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101 People Who Are Screwing America : (and Bernard Goldberg is only #73)

1560258756


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From Publishers Weekly
More than a mere hit list of America's most despicable individuals, corporations, affinity groups and think tanks, this droll and acerbic refresher course on the issues confronting the 21st-century United States marks Huberman's (The Bush-Hater's Handbook) latest foray into the dark side. Starting with the premise that right-wing pundit Ann Coulter is an evil alien manipulated by crypto-fascist Scientologists, he occasionally gets carried away with his modus operandi, becoming just as inanely self-righteous as the reactionaries he's decrying. Entry 67, about SUV buyers, offers some chilling statistics about the vehicles. But to argue that all SUV owners are antisocial misfits meriting utter contempt, when many a suburban soccer mom is simply trying to protect her family from being obliterated by a three-ton...


Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam, 2004-2005 Edition
Princeton Review
0375763910
Jan 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The Princeton Review realizes that acing the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam is very different from getting straight A’s in school. We don’t try to teach you everything there is to know about politics and government–only what you’ll need to score higher on the exam. There’s a big difference. In Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam, we’ll teach you how to think like the test makers and
-Eliminate answer choices that look right but are planted to fool you
-Score higher on the Multiple-Choice section by using the chronological
arrangement of questions as clues
-Crack the Essay section by knowing the right way to organize your answers
-Earn more points by reviewing the government concepts most likely to be tested
This book includes 2 full-length...


Cracking the AP U.S. Government and Politics Exam
Tom Meltzer
0375765328
Jan 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The Princeton Review realizes that scoring high on the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam is very different from earning straight A’s in school. We don’t try to teach you everything there is to know about government–only the strategies and information you’ll need to get your highest score. In Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam, we’ll teach you how to

·Use our preparation strategies and test-taking techniques to raise your score
·Focus on the topics most likely to appear on the test
·Test your knowledge with review questions for each government and politics topic covered

This book includes 2 full-length practice AP U.S. Government & Politics tests. All of our practice questions are just like those you’ll see on the...


Beyond Toleration : The Religious Origins of American Pluralism (A Hodder Arnold Publication)

0195305558


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Book Description
The legal changes that brought religious liberty to the United States have been thoroughly documented. But no one has explained how 18th-century Americans managed to accommodate the religious differences that had produced so much bloodshed in the past. Drawing on pamphlets and broadsides,
newspaper exchanges, document collections, personal diaries, church records, and legislative journals, Chris Beneke shows how early Americans learned to live amid a great diversity of beliefs and modes of worship. He briefly summarizes the long history of persecution in Europe and America, and then
examines the factors that contributed to the cultural revolution that took place in the realm of ideas and public norms in America. He begins by explaining how the right of private judgment gained the status of an unquestioned...


News That Matters : Television and American Opinion (American Politics and Political Economy Series)

0226388573


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Book Description
"News That Matters does matter, because it demonstrates conclusively that television newscasts powerfully affect opinion. . . . All that follows, whether it supports, modifies, or challenges their conclusions, will have to begin here."--Aaron Wildavsky, The Public Interest

"Because of its methodological integrity and richness, News That Matters is likely to be regarded as an impressive, possibliy grounbreaking work."--Neil Postman, New York Times Book Review



The Problem of the Media
Robert W. McChesney
1583671056
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Praise for Robert W. McChesney "Robert McChesney's work has been of extraordinary importance. . . . It should be read with care and concern by people who care about freedom and basic rights."
—Noam Chomsky "Robert McChesney is one of the nation's most important analysts of the media."
—Howard Zinn The symptoms of the crisis of the U.S. media are well-known—a decline in hard news, the growth of info-tainment and advertorials, staff cuts and concentration of ownership, increasing conformity of viewpoint and suppression of genuine debate. McChesney's new book, The Problem of the Media, gets to the roots of this crisis, explains it, and points a way forward for the growing media reform movement. Moving consistently from critique to action, the book explores the political economy of the media,...


