Political and Social Movements
An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington
Paperback ISBN: 0307395642
Examines a burgeoning movement among ordinary Americans from both the Left and the Right who are fed up with the gross mismanagement of American government and the control of a monied elite and special interests, offering an insightful study of a growing populist insurrection and its potential impact on the American political system. Reprint.
The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty
Paperback ISBN: 1598130056
Nearly four decades after his death, the legend of Che Guevara has grown worldwide. In this new book, Alvaro Vargas Llosa separates the myth from the reality of Che's legacy, and shows that Che's ideals were a re-hash of notions about centralized power that have long been the major source of suffering and misery in the underdeveloped world. With testimonies from witnesses of Che's actions, Alberto Vargas Llosa's detailed account of the "real Che" sets the record straight by exposing the delusion at the heart of the Che phenomenon. Vargas Llosa shows that Che's legacy—making the law subservient to the most powerful, crushing any and all dissent, and concentrating wealth under the guise of "social equality"—is not the solution to poverty and injustice but is the core of the problem. Besides exposing the dark truths of Che's ideology and actions, The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty elaborates on attempts by both the left and right to suppress liberty and examines the manifestation of Latin American spirit throughout the ages, from early indigenous trade to today's enterprising communities overcoming government impediments. In so doing, the book points to the real revolution among the poor—the liberation of individuals from the constraints of state power in all spheres, public and private. Whether you love or hate Che, The Che Guevara Myth and the Future of Liberty will not leave you untouched and will provide a powerful, new perspective on how to overcome the challenges facing the Third World.
The Rise of Christian Nationalism
Paperback ISBN: 0393329763
A cautionary account of growing religious radicalism in America warns readers of the potential dangers of a doctrine through which Christians believe they have a right to rule non-Christians, citing federally funded programs that pose church-based solutions to social problems while identifying political practices that aggressively promote conservative agendas. Reprint.
A Shattered Nation
The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868
Paperback ISBN: 0807855928
Exploring the creation, maintenance, and transformation of Confederate identity during the tumultuous years of the Civil War and Reconstruction, Rubin sheds new light on the ways in which Confederates felt connected to their national creation and provides a provocative example of what happens when a nation disintegrates and leaves its people behind to forge a new identity.
Terror, Mystery, Movie-making, and the Crime of the Century
Hardcover ISBN: 0307346943
A narrative history details a deadly explosion that ripped through the offices of the Los Angeles Times in October 1910, part of a planned assault on one hundred American cities, the investigation--led by master detective William J. Burns--that followed, and the arrest and sensational trial of two union activists for the crime. 80,000 first printing.