New Arrivals · Politics

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

No safe spaces

September 16, 2019
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing Inc., [2019]
ix, 262 pages ; 22 cm
Terrifying violence on college campuses across America. Students lashing out at any speaker brave enough to say something they disagree with. Precious snow flakes demanding "Safe Spaces" to protect them from any idea they haven't heard from their liberal professors. In this book and the accompanying movie, Dennis Prager, Mark Joseph, and Adam Carolla expose the attack on free speech and free thought. It began in the universities, but--fair warning--it's coming to your neighborhood and your workplace.

Ball of collusion : the plot to rig an election and destroy a presidency

September 16, 2019
McCarthy, Andrew C., author.
New York : Encounter Books, [2019]
xxii, 433 pages ; 24 cm
The Collusion Fable -- What Investigation and What Started It? -- An Old Story: Beltway Consultants as Agents of the Kremlin -- Intel the Obama Way -- "An Institutional Lack of Candor" -- Collusion: Foreign Governments, the Obama administration, and the Clinton Campaign -- A Maltese Professor, an Australian Diplomat, and a Sap in London -- The Brennan Clearinghouse -- Narrative as 'Intelligence' as Disinformation: The Steele Dossier -- There's No Collusion Case, Just Ask Julian Assange -- Crossfire Hurricane -- I Spy -- Amateur Hour -- Insurance Policy -- FISA Warrants: Targeting Trump, Not Page -- 'Flood Is Coming' -- Not a Suspect? -- Nine Days in May.
"The real collusion in the 2016 election was not between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. It was between the Clinton campaign and the Obama administration. The law-enforcement and intelligence arms of government were placed in the service of the Democratic presidential bid and, failing that, were deployed against the incoming Republican administration with the goal of strangling it in the cradle. The media-Democrat "collusion narrative," scandalizing Donald Trump as a cat's paw of the Russian regime, is a studiously crafted illusion. As Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton fashioned a homebrew email system to conduct State Department business. Inevitably, she illegally transmitted classified intelligence, destroyed tens of thousands of government files, and obstructed investigations. Yet, the Justice Department and FBI "exonerated" her, carrying out the will of President Obama, who had endorsed Clinton to be his successor and freely exchanged sensitive emails with her. Despite Clinton's commanding lead in the polls, hyper-partisan intelligence officials decided they needed an "insurance policy" against a Trump presidency. Thus was born the Trump-Russia collusion narrative: built on an anonymously sourced "dossier," secretly underwritten by the Clinton campaign and compiled by a former British spy with links to the FBI and the Obama Justice Department. Though acknowledged to be "salacious and unverified" at the FBI's highest level, the dossier was used to build a counterintelligence investigation against Trump's campaign. Desperate to derail Trump's candidacy, political and intelligence operatives leaked the probe to the media. Miraculously, Trump won anyway. His rabid political opponents refused to accept the voters' decision. Though the collusion narrative had barely registered with the electorate, it was now peddled relentlessly by political operatives, intelligence agents, Justice Department officials, and media ideologues -- the vanguard of the "Trump Resistance." Through secret surveillance, a sophisticated scheme to enable intelligence leaking, and tireless news coverage, the public was led to believe the Trump campaign had conspired with Russia to steal the election. Not one to sit passively through an onslaught, President Trump fought back in his tumultuous way. Matters came to a head when he fired the FBI director, who had given explosive Senate testimony suggesting the president was a criminal suspect, despite privately assuring Trump that he was not. The resulting firestorm of partisan protest cowed the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel, whose seemingly limitless investigation has bedeviled the administration ever since. Yet as months passed, concrete evidence of collusion failed to materialize. Was the collusion narrative an elaborate fraud? And if so, choreographed by whom? Against Democrat-media caterwauling, a doughty group of lawmakers forced a shift in the spotlight from Trump to his investigators and accusers. It has exposed the thoroughgoing politicization of American law-enforcement and intelligence agencies. The institutions on which our nation depends for objective policing and clear-eyed analysis had injected themselves into the divisive politics of the 2016 election. They failed to forge a new Clinton administration. Will they succeed in bringing down President Trump?"-- Provided by publisher.

