Political & Social Science

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India and China are justifiably two of the world’s emerging super powers whose prestige was most recently demonstrated both by President Obama’s state visit to India looking for opportunities to in

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In Blessed Are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America, Jeffrey Stout travels throughout America on a journey to find those involved in changing the world in which they live by gett

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All across America, business owners sleep the sleep of the troubled, nay, the guilty. They awake screaming, afflicted with a common nightmare.

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Veteran author Bill Bryson delights in skewering the arrogant rich in England and the United States, particularly the folks who lived in the 19th and early 20th centuries in this quirky survey book

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“Barack Obama is what comes at the end of that bridge 
in Selma.” 

—Congressman John Lewis


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“Get your score card! Can’t tell the players without a score card!” The sounds of summer. In an election year, the sounds of the world politic.

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“For two years, Mom, Dad, and millions like them loved their country enough to change it.”

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Forest Gate is a novel revealing the true cost of stereotypes and cultural propaganda and how everyone is guilty of this new type of blaxploitation being used by politicians, media—especia

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Why read a book with a title that would scare the sanest person among us? Is it to prove one is “highbrow” or an “intellectual” or just looking to fool those around him?

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The press release for this military action thriller states that James Hannibal had to write the book on an “un-networked” laptop and then personally take the manuscript to Whiteman Air Force Base i

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One might expect that a book written on the subject of style should be made very reader friendly.  One might expect this, but that is not what is delivered in this reissue of a 1996 edition.Mr.

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The rich may be different from you and me, but that doesn’t mean they are any more interesting.

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Editor of New Left Review, London-based Ali criticizes Barack Obama’s obedience to the same corporate and military powers that controlled previous American administrations.

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There is a thin line between whining and problem solving. It is unfortunate that Mooney and Kirshenbaum never crossed that line. In fact, they may never have seen the line in the first place.

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Raphaël Kies is a researcher in political science at the University of Luxembourg; co-founder of the E-democracy center, Switzerland; and a member of Réseau de Démocratie Électronique, France.

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It would be easy to write an Obama-backlash book using buzzwords and cliché ridden accounts of the right-wing talk show blather-babblers.

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With a little background from his Three Cups of Tea, Greg Mortenson continues his unbelievable saga of his quest to build schools in “the last best place.” He insists on working in areas o

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Susan Moon’s use of the old cliché “This is getting old” is not meant as a complaint, but rather as a shared exploration of that state in which we are all passing through.

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Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Too Big to Fail left a clear impression that Sorkin has to a great extent merely repeated the words of some of the government and business titans who played major role

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It’s doubtful that anyone would wish to take the position that a modern American prison is the perfect example of a rehabilitative environment.

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Rick Hodes grew up on Long Island. There was nothing in his background to suggest that he would become a doctor who devoted his life to some of the sickest and poorest souls on our planet.

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The cover is striking, a rich blue, defining a solitary cloud.

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Scott Rasmussen and Douglas Schoen obviously hurried to get Mad as Hell on the market before the November midterm elections. They should have waited.

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As the debate rolls on about Immigration Reform in the United States, as Congress considers President Obama’s vision to design a “Path to Citizenship,” and as Arizona tightens req

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Encounter Books, February 2008As we witness the incredible surge of international donations and support directed toward Haiti following the January 12 earthquake, we must recognize the fact that th

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