Our Country's Founders


Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689844697
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 320
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Presents a book of advice from our nation's founders on how to be a good citizen and a worthy member of civil society.

What Would Our Founding Fathers Say?

How Today’S Leaders Have Lost Their Way
Author: H. John Lyke PH D
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475944167
Category: Political Science
Page: 194
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Psychologist, H. John Lyke, and author of What Would Our Founding Fathers Say?, asks the question: At the end of this century, will the United States still be a world leader or will we continue to be an inferior caricature of what we once were or, even worse, will we have become another fallen empire? Put another way, will the dreams and promises of Americans for their country continue to become unattainable?" This book offers political straight talk about todays issues between the right and the left by looking through the eyes of the patriots who wrote the plans for our fledging nation. Are we following that plan? What was between the lines that our representatives seem to have forgotten? What was expected of the citizenry that the rest of us are neglecting to do? Lyke provides a clear and impassioned plea to get back to basics. And he shows us, in this treatise of some substance, why the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights were written, and why those superb documents continue to stand the test of time. Lyke believes he has provided the bipartisan political formula necessary for his children and grandchildren, as well as his fellow Americans living in this country, to be able to live their lives with dignity, respect and a sense of purpose and pride of accomplishment - in a way not possible in the world of politics today.

Summary: In Defense of the Religious Right

Review and Analysis of Patrick Hynes's Book
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2511000970
Category: Political Science
Page: 44
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The must-read summary of Patrick Hynes's book: “In Defense of the Religious Right: Why Conservative Christians are the Lifeblood of the Republican Party and Why That Terrifies the Democrats”. This complete summary of "In Defense of the Religious Right" by Patrick Hynes, a Republican consultant, outlines his examination of the myths about the religious right in American politics. He reveals the truth about their goals, positioning and demographics. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the religious right in America • Expand your knowledge of American politics To learn more, read "In Defense of the Religious Right" and discover how the religious right influences American politics, and why many people are wrong about them.

Strength for Your Future

Principles That Can Secure Your Success
Author: William J. Bennett,John T. E. Cribb
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496414403
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
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We live in times when many Americans feel uncertain about the future. We worry about jobs, the economy, and whether the country is on the right path. Strength for Your Future is a reminder that, despite the confusion of our times, there are solid, unshakable principles on which this country—and our futures—can rest. We need to remind ourselves of these principles so we can use them as a compass for our nation and our own lives. Bestselling authors of The Book of Virtues, Bill Bennett and John Cribb believe each generation has the responsibility to explain these vital principles to the next generation to help them understand where the strength of America lies. That conversation will help ensure a promising future for all. Strength for Your Future is the perfect gift to remind us where our true strength rests. Our futures can be bright.

Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights

The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done To Fix It
Author: Robert W. McChesney,Victor Pickard
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595587497
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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The sudden meltdown of the news media has sparked one of the liveliest debates in recent memory, with an outpouring of opinion and analysis crackling across journals, the blogosphere, and academic publications. Yet, until now, we have lacked a comprehensive and accessible introduction to this new and shifting terrain. In Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights, celebrated media analysts Robert W. McChesney and Victor Pickard have assembled thirty-two illuminating pieces on the crisis in journalism, revised and updated for this volume. Featuring some of today’s most incisive and influential commentators, this comprehensive collection contextualizes the predicament faced by the news media industry through a concise history of modern journalism, a hard-hitting analysis of the structural and financial causes of news media’s sudden collapse, and deeply informed proposals for how the vital role of journalism might be rescued from impending disaster. Sure to become the essential guide to the journalism crisis, Will the Last Reporter Please Turn out the Lights is both a primer on the news media today and a chronicle of a key historical moment in the transformation of the press.

