The Way It Really Is

Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer--and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 01/29/2017 - 13:12

"A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time— the growing inequality of incomes between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich.

Why Liberals Win the Culture Wars (Even When They Lose Elections)

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 01/29/2017 - 12:03

"In this timely, carefully reasoned social history of the United States, the New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and God Is Not One places today’s heated culture wars within the context of a centuries-long struggle of right versus left and religious versus secular to reveal how, ultimately, liberals always win.

The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle over American History

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 01/29/2017 - 11:11

"Americans have always put the past to political ends. The Union laid claim to the Revolution--so did the Confederacy. Civil rights leaders said they were the true sons of liberty--so did Southern segregationists. This book tells the story of the centuries-long struggle over the meaning of the nation's founding, including the battle waged by the Tea Party, Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and evangelical Christians to "take back America."

A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sun, 01/29/2017 - 10:40

"Americans are deeply divided over the Second Amendment. Some passionately assert that the Amendment protects an individual's right to own guns. Others, that it does no more than protect the right of states to maintain militias. Now, in the first and only comprehensive history of this bitter controversy, Saul Cornell proves conclusively that both sides are wrong.

The Watchman's Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction

Submitted by TWIRIMaster on Sat, 01/28/2017 - 22:19
"Why can’t we solve our problems anymore? Why do threats such as the Gulf oil spill, worldwide recession, terrorism, and global warming suddenly seem unstoppable? Are there limits to the kinds of problems humans can solve?
Rebecca Costa confronts- and offers a solution to-these questions in her highly anticipated and game-changing book, The Watchman’s Rattle.