Citizen Power: A Mandate for Change

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AuthorHouse #ad - Most chapters of citizen power: A Mandate for Change present material from the original book, as well as new information and revised positions. Each chapter ends with how the National Initiative, once enacted, could help solve the problems presented in that chapter. As author of citizen power in 1971, his current position on a number of issues facing america now, Senator Mike Gravel determined that much of what he wrote then is apropos in America today; hence, the release of Citizen Power: A Mandate for Change that reflects the accuracy of his evaluation of problems then, and the process that Americans can undertake to become empowered as lawmakers in partnership with their elected officials.

The exceptions are chapter 2: The National Initiative, and Chapter 7: The War on Drugs. All other chapters cover similar topics in both books, but with the senator's fresh insights for today's world. The table of contents is as follows: chapter 1 - now it's the citizen's turnchapter 2 - the national initiativechapter 3 - america's failure in educationchapter 4 - tax Reform - The Fair TaxChapter 5 - The Health Security SystemChapter 6 - National Environmental & Energy PolicyChapter 7 - The War on DrugsChapter 8 - Crime & PunishmentChapter 9 - The Shroud of SecrecyChapter 10 - American ImperialismChapter 11 - Global GovernanceChapter 12 - Who Stole the American Dream?

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On Democracy: Second Edition

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Yale University Press #ad - This new edition includes two additional chapters by Ian Shapiro, Dahl’s successor as Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale and a leading contemporary authority on democracy. Following the methods and channeling the insight of Dahl, Ian Shapiro’s new edition completes Dahl’s project and is must reading for the next generation and essential re-reading for the present.

Michael doyle, columbia university   “Dahl’s tersest summary of the lessons of his profoundly influential interrogation of democracy’s strengths and weaknesses. The late robert dahl’s On Democracy is the source for how to govern democratically. Ian shapiro shows forcefully what we have learned since its initial publication.

On Democracy: Second Edition #ad - John dunn, author of breaking Democracy’s Spell   “Robert A. Dahl’s on democracy admirably synthesized the contributions of the world’s leading democratic theorist of the twentieth century. Now ian shapiro intelligently carries Dahl’s queries and concerns into our own century. Robert D. The other takes up the effects of inequality and money in politics on the quality of democracy, a subject that was of increasing concern to Dahl in his final years.

Written by the preeminent democratic theorist of our time, this book explains the nature, value, and mechanics of democracy.

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A Political Odyssey

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Seven Stories Press #ad - A Political Odyssey #ad - Yale University Press. In this candid portrait, postwar us foreign policy, and corporate america; critically assesses figures he worked with, former two-term senator from Alaska and 2008 presidential candidate Gravel expounds on his views of the military-industrial complex, the imperial presidency, such as Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy; and reveals the private life behind the public persona.

When he isn’t being actively silenced, Senator Gravel’s voice is generally acknowledged to be the most refreshing and honest of all the 2008 presidential candidates.

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A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution

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HarperOne #ad - We need a new, whole-person politics of love that stems not just from the head but from the heart, not just from intellectual understanding but from a genuine affection for one another. A spiritual cancer of fear threatens to undo the progress we have achieved. In this stirring call to arms, and new york times bestselling author of the classic A Return to Love confronts the cancerous politics of fear and divisiveness threatening the United States today, spiritual leader, the activist, urging all spiritually aware Americans to return to—and act out of—our deepest value: love.

America’s story is one of great social achievement. Over the course of america’s history, these activists have both embodied and enacted the nation’s deepest values. Today, america once again is in turmoil. From the abolitionists who fought to outlaw slavery, to the suffragettes who championed women’s right to vote, to the proponents of the women’s movement and gay rights seeking equality for all, to the Civil Rights proponents who battled segregation and institutionalized white supremacy, citizens for generations have risen up to fulfill the promise of our nation.

A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution #ad - In the words of abraham Lincoln, "we must think anew, and act anew. We must address the deeper, internal causes that have led to this current dysfunction. Discord and hatred are dissolving our communal bonds and undermining the spirit of social responsibility—the duty we feel toward one another. In this powerful spiritual manifesto, Marianne Williamson offers a tonic for this cultural malignancy.

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The Kingmakers: How the Media Threatens Our Security and Our Democracy

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Phoenix Books #ad - Who put the media in charge? why does the media always blow the big stories? from 9/11 to Iraq's WMDs, from Iran's nuclear program to the "inevitable" Hillary Clinton???the divide between reality and the so-called "news" has never been more dramatic or dangerous. Blogs, chat rooms, virtual worlds and Internet contributions have empowered ordinary citizens to change the course of American Yale University Press.

