TIME Donald Trump

TIME Donald Trump
Author: The Editors of TIME
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781683302377
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Release: 2016-04-29
Editor: Time Inc. Books
Language: en

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Whether you love him or hate him, dismiss him or maintain a grudging respect, there's no denying that Donald Trump has up– ended this year's election season.

Now, in this new Special Edition from the editors at TIME, you'll be able to go inside Donald Trump's world, from his early days in real estate development to his potentially historic race for the presidency.

Donald Trump: The Rise of a Rule Breaker takes a balanced approach to the subject of all things Trump: from his outsider status in this year's presidential race to his complicated family life. You'll visit the Trumps at home, learn about the scandal surrounding Trump University and delve more deeply into "Things Called Trump," including apartment buildings, clothing, and casinos. Additionally, you'll look at Donald Trump's faith and his lighter side—which he does have. Additionally, readers will learn about the disaffected voters who are fueling his bid for the presidency.

Donald Trump: The Rise of a Rule Breaker gives context to a compelling, complex and fascinating man.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump
Author: THE EDITORS OF TIME.
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1683302400
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Whether you love him or hate him, dismiss him or maintain a grudging respect, there's no denying that Donald Trump has upended this year's election season. Now, in this new Special Edition from the editors at TIME, you'll be able to go inside Donald Trump's world, from his early days in real estate development to his potentially historic race for the presidency. Donald Trump: The Rise of a Rule Breaker takes a balanced approach to the subject of all things Trump: from his outsider status in this year's presidential race to his complicated family life. You'll visit the Trumps at home, learn about the scandal surrounding Trump University and delve more deeply into "Things Called Trump," including apartment buildings, clothing, and casinos. Additionally, you'll look at Donald Trump's faith and his lighter side--which he does have. Additionally, readers will learn about the disaffected voters who are fueling his bid for the presidency. Donald Trump: The Rise of a Rule Breaker gives context to a compelling, complex and fascinating man.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump
Author: Anonim
Pages: 96
ISBN: 1683304160
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Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Rule Makers Rule Breakers

Rule Makers  Rule Breakers
Author: Michele Gelfand
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781501152948
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Release: 2019-08-20
Editor: Scribner
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A celebrated social psychologist offers a radical new perspective on cultural differences that reveals why some countries, cultures, and individuals take rules more seriously and how following the rules influences the way we think and act. In Rule Makers, Rule Breakers, Michele Gelfand, “an engaging writer with intellectual range” (The New York Times Book Review), takes us on an epic journey through human cultures, offering a startling new view of the world and ourselves. With a mix of brilliantly conceived studies and surprising on-the-ground discoveries, she shows that much of the diversity in the way we think and act derives from a key difference—how tightly or loosely we adhere to social norms. Just as DNA affects everything from eye color to height, our tight-loose social coding influences much of what we do. Why are clocks in Germany so accurate while those in Brazil are frequently wrong? Why do New Zealand’s women have the highest number of sexual partners? Why are red and blue states really so divided? Why was the Daimler-Chrysler merger ill-fated from the start? Why is the driver of a Jaguar more likely to run a red light than the driver of a plumber’s van? Why does one spouse prize running a tight ship while the other refuses to sweat the small stuff? In search of a common answer, Gelfand spent two decades conducting research in more than fifty countries. Across all age groups, family variations, social classes, businesses, states, and nationalities, she has identified a primal pattern that can trigger cooperation or conflict. Her fascinating conclusion: behavior is highly influenced by the perception of threat. “A useful and engaging take on human behavior” (Kirkus Reviews) with an approach that is consistently riveting, Rule Makers, Ruler Breakers thrusts many of the puzzling attitudes and actions we observe into sudden and surprising clarity.

Donald Trump

Donald Trump
Author: Jake Lee
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781680790511
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Release: 2016-08-15
Editor: ABDO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This biography introduces readers to Donald Trump including his early career as a real estate developer, his successful television series the Apprentice and the Celebrity Apprentice, and his rise in politics from the Democratic and Reform Parties to his 2016 victory as the Republican candidate for president. Information about his childhood, family, and personal life is included. A timeline, fast facts, and sidebars provide additional information. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Misogyny and Media in the Age of Trump

