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Ideas Have Consequences

Author : Richard M. Weaver
ISBN : 9780226090238
Genre : Philosophy
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Originally published in 1948, at the height of post–World War II optimism and confidence in collective security, Ideas Have Consequences uses “words hard as cannonballs” to present an unsparing diagnosis of the ills of the modern age. Widely read and debated at the time of its first publication,the book is now seen asone of the foundational texts of the modern conservative movement. In its pages, Richard M. Weaver argues that the decline of Western civilization resulted from the rising acceptance of relativism over absolute reality. In spite of increased knowledge, this retreat from the realist intellectual tradition has weakened the Western capacity to reason, with catastrophic consequences for social order and individual rights. But Weaver also offers a realistic remedy. These difficulties are the product not of necessity, but of intelligent choice. And, today, as decades ago, the remedy lies in the renewed acceptance of absolute reality and the recognition that ideas—like actions—have consequences. This expanded edition of the classic work contains a foreword by New Criterion editor Roger Kimball that offers insight into the rich intellectual and historical contexts of Weaver and his work and an afterword by Ted J. Smith III that relates the remarkable story of the book’s writing and publication.
Category: Philosophy

Protestants And American Conservatism

Author : Gillis J. Harp
ISBN : 9780199977413
Genre : History
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The rise of the modern Christian Right, starting with the 1976 Presidential election and culminating in the overwhelming white evangelical support for Donald Trump in the 2016 election, has been one of the most consequential political developments of the last half-century of American history. And while there has been a flowering of scholarship on the history of American conservatism, almost all of it has focused on the emergence of a conservative movement after World War II. Likewise, while much has been written about the role of Protestants in American politics, such studies generally begin in the 1970s, and almost none look further back than 1945. In this sweeping history, Gillis Harp traces the relationship between Protestantism and conservative politics in America from the Puritans to Palin. Christian belief long shaped American conservatism by bolstering its critical view of human nature and robust skepticism of human perfectibility. At times, Christian conservatives have attempted to enlist the state as an essential ally in the quest for moral reform. Yet, Harp argues, while conservative voters and activists have often professed to be motivated by their religious faith, in fact the connection between Christian principle and conservative politics has generally been remarkably thin. Indeed, with the exception of the seventeenth-century Puritans and some nineteenth-century Protestants, few American conservatives have constructed a well-reasoned theological foundation for their political beliefs. American conservatives have instead adopted a utilitarian view of religious belief that is embedded within essentially secular assumptions about society and politics. Ultimately, Harp claims, there is very little that is distinctly Christian about the modern Christian Right.
Category: History

Lemon Leadership Expanded Revised Edition

Author : Bret Johnson
ISBN : 9781415320556
Genre : Self-Help
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The world needs many, strong leaders, but few people recognise their own unique leadership potential. According to Brett Johnson, the lack of leaders in the world stems partly from the fact that our definitions of leadership are too narrow or incomplete. Most experts describe only one or two leadership styles, but Lemon Leadership expands our view and describes five distinct types of leaders: • Luminaries • Entrepreneurs • Managers • Organisers • Networkers This edition of Lemon Leadership has been revised and expanded to offer you even more tools and advice. It will help you identify your leadership style in order to apply it within your organisation. By getting to know the five kinds of leaders, you will uncover keys to dealing with situations calling for different styles of leadership. The art of good leadership is knowing which type of leader is needed in any situation, and then to be free to adjust accordingly. Understanding the simple truths found in Lemon Leadership will radically increase your impact as a leader.
Category: Self-Help

America S Mission

Author : Tony Smith
ISBN : 9781400842025
Genre : Political Science
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America's Mission argues that the global strength and prestige of democracy today are due in large part to America's impact on international affairs. Tony Smith documents the extraordinary history of how American foreign policy has been used to try to promote democracy worldwide, an effort that enjoyed its greatest triumphs in the occupations of Japan and Germany but suffered huge setbacks in Latin America, Vietnam, and elsewhere. With new chapters and a new introduction and epilogue, this expanded edition also traces U.S. attempts to spread democracy more recently, under presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, and assesses America's role in the Arab Spring.
Category: Political Science

Values Rationality And Power Developing Organizational Wisdom

Author : Brad C. Anderson
ISBN : 9781838679415
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book presents an analysis of organizational wisdom via an embedded single case study of a group's attempt to develop and spread a medical innovation within a Canadian healthcare authority. By offering a unique insight into how values, rationality, and power interact in a real social setting, the book explores how they create positive change.
Category: Business & Economics

