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The Wrecking Crew



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"Frank's gifts as a social observer are on display . . . His analysis of why there are so many libertarian think tanks in a country with so few libertarians is dead on. In Thomas Frank, the American left has found its own Juvenal."—Michael Lind, The New York Times Book Review
Pity the Billionaire



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“Thomas Frank is the thinking person’s Michael Moore. If Moore, the left-wing filmmaker, had Frank’s Ph.D., he might produce books like this one.”—Michael Kinsley, The New York Times Book Review

“Frank’s wit is as sharp as ever, and his eye for detail and his ability to capture a scene reminded me of reading zoologist Dian Fossey on a group of strange political primates.”—Washington Post

“A spirited, acerbic, stylish exploration of the Republican resurrection.”—Boston Globe

The Future of War



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The Future of War makes a brilliant case that the twenty-first century, even more than the twentieth, will be the American century, and that America's global...
Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0



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"When the Soviet Union chucked Sputnik into space in 1957, it galvanized America to come from behind and win the space race. The federal government opened its checkbook to finance an array of projects. Students shifted to new subjects like astronautical engineering and Russian studies to help the United States understand and eclipse the Soviet Union. The moon shot inspired a patriotic nation and produced useful commercial technologies along the way. The space race was expensive, but it worked. Thomas L. Friedman’s latest book is a plea for a new Sputnik moment. His breezy tour of America’s energy policy documents a nation that has become dangerously dependent on fossil fuels . . . Mr. Friedman’s voice is compelling and will be widely heard . . . Mr. Friedman’s strength is his diagnosis of our energy and environmental nightmares . . . The most intriguing chapter in Mr. Friedman’s book is his last, which poses the toughest challenge. Can America be like China, where a visionary government can impose a new direction on the country in the face of national emergency? Or will America devolve into a country that is so mired in red tape and local opposition that it builds absolutely nothing anywhere, near anything? Societies like that get stuck because they can’t embrace new technologies, like the cherished wind turbines and the power lines needed to carry their current . . . Heads will be nodding across airport lounges, as readers absorb Mr. Friedman’s common sense about how America and the world are dangerously addicted to cheap fossil fuels while we recklessly use the atmosphere as a dumping ground for carbon dioxide. The Sputnik is heading into orbit, thanks to high energy prices, growing fear of the changing climate and pleas like Mr. Friedman’s. But whether we as a nation—and with us, the world—are really prepared to do anything to solve the problem is still in doubt."—David Victor, The New York Times
The Will of the People



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In recent years, the justices of the Supreme Court have ruled definitively on such issues as abortion, school prayer, and military tribunals in the war on...
That Used to Be Us



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"As we were writing this hook, we found that when we shared the title with people, they would often nod ruefully and ask: 'But does it have a happy ending?' Our answer is that we can write a happy ending, but it is up to the country—to all of us—to determine whether it is fiction or nonfiction. We need to study harder, save more, spend less, invest wisely, and set back to the formula that made us successful as a country in every previous historical turn. What we need is not novel or foreign but values, priorities, and practices embedded in in our history and culture, applied time and again to propel us forward as a country. That is all part of our past. That used to be us, and can be again—if we will it."—Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum

Our Posthuman Future



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"In this groundbreaking inquiry, Fukuyama warns that advances in drugs and genetic engineering will allow society to control human behavior and manipulate physical characteristics—and this power could alter our understanding of what it means to be human . . . In a contentious and fast-moving policy area, Fukuyama provides a remarkably sensible and human vision of what is at stake and what needs to be done."—Foreign Affairs
Nixon's Darkest Secrets



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A veteran White House reporter reveals our 37th president was even more sinister and haunted than we knew. While Richard Nixon resigned from the White House...
They Must Be Stopped



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They Must Be Stopped is New York Times bestselling author Brigitte Gabriel’s warning to the world: We can no longer ignore the growth of radical Islam--we...
The Greater Good



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"Masterly on the way philanthropy works." -The New York Observer For more than a century, the United States has stood as a beacon of prosperity...
Midnight on the Line



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A probing, ground-level investigation of illegal immigration and the people on both sides of the battle to secure the U.S.–Mexico border With illegal...
The Secretary



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THE FIRST INSIDE ACCOUNT TO BE PUBLISHED ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON'S TIME AS SECRETARY OF STATE, ANCHORED BY GHATTAS'S OWN PERSPECTIVE AND HER QUEST TO UNDERSTAND...
Media Unlimited, Revised Edition



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"We owe a profound thanks to Todd Gitlin for opening our eyes to a phenomenon that is so omnipresent it can seem invisible. Media is not just what we see on TV, it is the infrastructure in which we live our lives, not just 'content' but environment. Gitlin is our expert environmental guide through this modern wilderness, a place where rivers flow with projected images, forests are thickets of sounds, and the sky is filled with advertisements."—Naomi Klein, author of No Logo
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