Category: Political Ideologies

The President and His Inner Circle by Thomas Preston

By Thomas Preston

Few could argue that presidential regulations and function may were an identical even if John F. Kennedy or Richard Nixon turned president in 1960, or if Jimmy Carter rather than Ronald Reagan had received the White condominium in 1980. certainly, in contemporary elections, the nature, earlier coverage adventure, or personalities of applicants have performed an expanding position in our exams in their "fit" for the Oval place of work. additional, those comparable features are frequently used to provide an explanation for an administration's luck or failure in coverage making. evidently, who the president is -and what he's like -matters. This publication, a brand new method of the examine of the private presidency, hyperlinks the features of six glossy American presidents -their personalities and their past policy-making event -to their management types, advisory preparations, and determination making within the White residence. Thomas Preston makes use of M. G. Hermann?s character Assessment-at-a-Distance (PAD) profiling procedure, in addition to exhaustive archival study and interviews with former advisors, to improve a management sort typology. He then compares his model?s expectancies opposed to the particular coverage checklist of six prior presidents, utilizing overseas coverage episodes: Korea (1950) for Truman, Dien Bien Phu (1954) for Eisenhower, Cuba (1962) for Kennedy, Vietnam (1967-68) for Johnson, the Gulf conflict (1990-91) for Bush, and North Korea/Haiti/Bosnia (1994-95) for Clinton.

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Fortunes of Change: The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the by David Callahan

By David Callahan

Filled with interesting information that paints a provocative photo of the hot richIn Fortunes of switch, David Callahan contends that anything large is going on one of the wealthy in the United States: they’re drifting to the left. whilst Callahan got down to write a booklet at the new top category, he anticipated to profile a grasping and reactionary elite—the robber barons of a moment Gilded Age. in its place, he came upon whatever else. whereas some of the wealthy nonetheless again a GOP that stands opposed to taxes and legislation, liberalism is spreading quickly one of the wealthy.In Fortunes of switch, we meet an top classification more and more packed with super-educated execs and marketers who paintings in “knowledge” industries and dwell within the bluest components of the US. This cosmopolitan elite takes without any consideration such key liberal rules as multiculturalism and lively executive, and feature ever much less in universal with an extremist GOP established in small-town the United States and ruled through Tea social gathering activists and the likes of Sarah Palin. Fortunes of switch explores:Why a few of America’s wealthiest humans subsidized Barack Obama’s presidential bid and are pouring checklist sums into the Democratic celebration and liberal corporations, although they stand to determine their taxes cross up.How a number of huge donors have spent hundreds of thousands to create the trendy homosexual rights flow and the way environmental activists have tapped a river of latest liberal cash.Why Hollywood, rolling in new gains because of globalization, has more cash than ever to again Democratic applicants and push politics to the left.Why Silicon Valley is popping extra liberal and the way tech money—including invoice Gates’s titanic fortune—is investment a turning out to be array of liberal teams and politicians.How the higher category is probably going to get extra liberal as younger heirs are inculcated with liberal rules in America’s so much elite prep faculties and universities.David Callahan is a co-founder of the imagine tank Demos, the place he's now a senior fellow. he's writer of the dishonest tradition, between different books, and his articles have seemed in such locations as united states at the present time, the hot York instances, the country, and the Washington Monthly.Packed with brilliant evidence and behind-the-scene tales, Fortunes of switch is a must-read e-book if are looking to know the way America's politics and tradition are changing—and what the long run may well carry.

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Dark Times, Dire Decisions: Jews and Communism by Jonathan Frankel

By Jonathan Frankel

The most recent quantity of the once a year reports in modern Jewry sequence beneficial properties essays at the assorted and infrequently debatable methods Communism and Jewish background interacted through the twentieth century. The volume's contents learn the connection among Jews and the Communist stream in Poland, Russia, the USA, Britain, France, the Islamic global, and Germany.

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'To Hell with Culture': Anarchism in Twentieth-Century by Gustav Klaus, Steven Knight

By Gustav Klaus, Steven Knight

The ways that anarchism and anarcho-syndicalism have made an effect in British 20th-century literature are explored during this selection of serious essays. This radical and to this point under-considered subject is up for overview now that conventional paradigms of leftist and radical notion are below reexamination and the Marxist culture is being obvious as an imposition on a state of affairs that used to be constantly extra a variety of and intricate than usual descriptions have admitted. those essays examine the idea that during the early twentieth century there have been a number of currents of anarchist inspiration, starting from severe radicalism to potent conservativism, and bargain of the considering and writing that has been classed as Marxist is in truth extra correctly defined as anarchist.

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French Peasant Fascism: Henry Dorgère's Greenshirts and the by Robert O. Paxton

By Robert O. Paxton

French Peasant Fascism is the 1st account of the Greenshirts, a militant right-wing peasant circulate in Thirties France that sought to remodel the Republic into an authoritarian, agrarian country. writer Robert Paxton examines the Greenshirts in 5 case stories, throwing new gentle on French rural society and associations throughout the melancholy and at the emergence of a brand new rural management of genuine farmers. Paxton issues out that fascism remained susceptible within the French geographical region as the French kingdom safe landowners extra successfully than did these of Weimar Germany and Italy, and since French rural notables have been so firmly embedded in social and fiscal power.Although the Greenshirts disappeared with the 3rd Republic, they left a double legacy: a practice of peasant direct motion, that's nonetheless exercised this day; and the belief of France as a peasant kingdom, whose identification and virtues leisure upon the patience of a giant peasant zone. That self-image keeps to persuade French coverage offerings this day, lengthy after the social constitution on which it rested has disappeared.

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Marxism, fascism, and totalitarianism : chapters in the by A. James Gregor

By A. James Gregor

This paintings lines the adjustments in classical Marxism (the Marxism of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels) that happened after the demise of its founders. It outlines the versions that seemed round the flip of the 20 th century—one of which was once to be of effect one of the fans of Adolf Hitler, one other of which used to be to form the ideology of Benito Mussolini, and nonetheless one other of which supplied the doctrinal reason for V. I. Lenin's Bolshevism and Joseph Stalin's communism. This account differs from many others by means of rejecting a conventional left/right distinction—a contrast that makes it obscure how totalitarian political associations may perhaps come up out of most likely diametrically antagonistic political ideologies. Marxism, Fascism, and Totalitarianism therefore is helping to provide an explanation for the typical good points of "left-wing" and "right-wing" regimes within the 20th century.

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Lacanian Left by Yannis Stavrakakis

By Yannis Stavrakakis

Lately psychoanalysis -- specially Lacanian concept -- has been progressively said as an essential source within the ongoing re-orientation of latest political thought and research. Of specific observe is that the paintings of Jacques Lacan is more and more getting used through significant political philosophers linked to the Left. this means the dynamic emergence of a brand new theoretico-political horizon: that of the 'Lacanian Left'. notwithstanding, this has but to be effectively conceived and based as a box. The Lacanian Left is the 1st e-book to deliver it into educational attention and to attract its implications for concrete political research in a scientific means. It deals: * An obtainable mapping of its major contours. * a close exam of the issues of convergence and divergence among the most important figures lively or on the outer edge of this terrain, together with Slavoj h the vital Lacanian concept of 'enjoyment', The Lacanian Left places ahead leading edge analyses of political strength and authority, nationalism, eu identification, consumerism and advertisements tradition, de-democratisation and post-democracy. will probably be of price to every person attracted to exploring the possibility of psychoanalysis to reinvigorate political idea, severe political research and democratic politics.

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