New Arrivals · Politics

May 22, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

How I resist : activism and hope for a new generation

May 21, 2018
©2018
xiv, 201 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Acknowledgments -- What is resistance -- Could we please give the police departments to the grandmothers? / Junauda Petrus -- Interview / Dylan Marron -- Keep doing what you're doing / Malinda Lo -- Why we all need to be activists right now / Lauren Duca -- Thoughts on resistance / Rebecca Roanhorse -- Interview / Jason Reynolds -- 5 things teens can do to engage politics before turning 18 / Carolyn Dewitt -- Essay / Hebh Jamal -- Interview / Javier Munoz -- The lucky ones / Jennifer Weiner -- Letter to a sensitive brown queer / John Paul Brammer -- The clap back / Daniel J. Watts -- Interview / Ali Stroker -- When / Shaina Taub -- Part of the problem / KC Green -- Making stuff that matters / Dan Sinker -- I, wonder: imagining a black Wonder Woman / Maya Rupert -- Rosie O' Donnell's five resistance steps / Rosie O' Donnell -- Interview / Jacqueline Woodson -- An announcement from Muffy Higginbottom, President of Delta Sigma Tau Sorority Resistance Committee / Libba Bray -- Media-consciousness as part of resistance! / Jonny Sun -- Essay / Jodi Picoult -- Three easy steps to contact your reps / Kate Linnea Welsh -- Essay / Alex Gino -- Interview / Justin Mikita and Jesse Tyler Ferguson -- Poem / Sabaa Tahir -- The Jewish we / Dana Schwartz -- Cartoon / Jeffrey Rowland -- Refilling the well / Karuna Riazi -- The bigness trap -- The beginner's guide to books on resistance
In How I Resist, readers will find hope and support through voices that are at turns personal, funny, irreverent, and instructive. Not just for a young adult audience, this incredibly impactful collection will appeal to readers of all ages who are feeling adrift and looking for guidance.

I'm still here : black dignity in a world made for whiteness

May 21, 2018
Brown, Austin Channing, author.
©2018
185 pages ; 20 cm
White people are exhausting -- Playing spades -- The other side of harmony -- Ain't no friends here -- Whiteness at work -- Interlude: Why I love being a black girl -- White fragility -- Nice white people -- The story we tell -- Creative anger -- Interlude: How to survive racism in an organization that claims to be antiracist -- The ritual of fear -- A God for the accused -- We're still here -- Interlude: A letter to my son -- Justice, then reconciliation -- Standing in the shadow of hope.
The author's first encounter with a racialized America came at age seven, when her parents told her they named her Austin to deceive future employers into thinking she was a white man. She grew up in majority-white schools, organizations, and churches, and has spent her life navigating America's racial divide as a writer, a speaker, and an expert helping organizations practice genuine inclusion. While so many institutions claim to value diversity in their mission statements, many fall short of matching actions to words. Brown highlights how white middle-class evangelicalism has participated in the rise of racial hostility, and encourages the reader to confront apathy and recognize God's ongoing work in the world.

Wrestling with the devil : a prison memoir

May 21, 2018
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo, 1938- author.
©2018
248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"This book is culled from Detained: A Writers Prison Diary, originally published in 1982"--Note to this edition.
Detention order -- Free thoughts on toilet paper -- Parasites in paradise -- Colonial Lazarus rises from the dead -- The culture of silence and fear -- Wrestling with colonial daemons -- Unchain my hands! -- Meditations! -- Dreams of freedom -- Sherlock Holmes and the strange case of the missing novel -- Devil on the cross.
"[This book] ... begins literally half an hour before [the author's release from prison] on December 12, 1978. In one extended flashback he recalls the night, a year earlier, when armed police pulled him from his home and jailed him in Kenya's ... [maximum security prisons]. There, he lives in a prison block with eighteen other political prisoners, quarantined from the general prison population. In a conscious effort to fight back the humiliation and the intended degradation of the spirit, [the author] ... decides to write a novel on toilet paper, the only paper to which he has access, a book that will become his classic, Devil on the cross. Written in the early 1980s and never before published in America, [this book is an account of the author's] drama and the challenges of writing the novel under twenty-four-hour surveillance. He captures not only the excruciating pain that comes from being cut off from his wife and children, but also the spirit of defiance that defines hope. Ultimately, [this book] is a testimony to the power of imagination to help humans break free of confinement, which is truly the story of all art."-- Dust jacket.

