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Can We Talk?: The Rise of Rude, Nasty, Stubborn Politics

by Morris P. Fiorina, Daniel M. Sheavia Pearson
Thursday, March 1, 2012

To many, the angry protestors at town hall meetings, the death threats toward politicians, the inflammatory language online and over the airwaves, and the language of politician themselves are making America politics an ugly, mean-spirited, and nasty affair.

Facts Are Subversive: Political Writing from a Decade Without a Name

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Yale University Press
Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Timothy Garton Ash is well known as an astute and penetrating observer of a dazzling array of subjects, not least through his many contributions to the New York Review of Books.

Designing a Polity: America's Constitution in Theory and Practice

by James W. Ceaservia Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Thursday, December 16, 2010

In Designing a Polity, James W. Ceaser, one of our leading scholars of American political development, argues for the continuing central role of the Founding within the study of American government.

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Social Security: The Unfinished Work

by Charles Blahousvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Monday, November 8, 2010

Drawing on more than fifteen years of work on Social Security policy, first in the U.S. Senate and later in the White House, Charles Blahous argues that our national Social Security debate is more polarized than it needs to be, even given the depth of legitimate differences over the program's appropriate future direction.

News That Matters: Television and American Opinion

by Shanto Iyengarvia University of Chicago Press
Friday, October 1, 2010

Almost twenty-five years ago, Shanto Iyengar and Donald R. Kinder first documented a series of sophisticated and innovative experiments that unobtrusively altered the order and emphasis of news stories in selected television broadcasts.

Reagan’s Secret War by Martin and Annelise Anderson

Reagan's Secret War

by Martin Anderson, Annelise Anderson
Tuesday, July 13, 2010

On February 6, 1981, at his first National Security Council meeting, Ronald Reagan told his advisers: “I will make the decisions.” As Reagan’s Secret War reveals, these words provide the touchstone for understanding the extraordinary accomplishments of the Reagan administration, including the decisive events that led to the end of the Cold War. 

Leadership and Growth

by David Brady, Michael Spencevia World Bank Publications
Monday, January 4, 2010

Does leadership affect economic growth and development?

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The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World

by Larry Diamondvia St. Martin's Griffin
Tuesday, February 3, 2009

In 1974, nearly three-quarters of all countries were dictatorships; today, more than half are democracies. Yet recent efforts to promote democracy have stumbled, and many democratic governments are faltering.

Europeans and Americans Dancing in the Dark Cover

Americans and Europeans Dancing in the Dark: On Our Differences and Affinities, Our Interests, and Our Habits of Life

by Dennis L. Barkvia Hoover Institution Press
Saturday, August 25, 2007

The once rock-solid relationship between Europeans and Americans--based on common interests, shared values, trust, affection, and respect--is fading away, to be replaced by criticism and dissension.

Nothing is Sacred: Economic Ideas for the New Millennium

Nothing is Sacred: Economic Ideas for the New Millennium

by Robert J. Barrovia The MIT Press
Monday, August 11, 2003

Since the 1970s, Robert Barro's academic research has significantly influenced macroeconomic theory.