Audience of one : Donald Trump, television, and the fracturing of America

September 16, 2019
Poniewozik, James, author.
xxiii, 325 pages ; 24 cm
Part I: Origin story. Unreal estate ; The least objectionable program ; Monopoly ; As himself -- Part II: Antihero. The dark side ; Money money money money! ; The paranoid style in America's newsroom ; The most objectionable program -- Part III: President Television. Red light ; The gorilla channel ; Finale: The idea of a president.
"A generational work that, using television, reframes America's identity through the rattled mind of a septuagenarian, insomniac, cable-news-junkie president. In the tradition of great cultural figures like Marshall McLuhan and Neil Postman, New York Times chief television critic James Poniewozik traces the history of television and mass media from the early 1980s to today, and demonstrates how a "volcanic, camera- hogging antihero" merged with America's most powerful medium to become our forty-fifth president. Beginning where Postman left off, Audience of One weaves together two compelling stories. The first charts the seismic evolution of television from a monolithic mass medium, with three mainstream networks, into today's fractious confederation of "spite-and-insult" media subcultures. The second examines Donald Trump himself, who took advantage of these historic changes to constantly reinvent himself: from boastful cartoon zillionaire; to 1990s self-parodic sitcom fixture; to The Apprentice-reality-TV star; and, finally, to Twitter-mad, culture-warring demagogue. A trenchant, often slyly hilarious, work, Audience of One provides an eye- opening history of American media and a sobering reflection of the raucous, "gorillas-are always-fighting" culture we've now become"-- Provided by publisher.

Be strong and of good courage : how Israel's most important leaders shaped its destiny

September 13, 2019
Ross, Dennis, author.
New York : PublicAffairs, 2019.
xii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Ben-Gurion: Ben-Gurion's unswerving road to statehood -- Menachem Begin: The thin line : Menachem Begin and the justice of a cause -- Yitzhak Rabin: Mr. Security accepts the PLO and Oslo -- Ariel Sharon: A leader who tells the settlers to give up the dream -- Why a fateful choice is necessary and what it will take to make it.
"At a time when the identity of Israel is more uncertain than at any moment since its modern founding, Do What Is Necessary celebrates the defining generation of leaders who took on the task of safeguarding the country's future. David Ben-Gurion, Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin and Ariel Sharon were all present at the creation of the new nation, and each faced a threat that directly imperiled the country's existence. The book is a history of those moments when Israel, a country born of existential peril, required extraordinary acts of leadership and strategic judgment to secure its future. The strength its leaders showed, their character and calculation in the most agonizing moments, made them not just the political center of the country but its moral compass too. The leaders were not perfect; sometimes the decisions they made had consequences they could not foresee or control, but they managed to maintain the character of the nation without jeopardizing its survival. Israel is currently more secure than ever in its recent history, but it may be on the verge of sacrificing the essential character that its greatest citizens fought to secure. This is the story of that epic fight"-- Provided by publisher.

