Bibliography Series by N.A

Special Bibliography Series
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America the Almighty by Stephen L. Damours

America the Almighty
  • Title : America the Almighty
  • Author : Stephen L. Damours
  • Publisher : Bookman Publishing & Marketing
  • ISBN Code : 9781594533495
  • Pages : 422
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  • Language : English
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The power of the United States is without precedent in world history. Though the U.S. is one nation among 191, our economy constitutes 25% of the world?s economy. We have more military power and spend more on our military than all other nations combined. Our military spending is eight times greater than that of the second-biggest spender, Russia. It seems only natural to expect a democracy with such overwhelming power to lead the world and be in the vanguard of global progress on numerous fronts. Yet there is a profound and growing problem with American leadership in the world. More often than not, U.S. foreign policy since the end of the Cold War has been either backward or bullying or both, slowing global progress on multiple fronts and often instilling fear and loathing in the populations and leaders of other countries, including our allies. We think of ourselves as a leader, but often we are a ?leader? with no followers and many resentful detractors. We have alienated our allies and intensified the hatred of our enemies. We have provided powerful new incentives to anti-American terrorists.There is a huge and widening gap between our values and our international behavior. American citizens and traditions value human rights, enshrined in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution, yet our leaders have refused to ratify two great human rights treaties of the past two decades, the treaties on the rights of women and of children. We stand alone among democracies in rejecting them. Our people and our traditions value impartial justice, yet American leaders have rejected a new International Criminal Court and engaged in a campaign to coerce other nations to exempt our citizens from its jurisdiction. We make war on this Court despite rock-solid protections against political abuse built into its charter by American negotiators. We are concerned about protecting the environment on which our lives and economy depend, but our leaders have rejected a major treaty on global warming and promoted policies that lead to continued pollution the earth?s atmosphere at a rate that is clearly not sustainable. We believe in peace but our leaders have rejected, withdrawn from, or violated a series of arms control treaties, balked at paying our dues to the UN for over a decade, and launched an unnecessary war against a country that was not a genuine threat to the U.S. The cost to the U.S. in lives, tax dollars, and credibility is immense. America the Almighty is about these gaps between our noble and sensible values and our self-defeating foreign policy, how they came about, and what American citizens to do to change the picture.


Public Library Core Collection by John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell

Public Library Core Collection
  • Title : Public Library Core Collection
  • Author : John Greenfieldt,Patrice Bartell
  • Publisher : Hw Wilson Company
  • ISBN Code : 9780824210946
  • Pages : 1856
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  • Language : English
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Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.


After Iraq by Charles W. Kegley,Gregory A. Raymond

After Iraq
  • Title : After Iraq
  • Author : Charles W. Kegley,Gregory A. Raymond
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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  • Pages : 162
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As the year 2001 unfolded, the United States stood at the apex of global power, possessing unrivalled military capabilities, a vibrant economy, and--most of all--great self-confidence about its security. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 shattered America's prevailing illusions of invulnerability, prompting the world's sole superpower to embark on a revolutionary national strategy that led to a preventive war against Iraq. Will the United States be safer and more secure as a result? This book shows why America's new assertively unilateral foreign policy will actually create perils for the next generation of Americans. Written by two seasoned scholars, After Iraq conducts a sweeping survey of America's present position in the global arena and identifies the opportunities and risks that the United States will likely face once the war in Iraq draws to a close. Kegley and Raymond provide an insightful overview of the U.S. response to the unconventional threats posed by global terrorism as well as a searching assessment of the challenges created by the rise of China and other emerging competitors. They argue that the current course of American foreign policy will harm the country by setting dangerous precedents that undermine the moral and legal restraints--which were built painstakingly over the past century--on when and how states may use force. Drawing upon a rich array of historical parallels and empirical evidence, the book illuminates instances in which previous great powers embarked on similar self-defeating strategies. Like the U.S. today, these states once stood at the pinnacle of world power. But due to misperceptions about what they could accomplish with unilateral, preventive uses of military force, they made short-run decisions that undermined their long-term strategic interests. With Americans facing questions about how to combat global terrorism, how to diffuse the nuclear threats of Iran and North Korea, how to adjust to the growing power of China and India, and how to repair relations with traditional allies, After Iraq charts a path for restoring America's reputation and leadership in the world to strengthen both U.S. and international security in the turbulent decades ahead.


