A companion to oliver stone’s ten-part documentary series of the same name, eye-opening, this guide offers a people’s history of the American Empire: “a critical overview of US foreign policy…indispensable” former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev; “brilliant, a masterpiece!” Daniel Ellsberg; “Oliver Stone’s new book is as riveting, and thought-provoking as any history book you will ever read.
In this concise and indispensible guide, kuznick and stone who Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Garry Wills has called America’s own “Dostoevsky behind a camera” challenge prevailing orthodoxies to reveal the dark truth about the rise and fall of American imperialism. It achieves what history, at its best, ought to do: presents a mountain of previously unknown facts that makes you question and re-examine many of your long-held assumptions about the most influential events” Glenn Greenwald.
In november 2012, showtime debuted a ten-part documentary series based on Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick’s The Untold History of the United States. From the atomic bombing of japan to the Cold War and fall of Communism, this concise version of the larger book is adapted for the general reader. The book and documentary looked back at human events that, at the time, went underreported, but also crucially shaped America’s unique and complex history over the twentieth century.
. Complete with poignant photos, the concise untold history of the united states covers the rise of the American empire and national security state from the late nineteenth century through the Obama administration, and little-known documents, arresting illustrations, putting it all together to show how deeply rooted the seemingly aberrant policies of the Bush-Cheney administration are in the nation’s past and why it has proven so difficult for Obama to change course.
The Untold History of the United States
Indispensable… There is much here to reflect upon. President mikhail gorbachev “As riveting, eye-opening, and thought-provoking as any history book you will ever read. Can’t recommend it highly enough. Glenn greenwald, the guardian “Finally, a book with the guts to challenge the accepted narrative of recent American history.
Bill maher the new york times bestselling companion to the Showtime documentary series now streaming on Netflix, updated to cover the past five years. A people’s history of the american empire in this riveting companion to their astonishing documentary series—including a new chapter and new photos covering Obama’s second term, Iran, Russia, ISIS, climate change, nuclear winter, Korea, Syria, Lybia, Trump’s first year and a half, China, and more—Academy Award–winning director Oliver Stone and renowned historian Peter Kuznick challenge prevailing orthodoxies to reveal the dark truth about the rise and fall of American imperialism.
U.S. Government And Politics, 2nd Edition Idiot's Guides
Government & politics, second Edition, is written to help readers gain an understanding about the origins of the U. S government, in addition to its complex political system and key forces that drive a successful nation. Government operates? Most Americans have simply forgotten what they learned in their high school government class.
Government, civil liberties and rights, the political process in America, and how public policy is formed. Do you really know how the U. S. Government & politics, Second Edition, details the three branches of the U. S. Suitable reading for supplement coursework in high school government or civics classes or college political science classes, Idiot's Guides: U.
S. Providing an updated history and comprehensive overview, Idiot's Guides: U. S.
Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power
The book that has resulted is nonetheless arguably the most succinct and tightly woven of Chomsky's long career, a beautiful vessel--including old-fashioned ligatures in the typeface--in which to carry Chomsky's bold and uncompromising vision, his perspective on the economic reality and its impact on our political and moral well-being as a nation.
During the great depression, which I'm old enough to remember, it was bad–much worse subjectively than today. But there was a sense that we'll get out of this somehow, an expectation that things were going to get better. A new york times bestseller!in his first major book on the subject of income inequality, cold, Noam Chomsky skewers the fundamental tenets of neoliberalism and casts a clear, patient eye on the economic facts of life.
Scott, spent countless hours together over the course of five years, from 2011 to 2016. After the release of the film version, Chomsky and the editors returned to the many hours of tape and transcript and created a document that included three times as much text as was used in the film. What are the ten principles of concentration of wealth and power at work in america today? They're simple enough: reduce democracy, shift the burden onto the poor and middle classes, let special interests run the regulators, attack the solidarity of the people, manufacture consent, shape ideology, use fear and the power of the state to keep the rabble in line, engineer election results, redesign the economy, marginalize the population.
In requiem for the american dream, chomsky devotes a chapter to each of these ten principles, and adds readings from some of the core texts that have influenced his thinking to bolster his argument. To create requiem for the american Dream, the filmmakers Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Chomsky and his editors, and Jared P.
The Case for Impeachment
Lichtman, answers these questions, and more, who has correctly forecasted thirty years of presidential outcomes, in The Case for Impeachment—a deeply convincing argument for impeaching the 45th president of the United States. In the fall of 2016, Allan J. Lichtman made headlines when he predicted that Donald J.
Trump would defeat the heavily favored Democrat, Hillary Clinton, to win the presidential election. Lichtman shows how Trump exhibits many of the flaws and more that have doomed past presidents. As the nixon administration dismissed the reporting of bob woodward and Carl Bernstein as “character assassination” and “a vicious abuse of the journalistic process, ” claiming, ” Trump has attacked the “dishonest media, “the press should be ashamed of themselves.
Historians, legal scholars, and politicians alike agree: we are in politically uncharted waters—the durability of our institutions is being undermined and the public’s confidence in them is eroding, threatening American democracy itself. Lichtman argues, that for Donald Trump’s presidency, with clarity and power, smoke has become fire.
Trump? professor Allan J. National bestseller “lichtman has written what may be the most important book of the year. The hillwhat are the ranges and limitations of presidential authority? What are the standards of truthfulness that a president must uphold? What will it take to impeach Donald J. Most citizens—politics aside—want to know where the country is headed.
Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution
What role will you play? Insider knowledge and experience, senator sanders knows how to fight and change the system from within, higher education, taxes, immigration, a system desperately in need of reform in health care, climate change, and criminal justice. The political revolution is just beginning. Throughout the presidential campaign, Senator Bernie Sanders promised voters a future to believe in through his progressive platform and a vision for America worth fighting for.
In the bernie sanders guide to political revolution, presidential candidate and activist Bernie Sanders continues his fight against the imbalances in the nation’s status quo, Independent congressman, and shows you how to make a difference to effect the changes America—and the world—need to create a better tomorrow.
This vision calls for an economic, environmental, health care, and social justice revolution beyond the stagnant agendas of Democrat and Republican politicians to build an equitable future for all Americans—especially the younger generation that will inherit the consequences of decisions made now. Inside this practical and inspiring guide to effecting change in today’s world, you’ll learn how to:· understand and navigate the current system of policy and government· Work to change the system to reflect your values and to protect our society’s most vulnerable· Organize for the causes you care about most· Resources for further reading and organizations to get involved withWith more than two decades of Washington D.
Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House
Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion. Essential reading. Michael d’antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, CNN. Com“not since harry potter has a new book caught fire in this way…Fire and Fury is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received.
The economist. This riveting and explosive account of trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the oval office, including:-- what president trump’s staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The ProducersNever before in history has a presidency so divided the American people.
1 new york times bestsellerwith extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since donald trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.
How Democracies Die
Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow, Turkey, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, 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.
. New york times bestseller • “comprehensive, enlightening, and terrifyingly timely. The new york times book review editors' choicewinner 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 • pastedonald 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, such as the judiciary and the press, steady weakening of critical institutions, and the gradual erosion of long-standing political norms. It is fact based. The bad news is that, by electing Trump, we have already passed the first one.
It is deeply rooted in history. The good news is that there are several exit ramps on the road to authoritarianism.
The Untold History of the United States, Volume 1: Young Readers Edition, 1898-1945
And there is history we should have known. Based on the latest archival findings and recently declassified information, this book will come as a surprise to the vast majority of students and their teachers—and that’s precisely why this edition is such a crucial counterpoint to today’s history textbooks.
The truth about america is revealed in this first of four volumes of the young readers’ edition of The Untold History of the United States, from Academy Award–winning director Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, adapted by Susan Campbell Bartoletti. There is history as we know it. This is not the kind of history taught in schools or normally presented on television or in popular movies.
Adapted by newbery honor recipient susan campbell bartoletti from the bestselling book and companion to the documentary The Untold History of the United States by Academy Award–winning director Oliver Stone and renowned historian Peter Kuznick, this volume presents young readers with a powerful and provocative look at the past century of American imperialism.
Complete with photos, and little-known documents, illustrations, this first of four volumes covers crucial moments in American history from the late nineteenth century to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This riveting young readers’ edition challenges prevailing orthodoxies to reveal the dark reality about the rise and fall of the American empire for curious, budding historians who are hungry for the truth.
Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture
Two years after mark fenster first published Conspiracy Theories, the attacks of 9/11 stirred the imaginations of a new generation of believers. Ranging from the da vinci codeto the intellectual history of richard Hofstadter, he argues that dismissing conspiracy theories as pathological or marginal flattens contemporary politics and culture because they are—contrary to popular portrayal—an intense articulation of populism and, at their essence, are strident calls for a better, more transparent government.
Fenster has demonstrated once again that the people who claim someone’s after us are, at least, worth hearing. Jfk, bill clinton, aristotle onassis, karl marx, the Pope, Fox Mulder, Howard Hughes, both George Bushes—all have been linked to vastly complicated global or even galactic intrigues. Before the black box from united 93 had even been found, there were theories put forth from the implausible to the offensive and outrageous.
In this new edition of the landmark work, and the first in-depth look at the conspiracy communities that formed to debunk the 9/11 Commission Report, Fenster shows that conspiracy theories play an important role in U. S. Examining how and why they circulate through mass culture, he contends, helps us better understand society as a whole.
The Putin Interviews Showtime Documentary Films
The exchanges are personal, provocative, and at times surreal. Prodded by stone, and russia’s involvement with conflicts in Syria, allegations of interference in the US election, Ukraine, Putin discusses relations between the United States and Russia, and elsewhere across the globe. At one point, stone asks, “why did russia hack the election?”; at another, Stone introduces him to Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 Cold War satire "Dr.
No topics are off limits in the interviews, which first occurred during Stone’s trips to meet with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Moscow and most recently after the election of President Donald Trump. Bush, obama, and Trump. The putin interviews are culled from more than a dozen interviews with Putin over a two-year span—never before has the Russian leader spoken in such depth or at such length with a Western interviewer.
The book will also contain references and sources that give readers a deeper understanding of the topics covered in the interviews and make for a more robust reading experience. With substantial material not included in the documentary academy award winner oliver stone was able to secure what journalists, news organizations, and even other world leaders have long coveted: extended, unprecedented access to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
But the putin interviews, in its unmediated access to one of the most enigmatic and powerful men in the world, can only be compared to the series of conversations between David Frost and Richard Nixon we now refer to as “The Nixon Interviews” of 1977. Stone has interviewed controversial world leaders before, including Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro, and Benjamin Netanyahu.