The stakes : 2020 and the survival of American democracy

September 13, 2019
Kuttner, Robert, author.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2019]
xviii, 282 pages ; 25 cm
Progressive economics as democratic renewal -- Democracy : a damage assessment -- Averting tyranny -- Suppression meets mobilization -- The two faces of corruption -- Overcoming the racial fault line -- The view from 2021.
"To save both democracy and a decent economy, here's why it's crucial that Americans elect a truly progressive president. The 2020 presidential election will determine the very survival of American democracy. To restore popular faith in government-and win the election-Democrats need to nominate and elect an economic progressive. The Stakes explains how the failure of the economy to serve ordinary Americans opened the door to a demagogic president, and how democracy can still be taken back from Donald Trump. Either the United States continues the long slide into the arms of the bankers and corporate interests and the disaffection of working Americans-the course set in the past half century by Republican and Democratic presidents alike-or we elect a progressive Democrat in the mold of FDR. At stake is nothing less than the continued success of the American experiment in liberal democracy. That success is dependent on a fairer distribution of income, wealth, and life changes -and a reduction in the political influence of financial elites over both parties. The decay of democracy and economic fairness began long before Trump. The American republic is in need of a massive overhaul. It will take not just a resounding Democratic victory in 2020 but a progressive victory to pull back from the brink of autocracy. The Stakes demonstrates how a progressive Democrat has a better chance than a centrist of winning the presidency, and how only this outcome can begin the renewal of the economy and our democracy. A passionate book from one of America's best political analysts, The Stakes is the book to read ahead of the 2020 primaries and general election"-- Provided by publisher.

The education of an idealist : a memoir

September 12, 2019
Power, Samantha, author.
New York : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2019]
xii, 580 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Part one. Ireland -- America -- Loss -- Dignity -- Tank man -- Doers -- Risk -- Hearts of darkness -- "Tell Clinton" -- The secret to a long life -- "Go remember" -- "A problem from hell" -- Upstanders -- Going to Washington -- The bat cave -- Yes we can -- Monster -- Victory. Part two. No manual -- Can we go home now? -- April 24th -- Turnaround -- Toolbox -- Revolutions -- All necessary measures -- Let's pray they accomplish something -- One shot -- "Can't be both" -- The red line -- "Chemical weapons were used" -- When America sneezes -- Upside-down land -- Us and them -- Freedom from fear -- Lean on -- Toussaint -- The golden door -- Exit, voice, loyalty -- Shrink the change -- The end.
"In her memoir, Power offers an urgent response to the question "What can one person do?"--and a call for a clearer eye, a kinder heart, and a more open and civil hand in our politics and daily lives. The Education of an Idealist traces Power's distinctly American journey from immigrant to war correspondent to presidential Cabinet official." -- From summary.

Google archipelago : the digital gulag and the simulation of freedom

September 12, 2019
Rectenwald, Michael, 1956- author.
xviii, 215 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm

Represent : the woman's guide to running for office & changing the world

September 11, 2019
Raphael, June Diane, author.
xvii, 238 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
A road map, tool kit, workbook, and organizer, Represent is chock-full of the essential knowledge that any potential woman candidate needs to know. Covers all the nuts and bolts of running for office, from filing and signature-gathering, to fundraising, managing social media, and harnessing the power of your supporters. With checklists, infographics, profiles of well-known women politicians, plus wisdom and advice from elected women across the United States.

China's vision of victory

September 11, 2019
Ward, Jonathan, 1980- author.
xxxi, 279 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
"Someday we may say that we never saw it coming. After seventy-five years of peace in the Pacific, a new challenger to American power has emerged, on a scale not seen in generations. Working from a deep sense of national destiny, the Chinese Communist Party is guiding a country of 1.4 billion people towards what it calls "the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation," and, with it, the end of an American-led world. Will this generation witness the final act for America as a superpower? Can American ingenuity, confidence, and will power outcompete the long-term strategic thinking and planning of China's Communist Party? These are the challenges that will shape the next decade and more. China's Vision of Victory brings the reader to a new understanding of China's planning, strategy, and ambitions. From seabed to space, from Africa to the Arctic, from subsurface warfare to the rise of China's global corporations, this book will illuminate for the reader the new great game of our lifetimes, and how our adversary sees it all."--Back cover.

I am home : portraits of immigrant teenagers

September 11, 2019
Berkeley, California : Parallax Press, [2018]
119 pages : color portraits ; 26 cm
Foreword / by Thi Bui -- Introduction: Homecoming -- Portraits -- Afterward -- About Oakland International High School -- Immigration resources.
"Meet the faces and voices behind the conversations around immigration. These portraits and stories of teenagers who are recent immigrants to the US from all over the world show the diversity, beauty, and potential of the people who now call the United States home"-- Provided by publisher.

