Political Science - Essays

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Emergency

Neil Strauss

Combining wit and journalistic detail, 'Plan B' follows Strauss' journey toward obtaining a second citizenship in a small Caribbean island. Facing shady lawyers, crippling doubts, governmental corruption, and plane-flying, gun-toting ...

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Published: Mar 2009

The Great Derangement: A Terrifying T...

Matt Taibbi

A REVELATORY AND DARKLY COMIC ADVENTURE THROUGH A NATION ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN—FROM THE HALLS OF CONGRESS TO THE BASES OF BAGHDAD TO THE APOCALYPTIC CHURCHES OF THE HEARTLANDRolling Stone's Matt Taibbi set out to descr...

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Published: Jan 2009

Letters to a Young Contrarian (Art of...

Christopher Hitchens

In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that per...

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Published: Apr 2005

All the Trouble in the World: The Lig...

P. J. O'Rourke

With All the Trouble in the World, P. J. O'Rourke once again landed on best-seller lists around the country, confirming his reputation as the pre-eminent political humorist of our time. Attacking fashionable worries - all those terrib...

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Published: Aug 1995

This Land Is Their Land: Reports from...

Barbara Ehrenreich

America in the 'aughts—hilariously skewered, brilliantly dissected, and darkly diagnosed by one of the country's most prominent social critics Now in paperback, Barbara Ehrenreich's widely acclaimed This Land Is Their Land takes the...

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Published: Apr 2009

The Three Battles of Wanat: And Other...

Mark Bowden

The Three Battles of Wanat features the best long-form pieces on war, profiles, sports reporting, and essays on culture from one of the nation's top journalists, New York Times bestselling author Mark Bowden.The title story-which begi...

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Published: Jan 2017

Turning Back the Clock: Hot Wars and ...

Umberto Eco

The time: 2000 to 2005, the years of neoconservatism, terrorism, the twenty-four-hour news cycle, the ascension of Bush, Blair, and Berlusconi, and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. In this series of provocative, passionate, and ...

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Published: Sep 2008

The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantl...

David Mamet

Annotation: The legendary playwright, author, director, and filmmaker pulls no punches in his art or in his politics. And as a former liberal who woke up, Mamet will win over an entirely new audience of others who have grown irate ove...

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Published: Aug 2012

Letters to a Young Conservative (The ...

Dinesh D'Souza

Dinesh D'Souza rose to national prominence as one of the founders of the Dartmouth Review, a leading voice in the rebirth of conservative politics on college campuses in the 1980s.He fired the first popular shot against political corr...

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Published: Apr 2005

Somebody's Gotta Say It

Neal Boortz

Neal Boortz, the High Priest of the Church of the Painful Truth, has been edifying, infuriating, and entertaining talk radio audiences for more than three decades. Now, the author of the smash New York Times bestsellers The FairTax B...

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Published: Jun 2008

Deer Hunting with Jesus: Dispatches f...

Joe Bageant

A raucous, truth-telling look at the white working poor-and why they hate liberalism.Deer Hunting with Jesus is web columnist Joe Bageant's report on what he learned when he moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, which-li...

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Published: Jun 2008

Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a...

Charles P. Pierce

NATIONAL BESTSELLERThe three Great Premises of Idiot America:· Any theory is valid if it sells books, soaks up ratings, or otherwise moves units· Anything can be true if someone says it loudly enough· Fact is that which enough peop...

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Published: May 2010

Memo to the President: How We Can Res...

Madeleine K. Albright

The next president will face the daunting task of repairing America's core relationships and tarnished credibility after the damage caused during the past eight years. In Memo to the President, former secretary of state Madeleine Albr...

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Published: Nov 2008

What Obama Means: ...for Our Culture,...

Jabari Asim

"Provocative and compelling." —New York Newsday "Both entertaining and insightful."—Washington Post Book World"It should be on the required reading list." —Chicago Sun-Times What Obama Means by...

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Published: Jan 2010

Immigration Essays

Sybil Baker

Literary Nonfiction. Women's Studies. When Baker received a MakeWork grant to write about Chattanooga's unheard voices, she had no idea that her project would take her from the homes of Chattanooga's refugees in "Landings" t...