Monthly Review by N.A

Monthly Review
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Postwar America by James Ciment

Postwar America
  • Title : Postwar America
  • Author : James Ciment
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  • Pages : 1574
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Is There Hope for Uncle Sam? by Jan Nederveen Pieterse

Is There Hope for Uncle Sam?
  • Title : Is There Hope for Uncle Sam?
  • Author : Jan Nederveen Pieterse
  • Publisher : Zed Books
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  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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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 it's possible for America to chart a different course. Nederveen Pieterse argues that correcting the course of decline would mean taking drastic steps. Only a reinvention of New Deal politics could address social inequality, whilst repositioning itself in world politics would mean adopting genuine multilateralism. In the current 'American bubble' however, political and corporate unaccountability are so entrenched, and the constants of policy – support for Wall Street, the Pentagon and Israel – are so widely accepted by powerful elites that change is unlikely to come from within. Is there Hope for Uncle Sam? is a clear and provocative look at one of the big questions facing us in this century.


Sams Teach Yourself Movable Type in 24 Hours by Molly E. Holzschlag,Porter Glendinning

Sams Teach Yourself Movable Type in 24 Hours
  • Title : Sams Teach Yourself Movable Type in 24 Hours
  • Author : Molly E. Holzschlag,Porter Glendinning
  • Publisher : Sams Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780672325908
  • Pages : 554
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Provides lessons on using Movable Type to build, administer, and maintain a Web site.


Why Nations Go to War by John George Stoessinger

Why Nations Go to War
  • Title : Why Nations Go to War
  • Author : John George Stoessinger
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 370
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This book is intended for International Relations, World Politics, Global Issues and History courses that deal with issues of war and peace.


The Book Review Digest by N.A

The Book Review Digest
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The American Way of Strategy by Michael Lind

The American Way of Strategy
  • Title : The American Way of Strategy
  • Author : Michael Lind
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
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  • Pages : 294
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The Iranian Journal of International Affairs by N.A

The Iranian Journal of International Affairs
  • Title : The Iranian Journal of International Affairs
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U.S. Foreign Policy: the Paradox of World Power, 2nd Edition by Steven W Hook

U.S. Foreign Policy: the Paradox of World Power, 2nd Edition
  • Title : U.S. Foreign Policy: the Paradox of World Power, 2nd Edition
  • Author : Steven W Hook
  • Publisher : C Q Press College
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  • Pages : 493
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  • Language : English
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An in-depth overview of US foreign policy that highlights a process that is shaped by a paradox: that the very sources of national strength (a sense of national exceptionalism, a diffusion of political powers, and more), also create vulnerabilities for the United States. Includes an array of features to aid student learning. About the Author: Steven W. hook is an associate professor of political science at Kent State University.


Politics of Confrontation by Babak Ganji

Politics of Confrontation
  • Title : Politics of Confrontation
  • Author : Babak Ganji
  • Publisher : I.B. Tauris
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  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Popular Jurist by N.A

Popular Jurist
  • Title : Popular Jurist
  • Author : N.A
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Democracy and America's War on Terror by Robert L. Ivie

Democracy and America's War on Terror
  • Title : Democracy and America's War on Terror
  • Author : Robert L. Ivie
  • Publisher : Rhetoric, Culture, and Social
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 251
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  • Language : English
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Robert Ivie discusses democracy's centrality to the national identity and how prevailing constructions of democracy constitute a republic of fear in which the threat of foreign and domestic "others" is chronically exaggerated through rituals of vilification and victimization.


Forthcoming Books by Rose Arny

Forthcoming Books
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  • Author : Rose Arny
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The Economist by N.A

The Economist
  • Title : The Economist
  • Author : N.A
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Why American Foreign Policy Fails by Dennis C. Jett

Why American Foreign Policy Fails
  • Title : Why American Foreign Policy Fails
  • Author : Dennis C. Jett
  • Publisher : Palgrave MacMillan
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  • Pages : 197
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"The United States confronts today's world with a foreign policy that is neither consistent enough to be called a policy nor adequately responsive to foreign threats and opportunities. It is instead constructed in the marketplace of interests, and not ideas, that Washington has become. As a result, it is more likely to serve special interests rather than the national interest. This has come about because the end of the Cold War, globalization, and political partisanship have created a dysfunctional policy process. This book explores this change in U.S. foreign policy, examines the roles of the primary actors, ands assesses the potential for improvement." -- Book cover.


