Un American

Un American
Author: Erik Edstrom
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781635573756
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Release: 2020-05-19
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

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A manifesto about America's unchallenged war machine, from an Afghanistan veteran and new kind of military hero. Before engaging in war, Erik Edstrom asks us to imagine three, rarely imagined scenarios: First, imagine your own death. Second, imagine war from “the other side.” Third: Imagine what might have been if the war had never been fought. Pursuing these realities through his own combat experience, Erik reaches the unavoidable conclusion about America at war. But that realization came too late-the damage had been done. Erik Edstrom grew up in suburban Massachusetts with an idealistic desire to make an impact, ultimately leading him to the gates of West Point. Five years later, he was deployed to Afghanistan as an infantry lieutenant. Throughout his military career, he confronted atrocities, buried his friends, wrestled with depression, and struggled with an understanding that the war he fought in, and the youth he traded to prepare for it, was in contribution to a bitter truth: The War on Terror is not just a tragedy, but a crime. The deeper tragedy is that our country lacks the courage and conviction to say so. Un-American is a hybrid of social commentary and memoir that exposes how blind support for war exacerbates the problems it's intended to resolve, devastates the people allegedly being helped, and diverts assets from far larger threats like climate change. Un-American is a revolutionary act, offering a blueprint for redressing America's relationship with patriotism, the military, and military spending.

Un American

Un American
Author: John J. Pitney Jr.
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781538129265
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Release: 2020-04-15
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

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A Scathing Indictment of Donald Trump on the Eve of the 2020 Election Un-American? President Donald J. Trump has been called many names, but how can this term apply to a candidate and president whose slogan is “make America great again?” How can such a term apply to the “America First” president? In this book, John J. Pitney Jr., one of America’s most incisive conservative commentators exposes a core irony of Trump’s presidency: that a man who is quick to question the patriotism of his critics is himself deeply unpatriotic. Pitney argues that real Americanism is about ideas and ideals: truth, equality, the rule of law, patriotic service, and the hope that America can serve as an example to the rest of the world. By words and actions, Trump has disparaged all of these things. Through an examination of his record, this book tells how Trump subverts genuine American greatness.

Un American

Un American
Author: Bill Mullen
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9781439911105
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Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Temple University Press
Language: en

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Un-American is Bill Mullen’s revisionist account of renowned author and activist W.E.B. Du Bois’s political thought toward the end of his life, a period largely dismissed and neglected by scholars. He describes Du Bois’s support for what the Communist International called “world revolution” as the primary objective of this aged radical’s activism. Du Bois was a champion of the world’s laboring millions and critic of the Cold War, a man dedicated to animating global political revolution. Mullen argues that Du Bois believed that the Cold War stalemate could create the conditions in which the world powers could achieve not only peace but workers’ democracy. Un-American shows Du Bois to be deeply engaged in international networks and personal relationships with revolutionaries in India, China, and Africa. Mullen explores how thinkers like Karl Marx, Jawaharlal Nehru, Mohandas Gandhi, and C.L.R. James helped him develop a theory of world revolution at a stage in his life when most commentators regard him as marginalized. This original political biography also challenges assessments of Du Bois as an American “race man.”

Investigation of Un American Propaganda Activities in the United States

Investigation of Un American Propaganda Activities in the United States
Author: United States. Congress. House. Special Committee on Un-American Activities (1938-1944)
Pages: 10387
ISBN: UCLA:31158003768982
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Release: 1938
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Investigation of Un American Propaganda Activities in the United States

Investigation of Un American Propaganda Activities in the United States
Author: United States. Congress. House. Special Committee on Un-American Activities (1938-1944)
Pages: 10382
ISBN: LOC:00139036402
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Release: 1938
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Un American Dies Committee

The Un American Dies Committee
Author: Adam Lapin
Pages: 31
ISBN: IND:32000009257454
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Release: 1939
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Pamphlet criticizing the Special Committee on Un-American Activities and it's chairman, Martin Dies; written from a communist perspective.

Un American Hollywood

 Un American  Hollywood
Author: Peter Stanfield,Frank Krutnik,Brian Neve,Steve Neale
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780813543970
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Release: 2007-12-27
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Language: en

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The concept of “un-Americanism,” so vital to the HUAC crusade of the 1940s and 1950s, was resoundingly revived in the emotional rhetoric that followed the September 11th terrorist attacks. Today’s political and cultural climate makes it more crucial than ever to come to terms with the consequences of this earlier period of repression and with the contested claims of Americanism that it generated. “Un-American” Hollywood reopens the intense critical debate on the blacklist era and on the aesthetic and political work of the Hollywood Left. In a series of fresh case studies focusing on contexts of production and reception, the contributors offer exciting and original perspectives on the role of progressive politics within a capitalist media industry. Original essays scrutinize the work of individual practitioners, such as Robert Rossen, Joseph Losey, Jules Dassin, and Edward Dmytryk, and examine key films, including The Robe, Christ in Concrete, The House I Live In, The Lawless, The Naked City, The Prowler, Body and Soul, and FTA.

Hearings Before the Committee on Un American Activities House of Representatives Eighty third Congress Second Session

Hearings Before the Committee on Un American Activities  House of Representatives  Eighty third Congress  Second Session
Author: Estados Unidos. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCM:5321431410
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Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Living with the UN

Living with the UN
Author: Kenneth Anderson
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9780817913465
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Release: 2013-09-01
Editor: Hoover Press
Language: en

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International legal scholar Kenneth Anderson analyzes US-UN relations in each major aspect of the United Nations' work-security, human rights and universal values, and development-and offers workable, practical principles for US policy toward the United Nations. He addresses the crucial question of whether, when, and how the United States should engage or not engage with the United Nations in each of its many different organs and activities, giving workable, pragmatic meaning to "multilateral engagement" across the full range of the United Nations' work.

Hearings Before the Committee on Un American Activities House of Representatives Eighty sixth Congress First Session 1959

Hearings Before the Committee on Un American Activities  House of Representatives  Eighty sixth Congress  First Session  1959
Author: Estados Unidos. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCM:5320923546
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Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Un American Psycho

Un American Psycho
Author: Chris Dumas
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781841506944
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Release: 2012-07-23
Editor: Intellect Books
Language: en

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Brian De Palma is perhaps best known as the director behind the gangster classic Scarface. Yet as ingrained as Scarface is in American popular culture, it is but one of a sizable number of controversial films—many of which are consistently misread or ignored—directed by De Palma over his more than four-decade career. In Un-American Psycho, Chris Dumas places De Palma’s body of work in dialogue with the works of other provocative filmmakers, including Alfred Hitchcock, Jean-Luc Godard, and Francis Ford Coppola with the aim of providing a broader understanding of the narrative, stylistic, and political gestures that characterize De Palma’s filmmaking. De Palma’s films engage with a wide range of issues surrounding American political and social culture, and this volume offers a rethinking of the received wisdom on his work.

Hearings Before the Committee on Un American Activities Eighty firs Congress 1st and 2nd Session

Hearings Before the Committee on Un American Activities  Eighty firs Congress  1st and 2nd  Session
Author: Estados Unidos. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCM:5321431303
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Release: 1950
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Un American

Un American
Author: Hafizah Geter
Pages: 112
ISBN: 0819579815
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
Language: en

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Testimony for Tamir Rice, 2002-2014 Mr. President, After they shot me they tackled my sister. The sound of her knees hitting the sidewalk made my stomach ache. It was a bad pain. Like when you love someone and they lie to you. Or that time Mikaela cried all through science class and wouldn't tell anyone why. This isn't even my first letter to you, in the first one I told you about my room and my favorite basketball team and asked you to come visit me in Cleveland or send your autograph. In the second one I thanked you for your responsible citizenship. I hope you are proud of me too. Mom said you made being black beautiful again but that was before someone killed Trayvon. After that came a sadness so big it made everyone look the same. It was a long time before we could go outside again. Mr. President it took one whole day for me to die and even though I'm twelve and not afraid of the dark I didn't know there could be so much of it or so many other boys here. Dancing between lyric and narrative, Hafizah Geter's debut collection moves readers through the fraught internal and external landscapes—linguistic, cultural, racial, familial—of those whose lives are shaped and transformed by immigration. The daughter of a Nigerian Muslim woman and a former Southern Baptist black man, Geter charts the history of a black family of mixed citizenships through poems imbued by migration, racism, queerness, loss, and the heartbreak of trying to feel at home in a country that does not recognize you. Through her mother's death and her father's illnesses, Geter weaves the natural world into the discourse of grief, human interactions, and socio-political discord. This collection thrums with authenticity and heart.

