The Paranoid Style in American Politics

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ISBN: 9780307809681
Release Date: 2012-01-04
Number of pages: 368
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online The Paranoid Style in American Politics in PDF and EPUB This timely reissue of Richard Hofstadter's classic work on the fringe groups that influence American electoral politics offers an invaluable perspective on contemporary domestic affairs.In The Paranoid Style in American Politics, acclaimed historian Richard Hofstadter examines the competing forces in American political discourse and how fringe groups can influence — and derail — the larger agendas of a political party. He investigates the politics of the irrational, shedding light on how the behavior of individuals can seem out of proportion with actual political issues, and how such behavior impacts larger groups. With such other classic essays as “Free Silver and the Mind of 'Coin' Harvey” and “What Happened to the Antitrust Movement?, ” The Paranoid Style in American Politics remains both a seminal text of political history and a vital analysis of the ways in which political groups function in the United States. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Die k hle Woge des Gl cks

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ISBN: 9783492985048
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Number of pages: 508
Author: Edith Wharton
Publisher: Piper ebooks

Download and read online Die k hle Woge des Gl cks in PDF and EPUB »Sie hatte alles, was sie wollte, aber manchmal hatte sie das Gefühl, dass es noch Dinge gab, die sie vielleicht würde haben wollen, wenn sie von ihnen wüsste« Undine Spragg ist genauso skrupellos wie wunderschön. Sie hat nur ein Ziel: den Aufstieg in die bessere Gesellschaft. Als sich Ralph Marvell, der Spross einer der besten New Yorker Familien, in sie verliebt, scheint Undines Traum von Geld, Reichtum und Status in greifbarer Nähe. Doch schon während der Hochzeitsreise fürchtet die junge Frau, noch bessere Gelegenheiten zu verpassen. Bald ist ein neuer Verehrer gefunden, mit dem die schöne Undine auf der sozialen Leiter noch höher hinauf steigt. Ediths Whartons Roman über Reichtum und Schönheit hat auch 100 Jahre nach seinem Erscheinen nichts an Aktualität eingebüßt. »Die kühle Woge des Glücks« – jetzt erstmalig bei Piper Edition erhältlich


Jenseits von Tabu und Paranoia Eine kritische Studie zur Variabilit t von Verschw rungstheorien und Verschw rungen

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ISBN: 9783958508088
Release Date: 2014-12
Number of pages: 100
Author: Roland Sonntag
Publisher: Diplomica Verlag

Download and read online Jenseits von Tabu und Paranoia Eine kritische Studie zur Variabilit t von Verschw rungstheorien und Verschw rungen in PDF and EPUB Spätestens die Enthüllungen von Edward Snowden zur umfassenden Überwachung der weltweiten Internet-Kommunikation durch die NSA haben offenbart, dass sich Deutungsmuster, die noch vor kurzem von Behörden und Massenmedien als abstruse Verschwörungstheorien abgetan wurden, plötzlich als beunruhigende Realität erweisen können. Ziel dieser soziologischen Studie zum Thema Verschwörungstheorien ist es, ein Bewusstsein für die enorme Variabilität dieses Phänomens zu schaffen und eine differenzierte Auseinandersetzung mit dem Untersuchungsgegenstand zu fördern. Hierzu werden zunächst die Idealtypen der Begrenzten und der Totalen Verschwörungstheorie nach Marc Lutter vorgestellt, die in dieser Studie als Arbeitsbegriffe herangezogen werden, um nach einem kurzen Abriss zur Historie der Konspirationstheorien unterschiedliche theoretische Konzepte zum Thema und deren Schwächen kritisch zu beleuchten. Anschließend werden mit Hilfe alternativer theoretischer Konzeptionen Anknüpfungspunkte erarbeitet, die einen Zugriff auf den Untersuchungsgegenstand ermöglichen, der der Bandbreite des Phänomens gerecht wird und den Einfluss realer Verschwörungen auf Konspirationstheorien aufzeigen.