Congressional Record by United States. Congress

Congressional Record
  • Title : Congressional Record
  • Author : United States. Congress
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)


Bridges by N.A

Bridges
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  • Author : N.A
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The Washington Monthly by N.A

The Washington Monthly
  • Title : The Washington Monthly
  • Author : N.A
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The British National Bibliography by Arthur James Wells

The British National Bibliography
  • Title : The British National Bibliography
  • Author : Arthur James Wells
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Choice by N.A

Choice
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When Presidents Lie by Eric Alterman

When Presidents Lie
  • Title : When Presidents Lie
  • Author : Eric Alterman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 9781101158876
  • Pages : 464
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  • Language : English
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“I’ve never read a better explanation of why presidents lie.”—John W. Dean, former counsel to President Nixon, The Washington Monthly By the end of the twentieth century, after decades of demoralizing revelations about the mendacity of their elected officials, most Americans had come to accept the fact that deception was not only an accepted practice in government but also pervasive. Whatever the reasons proposed to justify falsehoods—practicality, expediency, extraordinary conditions of wartime—the ability to lie convincingly had come to be regarded as almost being a qualification for holding public office. Although such behavior has come to be tolerated, little accounting has been taken of the effects of this institutionalized dishonesty in our political culture. When Presidents Lie: A History of Official Deception and Its Consequences addresses its subject not from a moral perspective, but from a pragmatic one, and discovers that in the end, honesty in government is, in fact, the best policy. Journalist and historian Eric Alterman’s meticulous research is drawn from primary-source materials, both government documents and the media reactions to the unfolding dramas, and demonstrates how these lies returned to haunt their tellers, or their successors, destroying the very policy the lie had been intended to support. Without exception, each of the presidents paid a high price for deception. So, too, did the nation. This is history at its most compelling, a balanced, eloquent, and revelatory chronicle of presidential dishonesty and its incalculable costs. In the fundamental questions it raises about leadership, accountability, and democracy, it is required reading for anyone who is concerned about America’s past—or her future.


The Million by N.A

The Million
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Harpers Weekly by N.A

Harpers Weekly
  • Title : Harpers Weekly
  • Author : N.A
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American Book Publishing Record by N.A

American Book Publishing Record
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The Spectator by N.A

The Spectator
  • Title : The Spectator
  • Author : N.A
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Leslie's by John Albert Sleicher

Leslie's
  • Title : Leslie's
  • Author : John Albert Sleicher
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The Illustrated London News by N.A

The Illustrated London News
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Musical World by N.A

Musical World
  • Title : Musical World
  • Author : N.A
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The Literary Digest by N.A

The Literary Digest
  • Title : The Literary Digest
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Co-operative News and Journal of Associated Industry by N.A

Co-operative News and Journal of Associated Industry
  • Title : Co-operative News and Journal of Associated Industry
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لماذا يا سيدي لماذا ، by Geert van Kesteren,Michael Hirsh

لماذا يا سيدي لماذا ،
  • Title : لماذا يا سيدي لماذا ،
  • Author : Geert van Kesteren,Michael Hirsh
  • Publisher : Artimo Foundation
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 544
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  • Language : English
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Featuring more than 250 images, Why Mister, Why? is a compelling account from photojournalist Geert van Kesteren. For the most part of 2003 and into 2004, van Kesteren made these images in a struggling Iraq, intertwining them with his personal experience of the situation in diary-like notes. In that way, this body of work resonates with an honesty found only when the narrator and photographer of a story are one and the same. The situation in Iraq, following the declaration of "mission accomplished," represented a culture clash of rare proportions, and van Kesteren was witness to what went wrong. He saw clouds of sadness coming from the mass graves created by the Saddam regime, while Shi'ites enjoyed their awakening freedom. Embedded within the ranks of US troops, he witnessed disgraceful raids on Iraqi citizens. And these accounts are presented here for the reader to see, feel, and try to understand. In a clear photojournalistic way, van Kesteren outlines why it will take a long time before the Iraqi people can enjoy the semblance of peace. Accompanying the images is an introduction by Newsweek senior editor Michael Hirsh, with whom Van Kesteren shared several tense moments in Iraq.


¬The Graphic0 by N.A

¬The Graphic0
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The World Today by N.A

The World Today
  • Title : The World Today
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New Outlook by Alfred Emanuel Smith,Francis Walton

New Outlook
  • Title : New Outlook
  • Author : Alfred Emanuel Smith,Francis Walton
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Harper's Weekly by John Bonner,George William Curtis,Henry Mills Alden,Samuel Stillman Conant,Montgomery Schuyler,John Foord,Richard Harding Davis,Carl Schurz,Henry Loomis Nelson,John Kendrick Bangs,George Brinton McClellan Harvey,Norman Hapgood

Harper's Weekly
  • Title : Harper's Weekly
  • Author : John Bonner,George William Curtis,Henry Mills Alden,Samuel Stillman Conant,Montgomery Schuyler,John Foord,Richard Harding Davis,Carl Schurz,Henry Loomis Nelson,John Kendrick Bangs,George Brinton McClellan Harvey,Norman Hapgood
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