Cambria Press Publication Highlight: Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

As Donald Trump’s trip to Israel renews questions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we highlight a noteworthy title, Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Perspectives on the Peace Process, edited by Moises Salinas and Hazza Abu Rabi.

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The following is a quote from the book:

We cannot ignore the human element. As many of the authors have stressed, this is not simply a conflict about political issues, or even about abstract concepts like justice or safety. This is a conflict about real people driven by real emotions and feelings, such as fear, hatred, perceptions of injustice, and prejudice. It is also a conflict that exacts an enormous human toll––psychological, physical, and economical. It is important to frame our discussions in a way that recognizes the human element on both sides. Some of the essays in this volume, for example, stress how involving Arab-Israelis (who are politically marginalized but have a clear connection with the people on both sides of the conflict) in the negotiation process can be an important step to achieving that goal.

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Title: Resolving the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Perspectives on the Peace Process
Editors: Moises Salinas and Hazza Abu Rabi
Publisher: Cambria Press
ISBN: 9781604976540
352 pp.  |   2009   |   Hardback & E-book
Book Webpage: http://www.cambriapress.com/books/9781604976540.cfm

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Secretary Ray LaHood’s C-SPAN Interview about his book “Seeking Bipartisanship”

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Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood was on C-SPAN for an interview with Peter Slen about his book, Seeking Bipartisanship: My Life in Politics, coauthored with Dr. Frank H. Mackaman of The Dirksen Congressional Center.

The following are a few snippets from the interview:

On the recent article about his book in The New York Times

“the story that Peter Baker wrote in The New York Times was pretty accurate, but the headline didn’t really reflect my feeling about it [… because] “the president tried very, very hard [on bipartisanship] … I cite a number of examples of that in my book.”

On being selected by President Obama for his Cabinet

“I couldn’t have gotten the job with President Obama had I not been a been a Republican because he was looking for a Republican. And our friendship obviously has endured even since I’ve left the job.”

On what President Obama has accomplished in implementing policy

“It is difficult because under our system of legislation passing, it has to come before Congress, which is an equal brancn of government, separate from the Administration, separate from the Executive branch. We’ve seen how difficult it is for President Obama to enact some legislation that he’s wanted to do … but I give the president credit on: he did pass national health care, he did get us out of Iraq, he’s working very hard on a trade bill, he supported this education reform, the transportation bill. So it can be done, but it has to be done in a bipartisan way. No one of the 435 in the House and no one of 100 senators gets their own way. When Congress solves big problems, when they address big issues, they’re almost always solved in a bipartisan way–with compromise.”

On Vice President Joe Biden,

“I developed a great relationship with Vice President Biden. He’s an endearing friend today because of all the time we spent together trying to get people to work on transportation projects.”

On the worst day of his job as Secretary of Transportation

February 12, 2009 “That was the day of the Colgan air crash in Buffalo, New York, when 49 people boarded a plane with the idea that they were going to arrive in Buffalo safely, like thousands of people do today. … As a result of that, we implemented new rules and regulations on pilot rest … and better training for pilots.

On Paul Ryan as Speaker

“I particularly admire him for stepping up into this very important leadership vacuum and filling the vacuum. … I think Paul is going to be a very strong Speaker. In my book, I talk about one of the real pillars of leadership is listening. And I think Paul is and will be a good listener. He’s already doing that.”

On the 2016 election

“It looks like on the Democratic side Hillary will probably get the nomination.”

Watch the entire interview and order Seeking Bipartisanship from Amazon.

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Cambria Press Publication: Seeking Bipartisanship by Ray LaHood with Frank Mackaman

 

Victor Mair (Cambria Sinophone World Series Editor) to give Distinguished Lecture at the University of Hong Kong this week

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Victor Mair (University of Pennslvania), general editor of the Cambria Sinophone World Series, will be giving a distinguished lecture “The Impact of the Internet on the Development of Chinese Languages at the University of Hong Kong this Friday (November 27) at 4:30 p.m. The moderator will be Dr. Shu-mei Shih, who is on the editorial board of the Cambria Sinophone World Series.

Dr. Mair will also be at the University of Hong Kong a day earlier to be the commentator for Dr. Pui-ling Tang’s presentation “Bronze Inscriptions, Bamboo Manuscripts, and the Shijing : Mutual Verification of Excavated Sources and Transmitted Literature,”  which will take place on Thursday (November 26) at 4:30 p.m.

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Seeking Bipartisanship by Secretary Ray LaHood Makes Front-Page News

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Secretary Ray LaHood made front-page news with his book, Seeking Bipartisanship (forthcoming from Cambria Press at the end of October 2015)

Seeking Bipartisanship, the new book by Secretary Ray LaHood with Frank H. Mackaman of the Dirksen Congressional Center, made front-page news this weekend.

