Thirty years after its publication, "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" was described by "The New York Times" as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.
This is the definitive account of a secular party that forged links between Arabs and Jews.
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He was called "The Second-Most Powerful man in America." Now, relive his thoughts and words in this release featuring highlights of 9 major speeches.
Who are the most influential thinkers, and which are the most important concepts, events, and documents in the study of the American political tradition? How ought we regard the beliefs and motivations of the founders, the debate over the ratification of the Constitution, the historical circumstances of the Declaration of Independence, the rise of the modern presidency, and the advent of judicial supremacy? These are a few of the fascinating questions canvassed by George W. Carey in "A Student's Guide to American Political Thought." Carey's primer instructs students on the fundamental matters of American political theory while telling them where to turn to obtain a better grasp on the ideas that have shaped the American political heritage.
The author, a member of the Yale Law School faculty, presents a provocative examination of the historical forces--some quite surprising--that have molded the U.S. Constitution.
In 2004, journalist Bill Bishop coined the term "the big sort." Armed with startling new demographic data, he made national news in a series of articles showing how Americans have been sorting themselves into alarmingly homogeneous communities -- not by region or by state, but by city and even neighborhood. Over the past three decades, we have been choosing the neighborhood (and church and news show) compatible with our lifestyle and beliefs. The result is a country that has become so polarized, so ideologically inbred that people don't know and can't understand those who live a few miles away. How this came to be, and its dire implications for our country, is the subject of this ground-breaking work. In The Big Sort, Bishop has taken his analysis to a new level. He begins with stories about how we live today and then draws on history, economics and our changing political landscape to create one of the most compelling big-picture accounts of America in recent memory.
. . . [The] quality of the contributors and the editor's choice of essay topics make for a sophisticated volume for undergraduate and graduate students and some professional policy analysts."--Asian Affairs "This is a substantive contribution to the literature on Chinese foreign policy. . . . The volume is by far the best and most comprehensive study currently available on the ways in which the processes of foreign policy-making have been transformed in China during the reform period. It explains better than any previous work the complexities of the impact of economic interdependence on foreign relations. It exhibits all the strengths and few of the weaknesses of approaches to foreign policy that place most stress on decision-making processes. It deserves careful reading by students and practitioners alike."--International Affairs