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Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-And-Error for Business, Politics, and Society
Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-And-Error for Business, Politics, and Society
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How do we know which social and economic policies work, which should be continued, and which should be changed? Jim Manzi argues that throughout history, various methods have been attempted—except for controlled experimentation. Experiments provide... (read more)

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The Human Factor: Inside the CIA's Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture
The Human Factor: Inside the CIA's Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture
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After spending decades as an agent to the CIA, Jones unravels the blunders and grave mistakes the U.S. has made over the years and makes the case for much-needed intelligence reform.... (read more)

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What It Means to Be a Democrat
What It Means to Be a Democrat
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A call to arms by the former presidential candidate that combines personal anecdotes and cultural critiques to remind liberals of their ideological compass and restore confidence. George McGovern has been a leading figure of the Democratic Party for... (read more)

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The Men Who Stare at Goats
The Men Who Stare at Goats
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Bizarre military history: In 1979, a crack commando unit was established by the most gifted minds within the U.S. Army. Defying all known laws of physics and accepted military practice, they believed that a soldier could adopt the cloak of invisibility... (read more)

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The Conscience of a Conservative (James Madison Library in American Politics)
The Conscience of a Conservative (James Madison Library in American Politics)
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In 1960, Barry Goldwater set forth his brief manifesto in The Conscience of a Conservative. Written at the height of the Cold War and in the wake of America's greatest experiment with big government, the New Deal, Goldwater's message was not only... (read more)

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Obama's Wars
Obama's Wars
by Bob Woodward
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In Obama’s Wars, Bob Woodward provides the most intimate and sweeping portrait yet of the young president as commander in chief. Drawing on internal memos, classified documents, meeting notes and hundreds of hours of interviews with most of the key... (read more)

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Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.: How the Working Poor Became Big Business
Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.: How the Working Poor Became Big Business
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From the author of the New York Times Notable Book of the Year Drive By comes a unique and riveting exploration of one of Americas largest and fastest-growing industries—the business of poverty. Broke, USA is a Fast Food Nation for the “... (read more)

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The Conscience of a Liberal
The Conscience of a Liberal
by Paul Krugman
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In this "clear, provocative" (Boston Globe) New York Times bestseller, Paul Krugman, today's most widely read economist, examines the past eighty years of American history, from the reforms that tamed the harsh inequality of the Gilded Age and the 1920s... (read more)

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House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power
House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power
by James Carroll
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From the National Book Award-winning author of An American Requiem and Constantine's Sword comes a sweeping yet intimate look at the Pentagon and its vast -- often hidden -- impact on America. This landmark, myth-shattering work chronicles the most... (read more)

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The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear
The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen's Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear
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What keeps us going when times get tough? How have the leaders and unsung heroes of world-changing political movements persevered in the face of cynicism, fear, and seemingly overwhelming odds? In The Impossible Will Take a Little While, they answer... (read more)

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The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008
The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008
by Paul Krugman
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In this major bestseller, Paul Krugman warns that, like diseases that have become resistant to antibiotics, the economic maladies that caused the Great Depression have made a comeback. He lays bare the 2008 financial crisis--the greatest since the 1930s--... (read more)

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The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better
The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better
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Tyler Cowen's The Great Stagnation, the eSpecial heard round the world that ignited a firestorm of debate and redefined the nature of our economic malaise, is now-at last-a book. America has been through the biggest financial crisis since the great... (read more)

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Presidential Debates: Fifty Years of High-Risk TV
Presidential Debates: Fifty Years of High-Risk TV
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Alan Schroeder's popular history now covers the 2000 Bush-Gore and 2004 Bush-Kerry debates, including innovations in format and press coverage, and adds new research on televised debates since 1960. Schroeder organizes his book according to a television... (read more)

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The Military Draft Handbook: A Brief History and Practical Advice for the Curious and Concerned
The Military Draft Handbook: A Brief History and Practical Advice for the Curious and Concerned
by James Tracy
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A complete, up-to-date sourcebook for anyone concerned about military recruitment written in a concise, easily accessible manner, outlining the history of conscription and how it has been resisted in previous eras. An essential resource for young people,... (read more)

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Bailouts: Public Money, Private Profit (Columbia / Ssrc Book)
Bailouts: Public Money, Private Profit (Columbia / Ssrc Book)
by Robert E Wright
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Today's financial crisis is the result of dismal failures on the part of regulators, market analysts, and corporate executives. Yet the response of the American government has been to bail out the very institutions and individuals that have wrought such... (read more)

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Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State
Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State
by Dana Priest
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After 9/11, the United States government embarked on an unprecedented effort to protect America. The result has been calamitous: after ten years of unparalleled spending and growth, the result is that a system put in place to keep America safe may in... (read more)

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The Emergency State: America's Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs
The Emergency State: America's Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs
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From the New York Timess veteran foreign policy editorialist, a lucid analysis of the harm caused by Americas increasingly misdirected national security state America is trapped in a state of war that has consumed our national life since before Pearl... (read more)

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Barack Obama for Beginners: An Essential Guide
Barack Obama for Beginners: An Essential Guide
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Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century
Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century
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From drones to Mars rovers—an exploration of the most innovative use of robots today and a provocative argument for the crucial role of humans in our increasingly technological future   In Our Robots, Ourselves, David Mindell offers a... (read more)

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As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda
As Texas Goes...: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda
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Not until she visited Texas, that proud state of big oil and bigger ambitions, did Gail Collins, the best-selling author and columnist for the , realize that she had missed the one place that mattered most in America's political landscape. Raised in Ohio,... (read more)

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