New Arrivals · Politics

July 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

This land : how cowboys, capitalism, and corruption are ruining the American West

July 16, 2019
Ketcham, Christopher, 1973- author.
New York : Viking, [2019]
422 pages : map ; 24 cm
Battle -- Betrayal -- Resistance.
"The public lands of the western United States comprise some 450 million acres of grassland, steppe land, canyons, forests, and mountains. It's an American commons, and it is under assault as never before. Journalist Christopher Ketcham has been documenting the confluence of commercial exploitation and governmental misconduct in this region for over a decade. His revelatory book takes the reader on a journey across these last wild places, to see how capitalism is killing our great commons." --Provided by publisher.

Unjust : social justice and the unmaking of America

July 15, 2019
Rothman, Noah, author.
Washington, DC : Regnery Gateway, [2019]
xvi, 272 pages ; 24 cm
Identitarianism -- A nation or a people? -- Truths and transgressions -- Lifting the veil -- Entry-level politics -- Victimocracy -- Violent delights -- "Throw it the hell out".
"There are just two problems with 'social justice': it's not social and it's not just. Rather, it is a toxic ideology that encourages division, anger, and vengeance. In this penetrating work, Commentary editor and MSNBC contributor Noah Rothman uncovers the real motives behind the social justice movement and explains why, despite its occasionally ludicrous public face, it is a threat to be taken seriously."--Provided by publisher.

George Marshall : defender of the republic

July 11, 2019
Roll, David L., 1940- author.
New York : Dutton Caliber, [2019]
viii, 694 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
"The extraordinary career of George Catlett Marshall--America's most distinguished soldier-statesman since George Washington--whose selfless leadership and moral character influenced the course of two world wars and helped define the American century. Winston Churchill called him World War II's "organizer of victory." Harry Truman said he was "the greatest military man that this country ever produced." Today, in our era of failed leadership, few lives are more worthy of renewed examination than Marshall and his fifty years of loyal service to the defense of his nation and its values. Even as a young officer he was heralded as a genius, a reputation that grew when in WWI he planned and executed a nighttime movement of more than a half million troops from one battlefield to another that led to the armistice. Between the wars he helped modernize combat training, and re-staffed the U.S. Army's officer corps with the men who would lead in the next decades. But as WWII loomed, it was the role of army chief of staff in which Marshall's intellect and backbone were put to the test, when his blind commitment to duty would run up against the realities of Washington politics. Long seen as a stoic, almost statuesque figure, he emerges in these pages as a man both remarkable and deeply human, thanks to newly discovered sources. Set against the backdrop of five major conflicts--two world wars, Palestine, Korea, and the Cold War--Marshall's education in military, diplomatic, and political power, replete with their nuances and ambiguities, runs parallel with America's emergence as a global superpower. The result is a defining account of one of our most consequential leaders"-- Provided by publisher.

I love you, but I hate your politics : how to protect your intimate relationships in a poisonous partisan world

July 11, 2019
Safer, Jeanne, author.
ix, 228 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: a house divided -- The endless fight -- Young and foolish -- Family feuds I -- Family feuds II -- Relentless hope -- Enemies no longer -- Three Trump supporters and the women who love-or leave-them -- What is a core value? -- We love the things we love for what they are.
I Love You, but I Hate Your Politics is sure to educate and entertain anyone who has felt the strain of ideological differences in their personal life. No matter which side of the fence you're on, Dr. Safer offers frank, practical advice for salvaging and strengthening your bonds with your loved ones. This book is required reading for any politically minded friend, relative, or significant other in the Trump era.

Government ruins nearly everything : reclaiming social issues from uncivil servants

July 9, 2019
Carno, Laura, author.
xiv, 141 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
This is for your own good! -- Who deserves your trust? -- Central control or personal choice -- We can solve our own problems -- Government ruins nearly everything -- Free market: a win-win -- Reducing abortions -- Less gun violence -- Schools that work -- Strong marriages -- Imagine choosing.