How Bernie won : inside the revolution that's taking back our country-- and where we go from here

May 18, 2018
Weaver, Jeff, author.
©2018
xx, 378 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The brilliant manager of Bernie Sanders's 2016 presidential campaign shows how Bernie took on the entire establishment and changed modern American politics for good.When Jeff Weaver hopped in a car with Bernie Sanders in the summer of 1986, he had no idea the Vermont backroads would lead them all the way to the 2016 presidential campaign. In How Bernie Won, Weaver shows how Bernie sparked a movement that would sweep America and inspire millions. He vowed not to run a negative campaign. He would focus on policies, not personalities. He would not be beholden to big money. He would actually make America work for ordinary people. Weaver also shows how they overcame significant challenges: A media that thrived on negative campaigns. A party controlled by insiders. And a political system dependent on big money. Weaver explains how Bernie beat them all and, in doing so, went from having little national name recognition when he entered to the race to being one of the most respected and well-known people in the world by its end--because, Weaver argues, Bernie won the race. He moved the discussion from the concerns of the 1% to those of the 99%. He forced the Democrats to remember their populist roots. And he showed that an outsider with real ideas and ways to get them done could compete and win against the establishment's hand-picked candidate.From holding bags of "Bernie buttons" and picket-stick signs, to managing thousands of campaign workers, to looking ahead to 2020, Weaver chronicles the birth of a revolution that didn't end in November 2016. It's only just begun.

Let us fight as free men : black soldiers and civil rights

May 18, 2018
Knauer, Christine.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2014.
341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Fighting for respect -- Coming home -- Stepping up the fight -- Mass civil disobedience -- Truman's order -- A country they never knew -- Black men at war -- A mixed army.
"Today, the military is one the most racially diverse institutions in the United States. But for many decades African American soldiers battled racial discrimination and segregation within its ranks. In the years after World War II, the integration of the armed forces was a touchstone in the homefront struggle for equality -- though its importance is often overlooked in contemporary histories of the civil rights movement. Drawing on a wide array of sources, from press reports and newspapers to organizational and presidential archives, historian Christine Knauer recounts the conflicts surrounding black military service and the fight for integration. Let Us Fight as Free Men shows that, even after their service to the nation in World War II, it took the persistent efforts of black soldiers, as well as civilian activists and government policy changes, to integrate the military. In response to unjust treatment during and immediately after the war, African Americans pushed for integration on the strength of their service despite the oppressive limitations they faced on the front and at home. Pressured by civil rights activists such as A. Philip Randolph, President Harry S. Truman passed an executive order that called for equal treatment in the military. Even so, integration took place haltingly and was realized only after the political and strategic realities of the Korean War forced the Army to allow black soldiers to fight alongside their white comrades. While the war pushed the civil rights struggle beyond national boundaries, it also revealed the persistence of racial discrimination and exposed the limits of interracial solidarity. Let Us Fight as Free Men reveals the heated debates about the meaning of military service, manhood, and civil rights strategies within the African American community and the United States as a whole."--From the dust-jacket front flap.

Pulse of the people : political rap music and black politics

May 18, 2018
Bonnette, Lakeyta M. (Lakeyta Monique), 1981- author.
©2015
219 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction : Watch for the hook -- Behind the music : Black political attitudes and rap music -- Music and political resistance : The cultural foundation of black politics -- It's bigger than hip-hop : Rap music and black nationalism -- Beyond the music : Black feminism and rap music -- the future of politics : The implications of rap music and political attitudes -- Conclusion : It's still bigger than hip-hop : The future of rap and politics.
"Pulse of the People lays a foundation for the study of political rap music and public opinion research and demonstrates ways in which political attitudes asserted in the music have been transformed into direct action and behavior of constitutents"--Jacket.

Making freedom : the Underground Railroad and the politics of slavery

May 18, 2018
Blackett, R. J. M., 1943-
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2013]
xii, 122 pages ; 23 cm.
Making their way to freedom -- The workings of the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law -- Taking leave: fugitive slaves and the politics of slavery -- Counternarratives.