Investigation of Un American Activities and Propaganda

Investigation of Un American Activities and Propaganda
Author: Estados Unidos. Congress. House. Special Committee on Un-American Activities (1938-1944)
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCM:532143221X
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Release: 1939
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Report of the Senate Fact Finding Committee on Un American Activities

Report of the Senate Fact Finding Committee on Un American Activities
Author: California. Legislature. Senate. Fact-Finding Committee on Un-American Activities
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCM:5321431626
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Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Un American Activities

Un American Activities
Author: Richard Kluger
Pages: 689
ISBN: UCAL:B3451515
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Release: 1982
Editor: Doubleday Books
Language: en

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Hearings Before the Committee on Un American Activities Eighty ninth Congress Second Session 1966

Hearings Before the Committee on Un American Activities  Eighty ninth Congress  Second Session  1966
Author: Estados Unidos. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCM:5320923564
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Release: 1966
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Kremlin s Espionage and Terror Organizations

Kremlin s Espionage and Terror Organizations
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities
Pages: 16
ISBN: UCM:5320923555
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Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Quiet Americans

The Quiet Americans
Author: Scott Anderson
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780771009150
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Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Signal
Language: en

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From the bestselling author of Lawrence in Arabia, a gripping history of the early years of the Cold War, the CIA's covert battles against communism, and the tragic consequences which still affect the world today At the end of World War II, the United States dominated the world militarily, economically, and in moral standing--seen as the victor over tyranny and a champion of freedom. But it was clear--to some--that the Soviet Union was already executing a plan to expand and foment revolution around the world. The American government's strategy in response relied on the secret efforts of a newly-formed CIA. The Quiet Americans chronicles the exploits of four spies--Michael Burke, a charming former football star fallen on hard times; Frank Wisner, the scion of a wealthy Southern family; Peter Sichel, a sophisticated German Jew who escaped the Nazis; and Edward Lansdale, a brilliant ad executive. The four ran covert operations across the globe, trying to outwit the ruthless KGB in Berlin, parachuting commandos into Eastern Europe, plotting coups, and directing wars against Communist insurgents in Asia. But time and again their efforts went awry, thwarted by a combination of stupidity and ideological rigidity at the highest levels of the government--and more profoundly, the decision to abandon American ideals. By the mid-1950s, the Soviet Union had a stranglehold on Eastern Europe, the U.S. had begun its disastrous intervention in Vietnam, and America, the beacon of democracy, was overthrowing democratically-elected governments and earning the hatred of much of the world. All of this culminated in an act of betrayal and cowardice that would lock the Cold War into place for decades to come. Anderson brings to the telling of this story all the narrative brio, deep research, skeptical eye, and lively prose that made Lawrence in Arabia a major international bestseller. The intertwined lives of these men began in a common purpose of defending freedom, but the ravages of the Cold War led them to different fates. Two would quit the CIA in despair, stricken by the moral compromises they had to make; one became the archetype of the duplicitous and destructive American spy; and one would be so heartbroken he would take his own life. The Quiet Americans is the story of these four men. It is also the story of how the United States, at the very pinnacle of its power, managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

The Un Americans

The Un Americans
Author: Joseph Litvak
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780822390848
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Release: 2009-11-04
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

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In a bold rethinking of the Hollywood blacklist and McCarthyite America, Joseph Litvak reveals a political regime that did not end with the 1950s or even with the Cold War: a regime of compulsory sycophancy, in which the good citizen is an informer, ready to denounce anyone who will not play the part of the earnest, patriotic American. While many scholars have noted the anti-Semitism underlying the House Un-American Activities Committee’s (HUAC’s) anti-Communism, Litvak draws on the work of Theodor W. Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Alain Badiou, and Max Horkheimer to show how the committee conflated Jewishness with what he calls “comic cosmopolitanism,” an intolerably seductive happiness, centered in Hollywood and New York, in show business and intellectual circles. He maintains that HUAC took the comic irreverence of the “uncooperative” witnesses as a crime against an American identity based on self-repudiation and the willingness to “name names.” Litvak proposes that sycophancy was (and continues to be) the price exacted for assimilation into mainstream American culture, not just for Jews, but also for homosexuals, immigrants, and other groups deemed threatening to American rectitude. Litvak traces the outlines of comic cosmopolitanism in a series of performances in film and theater and before HUAC, performances by Jewish artists and intellectuals such as Zero Mostel, Judy Holliday, and Abraham Polonsky. At the same time, through an uncompromising analysis of work by informers including Jerome Robbins, Elia Kazan, and Budd Schulberg, he explains the triumph of a stoolpigeon culture that still thrives in the America of the early twenty-first century.