"Thieves of State makes the assertion that corruption is a major driver of global instability, from fueling terrorism in Afghanistan to unrest in Egypt. Chayes brings in her own experience working with the U.S. government in Afghanistan to help make this complex topic accessible, without oversimplifying. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the world we live in." - Schlow Library Staff
What if America's international problems, including terrorism, have less to do with the military and more to do with domestic policies, particularly income inequality and poverty culture? With the richest 1% owning 49% of the wealth in America and a Congress determined to penalize the 99% for not being billionaires, something obviously needs to change for the United States to survive.
In the wake of President Obama's deal with congressional Republicans to preserve Bush-era tax cuts--tax cuts that gave colossal breaks to the wealthiest Americans--Senator Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, publicly denounced the deal as an "absolute disaster" and decided to do something about it.
Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe.
Free speech and freedom of conscience have long been core American values. Yet a growing intolerance from the left side of the political spectrum is threatening Americansâ€™ ability to freely express beliefs without fear of retaliation. USA Today columnist and Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers calls it â€śThe Silencing.â€ť
In 2000, Bill and Hillary Clinton owed millions of dollars in legal debt. Since then, theyâ€™ve earned over $130 million. Where did the money come from? Most people assume that the Clintons amassed their wealth through lucrative book deals and high-six figure fees for speaking gigs. Now, Peter Schweizer shows who is really behind those enormous payments.
Entering the race for mayor of ReykjavĂk, Icelandâ€™s capital, Gnarr promised to get the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park into downtown parks, free towels at public swimming pools, a â€śdrug-free Parliament by 2020â€ť .â€‰.â€‰. and he swore heâ€™d break all his campaign promises. But then something strange started happening: his campaign began to succeed.
In The Great Divide, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter Americaâ€™s growing problem. With his signature blend of clarity and passion, Stiglitz argues that inequality is a choiceâ€”the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities.