- Published May 30, 2006
- ISBN 978-0-275-98309-3
Lusane has created a groundbreaking analysis of the intersection of racial politics and American foreign policy. This insightful work critically examines the roles played by former Secretary of State Colin Powell and current Secretary of State (and former National Security Advisor) Condoleezza Rice in the construction of U.S. foreign policy, exploring the ways in which their racial identity challenges conventional notions about the role of race in international relations. Neither Powell nor Rice consciously allowed their racial identity to substantially influence or characterize their participation in the defense and projection of U.S. hegemony, Lusane argues, but both used their racial identity and experiences strategically in key circumstances to defend Bush administration policies. This is but one sense in which their race, despite their reluctance to be seen as racial figures, is significant in relation to U.S. foreign policy.
- Published March 2, 2005
- ISBN 978-0415933452
Robin Hahnel presents a coherent set of economic institutions and procedures that can deliver economic justice and democracy through a "participatory economy." But this is a long-run goal; he also explores how to promote the economics of equitable cooperation in the here and now by emphasizing ways to broaden the base of existing economic reform movements while deepening their commitment to more far reaching change.
- Published July 1, 1988
- ISBN 978-0896083431
This collection of 38 short, clear and prescriptive articles covers virtually every topic that may be at issue in November's presidential election, from the drug war and welfare reform to the Middle East conflict. The roster of contributors is an array of leading liberal academics, policymakers and activists, including many from the Institute for Policy Studies, a think tank in Washington, D.C. The editors' opening piece, a salvo against the Reagan administration and "the deterioration of the American democratic experiment" under it, sets the tone. Essays on constitutional questions, such as William Cannon's call to strengthen the executive branch and Jane Kirtley's warning on violations of the First Amendment, both attack the Reagan record and promote liberal ideas. The articles bristle with references to current events like the Iran-contra scandal and the recent stock-market debacle. While sounding its share of plaintive notes, Winning America is nonetheless an optimistic anthology of ideas. Though some of its proposals are wish-list items, the book's value is in its offering of both strong arguments and specific recommendations. Portions of the book previously appeared in the New Yorker, the Progressive and the UTNE Reader.