Politics Lost: How American Democracy Was Trivialized by People Who Think You're Stupid
Joe Klein
0385510276
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The people castigated in this lively but self-contradictory jeremiad make up the "pollster-consultant industrial complex" of political handlers responsible for today's bland, prefabricated candidates, carefully stage-managed campaigns and vacuous, focus-grouped policy proposals. Political reporter and Time pundit Klein (Primary Colors) traces the political consultants' influence through pungent insider accounts of presidential campaigns from 1968 to the present, throwing in plenty of his own armchair quarterbacking of triumphs and fiascoes. Throughout, he deplores the deadening of American political culture and celebrates the few politicians, like Ronald Reagan and John McCain, who occasionally slip the consultant's leash, blurt out an unfashionable opinion, take a principled stand or otherwise demonstrate their...


American Theocracy : The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21stCentury
Kevin Phillips
067003486X
March 21, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The title of political analyst Phillips's latest book may overstate his case (in the text, he prefers the term "theocratic direction"), but his analysis likely will strike chords among those troubled by our current political moment. Phillips (American Dynasty) expounds upon historical parallels for each of his three subjects. In his section on "Oil and American Supremacy," for example, he points to Britain's post-WWI involvement in the Middle East as an analogy to Iraq, and in his section on radicalized religion, he warns of "the pitfalls of imperial Christian overreach from Rome to Britain." The five major measures of U.S. debt—from national to household—keep setting records, he observes in his section on "Borrowed Prosperity," and the real estate boom spurred by the Federal Reserve, he argues,...


AP U.S. Government and Politics
Pamela K. Lamb
007141276X
Dec 2003
Paperback
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Book Description

For the more than one million students taking the AP exams each year Boxed quotes offering advice from students who have aced the exams and from AP teachers and college professors Sample tests that closely simulate real exams Review material based on the contents of the most recent tests Icons highlighting important facts, vocabulary, and frequently asked questions Websites and links to valuable online test resources, along with author e-mail addresses for students with follow-up questions Authors who are either AP course instructors or exam developers

About the Author

Pamela K. Lamb teaches AP U.S. government and politics at Del Rio High School and is a reader of AP tests in history, government, and economics.



American Gospel : God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation
Jon Meacham
1400065550
April 4, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Historian and Newsweek editor Meacham's third book examines over 200 years of American history in its quest to prove the idea of religious tolerance, along with the separation of church and state, is "perhaps the most brilliant American success." Meacham's principal focus is on the founding fathers, and his insights into the religious leanings of Jefferson, Franklin, Adams and Co. present a new way of considering the government they created. So it is that the religious right's attempts to reshape the Constitution and Declaration of Independence into advocating a state religion of Christianity are at odds with the spirit of religious freedom ("Our minds and hearts, as Jefferson wrote, are free to believe everything or nothing at all-and it is our duty to protect and perpetuate this sacred culture of freedom")....


How to Prepare for the AP U. S. Government and Politics
Curt Lader
0764133020
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Complete preparation for the Advanced Placement Examination in U.S. Government and Politics includes a detailed subject review and two full-length model exams with all questions answered and explained. Topics covered in the subject review include Constitutional development from its foundations to the present day, federal government structure and institutions, the political process, and public policy issues from the economy and federal budget to foreign policy and national defense. The author also offers helpful advice on organizing study time when preparing to take the exam.

From the Inside Flap
(back cover) Choose Barron’s Method for Success on the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam Devise your study plan and set up your personal study timetable Take a model...


U.S. Foreign Policy and International Politics
M. Kent Bolton
0131174398
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Employing an analytic construct known as a comparative, foreign-policy analysis framework, the author compares substantive changes in U.S. foreign policy and international politics at two crucial junctures in American history: post-WWII period in which the Cold War began altering U.S. foreign policy for the subsequent fifty-years period versus post 9/11 attacks on the U.S. The volume's framework lends itself to a multi-causal view of foreign policy including multiple theories and permits readers to determine what theories best explain changes in U.S. foreign policy. The volume provides a conceptual definition of foreign policy and examines external inputs, societal, governmental and individual and role inputs to U.S. foreign policy. For those interested in a comprehensive analysis of post-9/11 U.S. foreign policy. ...


