The politics of truth: selected writings of C. Wright Mills by Charles Wright Mills, John Summers

By Charles Wright Mills, John Summers

C. Wright generators was once an intensive public highbrow, a tough-talking, motorcycle-riding anarchist from Texas who taught sociology at Columbia college. Mills's 3 such a lot influential books--The energy Elite, White Collar, and The Sociological Imagination--were initially released via OUP and are thought of classics. the 1st number of his writings to be released given that 1963, The Politics of fact comprises 23 out-of-print and hard-to-find writings which convey his progress from educational sociologist to an highbrow maestro answerable for a mature sort, a dissenter who sought to motivate the general public to oppose the flow towards everlasting battle. Given the political deceptions of contemporary years, Mills's truth-telling is extra appropriate than ever. Seminal papers together with "Letter to the hot Left" look along lesser identified meditations reminiscent of "Are We wasting Our experience of Belonging?" John Summers presents clean insights in his advent, which supplies an outline of Mills's existence and profession. Summers has additionally written annotations that determine every one piece's context and has drawn up a finished bibliography of Mills's released and unpublished writings.

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How Evil Works: Understanding and Overcoming the Destructive by David Kupelian

By David Kupelian

David Kupelian, veteran journalist and bestselling writer of The advertising and marketing of Evil, probes the millennia-old questions of evilwhat it really is, the way it works, and why it so generally and without problems ruins our livesonce back demonstrating his uncanny knack for demystifying advanced, elusive, and intimidating topics with clean insights into the hidden mechanisms of seduction, corruption, faith, and tool politics. studying todays such a lot electrifying information tales and hot-button themes, Kupelian explores such profoundly troubling questions as

Why are substantial lies extra plausible than little ones?

How does terrorism rather work?

Why achieve this many celebrities who've all of it turn out self-destructing?

Why are boys doing worse in class this present day than girls?

Why can we deal with the issues of anger and melancholy with drugs?

. . . and masses extra. thankfully, when we relatively know how evil worksboth in our personal lives and on the earth at largeevil loses a lot of its energy and how out turns into extra transparent.

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How a Tokyo Earthquake Could Devastate Wall Street by Michael Lewis

By Michael Lewis

Within the past due Eighties, jap scientists have been attempting to work out the commercial harm that may be prompted if a catastrophic earthquake destroyed Tokyo. the reply used to be bleak, yet now not for Japan. Kaoru Oda, an economist who labored for Tokai financial institution, speculated that the U.S. may turn out paying the main. Why? Japan owned trillions of dollars’ worthy of overseas liquid resources and investments. those resources, which the realm trusted, will be offered, forcing nations into the precarious place of getting to come quite a lot of funds they may not have. After the hot earthquake, Michael Lewis reexamined this speculation and got here to a shocking end. along with his attribute humorousness and wit, Lewis, once more, explains the interior workings of a monetary catastrophe.

“How a Tokyo Earthquake might Devastate Wall Street” looks in Michael Lewis’s ebook The funds Culture.

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Fascism, Anti-Fascism, and the Resistance in Italy: 1919 to by Stanislao G. Pugliese

By Stanislao G. Pugliese

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While the ancient value of fascism and anti-fascism remains to be being hotly debated in Europe and around the globe, this anthology bargains a brand new examine the numerous faces of repression and resistance. Stanislao G. Pugliese brings jointly quite a lot of voices that remove darkness from greater than 80 years of fascism and anti-fascism in Italy. a few of the items, together with letters from girls to Mussolini and anti-fascist graffiti from a Nazi criminal in Rome, are available English for the 1st time.

The decisions comprise ancient files, political research, tales, songs, and memoirs from quite a few views. Taken jointly, the records offer a compelling account of the political, ancient, fiscal, and social influence of fascism and the resistance. pertaining to fields as some distance ranging as political technological know-how, background, women's stories, and faith, Fascism, Anti-Fascism, and the Resistance in Italy is speedy, human, and eminently readable.

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An Introduction to Political Philosophy: Ten Essays (The by Leo Strauss

By Leo Strauss

A reissue of the 1975 version, with 4 additional essays, this assortment deals a transparent creation to Strauss' perspectives concerning the nature of political philosophy, its leader modern antagonists, its classical types, and its sleek model. It supplies the reader Strauss' strategies on what political philosophy has been and will be back. chosen for his or her basic curiosity and their accessibility, the essays within the booklet supply an outstanding starting place for figuring out Leo Strauss and his political philosophy.

