Fault Lines A History of the United States Since 1974

Fault Lines  A History of the United States Since 1974
Author: Kevin M. Kruse,Julian E. Zelizer
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN 10: 039363454X
ISBN 13: 9780393634549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fault Lines A History of the United States Since 1974 Book Review:

"A gripping and troubling account of the origins of our turbulent times.” —Jill Lepore, author of These Truths: A History of the United States When—and how—did America become so polarized? In this masterful history, leading historians Kevin M. Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer uncover the origins of our current moment. It all starts in 1974 with the Watergate crisis, the OPEC oil embargo, desegregation busing riots in Boston, and the wind-down of the Vietnam War. What follows is the story of our own lifetimes. It is the story of ever-widening historical fault lines over economic inequality, race, gender, and sexual norms firing up a polarized political landscape. It is also the story of profound transformations of the media and our political system fueling the fire. Kruse and Zelizer’s Fault Lines is a master class in national divisions nearly five decades in the making.

Divided America

Divided America
Author: Herbert S Autrey Professor of Political Science Earl Black,Earl Black,Merle Black
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0743262069
ISBN 13: 9780743262064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divided America Book Review:

Identifying geographically based political systems that have divided the United States into five specific regions, an analysis of the confrontational relationships between the emerging new parties offers insight into how elections are fought and won today while explaining how the future of governance is becoming increasingly complicated. 35,000 first printing.

America Divided

America Divided
Author: Maurice Isserman,Michael Kazin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1999-11-18
ISBN 10: 9780198025221
ISBN 13: 019802522X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America Divided Book Review:

In America Divided, Maurice Isserman and Michael Kazin provide the definitive history of the 1960s, in a book that tells a compelling tale filled with fresh and persuasive insights. Ranging from the 1950s right up to the debacle of Watergate, Isserman (a noted historian of the Left) and Kazin (a leading specialist in populist movements) not only recount the public and private actions of the era's many powerful political figures, but also shed light on the social, cultural, and grassroots political movements of the decade. Indeed, readers will find a seamless narrative that integrates such events as the Cuban Missile Crisis and Operation Rolling Thunder with the rise of Motown and Bob Dylan, and that blends the impact of Betty Friedan, Martin Luther King, and George Wallace with the role played by organizations ranging from the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee to the Campus Crusade for Christ. The authors' broad ranging approach offers us the most sophisticated understanding to date of the interaction between key developments of the decade, such as the Vietnam War, the rise and fall of the Great Society, and the conservative revival. And they break new ground in their careful attention to every aspect of the political and cultural spectrum, depicting the 1960s as a decade of right-wing resurgence as much as radical triumph, of Protestant apocalyptic revivalism as much as Roman Catholic liberalism and rising alternative religions. Never before have all sides of the many political, social, and cultural conflicts been so well defined, discussed, and analyzed--all in a swiftly moving narrative. With America Divided, the struggles of the Sixties--and their legacy--are finally clear.

America Divided

America Divided
Author: Maurice Isserman,Michael Kazin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9780190077846
ISBN 13: 0190077840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America Divided Book Review:

"America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s, Sixth Edition, is the definitive interpretive survey of the political, social, and cultural history of 1960s America. Written by two top experts on the era--Maurice Isserman, a historian of American radicalism, and Michael Kazin, a specialist in social movements--this book provides a compelling tale of this tumultuous era filled with fresh and persuasive insights."--

Us vs Them

Us vs  Them
Author: Ian Bremmer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN 10: 0525533192
ISBN 13: 9780525533191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Us vs Them Book Review:

New York Times bestseller "A cogent analysis of the concurrent Trump/Brexit phenomena and a dire warning about what lies ahead...a lucid, provocative book." --Kirkus Reviews Those who championed globalization once promised a world of winners, one in which free trade would lift all the world's boats, and extremes of left and right would give way to universally embraced liberal values. The past few years have shattered this fantasy, as those who've paid the price for globalism's gains have turned to populist and nationalist politicians to express fury at the political, media, and corporate elites they blame for their losses. The United States elected an anti-immigration, protectionist president who promised to "put America first" and turned a cold eye on alliances and treaties. Across Europe, anti-establishment political parties made gains not seen in decades. The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. And as Ian Bremmer shows in this eye-opening book, populism is still spreading. Globalism creates plenty of both winners and losers, and those who've missed out want to set things right. They've seen their futures made obsolete. They hear new voices and see new faces all about them. They feel their cultures shift. They don't trust what they read. They've begun to understand the world as a battle for the future that pits "us" vs. "them." Bremmer points to the next wave of global populism, one that hits emerging nations before they have fully emerged. As in Europe and America, citizens want security and prosperity, and they're becoming increasingly frustrated with governments that aren't capable of providing them. To protect themselves, many government will build walls, both digital and physical. For instance... * In Brazil and other fast-developing countries, civilians riot when higher expectations for better government aren't being met--the downside of their own success in lifting millions from poverty. * In Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Indonesia, Egypt and other emerging states, frustration with government is on the rise and political battle lines are being drawn. * In China, where awareness of inequality is on the rise, the state is building a system to use the data that citizens generate to contain future demand for change * In India, the tools now used to provide essential services for people who've never had them can one day be used to tighten the ruling party's grip on power. When human beings feel threatened, we identify the danger and look for allies. We use the enemy, real or imagined, to rally friends to our side. This book is about the ways in which people will define these threats as fights for survival. It's about the walls governments will build to protect insiders from outsiders and the state from its people. And it's about what we can do about it.

Divided Politics Divided Nation

Divided Politics  Divided Nation
Author: Darrell M. West
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2019-03-26
ISBN 10: 0815736924
ISBN 13: 9780815736929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divided Politics Divided Nation Book Review:

Why are Americans so angry with each other? The United States is caught in a partisan hyperconflict that divides politicians, communities—and even families. Politicians from the president to state and local office-holders play to strongly-held beliefs and sometimes even pour fuel on the resulting inferno. This polarization has become so intense that many people no longer trust anyone from a differing perspective. Drawing on his personal story of growing up as a fundamentalist Christian on a dairy farm in rural Ohio, then as an academic in the heart of the liberal East Coast establishment, Darrell West analyzes the economic, cultural, and political aspects of polarization. He takes advantage of his experiences inside both conservative and liberal camps to explain the views of each side and offer insights into why each is angry with the other. West argues that societal tensions have metastasized into a dangerous tribalism that seriously threatens U.S. democracy. Unless people can bridge these divisions and forge a new path forward, it will be impossible to work together, maintain a functioning democracy, and solve the country's pressing policy problems.

Divided We Fall

Divided We Fall
Author: David French
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-09-22
ISBN 10: 1250201985
ISBN 13: 9781250201980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divided We Fall Book Review:

David French warns of the potential dangers to the country—and the world—if we don’t summon the courage to reconcile our political differences. Two decades into the 21st Century, the U.S. is less united than at any time in our history since the Civil War. We are more diverse in our beliefs and culture than ever before. But red and blue states, secular and religious groups, liberal and conservative idealists, and Republican and Democratic representatives all have one thing in common: each believes their distinct cultures and liberties are being threatened by an escalating violent opposition. This polarized tribalism, espoused by the loudest, angriest fringe extremists on both the left and the right, dismisses dialogue as appeasement; if left unchecked, it could very well lead to secession. An engaging mix of cutting edge research and fair-minded analysis, Divided We Fall is an unblinking look at the true dimensions and dangers of this widening ideological gap, and what could happen if we don't take steps toward bridging it. French reveals chilling, plausible scenarios of how the United States could fracture into regions that will not only weaken the country but destabilize the world. But our future is not written in stone. By implementing James Madison’s vision of pluralism—that all people have the right to form communities representing their personal values—we can prevent oppressive factions from seizing absolute power and instead maintain everyone’s beliefs and identities across all fifty states. Reestablishing national unity will require the bravery to commit ourselves to embracing qualities of kindness, decency, and grace towards those we disagree with ideologically. French calls on all of us to demonstrate true tolerance so we can heal the American divide. If we want to remain united, we must learn to stand together again.

