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Democracy and the Problem of Free Speech

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Cass R. Sunstein

Democracy and the Problem of Free Speech

Editura: Free Press

Anul aparitiei: 1995

The right to free speech is invoked to protect an astonishing range of activities, a range that seems to expand every day. Newspapers publish the names of rape victims, flags are burned, pornography flourishes, and all of these controversial actions are protected under the constitutional right of free speech. The Supreme Court increasingly decides disputes by invoking the First Amendment. Civil libertarians, former antiwar protesters, and tobacco advertisers join revisionist conservatives in attacking almost all forms of censorship, extending the search to the farthest reaches of commercial and symbolic speech. In short, we are in the midst of a revolution of absolutist interpretations of free expression. The absolutists are misguided, argues Cass Sunstein. Our government now protects speech that causes harm yet forbids speech that is essential, he says. Instead, we should conceive of free speech first and foremost as a means to achieve civic deliberation and true popular sovereignty. Building on James Madison, Sunstein proposes a "New Deal" for the first Amendment, a new interpretation that attacks undifferentiated absolutism and replaces it with a vision of responsible public ...

  

Transformation of War

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Martin Van Creveld

Transformation of War

Editura: Free Press

Anul aparitiei: 1991

At a time when unprecedented change in international affairs is forcing governments, citizens, and armed forces everywhere to re-assess the question of whether military solutions to political problems are possible any longer, Martin van Creveld has written an audacious searching examination of the nature of war and of its radical transformation in our own time. For 200 years, military theory and strategy have been guided by the Clausewitzian assumption that war is rational--a reflection of national interest and an extension of politics by other means. However, van Creveld argues, the overwhelming pattern of conflict in the post-1945 world no longer yields fully to rational analysis. In fact, strategic planning based on such calculations is, and will continue to be, unrelated to current realities. Small-scale military eruptions around the globe have demonstrated new forms of warfare with a different cast of characters - guerilla armies, terrorists, and bandits--pursuing diverse goals by violent means with the most primitive to the most sophisticated weapons. Although these warriors and their tactics testify to the end of conventional war as we've known it, the public and the ...

  

Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants

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Jessica Stern

Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2004

For four years, Jessica Stern interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world: Christians, Jews, and Muslims. Traveling extensively--to refugee camps in Lebanon, to religious schools in Pakistan, to prisons in Amman, Asqelon, and Pensacola--she discovered that the Islamic jihadi in the mountains of Pakistan and the Christian fundamentalist bomber in Oklahoma have much in common. Based on her vast research, Stern lucidly explains how terrorist organizations are formed by opportunistic leaders who--using religion as both motivation and justification--recruit the disenfranchised. She depicts how moral fervor is transformed into sophisticated organizations that strive for money, power, and attention. Jessica Stern's extensive interaction with the faces behind the terror provide unprecedented insight into acts of inexplicable horror, and enable her to suggest how terrorism can most effectively be countered. A crucial book on terrorism, Terror in the Name of God is a brilliant and thought-provoking work.

  

America the Vulnerable: How Our Government Is

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Stephen Flynn

America the Vulnerable: How Our Government Is Failing to Protect Us from Terrorism

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2005

In this powerful and urgently needed call to action, national security expert Stephen Flynn offers a startling portrait of the radical shortcomings in America's plan for homeland security. He describes a frightening scenario of what the next major terrorist attack might look like -- revealing the tragic loss of life and economic havoc it would leave in its wake, as well as the seismic political consequences it would have in Washington. Flynn also shows us how to prepare for such a disaster, outlining a bold yet practical plan for achieving security in a way that is safe and smart, effective and manageable. In this new world of heightened risk and fear, America the Vulnerable delivers a timely, forceful message that cannot be ignored.

  

Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and

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Robert H. Bork

Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2003

In this New York Times bestselling book, Robert H. Bork, our country's most distinguished conservative scholar, offers a prophetic and unprecedented view of a culture in decline, a nation in such serious moral trouble that its very foundation is crumbling: a nation that slouches not towards the Bethlehem envisioned by the poet Yeats in 1919, but towards Gomorrah.Slouching Towards Gomorrah is a penetrating, devastatingly insightful expose of a country in crisis at the end of the millennium, where the rise of modern liberalism, which stresses the dual forces of radical egalitarianism (the equality of outcomes rather than opportunities) and radical individualism (the drastic reduction of limits to personal gratification), has undermined our culture, our intellect, and our morality.In a new Afterword, the author highlights recent disturbing trends in our laws and society, with special attention to matters of sex and censorship, race relations, and the relentless erosion of American moral values. The alarm he sounds is more sobering than ever: we can accept our fate and try to insulate ourselves from the effects of a degenerating culture, or we can choose to halt the beast, to oppose ...

