New Arrivals · Politics

January 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Let me finish : Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the power of in-your-face politics

January 22, 2019
Christie, Chris.
New York : Hachette Books, 2019.
420 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The controversial former governor and presidential candidate traces his rise to power through the bare-knuckle politics of New Jersey, describes his long friendship with Donald Trump, and shares insights into the current administration.

Team of vipers : my 500 extraordinary days in the Trump White House

January 22, 2019
Sims, Cliff, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2019.
xx, 360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Offers a first-hand account of the author's time in the Trump White House, discussing the infighting and leaking he witnessed first-hand and his role in the president's successes and disasters.

Off season

January 22, 2019
Sturm, James, 1965- author.
©2019
212 pages : chiefly color illusrations ; 16 cm x 21 cm.
"Off Season charts one couple's divisive separation through the fall of 2016 and the disorienting months that followed. We see a father navigating life as a single parent and coping with the disintegration of a life-defining relationship. "--Provided by publisher.

Keywords : the new language of capitalism

January 21, 2019
Leary, John Patrick, 1979- author.
© 2018
206 pages ; 22 cm
"In Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism, John Patrick Leary chronicles the rise of a new vocabulary in the twenty-first century. From Silicon Valley to the White House, from primary school to higher education, and from the factory floor to the church pulpit, we are all called to be innovators and entrepreneurs, to be curators of an ever-expanding roster of competencies. In a series of short essays on terms like 'entrepreneur,' 'sustainability,' 'artisanal' and 'synergy,' Keywords uses the vocabulary of neoliberalism to discover the contemporary spirit of capitalism. Each entry chronicles the penetration of market logic into nearly every aspect of our everyday branded lives -- even realms like church and summer camp that were once secure from the rat-race of market-driven competition. Each entry explores a popular term that displays an affinity for hierarchy, competition, 'the marketplace' and the virtual technologies of our time. The keywords all share a celebration of decisive 'leadership,' dreamy artistry, prophetic 'vision' and an inexhaustible commitment to work: the pillars of an ideal innovative self."-- Provided by publisher.

Political corruption

January 18, 2019
©2019
125 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- 1. Where in the world is corruption most prevalent? / Esteban Ortiz-Ospina and Max Roser -- 2. The founding fathers were corruption fighters / John Joseph Wallis -- 3. Modern-day politics and the abuse of the public trust / Voice of America -- 4. The search for the most corrupt state in the US / Oguzhan Dincer and Michael Johnston -- 5. When is a gift a bribe? / Judy Nadler and Miriam Schulman -- 6. Those with the wealth also have the power / G. William Domhoff -- 7. Wealth inequality data is nonsense / Scott Sumner -- 8. Unleashed campaign spending thanks to Citizens United / Gary Beckner and Richard Posner -- 9. How Citizens United changed the rules of the game / Represent.Us -- 10. Comments on the deeply flawed US electoral system / Andrew Gumbel -- 11. Corruption even worse since the 2016 election / Transparency International -- 12. The roles of fear and relief in fighting corruption / Jermyn Brooks -- 13. Curbing corruption with transparency, tchnology, and more / Augusto Lopez-Claros -- 14. Social media and youth activists in anti-corruption campaigns / Mariana Ceratti -- 15. What could stop corruption in America? / Represent.Us -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography -- Index.

The role of religion in public policy

January 18, 2019
©2019
128 pages ; 23 cm
Separation of church and state / D. James Kennedy -- Faith, Democratic politics, and the secular age / Anthony Egan -- Religion and Martin Luther King Jr.'s civil rights advocacy / Micheal Curtotti -- The Social Gospel Movement and the Religious Left / Christopher H. Evans -- Catholicism and the Tea Party / John Gehring -- Not all scientists are athiests / Amy McCaig -- Topeka and the Westboro Baptist Church / Southern Poverty Law Center -- Supreme Court rules in favor of Westboro Baptist Church / Nina totenberg -- The social and legal dimensions of the US evolutuon debate / David Masci -- Catholicism and politics in the modern era / The Pontifical Academy of Social Science -- American attitudes on religion in the public schools / Pew Research Center -- President Bush's faith-based initiative / Joseph Loconte -- It's time to separate church and state marriages / Bryan Cones --The Christian right and tne new right / USHistory.org.

