American Amnesia

American Amnesia
Author: Jacob S. Hacker,Paul Pierson
Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781451667837
Language: en
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In the past, government and business were as much partners as rivals, resulting in broad-based growth and healthy social development. But advocates of anti-government market fundamentalism are intent on scrapping the instrument of nearly a century of unprecedented economic and social progress. Hacker and Pierson examine why what's good for American business elites and what's good for Americans have become misaligned.

American Amnesia

American Amnesia
Author: Jerry Newcombe
Release: 2018-10-10
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 375
ISBN: 1946497991
Language: en
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In America, we have a problem of collective amnesia. God has blessed the United States of America perhaps more than any other nation before us. Yet, while basking in the blessing, we have forgotten that the hand of God made us a nation. Like someone long asleep, like a collective Rip Van Winkle, we must wake up from our futile dreams. Our future depends on America rising from its fatal forgetfulness, and remembering the Godly principles expressed in so many of our founding documents and general literature, which are the bedrock of this great nation. Can remembering God's role in American history bring us to a spiritual awakening--a great revival, leading to a national reformation that can spare us from our nation's apparent death spiral? American Amnesia is a collection of essays written in the last several years by author, radio and television host, and TV producer Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., focusing on God and government, on the American experiment, current society, and church and state matters. Newcombe possesses two unique resources, one material and one a special gift. Through his many interviews, he has garnered a unique and valuable collection of first-hand quotes from many prominent leaders of our day. Then, with skills honed in his longtime media and publishing work with Dr. D. James Kennedy Ministries, Dr. Newcombe sheds a bright light on our current events by drawing us consistently back to the basic principles of America's founding. From his study of original source documents, he brings an almost unparalleled knowledge of early America. With his help, we can see our moment of history unfolding through the lens of Biblical truth. Standing against forces intending to undermine God's plan for humanity in society, American Amnesia is the antidote for a nation's forgetfulness.

American Amnesia

American Amnesia
Author: Joe Conason
Release: 2016-04-28
Editor: Creators Publishing
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781942448891
Language: en
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Do you feel that your progressive views are being warped by conservative media? Are you worried that your liberal opinions are being stifled, and that you are alone in your political beliefs? You're not alone, and Joe Conason serves as a powerful democratic voice to stand up for his progressive politics, commenting on everything from religion and politics to the environment and climate change. This is a collection of the best of his columns from 2014.

Looking for the Good War

Looking for the Good War
Author: Elizabeth D. Samet
Release: 2021-11-30
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780374716127
Language: en
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"Essential reading. This eloquent, far-ranging analysis of the national psyche goes as far as any book I've ever read toward explaining the peculiar American yen for war and more war." —Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk and Beautiful Country Burn Again In Looking for the Good War, Elizabeth D. Samet reexamines the literature, art, and culture that emerged after World War II, bringing her expertise as a professor of English at West Point to bear on the complexity of the postwar period in national life. She exposes the confusion about American identity that was expressed during and immediately after the war, and the deep national ambivalence toward war, violence, and veterans—all of which were suppressed in subsequent decades by a dangerously sentimental attitude toward the United States’ “exceptional” history and destiny. Samet finds the war's ambivalent legacy in some of its most heavily mythologized figures: the war correspondent epitomized by Ernie Pyle, the character of the erstwhile G.I. turned either cop or criminal in the pulp fiction and feature films of the late 1940s, the disaffected Civil War veteran who looms so large on the screen in the Cold War Western, and the resurgent military hero of the post-Vietnam period. Taken together, these figures reveal key elements of postwar attitudes toward violence, liberty, and nation—attitudes that have shaped domestic and foreign policy and that respond in various ways to various assumptions about national identity and purpose established or affirmed by World War II. As the United States reassesses its roles in Afghanistan and the Middle East, the time has come to rethink our national mythology: the way that World War II shaped our sense of national destiny, our beliefs about the use of American military force throughout the world, and our inability to accept the realities of the twenty-first century’s decades of devastating conflict.

Amnesia

Amnesia
Author: Peter Carey
Release: 2015-01-13
Editor: Random House Canada
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780345814906
Language: en
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From the two-time Booker Prize winner: a masterful, exceedingly timely new novel--at once dark, suspenseful and seriously funny--that takes us on a journey to the place where the cyber underworld of radicals and hackers collides with international power politics. When an internet virus throws open the gates at thousands of American prisons, the hacker turns out to be an unlikely young Australian woman. Has she declared cyber war on the United States or was her "Angel Worm" intended only to free the victims of Australia's immigration policies? Is she innocent? Can she be saved? The answers are up to journalist Felix Moore, a.k.a. Felix Moore-or-less-correct. His career is tanking when he gets this chance to write a biography that will vindicate the young woman. Funding is to be provided by an old friend--an outrageous millionaire property developer--and further impetus by an old flame: the young woman's actress mother whom Felix worshipped when they were at university together. And it will be our great good fortune to see the world through Felix's comic, cowardly, angry, yet fundamentally humane eyes as he attempts to save the young woman--and redeem himself in the bargain.

