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Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right: ...
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Opinionated talk show host and columnist Michael Smerconish has been chronicling local, state, and national events for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 15 years. He has sounded off on topics as diverse as the hunt for Osama bin Laden and what the color of your Christmas lights says about you. In this collection of 100 of his most memorable columns, Smerconish reflects on American political life with his characteristic feistiness. A new afterword for each column provides updates on both facts and feelings, indicating how the author has evolved over the years, moving from a reliable Republican voter to a political Independent. Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right covers the post-9/11 years, Barack Obama's ascension, and the rise of Donald Trump. Smerconish describes meeting Ronald Reagan, having dinner with Fidel Castro, barbequing with the band YES in his backyard, spending the same night with Pete Rose and Ted Nugent, drinking champagne from the Stanley Cup, and conducting Bill Cosby's only pretrial interview. He also writes about local Philadelphia culture, from Sid Mark to the Rizzo statue. Smerconish's outlook as expressed in these impassioned opinion pieces goes beyond "liberal" or "conservative". His thought process continues to evolve and change, and as it does, he aims to provoke listeners to do the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Smerconish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/031830/bk_adbl_031830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The End of White Politics (eBook, ePUB)
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In the entire history of the United States of America, we've never elected a woman as our president. And we've only had one president who was not a white man.After working on two presidential campaigns (for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton), MSNBC political analyst and SiriusXM host Zerlina Maxwell gained first-hand knowledge of everything liberals have been doing right over the past few elections--and everything they are still doing wrong. Ultimately, these errors worked in President Donald Trump's favor in 2016; he effectively ran a campaign on white identity politics, successfully tapping into white male angst and resistance. In 2020, after the Democratic Party's most historically diverse pool of presidential candidates finally dwindled down to Joe Biden, once again an older white man, Maxwell has posed the ultimate question: what now, liberals? Fueled by Maxwell's trademark wit and candor, The End of White Politics dismantles the past and present problems of the Left, challenging everyone from scrappy, young "Bernie Bros" to seasoned power players in the "Billionaire Boys' Club." No topic is taboo; whether tackling the white privilege that enabled Mayor Pete Buttigieg's presidential run, the controversial #HashtagActivism of the Millennial generation, the massive individual donations that sway politicians toward maintaining the status quo of income inequality, or the lingering racism that debilitated some Democratic presidential contenders and cut their promising campaigns short, Maxwell pulls no punches in her fierce critique. However, underlying all of these individual issues, Maxwell argues that it's the "liberal-minded" party's struggle to engage women and communities of color--and its preoccupation with catering to the white, male working class--that threatens to be its most lethal shortfall. The times--and the demographics-are changing, and in order for progressive politics to prevail, we must acknowledge our shortcomings, take ownership of our flaws, and do everything in our power to level the playing field for all Americans. The End of White Politics shows exactly how and why progressives can lean into identity politics, empowering marginalized groups, and uniting under a common vision that will benefit us all.

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The End of White Politics (eBook, ePUB)
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In the entire history of the United States of America, we've never elected a woman as our president. And we've only had one president who was not a white man.After working on two presidential campaigns (for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton), MSNBC political analyst and SiriusXM host Zerlina Maxwell gained first-hand knowledge of everything liberals have been doing right over the past few elections--and everything they are still doing wrong. Ultimately, these errors worked in President Donald Trump's favor in 2016; he effectively ran a campaign on white identity politics, successfully tapping into white male angst and resistance. In 2020, after the Democratic Party's most historically diverse pool of presidential candidates finally dwindled down to Joe Biden, once again an older white man, Maxwell has posed the ultimate question: what now, liberals? Fueled by Maxwell's trademark wit and candor, The End of White Politics dismantles the past and present problems of the Left, challenging everyone from scrappy, young "Bernie Bros" to seasoned power players in the "Billionaire Boys' Club." No topic is taboo; whether tackling the white privilege that enabled Mayor Pete Buttigieg's presidential run, the controversial #HashtagActivism of the Millennial generation, the massive individual donations that sway politicians toward maintaining the status quo of income inequality, or the lingering racism that debilitated some Democratic presidential contenders and cut their promising campaigns short, Maxwell pulls no punches in her fierce critique. However, underlying all of these individual issues, Maxwell argues that it's the "liberal-minded" party's struggle to engage women and communities of color--and its preoccupation with catering to the white, male working class--that threatens to be its most lethal shortfall. The times--and the demographics-are changing, and in order for progressive politics to prevail, we must acknowledge our shortcomings, take ownership of our flaws, and do everything in our power to level the playing field for all Americans. The End of White Politics shows exactly how and why progressives can lean into identity politics, empowering marginalized groups, and uniting under a common vision that will benefit us all.

