COCAINE POLITICS: DRUGS, ARMIES AND THE CIA IN CENTRAL AMERICA ran a controversial series of stories in 1996 on the relationship between the CIA, the Contras, and crack, they reignited the issue of the intelligence agency's connections to drug trafficking, initially brought to light during the Vietnam War and then again by the Iran-Contra affair. Broad in scop..
WE THE PEOPLE: A CONCISE INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN POLITICS book provides a positive, lively, future-oriented narrative introduction to American government and politics. We the People presents material with a currency and relevancy that captures the vivid world of real-life politics. In addition, the text challenges readers to think critically; by giving co..
GOD'S CENTURY: RESURGENT RELIGION AND GLOBAL POLITICS r evil in world politics? How much influence does it have? Despite predictions of its decline, religion has resurged in political influence across the globe, helped by the very forces that were supposed to bury it: democracy, globalization, and technology. And despite recent claims that religion is ..
WHAT IS POLITICS?: THE ACTIVITY AND ITS STUDY ersal feature of all human societies, past and present? Is it tied to specific institutional arenas? Or is it found in all groups and organizations, large or small, formal or informal?
This new textbook seeks to provide answers to these important questions. Starting with what it means to 'think p..
DISSENSUS: ON POLITICS AND AESTHETICS (HARDCOVER) sthetics" brings together some of Jacques Ranci re's most recent writings on art and politics to show the critical potential of two of his most important concepts: the aesthetics of politics and the politics of aesthetics.
In this fascinating collection, Ranci re engages in a radical critique of ..
UP FROM ZERO: POLITICS, ARCHITECTURE, AND THE REBUILDING OF NEW YORK er, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the inside story of the quest to rebuild one of the most important symbolic sites in the world, the sixteen acres where the towers of the former World Trade Center stood. A story of power, politics, architecture, community, and culture, Up from Zero takes us i..
PULITZER: A LIFE IN POLITICS, PRINT, AND POWER tzer is better known today for the prize that bears his name than for his contribution to history. Yet, in nineteenth-century industrial America, while Carnegie provided the steel, Rockefeller the oil, Morgan the money, and Vanderbilt the railroads, Pulitzer ushered in the modern mass media.
ARCHITECTURE OR TECHNO-UTOPIA: POLITICS AFTER MODERNISM native genealogy of the postmodern turn in American architecture, focusing on a set of experimental practices and polemics that emerged in the late 1960s and early 1970s...
RELIGION AND STATE: THE MUSLIM APPROACH TO POLITICS lamic term, it is likely to be "jihad, " the Arabic word for "holy war." The image of Islam as an inherently aggressive and xenophobic religion has long prevailed in the West and can at times appear to be substantiated by current events. L. Carl Brown challenges this conventional wisdom with a fasci..
THE POLITICS OF DECEIT: SAVING FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY FROM EXTINCTION Bush Administration's cynical, anti-democratic manipulation of the media
In this devastating analysis of American politics today, a former Democratic campaign advisor pulls back the curtain on the pervasive political manipulation of the media-and reveals just how fragile our democracy is. From pol..