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Chris Cook lifts the lid on the ''third Party;'' charting their fascinating journey over the last century, from the landslide victory of 1906 under Asquith, via their descent into divisions and decline in the interwar years, to in-depth analysis of the 2010 British Election and their return to Government in the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition. | A Short History of the Liberal Party Paperback | Indigo Chapters

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Why do we need European integration in increasingly fragmented and antagonised European societies? How can European integration relate to the national stories we carry about who we are as a nation and where we belong? What to do with the national stories that tell traumatising tales of past loss and sacrifice, and depict others as villains or foes? Can we still claim that our national states are the most legitimate way of organising European political communities today? Engaging with these…

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Women are the most powerful force reshaping the future of America. Stronger than political parties, mightier than religious differences, able to leap cultural schisms in a single bound, women are quietly exerting a unified power to make changes in our culture and in commerce, meeting in the middle to achieve their goals. But they’re not using traditional means such as getting together and voting or banging on closed doors to demand equal access. In virtually every arena where American women…

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As the fortieth anniversary of the Nixon resignation approaches, it is time to take a fresh look at Watergate''s impact on the American political system and to consider its significance for the historical reputation of the president indelibly associated with it. | Watergate Remembered Hardcover | Indigo Chapters

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Perhaps no other president''s name is invoked by politicians as much as Ronald Reagan''s. Every election, as presidential hopefuls jockey for the Republican nomination, each one claims to be a Reagan conservative. But are these candidates truly carrying on the mantle of Ronald Reagan, or are they abusing the memory of our great president? What did Ronald Reagan really believe? In 11 Principles of a Reagan Conservative, biographer Paul Kengor analyzes Ronald Reagan''s speeches and actions to…

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Politics affects us all and the same questions reverberate across history. Who should rule? Is property theft? What’s mightier – the bullet or the ballot? Discover 80 of the world’s greatest thinkers and their political big ideas that continue to shape our lives today. Humankind has always asked profound questions about how we can best govern ourselves and how rulers should behave. The Politics Book charts the development of long-running themes, such as attitudes to democracy and violence…

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“Engaging and inspiring . . . Reading this book should make you want to vote.”—Barack ObamaJobs, health care, energy, civil literties, and more more are on the ballot again. In a world of sound bites, deliberate misinformation, and a political scene colored by the blue versus red partisan divide, how does the average educated American find a reliable source that’s free of political spin? What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don’t breaks it all down, issue by issue, explaining who…

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