Left, Right

Marching to the Beat of Imperial Canada
Author: Yves Engler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781551646657
Category: Political Science
Page: 190
View: 9552
The left is supposed to be opposed to colonialism and at least skeptical of nationalism. However, Left, Right shows that, for decades now, this hasn't been the case in Canada. Yves Engler marshals damning detail on the long, surprising history of support from the New Democratic Party and labor unions for such policies and international interventions as the coup in Haiti, the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Korean War, and much more. The rhetoric of the mainstream left, he shows, has also tended to concede major points to the dominant war-mongering ideology, with prominent commentators such as Linda McQuaig and Stephen Lewis echoing the terminology of right-wing politicians and thinkers. More than simply diagnosing a problem, however, Left, Right offers a path forward, laying out ways to get us working for an ecologically sound, peace-promoting, and non-exploitative foreign policy.

Left and Right

The Significance of a Political Distinction
Author: Norberto Bobbio
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509514104
Category: Political Science
Page: 160
View: 7312
Following the collapse of communism and the decline of Marxism, some commentators have claimed that we have reached the 'end of history' and that the distinction between Left and Right can be forgotten. In this book - which was a tremendous success in Italy - Norberto Bobbio challenges these views, arguing that the fundamental political distinction between Left and Right, which has shaped the two centuries since the French Revolution, has continuing relevance today. Bobbio explores the grounds of this elusive distinction and argues that Left and Right are ultimately divided by different attitudes to equality. He carefully defines the nature of equality and inequality in relative rather than absolute terms. Left and Right is a timely and persuasively argued account of the basic parameters of political action and debate in the modern world - parameters which have remained constant despite the pace of social change. The book will be widely read and, as in Italy, it will have an impact far beyond the academic domain.

Writing from Left to Right

My Journey from Liberal to Conservative
Author: Michael Novak
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0385347472
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
View: 2670
“In heavy seas, to stay on course it is indispensable to lean hard left at times, then hard right. The important thing is to have the courage to follow your intellect. Wherever the evidence leads. To the left or to the right.” –Michael Novak Engagingly, writing as if to old friends and foes, Michael Novak shows how Providence (not deliberate choice) placed him in the middle of many crucial events of his time: a month in wartime Vietnam, the student riots of the 1960s, the Reagan revolution, the collapse of the Berlin Wall, Bill Clinton's welfare reform, and the struggles for human rights in Iraq and Afghanistan. He also spent fascinating days, sometimes longer, with inspiring leaders like Sargent Shriver, Bobby Kennedy, George McGovern, Jack Kemp, Václav Havel, President Reagan, Lady Thatcher, and Pope John Paul II, who helped shape—and reshape—his political views. Yet through it all, as Novak’s sharply etched memoir shows, his focus on helping the poor and defending universal human rights remained constant; he gradually came to see building small businesses and envy-free democracies as the only realistic way to build free societies. Without economic growth from the bottom up, democracies are not stable. Without protections for liberties of conscience and economic creativity, democracies will fail. Free societies need three liberties in one: economic liberty, political liberty, and liberty of spirit. Novak’s writing throughout is warm, fast paced, and often very beautiful. His narrative power is memorable.

Left to Right

The Cultural Shift from Words to Pictures
Author: David Crow
Publisher: AVA Publishing
ISBN: 2940373361
Category: Art
Page: 192
View: 3089
The Picture Book takes readers on a journey through our increasingly visual culture--a journey that asks us to consider how technological change has influenced the way we think, the way we see, and the way we communicate. The trend in mass media communication is toward the visual, and even our written language is becoming more and more visually driven. Nontext elements in this book showcase the latest ideas in sending clear messages without words--messages that can be understood universally, by everyone who can see, regardless of the language they speak.

