Ruminations on the Trump presidency. This is no usual presidency. Highly contentious and fractious world-wide, and thought to represent a global populist movement of fascist right thinking, at his weekly rallies the president's whips up his followers. They are being used to focus hatred extorting his plans for action, then his followers move forth to wreak damage in our society. This dangerous rhetoric is opening the gates of hell, encourging the release of everything vitriolic and dark in the American psyche. If there is a war between God's Angels in Heaven, and Satan's Demons in hell, Earth and Human society is the battleground. And in every War between God and Satan, there is one mortal participant that through his irresponsible actions opens the gates and allows the Forces of Evil to enter this world, in this case, in the form of our worse anti-social impulses. And we willingly invited him over the threshold into our homes.
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This scathing critique of America's preoccupation with wealth and status in the Gilded Age continues to resonate more than a century after it was first published
According to economist Thorstein Veblen, the leisure class produces nothing, contributes nothing, and creates nothing, yet exercises a peculiar control over American society. The shallowness of their interests -- from fashion to sports to entertainment -- endows the practice of "conspicuous consumption" with an undeserving air of respectability.
Veblen deploys a razor sharp wit to expose the pretensions of the idle rich and their disastrous influence on the national character. From ruthless business practices to the plight of women in a male-dominated culture, The Theory of the Leisure Class tackles difficult subjects with sophisticated analysis and a vibrant literary style that influenced the work of authors including Edith Wharton, Henry James, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
A must-read for students of American history ...
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This book discusses Indonesia's political history, starting with the pre-colonial period and ending with the current situation.
The Book Series of:
Jokowi - Ahok in The Strom of The Political Game to Seize Power
Book 1: NKRI VS Islamic State
Book 2: Jokowi - Ahok The Living Legends
Book 3: The Blast of Ahok's Case
Book 4: The Enemies of Jokowi - Ahok
Book 5: The Chronology of The Ahok's Blasphemy Case
Book 6: Defeat Ahok - Djarot Proves That Most Jakarta Citizens Are Stupid
Book 7: The Proxy War
Book 8: Why Did Indonesia's Coup D'Etat 2016 and 2017 Fail?
NKRI is Negara Kesatuan Republik Indonesia (Unity of The Republic of Indonesia).
The author includes hundreds of quotes from the world leaders. The author also includes thousands of images/memes/photos/infographics to reinforce the author's analysis and opinions, making this book thousands of pages. Therefore, the author divides his book into several books.
Many images/memes will make you laugh. You have to read and prove it ...
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This book: "How to Analyze People: Valuable Techniques on How to Interpret Body Language, Human Psychology, and Various Personality Types" is intended for individuals who want to learn how to analyze people through their nonverbal and verbal cues.
If you want to learn the skill of human analysis, you can use the knowledge you would acquire from this book to improve and nurture your relationships, understand people's personality types, and acquire a positive frame of mind when dealing with people. This can lead to success and happiness in each of your endeavors.
To prevent ambiguity, the language used is simple and concise. Various examples and proven techniques are also given, so that you can practice the concepts properly and master the skill of analyzing people.
Continue reading this book and learn the skill of people analysis. Know how you can apply them properly, as well. Knowledge gained without application is not learning.
Thanks again for downloading this book. Have fun ...
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This book attempts to answer the question: "Does God exist?" And if so, "Who or what is He?"
Pick almost any random handful of people and pose this question for debate. In all likelihood, there will be those who choose to debate that He does and others who will insist He does not. Such debates have been going on probably as long as mankind has existed. The essence of any debate on this matter is in defining who or what God is.
If the same group of people are asked whether or not there is a force or set of forces in the universe which have acted upon it to create life, in all its forms and complexities, there would be no debate. To say that such a force does not exist would be absurd. The question that follows then becomes who or what created life itself?
Whether or not we continue to exist as a species is simply a matter of faith. A single cosmic catastrophic event could destroy all life on Earth in an instant. Only a God who can control time and space can save us. There is only ...
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The proliferation of pesticides on planet Earth has reached an all time high, with dangerous plumes of toxic blends swirling and heaving in every neighborhood and rural area across the globe. Yet the public remains largely unaware and in the dark as to the presence and danger of living side by side with these poisonous concoctions.
