Our Culture What S Left Of It

Author : Theodore Dalrymple
ISBN : 156663721X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This new collection of essays by the author of Life at the Bottom bears the unmistakable stamp of Theodore Dalrymple's bracingly clearsighted view of the human condition. In these pieces, Dr. Dalrymple ranges over literature and ideas, from Shakespeare to Marx, from the breakdown of Islam to the legalization of drugs. Here is a book that restores our faith in the central importance of literature and criticism to our civilization. "Theodore Dalrymple is the best doctor-writer since William Carlos Williams." Peggy Noonan. Includes "When Islam Breaks Down," named the best journal article of 2004 by David Brooks of the New York Times."
Category: Literary Criticism

Legal Accents Legal Borrowing

Author : James L. Nolan Jr.
ISBN : 9780691129525
Genre : Law
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A wide variety of problem-solving courts have been developed in the United States over the past two decades and are now being adopted in countries around the world. These innovative courts--including drug courts, community courts, domestic violence courts, and mental health courts--do not simply adjudicate offenders. Rather, they attempt to solve the problems underlying such criminal behaviors as petty theft, prostitution, and drug offenses. Legal Accents, Legal Borrowing is a study of the international problem-solving court movement and the first comparative analysis of the development of these courts in the United States and the other countries where the movement is most advanced: England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and Australia. Looking at the various ways in which problem-solving courts have been taken up in these countries, James Nolan finds that while importers often see themselves as adapting the American courts to suit local conditions, they may actually be taking in more aspects of American law and culture than they realize or desire. In the countries that adopt them, problem-solving courts may in fact fundamentally challenge traditional ideas about justice. Based on ethnographic research in all six countries, the book examines these cases of legal borrowing for what they reveal about legal and cultural differences, the inextricable tie between law and culture, the processes of globalization, the unique but contested global role of the United States, and the changing face of law and justice around the world.
Category: Law

Race In Cuba

Author : Esteban Morales Domínguez
ISBN : 9781583673201
Genre : History
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Category: History

Quarterly Essay 21 What S Left

Author : Clive Hamilton
ISBN : 9781921825200
Genre : Political Science
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In the first Quarterly Essay of 2006, Clive Hamilton throws out a challenge to Australia's party of social democracy - to both its true believers and right-wing machine men. Will it be business-as-usual and creeping atrophy, or will the Labor Party find a new way of talking to individualistic, affluent Australia? According to Hamilton, Labor and the Left must acknowledge that the social democracy of old - with its strong unions, public ownership of assets and distinct social classes - is dead. Prosperity, more than poverty, is the dominant characteristic of Australia today. Given this, should governments confine themselves to stoking the fires of the economy and protecting the interests of wealth creators? Or is there room for a political program that embodies new ideals but can also withstand economic scare tactics? This is an original and provocative account of our present political juncture by a man of the Left who accuses the Left of irrelevance. Any new progressive politics, Hamilton argues, will need to tap into the anxieties and aspirations of the nation, find new ways to talk about morality, and thereby address deeper human needs. "The Australian Labor Party has served its historical purpose and will wither and die as the progressive force of Australian politics." —Clive Hamilton, What's Left?
Category: Political Science

The Death Of The Grown Up

Author : Diana West
ISBN : 9781466840751
Genre : Social Science
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Diana West sees a US filled with middle-age guys playing air guitar and thinks "No wonder we can't stop Islamic terrorism." She sees Moms Who Mosh and wonders "Is there a single adult left anywhere?" But, the grown-ups are all gone. The disease that killed them was incubated in the sixties to a rock-and-roll score, took hold in the seventies with the help of multiculturalism and left us with a nation of eternal adolescents who can't decide between "good" and "bad", a generation who can't say "no". From the inability to nix a sixteen year-old's request for Marilyn Manson concert tickets to offering adolescents parentally-funded motel rooms on prom night to rationalizing murderous acts of Islamic suicide bombers with platitudes of cultural equivalence, West sees us on a slippery slope that's lead to a time when America has forgotten its place in the world. In The Death of the Grown-Up Diana West serves up a provocative critique of our dangerously indecisive world leavened with humor and shot through with insight.
Category: Social Science

The Right Course Vs What S Left

Author : Richard Hewitt
ISBN : 9780595178520
Genre : Political Science
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WHY SHOULD ANYONE READ THIS BOOK? Will we permit ourselves to live to the fullest, or will we choose to become abbreviated human beings? It is up to us. As we as individuals go, so goes the nation. Nothing has been promised except equal opportunity for all. What is the missing ingredient that causes human beings to become abbreviated? The answer is obvious to any reasonable person. It is the lack of wisdom (wisdom is the proper use of knowledge). We have so much knowledge but so little wisdom and truth. This book will reveal the source of all wisdom, how to approach it, and drink deeply of it for a more productive and prosperous life. There is a great divide in our nation today between the haves and the have-nots. The have-nots being those without wisdom which is creating a cultural chasm. The chasm is widening and separating us from the traditions which made us a great nation. The final result has been a developing mob of streetfighters, of crudeness, crassness and cheapness. There is a better way at our fingertips, and we can have it. It is our inherent right to possess it!
Category: Political Science

Cultivating Generosity Giving What S Right Not What S Left

Author : Rem Stokes
ISBN : 9781489700421
Genre : Religion
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The author presents his insights into the attitudes and behaviors of church congregation members on money as well as his own perspectives on how church congregation leaders can engage their members to help remove money from their ideas of success and self-esteem, all based on the author's own experiences canvassing for church fundraisers and consulting with various church congregations on fundraising.
Category: Religion

Not With A Bang But A Whimper

Author : Theodore Dalrymple
ISBN : 9781566638517
Genre : Political Science
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Theodore Dalrymple's brilliant new collection of writings follows on the extraordinary success of his earlier books, Life at the Bottom and Our Culture, What's Left of It. No writer today is more adept and incisive in exploring the state of our culture and the ideas that are changing our ways of life. In Not with a Bang But a Whimper, he takes the measure of our cultural decline, with special attention to Britain-its bureaucratic muddle, oppressive welfare mentality, and aimless young-all pursued in the name of democracy and freedom. He shows how terrorism and the growing numbers of Muslim minorities have changed our public life. Also here are Mr. Dalrymple's trenchant observations on artists and ideologues, and on the treatment of criminals and the mentally disturbed, his area of medical interest.
Category: Political Science

The Secular Outlook

Author : Paul Cliteur
ISBN : 1444390449
Genre : Philosophy
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The Secular Outlook: In Defense of Moral and Political Secularism shows how people can live together and overcome the challenge of religious terrorism by adopting a "secular outlook" on life and politics. Shows how secularism can answer the problem of religious terrorism Provides new perspectives on how religious minorities can be integrated into liberal democracies Reveals how secularism has gained a new political and moral significance. Also examines such topics as atheism, religious criticism and free speech
Category: Philosophy