International attention has been drawn over the past few months to the activities of ISIS, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria. The entire world has been taken by surprise as they have witnessed the flagrant violation of all forms of human decency by these militants without their even considering the smallest fragment of human nature. It was only with impotent fury and despair that people across the globe could watch the brutal beheadings of innocent human beings by these radical Islamists. ISIS wants to bring the entire Middle East under their control, with Islamic Sharia law imposed everywhere. With this as their motive, they have been carrying out brutal attacks on their opposition. Simultaneously with their merciless and savage attacks and beheadings of their captives, they have made it a practice to release videos of every murder and every killing to the international media. Several hundred opponents have been executed by these ruthless and highly lethal terrorists. Some international journalists, aid workers, and the like have also been either beheaded by a knife or killed in a gruesome murder. This edition of Burning Reports will bring out the origin and growth of yet another terrorist organization (though they call themselves a state), namely ISIS, with roots in the volatile and petro-dollar-rich Middle East. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Claton Butcher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034752/bk_acx0_034752_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Although Roe v. Wade identified abortion as a constitutional right 45 years ago, it still bears stigma - a proverbial scarlet A. Millions of Americans have participated in or benefited from an abortion, but few want to reveal that they have done so. Approximately one in five pregnancies in the US ends in abortion. Why is something so common, which has been legal so long, still a source of shame and secrecy? Why is it so regularly debated by politicians and so seldom divulged from friend to friend? In public discussion, both proponents and opponents of abortion´s legality tend to focus on extraordinary cases. This tendency keeps the national debate polarized and contentious and keeps our focus on the cases that occur the least.Professor Katie Watson focuses instead on the cases that happen the most, which she calls ´´ordinary abortion´´. Scarlet A gives the reflective listener a more accurate impression of what the majority of American abortion practice really looks like. It explains how our silence around private experience has distorted public opinion, and how, including both ordinary abortion and abortion ethics, could make our public exchanges more fruitful. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Coleen Marlo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011964/bk_tant_011964_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book investigates the politics of transatlantic trade, specifically the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations. Using a novel approach, the authors analyze the rhetorical choices made by opponents and supporters of an agreement, and the logical behind their arguments. Opponents used emotive frames and strategically chosen issues to increase public opposition to the negotiations; supporters countered, but also accommodated, parts of opponents´ rhetoric in hopes of quelling discontent. The study also highlights the resulting changes to EU trade policy, thus contributing to the literatures on trade policy, politicization, and rhetorical analysis.
One battle is over, but there are many more to come. This book is an indispensable guide to fighting the opponents of the conservative restoration. It identifies who the adversaries are, as well as their methods, motivations, and agenda, including the particular issues with which they will try to advance their destructive goal - and it lays out a strategy to defeat all of it. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Patterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/001649/bk_drms_001649_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.
Whether it´s at home or at work, so much of our lives involves negotiating to get what we want. From negotiating a higher salary, to lowering costs from suppliers, to hammering out a new contract with a major customer, or even deciding where to go on vacation, the only way to consistently arrive at successful conclusions is to master the art of negotiation. Updated with completely new tactics and strategies, How to Become a Better Negotiator lets listeners in on the same high-level skills that experienced negotiators use. The book covers important topics such as listening, assertiveness, and how to deal with hostile opponents. In addition, the book now features new chapters on: preparation, including identifying issues and interests, and determining alternatives to a deal and reserve price the five basic steps of negotiation and ´´doing the deal´´ typical negotiating pitfalls and how to avoid them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Bond. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000451/bk_brll_000451_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Liberals take great pride in their supposed openmindedness. Yet when it comes to hot-button issues like radical Islam, global warming, and abortion, ´´openminded´´ liberals go to great lengths to discredit and suppress the ideas of their opponents. Breitbart senior editor Joel Pollak exposes the 19 key ideas that today´s liberals are desperate to suppress, revealing the blatant hypocrisy of leftwing leaders and pundits who preach tolerance but practice intolerance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McLain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/008955/bk_blak_008955_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How can we agree to disagree in today´s pluralistic society, one in which individuals and groups are becoming increasingly polarized by fierce convictions that are often at odds with the ideas of others? Civil Disagreement: Personal Integrity in a Pluralistic Society shows how we can cope with diversity and be appropriately open toward opponents even while staying true to our convictions. This accessible and useful guide discusses how our conversations and arguments can respect differences and maintain personal integrity and civility even while taking stances on disputed issues. The author examines an array of illustrative cases, such as debates over slavery, gay marriage, compulsory education for the Amish, and others, providing helpful insights on how to take firm stands without denigrating opponents. Civil Disagreement offers a concise yet comprehensive guide for students and scholars of philosophical or religious ethics, political or social philosophy, and political science, as well as general readers who are concerned about the polarization that often seems to paralyze national and international politics. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Armin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/025578/bk_acx0_025578_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here with wit and wisdom, Herb Cohen reveals his own conceptual canopy - a step-by-step approach for establishing and maintaining mutually satisfying long-term relationships. Emphasizing the importance of style (manner and means) over substance (terms and conditions), and by use of recognizable anecdotes and examples, you will learn how to transform an opponent into a genuine partner. Cohen covers the ´´nuts and bolts´´ of building optimal relationships: opening with commonality, saving zero-sum issues for last, obtaining reciprocity, gaining investment, and the necessary closing criteria. For more than three decades, Cohen has been a practicing negotiator, intimately involved with several highly publicized negotiating dramas, including the Iranian hostage crisis, the skyjacking of TWA Flight 847, and the Achille Lauro terrorist incident. He has served as adviser to two U.S. Presidents and acted as consultant to hundreds of corporations, entrepreneurs and government agencies. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Herb Cohen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/newm/000010/bk_newm_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tournament poker is a tough game to play but the rewards for success can be huge. Even regular online tournaments offer substantial prizes running to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Jonathan Little, a highly successful poker professional who has won over $4 million in tournament play in just four years, explains exactly how to succeed in this highly competitive field. Playing technically sound poker is crucial but this is far from the only skill necessary. Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker, Volume 1 dealt with the fundamentals of play. Volume 2 builds on this base and examines the highly complex issue of how to handle the different stages of a tournament. At times the best strategy is to play loose, create problems for your opponent and thus keep accumulating chips. At other times an ultra-tight strategy will be the most profitable. Understanding when to ´´change gears´´ is a highly developed skill that requires a great deal of study and experience. Jonathan Little has that experience. Managing life as a professional poker player throws up a number of issues in itself and Jonathan calls upon his many years as a pro to address these. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Little. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046355/bk_acx0_046355_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.