Proof of conspiracy : how Trump's international collusion is threatening American democracy

September 9, 2019
Abramson, Seth, 1976- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2019.
viii, 582 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Introduction : the Red Sea conspiracy and the grand bargain -- The pedophile, the mercenary, and the flack -- The Iran nuclear deal, the Center for the National Interest, and the Valdai discussion Club -- The young prince, Israeli spies, the NRA junket, and the Flynn Intel Group -- The Emirati ambassador, the Mayflower Hotel, and Project Rome -- The Grand Havana Room, the Trump-Nader meeting, and the Middle East Marshall Plan -- CSMARC, the incognito prince, the Seychelles, and the chairman's dinner -- The Gang of Six, Whatsapp, and the Qatar blockade -- Tel Aviv, the purge, the chairman, and the spy army -- Mdb, Mesa, the Saudi quartet, the Trump Doctrine, and the death of Jamal Khashoggi -- The Syria withdrawal, the Yemeni civil war, secret summits, and the Saudi nuclear deal -- The Mueller Report -- Epilogue : the point of no return.
"Seth Abramson shows how Trump has conspired and colluded with leaders from Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, from even before he won the presidency In late 2015, convicted pedophile, international dealmaker, and cooperating witness in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation George Nader convened a secret meeting aboard a massive luxury yacht in the Red Sea. Nader pitched Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Emirati Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and other Middle Eastern leaders a plan for a new pro-U.S., pro-Israel alliance of Arab nations that would fundamentally alter the geopolitics of the Middle East while marginalizing Iran, Qatar, and Turkey. To succeed, the plan would need a highly placed American politician willing to drop sanctions on Russia so that Vladimir Putin would in turn agree to end his support for Iran. They agreed the perfect American partner was Donald Trump, who had benefited immensely from his Saudi, Emirati, and Russian dealings for many years, and who, in 2015, became the only U.S. presidential candidate to argue for a unilateral end to Russian sanctions and a far more hostile approach to Iran. So begins New York Times bestselling author Seth Abramson's explosive new book Proof of Conspiracy: How Trump's International Collusion Threatens American Democracy, a story of international intrigue whose massive cast of characters includes Israeli intelligence operatives, Russian oligarchs, Saudi death squads, American mercenary companies, Trump's innermost circle, and several members of the Trump family as well as Trump himself-all part of a clandestine multinational narrative that takes us from Washington, D.C. and Moscow to the Middle Eastern capitals of Riyadh, Abu Dhabi, Jerusalem, Cairo, Tehran, and Doha. Proof of Conspiracy is a chilling and unforgettable depiction of the dangers America and the world now face"-- Provided by publisher.

Thomas Paine and the clarion call for American independence

September 6, 2019
Unger, Harlow G., 1931- author.
xvii, 315 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Thomas Paine's words were like no others in history: they leaped off the page, inspiring readers to change their lives, their governments, their kings, and even their gods. In an age when spoken and written words were the only forms of communication, Paine's aroused men to action like no one else. The most widely read political writer of his generation, he proved to be more than a century ahead of his time, conceiving and demanding unheard-of social reforms that are now integral elements of modern republican societies. Among them were government subsidies for the poor, universal housing and education, pre- and post-natal care for women, and universal social security. An Englishman who emigrated to the American colonies, he formed close friendships with Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison, and his ideas helped shape the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights.

All the powers of Earth : the political life of Abraham Lincoln, 1856-1860

September 5, 2019
Blumenthal, Sidney, 1948- author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
xxii, 758 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"After a period of depression that he would ever find his way to greatness, Lincoln takes on the most powerful demagogue in the country, Stephen Douglas, in the debates for a senate seat. He sidelines the frontrunner William Seward, a former governor and senator for New York, to cinch the new Republican Party's nomination. All the Powers of Earth is the political story of all time. Lincoln achieves the presidency by force of strategy, of political savvy and determination. This is Abraham Lincoln, who indisputably becomes the greatest president and moral leader in the nation's history. But he must first build a new political party, brilliantly state the anti-slavery case and overcome shattering defeat to win the presidency. In the years of civil war to follow, he will show mightily that the nation was right to bet on him. He was its preserver, a politician of moral integrity." --Provided by publisher.

