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              Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused the World's Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again
               

              Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused the World's Worst Financial Crisis and Why It Could Happen Again (Hardback)

              By Wallison, Peter J.

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              The 2008 financial crisis--like the Great Depression--was a world-historical event. What caused it will be debated for years if not generations. The conventional narrative about the financial crisis is that it was caused by greed on Wall Street and insufficient regulation of the ...financial system. That narrative produced the Dodd-Frank Act, the most
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              ISBN 9781594037702
              Released AU 13 Jan 2015
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              The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America: The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in Postwar America

              The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America: The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in Postwar America (Hardback)

              By Latzer, Barry

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              A compelling case can be made that violent crime, especially in the period after the late 1960s, was one of the most significant domestic issues in the United States, and perhaps in the nations of the West generally. Aside from the movement for black civil rights, it is hard to t...hink of a phenomenon that had as profound effect on American life in the last third of the 20th century. After 1965, crime rose to such levels that it frightened virtually all Americans and prompted significant alterations in everyday behaviors and even in lifestyles. The risk of being mugged became an issue when Americans chose places to live as well as schools for their children, when they selected commuter routes to work, and when they planned their leisure activities. In some locales, people were fearful of leaving their dwellings at any time, day or night, even to go to market. In the worst of the post-1960s crime wave, Americans spent part of each day literally looking back over their shoulders. The Crime Tsunami is the first book to comprehensively examine this important phenomenon over the entire postwar era. It combines a social history of the U.S. with the insights of criminology. This work examines the relationship between rising and falling crime and such historical developments as the postwar economic boom, suburbanization and the rise of the middle class, baby booms and busts, war and antiwar protest, the urbanization of minorities, etc.
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              ISBN 9781594038358
              Released AU 19 Jan 2016
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              Social Justice Isn't What You Think It Is: Rescuing a Forgotten Virtue

              Social Justice Isn't What You Think It Is: Rescuing a Forgotten Virtue (Hardback)

              By Novak, Michael; Adams, Paul; With Shaw, Elizabeth

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              What is social justice? For Friedrich Hayek, it was a mirage-a meaningless, ideological, incoherent, vacuous cliche;. He believed the term should be avoided, abandoned, and allowed to die a natural death. For its proponents, social justice is a catchall term that can be used to j...ustify any progressive-sounding government program. It endures because it venerates its champions and brands its opponents as supporters of social injustice, and thus as enemies of humankind. As an ideological marker, social justice always works best when it is not too sharply defined. In Social Justice Isn't What You Think It Is, Michael Novak and Paul Adams seek to clarify the true meaning of social justice and to rescue it from its ideological captors. In examining figures ranging from Rosmini, Hayek and Abraham Lincoln, to Popes Leo XIII, John Paul II, and Francis, the authors reveal that social justice is not a synonym for progressive government as we have come to believe. Rather, it is a virtue rooted in Catholic social teaching and developed as an alternative to the unchecked power of the state. For big government, they argue, is too out of touch with the millions of individual wills at play in society and too domineering for their own humane intentions. In this surprising reinterpretation, social justice represents an immensely powerful virtue for nurturing personal responsibility and building the human communities that can counter the widespread surrender to an ever-growing state --
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              ISBN 9781594038273
              Released AU 3 Nov 2015
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              The Devil's Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West

              The Devil's Pleasure Palace: The Cult of Critical Theory and the Subversion of the West (Hardback)

              By Walsh, Michael

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              The Devil's Pleasure Palace is the untold story of how communist refugees of the Frankfurt School and their doctrine of Critical Theory launched an assault on nearly every American institution, resulting today in the dominance of the far left in academe, publishing, journalism, t...elevision and popular culture.
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              ISBN 9781594037689
              Released AU 11 Aug 2015
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              The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America

              The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Latzer, Barry

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              A compelling case can be made that violent crime, especially after the 1960s, was one of the most significant domestic issues in the United States. Indeed, few issues had as profound an effect on American life in the last third of the twentieth century. After 1965, crime rose to ...such levels that it frightened virtually all Americans and prompted significant alterations in everyday behaviors and even lifestyles. The risk of being mugged was a concern when Americans chose places to live and schools for their children, selected commuter routes to work, and planned their leisure activities. In some locales, people were afraid to leave their dwellings at any time, day or night, even to go to the market. In the worst of the post-1960s crime wave, Americans spent part of each day literally looking back over their shoulders. The Rise and Fall of Violent Crime in America is the first book to comprehensively examine this important phenomenon over the entire postwar era. It combines a social history of the United States with the insights of criminology and examines the relationship between rising and falling crime and such historical developments as the postwar economic boom, suburbanization and the rise of the middle class, baby booms and busts, war and antiwar protest, the urbanization of minorities, and more.
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              ISBN 9781594039294
              Released AU 27 Jun 2017
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              The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World's Top Climate Scientists
               

              The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World's Top Climate Scientists (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Spencer, Roy W.

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              Unveils fresh evidence from major scientific findings that explode the conventional wisdom on climate change and reshape the global warming debate as we know it. The author, a former senior NASA climatologist, explains that burning of fossil fuels may actually be beneficial for l...ife on Earth.
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              ISBN 9781594036026
              Released AU 17 Apr 2012
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              The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art

              The Rape of the Masters: How Political Correctness Sabotages Art (Hardback, New title)

              By Kimball, Roger

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              Exposes the charlatanry that fuels much academic art history and leaks into the art world generally.

              ISBN 9781893554863
              Released AU 25 Sep 2004
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              The Other War: Israelis, Palestinians and the Struggle for Media Supremacy

              The Other War: Israelis, Palestinians and the Struggle for Media Supremacy (Hardback, New title)

              By Gutmann, Stephanie

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              Documents the way political and military realities in the region are twisted into novel shapes before they reach the newspaper and television screens of Europe and the United States.

              ISBN 9781893554948
              Released AU 25 Nov 2005
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              Bulldozed: Kelo, Eminent Domain and the American Lust for Land

              Bulldozed: Kelo, Eminent Domain and the American Lust for Land (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Main, Carla T.

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              No domestic policy issue more angers or galvanizes the public than the controversy over eminent domain - the taking of private property for public use. The practice of using eminent domain to enrich municipalities is an incendiary issue. This title takes a look at this practice a...nd delivers an expose.
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              ISBN 9781594031939
              Released AU 25 Aug 2007
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              Blood of Tyrants: George Washington & the Forging of the Presidency

              Blood of Tyrants: George Washington & the Forging of the Presidency (Hardback)

              By Beirne, Logan

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              The Blood of Tyrants: Washington's War reveals the surprising details of our Founding Fathers' approach to war. This book delves into some of the forgotten - and often lurid - historical facts that have become most applicable to today's contentious debates. When our Founding Fath...ers wrote the Constitution, the United States had had only one Comma
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              ISBN 9781594036408
              Released AU 23 Apr 2013
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