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Q&A with Ole R. Holsti, author of American Public Opinion on the Iraq War

by Shaun Manning October 26, 2011

Last week, President Obama announced that nearly all American troops would return from Iraq before the end of 2011; if this withdrawal takes place as planned, it would effectively end a war that has sharply divided public opinion since 2003. American Public Opinion on the Iraq War, then, is especially timely, giving context to the public relations campaigns and partisan conflicts that helped shape how America viewed the conflict.

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The One-State Solution for Israel and Palestine, by Virginia Tilley

by University of Michigan Press July 16, 2010

(Op-ed originally published in the London Review of Books, Vol. 25 no. 21.) by Virginia Tilley, author of The One-State Solution: A Breakthrough for Peace in the Israeli-Palestinian Deadlock, now available in paperback (ISBN: 978-0-472-03449-9) and ebook (ISBN: 978-0-472-02616-6). “For some years, most people sympathetic to Palestinian national aspirations – or simply alert to their durability and the political dangers they pose – have assumed that a stable resolution of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict would require the formation of a Palestinian state in the (dwindling) areas not yet annexed by Israel, in what is left of British Mandate territory. This old […]

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One Big (Straight, Gay, Multi-cultural, Traditional) Happy Family

by kris bishop September 24, 2009

by John Kenneth White, author of Barack Obama’s America: How New Conceptions of Race, Family, and Religion Ended the Reagan Era ALSO READ: John Kenneth White on: MICHAEL JACKSON       SARAH PALIN AT LEFT: Photo from MODERN FAMILY on ABC, a new show about a single family that must bridge generational, cultural, and social gaps. “In 1970, Richard Scammon and Ben Wattenberg famously defined the Real Majority of the U.S. electorate as being “un-young, un-poor, and un-black.” Today, Scammon and Wattenberg’s Real Majority is increasingly an historical artifact. Certainly, George W. Bush helped hasten the end of this […]

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Q&A with John Kenneth White, author of Barack Obama’s America

by University of Michigan Press September 4, 2009

The election of Barack Obama to the presidency marks a conclusive end to the Reagan era, writes John Kenneth White in Barack Obama’s America: How New Conceptions of Race, Family, and Religion Ended the Reagan Era. Reagan symbolized a 1950s and 1960s America, largely white and suburban, with married couples and kids at home, who attended church more often than not.  The demographics, however, have shifted: Marriage is at an all-time low. Cohabitation has increased from a half-million couples in 1960 to more than 5 million in 2000 to even more this year. Gay marriages and civil unions are redefining […]

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