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Food Bank Nations
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'Riches provides a passionate insider’s account of the current system and politics of food banking in OECD countries … [T]his is a powerfully-written text, which makes essential reading for students and teachers of social policy and, indeed, activists seeking to understand how to reform the current food banking system in the rich nations of the world.' - Rana Jawad, Journal of Social Policy, 2019 'This is a shocking book. Shocking in its contents; shocking in that it is needed now, more than ever; and shocking to me. I have worked on food, poverty, and policy response for nearly 40 years, yet so much here comes as new or into the sharpest possible focus. Food Bank Nations is a passionately argued and evidenced polemic against the neoliberal capture of charitable response to local experiences of poverty, manifested as people ‘going hungry’, in some of the richest nations on earth. Graham Riches takes on the corporate invasion and capture of what is often portrayed as ordinary people - ‘good hearted folks’ - trying to help out their neighbours who aren’t able to feed themselves adequately by giving them food.' - From the Foreword, Elizabeth Dowler, Emeritus Professor Food and Social Policy, University of Warwick, UK 'Against a backdrop of increasing food insecurity in OECD countries, Riches' examination of food banking reveals the extent to which ‘Big Food’ and privatized food charity have well and truly moved into the spaces left by retreating neoliberal governments. Beyond the food drives, celebrity endorsement, smiling volunteers and government legislated tax incentives, this book documents the juggernaut that is global food banking. Despite being a thorn in the side of many ‘primary duty bearers’, rights-based approaches to food offer promise as an effective counterweight to slow the progress of the foodbank juggernaut and reclaim public policy.' - Dr. Sue Booth, Flinders University, Australia 'Graham Riches’ in-depth analysis of the way food banking has entrenched itself in the neoliberal agenda and public discourse calls for a change in ‘the conversation about domestic hunger from corporate charity to the right to food’. This book makes a significant contribution to this new conversation, arguing that civil society across OECD countries can and should hold the ‘indifferent States’ to account for their failure to ensure dignified access to good food for all when they so clearly have both the means and the duty to do so.' - Pete Ritchie, Nourish Scotland, UK 'Can’t we do better than food banks? Graham Riches moves the needle from charity to the human right to adequate food and nutrition. He describes how capital-soaked transnational corporations monopolize public policy, blame poverty on the poor, and endorse themselves as the publically-subsidized solution. Riches’ alternative vision, rooted in social solidarity examples, rebuilds the social contract between civil society and its governments through democratically evolved plans, transparent monitoring, and the active participation and leadership of policies’ most affected publics.' - Anne C Bellows, Professor Food Studies, Syracuse University, USA, and Board Member, FIAN International. 'Graham Riches's book is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand why problems of hunger and food insecurity are unabated in countries where food banks become established as the primary response.' - Valerie Tarasuk, University of Toronto, Canada 'Graham Riches serves us all well with this analysis of modern food poverty. This book reminds us how the slow erosion of notions of welfare and decency, under the neo-liberal assault since the late 1970s, has created a world - even in rich countries - where charity and crumbs from the table now replace food justice. We should all read, consider, and then start planning how to win a better food system again.' - Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, City, University of London, UK 'Food Bank Nations' is an up-to-date and important book for anyone dealing with issues of poverty, social exclusion and the transformation of welfare systems in rich

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Liberal Judaism
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'Liberal Judaism: A Judaism for the Twenty-First Century' explores how Judaism has continually sought to address the fundamental questions that have faced humankind over the millennia: the origins and purpose of human life, the existence of God, the need for rituals and practices to encourage respect for the world and justice for those who dwell in it. In this book, Rabbi Pete Tobias reaffirms the relevance of the vision that has inspired and sustained this dynamic faith for almost four thousand years and describes how that vision can be re-stated and implemented in our age.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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The Lady Upstairs
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The Lady Upstairs is the dramatic story of Dorothy Schiff---liberal activist, society stalwart, and the most dynamic female newspaper publisher of her day. From 1939 until 1976 she owned and guided the New York Post, the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the United States. Dolly, as she was called, made the Post one of the most dedicated supporters of New Deal liberalism in the country, while simultaneously maintaining its distinct personality as a chatty, parochial, New York tabloid. Unfazed by political or personal controversy, Schiff backed editorial writers like James Wechsler and Max Lerner and reporters like Murray Kempton and Pete Hamill. Under her guidance the Post broke the story of Richard Nixon's slush fund. It helped bring down such icons of the day as Joseph McCarthy, Walter Winchell, and Robert Moses. It supported the civil rights movement and opposed the Vietnam War. Although Dolly seldom appeared in the newsroom, she approved and commented on every major story and every minor column in the paper, until eventually selling it to Rupert Murdoch. Dolly's private life could have been a staple of the Post's society gossip columns. Endlessly flirtatious, she married four times and had extra-marital romances with, among others, Franklin Roosevelt and Max Beaverbrook. She was a friend of national politicians such as Adlai Stevenson, the Kennedys, Lyndon Johnson, and Nelson Rockefeller. Born into a staunchly Republican German-Jewish banking family, she used her inheritance to further causes of the political left. She used her charm and her social connections in the service of her paper, which was the center of her life. The Lady Upstairs is the portrait of a unique life and a crucial era in American history.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Food Bank Nations
43,99 € *