To end a presidency : the power of impeachment

May 17, 2018
Tribe, Laurence H., author.
New York, NY : Basic Books, 2018.
xxii, 281 pages ; 24 cm
Preface -- Why Impeachment? -- Impeachable Offenses -- To Impeach or Not to Impeach -- Congress, the Decider -- Impeachment Talk -- Impeachment, Incapacity, and Broken Politics.
"This is a book about ending presidencies through the power of impeachment. It's also a book about fighting for the US Constitution and the democracy it protects. As such, this book is a general exploration of law, history, and politics bearing on the exercise of the impeachment power in the US Constitution. Our goal is to identify general principles and frameworks that should govern any impeachment analysis, in each chapter identifying important recurring questions and proposing a framework for how to think about them"-- Provided by publisher.

The killing of Uncle Sam : the demise of the United States of America

May 17, 2018
Howard-Browne, Rodney M., author.
©2018
xxii, 474 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Pride, greed, and power have driven men to do the unthinkable--including selling out their nations and unsuspected citizens to the most corrupt and destructive "invisible" global leaders on Earth. But how did this happen on American soil? How did the downfall begin and who were the predators that the "land of the free and home of the brave" fell victim to? And is all hope lost? This book captures details of the last 200 years of American history that mainstream media does not want you to know. It dissects the "legalized" system of the private central banks that has gone unchecked, and delivers gut-wrenching truths about the real domestic and foreign enemies of the United States. With over 1000 footnotes and quotes from former presidents, prime ministers, and state officials, it will equip you with the facts that the elites have covered up for centuries and empower you to stand up for the truth.--dust jacket.

When the center held : Gerald Ford and the rescue of the American presidency

May 17, 2018
Rumsfeld, Donald, 1932- author.
New York : Free Press, 2018.
xvii, 331 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A revealing political memoir of the presidency of Gerald Ford is seen through the eyes of Donald Rumsfeld, Ford's former secretary of defense, chief of staff, and longtime personal confidant.

Period : twelve voices tell the bloody truth

May 16, 2018
©2018
xv, 208 pages ; 20 cm
Introduction / Kate Farrell -- She'll become a woman later / Arisleyda Dilone -- Periods and friendship / Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow -- Going with the flow : blood and sisterhood at the London Marathon / Madame Gandhi -- I can't walk but I can bleed / Santina Muha -- There's a first for everything / Ingrid Nilsen -- My period and me: a trans guy's guide to menstruation / Wiley Reading -- Black blood / Ashley Reese -- The homeless period : it doesn't bear thinking about and that's the problem / Kylyssa Shay -- Bad blood / Emma Straub -- The politics of periods / Jennifer Weiss-Wolf -- Periods, according to pop culture / Elizabeth Yuko -- Resources -- About the authors
In this collection, writers of various ages and across racial, cultural, and gender identities share stories about the period. Each of our twelve authors brings an individual perspective and sensibility. They write about homeless periods, nonexistent periods, male periods, political periods, and more. Told with warmth and humor, these essays celebrate all kinds of period experiences. -- amazon.com

The promise and the dream : the untold story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy

May 16, 2018
Margolick, David. author.
New York : Rosetta Books [2018]
400 pages ; illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
"A Lawrence Schiller Book"--Title page.
History would keep them together -- Look the enemy in the eye -- The face of courage -- The unkindest cut -- The meeting -- As old as the scriptures -- The least worst thing -- How long? Not long! -- Ripple of hope -- A fine pair -- Change would come -- The political equation -- What they did to Jack -- There were no words.
No issue in America in the 1960s was more vital than civil rights, and no two public figures were more crucial in the drama of race relations in this era than Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Fifty years after they were both assassinated, noted journalist David Margolick explores the untold story of the complex and ever-evolving relationship between these two American icons. Assassinated only sixty-two days apart in 1968, King and Kennedy changed the United States forever, and their deaths profoundly altered the country's trajectory. As trailblazers in the civil rights movement, leaders in their respective communities, and political powerhouses with enormous personal appeal, no single pairing of white and black ever mattered more in American history. In The Promise and the Dream, Margolick examines their unique bond and the complicated mix of mutual assistance, impatience, wariness, awkwardness, antagonism and admiration that existed between the two, documented with firsthand interviews from close sources, oral histories, FBI files, and previously untapped, contemporaneous newspaper accounts. At a turning point in social history, MLK and RFK embarked on distinct but converging paths toward lasting change. Even when they weren't interacting directly, they monitored and learned from, one another. Yet the distance they maintained from one another reflected much broader tensions between the races in the United States, and their nearly simultaneous deaths embodied the nation's violent predilections and ongoing racial turmoil. Their joint story, a story each man took some pains to hide and which began to come into focus only with their murders, is not just gripping history but a window into contemporary America and the challenges we continue to face. Complemented by eighty-three revealing photographs by the foremost photojournalists of the period, The Promise and the Dream offers a compelling look at one of the most consequential but misunderstood relationships in our nation's history. "Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children." --Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967 "In this difficult day, in this difficult time... It is perhaps well to ask what kind of a nation we are and what direction we want to move in." --Robert F. Kennedy, 1968 -- Publisher description

