New Arrivals · Politics

August 17, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The biggest prison on earth : a history of the occupied territories

August 16, 2017
Pappé, Ilan.
Oxford : Oneworld, [2017].
xxx, 273 pages : maps ; 24 cm
"Publishing on the fiftieth anniversary of the Six-Day War that culminated in the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Pappe offers a comprehensive exploration of one of the world's most prolonged and tragic conflicts. Using recently declassified archival material, Pappe analyses the motivations and strategies of the generals and politicians - and the decision-making process itself - that laid the foundation of the occupation. From a survey of the legal and bureaucratic infrastructures that were put in place to control the population of over one million Palestinians, to the security mechanisms that vigorously enforced that control, Pappe paints a picture of what is to all intents and purposes the world's largest "open prison"" -- provided by publisher.

Survival of the richest : how the corruption of the marketplace created the greatest conspiracy of all

August 15, 2017
Jeffries, Donald, 1956- author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]
xviii, 258 pages ; 24 cm

The strange death of Europe : immigration, identity, Islam

August 14, 2017
Murray, Douglas, 1979- author.
©2017.
343 pages ; 24 cm.
The beginning -- How we got hooked on immigration -- The excuses we told ourselves -- 'Welcome to Europe' -- Multiculturalism -- They are here -- Prophets without honour -- Early warning sirens -- The tyranny of guilt -- The pretense of repatriation -- Learning to live with it -- Tiredness -- We're stuck with this -- Controlling the backlash -- The feeling that the story has run out -- The end -- What might have been -- What will be.
This book is not only an analysis of demographic and political realities in Europe, but also an eyewitness account of a continent in self-destruct mode. It includes reporting from across the entire continent, from the places where migrants land to the places they end up, from the people who appear to welcome them in to the places which cannot accept them.

Demagoguery and democracy

August 11, 2017
Roberts-Miller, Patricia, 1959- author.
©2017
135 pages ; 16 cm
Democratic deliberation -- How not to define demagoguery -- What demagoguery is -- How demagoguery works -- Demagoguery: a case study -- A culture of demagoguery -- What do we do?

Conscience of a conservative : a rejection of destructive politics and a return to principle

August 10, 2017
Flake, Jeff, 1962-
New York : Random House, [2017]
xi, 140 pages ; 22 cm
When populism runs into realism, when disruption runs into democracy, when indecency runs into decency, we are left with no choice but to seek refuge in principle, resort to the truth, and return to the conservatism that has been the stabilizing ballast of our republic since its founding. The alternative is to become further unmoored from principle and reality, to give in to our worst impulses, to fight every fight no matter how petty, and to continue headlong into ruin. As conservatives, we must turn away from that course and prove ourselves worthy inheritors of America. We must embrace a conservatism that recognizes once again that other Americans are not our enemies.

Rogue spooks : the intelligence war on Donald Trump

August 9, 2017
Morris, Dick, author.
©2017
279 pages ; 25 cm
Who is behind the intelligence coup? -- Getting the dossier out...with a little help from John McCain -- The dossier -- What were the Brits up to? -- How the intelligence community went from red to blue -- In like Flynn...out like Flynn -- And the leaks kept coming... -- The media invents a scandal: Russian intervention in the U.S. election -- It wasn't the first time -- How the intel community came to pose a threat to democracy.
Asserts that anti-Trump partisans are scheming to overturn the will of the American electorate by paralyzing the Trump presidency.