The Politics of National Security
Barry M. Blechman
0195077059
July 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
Over the past twenty years, a revolution has occurred in relations between the American executive and legislative branches. Once a passive observer of the President's decisions on defense policy, the Congress has assumed a more aggressive role in decisions on the defense budget, arms control,
war powers, sales of weapons abroad, and covert operations. Based on interviews with members of Congress and their staffs, The Politics of National Security describes and analyzes this fundamental change in the United States political system, concentrating on the political factors behind the
Congress' greater assertiveness.


Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Doris Kearns Goodwin
0684824906
October 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
The life and times of Abraham Lincoln have been analyzed and dissected in countless books. Do we need another Lincoln biography? In Team of Rivals, esteemed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin proves that we do. Though she can't help but cover some familiar territory, her perspective is focused enough to offer fresh insights into Lincoln's leadership style and his deep understanding of human behavior and motivation. Goodwin makes the case for Lincoln's political genius by examining his relationships with three men he selected for his cabinet, all of whom were opponents for the Republican nomination in 1860: William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, and Edward Bates. These men, all accomplished, nationally known, and presidential, originally disdained Lincoln for his backwoods upbringing and lack of experience, and were shocked and humiliated at...


Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Barbara Ehrenreich
0805063897
May 1, 2002
Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Essayist and cultural critic Barbara Ehrenreich has always specialized in turning received wisdom on its head with intelligence, clarity, and verve. With some 12 million women being pushed into the labor market by welfare reform, she decided to do some good old-fashioned journalism and find out just how they were going to survive on the wages of the unskilled--at $6 to $7 an hour, only half of what is considered a living wage. So she did what millions of Americans do, she looked for a job and a place to live, worked that job, and tried to make ends meet.

As a waitress in Florida, where her name is suddenly transposed to "girl," trailer trash becomes a demographic category to aspire to with rent at $675 per month. In Maine, where she ends up working as both a cleaning woman and a nursing home assistant,...



Black Hunger
Doris Witt
0195110625
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The creation of the Aunt Jemima trademark from an 1889 vaudeville performance of a play called "The Emigrant" helped codify a pervasive connection between African American women and food. In Black Hunger, Doris Witt demonstrates how this connection has operated as a central structuring dynamic
of twentieth-century U.S. psychic, cultural, sociopolitical, and economic life.

Taking as her focus the tumultuous era of the late 1960s and early 1970s, when soul food emerged as a pivotal emblem of white radical chic and black bourgeois authenticity, Witt explores how this interracial celebration of previously stigmatized foods such as chitterlings and watermelon was linked
to the contemporaneous vilification of black women as slave mothers. By positioning African American women at the nexus of debates over...


The Constitution in Exile : How the Federal Government Has Seized Power by Rewriting the Supreme Law of the Land
Andrew P. Napolitano
1595550305
April 18, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Napolitano, New Jersey Superior Court Judge and analyst for Fox News, explains how the federal government has manipulated the Constitution to take power from the states and the people. Written for a general audience, Napolitano's book also includes a brief history of the founding of the United States, the Bill of Rights, the specific powers granted to Congress in the Constitution and an explanation of relevant legal precedents. Napolitano's nonpartisan apprehension toward a strong central government is clear as he takes issue with both Democratic and Republican legislative initiatives, including the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1992, the Patriot Act, attempted FCC regulation of HDTV sets and the retention of Yasser Hamdi and Jose Padilla. However, the book is disappointingly sparse on ways to fix the...


