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The Conservatarian Manifesto: Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Fight for the Right's Future

by Charles C.W. Cooke

A call to arms for the growing movement of “Conservatarians”—members of the right who are fiscally conservative but socially liberal—and a fascinating look at conservatism’s past and future.

 

There...


The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones¿Confronting A New Age of Threat

by Benjamin Wittes & Gabriella Blum

The ability to inflict pain and suffering on large groups of people is no longer limited to the nation-state. New technologies are putting enormous power into the hands of individuals across the world—a shift...


Kill Chain

by Andrew Cockburn

An essential and page-turning narrative on the history of drone warfare by the acclaimed author of Rumsfeld, exploring how this practice emerged, who made it happen, and the real consequences of targeted killing...


In His Father's Shadow

by Stanley A. Renshon

From a pampered son who showed little promise, to his rise to the presidency, George W. Bush has transformed himself through acts of will and faith. Stanley Renshon examines the psychological transformation...


Dancing with the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes

by Michael Rubin

The world has seldom been as dangerous as it is now. Rogue regimes—governments and groups that eschew diplomatic normality, sponsor terrorism, and proliferate nuclear weapons—threaten the United States around...


Thinking About the Presidency: The Primacy of Power

by David Milton Brent & William G. Howell

All American presidents, past and present, have cared deeply about power--acquiring, protecting, and expanding it. While individual presidents obviously have other concerns, such as shaping policy or building...


White Backlash: Immigration, Race, and American Politics

by Marisa Abrajano & Zoltan L. Hajnal

White Backlash provides an authoritative assessment of how immigration is reshaping the politics of the nation. Using an array of data and analysis, Marisa Abrajano and Zoltan Hajnal show that fears about immigration...


The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present

by David Runciman

Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging,...


In-Your-Face Politics: The Consequences of Uncivil Media

by Diana C. Mutz

Americans are disgusted with watching politicians screaming and yelling at one another on television. But does all the noise really make a difference? Drawing on numerous studies, Diana Mutz provides the first...


Watchdogs on the Hill: The Decline of Congressional Oversight of U.S. Foreign Relations

by Linda L. Fowler

An essential responsibility of the U.S. Congress is holding the president accountable for the conduct of foreign policy. In this in-depth look at formal oversight hearings by the Senate Armed Services and Foreign...


Revolutions without Borders: The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World

by Janet Polasky

Nation-based histories cannot do justice to the rowdy, radical interchange of ideas around the Atlantic world during the tumultuous years from 1776 to 1804. National borders were powerless to restrict the flow...


Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation

by LaDawn Haglund & Robin Stryker

Do "human rights"-as embodied in constitutions, national laws, and international agreements-foster improvements in the lives of the poor or otherwise marginalized populations? When, where, how, and under what...


Wasted: How Misunderstanding Young Britain Threatens Our Future

by Georgia Gould

Young people growing up in Britain today face a narrowing job market, high housing costs and the prospect of a lifetime of hard work with less reward. The ideas of social responsibility that arose after the...


Children at War

by Peter W. Singer

Children at War is the first comprehensive book to examine the growing and global use of children as soldiers.

P.W. Singer, an internationally recognized expert in twenty-first-century warfare, explores how...


China Online: Netspeak and Wordplay Used by over 700 Million Chinese Internet Users

by Véronique Michel, Claude Muller & Sebastien Koval

Dive into China's cool new web-based subculture with China Online!

Using Baidu, China's form of Google, young Chinese web-surfers are creating their own language on the Internet. With this book, you can get an...


"Is This Thing On?": A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming

by Abby Stokes

Like a personal trainer for the digital age, Abby Stokes is the hand-holding, motivating expert that newbies—specifically older newbies—turn to when they want to become digitally literate. And her book,...


Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution

by Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich's influential and landmark investigation concerns both the experience and the institution of motherhood. The experience is her own—as a woman, a poet, a feminist, and a mother—but it is an...


The Heroic Slave: A Cultural and Critical Edition

by Frederick Douglass, John R. McKivigan & Robert S. Levine

First published nearly a decade prior to the Civil War, The Heroic Slave is the only fictional work by abolitionist, orator, author, and social reformer Frederick Douglass, himself a former slave. It is inspired...


Evel Incarnate

by Steve Mandich

He was not a rock’n’roll star, cartoon character, religious figure, professional wrestler, writer, or politician. Nor was he famous for being an artist, comic book superhero, television personality, or movie...


Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

by Bruce Schneier

You are under surveillance right now.

Your cell phone provider tracks your location and knows who’s with you. Your online and in-store purchasing patterns are recorded, and reveal if you're unemployed, sick,...