Stanton : Lincoln's war secretary

August 8, 2017
Stahr, Walter, author.
©2017
xix, 743 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Dreams of future greatness" : 1814-1836 -- "Obstinate Democrat" : 1837-1847 -- "The blackest place" : 1847-1856 -- "Untiring industry" : 1857-1860 -- "Surrounded by secessionists" : 1860-1861 -- "Disgrace & disaster" : 1861-1862 -- "Put forth every energy" : January-March 1862 -- "The vilest man I ever knew" : April-June 1862 -- "Hours are precious" : July-December 1862 -- "Indomitable energy" : January-June 1863 -- "Too serious for jokes" : July-December 1863 -- "You cannot die better" : January-June 1864 -- "Tower of strength" : July-November 1864 -- "Gratitude to Almighty God" : November 1864-April 1865 -- "The stain of innocent blood" : April-July 1865 -- "A born tyrant" : 1865-1866 -- "Wily old minister" : 1866-1867 -- "Stand firm!" : 1867-1868 -- "Final charge" : 1868-1869 -- "Strangely blended".
"Walter Stahr, author of the ... bestseller Seward, now tells the amazing story of Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the most powerful and controversial of the men close to the president. Stanton raised an army of a million men and directed it from his Washington telegraph office, with Lincoln often at his side. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes," some serious and some merely political. He was essential to the nation's survival, and Lincoln never wavered in his support for Stanton. As Lincoln lay dying, Stanton took over the government, informing the nation of the attacks on Lincoln and others, starting the investigation of the assassination, Under Lincoln's successor, Andrew Johnson, Stanton insisted that the army had to remain in the South, to protect blacks and Unionists, while the president wanted to withdraw the troops. It was Johnson's ill-advised attempt to remove Stanton that led to the first impeachment of a president, an impeachment Johnson survived by a single vote. The New York diarist George Templeton Strong described Stanton after his death as 'honest, patriotic, able, indefatigable, warm-hearted, unselfish, incorruptible, arbitrary, capricious, tyrannical, vindictive, hateful, and cruel." But Stanton was also Lincoln's "right-hand man," responsible with Lincoln and Grant for saving the Union. In this, the first full biography of Stanton in fifty years, Stahr restores this complicated American hero to his proper place in our national story."--Jacket.

Work, worklessness, and the political economy of health

August 8, 2017
Bambra, C. (Clare)
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
xvi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Welfare state capitalism and health -- Health hazards in the physical work environment -- Psychosocial work environment and risks to health -- Recession, unemployment, and health -- Health related worklessness -- Work, health, and welfare interventions.
"The material and psychosocial conditions in which we work have immense consequences for our physical and mental wellbeing, as well as for the distribution of population health. Recessions, job-loss, insecurity, and unemployment also have important ramifications for the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities. Chronic illness is itself a significant cause of worklessness and low pay. Drawing on international research from public health, social policy, epidemiology, geography, and political science, this book systematically demonstrates that work and worklessness are central to our health and wellbeing, and are the underlying determinants of health inequalities" --Back cover.

The House of Government : a saga of the Russian Revolution

August 8, 2017
Slezkine, Yuri, 1956- author.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2017]
xv, 1104 pages : illustrations, maps, plans ; 24 cm
Book one. En route -- Part I. Anticipation -- The swamp -- The preachers -- The faith -- Part II. Fulfillment -- The real day -- The last battle -- The new city -- The great disappointment -- The party line -- Book two. At home -- Part III. The second coming -- The eternal house -- The new tenants -- The economic foundations -- The virgin lands -- The ideological substance -- Part IV. The reign of the saints -- The new life -- The days off -- The houses of rest -- The next of kin -- The center of the world -- The pettiness of existence -- The thought of death -- The happy childhood -- The new men -- Book three. On trial -- Part V. The last judgment -- The telephone call -- The admission of guilt -- The valley of the dead -- The knock on the door -- The good people -- The supreme penalty -- Part VI. The afterlife -- The end of childhood -- The persistence of happiness -- The coming of war -- The return -- The end -- Epilogue: The House on the Embankment -- Appendix: Partial list of leaseholders.
"On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the epic story of an enormous apartment building where Communist true believers lived before their destruction. The House of Government is unlike any other book about the Russian Revolution and the Soviet experiment. Written in the tradition of Tolstoy's War and Peace, Grossman's Life and Fate, and Solzhenitsyn's The Gulag Archipelago, Yuri Slezkine's gripping narrative tells the true story of the residents of an enormous Moscow apartment building where top Communist officials and their families lived before they were destroyed in Stalin's purges. A vivid account of the personal and public lives of Bolshevik true believers, the book begins with their conversion to Communism and ends with their children's loss of faith and the fall of the Soviet Union. Completed in 1931, the House of Government, later known as the House on the Embankment, was located across the Moscow River from the Kremlin. The largest residential building in Europe, it combined 550 furnished apartments with public spaces that included everything from a movie theater and a library to a tennis court and a shooting range. Slezkine tells the chilling story of how the building's residents lived in their apartments and ruled the Soviet state until some eight hundred of them were evicted from the House and led, one by one, to prison or their deaths. Drawing on letters, diaries, and interviews, and featuring hundreds of rare photographs, The House of Government weaves together biography, literary criticism, architectural history, and fascinating new theories of revolutions, millennial prophecies, and reigns of terror. The result is an unforgettable human saga of a building that, like the Soviet Union itself, became a haunted house, forever disturbed by the ghosts of the disappeared"--Provided by publisher.

