Partly Clouded Ray of Hope: Talks with U.S. Previously, Kim had been happy to negotiate with any American VIPs who dropped by; early remarks and actions of the Bush II administration dimmed that possibility, but with Kim screaming about ...
Author: Melissa Rossi
Category: Political Science
Confused about the news? Slip out of the room when friends talk current events? Now you can keep up with ease and learn to talk like a diplomat. Among the things you’ll soon be able to slip into everyday conversation: What is the difference between Kurdistan and Kazakhstan? Why did North Korea’s leader kidnap his favorite actress? Why is Osama bin Laden so mad? Which countries still have slaves? Why is Kashmir “the most dangerous place in the world?” What country has the most Muslims? Why are they fighting in Chechnya? What little box prompted Hutus to kill Tutsis? Who is Prince Turki and how did his hunting trip change history? How are cows fueling the fighting between India's Muslims and Hindus? Which country drew maps that have resulted in the most intractable wars? What is controversial UN Resolution 242? What makes Qatar stand out? What country does Sumatran coffee come from? What country’s fakes forced the US to redesign the $100 bill? Who is the FARC and why have they been fighting for decades? An entertaining guide to political science, current events, foreign affairs, and history, What Every American Should Know about the Rest of the World gives you the vocabulary and background you need to decipher the modern world in a simple-to-understand format.
A PLUME BOOK WHAT EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD KNOW ABOUT WHO'S REALLY RUNNING THE WORLD MELISSA ROSSI is the author of What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World (Plume, 2003) and The Armchair Diplomat on Europe (Penguin UK, ...
Author: Melissa Rossi
Category: Political Science
Most of us know the big players politically in the United States. But ever wonder who’s pulling their strings? Who the movers and shakers are around the globe? In sharp, witty prose, What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the World spells out exactly who to watch and what they’ve done (and are still doing). Get the lowdown on: • Pfizer • Monsanto • Oprah Winfrey • WTO & IMF • Wal-Mart • Rupert Murdoch • Al Qaeda Filled with hard facts, global issues, and profiles of the heavy hitters, What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running the World is essential reading for all Americans who want a handle on the movers and shakers behind the headlines.
Since then, she's been gallivanting across the globe bringing geopolitics to the masses in her What Every American Should Know (WEASK) series for Plume. Kicking off with What Every American Should Know About the Rest of the World, ...
Author: Melissa Rossi
A guide to the politicos, money men, lobbyists, and deal makers who really run America What foreign country has the power to send America crashing into a recession? Why is the USA still dangerously dependent on oil, when viable energy alternatives have existed for decades? Who made the call that we should return to nuclear energy—and then took a high-paying position with a nuclear company? Which youth group was a spawning ground for many contemporary power mongers? What lobbyists and special-interest groups are running the show on Capitol Hill—and exactly what tools of persuasion are they using? Melissa Rossi answers these questions and more in this timely and topical guide to who’s pulling the strings behind the scenes of American politics. This latest edition of Rossi’s popular What Every American Should Know. . . series puts the spotlight on our own backyard, covering topics like: • Which groups ensure that Americans pay more for drugs than any other nation • How our immigration laws are damaging the U.S. economy • Who’s telling the school boards what your child will learn • Who really benefits from U.S. foreign policy • How corporations and government agencies are spying on us • Why we should avoid electronic voting • Who killed the electric car and who exposed it Organized by topic for easy reference, What Every American Should Know About Who’s Really Running America shows Americans what is going on behind the scenes and how they can counterbalance the influence of a small, powerful elite to put the power back where it should be—in the hands of the people.
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Author: Melissa Rossi
The What Every American Should Know series returns with a timely guide to the region Americans need to understand the most (and know the least) The latest edition of Melissa Rossi's popular What Every American Should Know series gives a crash course on one of the most complex and important regions of the world. In this comprehensive and engaging reference book, Rossi offers a clear analysis of the issues playing out in the Middle East, delving into each country's history, politics, economy, and religions. Having traveled through the area over the past year, she exposes firsthand the U.S.'s geopolitical moves and how our presence has affected the region's economic and political development. Topics include: · Why Iran is viewed as a threat by most Middle East countries · What resource is more important than petroleum in regional power plays · What's really behind the fighting between Sunni and Shia · How Saudi Arabia inadvertently feeds the violence in Iraq and beyond · How monarchies like those in Jordan and Qatar are more open and progressive than the so-called republics With answers that will surprise many Americans, and covering a vast history and cultural complexity that will fascinate any student of the world, What Every American Should Know About the Middle East is a must-read introduction to the most critical region of the twenty-first century.
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It is true that if Americans do not purchase as much from other developed countries more of their resources will be free to produce goods for the rest of the world. But that will not in itself give less-developed countries the foreign ...
Author: Robert Eisner
Publisher: Priority PressPublications
Category: Business & Economics
American politics often seems to be focused on three deficits, real and potential: the federal budget, the Social Security Trust Fund, and the trade balance. Robert Eisner, past president of the American Economic Association, explains why this is an unhealthy situation as well as a source of much misunderstanding. He argues that simply looking at the raw numbers creates misimpressions about the country's real economic situation, as well as provoking potentially damaging ideas for "remedies." Eisner points out that Social Security Trust Fund deficits can be "fixed" by simple changes in accounting procedures or funding requirements. And America's trade deficit will not bankrupt the country--servicing America's foreign obligations will take only a tiny share of its national wealth. As with any other loan, Eisner reminds us, it is what deficits are spent on that counts: tax cuts or investments in education, research, or the nation's capital stock. Eisner maintains that the economic dragons the American nation should be attempting to slay do not entail mythically measured budget or current account deficits. The real economic troubles that America faces are those of poverty, income inequality, and a failure to invest in human capital and public infrastructure.
Tito emerged victorious in this internal struggle and chose to rule ' A.H. Clark , Bosnia : What Every American Should Know ( New York : Berkeley Books , 1996 ) , 5152 21bid . ' For a concise political history of Bosnia , see ibid .
Author: Ashraful Hasan
Publisher: Austin & Winfield Pub
Category: Political Science
This study examines and analyzes human rights issues from a comparative perspective. As the concept of universal human rights gains increasing acceptance in the international community, it has come into conflict with formulations of human rights existing in different cultures and legal systems of the world. An attempt is made in this study to provide a comprehensive understanding of patterns of human rights values and violations extant in various societies. Chapters incorporated in this manuscript will include topics relevant to both international relations and comparative politics.
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intention of the founders of this nation, that every American should know the bible. We may therefore be excused for quoting in the question of usury one of the most touching chapters ever written, in all of the world's literature.
What You Need to Know about the War on Terror, But Are Not Being Told by Your Government Or the Mainstream Press Peter ... POLITICIANS AND THE NEWS MEDIA AREN'T TELLING YOU ABOUT THE WAR ON TERROR World capital cities are under attack.
Authoritative Studies in World Affairs Affecting Permanent Peace George H. Turner ... The general theme of the first Conference was “ What Every American Should Know About the War . ” The program consisted of forty - five addresses ...
The aim of this book is not to settle language issues but rather to highlight popular misconceptions and the ways that they influence debates regarding language and affect language policies in and out of the classroom.
Author: David Johnson
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
How Myths about Language Affect Education: What Every Teacher Should Know clarifies some of the most common misconceptions about language, particularly those that affect teachers and the decisions they make when they teach English language learners. The chapters in this book address myths about language in general, about first and second language acquisition, about language and society, and about language and thinking. Each chapter concludes with activities for teachers that give examples, exercises, or simple questions that relate directly to teachers' everyday dealings with ELLs and language. How Myths about Language Affect Education is not intended to be a complete introduction to linguistics; it does not contain information on phonetics or complex syntactic explanations, and technical jargon is kept to a minimum. The aim of this book is not to settle language issues but rather to highlight popular misconceptions and the ways that they influence debates regarding language and affect language policies in and out of the classroom.
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Each. generation. somehow. discovers. its. own. lessons. WHAT SHOULD WE TELL OUR CHILDREN ABOUT WIETNAM? My own ... To those critics who contend that America could have won the conflict by greater commitment, had it not been for ...