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1 ABRAHAM, LARRY; WITH A PROLOGUE BY GARY NORTH, PH.D. Call It Conspiracy.
Double A Publications, Seattle: 1985. 0961555017 / 9780961555016 s Softcover. Fair condition. 
Written by the co-author of None Dare Call It Treason. "Call It Conspiracy, or what you will, my advice is to call or write the publisher for copies of this number and distribute it as widely as possible." -- Scott Stanley, Jr., Editor in Chief, Conservative Digest 
Price: 7.36 USD
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2 ADLER, SY. Oregon Plans: The Making Of An Unquiet Land-use Revolution.
Oregon State University Press. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Oregon Plans provides a rich, detailed, and nuanced analysis of the origins and early evolution of Oregon's nationally renowned land-use planning program. Drawing primarily on archival sources, Sy Adler describes the passage of key state laws that set the program into motion by establishing the agency charged with implementing those laws, adopting the land-use planning goals that are the heart of the Oregon system, and monitoring and enforcing the implementation of those goals through a unique citizen organization. Environmental activists, industry groups, local governments, and state officials all played significant roles. Adler brings these key actors—among them governors Tom McCall and Robert Straub, business leaders John Gray and Glenn Jackson, the Northwest Environmental Defense Center and the Oregon State Homebuilders Association—to life. Oregon Plans both informs those new to Oregon and reminds longtime residents about controversial historic issues and the consequential compromises and choices that were made to address them during the mid-1970s. The book will interest anyone involved in land use, conservation, and environmental issues—from citizens to officials to developers—in Oregon and beyond. 
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3 AGAMBEN, GIORGIO. The Kingdom And The Glory: For A Theological Genealogy Of Economy And Government.
Stanford University Press, Palo Alto: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Why has power in the West assumed the form of an "economy," that is, of a government of men and things? If power is essentially government, why does it need glory, that is, the ceremonial and liturgical apparatus that has always accompanied it? In the early centuries of the Church, in order to reconcile monotheism with God's threefold nature, the doctrine of Trinity was introduced in the guise of an economy of divine life. It was as if the Trinity amounted to nothing more than a problem of managing and governing the heavenly house and the world. Agamben shows that, when combined with the idea of providence, this theological-economic paradigm unexpectedly lies at the origin of many of the most important categories of modern politics, from the democratic theory of the division of powers to the strategic doctrine of collateral damage, from the invisible hand of Smith's liberalism to ideas of order and security. But the greatest novelty to emerge from The Kingdom and the Glory is that modern power is not only government but also glory, and that the ceremonial, liturgical, and acclamatory aspects that we have regarded as vestiges of the past actually constitute the basis of Western power. Through a fascinating analysis of liturgical acclamations and ceremonial symbols of power—the throne, the crown, purple cloth, the Fasces, and more—Agamben develops an original genealogy that illuminates the startling function of consent and of the media in modern democracies. With this book, the work begun with Homo Sacer reaches a decisive point, profoundly challenging and renewing our vision of politics. Translated into English from the Italian by Lorenzo Chiesa with Matteo Mandarini. Giorgio Agamben, an Italian philosopher and political theorist, teaches at the IUAV University in Venice and holds the Baruch Spinoza Chair at the European Graduate School. His most recent works available in English translation from Stanford University Press include "What is an Apparatus?" and Other Essays (2009), Nudities (2010), and The Sacrament of Language (2011). 
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4 AGAMBEN, GIORGIO. The Kingdom And The Glory: For A Theological Genealogy Of Economy And Government.
