Download E-books The Hidden Power of the American Dream: Why Europe's Shaken Confidence in the United States Threatens the Future of U.S. Influence (Praeger Security International) PDF

By Giovanna Dell'Orto

On the day after the tragic terrorist assaults of September 11, newspapers throughout Europe proclaimed, we're All american citizens in lots of varied languages, crystallizing the harmony that such a lot of humans all over the world felt at the moment. yet within the years for the reason that, that stunning friendship among americans and Europeans evaporated, leaving instead a growing to be resentment so deep that american citizens traveled abroad with Canadian flags stitched to their backpacks whereas Europeans held candlelight vigils for the removing of President George W. Bush. Dell'Orto argues persuasively that the reply to the query of the place can we pass from right here lies in no matter if non-Americans retain believing within the American dream. provided that that dream remains to be the foundation of America's power―as this publication exhibits it's been because the usa first stepped onto the foreign stage―can the US no longer move the best way of all different superpowers in heritage: down and out.

Through research of millions of Western ecu media articles and govt courses in regards to the usa, this publication, for the 1st time, exhibits what the essence of the USA is to non-Americans and why that concerns to american citizens in a really functional way―because it units limits to what the state can accomplish. Dell'Orto argues persuasively that Europe's usa is the respected thought America―the unprecedented dream that the land of (plenty of) chance can rather exist, that the test in democracy can particularly paintings for all those that decide to turn into Americans.

This is a brilliant U.S. asset, because it makes the USA uniquely strong in Europe's eyes, infinitely mightier than the march of Marines and McDonald's on my own might warrant. Herein lie the individuality and the urgency of this publication. eu public opinion shape's Europe's response not less than up to U.S. activities do.

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Download E-books America's Shame: Women and Children in Shelter and the Degradation of Family Roles PDF

By Barbara A. Arrighi

Rejecting those that urge a bootstrap method of humans residing in severe poverty at the fringe of society, sociologist Barbara Arrighi makes an eloquent, compassionate plea for empathy and collective accountability towards these for whom both the boots or the straps are lacking. This ebook extra bargains recommendations in realization elevating, group collaboration, and proficient, accountable public coverage. The ebook is a critique of a method that purports to serve but occasionally impedes the welfare of these who're short of the elemental components for survival, together with reasonable preserve. It analyzes the structural elements of poverty and the social mental bills of being terrible and missing a house. using interview findings from households who've lived in a preserve in northern Kentucky and from employees individuals, the booklet examines the degrading results of guard lifestyles on women's self-respect and kid's improvement. instead of an exam of person pathologies resulting in loss of take care of, it facilities on ladies and youngsters dwelling in shelters and gives a sociological examine of poverty and the family.

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Download E-books An Introduction to Folk Music in the United States. < Revised edition. > [With the melodies of 32 songs.] (Waynebook) PDF

By Bruno Nettl

What intrigues the coed of people track is the instability of his topic. A people track takes no crystallized shape; it truly is a part of those that sing it and of these who pay attention it move it on. Treating any such important and human topic as though it have been a part of a good method with common, immutable legislation will be like classifying the habit of a poultry within the laboratory and ignoring its unfastened flight.

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Download E-books My American Heritage; A Collection of Songs, Poems, Speeches, Sayings, and Other Writings Dear to Our Hearts PDF

By Ralph Henry and Lucile Pannell (editors), John Dukes McKee

The spirit of the United States that speaks from each web page of this pretty ebook will stir each American center. choked with chuffed thoughts, gleaming thought, and hearty, healthy analyzing, this can be a excellent hearth booklet for the full kinfolk -- younger fogeys, previous fogeys, dads and moms -- to take pleasure in jointly. accumulated during this distinct assortment are everybody's favorites, from such adolescence classics as Whitter's "Barefoot Boy" to the immortal "Casey on the Bat"; from the terse knowledge of "Poor Richard" to the homespun humor of James Whitcomb Riley; from the rollicking "Yankee Doodle" to the noble prose of "The Gettysburg Address."

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Download E-books American Indian Law Deskbook: Conference of Western Attorneys General PDF

By Larry Long, Clay Smith

A collaborative attempt from lawyer normal workplaces confronted day-by-day with criminal questions regarding kingdom and tribal family, the yank Indian legislation Deskbook, Fourth version is an up to date, entire treatise on Indian legislations. The Deskbook presents readers with the neccessary ancient and criminal framework to appreciate the complexities confronted via states, Indian tribes, and the government in Indian kingdom. integrated are the next: * The evolution of federal statutory Indian legislations and the judicial foundations of federal Indian coverage. * an in depth compilation and research of federal and kingdom courtroom judgements. * Reservation and Indian lands possession and estate pursuits. * The parameters of felony jurisdiction in Indian kingdom. * techniques of tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction with regards to a few particular components, together with tribal courts, searching and fishing, environmental legislation, water rights, gaming, and baby welfare. * Cooperative methods utilized by the states and tribes for resolving jurisdictional disputes and selling higher relatives. Thorough, scholarly, and balanced, the yankee Indian legislations Deskbook, Fourth variation is a useful reference for quite a lot of humans operating with Indian tribes, together with lawyers, criminal students, executive officers, social staff, country and tribal jurists, and historians. This revised version contains details from newer court docket judgements, federal statutes, administrative laws, and legislations studies.

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Download E-books Americans and Europeans Dancing in the Dark: On Our Differences and Affinities, Our Interests, and Our Habits of Life (Hoover Institution Press Publication) PDF

By Dennis L. Bark

A as soon as grand dating slipping away

The as soon as rock-solid courting among Europeans and Americans--based on universal pursuits, shared values, belief, affection, and respect--is fading away, to get replaced by way of feedback and dissension. Why is that this taking place? And why does it topic? In Americans and Europeans--Dancing within the Dark, Dennis Bark bargains an in-depth exam of the deteriorating courting among the US and Europe: our alterations and affinities, the explanations at the back of our conflicts, and the way forward for our alliance. Our variations, Bark finds, will not be of precept yet of perform, formed via our diversified histories. He specializes in what he calls the essential difference among us: the USA used to be equipped from the floor up, while Europe was once equipped from the pinnacle down. that's, the United States was once outfitted by way of immigrants who eschewed the social, political, and monetary practices that they had continuously resented. Their goal used to be to shape their very own executive themselves, from the floor up. Europe, nonetheless, was once equipped by means of those that loved privilege and who had a lot to realize from engaging in executive rule from the head down. This distinction, Bark indicates, is profound since it marks our background, shapes our perspectives of the area, and keeps to impact how Europeans and american citizens behavior their inner most lives. The European-American courting, the writer eventually concludes, is exclusive and irreplaceable. To allow it resolve will be unthinkable, and to allow it come aside might have disastrous effects for all of us.

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