An online article is also available. It notes that like Secretary LaHood, the atypical politician:

The writing for the book also followed an atypical pattern. LaHood and Mackaman started in mid-2007, in the end of LaHood’s last term in Congress. Mackaman essentially drafted a series of interview questions for LaHood to respond to, creating  “living history” vibe to it.

“Ray set the agenda, and after the process he described, I would go back into the archives (of the LaHood papers, housed at the Dirksen Center) and try to bring support or illustration to the argument,” Mackaman said.

They picked back up again after LaHood left the Cabinet and returned to private life. The result keeps a conversational tone, but is also replete with end notes citing specific sources for events, conversations, travel and more.

Read the entire article on Secretary LaHood’s new book, Seeking Bipartisanship.

Secretary LaHood will be speaking about the book and signing copies at at 7 p.m. on Nov. 23 at Eureka College in the Gammon Room of the Melick Library. RSVP by calling 495-6319 or tkennell@eureka.edu

Preorder Seeking Bipartisanship from Cambria Press at the special price of $29.95.

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Cambria Press Publication: Seeking Bipartisanship by Ray LaHood with Frank Mackaman (this book is part of the Cambria Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy in America Book Series by Scott Frisch and Sean Kelly).

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Outstanding Turnout for Secretary Ray LaHood’s Book Talk on Seeking Bipartisanship at Bradley University

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Secretary Ray LaHood giving the keynote commencement address at Bradley University

Cambria Press Book Talk by Author Secretary Ray LaHood

Close to 300 people turned up for Secretary Ray LaHood’s talk on his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship, at Bradley University yesterday. The book, which was written with Dr. Frank H. Mackaman who heads the Dirksen Congressional Center, is an unprecedented book detailing Secretary LaHood’s efforts to bridge the partisan divide between the Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill.

The only elected Republican selected for President Obama’s Cabinet, Secretary LaHood’s work has been recognized by politicians on both sides of the aisle, such as Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago who has stated:

“Bipartisanship can work, and it should work better. Ray and I did it in Congress. My relationship with Ray is proof of that. He is a Republican; I am a Democrat. He came from downstate; I represented Chicago. He is a Lebanese American; I am a Jewish American. He supported John McCain in 2008; I supported Barack Obama. Despite all of this, we did not let what separated us prevent us from developing a great friendship. If we could work together, and we did, anything is possible.”

Mayor Rahm Emanuel went on to recommend the book:

“This much-needed book—not only for American politics but also for the American people and all who believe in democracy—is a brilliant account of how we can and should seek bipartisanship. It presents an important part of American history—when Democrats and Republicans reached across the aisle.”

Learn more about Seeking Bipartisanship, which will be released at the end of this October. Preorder now at the special price of $29.95.

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Cambria Press Publication: Seeking Bipartisanship by Ray LaHood with Frank Mackaman

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Cambria Press Publication Excerpt from Seeking Bipartisanship by Ray LaHood with Frank H. Mackaman

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Cambria Press Publication Excerpt from Seeking Bipartisanship by Ray LaHood with Frank H. Mackaman:

“Congress does not need to be —indeed should not be— a contest to see who can shout the loudest or who can throw the most accusations at the other party. We should rationally attempt to address, discuss, and solve problems on behalf of the citizens we represent.”

Secretary Ray LaHood stated this in 1998, and today his exhorting bipartisanship is more relevant than ever given the state of American politics. Given his efforts to reach across the aisles, it is not surprising that  Secretary LaHood (the only elected Republican) was selected for President Barack Obama’s Cabinet.

Democrat Representative John Dingell has stated that:

“Ray LaHood tried to inject a common sense, bipartisan approach to facing the nation’s challenges. It was an uphill fight, and his insight helps explain what must change in our politics today.”

The American public will get to benefit from Secretary LaHood’s insight because he documents this important part of American political history in his new book, Seeking Bipartisanship (written with Frank H. Mackaman who directs The Dirksen Congressional Center), which will be released this month.

Watch the trailer for
Seeking Bipartisanship.

Seeking Bipartisanship Ray LaHood Frank Mackaman Cambria Press publication author review

This book is part of the Cambria Politics, Institutions, and Public Policy in America (PIPPA) Series, headed by political scientists Dr. Sean Kelly and Dr. Scott Frisch (California State University, Channel Islands).

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#2016Election – Can the American Elections be Saved?

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#2016Election Saving American Elections #MUSTREAD

From Cambria Press: #2016Election MUST READ–Saving American Elections

This is a book which CHOICE, the academic library journal, recommends for “all readership levels”–One reason: the book provides a way to “teach the public to think of elections as a way to participate in community decisions and less as an individual expression of opinion.” http://goo.gl/H7ssgY

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