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OneWorld Recommends the Following:

 

 

The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

by Barack Obama

 

In July 2004, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Senator Obama called "the audacity of hope."

 

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Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer (Paperback)

by Shannon Brownlee

 

Though touted as perhaps the best in the world, the American medical system is filled with hypocrisies. Our health care is staggeringly expensive, yet one in six Americans has no health insurance. We have some of the most skilled physicians in the world, yet one hundred thousand patients die each year from medical errors. In this gripping, eye-opening book, award-winning journalist Shannon Brownlee takes readers inside the hospital to dismantle some of our most venerated myths about American medicine.

 

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OneWorld Recommends Books Worth Reading: By Stephen L. Carter
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Civility: Manners, Morals and the Etiquette of Democracy by Stephen L Carter
An examination of the state of public life in the America of the late 1990s, written by the well-known Yale Law School professor.


Confirmation Mess: Cleaning Up the Federal Appointments Process 
by Stephen L Carter

Stephen L. Carter tells what’s wrong with our confirmation process, explains how it got that way, and suggests what we can do to fix it. Using the most recent confirmation battles as examples, Carter argues that our confirmation process will continue to be bloody until we develop a more balanced attitude toward public service and the Supreme Court.


The Dissent of the Governed: A Meditation on Law, Religion, and Loyalty
by Stephen L Carter
This text defends dialogue that negotiates conflict and keeps democracy alive, and at the same time it portrays America as dying from a refusal to engage in such a dialogue, a polity where everybody speaks, but nobody listens.

 

God's Name in Vain: The Wrongs and Rights of Religion in Politics
by Stephen L Carter
In this sequel to his best-selling The Culture of Disbelief, Stephen Carter redefines the role of religion in cultural politics, mapping out politics' involvement with religion from freeze-out to overzealous embrace.. Stephen Carter argues that American politics is unimaginable without America's religious voice.

 

The Emperor of Ocean Park

The Emperor of Ocean Park  by Stephen L Carter
Years ago, Oliver Garland--an African-American judge--was nominated to the Supreme Court, but was unable to accept because of a shocking scandal.

 

New England White

New England White  by Stephen L Carter
Two lesser characters from Carter's bestselling first novel, "The Emperor of Ocean Park"--husband and wife Lemaster and Julia Carlyle--take center stage in this compelling, literate page-turner that blends a gripping whodunit with complex discussions of politics and race in contemporary America.

Palace Council

Palace Council  by Stephen L Carter
"USA Today" hailed Carter's last novel as the perfect summer read. Now the bestselling author of "New England White" is back with a gripping political thriller set in the era of Watergate and Vietnam.

 

Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby by Stephen L Carter
(This book was published in 1991)

 

About this title:

In a climate where whites who criticize affirmative action risk being termed racist and blacks who do the same risk charges of treason and self hatred, a frank and open discussion of racial preference is difficult to achieve. But, in the first book on racial preference written from personal experience, Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby, Stephen L. Carter, Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University and self-described beneficiary (and, at times, victim) of affirmative action, does it. Using his own story of success and frustration as an affirmative action baby as a point of departure, Carter, who has risen to the top of his profession, provides an incisive analysis of one of the most incendiary topics of our day as well as an honest critique of the pressures on black professionals and intellectuals to conform to the politically correct way of being black. Affirmative action as it is practiced today not only does little to promote racial equality, Carter argues, but also allows the nation to escape rather cheaply from its moral obligation to undo the legacy of slavery. Affirmative action, particularly in hiring often reinforces racist stereotypes by promoting the idea that the black professional cannot aspire to anything more than being the best black.

 

 

 

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