Archive For The “Politics” Category
By Steve Coll
An “extraordinary” and “monumental” exposé of huge Oil from two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Steve Coll (The Washington Post)
In this, the 1st hard-hitting exam of ExxonMobil—the biggest and strongest deepest company within the United States—Steve Coll finds the genuine volume of its energy. Private Empire pulls again the curtain, monitoring the corporation’s fresh historical past and its significant function at the global level, starting with the Exxon Valdez twist of fate in 1989 and resulting in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill within the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. The motion spans the globe—featuring kidnapping instances, civil wars, and high-stakes struggles on the Kremlin—and the narrative is pushed by means of larger-than-life characters, together with company legend Lee “Iron Ass” Raymond, ExxonMobil’s leader govt till 2005. A penetrating, news-breaking examine, Private Empire is a defining portrait of massive Oil in American politics and international coverage.
In Ethics, Economics, and Politics Ian Little returns to supply a brand new defence of a rule-based utilitarianism as a foundation for assessing the position of the country. Lucidly and assuredly he explains how the 3 disciplines of philosophy, economics and politics should be built-in to supply information on problems with public policy.
By Andrew Knapp
The French elections of 2002 broke all documents for fragmentation, abstention and far-right protest vote casting, but again incumbent President Chirac in triumph and gave him a superior foundation of parliamentary help. events and the occasion method in France seeks to give an explanation for the ambiguity of France's present courting to politics via a accomplished research of French political events and their interplay during the last 50 years, set opposed to the 2 contexts of French background and of latest theories of events and social gathering structures.
By Kate Harding
In Asking for It, Kate Harding combines in-depth learn with an in-your-face voice to make the case that twenty-first-century the USA helps rapists extra successfully than it helps sufferers. Drawing on real-world examples of what feminists name "rape culture"—from politicos' revealing gaffes to institutional mess ups in larger schooling and the military—Harding bargains rules and proposals for a way we, as a society, can take sexual violence even more heavily with no compromising the rights of the accused.
By Cathy J. Cohen
In Democracy Remixed, award-winning student Cathy J. Cohen deals an authoritative and empirically strong research of the country of black formative years in the USA this day. using the implications from the Black formative years venture, a groundbreaking national survey, Cohen specializes in what younger Black american citizens really adventure and think--and underscores the political repercussions. that includes tales from towns around the state, she finds that black formative years wish, largely, what so much americans want--a sturdy task, a satisfying existence, safeguard, admire, and equality. yet whereas this new release has a lot in universal with the remainder of the US, additionally they think that equality doesn't but exist, at the least now not of their lives. Many think that they're taken care of as second-class electorate. additionally, for lots of the long run turns out bleak once they examine their neighborhoods, their faculties, or even their very own lives and offerings. via their phrases, those youth supply a fancy and balanced photograph of the intersection of chance and discrimination of their lives. Democracy Remixed offers the perception we have to remodel the way forward for younger Black americans and American democracy.
Under legal professional normal Eric Holder, the dept of Justice has turn into a politicized hotbed of left-wing felony activism.
What is Eric Holder as much as? whilst wondered via congressional committees on delicate concerns just like the ATF "gunwalking" scandal or the surveillance of Fox information' reporter James Rosen, the legal professional basic both claimed lack of knowledge or denied particular wisdom. while it was once later published that Holder had for my part signed off at the Rosen research, regardless of his specific denials, angry calls have been heard around the political spectrum for his resignation. He grew to become the 1st legal professional normal in historical past to be held in contempt by way of the home of Representatives over a reckless operation that killed a border patrol agent and various Mexican electorate. but Holder remained in his activity, and it truly is transparent that he has President Obama's complete support.
In Obama's Enforcer, authors John Fund and Hans von Spakovsky give you the first explosive glance within this feared and robust corporation. They describe the transformation of the DOJ right into a stronghold of revolutionary felony activism and supply in-depth photographs of the novel legal professionals in Holder's internal circle.
Holder survives simply because his supplier acts as a warmth guard for the Obama management, conserving the president's flank on various fronts. He additionally survives simply because his division is actively advancing Obama's hidden political time table, from the administration's conflict on Fox information to its harassment of Tea occasion activists. He has injected a brand new politically right laxity into family protection matters, taking out using the phrases "radical Islam" and pushing for civilian trials for terrorists. He has additionally presided over an remarkable enlargement of politically right activities on the DOJ's Civil Rights department and introduced a common assault on election integrity efforts.
In addition to tracking journalists' cellphone documents, DOJ attorneys have been serious about instigating Operation quickly and livid, ignoring the planned leaking of categorized files via the White condominium to favourite newshounds, the funneling of taxpayer money to political allies via collusive settlements, and lots more and plenty extra. Obama's Enforcer presents the 1st investigative glance contained in the country's greatest legislation enforcement enterprise and divulges its precise and unsafe function in advancing Obama's agenda.