Industry, for decades now has been in the habit of exploiting chemistry to squeeze out profit, and the victim is the Earth and all her inhabitants, and ironically, the very people who profit from such outdated and destructive operations.
Jesse Van Horne offers a concise but in depth look at this global epidemic and offers some sound solutions extracted not from a laboratory, but from an emulation of the Earth's own natural systems of breakdown and soil health.
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The world's most influential treatise on strategy
The Art of War' is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC and is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare and it is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It was placed at the head of China's Seven Military Classics upon the collection's creation in 1080 by Emperor Shenzong of Song, and has long been the most influential strategy text in East Asia. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.
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We cannot alter external things, nor shape other people to our liking, nor mould the world to our wishes but we can alter internal things, our desires, passions, thoughts, we can shape our liking to other people, and we can mould the inner world of our own mind in accordance with wisdom, and so reconcile it to the outer world if men and things. The turmoil of the world we cannot avoid, but the disturbances of mind we can overcome. The duties and difficulties of life claim our attention, but we can rise above all anxiety concerning them. Surrounded by noise, we can yet have a quiet mind; involved in responsibilities, the heart can be at rest; in the midst of strife, we can know the abiding peace. The twenty pieces which comprise this book, unrelated as some of them are in the letter, will be found to be harmonious in the spirit, in that they point the reader towards those heights of self-knowledge and self-conquest which, rising above the turbulance of the world, lift their peaks where ...
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"Leviathan" is a work of political philosophy. Written by Thomas Hobbes during a time of civil war, it argues that sovereign rule is the most stable form of government. An early proponent of social contract theory, Hobbes' observations regarding the dangers of unrestrained individual freedom have influenced generations of thinkers.
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This book provides a selected collection of 197 quotes from the works of Confucius.
"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous"
"When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves."
"The Superior Man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions."
Quotes... Vol.25 - Confucius - Published by The SECRET Libraries
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Can we draw insights for life from the noble hobbits from Lord of the Rings? Could we cultivate the virtues that make Sam-wise Gamgee such an ideal character? This short book explores seven virtues of the hobbit from Lord of the Rings, especially as seen in Sam-wise Gamgee.
Develop an understanding of and appreciation for seven virtues that make the hobbits noble and enrich their lives:
3. Love (Relationships)
5. Personal Integrity
7. Faith (Trust in God's Providence)
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This work has been recognized as the most influential work of his time. A key part of the book has been devoted to what is now known as the law of the people of the Malthus thorn. This theory suggested that rising population rates would contribute to a growing supply of work that would inevitably reduce wages. In essence, Malthus feared that the continued growth of the population would lend themselves to poverty and famine.
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Thomas Hobbes was an English philosopher, considered to be one of the founders of modern political philosophy. Hobbes is best known for his 1651 book Leviathan, which expounded an influential formulation of social contract theory. In addition to political philosophy, Hobbes also contributed to a diverse array of other fields, including history, jurisprudence, geometry, the physics of gases, theology, ethics, and general philosophy.
The Thomas Hobbes Collection by Steppenwolf Press brings together the best writings of the famous philosopher, featuring:
The Art Of Rhetoric
A Dialogue Between A Philosopher & A Student Of The Common Laws Of England
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Overwhelmed by the negativity pervading our society today? Desire to live a life of significance by changing your small corner of the world?
Ready to discover and use your gifts to be a person who solves problems rather than complaining about the way about the way things are?
In this motivational and action-oriented book, Eric Harrison presents ideas and thoughts that you can implement today that will make the world a better place for tomorrow.
