Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power

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Basic Books, 1991 - Business & Economics - 307 pages
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Annotation. Widely acclaimed and hotly contested, veteran journalist Eric Alterman's ambitious investigation into the true nature of the U.S. news media touched a nerve and sparked debate across the country. As the question of whose interests the media protects-and how-continues to raise hackles, Alterman's sharp, utterly convincing assessment cuts through the cloud of inflammatory rhetoric, settling the question of liberal bias in the news once and for all. Eye-opening, witty, and thoroughly and solidly researched, What Liberal Media? is required reading for media watchers, and anyone concerned about the potentially dangerous consequences for the future of democracy in America.

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Review: What Liberal Media?: The Truth about Bias and the News

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This is an extremely dated book. The bias is so cherry picked in fact and in application that it's basically written for the choir. It doesn't begin to question the assumptions only liberals will ... Read full review

Review: What Liberal Media?: The Truth about Bias and the News

User Review  - Scott Goddard - Goodreads

If you're looking for a light read, then I can assertively say this will not be an enjoyable book. If you're a national to any country other than the US, it will be even more difficult to read. All ... Read full review


Introduction The Debate About Decline
Power Transitions
The British Analogy
The Postwar Balance of Power
Communist Challengers
Allied Challengers
The Transformation of Power
Domestic Challenges
Future Worlds and American Choices

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Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, was Chairman of the National Intelligence Council and Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration. He is the author of several books, including The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone and Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power. PublicAffairs also published his political thriller, The Power Game.

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