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            People Without Power: The war on populism and the fight for democracy
             

            People Without Power: The war on populism and the fight for democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Frank, Thomas

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              15 Jul 20

            An eye-opening account of populism, the most important - and misunderstood - movement of our time. Everything we think we know about populism is wrong. Today, populism is seen as a frightening thing, a term pundits use to describe the racist philosophy of Donald Trump and Europea...n extremists. But this is a mistake. The real story of populism is an account of enlightenment and liberation; it is the story of democracy itself, of its ever-widening promise of a decent life for all. Taking us from the tumultuous 1890s, when the radical left-wing US Populist Party fought plutocrats, to the triumphs of reformers under Roosevelt and Truman, Frank reminds us how much we owe to the populist ethos. Frank also shows that elitist groups have reliably detested populism, lashing out at working-class concerns; today's moral panic in liberal circles is only the latest expression. Frank pummels the elites, revisits the movement's provocative politics, and declares true populism to be the language of promise and optimism. People Without Power is a ringing affirmation of a movement that, Frank shows us, is not the problem of our times, but the solution.
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            ISBN 9781925849288
            Published NZ 15 Jul 2020
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Australians in Papua New Guinea 1960-1975
             

            Australians in Papua New Guinea 1960-1975 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Spark, Ceridwen; Spark, Seumas; Twomey, Christina

            • RRP: $75.00
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            Australians in Papua New Guinea, provides a history of the late Australian years in Papua New Guinea through the eyes of thirteen Australian and four Papua New Guineans. The book presents the experiences of Australians who went to work in PNG over several decades before the 1970s.... Australians in Papua New Guinea begins with medical practitioners: Michael Alpers, Ken Clezy, Margaret Smith, Ian Maddocks and Anthony Radford (with accompanying reflections by wife, Robin) who grappled with complex medical issues in difficult surroundings. Other contributors-John Langmore, John Ley and Bill Brown-became experts in governance. The final group featured were involved in education and social change: Ken Inglis, Bill Gammage, and Christine Stewart. Papua New Guinean contributors: medical expert Sir Isi Henao Kevau, diplomats Charles Lepani and Dame Meg Taylor, and educator and politician Dame Carol Kidu further deepen the quality of this collection. A final reflection is provided by historian Jonathan Ritchie, himself part of an Australian family in PNG. This extraordinary book balances expatriates with indigenous Papua New Guineans, balances gender, and pioneers an innovative combination of written reminiscences and interviews. The history of this important Pacific nation unfolds as do the histories of individuals who were involved in its formative decades.
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            ISBN 9781921902437
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2014
            Publisher University of Queensland Press
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Pacific studies
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            Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland
             

            Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

            By Keefe, Patrick Radden

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            Meticulously reported, exquisitely written, and grippingly told, Say Nothing is a work of revelation. --David Grann, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon From award-winning New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative... about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told a blue safety pin was attached to the dress - with so many kids, she always kept it handy for diapers or ripped clothes. Patrick Radden Keefe's mesmerizing book on the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its aftermath uses the McConville case as a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only people like the McConville children, who were scattered to orphanages, but also I.R.A. members embittered by a peace that fell far short of the goal of a united Ireland, and left them wondering whether the killings they committed were not justified acts of war, but simple murders. From radical and impetuous I.R.A. terrorists - or volunteers, depending on which side one was on - such as Dolours Price, who, when she was barely out of her teens, was already planting bombs in London and targeting informers for execution, to the ferocious I.R.A. mastermind known as The Dark, to the spy games and dirty sc
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            ISBN 9781984883216
            Released NZ 29 Mar 2019
            Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
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            Climate Change and the Nation State: The Realist Case

            Climate Change and the Nation State: The Realist Case (Hardback)

