Political & Social Science

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"The beginnings of class warfare, democracy, individual liberty, local government, racism, and American slavery had beginnings for what would become the United States in Ja

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Fight for Liberty should be required reading for every college student—indeed, for every American and, regardless of their nationality, every person capable of reading and understanding th

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“A copy of Peter Phillips’ Giants: The Global Power Elite should be in everyone’s book case, like a good dictionary or atlas.” 

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Does Donald Trump owe his 2016 election victory to Russian hacking? Since Election Day, many political scientists have answered: “most likely no.” The logic goes like this:

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"Some stories are better than the books written about them and, sadly, this is one of them."

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The year 2016 began a new era of political populism throughout the developed world. In the United States, the face of that populism is President Donald Trump.

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Isabel Sawhill says she was “dumbfounded by the 2016 election.” Having already started her book she had to address new, fundamental questions. Who voted for President Trump and why?

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If there are any remaining doubts about the central role played by Ronald Reagan in the unraveling of the Soviet empire, Seth Jones’ riveting new book A Covert Action should dispel them.

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The “liberal world order” created by the United States after the Second World War is an historical anomaly that may be coming to an end, according to the Brookings Institution’s Robert Kagan in his

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"One would think that a biography of an economist would make almost as dull a read as a book on economics.

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“In today’s trauma-focused society, PTSD: A Short History is a volume as brave as it is wise.”

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Historians of political culture illuminate the human realities of governing and legislating.

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“There is something absolutely American about the notion that you, my friends, are getting screwed.” Thus begins writer Chris Stirewalt’s readable book, Every Man a King.

Out of Many Faiths is an important read for anyone hoping to understand factors causing the increased discrimination non-white groups and minorit

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President Donald Trump now finds himself, not even two years into his term, besieged by congressional opponents, a special investigator, numerous lawyers, the mainstream media, protesters in the st

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This is the time of stories about refugees and immigrants in every format possible.

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Dealing with many if not all the main issues of existence, this work provides a valuable handbook of practical wisdom for any inhabitant of planet earth in the 21st century.

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The summer before he started college, former senator and Secretary of State John Kerry sailed on a yacht with then-President Kennedy and his family.

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For almost 40 years, feminist, environmentalist, and human rights advocate Rebecca Solnit has shepherded activists and animated a spirit of community.

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We tend to view childhood through rose-colored glasses, evoking an age of innocence and carefree days anchored by loving and protective families in safe and supportive Leave It to Beaver n

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Not only are things worse than you thought, but the country’s situation is nearly hopeless.

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“From ancient Greece to the modern globalized economy, Kurz distills the essence of various schools of thought and the personalities who made them.”

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