Troll factories : Russia's web brigades

January 18, 2019
©2019
125 pages ; 23 cm
The establishment of a troll state / Vsquare -- Russia's sense of self / Stephen Hutchings and Joanna Szostek -- Information as a weapon / Chris Collison -- A case study in finding an online army / Tatiana Stanovaya -- A case study in using an online army / Miriam Elder -- Today's troll armies / Paul Gallagher -- Russia's troll armies attack Europe / Robert Booth, Matthew Weaver, Alex Hern, Stacee Smith and Shaun Walker -- Troll lives matter? : Russian infiltration of the black lives matter movement / Micah White -- Case studies in troll armies around the world : China / Gary King, Jennifer Pan, and Margaret E. Roberts -- Case studies in troll armies around the world : the Philippines / Chay F. Hofileña -- The redistribution of information / Branko Milanovic -- The trolls move to Facebook / US House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography -- Index.

Politics and journalism in a post-truth world

January 18, 2019
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2019.
176 pages ; 23 cm.
Is the post-truth world a permanent reality? Politicians lie to us every day / Allan H. Meltzer -- The 24-hour news cycle can be detrimental / Iman Amrani -- Presidents have too much power / Patricio Navia -- The search for the truth can never stop / Harold Pinter -- People no longer trust the media / Andrew Harrison -- How secure is the politician-media marriage? American journalism is failing democracy / Robert Jensen -- Bias is natural for journalists / Thor Benson -- Politics and media are changing / Sunder Katwala, Ben Whitford and Carlos Ottery -- The media needs a watchdog / Geert Linnebank -- Is there a place for morals in politics today? Backing an alleged criminal in favor of his political party is no longer inexcusable / Martin Pengelly -- Politicians have a reasonable right to privacy / Dennis F. Thompson -- Place the blame on a scandal-mongering press / Ross Benes -- Political adversity might be strengthening journalism / Ryan J. Thomas -- Are special interests corrupting politics? In the United States money controls politics / Jon Schwarz -- Candidates are increasingly beholden to special interest groups / Jonathan Backer -- Political parties might be corrupting politics / Ezra Klein -- Bernie Sanders did not cost Hillary Clinton the election / Robert Wheel.

Prisoner : my 544 days in an Iranian prison--solitary confinement, a sham trial, high-stakes diplomacy, and the extraordinary efforts it took to get me out

January 17, 2019
Rezaian, Jason, author.
New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
311 pages ; 24 cm
An Anthony Bourdain Book.
In July 2014, Washington Post Tehran bureau chief Jason Rezaian was arrested by Iranian police, accused of spying for America. The charges were absurd. In this memoir, Rezaian writes of his exhausting interrogations and farcical trial. He also reflects on his life and childhood.

Try common sense : replacing the failed ideologies of right and left

January 17, 2019
Howard, Philip K., author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.
240 pages ; 22 cm
"In this brief and powerful book, Philip K. Howard attacks the failed ideologies of both parties and proposes a radical simplification of government to re-empower Americans in their daily choices."--Provided by publisher.

