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  • "Rich Nation, Strong Army"

    By Richard J. Samuels

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801499944
    • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
    • Published: April 1996
  • A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City

    By Drew Philp

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781476797984
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: April 2017
  • 'Complicity with Evil': The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide

    By Adam Lebor

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300111712
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: November 2006
    From the killing fields of Rwanda & Srebrenica a decade ago to those of Darfur today, the United Nations has repeatedly failed to confront genocide. This is evinced, author & journalist Adam Lebor maintains, in a May 1995 document from Yasushi Akashi, the most senior UN official in the field during the Yugoslav wars, in which he refused to authorize air strikes against the Serbs for fear they would 'weaken' Slobodan Milosevic. More recently, in 2003, urgent reports from UN officials in Sudan detailing atrocities from Darfur were ignored for a year because they were politically inconvenient. This book examines the failure of the UN to confront genocide.
  • 'Dancing in Chains': Narrative and Memory in Political Theory

    By Joshua Foa Dienstag

    Our Price: $55.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780804728188
    • Publisher: Stanford University Press
    • Published: April 1997
    Philosophy is often depicted as generically distinct from literature, myth, and history, as a discipline that eschews narration and relies exclusively on abstract reason. This book takes issue with that assumption, arguing instead that political philosophers have commonly presented their readers with a narrative, rather than a logic, of politics.The book maintains that philosophical texts frequently persuade through the creation of a role that they invite their audience to inhabit. Political theory is most powerful not when it erects timeless principles, but when it alters readers' understanding of their own past and future. By this the author means that a theorist's account of history or of time itself is in many instances the center of (and not merely an addendum to) an account of human nature and politics; political theory seeks not so much to reform our morals as to reshape our memories.This book investigates the place of narrative in politics in two ways. It offers a hypothesis of a broad connection between political identity and narrative, and it analyzes three major figures in the history of political thought—Locke, Hegel, and Nietzsche—to demonstrate that their work is best understood through the hypothesis. The author argues that each of these philosophers rewrites the past in an attempt to direct the future.For Locke, this involves replacing the patriarchal history of kingly authority with a more naturalistic past grounded in episodes of consent—an act that he believes will replace a tyrannical future with a free one. In contrast, Hegel's approach to the past is aesthetic, and each epoch of history is understood as a work of art. Despite the romantic overtones of this view, the frozenness of these images results, for Hegel, in a weakly imagined future. Nietzsche's narrative is at once the most open and the most gruesome, emphasizing the centrality of violence in human history but also holding out hope for a redemption of that history in a particular future. This redemptive approach to the past, the author argues, is superior to the alternatives in that it supports the strongest account of human freedom.
  • 'Dancing in Chains': Narrative and Memory in Political Theory

    By Joshua Foa Dienstag

    Our Price: $25.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804729246
    • Publisher: Stanford University Press
    • Published: April 1997
  • 'Deas and Careers of Simon-Nicolas- Henri Linguet: A Study In Eighteenth-Century French Politics

    By Darline Gay Levy

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780252003110
    • Publisher: VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: July 1980
  • 'Hind Swaraj' and Other Writings (Centenary Edition)

    By Mohandas Gandhi

    Our Price: $34.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521146029
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: November 2009
    Hind Swaraj is Mahatma Gandhi's fundamental work. Not only is it key to understanding his life and thoughts, but also the politics of South Asia in the first half of the twentieth century. Celebrating 100 years since Hind Swaraj was first published in a newspaper, this centenary edition includes a new Preface and Editor's Introduction, as well as a new chapter on 'Gandhi and the 'Four Canonical Aims of Life''. The volume presents a critical edition of the 1910 text of Hind Swaraj, fully annotated and including Gandhi's own Preface and Foreword (not found in other editions). Anthony J. Parel sets the work in its historical and political contexts and analyses the significance of Gandhi's experiences in England and South Africa. The second part of the volume contains some of Gandhi's other writings, including his correspondence with Tolstoy and Nehru.
  • (Re)Negotiating East and Southeast Asia

    By Alice D. Ba

    Our Price: $30.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804760706
    • Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
    • Published: April 2009
  • The 10 Most Popular Un-american Attitudes