In Mustard Seed Faith, you will learn:
How and why Jesus' ancient parable of the Mustard Seed shows that faith, love and devotion are just as relevant today as they were 2,000 years ago
Over 30 Mountain-Moving ideas to implement and share with the world Today
Why acting Differently results in ways to Make a Difference every day for the rest of your life
Why the best way to change your life is accomplished by first changing the lives of other people
How to use your GIFTS Right Now to leave a lasting legacy
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FIRST SERIES - HISTORY
SECOND SERIES - THE POET
NOMINALIST AND REALIST
NEW ENGLAND REFORMERS
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The Immortal Man
The Overcoming of Self
The Uses of Temptation
The Man of Integrity
Belief, the Basis of Action
Belief that Saves
Thought and Action
Your Mental Attitude
Sowing and Reaping
The Reign of Law
The Supreme Justice
The Use of Reason
The Glorious Conquest
Contentment in Activity
The Temple of Brotherhood
Pleasant Pastures of Peace
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Ten Days in a Madhouse is Nellie Bly's (Elizabeth Jane Cochrane Seaman) account of her ten days in a madhouse in New York in 1887. Bly, in an act of stunt journalism that wold make her famous, pretended to be mildly insane so she would be sent to an asylum to see first hand what one was like. To begin the process she goes to a rooming house and one night she stays up all night staring at the wall. The stare fest alerts her roommate and scares the homeowner and the next day she fixates on her lost trunk and insists on finding it. At the same time she continually talks about too many foreigners and never having worked, which both seem strange to the working class people she is rooming with. These three things are sufficient for her to land before a judge and eventually in the madhouse where she endures the arbitrary and vindictive rule of the nurses who are little better than street toughs. At the end of ten days a lawyer from her paper the World secures her release.
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A gripping work exposing the truth behind the myth of religion, J. William Nash's premiere The Myth of Religion & The Common Sense of the Soul, describes a society deeply in need of awakening. Passionate, deep and thoughtful, The Myth of Religion confronts humanity with the facts about its faith, beliefs, dysfunction and imminent need to change.
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Go on a Self Love Yoga journey without ever stepping on the mat!... Unless you really want to!
Self love should not be a one-size-fits-all recipe, but a very personal journey as we all have our own individual love languages. A Self Love Yoga Practice can help you do just that!
Are you trying to change your reality or use the Law of Attraction to live a more colorful life?
This book is a gentle guide to claiming your reality, without the tough love or self-help preach. How do we go about changing our reality when our internal perception of ourselves needs to be healed? By building a practice of self-love yoga.
What is self-love yoga?
Well, you won't be practicing yoga poses or asanas. Self-love yoga is an integration of Jnana, Raja, and Bhakti yoga practice of commitment to discovering and loving oneself with the aid of affirmations. A self-love yoga practice is not only a mental practice but takes into account the body, heart, and soul. This includes introspection, and actively ...
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Secular humanism, do you know what it is?
Secular humanism is an ethical philosophy of reason, caring, and hope. It is a social philosophy of the here and now. It is a political philosophy for people and the society they live in.
Secular humanism is the philosophical position of our modern world.
*** Get out of your thinking rut and try something new!
If you think you are a secular humanist or if you are just curious, this humanistic philosophy has the answers that can lead to a new understanding of how we live.
Learn what secular humanism is:
* What are the different types of humanisms and humanists?
* What are the differences between atheism and agnosticism and why they are compatible?
* What assumptions do secular humanism makes?
* What makes secular humanism a highly ethical system?
* Is ethics relative? Why?
* Who comes first, the individual or the society?
* What is knowledge?
* Do we have free will?
* Is secular humanism a religion?
* And more...
Don't just criticize, ...
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CHAPTER I. AS TO HUMANNESS
CHAPTER II. THE MAN-MADE FAMILY
CHAPTER III. HEALTH AND BEAUTY
CHAPTER IV. MEN AND ART
CHAPTER V. MASCULINE LITERATURE
CHAPTER VI. GAMES AND SPORTS
CHAPTER VII. ETHICS AND RELIGION
CHAPTER VIII. EDUCATION
CHAPTER IX. "SOCIETY" AND "FASHION"
CHAPTER X. LAW AND GOVERNMENT
CHAPTER XI. CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
CHAPTER XII. POLITICS AND WARFARE - WOMAN AND THE STATE
CHAPTER XIII. INDUSTRY AND ECONOMICS
CHAPTER XIV. A HUMAN WORLD
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Our budget for 2018 is 4T (1T = 1,000B). Can our government income cover 4T? I propose solutions in this book.
