Politically Homeless

Politically Homeless

My name is Matt Forde and I'm a political obsessive. There, I've said it. I made that pretty clear in the introduction, but I want to be absolutely certain that you know what you're in for. I'm consumed by anything to do with politics ...

Author: Matt Forde

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529412789

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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'Rarely is such an important book this funny. And rarely is such a funny book this important' - RICHARD OSMAN 'The second funniest book I have read about being a Labour supporter from Blair to Brexit' - JOHN O'FARRELL 'Matt Forde is brilliant at finding the comedy which often accompanies political life. This book made me laugh out loud - and wince in recognition' - TONY BLAIR 'This book is smarter and funnier than Donald Trump. Matt Forde was so bad at politics that I'd have considered working for him' - ANTHONY SCARAMUCCI 'That Matt Forde is able to make the current political shit-show funny shows his genius. You'll be laughing too hard to notice, but this is a very clever book' - RUTH DAVIDSON 'Definitely one of the books I will claim to have read this year' - JACK DEE 'Absolutely brilliant. I didn't want the book to end but I'm glad Fordy's political career did. And I mean that as both a compliment and not a compliment' - RUSSELL HOWARD ----------- Part memoir, part behind-the-scenes insider view, Politically Homeless is both a fascinating and funny book for anyone who feels annoyed by the current state of politics. Which should be around 65 million people in the UK alone. Matt Forde has been obsessed with politics ever since he was 9 years old. Raised by a single mum on benefits in inner city Nottingham, he joined the Socialist Workers Party as soon as he could, foisted issues of Marxism Today on innocent bystanders and attended his first political party conference. From then on, despite some career suicide moments such as chatting to the Prime Minister at Number 10 while badly drunk, Matt's whole future looked wedded to the Labour Party as he started working for MPs in dingy back rooms in Nottinghamshire. But then Labour started to fall apart, and so did Matt's sense of purpose. With the rise of Corbyn, Brexit and Trump, his love for politics that had been so profound began to quickly crumble. Exploring themes such as tribalism, the curse of complacency and why some politicians refuse to speak normally, Politically Homeless is a hugely entertaining book of (often hilarious) personal stories and thought-provoking insights into this complicated world. And despite everything, Matt's passion is still there. Through hosting his award-winning weekly podcast, 'The Political Party' (over 5 million downloads) involving interviews with some of politics' most powerful and notorious figures including Tony Blair, Nicola Sturgeon, Sadiq Khan, Michael Heseltine, Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg and performing critically acclaimed stand-up comedy shows, Matt has been able to keep enough faith that politics will get better. Maybe.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Politically Homeless

Politically Homeless

These were not the starving Armenians of yore but welltodo politically homeless families looking for greener pastures to restart their business and life. Beirut had become a way station for ...

Author: Mary Terzian

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781504913102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 402

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Multicultural/Social Science, Women//Travel In this Memoir, Terzian’s aspirations to attend college meet parents’ refusal, flaring her yearnings even more. Consequently she quits her home in Cairo to work with the United Nations (UN) World Health Organization in Alexandria. Five years later she accepts a UN assignment in Congo, where civil war is rampant. She endures the rigors of expatriation, meanwhile saving funds for her college tuition. She also travels to eighteen countries across three continents for vacation and to visit her scattered family: cousin in Holland, brother in Armenia, and new relatives there, descendants of survivors from the Armenian genocide during World War I. While she is still in Yerevan, Comrade Khrushchev is overthrown. She manages to slip out of the Soviet Union safely and visit several countries in Africa on her way back to Congo. She returns to Leopoldville on board a plane commandeered by mercenaries! Her struggles continue. Tertian’s “Politically Homeless. . .” publication in 2015 has so far caught the attention of three entities: - Women of Distinction Magazine is looking forward to featuring you and your article. It will now be noted “Recipient of the 2016 Excellence Award ....” - The Honors Department of The International Women's Leadership Association (IWLA) selected Mary Terzian for her outstanding leadership skills, commitment to her profession and contributions her community. - Continental Who'sWho has awarded a plaque to Mary Terzian as "Pinnacle Professional Member" inducted into Continental's Who's Who circle. Additional information about the book and the author can be found online at Amazon.com, and other digital stores as well as at www.maryterzian.com; Authorsden.com/maryterzian; Whittierwriters. wordpress.com/author/MaryTerzian. She is active on Facebook and Linked-in.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Christianity and Power Politics Today

Christianity and Power Politics Today

We very incompletely Lockean Americans really do believe that both modern individualists and Augustinians exaggerate our political homelessness. America, the Christian author G. K. Chesterton wisely wrote, is all about “the romance of ...