An American Amnesia

An American Amnesia
Author: Bruce Herschensohn
Release: 2010
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 180
ISBN: 0825306329
Language: en
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The author re-examines the actions taken by the 94th Congress and many American citizens which forced South Vietnam's surrender, bringing about an immense tragedy for Southeast Asians and haunting the American political landscape to this day.

Imperial America

Imperial America
Author: Gore Vidal
Release: 2009-04-27
Editor: Bold Type Books
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780786738267
Language: en
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Gore Vidal has been described as the last ‘noble defender" of the American republic. In Imperial America, Vidal steals the thunder of a right wing America—those who have camouflaged their extremist rhetoric in the Old Glory and the Red, White, and Blue—by demonstrating that those whose protest arbitrary and secret government, those who defend the bill of rights, those who seek to restrain America's international power, are the true patriots. "Those Americans who refuse to plunge blindly into the maelstrom of European and Asiatic politics are not defeatist or neurotic," he writes. "They are giving evidence of sanity, not cowardice, of adult thinking as distinguished from infantilism. They intend to preserve and defend the Republic. America is not to be Rome or Britain. It is to be America."

Cultural Amnesia

Cultural Amnesia
Author: Professor of Classical Studies Stephen Bertman,Stephen Bertman
Release: 2000
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Pages: 176
ISBN: 027596230X
Language: en
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Explains how Americans' cultural forgetfulness is eating away at America's soul.

Winner Take All Politics

Winner Take All Politics
Author: Jacob S. Hacker,Paul Pierson
Release: 2010
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 357
ISBN: 9781416588702
Language: en
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Analyzes the growing divide between the incomes of the wealthy class and those of middle-income Americans, exonerating popular suspects to argue that the nation's political system promotes greed and under-representation.

American Amnesia The Modern Challenge of Media s Role in Government

American Amnesia  The Modern Challenge of Media s Role in Government
Author: Jessica Katherine Turner
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 200
ISBN: OCLC:990144211
Language: en
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The American press, citizenry, and government are in a multi-dependent, triangular relationship. The disintegrating role of the media in American government is a threat to America's federal democratic republic and the liberty that the citizenry enjoys.

American Amnesia

American Amnesia
Author: Michael Kominsky
Release: 2021-10-22
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 443
ISBN: 9798752024740
Language: en
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Confessions of a Media Mafia Hitman... THE AMERICAN ENTROPY TRILOGY 1900 - 2024 A Long Day's Journey into Light: A Cautionary Parable in III ACTS. The AMERICAN ENTROPY TRILOGY, is a series of three sequential novels. The term Entropy is used in the context of a measure of the disorder or randomness in a closed system, in particular, the gradual, not necessarily inevitable, steady deterioration of a system or society to collapse. The origin of the title AMERICAN AMNESIA, in this context as a metaphor for the failure of contemporary American society to be cognizant and indeed, heed the lessons of history. History is unkind to those those who abandon it, and can be especially unkind to those who make it ignominiously. It traces the history of how American democracy has become the obsequious servant of unfettered capitalism and neo-liberalism, resulting in colossal and catastrophic failures of the economy, and irreparable harms done to the middle and working class and environment. From the Great Depression through the turbulent 60's at Berkeley, the 2008 Great Recession to the 2024 national election, comes a raucous saga of corporate conspiracy, intrigue, greed and...murder over three sequential novels: AMERICAN AMNESIA 1900 - 2000 AMERICAN ALGORITHM 2000 -2004 AMERICAN ANARCHY 2008 - 2024 Michaelangelo Kozlov, Koz, a self-satisfied plutocrat and successful "media hitman"-- for the Media Mafia, a contract assassin...of character--is livin' large, when his idyllic lifestyle is shattered by a putative attack by Islamic terrorists a month after 9/11 provoking a painfully honest re-examination of his callow core values. A cautionary, yet sometimes playful parable of the 6th Mass Extinction from Climate Change...unless... Does the aging artist Mickey Kozlov, a once strident 60's counterculture activist have the courage, conviction and guile to again oppose, by any means necessary, the canons and ruthless plutocrats of the same mighty machina ex corporati that made him very rich? Based on a true incident --the horrific 1999 petroleum pipeline explosion in Bellingham, Washington that claimed three innocent, young unfinished lives and inflicted mayhem on a pristine environment. Certain liberties were taken with the facts, including causation and dates for literary and dramatic purposes. Grandiose? Perhaps. Middlebrow? Probably. Pedantic? Sure. It's a gift... With the exception of notable historical figures, all the characters are fictitious-any resemblance to the bad guys, living or dead, is purely coincidental...unless it ain't. The main protagonist Michaelangelo Kozlov bears more than a casual resemblance to the author...insofar as the similitude and abundance of disturbing foibles and irritating eccentricities

