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Destroying A Nation

Author : Nikolaos Van Dam
ISBN : 9781786722485
Genre : Political Science
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Following the Arab Spring, Syria descended into civil and sectarian conflict. It has since become a fractured warzone which operates as a breeding ground for new terrorist movements including ISIS as well as the root cause of the greatest refugee crisis in modern history. In this book, former Special Envoy of the Netherlands to Syria Nikolaos van Dam explains the recent history of Syria, covering the growing disenchantment with the Assad regime, the chaos of civil war and the fractures which led to the rise and expansion of ISIS. Through an in-depth examination of the role of sectarian, regional and tribal loyalties in Syria, van Dam traces political developments within the Assad regime and the military and civilian power elite from the Arab Spring to the present day.
Category: Political Science

Liberal Utopianism Is Destroying The United States

Author : Charles Keltz
ISBN : 9781615790357
Genre : History
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Charles Keltz was born in Cherry Gove, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati. In 1954 he was born into a middle class family where his father was a member of the sheet metal union and his mother was a stay at home mom. He attended grade school at St. Thomas More and high school at McNicholas High. He attended college in 1975 to1977, 1980 to1984 and from 1989 to1993. He found out that he enjoyed studying oriental history and the history of the Roman Empire. As his years past he went to the Orient in 1988 and 1989. He visited his wifes home country of China in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2007 and 2009. As he toured China he found out that there wasnt much difference between the United States and China. Charles Keltz has lived in Ohio for 39 years. Has lived in Michigan for four years, and Virginia for four years. He is currently living in South Carolina. He has made his living as a mechanical designer and has had numerous jobs in the aerospace and automotive industries where he earns a middle class income as his father did. This book is about liberal utopianism, which is bringing on the destruction of the United States, through the efforts of the Democrat Party with their never-ending attempt to increase or create new federal government social programs. In this process of trying to create utopia they have created liberal secularism, which is bringing on the destruction of our nations Christian values. There is a comparison between the historical records of the Roman Empire and the Chinese Dynasties to the current events that are happening in the United States, which shows that we are on the path of destruction. Its only a matter of time.
Category: History


Author : Bill Bodri
ISBN : 0998076465
Genre : Business & Economics
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Under Bankism the federal government has elevated the welfare of the nation's banks above the welfare of American citizens and the health of the U.S. economy. By promoting a policy of financialization to replace a lost industrial base, the U.S. has so imperiled the Petrodollar that the dollar's status as a reserve currency is in risk.
Category: Business & Economics

Destroying The Spirit Of Rejection

Author : John Eckhardt
ISBN : 9781629987705
Genre : Religion
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"In Destroying the Spirit of Rejection best-selling author John Eckhardt exposes this malicious spirit so you can learn how to be set free, restore the broken places in your life, and walk in the blessing and abundance of God. No matter how much your life has been devastated, no matter how much desolation, ruin, pain, hurt, and rejection has come into your life, God is able to restore and heal you." -- Back cover
Category: Religion

World Peace And Other 4th Grade Achievements

Author : John Hunter
ISBN : 9780547905624
Genre : Education
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“At a time when school systems have completely lost focus on what really matters, John Hunter reminds us what we should be teaching our children. His ideas will help anyone who has the courage to understand that a real education must go beyond filling in circles on a standardized test form.” — Rafe Esquith, author of Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire Can playing a game lead to world peace? If it’s John Hunter’s World Peace Game, it just might. In Hunter’s classroom, students take on the roles of presidents, tribal leaders, diplomats, and military commanders. Through battles and negotiations, standoffs and summits, they strive to resolve a sequence of many-layered, interconnected scenarios, from nuclear proliferation to tribal warfare. Now, Hunter shares inspiring stories from over thirty years of teaching the World Peace Game, revealing the principles of successful collaboration that people of any age can apply. He offers not only a forward-thinking report from the frontlines of American education, but also a generous blueprint for a world that bends toward cooperation rather than conflict. In this deeply hopeful book, a visionary educator shows us what the future of education can be. “Inspired, breath-of-fresh-air reading.” — Kirkus Reviews “With numerous reflections on the game’s impact on certain students and a resounding final chapter highlighting his class’s 2012 visit to the Pentagon, Hunter proves the value of ‘slow teaching’ in this important, fascinating, highly readable resource for educators and parents alike.” — Booklist
Category: Education

