Summary Book Review Trump and Mussolini by Anna Camaiti Hostert:
Download or read book Trump and Mussolini written by Anna Camaiti Hostert and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-12-15 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trump and Mussolini depicts two historic individuals, though divided by a century--the former at the dawn of mass society, the latter of social networking--as men of beginnings, exploiting these unique moments to their advantage and utilizing rhetoric, mannerism, and body language as weapons of communication often against truth and common good.
Summary Book Review Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present by Ruth Ben-Ghiat:
Download or read book Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present written by Ruth Ben-Ghiat and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2020-11-10 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What modern authoritarian leaders have in common (and how they can be stopped). Ruth Ben-Ghiat is the expert on the "strongman" playbook employed by authoritarian demagogues from Mussolini to Putin—enabling her to predict with uncanny accuracy the recent experience in America and Europe. In Strongmen, she lays bare the blueprint these leaders have followed over the past 100 years, and empowers us to recognize, resist, and prevent their disastrous rule in the future. For ours is the age of authoritarian rulers: self-proclaimed saviors of the nation who evade accountability while robbing their people of truth, treasure, and the protections of democracy. They promise law and order, then legitimize lawbreaking by financial, sexual, and other predators. They use masculinity as a symbol of strength and a political weapon. Taking what you want, and getting away with it, becomes proof of male authority. They use propaganda, corruption, and violence to stay in power. Vladimir Putin and Mobutu Sese Seko’s kleptocracies, Augusto Pinochet’s torture sites, Benito Mussolini and Muammar Gaddafi’s systems of sexual exploitation, and Silvio Berlusconi and Donald Trump’s relentless misinformation: all show how authoritarian rule, far from ensuring stability, is marked by destructive chaos. No other type of leader is so transparent about prioritizing self-interest over the public good. As one country after another has discovered, the strongman is at his worst when true guidance is most needed by his country. Recounting the acts of solidarity and dignity that have undone strongmen over the past 100 years, Ben-Ghiat makes vividly clear that only by seeing the strongman for what he is—and by valuing one another as he is unable to do—can we stop him, now and in the future.
Summary Book Review Media, Ideology and Hegemony by :
Download or read book Media, Ideology and Hegemony written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-09-11 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Media, Ideology and Hegemony provides what Raymond Williams once called the “extra edge of consciousness” that is absolutely essential to create, both on and offline, a better, more open, more equitable, and more democratic world.
Summary Book Review Tyranny from Plato to Trump by Andrew Fiala:
Download or read book Tyranny from Plato to Trump written by Andrew Fiala and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-03-15 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Questions about how and why the Trump era happened prompt us to think about universal themes in politics, philosophy, and morality. This book shows how the theater and tragedy of contemporary US politics can be distilled down into the behavior of three actors: the tyrant, the sycophant, and the moron"--
Download or read book Trump Must Go written by Bill Press and published by Thomas Dunne Books. This book was released on 2018-09-11 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "I would give myself an A+" —Donald Trump, on his first 100 days in office. Americans increasingly agree on one thing: Every day that Trump stays in office, he diminishes the United States and its people. In Trump Must Go, TV and radio host Bill Press offers 100 reasons why Trump needs to be removed from office, whether by impeachment, the 25th Amendment, or the ballot box. Beginning with the man himself and moving through Trump’s executive action damage, Press covers Trump's debasement of the United States political system and degrading of the American presidency. Ranging from banning federal employees’ use of the phrase “climate change,” to putting down Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as “shithole” countries, we have to wonder what he’ll do next. He has a bromance with Putin that enables several meetings between Trump staffers and Russian officials, and he has a wrecking crew administration: Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Housing Secretary Ben Carson, to name a few. Extensive “executive time” marks Trump’s calendar so he can golf, watch TV, and eat fast food. Trump has done it all...badly. But, in a political climate where the world has learned to expect the unexpected, Press offers readers a twist: one reason not to ditch Donald Trump.
