American Amnesia

American Amnesia
Author: Jacob S. Hacker,Paul Pierson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 1451667833
ISBN 13: 9781451667837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Amnesia Book Review:

In the past, government and business were as much partners as rivals, resulting in broad-based growth and healthy social development. But advocates of anti-government market fundamentalism are intent on scrapping the instrument of nearly a century of unprecedented economic and social progress. Hacker and Pierson examine why what's good for American business elites and what's good for Americans have become misaligned.

Looking for the Good War

Looking for the Good War
Author: Elizabeth D. Samet
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-11-29
ISBN 10: 1250859085
ISBN 13: 9781250859082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Looking for the Good War Book Review:

“Essential reading. This eloquent, far-ranging analysis of the national psyche goes as far as any book I’ve ever read toward explaining the peculiar American yen for war and more war.” —Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and Beautiful Country Burn Again In Looking for the Good War, Elizabeth D. Samet examines the literature, art, and culture that emerged after World War II, bringing her expertise as a professor of English at West Point to bear on the complexity of the postwar period in national life. She exposes the confusion about American identity that was expressed during and immediately after the war, and the deep national ambivalence toward war, violence, and veterans—a history that was suppressed in subsequent decades by a dangerously sentimental attitude toward the United States’ supposedly exceptional history and destiny. Samet discovers the complex legacy of the war in some of its most heavily mythologized figures: the war correspondent epitomized by Ernie Pyle, the character of the erstwhile G.I. turned either cop or criminal in the pulp fiction and feature films of the late 1940s, the disaffected Civil War veteran who looms so large on the screen in the Cold War–era Western, and the resurgent military hero of the post-Vietnam period. Taken together, these figures reveal key elements of postwar attitudes toward violence, liberty, and nation—attitudes that have shaped domestic and foreign policy and that respond in various ways to ideas about national identity and purpose established or affirmed by World War II. As the United States reassesses its roles in Afghanistan and the Middle East, the time has come to rethink our national mythology: the way that World War II shaped our sense of national destiny, our beliefs about the use of American military force throughout the world, and our inability to accept the realities of the twenty-first century’s decades of devastating conflict.

American Amnesia

American Amnesia
Author: Joe Conason
Publsiher: Creators Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-04-28
ISBN 10: 1942448899
ISBN 13: 9781942448891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Amnesia Book Review:

Do you feel that your progressive views are being warped by conservative media? Are you worried that your liberal opinions are being stifled, and that you are alone in your political beliefs? You're not alone, and Joe Conason serves as a powerful democratic voice to stand up for his progressive politics, commenting on everything from religion and politics to the environment and climate change. This is a collection of the best of his columns from 2014.

American Amnesia

American Amnesia
Author: Helen E. Krieble
Publsiher: Encounter Books
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2022-12-06
ISBN 10: 1641772816
ISBN 13: 9781641772815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Amnesia Book Review:

People are who they are because of what they have been through, where they came from, who they learned from, and all the things that have happened to them. The same is true not just for individuals, but also for families, communities, and nations. America, too, has its own unique character, also formed by its memories, history, things it has been through, and what it has learned. If people, communities, or even nations lose their memory, they lose their character. That is why cultures throughout the world work at maintaining their identity and passing traditions along to future generations. But what if a nation purposely decides it no longer wants to remember its history? What if a country imposes amnesia on itself? Helen Krieble argues persuasively that this is precisely what has happened to America. It has lost the memory of its own founding principles, and the sacrifices made over the past 250 years to preserve them. The nation is losing its character. She writes that America cannot be preserved as “the last best hope of Earth” if its own people no longer understand why that is true and are no longer willing to do what it takes to preserve it. “The duties of citizenship are vitally important,” Krieble writes, “but they are not complicated. It is our duty, as the owners, to defend our freedom against all threats, and to pass it along to future generations undiminished.” Americans are failing in that duty, but Krieble says there is still time to cure our national amnesia. It begins with rebuilding our understanding of, and commitment to, those founding principles, regaining our national memory.