Mortal republic : how Rome fell into tyranny

January 16, 2019
Watts, Edward Jay, 1975- author.
©2018
vii, 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Autocratic freedom -- The new world order -- Empire and inequality -- The politics of frustration -- The rise of the outsider -- The republic breaks -- Rebuilding amidst the wreckage -- The republic of the mediocre -- Stumbling towards dictatorship -- The birth and death of Caesar's republic -- The republic of Octavian -- Choosing Augustan liberty.
"In 22 BC, amid a series of natural disasters and political and economic crises, a mob locked Rome's senators into the Senate House and threatened to burn them alive if they did not make Augustus dictator. Why did Rome--to this day one of the world's longest-lived republics--exchange freedom for autocracy? Mortal Republic is a new history of the fall of the Roman Republic that explains why Rome made this trade. Prizewinning historian Edward J. Watts shows how, for centuries, Rome's governing institutions, parliamentary rules, and political customs succeeded in fostering compromise and negotiation. Even amid moments of crisis like Hannibal's invasion of Italy in the 210s BC, Rome's Republic proved remarkably resilient, and it continued to function well as Rome grow into the premier military and political power in the Mediterranean world. By the 130s BC, however, the old ways of government had grown inadequate in managing a massive standing army, regulating trade across the Mediterranean, and deciding what to do with enormous new revenues of money, land, and slaves. In subsequent decades, politicians increasingly misused Rome's consensus-building tools to pursue individual political and personal gain, and to obstruct urgently needed efforts to address growing social and economic inequality. Individuals--and Marius, Caesar and Cato, Augustus and Pompey--made selfish decisions that benefited them personally but irreparably damaged the health of the state. As the political center decayed, political fights evolved from arguments between politicians in representative assembles to violent confrontations between ordinary people in the street, setting the stage for the destructive civil wars of the first century BC--and ultimately for the Republic's end"-- Provided by publisher.

Camelot's end : Kennedy vs. Carter, and the fight that broke the democratic party

January 14, 2019
Ward, Jon (Writer of politics), author.
New York : Twelve, 2019.
390 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
From a strange, dark chapter in American political history comes the captivating story of Ted Kennedy's 1980 campaign for president against the incumbent Jimmy Carter, told in full for the first time.

America, compromised

January 14, 2019
Lessig, Lawrence, author.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
xii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Congress -- Of finance -- The media -- The academy -- The law -- Remedies.

You can't go wrong doing right : how a child of poverty rose to the White House and helped change the world

January 10, 2019
Brown, Robert J., 1935- author.
©2019
xiii, 237 pages ; 22 cm
An unforgettable account of the quietly remarkable life of Robert J. Brown--Jacket.

To live here, you have to fight : how women led Appalachian movements for social justice

January 9, 2019
Wilkerson, Jessica, 1981- author.
[Urbana, IL : University of Illinois Press, 2019]
xii, 255 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
The political and gender economy of the Mountain South, 1900-1964 -- "I was always interested in people's welfare" : bringing the war on poverty to Kentucky -- "In the eyes of the poor, the Black, the youth" : poverty politics in Appalachia -- March for survival : the Appalachian welfare rights movement -- "The best care in history" : interdependence and the community health movement -- "I'm fighting for my own children that I'm raising up" : women, labor, and protest in Harlan County -- "Nothing worse than being poor and a woman" : feminism in the Mountain South.
"When Lyndon B. Johnson declared a War on Poverty in 1964, the coalfields of the Appalachian South was one of the frontlines: unemployment was high, development had been hampered by the single-industry economy, and natural and man-made disasters were common. Neither Johnson nor his policy officials could have anticipated that local women and their outsider allies would become key figures in addressing these issues, shaping local antipoverty programs to their needs. Informed by labor struggles of the past as well as contemporary social justice struggles, working-class women expanded the vision and reach of antipoverty programs as their activism continued into the 1970s and 1980s. They led a regional welfare rights movement that organized women's health groups, protested the harsh environmental and labor policies of the coal industry, joined union picket lines, started community health clinics, and fought for access to jobs previously closed to women. Wilkerson examines the intersections of gender, race, class, social movements, and public policy in the Appalachian South. While policy makers in the 1960s and since framed welfare policy as a state of dependency, working-class women exposed the gendered gaps in that debate by arguing that their work as caregivers was valuable labor. These women joined a broad coalition of black women, civil rights activists, disabled men, and antipoverty workers, revealing how mainstream these debates had become by the early 1970s. A study of women's lives, work, and activism in the coalfields allows for a close examination of how class and gender intersect in capitalist society, spotlighting in particular the unpaid caregiving and reproductive labor that is necessary to sustain life yet is devalued--or ignored"-- Provided by publisher.

