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Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics
Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics
by Joe Biden
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“Nearly forty years after I first got involved, I remain captivated by the possibilities of politics and public service. In fact, I believe that my chosen profession is a noble calling. Thats why I wanted to be a part of it.” -Joe Biden As a... (read more)

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Inventing the Axis of Evil: The Truth about North Korea, Iran, and Syria
Inventing the Axis of Evil: The Truth about North Korea, Iran, and Syria
by Bruce Cumings
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Ever since the “axis of evil” label was first applied by President Bush in his 2002 State of the Union address, the hawks in his administration have left little doubt as to where they intend to turn their attention after Iraq: North Korea... (read more)

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The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals
by Jane Mayer
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Mayer offers a riveting account of the Bush administration's reaction to 9/11 and its war on terrorism and civil liberties. Gripping and appalling in equal measure, The Dark Side details how and why our country stooped to torture and unlawful wiretapping... (read more)

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Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order
Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order
by Robert Kagan
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At a time when relations between the United States and Europe are at their lowest ebb since World War II, this brief but cogent book is essential reading. Robert Kagan, a leading scholar of American foreign policy, forces both sides to see themselves... (read more)

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Targeting Iran (City Lights Open Media)
Targeting Iran (City Lights Open Media)
by David Barsamian
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Cultural Writing. Political Science. Iran and the United States are on a collision course. Washington's saber rattling in response to Iran's hardline Islamic government eerily evokes U.S. rhetoric prior to the invasion of Iraq. Iran's strategic position,... (read more)

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Diplomacy
Diplomacy
by Henry Kissinger
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Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. This rich and absorbing work is both a brilliant study of the international crises that have shaped the modern world and a provocative meditation on the American style in foreign affairs.... (read more)

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Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal
Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal
by Anthony Arnove
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Three years after the start of the war in Iraq, violence and misery continue to plague the country, and conservatives and liberals alike are struggling with the question of when—and under what circumstances—U.S. and coalition forces should... (read more)

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The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American History [New in Paper] (Public Square)
The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American History [New in Paper] (Public Square)
by Jill Lepore
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"Jill Lepore is a national treasure. There is no other writer so at home both as a trenchant scholar of American history and as an on-the-scene observer of our present-day follies. She etches the connection between past and present with a wisdom, grace... (read more)

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The Communist Manifesto: A Modern Edition
The Communist Manifesto: A Modern Edition
by Karl Marx
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In the two decades following the fall of the Berlin Wall, global capitalism became entrenched in its modern, neoliberal form. Its triumph was so complete that the word “capitalism” itself fell out of use in the absence of credible political... (read more)

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The Real America: Messages from the Heart and Heartland
The Real America: Messages from the Heart and Heartland
by Glenn Beck
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Glenn Beck has entertained, inspired, and informed millions with his self-effacing humor, heartfelt conviction, and down-to-earth approach to life. And in andlt;iandgt;The Real Americaandlt;/iandgt;, a powerful collection of his early writings, he calls... (read more)

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Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure
Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure
by Glenn Beck
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Nationally syndicated radio host Glenn Beck deploys his wildly distinctive humor to take on the political landscape.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;THE FACTS. THE FUTURE. THE FIGHT TO FIX AMERICAand#8212;BEFORE ITand#8217;S TOO LATE.andlt;BRandgt; andlt... (read more)

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Statecraft: And How to Restore America's Standing in the World
Statecraft: And How to Restore America's Standing in the World
by Dennis Ross
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In this wise and thought-provoking book, the renowned peace negotiator Dennis Ross shows that Americas current foreign policy problems stem from the Bush administrations inability to use the tools of statecraft to advance our national interests. Ross... (read more)

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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
by Eric Schlosser
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A myth-shattering exposé of Americas nuclear weapons Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of Americas nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary... (read more)

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War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges
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As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. He has seen children murdered for sport in Gaza and petty thugs elevated into war heroes in the Balkans.... (read more)

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The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation
The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation
by Drew Westen
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In recent years, it’s become increasingly clear that emotion plays a central role in global politics. For example, people readily care about acts of terrorism and humanitarian crises because they appeal to our compassion for human suffering. These... (read more)

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The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot
The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot
by Naomi Wolf
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The End of America should be required reading for every American. Rather than giving us a partisan 600-page tome on the crimes of the Bush administration, Naomi Wolf lays out clearly and concisely how we as a people have allowed our government to move... (read more)

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Coffee, Tea, or Kool-Aid: Which Party Politics Are You Swallowing?
Coffee, Tea, or Kool-Aid: Which Party Politics Are You Swallowing?
by Erin Mchugh
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Are the Tea Baggers simply rabble-rousers from the right who hate not getting their way? Is the Coffee Party just a bunch of jittery java nuts without enough money to afford to hire star politicians?  Coffee, Tea, or Kool-Aid is the one book that... (read more)

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Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure
Kennedy and Reagan: Why Their Legacies Endure
by Scott Farris
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It’s been more than fifty years since JFK’s assassination and a quarter century since Ronald Reagan left the White House, yet the two men remain the beaux ideals of what the left and the right believe a president should be, and of how a... (read more)

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Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets
Extortion: How Politicians Extract Your Money, Buy Votes, and Line Their Own Pockets
by Peter Schweizer
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and#8220;Schweizer names guilty parties . . . He exposes powerful figures in politics, law firms, and corporations.and#8221; and#8212; Forbes Washington is no longer about lawmaking, itand#8217;s about moneymaking Conventional wisdom holds that... (read more)

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Myths, Illusions, & Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East
Myths, Illusions, & Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East
by Dennis Ross
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"A trenchant and often pugnacious demolition of the numerous misconceptions about strategic thinking on the Middle East" -The New York Times Now updated with a new chapter on the current climate, Myths, Illusions, and Peace addresses why the United... (read more)

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