It s Dangerous to Believe

It s Dangerous to Believe
Author: Mary Eberstadt
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780062454034
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Release: 2016-06-21
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Mary Eberstadt, “one of the most acute and creative social observers of our time,” (Francis Fukuyama) shines a much-needed spotlight on a disturbing trend in American society: discrimination against traditional religious belief and believers, who are being aggressively pushed out of public life by the concerted efforts of militant secularists. In It’s Dangerous to Believe, Mary Eberstadt documents how people of faith—especially Christians who adhere to traditional religious beliefs—face widespread discrimination in today’s increasingly secular society. Eberstadt details how recent laws, court decisions, and intimidation on campuses and elsewhere threaten believers who fear losing their jobs, their communities, and their basic freedoms solely because of their convictions. They fear that their religious universities and colleges will capitulate to aggressive secularist demands. They fear that they and their families will be ostracized or will have to lose their religion because of mounting social and financial penalties for believing. They fear they won’t be able to maintain charitable operations that help the sick and feed the hungry. Is this what we want for our country? Religious freedom is a fundamental right, enshrined in the First Amendment. With It’s Dangerous to Believe Eberstadt calls attention to this growing bigotry and seeks to open the minds of secular liberals whose otherwise good intentions are transforming them into modern inquisitors. Not until these progressives live up to their own standards of tolerance and diversity, she reminds us, can we build the inclusive society America was meant to be.

New Zealand Foreign Affairs Review

New Zealand Foreign Affairs Review
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCBK:C021021935
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Release: 1981
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Summary of World Broadcasts

Summary of World Broadcasts
Author: British Broadcasting Corporation. Monitoring Service
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B3262438
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Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Freedom to Read

The Freedom to Read
Author: American Library Association
Pages: 6
ISBN: UIUC:30112060168629
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Release: 1953
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Darwin s Dangerous Idea

Darwin s Dangerous Idea
Author: Daniel C. Dennett
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781439126295
Available:
Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The Boston Globe calls "one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet," focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection, showing how Darwin's great idea transforms and illuminates our traditional view of humanity's place in the universe. Dennett vividly describes the theory itself and then extends Darwin's vision with impeccable arguments to their often surprising conclusions, challenging the views of some of the most famous scientists of our day.

The God Delusion 10th Anniversary Edition

The God Delusion  10th Anniversary Edition
Author: Richard Dawkins
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781784161934
Available:
Release: 2016-05-19
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The God Delusion caused a sensation when it was published in 2006. Within weeks it became the most hotly debated topic, with Dawkins himself branded as either saint or sinner for presenting his hard-hitting, impassioned rebuttal of religion of all types. His argument could hardly be more topical. While Europe is becoming increasingly secularized, the rise of religious fundamentalism, whether in the Middle East or Middle America, is dramatically and dangerously dividing opinion around the world. In America, and elsewhere, a vigorous dispute between 'intelligent design' and Darwinism is seriously undermining and restricting the teaching of science. In many countries religious dogma from medieval times still serves to abuse basic human rights such as women's and gay rights. And all from a belief in a God whose existence lacks evidence of any kind. Dawkins attacks God in all his forms. He eviscerates the major arguments for religion and demonstrates the supreme improbability of a supreme being. He shows how religion fuels war, foments bigotry and abuses children. The God Delusion is a brilliantly argued, fascinating polemic that will be required reading for anyone interested in this most emotional and important subject.

Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions

Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions
Author: California. Judicial Council
Pages: 2001
ISBN: STANFORD:36105063710789
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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This I Believe

This I Believe
Author: Carlos Fuentes
Pages: 335
ISBN: UOM:39015059240930
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Release: 2005
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Modern master Fuentes offers profound insights and personal reflections on wide-ranging topics from "amor" and children to revolution, Shakespeare, and more.

North western reporter Second series N W 2d Cases argued and determined in the courts of Iowa Michigan Minnesota Nebraska North Dakota South Dakota Wisconsin

North western reporter  Second series  N W  2d  Cases argued and determined in the courts of Iowa  Michigan  Minnesota  Nebraska  North Dakota  South Dakota  Wisconsin
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B4418240
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Release: 1990
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Drugs and the Aged

Drugs and the Aged
Author: William D. Poe,Donald A. Holloway
Pages: 209
ISBN: UOM:39015011452920
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Release: 1980
Editor: McGraw-Hill Companies
Language: en

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The Federal Reporter

The Federal Reporter
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105062357111
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Release: 1987
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Products Liability

Products Liability
Author: David A. Fischer
Pages: 819
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060714461
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Release: 2002
Editor: West Academic Publishing
Language: en

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I Know It s Dangerous

 I Know It s Dangerous
Author: Lynnaire Maria Sheridan
Pages: 206
ISBN: 0816528578
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Release: 2009
Editor: University of Arizona Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Recounts the experiences of Mexicans who have risked their lives to cross the Mexico-America border, explaining how the thrill of taking that risk has become a motivator for border crossers.

The Parliamentary Debates

The Parliamentary Debates
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105119569437
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Release: 1935
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Southern Reporter

Southern Reporter
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:B3503833
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Release: 1935
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

GIS World

GIS World
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: MINN:31951P00260213C
Available:
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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New California Digest

New California Digest
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105060859134
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Release: 1961
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Cases and Materials on Contracts as Basic Commercial Law

Cases and Materials on Contracts as Basic Commercial Law
Author: Curtis R. Reitz
Pages: 763
ISBN: STANFORD:36105044202054
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Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Dangerous Minds

Dangerous Minds
Author: Ronald Beiner
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780812295412
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Release: 2018-03-12
Editor: University of Pennsylvania Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Following the fall of the Berlin Wall and demise of the Soviet Union, prominent Western thinkers began to suggest that liberal democracy had triumphed decisively on the world stage. Having banished fascism in World War II, liberalism had now buried communism, and the result would be an end of major ideological conflicts, as liberal norms and institutions spread to every corner of the globe. With the Brexit vote in Great Britain, the resurgence of right-wing populist parties across the European continent, and the surprising ascent of Donald Trump to the American presidency, such hopes have begun to seem hopelessly naïve. The far right is back, and serious rethinking is in order. In Dangerous Minds, Ronald Beiner traces the deepest philosophical roots of such right-wing ideologues as Richard Spencer, Aleksandr Dugin, and Steve Bannon to the writings of Nietzsche and Heidegger—and specifically to the aspects of their thought that express revulsion for the liberal-democratic view of life. Beiner contends that Nietzsche's hatred and critique of bourgeois, egalitarian societies has engendered new disciples on the populist right who threaten to overturn the modern liberal consensus. Heidegger, no less than Nietzsche, thoroughly rejected the moral and political values that arose during the Enlightenment and came to power in the wake of the French Revolution. Understanding Heideggerian dissatisfaction with modernity, and how it functions as a philosophical magnet for those most profoundly alienated from the reigning liberal-democratic order, Beiner argues, will give us insight into the recent and unexpected return of the far right. Beiner does not deny that Nietzsche and Heidegger are important thinkers; nor does he seek to expel them from the history of philosophy. But he does advocate that we rigorously engage with their influential thought in light of current events—and he suggests that we place their severe critique of modern liberal ideals at the center of this engagement.