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Institute for Policy Studies
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    • Published April 19, 2012
    • 288
    • ISBN 978-1-59797-532-2
    Warfare Welfare: The Not-So-Hidden Costs of America's Permanent War Economy
    By Marcus Raskin and Gregory D. Squires

    This edited volume reveals how a permanent war economy has made the United States unable to spread democracy abroad and has worsened domestic problems.

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    • Published March 1, 2007
    • ISBN 978-1-4051-5065-1
    Political Keywords: A Guide for Students, Activists, and Everyone Else

    Written by renowned political philosopher Andrew Levine, Political Keywords guides readers through today's most commonly used- and misused- political terminology.

    A much-needed dictionary of contemporary political vernacular from “alienation” to “Zionism” Defines the most important political keywords, i.e. the often-confusing (and sometimes intentionally misleading) terms that are used to describe our politics Refamiliarizes the reader with today’s most commonly used and misused terms, thus clarifying the current political landscape Assumes no prior academic background in politics Includes extensive cross-referencing, suggested further readings, and a comprehensive glossary Provides the ideal guide to navigating a landscape of dangerously vague terms

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    • Published December 1, 2006
    • ISBN 0-275-98911-9
    The Four Freedoms Under Siege: The Clear and Present Danger from Our National Security State
    By Marcus Raskin and Robert Spero

    FDR's Four Freedoms--Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear--were presented to the American people in his 1941 State of the Union address, and they became the inspiration for a second bill of rights, extending the New Deal and guaranteeing work, housing, medical care, and education. Although the bill never was adopted in a legal sense in this country, its principles pervaded the political landscape for an entire generation, including the War on Poverty and the Great Society reforms of the 1960s. Furthermore, the ideas expressed in the Four Freedoms speech inspired the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The authors address the hard questions of individual freedom versus national security that are on the minds of Americans of all political stripes. "You reach the inescapable conclusion," the authors write, "that the United States is a warrior nation, has been addicted to war from the start, and is able to sustain its warfare habit only by mugging American taxpayers, and believing in its mission as God's chosen."

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