Misogyny and Media in the Age of Trump
Author: Maria B. Marron
Pages: 406
ISBN: 9781793606198
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Release: 2019-12-19
Editor: Lexington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Misogyny and Media in the Age of Trump argues that misogyny has increased in the United States under President Trump and that although women’s experiences under misogyny are by no means universal, patriarchal social and institutional systems facilitate gender-based hostility. Systemic misogyny and power inequities are at the root of male-on-female bullying, the bullying and harassment of non-hegemonic males and other minorities as well as sexual harassment, rape, and even murder. Given the prevalence of misogyny, and its deep rootedness in religion, it is argued that the social contract needs to be rewritten in order to have a just, gender- and race-equitable society. Misogyny creates a clash of cultures between men and women, hegemonic and non-hegemonic males, feminists and INCELS, the powerful and the oppressed, natives and marginalized minorities, the conservative and the liberal/progressive. This book explores misogyny across media ranging from political and editorial cartoons to news, sport, film, television, social media (especially Twitter), and journalistic organizations that address gender inequities. The authors argue that the current era of conservative populism ushered in by President Donald Trump and the Republicans constitute the social-cultural and political environment that have given rise to the #MeToo Movement and Fourth Wave Feminism.

The Financial Times Guide to Social Media Strategy

The Financial Times Guide to Social Media Strategy
Author: Martin Thomas
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781292234847
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Release: 2018-10-12
Editor: Pearson UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Despite 80% of business leaders thinking it important to make the most of social media, 70% admitted that their efforts are currently ineffective - CMI SURVEY. This business book is great for leaders, middle managers and entrepreneurs interested in the following categories: SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING LEADERSHIP BRANDING NETWORKING The FT Guide to Social Media Strategy will help you understand how social media works, how to use it to build your networks and deliver business growth. 'Whether in today's corporate world, in the public sector or in civil society, leaders must fully appreciate both the strategic impact and risk social media can mean for them. This book needs to be on top of their reading list!' Thomas Schultz-Jagow, Senior Director Campaigns and Communications, Amnesty International 'A wealth of practical advice to navigate the complexities of social media and minimise the risks.' Guy Lawrence, CEO, Mast-Jaegermeister UK 'Martin Thomas grasps the social media nettle and details the steps for leaders to master it for personal and business results. Read - and implement - this book by a respected master marketer.' Tom Trainor, Chief Executive, Marketing Institute of Ireland 'A practical how to guide for today’s board director, that should help them overcome their fears and mistrust and begin to do it with confidence and do it their way.' Jonathan Turner, Chairman, Oxford Strategic Marketing. Social media is transforming customer service, market research, recruitment, campaigning and internal communications and encouraging the development of alternative business models and new corporate structures. There has never been a more important time for every business professional to understand its power, potential and pitfalls, but although you might recognise its growing importance, few business people have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make the most of the opportunity. Without a clear understanding of social media and a strategy for you and your business, you risk being exposed and ill-prepared. The FT Guide to Social Media Strategy provides a clear roadmap with practical guidance, inspirational case studies and proven methodologies. You’ll understand how to use social media and gain competitive advantage by generating better results, making more sales, building stronger and more valuable networks and enhancing the potency of their personal digital brand. You’ll also discover plans and processes to manager and mitigate against the risks of social media. This book is broken down into three core sections, focusing initially on the core social media knowledge that every business professional needs, before moving on to the use of social media to develop a personal digital brand and finally an explanation of how to harness the power of social media to boost business performance. Presented in a user-friendly language, with clear guidelines, informative case studies and practical advice, each chapter features a mix of case studies, practical advice, the latest research and intelligence from leading social media specialists and the outcome of interviews with business leaders, marketing and social media experts and industry commentators. Happy Reading! Please do share your thoughts with us.

How Democracies Die

How Democracies Die
Author: Steven Levitsky,Daniel Ziblatt
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781524762957
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Release: 2018-01-16
Editor: Crown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Comprehensive, enlightening, and terrifyingly timely.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITH BOOK PRIZE • SHORTLISTED FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Time • Foreign Affairs • WBUR • Paste Donald Trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. Democracy no longer ends with a bang—in a revolution or military coup—but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, and the gradual erosion of long-standing political norms. The good news is that there are several exit ramps on the road to authoritarianism. The bad news is that, by electing Trump, we have already passed the first one. Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die—and how ours can be saved. Praise for How Democracies Die “What we desperately need is a sober, dispassionate look at the current state of affairs. Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, two of the most respected scholars in the field of democracy studies, offer just that.”—The Washington Post “Where Levitsky and Ziblatt make their mark is in weaving together political science and historical analysis of both domestic and international democratic crises; in doing so, they expand the conversation beyond Trump and before him, to other countries and to the deep structure of American democracy and politics.”—Ezra Klein, Vox “If you only read one book for the rest of the year, read How Democracies Die. . . .This is not a book for just Democrats or Republicans. It is a book for all Americans. It is nonpartisan. It is fact based. It is deeply rooted in history. . . . The best commentary on our politics, no contest.”—Michael Morrell, former Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (via Twitter) “A smart and deeply informed book about the ways in which democracy is being undermined in dozens of countries around the world, and in ways that are perfectly legal.”—Fareed Zakaria, CNN

