Democracy

A Short Walk in a Long Journey

A brief stroll in a protracted Journey is a narrative approximately an American election observer’s event within the 1994 South African election. This election marked the start of democracy in South Africa with the election of Nelson Mandela as president. A brief stroll in a protracted Journey is a non-fictional narrative, rewritten 19 years later depending upon the copious notes taken throughout the event and shiny thoughts. There are numerous climatic issues within the tale and the ultimate part is an research of state-of-the-art South Africa, mostly established upon learn performed through Goldman Sachs and UBS. The identify is a connection with Mandela’s autobiography, Long stroll to Freedom.

Skyhorse Publishing, besides our Arcade, solid Books, activities Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to submit a huge diversity of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our checklist comprises biographies on famous ancient figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, in addition to villains from historical past, reminiscent of Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. we have now additionally released survivor tales of worldwide battle II, memoirs approximately overcoming adversity, first-hand stories of event, and masses extra. whereas now not each identify we submit turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to books on topics which are occasionally ignored and to authors whose paintings would possibly not another way discover a home.

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Murder in Amsterdam: Liberal Europe, Islam, and the Limits of Tolerence

By Ian Buruma

A revelatory examine what occurs while political Islam collides with the secular West

Ian Buruma 's Murder in Amsterdam is a masterpiece of investigative journalism, a booklet with the intimacy and narrative keep an eye on of against the law novel and the analytical brilliance for which Buruma is well known. On a chilly November day in Amsterdam in 2004, the prestigious and debatable Dutch filmmaker Theo van Gogh used to be shot and killed via an Islamic extremist for creating a motion picture that "insulted the prophet Mohammed." The homicide despatched surprise waves throughout Europe and world wide. almost immediately thereafter, Ian Buruma lower back to his homeland to enquire the development and its greater which means as a part of the nice issue of our time.

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Radiant Truths: Essential Dispatches, Reports, Confessions, and Other Essays on American Belief

Beginning with Walt Whitman making a song hymns at a wounded soldier’s bedside through the Civil struggle, this magnificent and bright anthology levels instantly via to the twenty-first century to finish with Francine Prose crying tears of complex pleasure on the sight of Whitman’s phrases in Zuccotti Park throughout the short days of the Occupy move. the 1st anthology of its variety, Radiant Truths gathers a phenomenal number of writings by means of either famous and forgotten American authors and thinkers, each one engaged within the demanding situations of writing approximately faith, of documenting “things unseen.” Their contributions to the style of literary journalism—the telling of genuine tales utilizing the options of fiction and poetry—make this quantity the most intriguing anthologies of artistic nonfiction to have emerged in years.
 
Jeff Sharlet provides an evocative collection of writings that light up the evolution of the yankee style of documentary prose. each one access can be savored individually, yet jointly the works improve each other, accomplishing an implicit and carrying on with dialog that reaches throughout time and generations.

Including works by:
Walt Whitman  •  Henry David Thoreau  •  Mark Twain  •  Meridel Le Sueur  •  Zora Neale Hurston  •  Mary McCarthy  •  James Baldwin  •  Norman Mailer  •  Ellen Willis  •  Anne Fadiman  •  John Jeremiah Sullivan  •  Francine Prose  •  Garry Wills  •  and many others

 

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Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)

By Charles D. Freilich

In Zion's Dilemmas, a former deputy nationwide defense consultant to the kingdom of Israel info the heritage and, in lots of situations, the power inadequacies within the making of Israeli nationwide protection coverage. Chuck Freilich identifies profound, ongoing difficulties that he ascribes to a sequence of things: a adversarial and hugely unstable neighborhood setting, Israel's proportional illustration electoral process, and structural peculiarities of the Israeli govt and bureaucracy.

Freilich makes use of his insider realizing and sizeable archival and interview examine to explain how Israel has made strategic judgements and to provide a primary of its sort version of nationwide protection decision-making in Israel. He analyzes the most important occasions of the final thirty years, from Camp David I to the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, via Camp David II, the Gaza Disengagement Plan of 2000, and the second one Lebanon struggle of 2006.

In those and different instances he identifies possibilities forgone, mess ups that resulted from a mistaken decision-making procedure, and the entanglement of Israeli leaders in an inconsistent, hugely politicized, and occasionally improvisational making plans strategy. the cupboard is dysfunctional and Israel doesn't have an efficient statutory discussion board for its decision-making-most of that's hence carried out in casual settings. in lots of situations coverage targets and suggestions are poorly formulated. For most of these difficulties, despite the fact that, the Israeli decision-making strategy does have a few strengths, between them the power to make quick and versatile responses, mostly pragmatic decision-making, powerful making plans in the safeguard institution, and the abilities and motivation of these concerned. Freilich concludes with cogent and well timed ideas for reform.

