The Room Where It Happened

The Room Where It Happened
Author: John Bolton
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN: 1982148055
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Room Where It Happened Book Excerpt:

As President Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton spent many of his 453 days in the room where it happened, and the facts speak for themselves. The result is a White House memoir that is the most comprehensive and substantial account of the Trump Administration, and one of the few to date by a top-level official. With almost daily access to the President, John Bolton has produced a precise rendering of his days in and around the Oval Office. What Bolton saw astonished him: a President for whom getting reelected was the only thing that mattered, even if it meant endangering or weakening the nation. “I am hard-pressed to identify any significant Trump decision during my tenure that wasn’t driven by reelection calculations,” he writes. In fact, he argues that the House committed impeachment malpractice by keeping their prosecution focused narrowly on Ukraine when Trump’s Ukraine-like transgressions existed across the full range of his foreign policy—and Bolton documents exactly what those were, and attempts by him and others in the Administration to raise alarms about them. He shows a President addicted to chaos, who embraced our enemies and spurned our friends, and was deeply suspicious of his own government. In Bolton’s telling, all this helped put Trump on the bizarre road to impeachment. “The differences between this presidency and previous ones I had served were stunning,” writes Bolton, who worked for Reagan, Bush 41, and Bush 43. He discovered a President who thought foreign policy is like closing a real estate deal—about personal relationships, made-for-TV showmanship, and advancing his own interests. As a result, the US lost an opportunity to confront its deepening threats, and in cases like China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea ended up in a more vulnerable place. Bolton’s account starts with his long march to the West Wing as Trump and others woo him for the National Security job. The minute he lands, he has to deal with Syria’s chemical attack on the city of Douma, and the crises after that never stop. As he writes in the opening pages, “If you don’t like turmoil, uncertainty, and risk—all the while being constantly overwhelmed with information, decisions to be made, and sheer amount of work—and enlivened by international and domestic personality and ego conflicts beyond description, try something else.” The turmoil, conflicts, and egos are all there—from the upheaval in Venezuela, to the erratic and manipulative moves of North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, to the showdowns at the G7 summits, the calculated warmongering by Iran, the crazy plan to bring the Taliban to Camp David, and the placating of an authoritarian China that ultimately exposed the world to its lethal lies. But this seasoned public servant also has a great eye for the Washington inside game, and his story is full of wit and wry humor about how he saw it played.

Summary and Discussions of The Room Where It Happened

Summary and Discussions of The Room Where It Happened
Author: The Growth Digest
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary and Discussions of The Room Where It Happened Book Excerpt:

Note: This is a Summary and Discussions of The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir Learn Key Concepts for Your Self-Development or Discussion Group in 15 Minutes Without Missing the Highlights... or Your Money Back! Who Should Read "The Room Where It Happened"? The billowing waves in the sea of politics are difficult to ignore for any American. A majority of voting-aged citizens like to be well-informed about the activity of their elected officials and this book is a peek behind closed doors into the Trump Administration as told by John Bolton, who acted as his National Security Advisor from 2018 to 2019. What's in It for Me, and Why is it Important? The Room Where It Happened chronicles the eighteen months John Bolton spent as President Trump's National Security Advisor. These detailed glimpses into the machinations of the Trump Administration may prove interesting and informative for Trump fans and opposition alike. Bolton takes the reader into the Oval Office before the Resolute desk on many occasions for a bare look at Trump's behavior, decisions, and leadership. You'll Soon Discover... The delay and difficulty in staff selection during the transition The dysfunction of the interior workings of the White House under Trump's Administration The decisions Trump made regarding foreign relations and their impact on America The frustration Bolton shares about Trump's indecisiveness Bolton's claims that most of Trump's decisions were motivated by re-election desires more than strategy and foreign affairs Bolton's resignation was independent of Trump's impeachment scandal Don't Have Time to Read? Discover the new way to grasp a deeper understanding of a book or subject while getting your time back - instantly! The Growth Digest serves busy people who are keen on growth, learning, and self-development by serving all the highlights and key points on a silver platter - without the fluff. Additionally, The Growth Digest provides various unique and intuitive content so you can get a 360 degree understanding of the topic including: Background Information About the Author so You Know Where They Are Coming From The Author's Perspective and Motivation to Write This Book that Will Give You a Fuller Understanding Main idea "In a Nutshell" to Give You an Instant Overview of the Forest Chapter-by-Chapter Analysis So You Can Explore In-Depth the Trees Chapter Recap to Review the Chapter Instantly (Great for Memory) Ideas How to Implement This Into Your Life Immediately Trivia Questions To Quiz Yourself and Your Friends Discussion Questions So You are Ready to Have a Discussion In Your Discussion Group ...and much more! Our unique Growth Digest Summary and Discussions Book would be ideal to enhance your enjoyment of the original book or help to pick it up. Scroll Up and Download Now! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed or Your Money Back. This is an unofficial summary & analytical review and has not been approved or is affiliated by the original author or publisher of the book.