Unified : how our unlikely friendship gives us hope for a divided country

May 14, 2018
Scott, Tim, 1965- author.
©2018
xi, 220 pages ; 22 cm
Prologue -- "Welcome to Congress" : friendship begins with trust -- Tested by success : the call to the Senate -- "There's been a shooting in Charleston" : a killer, a race war, and a Senator's best friend -- Like the friends of Job : a tough assignment and a Congressman's best friend -- What we have in common : building a friendship to last -- Establish credibility : creating an environment where trust can grow -- A black Senator's perspective on law enforcement : a balanced view -- A white former prosecutor's perspective on law enforcement : to pursue the truth -- The power of a positive influence : the impact of a Sunday school teacher and a businessman -- Let's talk about solutions : where we go from there -- Epilogue: Hope is the agent of change.
In a divided country desperate for unity, two sons of South Carolina show how different races, life experiences, and pathways can lead to a deep friendship--even in a state that was rocked to its core by the 2015 Charleston church shooting.

The heritage : black athletes, a divided America, and the politics of patriotism

May 10, 2018
Bryant, Howard, 1968- author.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2018]
xv, 272 pages ; 24 cm
"The Heritage is the story of sports post-9/11, once neutral but now embedded with deference toward the military and police, colliding with the political reawakening of the black athlete in post-Ferguson America"-- Provided by publisher.

My country, my life : fighting for Israel, searching for peace

May 10, 2018
Barak, Ehud, 1942- author.
©2018
xx, 472 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
"The definitive memoir of one of Israel's most influential soldier-statesmen and one-time Prime Minister, Ehud Barak, with insights into forging peace in the Middle East. In the summer of 2000, the most decorated soldier in Israel's history--Ehud Barak--set himself a challenge as daunting as any he had faced on the battlefield: to secure a final peace with the Palestinians. He would propose two states for two peoples, with a shared capital in Jerusalem. He knew the risks of failure. But he also knew the risks of not trying: letting slip perhaps the last chance for a generation to secure genuine peace. It was a moment of truth. It was one of many in a life intertwined, from the start, with that of Israel. Born on a kibbutz, Barak became commander of Israel's elite special forces, then army Chief of Staff, and ultimately, Prime Minister. My Country, My Life tells the unvarnished story of his--and his country's--first seven decades; of its major successes, but also its setbacks and misjudgments. He offers candid assessments of his fellow Israeli politicians, of the American administrations with which he worked, and of himself. Drawing on his experiences as a military and political leader, he sounds a powerful warning: Israel is at a crossroads, threatened by events beyond its borders and by divisions within. The two-state solution is more urgent than ever, not just for the Palestinians, but for the existential interests of Israel itself. Only by rediscovering the twin pillars on which it was built--military strength and moral purpose--can Israel thrive"-- Provided by publisher.

Chicago on the make : power and inequality in a modern city

May 10, 2018
Diamond, Andrew J., author.
Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2017]
ix, 421 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Capital order -- Black metropolis -- White and black -- The boss and the black belt -- Civil rights in the multiracial city -- Violence in the global city -- A city of two tales.
"Heralded as America's most quintessentially modern city, Chicago has attracted the gaze of journalists, novelists, essayists, and scholars as much as any city in the nation. And, yet, few historians have attempted big-picture narratives of the city's transformation over the twentieth century. Chicago on the Make traces the evolution of the city's politics, culture, and economy as it grew from an unruly tangle of rail yards, slaughterhouses, factories, tenement houses, and fiercely defended ethnic neighborhoods into a truly global urban center. Reinterpreting the familiar narrative that Chicago's autocratic machine politics shaped its institutions and public life, Andrew J. Diamond demonstrates how the grassroots politics of race crippled progressive forces and enabled an alliance of downtown business interests to promote a neoliberal agenda that created the stark inequalities that ravage the city today. Chicago on the Make takes the story into the twenty-first century, chronicling Chicago's deeply entrenched social and urban problems as the city ascended to the national stage during the Obama years"--Provided by publisher.