A crisis wasted : Barack Obama's defining decisions

July 5, 2019
Hundt, Reed E., 1948- author.
New York : RosettaBooks, 2019.
xxvi, 370 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- To Chicago in the snow -- As Obama entered congress, the economy began to crack -- As 2008 unfolded, Obama changed his team and themes -- Lehman changed everything -- Paulson snared Obama -- Obama picked his people and thus his policies -- The courtiers gathered --- December's dark news -- The pre-meeting memorandum -- A three-meeting day -- "A rookie mistake" -- "No greater exasperation than housing" -- "Making healthcare reform job one" -- "The moment when our planet began to heal" -- A tale of two inaugural addresses.
"This book is the compelling story of President Obama's domestic policy decisions made between September 2008 and his inauguration on January 20, 2009."--Jacket flap.

The method to the madness : Donald Trump's ascent as told by those who were hired, fired, inspired--and inaugurated

July 3, 2019
Salkin, Allen, author.
New York : All Points Books, 2019.
xviii, 329 pages ; 25 cm
"A guide for understanding Donald Trump's style, mindset, and every action, made up of over one hundred interviews with his closest associates and adversaries over the last 15 years."--Provided by publisher.

Panic attack : young radicals in the age of Trump

July 3, 2019
Soave, Robby, author.
324 pages ; 22 cm
Arrested development -- Intersectional A.F. -- Nazi punching -- Off to the races -- Burn the witch -- LGB vs. T -- Bernie woulda won -- The others -- Bleached -- When extremes meet.
"Since the 2016 election, college campuses have erupted in violent protests, demands for safe spaces, and the silencing of views that activist groups find disagreeable. Who are the leaders behind these protests, and what do they want? In Panic Attack, libertarian journalist Robby Soave answers these questions by profiling young radicals from across the political spectrum. Millennial activism has risen to new heights in the age of Trump. Although Soave may not personally agree with their motivations and goals, he takes their ideas seriously, approaching his interviews with a mixture of respect and healthy skepticism. The result is a faithful cross-section of today's radical youth, which will appeal to libertarians, conservatives, centrist liberals, and anyone who is alarmed by the trampling of free speech and due process in the name of social justice."

Still winning : why America went all in on Donald Trump--and why we must do it again

July 2, 2019
Hurt, Charles, author.
New York : Center Street, 2019.
275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Argues that President Trump is the ideal change-maker that can put an end to America's uncontrollable and corrupt system of government ruled by special interests.

Clear and present safety : the world has never been better and why that matters to Americans

July 2, 2019
Cohen, Michael A., 1971- author.
New Haven : Yale University Press, [2019]
xi, 256 pages ; 22 cm

Make my day : movie culture in the age of Reagan

July 1, 2019
Hoberman, J., author.
New York : The New Press, 2019.
xii, 396 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: the department of amusement -- Nashville contra jaws, 1975 -- Born again in the U.S.A., 1976-80 -- Bad trips, 1981-82 -- "I ain't afraid of no ghost!," 1983-84 -- Forward into the past, 1985-86 -- Once upon a time in the eighties, 1987-88 -- Epilogue: remake my day.

When Islam is not a religion : inside America's fight for religious freedom

July 1, 2019
Uddin, Asma T., author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2019.
367 pages ; 24 cm
"A galvanizing look at constitutional freedoms in the United States through the prism of attacks on the rights of American Muslims. Religious liberty lawyer Asma Uddin has long considered her work defending people of all faiths to be a calling more than a job. Yet even as she seeks equal protection for Evangelicals, Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Jews, and Catholics alike, she has seen an ominous increase in attempts to criminalize Islam and exclude American Muslims from their inalienable rights. Somehow, the view that Muslims aren't human enough for human rights or constitutional protections is moving from the fringe to the mainstream?along with the claim 'Islam is not a religion.' This conceit affects all Americans because the loss of liberty for one means the loss of liberties for everyone. When Islam Is Not a Religion also looks at how faith in America is being secularized and politicized, and the repercussions this has on debates about religious freedom and diversity. Woven throughout this national saga is Uddin’s own story. She combines her experience as a person of Muslim faith and her legal and philosophical appreciation that all individuals have a right to religious liberty. Uddin examines the shifting tides of American culture and outlines a way forward for individuals and communities navigating today’s culture wars.

