The Archaeology of Athens
The city of Athens has played a leading role in the development of European civilization.
When we look back through time to the origins of so many of the institutions and activities
which thrive or are valued today, we are led to ancient Greece and, most often, to
Athens in the Classical period (480–323 B.C.). Time and again... Counting the Public In "A major scholarly work that adds greatly to our knowledge of the linkages between general public opinion and foreign policy." -- American Political Science Review
Ralph Levering Department of History, Davidson College, and author of The Public and American Foreign Policy, 1918-1978
Freedom of Speech: Rights and Liberties under the Law (America's Freedoms) An innovative narrative approach combines history, politics, and legal doctrine to explore the origin and evolution of Americans' constitutional right to free speech. The First Amendment's declaration that "Congress shall make no law...abridging the Freedom of Speech" is the keystone of our democracy. However, the meaning of this freedom...
Blog Theory: Feedback and Capture in the Circuits of Drive
The challenge of this book is thinking critically about media practices in a setting where they are fast, fun, and ubiquitous. As an avowedly engaged and political approach to thought, critical theory of any sort encounters challenges. Attempting to analyze and intervene in the present, it nonetheless adopts a backward gaze, an idea G.W.F....
Is Democracy Possible Here?: Principles for a New Political Debate
Politics in America are polarized and trivialized, perhaps as never before. In Congress, the media, and academic debate, opponents from right and left, the Red and the Blue, struggle against one another as if politics were contact sports played to the shouts of cheerleaders. The result, Ronald Dworkin writes, is a deeply depressing political...
Digital Privacy: PRIME - Privacy and Identity Management for Europe
Information technologies are becoming pervasive and powerful to the point
that the privacy of citizens is now at risk. Indeed, more and more of our daily
transactions are conducted electronically and require us to transmit personal
information. Examples include using an electronic identity card to prove one’s
age in a...
Russian For Dummies (Language & Literature)
Covers common expressions, conversations, and cultural notes
Your fun and friendly guide to communicating in Russian
Whether you're a student, a traveler, or a businessperson, or if you just want to speak basic Russian, you'll find this book packed with practical lessons...
Germs, Genes, & Civilization: How Epidemics Shaped Who We Are Today
“Clear, thoughtful, and thought-provoking, Germs, Genes & Civilization makes the case that infectious diseases have played a major role in shaping society. Clark argues that religion, morals, and even democracy have all been influenced by the smallest and most dangerous organisms on our planet. While...
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