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In Defense Of Sanity

Author : Gilbert Keith Chesterton
ISBN : 9781586174897
Genre : Literary Collections
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G.K. Chesterton was a master essayist. But reading his essays is not just an exercise in studying a literary form at its finest, it is an encounter with timeless truths that jump off the page as fresh and powerful as the day they were written. Three of the world's leading authorities on Chesterton have joined together to select the "best" Chesterton essays to compile this volume.
Category: Literary Collections

In Defense Of Sanity

Author : G.K. Chesterton
ISBN : 9781681492568
Genre : Literary Collections
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G.K. Chesterton was a master essayist. But reading his essays is not just an exercise in studying a literary form at its finest, it is an encounter with timeless truths that jump off the page as fresh and powerful as the day they were written. The only problem with Chesterton's essays is that there are too many of them. Over five thousand! For most GKC readers it is not even possible to know where to start or how to begin to approach them. So three of the world's leading authorities on Chesterton - Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce, Aidan Mackey - have joined together to select the "best" Chesterton essays, a collection that will be appreciated by both the newcomer and the seasoned student of this great 20th century man of letters. The variety of topics are astounding: barbarians, architects, mystics, ghosts, fireworks, rain, juries, gargoyles and much more. Plus a look at Shakespeare, Dickens, Jane Austen, George MacDonald, T.S. Eliot, and the Bible. All in that inimitable, formidable but always quotable style of GKC. Even more astounding than the variety is the continuity of Chesterton's thought that ties everything together. A veritable feast for the mind and heart. While some of the essays in this volume may be familiar, many of them are collected here for the first time, making their first appearance in over a century.
Category: Literary Collections

G K Chesterton

Author : Dale Ahlquist
ISBN : 9781681490427
Genre : Literary Criticism
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G. K. Chesterton was one of the most well-known and beloved writers of his time. Yet he has been strangely neglected today. This book is the perfect introduction to Chesterton. Ahlquist is an able guide who takes the reader through twelve of Chesterton’s most important books as well as the famous Father Brown stories. One of the problems with approaching Chesterton is that he was so prolific that the reader is simply overwhelmed. But Ahlquist makes the literary giant accessible, highlighting Chesterton’s amazing reach, keen insight, and marvelous wit. Each chapter is liberally spiced with Chesterton’s striking quotations. There is something special that runs throughout Chesterton’s books that sets him apart from the confusing philosophies of the modern world. That common thread in Chesterton’s writings is common sense. It is instantly recognizable and utterly refreshing.
Category: Literary Criticism

Seeking Signs Of Sanity

Author : Russell Spooner
ISBN : 9780595356157
Genre : History
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We were probably the most despised members of the armed forces, but our assignment had never been a matter of choice, and we did not, in the beginning, have any clue as to why we should be so disliked. In due time, all this would become clear. Our job was furnishing the "warm bodies" to the infantry companies as replacements for those who had died or been seriously wounded. We were in the supply business, handling the "cannon fodder" of war. From England and Northern Ireland to the shore of Normandy, through France, Belgium, and into Germany, author Russell Spooner learned about the sorrows and inhumanity of war. A replacement company armorer, he endured the disdain of some fellow soldiers, the friendship of others, and the nearly unbearable conditions in the field. He endured. At the end, he could take satisfaction in the fact that no man left his company for the front line without a proper weapon or adequate ammunition. Through it all, he persevered in the face of every obstacle. Seeking Signs of Sanity is rich with his experiences, both good and bad. His amazing story showcases true courage and strength in the ugly face of war.
Category: History

