George W. Bush vs. the U.S. Constitution: The Downing Street Memos and Deception, Torture, Retribution, and Coverups in the Iraq War and Illegal Domestic Spying (Sept., $15.95), compiled by the House Judiciary Committee Democratic Staff, intro. by Joseph C. Wilson, husband of “outed” CIA agent Valerie Plame. 20,000 first printing.
Speaking Truth in the Teeth of Power: Lectures on Globalization, Colonialism, and Native North America (Sept., $21.95) by Ward Churchill delves into the current state of native North America and the “Indigenist” political perspective.
BENBELLA BOOKS (dist. by IPG)
Hillary for President: 101 Reasons Why We Need Her Now (Feb., $14.95) by Benbella editors describes a multitude of serious and not-so-serious reasons why the senator should run—and could win.
BROOKINGS INSTITUTION PRESS
Red and Blue Nation? Characteristics and Causes of America’s Polarized Politics (Dec.; $22.95, cloth $54.95), edited by Pietro S. Nivola and David W. Brady. Journalists and scholars consider how much political leaders’ views are reflected in the general populace.
CAMBRIDGE UNIV. PRESS
How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place (Sept., $12.99) by Bjorn Lomborg examines 10 of the most serious challenges facing the world today.
CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INT’L. PEACE
Confronting the Weakest Link: Aiding Political Parties in New Democracies (Dec., $22.95) by Thomas Carothers analyzes deficiencies in party aid and offers ideas for improvement.
Practicing Medicine Without a License: The Corporate Takeover of Healthcare in America (Dec., $16.95) by Don Sloan, M.D., makes the case for a universal, legally mandated health plan.
EARTHSCAN (dist. by Stylus)
A Short History of the Future: Surviving the 2030 Spike (Oct., $24.95) by Colin Mason describes critical trends and explains how crises can be averted.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Thinking Points: Communicating Our Values and Vision—A Progressive’s Handbook (Oct., $10) by George Lakoff. The author of Don’t Think of an Elephant! explains how conservatives think and use language and how progressives can fight back. 50,000 first printing.
GEORGETOWN UNIV. PRESS
The Values Campaign? The Christian Right and the 2004 Elections (Sept., $26.95), edited by John C. Green et al., assesses the role of the religious right in the last election.
HARPER SAN FRANCISCO
The Right vs. the Right to Die (Sept., $14.95) by Jon B. Eisenberg. A lead attorney for Michael Schiavo explains how to take control of your medical care; a revised edition of 2005’s Using Terri. Author tour.
The Genius of Impeachment (Oct., $14.95) by John Nichols argues that impeachment is an essential instrument of America’s democratic system.
Small Arms Trade: A Beginner’s Guide (Nov., $14.95) by Matthew Schroeder et al. exposes the murky underworld of international arms trading.
What Every American Should Know About Europe: The Hot Spots, Hotshots, Political Muck Ups, Cross-Border Sniping, and Cultural Chaos of Our Transatlantic Cousins (Dec., $16) by Melissa Rossi brings readers up-to-date on what makes European nations tick.
Hamas: A Beginner’s Guide (Nov., $18.95) by Khaled Hroub gives an overview of Hamas’s history, beliefs and political agenda.
Tyrants: The World’s 20 Worst Living Dictators (Sept., $18.95) by David Wallechinsky studies the crimes and characters of today’s most brutal dictators.
SEVEN STORIES PRESS
Interregnum: The Crisis of the Left in the World (Feb., $16.95) by Antonio Negri. A leading political thinker expresses his view of a worldwide crisis of the Left.
Naked Republicans: A Full-Frontal Exposure of Right-Wing Hypocrisy and Greed (Sept., $10.95) by Shelley Lewis collects recent right-wing political snafus. Author tour.
Mindful Politics: A Buddhist Guide to Making the World a Better Place (Sept., $16.95), edited by Melvin McLeod, with contributions by Pema Chodron, Thich Nhat Hanh et al., explains what Buddhism has to offer the political process. 20,000 first printing.