Politics & Social Sciences

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  • booksreddit.com:The Ethnic Phenomenon

    The Ethnic Phenomenon

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    Van den Berghe contends that intergroup relations are reducible to individuals competing for scarce resources. While social classes are grouped according to common material interests, ethnic groups are organized by real or punitive common descent–ultimately on the basis of common interests. The author argues that ethnic nepotism is, at its very foundation, biological. This new approach is expanded further, taking into account how ethnicity is responsive to a wide spectrum of environmental fa…


  • booksreddit.com:Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America

    Skipping Towards Gomorrah: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Pursuit of Happiness in America

    525

    In Skipping Towards Gomorrah, Dan Savage eviscerates the right-wing conservatives as he commits each of the Seven Deadly Sins himself (or tries to) and finds those everyday Americans who take particular delight in their sinful pursuits.  Among them:Greed:  Gamblers reveal secrets behind outrageous fortune.Lust: “We’re swingers!”-you won’t believe who’s  doing it.Anger: Texans shoot off some rounds and then listen to Dan fire off on his own about guns, gun  control, and the Second Amendment.Co…


  • booksreddit.com:Republic

    Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress–and a Plan to Stop It

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    @font-face { font-family: “Times”; }@font-face { font-family: “Geneva”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; color: black; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } In an era when special interests funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign-finance rules and brought to new levels by the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission-trust in our government has re…


  • booksreddit.com:Slavery

    Slavery, Terrorism & Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat

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    A fascinating, well illustrated and thoroughly documented response to the relentless anti-Christian propaganda that has been generated by Muslim and marxist groups and by Hollywood film makers. As Karl Marx declared: “The first battlefield is the re-writing of history!” “Slavery, Terrorsim and Islam” is an eye opening, positive and practical handbook to empower you to respond effectively to the challenge of Islam today.


  • booksreddit.com:What's Left?: How the Left Lost its Way

    What’s Left?: How the Left Lost its Way

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    From the much-loved, witty and excoriating voice of journalist Nick Cohen, a powerful and irreverent dissection of the agonies, idiocies and compromises of mainstream liberal thought.Nick Cohen comes from the Left. While growing up, his mother would search the supermarket shelves for politically reputable citrus fruit and despair. When, at the age of 13, he found out that his kind and thoughtful English teacher voted Conservative, he nearly fell off his chair: ‘To be good, you had to be on th…


  • booksreddit.com:What Does It All Mean?: A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy

    What Does It All Mean?: A Very Short Introduction to Philosophy

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    Can anyone help me out with a philosophy “starter pack”?
    In this cogent and accessible introduction to philosophy, the distinguished author of Mortal Questions and The View From Nowhere sets forth the central problems of philosophical inquiry for the beginning student. Arguing that the best way to learn about philosophy is to think about its questions directly, Thomas Nagel considers possible solutions to nine problems–knowledge of the world beyond our minds, knowledge of other minds, the mind-body problem, free will, the basis of morality, right… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Black Rednecks and White Liberals

    Black Rednecks and White Liberals

    467

    “What exactly is your 'fair share' of what someone else has worked for?” – based Thomas Sowell
    This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de Tocqueville and Frederick Law Olmsted. In a series of long essays, this book presents an i… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order

    America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order

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    Used wisely, America’s immense military power can preserve freedom but used unwisely, it can fracture global stability. Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke argue, that as long as neo-conservative radicals dominate the nation’s national security process, fracture is more likely. Assuming Americans will see increasing threats in the future, this book is important because it identifies the factions and agendas involved. It advocates an alternative approach based on a return to the mainstream prin…


  • booksreddit.com:The Crisis of Democracy: Report on the Governability of Democracies to the Trilateral Commission

    The Crisis of Democracy: Report on the Governability of Democracies to the Trilateral Commission

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    The vitality of democracy in the United States in the 1960s produced a substantial increase in governmental activity and a substantial decrease in governmental authority.

    -Samuel P. Huntington


  • booksreddit.com:Migration und Politik im geteilten Deutschland während des Kalten Krieges: Die West-Ost-Migration...

    Migration und Politik im geteilten Deutschland während des Kalten Krieges: Die West-Ost-Migration…

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    Es ist bis heute kaum ins Bewusstsein der Öffentlichkeit gelangt, dass mehr als eine halbe Millionen Menschen in den 1950er und 1960erJahre vom Westen in den Osten des geteilten Deutschland abwanderten. Die West-Ost-Migration setzte sich zu zwei Dritteln aus Rückkehrern und zu einem Drittel aus erstmals zuwandernden Bundesbürgern zusammen. Die historisch-systematische Studie zeigt das ambivalente politische Handeln von Politik und Verwaltung der DDR gegenüber der West-Ost-Migration auf.