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'Riches provides a passionate insider’s account of the current system and politics of food banking in OECD countries … [T]his is a powerfully-written text, which makes essential reading for students and teachers of social policy and, indeed, activists seeking to understand how to reform the current food banking system in the rich nations of the world.' - Rana Jawad, Journal of Social Policy, 2019 'This is a shocking book. Shocking in its contents; shocking in that it is needed now, more than ever; and shocking to me. I have worked on food, poverty, and policy response for nearly 40 years, yet so much here comes as new or into the sharpest possible focus. Food Bank Nations is a passionately argued and evidenced polemic against the neoliberal capture of charitable response to local experiences of poverty, manifested as people ‘going hungry’, in some of the richest nations on earth. Graham Riches takes on the corporate invasion and capture of what is often portrayed as ordinary people - ‘good hearted folks’ - trying to help out their neighbours who aren’t able to feed themselves adequately by giving them food.' - From the Foreword, Elizabeth Dowler, Emeritus Professor Food and Social Policy, University of Warwick, UK 'Against a backdrop of increasing food insecurity in OECD countries, Riches' examination of food banking reveals the extent to which ‘Big Food’ and privatized food charity have well and truly moved into the spaces left by retreating neoliberal governments. Beyond the food drives, celebrity endorsement, smiling volunteers and government legislated tax incentives, this book documents the juggernaut that is global food banking. Despite being a thorn in the side of many ‘primary duty bearers’, rights-based approaches to food offer promise as an effective counterweight to slow the progress of the foodbank juggernaut and reclaim public policy.' - Dr. Sue Booth, Flinders University, Australia 'Graham Riches’ in-depth analysis of the way food banking has entrenched itself in the neoliberal agenda and public discourse calls for a change in ‘the conversation about domestic hunger from corporate charity to the right to food’. This book makes a significant contribution to this new conversation, arguing that civil society across OECD countries can and should hold the ‘indifferent States’ to account for their failure to ensure dignified access to good food for all when they so clearly have both the means and the duty to do so.' - Pete Ritchie, Nourish Scotland, UK 'Can’t we do better than food banks? Graham Riches moves the needle from charity to the human right to adequate food and nutrition. He describes how capital-soaked transnational corporations monopolize public policy, blame poverty on the poor, and endorse themselves as the publically-subsidized solution. Riches’ alternative vision, rooted in social solidarity examples, rebuilds the social contract between civil society and its governments through democratically evolved plans, transparent monitoring, and the active participation and leadership of policies’ most affected publics.' - Anne C Bellows, Professor Food Studies, Syracuse University, USA, and Board Member, FIAN International. 'Graham Riches's book is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand why problems of hunger and food insecurity are unabated in countries where food banks become established as the primary response.' - Valerie Tarasuk, University of Toronto, Canada 'Graham Riches serves us all well with this analysis of modern food poverty. This book reminds us how the slow erosion of notions of welfare and decency, under the neo-liberal assault since the late 1970s, has created a world - even in rich countries - where charity and crumbs from the table now replace food justice. We should all read, consider, and then start planning how to win a better food system again.' - Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy, City, University of London, UK 'Food Bank Nations' is an up-to-date and important book for anyone dealing with issues of poverty, social exclusion and the transformation of welfare systems in rich

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 04.06.2020
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Liberal Judaism
18,99 € *
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'Liberal Judaism: A Judaism for the Twenty-First Century' explores how Judaism has continually sought to address the fundamental questions that have faced humankind over the millennia: the origins and purpose of human life, the existence of God, the need for rituals and practices to encourage respect for the world and justice for those who dwell in it. In this book, Rabbi Pete Tobias reaffirms the relevance of the vision that has inspired and sustained this dynamic faith for almost four thousand years and describes how that vision can be re-stated and implemented in our age.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
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The Lady Upstairs
6,70 € *
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The Lady Upstairs is the dramatic story of Dorothy Schiff---liberal activist, society stalwart, and the most dynamic female newspaper publisher of her day. From 1939 until 1976 she owned and guided the New York Post, the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the United States. Dolly, as she was called, made the Post one of the most dedicated supporters of New Deal liberalism in the country, while simultaneously maintaining its distinct personality as a chatty, parochial, New York tabloid. Unfazed by political or personal controversy, Schiff backed editorial writers like James Wechsler and Max Lerner and reporters like Murray Kempton and Pete Hamill. Under her guidance the Post broke the story of Richard Nixon's slush fund. It helped bring down such icons of the day as Joseph McCarthy, Walter Winchell, and Robert Moses. It supported the civil rights movement and opposed the Vietnam War. Although Dolly seldom appeared in the newsroom, she approved and commented on every major story and every minor column in the paper, until eventually selling it to Rupert Murdoch. Dolly's private life could have been a staple of the Post's society gossip columns. Endlessly flirtatious, she married four times and had extra-marital romances with, among others, Franklin Roosevelt and Max Beaverbrook. She was a friend of national politicians such as Adlai Stevenson, the Kennedys, Lyndon Johnson, and Nelson Rockefeller. Born into a staunchly Republican German-Jewish banking family, she used her inheritance to further causes of the political left. She used her charm and her social connections in the service of her paper, which was the center of her life. The Lady Upstairs is the portrait of a unique life and a crucial era in American history.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 04.06.2020
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