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A compelling and entertaining account of the year that represents the apex of 1920s American culture. Shatters the stereotype of the Roaring Twenties as a time of frivolity and excess and reveals instead a society torn between holding on to its glorious past while trying to navigate a brave new world.
Constitutional Challenges in the War against Al Qaeda
Examines the four decisions of the Supreme Court from 2004 – 2008 on the Bush Administration’s policies for Guantanamo detainees, and the response of Congress to those rulings, with emphasis on the separation of powers enshrined in the United States Constitution.
This book explores how and why different American Founders sought to address economic inequalities through government action.
The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, one of the late 20th century’s leading public intellectuals, defied easy categorizations throughout his extraordinary life. In this perceptive and carefully argued study, Greg Weiner argues persuasively that Moynihan was an “uncommon liberal” who embodied liberal and conservative strains and believed in an activist government even as he remained skeptical about government’s capacity to produce change. This fine intellectual biography highlights Moynihan’s extraordinary honesty and range of interests and will remind readers how public life has been diminished since his passing.
In History, Politics, and Fiction
The American Dream juxtaposes the claims of political, social, and economic elites against the view of American life consistently offered in our great national literature by our great novelists, from Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville to John Updike, Philip Roth, Toni Morrison.
Stability and Change, 1932 - 2016
Shafer focuses on the interplay between party balance, ideological polarization, and central issue domains across four eras of American politics since the Great Depression to present a vivid account of dynamic political transformations.