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Published: Jan 2017

Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary P...

Joanne Bamberger

Hillary Clinton's name is on everyone's lips as we head into the 2016 presidential election. But as we know from the 2008 presidential campaign, and its outcome, Clinton evokes extreme and varied emotions among voters in a way no othe...

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Published: Nov 2015

Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on S...

John Berger

From one of the most impassioned of writers of our time, this powerful collection of essays offers a stark portrait of post-9/11 realities. John Berger occupies a unique position in the international cultural landscape: artist, filmma...

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Published: Nov 2008

Confessions of a Failed Egoist: and O...

Trevor Blake

Explication, rumination and fulmination from Portland author Trevor Blake. Sixteen selections range from a critique of Objectivism to the career of filmmaker Nabil Shaban (focusing on The Skin Horse, a documentary on the sex lives of ...

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Published: Mar 2014

A Letter to America

David Boren

A Letter to America boldly faces the question of how long the United States, with only six percent of the world's population, can remain a global superpower. University of Oklahoma president David Boren explains with unsparing clarity...

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Published: Jan 2011

The Time of Our Lives: A conversation...

Tom Brokaw

bWho we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dreami brNow with a new Foreword by the authorb "The best presentation of the challenges facing the country—and the possible solutions—I'...

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Published: Sep 2012

Day of Reckoning: How Hubris, Ideolog...

Patrick J. Buchanan

America is coming apart at the seams.  Forces foreign and domestic seek an end to U.S. sovereignty and independence.  Before us looms the prospect of an America breaking up along the lines of race, ethnicity, class and culture.  In...

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Published: Jan 2009

Yugoslavia: Peace, War, and Dissoluti...

Noam Chomsky

The Balkans, in particular the turbulent ex-Yugoslav territory, have been among the most important world regions in Noam Chomsky's political reflections and activism over the past couple of decades. Through his articles, public talks,...

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Published: Mar 2018

Known and Strange Things: Essays

Teju Cole

A transcendent first book of essays from the award-winning author of Open City and Every Day Is for the Thief  Teju Cole is the rare writer whose work can stir conversation among opinion makers and become a viral sensation with ...

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Published: Aug 2016

The United States of Fear

Tom Engelhardt

"A tour de force."—Jeremy Scahill"Tom Engelhardt is the I. F. Stone of the post-9/11 age."—Andrew J. BacevichIn 2008, when the US National Intelligence Council issued its latest report meant for the administrat...

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Published: Oct 2011

Toward the African Revolution (Fanon,...

Frantz Fanon

This powerful collection of articles, essays, and letters spans the period between Black Skin, White Masks (1952) and The Wretched of the Earth (1961), Fanon's landmark manifesto on the psychology of the colonized and the means of emp...

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Published: Jan 1994

The Terror of the Unforeseen

Henry Giroux

In a searing takedown of the populist authoritarian vision of America, The Terror of the Unforeseen tackles the resurgence of fascism in the age of Donald Trump’s presidency. Through the mendacious exchange of facts for “fake news...

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Published: Mar 2019

Letters to a Young Activist

Todd Gitlin

"Be original. See what happens." So Todd Gitlin advises the young mind burning to take action to right the wrongs of the world but also looking for bearings, understanding, direction, and practical examples. In Letters to a Young Acti...

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Published: Jul 2012

Breaking the Sound Barrier

Amy Goodman

'Amy Goodman has taken investigative journalism to new heights of exciting, informative, and probing analysis.'—Noam Chomsky Amy Goodman, award-winning host of the daily internationally broadcast radio and television program Democr...

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Published: Oct 2009

Death as a Way of Life: From Oslo to ...

David Grossman

What went wrong after Oslo? How can Israelis and Palestinians make peace? How has the violence changed their lives, and their souls? For the last ten years, David Grossman, one of Israel's great fiction writers, has addressed these qu...

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Published: May 2004

Rebooting the American Dream: 11 Ways...

Thom Hartmann

Thom Hartmann covers 11 straightforward solutions to America's current problems. At the core of each is a call to reclaim economic sovereignty and to wrest control of democracy back from the corporate powers that have hijacked both Am...

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Published: Aug 2011
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