Power grab : the liberal scheme to undermine Trump, the GOP, and our republic

September 5, 2019
Chaffetz, Jason, 1967- author.
New York : Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
299 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The last town hall -- Monetizing anger -- The weaponization of public charities -- The real authoritarians -- Creating false narratives -- Double standards -- Democrat's first priority: protect the swamp -- Oversight without government reform -- Outcome-driven investigations -- Real reform loses top political theater -- The impeachment dilemma -- A positive path forward.
"In Power Grab, Jason Chaffetz pulls back the curtain on the world of hypocrisy, political intrigue, and procedural malfeasance that is Washington D.C"-- Provided by publisher.

To build a better world : choices to end the Cold War and create a global commonwealth

September 5, 2019
Zelikow, Philip, 1954- author.
New York, NY : Twelve, 2019.
510 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; illustrations ; 24 cm
"Two of America's leading scholar-diplomats, Philip Zelikow and Condoleezza Rice, have combed sources in several languages, interviewed leading figures, and drawn on their own firsthand experience to bring to life the choices that molded the contemporary world. Zeroing in on the key moments of decision, the might-have-beens, and the human beings working through them, they explore both what happened and what could have happened, to show how one world ended and another took form. Beginning in the late 1970s and carrying into the present, they focus on the momentous period between 1988 and 1992, when an entire world system changed, states broke apart, and societies were transformed. Such periods have always been accompanied by terrible wars-but not this time. This is also a story of individuals coping with uncertainty. They voice their hopes and fears. They try out desperate improvisations and careful designs. These were leaders who grew up in a "postwar" world, who tried to fashion something better, more peaceful, more prosperous, than the damaged, divided world in which they had come of age. New problems are putting their choices, and the world they made, back on the operating table. It is time to recall not only why they made their choices, but also just how great nations can step up to great challenges. Timed for the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD is an authoritative depiction of contemporary statecraft. It lets readers in on the strategies and negotiations, nerve-racking risks, last-minute decisions, and deep deliberations behind the dramas that changed the face of Europe -- and the world -- forever"--Publisher's description.

Educational change and the political process

September 5, 2019
Mitra, Dana L., author.
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
xvii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Crisis on the border : refugees and undocumented immigrants

August 28, 2019
Kallen, Stuart A., 1955- author.
San Diego, CA : ReferencePoint Press, [2020]
80 pages : colorillustrations, map ; 24 cm
The caravan from central America -- Refugees in search of a safe haven -- An uneasy relationship: America and undocumented immigrants -- Seeking solutions.

Cold warriors : writers who waged the literary cold war

August 28, 2019
White, Duncan, 1979- author.
New York : HarperCollins Publishers ; 2019.
782 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"A brilliant, invigorating account of the great writers on both sides of the Iron Curtain who played the dangerous games of espionage, dissidence and subversion that changed the course of the Cold War. During the Cold War, literature was both sword and noose. Novels, essays and poems could win the hearts and minds of those caught between the competing creeds of capitalism and communism. They could also lead to exile, imprisonment or execution if they offended those in power. The clandestine intelligence services of the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union had secret agents and vast propaganda networks devoted to literary warfare. But the battles were personal, too: friends turning on each other, lovers cleaved by political fissures, artists undermined by inadvertent complicities. In Cold Warriors, Harvard University's Duncan White vividly chronicles how this ferocious intellectual struggle was waged on both sides of the Iron Curtain. The book has at its heart five major writers: George Orwell, Stephen Spender, Mary McCarthy, Graham Greene and Andrei Sinyavsky; but the full cast includes a dazzling array of giants, among them Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, John le Carré, Richard Wright, Ernest Hemingway, Boris Pasternak, Gioconda Belli, Arthur Koestler, Vaclav Havel, Joan Didion, Isaac Babel, Howard Fast, Lillian Hellman, Mikhail Sholokhov -and scores more. Spanning decades and continents and spectacularly meshing gripping narrative with perceptive literary detective work, Cold Warriors is a welcome reminder that, at a moment when ignorance is celebrated and reading seen as increasingly irrelevant, writers and books can change the world."