An American Amnesia

An American Amnesia
Author: Bruce Herschensohn
Publsiher: Beaufort Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-08-15
ISBN 10: 0825305616
ISBN 13: 9780825305610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An American Amnesia Book Review:

January 27th, 1973: the United States, South Vietnam, North Vietnam, and the Viet Cong sign the Paris Peace Accords, guaranteeing the right of self-determination to the South Vietnamese people. April 30th, 1975: President Duong Van Minh of South Vietnam announces the nation's unconditional surrender to the North, ending the decade-long conflict and enabling the merger of both countries into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. What happened in two short years to cause such a dramatic reversal? In An American Amnesia, respected political commentator Bruce Herschensohn re-examines the incredible actions taken by the 94th Congress and by many American citizens which forced South Vietnam's surrender, an event that brought about immense tragedy for Southeast Asians and haunts our political landscape to this day. Drawing on notes, speeches, and writings from his own experiences in Southeast Asia, as well as in the United States Information Agency and in the White House, Herschensohn fills in important facts in that period of history and warns against the danger of succumbing to a similar voluntary amnesia in the future.

Imperial America

Imperial America
Author: Gore Vidal
Publsiher: Bold Type Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-04-27
ISBN 10: 078673826X
ISBN 13: 9780786738267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imperial America Book Review:

Gore Vidal has been described as the last ‘noble defender" of the American republic. In Imperial America, Vidal steals the thunder of a right wing America—those who have camouflaged their extremist rhetoric in the Old Glory and the Red, White, and Blue—by demonstrating that those whose protest arbitrary and secret government, those who defend the bill of rights, those who seek to restrain America's international power, are the true patriots. "Those Americans who refuse to plunge blindly into the maelstrom of European and Asiatic politics are not defeatist or neurotic," he writes. "They are giving evidence of sanity, not cowardice, of adult thinking as distinguished from infantilism. They intend to preserve and defend the Republic. America is not to be Rome or Britain. It is to be America."

Geopolitical Amnesia

Geopolitical Amnesia
Author: Vibeke Schou Tjalve
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2020-05-21
ISBN 10: 022800313X
ISBN 13: 9780228003137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geopolitical Amnesia Book Review:

Far-right movements, parties, and governments are changing the language and logic of international order. Zero-sum geopolitics - from Donald Trump to Brexit - and the rhetoric of putting the national interest "first" are back, and along with them come a deep fascination with the values of patriarchy, masculinity, and strength. Putting these dramatic shifts in contemporary American and European foreign policy into wider historical and intellectual context, Geopolitical Amnesia explores the liberal crisis beneath the resurgence of far-right ideas. Drawing on memory studies, it addresses the ways in which the new geopolitics intersects and interplays with an exhausted and amnesiatic liberalism. Scholars with expertise on national and regional ideological traditions look at contemporary memory wars - competing revisionist histories - from Washington to Warsaw, and from the Anglosphere to Southern, Western, and Eastern Europe. They address the changing conditions of memory and nostalgia and discuss how and why it matters that the new geopolitics takes place in an age of accelerated, fragmented, and digitalized global media. Timely and ambitious, this accessible collection reveals the far-right ideas behind the return of geopolitics and the crisis of liberalism that paved its way.

Winner Take All Politics

Winner Take All Politics
Author: Jacob S. Hacker,Paul Pierson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-09-14
ISBN 10: 1416593845
ISBN 13: 9781416593843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winner Take All Politics Book Review:

