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Democratic Anxieties: Same-Sex Marriage, Death, and Citizenship

by Mario Feit

Democratic Anxieties: Same-Sex Marriage, Death, and Citizenship takes contemporary opposition to same-sex marriage as a starting point to consider anxieties about sex and death within conceptions of democratic...


The Ethics of Sightseeing

by Dean MacCannell

Is travel inherently beneficial to human character? Does it automatically educate and enlighten while also promoting tolerance, peace, and understanding? In this challenging book, Dean MacCannell identifies...


Power Grab: Obama's Dangerous Plan for a One Party Nation

by Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

America is at a crossroads - we can choose the path of the Founding Fathers and keep a strong constitutional government that thrives on our bipartisan spirit, or opt for President Barack Obama's dream: a nation...


Philippines : 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. Asia Dept

KEY ISSUES Context. Growth remains rapid, but has moderated from the 7¼ percent recorded in 2013. Remittances and accommodative monetary and financial conditions remain the primary growth drivers, despite volatile...


Insignia of Rank in the Nahua World: From the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century

by Justvna Olko

In this significant work, Olko reconstructs the repertory of insignia of rank and the contexts and symbolic meanings of their use, along with their original terminology, among the Nahuatl-speaking communities...


Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940

by George Chauncey

A fascinating look at a gay world that was not supposed to have existed, this book shows that gay life in prewar New York was not only remarkably visible but extensively integrated into the straight world.


Into the Maelstrom: The Wreck of HMHS Rohilla

by Colin Brittain

On 29 October 1914 the hospital ship Rohilla left Queensferry with 229 persons on board, bound for Dunkirk on an errand of mercy, under wartime restrictions and in deteriorating weather. Just after 4am there...


The Uses of Disorder: Personal Identity and City Life

by Richard Sennett

“[Sennett] has ended up writing the best available contemporary defense of anarchism. . . . The issues [he] raises are fundamental and profound. His book is utopian in the best sense—it tries to define a...


All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid

by Matt Bai

Yahoo's national political columnist and the former chief political correspondent for The New York Times Magazine brilliantly revisits the Gary Hart affair and looks at how it changed forever the intersection...


Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World

by Jeff Madrick

A bold indictment of some of our most accepted mainstream economic theories—why they’re wrong, and how they’ve been harming America and the world.

Budget deficits are bad. A strong dollar is good. Controlling...


The Case Against the Supreme Court

by Erwin Chemerinsky

A preeminent constitutional scholar offers a hard-hitting analysis of the Supreme Court over the last two hundred years

Most Americans share the perception that the Supreme Court is objective, but Erwin Chemerinsky,...


Child Welfare for the Twenty-first Century: A Handbook of Practices, Policies, & Programs

by Gerald P. Mallon & Peg McCartt Hess

The Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA), which became law in 1997, elicited a major shift in federal policy and thinking toward child welfare, emphasizing children’s safety, permanency, and well-being over...


Aircraft Materials and Analysis

by Tariq Siddiqui

Complete coverage of aircraft design, manufacturing, and maintenance

Aircraft Materials and Analysis addresses aircraft design, mechanical and structural factors in aviation, flight loads, structural integrity,...


Republic of Kazakhstan : 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context: Solid growth in recent years, supported by high oil prices and output, has boosted living standards. This year, the economy is slowing down, in large part because of weaker domestic and external...


Africa Rising : Harnessing the Demographic Dividend

by Paulo Drummond & Vimal Thakoor

Africa will account for 80 percent of the projected 4 billion increase in the global population by 2100. The accompanying increase in its working age population creates a window of opportunity, which if properly...


Guinea : Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, and Financing Assurances Review-Staff Report; Press Releas

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Economic activity remained weak in early 2014. Activity was impacted by an outbreak of the Ebola virus since late 2013, but lagging structural reforms, energy shortages, and political uncertainty...


The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell

by Alec MacGillis

From a dogged political reporter, an investigation into the political education of Mitch McConnell and an argument that this powerful Senator embodies much of this country’s political dysfunction.

Based on...


This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

by Naomi Klein

The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology...


Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?: Can it Survive?

by Richard Cohen

A very personal journey through Jewish history (and Cohen’s own), and a passionate defense of Israel’s legitimacy.

Richard Cohen’s book is part reportage, part memoir—an intimate journey through the history...


Nature's Unruly Mob: Farming and the Crisis in Rural Culture

by Paul Gilk & Helena Norberg-Hodge

Growing up in the mostly wooded rural countryside of northern Wisconsin, in the decades immediately after the Second World War, meant immersion in cultural transformation. An economy of subsistence and self-provisioning...