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Par Zbigniew Brzezinski. 1989
By looking at the history of Marxism, Leninism and Stalinism, and the state of the communist movement, the author argues…that Gorbachev's reforms will not be enough to save this doomed structure. c1989.
Par Jim Wallis. 2008
What will it take to solve the biggest issues of our time? Jim Wallis, the man who changed the conversation…about faith and politics, has traveled the United States and found a nation hungry for a politics of solutions and hope. He shows us that a revival is happening, as people of faith and moral conviction seek common ground for change. c2008.
Par Sydney Sharpe. 1994
Sharpe takes an in-depth look at women in Canadian politics, and their struggles in an arena of male privilege and…influence. She documents the attitudes of male politicians towards women, from Pearson to Mulroney, and interviews women in all levels of politics across the country, such as Monique Begin, Sheila Copps, and Barbara McDougall. c1994.
Par Godfrey Hodgson. 2000
Presents an account of the popular senator's life as a politician who championed both liberal and conservative causes. Traces Moynihan's…difficult childhood, his educational path, and his varied career in government. Discusses the philosophy behind his landmark 1965 report on African American families. Some strong language. 2000.
Par Timothy C Winegard. 2016
Oil is the source of wealth and economic opportunity. Oil is also the root source of global conflict, toxicity and…economic disparity. The author argues that beginning with the First World War, oil became the preeminent commodity to safeguard national security and promote domestic prosperity. For the first time in history, territory was specifically conquered to possess oil fields and resources; vital cogs in the continuation of the industrialized warfare of the twentieth century. 2016.
Par Jeffrey Simpson. 2001
Simpson argues that with the Liberal Party's re-election to a third majority government, Canada is in danger of becoming a…de facto one-party state. He tries to make sense of what has been happening in three areas that are vital to Canadian democracy: the parliamentary system, the political parties, and the electorate. What has occurred within each of these spheres has directly influenced developments in the others. 2001.
Par Tristram Hunt. 2009
Friedrich Engels was a textile magnate and fox-hunter, a raffish, high-living, heavy drinking devotee of the good things in life.…But Engels was also the man behind Karl Marx who for forty years funded him, looked after his children, soothed his furies, and provided one-half of history's most celebrated ideological partnership. He was co-author of The Manifesto of the Communist Party and co-founder of what would come to be known as Marxism. Interpreted and misinterpreted, quoted and misquoted, Friedrich Engels became one of the central architects of modern global socialism. 2009.
Par James Angelos. 2015
The author presents the contrasting images of Greece, a nation both romanticized for its classical past and castigated for its…dysfunctional present. With vivid character-driven narratives and engaging reporting that offers an immersive sense of place, he brings to life some of the causes of the country’s financial collapse, and examines the changes, some hopeful and others worrisome, emerging in its aftermath. 2015.
Par Gary Hart. 2004
Hart, a former senator and presidential candidate, fears that containment of communism has been supplanted by a blatant strategy of…empire as the basis of American foreign policy. He rejects what he regards as the unilateral efforts by the current administration to promote geopolitical interests. As an alternative, Hart proposes a foreign policy designed to advance the "fourth power" - that is, the power of core American values, including representative government and individual liberty. 2004.
Par Donald T Phillips. 1999
When faced with global instability and economic uncertainty, it is tempting for states to react by closing borders, hoarding wealth…and solidifying power. This insularity, together with increased inequality of income, threatens the future role of the West as a font of stability, prosperity and security. Part of the problem is that the principles of liberal democracy upon which the success of the West has been built have been suborned, with special interest groups such as bankers accruing too much power and too great a share of the economic cake. States such as Sweden in the 1990s, California at different times or Britain under Thatcher all halted stagnation by clearing away the powers of interest groups and restoring their societies' ability to evolve. From reinventing welfare systems to redefining the working age, from reimagining education to embracing automation, Emmott lays out the changes the West must make to revive itself. 2017.
When the decolonization of European empires in Africa began 50 years ago, the process was greeted with immense hope for…the future. Blessed with bountiful natural resources and led by Western-educated elites, the continent seemed to have a realistic chance to create stable, prosperous, democratic societies. Why did it all go wrong? The arrogance and ignorance of European masters planted the seeds of many of Africa's current problems, but Meredith refuses to let Africans off the hook for the endemic violence, corruption, and political repression that plagues so many African states. Some descriptions of violence. 2005.
Par Julian E Zelizer. 2015
Par Ron Graham, Pierre Elliott Trudeau. 1998
This collection brings together many of Trudeau's most well know writings relating to Canadian political issues. Some topics covered include…free enterprise, the role of the state, democracy and the state of Quebec. 1998.
Par Robert Cottrell. 1993
On June 30, 1997, Britain ended its colonial rule over Hong Kong, the wealthy city state with six million people.…The terms of the handover to China were to be those set out in a Joint Declaration initialled by Britain and China in 1984. This is an account of the diplomacy behind that settlement, and the prospects that lay ahead for Hong Kong. 1993.
Par Andrew Rawnsley. 2010
This book is packed with revelations as Rawnsley takes up the New Labour story from the day of its second…election victory in 2001. There are inside accounts of all the key events from 9/11 and the Iraq War to the financial crisis and the parliamentary expenses scandal; and entertaining portraits of the main players as Rawnsley takes us through the triumphs and tribulations of New Labour as well as the astonishing feuds and reconciliations between Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Peter Mandelson. 2010.
Par Rodney Barker. 1985
Japanese women who underwent surgery in the U.S. to repair the ravages caused by the atomic blast became known as…the "Hiroshima maidens". The author documents the medical, humanitarian and diplomatic undertaking that brought them to the States. 1985.
Par Robert Hunter. 2004
Eleven landlubbing environmentalists and one old sea captain planned to pilot a small, aging fishing boat across 3,800 kilometres of…the Gulf of Alaska in the middle of storm season to try to stop a hydrogen bomb test - and possibly be incinerated in the process. Launched from Vancouver, the 1971 odyssey failed to stop the bomb but did ignite a world-wide environmental movement. Written by a member of the expedition, the book captures the idealism and hope of the psychedelic '60s, while also telling a sea story, full of the debates and misadventures of the characters on board. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex and violence. 2004.
Par Hunter S Thompson. 2013
Features Thompson's early writings, which focus on the political and social turbulence of mid-20th-century America. With his signature style, these…essays show his evolution from a sports reporter to the outrageous, insightful and always daring creator of Gonzo Journalism. 2013.
Par James A Bill. 1988
The history of American involvement in Iran from the 1940s. In embracing the Shah after engineering the overthrow of Musaddiq…in 1953, the United States set in motion social forces that culminated in the Iranian Revolution. 1988.