My life as a spy : investigations in a secret police file

May 10, 2018
Verdery, Katherine, 1948- author.
©2018
xvi, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The 1970s : "the folklorist" as military spy -- The 1980s : the enemy's many masks -- Excursus : reflections on reading one's file -- Revelations -- Ruminations.

Our damaged democracy : we the people must act

May 10, 2018
Califano, Joseph A., Jr., 1931- author.
©2018
xvii, 317 pages ; 22 cm
Part I: POTUS the powerful. Enhancing POTUS power ; POTUS the commander-in-chief ; POTUS the legislator ; The four pillars of POTUS power -- Part II: The crippled Congress. The grip of the gerrymander ; Pay-to-play Congress ; Congressional chaos ; Cutting off its nose to spite its face ; Where war is not war -- Part III: The politicized Court. Political labor pains ; Political party polarization -- Part IV: The subject states and cities. Money makes the rules ; The game changers ; Presidential preemption and prerogatives -- Part V: Money: the root of political evil. Day of political infamy ; The money game ; Money opens doors and ears ; States, judges and think tanks in the political money mix -- Part VI: American fault lines. The media fault line ; Racial and cultural political party fault lines ; The partisanship fault line ; Income and education inequality fault lines ; Single-issue fault lines ; The military/civilian fault line ; Part VII: We the people. We the people must act -- Appendix A: Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee: dues and money raised -- Appendix B: The Electoral College.
This authoritative and passionate primer on the three branches of government reveals the changes--political, cultural, constitutional, technological, institutional--that render our government completely dysfunctional, and the urgent need to fix our democracy before it's too late. If you've been watching the news and worrying that our democracy no longer works, this book will help you understand why you're right. There is colossal concentration of power in the Presidency. Congress is crippled by partisanship and dependence on special interest money. The Supreme Court and many lower federal courts are riven by politics. Add politically fractured and fragile media, feckless campaign finance laws, rampant income and education inequality, and multicultural divisions, and it's no wonder our leaders can't agree on anything or muster a solid majority of Americans behind them. With decades as a leader in government, law, and business, Joseph A. Califano, Jr. has the maturity to be party-neutral in his evaluation and the perspective to see the big picture of our democracy. Using anecdotes and examples featuring every modern president and actions of both parties, Califano makes the urgent case that we do not need to agree, but we do need to trust each other and be worthy of that trust, in order to bring back systems of government that protect freedom and promote fairness. The longer we wait to fix these problems, the more dangerous our situation will become. Our Damaged Democracy is the rallying cry we need to get our country back on track.

The people vs. democracy : why our freedom is in danger and how to save it

May 10, 2018
Mounk, Yascha, 1982- author.
©2018
393 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction : Losing our illusions -- Part one. The crisis of liberal democracy. Democracy without rights -- Rights without democracy -- Democracy is deconsolidating -- Part two. Origins. Social media -- Economic stagnation -- Identity -- Part three. Remedies. Domesticating nationalism -- Fixing the economy -- Renewing civic faith -- Conclusion : Fighting for our convictions.
From India to Turkey, from Poland to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power. Two core components of liberal democracy--individual rights and the popular will--are at war, putting democracy itself at risk. In plain language, Yascha Mounk describes how we got here, where we need to go, and why there is little time left to waste.-- Provided by publisher.