Kindly Inquisitors

Author : Jonathan Rauch
ISBN : 9780226130552
Genre : Law
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“A liberal society stands on the proposition that we should all take seriously the idea that we might be wrong. This means we must place no one, including ourselves, beyond the reach of criticism; it means that we must allow people to err, even where the error offends and upsets, as it often will.” So writes Jonathan Rauch in Kindly Inquisitors, which has challenged readers for more than twenty years with its bracing and provocative exploration of the issues surrounding attempts to limit free speech. In it, Rauch makes a persuasive argument for the value of “liberal science” and the idea that conflicting views produce knowledge within society. In this expanded edition of Kindly Inquisitors, a new foreword by George F. Will strikingly shows the book’s continued relevance, while a substantial new afterword by Rauch elaborates upon his original argument and brings it fully up to date. Two decades after the book’s initial publication, while some progress has been made, the regulation of hate speech has grown domestically—especially in American universities—and has spread even more internationally, where there is no First Amendment to serve as a meaningful check. But the answer to bias and prejudice, Rauch argues, is pluralism—not purism. Rather than attempting to legislate bias and prejudice out of existence or to drive them underground, we must pit them against one another to foster a more vigorous and fruitful discussion. It is this process that has been responsible for the growing acceptance of the moral acceptability of homosexuality over the last twenty years. And it is this process, Rauch argues, that will enable us as a society to replace hate with knowledge, both ethical and empirical. “It is a melancholy fact that this elegant book, which is slender and sharp as a stiletto, is needed, now even more than two decades ago. Armed with it, readers can slice through the pernicious ideas that are producing the still-thickening thicket of rules, codes, and regulations restricting freedom of thought and expression.”—George F. Will, from the foreword
Category: Law

The Social Entrepreneur S Playbook Expanded Edition

Author : Ian C. MacMillan
ISBN : 9781613630303
Genre : Business & Economics
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Available for the First Time: The Complete Social Entrepreneur's Playbook Covers all three phases of the start-up to scale-up process, developed with reader feedback from "one of the more unusual ebook...experiments of the year" (ThinReads) Wharton professor Ian C. MacMillan and Dr. James Thompson, director of the Wharton Social Entrepreneurship Program, provide a tough-love approach that significantly increases the likelihood of a successful social enterprise launch in the face of the high-uncertainty conditions typically encountered by social entrepreneurs. MacMillan and Thompson used their own systematic framework to publish The Social Entrepreneur's Playbook. To test the market, they offered the first phase in their start-up method (step 1) as a free ebook. Readers were invited to join The Social Entrepreneur's Advisory Group, and nearly 300 aspiring and active social entrepreneurs shared feedback that helped shape the complete edition of the book, which covers all three steps in the start-up to scale-up process. Based on this crowd-sourced feedback from readers of the free ebook and drawing on the authors' more than 26 years' combined experience developing and studying social enterprises in the field across Africa and in the United States, this new edition provides guidance for each phase: Phase One: Pressure Test Your Start-Up Idea. Based on the free ebook, this expanded section now includes advice on setting revenue and social impact goals, how to navigate the sociopolitical landscape, and how to develop a strong concept statement. In addition, MacMillan and Thompson provide advice on how to identify and test a proposed revenue-generating solution and define and segment your target population. Phase Two: Plan Your Social Enterprise. All new to this edition, this critical phase shows you how to frame and scope the venture, determine what it will take to actually deliver a sustainable enterprise, identify the key assumptions that have been made, and design checkpoints to test those assumptions before making major investments. Phase Three: Launch and Scale Your Social Enterprise. Available for the first time in this edition, you will learn how to effectively launch your enterprise, manage upside potential and downside risk, and strategically scale up. Filled with accessible frameworks and tools, as well as inspiring stories of social entrepreneurs, The Social Entrepreneur's Playbook is a must-read for any aspiring or active social entrepreneur, as well as philanthropists, foundations, and nonprofits interested in doing more good with fewer resources. Includes access to downloadable planning documents, including user-friendly spreadsheets
Category: Business & Economics

Aligning Strategy And Sales

Author : Frank Cespedes
ISBN : 9781422196083
Genre : Business & Economics
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"The best sales book of the year" — strategy+business magazine That gap between your company’s sales efforts and strategy? It’s real—and a huge vulnerability. Addressing that gap, actionably and with attention to relevant research, is the focus of this book. In Aligning Strategy and Sales, Harvard Business School professor Frank Cespedes equips you to link your go-to-market initiatives with strategic goals. Cespedes offers a road map to articulate strategy in ways that people in the field can understand and that will fuel the behaviors required for profitable growth. Without that alignment, leaders will press for better execution when they need a better strategy, or change strategic direction with great cost and turmoil when they should focus on the basics of sales execution. With thoughtful, clear, and engaging examples, Aligning Strategy and Sales provides a framework for diagnosing and managing the core levers available for effective selling in any organization. It will give you the know-how and tools to move from ideas to action and build a sales effort linked to your firm’s unique goals, not a generic selling formula. Cespedes shows how sales efforts affect all elements of value creation in a business, whether you’re a start-up seeking to scale or an established firm looking to jump-start new growth. The book provides key insights to optimize your firm’s customer management activities and so improve selling and strategy.
Category: Business & Economics

