Biography & Autobiography

The Partisan

The Life of William Rehnquist

Author: John A. Jenkins

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1586488872

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

View: 1462

Follows Rehnquist's career as a young lawyer in Arizona through his journey to Washington though the Warren and Burger courts to his twenty-year tenure as a Supreme Court Chief Justice who favored government power over individual rights.

The Partisan

Author: Fenek Solere

Publisher: Iron Sky Publishing

ISBN: 9781909606067


Page: 246

View: 5985

Political Science

The Partisan Sort

How Liberals Became Democrats and Conservatives Became Republicans

Author: Matthew Levendusky

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226473678

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 3213

As Washington elites drifted toward ideological poles over the past few decades, did ordinary Americans follow their lead? In The Partisan Sort, Matthew Levendusky reveals that we have responded to this trend—but not, for the most part, by becoming more extreme ourselves. While polarization has filtered down to a small minority of voters, it also has had the more significant effect of reconfiguring the way we sort ourselves into political parties. In a marked realignment since the 1970s—when partisan affiliation did not depend on ideology and both major parties had strong liberal and conservative factions—liberals today overwhelmingly identify with Democrats, as conservatives do with Republicans. This “sorting,” Levendusky contends, results directly from the increasingly polarized terms in which political leaders define their parties. Exploring its far-reaching implications for the American political landscape, he demonstrates that sorting makes voters more loyally partisan, allowing campaigns to focus more attention on mobilizing committed supporters. Ultimately, Levendusky concludes, this new link between party and ideology represents a sea change in American politics.
Technology & Engineering

Theory of the Partisan

Intermediate Commentary on the Concept of the Political

Author: Carl Schmitt

Publisher: Telos Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780914386339

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 95

View: 9368


The Partisan

Author: William Jarvis

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1626756570

Category: Fiction

Page: 517

View: 7814

He has a portfolio worth billions, but he does not feel the security to leave her graveside. She would have dirtied her hands on the dusty crypt of their secrets had he only consented for a moment, opening the casket for their children—and grandchildren—to look in at what he had buried. Stefan Kosar had escaped the Nazis, but there was no escaping his guilt. As the soft wind blowing in from the Hudson River gently rustled the flowers atop her casket, he wondered if it was her own hand somehow shaking the petals—telling him one last time to share their legacy, and not hide it any longer. Having shut out his son, daughter, and the media from his past, Stefan's limo departs the cemetery with his children and journeys back to his youth. His narration opens the crypt--a saga of family affluence, tragedy, poverty, and armed resistance in Nazi-occupied Slovakia during WWII. In an era when ruthless ideology enslaved a sovereign nation, readers are invited into the dark lives of individuals in which fear and brutality become commonplace. Stefan's dream of a happy marriage and prosperous future becomes a nightmare as he struggles to maintain the simple dignity that is hollowed out by the cruelty of fascism. Having lost so much, young Stefan finds genuine love and discovers there can be virtue in suffering and victory in death. "The Partisan" is an epic tale of the cultural destruction of tyranny and the extremes that men of honor will endure for the cause of freedom.


Responding to the Partisan Church Divide

Author: Michael Slaughter,Charles E. Gutenson,Robert Patrick Jones

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426742363

Category: Religion

Page: 134

View: 6933

Rescue your church from the infiltration of partisan politics. The last thirty years have seen the political discourse within our country grow more rancorous and increasingly uncivil. During the same period, there has been a growing tendency to conflate one's theological commitments with one's political ideology. As a consequence, partisan politics has infiltrated our churches and political commitments are creating unnecessary divisions. Perhaps of most concern, these trends generally tend to obscure the properly holistic nature of the Gospel of Christ and turn people off to Christianity altogether. Too often, it often seems politics trumps theology. Sadly, this leads to division, where decisions on church direction, and even the content of teaching, gets determined more based on partisan politics than on sound biblical and theological factors. Hijacked explores this phenomenon, offers analysis, and proposes a way forward.
Historical fiction

The partisan:

a tale of the Revolution

Author: William Gilmore Simms

Publisher: N.A


Category: Historical fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9787

Political Science

The Reunited States of America

How We Can Bridge the Partisan Divide

Author: Mark Gerzon

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626566593

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 2173

Out of Many, One In this era of poisonous partisanship, The Reunited States of America is a lifesaving antidote. At a time when loyalty to party seems to be overpowering love of country, it not only explains how we can bridge the partisan divide but also tells the untold story of how our fellow citizens already are doing it. This book, a manifesto for a movement to reunite America, will help us put a stop to the seemingly endless Left-Right fistfight while honoring the vital role of healthy political debate. Mark Gerzon describes how citizens all over the country—Republicans, Democrats, and independents—are finding common ground on some of the most divisive and difficult issues we face today.

The Partisan Leader

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 392

View: 3660


The partisan

Author: Benjamin Cheever

Publisher: Scribner


Category: Fiction

Page: 261

View: 8147

Jonas Collingwood, a prolific novelist, finds his life changing when a corporation takes over the press that publishes his works and asks him to pen a book about his World War II experiences. By the author of The Plagiarist.

