Books by IWP Faculty

The Massacre in Jedwabne

July 10, 1941: Before, During, After

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2006

On July 10, 1941, the Jewish inhabitants in the small Polish town of Jedwabne were massacred by German policemen and some Polish townsmen and peasants. Chodakiewicz provides us with a criminal investigation of this mass murder. In this detailed study of a small area in Poland, Chodakiewicz examines the conditions that led to the heinous slaughter of Jedwabne's Jewish population. A dominant interpretation of this event depicts the Germans as the perpetrators of the crime while the Poles looked on. An alternative version suggests that the Germans plotted the crime, while the Poles executed the slaughter. The author argues that these two competing theses are not supported by the available evidence. Despite the limitation of sources, Chodakiewicz emphasizes a comprehensive methodology using all available documents, testimonies, oral recollections, and forensic and other physical evidence to reconstruct the history. In addition, Chodakiewicz provides an alternative interpretation to the dominant paradigms concerning Jewish-Polish relations in general and the mass murder in Jedwabne in particular.  {read more}

Dismantling Tyranny

Transitions Beyond Totalitarian Regimes

Edited by Ilan Berman

Publication Date: 2006

Dismantling Tyranny is the first significant study of how new democracies handled the legacy of the secret police of the previous totalitarian regimes. Edited by Ilan Berman of the American Foreign Policy Council and IWP Annenberg Professor J. Michael Waller, Dismantling Tyranny contains chapters that study the cases of the Czech Republic, Estonia, the former East Germany, Lithuania, Nicaragua, Poland and Russia. This isn't just a history book. In the words of the publisher, "it is a guidebook designed to empower, inform, and guide future transitions toward democracy for those political leaders with the initiative and courage to embark upon such a visionary path."  {read more}

10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World

War Footing

10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World

By General editor: Frank J. Gaffney

Publication Date: 2005

Professor Waller was the principal author of the chapters on political warfare and hemispheric security. "This is the book the enemy doesn't want you to read.... We ARE in a war for our survival. War Footing is a blueprint to not just survive this threat, but vanquish it." - Monica Crowley, MSNBC.  {read more}

"Prisons as Terrorist Breeding Grounds"

The Making of a Terrorist, Vol. I

Edited by James J. F. Forest

Publication Date: 2005

A chapter on terrorist recruitment in a three-volume book, The Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training and Root Causes, edited by James J. F. Forest (Praeger, 2005).  {read more}

The Politics of Peace

What's Behind the Anti-War Movement?

By John J. Tierney, Jr.

Publication Date: 2005

Are the professionally-organized anti-war protests a reaction to the invasion of Iraq or to the Bush administration in general, or is there more than meets the eye? Professor John Tierney, Jr. takes a behind-the-scenes look in his newest book, The Politics of Peace: What's Behind the Anti-War Movement?, just published by the Capital Research Center.   {read more}

The Essential Ronald Reagan

A Profile in Courage, Justice and Wisdom

By Lee Edwards

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2005

The Essential Ronald Reagan recounts the extraordinary life and career of a great American president from his small-town Midwestern roots through his Hollywood film star days to his presidential role as redeemer of the American dream and victorious leader in the Cold War. Fifteen years after leaving the White House, Ronald Reagan is already ranked among our greatest presidents by the American people and an increasing number of historians and political scientists. In The Essential Ronald Reagan, Professor Lee Edwards analyzes the four essential qualities of leadership that enabled President Reagan to meet every challenge and crisis and to make him an American for the ages.  {read more}

Natural Law: The Foundation of an Orderly Economic System

By Alberto M. Piedra

Publication Date: 2004

Natural Law: The Foundation of an Orderly Economic System, authored by Professor Alberto M. Piedra, was published in November 2004 by Lexington Books. Publisher: "This innovative book shows the value of appeals to a governing, natural law and attendant principles such as the common good, subsidiarity, hierarchy, spiritual welfare, the reciprocity of freedom and authority, and the cultivation of personal moral and intellectual virtue. Alberto M. Piedra draws on classical and Christian sources as well as his personal experience as an economist, diplomat, and lecturer on world politics in this constructive and morally guided exegesis of natural law and economics."  {read more}

Between Nazis and Soviets: Occupation Politics in Poland, 1939-1947

By Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

Publication Date: 2004

Between 1939 and 1947 the county of Janów Lubelski, an agricultural area in central Poland, experienced successive occupations by Nazi Germany (1939-1944) and the Soviet Union (1944-1947). This study analyzes and describes the responses of the inhabitants of the occupied area and hte policies of the ruling powers.  {read more}

America Alone

The Neo-conservatives and the Global Order

By Stefan Halper, Jonathan Clarke

Publication Date: June 2004

Used wisely, America's immense military power can preserve freedom but used unwisely, it can fracture global stability. Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke argue, that as long as neo-conservative radicals dominate the nation's national security process, fracture is more likely.   {read more}

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