Restoring Fiscal Sanity

Author : Alice M. Rivlin
ISBN : 0815796390
Genre : Political Science
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The United States is standing at a critical juncture in its fiscal outlook. After experiencing a brief period of budget surpluses at the turn of the century, the federal government will run deficits that add about $4 trillion to the national debt over the next decade. Substantial deficits will likely continue long into the future because the looming retirement of the baby boom generation will raise spending in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. At the same time, the federal government appears to be neglecting spending in key areas of social and economic policy. The nation thus faces a vital choice: continue down a path toward future fiscal crisis while under investing in critical areas, or increase resources in high-priority areas while also reducing the overall budget deficit. This choice will materially affect Americans' economic status and security in the immediate future as well as over long horizons. In R estoring Fiscal Sanity, a group of Brookings scholars with high-level government experience provide an overview of the country's likely medium- and long-term spending needs and the resources available to pay for them. They propose three alternative fiscal paths that are more responsible than the current path. One plan emphasizes spending cuts, the second emphasizes revenue increases, and a third is a balanced mix between the two. The contributors address the policy choices in such areas as defense, homeland security, international assistance, and programs targeted to the less advantaged, the elderly, and other domestic priorities. In the process, they provide an understanding of the short- and long-run trade offs and illustrate how the budget can be reshaped to achieve high priority objectives in a fiscally responsible way.
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Common Sense 101

Author : Dale Ahlquist
ISBN : 1586171399
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Dale Ahlquist, the President of the American Chesterton Society, and author of G. K. Chesterton -The Apostle of Common Sense, presents a book of wonderful insights on how to look at the whole world through the eyes of Chesterton. Since, as he says, Chesterton wrote about everything, there is an ocean of his material to benefit from GKC's insights on a kaleidoscope of many important topics. Chesterton wrote a hundred books on a variety of themes, thousands of essays for London newspapers, penned epic poetry, delighted in detective fiction, drew illustrations, and made everyone laugh by his keen humor. Everyone who knew Chesterton loved him, even those he debated with. His unique writing style that combines philosophy, spirituality, history, humor, and paradox have made him one of the most widely read authors of modern times. As Ahlquist shows in his engaging volume, this most quoted writer of the 20th century has much to share with us on topics covering politics, art, education, wonder, marriage, fads, poetry, faith, charity and much more.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Louisiana Annual Reports

Author : Louisiana. Supreme Court
ISBN : OSU:32437011874647
Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
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Southern Reporter

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ISBN : UCAL:B3503583
Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
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Includes the decisions of the Supreme Courts of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi, the Appellate Courts of Alabama and, Sept. 1928/Jan. 1929-Jan./Mar. 1941, the Courts of Appeal of Louisiana.
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Lawyers Reports Annotated

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044103142063
Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
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The Army Lawyer

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ISBN : UVA:X001765584
Genre : Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
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The Southern Reporter

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044103147062
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The Pacific Reporter

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044103147930
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Search For Sanity

Author : Paul Joseph
ISBN : 0896082040
Genre : Political Science
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Essays look at the arms race, nuclear strategy, treaty verification, military spending, Soviet-American relations, and disarmament
Category: Political Science

The Peculiar Sanity Of War

Author : Celia Malone Kingsbury
ISBN : 0896724824
Genre : Literary Criticism
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During wartime, paranoia, gossip, and rumor become accepted forms of behavior and dominant literary tropes. The Peculiar Sanity of War examines the impact of war hysteria on definitions of sanity and on standards of behavior during World War I. Drawing upon Joseph Conrad's comprehensive understanding of war's impact on soldiers and civilians alike, and extending Michel Foucault's construction of madness and reason, Kingsbury expands the definition of war neurosis to include peculiar sanity at home as well as on the front lines. While other investigations of World War I consider shell shock to be the only definable war madness, Kingsbury is the first to build a powerful argument around the insanity of the home front's vilification of the enemy. Ultimately, Kingsbury's study establishes peculiar sanity, among civilians and soldiers, as an inevitable response to war's madness. The Peculiar Sanity of War begins by locating the roots of war mania in Edwardian hypocrisy, then moves on to examine the way propaganda operates in nontraditional texts, such as housekeeping guides, and in the novels of Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford, H. G. Wells, Rebecca West, Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Rudyard Kipling, Virginia Woolf, and H. D. Celia Kingsbury's eloquent and moving book . . . brings together war and madness in unexpected ways. Beginning with a phrase from Joseph Conrad, she diagnoses the condition of a culture gone awry, a 'peculiar sanity.' . . . --from Laurence Davies's foreword
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Law Notes

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ISBN : IND:30000105571776
Genre : Law reviews
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