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New York Times bestseller "A cogent analysis of the concurrent Trump/Brexit phenomena and a dire warning about what lies ahead...a lucid, provocative book." --Kirkus Reviews Those who championed globalization once promised a world of winners, one in which free trade would lift all the world's boats, and extremes of left and right would give way to universally embraced liberal values. The past few years have shattered this fantasy, as those who've paid the price for globalism's gains have turned to populist and nationalist politicians to express fury at the political, media, and corporate elites they blame for their losses. The United States elected an anti-immigration, protectionist president who promised to "put America first" and turned a cold eye on alliances and treaties. Across Europe, anti-establishment political parties made gains not seen in decades. The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. And as Ian Bremmer shows in this eye-opening book, populism is still spreading. Globalism creates plenty of both winners and losers, and those who've missed out want to set things right. They've seen their futures made obsolete. They hear new voices and see new faces all about them. They feel their cultures shift. They don't trust what they read. They've begun to understand the world as a battle for the future that pits "us" vs. "them." Bremmer points to the next wave of global populism, one that hits emerging nations before they have fully emerged. As in Europe and America, citizens want security and prosperity, and they're becoming increasingly frustrated with governments that aren't capable of providing them. To protect themselves, many government will build walls, both digital and physical. For instance... * In Brazil and other fast-developing countries, civilians riot when higher expectations for better government aren't being met--the downside of their own success in lifting millions from poverty. * In Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, Indonesia, Egypt and other emerging states, frustration with government is on the rise and political battle lines are being drawn. * In China, where awareness of inequality is on the rise, the state is building a system to use the data that citizens generate to contain future demand for change * In India, the tools now used to provide essential services for people who've never had them can one day be used to tighten the ruling party's grip on power. When human beings feel threatened, we identify the danger and look for allies. We use the enemy, real or imagined, to rally friends to our side. This book is about the ways in which people will define these threats as fights for survival. It's about the walls governments will build to protect insiders from outsiders and the state from its people. And it's about what we can do about it.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Ian Bremmer
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2018-04-24
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780525533191

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Keino Terrell provides a fresh and honest view of Black America. He challenges Black People to look in the mirror and to assess if their own actions are productive or detrimental to the race. Terrell boldly asks Black People to choose sides between Black Folk, who are hard working, educated, law abiding, ethical and socially conscious, and N*ggers who directly oppose upward mobility and cling to the negativity that erodes the Black community. "Who do you want to be?" he asks. Terrell's voice is educated, compassionate and real, and his call to action for Black People focuses on ten areas that will bring instantaneous positive change. He inspires parents and children alike, elevating the individuals' desire to do better for themselves and for the community. His no nonsense approach to accountability is refreshing, and he refuses to allow Black People to settle for anything less than their true worth. What distinguishes Terrell's writing most is his ability to simplify the complex decisions Black People face concerning morality and his persuasiveness in making others want to change their lives today. Terrell created a literary jewel; a book that can be used to nurture our children in the home and in the schools well into the future.

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Genre: Education
Author: Keino Terrell
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release: 2010-05
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781449094195

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Scoblic looks at how American foreign policy has been formed by conservative ideals and argues that the Bush administration's stance poses a catastrophic threat to the nation's future.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: J. Peter Scoblic
Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks
Release: 2009-03
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 0143115103

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"Crime and gentrification represent hot button issues in racially-diverse neighborhoods. Drawing on three and a half years of ethnographic fieldwork, Us Versus Them provides a detailed analysis of community conflict in Rogers Park and Uptown, two Chicago neighborhoods. The book shows how competing views about neighborhood change divided residents into two political camps, which prioritized either the fight against crime or the fight against gentrification. This division frequently materialized as a type of racial conflict, because anti-gentrification activists and their allies charged that grassroots anti-crime initiatives were, in truth, barely covert racist practices that meant to foster racial displacement and marginalization. Chapter by chapter, the book traces these conflicts in different areas of community life. It examines the strategies of public safety work that residents used to fight crime and how their efforts contributed to gentrification; how anti-gentrification activists resisted criminalization and gentrification; how politicians sought to actively use or downplay community divisions in their electoral campaigns; and how residents of different racial and ethnic backgrounds positioned themselves in these battles"--

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Jan Doering
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2020
File: 254 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780190066574

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Genre: Prejudices
Author: Shakil Choudhury
Publisher: Between the Lines(CA)
Release: 2015
File: 204 Pages
ISBN-13: 1771130253

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In this important new book, Douglas Little explores the political and cultural turmoil that led U.S. policy makers to shift their attention from containing the "Red Threat" of international communism to combating the "Green Threat" of radical Islam after 1989. Little analyzes America's confrontation with Islamic extremism through the traditional ideological framework of "us versus them" that has historically pitted the United States against Native Americans, Mexicans, Asian immigrants, Nazis, and the Soviets. The collapse of the Soviet Union seemed to signal that the doctrine of containment had served U.S. interests in the Middle East well, preserving Western access to Persian Gulf oil while protecting Israel and preventing communist subversion. Yet, although many Americans hoped that the end of the Cold War would enable the United States to redefine its diplomatic relationships in the Middle East and elsewhere, Little demonstrates that from Operation Desert Storm in 1991 to America's battle against ISIS today, U.S. foreign policy has been governed by "us versus them" thinking, with Islamophobia supplanting the threats of yesteryear.

