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dave-eggers's picture
The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the...
hank-edson's picture
Radical Equality documents the rise and fall of three constitutional principles that upset the feudal alliance of economic monopolists (landowning English nobility), religious authoritarians (the Church of England), and mercenary militarists (redcoat soldiers) ruling the old world. By instituting...
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What does is it mean to be a citizen of the United States? Susan Griffin’s provocative investigation of that question takes us from the Declaration of Independence to the Iraq War, with many stops in between. Her conclusion: democracy is nothing less than a revolution of consciousness, and the...
kyle-scott's picture
Using case studies from around the world, the book develops a new theory of federalism, showing that it can enhance deliberative democracy and civil society.
jennifer-van-bergen's picture
The laws that designate terrorist organizations as such and that make providing material support to terrorist organizations are troubling and problematic. This scholarly journal article analyses the laws in detail. Although it was written before the 2004 amendments, which did ameliorate some...
hank-edson's picture
More than two centuries after the signing of The Declaration of Independence, finally ... the sequel! Over two centuries ago, our founding generation gave humanity a revolutionary new worldview in The Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created...
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What values does America truly stand for? In The Idea That Is America, a preeminent foreign policy scholar elegantly reminds us of the essential principles on which our nation was established: liberty, democracy, equality, tolerance, faith, justice, and humility. Our ongoing struggle to live up to...
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Iconoclastic, subversive, hilarious, and vulgar, Jon Stewart of The Daily Show is a major source of news for the twentysomething set as well as older television watchers numbed by conventional reporting. Packed with jokes, this mock textbook, with the familiar stamp on the inside cover reading...
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In her debut novel, Edie Meidav tells the tale of Henry Fyre Gould, a self-described anti-missionary who travels to Ceylon from the spiritualist salons of 1930s New York City. Driven by an arrogant faith in his ideals, Henry settles in the village of Rajottama, intent on establishing a model...
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“Because democracy is noble, it is always endangered. Nobility, indeed, is always in danger. Democracy is perishable. I think the natural government for most people, given the uglier depths of human nature, is fascism. Fascism is more of a natural state than democracy. To assume blithely that we...