AP U.S. and Comparative Government and Politics
Keith Mitchell
0738600466
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
REA's new 8th edition features revised reviews and practice tests. Its up-to-date U.S. government review includes coverage through the George W. Bush administration. The completely revised comparative review includes the Russian Federation, the People's Republic of China, and all-new coverage of the European Union, Mexico, Nigeria, and Iran. Five full-length practice exams (3 for U.S., 2 for Comparative) accurately represent the 2006 College Board exams. Also included are a comprehensive glossary of key historical figures and terms, and an easy-to-use index.

DETAILS
- New 8th edition, with completely revised comparative review
- Comprehensive, up-to-date subject review of every U.S. & Comparative Government & Politics area covered on the AP exam
- New Practice tests -- 5 full-length exams in...


Pivotal Politics
Keith Krehbiel
0226452719
July 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Politicians and pundits alike have complained that the divided governments of the last decades have led to legislative gridlock. Not so, argues Keith Krehbiel, who advances the provocative theory that divided government actually has little effect on legislative productivity. Gridlock is in fact the order of the day, occurring even when the same party controls the legislative and executive branches. Meticulously researched and anchored to real politics, Krehbiel argues that the pivotal vote on a piece of legislation is not the one that gives a bill a simple majority, but the vote that allows its supporters to override a possible presidential veto or to put a halt to a filibuster. This theory of pivots also explains why, when bills are passed, winning coalitions usually are bipartisan and supermajority sized. Offering an...


How to Prepare for the AP U. S. Government and Politics Advanced Placement Examination
Curt Lader
0764116517
December 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Updated to include references to the Clinton White House years and the Bush-versus-Gore presidential election, this manual presents two model AP exams with answer keys and explanations, plus an extensive topic review. Topics covered include an overview of U.S. Constitutional development from its origins to the present day, as well as an analysis of government institutions—the presidency, the congress, the judiciary, and the attendant bureaucracy. Also covered is a summary of the American political process, how it functions, and updated reviews of major public policy issues—the economy, the federal budget, social welfare and entitlements, environmental issues, the conduct of foreign policy, and national defense.


The Political Zoo
Michael Savage
1595550429
April 18, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the real national zoo!

 

As Aristotle said, "Man is a political animal." Talk radio sensation and New York Times best-selling author Michael Savage is afraid that the ancient philosopher was all too right, and in ways he never could have imagined. In Savage's funniest, most biting book yet, the nation's fiercest independent thinker invites you to take a riotous tour through The Political Zoo-an outrageous look at today's most prominent politicos and pundits as the reptiles, rats, and birds of prey they most resemble.

 

Animal by animal and cage by cage, Savage brandishes his irreverent wit to keep these beasts in check. Serving as resident biologist and zookeeper, Dr. Savage asks that you watch your step when approaching the widemouth copperhead...



Pivotal Politics
Keith Krehbiel
0226452727
June 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Politicians and pundits alike have complained that the divided governments of the last decades have led to legislative gridlock. Not so, argues Keith Krehbiel, who advances the provocative theory that divided government actually has little effect on legislative productivity. Gridlock is in fact the order of the day, occurring even when the same party controls the legislative and executive branches. Meticulously researched and anchored to real politics, Krehbiel argues that the pivotal vote on a piece of legislation is not the one that gives a bill a simple majority, but the vote that allows its supporters to override a possible presidential veto or to put a halt to a filibuster. This theory of pivots also explains why, when bills are passed, winning coalitions usually are bipartisan and supermajority sized. Offering an...


Crashing the Gate: Netroots, Grassroots, and the Rise of People-Powered Politics
Jerome Armstrong, Markos Moulitsas Zuniga
1931498997
March 2006
Hardcover
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Adam Cohen, New York Times, March 12, 2006
"Dead on."

The Nation, February 24, 2006
"...provocative new book that offers a perceptive analysis of progressive politics and proposes to revolutionize the Democratic Party..."

