The War Room: Political Strategies for Business, NGOs, and Anyone Who Wants to Win

By Warren Kinsella

The time period war room, in political parlance, was once coined through the crew of U.S. strategists (specifically James Carville) who labored for invoice Clinton’s first presidential crusade within the early Nineties. In a nutshell, a conflict room is a political command centre the place a candidate’s strategists and media officials paintings to counter assaults through rivals whereas collecting study to mount an offensive in an ongoing, quick fashion.

Warren Kinsella’s The conflict Room profiles and analyzes the very best political warriors and spinners round. He employs own anecdotes, political knowledge culled from his broad adventure on Liberal get together federal and provincial election campaigns, historic examples from different Canadian and American campaigns, and beneficiant quantities of humour to bring a booklet approximately what it takes to outlive demanding situations not only in politics yet in any type of enterprise or non-governmental company, even if it sells song, videos, automobiles, or desktops, or increases cash to maintain the surroundings, strive against melanoma, or shop animals.

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The Upside of Down: Why the Rise of the Rest is Good for the West

By Charles Kenny

America is in decline, and the increase of the East indicates a bleak destiny for the world’s simply superpower – so is going the traditional knowledge. yet what if the normal measures of nationwide prestige aren't any longer as very important as they as soon as have been? What if America’s overall healthiness was once assessed based on completely various factors?

In The Upside of Down, Charles Kenny argues that America’s so-called decline is barely relative to the newfound good fortune of alternative international locations. and there's super upside to lifestyles in a wealthier international: americans can take advantage of larger offerings and less expensive costs provided via colleges and hospitals in emerging nations, and, with no leaving domestic, avail themselves of the hot innovations and items these international locations will produce. the main to thriving during this global is to maneuver earlier the jeremiads approximately America’s deteriorating prestige and work out how top to use its new function in a multipolar international. A fresh antidote to prophecies of yankee decline, The Upside of Down deals a clean and hugely positive examine America’s destiny in a wealthier world.

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Making Globalization Work

By Joseph E. Stiglitz

"A damning denunciation of items as they're, and a platform for the way we will be able to do better."―Andrew Leonard, Salon

construction at the overseas bestseller Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz deals right here an schedule of creative suggestions to our so much urgent fiscal, social, and environmental demanding situations, with every one idea guided via the elemental perception that financial globalization keeps to outpace either the political constructions and the ethical sensitivity required to make sure a simply and sustainable international. As fiscal interdependence maintains to collect the peoples of the area right into a unmarried neighborhood, it brings with it the necessity to imagine and act globally. This trenchant, intellectually robust, and encouraging booklet is a useful step in that technique.

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The Politics of Disgust: The Public Identity of the Welfare Queen

By Ange-Marie Hancock

Winner of the 2006 Race, Ethnicity, and Politics geared up part top First booklet Award from the yank Political technological know-how Association

Winner of the 2006 W.E.B. DuBois e-book Award from the nationwide convention of Black Political Scientists

Ange-Marie Hancock argues that longstanding ideals approximately negative African American moms have been the basis for the contentious 1996 welfare reform debate that successfully "ended welfare as we all know it." through interpreting the general public id of the so-called welfare queen and its position in hindering democratic deliberation, The Politics of Disgust indicates how stereotypes and politically encouraged misperceptions approximately race, category and gender have been successfully used to instigate a politics of disgust.

The ongoing position of the politics of disgust in welfare coverage is printed the following by utilizing content material analyses of the inside track media, the 1996 congressional flooring debates, historic proof and interviews with welfare recipients themselves. Hancock's incisive research is either compelling and nerve-racking, suggesting the nice limits of modern-day democracy in making certain not only reasonable and equitable coverage results, yet even a good probability for marginalized voters to take part within the process.

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My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency

Hillary Clinton is operating for the presidency with a message of desire and alter. yet, as Doug Henwood makes transparent during this concise, devastating indictment, little belief could be positioned in her crusade delivers. conscientiously reviewing her list, Henwood indicates how Clinton's positions on key matters have constantly blown with the breeze of expediency, even though typically round an axis of moralism and hawkishness. and not using a significant software except a wide fealty to the established order, Henwood indicates, "the case for Hillary boils all the way down to this: she has event, she's a lady, and it truly is her turn."

