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The Great Debate

Author : Yuval Levin
ISBN : 9780465040940
Genre : History
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"In The Great Debate Yuval Levin explores the origins of the familiar left/right divide in American politics by examining the views of the men who best represent each side of that debate: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. In a groundbreaking exploration of the origins of our political order, Levin shows that our political divide did not originate (as many historians argue) in the French Revolution, but rather in the Anglo-American debate about that revolution. Burke and Paine were both utterly fascinating figures--active in politics, versed in philosophy, and two of the best, most effective and powerful political writers and polemicists in the history of the English speaking world. Levin sets the work of these two men against the dramatic history of their era and shows how they mixed theory and practice to advance their very different notions of liberty, equality, nature, history, reason, revolution, and reform. Paine believed in radical change and saw the American and French Revolutions as catalysts for creating a new society; Burke believed in a significantly more gradual approach with each generation acting merely as part of a long chain of history. These differing approaches to revolution and reform created a division that continues to shape our current political discourse--including issues ranging from gun control and abortion to welfare and economic reform"--
Category: History

Jesus

Author : Grant R. Jeffrey
ISBN : 9780307509307
Genre : Religion
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JESUS- The Great Debate The Question is… Who do you say that I am? An insightful new release addressing the identity of Jesus from a knowledgeable, well researched perspective. “Who do you say that I am?” It’s a question that has stirred great debate concerning the identity of Jesus in universities, churches, and most of all, in the hearts of millions. JESUS The Great Debate explored the criticism of the skeptics, such as the Jesus Seminar, a group of liberal scholars who deny that Jesus performed miracles and rose from the dead. Fascinating new scientific evidence suggests the Shroud of Turin may prove to be the actual burial cloth of Christ. Find out why many of the ancient Jews rejected Jesus despite their prophecies that revealed He was the true Messiah. Read the censored passages about Jesus of Nazareth hidden in the Jewish Talmud and Targums. Explore the astonishing discoveries of early Christian tombs. Uncover the truth about Jesus regarding His mysterious birth, His miracles, and His remarkable resurrection. “This comprehensive study of evidence about Jesus provides compelling proof to both skeptics and believers that He is the true Messiah.” From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Religion

The Great Debate

Author : Thomas L. Tedrow
ISBN : 0840777345
Genre : Missouri
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Laura Ingalls Wilder faces her husband's displeasure and the town's prejudices when she advocates voting rights for women.
Category: Missouri

America S Great Debate

Author : Fergus M. Bordewich
ISBN : 1439141681
Genre : History
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The Mexican War introduced vast new territories into the United States, among them California and the present-day Southwest. When gold was discovered in California in the great Gold Rush of 1849, the population swelled, and settlers petitioned for admission to the Union. But the U.S. Senate was precariously balanced with fifteen free states and fifteen slave states. Up to then states had been admitted in pairs, one free and one slave, to preserve that tenuous balance in the Senate. Would California be free or slave? So began a paralyzing crisis in American government, and the longest debate in Senate history. Fergus Bordewich tells the epic story of the Compromise of 1850 with skill and vigor, bringing to life two generations of senators who dominated the great debate. Luminaries such as John Calhoun, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay—who tried unsuccessfully to cobble together a compromise that would allow for California’s admission and simultaneously put an end to the nation’s agony over slavery—were nearing the end of their long careers. Rising stars such as Jefferson Davis, William Seward, and Stephen Douglas—who ultimately succeeded where Clay failed—would shape the country’s politics as slavery gradually fractured the nation. The Compromise saved the Union from collapse, but it did so at a great cost. The gulf between North and South over slavery widened with the strengthened Fugitive Slave Law that was part of the complex Compromise. In America’s Great Debate Fergus Bordewich takes us back to a time when compromise was imperative, when men swayed one another in Congress with the power of their ideas and their rhetoric, when partisans on each side reached across the aisle to preserve the Union from tragedy.
Category: History

Quantum

Author : Manjit Kumar
ISBN : 9781848311039
Genre : Science
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'This is about gob-smacking science at the far end of reason ... Take it nice and easy and savour the experience of your mind being blown without recourse to hallucinogens' Nicholas Lezard, Guardian For most people, quantum theory is a byword for mysterious, impenetrable science. And yet for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. In this magisterial book, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly-written history of this fundamental scientific revolution, and the divisive debate at its core. Quantum theory looks at the very building blocks of our world, the particles and processes without which it could not exist. Yet for 60 years most physicists believed that quantum theory denied the very existence of reality itself. In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar shows how the golden age of physics ignited the greatest intellectual debate of the twentieth century. Quantum theory is weird. In 1905, Albert Einstein suggested that light was a particle, not a wave, defying a century of experiments. Werner Heisenberg's uncertainty principle and Erwin Schrodinger's famous dead-and-alive cat are similarly strange. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren't shocked by quantum theory, you didn't really understand it. While "Quantum" sets the science in the context of the great upheavals of the modern age, Kumar's centrepiece is the conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science. 'Bohr brainwashed a whole generation of physicists into believing that the problem had been solved', lamented the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Murray Gell-Mann. But in "Quantum", Kumar brings Einstein back to the centre of the quantum debate. "Quantum" is the essential read for anyone fascinated by this complex and thrilling story and by the band of brilliant men at its heart.
Category: Science

The Great Debate On Banking Reform

Author : Elmus Wicker
ISBN : 9780814210000
Genre : Business & Economics
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"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.
Category: Business & Economics

The Great Debate

Author : Raymond Aron
ISBN : 0819145645
Genre : History
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Originally published by Doubleday in 1969, this topical volume delineates the French position on thermonuclear weapons, as well as outlines the theories of deterrence and graduated retaliation that have guided U.S. nuclear policy formation. Also examines the future of the Atlantic Alliance. Political scientists, scientists and nuclear strategists will find this text an invaluable aid in understanding the issues that both unite and divide the Western allies on the issue of nuclear arms.
Category: History

The Great Debate

Author : Alan P.F. Sell
ISBN : 9781579101138
Genre : Religion
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In ÒThe Great DebateÓ, Alan Sell draws attention to the debate on the question human salvation. By examining the findings of the Calvinists and the Arminians, the author hopes to remind us that convictions concerning God's grace and human's need are of central importance to any vital theology.
Category: Religion

Arming The British Police

Author : Roy D. Ingleton
ISBN : 0714647411
Genre : Political Science
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As the fear of violent crime escalates, there are calls for the police to carry guns. This examination of the history of violent crime and violence against the representatives of law and order looks at the extent to which the "unarmed" British police have had recourse to firearms in the past.
Category: Political Science