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Blinded By Might

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ISBN : UOM:39015047441061
Genre : Religion
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Discusses why the Moral Majority has failed to accomplish its goals after two decades of political maneurvering
Category: Religion

Blinded By Humanity

Author : Martin Barber
ISBN : 9781784530679
Genre : Political Science
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How to respond effectively to humanitarian crises is one of the most pressing and seemingly intractable problems facing the United Nations. Martin Barber, for many years a senior UN official and with decades of humanitarian experience, here argues that the explanation for UN 'failures' or only partial successes lies not with any lack of idealism or good intentions but with the constraints placed on aid workers by ill-considered policies and poor practical application - officials are 'blinded by humanity'. Barber presents an inside story based on personal/hands-on/practical experience in Laos, Thailand, Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina and, finally, in Abu Dhabi where he advised the UAE government on its aid programme. He tells of internal struggles at head office and the challenges of working in the field. All the major UN activities - and headaches - are here, including refugee work, coordinating humanitarian aid, peacekeeping, the huge problem of 'de-mining', and the complex internal workings of the UN Secretariat. A personal narrative and lessons drawn from direct experience provide the frame for an examination of major questions concerning the future of humanitarian response - how effectively have international institutions discharged their responsibilities towards people affected by conflict? Specifically, how did the UN perform? And how might the UN better help such people in the 21st century? Barber analyses recent policy developments intended to improve the quality and effectiveness of the UN's work in humanitarian fields, and assesses the extent to which recent reforms are likely to make the UN a more effective partner for countries emerging from conflict. In the final chapter he highlights seven 'blind spots' whose significance has been consistently ignored or overlooked, and in each case suggests a radical new approach. Based on decades of personal experience and 'insider access', this will be essential reading for students of international relations and politics as well as for all those directly or indirectly involved with humanitarian issues.
Category: Political Science

Blinded By The Right

Author : David Brock
ISBN : 9781400047284
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The author describes his disenchantment with the neo-conservative movement and offers an insider's view of the hypocrisy and treachery of the right-wing political force that abandoned its principles to sabotage the Clinton presidency.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Blinded By The Light

Author : Morgan Hunt
ISBN : 1593500858
Genre : Fiction
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Amateur sleuth Tess Camillo finds herself lodging at an experimental earthworks development in the desert. The morning after a lightning strike, Tess discovers the body of a fellow visitor - murdered with a taser gun. What else can she do but get to the business of solving the crime?
Category: Fiction

Blinded By The Whites

Author : David H. Ikard
ISBN : 9780253011039
Genre : Social Science
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The election of Barack Obama gave political currency to the (white) idea that Americans now live in a post-racial society. But the persistence of racial profiling, economic inequality between blacks and whites, disproportionate numbers of black prisoners, and disparities in health and access to healthcare suggest there is more to the story. David H. Ikard addresses these issues in an effort to give voice to the challenges faced by most African Americans and to make legible the shifting discourse of white supremacist ideology—including post-racialism and colorblind politics—that frustrates black self-determination, agency, and empowerment in the 21st century. Ikard tackles these concerns from various perspectives, chief among them black feminism. He argues that all oppressions (of race, gender, class, sexual orientation) intersect and must be confronted to upset the status quo.
Category: Social Science

The Cultural Lives Of Cause Lawyers

Author : Austin Sarat
ISBN : 9781139470919
Genre : Law
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This book seeks to illuminate what we call the cultural lives of cause lawyers by examining their representation in various popular media (including film, fiction, mass-marketed non-fiction, television, and journalism), the work they do as creators of cultural products, and the way those representations and products are received and consumed by various audiences. By attending to media representations and the culture work done by cause lawyers, we can see what material is available for citizens and others to use in fashioning understandings of those lawyers. This book also provides a vehicle for determining whether, how, and to what extent cause lawyering is embedded in the discourses and symbolic practice around which ordinary citizens organize their understanding of social, political, and legal life. This book brings together research on the legal profession with work that takes up the analysis of popular culture. Contributors to this work include scholars of popular culture who turn their attention to cause lawyers and experts on cause lawyering who in turn focus their attention on popular culture. This is a joining of perspectives that is both long overdue and fruitful for both kinds of scholarship.
Category: Law

52 Little Lessons From Les Miserables

Author : Bob Welch
ISBN : 9781400206674
Genre : Religion
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Gold Medallion Award-winner Bob Welch crafts 52 nuggets of Bible-based wisdom from one of the most popular novels, musicals, and films of all time: Les Misérables. In 52 Little Lessons from Les Misérables, Bob Welch walks readers through Hugo’s masterpiece, extracting dozens of uniquely spiritual reflections from this enduring portrait of poverty, social injustice, mercy, and redemption. Welch reminds us that Jean Valjean’s life provides the truest example of why real love is found in the grittiest places, and that hearts are made whole beneath the crush of mercy. Most important, though, Welch keeps returning to the intersections of faith and reality throughout Hugo’s writing—those places where mercy becomes an inroad to the heart, and where love is only truly received when it is given without condition. Discover again why life’s purpose is found not in attending to personal needs and desires, but in responding to the hearts of others.
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The Joy Of Giving Prosperity Politics In America And Why Evangelicals Have Not A Clue

Author : Philip Ellerbrock
ISBN : 9780557522866
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Have you tried purpose driven life-styles after Y2K, prayed the prayer of Jabez, and still find yourself empty and dissatisfied come credit crisis in 9/’08 or oil spilling off the Casino Coast? We have.Our journey takes us back to Christ—from Protestant “workaholic righteousness†—even from Mother Teresa’s revelations: how she lost the presence of Jesus in her life over sixty-six years of serving the poor in Calcutta, India. Could we find ourselves alienated from Christ too? Oh yes.Where’s the JOY and satisfaction we once knew? Is tithing by Law what God wants?Join us in finding out what Jesus Christ really has to say about trusting in ourselves, America, and easy step "What works for me" theology.

Street Wise Poetry

Author : Jeff Stultz
ISBN : 9781465393616
Genre : Poetry
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My name is Jeff Stultz. I was born in Washington, DC, on September 12, 1964. I grew up in Riverdale, Maryland. Graduated high school (Parkdale) in 1982. I have three childrenJason, age twenty-six; Joshua, twenty-one; and Justin, fifteen. I have two grandchildrenZachary, age five, and Colby, one. I have been divorced since December 2009. I now make my home in Athens, Alabama. I would hope in some way that my poetry inspires all who reads it. I want my poetry to make people think and incorporate the poems into their own lives.
Category: Poetry

A Different God

Author : Craig L. Foster
ISBN : WISC:89096113931
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Category: Biography & Autobiography