The Coronavirus Pandemic

The Coronavirus Pandemic
Author: Larry Murphy
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 884
Release: 2020-09-04
ISBN: 1728371589
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coronavirus Pandemic Book Excerpt:

This book is about the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in the United States without a qualified national leader in the Oval Office to lead the country in handling this pandemic, and exactly why the American people need to get him and Congressional Republicans backing and defending his foolishness and recklessness out of office. America needs qualified and moral people that will ensure the health and safety of all Americans, including immigrants seeking to become American citizens.

Uncertain Allies

Uncertain Allies
Author: Klaus Larres
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN: 0300263015
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncertain Allies Book Excerpt:

The United States has long been conflicted between promoting a united Western Europe in order to strengthen its defense of the West, and fearing that a more united Western Europe might not submit to American political and economic leadership. The era of wholehearted support for European unity was limited to the immediate postwar era. The stances of the past three U.S. presidents—Bush’s unilateralism, Obama’s insistence on “leading from behind,” and Trump’s overt hostility toward the European Union—were prefigured by Washington’s economic and geopolitical strategies of the 1960s and 1970s. Concentrating on the policies of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, Klaus Larres argues that their years in office were the major turning point when “benign hegemony” gave way to an attitude toward Europe that was seldom better than lukewarm, frequently even outright hostile, and that was returned in kind. This book offers an unusually clear and comprehensive examination of transatlantic relations during the Nixon era.

US China Taiwan in the Age of Trump and Biden

US China Taiwan in the Age of Trump and Biden
Author: Dean P. Chen
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2022-07-08
ISBN: 1000614492
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

US China Taiwan in the Age of Trump and Biden Book Excerpt:

This book explores U.S.-Taiwan-China relations during both the Trump and Biden administrations, revealing how policy changes under both presidents have impacted Washington’s decades-long strategic policy framework for Cross-Strait Relations. By tracing the continuities and changes of U.S. Strategic ambiguity and One-China Policy framework between the Trump and Biden administrations, the book assesses how the foreign policy prism, through which U.S. leaders view China and Taiwan, has experienced a distinct alteration and subsequently led to a policy adjustment. Utilising a wide range of documents and primary material, such as White House documents (ranging from the Clinton to the Biden administrations) in conjunction with interviews with Taiwan officials, this volume brings a detailed portrait of past, present, and potential future U.S.-Taiwan-China relations. Moreover, it provides a succinct examination of U.S. foreign policy traditions such as internationalism, nationalism, and multilateral nationalism (providing a study of U.S.-China relations and policies from Nixon to Biden) and the resulting influence of such traditions on recent U.S. Cross-Strait policy. Presenting a comprehensive study of both the Trump and Biden administrations approach to Taiwan, this will be a valuable resource for any scholar or student of U.S. Foreign Policy, U.S.-Taiwan-China Relations and Cross-Strait Relations.

Subtle Tools

Subtle Tools
Author: Karen J. Greenberg
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-08-24
ISBN: 0691215839
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Subtle Tools Book Excerpt:

"Despite assertions about the unprecedented nature of his presidency, few of Trump's policies have been novel; many had been proposed in varied form throughout the latter years of the 20th century. Yet it was not until 9/11 that many of these policies started to take hold. In this intellectual and political history, Greenberg traces the evolving language, law, governance and policy that began to redefine the nation in the wake of 9/11 and shows how these took a transformative step forward under Donald Trump. Rampant executive power, exceptionalism in foreign affairs, racism and xenophobia, disinformation, and a disdain for the law-all found secure footing initially after the attacks of 9/11 and with new energy and rootedness in the era of Trump. Ultimately, Greenberg shows how Trump repurposed the war on terror playbook and turned it on democracy itself. The book outlines the "subtle tools" that were put into place in the wake of 9/11 and that paved the way for Trump's politics today: imprecision and vagueness in language, secrecy and the hiding of facts, bureaucratic porousness, and the abandonment of norms. Greenberg shows, for instance, how the all-encompassing language used in the Authorizations for Use of Military Force (which ultimately authorized the Iraq War) became characteristic of other policies, providing legal grounding for previously illegal practices like the indefinite detention of "detainees" at Guantanamo Bay and of children and adults at the southern border. These tools--subtle enough to evade public scrutiny--hold the key, Greenberg argues, to understanding the trajectory of our democracy over the last two decades. In mapping out democratic vulnerabilities, the book also points to the reforms that would be needed to strengthen and ground American governance. Overall, the result is a book deeply grounded in interview, legal documents, and archival work that finds a new origin point for the story of the Trump-era and reveals the deep connection between the war and terror and our current political life"--