Northrop Frye on Canada


Author: Northrop Frye
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802037107
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 741
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Brings together all of the writings of Northrop Frye, both published and unpublished, on the subject of Canadian literature and culture, from his early book reviews of the 1930s and 1940s through his cultural commentaries of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Religion and Nationalism in Global Perspective


Author: J. Christopher Soper,Joel S. Fetzer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107189438
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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Offers a new framework for understanding how religion and nationalism interact across diverse countries and religious traditions.

Stalking the Antichrists (1965–2012)


Author: George E. Lowe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477142754
Category: Religion
Page: 723
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Volume 1 of Stalking the Antichrists and Their False Nuclear Prophets, Nuclear Gladiators, and Spirit Warriors,1940-1965 is essentially an enhanced memoir. It is based for the most part on my personal observations and knowledge and specialized information from my academic studies of history, political science, and literature at Grove City College and the University of Chicago,as well as my professional insights into the heart of the U. S. Navy (1953-1957, 1960-1961[OP- 09D]) as an Air Intelligence Officer in Hawaii and Japan and the Pentagon; political- military/counsellor assignments in the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer(FSO-6) at the American embassy in Paris (1962-64); and a speechwriter in the Navy Department (1965). In volume 2, the textual narrative begins with the end of my specific actions/ activities in the Navy and Foreign Service in July 1965, which I have called How I Lived in History, 1950-1965. In retrospect my entire Navy careerfrom my commissioning as Ensign USNR, 1355 AIO, in early September 1953 at Naval Station, Newport, Rhode Island, to my first honorable discharge at Treasure Island on August 27, 1957was in preparation to an understanding of World War II and the Cold War.

Summary: The Constitution in Exile

Review and Analysis of Andrew P. Napolitano's Book
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2511001926
Category: Political Science
Page: 44
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The must-read summary of Andrew P. Napolitano's book: “The Constitution in Exile: How the Federal Government Has Seized Power By Rewriting the Supreme Law of the Land”. This complete summary of "The Constitution in Exile" by Andrew P. Napolitano, a renowned judicial expert, outlines the author's account of the history of the federal government’s encroachments on constitutional rights by discussing Supreme Court cases, Congressional acts and administration policies. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the American Constitution and its importance to citizens' inalienable rights • Expand your knowledge of American politics and the judicial and legislative branches of government To learn more, read "The Constitution in Exile" and discover how corruption in Congress and the Supreme Court may endanger constitutional rights.

Historic Preservation

Caring for Our Expanding Legacy
Author: Michael A. Tomlan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319049755
Category: Social Science
Page: 383
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This well-illustrated book offers an up-to-date synthesis of the field of historic preservation, cast as a social campaign concerned with the condition, treatment and use of the legacy of existing properties in the United States. Drawing on a wide range of research, experience and scholarship over the last fifty years, it allows us to re-think past and current ideas in preservation, challenging readers to explore how their own interests lie within the cognitive framework of the activities taking place with people who care. “Who” is involved is explored first, in such a way as to explore “why”, before examining “what” is deemed important. After that the questions of “when” and “how” to proceed are given attention. The major topics are introduced in an historical review through the mid-1980s, after which the broad intellectual basis and fundamental legal framework is provided. The economic shifts associated with major demographic changes are explored, in tandem with responses of the preservation community. A chapter is dedicated to the financial challenges and sources of revenue available in typical preservation projects, and another chapter focuses on the manner in which seeing, recording, and interpreting information provides the context for an appropriate vision for the future. In this regard, it is made clear that not all “green” design alternatives are preservation-sensitive. The advocacy battles during the last few decades provide a number of short stories of the ethical battles regarding below-ground and above ground historic resources, and the eighth chapter attempts to explain why religion has been long held at arm’s length in publicly-supported preservation efforts, when in fact, it holds more potential to regenerate existing sites than any governmental program.