Conspiracy Theories in the United States and the Middle East

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ISBN: 9783110338270
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Number of pages: 387
Author: Michael Butter
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

Download and read online Conspiracy Theories in the United States and the Middle East in PDF and EPUB Conspiracy Theories in the United States and the Middle East is the first book to approach conspiracy theorizing from a decidedly comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. Whereas previous studies have engaged with conspiracy theories within national frameworks only, this collection of essays draws attention to the fact that conspiracist visions are transnational narratives that travel between and connect different cultures. It focuses on the United States and the Middle East because these two regions of the world are entangled in manifold ways and conspiracy theories are currently extremely prominent in both. The contributors to the volume are scholars of Middle Eastern Studies, Anthropology, History, Political Science, Cultural Studies, and American Studies, who approach the subject from a variety of different theories and methodologies. However, all of them share the fundamental assumption that conspiracy theories must not be dismissed out of hand or ridiculed. Usually wrong and frequently dangerous, they are nevertheless articulations of and distorted responses to needs and anxieties that must be taken seriously. Focusing on individual case studies and displaying a high sensitivity for local conditions and the cultural environment, the essays offer a nuanced image of the workings of conspiracy theories in the United States and the Middle East.


Past and Prospect

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ISBN: 9781630878597
Release Date: 2014-05-20
Number of pages: 124
Author: Stan Ingersol
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Download and read online Past and Prospect in PDF and EPUB Today the Church of the Nazarene faces issues that arise directly out of its past. For that reason, Past and Prospect argues that Nazarenes will be better equipped to face their future as a church armed by an understanding of their own history. Church historian Stan Ingersol examines issues that have characterized the Nazarene way of life during that denomination's first century, showing how the trajectory shaped by the church's founders has been altered through time by the shifting tides of Fundamentalism, mainstream Evangelicalism, global expansion, and the culture of affluence. He contends that current disagreements over polity, holiness, and worship are largely echoes and projections of tensions that have been present in the denomination since its very beginning. As the reader will discover, the common denominator running through these chapters is the prospect of rediscovering a relevant and useful past.


Die Korrekturen

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ISBN: 9783644010413
Release Date: 2011-05-02
Number of pages: 1296
Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

Download and read online Die Korrekturen in PDF and EPUB «Ein Wunder. Und kein geringes.» (Die Welt) Nach fast fünfzig Ehejahren hat Enid Lambert nur ein Ziel: ihre Familie zu einem letzten Weihnachtsfest um sich zu scharen. Alles könnte so schön sein, gemütlich, harmonisch. Doch Parkinson hat ihren Mann Alfred immer fester im Griff, und die drei erwachsenen Kinder durchleben eigene tragikomische Malaisen. Gary steckt in einer Ehekrise. Chip versucht sich als Autor. Und Denise ist zwar eine Meisterköchin, hat aber in der Liebe kein Glück. Jonathan Franzen ist ein großartiger Roman gelungen: Familien- und Gesellschaftsgeschichte in einem. «Eine Sensation.» (Der Spiegel) «Jonathan Franzen ist das größte Sprachtalent, das die amerikanische Literatur seit John Updike hervorgebracht hat.» (Literaturen) «Man möchte Jonathan Franzen genial nennen.» (Süddeutsche Zeitung) «Man geht mit jenem eigentümlichen Gefühl aus der Lektüre hervor, das nur große Literatur wecken kann: Man fühlt sich beschenkt und bereichert.» (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)


The AIDS Conspiracy

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ISBN: 9780231520256
Release Date: 2012-02-21
Number of pages: 224
Author: Nicoli Nattrass
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Download and read online The AIDS Conspiracy in PDF and EPUB Since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, many bizarre and dangerous hypotheses have been advanced to explain the origins of the disease. In this compelling book, Nicoli Nattrass explores the social and political factors prolonging the erroneous belief that the American government manufactured the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to be used as a biological weapon, as well as the myth's consequences for behavior, especially within African American and black South African communities. Contemporary AIDS denialism, the belief that HIV is harmless and that antiretroviral drugs are the true cause of AIDS, is a more insidious AIDS conspiracy theory. Advocates of this position make a "conspiratorial move" against HIV science by implying its methods cannot be trusted and that untested, alternative therapies are safer than antiretrovirals. These claims are genuinely life-threatening, as tragically demonstrated in South Africa when the delay of antiretroviral treatment resulted in nearly 333,000 AIDS deaths and 180,000 HIV infections—a tragedy of stunning proportions. Nattrass identifies four symbolically powerful figures ensuring the lifespan of AIDS denialism: the hero scientist (dissident scientists who lend credibility to the movement); the cultropreneur (alternative therapists who exploit the conspiratorial move as a marketing mechanism); the living icon (individuals who claim to be living proof of AIDS denialism's legitimacy); and the praise-singer (journalists who broadcast movement messages to the public). Nattrass also describes how pro-science activists have fought back by deploying empirical evidence and political credibility to resist AIDS conspiracy theories, which is part of the crucial project to defend evidence-based medicine.