All falling faiths : reflections on the promise and failure of the 1960s

August 3, 2017
Wilkinson, J. Harvie, III, 1944- author.
New York ; London : Encounter Books, [2017]
xiv, 189 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The decline of education -- The destruction of commitment -- The demise of law -- The loss of home -- The distaste for service -- The passing of unity -- The fall of faith.
In this warm and intimate memoir Judge Wilkinson delivers a chilling message. The 1960s inflicted enormous damage on our country; even at this very hour we see the decade's imprint in so much of what we say and do. The chapters reveal the harm done to the true meaning of education, to our capacity for lasting personal commitments, to our respect for the rule of law, to our sense of rootedness and home, to our desire for service, to our capacity for national unity, to our need for the sustenance of faith. Judge Wilkinson does not seek to lecture but to share in the most personal sense what life was like in the 1960s, and to describe the influence of those frighteningly eventful years upon the present day. Judge Wilkinson acknowledges the good things accomplished by the Sixties and nourishes the belief that we can learn from that decade ways to build a better future. But he asks his own generation to recognize its youthful mistakes and pleads with future generations not to repeat them. The author's voice is one of love and hope for America. But our national prospects depend on facing honestly the full magnitude of all we lost during one momentous decade and of all we must now recover.

The Belmont County, Ohio Board of Commissioners' journal, 1804-1807

August 1, 2017
New Albany, Ohio : Carol Montrose, 2014.
115 pages ; 28 cm.
The Board of County Commissioners were relative to county business, showing date of meeting, names of members present and action taken on motions and resolutions. Includes allowances of bills and claims ... ; approval of contracts for construction and repair of roads, bridges and other improvements ... ; approval of bond issues and sales ... ; appropriations to all departments, institutions, and for relief, and all other business.
Includes index.

Cracking the AP U.S. government and politics exam.

July 31, 2017
New York, NY : Random House,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

The day will pass away : the diary of a Gulag prison guard, 1935-1936

July 31, 2017
Chistyakov, Ivan.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
xxxiv, 249 pages : illustrations, facsimilies ; 24 cm
Translated from Russian.
"First published in 2014 by Corpus Publishers, Moscow." -- copyright page

The American political party system : a reference handbook

July 27, 2017
LeMay, Michael C., 1941- author.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2017]
xxi, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Perspectives -- Profiles -- Data and documents -- Resources -- Chronology.

Girl on a wire : walking the line between faith and freedom in the Westboro Baptist Church

July 24, 2017
Phelps, Libby, author.
©2017
208 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (mostly color) ; 24 cm

This is not a border : reportage & reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature

July 21, 2017
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
x, 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
"Celebrating the tenth anniversary of PalFest ... a collection of essays, poems, and sketches from some of the world's most distinguished artists responding to their experiences at this unique festival" --Back cover.
Introduction / Adhaf Soueif -- Welcome / Mahmoud Darwish -- Where does Palestine begin? / Yasmin El-Rifae -- The Gaza suite : Gaza / Suheir Hammad -- Jerusalem / Adhaf Soueif -- Draw your own conclusions / J.M. Coetzee -- Three encounters on the West Bank / Mercedes Kemp -- Through the looking-glass / Adam Foulds -- Sleeping in Gaza / Najwan Darwish -- Once upon a Jeusalem / Susan Abulhawa -- Permission to enter / Jeremy Harding -- Privatising Allenby / Suad Amiry -- Allenby border crossing / Sabrina Mahfouz -- Qalandia / Gillian Slovo -- After ten years / John Horner -- Diary / Brigid Keenan -- India and Israel : an ideological convergence / Pankaj Mishra -- In the company of writers / Kamila Shamsie -- The Gaza suite : Jabaliya / Suheir Hammad -- Letters from Gaza / Atef Abu Saif -- Gaza, from Cairo / Selma Dabbagh -- From the diaspora, part one / Jehan Bseiso -- Darkening the dramaturgy / Omar El-Khairy -- This poem will not end apartheid / Remi Kanazi -- An image / Geoff Dyer -- Poetry and protest / Maath Musleh -- Cold violence / Teju Cole -- The City of David / Ghada Karmi -- The writer's job / William Sutcliffe -- From the diaspora, part two / Jehan Bseiso -- Equality, supremacy and security / Ed Pavlić -- A gift for PalFest / Alice Walker -- Silence is a language / Jeremy Harding -- Drawing PalFest / Muiz -- Diary / Deborah Moggach -- Until it isn't / Remi Kanazi -- Sight / Ru Freeman -- The end of apartheid / Henning Mankell -- What we witnessed / Michael Ondaatje -- Stories from the Armenian Quarter / Nancy Kricorian -- A scramble of authors / Michael Palin -- Bethlehem / Sabrina Mahfouz -- Crucifixion / Nathalie Handal -- Pakistan/Palestine / Mohammed Hanif -- Hebron / Sabrina Mahfouz -- The stranglehold / Victoria Brittain -- The sound of a festival / Chinua Achebe -- South Africa and Israel : a familiar geography / Rachel Holmes -- The Gaza suite : Rafah / Suheir Hammad -- Shujaiyya dust / Molly Crabapple -- Gaza / Sabrina Mahfouz -- A decade of writers' walks / Raja Shehadeh -- Let your lives speak / Linda Spalding -- A bus stop in London / Najwan Darwish -- The scattering / Claire Messud -- How to survive exile / Sabrina Mahfouz -- What we talk about when we talk about Palestine / Jamal Mahjoub -- The Gaza suite : Tel El Hawa / Suheir Hammad -- Exit strategy / China Miéville -- The Gaza suite : Zeitoun / Suheir Hammad -- The end of art is peace / Omar Robert Hamilton.

