by Max Klau
Recent events have turned the spotlight on the issue of race in modern America, and the current cultural climate calls out for more research, education, dialogue, and understanding. Race and Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to Action focuses on a provocative social science experiment with the potential to address these needs.
If you want to know why American Indians have the highest rates of poverty of any racial group, why suicide is the leading cause of death among Indian men, why native women are two and a half times more likely to be raped than the national average and why gang violence affects American Indian youth more than any other group, do not look to history.
From one of the foremost political and cultural thought leaders of our time, New York Times bestselling author Senator Bill Bradley comes, We Can All Do Better, a game-changing and thought-provoking book about how we can break our present cycle of despair, frustration, and cynicism permeating country, and presents a unique opportunity for American voters to partake in a more participatory form of democracy.
In Change.edu, Andrew S. Rosen clearly and entertainingly details how far the American higher education system has strayed from the goals of access, quality, affordability, and accountability that should characterize our system, and offers a prescription to restore American educational pre-eminence. This outlines "seven certainties" of education in the coming 25 years, and how our system must prepare for the coming changes.
Written in plain language for an educated trade audience, this book takes the political theory of intersectionality -- the most cutting-edge approach to the politics of gender, race, sexual orientation, and class -- and introduces it to the general public for the first time.
Congressman Jerry McNerny, Ph.D. and Martin Cheek offer a frank, unbiased discussion of our dual energy crisis: rapidly depleting oil resources accompanied by dramatic climate changes. Then, without glossing over the obstacles, the authors explore what can be done -- and what is already working -- to resolve the problem.
Newly Revised and Updated
Updated to reflect on the financial crisis of 2008-09 and the sweeping legislation passed by the Obama administration in its first year, this is an irreverent and candid guide to the federal budget crisis that breaks down into plain English exactly what the Fat Cats in Washington are arguing about.
As night settled on April 20, 2010, a series of explosions rocked Deepwater Horizon, the immense semisubmersible drilling platform leased by British Petroleum, located 40 miles off the Louisiana coast. Drowning in Oil, by award-winning Houston Chronicle business reporter and columnist Loren Steffy is an unprecedented and gripping narrative of this catastrophe and how BP's winner-take-all business culture made it all but inevitable.
We are on the verge of a crippling energy crisis that could undermine our economy and change our way of life. In Who Turned Out the Lights?, Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson, editors of the award-winning nonpartisan Web site PublicAgenda.org, offer a much-needed reality check.
Children of Dust is an extraordinary adventure that reveals the diversity of Islamic beliefs, the vastness of the Pakistani diaspora, and the very human search for home. It is a spellbinding portrayal of a life that few Americans can imagine.
Between 2007 and 2009, Rich Benjamin, a journalist-adventurer, packed his bags and embarked on a 26,909-mile journey throughout the heart of white America, to some of the fastest-growing and whitest locales in our nation.
International bestselling author and controversial religion theorist Michael Baigent turns his keen attentions to modern-day Jerusalem and its increasingly important role in global affairs, exploring yet another of his explosive theories: that hardliners within the three great Abrahamic religions are working to hasten our end as prophesized in each of their texts and traditions of faith.