Sisters and rebels : a struggle for the soul of America

August 27, 2019
Hall, Jacquelyn Dowd, author.
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
x, 690 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Part one: Home. "Southerners of my people's kind" ; "Lest we forget" ; "Contrary streams of influence" -- Part two: "A new heaven and a new earth". "The inner motion of change" ; "Far-thinking...professional-minded" women ; "A clear show-down" ; "Getting the world's work done" ; Writing and New York ; "Kok-I House" -- Part three: A chosen exile. "The heart of the struggle" ; Culture and the crisis ; Miss Lumpkin and Mrs. Douglas ; "Heartbreaking gaps" ; Radical dreams, fascist threats ; Sisters and strangers -- Part four: Writing a way home. "At the threshold of great promise" ; Wilderness years ; Expatriates return ; Endings.
"Descendants of a prominent slaveholding family, Elizabeth, Grace, and Katharine Lumpkin grew up in a culture of white supremacy. But while Elizabeth remained a lifelong believer, her younger sisters chose vastly different lives. Seeking their fortunes in the North, Grace and Katharine reinvented themselves as radical thinkers whose literary works and organizing efforts brought the nation's attention to issues of region, race, and labor. In Sisters and Rebels, National Humanities Award-winning historian Jacquelyn Dowd Hall follows the divergent paths of the Lumpkin sisters, who were 'estranged and yet forever entangled' by their mutual obsession with the South. Tracing the wounds and unsung victories of the past through to the contemporary moment, Hall revives a buried tradition of Southern expatriation and progressivism; explores the lost, revolutionary zeal of the early twentieth century; and muses on the fraught ties of sisterhood. Grounded in decades of research, the family's private papers, and interviews with Katharine and Grace, Sisters and Rebels unfolds an epic narrative of American history through the lives and works of three fascinating Southern women."--Dust jacket.

See Jane win : the inspiring story of the women changing American politics

August 23, 2019
Moscatello, Caitlin.
New York : Dutton, [2019]
320 pages ; 24 cm
Part 1: The candidates -- Part 2: The campaigns -- Part 3: The victories.
"From an award-winning journalist covering gender and politics comes an inside look at the female candidates fighting back and winning elections in the crucial 2018 midterms. Beyond the 2018 victories, Moscatello speaks with leaders of organizations training female candidates, researchers, and successful strategists who helped women triumph--emphasizing authenticity and passion. After November 8, 2016, first came the sadness; then came the rage, the activism, and the protests; and, finally, for thousands of women, the next step was to run for office--many of them for the first time. More women campaigned for local or national office in the 2018 election cycle than at any other time in US history, challenging accepted notions about who seeks power and who gets it. Journalist Caitlin Moscatello reported on this wave of female candidates for New York magazine's The Cut, Glamour, and Elle. And in See Jane Win, she further documents this pivotal time in women's history. Closely following four candidates throughout the entire process, from the decision to run through Election Day, See Jane Win takes readers inside their exciting, winning campaigns and the sometimes thrilling, sometimes brutal realities of running for office while female."--Jacket flap.