Stanford University Press, Palo Alto: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Why has power in the West assumed the form of an "economy," that is, of a government of men and things? If power is essentially government, why does it need glory, that is, the ceremonial and liturgical apparatus that has always accompanied it? In the early centuries of the Church, in order to reconcile monotheism with God's threefold nature, the doctrine of Trinity was introduced in the guise of an economy of divine life. It was as if the Trinity amounted to nothing more than a problem of managing and governing the heavenly house and the world. Agamben shows that, when combined with the idea of providence, this theological-economic paradigm unexpectedly lies at the origin of many of the most important categories of modern politics, from the democratic theory of the division of powers to the strategic doctrine of collateral damage, from the invisible hand of Smith's liberalism to ideas of order and security. But the greatest novelty to emerge from The Kingdom and the Glory is that modern power is not only government but also glory, and that the ceremonial, liturgical, and acclamatory aspects that we have regarded as vestiges of the past actually constitute the basis of Western power. Through a fascinating analysis of liturgical acclamations and ceremonial symbols of power—the throne, the crown, purple cloth, the Fasces, and more—Agamben develops an original genealogy that illuminates the startling function of consent and of the media in modern democracies. With this book, the work begun with Homo Sacer reaches a decisive point, profoundly challenging and renewing our vision of politics. Translated into English from the Italian by Lorenzo Chiesa with Matteo Mandarini. Giorgio Agamben, an Italian philosopher and political theorist, teaches at the IUAV University in Venice and holds the Baruch Spinoza Chair at the European Graduate School. His most recent works available in English translation from Stanford University Press include "What is an Apparatus?" and Other Essays (2009), Nudities (2010), and The Sacrament of Language (2011). 
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5 ALDRICH, DANIEL P. Building Resilience: Social Capital In Post-disaster Recovery.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Each year, natural disasters threaten the strength and stability of communities worldwide. Yet responses to the challenges of recovery vary greatly and in ways that aren't explained by the magnitude of the catastrophe or the amount of aid provided by national governments or the international community. The difference between resilience and disrepair, as Daniel P. Aldrich shows, lies in the depth of communities' social capital. Building Resilience highlights the critical role of social capital in the ability of a community to withstand disaster and rebuild both the infrastructure and the ties that are at the foundation of any community. Aldrich examines the post-disaster responses of four distinct communities—Tokyo following the 1923 earthquake, Kobe after the 1995 earthquake, Tamil Nadu after the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, and New Orleans post-Katrina—and finds that those with robust social networks were better able to coordinate recovery. In addition to quickly disseminating information and financial and physical assistance, communities with an abundance of social capital were able to minimize the migration of people and valuable resources out of the area. With governments increasingly overstretched and natural disasters likely to increase in frequency and intensity, a thorough understanding of what contributes to efficient reconstruction is more important than ever. Building Resilience underscores a critical component of an effective response. 
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6 ALDRICH, JOHN H. Before The Convention: Strategies And Choices In Presidential Nomination Campaigns.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Campaigns to win the Democratic and Republican presidential nominations are longer, more complex, and more confusing to the observer than the general election itself. The maze of delegate-selection procedures includes state primaries and caucuses as well as the traditional "smoke-filled room." Complicated federal election laws govern campaign financing. Sometimes many candidates enter and drop out of the race, while sometimes a stable two-way contest occurs: the 1976 nomination campaigns of Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford exemplified each extreme. Is it possible to propose general principles to explain the apparent chaos of ourpresidential nomination system? Can those principles account for two such starkly different campaigns as occurred in 1976? In Before the Convention, political scientist John H. Aldrich presents a systematic analysis of presidential nomination politics, based on application of rational-choice models to candidate behavior. Aldrich views the candidates as decision makers with limited resources in a highly competitive environment. From this perspective, he seeks to determine why and how candidates choose to run, why some succeed and others fail, and what consequences the nomination process has for the general election and, later, for the President in office. Aldrich begins with a brief history of the presidential selection process, focusing on the continuing shift of power from political elites to the mass electorate. He then turns to a detailed analysis of the 1976 nomination campaigns. Using data from a variety of sources, Aldrich demonstrates that the very different patterns in these races both conform to the rational-choice model. The analysis includes consideration of numerous questions of strategy. Is there a "momentum" to campaigns? How does a candidate identify and exploit this intangible quality? How do candidates decide where to contend and where not to contend? What is the nature of policy competition among candidates? When does a candidate prefer a "fuzzy" positionto a clearly stated one? Other topics include reforms in campaign financing and the expanded and changed role of news coverage. Before the Convention fills a significant gap in the literature on presidential politics, and therefore should be of particular importance to specialists in this area. It will be ofinterest also to everyone who is concerned with understanding the "rules of the game" for a complicated but vitally important exercise of American democracy. 
