Political Science

The New Jim Crow

Michelle Alexander

Date de parution : Janvier 2020

Éditeur: The New Press

• Best seller history: 250+ weeks on New York Times paperback non-fiction bestseller list, including as recently as December 2018. • New 10th anniversary preface: covering events of the past decade; we expect to serialize this. • New York Times columnist: Alexander is now a regular op-ed columnist, writing for the daily paper and the Sunday Review. • Tie-in with YA edition. • New cover · New 10th anniversary preface: covering events of the past decade; we expect to serialize this. · New York Times columnist: Alexander is now a regular op-ed columnist, writing for the daily paper and the Sunday Review. · Tie-in with YA edition. · New cover

Political Science For Dummies

Marcus A. Stadelmann

Date de parution : Août 2020

Éditeur: WILEY

Expand your political science knowledge with a book that explains concepts in a way anyone can understand!   The global political climate is dynamic, at times even volatile. To understand this evolving landscape, it’s important to learn more about how countries are governed. Political Science For Dummies explores the questions that political scientists examine, such as how our leaders make decisions, who shapes political policy, and why countries go to war. The book is the perfect course supplement for students taking college-level, introductory political science courses. Political Science For Dummies is a guide that makes political science concepts easier to ...

Fight of the Century

Viet Thanh Nguyen , Jacqueline Woodson , Ann Patchett , Brit Bennett , Steven Okazaki

Date de parution : Janvier 2021

Éditeur: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

The American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman in this “forceful, beautifully written” (Associated Press) collection that brings together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case. On January 19, 1920, a small group of idealists and visionaries, including Helen Keller, Jane Addams, Roger Baldwin, and Crystal Eastman, founded the American Civil Liberties Union. A century after its creation, the ACLU remains the nation’s premier defender of the rights and freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution. In collaboration with the ACLU, authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldma ...

Amusing Ourselves to Death

Neil Postman

Date de parution : Décembre 2005

Éditeur: Penguin Publishing Group

What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever."It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNNOriginally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media—from the Internet to cell phones ...

Vibrant Matter

Jane Bennett

Date de parution : Janvier 2010

Éditeur: Duke University Press Books

In Vibrant Matter the political theorist Jane Bennett, renowned for her work on nature, ethics, and affect, shifts her focus from the human experience of things to things themselves. Bennett argues that political theory needs to do a better job of recognizing the active participation of nonhuman forces in events. Toward that end, she theorizes a “vital materiality” that runs through and across bodies, both human and nonhuman. Bennett explores how political analyses of public events might change were we to acknowledge that agency always emerges as the effect of ad hoc configurations of human and nonhuman forces. She sugg ...

What We Owe the Future

William MacAskill

Date de parution : Août 2022

Éditeur: Basic Books

“This book will change your sense of how grand the sweep of human history could be, where you fit into it, and how much you could do to change it for the better. It's as simple, and as ambitious, as that.”—Ezra KleinAn Oxford philosopher makes the case for “longtermism” — that positively influencing the long-term future is a key moral priority of our time. The fate of the world is in our hands. Humanity’s written history spans only five thousand years. Our yet-unwritten future could last for millions more — or it could end tomorrow. Astonishing numbers of people could lead lives ...

This Town

Mark Leibovich

Date de parution : Mai 2018

Éditeur: Penguin Publishing Group

Washington D.C. might be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity. There are no Democrats and Republicans anymore in the nation's capital, just millionaires. Through the eyes of Leibovich we discover how the funeral for a beloved newsman becomes the social event of the year; how political reporters are fetishized for their ability to get their names into the predawn e-mail sent out by the city's most powerful and puzzled-over journalist; how a disgraced Hill aide can overcome ...

The Psychology of Totalitarianism

Mattias Desmet

Date de parution : Juin 2022

Éditeur: Chelsea Green Publishing

The world is in the grips of mass formation—a dangerous, collective type of hypnosis—as we bear witness to loneliness, free-floating anxiety, and fear giving way to censorship, loss of privacy, and surrendered freedoms. It is all spurred by a singular, focused crisis narrative that forbids dissident views and relies on destructive groupthink. Desmet’s work on mass formation theory was brought to the world’s attention on The Joe Rogan Experience and in major alternative news outlets around the globe. Read this book to get beyond the sound bites! Totalitarianism is not a coincidence and does not form in ...

The Divider

Peter Baker , Susan Glasser

Date de parution : Septembre 2022

Éditeur: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

“The most comprehensive and detailed account of the Trump presidency yet published."—The Washington PostThe inside story of the four years when Donald Trump went to war with Washington, from the chaotic beginning to the violent finale, told by revered journalists Peter Baker of The New York Times and Susan Glasser of The New Yorker—an ambitious and lasting history of the full Trump presidency that also contains dozens of exclusive scoops and stories from behind the scenes in the White House, from the absurd to the deadly serious.The bestselling authors of The Man Who Ran Washington argue that T ...

