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House of Cards and Philosophy: Underwood's Republic (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)
House of Cards and Philosophy: Underwood's Republic (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

Is Democracy overrated?

Does power corrupt? Or do corrupt people seek power?

Do corporate puppet masters pull politicians’ strings?

Why does Frank talk to the camera?

Can politics deliver on the promise of justice?

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Digital Citizenship: The Internet, Society, and Participation
Digital Citizenship: The Internet, Society, and Participation
Just as education has promoted democracy and economic growth, the Internet has the potential to benefit society as a whole. Digital citizenship, or the ability to participate in society online, promotes social inclusion. But statistics show that significant segments of the population are still excluded from digital citizenship.

The
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Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today
Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today

“Clear, thoughtful, and thought-provoking, Germs, Genes & Civilization makes the case that infectious diseases have played a major role in shaping society. Clark argues that religion, morals, and even democracy have all been influenced by the smallest and most dangerous organisms on our planet. While...

Garbage and Recycling (Introducing Issues With Opposing Viewpoints)
Garbage and Recycling (Introducing Issues With Opposing Viewpoints)

Indulging in a wide spectrum of ideas, beliefs, and perspectives is a critical cornerstone of democracy. After all, it is often debates over differences of opinion, such as whether to legalize abortion, how to treat prisoners, or when to enact the death penalty, that shape our society and drive it forward. Such diversity of thought is...

God's Arbiters: Americans and the Philippines, 1898-1902 (Imagining the Americas)
God's Arbiters: Americans and the Philippines, 1898-1902 (Imagining the Americas)

When the U.S. liberated the Philippines from Spanish rule in 1898, the exploit was hailed at home as a great moral victory, an instance of Uncle Sam freeing an oppressed country from colonial tyranny. The next move, however, was hotly contested: should the U.S. annex the archipelago? The disputants did agree on one point: that the United...

Press and Politics in the Weimar Republic
Press and Politics in the Weimar Republic

Press and Politics offers a new interpretation of the fate of Germany's first democracy and the advent of Hitler's Third Reich. It is the first study to explore the role of the press in the politics of the Weimar Republic, and to ask how influential it really was in undermining democratic values.

Anyone who seeks to
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The Idea of Human Rights
The Idea of Human Rights

The international doctrine of human rights is one of the most ambitious parts of the settlement of World War II. Since then, the language of human rights has become the common language of social criticism in global political life. This book is a theoretical examination of the central idea of that language, the idea of a human right. In...

Going to Extremes: How Like Minds Unite and Divide
Going to Extremes: How Like Minds Unite and Divide
Why do people become extremists? What makes people become so dismissive of opposing views? Why is political and cultural polarization so pervasive in America? Why do groups of teenagers, investors, and corporations take unnecessary risks? What leads groups to engage in such destructive acts as terrorism and ethic cleansing?

In
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Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words and Noise
Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words and Noise
Jim Jarmusch: Music, Words and Noise is the first book to examine the films of Jim Jarmusch from a sound-oriented perspective. The three essential acoustic elements that structure a film— music, words and noise—propel this book’s fascinating journey through his work. Exploring the director’s extensive back...
Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11
Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11

In this pathbreaking book, Amy Zegart provides the first scholarly examination of the intelligence failures that preceded September 11. Until now, those failures have been attributed largely to individual mistakes. But Zegart shows how and why the intelligence system itself left us vulnerable.

Zegart argues that after the Cold War...

The Archaeology of Athens
The Archaeology of Athens
The city of Athens has played a leading role in the development of European civilization. When we look back through time to the origins of so many of the institutions and activities which thrive or are valued today, we are led to ancient Greece and, most often, to Athens in the Classical period (480–323 B.C.). Time and again...
Counting the Public In
Counting the Public In
"A major scholarly work that adds greatly to our knowledge of the linkages between general public opinion and foreign policy." -- American Political Science Review

Ralph Levering Department of History, Davidson College, and author of The Public and American Foreign Policy, 1918-1978
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