Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. Its authority and stature are routinely invoked by voices from every point on the political spectrum, with frequent references to the Founding Fathers and their true ´´intent.´´ What really was their true intent? As these 12 surprising lectures show, many of those Founding Fathers - including Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry - were highly critical of the new Constitution and staunchly opposed it when it was first put forth for ratification by the states as a replacement for the Articles of Confederation. The debate over the Constitution raged for the better part of two years, and beneath its rhetorical flourishes lay not only the longest and most profound civic argument in our nation´s history, but also a civics lesson that deserves to endure for all time. It was an argument that would result not only in the ratification of the Constitution, but also in what that Constitution would become. Professor Pangle takes you into this debate. You´ll see which Founders opposed the new Constitution, which Founders led the battle for it, and how both sides helped define the result. In an era when contemporary arguments on the national stage so often mirror the same conflicts debated by the Founders, our own reenactment of that original debate can enrich our ability to be active and participating citizens. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Thomas L. Pangle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000112/bk_tcco_000112_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reciprocal Representation in a World´s Assembly:International Bonding and Reciprocity Defense Army (International), Suggestions for the Advocates of and Opponents to the League of Nations (Classic Reprint) Emil G. Beck
Not so long ago, it seemed the intellectual positions on globalization were clear, with advocates and opponents making their respective cases in decidedly contrasting terms. Recently, however, the fronts have shifted dramatically. The aim of this publication is to contribute philosophical depth to the debates on globalization conducted within various academic fields - principally by working out its normative dimensions. The interdisciplinary nature of this book´s contributors also serves to scientifically ground the ethical-philosophical discourse on global responsibility. Though by no means exhaustive, the expansive scope of the works herein encompasses such other topics as the altering consciousness of space and time, and the phenomenon of globalization as a discourse, as an ideology and as a symbolic form.
Keep Christianity Strange As the culture changes all around us, it is no longer possible to pretend that we are a moral majority. That may be bad news for America, but it can be good news for the church. What´s needed now, in shifting times, is neither a doubling down on the status quo nor a pullback into isolation. Instead we need a church that speaks to social and political issues with a bigger vision in mind: that of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As Christianity seems increasingly strange and even subversive to our culture, we have the opportunity to reclaim the freakishness of the Gospel, which is what gives it its power in the first place. We seek the kingdom of God before everything else. We connect that kingdom agenda to the culture around us, both by speaking it to the world and by showing it in our churches. As we do so, we remember our mission to oppose demons, not to demonize opponents. As we advocate for human dignity, for religious liberty, for family stability, let´s do so as those with a prophetic word that turns everything upside down. The signs of the times tell us we are in for days our parents and grandparents never knew. But that´s no call for panic or surrender or outrage. Jesus is alive. Let´s act like it. Let´s follow him onward to the future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George W. Sarris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/001509/bk_hove_001509_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She is a single, twentysomething, gun-loving, Christian, Republican writer and blogger, the daughter of a senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee. He is a married, 40-year-old, gun-fearing, atheist, Democrat comedian, the son of a lesbian former Social Security employee. Meghan McCain and Michael Ian Black barely know each other. But they are about to change the way politics is discussed in America. In the summer of 2011, McCain and Black embarked on a balls-out, cross-country tour. Along the way, they spoke to politicians, gun lovers, abortion-rights advocates and opponents, gay parents, flag burners, Muslims, poker players, Tea Partiers, Minutemen, veterans, teen moms, bikers, fast-food workers, and a hooker or two. They toured the White House. They fired semiautomatic weapons. They stopped and ate at every Olive Garden along the way. But mostly they talked to each other about their differences and their similarities. It´s Chelsea Handler meets Hunter S. Thompson in a political cannonball run across America. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Meghan McCain, Michael Ian Black. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003120/bk_rand_003120_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Byron Goines addresses the topic of undocumented immigrants through the utilization of U.S. history to point out the importance of congressional legislation concerning comprehensive immigration reform. This audiobook can be utilized as an effective training tool for debate with opponents of comprehensive immigration reform. All comprehensive immigration reform advocates should have this audiobook in their library, as United States history confirms there should be a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the United States today. Byron Goines addresses the topic of undocumented immigrants and comprehensive immigration reform in an informative, straightforward manner that is sure to enlighten all listeners. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Byron Goines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/029546/bk_acx0_029546_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All comprehensive immigration reform advocates should have this audiobook in their library. This audiobook can be utilized as an effective training tool for debate with opponents of comprehensive immigration reform. Byron Goines addresses the topic of undocumented immigrants and comprehensive immigration reform. Comprehensive immigration reform is a necessity and should be addressed by Congress immediately. Find out why undocumented immigrants should be given a path to citizenship. Find out how comprehensive immigration reform will benefit the United States of America. This audiobook is a must-listen for those searching for historical facts pertaining to immigration as related to comprehensive immigration reform that addresses undocumented immigrants. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Byron Goines. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014411/bk_acx0_014411_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The only biography of Thurgood Marshall to be endorsed by Marshall´s immediate family Thurgood Marshall was the most important American lawyer of the 20th century. He transformed the nation´s legal landscape by challenging the racial segregation that had relegated millions to second-class citizenship. He won 29 of 33 cases before the United States Supreme Court, was a federal appeals court judge, served as the US solicitor general, and, for 24 years, sat on the Supreme Court. Marshall is best known for achievements after he relocated to New York in 1936 to work for the NAACP. But Marshall´s personality, attitudes, priorities, and work habits had crystallized during earlier years in Maryland. Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice is the first close examination of the formative period in Marshall´s life. As author Larry S. Gibson shows, Thurgood Marshall was a fascinating man of contrasts. He fought for racial justice without becoming a racist. Simultaneously idealistic and pragmatic, Marshall was a passionate advocate, yet he maintained friendly relationships with his opponents. Young Thurgood reveals how Marshall´s distinctive traits were molded by events, people, and circumstances early in his life. Professor Gibson presents fresh information about Marshall´s family, youth, and education. Gibson describes Marshall´s key mentors, the special impact of his high school and college competitive debating, his struggles to establish a law practice during the Great Depression, and his first civil rights cases. The author sheds new light on the NAACP and its first lawsuits in the campaign that led to the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation decision. He also corrects some of the often-repeated stories about Marshall that are inaccurate. The only biography of Thurgood Marshall to be endorsed by Marshall´s immediate family, Young Thurgood is an exhaustively researched ... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vince Bailey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010070/bk_adbl_010070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous nation. Alan Taylor, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, gives us a different creation story in this magisterial history of the nation´s founding. Rising out of the continental rivalries of European empires and their native allies, Taylor´s Revolution builds like a ground fire overspreading Britain´s mainland colonies, fueled by local conditions, destructive, hard to quell. Conflict ignited on the frontier, where settlers clamored to push west into Indian lands against British restrictions, and in the seaboard cities, where commercial elites mobilized riots and boycotts to resist British tax policies. When war erupted, patriot crowds harassed loyalists and nonpartisans into compliance with their cause. Brutal guerrilla violence flared all along the frontier, from New York to the Carolinas, fed by internal divisions as well as the clash with Britain. Taylor skillfully draws France, Spain, and native powers into a comprehensive narrative of the war that delivers the major battles, generals, and common soldiers with insight and power. With discord smoldering in the fragile new nation through the 1780s, nationalist leaders such as James Madison and Alexander Hamilton sought to restrain unruly state democracies and consolidate power in a federal Constitution. Assuming the mantle of ´´we the people´´, the advocates of national power ratified the new frame of government. But their opponents prevailed in the presidency of Thomas Jefferson, whose vision of a Western ´´empire of liberty´´ aligned with the long-standing, expansive ambitions of frontier settlers. White settlement and black slavery spread west, setting the stage for a civil war that nearly destroyed the union created by the founders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Bramhall. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004762/bk_rand_004762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The DREAM Act, bipartisan legislation first introduced in Congress in 2001, would provide conditional residency for undocumented youth brought to the United States as children. It recognizes that undocumented youth have done nothing wrong and that they should be allowed to work, to go to school, and to travel. Congress has failed to pass the DREAM Act, and 14 states have filled the gap by implementing their own laws and policies that provide educational benefits to undocumented students. Right to DREAM makes a compelling argument for the DREAM Act and comprehensive immigration reform. William A. Schwab explores the key issues surrounding this legislation: What are the issues that divide? What do the proponents and opponents of the DREAM Act argue? Is there a middle ground? Is compromise possible? Schwab explains the legal issues surrounding the education of immigrant children, who immigrates and why, how four waves of immigration have shaped the nation, the effects of immigrants on the US economy and culture, and the process of becoming an American. He weaves personal stories of undocumented youth throughout the book and advocates for the economic, political, and social benefits of the DREAM Act that would bring undocumented youth out of the shadows and into the mainstream of society. The book is published by The University of Arkansas Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert J. Eckrich. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/048128/bk_acx0_048128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.