Let S Stop Destroying Our Children

Author : Shirley Camper Soman
ISBN : 9780595282289
Genre : Family & Relationships
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When LET'S STOP DESTROYING OUR CHILDREN was first published, it was a lonely book. It was the first of its kind: there was no other comprehensive, popularly written book of this type. While other books on one difficult aspect or another of childhood (accidents, child abuse, juvenile justice) had been published, none encompassed the entire spectrum of the terrible aspects of childhood that faced a good many youngsters. And the very notion of children's rights had been the province of the professionals or the politicians of the United Nations. The book had enormous publicity and made a major difference in many areas. But, for years, it has been the dream of the author to update this seminal volume, the first on society's abuse of children. Finally, with the advent of a pioneering publisher, it was possible to reprint the original book and include THEN AND NOW, a major new review of the conditions in the book, and give many direct comparisons with those in the last few years. The rights of children will be advanced by the spread of information about why and how we, as a society, are still abusing children and what can be done about it.
Category: Family & Relationships


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ISBN : 9781468923858
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The Sioux

Author : Royal B. Hassrick
ISBN : 9780806187082
Genre : History
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For many people the Sioux, as warriors and as buffalo hunters, have become the symbol of all that is Indian colorful figures endowed with great fortitude and powerful vision. They were the heroes of the Great Plains, and they were the villains, too. Royal B. Hassrick here attempts to describe the ways of the people, the patterns of their behavior, and the concepts of their imagination. Uniquely, he has approached the subject from the Sioux's own point of view, giving their own interpretation of their world in the era of its greatest vigor and renown –the brief span of years from about 1830 to 1870. In addition to printed sources, the author has drawn from the observation and records of a number of Sioux who were still living when this book was projected, and were anxious to serve as links to the vanished world of their forebears. Because it is true that men become in great measure what they think and want themselves to be, it is important to gain this insight into Sioux thought of a century ago. Apparently, the most significant theme in their universe was that man was a minute but integral part of that universe. The dual themes of self-expression and self-denial reached through their lives, helping to explain their utter defeat soon after the Battle of the Little Big Horn. When the opportunity to resolve the conflict with the white man in their own way was lost, their very reason for living was lost, too. There are chapters on the family and the sexes, fun, the scheme of war, production, the structure of the nation, the way to status, and other aspects of Sioux life.
Category: History


Author : William A. Callahan
ISBN : 9780191609503
Genre : History
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The rise of China presents a long-term challenge to the world not only economically, but politically and culturally. Callahan meets this challenge in China: The Pessoptimist Nation by using new Chinese sources and innovative analysis to see how Chinese people understand their new place in the world. To chart the trajectory of its rise, the book shifts from examining China's national interests to exploring its national aesthetic. Rather than answering the standard social science question "what is China?" with statistics of economic and military power, this book asks "when, where, and who is China?" to explore the soft power dynamics of China's identity politics. China: The Pessoptimist Nation shows how the heart of Chinese foreign policy is not a security dilemma, but an identity dilemma. Through careful analysis, Callahan charts how Chinese identity emerges through the interplay of positive and negative feelings in a dynamic that intertwines China's domestic and international politics. China thus is the pessoptimist nation where national security is closely linked to nationalist insecurities. Callahan concludes that this interactive view of China's pessoptimist identity means that we need to rethink the role of the state and public opinion in Beijing's foreign policy-making.
Category: History

Destroying The World To Save It

Author : Robert Jay Lifton
ISBN : 9781466827844
Genre : Political Science
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National Book Award winner and renowned psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton reveals a world at risk from millennial cults intent on ending it all. Since the earliest moments of recorded history, prophets and gurus have foretold the world's end, but only in the nuclear age has it been possible for a megalomaniac guru with a world-ending vision to bring his prophecy to pass. Now Robert Jay Lifton offers a vivid and disturbing case in point in this chilling exploration of Aum Shinrikyo, the Japanese cult that released sarin nerve gas in the Tokyo subways. With unprecedented access to former Aum members, Lifton has produced a pathbreaking study of the inner life of a modern millennial cult. He shows how Aum's guru Shoko Asahara (charismatic spiritual leader, con man, madman) created a religion from a global stew of New Age thinking, ancient rituals, and apocalyptic science fiction, then recruited scientists as disciples and set them to producing weapons of mass destruction. Taking stock as well of Charles Manson, Heaven's Gate, and the Oklahoma City bombers, Lifton confronts the frightening possibility of a twenty-first century in which cults and terrorists may be able to bring about their own holocausts. Bold and compelling, Destroying the World to Save It charts the emergence of a new global threat of urgent concern to us all.
Category: Political Science