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Hopes and Prospects

By Noam Chomsky

In this pressing new booklet, Noam Chomsky surveys the risks and customers of our early twenty-first century. Exploring demanding situations similar to the turning out to be hole among North and South, American exceptionalism (including below President Barack Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S.-Israeli attack on Gaza, and the new monetary bailouts, he additionally sees wish for the longer term and how to flow forward—in the democratic wave in Latin the USA and within the international cohesion routine that recommend "real development towards freedom and justice."

Hopes and customers is vital studying for an individual who's occupied with the first demanding situations nonetheless dealing with the human race.

"This is a vintage Chomsky paintings: a bonfire of myths and lies, sophistries and delusions. Noam Chomsky is a permanent concept all around the world—to hundreds of thousands, I suspect—for the straightforward cause that he's a truth-teller on an epic scale. I salute him." —John Pilger

"In dissecting the rhetoric and good judgment of yank empire and sophistication domination, at domestic and overseas, Chomsky maintains a longstanding and an important paintings of elucidation and activism...the writing is still unswervingly rational and principled all through, and lends bracing impetus to the genuine choices sooner than us." —Publisher's Weekly

"Chomsky’s observation is razor sharp and gives a compendium of evidence that make a well-supported—and unquestionably controversial—claim of the incongruity among US activities and the democratic beliefs it professes....A important source for either teachers and daily involved citizens." —ForeWord

Professor emeritus on the Massachusetts Institute of know-how, Noam Chomsky is generally seemed to be one of many most suitable critics of U.S. overseas coverage on the planet. He has released a number of groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on international politics, heritage, and linguistics. between his contemporary books are The long island Times bestsellers Hegemony or Survival and Failed States.

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Jihadi John: The Making of a Terrorist

It used to be a defining second, the 1st time ‘Jihadi John’ seemed. abruptly Islamic nation had a face and the entire international knew the level in their savagery. Weeks later, whilst his id used to be printed, Robert Verkaik was once surprised to understand that this was once a guy he’d interviewed years earlier.

Back in 2010, Mohammed Emwazi was once a twenty-one-year-old IT graduate who claimed the protection prone have been ruining his existence. they'd again and again approached him, his relatives and his fiancée. Had they been monitoring an already harmful extremist or did they push him over the edge?

In the aftermath of the USA air strike that killed Emwazi in November 2015, Verkaik’s research leads him to deeply troubling questions. What led Emwazi to come back to him for assist in the 1st position? And why do hundreds of thousands of Britons are looking to sign up for Islamic nation? In an research either scary and pressing, Verkaik is going past the making of 1 terrorist to ascertain the radicalisation of our adolescence and to invite what we will do to prevent it taking place in future.

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No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton

By Christopher Hitchens

"Just because the important qualification for an outstanding liar is an efficient reminiscence, so the basic apparatus of a would-be lie detector is an effective timeline, and an honest archive."

In nobody LEFT TO deceive, a brand new York occasions bestseller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye at the Clinton political desktop and gives a searing indictment of a president who sought to carry energy at any cost.

With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton's abject propensity for pandering to the Left whereas supplying to the ideal, and he argues that the president's own transgressions have been eventually inseparable from his political corruption.

Hitchens questions the president's refusals to disclaim accusations of rape via respected ladies and lambasts, between a number of impostures, his insistence on enjoying the race card, the shortsightedness of his welfare invoice, his ludicrous conflict on medications, and his abandonment of homosexuals within the kind of the protection of Marriage Act.

Opportunistic statecraft, crony capitalism, "divide and rule" identification politics, and populist manipulations-these are possibly Clinton's maximum and so much enduring legacies.

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Democracy's Dangers & Discontents: The Tyranny of the Majority from the Greeks to Obama (Hoover Institution Press Publication (Hardcover))

By democracy we frequently suggest a central authority comprising well known rule, person human rights and freedom, and a free-market economic system. but the issues in conventional Athenian democracy can show us at the weaknesses of that first component to glossy democracies shared with Athens: rule by way of all electorate both. In Democracy’s hazards & Discontents, Bruce Thornton discusses these criticisms first aired via historic critics of Athenian democracy, then strains the ancient procedure during which the Republic of the founders has developed into whatever just like historic democracy, and eventually argues for the relevance of these evaluations to modern U.S. coverage. He asserts that the various difficulties we are facing this day are the results of the expanding democratization of our executive and that the failings of democracy are not going to be corrected. He argues that those hazards and discontents shouldn't have to finish in delicate despotism—that American democracy’s flair and power may be recovered by way of restoring the restricted executive of the founders.

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