Author: E. Patterson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230610538

Category: Political Science

Page: 187

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This volume aims to reconstruct and debate a contemporary Christian realist framework, while also applying such a perspective to the issues of contemporary politics such as the Bush Doctrine, the laws of war, democracy and democratization, U.S. participation in international institutions, and apocalyptic terrorism.
Categories: Political Science

They Think You re Stupid

They Think You re Stupid

Millions of advertising dollars are spent by political campaigns each election cycle to portray competing candidates as the worst people on ... They are in effect attacking the party where many of the politically homeless once belonged.

Author: Herman Cain

Publisher: Stroud & Hall Publishers

ISBN: 9780974537603

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Discusses the politcal trend of voters not identifying with political parties, and offers suggestions for finding a voice in the politcal arena.
Categories: Political Science

Blue Labour

Blue Labour

Forging a New Politics Ian Geary, Adrian Pabst ... POLITICALLY HOMELESS LABOUR VOTERS Where is this core vote going? ... For most of the period an ever-greater proportion of Labour's core voters has become politically homeless with the ...

Author: Ian Geary

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857726315

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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In the aftermath of the global economic crisis, and the worst recession for over seventy years, Britain has witnessed one of the most turbulent eras in politics since the Second World War. The dominant political and capitalistic system has come under close scrutiny; and the 2008 financial crash has cast serious doubt on the economic and social liberalism of both Thatcherism and Blairism. The Blue Labour movement addresses the fact that neither nationalisation nor privatisation has delivered lasting prosperity or stability. Critiquing the dominance in Britain of a social-cultural liberalism linked to the left and a free-market liberalism associated with the right, Blue Labour blends a 'progressive' commitment to greater economic equality with a more 'conservative' disposition emphasising personal loyalty, family, community and locality. Seeking to move beyond the centrist pragmatism of Blair and Cameron, this essential work speaks to the needs of diverse people and communities across the country. It is the programme of a vital new force in politics: one that could define the thinking of the next generation and beyond.
Categories: Political Science

Homelessness Citizenship and Identity

Homelessness  Citizenship  and Identity

Immigrants can be conceived of in two ways : in an abstract sense , they are politically homeless and often treated as such by the " native " population and second , on an empirical level , poorer immigrants share certain problems and ...

Author: Kathleen R. Arnold

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791484939

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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Explores the political and economic causes and consequences of homelessness. In the aftermath of September 11, donations to the poor and homeless have declined while ordinances against begging and sleeping in public have increased. The increased security of public spaces has been matched by a quest for increased security and surveillance of immigrants. In this groundbreaking study, Kathleen R. Arnold explores homelessness in terms of the globalization of the economy, national identity, and citizenship. She argues that domestic homelessness and conditions of statelessness, such as refugees, exiles, and poor immigrants, are defined and addressed in similar ways by the political sphere, in such a manner that each of these groups are subjected to policies that perpetuate their exclusion. Drawing on such authors as Freud, Marx, Foucault, Derrida, Lévinas, and Agamben, Arnold argues for a radical politics of homelessness based on extending hospitality and the toleration of difference. Kathleen R. Arnold is Assistant Professor of Political Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Categories: Social Science

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

Politically. Homeless. To most Americans, the term “homeless” is equivalent to “hopeless.” A homeless person is someone we see from a distance, someone we know exists but whose name we don't know. We drive by and see them sleeping on ...

Author: Mike Huckabee

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440631139

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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When Governor Mike Huckabee entered the Republican presidential race, he was the ultimate dark horse, with almost no money, no consultants, and no name recognition beyond Arkansas. The so-called experts were highly amused by this former small state governor from blue-collar roots who also played bass in a rock band. He wouldn’t have a prayer against the well-connected and financially wired pros like Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, and Fred Thompson. But Huckabee had one big advantage: a common sense message that connected with millions of people, and not just his fellow evangelical Christians. He spoke about family values, fair taxes, and helping hard-working, middle-class Americans in a tough economy. And to the dismay of some Republicans, he talked about fighting Wall Street greed and K Street corruption. Huckabee shocked the country by winning the all-important Iowa caucuses and seven other states, while spending far less than the other major candidates. He created an army of passionate volunteers and small donors, transforming his campaign into a true movement that will endure long after Election Day. Do The Right Thing is Huckabee’s amazing story, in his own words—from making commercials with Chuck Norris to meeting a Michigan woman who insisted on donating her wedding ring. But this is more than just a campaign memoir. It’s a vision for a smarter, fairer type of politics—“vertical politics”—that focuses on common sense solutions for education, health care, the economy, and many other issues. It’s not about right versus left; it’s about taking America up rather than down. Huckabee also shows how the Republican Party can heal its divisions—between social and fiscal conservatives, the wealthy and the middle class, the religious and the secular—and become a true majority party again.
Categories: Political Science

