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xv, 280 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction : the cornerstone of American democracy
  • Prologue : the Obama whisperer
  • Campaign
  • Transition
  • First hundred days
  • Siege
  • Epilogue : the view from Trump country
  • Appendix A : the British dossier
  • Appendix B : An FBI field report on the "resistance"
  • Appendix C : An FBI report on the radical "resistance".
Since the moment Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign, powerful figures have been working to delegitimize the brash-talking businessman and drive him from office before he can drain the swamp and take away their power. Who are these determined and ruthless individuals who are waging all-out war against the president? Why have left-wing progressives and members of the conservative establishment joined forces to drive Trump from office? And what does this mean for the future of American democracy?Edward Klein, the former editor in chief of the New York Times Magazine, and the investigative reporter behind #1 New York Times bestsellers The Amateur and Blood Feud, exposes the villains behind the plot to destroy Trump."In America, " writes Klein, "you are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to overthrow the democratically elected president of the United States and inflict irreparable damage on our country. That, however, is what Trump's enemies on the Left and Right are doing with lies, leaks, obstruction, and violence.For those who want to join the effort to prevent these villains from crippling our democracy, All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump is essential reading.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781621576983 20180319
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339 pages ; 24 cm
America in the Age of Trump is a bracing, essential look at the failure of a great nation to meet the needs of its people and the challenges of the age and the resulting collapse of public trust in government, as well as a pervasive crisis of national values, from broken families to a loss of faith in the American idea itself. This crisis of values occurs just as the country faces an unprecedented array of fiscal, economic, social, and national-security challenges out of control federal spending, frighteningly large deficits, massive gaps of income and opportunity, cultural division, and a dangerous world in which American power seems increasingly incidental.In America in the Age of Trump, Douglas E. Schoen and Jessica Tarlov offer a definitive and unique assessment of a nation in turmoil, looking beneath well-known problems to identify underlying yet poorly understood causes. Readers will confront the crises, one by one: of trust, values, and governance; of education, economic opportunity, and fiscal solvency; of national security, domestic tranquility, and race relations. America in the Age of Trump gathers in one place a clear and comprehensive evaluation of the fundamental issues confronting the American future while offering bold, fresh approaches to meeting these challenges. Other books have described the specter of American decline, but none has been so comprehensive in its diagnosis or forward-looking and non-ideological in its remedies, explaining how we might yet overcome national self-doubt to reclaim our traditional optimism, reassert our place in the world, and secure a prosperous future for our citizens.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781594039478 20170814
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180 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
  • The great leap: a government based solely on "the people"
  • A vote, a voice
  • The machinery of democracy
  • Beyond the ballot: the right of petition
  • Creating citizens.
American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith is the companion volume to an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History that celebrates the bold and radical experiment to test a wholly new form of government. Democracy is still a work in progress, but it is at the core of our nation's political, economic, and social life. This lavishly illustrated book explores democracy from the Revolution to the present using objects from the museum's collection, such as the portable writing box that Thomas Jefferson used while composing the Declaration of Independence, the inkstand with which Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation, Susan B. Anthony's iconic red shawl, and many more. Not only famous voices are presented: like democracy itself, the book and the exhibition preserve the voice of the people by showcasing campaign materials, protest signs, and a host of other items from everyday life that reflect the promises and challenges of American democracy throughout the nation's history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781588345318 20170710
Green Library
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xi, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Preface
  • Introduction. Beyond plutocracy : becoming an aristocracy
  • Meet the political class
  • Our one percent government, congress, and its adjuncts : the way to wealth
  • Is the political class corrupt?
  • The permanent campaign and the permanent political class
  • Political class adaptation and expansion
  • The political class in a poor state
  • The profitable world of nonprofits
  • Conclusion
  • Afterword.
A permanent political class has emerged on a scale unprecedented in our nation 's history. Its self-dealing, nepotism, and corruption contribute to rising inequality. Its reach extends from the governing elite throughout nongovernmental institutions. Aside from constituting an oligarchy of prestige and power, it enables the creation of an aristocracy of massive inherited wealth that is accumulating immense political power. In a muckraking tour de force reminiscent of Lincoln Steffens, Upton Sinclair, and C. Wright Mills, American Oligarchy demonstrates the way the corrupt culture of the permanent political class extends down to the state and local level. Ron Formisano breaks down the ways this class creates economic inequality and how its own endemic corruption infects our entire society. Formisano delves into the work of not just politicians but lobbyists, consultants, appointed bureaucrats, pollsters, celebrity journalists, behind-the-scenes billionaires, and others. Their shameless pursuit of wealth and self-aggrandizement, often at taxpayer expense, rewards channeling the flow of income and wealth to elites. That inequality in turn has choked off social mobility and made a joke of meritocracy. As Formisano shows, these forces respond to the oligarchy 's power and compete to bask in the presence of the .01 percent. They also exacerbate the dangerous instability of an American democracy divided between extreme wealth and extreme poverty.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252041273 20171218
Law Library (Crown)
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xi, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A permanent political class has emerged on a scale unprecedented in our nation 's history. Its self-dealing, nepotism, and corruption contribute to rising inequality. Its reach extends from the governing elite throughout nongovernmental institutions. Aside from constituting an oligarchy of prestige and power, it enables the creation of an aristocracy of massive inherited wealth that is accumulating immense political power. In a muckraking tour de force reminiscent of Lincoln Steffens, Upton Sinclair, and C. Wright Mills, American Oligarchy demonstrates the way the corrupt culture of the permanent political class extends down to the state and local level. Ron Formisano breaks down the ways this class creates economic inequality and how its own endemic corruption infects our entire society. Formisano delves into the work of not just politicians but lobbyists, consultants, appointed bureaucrats, pollsters, celebrity journalists, behind-the-scenes billionaires, and others. Their shameless pursuit of wealth and self-aggrandizement, often at taxpayer expense, rewards channeling the flow of income and wealth to elites. That inequality in turn has choked off social mobility and made a joke of meritocracy. As Formisano shows, these forces respond to the oligarchy 's power and compete to bask in the presence of the .01 percent. They also exacerbate the dangerous instability of an American democracy divided between extreme wealth and extreme poverty.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252041273 20171218
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xxi, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Background and history
  • Problems, controversies, and solutions
  • Perspectives
  • Profiles
  • Data and documents
  • Resources
  • Chronology.
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xvi, 233 pages ; 25 cm
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xiii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: History, reality, and miracles
  • Part I. The supernatural world
  • The language of the supernatural
  • The practice of the supernatural
  • The politics of the supernatural
  • Part II. The sectarian impulse
  • Shakers
  • Native American prophets
  • Latter-day Saints
  • The sects that weren't
  • Conclusion: Liberty and theology.
In the decades following the Revolution, the supernatural exploded across the American landscape-fabulous reports of healings, exorcisms, magic, and angels crossed the nation. Under First Amendment protections, new sects based on such miracles proliferated. At the same time, Enlightenment philosophers and American founders explicitly denied the possibility of supernatural events, dismissing them as deliberate falsehoods-and, therefore, efforts to suborn the state. Many feared that belief in the supernatural itself was a danger to democracy. In this way, miracles became a political problem and prompted violent responses in the religious communities of Prophetstown, Turtle Creek, and Nauvoo. In Blood from the Sky, Adam Jortner argues that the astonishing breadth and extent of American miracles and supernaturalism following American independence derived from Enlightenment ideas about proof and sensory evidence, offering a chance at certain belief in an uncertain religious climate. Jortner breaks new ground in explaining the rise of radical religion in antebellum America, revisiting questions of disenchantment, modernity, and religious belief in a history of astounding events that-as the early Americans would have said-needed to be seen to be believed.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813939582 20170227
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121 pages ; 21 cm
""L'élection de Donald Trump envoie un message définitif à l'establishment américain. L'expulsion des loyalistes en 1780 avait signifié le caractère irréconciliable de la rupture avec la métropole britannique. La violence sanguinaire de la guerre de sécession avait rendu inacceptable la poursuite de l'esclavage. Le reste mit un bon siècle à accoucher mais, dès cette époque, la citoyenneté était ouverte à tous les habitants noirs et, plus tard, indiens et asiatiques du pays. "Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" (Vos masses en rangs serrés aspirant à vivre libres) proclame fièrement la Statue de la Liberté du frère franc-maçon et français Bartholdi dans les vers magnifiques de la poétesse juive new-yorkaise Emma Lazarus. Aujourd'hui, malheureusement, la leçon joue dans l'autre sens : n'abandonnez pas le peuple au profit d'une culture que nous rejetons, disent les électeurs de Donald Trump. Mais que s'est-il passé au coeur de la société américaine pour que nous en soyons là ? Stupéfait moi aussi de cette élection, je questionne ici l'empire américain, l'histoire de ses héros, réels ou symboliques ; les racines de la contre-révolution ; et bien sûr les inquiétantes relations internationales...""--Page 4 of cover.
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x, 207 pages ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1: Sowing the Seeds of Civic Failure Chapter 2: A Primer on Republican Democracy Chapter 3: Taking the Parties Out Chapter 4: The Effects of Partisan Decline Chapter 5: The Semi-Sovereign Media Chapter 6: The State of the American Voter Chapter 7: The Dream and the Nightmare of Term Limits Chapter 8: The Promise and the Despair of Campaign Finance Reform Chapter 9: Leading By Following, or The Unreasonable Expectations on the Political Class Chapter 10: Look Forward, Angel Chapter 11: A Pathway to American Revival.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498514194 20170213
The greatest threat to American democracy is the voting public. Candidates for political office, organized interests, and political parties are often blamed for the ills of American democracy, but this book places the focus on the core issue in American politics: a disengaged, demanding, and often contradictory voting public. Structural reforms such as the direct primary, term limits, and campaign finance regime reforms make the problems worse rather than better because these structural reforms fail to address core issues that disengage the voting public from republican politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498514194 20170213
Green Library
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x, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The left and the right agree on one thing: Congress misrepresents
  • How Congress is supposed to work, and long did
  • When the five tricks began
  • Four tricks of the legislative trade, and how they deceive us
  • The tricks harm us now
  • The tricks will ruin us later
  • A trick even for war, and how it deceives us
  • The honest deal act
  • An action plan for us.
"You think you know why our government in Washington is broken, but you really don't. You think it's broken because politicians curry favor with special interests and activists of the Left or Right. There's something to that and it helps explain why these politicians can't find common ground, but it misses the root cause. A half century ago, elected officials in Congress and the White House figured out a new system for enacting laws and spending programs--one that lets them take credit for promising good news while avoiding blame for government producing bad results. With five key tricks, politicians of both parties now avoid accounting to us for what government actually does to us. While you understand that these politicians seem to pull rabbits out of hats, hardly anyone sees the sleight of hand by which they get away with their tricks. Otherwise, their tricks wouldn't work. DC Confidential exposes the sleights of hand. Once they are brought to light, we can stop the tricks, fix our broken government, and make Washington work for us once again. The book explains the necessary reform and lays out an action plan to put it in place. Stopping the tricks would be a constructive, inclusive response to the anger that Americans from across the political spectrum feel toward what should be our government"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
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xv, 199 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface Acknowledgments 1. Twenty-Four Years Later: 1992 and 2016 2. From Little Rock to Chappaqua: The Democratic Nomination Contest 3. Trumped: The Republican Nomination Contest 4. Race to the Bottom: The General Election 5. Red Down the Ballot: Congressional and State Elections 6. Aftermath and Future Index About the Authors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442273474 20170522