  • booksreddit.com:The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey

    The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey

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    The state is often ascribed a special sort of authority, one that obliges citizens to obey its commands and entitles the state to enforce those commands through threats of violence. This book argues that this notion is a moral illusion: no one has ever possessed that sort of authority.


  • booksreddit.com:Family in Transition (16th Edition)

    Family in Transition (16th Edition)

    416

    Appropriate for Marriage and Family and Sociology of Family courses.   Blending historical context with the latest scholarship, this reader examines the most current trends in the families and intimate relationships field of study.   Family in Transition 16e identifies the most current trends, places them in historical context, and balances cutting-edge scholarship with perennial favorites. The authors, who are leading scholars, build each new edition from classic literature in t…


  • booksreddit.com:Neckbeard Uprising

    Neckbeard Uprising

    406

    A collection of essays on politics, entertainment, humanity and more from the savage mind of one of the internet’s most enduring provocateurs. TJ Kirk has risen to fame and fortune as The Amazing Atheist on YouTube. In ‘NECKBEARD UPRISING’ he offers a completely unfiltered view of some of the most controversial issues of our time.


  • booksreddit.com:Death of the Liberal Class

    Death of the Liberal Class

    397

    For decades the liberal class was a defense against the worst excesses of power. But the pillars of the liberal class— the press, universities, the labor movement, the Democratic Party, and liberal religious institutions—have collapsed. In its absence, the poor, the working class, and even the middle class no longer have a champion. In this searing polemic Chris Hedges indicts liberal institutions, including his former employer, the New York Times, who have distorted their basic beliefs in or…


  • booksreddit.com:After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory

    After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Third Edition

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    When After Virtue first appeared in 1981, it was recognized as a significant and potentially controversial critique of contemporary moral philosophy. Newsweek called it “a stunning new study of ethics by one of the foremost moral philosophers in the English-speaking world.” Since that time, the book has been translated into more than fifteen foreign languages and has sold over one hundred thousand copies. Now, twenty-five years later, the University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to release t…


  • booksreddit.com:Understanding Power: The Indispensible Chomsky

    Understanding Power: The Indispensible Chomsky

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    Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the preeminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sold-out lectures. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel have assembled the best of Chomsky’s recent talks on the past, present, and future of the politics of power.In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterp…


  • booksreddit.com:Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy

    Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy

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    John Fund explores the real divide the country faces with the looming election. Through wary thoughts on voting integrity, he shows how eletions can be decided by the votes of dead people, illegal felon voters, and absentee voters that simply don’t exist. If nothing is done to address the growing cynicism about vote counting, rest assured that another close presidential election that descends into bitter partisan wrangling is just around the corner.


  • booksreddit.com:The Ethics of Voting

    The Ethics of Voting

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    [political philosophy] On what basis can the average voter legitimately vote?
    Nothing is more integral to democracy than voting. Most people believe that every citizen has the civic duty or moral obligation to vote, that any sincere vote is morally acceptable, and that buying, selling, or trading votes is inherently wrong. In this provocative book, Jason Brennan challenges our fundamental assumptions about voting, revealing why it is not a duty for most citizens–in fact, he argues, many people owe it to the rest of us not to vote.Bad choices at the polls can result in… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Last Word

    The Last Word

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    In the realm of philosophy, is logic objective or subjective?
    If there is such a thing as reason, it has to be universal. Reason must reflect objective principles whose validity is independent of our point of view–principles that anyone with enough intelligence ought to be able to recognize as correct. But this generality of reason is what relativists and subjectivists deny in ever-increasing numbers. And such subjectivism is not just an inconsequential intellectual flourish or badge of theoretical chic. It is exploited to deflect argument and to belit… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Soul...

    Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Soul…

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    When did the world get so liberally cucked?
    The brilliant, controversial, bestselling critique of American culture that “hits with the approximate force and effect of electroshock therapy” (The New York Times)—now featuring a new afterword by Andrew Ferguson in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition.THE BRILLIANT AND CONTROVERSIAL CRITIQUE OF AMERICAN CULTURE WITH NEARLY A MILLION COPIES IN PRINT  In 1987, eminent political philosopher Allan Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind, an appraisal of contemporary America that “hits w… more about book…