Shakespeare in a Divided America

Shakespeare in a Divided America
Author: James Shapiro
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 0525522301
ISBN 13: 9780525522300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare in a Divided America Book Review:

One of the New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year • A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist • A New York Times Notable Book A timely exploration of what Shakespeare’s plays reveal about our divided land. “In this sprightly and enthralling book . . . Shapiro amply demonstrates [that] for Americans the politics of Shakespeare are not confined to the public realm, but have enormous relevance in the sphere of private life.” —The Guardian (London) The plays of William Shakespeare are rare common ground in the United States. For well over two centuries, Americans of all stripes—presidents and activists, soldiers and writers, conservatives and liberals alike—have turned to Shakespeare’s works to explore the nation’s fault lines. In a narrative arching from Revolutionary times to the present day, leading scholar James Shapiro traces the unparalleled role of Shakespeare’s four-hundred-year-old tragedies and comedies in illuminating the many concerns on which American identity has turned. From Abraham Lincoln’s and his assassin, John Wilkes Booth’s, competing Shakespeare obsessions to the 2017 controversy over the staging of Julius Caesar in Central Park, in which a Trump-like leader is assassinated, Shakespeare in a Divided America reveals how no writer has been more embraced, more weaponized, or has shed more light on the hot-button issues in our history.

The Divided States of America

The Divided States of America
Author: Donald F. Kettl
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 0691182272
ISBN 13: 9780691182278
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divided States of America Book Review:

"As James Madison led America's effort to write its Constitution, he made two great inventions-the separation of powers and federalism. The first is more famous, but the second was most essential because, without federalism, there could have been no United States of America. Federalism has always been about setting the balance of power between the federal government and the states-and that's revolved around deciding just how much inequality the country was prepared to accept in exchange for making piece among often-warring states. Through the course of its history, the country has moved through a series of phases, some of which put more power into the hands of the federal government, and some rested more power in the states. Sometimes this rebalancing led to armed conflict. The Civil War, of course, almost split the nation permanently apart. And sometimes it led to political battles. By the end of the 1960s, however, the country seemed to have settled into a quiet agreement that inequality was a prime national concern, that the federal government had the responsibility for addressing it through its own policies, and that the states would serve as administrative agents of that policy. But as that agreement seemed set, federalism drifted from national debate, just as the states began using their administrative role to push in very different directions. The result has been a rising tide of inequality, with the great invention that helped create the nation increasingly driving it apart"--

A Divided Union

A Divided Union
Author: Dario Moreno,Eduardo Gamarra,Patrick Murphy,David Jolly
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2020-10-26
ISBN 10: 1000216535
ISBN 13: 9781000216530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Divided Union Book Review:

A Divided Union delves deep into ten pressing political challenges that former US Representatives Patrick Murphy (D) and David Jolly (R) have identified over their multiple terms in Congress and that continue to plague the American electorate today. In an introduction describing their unique paths to Congress, Murphy and Jolly focus in detail on key institutional barriers they faced in Washington in attempting to do the job voters elected them to do. They introduce us to geographic challenges, demographic change, a polarized media, gerrymandering, the role of money in politics, the structure of primary elections, and several other aspects of political life on Capitol Hill. The core of the book is original analysis by experts who tackle these topics in a manner relevant to both the seasoned political science student as well as the general reader. From the commercials we see on TV to the city council districts in which we live, these concerns shape every facet of our public lives and are distilled here in a careful synthesis of years of experience and research. Contributors include former federal elected officials, political science professors, members of the press, and scholars immersed in their fields of study. While other textbooks may examine similar issues, few have been edited by former members of the U.S. House who have walked the halls of Congress and directly experienced political dysfunction at so many levels – and are willing to address it. A Divided Union is appropriate for all political science students as well as the general public frustrated and alarmed by political gridlock.

