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The Fractured Republic

The Fractured Republic Book
Author : Yuval Levin
Publisher : Basic Books
Release : 2017-04-25
ISBN : 9780465093243
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Yuval Levin
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2020-01-21
ISBN : 1541699289
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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

Storm Divers Book
Author : Terry Mixon
Publisher : Yowling Cat Press
Release : 2018-01-05
ISBN : 9781947376038
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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!

Storm Divers Book 1 of the Fractured Republic Saga Large Print

Storm Divers  Book 1 of the Fractured Republic Saga   Large Print  Book
Author : Terry Mixon
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016-08-15
ISBN : 9781947376618
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Yuval Levin
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2013-12-03
ISBN : 0465040942
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Fractured Republic

The Fractured Republic Book
Author : Yuval Levin
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2017-05-23
ISBN : 0465093256
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Fractured Republic

Fractured Republic Book
Author : Eric Bohl
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020
ISBN : 9781734422405
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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?

Dancing with the Philistines the Life Times of Colonel Caleb Huse

Dancing with the Philistines  the Life   Times of Colonel Caleb Huse Book
Author : David R. Stevens
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-11-16
ISBN : 9781639446193
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Dancing with the Philistines" is an in-depth look at the life and military career of CSA Colonel Caleb Huse - whose sole mission (once the political strife in Washington deteriorated into an open, armed, civil conflict) was to singlehandedly scour Great Britain and the Main Land in a cloak-and-dagger effort to acquire the absolute best weapons and armaments for the South - to meet the growing demands of commanders fighting in the fields across the fractured Republic. In addition to acquiring war materiel, Huse contracted to have the very ships built that would transport this precious cargo across the Atlantic. The Caribbean Islands came into play, when cargo was then trans-loaded and placed on sleek, swift crafts that dared to run the Federal Blockade - into eagerly waiting Southern Ports. All the while "dancing" with those he considered to be "Philistines."

Republic Alloy Steels

Republic Alloy Steels Book
Author : Republic Steel Corporation
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1961
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Republic Alloy Steels book written by Republic Steel Corporation, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Awaiting the King

Awaiting the King Book
Author : James K. A. Smith
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2017-11-07
ISBN : 9780801035791
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this culmination of his widely read and highly acclaimed Cultural Liturgies project, James K. A. Smith examines politics through the lens of liturgy. What if, he asks, citizens are not only thinkers or believers but also lovers? Smith explores how our analysis of political institutions would look different if we viewed them as incubators of love-shaping practices--not merely governing us but forming what we love. How would our political engagement change if we weren't simply looking for permission to express our "views" in the political sphere but actually hoped to shape the ethos of a nation, a state, or a municipality to foster a way of life that bends toward shalom? This book offers a well-rounded public theology as an alternative to contemporary debates about politics. Smith explores the religious nature of politics and the political nature of Christian worship, sketching how the worship of the church propels us to be invested in forging the common good. This book creatively merges theological and philosophical reflection with illustrations from film, novels, and music and includes helpful exposition and contemporary commentary on key figures in political theology.

Herbal Pharmacology in the People s Republic of China

Herbal Pharmacology in the People s Republic of China Book
Author : American Herbal Pharmacology Delegation,Committee On Scholarly Communication With The Peoples Republ
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1975
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Herbal Pharmacology in the People s Republic of China book written by American Herbal Pharmacology Delegation,Committee On Scholarly Communication With The Peoples Republ, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Fractured Prism

The Fractured Prism Book
Author : Brendan Noble
Publisher : Prism Files
Release : 2019-02-14
ISBN : 9781796666489
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What color are you? Ninety-nine years after the Third American Civil War destroyed the American monarchy and tore the country apart, the People's Democratic Republic of Northern Mississippi remains divided, its people split into color-coded classes by the Prism Test following their sixteenth birthday. Ivan 181375 is a twenty-one-year-old Red, the lowest of the low, a slave to the government, and a lieutenant in the rebel Militia acting under the codename "Coyote." For the last thirteen years, Ivan has fought to destroy the Prism Test, yet little has changed. His life is suddenly turned upside down when he saves the life of a princess and is thrown into the heart of the royal political game itself. Together, this unlikely pair has the chance to destroy the tyrannical United People's Front and the Prism Test, but if they are going to survive the threats from within the weak remains of the monarchy and beyond, they must trust one another and sacrifice everything. Loyalties will be tested, and Ivan will have to decide what matters more to him: his secret identity or the princess.

Awaiting the King

Awaiting the King Book
Author : James K. A. Smith
Publisher : Baker Academic
Release : 2017-11-07
ISBN : 9780801035791
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In this culmination of his widely read and highly acclaimed Cultural Liturgies project, James K. A. Smith examines the political through the lens of liturgy. What if, he asks, citizens are not only thinkers or believers but lovers? Smith explores how our analysis of political institutions would look different if we viewed them as incubators of love-shaping practices--not merely governing us but forming what we love. How would our political engagement change if we weren't just looking for permission to express our "views" in the political sphere but actually hoped to shape the ethos of a nation, a state, or a municipality to foster a way of life that bends toward shalom? This book offers a full-orbed public theology as an alternative to contemporary debates about politics. Smith explores the religious nature of politics and the political nature of Christian worship, sketching how the worship of the church propels us to be invested in forging the common good. This book creatively merges theological and philosophical reflection with illustrations from film, novels, and music and includes helpful exposition and contemporary commentary on key figures in political theology.

