How Obama is Transforming America´s Military from Superpower to Paper Tiger:The Truth about China in the Twenty-First Century Jed Babbin
Pat Buchanan’s latest polemic—and his first since Obama’s election—exposes the risks America faces today and what those dangers will mean for the country’s future. Since Obama took office, conservative pundits have been mainstays on the best-seller list. And now, the best-selling author and political legend Pat Buchanan weighs in with a warning against not only the dangers that the country faces under Obama, but the risk of sliding into irrelevancy that the Republican party faces if it chooses to forget its core values. As he shows in this incisive book, liberal policy-making and unhindered globalization have eroded America’s economic strength. Changing demographics and declining faith portend a future in which the Republican Party and Christianity will become irrelevant. If things continue unchanged, Buchanan warns, in a few short decades our country will be unrecognizable. But, there are alternatives. Buchanan finds signs of hope for conservatives and outlines plans for a very different future that the newly ascendant Republicans and Tea Partiers can use in Congress and nationwide. A major force in conservative opinion and a longtime political commentator, Buchanan’s strident and impassioned argument against the direction in which America is heading will find an eager audience in today’s high-pressure political climate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick J. Buchanan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001314/bk_aren_001314_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With searing honesty, intimacy, and humor too, America´s leading young Black feminist celebrates the power of rage in this piercing new audiobook. So what if it´s true that Black women are mad as hell? They have the right to be. In the Black feminist tradition of Audre Lorde, Brittney Cooper reminds us that anger is a powerful source of energy that can give us the strength to keep on fighting. Far too often, Black women´s anger has been caricatured into an ugly and destructive force that threatens the civility and social fabric of American democracy. But Cooper shows us that there is more to the story than that. Black women´s eloquent rage is what makes Serena Williams such a powerful tennis player. It´s what makes Beyoncé´s girl power anthems resonate so hard. It´s what makes Michelle Obama an icon. Eloquent rage keeps us all honest and accountable. It reminds women that they don´t have to settle for less. When Cooper learned of her grandmother´s eloquent rage about love, sex, and marriage in an epic and hilarious front-porch confrontation, her life was changed. And it took another intervention, this time staged by one of her homegirls, to turn Brittney into the fierce feminist she is today. In Brittney Cooper´s world, neither mean girls nor f--kboys ever win. But homegirls emerge as heroes. This audiobook argues that ultimately feminism, friendship, and faith in one´s own superpowers are all we really need to turn things right side up again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brittney Cooper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/002769/bk_aren_002769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Communist China is lying, cheating, and stealing its way into becoming a global superpower. And what’s worse, President Obama is not only letting this happen but helping China do so. So argues best-selling author William Triplett II and Washington Times editor Brett M. Decker in their shocking book, Bowing to Beijing. Here, Triplett and Decker reveal how China’s rapid rise directly correlates with America’s decline—and the dangerous consequences this trend holds for us here and abroad. Exposing how China is unabashedly threatening and shaming us militarily, economically, and politically, Bowing to Beijing is an all-encompassing look at China’s destruction of traditional American industries at home, including how they’re punishing American firms abroad, buying our assets (sometimes in secret), and flooding American homes with dangerous products; China’s far-reaching espionage tactics, including extortion and subversion of the American political system as well as penetration of colleges and universities; China’s strategic military buildup and weapons smuggling to rogue nations such as North Korea; and Obama’s disengagement and general AWOL attitude toward the threat China poses to America. Our ´´win-win” relationship with China—in which Obama appeases China so they win twice while we lose—is crippling us and is detrimental to our future. America must respond and stop China’s power grab if we want to preserve our standard of living, our global influence, and our freedom. In Bowing to Beijing, Decker and Triplett show us how. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Weiner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004621/bk_blak_004621_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In last week’s State of the Union address, President Obama reminded us of China’s turbocharged economy outstripping our own. But when it comes to the global culture war for hearts and minds, the United States remains the unrivaled superpower. For now. Next, last month, thousands of mathematicians attended the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Boston — the largest annual gathering of its kind. In addition to presentations on phylogenetic algebraic geometry and trace formulas, the conference featured an art exhibition, with 80 artists presenting more than 120 works. Then, in Mexico’s drug war, nearly 50,000 people are estimated to have been killed since 2006, and there seems to be no end in sight. A new film called Miss Bala is an artful, riveting depiction of that war, and it isn’t the good guys-bad guys shoot-em-up you might expect. After that, the drummer Jack DeJohnette has recorded with all the