The End of America

Author: Naomi Wolf
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603580113
Release Date: 2007-09-05
Genre: Political Science

In a stunning indictment of the Bush administration and Congress, best-selling author Naomi Wolf lays out her case for saving American democracy. In authoritative research and documentation Wolf explains how events of the last six years parallel steps taken in the early years of the 20th century’s worst dictatorships such as Germany, Russia, China, and Chile. The book cuts across political parties and ideologies and speaks directly to those among us who are concerned about the ever-tightening noose being placed around our liberties. In this timely call to arms, Naomi Wolf compels us to face the way our free America is under assault. She warns us–with the straight-to-fellow-citizens urgency of one of Thomas Paine’s revolutionary pamphlets–that we have little time to lose if our children are to live in real freedom. “Recent history has profound lessons for us in the U.S. today about how fascist, totalitarian, and other repressive leaders seize and maintain power, especially in what were once democracies. The secret is that these leaders all tend to take very similar, parallel steps. The Founders of this nation were so deeply familiar with tyranny and the habits and practices of tyrants that they set up our checks and balances precisely out of fear of what is unfolding today. We are seeing these same kinds of tactics now closing down freedoms in America, turning our nation into something that in the near future could be quite other than the open society in which we grew up and learned to love liberty,” states Wolf. Wolf is taking her message directly to the American people in the most accessible form and as part of a large national campaign to reach out to ordinary Americans about the dangers we face today. This includes a lecture and speaking tour, and being part of the nascent American Freedom Campaign, a grassroots effort to ensure that presidential candidates pledge to uphold the constitution and protect our liberties from further erosion. The End of America will shock, enrage, and motivate–spurring us to act, as the Founders would have counted on us to do in a time such as this, as rebels and patriots–to save our liberty and defend our nation.

The End of America

Author: Naomi Wolf
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063269679
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Political Science

A discussion of the ten classic steps taken by dictators to close down an open society compares them to the policies and laws produced by and attitudes reflected in the current administration in the United States.

The End of America

Author: Naomi Wolf
Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 9781921215841
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Abuse of administrative power

In this timely call to arms, best-selling author Naomi Wolf argues that political freedom in America is under assault. She warns - with the straight-to-fellow-citizens urgency of one of Thomas Paine's revolutionary pamphlets - that there is little time to lose if democracy is to be preserved in the United States. In a stunning indictment of the Bush administration and the US Congress, Wolf uses authoritative research and documentation to identify a 'fascist shift' in American politics and show how events of the last six years in America parallel steps taken in the early years of the twentieth century's worst dictatorships, such as Germany, Russia, China, and Chile. Wolf illustrates ten classic measures taken by totalitarian regimes to close down a free and open society, and argues powerfully that each of those ten steps is underway in the United States today. In particular, Wolf exposes how the escalation of presidential executive power has eroded the core values of the US Constitution. THE END OF AMERICA is an urgent and powerful defence of American democracy.

Give Me Liberty

Author: Naomi Wolf
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416592587
Release Date: 2008-09-16
Genre: Political Science

As the practice of democracy becomes a lost art, Americans are increasingly desperate for a restored nation. Many have a general sense that the "system" is in disorder -- if not on the road to functional collapse. But though it is easy to identify our political problems, the solutions are not always as clear. In Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, bestselling author Naomi Wolf illustrates the breathtaking changes that can take place when ordinary citizens engage in the democratic system the way the founders intended and tells how to use that system, right now, to change your life, your community, and ultimately, the nation.

Fire with Fire

Author: Naomi Wolf
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448180998
Release Date: 2013-03-31
Genre: Social Science

In her bestselling book The Beauty Myth, Naomi Wolf sought to change the way in which women see themselves in relation to their bodies. Now she focuses on how they see themselves in relation to power. She argues that the feminist movement has to change if it is to speak to a new generation of women, and that, even as women are gaining more ground than ever before, a wariness of feminist orthodoxies keeps them away from the only movement capable of putting political clout behind their personal success. The book represents a call to women to throw off centuries of conditioning about the relationship between power and femininity.

The Beauty Myth

Author: Naomi Wolf
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006196994X
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Social Science

The bestselling classic that redefined our view od the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife. It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of "the flawless beauty."

What Have We Done

Author: David Wood
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316264143
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: Psychology

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars. Most Americans are now familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new book, David Wood examines the far more pervasive yet less understood experience of those we send to war: moral injury, the violation of our fundamental values of right and wrong that so often occurs in the impossible moral dilemmas of modern conflict. Featuring portraits of combat veterans and leading mental health researchers, along with Wood's personal observations of war and the young Americans deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, WHAT HAVE WE DONE offers an unflinching look at war and those who volunteer for it: the thrill and pride of service and, too often, the scars of moral injury. Impeccably researched and deeply personal, WHAT HAVE WE DONE is a compassionate, finely drawn study of modern war and those caught up in it. It is a call to acknowledge our newest generation of veterans by listening intently to them and absorbing their stories; and, as new wars approach, to ponder the inevitable human costs of putting American "boots on the ground."

The Anxieties of Affluence

Author: Daniel Horowitz
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
ISBN: 1558495045
Release Date: 2005-09-01
Genre: Business & Economics

This work charts the reactions of prominent American writers to the unprecedented prosperity of the decades following World War II. It examines Lewis Mumford's wartime call for 'democratic' consumption and concludes with an analysis of the origins of Jimmy Carter's 'malaise' speech of 1979.

The Treehouse

Author: Naomi Wolf
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743249782
Release Date: 2006-05-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The feminist author of Misconceptions and The Beauty Myth shares life lessons taught by her father, poet Leonard Wolf, in a personal portrait that traces his Depression-era youth and offers insight into his beliefs about the learned quality of happiness. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

American Patriots

Author: Gail Lumet Buckley
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 9780375760099
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

Tracing the history of blacks in the American military, the author chronicles acts of bravery and patriotism among African-American soldiers from the American Revolution to the Gulf War and offers close-up portraits of some of America's finest patriots. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Silent Spring

Author: Rachel Carson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618249060
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Nature

Discusses the reckless annihilation of fish and birds by the use of pesticides and warns of the possible genetic effects on humans.

The Anarchist Cookbook

Author: William Powell
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 9781387589661
Release Date: 2018-03-11
Genre: Sports & Recreation

The Anarchist Cookbook will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. It places in historical perspective an era when "Turn on, Burn down, Blow up" are revolutionary slogans of the day. Says the author" "This book... is not written for the members of fringe political groups, such as the Weatherman, or The Minutemen. Those radical groups don't need this book. They already know everything that's in here. If the real people of America, the silent majority, are going to survive, they must educate themselves. That is the purpose of this book." In what the author considers a survival guide, there is explicit information on the uses and effects of drugs, ranging from pot to heroin to peanuts. There i detailed advice concerning electronics, sabotage, and surveillance, with data on everything from bugs to scramblers. There is a comprehensive chapter on natural, non-lethal, and lethal weapons, running the gamut from cattle prods to sub-machine guns to bows and arrows.

Hunting in the Shadows

Author: Seth G. Jones
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393081459
Release Date: 2012-05-01
Genre: History

A former senior advisor at U.S. Special Operations Command recounts the history of the United States' ongoing battle against al-Qaida, describing investigations conducted by the combined efforts of the CIA, FBI and MI5 and the shifting alliances between terrorist groups. 30,000 first printing.

Johnny Tremain

Author: Esther Forbes
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0395900115
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

After injuring his hand, a silversmith's apprentice in Boston becomes a messenger for the Sons of Liberty in the days before the American Revolution.