Bitterness and joy, outrage and satisfaction, shame and pride, escapes to safe places and displays of celebration-these were just a few of the conflicting reactions that greeted the election of Donald Trump. One point lays beyond dispute: Donald Trump defied the odds, whether set by bookmakers or political pundits, or pollsters. In this book-as they have for every presidential election since 1992-James Ceaser, Andrew Busch, and John Pitney Jr. revisit the race for the presidency and congressional and state elections through the short lens of politics today and the long lens of American political history. At the core of the 2016 election, they seek to understand and explain the different reasons for Donald Trump's success at each stage of the campaign. With its keen insights into the issues and events that drove the 2016 election, Defying the Odds will be an invaluable resource for students and all political observers seeking to understand an election that was decades in the making and will continue to resonate throughout American politics for many years to come. Previous books in the series After Hope and Change: The 2012 Elections and American Politics, Post 2014 Election Update Epic Journey: The 2008 Elections and American Politics Red Over Blue: The 2004 Elections and American Politics The Perfect Tie: The True Story of the 2000 Presidential Election Losing to Win: The 1996 Elections and American Politics Upside Down and Inside Out: The 1992 Elections and American Politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442273474 20170522
Green Library
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xiii, 591 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • List of Tables
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • PART 1: EARLY BUSINESS OF POLITICAL CONSULTING, 1930s-1960s
  • Ch. 1 In the Beginning, Whitaker & Baxter
  • Ch. 2 Measuring Public Opinion, Private and Public Pollsters
  • Ch. 3 Radio, Television and Campaigning, 1920s-1960
  • Ch. 4 The Pioneers
  • Ch. 5 Consultants and Presidential Campaigns, 1964 and 1968, and Consulting Abroad
  • PART 2: THE EXPANSION AND GROWTH OF CONSULTING, 1970s-1980s
  • Ch. 6 Money, Campaigns and the Next Generation of Consultants
  • Ch. 7 Evolution of Polling
  • Ch. 8 The Media Revolution
  • Ch. 9 Voter Contact: Targeting, Direct Mail, and Phone Banks
  • Ch. 10 Consultants and Presidential Campaigns, 1972, 1976, and 1980
  • Ch. 11 Consulting, Ballot Issues and Local Government
  • Ch. 12 Consultants and Presidential Campaigns, 1984 and 1988
  • PART 3: TRANSFORMATION OF CONSULTING AND THE CHALLENGES AHEAD, 1990
  • PRESENT
  • Ch. 13 New Generation of Consultants
  • Ch. 14 Consultants and Presidential Campaigns, 1992 and 1996
  • Ch. 15 Technological Advances
  • Ch. 16 Issue Campaigns and Government Affairs; Consultants Going Corporate
  • Ch. 17 Consultants and Presidential Campaigns, 2000 and 2004
  • Ch. 18 Consulting Internationally
  • Ch. 19 Consultants and Presidential Campaigns, 2008 and 2012
  • Ch. 20 Outside Groups, Plutocrats and Dark Money; Consultants and the 2016 Presidential Campaign
  • Ch. 21 Political Consulting Today
  • Appendix A: Key Consultants and Senior Advisers for Presidential Candidates, 1952-2016
  • Appendix B: American Association of Political Consultants Hall of Fame Inductees
  • Notes
  • Index.