The big lie : exposing the Nazi roots of the American left

July 21, 2017
D'Souza, Dinesh, 1961- author.
©2017
293 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Return of the Nazis -- Falsifying history -- Mussolini's journey -- A Democratic Party secret -- The original racists -- Disposable people -- American führers -- Politics of intimidation -- Denazification.
Argues that the ideology of the Democratic left in the United States is virtually identical with fascism and discusses how the left has borrowed tactics of intimidation from the Nazis.

The working class Republican : Ronald Reagan and the return of blue-collar conservatism

July 21, 2017
Olsen, Henry (Political consultant), author.
New York, NY : Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
xx, 345 pages ; 24 cm
"A political analyst argues that conservative icon Ronald Reagan was not an enemy of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the New Deal, but his true heir and the popular program's ultimate savior. Conventional political wisdom views the two most consequential presidents of the twentieth-century--FDR and Ronald Reagan--as ideological opposites. FDR is hailed as the champion of big-government progressivism manifested in the New Deal. Reagan is seen as the crusader for conservatism dedicated to small government and free markets. But Henry Olsen argues that this assumption is wrong. In The Working Class Republican, Olsen contends that the historical record clearly shows that Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal itself were more conservative than either Democrats or Republicans believe, and that Ronald Reagan was more progressive than most contemporary Republicans understand. Olsen cuts through political mythology to set the record straight, revealing how Reagan--a longtime Democrat until FDR's successors lost his vision in the 1960s--saw himself as FDR's natural heir, carrying forward the basic promises of the New Deal: that every American deserves comfort, dignity, and respect provided they work to the best of their ability. "-- Provided by publisher.

Why don't Americans vote? : causes and consequences

July 21, 2017
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2016]
xxviii, 227 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: Why don't Americans vote? : the history of the franchise in the United States / Bridgett A. King -- Declining trust and efficacy and its role in political participation / Megan M. Ruxton and Kyle L. Saunders -- Qualifying to vote : voter registration requirements / Gayle Alberda -- Digitizing democracy : online voter registration / Krysha Gregorowicz and Thad E. Hall -- Political citizenship : whether and why college students vote / Jodi Benenson, Margaret Brower, and Nancy L. Thomas -- Nonprofit voter registration and the limitations on nonprofit advocacy / Kelly Krawczyk -- Why bother? : apathy in the American electorate / Anne M. Cizmar -- It's not convenient : early and weekend voting / Keith Smith and Dari Sylvester-Tran -- It's not convenient : absentee voting and the federal write-in absentee ballot / Thad E. Hall, Krysha Gregorowicz, and Leah Alley -- It's not convenient : should other states follow the Northwest and vote by mail? / Priscilla L. Southwell -- Logistical barriers to voting / Elizabeth Bergman and Dari Sylvester-Tran -- Voter identification requirements and participation : a cause for alarm? / Ryan Voris -- Barred from the booth : felony disenfranchisement / Bridgett A. King -- Politics of representation : the two-party system / Linda M. Trautman -- Geography of representation : gerrymandering, representation, and turnout / Christopher N. Lawrence -- Dynamics of direct democracy and voter turnout / Dominic D. Wells -- Midterm election blues / Robert Postic -- Political polarization : the shift from the middle / Benjamin W. Cole -- It's over before it began : pre-election polling and the early release of election results / Robert C. Chalwell Jr. -- Tenor of modern political campaigns : alienation and voter turnout / Priscilla L. Southwell -- Mobilization through third party groups / Mitchell Brown.
"Elections not only determine who will fill an office; they have a lot to say about how the democratic process works - or doesn't work - in 21st-century America. This fascinating book sheds light on that question by focusing on factors that currently shape elections and political participation in the United States. It covers issues that are consistently in the media, such as gerrymandering; voter ID; and rules pertaining to when, where, and how Americans register and vote. But it also goes beyond the obvious to consider issues that are often overlooked - civic education and engagement, citizen apathy, and political alienation, for example. The volume begins with an introduction to elections that includes a discussion of the history of voting in the United States. Each subsequent chapter covers a different topic relative to registration and voting. It addresses matters of education as well as socialization, mobilization, and the legal and political structures that shape U.S. political participation. Ideal for readers who may be considering such concerns for the first time, the work will foster an understanding of why political participation is important and of the causes and consequences of non-voting"--Publisher's website.