The World

Richard Haass

Date de parution : Mai 2020

Éditeur: Penguin Publishing Group

An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and non-expert alike, navigate our fast-changing worldToday's headlines generate more questions than answers. Should the United States attack North Korea and Iran or negotiate with them? What are the implications of climate change and what should be done about it? Are tariffs a good idea? What do we owe refugees and others who want to enter our country? Should democratic countries promote democracy and human rights elsewhere? What can be done to stop terrorism? Are the United States and China heading ...

How the World Really Works

Vaclav Smil

Date de parution : Mai 2022

Éditeur: Penguin Publishing Group

"Vaclav Smil is my favorite author."—Bill Gates “The renowned energy scientist … aims to [recenter] materials rather than electronic flows of data as the bedrock of modern life — largely through examining what he calls the four pillars of modern civilization: cement, steel, plastics and ammonia.” —David Marchese, The New York Times MagazineAn essential analysis of the modern science and technology that makes our twenty-first century lives possible—a scientist's investigation into what science really does, and does not, accomplish.We have never had so much information at our fingertips and yet most of us don’t know how the world really work ...

Invisible Women

Caroline Criado Perez

Date de parution : Mars 2021

Éditeur: Abrams Press

Winner of the 2019 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award Winner of the 2019 Royal Society Science Book Prize Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data fails to take into account gender, because it treats men as the default and women as atypical, bias and discrimination are baked into our systems. And women pay tremendous costs for this bias, in time, money, and often with their lives. Celebrated feminist advocate Caroline ...

The Einstein File

Fred Jerome , Ajamu Baraka , David Suzuki

Date de parution : Mars 2018

Éditeur: BARAKA BOOKS

Einstein arrived in the United States in 1933, the year the Nazis rose to power in Germany. From that moment until he died in 1955, J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI—with other agencies—feverishly collected “derogatory information” to undermine the renowned scientist’s influence and destroy his reputation. With material accessed under the Freedom of Information Act, Fred Jerome reveals the depth of, and the reasons for, this massive anti-Einstein campaign. He also uncovers Einstein’s strong political commitments that have been conveniently buried under the image of the absent-minded icon genius. Whereas Einstein said on several occasions, “My life is divided between ...
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Evicted

Matthew Desmond

Date de parution : Février 2017

Éditeur: Crown

Book club discussion guide for New York Times bestselling book EVICTED by Matthew Desmond. 

Weapons of Math Destruction

Cathy O'Neil

Date de parution : Septembre 2017

Éditeur: Crown

Longlisted for the National Book AwardNew York Times BestsellerA former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life — and threaten to rip apart our social fabricWe live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives—where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance—are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated.But as Cathy O’Neil reveals i ...

Thank You for Your Servitude

Mark Leibovich

Date de parution : Juillet 2022

Éditeur: Penguin Publishing Group

The #1 New York Times Bestseller“He’s one of the best chroniclers of politics today.” –Jake Tapper “This is a really funny book.” –Kara Swisher “His writing is so damn good.” –John Berman “Really fascinating...There are so many revelations.” –Anderson Cooper “The new must read summer book.” –Stephanie RuhleFrom the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Town, the eyewitness account of how the GOP collaborated with Donald Trump to transform Washington’s “swamp” into a gold-plated hot tub—and a onetime party of rugged individualists into a sycophantic personality cult.   In the early months of Trump’s candidacy, the Republican Party’s most im ...

Peril

Bob Woodward , Robert Costa

Date de parution : Septembre 2021

Éditeur: SIMON & SCHUSTER

The transition from President Donald J. Trump to President Joseph R. Biden Jr. stands as one of the most dangerous periods in American history. But as # 1 internationally bestselling author Bob Woodward and acclaimed reporter Robert Costa reveal for the first time, it was far more than just a domestic political crisis. Woodward and Costa interviewed more than 200 people at the center of the turmoil, resulting in more than 6,000 pages of transcripts—and a spellbinding and definitive portrait of a nation on the brink. This classic study of Washington takes readers deep inside the Trump White House, the Biden White Ho ...

On Disobedience

Erich Fromm

Date de parution : Août 2019

Éditeur: HarperCollins

“Human history began with an act of disobedience, and it is not unlikely that it will be terminated by an act of obedience.”—from On DisobedienceIn On Disobedience, Erich Fromm writes that the authoritarian dictatorships of the 20th century produced an “organization man” to follow directives blindly, no matter how abhorrent. At the same time, a kind of conformity has arisen in western democracies, only brought about by more subtle means of massive consumerism. In democracies, where the power to implement irreversible destruction rests in the hands of the few, the individual also needs to retain his ability to dissent and ...

The End of the World Is Just the Beginning

Peter Zeihan

Date de parution : Juin 2022

Éditeur: HarperCollins

2019 was the last great year for the world economy.For generations, everything has been getting faster, better, and cheaper. Finally, we reached the point that almost anything you could ever want could be sent to your home within days - even hours - of when you decided you wanted it.America made that happen, but now America has lost interest in keeping it going.Globe-spanning supply chains are only possible with the protection of the U.S. Navy. The American dollar underpins internationalized energy and financial markets. Complex, innovative industries were created to satisfy American consumers. American security policy forc ...
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