We have to balance the budget. It is highly responsible we borrow the money and ask our children and their children to pay for our debts.
The US is still leading the world in many areas, but we're declining for sure. Can we turn back the tide? The simple answer is a big YES. However, we have to bit the bullet and understand our weakness and strengths.
We need to invest effectively as an individual and as a country. We need to understand the concept of consumption and investing. Going to wars is consumption while building bridges is investing for the country.
China has her problems but it has been rising in the last 30 years. She will compete with our high-tech sectors. If you still think they're building crappy products, your dumb nationalism has covered your eyes.
I have outlined many global problems including aging population and global economies and provide ...
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1. The Light That Leads to Perfect Peace
2. Light on Facts andHypotheses
3. Light on the Law of Cause and Effect in Human Life
4. Light on Values Spiritual and Material
5. Light on the Sense of Proportion
6. Light on Adherence to Principle
7. Light on theSacrifice of the Self
8. Light on the Management of the Mind
9. Light on Self-Control: The Door of Heaven
10. Light on Acts and Their Consequences
11. Light on the Way of Wisdom
12. Light on Disposition
13. Light on Individual Liberty
14. Light on the Blessing and Dignity of Work
15. Light on Good Manners and Refinement
16. Light on Diversities of Creeds
17. Light on Law and Miracle
18.Light on War and Peace
19. Light on the Brotherhood of Man
20. Light on Life's Sorrows
21. Light on Life's Changes
22. Light on the Truth of Transitoriness
23. The Light That Never Goes Out
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It would be well for every young man, eager for success and anxious to form a character that will achieve it, to commit to memory the advice of Bishop Middleton: Persevere against discouragements. Keep your temper. Employ leisure in study, and always have some work in hand. Be punctual and methodical in business, and never procrastinate. Never be in a hurry. Preserve self-possession, and do not be talked out of a conviction. Rise early, and be an economist of time. Maintain dignity without the appearance of pride; manner is something with everybody, and everything with some. Be guarded in discourse, attentive, and slow to speak. Never acquiesce in immoral or pernicious opinions.
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FROM THE PREFACE OF THE AUTHOR: "This book comes from the reflections and experience of more than forty years spent in court. Aside from the practice of my profession, the topics I have treated are such as have always held my interest and inspired a taste for books that discuss the human machine with its manifestations and the causes of its varied activity. I have endeavored to present the latest scientific thought and investigation bearing upon the question of human conduct. I do not pretend to be an original investigator, nor an authority on biology, psychology or philosophy. I have simply been a student giving the subject such attention as I could during a fairly busy life. No doubt some of the scientific conclusions stated are still debatable and may finally be rejected. The scientific mind holds opinions tentatively and is always ready to reexamine, modify or discard as new evidence comes to light. Naturally in a book of this sort there are many references to the human mind and ...
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A 19th century literary masterpiece, which uses Persian religious leader Zarathustra to pronounce the author's views, including the introduction of the controversial Doctrine of the Obermensch, or "superman", later perverted by Nazi propagandists.
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"The prolonged slavery of woman is the darkest page in human history. A survey of the condition of the race through those barbarous periods, when physical force governed the world, when the motto, "might makes right," was the law, enables one to account, for the origin of woman's subjection to man without referring the fact to the general inferiority of the sex, or Nature's law. Writers on this question differ as to the cause of the universal degradation of woman in all periods and nations. One of the greatest minds of the century has thrown a ray of light on this gloomy picture by tracing the origin of woman's slavery to the same principle of selfishness and love of power in man that has thus far dominated all weaker nations and classes. This brings hope of final emancipation, for as all nations and classes are gradually, one after another, asserting and maintaining their independence, the path is clear for woman to follow. The slavish instinct of an oppressed class has led her to ...
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"Five Years After the Crash: What Americans Think about Wall Street, Banks, Business, and Free Enterprise" examines public opinion in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 crash and in the years since.
How have attitudes changed toward America's financial system? By comparing hundreds of survey questions from major pollsters, we provide an informative account of how Americans felt about business five years ago and how they feel now.
