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book image The Battle for Egypt: Dispatches from the Revolution
Battle for Egypt
Yasmine El Rashidi
El Rashidi
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In a series of riveting dispatches, Cairo native Yasmine El Rashidi provides an eyewitness account of the entire 2011 Egyptian Revolution.
Contributors: Timothy Garton Ash

book image Liu Xiaobo's Empty Chair: Chronicling the Reform Movement Beijing Fears Most
Liu Xiaobo's Empty Chair
Perry Link
Link
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In this ebook original, Perry Link brings together an incisive new profile of Liu Xiabo and the first full English translation of Charter 08.

book image The Military Error: Baghdad and Beyond in America's War of Choice
Military Error
Thomas Powers
Powers
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Why did George W. Bush invade Iraq? Thomas Powers uses a broad perspective to examine the American tendency to respond to political crises with military force. An expert on CIA intelligence, Powers explains how the Bush administration made its case for war, using faulty intelligence to argue that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction and posed a mounting threat to the Middle East.

book image Miami and the Siege of Chicago
Miami and the Siege of Chicago
Norman Mailer
Mailer
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1968 was one of the most tumultuous years in American politics and society, the effects of which reverberate today. Norman Mailer was on the ground, covering Nixon's relentlessly stage-managed nomination in Miami as well as the Democratic convention in Chicago—where the violence at the heart of the American dream exploded on the streets.
Contributors: Frank Rich

book image Justice at War: The Men and Ideas that Shaped America's War on Terror
Justice at War
David Cole
Cole
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David Cole takes a critical look at John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales, John Yoo, and David Addington, the men who made the decisions that shaped America's war on terror. Cole argues that America can prevail against the threat of terror not by dismantling the checks and balances that guarantee the fairness of our justice system, but by restoring them.

book image The Consequences to Come: American Power After Bush
Consequences to Come
Robert B. Silvers
Silvers
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This collection of essays from The New York Review of Books looks back at the legacy of Bush, Cheney, and Rove, and ahead to the challenges and opportunities that will face America during the next administration. Contributors include Mark Danner, Joan Didion, Jonathan Freedland, Peter Galbraith, Joseph Lelyveld, Jonathan Raban, Frank Rich, Arthur Schlesinger Jr, and Michael Tomasky.

book image The Supreme Court Phalanx: The Court's New Right-Wing Bloc
Supreme Court Phalanx
Ronald Dworkin
dworkin
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Ronald Dworkin analyzes the partisan decisions of the current Supreme Court and argues that Justices John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas have created a conservative alliance bent on rewriting constitutional law, leaving past decisions on issues such as abortion, affirmative action, and campaign financing vulnerable to reversal in the next several years.

book image The Struggle for Iran
Struggle for Iran
Christopher de Bellaigue
Bellaigue
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Who rules Iran, and how secure is their grip on a young and restless society? How should the world respond to allegations that the Islamic Republic is building nuclear weapons and supporting terrorists? Bellaigue addresses these and other questions in this essential guide to a nation that is certain to be in the headlines for some time to come.

book image Bush's Fringe Government
Bush's Fringe Government
Garry Wills
Wills
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One of America's foremost historians looks at the state of American democracy and the influence of the Catholic Church.

book image Welcome to Doomsday
Welcome to Doomsday
Bill Moyers
Moyers
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Welcome to Doomsday is an investigation into the coupling of ideology and theology, in particular the intrusion of religion into political life, in America today.

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