Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Authoritarian Nightmare


  • Author: John W. Dean & Bob Altemeyer
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Political Science
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How did America end up with a leader who acts so crudely and despotically, and counter to our democratic principles? Why do his followers stick with him, even when he acts against their own interests? To fully understand, John Dean, a man with a history of standing up to autocratic presidents, joined with Bob Altemeyer, a professor of psychology with a unique area of expertise: Authoritarianism.Relying on social science findings and psychological diagnostic tools (such as the "Power Mad Scale" and the "Con Man Scale"), as well as research and analysis from the Monmouth University Polling Institute (one of America's most respected public opinion research foundations), the authors provide us with an eye-opening understanding of the Trump phenomenon â...

Authoritarian Nightmare

Authoritarian Nightmare


  • Author : John W. Dean
  • Publisher : Melville House
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612199061


Authoritarian Nightmare Book Description :

One of American political history's most famous figures, who knows what it's like to stand up to an authoritarian White House, joins with an expert on authoritarianism to take a piercing look at how someone like Donald Trump and his followers achieved power—and what they might do to keep it ... John Dean, of Watergate fame, knows what it's like to work for a strong-willed, vindictive president. But even Richard Nixon, says Dean, didn't have the raw lust for power that Donald Trump has. Nor the lack of skill. Nor the deep, willful ignorance of our democracy. So how did such a person achieve power? Suspecting the answer lay in understanding Trump's base constituency, Dean has partnered with Bob Altemeyer, a professor of psychology whose expertise is ...

American Nightmare

American Nightmare


  • Author : Douglas Kellner
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-11-25
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789463007887


American Nightmare Book Description :

"Explaining the Donald Trump phenomenon is a challenge that will occupy critical theorists of U.S. politics for years to come. Firstly, Donald Trump won the Republican primary contest and is now a contender in the U.S. Presidential Election because he is the master of media spectacle, which he has deployed to create resonant images of himself in his business career, in his effort to become a celebrity and reality-TV superstar, and now his political campaign. More disturbingly, Trump embodies Authoritarian Populism and has used racism, nationalism, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and the disturbing underside of American politics to mobilize his supporters in his successful Republican primary campaign and in the hotly contested 2016 general election. The Tru...

American Nightmare

American Nightmare


  • Author : Henry A. Giroux
  • Publisher : City Lights Books
  • Release Date : 2018-07-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780872867796


American Nightmare Book Description :

Are we in the beginning of a new fascist era? As white supremacy, ultra-nationalism, rabid misogyny and anti-immigrant fervor coalesce, a new and uniquely American form of fascism looms. Could our current moment actually bring about the end of democracy in the United States? Are Americans willing to surrender their freedom and dignity, along with their ongoing struggle for equality, justice and mutual respect in the face of the rising tide of political and ideological extremism? In this provocative collection of essays, Henry Giroux warns of the consequences of doing too little as Trump and the so-called alt-right relentlessly attack critics, journalists, and target the hard-earned civil rights of women, people of color, immigrants, the working class...

The Nixon Defense
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Nixon Defense


  • Author : John W. Dean
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-07-29
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698163461


The Nixon Defense Book Description :

Based on Nixon’s overlooked recordings, New York Times bestselling author John W. Dean connects the dots between what we’ve come to believe about Watergate and what actually happened Watergate forever changed American politics, and in light of the revelations about the NSA’s widespread surveillance program, the scandal has taken on new significance. Yet remarkably, four decades after Nixon was forced to resign, no one has told the full story of his involvement in Watergate. In The Nixon Defense, former White House Counsel John W. Dean, one of the last major surviving figures of Watergate, draws on his own transcripts of almost a thousand conversations, a wealth of Nixon’s secretly recorded information, and more than 150,000 pages of documents...

Worse Than Watergate
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Worse Than Watergate


  • Author : John W. Dean
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2004-04-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780759510388


Worse Than Watergate Book Description :

Former White House counsel and bestselling author John Dean reveals how the Bush White House has set America back decades -- employing a worldview and tactics of deception that he claims will do more damage to the nation than Nixon at his worst....

American Nightmare

American Nightmare


  • Author : Henry A. Giroux
  • Publisher : City Lights Books
  • Release Date : 2018-07-03
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780872867796


American Nightmare Book Description :

Are we in the beginning of a new fascist era? As white supremacy, ultra-nationalism, rabid misogyny and anti-immigrant fervor coalesce, a new and uniquely American form of fascism looms. Could our current moment actually bring about the end of democracy in the United States? Are Americans willing to surrender their freedom and dignity, along with their ongoing struggle for equality, justice and mutual respect in the face of the rising tide of political and ideological extremism? In this provocative collection of essays, Henry Giroux warns of the consequences of doing too little as Trump and the so-called alt-right relentlessly attack critics, journalists, and target the hard-earned civil rights of women, people of color, immigrants, the working class...

Broken Government

Broken Government


  • Author : John W. Dean
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-09-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101202593


Broken Government Book Description :

The concluding volume of The New York Times bestselling trilogy One of today's most outspoken and respected political commentators asks: How can our democracy function when the key institutions of government no longer operate as intended by the Constitution? Stepping back to assess three decades of nearly continuous Republican rule, John W. Dean surveys the damage done to the three branches of government and traces their decline through the presidencies of Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II. Speaking to what the average moderate citizen can do to combat extremism, authoritarianism, incompetence, and the Republicans' deliberate focus on polarizing social issues, Broken Government is a must-have book for voters this election year....

Never Ending Nightmare

Never Ending Nightmare


  • Author : Pierre Dardot
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786634764


Never Ending Nightmare Book Description :

Neoliberalism's war against democracy and how to resist it How do we explain the strange survival of the forces responsible for the 2008 economic crisis, one of the worst since 1929? How do we explain the fact that neoliberalism has emerged from the crisis strengthened? When it broke, a number of the most prominent economists hastened to announce the 'death' of neoliberalism. They regarded the pursuit of neoliberal policy as the fruit of dogmatism. For Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval, neoliberalism is no mere dogma. Supported by powerful oligarchies, it is a veritable politico-institutional system that obeys a logic of self-reinforcement. Far from representing a break, crisis has become a formidably effective mode of government. In showing how this...

Conservatives Without Conscience
Score: 3
From 11 Ratings

Conservatives Without Conscience


  • Author : John W. Dean
  • Publisher : Penguin Group USA
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0143038869


Conservatives Without Conscience Book Description :

Charges the Bush administration with using religious morality and propaganda-like tactics to promote big business interests and silence alternate perspectives at the expense of the nation's constitutional foundations....

True Crimes and Misdemeanors

True Crimes and Misdemeanors


  • Author : Jeffrey Toobin
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: True Crime
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385536745


True Crimes and Misdemeanors Book Description :

From CNN chief legal analyst and bestselling author Jeffrey Toobin, a real-life legal thriller about the prosecutors and congressional investigators pursuing the truth about Donald Trump's complicity in several crimes--and why they failed. Donald Trump's campaign chairman went to jail. So did his personal lawyer. His long-time political consigliere was convicted of serious federal crimes, and his national security advisor pled guilty to others. Several Russian spies were indicted in absentia. Career intelligence agents and military officers were alarmed enough by the president's actions that they alerted senior government officials and ignited the impeachment process. Yet despite all this, a years-long inquiry led by special counsel Robert Mueller, a...