jazz superheroes of the last half century — Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Keith Jarrett, to name a few. He was recently named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts, recognizing a lifetime of contributions to the field.Following that, we received hundreds of submissions to our 420-character-story challenge. Although the contest is over, we couldn’t resist the opportunity to call a couple more authors and have them read their work.And finally, In 2009 the composer Eve Beglarian spent four months traveling down the Mississippi River — from the Headwaters in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. She made the trip mostly in a kayak, trading off for a bicycle on some stretches. But ´´it wasn’t stressful exercise,” she tells Kurt Andersen. ´´It was that kind of wonderful exercise where your mind can travel as you’re travelling. And I think it put me in a different kind of place in relation to the sources of my creativity.” [Broadcast Date: Feburary 4, 2012] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kurt Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120204/rt_stud_120204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Robert Kagan, the New York Times bestselling author of Of Paradise and Power and one of the country´s most influential strategic thinkers, reaffirms the importance of United States´s global leadership in this timely and important book. Upon its initial publication, The World America Made became one of the most talked about political books of the year, influencing Barack Obama´s 2012 State of the Union address and shaping the thought of both the Obama and Romney presidential campaigns. In these incisive and engaging pages, Kagan responds to those who anticipate-or even long for-a post-American world order by showing what a decline in America´s influence would truly mean for the United States and the rest of the world, as the vital institutions, economies, and ideals currently supported by American power wane or disappear. As Kagan notes, it has happened before: one need only to consider the consequences of the breakdown of the Roman Empire and the collapse of the European order in World War I. This book is a powerful warning that America need not and dare not decline by committing preemptive superpower suicide.
The fifth edition of this bestselling book is for school and college students taking courses in Modern World History and for undergraduates in History and International Relations. It is a complete, self-contained, lively and highly readable course, suitable for individual study or classroom use. The general reader who wishes to find out how the world got into its present state will also find the book useful. Key features of the fifth edition: . A new chapter on Latin America and its changing relationship with the USA . New sections on the Arab Spring, the 2008 financial crash and its aftermath, and the European Union in crisis . New material on the changing face of communism in China; USA: Bush to Obama; Russia under Putin and Medvedev; the continuing conflict between Palestinians and Israelis and the ´war against terrorism´ Content includes: . A survey of international relations and war from 1900 to 2012 . Europe and its history - the rise and fall of fascism and communism . International affairs of the major superpowers - USA, Russia/USSR and China . International conflict -The Holocaust, 9/11 and the fall of Saddam Hussein . Decolonization and subsequent events in Africa, and the rise of political Islam . Global problems - climate change, economic crises, the population ´explosion´ . Mention of disagreements and controversies among historians, as well as new interpretations and discoveries Norman Lowe has had many years´ experience of teaching History at all levels, and for 25 years was Head of History at Nelson and Colne College in Lancashire. He is the author of Mastering Modern British History and Mastering Twentieth Century Russian History. Fully updated companion website with examples of document questions for each chapter www.palgrave.com/masterseries/Lowe
When Lee Kuan Yew speaks, presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, and CEOs listen. Lee, the founding father of modern Singapore and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990, has honed his wisdom during more than fifty years on the world stage. Almost single-handedly responsible for transforming Singapore into a Western-style economic success, he offers a unique perspective on the geopolitics of East and West. American presidents from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama have welcomed him to the White House; British prime ministers from Margaret Thatcher to Tony Blair have recognized his wisdom; and business leaders from Rupert Murdoch to Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, have praised his accomplishments. This book gathers key insights from interviews, speeches, and Lee´s voluminous published writings and presents them in an engaging question and answer format. Lee offers his assessment of China´s future, asserting, among other things, that ´´China will want to share this century as co-equals with the U.S.´´ He affirms the United States´ position as the world´s sole superpower but expresses dismay at the vagaries of its political system. He offers strategic advice for dealing with China and goes on to discuss India´sfuture, Islamic terrorism, economic growth, geopolitics and globalization, and democracy. Lee does not pull his punches, offering his unvarnished opinions on multiculturalism, the welfare state, education, and the free market. This audiobook belongs on the reading list of every world leader - including the one who took the oath of office on January 20, 2013. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael McConnohie, Francis Chau. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014632/bk_adbl_014632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.