The Fractured Scales

The Fractured Scales Book
Author : Faustina Pereira
Publisher : Popular Prakashan
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9788185604510
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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With reference to South Asia.

When the Center Does Not Hold

When the Center Does Not Hold Book
Author : David R. Brubaker
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release : 2019-11-05
ISBN : 1506453066
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Envisioning America and the American Self

Envisioning America and the American Self Book
Author : Scott Appelrouth
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-03-14
ISBN : 1351607960
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book explores the Democratic and Republican Party platforms from 1840 to 2016. As the only official, institutionally sanctioned document espousing the parties’ views on the state of the nation, the platforms present to the party faithful a diagnosis of what ails the country and the promise of possessing the necessary cure. In doing so, they offer more than a listing of specific issues in need of redress through legislative action, and moreover serve as a form of national storytelling through which political parties forge their vision of America and of what it means to be an American. Using topic modeling as an entry point into the documents, the author moves to consider more closely two related themes: those of how the platforms narrate the "American" self and individual freedom. With consideration of the extent to which the parties envision the self as an isolated economic actor or as an individual with a range of duties and obligations to a broader community, the spheres of action that they consider focal points for individual autonomy, and the extent to which they view liberty as freedom from restraint or freedom to act, this book sheds light on the historical trajectory of the growing fracture in American politics as well as the points of convergence across the two parties. Moreover, positing that behind their divisive rhetoric, both share a fundamental vision of what it means to be a "person," the author argues that perhaps their seemingly intractable differences are more a matter of degree than kind.

Requiem for the Republic

Requiem for the Republic Book
Author : James M Bourke
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2021-07-30
ISBN : 1665591862
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Requiem for the Republic is a collection of socio-political essays on the state of the Irish nation. Unfortunately, the current ‘New Ireland’ is but a pale shadow of the republic that was established a hundred years ago in 1921 following the War of Independence. The thesis of these critical essays is that Ireland is no longer a true republic. It is the author’s contention that it has become a servile secularist state, ruled by a political elite with an inflated sense of self-importance and a lack of empathy for the common people. The essays look at different aspects of the transformation of a Christian nation into a secularist state. The main focus is on the clash of cultures between the toxic ideology of the ‘New Ireland’ and the high ideals set by the founding fathers of the republic. Of course, the views expressed by Bourke are his personal opinions. They are contestable and will be contested. Many ‘liberal’ writers choose to ignore the disintegration of Christian Ireland and its traditional values. However, Bourke will not be silent. He states his case with searing honesty knowing that to remain silent would not serve the public interest.

Postcommunist Film Russia Eastern Europe and World Culture

Postcommunist Film   Russia  Eastern Europe and World Culture Book
Author : Lars Kristensen
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-02-28
ISBN : 1136475559
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A post-communist condition has arisen from the fall of the Berlin Wall and later the Soviet Empire: this book looks at how this condition has manifested itself globally in the production of post-communist film. It argues post-communism is a shared experience on a geopolitical level, unlimited by national state borders, and examines post-communist cross culturalism and global totalitarianism within film. The book examines different national cinemas and dissimilar cinematic modes - from Russian blockbuster cinema to Chinese independent cinema; from Serbian city films to revolutionary films of Mozambique - all formulated as within the postcommunist condition. It considers the postcommunist film in terms of transnational and World cinema. It covers a wide range of films from small and independent filmmaking to mainstream, popular cinema, and explains post-communist signifiers as manifested in visual culture both inside and outside former, and current, communist countries.

Democracy and the History of Political Thought

Democracy and the History of Political Thought Book
Author : Patrick N. Cain,Stephen Patrick Sims,Stephen A. Block
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2021-06-23
ISBN : 1793621608
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume provides a fresh perspective on current democratic theory and practice by recovering the rich evaluations of democracy in the history of political thought. Each author addresses a single thinker’s reflections on the virtues and defects of democracy and the relationship between democracy and other regimes. Together, these essays explore the tensions within the democratic way of life that arise from an attachment to equality, liberty, citizenship, law, and the divine. Above all, this work aims at recovering a more complex understanding of democracy, connecting the perennial questions of political philosophy to the perplexities and crises of modern democracy.

Fractured Nation

Fractured Nation Book
Author : Kurt Winans
Publisher : BHC Press/Open Window
Release : 2017-02-06
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In 2026 America engages in a yearlong series of celebrations to honor its two hundred fiftieth year. As a nation, the United States is unaware of a planned attempt to inflict serious pain upon specifically targeted locations within its borders. From the cradle of Texas extremely wealthy, well connected, and powerful Samuel Tillman exhibits both compassionate and ruthless traits of his personality while orchestrating and overseeing a devious plot of domestic terrorism through the use of many operatives and their underlings. First term President Jordan Harwell and the nation are caught flatfooted as the overall plan moves forward, while secret service agent Heath Bishop of the President’s personal detail must help his boss cope with the devastation as many of those surrounding him falter. In the aftermath the military is prepared to wage battle against a supposed enemy while attempting to appease an outraged American public in quest of retribution.