Winning and Losing the Nuclear Peace

Winning and Losing the Nuclear Peace
Author: Michael Krepon
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN: 1503629619
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Winning and Losing the Nuclear Peace Book Excerpt:

The definitive guide to the history of nuclear arms control by a wise eavesdropper and masterful storyteller, Michael Krepon. The greatest unacknowledged diplomatic achievement of the Cold War was the absence of mushroom clouds. Deterrence alone was too dangerous to succeed; it needed arms control to prevent nuclear warfare. So, U.S. and Soviet leaders ventured into the unknown to devise guardrails for nuclear arms control and to treat the Bomb differently than other weapons. Against the odds, they succeeded. Nuclear weapons have not been used in warfare for three quarters of a century. This book is the first in-depth history of how the nuclear peace was won by complementing deterrence with reassurance, and then jeopardized by discarding arms control after the Cold War ended. Winning and Losing the Nuclear Peace tells a remarkable story of high-wire acts of diplomacy, close calls, dogged persistence, and extraordinary success. Michael Krepon brings to life the pitched battles between arms controllers and advocates of nuclear deterrence, the ironic twists and unexpected outcomes from Truman to Trump. What began with a ban on atmospheric testing and a nonproliferation treaty reached its apogee with treaties that mandated deep cuts and corralled "loose nukes" after the Soviet Union imploded. After the Cold War ended, much of this diplomatic accomplishment was cast aside in favor of freedom of action. The nuclear peace is now imperiled by no less than four nuclear-armed rivalries. Arms control needs to be revived and reimagined for Russia and China to prevent nuclear warfare. New guardrails have to be erected. Winning and Losing the Nuclear Peace is an engaging account of how the practice of arms control was built from scratch, how it was torn down, and how it can be rebuilt.

Us versus Them Second Edition

Us versus Them  Second Edition
Author: Douglas Little
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2022-08-02
ISBN: 1469670623
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Us versus Them Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Acclaimed historian of U.S.–Middle East foreign relations Douglas Little examines&8239;how American presidents, policy makers, and diplomats dealt with the rise of Islamic extremism in the modern era. Focusing on White House decision-making from George H. W. Bush to Barack Obama, Little traces the transformation of the Cold War–era "Red Threat" into the "Green Threat" of radical Islam. Analyzing key episodes from the 1991 Persian Gulf War and Bill Clinton's mishandling of the Oslo peace process through the 9/11 attacks, George W. Bush's decision to invade Iraq, and the showdown with ISIS, Little shows how the threat posed by Islamic "others" shaped the Middle Eastern policies of both Democratic and Republican presidents. This second edition includes a new afterword that carries the story through the Trump administration and into the Biden presidency, focusing particularly on Afghanistan, a major trouble spot in the Muslim world that will command global attention for many years to come.

The Presidency

The Presidency
Author: Michael Nelson,Barbara A. Perry
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-05-12
ISBN: 0813946069
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Presidency Book Excerpt:

Following the election of Donald Trump, the office of the U.S. president has come under scrutiny like never before. Featuring penetrating insights from high-profile presidential scholars, The Presidency provides the deep historical and constitutional context needed to put the Trump era into its proper perspective.Identifying key points at which the constitutional presidency could have evolved in different ways from the nation’s founding days to the present, these scholars examine presidential decisions that determined the direction of the nation and the world. ContributorsBradley R. DeWees, U.S. Air Force * Richard J. Ellis, Willamette University * Stefanie Georgakis Abbott, University of Virginia * Joel K. Goldstein, Saint Louis University * Jennifer Lawless, University of Virginia * Sidney M. Milkis, University of Virginia * Sairkrishna Bangalore Prakash, University of Virginia * Russell L. Riley, University of Virginia * Andrew Rudalevige, Bowdoin College * Sean Theriault, University of Texas at Austin

