The Fractured Republic

The Fractured Republic
Author: Yuval Levin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN: 0465093256
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fractured Republic Book Excerpt:

Americans today are frustrated and anxious. Our economy is sluggish, and leaves workers insecure. Income inequality, cultural divisions, and political polarization increasingly pull us apart. Our governing institutions often seem paralyzed. And our politics has failed to rise to these challenges. No wonder, then, that Americans -- and the politicians who represent them -- are overwhelmingly nostalgic for a better time. The Left looks back to the middle of the twentieth century, when unions were strong, large public programs promised to solve pressing social problems, and the movements for racial integration and sexual equality were advancing. The Right looks back to the Reagan Era, when deregulation and lower taxes spurred the economy, cultural traditionalism seemed resurgent, and America was confident and optimistic. Each side thinks returning to its golden age could solve America's problems. In The Fractured Republic, Yuval Levin argues that this politics of nostalgia is failing twenty-first-century Americans. Both parties are blind to how America has changed over the past half century -- as the large, consolidated institutions that once dominated our economy, politics, and culture have fragmented and become smaller, more diverse, and personalized. Individualism, dynamism, and liberalization have come at the cost of dwindling solidarity, cohesion, and social order. This has left us with more choices in every realm of life but less security, stability, and national unity. Both our strengths and our weaknesses are therefore consequences of these changes. And the dysfunctions of our fragmented national life will need to be answered by the strengths of our decentralized, diverse, dynamic nation. Levin argues that this calls for a modernizing politics that avoids both radical individualism and a centralizing statism and instead revives the middle layers of society -- families and communities, schools and churches, charities and associations, local governments and markets. Through them, we can achieve not a single solution to the problems of our age, but multiple and tailored answers fitted to the daunting range of challenges we face and suited to enable an American revival.

A Time to Build

A Time to Build
Author: Yuval Levin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN: 1541699289
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Time to Build Book Excerpt:

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

Storm Divers  Book 1 of the Fractured Republic Saga   Large Print
Author: Terry Mixon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN: 9781947376618
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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!

The Great Debate

The Great Debate
Author: Yuval Levin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN: 0465040942
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Debate Book Excerpt:

An acclaimed portrait of Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the origins of modern conservatism and liberalism In The Great Debate, Yuval Levin explores the roots of the left/right political divide in America by examining the views of the men who best represented each side at its origin: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. Striving to forge a new political path in the tumultuous age of the American and French revolutions, these two ideological titans sparred over moral and philosophical questions about the nature of political life and the best approach to social change: radical and swift, or gradual and incremental. The division they articulated continues to shape our political life today. Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the basis of our political order and Washington's acrimonious rifts today, The Great Debate offers a profound examination of what conservatism, progressivism, and the debate between them truly amount to.

Storm Divers

Storm Divers
Author: Terry Mixon
Publsiher: Yowling Cat Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-01-05
ISBN: 9781947376038
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storm Divers Book Excerpt:

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!

When the Center Does Not Hold

When the Center Does Not Hold
Author: David R. Brubaker
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN: 1506453066
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Center Does Not Hold Book Excerpt:

Over the past forty years, congregations, businesses, other organizations, and communities across the United States have become increasingly divided along political and ideological lines. In When the Center Does Not Hold, David R. Brubaker, with contributions by colleagues Everett Brubaker, Carolyn Yoder, and Teresa J. Haase, offers relevant, practical mentorship on navigating polarized environments. Through easily accessible stories, they provide tools and processes that will equip leaders to both manage themselves and effectively lead others in highly polarized and anxious systems. Coaching includes guidance on key characteristics of effective leadership in times of polarization: refusing contempt, honoring dignity, broadening binaries, seeking first to understand, inviting disagreement, and staying connected. With years of combined experience in the fields of conflict transformation and organizational and leadership studies, Brubaker and his colleagues offer hope. Here, readers learn from leaders and communities that continue to renew the covenants that bind them, courageously address deeper needs that drive conflict, and hold on to a moral center while navigating the storms of polarization.