The Motley Fool You Have More Than You Think

The Motley Fool You Have More Than You Think
Author: David Gardner,Tom Gardner
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780743216128
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Release: 2001-01-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Completely Revised and Expanded Edition of the New York Times Bestseller That Focuses on Personal Finance for Every Budget -- and Every Stage of Life Taking control of your personal finances is the first -- and most important -- step toward successful investing and a secure future. The Motley Fool You Have More Than You Think, now fully updated and expanded, provides guidance for anyone trying to balance lifestyle aspirations and financial realities. The latest edition of this Motley Fool bestseller covers topics such as: Getting out of debt...and into the stock market Turning your bank account into a moneymaker Using Fool.com and the Internet to learn about all things financial -- from buying a home to getting the best deal on a car Saving enough to send your children to the colleges of their dreams

Six Faces of Globalization

Six Faces of Globalization
Author: Anthea Roberts,Nicolas Lamp
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780674269828
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Release: 2021-09-28
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An essential guide to the intractable public debates about the virtues and vices of economic globalization, cutting through the complexity to reveal the fault lines that divide us and the points of agreement that might bring us together. Globalization has lifted millions out of poverty. Globalization is a weapon the rich use to exploit the poor. Globalization builds bridges across national boundaries. Globalization fuels the populism and great-power competition that is tearing the world apart. When it comes to the politics of free trade and open borders, the camps are dug in, producing a kaleidoscope of claims and counterclaims, unlikely alliances, and unexpected foes. But what exactly are we fighting about? And how might we approach these issues more productively? Anthea Roberts and Nicolas Lamp cut through the confusion with an indispensable survey of the interests, logics, and ideologies driving these intractable debates, which lie at the heart of so much political dispute and decision making. The authors expertly guide us through six competing narratives about the virtues and vices of globalization: the old establishment view that globalization benefits everyone (win-win), the pessimistic belief that it threatens us all with pandemics and climate change (lose-lose), along with various rival accounts that focus on specific winners and losers, from China to America’s rust belt. Instead of picking sides, Six Faces of Globalization gives all these positions their due, showing how each deploys sophisticated arguments and compelling evidence. Both globalization’s boosters and detractors will come away with their eyes opened. By isolating the fundamental value conflicts—growth versus sustainability, efficiency versus social stability—driving disagreement and show where rival narratives converge, Roberts and Lamp provide a holistic framework for understanding current debates. In doing so, they showcase a more integrative way of thinking about complex problems.

Unsafe Thinking

Unsafe Thinking
Author: Jonah Sachs
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780738220154
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Release: 2018-04-24
Editor: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Financial Times Book of the Month: "An enchanting book about how to question the conventional, challenge the status quo, and unlock the creative solutions right under your nose." --Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals, Give and Take, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg "Unsafe Thinking delivers an array of fresh insights on creativity, motivation, and staying in 'flow.' Packed with powerful case studies, it will propel you out of your rut and onto a path of better, sharper thinking." -- Daniel H. Pink, author of When and To Sell Is Human How can you challenge and change yourself when you need it most? We're creatures of habit, programmed by evolution to favor the safe and familiar, especially when the stakes are high. This bias no longer serves us in a world of constant change. In fact, today, safe thinking has become extremely dangerous. Through stories of trailblazers in business, health, education and activism, and leveraging decades of research into creativity and performance, Jonah Sachs reveals a path to higher performance and creativity for anyone ready to step out of their comfort zone. He introduces troublemakers willing to challenge corporate culture like the executive who convinced CVS to drop its multibillion-dollar tobacco business. She now leads the pharmacy giant. Readers will get firsthand accounts of breaking from the status quo from a Nobel prize winning doctor who nearly got himself thrown out medicine, a two-time NBA championship coach who brought joy back to his team by tuning down the focus on competition, a CEO who rebuilt her reputation and life from the ashes from one of the biggest flops in internet history and a Colombian mayor who started an incredibly successful career of political reform by mooning an angry crowd. Unsafe Thinking is full of counter-intuitive insights that will challenge you to rethink how you work. You'll learn: Why your area of deep expertise is often where you'll find your biggest blind spots Why anxiety can be fuel for creativity When to trust intuition and when to challenge it How collaborating only with those that share your values stunts your creativity How to build an organization that embraces intelligent risk. An inspiring and accessible read, Unsafe Thinking has the power to change both the way you approach your work and your life.