Presidential misconduct : from George Washington to today

June 28, 2019
New York : The New Press [2019]
xxxviii, 480 pages ; 24 cm
"The introduction by C. Vann Woodward and the chapters from George Washington through Lyndon B. Johnson were originally published in the United States as Responses of the Presidents to Charges of Misconduct by Dell Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1974"--Title page verso.
"An update of the 1974 report Responses of the presidents to charges of misconduct, commisioned by the Impeachment Inquiry of the House Committee on the judiciary"-- Provided by publisher.

Beethoven : the relentless revolutionary

June 28, 2019
Clubbe, John, author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]
xix, 505 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm

Œuvres de Machiavel

June 25, 2019
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527.
Paris : Pichard an XI, 1803.
volumes < 7, 8 > : ill., port., plan ; 20 cm
Nolan Room Collection.
"Cette traduction ne comprend ni les contes ni les poésies, ni les pièces de théâtre de Machiavel."--Nouv. biog. générale, v. 22 p. 763.
t. 1-2. Discours sur la première décade de Tite-Live, livres I-III -- t. 3-4. Histoire de Florence, livres I-VIII -- t. 5. L'art de la guerre, en sept livres. Vie de Castruccio Castracani, de Lucques. Moyens du duc de Valentinois. Tableau de la France. Tableau de l'Allemagne -- t. 6. Le prince. Discours sur la réforme de la constitution de Florence. Lettres diverses. Pièces diverses. Fragmens d'histoire -- t. 7. Légation à la cour de France. Légation auprès du duc de Valentinois -- t. 8. Légation Sienne. Légation à la cour de Rome. Missionà Modène. Légation à cour de France -- t. 9. Légation à cour de Rome. Légation auprès de l'empereur. Commission au camp contre Pise. Légation à Mantoue. Légation à la cour de France. Légation en Lombardie et en France.

Silent no more : how I became a political prisoner of Mueller's "witch hunt"

June 24, 2019
Corsi, Jerome R., author.
New York ; Nashville : Post Hill Press, [2019]
190 pages ; 24 cm
"Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D. meticulously details the psychological torment he was subjected to in what the media has simply called, "The Mueller Investigation." Dr. Corsi creates a compelling case indicating that the entire matter is an investigation in search of a crime--to force lying testimony from witnesses if that's what it takes to achieve Deep State political objectives" --

Vote for US : how to take back our elections and change the future of voting

June 24, 2019
Douglas, Joshua A., author.
Amherst, NY : Prometheus Books, 2019.
350 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The tale of a 16-year-old voter -- Second chances -- What do taco trucks have to do with voter registration? -- How voting can be as easy as food shopping -- All for one and one for all: voting machine edition -- This former Miss Wisconsin may save your vote -- Forget about the lesser of two evils -- Overthrowing the government...peacefully -- The secret sauce of democracy -- Class is in session -- How to combat "fake news" -- The perils of only playing defense.
"An expert on US election law presents an encouraging assessment of current efforts to make our voting system more accessible, reliable, and effective"-- Provided by publisher.

Fray : art + textile politics

June 21, 2019
Bryan-Wilson, Julia, author.
326 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Introduction: Textile politics -- Queer handmaking. The Cockettes' crafty genders ; Harmony Hammond goes down -- Threads of protest. Cecilia Vicuña's concepts and quipus ; Arpilleras, "tapestries of defamation" -- Remains of the AIDS quilt. Piecing the names, 1985-1992 ; Crafting conflicts, 1992-present -- Afterword: The currency of cloth.
In 1974, women in a feminist consciousness-raising group in Eugene, Oregon, formed a mock organization called the Ladies Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society. Emblazoning its logo onto t-shirts, the group wryly envisioned female collective textile making as a practice that could upend conventions, threaten state structures, and wreak political havoc. Elaborating on this example as a prehistory to the more recent phenomenon of "craftivism"--The politics and social practices associated with handmaking--Fray explores textiles and their role at the forefront of debates about process, materiality, gender, and race in times of economic upheaval. Closely examining how amateurs and fine artists in the United States and Chile turned to sewing, braiding, knotting, and quilting amid the rise of global manufacturing, Julia Bryan-Wilson argues that textiles unravel the high/low divide and urges us to think flexibly about what the politics of textiles might be. Her case studies from the 1970s through the 1990s--including the improvised costumes of the theater troupe the Cockettes, the braided rag rugs of US artist Harmony Hammond, the thread-based sculptures of Chilean artist Cecilia Vicuña, the small hand-sewn tapestries depicting Pinochet's torture, and the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt--are often taken as evidence of the inherently progressive nature of handcrafted textiles. Fray, however, shows that such methods are recruited to often ambivalent ends, leaving textiles very much "in the fray" of debates about feminized labor, protest cultures, and queer identities; the malleability of cloth and fiber means that textiles can be activated, or stretched, in many ideological directions. The first contemporary art history book to discuss both fine art and amateur registers of handmaking at such an expansive scale, Fray unveils crucial insights into how textiles inhabit the broad space between artistic and political poles--high and low, untrained and highly skilled, conformist and disobedient, craft and art. --! From book jacket.

