Erscheinungsdatum: 27.07.2006, Medium: Buch, Einband: Gebunden, Titel: Elite Foundations of Liberal Democracy, Autor: Higley, John // Burton, Michael, Verlag: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: POLITICAL SCIENCE // Political Ideologies // Democracy, Rubrik: Politikwissenschaft, Seiten: 238, Informationen: HC gerader Rücken kaschiert, Gewicht: 524 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Packed with fascinating data that paints a provocative picture of the new rich. In Fortunes of Change, David Callahan contends that something big is happening among the rich in America: they're drifting to the left. When Callahan set out to write a book on the new upper class, he expected to profile a greedy and reactionary elite - the robber barons of a second Gilded Age. Instead, he discovered something else. While many of the rich still back a GOP that stands against taxes and regulation, liberalism is spreading fast among the wealthy. In Fortunes of Change, we meet an upper class increasingly filled with super-educated professionals and entrepreneurs who work in "knowledge" industries and live in the bluest parts of America. This cosmopolitan elite takes for granted such key liberal ideas as multiculturalism and active government, and have ever less in common with an extremist GOP based in small-town America and dominated by Tea Party activists and the likes of Sarah Palin. Fortunes of Change explores: Why some of America's wealthiest people backed Barack Obama's presidential bid and are pouring record sums into the Democratic Party and liberal organizations, even though they stand to see their taxes go up How a few big donors have spent millions to create the modern gay rights movement and how environmental activists have tapped a river of new liberal cash Why Hollywood, rolling in new profits thanks to globalization, has more money than ever to back Democratic candidates and push politics to the left Why Silicon Valley is turning more liberal and how tech money - including Bill Gates's vast fortune - is funding a growing array of liberal groups and politicians How the upper class is likely to get more liberal as young heirs are inculcated with liberal ideas in America's most elite prep schools and universities David Callahan is a co-founder of the thi 1. Language: English. Narrator: James James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001827/bk_acx0_001827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Guess What, Mainstream Media: You're History! That's what Brian C. Anderson shows in South Park Conservatives: The Revolt against Liberal Media Bias. It's a behind-the-scenes look at how conservatives - and even iconoclasts who don't consider themselves conservative - are overthrowing the liberal media and political correctness. From the bloggers who demolished Dan Rather, to the Swift Boat veterans who sank John Kerry, to the gleeful anti-political correctness of such comedic send-ups as South Park and Team America, the American media landscape has suffered an earthquake. Conservatives who have fretted about liberal media bias and losing the culture war should take heart, because a new generation of "South Park Conservatives" is changing everything. As Brian C. Anderson demonstrates, the New York Times, the big networks, and the rest of the elite liberal media can no longer set the terms of the nation’s political and cultural debate. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Craig Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001514/bk_acx0_001514_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Let's face it: The ruling class in America has lost touch with the people it's supposed to be ruling. We are on a sinking ship being navigated by people who have forgotten how to sail.What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? Synopsis of the original bookSummary and key takeaways from each of the seven essaysTucker's thoughts on immigration, war, free speech, feminism, and moreHow the ruling class became so out-of-touch with the average AmericaWhat we can do to right the shipEditorial reviewBackground on Tucker CarlsonAbout the Original Book:Tucker Carlson’s Ship of Fools is a collection of essays presented as a call to change the elite power structure that has grown beyond its usefulness in America. As conservative as Carlson is, he laments the loss of classic liberal values such as worker’s rights and international peacekeeping. The liberal position, he argues, was critical for maintaining the checks and balances necessary to keep a functioning, middle-class society. Carlson argues that we, as America, need to take back our democracy and demand accountability from the "fools" in charge.Disclaimer: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Ship of Fools. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael London Anglado. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152320/bk_acx0_152320_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book questions why Southeast Asian nation states are struggling to adopt full-fledged liberal democracy and attempts to better understand the relationship between globalization and models of democracy. Country studies are covered mostly by native Southeast Asian scholars who analyse recent developments as well as specific concerns that have arisen from political crises, citizen uprisings, ethnic identity politics, political reforms, social justice and inequality, and the persistence of the political elite. The collection highlights factors which have impacted the different regional and national paths taken such as: the legacy of the Cold War, rapid economic development and liberalization, external economic globalization, the important role of informal politics, powerful elites, and weak but emerging middle classes. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of regional studies of Southeast Asia, Democracy, Sociology, Politics and Globalization Studies.