Us vs Them

Us vs  Them
Author: Ian Bremmer
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780525533191
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Release: 2018-04-24
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Trickster Feminism

Trickster Feminism
Author: Anne Waldman
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780525504344
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Release: 2018-07-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New from celebrated poet and performer Anne Waldman - an edgy, visionary collection that meditates on gender, existence, passion and activism Mythopoetics, shape shifting, quantum entanglement, Anthropocene blues, litany and chance operation play inside the field of these intertwined poems, which coalesced out of months of protests with some texts penned in the streets. Anne Waldman looks to the imagination of mercurial possibility, to the spirits of the doorway and of crossroads, and to language that jolts the status quo of how one troubles gender and outwits patriarchy. She summons Tarot's Force Arcana, the passion of the suffragettes, and various messengers and heroines of historical, hermetic, and heretical stance, creating an intersectionality of lived experience: class, sexuality, race, politics all enter the din. These are experiments of survival.

The American Hour

The American Hour
Author: Os Guinness
Pages: 458
ISBN: UOM:39015028459231
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Analyzes the cause of the current "moral malaise" and shows how to move beyond today's cultural wars through revitalized commitment to religion

The Ordinary Presidency of Donald J Trump

The Ordinary Presidency of Donald J  Trump
Author: Jon Herbert,Trevor McCrisken,Andrew Wroe
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9783030049430
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Release: 2019-02-25
Editor: Springer
Language: en

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The presidency of Donald J. Trump is rather ordinary. Trump himself may be the most unusual, unorthodox and unconventional president the US has ever had. Yet, even with his extraordinary personality and approach to the job, his presidency is proving quite ordinary in its accomplishments and outcomes, both at home and abroad. Like most modern US presidents, the number and scope of Trump’s achievements are rather meager. Despite dramatic claims to a revolution in US politics, Trump simply has not achieved very much. Trump’s few policy achievements are also mostly mainstream Republican ones rather than the radical, anti-establishment, swamp-draining changes promised on the campaign trail. The populist insurgent who ran against Washington has followed a policy agenda largely in tune with conservative Republican traditions. The Ordinary Presidency of Donald J. Trump provides a detailed explanation for the discrepancy between Trump’s extraordinary approach and the relative mediocrity of his achievements. Ironically, it is precisely Trump’s extraordinariness as president that has helped render his presidency ordinary.

Mar a Lago

Mar a Lago
Author: Laurence Leamer
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781250177520
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Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Where Trump Learned to Rule To know Donald J. Trump it is best to start in his natural habitat: Palm Beach, Florida. It is here he learned the techniques that took him all the way to the White House. Painstakingly, over decades, he has created a world in this exclusive tropical enclave and favorite haunt of billionaires where he is not just president but a king. The vehicle for his triumph is Mar-A-Lago, one of the greatest mansions ever built in the United States. The inside story of how he became King of Palm Beach—and how Palm Beach continues to be his spiritual home even as president—is rollicking, troubling, and told with unrivaled access and understanding by Laurence Leamer. In Mar-A-Lago, the reader will learn: * How Donald Trump bought a property now valued by some at as much as $500,000,000 for less than three thousand dollars of his own money. * Why Trump was blackballed by the WASP grandees of the island and how he got his revenge. * How Trump joined forces with the National Enquirer, which was headquartered nearby, and engineered his own divorce. * How by turning Mar-A-Lago into a private club, Trump was the unlikely man to integrate Palm Beach’s restricted country club scene, and what his real motives were. * What transpires behind the gates of today’s Mar-A-Lago during “the season,” when President Trump and assorted D.C. power players fly down each weekend. In addition to copious interviews and reporting from inside Mar-A-Lago, Laurence Leamer brings an acute and unparalleled understanding of the society of Palm Beach, where he has lived for twenty-five years. He has written an essential book for understanding Donald Trump’s inner character.