Constitutional Equilibria

The Partisan Contingency of American Constitutional Law from the Jeffersonian "revolution" to the Impeachment of Bill Clinton

Author: John J. Janssen

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761818748

Category: Law

Page: 164

View: 8280

If we define the term 'constitutional' to mean rules, procedures, or substantive laws fundamental to the republic by way of widespread political agreement or consensus, then what is considered constitutional by way of original text and formal amendment is not necessarily qualitatively superior to that which is considered constitutional merely by way of case law and institutional practices held in place by partisan balances of power. One analytical yardstick for assessing the legitimacy of latter constructs is whether the party or parties responsible for them have made sufficiently successful democratic overtures in the process of pursuing their policy agenda and in securing support for it. In Constitutional Equilibria, John J. Janssen tests this theory of examining the partisan policy agendas in place early in the history of the republic and examining how partisan realignments have shaped and re-shaped what has amounted to constitutional policy.
Literary Criticism

Virgil the Partisan

A Study in the re-integration of Classics

Author: Anton Powell

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 191058939X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 3146

Since its first appearance in 2008, this book has changed the landscape of Virgilian studies. Analysing closely the logic and the literary genres of Virgil's three poems, it politely confronts the modern orthodoxy that Virgil signalled distaste for the methods of his ruler, Octavian-Augustus. It refreshes the study of Virgil's poetry by comparing it with the detail (normally neglected by scholars) of Rome's civil wars after Julius Caesar's death, when Octavian's survival looked highly unlikely. And it argues that Virgil wrote as a passionate - and brave - partisan of Octavian, who - like a good lawyer - confronted his patron's undeniable failings in order to defend.
Biography & Autobiography


Marriage, Politics, and Betrayal Among the New York Intellectuals

Author: David Laskin

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226468938

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 319

View: 4848

Combining literary biography with astute reporting and moral insight, David Laskin shows how sex, politics, and art affected relationships among the Partisan Review writers: Mary McCarthy, Edmund Wilson, Philip Rahv, Robert Lowell, Jean Stafford, Elizabeth Hardwick, Hannah Arendt, Allen Tate, Caroline Gordon, and Diana Trilling. It is the women who steal the show with their their groundbreaking work, their harrowing experiences of marriage, abuse, and betrayal, their passion for writing and disdain for feminism, their struggles and achievements.

Johnny the partisan

Author: Beppe Fenoglio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780704370784

Category: History

Page: 429

View: 3792


The Partisan

A Romance of Revolution

Author: William Gilmore Simms

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1557289646

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 2355

The thirteenth volume in the ongoing Arkansas Edition of the works of Simms, The Partisan is the first in order of publication of Simms's Revolutionary War romances.
Political Science

Partisan Balance

Why Political Parties Don't Kill the U.S. Constitutional System

Author: David R. Mayhew

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400838417

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

View: 787

With three independent branches, a legislature divided into two houses, and many diverse constituencies, it is remarkable that the federal government does not collapse in permanent deadlock. Yet, this system of government has functioned for well over two centuries, even through such heated partisan conflicts as the national health-care showdown and Supreme Court nominations. In Partisan Balance, noted political scholar David Mayhew examines the unique electoral foundations of the presidency, Senate, and House of Representatives in order to provide a fresh understanding for the government's success and longstanding vitality. Focusing on the period after World War II, and the fate of legislative proposals offered by presidents from Harry Truman to George W. Bush, Mayhew reveals that the presidency, Senate, and House rest on surprisingly similar electoral bases, with little difference in their partisan textures as indexed by the presidential popular vote cast in the various constituencies. Both congressional chambers have tilted a bit Republican, and while White House legislative initiatives have fared accordingly, Mayhew shows that presidents have done relatively well in getting their major proposals enacted. Over the long haul, the Senate has not proven much more of a stumbling block than the House. Arguing that the system has developed a self-correcting impulse that leads each branch to pull back when it deviates too much from other branches, Mayhew contends that majoritarianism largely characterizes the American system. The wishes of the majority tend to nudge institutions back toward the median voter, as in the instances of legislative districting, House procedural reforms, and term limits for presidents and legislators.

The Partisan Spirit

Kentucky Politics, 1779-1792

Author: Patricia Watlington

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807839639

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5357

Although historians have assumed previously that early Kentucky was a one-party area, Watlington has discovered that there were actually three active parties--the partisan," "court," and "country." From the land-grant maze following the 1779 migration, through a brief Tory movement and even James Wilkinson's intrigue for a Spanish connection, she traces the parties' development and their struggle for power in the vigorous world of postrevolutionary Kentucky politics." Originally published in 1974. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Partisan Press

A History of Media Bias in the United States

Author: Si Sheppard

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786432829

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 6472

This book is the first to place the contemporary debate over media bias in historical context, illustrating how partisan bias in the American media has built political parties, set the stage for several wars, and even contributed to the rise and fall of U.S. presidents. The author discusses the rise of the unprecedented post-World War II model of objective journalism and explains why this model is breaking down under the challenge of a new generation of technology-driven partisan media alternatives.
Political Science

Competing Motives in the Partisan Mind

How Loyalty and Responsiveness Shape Party Identification and Democracy

Author: Eric Groenendyk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199969809

Category: Political Science

Page: 197

View: 9661

Party identification may be the single most powerful predictor of voting behavior, yet scholars disagree whether this is good or bad for democracy. Competing Motives in the Partisan Mind provides a window into the nature of party identification by examining circumstances in which political attitudes and party identities collide.