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7 ALSOP, STEWART The Center: Power And People In Political Washington.
Harper & Row, New York: 1968. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

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8 BAKER, PAULA. Curbing Campaign Cash: Henry Ford, Truman Newberry, And The Politics Of Progressive Reform.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In the 1918 Michigan race for the U.S. Senate, auto tycoon Henry Ford faced off against a less well-known industrialist, Truman Newberry. Bent on countering Ford's fame and endorsement from President Wilson, Newberry's campaign spent an extravagant amount, in fact much more than the law seemed to allow. This led to his conviction under the Federal Corrupt Practices Act—but also to his eventual exoneration in the first campaign finance case to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. In Newberry v. United States the Court ruled that Congress had no jurisdiction to regulate primary elections, a controversial decision that allowed southern states to create whites-only primaries and stalled campaign finance reform. In the first book in eight decades on this initial test of federal campaign finance regulations, Paula Baker examines this case study of state and local campaign spending to describe how politicians found their footing in an environment created by progressive reform and invented modern campaigns. Through this seminal election, she pries apart two persistent strains in American political culture: suspicion of money in politics and suspicion of politics itself. In reexamining the story of the 1918 election, Baker takes a broad view of the history of the political reform to probe some of the foundational arguments about why money in politics sometimes seems so corrupt. She follows the controversy as it unfolded—beginning with progressive reform of politics and the remaking of campaigns—then takes readers through the shifting scenes, from Detroit to Washington, where the Ford-Newberry conflict played out. Baker reexamines the political divisions between conservatives and progressive reformers to reveal contradictions in how Progressive Era federal finance regulations worked, with efforts to weaken the power of political parties and democratize politics actually making campaigns more expensive. And although the law opened the door to partisan prosecutions for spending, Congress remained unwilling to craft legislation that actually curbed spending. While legislation in recent decades largely has aimed at contributions rather than spending and the Supreme Court has weighed whether specific limits abridge free speech, Progressive Era ideas about money and politics continue to guide campaign finance reform. Curbing Campaign Cash provides a compelling new account of a key chapter in the history of this issue. "Scandals over money in politics are nothing new. Curbing Campaign Cash provides keen historical insight into the earliest efforts to set limits on campaign financing, and how that affected one of the most controversial campaigns for the United States Senate."—Donald A. Ritchie, author of Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932 "A fascinating account of one of the more sensational Senate elections of the twentieth century and a crucial episode in the history of campaign finance."—Lewis L. Gould, author of Four Hats in the Ring: The 1912 Election and the Birth of Modern American Politics Paula Baker is an associate professor of history at Ohio State University, author of The Moral Frameworks of Public Life: Gender and Politics in Rural New York, 1870-1930, and editor of Campaign Finance in Historical Perspective. 
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9 BALZ, DAN; BROWNSTEIN, RONALD. Storming The Gates: Protest Politics And The Republican Revival.
Little, Brown and Company, Boston: 1996. 0316080381 / 9780316080385 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

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10 BARBER, RICHARD J. The Politics Of Research.
Public Affairs Press, Washington: 1966. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Dustjacket has chips and tears. Dustjacket has slight wear. 
This book is based on many sources. The relevant body of literature public and private is quantitatively substantial. The focus of this book is the development of scientific research in the United States. 
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11 BARONE, MICHAEL; UJIFUSA, GRANT. The Almanac Of American Politics.
National Journal, Washington D.C.: 1992. 0892340517 / 9780892340514 s Softcover. Good condition. 
The Congress and how it shaped our lives is discussed in this enormous tome. Included are committees for each state and the State Congressmen. Includes an Index. 
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12 BARTELS, LARRY M. Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy Of The New Gilded Age.