Summary Book Review Trump, the Alt-Right and Public Pedagogies of Hate and for Fascism by Mike Cole:
Download or read book Trump, the Alt-Right and Public Pedagogies of Hate and for Fascism written by Mike Cole and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-03 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trump, the Alt-Right and Public Pedagogies of Hate and for Fascism: What Is To Be Done? uses public pedagogy as a theoretical lens through which to view discourses of hate and for fascism in the era of Trump and to promote an anti-fascist and pro-socialist public pedagogy. It makes the case for re-igniting a rhetoric that goes beyond the undermining of neoliberal capitalism and the promotion of social justice, and re-aligns the left against fascism and for a socialism of the twenty-first century. Beginning with an examination of the history of traditional fascism in the twentieth century, the book looks at the similarities and differences between the Trump regime and traditional Western post-war fascism. Cole goes on to consider the alt-right movement, the reasons for its rise, and the significance of the internet being harnessed as a tool with which to promote a fascistic public pedagogy. Finally, the book examines the resistance against these discourses and addresses the question of: what is to be done? This topical book will be of great interest to scholars, to postgraduate students and to researchers, as well as to advanced undergraduate students in the fields of education studies, pedagogy, and sociology, as well as readers in general who are are interested in the phenomenon of Trumpism.
Download or read book Tyrants written by Waller R. Newell and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2019-09-26 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A history of tyranny from Achilles to today's Jihadists, this volume shows why tyrannical temptation is a permanent danger.
Summary Book Review The SoJo Journal by Brad J. Porfilio:
Download or read book The SoJo Journal written by Brad J. Porfilio and published by IAP. This book was released on 2017-12-01 with total page 79 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education is an international peerreviewed journal of educational foundations. The Department of Educational Leadership at California State University, East Bay, whose mission is to prepare and influence bold, socially responsible leaders who will transform the world of schooling, hosts the journal. It publishes essays that examine contemporary educational and social contexts and practices from critical perspectives. The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education is interested in research studies as well as conceptual, theoretical, philosophical, and policy?analysis essays that advance educational practices that challenge the existing state of affairs in society, schools, and (in)formal education. The SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education is necessary because currently there is not an exclusively international, Foundations of Education journal. For instance, three of the leading journal in Education Foundations journals (e.g., The Journal of Educational Studies, British Journal of Sociology of Education, The Journal of Educational Foundations) solicit manuscripts and support scholarship mainly from professors who reside in Britain and the United States. This journal is also unique because it will bring together scholars and practitioners from disciplines outside of Educational Foundations, who are equally committed to social hange and promoting equity and social justice inside and outside of K?16 schools.
Summary Book Review Social Progress and the Authoritarian Challenge to Democracy by Donald G. Reid:
Download or read book Social Progress and the Authoritarian Challenge to Democracy written by Donald G. Reid and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-07-07 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Social Progress and the Authoritarian Challenge to Democracy examines the authoritarian challenge to present-day democracy through a framing of social progress theory and the idea of the social contract. Building on the author’s previous work, this book discusses whether social progress is linear and on a continual upward trajectory to human betterment, or if there are peaks and troughs along the way. More importantly, it questions that, if social progress exists, is it compatible with social and environmental sustainability? At the outset the book introduces the concepts of social contract theory and the idea of human social progress, long considered to be settled conditions, now ripe for further examination. Each chapter carefully analyses the contemporary struggle between democracy and authoritarianism, using examples from the USA as a foundation to discuss and compare democracies from around the world encountering the pressures of rising authoritarianism, including anti-immigration, xenophobia and anti-institutionalism. It argues that if the climate crisis is to be urgently addressed as required, the rise in authoritarian thinking, with its focus on maintaining power and the creation of individual wealth, presents a challenge to both our societal foundations and environmental sustainability. Highlighting and analysing topics of critical importance to today’s society, this book will have widespread appeal to academics, researchers and postgraduate students throughout the social sciences including sociology, political science, philosophy, environmental sustainability and development studies.
