A Time to Build Book PDF

A Time to Build

  • Author : Yuval Levin
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-01-21
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781541699281

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A Time to Build Book Description :

A leading conservative intellectual argues that to renew America we must recommit to our institutions Americans are living through a social crisis. Our politics is polarized and bitterly divided. Culture wars rage on campus, in the media, social media, and other arenas of our common life. And for too many Americans, alienation can descend into despair, weakening families and communities and even driving an explosion of opioid abuse. Left and right alike have responded with populist anger at our institutions, and use only metaphors of destruction to describe the path forward: cleaning house, draining swamps. But, as Yuval Levin argues, this is a misguided prescription, rooted in a defective diagnosis. The social crisis we confront is defined not by an oppressive presence but by a debilitating absence of the forces that unite us and militate against alienation. As Levin argues, now is not a time to tear down, but rather to build and rebuild by committing ourselves to the institutions around us. From the military to churches, from families to schools, these institutions provide the forms and structures we need to be free. By taking concrete steps to help them be more trustworthy, we can renew the ties that bind Americans to one another.

Storm Divers  Book 1 of the Fractured Republic Saga   Large Print  Book PDF

Storm Divers Book 1 of the Fractured Republic Saga Large Print

  • Author : Terry Mixon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-08-15
  • Genre : Uncategorized
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 1947376616

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Storm Divers Book 1 of the Fractured Republic Saga Large Print Book Description :

Plunging his tiny ship into the unimaginable maelstroms of Jupiter allows Adam Hale forget the blood-soaked tragedy that ended his military career. Until a beautiful spy came looking for his missing brother, her partner. And to take her revenge on Adam. What they find changes everything they thought they knew. And brings foes determined to kill them both before they solve the mystery. If you love adrenaline-pumping science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab "Storm Divers" today!

Climate Change and the Nation State Book PDF

Climate Change and the Nation State

  • Author : Anatol Lieven
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780190090180

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Climate Change and the Nation State Book Description :

"This book has its origins in a growing sense of alarm, of frustration, and of futility. As international efforts to reduce emissions have failed repeatedly to meet their targets, even as warnings by experts about the existential dangers of climate change and the need for haste have grown, I developed a stronger and stronger sense of the comparative irrelevance of most of the issues on which I have been working in the areas of international relations and security studies. A revelatory moment came when I was researching the growing tension between the USA and China over the Chinese military occupation of reefs and sandbanks in the South China Sea. I suddenly realised that as a long-term issue these places will be meaningless for both sides: because if nations, and China and the USA above all, fail to take action to limit climate change, then by the end of this century rising sea levels and intensified typhoons will have put the sources of these tensions under water again. The rush of Western security establishments towards a "new cold war" with China and Russia (and new US threats of war with Iran) provided an additional impetus to write this book; for in all the innumerable articles and essays on this subject, hardly one has mentioned the destructive effects of hostility between China and the West on international co-operation against climate change"--

Education for Democracy Book PDF

Education for Democracy

  • Author : Chad Alan Goldberg
  • Publisher : University of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre : Education
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9780299328900

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Education for Democracy Book Description :

American public universities were founded in a civic tradition that differentiated them from their European predecessors—steering away from the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake. Like many such higher education institutions across the United States, the University of Wisconsin’s mission, known as the Wisconsin Idea, emphasizes a responsibility to serve the needs of the state and its people. This commitment, which necessarily requires a pledge to academic freedom, has recently been openly threatened by state and federal actors seeking to dismantle a democratic and expansive conception of public service. Using the Wisconsin Idea as a lens, Education for Democracy argues that public higher education institutions remain a bastion of collaborative problem solving. Examinations of partnerships between the state university and people of the state highlight many crucial and lasting contributions to issues of broad public concern such as conservation, LGBTQ+ rights, and poverty alleviation. The contributors restore the value of state universities and humanities education as a public good, contending that they deserve renewed and robust support.

Breaking the Two Party Doom Loop Book PDF

Breaking the Two Party Doom Loop

  • Author : Lee Drutman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780190913854

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Breaking the Two Party Doom Loop Book Description :