Republic of Wrath

Republic of Wrath
Author: James A. Morone
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 1541674537
ISBN 13: 9781541674530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Republic of Wrath Book Review:

A prize-winning political scientist untangles the deep roots of tribalism in America. American politics seems to be in an unprecedented uproar. But in this revelatory work of political history, James A. Morone shows that today's rancor isn't what's new -- the clarity of the battle lines is. Past eras were full of discord, but the most contentious question in American society -- Who are we? -- never split along party lines. Instead, each party reached out to different groups on the margins of power: immigrants, African Americans, and women. But, as the United States underwent profound societal transformations from the Civil War to the populist explosion to the Great Migration to civil rights to the latest era of immigration, the party alignment shifted. African Americans conquered the old segregationist party and Democrats slowly evolved into the party of civil rights, immigration, and gender rights. Republicans turned whiter and more nativist. The unprecedented party lineup now injects tribal intensity into every policy difference. Republic of Wrath tells the story of America as we've never heard it before, explaining the origins of our fractious times and suggesting how we might build a more robust republic.

Two Paths

Two Paths
Author: John Kasich
Publsiher: Thomas Dunne Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN 10: 1250138477
ISBN 13: 9781250138477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Paths Book Review:

When Ohio governor John Kasich ran for president, his powerful message of hope and togetherness struck a chord with American voters. In Two Paths: America Divided or United, he carries that message forward by reflecting on the tumultuous 2016 campaign, sharing his concerns for America and his hopes for our future, and sounding a clarion call to reason and purpose, humility and dignity, righteousness and calm. “The country never looked so grand and magnificent as it did from ten thousand feet,” he writes of his time on the campaign trail, “and it was always a thrilling, faith-affirming thing to look out our window and see the sun splashing across Bryce Canyon in Utah, or the lights of the New York skyline at night as we flew past the Statue of Liberty, or an open field in the heartland that ran as far as our eyes could see.... I’d look out and think what an honor it would be to lead this great nation, what a blessing.” To be sure, the full story of the 2016 Presidential race will be written over time, but to understand what it was to be on the front lines of one of the most divisive and corrosive campaign battlegrounds in history, readers won’t find a richer, more thoughtful firsthand account than this one—a frank, refreshing assessment of the American dynamic and a clear path we might follow toward a more promising tomorrow. As Governor Kasich reminds us in these pages, America is great because America is good—and because Americans have stayed true to who we are: one nation, under God, indivisible.

Dangerously Divided

Dangerously Divided
Author: Zoltan L. Hajnal
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2020-01-02
ISBN 10: 1108487009
ISBN 13: 9781108487009
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dangerously Divided Book Review:

Race, more than class or any other factor, determines who wins and who loses in American democracy.

America Divided

America Divided
Author: Dean Kalahar
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-09-04
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798678713773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America Divided Book Review:

America Divided: Inside the Liberal and Conservative Mind explains why the cognitive growth and development process determines how individuals acquire a liberal or conservative vision of America. It continues the work of Thomas Sowell, who masterfully detailed the two prevailing political visions in his books: The Vision of the Anointed and A Conflict of Visions. America Divided details how each vision, when tested against the institutions of American society, will hold us together or tear us apart. This book is for everyone who wants to understand how their political views are formed and applied to our social fabric, and why they can change over time. In addition, many who ascribe to a particular vision will find, upon further analysis, their beliefs are actually aligned with the opposite vision. Americans are at the inflection point on the path our nation will follow. America Divided provides the cognitive clarity to guide us in the correct direction in order to save America.

The Divided City

The Divided City
Author: Alan Mallach
Publsiher: Island Press
Total Pages: 343
Release: 2018-06-12
ISBN 10: 1610917812
ISBN 13: 9781610917810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divided City Book Review:

In The Divided City, urban practitioner and scholar Alan Mallach presents a detailed picture of what has happened over the past 15 to 20 years in industrial cities like Pittsburgh and Baltimore, as they have undergone unprecedented, unexpected revival. He spotlights these changes while placing them in their larger economic, social and political context. Most importantly, he explores the pervasive significance of race in American cities, and looks closely at the successes and failures of city governments, nonprofit entities, and citizens as they have tried to address the challenges of change. The Divided City concludes with strategies to foster greater equality and opportunity, firmly grounding them in the cities' economic and political realities.