Changing Their Minds

Changing Their Minds
Author: George C. Edwards
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2021-05-21
ISBN: 022677581X
Category: HISTORY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing Their Minds Book Excerpt:

"In George C. Edward III's Changing their Minds? Donald Trump and Presidential Leadership, Edwards looks at the microcosm of Donald Trump's first term as president and uses it to evaluate current theories of the power of presidential persuasion. Edwards contends that the idea of the bully pulpit-the argument that presidents have the ability to persuade the public and members of Congress to support their policies because of their office and the media attention they receive-is nonsense, and that the way presidents accomplish their goals is by identifying strategic opportunities-alliances with rising interest groups or the cultivation of members of Congress-to make progress on issues for which there is already support for the president's position. Edwards is critical of presidents who think they can successfully restructure the politics of the country. His argument is that Trump had relatively limited opportunities to change the dialogue around issues such as health care and has done a bad job of taking advantage of the opportunities that he has been offered, except on taxes. He also looks at the way Trump has dealt with Congress and, placing it in the context of scholarly work on presidential-congressional relations, shows why Trump has been a failure in dealing with the legislature"--

Presidential Leadership

Presidential Leadership
Author: George C. Edwards,Kenneth R. Mayer,Stephen J. Wayne
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 701
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1538136112
Category: Presidents
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Presidential Leadership Book Excerpt:

"With a focus on presidential leadership, the authors address the capacity of chief executives to fulfill their tasks, exercise their powers, and utilize their organizational structures to affect the output of government. This text examines all aspects of the presidency, up to and including the administration of President Joe Biden"--

DAYS of TRUMP The Definitive Chronology of the 45th President of the United States

DAYS of TRUMP  The Definitive Chronology of the 45th President of the United States
Author: Tim Devine
Publsiher: Devine Company, LLC
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2022-01-22
ISBN: 173782387X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DAYS of TRUMP The Definitive Chronology of the 45th President of the United States Book Excerpt:

With over 400 photos, documents and interactive links, DAYS of TRUMP: The Definitive Chronology of the 45th President of the United States may be the most comprehensive resource for political historians and lay people alike digging even deeper into the whirlwind days of the Trump presidency than any book released to date. Days of Trump is a chronological, collected look back at all the significant (and even secondary) events and headlines of the Trump era that for the first time puts it all together in one place, giving the reader and historians the chance to better see how these myriad events all fit into place and where we are left as a nation.

Ambition

Ambition
Author: Deborah L. Rhode
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-08-02
ISBN: 0197538355
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ambition Book Excerpt:

An engaging account of ambition, the forces that drive and constrain it, and whether it serves our deepest needs. Ambition is a dominant force in for human civilization, driving its greatest achievements and most horrific abuses. Our striving has brought art, airplanes, and antibiotics, as well as wars, genocide, and despotism. This mixed record raises obvious concerns about how we can channel ambition in the most productive directions. In Ambition, Deborah L. Rhode offers a comprehensive and engaging survey of the topic that focuses in particular on the nature of ambition in contemporary American life. To do this, she first explores three central focuses of ambition-recognition, power, and money-and argues that an excessive preoccupation with these external markers for success can be self-defeating for individuals and toxic for society. She then shifts to discussing the obstacles to constructive ambition and the consequences when ambitions are skewed or blocked by inequality and identity-related characteristics such as gender, race, class, and national origin. Rhode further addresses the ways that families, schools, and colleges might play a more effective role in developing positive ambition. Finally, she examines what sorts of ambitions contribute to sustained well-being, such as building relationships and contributing to society, rather than chasing extrinsic rewards such as wealth, power, and fame. Drawing upon leading thinkers on the topic and contemporary social science research while laying out an agenda for how ambition can be better developed, Ambition will force us reconsider the factors that shape our ambitions, and whether those ambitions meet our deepest needs and highest aspirations.

The Enablers

The Enablers
Author: Barbara Kellerman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-08-19
ISBN: 1108976646
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Enablers Book Excerpt:

The COVID-19 pandemic will forever be remembered as a pivotal event in American history. Written by one of the world's foremost experts on leadership and followership, this book centers on the first six months of the pandemic and the crises that ran rampant. The chapters focus less on the former president, Donald Trump, than on his followers: on people complicit in his miserable mismanagement of the crisis in public health. Barbara Kellerman provides clear and compelling evidence that Trump was not entirely to blame for everything that went wrong. Many others were responsible including his base, party, administration, inner circle, Republican elites, members of the media, and even medical experts. Far too many surrendered to the president's demands, despite it being obvious his leadership was fatally flawed. The book testifies to the importance of speaking truth to power, and a willingness to take risks properly to serve the public interest.