Confirmation bias : inside Washington's war over the Supreme Court, from Scalia's death to Justice Kavanaugh

June 21, 2019
Hulse, Carl, author.
New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
viii, 310 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"he Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times presents a richly detailed, news-breaking, and conversation-changing look at the unprecedented political fight to fill the Supreme Court seat made vacant by Antonin Scalia’s death—using it to explain the paralyzing and all but irreversible dysfunction across all three branches in the nation’s capital. The embodiment of American conservative thought and jurisprudence, Antonin Scalia cast an expansive shadow over the Supreme Court for three decades. His unexpected death in February 2016 created a vacancy that precipitated a pitched political fight. That battle would not only change the tilt of the court, but the course of American history. It would help decide a presidential election, fundamentally alter longstanding protocols of the United States Senate, and transform the Supreme Court—which has long held itself as a neutral arbiter above politics—into another branch of the federal government riven by partisanship. In an unprecedented move, the Republican-controlled Senate, led by majority leader, Mitch McConnell, refused to give Democratic President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, a confirmation hearing. Not one Republican in the Senate would meet with him. Scalia’s seat would be held open until Donald Trump’s nominee, Neil M. Gorsuch, was confirmed in April 2017. Carl Hulse has spent more than thirty years covering the machinations of the beltway. In Confirmation Bias he tells the story of this history-making battle to control the Supreme Court through exclusive interviews with McConnell, Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, and other top officials, Trump campaign operatives, court activists, and legal scholars, as well as never-before-reported details and developments. Richly textured and deeply informative, Confirmation Bias provides much-needed context, revisiting the judicial wars of the past two decades to show how those conflicts have led to our current polarization. He examines the politicization of the federal bench and the implications for public confidence in the courts, and takes us behind the scenes to explore how many long-held democratic norms and entrenched, bipartisan procedures have been erased across all three branches of government."--Inside dust jacket.

Empire of democracy : the remaking of the West since the Cold War, 1971-2017

June 21, 2019
Reid-Henry, Simon, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
865 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue: Two helicopters -- The unravelling -- The crisis of capitalism -- The reckoning -- A split in the world -- "Let fury have the hour" -- The victory : remaking Europe -- America and "a world transformed" -- The great convergence -- A democratic peace? -- The new prosperity -- Farewell to all that -- Blueprints for the new millennium -- The assault on freedom -- In the shadow of war -- The great recession -- Back to the streets -- Crisis upon crisis -- Epilogue: The end of an era?
"A unique, rich history of Western liberal democracy over the last forty years, from the fundamental series of changes in the 1970s, to its latest, present incarnation"-- Provided by publisher.

We've got people : from Jesse Jackson to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the end of big money and the rise of a movement

June 20, 2019
Grim, Ryan, 1978- author.
399 pages ; 23 cm
"If journalism is the first draft of history, then think of this one as a second draft. In the spirit of its theme, it is unfinished, and I welcome input as it is continually revised, expanded and updated."--Back cover.
"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may seem like she came from nowhere, but the movement that propelled her to office--and to global political stardom--has been building for 30 years."--Back cover.

The man who sold America : Trump and the unraveling of the American story

June 19, 2019
Reid, Joy-Ann Lomena, author.
294 pages ; 24 cm
Joy-Ann Reid, the host of MSNBC's AM Joy, assesses the Trump presidency in this urgent and deeply reported analysis of our national crisis.

