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Environmental Networks and Social Movement Theory

by Clare Saunders

Are environmentalists in Britain part of a transnational movement or are they tactically and ideologically distinct? How can we understand the environmental movement within the context of social movement theory?...


Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry

by Marc Ambinder & D. B. Grady

There is a hidden country within the United States. It was formed from the astonishing number of secrets held by the government and the growing ranks of secret-keepers given charge over them. The government...


Reagan on War: A Reappraisal of the Weinberger Doctrine, 1980-1984

by Gail E. S. Yoshitani

Even at the time it was announced near the end of the first term of the Reagan administration, such luminaries as William Safire mischaracterized the Weinberger Doctrine as a conservative retreat from the use...


How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour: Why Hedge Funds Get Away with Siphoning Off America's Wealth

by Les Leopold

How hedge funds make money by taking it from the rest of us?and how you can join them!

Top hedge fund managers make more than Oprah, Rupert Murdoch, and A-Rod combined?but they aren't running news and entertainment...


What's the Matter with White People: Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was

by Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh, one of America's most popular online columnists, looks back over the past forty years in American politics and culture, showing how the white working class has stagnated, and the stability of the...


The Servant Economy: Where America's Elite Is Sending the Middle Class

by Jeff Faux

Renowned economist Jeff Faux explains why neither party's leaders have a plan to remedy America's unemployment, inequality, or long economic slide

America's political and economic elite spent so long making such...


That Should Still Be Us: How Thomas Friedman's Flat World Myths Are Keeping Us Flat on Our Backs

by Martin Sieff

Chronicles the damage Thomas Friedman's flat wrong, "Flat Earth" ideas have caused to the American economy

As Martin Sieff convincingly argues, Thomas Friedman's prescriptions have played a major role in causing...


The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam

by Christopher S. Bond & Lewis M. Simons

A U.S. senator and Pulitzer Prizewinner, both experts on Southeast Asia, offer a bold new approach to address radical Islam and fight global terror

The next front in the war on terror is in Southeast Asia, warn...


Latin Lessons: How South America Stopped Listening to the United States and Started Prospering

by Hal Weitzman

The mistakes the United States has made in Latin America-and the high price it will pay for them

Could it be that for the first time in history, the United States needs Latin America more than the other way round?...


Joe Moakley's Journey: From South Boston to El Salvador

by Mark Robert Schneider

The first biography of the popular, long-serving congressman from South Boston


Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism and the Economics of Destruction

by Barry C. Lynn

"A manifesto for our times."

-Thomas Frank, Wall Street Journal

Barry C. Lynn, one of the most original and surprising students of the American economy, paints a genuinely alarming picture: most of our public...


Pick Your Poison: How Our Mad Dash to Chemical Utopia Is Making Lab Rats of Us All

by Monona Rossol

How the chemicals in everyday products are killing us-and what the government is not doing about it

Did you know that "nontoxic" usually means "never tested"? Or that many green cleaners are good for the environment...


The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation

by Sharon Lerner

"A stinging account of how public policy and private businesses have failed to adapt to working mothers."

--Jennifer Ludden, NPR

Why life is harder on American families than it's been in decades-the book that...


Moving Millions: How Coyote Capitalism Fuels Global Immigration

by Jeffrey Kaye

On the same day that reporter Jeffrey Kaye visited the Tondo hospital in northwest Manila, members of an employees association wearing hospital uniforms rallied in the outside courtyard demanding pay raises....


The Global Class War: How America's Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future - And What It Will Take to Win It Back

by Jeff Faux

Acclaim for The Global Class War

"You will never think about 'free trade' the same way after reading Jeff Faux's superb book. As Faux makes clear, the globalization debate is really about whose interests are...


The Worst Person in the World: And 202 Strong Contenders

by Keith Olbermann

All of the failings and missteps of celebrities, politicians, and a few just-plain-dumb folks, as seen on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann

Keith Olbermann is more popular than ever, and ratings for Countdown...


It's Getting Ugly Out There: The Frauds, Bunglers, Liars, and Losers Who Are Hurting America

by Jack Cafferty

Very little of my backstory qualifies as Hallmark Card material, but it may help you to make sense of the way I see and interpret what's going on around me. -Jack Cafferty For the millions who watch the "Cafferty...


War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death

by Norman Solomon

War Made Easy cuts through the dense web of spin to probe and scrutinize the key "perception management" techniques that have played huge roles in the promotion of American wars in recent decades. This guide...


The Fifteen Biggest Lies about the Economy: And Everything Else the Right Doesn't Want You to Know about Taxes, Jobs, and Corporate America

by Joshua Holland

AlterNet editor Joshua Holland demolishes the Right's biggest and most outrageous myths about the economy

Taxes kill growth. Labor unions hurt their members. Government regulation destroys jobs. These are just...


Tortured: When Good Soldiers Do Bad Things

by Justine Sharrock

An eye-opening exposé of America's torture regime

Myths about torture abound: Waterboarding is the worst we've done. The soldiers were hardened professionals. All Americans now believe that what we did was wrong....