Celebrities in politics

August 22, 2019
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2020.
127 pages ; 23 cm
Hollywood celebrities are fighting for the rights of all women -- Deborah shaw -- Celebrities getting political : nothing new about that / Seth Masket -- Do celebrity endorsements make a difference in US presidential elections? / Nives Zubcevic-Basic -- The early days of celebrities and politics / Brian Cowan -- Voters in the US like the idea of celebrities running for office / Natalie Zarrelli -- Does the First Amendment protect political protest by celebrities? / Shontavia Johnson -- Hip-hop and politics: the interplay between rap and political discourse / Murray Forman -- Beyoncé and the politicization of popular culture / Juliet Winter -- Well-meaning celebrities can cause harm with humanitarian campaigns / Andres Jimenez -- Can celebrities help save the environment? / Elizabeth Duthie, Diogo Veríssimo, Aidan Keane, and Andrew T. Knight -- The presidency and the collison of politics and entertainment / Andrew Trounson -- Does the media play a significant role in elections? / Jonathan Stray -- Was the 2016 US election an outlier? / Danielle Kurtzleben -- Because of the media, too much coverage is given to celebrities / Pew Research Center -- Athletes should focus on sports, not politics / David French -- Should athletes speak out? / GLOBSEC -- Sports, like politics, should be a force for good / Benjie Goodhart.

Public outrage and protest

August 22, 2019
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2020.
128 pages ; 23 cm
Rhetoric and violence : the wounding of US Representative Gabrielle Giffords / Corey Dade -- The trauma of racial violence / Kenya Downs -- The online face of political outrage / Yemisi Akinbobola -- The tribal roots of modern political outrage / Jonathan Haidt -- Political outrage in the media / Jeffrey M. Berry and Sarah Sobieraj -- #metoo and the Trump presidency : are they related? / Ashwini Tambe -- A backlash against the Trump administration / Dave Davies -- Occupy and the reemergence of leftist mass movement / Dan La Botz -- Lessons learned from the Occupy Movement / Eric Westervelt -- The modern face of white nationalism in America / Andrew Gumbel -- Black Lives Matter and the path from protest to policy / Jamilah King -- The Tea Party and conservative outrage in the United States / William H. Westermeyer -- Weaponized outrage : the Russian campaign to influence American politics / Timothy Summers -- Protests, policing, and the First Amendment / Mat dos Santos -- The impact of mass demonstrations on policy / Alan Greenblatt -- Populism and outrage around the world / Dean Baker.

The blockade of the Gaza Strip

August 22, 2019
New York, NY : Greenhaven Publishing, 2020.
175 pages ; 23 cm
Is the blockade of the Gaza Strip an act of aggression or preservation of a nation? -- Is the blockade of the Gaza Strip legal? -- Is the blockade of the Gaza Strip inhumane? -- Can the problem be solved? -- Periodical and internet sources bibliography -- For further discussion -- Organizations to contact.
Ever since Israel ended its occupation of Gaza in 2005, Islamist group Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza have created conflicts with Israel. In 2007, Israel instituted a blockade of the Gaza Strip, restricting border crossings and access to necessities such as food, water, and power. Israel maintains that the intent of the blockade is to eliminate Hamas's ability to launch rockets into Israel. The Palestinians charge that the blockade effectively weakens Hamas and constitutes suffering and human rights violations among Gaza's citizens. In this informative and provocative resource, essay authors share their unique perspectives on this contentious issue.

Radicals, resistance, and revenge : the left's plot to remake America

August 19, 2019
Pirro, Jeanine, author.
New York : Center Street, [2019]
310 pages ; 24 cm

Know-it-all society : truth and arrogance in political culture

August 19, 2019
Lynch, Michael P. (Michael Patrick), 1966- author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2019]
209 pages ; 22 cm
Preamble: No ordinary question -- Montaigne's warning -- The outrage factory -- Where the spade turns -- Ideologies of arrogance and the American Right -- Liberalism and the philosophy of identity politics -- Truth and humility as democratic values.
Examines how a growing culture of narcissism is behind the fragmented political landscapes of today, drawing on the works of classic philosophers to explain the essential role of truth and humility in democracy.

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