The public option : how to expand freedom, increase opportunity, and promote equality

June 19, 2019
Sitaraman, Ganesh, author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019.
vi, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Part I. Understanding the public option: The limits of private action -- Why public options? -- The theory of the public option -- Caveats and counterarguments -- Part II. The history of the public option: Public libraries, social security and other successes -- Mixed results in education and housing -- Part III. The public option and public policy: Retirement -- Higher education -- Banking -- Child care -- Health care -- And more.
Whenever you go to your local public library, send mail via the post office, or visit Yosemite, you are taking advantage of a longstanding American tradition: the public option. Some of the most useful and beloved institutions in American life, from public schools to museums, are public options--yet they are seldom celebrated as such. These government-supported opportunities co-exist peaceably alongside private options, ensuring equal access and expanding opportunity for all. Ganesh Sitaraman and Anne Alstott challenge decades of received wisdom about the proper role of government, inviting us to look past the political red herrings peddled by the right (and sometimes the left) and consider the vast improvements that could come from the expansion of public options. Far from illustrating the impossibility of effective government services, as their critics claim, public options hold the potential to transform American civic life, offering a wealth of solutions to seemingly intractable problems, from housing shortages to the escalating cost of health care. Imagine a low-cost, high-quality public option for child care. Or an extension of the excellent Thrift Savings Plan from federal employees to all Americans. Or every person having access to a bank account at the Fed, with no fees and no minimums. From broadband internet to higher education, The Public Option reveals smart new ways to meet pressing public needs while spurring healthy competition. More effective than vouchers or tax credits, and far more equitable than blind faith in the marketplace, public options could offer us all fairer choices, greater security, and more meaningful participation in American life.-- Provided by publisher.

Black boy poems : an account of black survival in America

June 14, 2019
Amir, Tyson author.
[Oakland, CA?] : Freedom Soul Media, [2016]
277 pages ; 23 cm
In the pages of Black Boy Poems, you will experience the fight, struggle, love, anger, frustration, critical analysis, and hope for a better future which is all present in the heart, mind, and soul of its author, Tyson Amir. Black Boy Poems was birthed in the throes of the violent racism and systemic devaluation of black people which has become a cornerstone of American culture. A pain that ugly and deep is necessary for a work such as this to have been authored. There is never a moment in this text where you are not confronted with the harsh realities that define the black experience. This book is thoroughly black, and Tyson Amir channels the essence of West African griots to tell the stories of his people in the most unapologetic terms. Once you open the pages, you will not be able to look away. Tyson has developed a writing style that allows the reader to fully experience the range of emotions captured on paper. His pain, struggle, and fight will become yours. He pulls you close with his poetry, and then once he has your ears, heart, and soul open, he speaks to your conscience and mind in a clear voice with in-depth analysis of the plight and need for black people to fight for their liberation.

Love thy neighbor : a Muslim doctor's struggle for home in rural America

June 12, 2019
Virji, Ayaz, author.
208 pages ; 22 cm
Tough questions -- Where am I? -- Dignified medicine -- Jihad -- Fallout -- Logic and sincerity -- Faith is what you do -- "Islam supports terrorism" -- Her choice, not mine -- Sharia law -- Breathe -- What will it take?
"A powerful true story about a Muslim doctor's service to a small town and the hope of overcoming our country's climate of hostility and fear. In 2013, Dr. Ayaz Virji left a comfortable job at an East Coast hospital and moved to a town of 1,400 in Minnesota, feeling called to address the shortage of doctors in rural America. But in 2016, this decision was tested when the reliably blue, working-class county swung for Donald Trump. Virji watched in horror as his children faced anti-Muslim remarks at school and some of his most loyal patients began questioning whether he belonged in the community. Virji wanted out. But in 2017, just as he was lining up a job in Dubai, a local pastor invited him to speak at her church and address misconceptions about what Muslims practice and believe. That invitation has grown into a well-attended lecture series that has changed hearts and minds across the state, while giving Virji a new vocation that he never would have expected. In [this book], Virji relates this story in a gripping, unforgettable narrative that shows the human consequences of our toxic politics, the power of faith and personal conviction, and the potential for a renewal of understanding in America's heartland."--Dust jacket.

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