Last call for liberty : how America's genius for freedom has become its greatest threat

January 9, 2019
Guinness, Os, author.
Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Books, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, [2018]
308 pages ; 24 cm
The American republic is suffering its gravest crisis since the Civil War. Will conflicts, hostility, and incivility tear the country apart? Os Guinness argues that we face a fundamental crisis of freedom as once again America has become a house divided. This grand treatment of history, civics, and ethics in the Jewish and Christian traditions represents Guinness's definitive exploration of the prospects for human freedom today.

Memes to movements : how the world's most viral media is changing social protest and power

January 7, 2019
Mina, An Xiao, 1983- author.
Boston : Beacon Press, [2019]
235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The revolution of the cat -- All about the feels -- Ahem, attention please -- Narrating our way to power -- Chaos magic -- March to culture -- What does it all meme?
"This is a book about how global movements build power with Internet memes"--Provided bypublisher.

Taking cover : one girl's story of growing up during the Iranian Revolution

January 4, 2019
Homayoonfar, Nioucha, author.
©2019
160 pages, 8 pages of plages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Fury, 1986 (Part 1) -- Revolution, 1979 -- Acting, 1980 -- Retreat, Summer 1980 -- Rebellion, 1980-1981 -- War, 1981 -- Expectations, 1982 -- Spaces, 1983 -- Hiding, 1984 -- Love, 1984 -- Fury, 1986 (Part 2) -- Departure, 1987.
This coming-of-age memoir, set during the Iranian Revolution, tells the true story of a young girl who moves to Tehran from the U.S. and has to adjust to living in a new country, learning a new language, and starting a new school during one of the most turbulent periods in Iran's history.

Unbought and unbossed

January 4, 2019
Chisholm, Shirley, 1924-2005.
©2009
xvii, 199 pages ; 20 cm
Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1970.
pt. 1. Growing up. Early years in Barbados -- Back to Brooklyn -- College years -- Starting in politics -- pt. 2. Getting there. Teaching, marriage, and the political arena -- In the state assembly -- Running for Congress -- Breaking the rules -- pt. 3. Speaking out. The speech against the war -- How I view Congress -- Facing the abortion question -- The Lindsay campaign and coalition politics -- Black politicians and the black minority -- pt. 4. Looking ahead. A government that cannot hear the people -- Women and their liberation -- Youth and America's future -- Afterword / Shola Lynch.
Unbought and Unbossed is Shirley Chisholm's account of her remarkable rise from young girl in Brooklyn to America's first African-American Congresswoman. She shares how she took on an entrenched system, gave a public voice to millions, and sets the stage for her trailblazing bid to be the first woman and first African-American President of the United States. By daring to be herself, Shirley Chisholm shows us how she forever changed the status quo. This expanded edition, edited by Scott Simpson, digs deeper with analysis by experts like Donna Brazile and Shola Lynch exploring Shirley Chisholm's impact on today and tomorrow's world.--From publisher's description.

The turnout gap : race, ethnicity, and political inequality in a diversifying America

January 3, 2019
Fraga, Bernard L., author.
©2018
xiv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

The truths we hold : an American journey

January 3, 2019
Harris, Kamala D., author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
xvii, 318 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
For the people -- A voice for justice -- Underwater -- Wedding bells -- I say we fight -- We are better than this -- Every body -- The cost of living -- Smart on security -- What I've learned.
"From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in The Truths We Hold a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values. In a book rich in many home truths, not least is that a relatively small number of people work very hard to convince a great many of us that we have less in common than we actually do, but it falls to us to look past them and get on with the good work of living our common truth. When we do, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come"-- Provided by publisher.