See all Editorial Reviews


SparkNotes AP US Government and Politics Power Pack
SparkNotes Editors
1411402928
February 2006
Paperback
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Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
Mark Bowden
0871139251
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. SignatureReviewed by Philip CaputoWith Iran fingered in the latest National Security Assessment as America's number one enemy, Mark Bowden's new book is particularly timely. Guests of the Ayatollah chronicles the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by student militants, who held 66 American staffers hostage from November 1979 till January 1981, seizing this nation's attention in the process.In the aftermath of 9/11, with wars raging in Iraq and Afghanistan, that event seems to belong to the remote past, but as Bowden points out, it was "America's first confrontation with Islamo-fascism," while the hostages (who were released alive) were "the first victims of the inaptly named War on Terror."Although some may dispute those points, his portrayal of the hostage takers and their fanatical...


The Politics of Foreign Aid
Muhammad Rabi'
0275930009
Dec 1988
Hardcover
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Choice
"A comprehensive and detailed examination of US military and economic assistance to Israel. . . . A most useful bibliography plus tables and an index. For upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty."

Review
“A comprehensive and detailed examination of US military and economic assistance to Israel. . . . A most useful bibliography plus tables and an index. For upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty.”–Choice

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Godless: The Church of Liberalism
Ann Coulter
1400054206
June 6, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
GODLESS is the most explosive book yet from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Coulter. In this completely original and thoroughly controversial work, Coulter writes, “Liberals love to boast that they are not ‘religious,’ which is what one would expect to hear from the state-sanctioned religion. Of course liberalism is a religion. It has its own cosmology, its own miracles, its own beliefs in the supernatural, its own churches, its own high priests, its own saints, its own total worldview, and its own explanation of the existence of the universe. In other words, liberalism contains all the attributes of what is generally known as ‘religion.’ ”

GODLESS throws open the doors of the “Church of Liberalism.”


America Back on Track
Edward Kennedy
0670037648
April 18, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
As the title implies, Senator Kennedy's book of political history, criticism and advice is an effort to reawaken the belief in progress that underlay politics in the 1960s, often lauding his brother's presidency and Johnson's just after. Kennedy presents some of his most important points in bulleted lists, giving the appearance of simplicity and clarity on complex topics like ways to adjust to globalization and "the shrinking world," steps to achieve "a sound energy conservation policy" and how to provide health care for all. Although Kennedy isn't often as clear as his bulleted points make it appear, his straightforward solutions—like equal federal, state and local government funding for education and an increase in the minimum wage to $7.25—are refreshing. Not unexpectedly, Kennedy's proposals also...


The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right
Michael Lerner
0060842474
February 1, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Named one of Utne's 100 American Visionaries, Rabbi Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine, delivers an ambitious proposal called a "Spiritual Covenant with America." Before detailing his plan, he provides an extensive survey of American history and ideology, rife with examples of dominant and controlling attributes favored by those on the right (the "right hand of God") who believe in a frightening world replete with evil and ruled by an avenging God. This contrasts with what he considers the loving, kind and generous tendencies of those at the "left hand of God," who instead believe in a compassionate and merciful deity. These delineations occur on both sides of the political aisle—and not solely within one religion. Rabbi Lerner addresses both the "intolerant and militaristic" tactics of the political right...


Failed States : The Abuse of Power and the Assault on Democracy
Noam Chomsky
0805079122
April 4, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Forget Iraq and Sudan--America is the foremost failed state, argues the latest polemic from America's most controversial Left intellectual. Chomsky (Imperial Ambitions) contends the U.S. government wallows in lawless military aggression (the Iraq war is merely the latest example); ignores public opinion on everything from global warming to social spending and foreign policy; and jeopardizes domestic security by under-funding homeland defense in favor of tax cuts for the rich and by provoking hatred and instability abroad that may lead to terrorist blowback or nuclear conflict. Ranging haphazardly from the Seminole War forward, Chomsky's jeremiad views American interventionism as a pageant of imperialist power-plays motivated by crass business interests. Disdaining euphemisms, he denounces...

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