  

Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They

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Terry McDermott

Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It

Editura: HarperCollins Publishers

Anul aparitiei: 2006

The attacks of September 11, 2001, were a calamity on a scale few had imagined possible. In their aftermath, we exaggerated the men who perpetrated the attacks, shaping hasty and often mistaken reporting into caricatures we could comprehend -- monsters and master criminals equal to the enormity of their crime. In reality, the 9/11 hijackers were unexceptional men, not much different from countless others. It is this ordinary enemy, not the caricature, that we must understand if we are to have a legitimate hope of defeating terrorism. Using research undertaken in twenty countries on four continents, Los Angeles Times correspondent Terry McDermott provides gripping, authoritative portraits of the main players in the 9/11 plot. With brilliant reporting and thoughtful analysis, McDermott brings us a clearer, more nuanced, and in some ways more frightening, understanding of the landmark event of our time.

  

Cheney: The Untold Story of the Most Powerful and

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Stephen F. Hayes

Cheney: The Untold Story of the Most Powerful and Controversial Vice President in American History

Editura: HarperCollins

Anul aparitiei: 2007

With full cooperation from Paul Wolfowitz and a host of Washington heavyweights, Hayes presents a timely and fascinating look at the man most responsible for reshaping our country's foreign policy.

  

The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day,

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Center for Cooperative Research, Paul Thompson

The Terror Timeline: Year by Year, Day by Day, Minute by Minute: A Comprehensive Chronicle of the Road to 9/11 - And America's Response

Editura: ReganBooks

Anul aparitiei: 2004

Paul Thompson's The Terror Timeline offers a complete and thorough history of the many roads that converged on 9/11, including the development of Islamic fundamentalism, the activities of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, and the failures of U.S. investigations and counterterrorism efforts. It traces the actions (and inactions) of every important figure in the war on terror, both before and after 9/11, bringing them together in a volume that offers a comprehensive and provocative look at this complex subject. Packed with little-known facts and disturbing questions, The Terror Timeline is the first complete reference guide to the events of 9/11 and the war on terror -- the definitive primer on the most momentous issue of our times.

  

The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on

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Madeleine K. Albright

The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2007

Does America, as George W. Bush has proclaimed, have a special mission, derived from God, to bring liberty and democracy to the world? How much influence does the Christian right have over U.S. foreign policy? And how should America deal with violent Islamist extremists? Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state and bestselling author of Madam Secretary , offers a thoughtful and often surprising look at the role of religion in shaping America's approach to the world. Drawing upon her experiences while in office and her own deepest beliefs about morality, the United States, and the present state of world affairs, a woman noted for plain speaking offers her thoughts about the most controversial topics of our time.

  

I Never Called It Rape

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Robin Warsaw, Robin Warshaw

I Never Called It Rape

Editura: Harper Paperbacks

Anul aparitiei: 1994

The classic book that broke new ground by thoroughly reporting on the widespread problem of date and acquaintance rape has now been completely updated to include the most recent studies, issues, current events, and controversies.

  

Integrity

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Stephen L. Carter

Integrity

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 1997

The acclaimed author of The Culture of Disbelief turns his critical eye to the mystery of why the virtue of integrity holds such sway over the American political imagination.

  

Free the Children: A Young Man Fights Against

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Craig Kielburger

Free the Children: A Young Man Fights Against Child Labor and Proves That Children Can Change the World

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 1999

Here is the dramatic and moving story of one child's transformation from a normal, middle-class kid from the suburbs to an activist, fighting against child labor on the world stage of international human rights. Making headlines around the globe, Graig Keilburger and his organization, Free the Children, which he founded at the age of twelve, have brought unprecedented attention to the worldwide abuse of children's rights. "Free the Children"is a passionate and astounding story and a moving testament to the power that children and young adults have to change the world, as witnessed through the achievements of one remarkable young man.

  

Rule by Secrecy: Hidden History That Connects the

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Jim Marrs

Rule by Secrecy: Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids, the

Editura: Harper Paperbacks

Anul aparitiei: 2001

The underground bestseller by the author of "Alien Agenda" unmasks the hidden masters of history and religion. Marrs traces the history of clandestine societies and connects them to events ranging from wars, stock markets, class distinctions and censoring news.