Fault lines : a history of the United States since 1974

December 31, 2018
Kruse, Kevin Michael, 1972- author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
x, 428 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
A crisis of legitimacy -- Crisis of confidence -- Crisis of identity -- Crisis of equality -- Turning right -- Fighting right -- Changing channels -- Dividing America -- New world orders -- Scandalized -- The roaring 1990s -- Scandalized -- Compassion and terror -- The politics of mass destruction -- Polarized politics -- The Trump effect.
"Two award-winning historians explore the origins of a divided America. In the middle of the 1970s, America entered a new era of doubt and division. Major political, economic, and social crises--Watergate, Vietnam, the rights revolutions of the 1960s--had cracked the existing social order. In the years that followed, the story of our own lifetimes would be written. Longstanding historical fault lines over income inequality, racial division, and a revolution in gender roles and sexual norms would deepen and fuel a polarized political landscape. In Fault Lines, leading historians Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer reveal how the divisions of the present day began almost four decades ago, and how they were echoed and amplified by a fracturing media landscape that witnessed the rise of cable TV, the internet, and social media. How did the United States become so divided? Fault Lines offers one of the few comprehensive, wide-angle history views toward an answer"-- Provided by publisher.

No friends but the mountains : dispatches from the world's violent highlands

December 28, 2018
Matloff, Judith, author.
New York : Basic Books, [2017]
viii, 253 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Introduction: A Towering Problem : Everywhere: 200 to 20,000 feet -- One for One : The Dinaric Alps: 9000 feet -- Our Land is Our Land : Sierra Madre: 4000 to 8500 feet -- Holding the High Ground of Nothing : The Andes: 8500-18,864 feet -- The Dammed : Himalayas: 3000 to 29,000 feet -- Mountain Thistles : The Caucasus: 5559 to 18,000 feet -- On the Existential Border : Kashmir: 5200 to 16,000 feet -- The Gods of the Valleys Are Not the Gods of the Hills : Part One: The Green Mountains and the Hindu Kush: 4393 to 10,000 feet; Part Two: The Arctic: Lyngen Alps: 6014 feet -- Canton-ment : The Pyrenees (3500 to 11,168 feet) and the Swiss Alps (4,239 to 15,203 feet).
"A veteran war correspondent journeys to remote mountain communities across the globe--from Albania and Chechnya to Nepal and Colombia--to investigate why so many conflicts occur at great heights. Mountainous regions are home to only ten percent of the world's population yet host a strikingly disproportionate share of the world's conflicts. Mountains provide a natural refuge for those who want to elude authority, and their remoteness has allowed archaic practices to persist well into our globalized era. As Judith Matloff shows, the result is a combustible mix we in the lowlands cannot afford to ignore. Traveling to conflict zones across the world, she introduces us to Albanian teenagers involved in ancient blood feuds; Mexican peasants hunting down violent poppy growers; and Jihadists who have resisted the Russian military for decades. At every stop, Matloff reminds us that the drugs, terrorism, and instability cascading down the mountainside affect us all. A work of political travel writing in the vein of Ryszard Kapuscinski and Robert Kaplan, No Friends but the Mountains is an indelible portrait of the conflicts that have unexpectedly shaped our world"-- Provided by publisher.

Palestine = Filasṭīn

December 27, 2018
Sacco, Joe, author.
©2015
vi, 285 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 28 cm
"This book collects the nine issue comic-book series Palestine (1993-1995)"--Title page verso.
Uses a comic book format to shed light on the complex and emotionally-charged situation of Palestinian Arabs, exploring the lives of Israeli soldiers, Palestinian refugees, and children in the Occupied Territories.

American values, religious voices : 100 days, 100 letters

December 26, 2018
©2019
170 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes indexes.

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