Though they work largely out of the eye of the public, political consultants - "image merchants" and "kingmakers" to candidates - play a crucial role in shaping campaigns. They persuaded Barry Goldwater to run for president, groomed former actor Ronald Reagan for the California governorship, helped derail Bill Clinton's health care initiative, and carried out the swiftboating of John Kerry. As Dennis Johnson argues in this history of political consulting in the United States, they are essential to modern campaigning, often making positive contributions to democratic discourse, and yet they have also polarized the electorate with their biting messages. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, political campaigns were run by local political parties, volunteers, and friends of candidates; but as party loyalties among voters began to weaken, and political parties declined as sources of manpower and strategy, professional consultants swept in to carry the day. Political consulting emerged as a profession in the 1930s with writers Leone Baxter and Clem Whitaker, the husband and wife team who built their business, in part, with a successful campaign to destroy Upton Sinclair's 1934 bid for governor of California. With roots in advertising and public relations, political consulting has since developed into a highly professionalized business worth hundreds of millions of dollars. In fact, some of the top campaign consulting outfits have more recently come full circle and merged to create new public relations firms, serving not just candidates but also shaping public advocacy campaigns for businesses and nonprofits. Johnson, an academic who has also worked on campaigns alongside the likes of James Carville and pollster Peter D. Hart, suffuses his history with the stories of the colorful characters who have come to define the profession of consulting, from its beginning to its present. This will be the most complete and sweeping story of the profession to date. As such it tells not just the making of a political business but the very contours of modern American politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190272692 20170109
Law Library (Crown)
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x, 270 pages ; 23 cm
  • Acknowledgments ix 1. How These Ideas Took Shape 1 2. Talent and Influence beyond Numbers 22 3. Cuba by Cuba 42 4. The Island 56 5. Cuban Solidarity: Africa 69 6. Cuban Solidarity: Latin America 83 7. Internationalism, Cuban Style 98 8. Emilio in Angoloa 111 9. Nancy in Ethiopia 122 10. Laidi in Zambia 135 11. Educating New Men and Women, Globally 144 12. Cuban Health Care: A Model That Works 159 13. Cuban Health Means World Health 171 14. Sports for Everyone 192 15. What I Learned 205 Notes 223 Bibliography 245 Index 249.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822369042 20170621
In her new book, Exporting Revolution, Margaret Randall explores the Cuban Revolution's impact on the outside world, tracing Cuba's international outreach in health care, disaster relief, education, literature, art, liberation struggles, and sports. Randall combines personal observations and interviews with literary analysis and examinations of political trends in order to understand what compels a small, poor, and underdeveloped country to offer its resources and expertise. Why has the Cuban health care system trained thousands of foreign doctors, offered free services, and responded to health crises around the globe? What drives Cuba's international adult literacy programs? Why has Cuban poetry had an outsized influence in the Spanish-speaking world? This multifaceted internationalism, Randall finds, is not only one of the Revolution's most central features; it helped define Cuban society long before the Revolution.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822369042 20170621
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159 pages ; 21 cm
  • Zweiter Koreakrieg?
  • Donald Trump, der Präsident
  • Frühe Weichenstellungen
  • Über den Zenit
  • Imperiale Überdehnung
  • Herausforderung Strategiewechsel
  • Forsche Ankündigungen
  • Die Sanders-Illusion
  • In sumpfigem Gelände
  • Zwei Machtblöcke
  • Die Legende von den offenen Grenzen
  • Deutsche Fehlperzeptionen
  • Endlich Weltmacht?
  • Deutsche Vernehmungen
  • Tillerson im Kreml
  • Ungeheuerliches
  • Deutliche Differenzen
  • Anschwellende Sturzgebete
  • Der geopolitische Hintergrund
  • Das Problem der Zyklen
  • Deutsch-amerikanische Beziehungen
  • Das Nationsproblem
  • Die "deutsche Frage"
  • Neue deutsche Hegemonie in Europa
  • In einem transitorischen Zwischenraum
  • Die deutsche Hegemonie ist fragil
  • Imperialismus
  • Ein vorläufiges Fazit.
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viii, 192 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction: The new landscape of education politics / Barbara Ferman
  • Challenges to coalition building: confronting power with creativity / Barbara Ferman and Nicholas Palazzolo
  • A tale of two cities: community resistance in Newark and Camden / Stephen Danley and Julia Sass Rubin
  • With our powers combined: grassroots activism in Philadelphia / Elaine Simon, Rand Quinn, Marissa Martino Golden, and Jody C. Cohen
  • When the personal becomes political: parent organizing and the opt-out movement / Barbara Ferman
  • Organizing goes statewide: the case of Save Our Schools NJ / Julia Sass Rubin
  • Lessons from the grass roots / Barbara Ferman
  • Preserving education as a collective good / Susan Dejarnatt and Barbara Ferman.