Left, Right & Christ

Evangelical Faith in Politics
Author: Lisa Sharon Harper,D.C. Innes
Publisher: Elevate Publishing
ISBN: 1943425760
Category: Religion
Page: 272
View: 8556
How can two people have a common faith but different political loyalties? How does the Christian faith shape how we should vote and participate in the political process? In this updated edition of Left, Right, and Christ, authors D.C. Innes and Lisa Sharon Harper discuss and explore how the Christian faith speaks directly to American politics today, but with different understanding and applications. They address questions like: Does God care about politics? Should we? Is it the government's role to take care of the sick? Do legalized abortions increase the number of abortions? Should we support people's freedom to choose a definition of marriage, even if we disagree with their choice? Does a free country mean that everyone is free to come here? Is the earth so fragile that the government should step in to protect it? Harper and Innes craft compelling chapters on hot issue that will keep Christian Americans thinking about how to navigate the intersection of faith and politics.

Hollywood Left and Right

How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics
Author: Steven J. Ross
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195181727
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 500
View: 6365
In Hollywood Left and Right, Steven J. Ross tells a story that has escaped public attention: the emergence of Hollywood as a vital center of political life and the important role that movie stars have played in shaping the course of American politics.Ever since the film industry relocated to Hollywood early in the twentieth century, it has had an outsized influence on American politics. Through compelling larger-than-life figures in American cinema--Charlie Chaplin, Louis B. Mayer, Edward G. Robinson, George Murphy, Ronald Reagan, Harry Belafonte, Jane Fonda, Charlton Heston, Warren Beatty, and Arnold Schwarzenegger--Hollywood Left and Right reveals how the film industry's engagement in politics has been longer, deeper, and more varied than most people would imagine. As shown in alternating chapters, the Left and the Right each gained ascendancy in Tinseltown at different times. From Chaplin, whose movies almost always displayed his leftist convictions, to Schwarzenegger's nearly seamless transition from action blockbusters to the California governor's mansion, Steven J. Ross traces the intersection of Hollywood and political activism from the early twentieth century to the present.Hollywood Left and Right challenges the commonly held belief that Hollywood has always been a bastion of liberalism. The real story, as Ross shows in this passionate and entertaining work, is far more complicated. First, Hollywood has a longer history of conservatism than liberalism. Second, and most surprising, while the Hollywood Left was usually more vocal and visible, the Right had a greater impact on American political life, capturing a senate seat (Murphy), a governorship (Schwarzenegger), and the ultimate achievement, the Presidency (Reagan).

Left, Right, Emma!

Author: Stuart J. Murphy
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 1607340771
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 4574
After learning the concept of left and right, Emma leads the class marching band on Grandparents Day.

Beyond Left and Right

The Future of Radical Politics
Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745677169
Category: Political Science
Page: 196
View: 8963
How should one understand the nature and possibilities of political radicalism today? The political radical is normally thought of as someone who stands on the left, opposing backward-looking conservatism. In the present day, however, the left has turned defensive, while the right has become radical, advocating the free play of market forces no matter what obstacles of tradition or custom stand in their way. What explains such a curious twist of perspective? In answering this question Giddens develops a new framework for radical politics, drawing freely on what he calls "philosophic conservatism", but applying this outlook in the service of values normally associated with the Left. The ecological crisis is at the core of this analysis, but is understood by Giddens in an unconventional way - as a response to a world in which modernity has run up against its limits as a social and moral order. The end of nature, as an entity existing independently of human intervention, and the end of tradition, combined with the impact of globalization, are the forces which now have to be confronted, made use of and coped with. This book provides a powerful interpretation of the rise of fundamentalism, of democracy, the persistence of gender divisions and the question of a normative political theory of violence. It will be essential reading for anyone seeking a novel approach to the political challenges which we face at the turn of the twenty-first century.


