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Cousins and Strangers

by Chris Patten

A frank and controversial assessment of the United States, Great Britain, and Europe, and the stakes for all three if the West breaks apart

     Despite the efforts of President Woodrow Wilson, America washed...


Literary Freedom: A Cultural Right to Literature

by Heather Katharine McRobie

How do we protect literary freedom while preventing the harm done by literary hate speech? This book presents an innovative new approach to literary freedom as a cultural right.


The Falling Rate of Learning and the Neoliberal Endgame

by David J. Blacker

Our education system is chained to the hold of a sinking capitalist ship. Is there any escape?


Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865

by James B. Conroy

Our One Common Country explores the most critical meeting of the Civil War. Given short shrift or overlooked by many historians, the Hampton Roads Conference of 1865 was a crucial turning point in the War between...


The Party Faithful: How and Why Democrats Are Closing the God Gap

by Amy Sullivan

As late as the 1960s, religion was a decidedly nonpartisan affair in the United States. In the past forty years, however, despite abundant evidence that Americans care about their candidates' personal faith,...


The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror

by Michael Ignatieff

Must we fight terrorism with terror, match assassination with assassination, and torture with torture? Must we sacrifice civil liberty to protect public safety?

In the age of terrorism, the temptations of ruthlessness...


Voters' Veto: The 2002 Election in New Zealand and the Consolidation of Minority Government

by Jack Vowles & Peter Aimer

Tracking New Zealand's transition from the first-past-the-postelectoral system, as used in Britain, to the mixed-member-proportional system, as used in Germany, this analysis examines New Zealand's pivotal 2002...


Voters' Vengeance: 1990 Election in New Zealand and the Fate of the Fourth Labour Government

by Peter Aimer & Jack Vowles

The 1990 election in New Zealand produced the biggest landslide in 50 years, and Voters’ Vengeance uses comprehensive survey research to explore why New Zealand voters reacted in this way. The answers to over...


Towards Consensus?: The 1993 Election and Referendum in Nz

by Peter Aimer

Based on a nationwide survey of voters, this is a study of the historic 1993 New Zealand general election and referendum. It seeks to explain why New Zealanders made the choices they did - an extremely narrow...


Proportional Representation on Trial: New Zealand's Second Mmp Election and After

by Peter Aimer, Jack Vowles & Susan Banducci

Tracing the transition of a democracy as it moves in between electoral systems, this book details the current and past public opinion surrounding New Zealand’s 1999 election. As a result of the second election...


Building the New World: Work, Politics and Society in Caversham, 1880s1920s

by Erik Olssen

These essays are the result of a study of the Dunedin working-class suburb of Caversham. Olssen discusses a number of important theoretical issues the writing of history, the question of class, the role of gender,...


Politics in New Zealand

by Richard Mulgan

This revised edition of a classic introduction to the New Zealand political, constitutional, and electoral system covers recent elections and the constitutional and legal changes that have attracted the attention...


Globalisation and the Wealth of Nations

by Brian Easton

Neither an argument for nor against globalization, this book is a careful and thorough analysis of the issues of globalization and an imaginative, wide-ranging picture of the globalizing world. It aims to both inform and...


Voters' Victory: New Zealand's First Election Under Proportional Representation

by Jack Vowles

Completes a triad of studies charting New Zealand's shift to a new MMP electoral system. This volume is the story of the first MMP election in 1996 and asks the question: is MMP beginning to deliver what its...


Rumsfeld: His Rise, Fall, and Catastrophic Legacy

by Andrew Cockburn

Donald Rumsfeld, who as secretary of defense oversaw the army, navy, air force, and marines from 2001 to December 2006, is widely blamed for the catastrophic state of America's involvement in Iraq. In his groundbreaking...


Our Brave New World: Essays on the Impact of September 11

by Wladyslaw Pleszczynski

Every American remembers exactly how it unfolded and where they were and what they were doing on that terrible morning of September 11. And like any other unprecedented historic jolt, September 11 continues...


Tea Party Catholic: The Catholic Case for Limited Government, a Free Economy, and Human Flourishing

by Samuel Gregg & Michael Novak

Targeting core tenets of the Tea Party movement, including political economy and economic history, Samuel Gregg makes the case for a new breed of conservative—the Tea Party Catholic. Long married to the conventional...


Liberty and Research and Development: Science Funding in a Free Society

by Tibor R. Machan

The contributors to this volume explore the implications of government funding of scientific research and offer alternatives to the heavy reliance on government support that research and development (R&D) currently...


Song for My Father: Memoir of an All-American Family

by Stephanie, Stokes Oliver

On Election Day in 1960, a classmate of Stephanie Stokes Oliver threatened to beat her up. Why? Because in their class's mock presidential election, Stephanie revealed that she would follow her father's lead...


Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home

by James Carville & Mary Matalin

For twenty years, James Carville and Mary Matalin have held the mantle of the nation's most politically opposed, ideologically mismatched, and intensely opinionated couple. In this follow-up to their groundbreaking...