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The Syrian Rebellion

by Fouad Ajami

Fouad Ajami offers a detailed historical perspective on the current rebellion in Syria. Focusing on the similarities and differences in skills between former dictator Hafez al-Assad and his successor son, Bashar,...


Two-Fer: Electing a President and a Supreme Court

by Clint Bolick

Constitutional scholar Clint Bolick examines the importance of judicial nominations in current and future political campaigns—not just in campaigns for president but also for the senators who confirm the nominees...


State of Disrepair: Fixing the Culture and Practices of the State Department

by Kori N. Schake

Kori Schake shows how the deficiencies in focus, education, and programmatic proficiency impede the work of the State Department and suggests how investing in those areas could make the agency significantly...


The Taylor Rule and the Transformation of Monetary Policy

by Evan F. Koenig

A contributors' "who's who" from the academic and policy communities explain and provide perspectives on John Taylor's revolutionary thinking about monetary policy. They explore some of the literature that Taylor...


Living with the UN: American Responsibilities and International Order

by Kenneth Anderson

International legal scholar Kenneth Anderson analyzes US-UN relations in each major aspect of the United Nations' work-security, human rights and universal values, and development-and offers workable, practical...


Eyes on Spies: Congress and the United States Intelligence Community

by Amy B. Zegart

Amy Zegart examines the weaknesses of US intelligence oversight and why those deficiencies have persisted, despite the unprecedented importance of intelligence in today's environment. She argues that many of...


The Unbearable Heaviness of Governing: The Obama Administration in Historical Perspective

by Morton Keller

Taking a critical look at the realities that have shaped the first stage of Barack Obama's presidency, Morton Keller offers a history-focused examination of Obama's developing style of governing, with particular...


Race & Economics: How Much Can Be Blamed on Discrimination?

by Walter E. Williams

Walter E. Williams applies an economic analysis to the problems black Americans have faced in the past and still face in the present to show that that free-market resource allocation, as opposed to political...


From Protest to Challenge, Vol. 2: A Documentary History of African Politics in South Africa, 1882-1964: Hope and Challenge, 1935-1952

by Gwendolyn M. Carter & Thomas Karis

This remarkable collection of material is as relevant today as when it was first published; graphically demonstrating the native African's struggle for peace, freedom, and equality in his native land during...


Health Reform Without Side Effects: Making Markets Work for Individual Health Insurance

by Mark V. Pauly

Mark V. Pauly offers a detailed look at the individual insurance market in the United States. He explains how it works, suggests approaches to improvement that build on what currently works well, and provides...


Bankruptcy Not Bailout: A Special Chapter 14

by Kenneth E. Scott & John B. Taylor

This book introduces and analyzes a new and more predictable bankruptcy process designed specifically for large financial institutions—Chapter 14—to achieve greater financial stability and reduce the likelihood...


Playing Dead: Mock Trauma and Folk Drama in Staged High School Drunk Driving Tragedies

by Montana Miller

As the Grim Reaper pulls a student out of class to be a “victim” of drunk driving in a program called “Every 15 Minutes,” Montana Miller observes the ritual through a folklorist’s lens. Playing Dead...


Folk Culture in the Digital Age: The Emergent Dynamics of Human Interaction

by Trevor J. Blank

Smart phones, tablets, Facebook, Twitter, and wireless Internet connections are the latest technologies to have become entrenched in our culture.  Although traditionalists have argued that computer-mediated...


The Battle for America: The Story of an Extraordinary Election

by Dan Balz & Haynes Johnson

The bestselling, truly gripping account of 2008's landmark election, updated through 2009

The election of 2008 shattered political barriers and ignited an extraordinary battle among some of the most formidable...


A Borderlands View on Latinos, Latin Americans, and Decolonization: Rethinking Mental Health

by Pilar Hernández-wolfe

A Borderlands View of Latinos, Latin Americans, and Decolonization: Rethinking Mental Health is a work of connection and integration encompassing decolonization, third-world feminism, borderlands theory, and...


The United States and China: A History from the Eighteenth Century to the Present

by Dong Wang

The United States and China offers the first comprehensive synthesis of the history of U.S.-Chinese relations from initial contact to the present. Balancing the modern (1784–1949) and contemporary (1949–...


What Do We Do with a Difference?: France and the Debate over Headscarves in Schools

by Facing History and Ourselves & John Bowen

The debate in France over the wearing of veils by Islamic girls in schools has served for nearly two decades as a nexus for emotional controversy and debate. Religion and secularism in public schools. Immigration...


Taking on the System: Rules for Change in a Digital Era

by Markos Moulitsas Zuniga

The founder of one of the most influential political blogs in the nation establishes the fundamental laws that govern today's new era of digital activism.

The laws of power have changed-and will continue to...


The American Spring: What We Talk About When We Talk About Revolution

by Amelia Stein

“I don't think there'll ever be a day when there's nothing to dissent about.” Lawrence Ferlinghetti  

“The game is being run on people but they don’t know how the game is being run.” Arthur Blaustein...


Making a Difference 2.0: The Ultimate Guide to Online Charitable Giving

by Howard Freeman

The digital age has changed the way people contribute to worthy causes, with more and more donations coming from online sources. Making a Difference 2.0 serves as a bible for tech-savvy contributors and an essential...