Thomas Jefferson and Slavery - Was He Really an Opponent of the Institution?:1. Auflage Franziska Massner
Structuring Conflict in the Arab World:Incumbents, Opponents, and Institutions Ellen Lust-Okar
Structuring Conflict in the Arab World:Incumbents, Opponents, and Institutions Ellen Lust-Okar, Lust-Okar Ellen
This panoramic book tells the story of how revolutionary ideas from the Enlightenment about freedom, equality, evolution, and democracy have reverberated through modern history and shaped the world as we know it today. A testament to the enduring power of ideas, The Shape of the New offers unforgettable portraits of Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Charles Darwin, and Karl Marx - heirs of the Enlightenment who embodied its highest ideals about progress - and shows how their thoughts, over time and in the hands of their followers and opponents, transformed the very nature of our beliefs, institutions, economies, and politics. Yet these ideas also hold contradictions. They have been used in the service of brutal systems such as slavery and colonialism, been appropriated and twisted by monsters like Stalin and Hitler, and provoked reactions against the Enlightenment´s legacy by Islamic Salafists and the Christian Religious Right. The Shape of the New argues that it is impossible to understand the ideological and political conflicts of our own time without familiarizing ourselves with the history and internal tensions of these world-changing ideas. With passion and conviction, it exhorts us to recognize the central importance of these ideas as historical forces and pillars of the Western humanistic tradition. It makes the case that to read the works of the great thinkers is to gain invaluable insights into the ideas that have shaped how we think and what we believe. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen McLaughlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023565/bk_adbl_023565_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Few Imperial institutions command more fear than the Imperial Security Bureau. The man you pass on your way to work or the talkative woman in the cantina could be an informer. You cannot trust anyone, and in this atmosphere of stifling fear, few dare to speak of rebellion. Enforce the status quo and punish sedition in your games of Imperial Assault with the help of the ISB Infiltrators Villain Pack.This Villain Pack adds new materials to all of your campaigns and skirmish games with a new three-card Agenda set, new Command cards, additional Deployment cards, and brand-new missions for your campaigns and skirmishes. Prepare to put the fear of the Empire in your opponents!This figure pack includes two sculpted plastic figure depicting ISB Infiltrators ready for action.
In the two decades before the Civil War, free Americans engaged in history wars every bit as ferocious as those waged today over the proposed National History Standards or the commemoration at the Smithsonian Institution of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. In One Nation Divided by Slavery, author Michael F. Conlin investigates the different ways antebellum Americans celebrated civic holidays, read the Declaration of Independence, and commemorated Revolutionary War battles, revealing much about their contrasting views of American nationalism. While antebellum Americans agreed on many elements of national identity in particular that their republic was the special abode of liberty on earth, they disagreed on the role of slavery. The historic truths that many of the founders were slaveholders who had doubts about the morality of slavery, and that all 13 original states practiced slavery to some extent in 1776, offered plenty of ambiguity for Americans to remember selectively. Fire-Eaters defended Jefferson, Washington, and other leading patriots as paternalistic slaveholders, if not positive good apologists for the institution, who founded a slaveholding republic. In contrast, abolitionists cited the same slaveholders as opponents of bondage, who took steps to end slavery and establish a free republic. Moderates in the North and the South took solace in the fact that the North had managed to end slavery in its own way through gradual emancipation while allowing the South to continue to practice slavery. They believed that the founders had established a nation that balanced free and slave labor. Because the American Revolution and the American Civil War were pivotal and crucial elements in shaping the United States, the intertwined themes in One Nation Divided By Slavery provide a new lens through which to view American history and national identity. The book is published by The Kent State University Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James K. White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072121/bk_acx0_072121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A quarter century after the fall of the Soviet Union, Russia once again looms large over world affairs, from Ukraine to Syria to the 2016 U.S. election. Yet how power works in present-day Russia--how Vladimir Putin came to power and maintains his rule--remains opaque and often misunderstood. In The Putin System, Grigory Yavlinsky, a Russian economist and opposition leader, explains his country´s politics from a unique perspective, voicing a Russian liberal critique of the post-Soviet system that is vital for the West to hear. Combining the firsthand experience of a practicing politician with academic expertise, Yavlinsky gives unparalleled insights into the sources of Putin´s power and what might be next. He argues that Russia´s dysfunction is neither the outcome of one man´s iron-fisted rule nor a deviation from the supposedly natural development of Western-style political institutions. Instead, Russia´s peripheral position in the global economy has fundamentally shaped the regime´s domestic and foreign policy, nourishing authoritarianism while undermining its opponents.
An eye-opening look at the influential Supreme Court justice who disrupted American jurisprudence in order to delegitimize opponents and establish a conservative legal order Engaging but caustic and openly ideological, Antonin Scalia was among the most influential justices ever to serve on the United States Supreme Court. In this fascinating new book, legal scholar Richard L. Hasen assesses Scalia´s complex legacy as a conservative legal thinker and disruptive public intellectual. The left saw Scalia as an unscrupulous foe who amplified his judicial role with scathing dissents and outrageous public comments. The right viewed him as a rare principled justice committed to neutral tools of constitutional and statutory interpretation. Hasen provides a more nuanced perspective, demonstrating how Scalia was crucial to reshaping jurisprudence on issues from abortion to gun rights to separation of powers. A jumble of contradictions, Scalia promised neutral tools to legitimize the Supreme Court, but his jurisprudence and confrontational style moved the Court to the right, alienated potential allies, and helped to delegitimize the institution he was trying to save. 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: Jesse Einstein. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/032555/bk_adbl_032555_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Stone Cold by David Baldacci is the third exhilarating thriller in the best-selling Camel Club series. Oliver Stone and the Camel Club are back in their most dangerous adventure yet - a war on two fronts. Casino king Jerry Bagger from The Collectors is hunting Annabelle Conroy, the beautiful woman who conned him out of millions. Stone and his colleagues Reuben, Milton and Caleb marshal all their resources to protect Annabelle. Yet all their skills may not be enough when a deadly new opponent rips off the veneer of Stone´s own mysterious past: Bagger´s menace pales next to newcomer Harry Finn´s lethality. Passing as a normal family man, Finn has already killed three men, with more targets to come. When Finn sets his bull´s-eye on Stone, his reason will be the greatest shock of all, causing listeners to reconsider their views of good and evil. As bodies and institutions topple, the story rockets towards a shattering finale that will leave the survivors of this explosive tale changed forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron McLarty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/macm/001231/bk_macm_001231_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Oliver Stone and the Camel Club are back in their most dangerous adventure yet, a war on two fronts. Casino king Jerry Bagger from The Collectors is hunting Annabelle Conroy, who conned him out of millions. Stone and his colleagues Reuben, Milton, and Caleb marshal all their resources to protect Annabelle. Yet all their skills may not be enough when a deadly new opponent rips off the veneer of Stone´s own mysterious past. Bagger´s menace pales next to newcomer Harry Finn´s lethality. Seeming a normal family man, Finn has already killed three men, with more targets to come. When Finn also sets his bull´s-eye on Stone, his reason why will be the greatest shock of all, making listeners reconsider their beliefs in good and evil. As bodies and institutions topple, the story rockets toward a shattering finale that will leave the survivors of this explosive tale changed forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron McLarty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/000082/bk_hach_000082_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.