"American democracy is in precarious health. Books on tyranny and fascism are now bestsellers. Parents wonder whether their children will still grow up in a democracy. Gallows political humor about the collapse of the republic creeps into ordinary conversation. No longer a shining model for the world, American democracy today strikes a more cautionary note. An anxious pessimism dominates. By every expert judgment, the United States is slipping. In late 2017, the Economist Intelligence Unit downgraded the United States from "full democracy" to "flawed democracy," giving it the same ranking as Italy. In January 2018, Freedom House downgraded its rating of American democracy to 86 (out of 100), just above Poland (85) and Greece (85), but behind Latvia (87) (and down from 94 in 2010). The August 2018 "Bright Line Watch" survey of 679 political scientists concluded: "Our expert respondents perceive a consistent, ongoing decline in the overall quality of American democracy from 2015." In the August/September 2018 "Authoritarian Warning Survey," 747 democracy experts collectively gave the United States a one in six chance of democratic breakdown in the next four years, and were nearly unanimous (97.1 percent) in their assessment American democracy had declined over the last decade. Let me repeat: a one in six chance of democratic breakdown. That's like rolling a six-sided die, and hoping it doesn't land on Hungary"--

Law and society in a populist age Book PDF

Law and society in a populist age

  • Author : Etzioni, Amitai
  • Publisher : Bristol University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-06-01
  • Genre : Law
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781529200263

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Law and society in a populist age Book Description :

The law-based, political institutions in many democratic societies are being challenged by fast-growing populist movements, parties, and leaders. In other nations, the state is failing. These seismic changes call for greater attention to be paid to the role society plays in forming and challenging laws—and how the law copes with these challenges. Amitai Etzioni, one of the most respected thinkers in the US, argues for a new liberal communitarian approach as an effective response to populism. This recognizes that different members of the society have differing values, interests, and needs that cannot be fully reconciled to legislation in a populist age. The book considers the core challenge in a variety of contexts, including national security versus privacy, private sector responsibility, freedom of the press, campaign finance reform, regulatory law and the legal status of terrorists. Thus the book offers a timely discussion of key issues for contemporary society and the relationship of the law to the citizen in a fast-changing environment.

The Great Debate Book PDF

The Great Debate

  • Author : Yuval Levin
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2013-12-03
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780465040940

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The Great Debate Book Description :

For more than two centuries, our political life has been divided between a party of progress and a party of conservation. In The Great Debate, Yuval Levin explores the origins of the left/right divide in America by examining the views of the men who best represent each side of that debate: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. In a groundbreaking exploration of the roots of our political order, Levin shows that American partisanship originated in the debates over the French Revolution, fueled by the fiery rhetoric of these ideological titans. Levin masterfully shows how Burke and Paine’s differing views continue to shape our current political discourse—on issues ranging from gun control and abortion to welfare and economic reform. Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand Washington’s often acrimonious rifts, The Great Debate offers a profound examination of what conservatism, liberalism, and the debate between them truly amount to.

An Interpretation of the Poetry of Propertius  50 15 B C   Book PDF

An Interpretation of the Poetry of Propertius 50 15 B C

  • Author : Brian Arkins
  • Publisher : Edwin Mellen Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 0773462295

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An Interpretation of the Poetry of Propertius 50 15 B C Book Description :

This book aims at providing a brief but comprehensive introduction to the poetry of Propertius, one of the major writers of the Augustan era. A study of backgrounds to Propertius notes the qualities Pound found in him - humour, devotion to his craft, a very special use of language - as well as stressing the importance of Callimachus and the status of Roman women. Callimachus provided Propertius with a congenial aesthetic of the short poem, erudition, craftsmanship and innovation; the latter is found in the Cynthia poems. In Propertius, the primacy of Cynthia is assured: Cynthis prima are his first two words. What makes it possible to write endlessly about Cynthia is the fact that her self is forever changing, being virago, wronged woman, mistress, wife, faithful Penelope, deserted Ariadne; while Propertius is her slave. This concern with love ensured that for long Propertius avoided political topics, but in his last book (4) he writes of politics, and, in particular, of the battle of Actium in language that is radically defamiliarising.

United States News   World Report Book PDF

United States News World Report

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre : United States
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015025743645

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U S  News   World Report Book PDF

U S News World Report

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre : United States
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UVA:X002510200

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American Journal of Islamic Studies Book PDF

American Journal of Islamic Studies

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre : Civilization, Islamic
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : UOM:39015052566877

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Neither Wolf  Nor Lamb Book PDF

Neither Wolf Nor Lamb

  • Author : Shane Barter
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre : Aceh (Indonesia)
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822034086199

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The Fractured Dream Book PDF

The Fractured Dream

  • Author : Robert F. Drinan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : UOM:39015021977619

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Yugoslavia  a Fractured Federalism Book PDF

Yugoslavia a Fractured Federalism

  • Author : Dennison I. Rusinow
  • Publisher : Woodrow Wilson Center Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Genre : Federal government
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : UOM:39015014508587

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Literature of the republic  1788 1890 Book PDF

Literature of the republic 1788 1890

  • Author : Edmund Clarence Stedman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1892
  • Genre : American literature
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : HARVARD:HWISXH

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