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Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places by Paul Collier

By Paul Collier

In Wars, weapons, and Votes, Paul Collier investigates the violence and poverty within the small, distant international locations on the lowest point of the worldwide economic climate and argues that the unfold of elections and peace settlements could lead on to a courageous new democratic global. For now and into the foreseeable destiny, although, nasty and lengthy civil wars, army coups, and failing economies are the order of the day.

An esteemed economist and a finest authority on constructing nations, Collier supplies an eye-opening evaluate of the ethnic divisions and insecurities within the constructing international locations of Africa, Latin the US, and Asia, the place corruption is frequently firmly rooted within the physique politic, and persuasively outlines what has to be performed to carry peace and balance. Groundbreaking and provocative, Wars, weapons, and Votes is a passionate and convincing argument for the peaceable improvement of the main risky locations on the earth.

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The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the by James Mann

By James Mann

In The uprising of Ronald Reagan, long island Times bestselling writer James Mann directs his willing research to Ronald Reagan's function in finishing the chilly battle. Drawing on new interviews and formerly unavailable records, Mann bargains a clean and compelling narrative-a new historical past assessing what Reagan did, and didn't do, to assist carry America's four-decade clash with the Soviet Union to a close.

As he did so masterfully in Rise of the Vulcans, Mann sheds new mild at the hidden features of yank overseas coverage. He unearths formerly undisclosed mystery messages among Reagan and Moscow; inner White condominium intrigues; and battles with best figures equivalent to Nixon and Kissinger, who again and again wondered Reagan's unfolding international relations with Mikhail Gorbachev. He information the heritage and fierce debate over Reagan's well-known Berlin Wall speech and exhibits the way it healthy into Reagan's rules. finally, Mann dispels the facile stereotypes of Reagan in want of a levelheaded, cogent figuring out of a decided president and his strategy.

This ebook eventually solutions the troubling questions about Reagan's genuine function within the crumbling of Soviet strength; and concludes that via spotting the importance of Gorbachev, Reagan helped deliver the chilly conflict to a detailed.

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Religion and American Politics: From the Colonial Period to by Mark A. Noll, Luke E. Harlow

By Mark A. Noll, Luke E. Harlow

How do faith and politics engage in the USA? How has that courting replaced over the years? Why have American non secular and political suggestion occasionally built alongside a parallell direction whereas at different instances they've got moved in contrary instructions? those are one of several vital and interesting questions addressed during this quantity. initially released in 1990 as faith and American Politics: From The Colonial interval to the Nineteen Eighties (4921 paperback copies sold), this e-book bargains the 1st finished survey of the connection among faith and politics in the US. It contains a stellar lineup of students, together with Richard Carwardine, Nathan Hatch, Daniel Walker Howe, George Marsden, Martin Marty, Harry Stout, John Wilson, Robert Wuthnow, and Bertram Wyatt-Brown. for the reason that its e-book, the impact of faith on American politics--and, accordingly, curiosity within the topic--has grown exponentially. For this re-creation, Mark Noll and new co-editor Luke Harlow provide a very new creation, and likewise fee numerous new items and put off numerous which are now outdated. The ensuing publication deals a historically-grounded method of some of the most divisive problems with our time, and serves a large choice of classes in non secular reviews, background, and politics.

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Democracy Against Capitalism: Renewing Historical by Ellen Meiksins Wood

By Ellen Meiksins Wood

Historian and political philosopher Ellen Meiksins wooden argues that theories of “postmodern” fragmentation, “difference,” and con-tingency can slightly accommodate the assumption of capitalism, not to mention topic it to critique. during this booklet she units out to resume the severe application of old materialism by way of redefining its simple recommendations and its conception of historical past in unique and resourceful methods, utilizing them to spot the specificity of capitalism as a procedure of social relatives and political strength. She is going directly to discover the concept that of democracy in either the traditional and glossy global, analyzing its relation to capitalism, and elevating questions on how democracy may perhaps transcend the boundaries imposed on it.

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