The American Political Party System

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ISBN: 9780815726388
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Number of pages: 225
Author: John S. Jackson
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

Download and read online The American Political Party System in PDF and EPUB From party polarization, elections, and internal party politics, to the evolution of the U.S. presidency, John S. Jackson's new book has something for everyone interested in American politics. Beginning with a discussion of the creation of the U.S. government to the formation of today's political powerhouses, Jackson provides a narrative sweep of American party history like none other. Unique to this book is a detailed breakdown of the evolution of political parties from 1832 to the current era. Jackson explains how the reform era came to be, as well as how it produced the polarized party era we have today. In doing so, he guides the reader to an appreciation of where U.S. party politics originated and the aspirations of those who helped create the current system. Jackson also examines the internal mechanisms and personalities of the Democratic and Republican parties. He compares multiple presidential elections, thus telling a broader story of the unfolding of today's party polarization and gridlock. He also explores the theoretical meaning of the changes observed in the parties from the responsible party model perspective. The themes of continuity and change are set in the context of group-think versus rational decisionmaking. Specific focus is given to political elites who are sophisticated about politics and who make strategic decisions, but are also bound by their humanity and occasionally fail to see the right deci-sion due to their own personal biases. This book will be particularly useful for those who want to explore polarization, the responsible parties model, the rational actor model, and anyone who wants to better understand elections, party politics, and the evolution of the presidency.


Reading the Text That Isn t There

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ISBN: 9781135876142
Release Date: 2005-02-10
Number of pages: 196
Author: Mike Davis
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Reading the Text That Isn t There in PDF and EPUB Through a careful examination of the work of the canonical nineteenth-century novelists, Mike Davis traces conspiracies and conspiratorial fantasy from one narrative site to another.


Klansville U S A

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ISBN: 9780199911080
Release Date: 2012-10-12
Number of pages: 360
Author: David Cunningham
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Klansville U S A in PDF and EPUB In the 1960s, on the heels of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision and in the midst of the growing Civil Rights Movement, Ku Klux Klan activity boomed, reaching an intensity not seen since the 1920s, when the KKK boasted over 4 million members. Most surprisingly, the state with the largest Klan membership-more than the rest of the South combined-was North Carolina, a supposed bastion of southern-style progressivism. Klansville, U.S.A. is the first substantial history of the civil rights-era KKK's astounding rise and fall, focusing on the under-explored case of the United Klans of America (UKA) in North Carolina. Why the UKA flourished in the Tar Heel state presents a fascinating puzzle and a window into the complex appeal of the Klan as a whole. Drawing on a range of new archival sources and interviews with Klan members, including state and national leaders, the book uncovers the complex logic of KKK activity. David Cunningham demonstrates that the Klan organized most successfully where whites perceived civil rights reforms to be a significant threat to their status, where mainstream outlets for segregationist resistance were lacking, and where the policing of the Klan's activities was lax. Moreover, by connecting the Klan to the more mainstream segregationist and anti-communist groups across the South, Cunningham provides valuable insight into southern conservatism, its resistance to civil rights, and the region's subsequent dramatic shift to the Republican Party. Klansville, U.S.A. illuminates a period of Klan history that has been largely ignored, shedding new light on organized racism and on how political extremism can intersect with mainstream institutions and ideals.


Time of Paradox

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ISBN: 0742533816
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 269
Author: Glen Jeansonne
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Time of Paradox in PDF and EPUB In this lively and provocative synthesis, distinguished historian Glen Jeansonne explores the people and events that shaped America in the decades from 1890 through 1945. Comprehensive in scope, A Time of Paradox offers a balanced look at the political, diplomatic, social and cultural developments of the first half of the twentieth century, while focusing on the diverse and sometimes contradictory human experiences that characterized this dynamic era.


A Time of Paradox

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ISBN: 0742533778
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 539
Author: Glen Jeansonne
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online A Time of Paradox in PDF and EPUB In this lively and provocative synthesis, historian Glen Jeansonne explores the people events that shaped America in the 20th century. Comprehensive in scope, A Time of Paradox analyzes the political, diplomatic, social and cultural developments of the last century while focusing on the diverse and sometimes contradictory human experiences that characterized this dynamic period in American history.