Origins of the African American Jeremiad

The Rhetorical Strategies of Social Protest and Activism, 1760–1861
Author: Willie J. Harrell, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078648831X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 239
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In the moralistic texts of jeremiadic discourse, authors lament the condition of society, utilizing prophecy as a means of predicting its demise. This study delves beneath the socio-religious and cultural exterior of the American jeremiadic tradition to unveil the complexities of African American jeremiadic rhetoric in antebellum America. It examines the development of the tradition in response to slavery, explores its contributions to the antebellum social protest writings of African Americans, and evaluates the role of the jeremiad in the growth of an African American literary genre. Despite its situation within an unreceptive environment, the African American jeremiad maintained its power, continuing to influence contemporary African American literary and cultural traditions.

How the Constitution Was Created


Author: Janet Hubbard-Brown,Joan Banks
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438107447
Category: Constitutional history
Page: 105
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Few other government documents have influenced history as much as the US Constitution. It laid the groundwork for the most stable democratic government in the world. This title traces the development of this four-page, handwritten document from its roots in the Declaration of Independence onwards.

Kelsey's Quest


Author: Fred Ephraim
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469113449
Category: Fiction
Page: 458
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Kelsey Stewart had grown weary waiting for her new young husband Michael to grow up through a troublesome early marriage, and through his armed service in an unpopular war in Iraq, but still, she had waited. But now, upon his return home, her once wounded, and now confused husband decides to take off to California to clear his head, leaving his small town farm wife, his farm and their lovely twin daughters behind. After a while of not hearing from him, Kelsey, resolutely sets out after him to bring him back home, when simultaneously life-altering adventures develop for them both. You may visit the authors website at fredephraim.com and contact him via email at [email protected]

Noble Purposes

Nine Champions of the Rule of Law
Author: Norman Gross
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821417312
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 144
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Throughout the history of the United States, the acts of a few have proved to be turning points in the way our legal system has treated the least of us. The nine individuals whose deeds are recounted have compelling stories, and though they remain unknown to the general public, their commitment to the rule of law has had a lasting impact on our nation. Noble Purposes brings their stories to life. It describes the contributions of such individuals as James Alexander, the guiding and central force in the colonial-era trial of John Peter Zenger, which sowed the seeds for the American Revolution and the constitutional guarantee of a free press. In the 1870s, Hugh Lennox Bond stared down threats as judge in the trials of the South Carolina Ku Klux Klan, while Clara Shortridge Foltz overcame tremendous resistance during her fifty-year law practice, which included advocacy of public defender offices. Early last century, Louis Marshall paved the way for the rights of minorities in America and abroad, while Francis Biddle, FDR's attorney general, sought to maintain civil liberties during World War II, arguing against the internment of Japanese Americans and later serving as the American judge in the Nuremberg trials. Edited by legal scholar Norman Gross and written by leading legal historians from around the country, the profiles presented in Noble Purposes tell the stories of these and other individuals who stood firmly in support of the rule of law, often against great odds.

Report of the U. S. A. Submitted to the U. N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in Conjunction with the Universal Periodic Review


Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437939015
Category:
Page: 29
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Fighting Back the Right

Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason
Author: David Niose
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137474831
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
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The political scene is changing rapidly in America. The religious right is on the defensive, acceptance of gay rights is at an all-time high, social conservatives are struggling for relevance, and more Americans than ever identify as nonreligious. What does this mean for the country and the future? With these demographic shifts, can truly progressive, reason-based public policy finally gain traction? Or will America continue to carry a reputation as anti-intellectual and plutocratic, eager to cater to large corporate interests but reluctant to provide universal health care to all its citizens? Fighting Back the Right reveals a new alliance in the making, a progressive coalition committed to fighting for rational public policy in America and reversing the damage inflicted by decades of conservative dominance. David Niose, Legal Director of the American Humanist Association (AHA), examines this exciting new dynamic, covering not only the rapidly evolving culture wars but also the twists and turns of American history and politics that led to this point, and why this new alliance could potentially move the country in a direction of sanity, fairness, and human-centered public policy.

Parliamentary Debate


Author: Krista West
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 9781404210295
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Describes the style of a "parliamentary" debate and presents five sample debates to help students learn how to research and present a successful debate.