Isles of Amnesia

Isles of Amnesia
Author: Mark J. Rauzon
Release: 2016-01-31
Editor: University of Hawaii Press
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780824857547
Language: en
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For over a quarter century, biologist Mark J. Rauzon worked in the field of island restoration, traveling throughout the American Insular Pacific to eradicate invasive plants and animals introduced by humans. The region spans from Hawai`i to Samoa to Guam, and their neighbors—small, obscure tropical islands that are hundreds, if not thousands, of nautical miles from each other. These little-known US possessions and territories include various islands and atolls: Jarvis, Howland, Baker, the Northern Marianas, Wake, Palmyra, Johnston, and Rose Atoll, among others. They anchor a vast National Marine Monument program created in 2009, and expanded in 2014, to protect the largest area in the world from exploitation. In Isles of Amnesia, Rauzon chronicles the ecological and human history of these islands, enlivened with his first-hand experiences of eradication efforts to restore atoll ecosystems and maximize native biodiversity. Each chapter focuses on an individual island or island group, revealing how each location has its own particular story, secret past, or ecological lesson to be shared. Taken as a whole, the region has played a unique role in American history, with the remoteness of the islands having served the needs of whalers and guano miners in the 1800s and, in later years, that of military secret projects, missile launching, chemical weapon incinerations, and air bases. Rauzon further explores the creation of the National Marine Monuments and what their protection means to a changing ocean, and presents original research about the US military’s Pacific Project and germ warfare testing. Illustrated with over seventy historical photographs and original drawings, this much-needed work tells the fascinating story of America’s forgotten Pacific islands.

Honor Bound

Honor Bound
Author: Amy McGrath,Chris Peterson
Release: 2021-08-03
Editor: Knopf
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780525659112
Language: en
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The inspiring story of the first female Marine to fly a combat mission in an F/A-18—and the transformative events that led to her bold decision to take on the most powerful man in the U.S. Senate. Amy McGrath grew up in Edgewood, Kentucky, a childhood shaped by love of country, baseball (the Cincinnati Reds), and, from the age of twelve, a fascination with fighter jets. Her devastation at learning that a federal law prohibited women from flying in combat fueled her determination to do just that--and then, to help change the laws to improve the lives of all Americans. McGrath writes of gaining an appointment in high school to the U.S. Naval Academy, making it through Marine Corps training, graduating from Annapolis, Maryland, becoming a Second Lieutenant, and raising her right hand to swear to defend the U.S. Constitution, honor bound. She vividly recounts her experiences flying in the Marines, and her combat deployments to Iraq (Kuwait) and Afghanistan, her work as an Air Combat Tactics instructor—and what it was like to finally fly that fighter jet: high-speed, intense, and physically demanding. Here is McGrath, training to do the most intense tactical flying there is (think the Navy's TOPGUN ); meeting the man who would become her husband; being promoted to major and then lieutenant colonel; marrying, having three children, a career and life in Washington and then moving her family back to Kentucky to begin a whole new chapter in politics; her roller-coaster congressional campaign (she lost by three percentage points); and making the tough decision to run again, in an even bigger, higher-stakes national campaign, against the five-term leader of the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell. A moving, inspiring American story of courage, determination, and large dreams.

Off Center

Off Center
Author: Jacob S. Hacker,Paul Pierson
Release: 2008-10-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780300130669
Language: en
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The Republicans who run American government today have defied the normal laws of political gravity. They have ruled with the slimmest of majorities and yet have transformed the nation’s governing priorities. They have strayed dramatically from the moderate middle of public opinion and yet have faced little public backlash. Again and again, they have sided with the affluent and ideologically extreme while paying little heed to the broad majority of Americans. And much more often than not, they have come out on top. This book shows why—and why this troubling state of affairs can and must be changed. Written in a highly accessible style by two professional political scientists, Off Center tells the story of a deliberative process restricted and distorted by party chieftains, of unresponsive power brokers subverting the popular will, and of legislation written by and for powerful interests and deliberately designed to mute popular discontent. In the best tradition of engaged social science, Off Center is a powerful and informed critique that points the way toward a stronger foundation for American democracy.