Princeton University Press, Princeton: 2008. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Using a vast swath of data spanning the past six decades, Unequal Democracy debunks many myths about politics in contemporary America, using the widening gap between the rich and the poor to shed disturbing light on the workings of American democracy. Larry Bartels shows the gap between the rich and poor has increased greatly under Republican administrations and decreased slightly under Democrats, leaving America grossly unequal. This is not simply the result of economic forces, but the product of broad-reaching policy choices in a political system dominated by partisan ideologies and the interests of the wealthy. Bartels demonstrates that elected officials respond to the views of affluent constituents but ignore the views of poor people. He shows that Republican presidents in particular have consistently produced much less income growth for middle-class and working-poor families than for affluent families, greatly increasing inequality. He provides revealing case studies of key policy shifts contributing to inequality, including the massive Bush tax cuts of 2001 and 2003 and the erosion of the minimum wage. Finally, he challenges conventional explanations for why many voters seem to vote against their own economic interests, contending that working-class voters have not been lured into the Republican camp by "values issues" like abortion and gay marriage, as commonly believed, but that Republican presidents have been remarkably successful in timing income growth to cater to short-sighted voters. Unequal Democracy is social science at its very best. It provides a deep and searching analysis of the political causes and consequences of America's growing income gap, and a sobering assessment of the capacity of the American political system to live up to its democratic ideals. Larry M. Bartels is the Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs and director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University. "[I recommend] Larry M. Bartels's Unequal Democracy. Especially at this time every thoughtful American needs to learn as much as possible about the relationship of politics to economics."--Bill Clinton, Daily Beast "Obama can connect with voters on the economy by using history as a guideline. He should start by reading Unequal Democracy, by Princeton academic Larry Bartels. The non-partisan and non-political Bartels points out devastatingly after an exhaustive study of Democratic and Republican presidents that the Democrats built a better economy and a more just society."--James Carville, CNN "Many Americans know that there are characteristic policy differences between the [Republican and Democratic] parties. But few are aware of two important facts about the post-World War II era, both of which are brilliantly delineated in a new book, Unequal Democracy, by Larry M. Bartels, a professor of political science at Princeton. Understanding them might help voters see what could be at stake, economically speaking, in November."--Alan Blinder, New York Times "Bartels is the political scientist of the moment. Along with Obama, Bill Clinton also read and recommends Unequal Democracy. [M]ost people on the street could have told Bartels that the working poor fare better under Democrats . . . but the importance of these and some other findings in the book . . . is that they use scholarly methods to provide political explanations for economic problems."--Michael Tomasky, New York Review of Books "A provocative new book by Princeton professor Larry M. Bartels, one of the country's leading political scientists."--Dan Balz, Washington Post 
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13 BERENS, CHARLYNE. Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2013. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In late August 2004 the Republicans were celebrating the nomination of incumbent George W. Bush for another term as president of the United States. In the midst of the festivities, Chuck Hagel, a senator from Nebraska, was telling reporters that the Republican Party had "come loose of its moorings." This was a bold position for someone identified by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Boston Globe as a prospective 2008 presidential candidate, but it was not surprising coming from a Republican senator who had also recently remarked that the occupation of Iraq was poorly planned and that it had encouraged the spread of terror cells throughout the world. Who is Chuck Hagel, what is his story, and is he a genuine player on the national political stage? Charlyne Berens sets out to answer these questions in her close and careful look at one of the most interesting and independent figures on the current American political scene. Having survived a tour of duty in Vietnam and having made a fortune as a pioneer in the cellular phone industry, Chuck Hagel seemingly came out of nowhere to beat a popular sitting governor in a race for the U.S. Senate in 1996. Berens charts Hagel's quick rise to national recognition and influence and examines the background that has led Hagel to an outspoken internationalism that often puts him at odds with his own party and president. This complex, plain-spoken Nebraskan may be on his way to the White House. Charlyne Berens explains why and how. Charlyne Berens is a Professor of Journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is the author of One House: The Unicameral's Progressive Vision for Nebraska (Nebraska 2005) and Power to the People: Social Choice and the Populist/Progressive Ideal. "How could the onetime toast of the GOP have fallen so far, and what are the chances that Hagel will run for president in 2008 in the face of so many obstacles? In her new book, Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward, University of Nebraska at Lincoln journalism professor Charlyne Berens attempts to answer those questions with a sympathetic portrait of a public figure who is immensely appealing and astute, yet the architect of his own political frustrations."