A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time— the growing inequality of incomes between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich. We all know that the very rich have gotten a lot richer these past few decades while most Americans haven’t. In fact, the exorbitantly paid have continued to thrive during the current economic crisis, even as the rest of Americans have continued to fall behind. Why do the “haveit- alls” have so much more? And how have they managed to restructure the economy to reap the lion’s share of the gains and shift the costs of their new economic playground downward, tearing new holes in the safety net and saddling all of us with increased debt and risk? Lots of so-called experts claim to have solved this great mystery, but no one has really gotten to the bottom of it—until now. In their lively and provocative Winner-Take-All Politics, renowned political scientists Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson demonstrate convincingly that the usual suspects—foreign trade and financial globalization, technological changes in the workplace, increased education at the top—are largely innocent of the charges against them. Instead, they indict an unlikely suspect and take us on an entertaining tour of the mountain of evidence against the culprit. The guilty party is American politics. Runaway inequality and the present economic crisis reflect what government has done to aid the rich and what it has not done to safeguard the interests of the middle class. The winner-take-all economy is primarily a result of winner-take-all politics. In an innovative historical departure, Hacker and Pierson trace the rise of the winner-take-all economy back to the late 1970s when, under a Democratic president and a Democratic Congress, a major transformation of American politics occurred. With big business and conservative ideologues organizing themselves to undo the regulations and progressive tax policies that had helped ensure a fair distribution of economic rewards, deregulation got under way, taxes were cut for the wealthiest, and business decisively defeated labor in Washington. And this transformation continued under Reagan and the Bushes as well as under Clinton, with both parties catering to the interests of those at the very top. Hacker and Pierson’s gripping narration of the epic battles waged during President Obama’s first two years in office reveals an unpleasant but catalyzing truth: winner-take-all politics, while under challenge, is still very much with us. Winner-Take-All Politics—part revelatory history, part political analysis, part intellectual journey— shows how a political system that traditionally has been responsive to the interests of the middle class has been hijacked by the superrich. In doing so, it not only changes how we think about American politics, but also points the way to rebuilding a democracy that serves the interests of the many rather than just those of the wealthy few.

Cultural Amnesia

Cultural Amnesia
Author: Professor of Classical Studies Stephen Bertman,Stephen Bertman
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780275962302
ISBN 13: 027596230X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Amnesia Book Review:

Explains how Americans' cultural forgetfulness is eating away at America's soul.

Against Amnesia

Against Amnesia
Author: Nancy J. Peterson,Professor Nancy J Peterson
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2001-04-23
ISBN 10: 9780812235944
ISBN 13: 0812235940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Against Amnesia Book Review:

"An important study in American literature."--Novel

Amnesia

Amnesia
Author: Peter Carey
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-01-13
ISBN 10: 0345814908
ISBN 13: 9780345814906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Amnesia Book Review:

From the two-time Booker Prize winner: a masterful, exceedingly timely new novel--at once dark, suspenseful and seriously funny--that takes us on a journey to the place where the cyber underworld of radicals and hackers collides with international power politics. When an internet virus throws open the gates at thousands of American prisons, the hacker turns out to be an unlikely young Australian woman. Has she declared cyber war on the United States or was her "Angel Worm" intended only to free the victims of Australia's immigration policies? Is she innocent? Can she be saved? The answers are up to journalist Felix Moore, a.k.a. Felix Moore-or-less-correct. His career is tanking when he gets this chance to write a biography that will vindicate the young woman. Funding is to be provided by an old friend--an outrageous millionaire property developer--and further impetus by an old flame: the young woman's actress mother whom Felix worshipped when they were at university together. And it will be our great good fortune to see the world through Felix's comic, cowardly, angry, yet fundamentally humane eyes as he attempts to save the young woman--and redeem himself in the bargain.

The Second American Civil War Book One the Red and the Blue

The Second American Civil War  Book One the Red and the Blue
Author: Bill Daugherty
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2014-11-09
ISBN 10: 1312664207
ISBN 13: 9781312664203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second American Civil War Book One the Red and the Blue Book Review:

Think It Can't Happen Here? Think Again: Operation Vigilant Eagle HR 347 Million Vet March IRS Targeting Bundy Ranch Ferguson Patriot Act Partisanship is on the rise, the economy is in a downward spiral, and there is a steady erosion of civil liberties. These factors all contribute to a plotline that is as unthinkable as it is inevitable. A Second American Civil War. From the backroom deals in Washington D.C. to the front lines of the battlefield. Daugherty offers an unflinching view of how a modern war on American soil would play out. A nightmare scenario which will come true.