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games Quick Effective Activities to Improve Communication Trust and Collaboration

The Big Book of Conflict Resolution Games  Quick  Effective Activities to Improve Communication  Trust and Collaboration
Author: Mary Scannell
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780071743662
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Release: 2010-05-28
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Make workplace conflict resolution a game that EVERYBODY wins! Recent studies show that typical managers devote more than a quarter of their time to resolving coworker disputes. The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games offers a wealth of activities and exercises for groups of any size that let you manage your business (instead of managing personalities). Part of the acclaimed, bestselling Big Books series, this guide offers step-by-step directions and customizable tools that empower you to heal rifts arising from ineffective communication, cultural/personality clashes, and other specific problem areas—before they affect your organization's bottom line. Let The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games help you to: Build trust Foster morale Improve processes Overcome diversity issues And more Dozens of physical and verbal activities help create a safe environment for teams to explore several common forms of conflict—and their resolution. Inexpensive, easy-to-implement, and proved effective at Fortune 500 corporations and mom-and-pop businesses alike, the exercises in The Big Book of Conflict-Resolution Games delivers everything you need to make your workplace more efficient, effective, and engaged.

Trump and Us

Trump and Us
Author: Roderick P. Hart
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781108490818
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Release: 2020-02-14
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Trump won the presidency not because of partisanship, policy, or economic factors but because of how he makes people feel.

Looking for Miss America

Looking for Miss America
Author: Margot Mifflin
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781640092242
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Release: 2020-08-04
Editor: Catapult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From an author praised for writing “delicious social history” (Dwight Garner, The New York Times) comes a lively account of memorable Miss America contestants, protests, and scandals—and how the pageant, nearing its one hundredth anniversary, serves as an unintended indicator of feminist progress Looking for Miss America is a fast–paced narrative history of a curious and contradictory institution. From its start in 1921 as an Atlantic City tourist draw to its current incarnation as a scholarship competition, the pageant has indexed women’s status during periods of social change—the post–suffrage 1920s, the Eisenhower 1950s, the #MeToo era. This ever–changing institution has been shaped by war, evangelism, the rise of television and reality TV, and, significantly, by contestants who confounded expectations. Spotlighting individuals, from Yolande Betbeze, whose refusal to pose in swimsuits led an angry sponsor to launch the rival Miss USA contest, to the first black winner, Vanessa Williams, who received death threats and was protected by sharpshooters in her hometown parade, Margot Mifflin shows how women made hard bargains even as they used the pageant for economic advancement. The pageant’s history includes, crucially, those it excluded; the notorious Rule Seven, which required contestants to be “of the white race,” was retired in the 1950s, but no women of color were crowned until the 1980s. In rigorously researched, vibrant chapters that unpack each decade of the pageant, Looking for Miss America examines the heady blend of capitalism, patriotism, class anxiety, and cultural mythology that has fueled this American ritual.

Crisis of the Two Constitutions

Crisis of the Two Constitutions
Author: Charles R. Kesler
Pages: 472
ISBN: 9781641771030
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Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: Encounter Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

American politics grows embittered because it is increasingly torn between two rival constitutions, two opposed cultures, two contrary ways of life. American conservatives rally around the founders’ Constitution, as amended and as grounded in the natural and divine rights and duties of the Declaration of Independence. American liberals herald their “living Constitution,” a term that implies that the original is dead or superseded, and that the fundamental political imperative is constant change or transformation (as President Obama called it) toward a more and more perfect social democracy ruled by a Woke elite. Crisis of the Two Constitutions details how we got to and what is at stake in our increasingly divided America. It takes controversial stands on matters political and scholarly, describing the political genius of America’s founders and their efforts to shape future generations through a constitutional culture that included immigration, citizenship, and educational policies. Then it turns to the attempted progressive refounding of America, tracing its accelerating radicalism from the New Deal to the 1960s’ New Left to today’s unhappy campus nihilists. Finally, the volume appraises American conservatives’ efforts, so far unavailing despite many famous victories, to revive the founders’ Constitution and moral common sense. From Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump, what have conservatives learned and where should they go from here? Along the way, Charles R. Kesler argues with critics on the left and right, and refutes fashionable doctrines including relativism, multiculturalism, critical race theory, and radical traditionalism, providing in effect a one-volume guide to the increasingly influential Claremont school of conservative thought by one of its most engaged, and engaging, thinkers.