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Genre: History
Author: Douglas Little
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Release: 2016-02-02
File: 328 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781469626819

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We are living in angry times. No matter where we go, what we watch, or how we communicate, our culture is rife with conflict. Unfortunately, Christians appear to be caught up in the same animosity as the culture at large. We are perceived as angry, judgmental, and defensive, fighting among ourselves in various media while the world looks on. How have we failed to be a people of reconciliation and renewal in the face of such tumult? Claiming that the church has lost itself in the grip of an antagonistic culture, David Fitch takes a close look at what drives the vitriol in our congregations. He traces the enemy-making patterns in church history and diagnoses the divisiveness that marks the contemporary evangelical church. Fitch shows a way for the church to be true to itself, unwinding the antagonisms of our day and making space for Christ's reconciling presence in our day-to-day lives. He offers new patterns and practices that move the church beyond making enemies to being the presence of Christ in the world, helping us free ourselves from a faith that feeds on division.

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Genre: Religion
Author: David E. Fitch
Publisher: Brazos Press
Release: 2019-07-16
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 1587434148

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Locate nations on the J Curve -- left for authoritarian, right for democratic. Then figure out how to force those on the left to open their societies, rather than encouraging them to shut them tighter by further isolating them. The West's isolation of Kim Jong-il's North Korea gives him the cover he needs to extend his brutal regime (the mistake the U.S. made for a long time with Saddam Hussein and Castro); in Saudi Arabia, western governments should encourage manageable change before the country breaks apart; they should help strengthen China's economy so it can further liberalize; they must encourage Israel to decide what kind of country it will be. Filled with imaginative and surprising examples of how to correct outworn political ideas, The J Curve points the way for western governments to lead the way to a realistic political balance and a healthier economic future.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Ian Bremmer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2006-09-15
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 0743293711

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Rod is everything any young girl could dream of. Smart, handsome, caring, still with qualities as rich as those he still finds himself belittled and unappreciated by the love of his life, Candy. But with the looks of an African Beauty Queen along with her humorously hypnotizing personality it's practically impossible for him to remain angry for too long. Besides, he's from the suburbs, while Candy on the other end is from the Hood, the allure of her ghetto fabulous lifestyle is far too appealing to him. He's hooked and Candy knows. But while on a weekend vacation to Atlanta Rod shows Candy that while he may appear softer than the thugs she's grown up around he is undoubtedly the only real Man she's ever known.

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Author: Kevin Brown
Publisher:
Release: 2016-06-03
File: 106 Pages
ISBN-13: 1533579415

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With echoes of Rules of Civility and The Boston Girl, a compelling and thought-provoking novel set in postwar New York City, about two women—one Jewish, one a WASP—and the wholly unexpected consequences of their meeting. One rainy morning in June, two years after the end of World War II, a minor traffic accident brings together Eleanor Moskowitz and Patricia Bellamy. Their encounter seems fated: Eleanor, a teacher and recent Vassar graduate, needs a job. Patricia’s difficult thirteen-year-old daughter Margaux, recovering from polio, needs a private tutor. Though she feels out of place in the Bellamys’ rarefied and elegant Park Avenue milieu, Eleanor forms an instant bond with Margaux. Soon the idealistic young woman is filling the bright young girl’s mind with Shakespeare and Latin. Though her mother, a hat maker with a little shop on Second Avenue, disapproves, Eleanor takes pride in her work, even if she must use the name "Moss" to enter the Bellamys’ restricted doorman building each morning, and feels that Patricia’s husband, Wynn, may have a problem with her being Jewish. Invited to keep Margaux company at the Bellamys’ country home in a small town in Connecticut, Eleanor meets Patricia’s unreliable, bohemian brother, Tom, recently returned from Europe. The spark between Eleanor and Tom is instant and intense. Flushed with new romance and increasingly attached to her young pupil, Eleanor begins to feel more comfortable with Patricia and much of the world she inhabits. As the summer wears on, the two women’s friendship grows—until one hot summer evening, a line is crossed, and both Eleanor and Patricia will have to make important decisions—choices that will reverberate through their lives. Gripping and vividly told, Not Our Kind illuminates the lives of two women on the cusp of change—and asks how much our pasts can and should define our futures.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Kitty Zeldis
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2018-09-04
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062844255

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