America in the age of Trump : opportunities and oppositions in an unsettled world

July 20, 2017
Schoen, Douglas E., 1953- author.
New York : Encounter Books, 2017.
339 pages ; 24 cm
The loss of trust and optimism -- The failure of politics -- The crisis of values -- Poverty and the underclass -- The racial divide -- Crime, policing, and incarceration -- Educational failure -- The hollow economy: inequality and the loss of mobility -- America's competitive decline--and how to reverse it -- The health care and entitlements albatross -- National security emergency -- The endangered American idea.
A comprehensive look at the decline of the United States offers non-ideological remedies on how to overcome national self-doubt, reclaim optimism, and secure a prosperous future for American citizens.

Women against abortion : inside the largest moral reform movement of the twentieth century

July 20, 2017
Haugeberg, Karissa, 1978- author.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
viii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Introduction -- The emergence of crisis pregnancy centers -- The invention of postabortion syndrome -- Feminist Catholic women's grassroots antiabortion activism -- Women and the rescue movement -- Women and lethal violence in the antiabortion movement -- Epilogue: the legacies of women's work in the antiabortion movement.
Women from remarkably diverse religious, social, and political backgrounds made up the rank-and-file of anti-abortion activism. Empowered by, yet in many cases scared of, the changes wrought by feminism, they founded grassroots groups, developed now-familiar strategies and tactics, and gave voice to the movement's moral and political dimensions. Drawing on oral histories and interviews with prominent figures, Karissa Haugeberg examines American women's fight against abortion. Beginning in the 1960s, she looks at Marjory Mecklenburg's attempt to shift the attention of anti-abortion leaders from the rights of fetuses to the needs of pregnant women. Moving forward she traces the grassroots work of Catholic women, including Juli Loesch and Joan Andrews, and their encounters with the influx of evangelicals into the movement. She also looks at the activism of evangelical Protestant Shelley Shannon, a prominent pro-life extremist of the 1990s. Throughout, Haugeberg explores important questions such as the ways people fused religious conviction with partisan politics, activists' rationalizations for lethal violence, and how women claimed space within an unshakably patriarchal movement. A balanced treatment of an explosive topic, Women against Abortion is an overdue portrait of the foot soldiers behind a potent American cause. -- Provided by publisher.

Devil's bargain : Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the storming of the presidency

July 19, 2017
Green, Joshua, 1972- author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2017.
xiii, 272 pages ; 25 cm
"Based on dozens of interviews conducted over six years, Green spins the master narrative of the 2016 campaign from its origins in the far fringes of right-wing politics and reality television to its culmination inside Trump's penthouse on election night. The shocking elevation of Bannon to head Trump's flagging presidential campaign on August 17, 2016, hit political Washington like a thunderclap and seemed to signal the meltdown of the Republican Party. Bannon was a bomb-throwing pugilist who'd never run a campaign and was despised by Democrats and Republicans alike. Yet Bannon's hard-edged ethno-nationalism and his elaborate, years-long plot to destroy Hillary Clinton paved the way for Trump’s unlikely victory. Trump became the avatar of a dark but powerful worldview that dominated the airwaves and spoke to voters whom others couldn't see. Trump's campaign was the final phase of a populist insurgency that had been building up in America for years, and Bannon, its inscrutable mastermind, believed it was the culmination of a hard-right global uprising that would change the world" --Dust jacket.