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Democracy in Iran

By Ramin Jahanbegloo

Regardless of missing any type of army virtue over the regimes they've got faced, the Iranian humans have by no means been dissuaded from emerging opposed to and tough various sorts of injustice. throughout the winning implementation of non-violent motion Iranians have triumph over the violence of successive governments by means of undermining their ethical and political legitimacy. yet greater than 100 years after the Constitutional Revolution of 1906, Iranians are nonetheless looking for a social covenant in which they could gather and perform public freedom. The stakes are super excessive, if Iran fails to finish its tradition of violence as a country and society then it dangers its destiny as a sturdy, democratic country. So how then can the Iranian humans holiday the cycle of violent and oppressive regimes and begin taking a look in the direction of a non-violent and democratic destiny? there's no magic formulation that would instantly finish violence in Iran yet this booklet argues that via shunning violence and exhibiting a readiness to stand down persecution that the Iranian humans have an opportunity to safe their freedom.

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A Kingdom in Crisis: Thailand's Struggle for Democracy in the Twenty-First Century (Asian Arguments)

Struggling to emerge from a despotic prior, Thailand stands at a defining second in its historical past. rankings were killed at the streets of Bangkok. Freedom of speech is many times denied. Democracy appears to be like more and more far-off. lengthy dreaded via Thais, the loss of life of King Bhumibol Adulyadej is predicted to unharness even larger instability.

Yet despite the impression of the challenge, and the extreme significance of the royal succession, they've got by no means been comprehensively analyzed, simply because Thailand's draconian lese majesté legislation has silenced such a lot dialogue - formerly. Breaking Thailand's draconian lese majesté Andrew MacGregor Marshall is among the basically reporters masking modern Thailand who tells the full tale. He offers a finished clarification that is sensible of the difficulty for the 1st time, revealing the unacknowledged succession clash that has develop into entangled with the fight for democracy in Thailand.

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David's Sling: A History of Democracy in Ten Works of Art

Throughout Western heritage, the societies that experience made the best contributions to the unfold of freedom have created iconic artistic endeavors to have fun their achievements. but regardless of the iconic charm of those works—from the Parthenon to Michelangelo’s David to Picasso’s Guernica—histories of either artwork and democracy have overlooked this phenomenon. hundreds of thousands have well-liked the artistic endeavors coated during this ebook yet rather few recognize why they have been commissioned, what was once occurring within the tradition that produced them, or what they have been intended to accomplish. Even students who've studied them for many years frequently pass over the massive photo via viewing them in isolation from a bigger tale of human striving.

David’s Sling areas into context ten canonical artistic endeavors finished to commemorate the successes of unfastened societies that exerted political and fiscal effect a long way past what could have been anticipated of them. Fusing political and paintings historical past with a sensible dose of inventive reconstruction, Victoria Coates has crafted a full of life narrative round every one inventive item and the unfastened procedure that encouraged it.

This publication integrates the topics of artistic excellence and political freedom to deliver a clean, new viewpoint to either. In telling the tales of ten masterpieces, David’s Sling invitations mirrored image at the synergy among liberty and human achievement.

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La télécratie contre la démocratie : Lettre ouverte aux représentants politiques

By Bernard Stiegler

Los angeles télécratie qui règne désormais en France comme dans los angeles plupart des can pay industriels ruine l. a. démocratie: elle remplace l'opinion publique par les audiences, court-circuite les appareils politiques et détruit l. a. citoyenneté. los angeles télévision et l'appareil technologique qui los angeles prolonge à travers les réseaux numériques de télécommunication sont en cela devenus le most well known enjeu politique. A travers ce que l'on appelle les industries de programmes, c'est l. a. relation politique elle-même qui est devenue un nouveau marché, et ce advertising and marketing confine aujourd'hui à l. a. misère politique: au cours de los angeles dernière décennie, l'appareil télécratique a développé un populisme industriel qui engendre à droite comme à gauche une politique pulsionnelle, et qui semble conduire inéluctablement au pire. Ce devenir infernal n'est pourtant pas une fatalité. los angeles philosophie se constitua à son origine même contre l. a. sophistique: celle-ci, par une appropriation abusive de l'écriture, développait une gangrène qui menaçait de guerre civile los angeles cité athénienne. De cette lutte contre les tendances démagogiques de l. a. démocratie grecque résultèrent les formes de savoirs qui caractérisent l'Occident. Prônant un nouveau modèle de civilisation industrielle, cet ouvrage affirme qu'un sursaut démocratique contre les abus de l. a. télécratie est attainable, et appelle l'opinion publique française et européenne à se mobiliser contre l. a. dictature des audiences.

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Contesting Citizenship in Latin America: The Rise of Indigenous Movements and the Postliberal Challenge (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics)

By Deborah J. Yashar

Deborah Yashar analyzes the modern and asymmetric emergence of Latin American indigenous movements--addressing either why indigenous identities became politically salient within the modern interval and why they've got translated into major political organisations in a few areas and never others. She argues that ethnic politics can top be defined via a comparative ancient technique that analyzes 3 elements: altering citizenship regimes, social networks, and political associational space--providing perception into the fragility and unevenness of Latin America's 3rd wave democracies.

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