Isles of Amnesia

Isles of Amnesia
Author: Mark J. Rauzon
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-01-31
ISBN 10: 0824857542
ISBN 13: 9780824857547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Isles of Amnesia Book Review:

For over a quarter century, biologist Mark J. Rauzon worked in the field of island restoration, traveling throughout the American Insular Pacific to eradicate invasive plants and animals introduced by humans. The region spans from Hawai`i to Samoa to Guam, and their neighbors—small, obscure tropical islands that are hundreds, if not thousands, of nautical miles from each other. These little-known US possessions and territories include various islands and atolls: Jarvis, Howland, Baker, the Northern Marianas, Wake, Palmyra, Johnston, and Rose Atoll, among others. They anchor a vast National Marine Monument program created in 2009, and expanded in 2014, to protect the largest area in the world from exploitation. In Isles of Amnesia, Rauzon chronicles the ecological and human history of these islands, enlivened with his first-hand experiences of eradication efforts to restore atoll ecosystems and maximize native biodiversity. Each chapter focuses on an individual island or island group, revealing how each location has its own particular story, secret past, or ecological lesson to be shared. Taken as a whole, the region has played a unique role in American history, with the remoteness of the islands having served the needs of whalers and guano miners in the 1800s and, in later years, that of military secret projects, missile launching, chemical weapon incinerations, and air bases. Rauzon further explores the creation of the National Marine Monuments and what their protection means to a changing ocean, and presents original research about the US military’s Pacific Project and germ warfare testing. Illustrated with over seventy historical photographs and original drawings, this much-needed work tells the fascinating story of America’s forgotten Pacific islands.

American Notes

American Notes
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publsiher: Castrovilli Giuseppe
Total Pages: 152
Release: 1899
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044097926497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Remaking America

Remaking America
Author: Joe Soss,Jacob S. Hacker,Suzanne Mettler
Publsiher: Russell Sage Foundation
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-11-08
ISBN 10: 1610445104
ISBN 13: 9781610445108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remaking America Book Review:

Over the past three decades, the contours of American social, economic, and political life have changed dramatically. The post-war patterns of broadly distributed economic growth have given way to stark inequalities of income and wealth, the GOP and its allies have gained power and shifted U.S. politics rightward, and the role of government in the lives of Americans has changed fundamentally. Remaking America explores how these trends are related, investigating the complex interactions of economics, politics, and public policy. Remaking America explains how the broad restructuring of government policy has both reflected and propelled major shifts in the character of inequality and democracy in the United States. The contributors explore how recent political and policy changes affect not just the social standing of Americans but also the character of democratic citizenship in the United States today. Lawrence Jacobs shows how partisan politics, public opinion, and interest groups have shaped the evolution of Medicare, but also how Medicare itself restructured health politics in America. Kimberly Morgan explains how highly visible tax policies created an opportunity for conservatives to lead a grassroots tax revolt that ultimately eroded of the revenues needed for social-welfare programs. Deborah Stone explores how new policies have redefined participation in the labor force—as opposed to fulfilling family or civic obligations—as the central criterion of citizenship. Frances Fox Piven explains how low-income women remain creative and vital political actors in an era in which welfare programs increasingly subject them to stringent behavioral requirements and monitoring. Joshua Guetzkow and Bruce Western document the rise of mass incarceration in America and illuminate its unhealthy effects on state social-policy efforts and the civic status of African-American men. For many disadvantaged Americans who used to look to government as a source of opportunity and security, the state has become increasingly paternalistic and punitive. Far from standing alone, their experience reflects a broader set of political victories and policy revolutions that have fundamentally altered American democracy and society. Empirically grounded and theoretically informed, Remaking America connects the dots to provide insight into the remarkable social and political changes of the last three decades.

Off Center

Off Center
Author: Jacob S. Hacker,Paul Pierson
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN 10: 030013066X
ISBN 13: 9780300130669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Off Center Book Review:

The Republicans who run American government today have defied the normal laws of political gravity. They have ruled with the slimmest of majorities and yet have transformed the nation’s governing priorities. They have strayed dramatically from the moderate middle of public opinion and yet have faced little public backlash. Again and again, they have sided with the affluent and ideologically extreme while paying little heed to the broad majority of Americans. And much more often than not, they have come out on top. This book shows why—and why this troubling state of affairs can and must be changed. Written in a highly accessible style by two professional political scientists, Off Center tells the story of a deliberative process restricted and distorted by party chieftains, of unresponsive power brokers subverting the popular will, and of legislation written by and for powerful interests and deliberately designed to mute popular discontent. In the best tradition of engaged social science, Off Center is a powerful and informed critique that points the way toward a stronger foundation for American democracy.

