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Political Bookworm: October 24, 2010 - October 30, 2010

BOOK WORLD - October 31, 2010

This week we have a Perfect 10 list of poli/sci titles to reflect on ... Michael Lewis's "The Big Short" moves strongly up the ranks (and returns to the general nonfiction bestseller list for the first time since August). Dana...

By Christopher Schoppa  | October 30, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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BOOK WORLD - October 31, 2010

New hardcover sales saw little changes this past week, save for ... a timely look at how the economic malaise has affected how and what consumers buy and in fiction sales, the debut of Lee Child's latest Jack Reacher thriller...

By Christopher Schoppa  | October 30, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Grassroots strategy – Democrats vs. Tea Party

With the Democrats poised to incur big losses in next week’s elections, the power of the grassroots movement that propelled Barack Obama into the White House seems a distant memory – until you glance to the right and see how...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 29, 2010; 5:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Author claims review smeared him

On Sunday, Book World published a review of Roger D. Hodge's "The Mendacity of Hope: Barack Obama and the Betrayal of American Liberalism." Hodge has taken exception to parts of the review written by Alan Wolfe of Boston College, arguing...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 28, 2010; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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America in the new world order

The underpinnings of American foreign policy in the 20th century – free-market capitalism, Western culture, peace and democracy – have lost their lustre in a large part of the world in the 21st century. In “The End of Arrogance: America...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 27, 2010; 12:46 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags:  American foreign policy; U.S. global power; diminishing U.S. power  
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Why America goes to war

Why go to war when a peaceful resolution to a conflict may still be an option? Richard Rubenstein, a professor at George Mason University’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, has spent a career trying to answer that question and...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 26, 2010; 1:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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A wake for the Republicans?

Things look pretty grim for the Democrats at the moment. With the midterm elections fast approaching, the tide of power could shift dramatically. But would it be a lasting turn in the fortunes of the Democrats? Dylan Loewe, a Democratic...

By Steven E. Levingston  | October 25, 2010; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Guest Blogger  | Tags:  democrats in midterm loss; republican party future; republican midterm victories;  
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