The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State
Author: Ralph Nader
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1568584547
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
View: 2104
Ralph Nader has fought for over fifty years on behalf of American citizens against the reckless influence of corporations and their government patrons on our society. Now he ramps up the fight and makes a persuasive case that Americans are not powerless. In Unstoppable, he explores the emerging political alignment of the Left and the Right against converging corporate-government tyranny. Large segments from the progressive, conservative, and libertarian political camps find themselves aligned in opposition to the destruction of civil liberties, the economically draining corporate welfare state, the relentless perpetuation of America’s wars, sovereignty-shredding trade agreements, and the unpunished crimes of Wall Street against Main Street. Nader shows how Left-Right coalitions can prevail over the corporate state and crony capitalism. He draws on his extensive experience working with grassroots organizations in Washington and reveals the many surprising victories by united progressive and conservative forces. As a participator in, and keen observer of, these budding alliances, he breaks new ground in showing how such coalitions can overcome specific obstacles that divide them, and how they can expand their power on Capitol Hill, in the courts, and in the decisive arena of public opinion. Americans can reclaim their right to consume safe foods and drugs, live in healthy environments, receive fair rewards for their work, resist empire, regain control of taxpayer assets, strengthen investor rights, and make bureaucrats more efficient and accountable. Nader argues it is in the interest of citizens of different political labels to join in the struggle against the corporate state that will, if left unchecked, ruin the Republic, override our constitution, and shred the basic rights of the American people.

Left, Right and Centre

The Idea of India
Author: Nidhi Razdan
Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited
ISBN: 9386651580
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 288
View: 1420
As India approaches its seventieth year of Independence, its people continue to grapple with multiple discourses: a few from the left, a considerable sum from the right and an impressive lot from the centre. This book brings together diverse views from people across a wide spectrum of life-politicians, activists, administrators, artistes, academicians-who offer their idea of India. With a contextual introduction by Nidhi Razdan, this politically charged, argumentative, candid and humorous book opens a window to our understanding of India that largely remained untold and unknown for a long time.

Left and Right

The Prospects for Liberty
Author: Murray Newton Rothbard
Publisher: Cato Inst
Category: Libertarianism
Page: 31
View: 5109

Left Right Left

Political Essays, 1977-2005
Author: Robert Manne
Publisher: Black Inc.
ISBN: 9781863951425
Category: Aboriginal Australians
Page: 534
View: 5446
Anyone who has read one of Robert Manne's newspaper columns or one of his powerful Quarterly Essays will find here a treasure-house of thought, argument and evocation. The perfect book for anyone interested in the key political and cultural controversies of the past thirty years.

Left, Right, and the Prospects for Liberty

Author: N.A
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
ISBN: 1610164156
Page: N.A
View: 4116

Left, Right & Babyboom

America's New Politics
Author: David Boaz
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 9780932790576
Category: New Left
Page: 122
View: 941

Exit Right

The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century
Author: Daniel Oppenheimer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416589708
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 416
View: 4134
"Oppenheimer tells the stories of six major political figures whose journeys away from the Left reshaped the contours of American politics in the twentieth century. By going deep into the minds of six apostates--Whittaker Chambers, James Burnham, Ronald Reagan, Norman Podhoretz, David Horowitz, and Christopher Hitchens--Oppenheimer offers an ... intimate history of the American Left, and the Right's reaction"--


The March of Political Extremism in Britain
Author: John Tomlinson
Publisher: Calder Publications Limited
Category: Communist parties
Page: 152
View: 8176

Right Hand, Left Hand

The Origins of Asymmetry in Brains, Bodies, Atoms, and Cultures
Author: Chris McManus
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674016132
Category: Science
Page: 412
View: 9781
Seeks to explore the nature of left- and right-handedness in nature and history, addressing such topics as the cognitive differences of left-handed people, the reason Arabic and Hebrew writing goes from right to left, and the reason tornadoes spin according to their hemispheres. (Science & Mathematics)

Left and Right: A Journal of Libertarian Thought (Complete, 1965-1968)

Author: Murray N. Rothbard
Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute
ISBN: 1610160401
Page: N.A
View: 1931
(Complete, 1965-1968)

Overcoming Left/right Confusion and Reversals

A Class Room Approach
Author: Charles W. McMonnies
Publisher: N.A
Category: Dyslexia
Page: 21
View: 5596
A guide to the management of left/right confusion and letter or whole word reversals. The exercises and games set out in this book are designed for older children who need remedial teaching but are also helpful for developing left/right discrimination in the very young. Includes a fold-out map of left/right city and a vinyl left/right body awareness card.

Left & Right

Author: Lorna Hendry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781742034430
Category: Left and right (Psychology)
Page: N.A
View: 5861