Libra

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ISBN: 9783462309447
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Number of pages: 576
Author: Don DeLillo
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

Download and read online Libra in PDF and EPUB Die Neuauflage eines Klassikers der amerikanischen Gegenwartsliteratur Vor 50 Jahren, am 22. November 1963, wurde der amerikanische Präsident John F. Kennedy in Dallas ermordet. Fiktion und Wirklichkeit verschmelzen nahtlos, wenn Don DeLillo das Leben des Todesschützen Lee Harvey Oswald darstellt und die Ereignisse und Machenschaften schildert, die zu Kennedys Ermordung führten. Don DeLillo entwirft in Libra ein Bild von der Schattenseite Amerikas. Die Bilder sind unvergesslich: Die Limousine John F. Kennedys am 22. November 1963 in Dallas, der aus dem Hinterhalt tödlich getroffene Präsident, die Verzweiflung der First Lady. Don DeLillo geht den Entwicklungen nach, die dazu geführt haben, dass der mächtigste Mann der Welt, der Präsident mit dem großen Charisma, Opfer eines Underdogs, eines Mannes von der Schattenseite Amerikas wurde. Lee Harvey Oswald, der eine unglückliche Kindheit hatte, ging im Anschluss an seine Zeit bei den Marines für einige Jahre in die Sowjetunion. Nach seiner Rückkehr in die USA gerät er, enttäuscht vom Marxismus, unter den Einfluss von Leuten, die von der Paranoia des kalten Krieges geprägt sind. Im Zeichen der Waage – Libra – geboren, ist Lee Harvey Oswald leicht beeinflussbar und ein Mann der Widersprüche. Er lässt sich dafür gewinnen, eine heikle Aufgabe zu übernehmen. Kennedy soll mit einem fingierten Attentat ein Denkzettel verpasst werden. Sieben Sekunden entscheiden bei Oswald darüber, wohin die Waage sich neigt.


The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies

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ISBN: 9780191663710
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Number of pages: 752
Author: Michael Freeden
Publisher: OUP Oxford

Download and read online The Oxford Handbook of Political Ideologies in PDF and EPUB This is the first comprehensive volume to offer a state of the art investigation both of the nature of political ideologies and of their main manifestations. The diversity of ideology studies is represented by a mixture of the range of theories that illuminate the field, combined with an appreciation of the changing complexity of concrete ideologies and the emergence of new ones. Ideologies, however, are always with us. The Handbook is divided into three sections: The first is divided into three sections: The first reflects some of the latest thinking about the development of ideology on an historical dimension, from the standpoints of conceptual history, Marx studies, social science theory and history, and leading schools of continental philosophy. The second includes some of the most recent interpretations and theories of ideology, all of which are sympathetic in their own ways to its exploration and close investigation, even when judiciously critical of its social impact. This section contains many of the more salient contemporary accounts of ideology. The third focuses on the leading ideological families and traditions, as well as on some of their cultural and geographical manifestations, incorporating both historical and contemporary perspectives. Each chapter is written by an expert in their field, bringing the latest approaches and understandings to their task. The Handbook will position the study of ideologies in the mainstream of political theory and political analysis and will attest to its indispensability both to courses on political theory and to scholars who wish to take their understanding of ideologies in new directions.


What s Good for Business

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ISBN: 9780199912827
Release Date: 2012-04-12
Number of pages: 280
Author: Kim Phillips-Fein
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online What s Good for Business in PDF and EPUB This volume showcases the most exciting new voices in the fields of business and political history. While the media frequently warns of the newfound power of business in the world of politics, the authors in this book demonstrate that business has mobilized to shape public policy and government institutions, as well as electoral outcomes, for decades. Rather than assuming that business influence is inevitable, the chapters explore the complex evolution of this relationship in a wide range of different arenas--from attempts to create a corporate-friendly tax policy and regulations that would work in the interests of particular industries, to local boosterism as a weapon against New Deal liberalism, to the nexus between evangelical Christianity and the oil industry, to the frustrations that business people felt in struggles with public interest groups. The history that emerges show business actors organizing themselves to affect government in myriad ways, sometimes successfully but other times with outcomes far different than they hoped for. The result in an image of American politics that is more complex and contested than it is often thought to be. The essays represent a new trend in scholarship on political economy, one that seeks to break down the barriers that once separated old subfields to offer a vision of the economy as shaped by politics and political life influenced by economic relationships.