Let them Eat Tweets How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality

Let them Eat Tweets  How the Right Rules in an Age of Extreme Inequality
Author: Jacob S. Hacker,Paul Pierson
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Liveright Publishing
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781631496851
Language: en
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A New York Times Editors’ Choice An “essential” (Jane Mayer) account of the dangerous marriage of plutocratic economic priorities and right-wing populist appeals — and how it threatens the pillars of American democracy. In Let Them Eat Tweets, best-selling political scientists Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson argue that despite the rhetoric of Donald Trump, Josh Hawley, and other right-wing “populists,” the Republican Party came to serve its plutocratic masters to a degree without precedent in modern global history. To maintain power while serving the 0.1 percent, the GOP has relied on increasingly incendiary racial and cultural appeals to its almost entirely white base. Calling this dangerous hybrid “plutocratic populism,” Hacker and Pierson show how, over the last forty years, reactionary plutocrats and right-wing populists have become the two faces of a party that now actively undermines democracy to achieve its goals against the will of the majority of Americans. Based on decades of research and featuring a new epilogue about the intensification of GOP radicalism after the 2020 election, Let Them Eat Tweets authoritatively explains the doom loop of tax cutting and fearmongering that defines the Republican Party—and reveals how the rest of us can fight back.

Collective Amnesia

Collective Amnesia
Author: Eugene Defriest Betit
Release: 2019-02-14
Editor: Xlibris Us
Pages: 502
ISBN: 179601107X
Language: en
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Collective Amnesia: American Apartheid is a comprehensive study of the treatment African Americans have encountered since their arrival in Virginia in 1619, a saga of racism and white supremacy. It is actual history, not the popular mythology about the Civil War and its aftermath taught in our schools. Numerous tables, photographs, maps, and charts make the study easy to read. The topic is extremely pertinent due to the four hundredth anniversary of African Americans' presence in North America in 2019 and encouragement of racism from the White House. Chapters cover white supremacy and racism, slavery, the service of US Colored Troops in the Civil War, devastation of the South, evolution of emancipation, and Reconstruction and the Freedman's Bureau. Other chapters address "redemption" and the "lost cause," Jim Crow, blacks' significant military contributions in the two world wars, the Great Migration, the civil rights movement, and the backlash that continues today. The book also addresses contemporary issues, including white supremacy, Confederate statuary, and evaluates the status of blacks compared to other groups in society. Note is taken of Professor James Whitman's observation that Hitler admired Jim Crow and antimiscegenation laws, as well as Richard Rothstein's study of federal and local housing law, documenting whites' responsibility for creating inner-city ghettos.

The Fractured Republic

The Fractured Republic
Author: Yuval Levin
Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Basic Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780465093250
Language: en
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A National Review Best Book of the Year Americans today are anxious--about the economy, about politics, about our government. The institutions that once dominated our culture have become smaller, more diverse, and personalized. Individualism has come at the cost of dwindling solidarity. No wonder, then, that voters and politicians alike are nostalgic for a time of social cohesion and economic success. But the policies of the past are inadequate to the America of today. Both parties are stuck presenting old solutions to new problems. In The Fractured Republic, Yuval Levin details his innovative answers to the dysfunctions of our fragmented national life. By embracing subsidiarity and diversity and rejecting extremism and nostalgia, he believes we can revive the middle layers of society and enable an American revival. Updated with a new epilogue, Levin helps us navigate our fraught political waters.

On Secret Service

On Secret Service
Author: William Nelson Taft
Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9781775455929
Language: en
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Sometimes, real life can be far stranger than fiction. In this entertaining volume, author William Nelson Taft combines the best elements of true crime and detective fiction, crafting a collection of tantalizing mysteries based on solved and unsolved cases and crimes. It's a must-read for fans of both genres.

American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal History

American Political Ideas Viewed from the Standpoint of Universal History
Author: John Fiske
Release: 1911
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 196
ISBN: NYPL:33433081791380
Language: en
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In the Time of Famine

In the Time of Famine
Author: Michael Grant
Release: 2011-07-26
Editor: Michael Grant
Pages: 0
ISBN: 9781463645083
Language: en
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In 1845 a blight of unknown origin destroyed the potato crop in Ireland triggering a series of events that would change forever the course of Ireland's history. The British government called the famine an act of God. The Irish called it genocide. By any name the famine caused the death of over one million men, women, and children by starvation and disease. Another two million were forced to flee the country. With the famine as a backdrop, this is a story about two families as different as coarse wool and fine silk. Michael Ranahan, the son of a tenant farmer, dreams of breaking his bondage to the land and going to America. The passage money has been saved. He's made up his mind to go. And then-the blight strikes and Michael must put his dream on hold. The landlord, Lord Somerville, is a compassionate man who struggles to preserve a way of life without compromising his ideals. To add to his troubles, he has to deal with a recalcitrant daughter who chafes at being forced to live in a country of "bog runners."In The Time Of Famine is a story of survival. It's a story of duplicity. But most of all, it's a story of love and sacrifice.