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Machiavelli, Niccolò

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Machiavelli, Niccolò

Summary: Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince is a political treatise sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. The...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Classics, an imprint of Penguin Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320 MAC

Comey, James B.

Summary: "James Comey, former FBI Director and New York Times bestselling author of A Higher Loyalty, uses his long career in federal law enforcement to explore issues of justice and fairness in the US justice system. James Comey might best be known as the FBI director that Donald Trump fired in 2017, but he's had a long, varied career in the law and justice system. He knows better than most just what a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Flatiron Books 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 363.25 COM

Boucheron, Patrick

Summary: "In a series of poignant vignettes, a preeminent historian makes a compelling case for Machiavelli as an unjustly maligned figure with valuable political insights that resonate as strongly today as they did in his time. Whenever a tempestuous period in history begins, Machiavelli is summoned, because he is known as one for philosophizing in dark times. In fact, since his death in 1527, we have...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Other Press 2020

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Havel, Václav.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.71 HAV

Wilson, Joseph C. (Joseph Charles)

Summary: Wilson recounts his career in the U.S. Foreign Service, his public challenge to President George W. Bush's claim that Iraqi president Saddam Hussein sought uranium from Africa, the subsequent disclosure of the CIA undercover status of his wife, and his allegations that the Bush administration fabricated and manipulated intelligence to bolster its case for the invasion of Iraq.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Carroll & Graf Publishers 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 WIL

Califano, Joseph A.

Summary: This authoritative and passionate primer on the three branches of government reveals the changes—political, cultural, constitutional, technological, institutional—that render our government completely dysfunctional, and the urgent need to fix our democracy before it’s too late. If you’ve been watching the news and worrying that our democracy no longer works, this book will help you understand...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.9 CAL

Reich, Robert B

Summary: "...Clear-eyed manifesto for re-centering our economics and politics on the idea of the common good. Robert B. Reich...demonstrates that a common good not only exists but in fact constitutes the very essence of any society or nation...We must weigh the moral obligations of citizenship and carefully consider how we as a country should relate to honor, shame, patriotism, truth, and the meaning of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.6 REI

Niebuhr, Reinhold

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Publisher / Publication Date: Westminster John Knox Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 301 NIE

Collinsworth, Eden

Summary: On a quest to understand morality's place in modern culture, Eden Collinsworth taps a wide variety of impressive authorities, from authors and CEOs to scientists and pop stars. Media executive and business consultant Eden Collinsworth investigates the surprisingly complex foundations of contemporary morality. From repentant murderers to corporate whistle-blowers, from the boardroom of Ashley...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 170 COL

Hart, Gary

Summary: "Former Senator Gary Hart's 'The Republic of Conscience' is a meditation on the growing gap between the founding principles of the United States Constitution and our current political landscape"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.9 HAR

Niebuhr, Reinhold

Summary: This volume includes four books written by the author: Leaves from the notebook of a tamed cynic, Moral man and immoral society, The children of light and the children of darkness, and The irony of American history. There is also a selection of lectures, sermons, essays, and prayers.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Literary Classics of the United States, Inc. 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 230 NIE

Byrne, Gary J.

Summary: A former Secret Service official explores what he sees as "the personal and political dysfunction of the Clinton White House, so consumed by scandal and destroying their enemies, real and imagined, ... that governing was an afterthought."

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Street 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 364.1 BYR

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.929 BYR

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.929 Byrne 2016

Machiavelli, Niccolò

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Publisher / Publication Date: Duncan Baird Publishers 2007

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: 320 MAC

Riemen, Rob

Summary: An international bestseller, To Fight Against This Age consists of two beautifully written, cogent, and urgent essays about the rise of fascism and the ways in which we can combat it. In “The Eternal Return of Fascism,” Rob Riemen explores the theoretical weakness of fascism, which depends on a politics of resentment, the incitement of anger and fear, xenophobia, the need for scapegoats, and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 RIE

Goodin, Robert E.

Contents: Introduction -- Modes of settling: where this is heading, settling down, settling in, settling up, settling for, settling one's affairs, settling on: the master notion -- The value of settling: settling as an aid to planning and agency, settling, commitment, trust, and confidence, settling the social fabric -- What settling is not: settling is not just compromising, settling is not just...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Princeton University Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 172 GOO

Havel, Václav.

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Publisher / Publication Date: A.A. Knopf 1992

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Snyder, Timothy

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Summary: "The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tim Duggan Books 2017

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 321.9 SNY

Phillips, Kevin P.

Summary: Former Republican strategist Phillips takes an uncompromising view of the political coalition, led by radical religion, that is driving America to the brink of disaster. From Ancient Rome to the British Empire, Phillips demonstrates that every world-dominating power has been brought down by a related set of causes: a lethal combination of global over-reach, militant religion, resource problems,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.93 PHI

Miller, William Lee.

Summary: The American president has come to be the most powerful figure in the world--and in the nineteenth century, a great man held that office. Lincoln scholar Miller's new book closely examines that great man in that hugely important office, analyzing the commander in chief who coped with the profound moral dilemmas of America's bloodiest war. In this sequel to Lincoln's Virtues Miller completes his...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LINCOLN, ABRAHAM MIL

Summary: It all began on a fateful weekend in September of 2008 when the American economy was on the verge of melting down. Then-Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson, his former protege John Thain, and Ken Lewis, one of the most powerful bankers in the country, secretly cut a deal to merge Bank of America and Merrill Lynch. This episode of Frontline draws on high-profile interviews with key players...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Her feeding tube removed, Terri Schiavo has passed away. Medically speaking, was she in a persistent vegetative state or a locked-in state? On that question hung Terri's fate for more than a decade. Was she alive in a meaningful sense? Her husband said no; her parents said yes. This ABC News program, broadcast at the time when Terri's case was brought before the Florida legislature and Governor...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Summary: This emotionally charged program filmed in Australia explores the ethics of whether, and in what circumstances, women and men with severe mental or physical disabilities should ever be sterilized. All parties involved desire a better quality of life for people who it is believed are incapable of fully comprehending and then acting on the issues for themselves. But is sterilization, performed in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: The average American family today carries 10 credit cards. With credit card debt and personal bankruptcies now at an all time high, this episode of Frontline examines how the credit card industry became so pervasive, so lucrative, and so powerful. The program investigates why there were no legal limits on the amount of interest or fees that can be charged and how credit cards have become the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2004

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