The End of America

The End of America
Title The End of America PDF eBook
Author Naomi Wolf
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages 194
Release 2007-09-05
Genre Political Science
ISBN 1933392797

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A discussion of the ten classic steps taken by dictators to close down an open society compares them to the policies and laws produced by and attitudes reflected in the current administration in the United States.

Give Me Liberty

Give Me Liberty
Title Give Me Liberty PDF eBook
Author Naomi Wolf
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 403
Release 2008-09-16
Genre Political Science
ISBN 141659258X

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In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, bestselling author Naomi Wolf illustrates the changes that can take place when ordinary citizens engage in the democratic system the way the founders intended and tells how to use that system, right now, to change your life, your community, and ultimately, the nation. As the practice of democracy becomes a lost art, Americans are increasingly desperate for a restored nation. Many have a general sense that the “system” is in disorder—if not on the road to functional collapse. But though it is easy to identify our political problems, the solutions are not always as clear. In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, bestselling author Naomi Wolf illustrates the breathtaking changes that can take place when ordinary citizens engage in the democratic system the way the founders intended and tells how to use that system, right now, to change your life, your community, and ultimately, the nation.

The Looting of America

The Looting of America
Title The Looting of America PDF eBook
Author Les Leopold
Publisher Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages 242
Release 2009-06-02
Genre Business & Economics
ISBN 1603582223

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How could the best and brightest (and most highly paid) in finance crash the global economy and then get us to bail them out as well? What caused this mess in the first place? Housing? Greed? Dumb politicians? What can Main Street do about it? In The Looting of America, Leopold debunks the prevailing media myths that blame low-income home buyers who got in over their heads, people who ran up too much credit-card debt, and government interference with free markets. Instead, readers will discover how Wall Street undermined itself and the rest of the economy by playing and losing at a highly lucrative and dangerous game of fantasy finance. He also asks some tough questions: Why did Americans let the gap between workers' wages and executive compensation grow so large? Why did we fail to realize that the excess money in those executives' pockets was fueling casino-style investment schemes? Why did we buy the notion that too-good-to-be-true financial products that no one could even understand would somehow form the backbone of America's new, postindustrial economy? How do we make sure we never give our wages away to gamblers again? And what can we do to get our money back? In this page-turning narrative (no background in finance required) Leopold tells the story of how we fell victim to Wall Street's exotic financial products. Readers learn how even school districts were taken in by "innovative" products like collateralized debt obligations, better known as CDOs, and how they sucked trillions of dollars from the global economy when they failed. They'll also learn what average Americans can do to ensure that fantasy finance never rules our economy again. As the country teeters on the brink of what could be the next Great Depression, we should be especially wary of the so-called financial experts who got us here, and then conveniently got themselves out. So far, it appears they've won the battle, but The Looting of America refuses to let them write the history--or plan its aftermath.

How Early America Sounded

How Early America Sounded
Title How Early America Sounded PDF eBook
Author Richard Cullen Rath
Publisher Cornell University Press
Pages 244
Release 2003
Genre Hearing
ISBN 9780801472725

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In early America, every sound had a living, wilful force at its source - sometimes these forces were not human or even visible. The author recreates in detail a world remote from our own, one in which sounds were charged with meaning and power.

A Patriot's History of the United States

A Patriot's History of the United States
Title A Patriot's History of the United States PDF eBook
Author Larry Schweikart
Publisher Penguin
Pages 1350
Release 2004-12-29
Genre History
ISBN 1101217782

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For the past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism, and bigotry in our history while downplaying the greatness of America’s patriots and the achievements of “dead white men.” As a result, more emphasis is placed on Harriet Tubman than on George Washington; more about the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II than about D-Day or Iwo Jima; more on the dangers we faced from Joseph McCarthy than those we faced from Josef Stalin. A Patriot’s History of the United States corrects those doctrinaire biases. In this groundbreaking book, America’s discovery, founding, and development are reexamined with an appreciation for the elements of public virtue, personal liberty, and private property that make this nation uniquely successful. This book offers a long-overdue acknowledgment of America’s true and proud history.

Antebellum Women

Antebellum Women
Title Antebellum Women PDF eBook
Author Carol Lasser
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Pages 240
Release 2023-06-14
Genre History
ISBN 1442205598

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How did diverse women in America understand, explain, and act upon their varied constraints, positions, responsibilities, and worldviews in changing American society between the end of the Revolution and the beginning of the Civil War? Antebellum Women: Private, Public, Partisan answers the question by going beyond previous works in the field. The authors identify three phases in the changing relationship of women to civic and political activities. They first situate women as "deferential domestics" in a world of conservative gender expectations; then map out the development of an ideology that allowed women to leverage their familial responsibilities into participation as "companionate co-workers" in movements of religion, reform, and social welfare; and finally trace the path of those who followed their causes into the world of politics as "passionate partisans." The book includes a selection of primary documents that encompasses both well-known works and previously unpublished texts from a variety of genre

The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (Revised Edition)

The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (Revised Edition)
Title The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (Revised Edition) PDF eBook
Author Fareed Zakaria
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Pages 304
Release 2007-10-17
Genre Political Science
ISBN 9780393069396

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“A work of tremendous originality and insight. ... Makes you see the world differently.”—Washington Post Translated into twenty languages ?The Future of Freedom ?is a modern classic that uses historical analysis to shed light on the present, examining how democracy has changed our politics, economies, and social relations. Prescient in laying out the distinction between democracy and liberty, the book contains a new afterword on the United States's occupation of Iraq and a wide-ranging update of the book's themes.