    By David Coleman

    Our Price: $11.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780595387045
    • Publisher: Iuniverse Inc
    • Published: March 2006
  • The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story of a Terrorist, a Train, and Three American Heroes

    By Anthony Sadler

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781610397339
    • Publisher: PublicAffairs
    • Published: August 2016
  • The 1924 Coolidge-Dawes Lincoln Tour

    By Larry L. Krug

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780764327636
    • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
    • Published: July 2007
  • 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh, Hitler — The Election amid the Storm

    By Susan Dunn

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300190861
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: June 2013
    "In 1940, against the explosive backdrop of the Nazi onslaught in Europe, two farsighted candidates for the U.S. presidency--Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, running for an unprecedented third term, and talented Republican businessman Wendell Willkie--found themselves on the defensive against American isolationists and their charismatic spokesman Charles Lindbergh, who called for surrender to Hitler's demands. In this dramatic account of that turbulent and consequential election, historian Susan Dunn brings to life the debates, the high-powered players, and the dawning awareness of the Nazi threat as the presidential candidates engaged in their own battle for supremacy. 1940 not only explores the contest between FDR and Willkie but also examines the key preparations for war that went forward, even in the midst of that divisive election season. The book tells an inspiring story of the triumph of American democracy in a world reeling from fascist barbarism, and it offers a compelling alternative scenario totoday's hyperpartisan political arena, where common ground seems unattainable"--
  • 1941: The Year That Keeps Returning

    By Slavko Goldstein

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781590176733
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: November 2013
    A New York Review Books OriginalThe distinguished Croatian journalist and publisher Slavko Goldstein says, “Writing this book about my family, I have tried not to separate what happened to us from the fates of many other people and of an entire country.” 1941: The Year That Keeps Returning is Goldstein’s astonishing historical memoir of that fateful year—when the Ustasha, the pro-fascist nationalists, were brought to power in Croatia by the Nazi occupiers of Yugoslavia. On April 10, when the German troops marched into Zagreb, the Croatian capital, they were greeted as liberators by the Croats. Three days later, Ante Pavelic, the future leader of the Independent State of Croatia, returned from exile in Italy and Goldstein’s father, the proprietor of a leftist bookstore in Karlovac—a beautiful old city fifty miles from the capital—was arrested along with other local Serbs, communists, and Yugoslav sympathizers. Goldstein was only thirteen years old, and he would never see his father again. More than fifty years later, Goldstein seeks to piece together the facts of his father’s last days. The moving narrative threads stories of family, friends, and other ordinary people who lived through those dark times together with personal memories and an impressive depth of carefully researched historic details. The other central figure in Goldstein’s heartrending tale is his mother—a strong, resourceful woman who understands how to act decisively in a time of terror in order to keep her family alive. From 1941 through 1945 some 32,000 Jews, 40,000 Gypsies, and 350,000 Serbs were slaughtered in Croatia. It is a period in history that is often forgotten, purged, or erased from the history books, which makes Goldstein’s vivid, carefully balanced account so important for us today—for the same atrocities returned to Croatia and Bosnia in the 1990s. And yet Goldstein’s story isn’t confined by geographical boundaries as it speaks to the dangers and madness of ethnic hatred all over the world and the urgent need for mutual understanding.
  • The 2011 Libyan Uprisings and the Struggle for the Post-Qadhafi Future

    By Jason Pack

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781137308085
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: June 2013
    In 2011, spontaneous popular uprisings overthrew Muammar Qadhafi - one of the world's most infamous tyrants. Paradoxically, it was Qadhafi's own efforts to "reform" Libya's economy and rebuild the country's international relationships since 2003 that set the stage for Qadhafi's downfall. Despite the enabling effects of twenty-first century communications technology and the aid of NATO jets, the 2011 Libyan uprisings were organized largely along traditional regional, local, and tribal cleavages. The future of post-Qadhafi Libya will be determined by a struggle between "center" and "periphery." This contest has deep resonances in Libyan history. A work of contemporary political history, this volume analyzes the 2011 Libyan uprisings thematically - focusing on the roles of economics, outside actors, tribes, ethnic minorities, and Islamists. This volume's contributors include the British Ambassador to Libya during the uprisings, the President of the American University of Cairo, a former commander of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, and the world's leading academic and security specialists in Libyan affairs.

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