Fixed Ideas

America Since 9.11
Author: Joan Didion
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590170731
Category: History
Page: 44
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In Fixed Ideas Joan Didion describes how, since September 11, 2001, there has been a determined effort by the administration to promote an imperial America--a "New Unilateralism"--and how, in many parts of America, there is now a "disconnect" between the government and citizens. "[Americans] recognized even then [immediately after 9/11], with flames still visible in lower Manhattan, that the words 'bipartisanship' and 'national unity' had come to mean acquiescence to the administration's preexisting agenda--for example the imperative for further tax cuts, the necessity for Arctic drilling, the systematic elimination of regulatory and union protections, even the funding for the missile shield." Frank Rich in his preface notes: "The reassuring point of the fixed ideas was to suppress other ideas that might prompt questions or fears about either the logic or hidden political agendas of those conducting what CNN branded as 'America's New War.'" He adds, "This White House is famously secretive and on-message, but its skills go beyond that. It knows the power of narrative, especially a single narrative with clear-cut heroes and evildoers, and it knows how to drown out any distracting subplots before they undermine the main story." Book and cover design by Milton Glaser, Inc.

Fixed Ideas of Money

Small States and Exchange Rate Regimes in Twentieth-Century Europe
Author: Tobias Straumann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 113948771X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
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Most European countries are rather small, yet we know little about their monetary history. This book analyses for the first time the experience of seven small states (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland) during the last hundred years, starting with the restoration of the gold standard after World War I and ending with Sweden's rejection of the Euro in 2003. The comparative analysis shows that for the most part of the twentieth century the options of policy makers were seriously constrained by a distinct fear of floating exchange rates. Only with the crisis of the European Monetary System (EMS) in 1992–3 did the idea that a flexible exchange rate regime was suited for a small open economy gain currency. The book also analyses the differences among small states and concludes that economic structures or foreign policy orientations were far more important for the timing of regime changes than domestic institutions and policies.

Nature of Belief

Fixed Ideas in Post-industrial America
Author: Bradbury K. Thurlow
Publisher: Fraser Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780870340871
Category: Social Science
Page: 382
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In the form of a basically reportorial 'long essay' with commentaries, deal with several aspects of present-day American belief. The reader, like the writer during the three years of the book's preparation, may be stunned to learn how radically so many of our most fundamental beliefs have changed since the mid-1960s.

Leadership Elements

A Guide to Building Trust
Author: Mike Mears
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595635695
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 364
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Shows how to build leadership using specific basic elements.

The Social Mind

Construction of the Idea
Author: Jaan Valsiner,Rene van der Veer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521589734
Category: Psychology
Page: 488
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In this book, first published in 2000, the authors elaborate on their notion of intellectual interdependency in the development of scientific ideas.

The Harmony of Illusions

Inventing Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Author: Allan Young
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691017235
Category: Psychology
Page: 327
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As far back as we know, there have been individuals incapacitated by memories that have filled them with sadness and remorse, fright and horror, or a sense of irreparable loss. Only recently, however, have people tormented with such recollections been diagnosed as suffering from "post-traumatic stress disorder." Here Allan Young traces this malady, particularly as it is suffered by Vietnam veterans, to its beginnings in the emergence of ideas about the unconscious mind and to earlier manifestations of traumatic memory like shell shock or traumatic hysteria. In Young's view, PTSD is not a timeless or universal phenomenon newly discovered. Rather, it is a "harmony of illusions," a cultural product gradually put together by the practices, technologies, and narratives with which it is diagnosed, studied, and treated and by the various interests, institutions, and moral arguments mobilizing these efforts. This book is part history and part ethnography, and it includes a detailed account of everyday life in the treatment of Vietnam veterans with PTSD. To illustrate his points, Young presents a number of fascinating transcripts of the group therapy and diagnostic sessions that he observed firsthand over a period of two years. Through his comments and the transcripts themselves, the reader becomes familiar with the individual hospital personnel and clients and their struggle to make sense of life after a tragic war. One observes that everyone on the unit is heavily invested in the PTSD diagnosis: boundaries between therapist and patient are as unclear as were the distinctions between victim and victimizer in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

The Principles of Judicial Proof

As Given by Logic, Psychology, and General Experience, and Illustrated in Judicial Trials
Author: John Henry Wigmore
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Evidence (Law)
Page: 1179
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Psychotherapy

A Course of Reading in Sound Psychology, Sound Medicine, and Sound Religion
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mental healing
Page: N.A
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Altering Fate

Why the Past Does Not Predict the Future
Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572303713
Category: Psychology
Page: 238
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Few people question the pervasive belief that early childhood exerts an inordinate power over adult achievements, relationships, and mental health. Once robbed of our potential by the inadequacies of our upbringing, the theory goes, we risk being trapped in maladaptive patterns and unfulfilling lives. But does early experience really seal our fate? Daring to challenge prevailing models of child development, this provocative book argues that what enables us to survive--and sets us free from our pasts--is our astonishing adaptability to change, shaped by the uniquely human attributes of consciousness, will, and desire.

Psychology Applied to Legal Evidence and Other Constructions of Law


Author: George Frederick Arnold
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Criminal anthropology
Page: 470
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Medical Record


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medicine
Page: N.A
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Mind


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
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A journal of philosophy covering epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of logic, and philosophy of mind.

The Forsyte Saga


Author: John Galsworthy
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775416445
Category: Fiction
Page: 1747
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John Galsworthy's The Forsyte Saga collects together three novels and two interludes, all published between 1906 and 1921. Not far removed from their farming history, the members of an upper-middle-class British family are painfully aware of being "new money". As a "man of property", Soames Forsyte's abilities bring him material wealth, but they grant him no quarter in the happiness stakes.

Outlines of Psychiatry


Author: William Alanson White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Insanity (Law)
Page: 272
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The Complete Works of John Galsworthy


Author: John Galsworthy
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465510613
Category:
Page: N.A
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Scribner's Magazine ...


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Scribner's Magazine


Author: Edward Livermore Burlingame,Robert Bridges,Alfred Sheppard Dashiell,Harlan Logan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: American periodicals
Page: N.A
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Recent Themes in the Philosophy of Science

Scientific Realism and Commonsense
Author: S. Clarke,T.D. Lyons
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401728623
Category: Science
Page: 216
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Australia and New Zealand boast an active community of scholars working in the field of history, philosophy and social studies of science. Australasian Studies in History and Philosophy of Science aims to provide a distinctive publication outlet for their work. Each volume comprises a group of thematically-connected essays edited by scholars based in Australia or New Zealand with special expertise in that particular area. In each volume, a majority ofthe contributors are from Australia or New Zealand. Contributions from elsewhere are by no means ruled out, however, and are actively encouraged wherever appropriate to the balance of the volume in question. Earlier volumes in the series have been welcomed for significantly advancing the discussion of the topics they have dealt with. I believe that the present volume will be greeted equally enthusiastically by readers in many parts of the world. R. W. Home General Editor Australasian Studies in History And Philosophy of Science viii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The majority of the papers in this collection had their origin in the 2001 Australasian Association for History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science annual conference, held at the University of Melbourne, where streams of papers on the themes of scientific realism and commonsense were organised.

The Lancet


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Medicine
Page: N.A
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