Thank You for Your Servitude

Thank You for Your Servitude
Author: Mark Leibovich
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2022-07-12
ISBN: 059329632X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thank You for Your Servitude Book Excerpt:

The #1 New York Times Bestseller “He’s one of the best chroniclers of politics today.” –Jake Tapper “This is a really funny book.” –Kara Swisher “His writing is so damn good.” –John Berman “Really fascinating...There are so many revelations.” –Anderson Cooper “The new must read summer book.” –Stephanie Ruhle From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Town, the eyewitness account of how the GOP collaborated with Donald Trump to transform Washington’s “swamp” into a gold-plated hot tub—and a onetime party of rugged individualists into a sycophantic personality cult. In the early months of Trump’s candidacy, the Republican Party’s most important figures, people such as Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Lindsey Graham, were united—and loud—in their scorn and contempt. Even more, in their outrage: Trump was a menace and an affront to our democracy. Then, awkwardly, Trump won. Thank You for Your Servitude is Mark Leibovich’s unflinching account of the moral rout of a major American political party, tracking the transformation of Rubio, Cruz, Graham, and their ilk into the administration’s chief enablers, and the swamp’s lesser lights into frantic chasers of the grift. What would these politicos do to preserve their place in the sun, or at least the orbit of the spray tan? What would they do to preserve their “relevance”? Almost anything, it turns out. Trump’s savage bullying of everyone in his circle, along with his singular command of his political base, created a dangerous culture of submission in the Republican Party. Meanwhile, many of the most alpha of the lapdogs happily conceded to Mark Leibovich that they were “in on the joke.” As Lindsey Graham told the author, his supporters in South Carolina generally don’t read The New York Times, and they won’t read this book, either. All that cynicism, shading into nihilism, led to a country truly unhinged from reality, and to the events of January 6, 2021. It’s a vista that makes the Washington of This Town seem like a comedy of manners in comparison. Thank You for Your Servitude isn’t another view from the Oval Office: it’s the view from the Trump Hotel. We can check out any time we want, but only time will tell if we can ever leave.

Global Media Perceptions of the United States

Global Media Perceptions of the United States
Author: Yahya R. Kamalipour
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2021-02-15
ISBN: 1538142430
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Media Perceptions of the United States Book Excerpt:

As a timely portrait of international perceptions and media coverage of the United States, this comprehensive collection reveals the global effects of the tumultuous environments and controversial views promoted during the Donald J. Trump presidency. More than thirty accomplished and prominent media, communication, and journalism scholars represent twenty countries with methodically researched assessments of their respective country’s major national newspapers, social media, or comprehensive public opinion surveys. Together, these analyses offer a unique cross-cultural approach that helps students and scholars understand the image of the USA and President Trump through the eyes of politicians, media personalities, and ordinary people across the globe.

Trump on Trial

Trump on Trial
Author: Kevin Sullivan,Mary Jordan
Publsiher: Scribner
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN: 1982152990
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trump on Trial Book Excerpt:

A compelling and masterful account, based on fresh reporting, of the investigation, impeachment, and acquittal of President Donald Trump, a ferocious political drama that challenged American democracy itself. In the spring of 2019, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi did not favor pursuing Trump’s impeachment. Her view was: “He’s just not worth it.” But by September, after a whistleblower complaint suggesting that Trump had used his office for his political benefit, Pelosi decided to risk it. The impeachment inquiry led to charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, a gamble that ultimately meant Trump would be the first impeached president on the ballot in US history. Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post reporters Kevin Sullivan and Mary Jordan have crafted a powerful, intimate narrative that concentrates on the characters as well as the dramatic events, braiding them together to provide a remarkable understanding of what happened and why. Drawing on the deep reporting of Post journalists as well as new interviews, Sullivan and Jordan deliver a crisp page-turner with exquisite detail and scenes. They put readers in the room for both sides of the now-famous phone call between Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, 2019, revealing the in-the-moment reactions of those listening to the call in Washington, as well as the tension in Kyiv, as aides passed notes to Zelensky while he was talking to Trump. Sullivan and Jordan deftly illuminate the aims and calculations of key figures. Pelosi’s evolution from no to yes. Trump’s mounting fury as “the I-word” became inevitable. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell firmly telling Trump on the phone about the Senate trial: You need to trust me. Trump on Trial teems with unexpected moments. House member Elissa Slotkin, a Michigan Democrat, alone at the National Archives, walking amid the nation’s founding documents, weighing her vote on impeachment. Fiery Republican congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida, a favorite Trump warrior, deciding to lead the storming of the secure room in the US Capitol basement, where witnesses were testifying. The authors paint vivid portraits of the men and women branded by the president’s supporters as foes from the “deep state”: Ukraine experts Fiona Hill and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman; ambassadors Marie Yovanovitch and William Taylor. The narrative spools out amid Trump’s nonstop tweeting and the infinite echo chamber of social media, which amplified both parties’ messages in ways unknown during past impeachments. Sullivan and Jordan, aided by editor Steve Luxenberg, follow the story into the aftermath of Trump’s acquittal and the president’s payback for those whom he believed had betrayed him. The retributions took place as the nation reeled from a devastating pandemic and widespread protests about racial injustice, with another trial looming: the 2020 election.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2021

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2021
Author: Sarah Janssen
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN: 1510761403
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2021 Book Excerpt:

#1 New York Times Bestseller! Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource: business, the arts and pop culture, science and technology, U.S. history and government, world geography, sports, and so much more. The World Almanac® is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for school, library, business, and home. The 2021 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2020 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly. Features include: 2020 Election Results: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2020 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic: A special section provides up-to-the-minute information about the world’s largest public health crisis in at least a century, providing information on what scientists know about the virus so far—and what still needs to be learned—along with an update on vaccine progress, statistical data and graphics, and useful practical measures for readers. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Memorable Summer Olympic Moments: The World Almanac took a look back at past editions of the Olympic Summer Games to create a highlight reel of memorable moments to tide sports fans over until Tokyo in 2021. 2020—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2020. 2020—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the sports world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a preview of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and much more. 2020—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2020, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2020—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2020, from news and sports to pop culture. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Statistical Spotlight: This annual feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues. Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on how the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread shutdowns have affected businesses, air quality, employment, education, families’ living situations and access to food, and much more.

East Asia and Iran Sanctions

East Asia and Iran Sanctions
Author: Shirzad Azad
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030974278
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

East Asia and Iran Sanctions Book Excerpt:

Approaching Democracy

Approaching Democracy
Author: Larry Berman,Bruce Allen Murphy,Nadia E Brown,Sarah Allen Gershon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 846
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN: 100034522X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Approaching Democracy Book Excerpt:

From unsubstantiated 2020 election fraud claims and the storming of the US Capitol to the rampage of COVID-19 and racial injustice, this book covers the foundations, institutions, and processes of "the great American experiment" with a clear and resonant theme: Democracy cannot be taken for granted, whether at home or internationally, and eternal vigilance (along with civic intelligence) is required to protect it. Approaching Democracy provides students with a framework to analyze the structure, process, and action of US government, institutions, and social movements. It also invites comparison with other countries. This globalizing perspective gives students an understanding of issues of governance and challenges to democracy here and elsewhere. At a moment of growing domestic terrorism, political hyper-partisanship, populism, identity politics, and governmental dysfunction, there is no better time to bring Approaching Democracy--a textbook based on Vaclav Havel’s powerful metaphor of democracy as an ideal and the American experiment as the closest approach to it--to a new generation of political science undergraduate students. NEW TO THE NINTH EDITION Two new authors, Nadia E. Brown and Sarah Allen Gershon, who bring refreshing intellectual and diverse perspectives to the text. Includes the tumultuous political context surrounding the Trump presidency, the 2020 elections, the 116th Congress, the Supreme Court, the COVID-19 crisis, and the fight for social and racial justice. Figures and tables reflect the latest available data and surveys. Two new features--Diversity and Democracy, highlighting the experiences of America’s diverse social groups and the role of identity politics—and Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter, assessing critical thinking skills. Critical contemporary events are explored throughout the book, including the attempted coup following the 2020 elections, the Trump administration’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, Black Lives Matter, protests in American cities that come to the epicenter of America’s approach to democracy, the changes in the Supreme Court and the federal court system, the growth of LGBTQ+ legal rights, and the alteration in American Federalism. New and updated data on public attitudes toward police brutality, DACA, voter suppression, healthcare, and the global climate movement are also covered.