—The Washington Post "There is little doubt that Chuck Hagel will be remembered as one of the leading statesmen in the domestic and global political scene. Indeed, Senator Hagel should be of keen interest to students, scholars, lawmakers, and citizens in general. Charlyne Berens's Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward is therefore a timely read for concerned onlookers. Yet, as Berens illustrates, the Chuck Hagel story is more than an account of a beltway career. . . . Berens captures joyful, painful, and poignant moments. Her account of the death of Hagel's younger brother is only one telling example of the hardships that imprinted themselves on the characters of his highly capable man from the Great Plains. And, of course, his story is still moving forward."—Peter J. Longo, Great Plains Quarterly "Readers keeping an eye on the next presidential election will appreciate this profile of a possible contender."—Booklist "After reading Charlyne Berens's very thorough study of Chuck Hagel, I am more than ever proud to call this fearless, outspoken, passionate, and principled man 'friend.' Choosing conscience over conformity, he represents the best of bipartisanship and patriotism."—Bob Kerrey, President of The New School and former U.S. Senator "Charlyne Berens's terrific biography brings Chuck Hagel's straight-shooting, courageous character to life. The Senator is one of a kind on Capitol Hill, and Berens's book leaves the reader waiting to witness the next chapter in Hagel's remarkable political career."—John D. Podesta, President of the Center for American Progress and Chief of Staff to former President Bill Clinton "In writing the first full-dress biography of Senator Chuck Hagel, Charlyne Berens has illuminated the experiences of a major contemporary public figure. Her honest and readable account of Hagel's personal life and career in politics is certain to be the definitive work on the subject."—Ross K. Baker, Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University 
Price: 18.00 USD
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14 BERMAN, PAUL (EDITOR). Quotations From The Anarchists.
Praeger, London: 1972, h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Dustjacket has slight surface damage. 

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15 BERNSTEIN, CARL; WOODWARD, BOB. All The President's Men.
Simon & Schuster, New York: 1974. 067121781X / 9780671217815 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. There is a little soiling to the top outside edge in good dustjacket. 
In what must be the most devastating political detective story of the century, the two young Washington Post reporters whose brilliant investigative journalism smashed the Watergate scandal wide open tell the whole behind-the-scenes drama the way it really happened. Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.45 USD
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16 BLOCK, HERBERT. The Herblock Gallery.
Simon and Schuster, New York: 1968. First printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good reading copy. There are a number of small tears and nicks in the dustjacket. Covers of book are fading. 
Signed by the author. America's foremost political cartoonish tells it like it is...over 500 cartoons and 30,000 words. Covers the years of the Lyndon Johnson Administration. Here are drawn - and sometimes quartered - such favorites as LBJ, Everett Dirksen, Richard Nixon, and Charles de Gaulle. 
Price: 23.99 USD
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17 BOGART, LEO Silent Politics: Polls And The Awareness Of Public Opinion.
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York: 1972. 0471085200 / 9780471085201 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 23.28 USD
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18 BOLLER, JR., PAUL F. Presidential Campaigns.
Oxford University Press, New York: 1985. 0195037227 / 9780195037227 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Disproves at least two popular laws of American politics. One of them is Farley's Law. The other is Corwin's Law. The first that nothing happens between political conventions and election day to change minds. The second is about success in life. Includes an Index. 
Price: 5.23 USD
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19 BOWLES, CHESTER. The Coming Political Breakthrough.
Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York: 1959. First Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
A leading national statesmen calls on the American people to come to grips with history. No one is better qualified to write this book than Chester Bowles. No one knows better the full dimesions of the political challenge ahead. 
Price: 15.20 USD
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20 BRADEMAS, JOHN. The Politics Of Education: Conflict And Consensus On Capitol Hill.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Drawing from his experiences as a long-term congressman, John Brademas focuses on policy formation to examine the politics of federal support for education. Brademas provides both analytic histories of representative education legislation and philosophical meditations on the relationship between education and democracy. 
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