Putin : his downfall and Russia's coming crash

July 18, 2017
Lourie, Richard, 1940- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books, [2017].
xxii, 264 pages ; 24 cm
PART ONE: The present as prologue -- 1. Arms and the man -- PART TWO: Background check -- 2. The education of V.V. Putin -- 3. Dresden -- PART THREE: Ascent -- 4. Russia's fall, Putin's rise -- 5. The Russia Putin inherited and its spiritual ills -- PART FOUR: Core issues -- 6. Oil : a wasting asset -- 7. The heart of the matter : Ukraine -- PART FIVE: North- and eastward -- 8. Russia's Mecca : the Arctic -- 9. Manifesting destiny : Asia -- PART SIX: The twilight of paranoia -- 10. How Vladimir Putin learned to stop worrying and love the Internet -- PART SEVEN: The end and after -- 11. Russia without Putin, Putin without Russia.
"For reasons that are made clear in this book, Putin's Russia will collapse just as Imperial Russia did in 1917 and as Soviet Russia did in 1991. The only questions are when, how violently, and with how much peril for the world. The U.S. election complicates everything, including: Putin's next land grab; Exploitations of the Arctic; Cyber-espionage; Putin and China... and many more crucial topics. An essential read for everybody bewildered and dismayed by the new world order"--Provided by publisher.

Jimmie Lee & James : two lives, two deaths, and the movement that changed America

July 18, 2017
Fiffer, Steve.
New York : Regan Arts, 2015.
xviii, 302 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Bloody Sunday"--March 7, 1965--was a pivotal moment in the civil rights struggle. Days earlier, during the crackdown on another protest in nearby Marion, a state trooper, claiming self-defense, shot Jimmie Lee Jackson, a 26-year-old unarmed deacon and civil rights protester. Jackson's subsequent death spurred local civil rights leaders to make the march to Montgomery; when that day also ended in violence, the call went out to activists across the nation to join in the next attempt. One of the many who came down was a minister from Boston named James Reeb. Shortly after his arrival, he was attacked in the street by racist vigilantes, eventually dying of his injuries. Lyndon Johnson evoked Reeb's memory when he brought his voting rights legislation to Congress, and the national outcry over the brutal killings ensured its passage.

The darkening web : the war for cyberspace

July 17, 2017
Klimburg, Alexander, 1976- author.
©2017
xii, 420 pages ; 25 cm
The body of cyber -- Mind over matter -- Everyone can be a god -- Ruling the domain -- Pin-striped cyber -- No one but US -- Attack to excess -- Strategic innuendo -- Russia's invisible war -- Of Siloviki and cyber crime -- Pwnage diplomacy -- The Chinese cyber dream -- Manning the great firewall -- Handling the barbarians -- Parsing cyber power -- The great cyber game -- An end-to-end world -- Conclusion -- Epilogue.
"No single invention of the last half century has changed the way we live now as much as the Internet. Alexander Klimburg was a member of the generation for whom it was a utopian ideal turned reality: a place where ideas, information, and knowledge could be shared and new freedoms found and enjoyed. Two decades later, the future isn't so bright any more: increasingly, the Internet is used as a weapon and a means of domination by states eager to exploit or curtail global connectivity in order to further their national interests. Klimburg is a leading voice in the conversation on the implications of this dangerous shift, and in The Darkening Web, he explains why we underestimate the consequences of states' ambitions to project power in cyberspace at our peril: Not only have hacking and cyber operations fundamentally changed the nature of political conflict--ensnaring states in a struggle to maintain a precarious peace that could rapidly collapse into all-out war--but the rise of covert influencing and information warfare has enabled these same global powers to create and disseminate their own distorted versions of reality in which anything is possible. At stake are not only our personal data or the electrical grid, but the Internet as we know it today--and with it the very existence of open and democratic societies. Blending anecdote with argument, Klimburg brings us face-to-face with the range of threats the struggle for cyberspace presents, from an apocalyptic scenario of debilitated civilian infrastructure to a 1984-like erosion of privacy and freedom of expression. Focusing on different approaches to cyber-conflict in the US, Russia and China, he reveals the extent to which the battle for control of the Internet is as complex and perilous as the one surrounding nuclear weapons during the Cold War--and quite possibly as dangerous for humanity as a whole"-- Provided by publisher.

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