Much of the blame for the crisis was directed at large financial institutions, typically lumped in the public mind as "Wall Street." How deep-seated is public frustration? Did the anger toward Wall Street spread to other sectors of the business world? Has confidence been restored? This ebook surveys a variety of polling data to answer those questions.
Other major topics include confidence in banks, preferences on government regulation of business, and the health of the free enterprise system. Every poll cited in the text is included in the appendix.
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The first created thing was light. Then life came, then death. In between was fear. But not love. Love was absent. In Eden, there was none. Adam and Eve emerged there adult. The phases of the delicate fever which others in paradise since have experienced, left them unaffected. Instead of the reluctances and attractions, the hesitancies and aspirations, the preliminary and common conflagrations which are the beginnings, as they are also the sacraments, of love, abruptly they were one. They were married before they were mated. The union, entirely allegoric, a Persian conceit, differed, otherwise, only in the poetry of the accessories from that which elsewhere actually occurred. Primitive man was necessarily speechless, probably simian, and certainly hideous. Women, if possible more hideous still, were joined by him momentarily and immediately forgot. Ultimately, into the desolate poverty of the rudimentary brain there crept a novelty. The novelty was an idea. Women were detained, kept ...
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I have tried in this little volume to explain aesthetic preference, particularly as regards visible shapes, by the facts of mental science. But my explanation is addressed to readers in whom I have no right to expect a previous knowledge of psychology, particularly in its more modern developments. I have therefore based my explanation of the problems of aesthetics as much as possible upon mental facts familiar, or at all events easily intelligible, to the lay reader.
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The labors of those who have edited these volumes are not only finished as far as this work extends, but if three-score years and ten be the usual limit of human life, all our earthly endeavors must end in the near future. After faithfully collecting material for several years, and making the best selections our judgment has dictated, we are painfully conscious of many imperfections the critical reader will perceive. But since stereotype plates will not reflect our growing sense of perfection, the lavish praise of friends as to the merits of these pages will have its antidote in the defects we ourselves discover. We may however without egotism express the belief that this volume will prove specially interesting in having a large number of contributors from England, France, Canada and the United States, giving personal experiences and the progress of legislation in their respective localities.
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Female Suffrageby Susan Fenimore Cooper(GIANLUCA) Price verified 8 hours ago
"... The natural position of woman is clearly, to a limited degree, a subordinate one. Such it has always been throughout the world, in all ages, and in many widely different conditions of society. There are three conclusive reasons why we should expect it to continue so for the future.
First. Woman in natural physical strength is so greatly inferior to man that she is entirely in his power, quite incapable of self- defense, trusting to his generosity for protection. In savage life this great superiority of physical strength makes man the absolute master, woman the abject slave. And, although every successive step in civilisation lessens the distance between the sexes, and renders the situation of woman safer and easier, still, in no state of society, however highly cultivated, has perfect equality yet existed. This difference in physical strength must, in itself, always prevent such perfect equality, since woman is compelled every day of her life to appeal to man for protection, and ...
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On Benefits (De Beneficiis) is a first-century work by Lucius Annaeus Seneca. It forms part of a series of moral essays (or Dialogues) composed by Seneca and is essential reading for students of Stoicism. On Benefits is about the nature of relative benefits to persons fulfilling the role in social exchange of either giver or receiver. The subject in Seneca's day might be thought of as social ethics, specifically Stoic ethics.
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Plato Six Pack 2 presents Plato's most important work The Republic in its entirety, as well as three dialogues, Timaeus, Critias and Meno, an essay on Plato by Ralph Waldo Emerson and a biographical sketch of Plato by Elbert Hubbard.
Includes image gallery.
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This second installment to the How to Be Human series includes insights that will help you to refine yourself even further. In order to help you overcome false efficiency, Jacob Kilgore has provided alphabetically ordered essays with insights gained from pushing off our primordial impulses to do no more than remain simple and survive. A must read for any who aim to put into the world the beauty that humans are capable of.
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Limited Time Only - Special Pricing for eBook.
The call of a Christian is to aim for righteousness, yet so few of us ask, "What is right? What is the ideal that we ought to aim for?"
