Critical examination of the characteristics, tactics, opponents and policy impact of a national interest group operating in the USA today:Akademische Schriftenreihe. 1. Auflage. Katrin Schmidt
An Examination of the Various Charges Exhibited Against Aaron Burr, Esq., Vice-President of the United States, and a Development of the Characters and Views of His Political Opponents (Classic Reprint): William Peter van Ness
An Examination of the Various Charges Exhibited Against Aaron Burr, Esq.:Vice-President of the United States, And a Development of the Characters and Views of His Political Opponents (Classic Reprint) Aristides Aristides
In the midst of turmoil in the Middle East, and in the face of protests and demonstrations from Homs to Damascus and other places all over Syria, the Ba´th Party and Bashar al-Asad are truly caught up in a struggle to hold onto power in Syria. In this important book, Nikolaos van Dam explores and explains how the Asad dynasty has come to rule Syria for about half a century and keep the complex patchwork of minorities, factions and opponents securely under control for such an unprecedented long period. Through an in-depth examination of the role of sectarian, regional and tribal loyalties, van Dam traces developments within the Ba´th party and the military and civilian power elite from the 1963 Ba´thist takeover up to the present day.
The audiobook traces in some detail Shaw´s work as a critic (puritanical opposition to Shakespeare) and as a dramatist. G K Chesterton was ideally placed to write this critical biography of the literary works and political views of George Bernard Shaw. He was a personal friend and yet an ardent opponent of Shaw´s progressive socialism.The lightness of tone and the humour of his other works are equally present in his examination of Shaw. The book presents a perceptive and far from dated critique of Shaw´s philosophy and politics and through them the emerging progressive orthodoxy of the 20 century. The book represents an excellent introduction to Shaw´s work and the spirit of the age in which they were created. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/edel/009365/bk_edel_009365_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The gripping account of an assassination on US soil and the violent foreign conspiracy that stretched from Pinochet´s Chile to the streets of Washington, DC, with a new introduction by Ariel Dorfman. On September 10, 1976, exiled Chilean leader Orlando Letelier delivered a blistering rebuke of Augusto Pinochet´s brutal right-wing regime in a speech at Madison Square Garden. Eleven days later, while Letelier was on Embassy Row in Washington, DC, a bomb affixed to the bottom of his car exploded, killing him and his coworker Ronni Moffitt. The slaying, staggering in its own right, exposed an international conspiracy that reached well into US territory. Pinochet had targeted Letelier, a former Chilean foreign minister and ambassador to the United States, and carried out the attack with the help of Operation Condor, the secret alliance of South America´s military dictatorships dedicated to wiping out their most influential opponents. This gripping account tells the story not only of a political plot that ended in murder, but also of the FBI´s inquiry into the affair. Definitive in its examination both of Letelier´s murder and of the subsequent investigations carried out by American intelligence, Assassination on Embassy Row is equal parts keen analysis and true-life spy thriller. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fleet Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020386/bk_adbl_020386_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Keith Reddin´s examination of the early career of Richard Nixon. Set in a suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel, a paranoid Dick Nixon is an idealistic young congressman who is ambivalent about resorting to a monumentally underhanded ´´dirty trick´´. This was orchestrated by Nixon´s conniving campaign official Roy Day against his Democratic opponent, Congresswoman Helen Gahagan Douglas - the so-called ´Pink Lady´. Nixon´s victory launches his career as a politician. A Goodman Theatre coproduction. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring: Timothy Carhart as Nixon Harry Groener as Melvyn Gary Houston as Roy Leslie Lyles as Helen David Shapiro as Stan Directed by Michael Maggio. Recorded before a live audience at the DoubleTree Guest Suites, Chicago, in October 1998. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timothy Carhart, Harry Groener, Gary Houston, Leslie Lyles, David Shapiro. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/latw/000434/pf_latw_000434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The only biography of Thurgood Marshall to be endorsed by Marshall´s immediate family Thurgood Marshall was the most important American lawyer of the 20th century. He transformed the nation´s legal landscape by challenging the racial segregation that had relegated millions to second-class citizenship. He won 29 of 33 cases before the United States Supreme Court, was a federal appeals court judge, served as the US solicitor general, and, for 24 years, sat on the Supreme Court. Marshall is best known for achievements after he relocated to New York in 1936 to work for the NAACP. But Marshall´s personality, attitudes, priorities, and work habits had crystallized during earlier years in Maryland. Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice is the first close examination of the formative period in Marshall´s life. As author Larry S. Gibson shows, Thurgood Marshall was a fascinating man of contrasts. He fought for racial justice without becoming a racist. Simultaneously idealistic and pragmatic, Marshall was a passionate advocate, yet he maintained friendly relationships with his opponents. Young Thurgood reveals how Marshall´s distinctive traits were molded by events, people, and circumstances early in his life. Professor Gibson presents fresh information about Marshall´s family, youth, and education. Gibson describes Marshall´s key mentors, the special impact of his high school and college competitive debating, his struggles to establish a law practice during the Great Depression, and his first civil rights cases. The author sheds new light on the NAACP and its first lawsuits in the campaign that led to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision. He also corrects some of the often-repeated stories about Marshall that are inaccurate. The only biography of Thurgood Marshall to be endorsed by Marshall´s immediate family, Young Thurgood is an exhaustively researched and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vince Bailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010070/bk_adbl_010070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are corporations citizens? Is political inequality a necessary aspect of a democracy or something that must be stamped out? These are the questions that have been at the heart of the debate surrounding campaign finance reform for nearly half a century. But as Robert E. Mutch demonstrates in this fascinating book, these were not always controversial matters. The tenets that corporations do not count as citizens, and that self-government functions best by reducing political inequality, were commonly heldup until the early years of the twentieth century, when Congress recognized the strength of these principles by prohibiting corporations from making campaign contributions, passing a disclosure law, and setting limits on campaign expenditures. But conservative opposition began to appear in the 1970s. Well represented on the Supreme Court, opponents of campaign finance reform won decisions granting First Amendment rights to corporations, and declaring the goal of reducing political inequality to be unconstitutional. Buying the Vote analyzes the rise and decline of campaign finance reform by tracking the evolution of both the ways in which presidential campaigns have been funded since the late nineteenth century. Through close examinations of major Supreme Court decisions, Mutch shows how the Court has fashioned a new and profoundly inegalitarian definition of American democracy. Drawing on rarely studied archival materials on presidential campaign finance funds, Buying the Vote is an illuminating look at politics, money, and power in America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fleet Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019817/bk_adbl_019817_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.