Dark Days in the Newsroom: McCarthyism Aimed at the Press by Edward Alwood

By Edward Alwood

Dark Days within the Newsroom lines how reporters grew to become radicalized throughout the melancholy period, purely to develop into pursuits of Senator Joseph McCarthy and like-minded anti-Communist crusaders in the course of the Fifties. Edward Alwood, a former information correspondent describes this striking tale of clash, precept, and private sacrifice with obvious élan. He exhibits how McCarthy's minions pried within newsrooms regarded as sacrosanct lower than the 1st modification, and information how reporters fixed a heroic safety of freedom of the click whereas others secretly enlisted within the government's anti-communist crusade.

Relying on formerly undisclosed files from FBI documents, in addition to own interviews, Alwood offers a richly knowledgeable observation on the most major moments within the heritage of yankee journalism. Arguing that the studies of the McCarthy years profoundly encouraged the perform of journalism, he exhibits what percentage of the problems confronted by means of reporters within the Fifties prefigure state-of-the-art conflicts over the suitable of reporters to guard their sources.

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' Jüdischer Bolschewismus'. Mythos und Realität by Johannes Rogalla von Bieberstein

By Johannes Rogalla von Bieberstein

Über die Bedeutung des „jüdischen Bolschewismus" für die Entstehung des tödlichen Antisemitismus in der NSZeit wurde bereits viel spekuliert. Doch die Geschichte zeigt: Er conflict Mythos und Wirklichkeit zugleich.

Die hinter der sozialistischen Idee stehende Überlegung klingt eigentlich ganz schlüssig: Der Sozialismus beseitigt die gesellschaftlichen Unterschiede und damit auch die Differenzen zwischen Juden und Christen. Dem Antisemitismus wäre damit der Boden entzogen. Bürgerliche und fromme Juden sprachen sich zwar von Anfang an gegen diesen Gedanken und damit gegen die „jüdische Romanze mit dem Kommunismus" aus. Nichtsdestoweniger wurde der Kommunismus von jüdischen Protagonisten mitgeprägt, used to be nach seiner Ausartung in eine Diktatur rasch zum Mythos einer jüdischen Verschwörung führte.
Dass die gesellschaftlichen Unterschiede nicht zu beseitigen waren, bedarf zwanzig Jahre nach dem Ende des kommunistischen Ostblocks keiner Erwähnung mehr. Dass aber auch der Antisemitismus durch den Bolschewismus nicht beseitigt, sondern im Gegenteil gar noch verschärft wurde, conflict nicht immer unumstritten.
Die gesamte Bandbreite zwischen Mythos und Realität des „jüdischen Bolschewismus" beleuchtete der Historiker Johannes Rogalla von Bieberstein in einer Studie, die nun - überarbeitet - als Buch vorliegt. Viele vergessene oder verdrängte grundlegende Fakten werden dabei aufgerollt. Bieberstein widmet sich auch kaum bekannten Vorgängen in verschiedenen europäischen Ländern und zeigt auf, wie die rhetorische Figur vom „jüdischen Bolschewismus" antisemitische Ressentiments beförderte.

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Diplomacy and War at NATO: The Secretary General and by Ryan C. Hendrickson

By Ryan C. Hendrickson

NATO is an alliance remodeled. initially created to confront Soviet aggression, the North Atlantic Treaty association developed within the Nineties as an army alliance with a broader schedule. no matter if carrying out strive against operations within the Balkans or protecting Turkey from an Iraqi chance in 2003, NATO maintains to stand new protection demanding situations on numerous fronts.
even supposing a few stories have addressed NATO’s ancient evolution, conceptual alterations, and army actions, none has thought of the function during this transformation of the secretary normal, who's more often than not noticeable as a minor participant working below serious political constraints. In international relations and conflict at NATO, Ryan C. Hendrickson examines the 1st 4 post–Cold warfare secretaries normal and establishes their roles in relocating the alliance towards army motion. Drawing on interviews with former NATO ambassadors, alliance army leaders, and senior NATO officers, Hendrickson indicates that those leaders performed serious roles while army strength was once used and have been frequently instrumental in selling transatlantic consensus.
Hendrickson bargains a spotlight on genuine international relations inside of NATO unequalled via the other learn, supplying formerly unreported bills of closed classes of the North Atlantic Council to teach how those 4 leaders differed of their affects at the alliance yet have been all serious avid gamers in explaining how and whilst NATO used strength. He examines Manfred Wörner’s function in relocating the alliance towards army motion within the Balkans; Willy Claes’s impact in shaping alliance rules concerning NATO’s 1995 bombing crusade at the Bosnian Serbs; Javier Solana’s half in shaping political and army agendas within the Yugoslavian struggle; and George Robertson’s efforts to advertise consensus at the Iraqi factor, which culminated in NATO’s determination to supply Turkey with army protective measures. via every one case, Hendrickson demonstrates that the secretary basic is usually the critical diplomat in producing cooperation inside of NATO.
because the alliance has extended its club and undertaken new peacekeeping missions, it now confronts new threats in foreign defense. international relations and conflict at NATO bargains readers a extra whole knowing of the alliance’s post–Cold struggle transformation in addition to coverage innovations for the advance of transatlantic tensions.

