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Summary: An examination of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and her children", and the political philosophies the play represents. Preparing for The Public Theater's 2006 production of Brecht's anti-war play, Meryl Streep allows a camera crew to document her rehearsal process and interest in the work. Moreover, the life and times of Brecht himself are followed, most notably the playwrites' escape from...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Alive Mind 2009

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF THE

Summary: Jimmy ventures out to locate a rare film print. The film, once it is shown, has been known to drive its audience into a crazed frenzy before the theatre goes up in flames. Jimmy finds that the film lives up to its reputation and the results are shocking.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Horror DVDs, Call number: DVD HORROR CAR

Fukuyama, Francis

Summary: "A provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for our democracy and international affairs of state"--Dust jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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Dyson, Michael Eric.

Summary: Dyson offers a provocative exploration into the meaning of America's first black presidency, and an analysis of how race and blackness shape our understanding of Barack Obama's achievements and failures, and America's racial future.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.8 DYS

Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: Michael Eric Dyson delivers a provocative exploration of the politics of race and the Obama presidency. Barack Obama's presidency unfolded against the national traumas of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott. The nation's first African American president was careful to give few major race speeches, yet he faced criticism from all sides, including from African Americans....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 DYS

Woolley, Samuel

Summary: "Despite all the attention paid to it, the problem of online disinformation is only getting worse. Social media may well play a role in the 2020 presidential election and other major political events. But that doesn't begin to describe what future propaganda will look like. As Samuel Woolley shows, we will soon be navigating new technologies such as human-like automated voice systems, machine...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2020

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Phillips, Steve

Summary: Despite the abundant evidence from Obama’s victories proving that the U.S. population has fundamentally changed, many progressives and Democrats continue to waste millions of dollars chasing white swing voters. Explosive population growth of people of color in America over the past fifty years has laid the foundation for a New American Majority consisting of progressive people of color (23...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 PHI

Araton, Harvey.

Summary: "In times of change, American novelists return to old themes. In Cold Type--as in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman--a son and his father struggle to hold onto what they think is right. It's mid-1990s; and "cold type" technology, a.k.a. computerized typesetting, wreaks havoc among workers in the newspaper industry. A fabulously wealthy Briton buys the New York City Trib and immediately...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Consortium Book Sales & Dist 2014

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ARA

Summary: A satirical comedy in which a British documentary crew follows a radical folksinger (and self-made millionaire) turned senatorial candidate as he blends singing, music videos and scandal on the campaign trail.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Artisan Home Entertainment 2000

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Greenberg, Karen J

Summary: "The definitive account of how America's War on Terror sparked a decade-long assault on the rule of law, weakening our courts and our Constitution in the name of national security. The day after September 11, President Bush tasked the Attorney General with preventing another terrorist attack on the United States. From that day forward, the Bush administration turned to the Department of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 GRE

Cole, Juan Ricardo.

Summary: "The ... blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole illuminates the role of today's Arab youth--who they are, what they want, and how they will affect world politics"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 953 COL

Fox, Josh

Summary: The Truth Has Changed captures the rapid-fire shocks that are changing the fabric of our lives--from 9/11 and the Iraq war, to fracking and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, to Hurricane Sandy, to relentless smear campaigns against climate scientists, to the fight for 100% renewable energy, to Standing Rock, to the 2016 presidential campaign, to Cambridge Analytica. Our normal isn't normal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.2 FOX

Shorris, Earl

Summary: A account of the events, ideas, and beliefs about the role of religion in today's government discusses how, after the September 11th attacks, there is a more glaring pervasiveness of religious doctrine throughout both major parties and in the formulating of key political decisions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton & Co. 2007

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

DeGette, Diana.

Contents: What in God's name?? -- Where I stand -- The bubble bill -- Ms. DeGette goes to Washington -- Charting the course -- Francesca -- Angels dancing on the head of a pin -- Snowflake babies -- Send in the clones -- Abstinence only -- Whatever it is, I'm against it! -- An ounce of prevention -- Through no fault on anybody's part -- A foolish consistency -- Closing arguments.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lyons Press 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.0277 DEG

Burt, Andrew

Summary: "The American story of blacklists, scapegoating, conspiracies, and cover-ups that have taken over national politics throughout our history when the mainstream has adopted extremist fear that secret networks--from the Illuminati and Freemasons to Communists and Muslim terrorists--have infiltrated society and threatened destruction from within"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: LP, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 BUR

Franken, Al.

Summary: Satirist Al Franken examines the political right, and uses their own words against them, taking on the pundits, the politicians, and the issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2004

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 324 FRA

Carpenter, Amanda B.

Summary: In Gaslighting America, Carpenter breaks down Trump's formula, showing why it's practically foolproof, playing his victims, the media, the Democrats, and the Republican fence-sitters perfectly. She traces how this tactic started with Nixon, gained traction with Bill Clinton, and exploded under Trump

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 CAR

Coulter, Ann H.

Summary: Conservative commentator Ann Coulter attacks the immigration issue head-on, flying in the face of La Raza, the Democrats, a media determined to cover up immigrants' crimes, churches that get paid by the government for their "charity," and greedy Republican businessmen and campaign consultants -- all of whom are profiting handsomely from mass immigration that's tearing the country apart....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group 2015

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

Burns, Eric.

Summary: Profiles of the Founding Fathers of the United States evaluate their lives, careers, and specific contributions to the U.S. Constitution, in a historical assessment that illuminates their motivations while explaining how their shared vision remains relevant.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Pub. 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 BUR

Pinckney, Darryl

Summary: "Blackballed is Darryl Pinckney's meditation on a century and a half of Black participation in US electoral politics. In this combination of memoir, historical narrative, and contemporary political and social analysis, he investigates the struggle for Black voting rights from Reconstruction through the civil rights movement, leading up to the election of Barack Obama as president. Interspersed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324 PIN

Taibbi, Matt.

Summary: An investigation of financial, political, and media power in the United States, looking at what the author sees as a complete transfer of control in the first decade of the twenty-first century from a democracy to the self-interested elite.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & grau trade paperbacks 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 TAI

Boyack, Connor

Summary: "Children are often taught that government protects our life, liberty, and property, but could it be true that some laws actually allow people to hurt us and take our things? Join Ethan and Emily Tuttle as they learn about property, pirates, and plunder. With the help of their neighbor Fred, the twins will need to figure out what they can do to stop the bad guys in government!"--Page 4 of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Libertas Press 2014

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Schieffer, Bob

Summary: "We are in the midst of a communications revolution. We have access to more information than at any time in history. But are we more informed or just overwhelmed by so much information we can't process? In [this book], legendary television journalist Bob Schieffer examines today's journalism and those who practice it -- how they see their profession, how it has been changed by new technology,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 070 SCH

Morley, Jacqueline.

Summary: Tells the inside story of the Globe Theatre and the first people to perform Shakespeare's great plays.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peter Bedrick Books 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 792.0942 MOR