In The Fight for America's Schools, Barbara Ferman brings together a diverse group of contributors to investigate how parents, communities, teachers, unions, and students are mobilizing to oppose market-based reforms in education. Drawing on a series of rich case studies, the book illustrates how disparate groups can forge new alliances to work together toward common goals.The Fight for America's Schools tackles recent changes in the landscape of education policy that have prompted significant alterations in the politics of education. Collectively, No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, the Common Core State Standards, and now the Every Student Succeeds Act have chipped away at the traditional center of community control-a trend reinforced by the charter movement, school closures, and state takeovers of some urban schools. At the same time, market-based reforms have sparked resistance from teachers, parents, students, and community groups.The book explores grassroots organizing campaigns in mid-Atlantic cities and suburbs, describing the reconfiguration of historical alliances, the mobilization of new organizations, and the potential for new coalitions that provide a countervailing force to establish political configurations and strive to preserve education as a public good.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781682530962 20171121
Education Library (Cubberley)
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303 pages : illustrations, map, charts ; 22 cm
  • Autopsie du rêve américain -- Le rêve américain, un mythe structurant -- Pessimisme général, optimisme personnel -- La nostalgie et le mythe de l'âge d'or -- Les usages politiques du rêve américain -- Une certaine idée de l'Amérique -- Le puritanisme, une nostalgie des origines -- Exceptionnalisme, élection collective, contractualisrne -- Le recommencement du monde -- Le providentialisme -- L'Américain, cet homme nouveau -- "Si les hommes étaient des anges..." -- Entre peur et espoir les boucs émissaires de la jeune Amérique -- L'antimaçonnisme -- Le complot papiste et le bouc émissaire irlandais -- Géopolitique de l'anticatholicisme -- La ruée vers l'or : du rêve au cauchemar -- La création d'une Amérique éternelle -- La prospérité d'après guerre, horizon indépassable -- Barack Obama fossoyeur du siècle américain ? -- Déclin, reconfiguration ou retour à la normale ? -- La "doctrine Obama" -- Bagdad ou Baltimore ? Le nation building at home -- Des infrastructures d'un autre âge -- Des inégalités croissantes -- La faillite du politique -- Le spectre de l'hispanisation -- Le déclin de l'Amérique blanche -- Le spectre de la québécisation -- L'américanisation des Hispaniques -- La fin de l'Amérique chrétienne ? -- Le spectre de l'islamisation -- Le spectre de la charia -- La mosquée, cheval de Troie de l'islamisation ? -- Des perceptions à la réalité : la communauté musulmane aux États-Unis -- L'essor des nones : le spectre de la sécularisation -- Un président athée est-il envisageable ? -- L'irrésistible essor des nones -- Le rapport au politique -- La génération Y :-le spectre du déclin moral -- Un nouveau rapport à la famille : le mariage -- Diversité, indépendance, précarité : un nouveau rapport au politique ? -- Un nouveau rapport à la liberté : les questions sexuelles -- L'enjeu de la mobilisation : nouvelles forces politiques ou géants endormis ? -- Les banlieues, laboratoires du rêve américain : la fin de l'expansion infinie ? -- Les banlieues, enjeu électoral -- Density is destiny -- Les exurbs -- L'utopie Levittown -- L'exurbanisation : repousser la frontière en quête du rêve américain -- Un enjeu électoral majeur -- Du rêve américain au cauchemar : la crise des subprimes -- La remise en cause d'un modèle de société -- La reprise de l'expansion -- Où se réalisera le rêve américain de demain -- Épilogue. "California Dreamin'" : la nostalgie et les deux rêves américains.
"Le rêve américain est-il mort ? L'Amérique est-elle en déclin ? C'est sur ce thème que s'est fait élire Donald Trump en 2016, prétendant raviver la flamme, le "rêve", et restaurer la grandeur de l'Amérique. Pour Lauric Henneton, un tel discours renoue avec l'imaginaire et l'histoire des États-Unis. Car l'angoisse du déclin autant que l'espoir d'une vie meilleure, le pessimisme autant que l'optimisme sont au coeur même du rêve américain et ce dès la création des colonies britanniques en Amérique du Nord. Explorant cette histoire émotionnelle dans laquelle le puritanisme occupe une large place, l'auteur examine les différentes composantes du présupposé déclin - hispanisation, fin de l'Amérique blanche... - qu'il confronte à la réalité. Ses analyses éclairent d'un jour nouveau le mandat de Barack Obama, perçu dans certains milieux comme le fossoyeur du rêve américain. Un rêve qui, en dépit de tout, garde un immense pouvoir d'attractivité sur des millions de gens de par le monde."--Page 4 of cover.