By Michael L. Ondaatje
In the final 3 many years, a model of black conservatism espoused by way of a arguable team of African American intellectuals has turn into a fixture within the nation's political panorama, its proponents having formed coverage debates over the most urgent issues that confront modern American society. Their principles, notwithstanding, were overlooked via students of the African American experience—and a lot of the accountability for explaining black conservatism's old and modern value has fallen to hugely partisan reporters. often, these pundits have addressed black conservatives as an undifferentiated mass, proclaiming them reliable or undesirable, wrong or right, color-blind visionaries or Uncle Toms.
In Black Conservative Intellectuals in glossy America, Michael L. Ondaatje delves deeply into the historic archive to chronicle the origins of black conservatism within the usa from the early Eighties to the current. targeting 3 major coverage issues—affirmative motion, welfare, and education—Ondaatje significantly engages with the information of 9 of the main influential black conservatives. He additional files how their principles have been obtained, either through white conservatives desirous to capitalize on black help for his or her principles and by way of activists at the left who too usually sought to impugn the reasons of black conservatives rather than demanding the advantages in their claims. whereas Ondaatje's research uncovers the topics and matters that hyperlink those voices jointly, he debunks the parable of a monolithic black conservatism. Figures equivalent to ideal court docket Justice Clarence Thomas, the Hoover Institution's Thomas Sowell and Shelby Steele, and cultural theorist John McWhorter end up people with their very own targeted understandings of and relationships to the conservative political tradition.
By Thomas Glave
Named a finalist for the 2014 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Nonfiction!
Included within the 2014 Over the Rainbow list
Selected by means of Publishers Weekly as a choose of the Week (July 1st, 2013)!
Selected by way of The Airship/Black Balloon Publishing as a top ebook of 2013
"This assortment is wide-ranging, relocating from the Caribbean (Jamaica particularly) to Cambridge, England, and from poetry to intercourse to discrimination."
--Library Journal (BEA Editors' choices feature)
"A profound compassion for racial and sexual minorities, the oppressed, and the colonized, informs [Glave's] searing, fantastically evocative number of essays...He captures the languor and seductiveness of Jamaica...A swish and unique stylist, Glave highlights the marginalized--calling at the descendants of people that toiled for the Empire as slaves and colonial topics to always remember their earlier, and, in impression, to people who benefit from that previous to recognize their complicity. eventually, his paintings is important, but jam-packed with generosity and compassion."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Thomas Glave definitely is among the bravest of up to date authors...He is a fearless truth-teller whose essays in Among the Bloodpeople are totally, unhesitatingly engaged together with his and our world."
--New York magazine of Books
"This is a set that might depart you with chills; you are going to go back to it not just for its sheer attractiveness, but in addition for its uncooked honesty, ache, and passion."
--Lambda Literary Report
"Glave writes beautifully...his...voice merits our attention."
--The homosexual & Lesbian Review
"A extraordinary anthology, interspersing own essays with extra academic-leaning articles."
"Glave comments at the country of an island as he sees it, and of a humans whose legacies undergo out in impressive methods, utilizing prose that soothes whereas its subject material sears genteel sensibilities."
"Glave crosses obstacles of style and group, conversing with outstanding candor and vulnerability variously because the American son of immigrants, as a Jamaican, as a professor, as a queer boy from the Bronx...What unifies those identities and those essays is the ferocity of Glave's voice, his sentences that may think like residing, untamed things."
--Towleroad: a website with gay Tendencies
"I did not understand [homosexuals in Jamaica] have been disemboweled with machetes. and that i did not think about you can actually be poetic approximately worry and anger and isolation. however the touchingly phrased sentences don’t melt the effect of studying approximately homicide and political corruption. as a substitute, it eats at you since it makes you aware of each observe, suppose the pauses as Glave takes a breath and speaks with the heart beat of his heartbeat."
--Reeling and Writhing and Fainting in Coils
"With Among the Bloodpeople, [Glave] has given us a publication as attractive because it is necessary."
"After wonderful readers along with his tale collections Whose Song? and The Torturer's Wife, the O. Henry- and a number of Lammy-winner now returns to nonfiction in Among the Bloodpeople: Politics and Flesh."
--Band of Thebes
"Glave's texts study themselves, switch path, and lift questions about their very own assertions. Glave's hatred of oppression is balanced through his love of writing."
Thomas Glave has been in demand for his exact type and exploration of taboo, politically risky themes. The award-winning author's new assortment, Among the Bloodpeople, comprises the entire energy and bold of his past writing yet ventures even extra into the political, the non-public, and the secret.
Each essay within the quantity unearths a passionate dedication to social justice and human fact. even if confronting Jamaica's top minister on antigay bigotry, considering the dangers and seductions of "outlawed" intercourse, exploring an international of octopuses and males acting somersaults within the Caribbean Sea, or hard repressive strategies hired on the college of Cambridge, Glave expresses the observations of a world citizen with the voice of a poet.