Description : 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.
Description : "Eminent historian of economics Elmus Wicker examines the events which spurred a series of banking panics beginning in 1893-94, that led to the creation of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank twenty years later. A serious lacuna exists in the literature on the origins of the Federal Reserve System. What is absent is a fair appraisal of the role Senator Nelson Aldrich, prominent Rhode Island senator, played. Carter Glass captured the acclaim while asserting that Aldrich be granted equal billing with Glass as "fathers" of the Federal Reserve System."--BOOK JACKET.
Description : Do UFOs really exist? Are we alone in the universe? Is the government hiding the truth from us? With his signature objective and balanced approach, J Allan Danelek explores the controversial questions surrounding extraterrestrials that have raged for years. This wide-ranging and captivating book begins with a historical overview of the decades-ling debate, followed by an incisive look at the case for and against extraterrestrial intelligence. Danelek presents scientific evidence supporting UFOs and other life-sustaining planets, examines hoaxes and raises practical objections based on radar findings and satellite observations.
Description : Presents profiles of key figures associated with the American debate over religious freedom, beginning in the sixteenth century and including such influential leaders as Roger Williams, Thomas Jefferson, and Jerry Falwell.
Description : Presents profiles on key figures in the conservation movement, including John Muir, Dixie Lee Ray, Rachel Carson, James Gaius Watt, and Christopher Swain.
Description : Was Richard III a villain who murdered the little princes in the Tower, or was he a tragic victim of history when his reputation fell into the hands of his enemies? The 'great debate' has gone on for almost four centuries. Central to this debate are two documents: History of King Richard III by Sir Thomas More and Historic Doubts on the Life and Reign of King Richard III by Horace Walpole, brought together in this volume with introductions by the distinguished biographer Paul Murray Kendall.