The Twilight of the American Enlightenment: The 1950s and by George M. Marsden

By George M. Marsden

Within the aftermath of global conflict II, the USA stood at a precipice. The forces of modernity unleashed via the struggle had resulted in fantastic advances in lifestyle, yet expertise and mass tradition additionally threatened to erode the country's conventional ethical personality. As award-winning historian George M. Marsden explains in The Twilight of the yank Enlightenment, postwar americans appeared to the country's secular, liberal elites for advice during this precarious time, yet those intellectuals proved not able to articulate a coherent universal reason through which the United States may chart its direction. Their failure misplaced them the religion in their elements, paving the way in which for a Christian revival that provided the United States an organization new ethical vision—one rooted within the Protestant values of the founders.
A groundbreaking reappraisal of the country's religious reawakening, The Twilight of the yank Enlightenment exhibits how the US came across new objective on the sunrise of the chilly battle.

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Politics and Development in the Caribbean Basin: Central by Jean Grugel

By Jean Grugel

This huge ranging thematic and comparative textual content analyses the origins and nature of the developmental and political crises of the area and the explanations for his or her fresh intensification. It covers all of the critical American states and the most important Caribbean island territories - Jamaica, Cuba, The Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico - in addition to Panama and Grenada, assessing their universal stories as small economies dwelling within the shadow of the us but additionally highlighting key alterations.

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The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with by Geoff A. Dyer

By Geoff A. Dyer

From the previous monetary occasions Beijing bureau leader, a balanced and far-seeing research of the rising festival among China and the us that would dominate twenty-first-century international affairs--an inside of account of Beijing's quest for impact and a proof of ways the United States can pop out on top.

The constitution of worldwide politics is moving quickly. After many years of emerging, China has entered a brand new and demanding section the place it seeks to show its financial heft into worldwide strength. during this deeply proficient e-book, Geoff Dyer makes a lucid and convincing argument that China and the U.S. are actually embarking on an outstanding power--style festival that would dominate the century. This contest will occur in each area: from regulate of the seas, the place China's new military is attempting to ease the USA out of Asia and reassert its conventional management, to rewriting the principles of the worldwide financial system, with makes an attempt to show the renminbi into the most important foreign foreign money, toppling the dominance of the U.S. greenback. And through making an investment billions to ship its media teams in another country, Beijing hopes to shift the worldwide debate approximately democracy and person rights. Eyeing the excessive flooring of overseas politics, China is taking the 1st steps in an bold worldwide agenda.

Yet Dyer explains how China will fight to unseat the U.S.. China's new targets are frightening excessive nervousness, specifically in Asia, whereas America's international effect has deep roots. If Washington can comply with a global within which it's not dominant yet nonetheless immensely robust, it may face up to China's problem. With willing perception according to a deep neighborhood knowledge--offering the reader visions of coastal chinese language good looks pageants and mystery submarine bases, lockstep Beijing army parades and the neon media monitors of Xinhua exported to big apple City's occasions Square--The Contest of the Century is key studying at a time of serious uncertainty approximately America's destiny, a street map for conserving a relevant position on the planet.

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Politics and Economics of Tropical High Forest Management: A by Thorsten Treue

By Thorsten Treue

For the final 20 years the lack of, particularly, tropical rainforest has alarmed the general public within the constructed elements of the realm. the controversy has been characterized by way of an absence of comprehend­ ing of the motives and results of the method, resulting in the existing response being unquali­ fied condemnation. Such angle has even been saw between scientists, claiming suprem­ acy to biodiversity conservation. Many medical analyses can be found, however the foundation for therefore­ ber debates and acceptable activities continues to be hugely inadequate. contemporary overseas initia­ tives! will expectantly result in more advantageous wisdom of deforestation and woodland degradation as they understand the necessity for reports to severely examine these matters. This booklet will professional­ vide beneficial enter to the tasks. for my part, the medical analyses haven't sufficiently promoted the certainty that the destiny of tropical forests is at first a priority of the governments of the nations within which the forests are positioned. Tropical forests could be very important to the worldwide atmosphere and their wealthy biodiversity could be a human historical past. yet their major significance is their poten­ tial contribution to enhancing livelihood within the international locations in question.

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Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream by Barbara Ehrenreich

By Barbara Ehrenreich

The bestselling writer of Nickel and Dimed is going again undercover to do for America’s in poor health heart classification what she did for the operating poor

Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage staff. Now, in Bait and turn, she enters one other hidden realm of the economic climate: the shadowy international of the white-collar unemployed. Armed with a believable résumé of a pro “in transition,” she makes an attempt to land a middle-class job—undergoing profession training and character trying out, then trawling a sequence of EST-like boot camps, task gala's, networking occasions, and evangelical job-search ministries. She will get a picture makeover, works to undertaking a profitable angle, but is proselytized, scammed, lectured, and—again and again—rejected.

