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vii, 370 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • The foundations of the frenzy
  • Misleading through statistics
  • The realities of "rape culture"
  • Denying due process
  • Media malpractice
  • The witch-hunt mentality
  • College athletes : myths and realities
  • The witch hunt intensifies
  • From campus to criminal law
  • A new generation's contempt for civil rights
  • Conclusion.
"In recent years, politicians led by President Obama and prominent senators and governors have teamed with extremists on campus to portray our nation's campuses as awash in a violent crime wave-and to suggest (preposterously) that university leaders, professors, and students are indifferent to female sexual assault victims in their midst. Neither of these claims has any bearing in reality. But they have achieved widespread acceptance, thanks in part to misleading alarums from the Obama Administration and biased media coverage led by the New York Times. The panic about campus rape has helped stimulate-and has been fanned by-ideologically skewed campus sexual assault policies and lawless commands issued by federal bureaucrats to force the nation's all-too-compliant colleges and universities essentially to presume the guilt of accused students. The result has been a widespread disregard of such bedrock American principles as the presumption of innocence and the need for fair play. This book will use hard facts to set the record straight. It will, among other things, explore about two dozen of the many cases since 2010 in which innocent or probably innocent students have been branded as sex criminals and expelled or otherwise punished by their colleges. And it will show why all students-and, eventually, society as a whole-are harmed when our nation's universities abandon pursuit of truth and seek instead to accommodate the passions of the mob"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
viii, 316 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Establishing an image-- 2. The rise and fall of Henry Cabot Lodge-- 3. The politics of backlash-- 4. The Atlantic City convention-- 5. The politics of frontlash-- 6. Beyond 1936.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521425957 20160528
All the Way with LBJ mines an extraordinarily rich but underutilized source - the full range of LBJ tapes - to analyze the 1964 presidential campaign and the political culture of the mid-1960s. The president achieved a smashing victory over a divided Republican Party, which initially considered Henry Cabot Lodge II, then US ambassador to South Vietnam, before nominating Barry Goldwater, who used many of the themes that later worked for Republicans - a Southern strategy, portraying the Democrats as soft on defence, raising issues such as crime and personal ethics. Johnson countered with what he called a 'frontlash' strategy, appealing to moderate and liberal GOP suburbanites, but he failed to create a new, permanent Democratic majority for the post-civil rights era. The work's themes - the impact of race on the political process, the question of politicians' personal and political ethics, and the tensions between politics and public policy - continue to resonate.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521425957 20160528
Green Library
xxxii, 346 p. ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Constructing a bipartisan foreign policy-- 2. Legislative power and the congressional right-- 3. Redefining congressional power-- 4. The consequences of Vietnam-- 5. The transformation of Stuart Symington-- 6. The new internationalists' congress-- 7. The triumph of the armed services committee.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521821339 20160528
The first historical interpretation of the congressional response to the entire Cold War. Using a wide variety of sources, including several manuscript collections opened specifically for this study, the book challenges the popular and scholarly image of a weak Cold War Congress, in which the unbalanced relationship between the legislative and executive branches culminated in the escalation of the U.S. commitment in Vietnam, which in turn paved the way for a congressional resurgence best symbolized by the passage of the War Powers Act in 1973. Instead, understanding the congressional response to the Cold War requires a more flexible conception of the congressional role in foreign policy, focused on three facets of legislative power: the use of spending measures; the internal workings of a Congress increasingly dominated by subcommittees; and the ability of individual legislators to affect foreign affairs by changing the way that policymakers and the public considered international questions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780521821339 20160528
Green Library
vi, 375 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • The progressive impulse-- the anti-imperialist impulse-- the dilemmas of progressivism-- the dilemmas of anti-imperialism-- the Alaskan agenda-- the Washington agenda-- the dilemmas of dissent-- the limits of dissent-- the frustrations of dissent.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674260603 20160527
Ernest Gruening is perhaps best known for his vehement fight against US military involvement in Vietnam, where he set himself apart by casting one of two votes against the Tonkin Gulf Resolution in 1964. However, as Robert Johnson shows in this political biography, it's Gruening's 60-year public career in its entirety that provides an opportunity for historians to explore continuity and change in dissenting thought, on both domestic and international affairs, in 20th-century America. Gruening's outlook on domestic affairs took shape in the intellectual milieu of Progressive-era Boston, where he first devoted attention to foreign affairs in crusades against aggressive US policies toward Haiti and Mexico. In the late 1920s, he was appointed editor of a reform newspaper in Portland, Maine, and moved from there to "The Nation". By the early 1930s he had built a national reputation as an expert on Latin American affairs, prompting Franklin Roosevelt to appoint him chief US policymaker for Puerto Rico. In 1939, Roosevelt named Gruening governor of Alaska, where for 14 years he played a key role in the political development of the territory. In 1958 Alaskan voters elected him to the US Senate, where he articulated a dissenting outlook in inter-American affairs, foreign aid policy, and the relationship between the federal government, the economy, and the issue of monopoly.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674260603 20160527
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