            By Lieven, Anatol

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            In the past two centuries we have experienced wave after wave of overwhelming change. Entire continents have been resettled; there are billions more of us; the jobs done by countless people would be unrecognisable to their predecessors; scientific change has transformed us all in... confusing, terrible and miraculous ways. Anatol Lieven's major new book provides the frame that has long been needed to understand how we should react to climate change. This is a vast challenge, but we have often in the past had to deal with such challenges: the industrial revolution, major wars and mass migration have seen mobilizations of human energy on the greatest scale. Just as previous generations had to face the unwanted and unpalatable, so do we. In a series of incisive, compelling interventions, Lieven shows how in this emergency our crucial building block is the nation state. The drastic action required both to change our habits and protect ourselves can be carried out not through some vague globalism but through maintaining social cohesion and through our current governmental, fiscal and military structures. This is a book which will provoke innumerable discussions.
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            ISBN 9780241394076
            Released NZ 17 Mar 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism
             

            The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism (Hardback)

            By Stewart, Katherine

            • RRP: $60.00
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            For readers of Democracy in Chains and Dark Money, a revelatory investigation of the Religious Right's rise to political power.

            ISBN 9781635573435
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            War for Eternity: The Return of Traditionalism and the Rise of the Populist Right
             

            War for Eternity: The Return of Traditionalism and the Rise of the Populist Right (Hardback)

            By Teitelbaum, Benjamin R.

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            Steve Bannon in the United States. Olavo de Carvalho in Brazil. Aleksandr Dugin in Russia. Gabor Vona in Hungary. All rising to power in the past decade. All affiliated with an obscure philosophical movement called Traditionalism. Since the early 20th century, Traditionalism has ...defined itself against modernity and Enlightenment values. Traditionalist thinkers such as Rene Guenon and Julius Evola celebrated hierarchy, denounced the idea of progress, and regarded liberal secularism, capitalism, and communism as aligned forces working to replace social, cultural and political norms. Ethnographer Benjamin Teitelbaum had been studying Traditionalism for years as a sort of novelty, associated with a restless subsection of the right - too antisocial for activism and largely without influence. And yet when Steve Bannon entered the White House in 2017, reports suggested he was an avid reader of Traditionalist teachings. Through exclusive interviews and deep historical context, Teitelbaum reveals the radical worldview infusing the thinking of powerful actors and inspiring a renegade reinterpretation of humanity, geopolitics and history. Fast-paced and gripping, War for Eternity is a must-read for anyone trying to understand the Far Right's vision to change the world.
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            ISBN 9780241431078
            Released NZ 28 Apr 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Antisocial: How Online Extremists Broke America

            Antisocial: How Online Extremists Broke America (Hardback)

            By Marantz, Andrew

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            New Yorker journalist Andrew Marantz explains how the alt-right memed its way into the mainstream, swung an election, and changed the rules of the American conversation.

            ISBN 9781509882489
            Released NZ 20 Feb 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Claiming Scotland: National Identity and Liberal Culture
             

            Claiming Scotland: National Identity and Liberal Culture (Paperback)

            By Hearn, Jonathan S.

            How did Scotland's new parliament come about? Through two events in 1997. But they were the culmination of a long period of change both in the way political institutions have been organised and in the way politics has been talked about in Scotland. This work explores this period ...of change.
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            ISBN 9781902930169
            Released NZ 15 May 2000
            Publisher Edinburgh University Press
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            Transnational Nation: United States History in Global Perspective Since 1789
             

            Transnational Nation: United States History in Global Perspective Since 1789 (Hardback, New title)

            By Tyrrell, Ian

            • RRP: $227.99
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            The development of nationalism, the movement of peoples, imperialism, industrialization, environmental change and the struggle for equality are key themes in the study of US history and world history. The author offers a fresh, comparative perspective on the relationship between ...events and movements in the US and the wider world.
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            ISBN 9781403993670
            Released NZ 21 Jun 2007
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Latin American Dictatorships in the Era of Fascism: The Corporatist Wave

            Latin American Dictatorships in the Era of Fascism: The Corporatist Wave (Hardback)

            By Costa Pinto, Antonio

            • RRP: $106.00
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            Latin American Dictatorships in the Era of Fascism focuses on the reverse-wave of dictatorships that emerged in the 1930s and the transnational diffusion of authoritarian institutions in the Era of Fascism. An ideal text for students of Latin American history, dictatorships and a...uthoritarianism, and the spread of corporatism --
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            ISBN 9780367243852
            Released NZ 19 Jul 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right
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