Bait and turn highlights the folk who’ve performed every thing right—gotten university levels, built marketable abilities, and outfitted up amazing résumés—yet became again and again susceptible to financial ruin, and never easily as a result of the vagaries of the company cycle. Today’s ultra-lean companies take pleasure in laying off their “surplus” employees—plunging them, for months or years at a stretch, into the twilight quarter of white-collar unemployment, the place activity looking turns into a full-time task in itself. As Ehrenreich discovers, there are few social helps for those newly disposable workers—and little protection even in the event you have jobs.

Like the now vintage Nickel and Dimed, Bait and turn is alternately hilarious and tragic, a searing exposé of financial cruelty the place we least count on it.

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The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the by Dani Rodrik

By Dani Rodrik

"Cogent, well-written . . . opinions unalloyed globalization lovers, taking target at their wish to absolutely liberalize international exchange advert capital movements." —Foreign Affairs during this eloquent problem to the reigning knowledge on globalization, Dani Rodrik reminds us of the significance of the geographical region, arguing forcefully that after the social preparations of democracies unavoidably conflict with the overseas calls for of globalization, nationwide priorities may still take priority. Combining heritage with perception, humor with good-natured critique, Rodrik's case for a customizable globalization supported via a mild body of overseas ideas exhibits the best way to a balanced prosperity as we confront today's international demanding situations in exchange, finance, and hard work markets.

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What's Next: Essays on Geopolitics That Matter by Ian Bremmer, Douglas Rediker

By Ian Bremmer, Douglas Rediker

From the world’s major specialists on geopolitical possibility, a consultant to the foremost international concerns and guidelines absolute to dominate headlines within the following few years.

In the final 4 years, the realm has suffered a monetary industry meltdown and next worldwide recession. The eurozone concern looms, the center East is in turmoil, and a moving strength stability among rising markets and built economies is reordering the worldwide economic system as a complete. Political and fiscal demanding situations intertwine now greater than ever earlier than, because the calls for of neighborhood politics and international enterprise develop more and more advanced and start to clash in new methods. dealing with those new demanding situations, what is going to the longer term hold?

Ian Bremmer and Douglas Rediker, including specialists, analysts, and plenty of in their colleagues from the realm monetary Forum’s worldwide time table Council on Geopolitical possibility, examine those worldwide concerns and supply a template to appreciate how they are going to switch our global within the following couple of years. targeting the main unstable, robust, or misunderstood advancements, the authors study, between different topics: 

• the dangers to the overseas financial Fund
• Russia’s future
• the jobs of rising markets
• The political roots of the eurozone crisis
• very important traits and tensions in Asia-Pacific
• the increase of regionalism within the wake of fracturing foreign governance

Most importantly, the participants supply assistance on tips to comprehend a number of the key dynamics within the speedily evolving worldwide online game.

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Staging depth: Eugene O'Neill and the politics of by Joel Pfister

By Joel Pfister

Beforehand, Eugene O'Neill's mental dramas were analyzed often through critics who trusted noticeable parallels among O'Neill's lifestyles, his family members, and his performs. during this theoretically expansive and interdisciplinary booklet, Joel Pfister reassesses what used to be at stake ideologically in O'Neill's staging and modernizing of 'psychological' individualism for his social type.

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A l'ombre de ma vie : Prisonnière de l'Etat Mexicain by Florence Cassez

By Florence Cassez

L’affaire Florence Cassez concerne le kind d'une ressortissante française, Florence Cassez, arrêtée au Mexique en 2005. Accusée d'enlèvement, séquestration, délinquance organisée et ownership d'armes à feu et de munitions à l'usage exclusif des forces armées, elle est condamnée à ninety six ans de legal par los angeles justice de ce will pay en 2008 (peine réduite en appel en 2009 à 60 ans de prison). Florence Cassez est libérée le 23 janvier 2013, à l. a. suite de l'annulation de sa condamnation par l. a. Cour suprême du Mexique.

Les déboires judiciaires de l. a. française avaient suscité une très vive émotion au sein d'une partie de l'opinion publique française, ainsi qu'une polémique entre l. a. France et le Mexique : l'attitude et les interventions publiques de personnalités politiques françaises, au foremost rang desquelles l'ancien président de l. a. République, Nicolas Sarkozy, avaient été critiquées en retour par une partie de los angeles société civile et des responsables politiques mexicains.

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