Criminological Theory

Author : J. Robert Lilly
ISBN : 9781412936323
Genre : Social Science
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The Fourth Edition of this highly successful text moves readers beyond often-mistaken common-sense understandings of crime by providing a rich introduction to how major scholars analyze crime. Criminological Theory: Context and Consequences, Fourth Edition shows the real-world relevance of theory by illuminating how ideas about crime play a prominent role in shaping crime-control policies and compelling students to apply theories to the contemporary milieu.
Category: Social Science

Ronald Reagan

Author : Dinesh D'Souza
ISBN : 9780684848235
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Explores Reagan's political career, from his role in the California tax revolt to the economic success the United States experienced during his term in office
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Taming Leviathan

Author : Colleen Dyble
ISBN : 0255366078
Genre : Business & Economics
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In the last fifty years, many aspects of socialism have been rolled back around the world. Indeed, in the 1990s, following the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe, it seemed as if classical liberal ideas had triumphed. But this did not happen by accident. The role of free-market think tanks was critical. This volume draws on the experiences of thirteen authors involved in classical liberal think tanks in different parts of the world. The contributors identify the strategies that have proved successful in influencing the public policy and explain how they can be adapted to local circumstances. Indeed, though the 'war of ideas' has been hard fought, it has been only partially won. New threats to freedom have emerged, including environmentalism and big-government conservatism. In some countries the burden taxation and regulation has never been greater. "Taming Leviathan" is essential reading for anyone involved in the battle against resurgent collectivism.
Category: Business & Economics

Uncommon Sense

Author : John Peck
ISBN : 0964654342
Genre : Theology, Practical
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"Uncommon Sense" is written for the increasing number of people who are aware of the contradictions implicit in traditional approaches to issues in art, law, science, business, politics, education, the family, and other vital areas. The authors' approach is unique. It is about more than building up ideas and making them work. It is about the process of wisdom development, aiming to assist the personal development of a wisdom that will become instinctive and govern actions in a spontaneous, godly manner.
Category: Theology, Practical

Book Bulletin

Author : San Francisco Public Library
ISBN : STANFORD:36105027923098
Genre : Libraries
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Category: Libraries

The Absolutes

Author : James Robison
ISBN : 0842368981
Genre : Religion
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This original book offers a look at how God can use difficult circumstances to draw readers closer to him.
Category: Religion

One Simple Idea Revised And Expanded Edition Turn Your Dreams Into A Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do The Work

Author : Stephen Key
ISBN : 9781259584787
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 67.70 MB
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With must-have updates, a new edition of the bestselling method that shows how anyone can turn their one simple idea into millions – without lifting a finger! Stephen Key is an award-winning inventor who has licensed more than 20 product ideas. In 2011, he shared the secrets to his success in the bestselling book One Simple Idea. Since that time, many changes have occurred in the entrepreneurial world. One Simple Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition has been revised and updated to reflect current trends and practices in the industry. In addition to teaching readers how to turn their ideas into marketable products that companies will want to license, Key expands upon his cutting-edge product development, sales, and negotiation strategies, making note of the new opportunities and technologies available to creative people today. The book also features real-life success stories from people who have used the author’s strategies.
Category: Business & Economics

Reappraising The Right

Author : George H. Nash
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215304085
Genre : Political Science
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In this timely new book, the leading authority on the history of American conservatism examines the origins and development of modern American conservatism and assesses its prospects for the years ahead.
Category: Political Science

Encyclopedia Of Catholic Social Thought Social Science And Social Policy

Author : Michael L. Coulter
ISBN : 9780810882751
Genre : Religion
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This third, supplemental volume continues the approach of the original two volumes of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy that were published in 2007. First, the volume includes entries that explore Catholic social thought at its broadest, most theoretical level. Second, the volume includes entries that discuss recent social science research that bears on issues important to Catholic social thought. Third, the volume includes entries discussing specific issues of social policy that have become increasingly important in recent years.
Category: Religion

Steps Toward Restoration

Author : Marion Montgomery
ISBN : UVA:X004345024
Genre : Literary Collections
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Such a vantage allows us to see both Western culture at the turn of the millennium and Weaver's great work of intellectual history in sharper relief than ever before. What we discover is that the ideas that animated Weaver in the year of the book's publication, 1948, still intrigue his intellectual heirs today.
Category: Literary Collections