Summary Book Review The Big Lie by Dinesh D'Souza:
Download or read book The Big Lie written by Dinesh D'Souza and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-07-31 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Of course, everything [D'Souza] says here is accurate... But it's not going to sit well with people on the American left who, of course, are portraying themselves as the exact opposite of all of this." —RUSH LIMBAUGH The explosive new book from Dinesh D'Souza, author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Hillary's America, America, and Obama's America. What is "the big lie" of the Democratic Party? That conservatives—and President Donald Trump in particular—are fascists. Nazis, even. In a typical comment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says the Trump era is reminiscent of "what it was like when Hitler first became chancellor." But in fact, this audacious lie is a complete inversion of the truth. Yes, there is a fascist threat in America—but that threat is from the Left and the Democratic Party. The Democratic left has an ideology virtually identical with fascism and routinely borrows tactics of intimidation and political terror from the Nazi Brownshirts. To cover up their insidious fascist agenda, Democrats loudly accuse President Trump and other Republicans of being Nazis—an obvious lie, considering the GOP has been fighting the Democrats over slavery, genocide, racism and fascism from the beginning. Now, finally, Dinesh D'Souza explodes the Left's big lie. He expertly exonerates President Trump and his supporters, then uncovers the Democratic Left's long, cozy relationship with Nazism: how the racist and genocidal acts of early Democrats inspired Adolf Hitler's campaign of death; how fascist philosophers influenced the great 20th century lions of the American Left; and how today's anti-free speech, anti-capitalist, anti-religious liberty, pro-violence Democratic Party is a frightening simulacrum of the Nazi Party. Hitler coined the term "the big lie" to describe a lie that "the great masses of the people" will fall for precisely because of how bold and monstrous the lie is. In The Big Lie, D'Souza shows that the Democratic Left's orchestrated campaign to paint President Trump and conservatives as Nazis to cover up its own fascism is, in fact, the biggest lie of all.
Summary Book Review Trump: The Chosen One by Bruce Fine:
Download or read book Trump: The Chosen One written by Bruce Fine and published by Gatekeeper Press. This book was released on 2020-06-15 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With the threat of calling out the United States military to "dominate" US citizens in peaceful protest, Donald Trump has shown America his true autocratic tendencies and desire to rule this nation with an iron fist. For all those concerned with the safeguarding of our democracy you should read this book. “Trump: The Chosen One” explores the seduction of the Christian Right by Donald Trump preying on fears and prejudices to create false narratives and controversies, promoting an agenda of division, obfuscation and misdirection within our nation. This book shreds the moral and ethical reasoning of that large part of the Christian Right’s unwavering support for a president whose actions show disdain for moral standards. We explore the danger of allowing a fanatical religious ideology to weave its way into the fabric of our political system, threatening out democracy. We draw a connection through: the hypocrisy of the religious right. Income and wealth inequality, foreign policy, climate change and the systematic dismantling of political, judicial and governmental institutions. We rely on a foundational American principle to frame the first three years of the Trump administration to reveal how this president’s stance on global warming and steadfast support for fossil fuels places him in lockstep with Vladimir Putin and other tyrannical leaders. This book questions Trump's appeal to people of faith who should be alarmed at the president’ lack of a moral compass; as well as civic-minded republicans who no longer recognize today’s GOP; It is an alarm to all those who are concerned with the preservation of our democracy who are concerned with: our environment, the relationship between faith and politics, Constitutional history, economic and tax policy.
Summary Book Review The Dialectic of Digital Culture by David Arditi:
Download or read book The Dialectic of Digital Culture written by David Arditi and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-08-01 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection analyzes dialectically the role of digital technology in contemporary society. The contributors identify the cultural logics and oppressive forces reproduced in the digital era and challenge celebratory readings of digital technology.
Summary Book Review Donald Trump in Historical Perspective by Michael Harvey:
Download or read book Donald Trump in Historical Perspective written by Michael Harvey and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-04-12 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Donald Trump in Historical Perspective: Dead Precedents is a collection of chapters that utilizes the thinking of historians, philosophers, and political scientists to explore historical parallels to the presidency of Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America. This collection provides an extensive analysis on the ways Trump’s impulsiveness, breaking of norms, and disregard for longstanding democratic pieties, caused him to represent a definitive end to the "American century," an era when American self-confidence, steadiness, and leadership, even in the face of titanic challenges, were almost universally taken for granted. Yet this book also argues how in the longer sweep of history, Trump is a familiar figure in the turbulent life of democracies. These in-depth chapters reveal the ways Trump represents the anti-institutionalist, the populist demagogue, the would-be authoritarian who exploits electoral and political vulnerabilities to gain and hold power. Through these detailed evaluations, these chapters suggest that Trump is not radically unique, but that democracies have produced many previous versions of the Trump phenomenon. This book is essential reading for scholars and students in political science, political theory, history, and leadership. This book is also noteworthy for readers interested in key developments in contemporary American democracy. One of its greatest appeals is its extensive look into leadership on an international scale, from Donald Trump’s global significance to various explorations of non-American leaders, and the comparisons that can be made.
