The Spirit Of Compromise

Author by : Amy Gutmann
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Description : If politics is the art of the possible, then compromise is the artistry of democracy. Unless one partisan ideology holds sway over all branches of government, compromise is necessary to govern for the benefit of all citizens. A rejection of compromise biases politics in favor of the status quo, even when the rejection risks crisis. Why then is compromise so difficult in American politics today? In The Spirit of Compromise, eminent political thinkers Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson connect the rejection of compromise to the domination of campaigning over governing--the permanent campaign---in American democracy today. They show that campaigning for political office calls for a mindset that blocks compromise--standing tenaciously on principle to mobilize voters and mistrusting opponents in order to defeat them. Good government calls for an opposite cluster of attitudes and arguments--the compromising mindset--that inclines politicians to adjust their principles and to respect their opponents. It is a mindset that helps politicians appreciate and take advantage of opportunities for desirable compromise. Gutmann and Thompson explore the dynamics of these mindsets by comparing the historic compromises on tax reform under President Reagan in 1986 and health care reform under President Obama in 2010. Both compromises were difficult to deliver but only tax reform was bipartisan. Drawing lessons from these and other important compromises--and failures to compromise--in American politics, Gutmann and Thompson propose changes in our political institutions, processes, and mindsets that would encourage a better balance between campaigning and governing. Calling for greater cooperation in contemporary politics, The Spirit of Compromise will interest all who care about whether their government leaders can work together.


Remarks Of Mr Clay Of Kentucky On Introducing His Propositions To Compromise On The Slavery Question

Author by : Henry Clay
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On Compromise And Rotten Compromises

Author by : Avishai Margalit
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Description : When is political compromise acceptable--and when is it fundamentally rotten, something we should never accept, come what may? What if a rotten compromise is politically necessary? Compromise is a great political virtue, especially for the sake of peace. But, as Avishai Margalit argues, there are moral limits to acceptable compromise even for peace. But just what are those limits? At what point does peace secured with compromise become unjust? Focusing attention on vitally important questions that have received surprisingly little attention, Margalit argues that we should be concerned not only with what makes a just war, but also with what kind of compromise allows for a just peace. Examining a wide range of examples, including the Munich Agreement, the Yalta Conference, and Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, Margalit provides a searching examination of the nature of political compromise in its various forms. Combining philosophy, politics, and history, and written in a vivid and accessible style, On Compromise and Rotten Compromises is full of surprising new insights about war, peace, justice, and sectarianism.


The Union As It Is

Author by : Peter B. Knupfer
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Description : The first scholar to trace the meaning and importance of the idea of political compromise from the founding of the Republic to the onset of the Civil War, Knupfer shows how recurring justifications of sectional compromise reflected common ideas about the way governments were supposed to work. Originally published in 1991. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.


The Essential Lincoln

Author by : Orville Vernon Burton
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Description : Eloquent, humble, and shrewd, Abraham Lincoln was one of America's greatest presidents, and The Essential Lincoln brings together his most defining speeches, public and private correspondence, and personal notations in one slim, handsome volume. Lincoln historian Orville Vernon Burton has culled the thousands of pages of the complete works of Lincoln for the most compelling and revealing pieces. Many are presented unabridged, including Lincoln's speech at Cooper Union in February 1860; his August 1862 letter to Horace Greeley; the Gettysburg Address; and his second inaugural address. Others have been skillfully edited down to reveal the essence of Lincoln's beliefs and aspirations, including two of his decisive debates with Stephen A. Douglas, the Emancipation Proclamation, and his first inaugural address. From his earliest writings as a loquacious twenty-three-year-old in New Salem to his last public address from the White House balcony, these original documents give life to Lincoln's deeply rooted beliefs: his unflagging dedication to a united America, his reverence for the rule of law, his feelings on slavery and each human being's inalienable natural rights, his boundless commitment to mankind's innate intelligence and morality. What emerges is a portrait of a stunning American and a compelling historical icon, one who represents the highest ideals we have for our country and for ourselves. This collection is quite simply The Essential Lincoln.


A Declaration Of Independents

Author by : Greg Orman
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Description : In 2014, Greg Orman made headlines with his historic Independent run for the U.S. Senate in Kansas. Voters gravitated to Orman’s campaign in unprecedented numbers, challenging the entrenched dominance of the two major parties over American politics. In A Declaration of Independents Orman describes how hyper-partisanship, division, and a win-at-all-costs environment in Washington have created a toxic culture of self-interest that has left average Americans behind. Orman makes a persuasive case that without fundamental change, our standard of living, our status in the world, and the very existence of the middle class are at risk. His withering critique of our ruling partisan duopoly explains why voters are choosing unconventional candidates in increasing numbers—from his own 2014 Senate race to the nation’s 2016 presidential campaign. Taking direct aim at the corrupt practices that keep the two parties in power despite historically low approval ratings, Orman argues convincingly that the system is rigged for the benefit of special interests who buy access to power. Drawing on his own journey to political independence, Orman lays out a plan for taking back our government by rejecting party politics and embracing a new Independent approach.


The Genius Of America

Author by : Eric Lane
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Description : Due to a combination of heightened frustration, moves to skirt the constitutional process, and a widespread disconnect between the people and their constitutional "conscience," Lane and Oreskes warn us our longstanding Democracy is at risk. Together, they examine the Constitution's history relative to this current crisis, from its framing to its centuries-long success, including during some of the country's most turbulent and contentious times, and challenge us to let this great document work as it was designed-valuing political process over product. They hold our leaders accountable, calling on them to stop fanning the flames of division and to respect their institutional roles. In the final assessment, The Genius of America asks us to lean on the framers and their experience to secure our country's wellbeing.


Journal Of The Civil War Era

Author by : William A. Blair
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Description : The Journal of the Civil War Era Volume 4, Number 1 March 2014 TABLE OF CONTENTS Articles Nicholas Marshall The Great Exaggeration: Death and the Civil War Sarah Bischoff Paulus America's Long Eulogy for Compromise: Henry Clay and American Politics, 1854-58 Ted Maris-Wolf "Of Blood and Treasure": Recaptive Africans and the Politics of Slave Trade Suppression Review Essay W. Caleb McDaniel The Bonds and Boundaries of Antislavery Book Reviews Books Received Professional Notes Craig A. Warren Lincoln's Body: The President in Popular Films of the Sesquicentennial Notes on Contributors


The Great Controversy Illustrated

Author by : Ellen G. White
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Description : The Prolonged Struggle of Supernatural Forces for Creation’s Loyalty as Revealed In— Vol. V.— The Christian Era Until Victory is Unanimously Achieved — The Great Controversy. Heritage Edition—Some 125 Century-Old Illustrations, 558 pages. This volume is a portrayal of the history and future of the Christian Church from the destruction of ancient Jerusalem in A.D. 70 until the establishment of the New Jerusalem as God’s eternal capital of the universe on this earth restored, with emphasis upon the end-time prophecies of Daniel and the Revelation. A clear description is provided of the over-arching great controversy between Christ and Satan, which began in heaven but is presently battling over the souls of mankind and will be brought to an end here on this earth. CONTENTS Preface ............................................ 7 Author’s Introduction ................................ 10 SECTION I.— FROM FAITHFUL TO HARLOT 1. The Destruction of Jerusalem ....................... 20 2. Persecution in the First Centuries ...................37 3. An Era of Spiritual Darkness (The Apostasy)..... 46 SECTION II.— FROM REMNANT TO REFORMATION 4. The Waldenses ................................... 58 5. John Wycliffe ......................................... 71 6. Huss and Jerome ................................... 85 7. Luther’s Separation From Rome................. 104 8. Luther Before the Diet ............................ 124 9. The Swiss Reformer ............................. 143 10. Progress of Reform in Germany ........... 154 11. Protest of the Princes .............................. 164 12. The French Reformation ........................ 175 13. The Netherlands and Scandinavia ........... 195 14. Later English Reformers ............................ 201 15. The Bible and the French Revolution ......... 218 SECTION III.— TRIALS IN THE NEW WORLD 16. The Pilgrim Fathers ................................ 240 17. Heralds of the Morning.......................... 249 18. An American Reformer ........................... 263 19. Light Through Darkness ............................ 282 20. A Great Religious Awakening ................. 292 21. A Warning Rejected ................................ 308 SECTION IV.— BIBLE TRUTHS REDISCOVERED 22. Prophecies Fulfilled ................................. 321 23. What Is the Sanctuary? ......................... 335 24. In the Holy of Holies ................................. 346 25. God’s Law Immutable ............................. 354 26. A Work of Reform................................... 367 27. Modern Revivals................................... 374 28. Facing Life’s Record (The Investigative Judgment)... 387 29. The Origin of Evil .................................... 396 30. Enmity Between Man and Satan ................. 406 31. Agency of Evil Spirits............................... 411 32. Snares of Satan ................................... 417 33. The First Great Deception ..........................426 34. Can Our Dead Speak to Us? (Spiritualism) ....... 441 SECTION V.— TRIALS AT THE END 35. Liberty of Conscience Threatened (Aims of the Papacy).. 450 36. The Impending Conflict ............................ 468 37. The Scriptures a Safeguard ........................ 477 38. The Final Warning ................................... 484 39. The Time of Trouble .............................. 491 SECTION VI.— TRUTH TRIUMPHANT 40. God’s People Delivered ..............................507 41. Desolation of the Earth ...........................520 42. The Controversy Ended ........................... 527 Appendix ............................................... 540 The Companion Volumes are: Vol. I.— Adam and Eve Through King David’s Reign — Patriarchs and Prophets Vol. II.— King Solomon Until the Promised Deliverer — Prophets and Kings Vol. III.—The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ — The Desire of Ages Vol. IV.—The Times and Ministry of the Apostles — The Acts of the Apostles * Supernatural Revelations Explaining Past, Present, & Future * — TRANSFORMING TRUTH STRANGER THAN FICTION —


The Spirit Of The Concubine

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Description : Every Christian from every age and every stage will be challenged to pass the sex test. The spirit of the concubine is a spirit of compromise, counterfeits and crumbs in romantic relationships when God has promised you the whole loaf! Come under the Blood of Jesus. The Umbrella of deliverance that God has provided and live a life free of compromies, counterfeits and crumbs.