  

In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink

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Michela Wrong

In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz: Living on the Brink of Disaster in Mobutu's Congo

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 2002

Known as "the Leopard," the president of Zaire for thirty-two years, Mobutu Sese Seko, showed all the cunning of his namesake -- seducing Western powers, buying up the opposition, and dominating his people with a devastating combination of brutality and charm. While the population was pauperized, he plundered the country's copper and diamond resources, downing pink champagne in his jungle palace like some modern-day reincarnation of Joseph Conrad's crazed station manager. Michela Wrong, a correspondent who witnessed Mobutu's last days, traces the rise and fall of the idealistic young journalist who became the stereotype of an African despot. Engrossing, highly readable, and as funny as it is tragic, In the Footsteps of Mr. Kurtz assesses the acts of the villains and the heroes in this fascinating story of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  

How We Survived Communism & Even Laughed

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Slavenka Drakulic

How We Survived Communism & Even Laughed

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 1993

This essay collection from renowned journalist and novelist Slavenka Drakulic, which quickly became a modern (and feminist) classic, draws back the Iron Curtain for a glimpse at the lives of Eastern European women under Communist regimes. Provocative, often witty, and always intensely personal, How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed cracks open a paradoxical world that through its rejection of capitalism and commoditization ends up fetishizing both. Examining the relationship between material goods and expressions of happiness and individuality in a society where even bananas were an alien luxury, Drakulic homes in on the eradication of female identity, drawing on her own experiences as well as broader cultural observations. Enforced communal housing that allowed for little privacy, the banishment of many time-saving devices, and a focus on manual labor left no room for such bourgeois affectations as cosmetics or clothes, but Drakulic's remarkable exploration of the reality behind the rhetoric reveals that women still went to desperate lengths to feel "feminine." How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed also chronicles the lingering consequences of such regimes. The Berlin ...

  

Civility: Manners, Morals, and the Etiquette of

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Stephen L. Carter

Civility: Manners, Morals, and the Etiquette of Democracy

Editura: Harper Perennial

Anul aparitiei: 1999

The acclaimed author of "The Culture of Disbelief" proves to readers that manners matter to the future of America.

  

Think a Second Time

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Dennis Prager

Think a Second Time

Editura: Harper Paperbacks

Anul aparitiei: 1996

Dennis Prager, theologian, philosopher, and host of the highest-rated radio talk show in its time period challenges people to think about right and wrong during the 1996 electin season with this incisive look at morality and ethics in America.

  

Stupid White Men: And Other Sorry Excuses for the

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Michael Moore

Stupid White Men: And Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!

Editura: ReganBooks

Anul aparitiei: 2004

Michael Moore, the award-winning provocateur behind "Roger & Me" and the bestseller "Downsize This!," now returns to size up the new century--and that big, ugly special-interest group that's laying waste to the world as we know it: stupid white men.

  

Alien Agenda

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Jim Marrs

Alien Agenda

Editura: HarperTorch

Anul aparitiei: 1998

THE TRUTH BEGINS HERE Award-winning journalist Jim Marrs has uncovered compelling new evidence that alien life forms have not only visited our planet in the past, but are among us right now. Drawing on numerous eyewitness accounts, highly classified CIA reports, and his own meticulous research, he marshals an impressive array of facts to confirm the reality of UFOs...as well as the depth of the government campaign to keep America in the dark. Here is information unavailable in any other single source, including intriguing insights into: -- The 1947 Roswell crash and the U.S. military's efforts to suppress all public inquiries. -- Detailed accounts of UFO landing sites in South America and of abductions in the U.S. -- Vivid descriptions of UFOs by Apollo astronauts -- in their own words. -- Tantalizing clues to the alien timetable for revealing their plans here. -- And much, much more! Includes 4 pages of incredible photographs.

  

Lo Que VI: Experiencias de un Periodista Alrededor

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Jorge del Rayo Ramos

Lo Que VI: Experiencias de un Periodista Alrededor del Mundo

Editura: Rayo

Anul aparitiei: 2006

Este libro cuenta lo que el prestigioso periodista Jorge Ramos no ha podido decir por television. Como el mismo dice, muchas veces las cosas mas interesantes al cubrir una noticia ocurren detras de las camaras y estos relatos de viajes son el mejor ejemplo. Como reportero conductor titular del Noticiero Univision y escritor de varios libros, Ramos ha recorrido el mundo en busca de la noticia y ha entrevistado a algunos de los personajes mas poderosos del mundo. Todas esas vivencias estan aqui. Ademas, esta version actualizada del libro incluye sus experiencias, nunca antes contadas, en la guerra de Irak. Algunos relatos son solo ojeadas, hasta pestanazos, de sus viajes. En otros, se adentra a lo mas profundo y doloroso de un pais. Todos estan cargados de emocion y han marcado al periodista de una forma muy personal. Ver con los ojos bien abiertos y luego contar lo que viste, dice Ramos, es la funcion fundamental de un periodista. Solo ese ejercicio basico le permite despues decir: -Yo lo vi, nadie me lo conto.-

  
 
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