The Good War

 The Good War
Author: Studs Terkel
Publsiher: New Press/ORIM
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2011-07-26
ISBN 10: 1595587594
ISBN 13: 9781595587596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Good War Book Review:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: “The richest and most powerful single document of the American experience in World War II” (The Boston Globe). “The Good War” is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Studs Terkel as an interviewer and oral historian. From a pipe fitter’s apprentice at Pearl Harbor to a crew member of the flight that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, his subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what People magazine has called “a splendid epic history” of WWII. With this volume Terkel expanded his scope to the global and the historical, and the result is a masterpiece of oral history. “Tremendously compelling, somehow dramatic and intimate at the same time, as if one has stumbled on private accounts in letters locked in attic trunks . . . In terms of plain human interest, Mr. Terkel may well have put together the most vivid collection of World War II sketches ever gathered between covers.” —The New York Times Book Review “I promise you will remember your war years, if you were alive then, with extraordinary vividness as you go through Studs Terkel’s book. Or, if you are too young to remember, this is the best place to get a sense of what people were feeling.” —Chicago Tribune “A powerful book, repeatedly moving and profoundly disturbing.” —People

Let them Eat Tweets How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality

Let them Eat Tweets  How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality
Author: Jacob S. Hacker,Paul Pierson
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 1631496859
ISBN 13: 9781631496851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Let them Eat Tweets How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality Book Review:

A New York Times Editors’ Choice An “essential” (Jane Mayer) account of the dangerous marriage of plutocratic economic priorities and right-wing populist appeals — and how it threatens the pillars of American democracy. In Let Them Eat Tweets, best-selling political scientists Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson argue that despite the rhetoric of Donald Trump, Josh Hawley, and other right-wing “populists,” the Republican Party came to serve its plutocratic masters to a degree without precedent in modern global history. To maintain power while serving the 0.1 percent, the GOP has relied on increasingly incendiary racial and cultural appeals to its almost entirely white base. Calling this dangerous hybrid “plutocratic populism,” Hacker and Pierson show how, over the last forty years, reactionary plutocrats and right-wing populists have become the two faces of a party that now actively undermines democracy to achieve its goals against the will of the majority of Americans. Based on decades of research and featuring a new epilogue about the intensification of GOP radicalism after the 2020 election, Let Them Eat Tweets authoritatively explains the doom loop of tax cutting and fearmongering that defines the Republican Party—and reveals how the rest of us can fight back.

A Little Book of Western Verse

A Little Book of Western Verse
Author: Eugene Field
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1890
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: HARVARD:HN1WV7
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Great Trainers Make It Happen

Great Trainers Make It Happen
Author: Ben Olson
Publsiher: Booksurge Publishing
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2007-09-28
ISBN 10: 9781419681141
ISBN 13: 1419681141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Trainers Make It Happen Book Review:

ATTENTION TRAINERS: It's Not About YOU - It's About the LEARNER! What is the biggest mistake a trainer can make? Quite simply, it is focusing all of their efforts on themselves and not their students! Many inexperienced trainers fall into this trap, but it doesn't have to happen to you! This book provides easy-to-execute examples that, when utilized, will make any rookie trainer look like a seasoned pro in just one day! You will learn how to structure the classroom experience in such a positive way that I guarantee it will make a difference in your professional life and in the lives of your participants. The techniques outlined in this book will help you to become the Great Trainer you have always wanted to be - because although good trainers may know these methods, Great Trainers make it happen! Inside, you will discover how to: -Create an inviting physical and emotional learning environment for your students. An inviting learning environment leads to higher levels of participation, retention, and on-the-job application! -Be less of an instructor and more of a "Tour Guide." Utilizing tour guide techniques will make your class anything-but-ordinary, causing people to look forward to your next event! -Utilize Great Trainer techniques whether you're facilitating a 5-day course, a 60-minute training session, or a 15-minute presentation! -Apply the techniques that will help you go WACCO for your participants - without spending a dime! Get on the road to continuous training improvement and start reading!