The True Believer

Author : Eric Hoffer
ISBN : 9780062029355
Genre : Social Science
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A stevedore on the San Francisco docks in the 1940s, Eric Hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. The True Believer -- the first and most famous of his books -- was made into a bestseller when President Eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences.Completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today, The True Believer is a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.
Category: Social Science

Die N He Des Himmels

Author : Nicholas Sparks
ISBN : 9783641060138
Genre : Fiction
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Der Wissenschaftsjournalist Jeremy Marsh glaubt nur an Fakten und Beweisbares. Bis er sich hoffnungslos in Lexie verliebt, die Enkelin einer Hellseherin. Um Lexie zu gewinnen, muss er zum ersten Mal in seinem Leben blind seinem Herzen folgen. Eine ergreifende Geschichte über die Macht der Liebe.
Category: Fiction

Incitement In International Law

Author : Wibke K. Timmermann
ISBN : 9781317669678
Genre : Law
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This book offers a comprehensive study of incitement in its various forms in international law. It discusses the status of incitement to hatred in human rights law and examines its harms and dangers as well as the impact of a prohibition on freedom of speech. The book additionally presents a detailed definition of punishable incitement. In this context, Wibke K. Timmermann argues that incitement should be recognized as the crime of persecution, where it is utilized within a system of persecutory measures by the State or a similarly powerful organization. The book draws on the Nahimana case before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, as well as jurisprudence from German and other courts following World War II to provide support for this proposal. The work moreover provides a comprehensive analysis of public incitement to crimes; solicitation or instigation; and the related modes of liability aiding and abetting and commission through another person. Dedicated exclusively and comprehensively to incitement in its various forms, this book will be of essential use and great interest to students and researchers of international criminal law and human rights law, in addition to practitioners within these areas.
Category: Law

Geopolitics And The Great Powers In The 21st Century

Author : C. Dale Walton
ISBN : 9781134244553
Genre : History
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This book argues that in the twenty-first century Eastern Eurasia will replace Europe as the theatre of decision in international affairs, and that this new geographic and cultural context will have a strong influence on the future of world affairs. For half a millennium, the great powers have practised what might be called ‘world politics’, yet during that time Europe, and small portions of the Near East and North Africa strategically vital to Europe, were the ‘centres of gravity’ in international politics. This book argues that the ‘unipolar moment’ of the post-Cold War era will not be replaced by a US-China ‘Cold War’, but rather by a long period of multipolarity in the twenty-first century. Examining the policy goals and possible military-political strategies of several powers, this study explains how Washington may play a key role in eastern Eurasian affairs if it can learn to operate in a very different political context. Dale Walton also considers the rapid pace of technological change and how it will impact on great power politics. Considering India, China, the US, Russia, Japan, and other countries as part of a multipolar system, he addresses the central questions that will drive US policy in the coming decades. Geopolitics and the Great Powers in the 21st Century will be of interest to students of international security, military history, geopolitics, and international relations.
Category: History

Avoiding Atherosclerosis

Author : Ronald Wathen
ISBN : 9781304677501
Genre : Science
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to atherosclerosis is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Consuming excess carbohydrate (e.g. fructose, alcohol, and glucose in their decreasing order of proclivity to form fat in the liver)is the cause of this problem. Excess carbohydrate intake, particularly fructose, not cholesterol intake, gives rise to one's so-called bad cholesterol which causes atherosclerosis. We have uniquely determined that one must eat right for your height to avoid obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease. We pass our insights on to you, including those involving sugar habituation or addiction. Cognitive behavioral therapy offers a very effective means of self-coping with habituation or addiction to either sugar or alcohol.
Category: Science

Die Br Cke Von San Luis Rey

Author : Thornton Wilder
ISBN : 9783104035697
Genre : Fiction
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Die Wiederentdeckung des größten Klassikers der amerikanischen Literatur – erstmalig seit 1929 in neuer Übersetzung. »Da ist ein Land der Lebenden und ein Land der Toten, und die Brücke zwischen ihnen ist die Liebe - das einzig Bleibende, der einzige Sinn.« Am 20. Juli 1714 stürzen in Peru fünf Menschen in den Tod, als eine von den Indios erbaute Hängebrücke reißt. Ein Franziskanermönch, Zeuge dieser Katastrophe, beginnt den Lebensgeschichten der Toten nachzuforschen. War alles blinder Zufall oder höhere Fügung? Doch je mehr Berichte, Anekdoten und Erinnerungen er zusammenträgt, desto weniger kann er einen höheren Sinn erkennen in dem, was diese Menschen antrieb: die Liebe in ihren unterschiedlichsten Formen. Und vielleicht ist diese Liebe das Einzige, was bleibt.
Category: Fiction

The Cult Of Imperial Honor In British India

Author : S. Patterson
ISBN : 9780230620179
Genre : History
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Steven Patterson examines the ideal of honor in British India circa 1850-1947, looking at its formulation and how it guided imperial conduct.
Category: History

Blue Collar Intellectuals

Author : Daniel Flynn
ISBN : 9781497620827
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Stupid is the new smart—but it wasn’t always so Popular culture has divorced itself from the life of the mind. Who has time for great books or deep thought when there is Jersey Shore to watch, a txt 2 respond 2, and World of Warcraft to play? At the same time, those who pursue the life of the mind have insulated themselves from popular culture. Speaking in insider jargon and writing unread books, intellectuals have locked themselves away in a ghetto of their own creation. It wasn’t always so. Blue Collar Intellectuals vividly captures a time in the twentieth century when the everyman aspired to high culture and when intellectuals descended from the ivory tower to speak to the everyman. Author Daniel J. Flynn profiles thinkers from working-class backgrounds who played a prominent role in American life by addressing their intellectual work to a mass audience. Blue Collar Intellectuals shows us how much everyone—intellectual and everyman alike—has suffered from mass culture’s crowding out of higher things and the elite’s failure to engage the masses.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Black Rednecks And White Liberals

Author : Thomas Sowell
ISBN : 9781594031434
Genre : Social Science
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Presents an examination of common beliefs about blacks, Jews, Germans, slavery, and the teaching of history, and maintains that misconceptions and errors have led to narrow and mistaken political and educational policies.
Category: Social Science