Ecclesiastes states there is a time for all things: "A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing... a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace." Yet, it is a rare man who will dare to ask, "When should I love and when should I hate? When should I forgive and when should I go to war?" Most prefer the simplicity of always choosing one, but the Christian is committed to pursuing righteousness.
This book is a fierce dive into the depths of righteousness. It is not for those who prefer simplicity and easy living, but for those who are willing to bear the responsibility of righteousness.
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Now back in print, and in paperback, these two classic volumes illustrate the scope and quality of Royce's thought, providing the most comprehensive selection of his writings currently available. They offer a detailed presentation of the viable relationship Royce forged between the local experience of community and the demands of a philosophical and scientific vision of the human situation. The selections reprinted here are basic to any understanding of Royce's thought and its pressing relevance
to contemporary cultural, moral, and religious issues.
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Vladimir Ilich Lenin (1870 - 1924) led the first successful revolt against market-based liberal democracy and founded the Soviet State in 1917, serving as the new nation s chief architect and sole ruler for the next five years. This collection of primary sources allows readers to learn about Lenin through his own words and emphasizes Lenin s actions rather than his ideology. Jeffrey Brooks and Georgiy Chernyavskiy have translated newly available documents that make it possible to provide a more accurate portrait of a ruthless political strategist whose actions created a new political, economic, social, and cultural system that in its heyday challenged the military, technological, and cultural might of the United States. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography offer additional pedagogical support and encourage students to analyze the actions and beliefs of a man who transformed world history and whose legacy continues to affect social ...
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International development programs strive not only to alleviate poverty but to transform people, aid workers and recipients alike. Becoming One grapples with this process by exploring the work of OISCA*, a prominent Japanese NGO in central Myanmar. OISCA's postwar origins at the intersection of Shinto, secularism, and rightwing politics, and its vision of inter-Asian solidarity and a sustainable future helped shape the organization's ideology and activities. By delving into the world of its aid workers -- their everyday practices, discourses, and aspirations -- author Chika Watanabe seeks to understand the NGO's political, social, and ethical effects.
At OISCA training centers, Japanese and local staff teach sustainable agricultural skills and organic farming methods to rural youth. Much of the teaching involves laboring in the fields, harvesting produce, and caring for livestock: what they can't use themselves is sold at nearby markets. Watanabe's detailed and multi-sited ...
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Exemplary stories of innovation from around the world
In an age of rising inequality, getting a good education increasingly separates the haves from the have nots. In countries like the United States, getting a good education is one of the most promising routes to upper-middle-class status, even more so than family wealth. Experts predict that by 2030, 825 million children will reach adulthood without basic secondary-level skills, and it will take a century for the most marginalized youth to achieve the educational levels that the wealthiest enjoy today. But these figures do not even account for the range of skills and competencies needed to thrive today in work, citizenship, and life. In a world where the ability to manipulate knowledge and information, think critically, and collaboratively solve problems are essential to thrive, access to a quality education is crucial for all young people.
In Leapfrogging Inequality, researchers chart a new path for global education by examining ...
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The core teachings and practices of Buddhism are systematically directed toward developing keen and caring insight into the relational or interdependent nature of all things. Hershock applies Buddhist thought to reflect on the challenges to public good, created by emerging social, economic, and political realities associated with increasingly complex global interdependence.
In eight chapters, the key arenas for public policy are addressed: the environment, health, media, trade and development, the interplay of politics and religion, international relations, terror and security, and education. Each chapter explains how a specific issue area has come to be shaped by complex interdependence and offers specific insights into directing the growing interdependence toward greater equity, sustainability, and freedom. Thereby, a sustained meditation on the meaning and means of realizing public good is put forward, which results in a solid Buddhist conception of diversity. Hershock argues that ...
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Do you want to start practicing magic? Not sure where to begin?
Become a wiccan now!
Wicca is referred to by many as the "Old Religion." Much of modern television and books draw inspiration from the Witch Trials of the 13th century, but in truth, the Wiccan religion is not really that old. Although it is believed that the rituals and practices were hidden from the Christian Church during the dark ages, in which the life of a Pagan would most certainly end in death, it was safe enough to surface in more modern times. This belief is what originally drew most to the religion and practices of Wicca.