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xxi, 298 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Berlin : the new epicenter of power
  • London : the breakaway realm
  • Paris : in search of lost glory
  • Brussels : capital of Europe, Tower of Babel?
  • Madrid : will the center hold?
  • Rome : the eternal city, forever in decline?
  • Warsaw : between East and West
  • Copenhagen : the green welfare state in peril?
  • Riga : in the shadow of the bear
  • Athens : life on the edge
  • Moscow, Ankara, Tunis : Europe's troubled neighborhood
  • Washington, D.C. : the illusion of America first
  • Epilogue : a post-American Europe?
In President Obama's effort to reshape America's image abroad, he made overtures to the Islamic world, pivoted towards China and vowed to "reset" relations with Russia. What he overlooked, argues William Drozdiak, was the imminent crisis in Europe. The UK stunned the world by leaving the EU; in Germany, there is growing alarm that refugees are putting the country's stability at risk; in Spain, a protracted economic crisis has spread disillusionment and damaged support for centrist political leaders; while Greece is a waystation for refugees fleeing Syria. By speaking with world leaders from Brussels to Berlin, from Rome to Riga, Drozdiak describes the crises and attempted solutions. He asks where Europe can go from here and how the west can revitalise its key institutions like NATO and the EU. This is a timely, character- and narrative-driven book about this tumultuous phase of contemporary history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393608687 20171227
Green Library
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xii, 293 pages ; 25 cm
In contrast to most studies of US war writing-those focused on trauma or memory-The Health of the State examines the way writing and thinking about war advanced new, forward-looking orientations toward national belonging, political consent, and the nature and character of state sovereignty across the long US modernism (1890-1964). To tell that story, the book examines three critical phases in which military-themed narratives helped transition American political thought: Civil War remembrance during the Progressive Era, the culture of World War I and the new internationalism, and the memory of World War II as it helped to produce Cold War liberalism. Interlacing close textual reading with issues in cultural history and political theory, Jonathan Vincent considers the literary construction of the "preparedness" and, later, "national security" ethos that were integral affective catalysts to the acculturation of geopolitical realism in foreign policy as well as, domestically, projects of social regulation and control. At front and center throughout is an exploration of the unstable and dynamic nature of the "liberal tradition" in its persistent encounter with both real and imagined threats and the structures of governmental power innovated to meet them-the exceptional, supplementary power of a military hegemony once denounced by Randolph Bourne as "the health of the state." The Health of the State is an interpretive cultural history that explores the role US war writing played in the evolution of American political discourse.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190466664 20170213
Green Library
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xxxii, 155 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Chapter 1 American Enlightenment Religion Chapter 2 Tocqueville on Honor Chapter 3 Democratic Honor: The American Family Chapter 4 Aristocratic v. Democratic Honor: The Military Chapter 5 American Shame: Enlarging Democratic Honor.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739190470 20170321
Is there such a thing as American honor, or is honor simply incompatible with modern liberal democracy and capitalism? Tocqueville's Democracy in America is particularly well suited as a means of exploring these questions. Through an in-depth analysis of Tocqueville's views on aristocratic versus American democratic honor, this book explores what honor might mean in the modern Western context. Its aim is to strengthen citizens' moral obligations and understandings of community in the face of forces within democracy and capitalism that naturally erode these binding and stabilizing influences. With a focus on discovering a uniquely American honor, this book covers Tocqueville's views on American religion, family and gender roles, politics, relations with Native Americans, white southerners and slavery, and the military. It explores how these views can help us form a uniquely American honor code, one that re-envisions and incorporates suitable aristocratic elements within a modern democratic society and a capitalistic economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780739190470 20170321
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