Our towns : a 100,000-mile journey into the heart of America

May 9, 2018
Fallows, James M., author.
New York : Pantheon Books, [2018]
x, 413 pages ; 25 cm
Includes map on inside front cover and illustration on inside back cover.
Introduction: 2017: A last trip west -- 2013. Sioux Falls, South Dakota ; Rapid City, South Dakota ; Holland, Michigan ; Burlington, Vermont ; Eastport, Main -- 2014. Greenville, South Carolina ; St Marys, Georgia ; Columbus, Mississippi ; Caddo Lake, Louisiana-Texas ; In the air ; Columbus, Ohio ; Louisville, Kentucky ; Allentown, Pennsylvania ; In the air ; Duluth, Minnesota ; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ; Charleston, West Virginia -- 2015. In the air ; Guymon, Oklahoma ; Ajo, Arizona ; San Bernardina, California ; Riverside, California ; Redlands, California ; Fresno, California ; Winters, California ; Bend, Oregon ; Redmond and Prineville, Oregon ; Chester, Montana ; The American Prairie Reserve, Montana -- 2016. Dodge City, Kansas ; Garden City and Spearville, Kansas ; Erie, Pennsylvania -- What we saw and what we learned -- 10 1/2 signs of civic success.
"A unique, revelatory portrait of small-town America: the activities, changes, and events that shape this mostly unseen part of our national landscape, and the issues and concerns that matter to the ordinary Americans who make these towns their home. For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling across America in a single-prop airplane, visiting small cities and meeting civic leaders, factory workers, recent immigrants, and young entrepreneurs, seeking to take the pulse and discern the outlook of an America that is unreported and unobserved by the national media. Attending town meetings, breakfasts at local coffee shops, and events at local libraries, they have listened to the challenges and problems that define American lives today. Our Towns is the story of their journey--an account of their visits to twenty-one cities and towns: the individuals they met, the stories they heard, and their portrait of the many different faces of the American future"-- Provided by publisher.

Trump / Russia : a definitive history

May 9, 2018
Hettena, Seth, author.
Brooklyn : Melville House, 2018.
xxi, 262 pages ; 24 cm

Gaslighting America : why we love it when Trump lies to us

May 8, 2018
Carpenter, Amanda B., author.
New York, NY : Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
269 pages ; 24 cm
Birthing a president -- Winning ugly -- #War -- Terrorized -- Inside job -- Burned -- The pledge -- Surrogate secrets -- Punch 'em in the face -- Kayfabe -- The cult of KEK -- Hacks -- Bimbo eruptions -- Lock her up -- President Trump -- Nixon's shadow.
In Gaslighting America, Carpenter breaks down Trump's formula, showing why it's practically foolproof, playing his victims, the media, the Democrats, and the Republican fence-sitters perfectly. She traces how this tactic started with Nixon, gained traction with Bill Clinton, and exploded under Trump.

The assault on intelligence : American national security in an age of lies

May 7, 2018
Hayden, Michael V. (Michael Vincent), 1945- author.
©2018
292 pages ; 24 cm
A critique of the forces threatening the American intelligence community, beginning with President Trump himself, outlines how the country's democratic structures and processes are under stress and discusses effective responses.

Political risk : how businesses and organizations can anticipate global insecurity

May 7, 2018
Rice, Condoleezza, 1954- author.
©2018
321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The blackfish effect: 21st century political risk -- Move over, Hugo Chávez -- How we got here: mega trends in business, technology, and politics since the Cold War -- Mind games and groupthink: why good political risk management is so hard -- Moving beyond intuition: our political risk framework -- The art of boat spotting: understanding political risks -- Analyzing risks like a physicist -- The nuclear triad, the empty plane, and other ways to mitigate risks -- Zulu time: responding to crises -- Strengthening your political risk muscles.
Examines the topic of political risk, discussing the essential lessons, corrective measures, and counterintuitive insights for executives, entrepreneurs, and investors to navigate an uncertain, volatile world.

RFK : his words for our times

May 3, 2018
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.
New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
xxxiii, 442 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"In honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Robert Kennedy's death, an inspiring collection of his most famous speeches accompanied by commentary from notable historians and public figures. Twenty-five years after Robert Kennedy was assassinated, RFK: Collected Speeches, a celebration of Kennedy's life and legacy, was published and immediately became the standard for activists, elected officials, and lovers of language and history. Now, a quarter century later, this classic volume has been thoroughly edited and updated. Through his own words we gain a direct and intimate perspective on Kennedy's views on civil rights and social justice, war and the quest for peace, poverty and the power of work, and the common aspirations that unify us across the divides of race, gender, age, and circumstances. With messages of hope in the midst of a fractured nation and globe, Kennedy's words speak to our times as strongly as they did to his own, a legacy testified to here by highly individualized reflections from notables, including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, five Nobel Peace Prize laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, the holder of twenty-two Grammy Awards, Fortune magazine's Businessperson of the Year, and others. Placed in the context of Kennedy's life and times, accompanied by a rich selection of photographs (some never before published), and assembled with the cooperation of the Kennedy family, RFK: His Words for Our Times summons Robert Kennedy's vision of a truly greater America, as compelling now and for our future as it was in his lifetime."--Jacket.

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