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Irving Howe: A Life of Passionate Dissent by Gerald Sorin

By Gerald Sorin

A New York Times “Books for summer season studying” selection

Winner of the 2003 nationwide Jewish publication Award for History

By the time he died in 1993 on the age of seventy three, Irving Howe used to be one of many 20th century’s most vital public thinkers. Deeply passionate, devoted to social reform and secular Jewishness, ardently dedicated to fiction and poetry, in love with baseball, track, and ballet, Howe wrote with such eloquence and lived with such conviction that his remarkable paintings is now a part of the canon of yank social thought.

In the 1st finished biography of Howe’s lifestyles, historian Gerald Sorin brings us with reference to this guy who rose from Jewish immigrant poverty within the Thirties to develop into probably the most provocative intellectuals of our time. recognized most generally for his award-winning ebook World of Our Fathers, a wealthy portrayal of the East ecu Jewish event in long island, Howe additionally gained popularity of his prodigious output of illuminating essays on American tradition and as an indefatigable promoter of democratic socialism as may be obvious within the pages of Dissent, the magazine he edited for almost 40 years.

Deeply dedicated to the precise of democratic radicalism and real equality, Howe was once continually engaged in a fight for decency and uncomplicated equity within the face of social injustice. within the century of Auschwitz, the Gulag, and worldwide inter-ethnic mass homicide, it used to be tough to maintain political certainties and take pleasure in one's humanity. To have lived a lifetime of conviction and engagement in that period was once a extraordinary fulfillment. Irving Howe lived this kind of existence and Gerald Sorin has performed a masterful activity of guiding us via it in all its ardour and complexity.

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The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice

By Eva Rice

"Rice’s awesome reward for growing singular characters during this memorable tale underscores her presence as a clean new voice in fiction."—Publishers Weekly

Set in Nineteen Fifties London, The misplaced paintings of maintaining Secrets facilities round Penelope, the wide-eyed daughter of a mythical attractiveness, Talitha, who misplaced her husband to the conflict. Penelope, together with her mom and brother, struggles to keep up their mammoth and crumbling ancestral home—while postwar London spins towards the following decade’s cultural revolution.

Penelope desires not anything greater than to fall in love, and whilst her new ally, Charlotte, a unfastened spirit within the younger society set, drags Penelope into London with all of its grand events, she units in movement nice swap for all of them. Charlotte’s mysterious and tasty brother Harry makes use of Penelope to make his American ex-girlfriend jealous, with unexpected results, and a speeding, filthy rich American motion picture manufacturer arrives with what can be the most important to Penelope’s—and her family’s—future happiness.

Vibrant, witty, and packed with shiny old aspect, this can be an completely detailed debut novel a couple of time and position simply slipping into history.

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The Canadair Sabre by Larry Milberry

By Larry Milberry

The Canadair F-86 Sabre made historical past via taking regulate of the skies over Korea and drubbing the MiG-15. information the day-by-day operations of the Royal Canadian Air strength squadrons of the No. 1 Air department that flew the Sabre in Europe and Asia.

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Dream Lucky: When FDR was in the White House, Count Basie by Roxane Orgill

By Roxane Orgill

The time: 1936-1938. The temper: Hopeful. It wasn't wartime, no longer but. The song: The incomparable count number Basie and Benny Goodman, between others. The environment: residing rooms throughout the United States and, so much of all, long island City.

Dream Lucky covers politics, race, faith, arts, and activities, however the imperative concentration is the period's soundtrack—specifically gigantic band jazz—and the big-hearted piano participant William "Count" Basie. His ascent is the narrative thread of the book—how he made it and what made his tune various from the remainder. yet many different tales weave out and in: Amelia Earhart pursues her dream of flying "around the area at its waistline." Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., levels a boycott on a hundred and twenty fifth highway. And Mae West shocks radio listeners as a unadorned Eve tempting the snake.

Critic Nat Hentoff praises the "precise originality" with which Roxane Orgill writes approximately song. In Dream Lucky, she magically we could readers pay attention the previous.

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Foucault (Figures du savoir) by Pierre Billouet

By Pierre Billouet

Foucault l'archéologue s'est d'abord intéressé non aux " surfaces " mais aux " profondeurs " des domaines de savoir : là où s'opèrent les ruptures qui font que, sous des homonymes, les époques pensent en fait des objets différents. Ainsi a-t-il donné une Histoire de l. a. Folle, une histoire du regard médical, Naissance de l. a. clinique, et une histoire de los angeles self-discipline, Surveiller et punir. Dans son Histoire de los angeles sexualité (1976, 1984), Foucault a abandonné l. a. méthode archéologique et cherché à définir une " esthétique de l'existence " en relisant les Anciens. Cet essai learn les différentes views que Foucault a données de son " oeuvre " et montre remark sa propre lecture de Kant lui a interdit de rester " nietzschéen "...

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The Agenda: Inside the Clinton White House by Bob Woodward

By Bob Woodward

Publish yr note: First released in 1994

The Agenda is a daily, usually minute-by-minute account of invoice Clinton's White condo. Drawing on 1000s of interviews, exclusive inner memos, diaries, and assembly notes, Woodward exhibits how Clinton and his advisers grappled with questions of lasting significance -- the federal deficit, overall healthiness care, welfare reform, taxes, jobs. the most intimate snap shots of a sitting president ever released, this version comprises an afterword on Clinton's efforts to avoid wasting his presidency.

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