The Divided Era

The Divided Era
Author: Thomas Del Beccaro
Publsiher: Greenleaf Book Group
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-05-26
ISBN 10: 1626342008
ISBN 13: 9781626342002
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divided Era Book Review:

The larger our governments, the greater the competition for their spoils—therefore our divisions. “There simply is so much at stake today. As a result, our governments that benefit so many, employ so many, and tax so widely—in short our governments that pick so many winners and losers—are understandably subject to an intense competition for their control.” So writes author Thomas Del Beccaro in this fascinating study of the history of political unity and division in the US, from the Revolution to the adoption of the Constitution, the Civil War through Reconstruction, The Gilded Age to our present Divided Era. While we have had our conflicts over large issues and the role of government in the past, and still do today, an emerging cause of the partisanship and division we now know today did not exist at our nation’s founding. Our governments were smaller, levied minimal taxes, and thus held out fewer spoils for citizens to fight over. Can the US find its way back to being a less divided country? Yes, says Del Beccaro, but only if citizens understand the growing source of our divisions: ever larger governments. Americans must demand that government shrink back to a less divisive size and scope and support leaders capable of setting unifying goals—for which Del Beccaro offers five key strategies. In fact, the consequences of not slimming the behemoth governments—federal, state, and local—will only lead to an ever widening divide, and more acrimonious and harmful partisanship. The Divided Era lays out the case for smaller government, more responsive political leadership, and ultimately a more cohesive citizenry.

America Divided

America Divided
Author: Arnold Marshall Rose,Caroline Baer Rose
Publsiher: New York : Knopf
Total Pages: 342
Release: 1948
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4438746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America Divided Book Review:

America Divided Political Partisanship and US Foreign Policy

America Divided  Political Partisanship and US Foreign Policy
Author: Dina Smeltz,Ivo Daalder,Karl Friedhoff,Craig Kafura
Publsiher: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America Divided Political Partisanship and US Foreign Policy Book Review:

The results of the 2015 Chicago Council Survey demonstrate that the American public remains committed to engagement in the world—as it has been for the more than 40 years the Council has conducted its surveys. But on specific policies, public opinion often divides along party lines. At a fundamental level, these divergent views reflect differing interpretations of how the United States can most effectively advance its interests—whether through military or other means—in an increasingly volatile world.

Desis Divided

Desis Divided
Author: Sangay K. Mishra
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-03-01
ISBN 10: 1452949913
ISBN 13: 9781452949918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desis Divided Book Review:

For immigrants to America, from Europeans in the early twentieth century through later Latinos, Asians, and Caribbeans, gaining social and political ground has generally been considered an exercise in ethnic and racial solidarity. The experience of South Asian Americans, one of the fastest-growing immigrant populations in recent years, tells a different story of inclusion—one in which distinctions within a group play a significant role. Focusing on Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi American communities, Sangay K. Mishra analyzes features such as class, religion, nation of origin, language, caste, gender, and sexuality in mobilization. He shows how these internal characteristics lead to multiple paths of political inclusion, defying a unified group experience. How, for instance, has religion shaped the fractured political response to intensified discrimination against South Asians—Hindus, Muslims, and Sikhs—in the post-9/11 period? How have class and home country concerns played into various strategies for achieving political power? And how do the political engagements of professional and entrepreneurial segments of the community challenge the idea of a unified diaspora? Pursuing answers, Mishra argues that, while ethnoracial mobilization remains an important component of South Asian American experience, ethnoracial identity is deployed differently by particular sectors of the South Asian population to produce very specific kinds of mobilizing and organizational infrastructures. And exploring these distinctions is critical to understanding the changing nature of the politics of immigrant inclusion—and difference itself—in America.

New Aged Colonists America Divided Book Two

New Aged Colonists     America Divided  Book Two
Author: Scott Douglas
Publsiher: BookCaps Study Guides
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN 10: 1621075656
ISBN 13: 9781621075653
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Aged Colonists America Divided Book Two Book Review:

The President...gone. America is divided. The Civil War has begun! In the gripping, fast-paced, second story in the “America Divided” series, America is engaged in a modern Civil War. Brother stands against brother, as powers on both sides attempt to take over the country. This is the second book in a multi-book series.