Summary Book Review Swiftian Inspirations by Jonathan McCreedy:
Download or read book Swiftian Inspirations written by Jonathan McCreedy and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-01-24 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book addresses key problems regarding Swiftian thought and satire, analyzing the inspirational cultural legacy which generations of writers, thinkers, and satirists have recurrently relied upon since the Enlightenment. Section One deals with the eighteenth century and the topics of truth, falsehood and madness. Section Two focuses on two film adaptations of Gulliver’s Travels as well as on allusions to Swiftian satire during the US Enlightenment and in post-racial America. Section Three looks at the politics of language, politeness, and satire within translation, and Section Four dwells upon the process of reading Swift in the age of post-truth and Brexit. It will be of interest to students and scholars of eighteenth-century literature and culture, modern-day politics as well as to those interested in satire, science fiction, and film adaptations of literary works.
Summary Book Review This Happened Here by Paul Street:
Download or read book This Happened Here written by Paul Street and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-12-29 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the Trump phenomenon and presidency as fascist. Fascism here connotes not generically "bad" politics or a consolidated political-economic regime (Mussolini’s Italy or Hitler’s Germany) but a set of political, movement, and ideological traits understood within the context of the neoliberal-capitalist era. While Trump’s election defeat is a respite, the nation is far from out of the neofascist woods. Defeating the menace will require political and societal restructuring far beyond what is imagined by Democrats. This argument is developed across seven chapters that recount Trump’s assault on the 2020 election, specifically define the meaning of fascism as it is used in this book, demonstrate the neofascist nature of the Trump presidency, engage intellectual class Trumpism-fascism-denial, analyze the Trump base, root Trumpism in a longstanding and indeed founding American white nationalism, examine why Trump rose to power when he did, and suggest paths for fascism-proofing the USA.
Summary Book Review The Collapse of Truth by John Casperson:
Download or read book The Collapse of Truth written by John Casperson and published by Page Publishing, Inc. This book was released on 2020-11-13 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The United States is amid a defining moment that will irrevocably determine the future of the American democratic experiment. In 1787, when the constitution of the United States was adopted, Americans gathered on the steps of Independence Hall in Philadelphia and asked Benjamin Franklin what type of government had been fashioned by the Founding Fathers. Franklin replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” The American political system has held a firm grasp on the concept of representational government until now. In Jonathan Swift’s brilliant political satire, Gulliver’s Travels, rope by rope, Gulliver was imprisoned albeit imperceptibly. Now, judge by judge, the judicial system has been co-opted by the right wing, and the Department of Justice is occupied by a king maker. Elections are corrupted beyond measure both by domestic political machinations and foreign influence meddling. The American free press is under attack like never before. This book is an analysis and expose of forces at work that overtly and covertly are propelling America toward an authoritarian fascist state.
Summary Book Review Subterranean Fire by Sharon Smith:
Download or read book Subterranean Fire written by Sharon Smith and published by Haymarket Books. This book was released on 2018-07-17 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A concise, well-written history of U.S. working-class struggle and radicalism” from the author of Women and Socialism: Class, Race, and Capital (Solidarity). Smith explores how the connection between the U.S. labor movement and the Democratic Party, with its extensive corporate ties, has repeatedly held back working-class struggles. And she closely examines the role of the labor movement in the 2004 presidential election, tracing the shrinking electoral influence of organized labor and the failure of labor-management cooperation, “business unionism,” and reliance on the Democrats to deliver any real gains. “Sharon Smith brings that history to life once again, blasting through the myths of the working class that Trump-era narratives cling to in order to connect us once again to the possibility of building broad solidarity.” —Sarah Jaffe, author of Work Won’t Love You Back “A veteran worker-intellectual brilliantly addresses the crisis of the labor movement, skewering those who believe that renewal can come from the top down, and encouraging those who are fighting to rebuild it from the bottom up.” —Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums