The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible [EPUB]
15 April 2016, 06:48
2015 | EPUB | 1.07MB
In The Jefferson Rule, historian David Sehat describes how liberals, conservatives, secessionists, unionists, civil rights leaders, radicals, and libertarians have sought out the Founding Fathers to defend their policies.
Beginning with the debate between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton over the future of the nation, and continuing through the Civil War, the New Deal, the Reagan Revolution, and Obama and the Tea Party, many pols have asked, “What would the Founders do?” instead of “What is the common good today?” Recently both the Right and the Left have used the Founders to sort through such issues as voting rights, campaign finance, free speech, gun control, taxes, and war and peace. They have used an outdated context to make sense of contemporary concerns.
This oversimplification obscures our real issues. From Jefferson to this very day we have looked to the eighteenth century to solve our problems, even though the Fathers themselves were a querulous and divided group who rarely agreed. Coming to terms with the past, Sehat suggests, would be the start of a productive debate. And in this account, which is by turns informative, colorful, and witty, he shows us why.
Trump: The Good, The Bad & The Quotable [EPUB]
14 April 2016, 18:13
2015 | EPUB | 2.62MBMB
Only one man stands above the herd this election season, but who is he? What does he stand for? Here in this ultimate collection of his best quotes we meet the billionaire, mogul, TV star, and (possibly) the next President of the United States of America—Donald Trump.
Trump: The Good, the Bad, and the Quotable is the ultimate collection of Donald Trump's best lines on everything he loves to talk about: women he loves, women he hates, the American Dream, immigrants he hates, the power of money, and most important of all: himself. With over two hundred of his wittiest, most humorous quotes, plus a shrink's exclusive psychological diagnosis of Trump, this collection shows us the real Trump—who we just can't get enough of. Or, as Trump once put in an interview with Playboy, "The show is Trump. And it is sold-out performances everywhere." So get your ticket today.
The Contours of American History [EPUB]
08 April 2016, 06:56
2011 | EPUB | 0.8MB
William Appleman Williams was the American history profession’s greatest critic of US imperialism. The Contours of American History, first published in 1961, reached back into British history to argue that the relationship between liberalism and empire was in effect a grand compromise, with expansion abroad containing class and race tensions at home.
Coming as it did before the political explosions of the 1960s, Williams’s message was a deeply heretical one, and yet the Modern Library ultimately chose Contours as one of the best 100 nonfiction books of the 20th Century. This fiftieth anniversary edition will introduce this magisterial work to a new readership, with a new introduction by Greg Grandin, one of today’s leading historians of US foreign policy.