The Politics of Backwardness in Hungary 1825 1945

The Politics of Backwardness in Hungary  1825 1945

For the time being the old guard was victorious , while the “ Jacobins ” and the “ Russians ” of Hungarian socialism became politically homeless . By the good graces of the establishment Szabó found a job in the City Library of Budapest ...

Author: Andrew C. Janos

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400843022

Category: History

Page: 372

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Why did Hungary, a country that shared much of the religious and institutional heritage of western Europe, fail to replicate the social and political experiences of the latter in the nineteenth and early twenties centuries? The answer, the author argues, lies not with cultural idiosyncracies or historical accident, but with the internal dynamics of the modern world system that stimulated aspirations not easily realizable within the confines of backward economics in peripheral national states. The author develops his theme by examining a century of Hungarian economic, social, and political history. During the period under consideration, the country witnessed attempts to transplant liberal institutions from the West, the corruption of these institutions into a "neo-corporatist" bureaucratic state, and finally, the rise of diverse Left and Right radical movements as much in protest against this institutional corruption as against the prevailing global division of labor and economic inequality. Pointing to significant analogies between the Hungarian past and the plight of the countries of the Third World today, this work should be of interest not only to the specialist on East European politics, but also to students of development, dependency, and center-periphery relations in the contemporary world.
Categories: History

The Death of Democracy

The Death of Democracy

In Weimar, however, rural and middle-class Protestants were politically homeless—homeless, but looking. And the idea of popular mobilization that lay behind the People's Church fit perfectly with new kinds of political organization that ...

Author: Benjamin Carter Hett

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781250162519

Category: History

Page: 288

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A riveting account of how the Nazi Party came to power and how the failures of the Weimar Republic and the shortsightedness of German politicians allowed it to happen. Why did democracy fall apart so quickly and completely in Germany in the 1930s? How did a democratic government allow Adolf Hitler to seize power? In The Death of Democracy, Benjamin Carter Hett answers these questions, and the story he tells has disturbing resonances for our own time. To say that Hitler was elected is too simple. He would never have come to power if Germany’s leading politicians had not responded to a spate of populist insurgencies by trying to co-opt him, a strategy that backed them into a corner from which the only way out was to bring the Nazis in. Hett lays bare the misguided confidence of conservative politicians who believed that Hitler and his followers would willingly support them, not recognizing that their efforts to use the Nazis actually played into Hitler’s hands. They had willingly given him the tools to turn Germany into a vicious dictatorship. Benjamin Carter Hett is a leading scholar of twentieth-century Germany and a gifted storyteller whose portraits of these feckless politicians show how fragile democracy can be when those in power do not respect it. He offers a powerful lesson for today, when democracy once again finds itself embattled and the siren song of strongmen sounds ever louder.
Categories: History

Gender Critical Feminism

Gender Critical Feminism

Their ( Dembroff identifies as nonbinary ) representation of gender - critical feminism is strongly political in ... slogan — which is actually ' woman : adult human female ” ? originated with left - wing or politically homeless women .

Author: Holly Lawford-Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192609359

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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The expectation used to be that men would be masculine and women would be feminine, and this was assumed to come naturally to them in virtue of their biology. That orthodoxy persists today in many parts of society. On this view, sex is gender and gender is sex. A new view of gender has emerged in recent years, a view on which gender is an 'identity', a way that people feel about themselves in terms of masculinity or femininity, regardless of their sex. On this view, sex is dismissed as unimportant, and gender is made paramount. In the rush to celebrate this new view of gender, we have lost sight of a more powerful challenge to the traditional orthodoxy, namely the feminist sex/gender distinction according to which sex is biological and gender is social. On this view, gender is something done to people on the basis of sex. Women are socialised to conform to norms of femininity (and sanctioned for failure), and masculinity and femininity exist in a hierarchy in which femininity is devalued. This view helps us to understand injustice against women, and what we can do about it. Holly Lawford-Smith introduces and defends gender-critical feminism, a theory and movement that reclaims the sex/gender distinction, insists upon the reality and importance of sex, and continues to understand gender as a way that men and women are made to be, rather than a way they really are.
Categories: Health & Fitness