Fractured Republic

Fractured Republic
Author: Eric Bohl
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN: 9781734422405
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fractured Republic Book Excerpt:

What would happen if the Democrats and GOP disappeared?Politics. Scandals. Corruption. Murder?The Republican and Democratic Parties have collapsed. Capitol Hill is in chaos. The economy is in free fall. Someone must step up and take charge.Anna Rothwell is the brilliant young Chief of Staff to Willis Montgomery, a senior Member of Congress. She has always dreamed of holding a position of power. When the country's future is at stake, Montgomery announces his candidacy for Speaker of the House, giving Anna her chance.Anna trusts no one in the Capitol's backstabbing, poisonous environment. As the Speaker election grows near, other candidates suffer suspicious personal tragedies, questionable ethics charges, and possible framing for felonies. In the end, Anna must decide: should she fulfill her life's ambition, or will she pursue the truth, wherever it might lead?

The Fractured Blockade

The Fractured Blockade
Author: Charles Alistair Michael Hennessy,Alistair Hennessy,George Lambie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 358
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cuba
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advances in Fracture and Failure Prevention

Advances in Fracture and Failure Prevention
Author: Kikuo Kishimoto,Masanori Kikuchi,Tetsuo Shoji,Masumi Saka
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 1754
Release: 2004-04-15
ISBN: 3035706247
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Fracture and Failure Prevention Book Excerpt:

Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The Far East and Oceanic Fracture Society (FEOFS) and the Center for Physics and Chemistry of Fracture and Failure Prevention (PCFP) jointly organized a pair of conferences, FEOFS 2003 and 2nd ICPCF, on October 20-22 at Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

Advances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics IX

Advances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics IX
Author: Akihide Saimoto,Ferri M.H.Aliabadi
Publsiher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd
Total Pages: 1010
Release: 2010-11-11
ISBN: 3038134872
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics IX Book Excerpt:

Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). This special collection covers the latest theoretical, computational and experimental research on fracture and damage mechanics, as well as on structural integrity and durability.

The Fractured Continent

The Fractured Continent
Author: Willard Leon Beaulac
Publsiher: Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Amérique latine - Conditions économiques - 1945-
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Other Mexicos

Other Mexicos
Author: Thomas Benjamin,William McNellie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Bondage of Fear

The Bondage of Fear
Author: Fergal Keane
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 241
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: South Africa
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Soldiers of God

Soldiers of God
Author: Howard L. Bushart,John R. Craig,Myra Edwards Barnes
Publsiher: Pinnacle Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1999-04
ISBN: 9780786006496
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Soldiers of God Book Excerpt:

Written with the cooperation of leaders of groups like the Aryan Brotherhood and the Ku Klux Klan, "Soldiers of God" allows white supremacists to speak their minds. Through exclusive interviews and documents, the authors skillfully place the views of this expanding underground movement into the context of modern America. Photos.

An Interpretation of the Poetry of Propertius 50 15 B C

An Interpretation of the Poetry of Propertius  50 15 B C
Author: Brian Arkins
Publsiher: Edwin Mellen Press
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

I Acted from Principle

I Acted from Principle
Author: William Marcellus McPheeters,Uams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Acted from Principle Book Excerpt:

"At the start of the Civil War, Dr. William McPheeters was a distinguished physician in St. Louis, conducting unprecedented public-health research, forging new medical standards, and organizing the state's first professional associations. But he lived in a volatile border state. Under martial law, Union authorities kept close watch on known Confederate sympathizers. McPheeters was followed, arrested, threatened, and finally, in 1862, given an ultimatum: sign an oath of allegiance to the Union or go to federal prison. McPheeters "acted from principle" instead, fleeing by night to Confederate territory. He served as a surgeon under Gen. Sterling Price and his Missouri forces west of the Mississippi River, treating solders' diseases, malnutrition, and terrible battle wounds. Meanwhile, his wife and two children suffered harassment by Federal military officials, imprisonment in St. Louis, and legal and literal banishment." "From almost the moment of his departure, the doctor kept a diary. It was a pocket-size notebook which he made by folding sheets of pale blue paper in half and in which he wrote in miniature with his steel pen. It is the first known daily account by a Confederate medical officer in the Trans-Mississippi Department. The journal appears here in its complete and original form, exactly as the doctor first wrote it, with the addition of the editors' full annotation and introduction to each section."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Brutality Garden

Brutality Garden
Author: Christopher Dunn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brutality Garden Book Excerpt:

Brutality Garden: Tropicalia and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture"

U S News World Report

U S  News   World Report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Journal of Islamic Studies

American Journal of Islamic Studies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civilization, Islamic
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Neither Wolf Nor Lamb

Neither Wolf  Nor Lamb
Author: Shane Barter
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Aceh (Indonesia)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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