By Klaus von Beyme
By Klaus von Beyme
By Paul Nolte
Die Selbstverständlichkeit eines engen transatlantischen Verhältnisses zwischen Deutschland und den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika löst sich auf – Grund genug, nach historischen Wurzeln zu fragen, die tiefer reichen als Politik und Diplomatie, und viel weiter zurück als die Zeitgeschichte seit 1945. Die Beiträge des Berliner Historikers, viele davon bisher unveröffentlicht, nehmen Grundstrukturen der westlichen Moderne seit der Frühen Neuzeit bis in die Gegenwart in den Blick. Sie erkunden revolutionäre Bewegungen seit dem 18. Jahrhundert, die Durchsetzung der Marktgesellschaft, die Ursprünge von Republikanismus und Demokratie, die Reaktionen von Intellektuellen auf die Krisen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Paul Noltes Analysen verbinden Materialitäten und Mentalitäten, sie erkunden auch programmatisch Wege einer Verbindung von Sozialgeschichte und Ideengeschichte. So entsteht ein facettenreiches Bild der transatlantischen Moderne, das den Momentaufnahmen deutsch-amerikanischer Beziehungen ihre Tiefenschärfe zurückgibt.
By Benedikt Kellerer
By Vaughn Rasberry
By Lenny Flank
By David Farber
The upward push and Fall of recent American Conservatism tells the gripping tale of maybe the main major political strength of our time during the lives and careers of six prime figures on the center of the stream. David Farber lines the historical past of contemporary conservatism from its insurrection opposed to New Deal liberalism, to its breathtaking resurgence below Ronald Reagan, to its marvelous defeat with the election of Barack Obama.
Farber paints brilliant graphics of Robert Taft, William F. Buckley Jr., Barry Goldwater, Phyllis Schlafly, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush. He indicates how those outspoken, charismatic, and often debatable conservative leaders have been united by way of a shared insistence at the primacy of social order, nationwide defense, and financial liberty. Farber demonstrates how they equipped a flexible flow able to gaining and conserving energy, from Taft's competition to the recent Deal to Buckley's founding of the National Review because the highbrow standard-bearer of recent conservatism; from Goldwater's campaign opposed to leftist politics and his failed 1964 bid for the presidency to Schlafly's rejection of feminism in want of conventional gender roles and kinfolk values; and from Reagan's urban upon a hill to conservatism's downfall with Bush's bold presidency.
The upward push and Fall of recent American Conservatism presents infrequent perception into how conservatives captured the yankee political mind's eye by means of claiming ethical superiority, downplaying financial inequality, relishing bellicosity, and embracing nationalism. This concise and available historical past finds how those conservative leaders came upon a profitable formulation that enabled them to forge a robust and ambitious political majority.
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By Sally Friedman
While the Congress literature of the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties ended in the dominant influence that each one politics is neighborhood, in recent times legislative habit has pointed in additional nationwide instructions. Dilemmas of illustration comprehensively examines the multifaceted actions of a number of legislators from big apple, one of many country’s such a lot different states. Legislators nonetheless contain robust neighborhood elements of their domestic types, yet various nationwide elements now give a contribution particularly to an realizing of neighborhood politics. This booklet encourages the reader to imagine extra concerning the applicable stability of neighborhood and nationwide emphasis in legislator domestic types, and likewise the benefits and drawbacks of the contrasting representational types utilized by a few modern representatives.
“…a clean examine illustration in an period while nationwide politics have more and more formed the relationships among legislators and their constituencies … it furthers our knowing of Congress from the grass roots.” — Political technology Quarterly
“Thoughtfully researched and punctiliously reasoned.” — CHOICE
“The alterations in representational techniques in today’s hugely partisan period require us to reconsider a lot of the normal knowledge approximately American political associations. Friedman weaves this concentration in the course of the e-book and addresses the difference that exists within the means contributors of Congress comply with those changes.” — Bruce I. Oppenheimer, Vanderbilt University
Sally Friedman is affiliate Professor of Political technological know-how at Rockefeller university, college at Albany, nation collage of recent York.
By Robin Hahnel
What could a attainable unfastened and democratic society appear like? Poverty, exploitation, instability, hierarchy, subordination, environmental exhaustion, radical inequalities of wealth and power—it isn't tricky to checklist capitalism’s myriad injustices. yet is there a most advantageous and plausible alternative?
Alternatives to Capitalism: Proposals for a Democratic economic climate provides a debate among such chances: Robin Hahnel’s “participatory economics” and Erik Olin Wright’s “real utopian” socialism. it's a special and profitable dialogue that illuminates a number of matters and dilemmas of the most important value to any critical attempt to construct a greater world.
By Kurt Fuchs
By Alex Constantine