v, 448 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
xiv, 273 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction-- Robert David Johnson PART I: GLOBAL TRANSFORMATIONS-HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES 1. Asia Pacific Relations and the Globalization of the Environment-- Nick Kapur 2. The Community of Continents-- Kenneth Weisbrode 3. Power Across the Pacific-- Frederick S. Calhoun 4. Trajectories of Nationalisms in East Asia-- Walter A. Skya 5. Ike: The American Internationalist-- Carl W. Reddel 6. Women Leaders in Diplomacy Across the Pacific-- Michael A. Schneider 7. The Fragile Stability in the Asia-Pacific: Four Future Histories-- Hugh DeSantis and James Przystup 8. Globalism's Conundrum-- Anne R. Pierce 9. European Cooperation as a Questionable Model for Security in the Pacific Region-- Ruud Janssens PART II: TRANS-PACIFIC HISTORY AND MEMORY 10. Human Rights: Across the Pacific Both Ways?-- David Webster 11. The Role of Shared Experiences in Studying Sino-American Relations-- Guoqi Xu 12. The East Asia Community and the United States-- Izumi Hirobe 13. Japan's Transition from 'Greater East Asia' to a Trans-Pacific Order, 1931-1960-- Urs Matthias Zachmann 14. Across the Pacific: Observations on the 21st Century U.S.-China Student Movement-- Yelong Han 15. Alaska, Hawai'i, and the United States as a Pacific Nation-- Robert David Johnson 16. Across the Pacific and Back to Vietnam: Transnational Legacies and Memories of the Vietnam War-- Edward Miller 17. The 1957 Taiwan Riots: Cultural Politics in U.S.-Taiwan Relations in the 1950s-- See Heng Teow and Yang Huei Pang PART III: CULTURE AND INTERNATIONALISM 18. Religion, Ideology, Culture and the Integration/Disintegration of the Pacific World-- Evan Dawley 19. Emotions in Intercultural Relations-- Barbara Keys 20. The Rise of Cultural Diplomacy in U.S.-East Asia Relations-- Terry Lautz 21. Beyond the Call of Duty: Cosmopolitan Education and the Origins of Asian-American Women's Medicine-- Steffen Rimner 22. Leningrad Comes to America: The 1942 American Premiere of the Shostakovich Seventh Symphony-- Jonathan Rosenberg 23. Culture and Anti-Imperialism-- Frank Ninkovich.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137455383 20160617
Asia Pacific in the Age of Globalization examines United States-East Asian relations in the framework of global history, incorporating fresh insights that have been offered by scholars on such topics as globalization, human rights, historical memory, and trans-cultural relations. It brings the history of trans-Pacific relations up to date, both chronologically and conceptually. As the wider Pacific is destined to play an increasingly crucial role in the world's strategic, political, economic, and cultural affairs, this volume will be of invaluable help to readers seeking to understand such a development in a global historical framework.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137455383 20160617
Green Library
x, 420 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
x, 420 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Dreams of glory
  • An ugly scene : Duke meets Durham
  • So many stories, so few injuries
  • Police : from disbelief to creativity
  • Cops ignite firestorm, Duke runs for cover
  • The most dangerous power : enter Nifong
  • Politically correct sensationalism
  • An academic mob
  • A college president's test of courage
  • Politics trumps law
  • Blind injustice : indicted after proven innocent
  • Nifong defeats the evidence
  • Investigation vindicates team, Duke trashes it
  • DA hides evidence, Evans fights back
  • Lacrosse reinstated, with disrespect
  • Nifong defies gravity
  • Turning the tide
  • Nifong wins election, proves his criminality
  • Falling apart fast
  • End
  • No isolated case : from Duke to death row
  • The rape of due process : feminist overkill
  • Betraying their students : identity politics in higher education.
Green Library
xiv, 227 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Analysis of the foreign policy dilemmas U.S. leaders have faced in dealings with dictatorships in China, the Congo, Iran, Nicaragua, the Philippines, and Iraq before the Gulf War. The United States continues to proclaim its support for democracy and its opposition to tyranny, but American presidents often have supported dictators who have allied themselves with the United States. This book illustrates the chronic dilemmas inherent in U.S. dealings with dictators under conditions of uncertainty and moral ambiguity. Dealing with Dictators offers in-depth analysis of six cases: the United States and China, 1945-1948; U.N. intervention in the Congo, 1960-1965; the overthrow of the Shah of Iran; U.S relations with the Somoza regime in Nicaragua; the fall of Marcos in the Philippines; and U.S. policy toward Iraq, 1988-1990. The authors' fascinating and revealing accounts shed new light on critical episodes in U.S. foreign policy and provide a basis for understanding the dilemmas that U.S. decision makers confronted. The chapters do not focus on whether U.S. leaders made the "right" or "wrong" decisions, but instead seek to deepen our understanding of how uncertainty permeated the process and whether decision makers and their aides asked the right questions. This approach makes the book invaluable to scholars and students of government and history, and to readers interested in the general subject of how intelligence analysis interacts with policymaking.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262633246 20160528
Green Library

10. Lyndon B. Johnson [2005 - ]

v. ; 24 cm. + 2 DVD-ROM.
  • v. 1. The Kennedy assassination, and the transfer of power, November 1963-January 1964. November 22-30, 1963 / edited by Max Holland
  • v. 2. The Kennedy assassination, and the transfer of power, November 1963-January 1964. December 1963 / edited by Robert David Johnson and David Shreve
  • v. 3. The Kennedy assassination, and the transfer of power, November 1963-January 1964. January 1964 / edited by Kent B. Germany and Robert David Johnson
  • v. 4. Toward the great society, February 1, 1964-May 31, 1964. February 1, 1964-March 8, 1964 / edited by Robert David Johnson and Kent B. Germany
  • v. 5. Toward the great society, February 1, 1964-May 31, 1964. March 9, 1964-April 13, 1964 / edited by David Shreve and Robert David Johnson
  • v. 6. Toward the great society, February 1, 1964-May 31, 1964. April 14, 1964-May 31, 1964 / edited by Robert David Johnson and Kent B. Germany
  • v. 7. June 1, 1964
  • June 22, 1964 / edited by Guian A. McKee
  • v. 8. June 23, 1964
  • July 4, 1964 / edited by Kent V. Germany and David C. Carter.
Green Library

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