The Kingmakers: How the Media Threatens Our Security and Our Democracy #ad - David eisenbach argue that the media's failure to present the public with an accurate view of the world poses a greater threat to American lives than terrorism. In the kingmakers Senator Mike Gravel and Dr. They also show how the greatest threat to our democracy is not money. Long before the majority of voters pay attention to presidential elections, the media Kingmakers filter the presidential field and anoint the "leading candidates.

Gravel and eisenbach propose a powerful antidote to the Kingmakers' poisonous influence on American politics: participatory journalism. It's the media.

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The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future

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Hachette Books #ad - The shift toward automation is about to create a tsunami of unemployment. In a future marked by restlessness and chronic unemployment, what will happen to American society? In The War on Normal People, Andrew Yang paints a dire portrait of the American economy. The consequences of these trends are already being felt across our communities in the form of political unrest, drug use, and other social ills.

At this vision's core is universal basic Income, the concept of providing all citizens with a guaranteed income-and one that is rapidly gaining popularity among forward-thinking politicians and economists. The future looks dire-but is it unavoidable? In The War on Normal People, Yang imagines a different future--one in which having a job is distinct from the capacity to prosper and seek fulfillment.

From 2020 democratic presidential candidate andrew yang, including universal Basic Income, a captivating account of how "a skinny Asian kid from upstate" became a successful entrepreneur, only to find a new mission: calling attention to the urgent steps America must take, to stabilize our economy amid rapid technological change and automation.

The War on Normal People: The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future #ad - Not in the distant future--now. Yang proposes that ubi is an essential step toward a new, more durable kind of economy, one he calls "human capitalism. Yale University Press. One recent estimate predicts 45 million American workers will lose their jobs within the next twelve years--jobs that won't be replaced.

Rapidly advancing technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics and automation software are making millions of Americans' livelihoods irrelevant.

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The Management of Savagery: How America's National Security State Fueled the Rise of Al Qaeda, ISIS, and Donald Trump

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Verso #ad - Yale University Press. The trump presidency is the inevitable consequence of neoconservative imperialism in the post–Cold War age. The rise of international jihad and western ultra-nationalismIn the Management of Savagery, Max Blumenthal excavates the real story behind America’s dealings with the world and shows how the extremist forces that now threaten peace across the globe are the inevitable flowering of America’s imperial designs.

These failed wars abroad have made the United States more vulnerable to both terrorism as well as native ultra-nationalism. The pentagon has trained and armed jihadist elements in Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya; it has launched military interventions to change regimes in the Middle East. In doing so, it created fertile ground for the Islamic State and brought foreign conflicts home to American soil.

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The Communist Manifesto

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - One of the most influential political treatises of all time, The Communist Manifesto is essential reading for every student of politics and history. Yale University Press. Here is the complete text of the communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, in the 1888 English version edited by Engels himself.

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Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

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Pantheon #ad - Wars against indochina—herman and Chomsky draw on decades of criticism and research to propose a Propaganda Model to explain the media’s behavior and performance. Pantheon Books. These include the manner in which the media covered the passage of the north american free trade agreement and subsequent Mexican financial meltdown of 1994-1995, the media’s handling of the protests against the World Trade Organization, and International Monetary Fund in 1999 and 2000, World Bank, and the media’s treatment of the chemical industry and its regulation.

Mass media are, how they systematically fail to live up to their self-image as providers of the kind of information that people need to make sense of the world, and how we can understand their function in a radically new way. In this pathbreaking work, Edward S. Yale University Press. Their new introduction updates the Propaganda Model and the earlier case studies, and it discusses several other applications.

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media #ad - What emerges from this work is a powerful assessment of how propagandistic the U. S. Herman and noam chomsky show that, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, obstinate, the state, social, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, and the global order.

Based on a series of case studies—including the media’s dichotomous treatment of “worthy” versus “unworthy” victims, “legitimizing” and “meaningless” Third World elections, and devastating critiques of media coverage of the U. S.

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Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated

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Bold Type Books #ad - Gore vidal, perpetual war for Perpetual Peace: How We Got To Be So Hated. Beard called "perpetual war for perpetual peace. The federation of american scientists has cataloged nearly 200 military incursions since 1945 in which the United States has been the aggressor. In a series of penetrating and alarming essays, whose centerpiece is a commentary on the events of September 11, 2001 deemed too controversial to publish in this country until now Gore Vidal challenges the comforting consensus following September 11th and goes back and draws connections to Timothy McVeigh's bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City.

He asks were these simply the acts of "evil-doers?" "Gore Vidal is the master essayist of our age. Washington Post "Our greatest living man of letters. Boston globe "vidal's imagination of American politics is so powerful as to compel awe. Harold bloom, the new York Review of Books Yale University Press. The united states has been engaged in what the great historian Charles A.

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