The former "New York Times" critic examines the cultural forces and trends that have contributed to the decline of objective truth and the rise of subjectivity over factuality and common values, and points toward a new path for these truth-challenged times.
Evaluates the deconstruction of state laws protecting voting rights, public health, the environment and education in the once-progressive state of Wisconsin, tracing the contributions of key leaders and activists in galvanizing resistance to the Trump administration.
An exposâe of the mental-health crisis in America's courts and prisons reveals that nearly half of the nation's inmates are actually afflicted by a psychiatric problem, examines how inmates are denied treatment, and suggests a more humane approach.
A former ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration describes how the progress made between the two countries was destroyed when Vladimir Putin returned to power and recounts how the Kremlin actively sought to discredit and undermine him. 35,000 first printing.
The executive editor of the journalism nonprofit, Economic Hardship Reporting Project, outlines counter-intuitive recommendations for meeting the challenges of today's high parenting costs and unstable job markets that are imposing difficult hardships on the middle class. 75,000 first printing.
"From the heroic pediatrician who rallied a community and brought the fight for justice to national attention comes a powerful firsthand account of the Flint water crisis—a dramatic story of failed democracy and inspiring citizen advocacy and action. In the heart of the world's wealthiest nation, one hundred thousand people were poisoned by the water supply for two years—with the knowing complicity of their government. Written by the crusading pediatrician who helped turn the crisis into a transformative movement for change, What the Eyes Don't See is a devastating insider chronicle of the Flint water crisis, the signature environmental disaster of our time, and a riveting narrative of personal advocacy. Here is the dramatic story of how Dr. Mona used science to prove Flint kids were exposed to lead, and how she courageously went public with her research and faced a brutal backlash. With persistence and single-minded sense of mission, she spoke truth to power. The book explores the horrific reality of how misguided austerity policies and callous bureaucratic indifference placed an entire city at risk. A medical and scientific thriller, What the Eyes Don't See grapples with our country's history of environmental injustice while telling the inspiring personal story of Dr. Mona—an immigrant, a doctor, and a scientist—whose family roots in social justice activism buoyed her through the fight for justice in Flint. It captures a timely and essential story of how communities can come together to fight for social justice, even in opposition to their own governments"—
The New York Times chief Washington correspondent and best-selling author of The Inheritance presents a sobering and incisive look into how cyberwarfare is influencing elections, threatening national security and raising risks of global war.
Traces the history of the athlete activist, detailing the challenges historical and present day athletes face and how the relationship between sports and politics has always been more complicated for Black athletes.
A leading cyber-security expert looks at the misinformation campaigns, bogus news, and electronic espionage operations that have become the cutting-edge of modern warfare, offering recommendations for strategic protections at individual and national levels.
From one of Barack Obama's closest aides comes a behind-the-scenes account of his presidency—and how idealism can confront harsh reality and still survive. Illustrations. Tour.
The journalist and former U.S. State Department official explores the decline of American diplomacy and traditional statecraft, the abdication of global leadership, and how the work of peacemaking has been taken over by the military-industrial complex.
The former Director of National Intelligence and senior advisor to Barack Obama traces his five-decade career, detailing his relationships with multiple presidents, the truth about Russia's alleged role in the election of Donald Trump and more.
A world-renowned Shakespeare scholar from Harvard explores the Bard's insight into history's controversial, often mentally unstable, rulers, illuminating how Shakespeare's plays reflected his investigations into the social causes, psychological roots and twisted consequences of tyranny.
A new political memoir by the former Republican presidential nominee and author of Faith of My Fathers chronicles the election of Barack Obama through the divisive 2016 election of Donald Trump, offering opinions of the current developments coming out of Washington as well as his recommendations for ongoing international challenges, from Russia and NATO to ISIS and the wars in the Middle East.
Shows readers moments throughout the nation's history, including the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Civil Rights movements, to guide them in understanding American politics today.
A critique of the forces threatening the American intelligence community, beginning with President Trump himself, outlines how the country's democratic structures and processes are under stress and discusses effective responses.
Explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas while challenging popular stereotypes, offering insight into how the state boasts some of the highest rates of diversity, technology exports, and growth as well as the lowest tax models and government regulations.