The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America


Author: Ronald H. Bayor
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231508409
Category: History
Page: 1104
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All historians would agree that America is a nation of nations. But what does that mean in terms of the issues that have moved and shaped us as a people? Contemporary concerns such as bilingualism, incorporation/assimilation, dual identity, ethnic politics, quotas and affirmative action, residential segregation, and the volume of immigration resonate with a past that has confronted variations of these modern issues. The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America, written and compiled by a highly respected team of American historians under the editorship of Ronald Bayor, illuminates the myriad ways in which immigration, racial, and ethnic histories have shaped the contours of contemporary American society. This invaluable resource documents all eras of the American past, including black–white interactions and the broad spectrum of American attitudes and reactions concerning Native Americans, Irish Catholics, Mexican Americans, Jewish Americans, and other groups. Each of the eight chronological chapters contains a survey essay, an annotated bibliography, and 20 to 30 related public and private primary source documents, including manifestos, speeches, court cases, letters, memoirs, and much more. From the 1655 petition of Jewish merchants regarding the admission of Jews to the New Netherlands colony to an interview with a Chinese American worker regarding a 1938 strike in San Francisco, documents are drawn from a variety of sources and allow students and others direct access to our past. Selections include Powhatan to John Smith, 1609 Thomas Jefferson—"Notes on the State of Virginia" Petition of the Trustees of Congregation Shearith Israel, 1811 Bessie Conway or, The Irish Girl in America German Society in Chicago, Annual Report, 1857–1858. "Mark Twain's Salutation to the Century" W. E. B. DuBois, "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" NAACP on Black Schoolteachers'Fight for Equal Pay Malcom X speech, 1964 Hewy Newton interview and Black Panther Party platform Preamble—La Raza Unida Party Lee lacocca speech to Ethnic Heritage Council of the Pacific Northwest, 1984 Native American Graves and Repatriation Act, 1990 L.A. riot—from the Los Angeles Times, May 3, 15, 1992; Nov. 16, 19, 1992 Asian American Political Alliance President Clinton's Commission on Race, Town Meeting, 1997 Louis Farrakhan—"The Vision for the Million Man March"

Native America, Discovered and Conquered

Thomas Jefferson, Lewis & Clark, and Manifest Destiny
Author: Robert J. Miller
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275990114
Category: History
Page: 214
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This extraordinary work traces the role of the Discovery Doctrine in Lewis & Clark's expedition (authorized by Thomas Jefferson) to secure the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest for the United States of America, which was vying with European powers and Indian tribes for sovereignty.

The Lie That Is Lincoln


Author: Stephen Miklosik M.D.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469156423
Category: History
Page: 301
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This book describes the unnecessary actions of Abraham Lincoln in causing and pursuing the greatest American crime of the nineteenth century, the American Civil war and secondly its cover-up by his cabinet and all the sycophantic historians following. My extensive reading on the Civil War and visiting the Gettysburg battlefield left me aghast as to the number of soldiers, the cream of. American manhood, were sacrificed and wasted upon the numerous battlefields 600,000 plus, more dead than all American wars combined. Yet historians pass this off as justifiable homicide, and a small price to pay to achieve freedom for four million slaves. To me this is sheer blasphemy! According to 'the philosophical principles espoused by Jean Jacques Rousseau, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes etc., the Thirteen Colonies claimed their natural right to declare their independence fro. the Mother Country, Britain. and establish their own right to self-determination. The Declaration of Independence, beginning "When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People t() dissolve the Political Bands which have connected the. with another" etc., says it all. (Interestingly Texas used almost identical language in their declaration to be free from Mexico.) But men the South had the audacity to declare these same fundamental rights an enraged Lincoln denied it to them thereby plunging the nation in the worst case of fratricide the world has ever known through his scorched-earth policy. Using the clever battle-cry. "The Nation must be preserved" he convinced the Nation as to the urgency of crushing the South.