To become a Wiccan, one must be able to put themselves in the boots of those before them. To truly understand the laws, beliefs and traditions that come with the life of a Wiccan, you must have the knowledge of all of its origins.
The most important thing in a Wiccan's pursuit for a deeper connection and better understanding of Nature - and all its divine mystery - is the willingness to ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 114 Pages (4,136 KB) Lending: Enabled Added: Feb 4th, 2020
Drawing on new research material from ten European countries, Asylum Determination in Europe: Ethnographic Perspectives brings together a range of detailed accounts of the legal and bureaucratic processes by which asylum claims are decided. The book includes a legal overview of European asylum determination procedures, followed by sections on the diverse actors involved, the means by which they communicate, and the ways in which they make life and death decisions on a daily basis. It offers a contextually rich account that moves beyond doctrinal law to uncover the gaps and variances between formal policy and legislation, and law as actually practiced.
The contributors employ a variety of disciplinary perspectives - sociological, anthropological, geographical and linguistic - but are united in their use of an ethnographic methodological approach. Through this lens, the book captures the confusion, improvisation, inconsistency, complexity and emotional turmoil inherent to the process ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 320 Pages (1,972 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 3rd, 2020
Throughout the 1930s and early 1940s, approximately ninety thousand German Jews fled their homeland and settled in the United States, prior to that nation closing its borders to Jewish refugees. And even though many of them wanted little to do with Germany, the circumstances of the Second World War and the postwar era meant that engagement of some kind was unavoidable -- whether direct or indirect, initiated within the community itself or by political actors and the broader German public. This book carefully traces these entangled histories on both sides of the Atlantic, demonstrating the remarkable extent to which German Jews and their former fellow citizens helped to shape developments from the Allied war effort to the course of West German democratization.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 254 Pages (635 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Feb 3rd, 2020
Moral Foods: The Construction of Nutrition and Health in Modern Asia investigates how foods came to be established as moral entities, how moral food regimes reveal emerging systems of knowledge and enforcement, and how these developments have contributed to new Asian nutritional knowledge regimes. The collection's focus on cross-cultural and transhistorical comparisons across Asia brings into view a broad spectrum of modern Asia that extends from East Asia, Southeast Asia, to South Asia, as well as into global communities of Western knowledge, practice, and power outside Asia.
The first section, "Good Foods," focuses on how food norms and rules have been established in modern Asia. Ideas about good foods and good bodies shift at different moments, in some cases privileging local foods and knowledge systems, and in other cases privileging foreign foods and knowledge systems. The second section, "Bad Foods," focuses on what makes foods bad and even dangerous. Bad foods are not simply ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 361 Pages (1,716 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jan 29th, 2020
Meditations is a series of personal reflections by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161-180 CE, written over a series of years in far-flung places as he led the Romans in military campaigns, quashed revolts, and dealt with the other tribulations of governing the Empire. It is best described as a spiritual journal, containing a record of the emperor's philosophical exercises. Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations as a source for his own guidance and self-improvement. The writings take the form of quotations varying in length from one sentence to long paragraphs. He covers topics as diverse as the question of virtue, human rationality, the nature of the gods, and his own emotions, spanning from doubt and despair to conviction and exaltation. Aurelius also sets forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.
The influence Meditations has had over centuries of thought is immeasurable. This "unendingly moving and inspiring" work is often cited alongside Jean Jacques Rousseau's Confessions and ...
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 107 Pages (462 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jan 28th, 2020
For centuries, Africa's Upper Guinea Coast region has been the site of regional and global interactions, with societies from different parts of the African continent and beyond engaging in economic trade, cultural exchange, and various forms of conflict. This book provides a wide-ranging look at how such encounters have continued into the present day, identifying the disruptions and continuities in religion, language, economics, and various other social phenomena that have resulted. These accounts show a region that, while still grappling with the legacies of colonialism and the slave trade, is both shaped by and an important actor within ever-denser global networks, exhibiting consistent transformation and creative adaptation.
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences Length: 338 Pages (7,833 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Jan 28th, 2020