This is Evenson Dufour´s call for a more comprehensible, less confusing, and more honest politics. In this audiobook, he gives advice and proposes new, fresh ways of seeing changes that are happening in society. He is so proud to be the father of his American son, whom he loves very much. In fact, Evenson seems ready to teach his son the greatness of this nation in this book.Evenson is a great thinker.This clear and easy-to-listen audio moves on to explore new, innovative directions in the political field in the United States. He thinks America is at the best phase of politics, which he calls inclusive politics, or classic democracy.The beauty of politics is characterized by the dynamics of the political environment that never stops evolving anywhere in the world.I´ve been listening to 1290 AM WJNO for two years, and I like to pay attention to Rush Limbaugh for many reasons. First, I like his personality, even though I disagree with many of his ideas. Second, I strongly believe that he loves this country, which is my son Benecdael´s country too. Third, he is funny and serious about his ideology. Furthermore, I love people no matter what their race, their ideology, and their faith are. Moreover, I think that he is a courageous man. Finally, he has an incredible impact on his fans, although I disagree with him in many things.According to Rush, things are falling apart in the White House because they are working on so many things at one time.I think that working on so many things at one time, if based on a well-organized plan, will not fail. I base this on the fact that Obama took the Oval Office at a time when so many things were going wrong. For example, the economic downturn, job losses, high gas prices, two wars.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katrina Joyner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/139523/bk_acx0_139523_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.
In financial straits and on a sure path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton thought her stay at the remote, ramshackle Arcane House, far from society´s prying eyes, would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. She was there to photograph the relics and artifacts collected by a highly secretive organization, founded two centuries earlier by an eccentric alchemist. And the alchemist´s descendant - her employer, Mr. Gabriel Jones - had the eyes of a sorcerer.... After a night to remember, Venetia is prepared to cherish the memories of her romantic encounter and move on, but she is shattered when, shortly after their night together, she reads of Jones´s death in the papers. As a private tribute to her one-time lover, she adopts the name ´´Mrs. Jones´´ and the guise of a respectable widow, and embarks on a new career as a fashionable photographer in London, where her unique ability to ´´see´´ beyond her subjects and capture that quality in her photography makes her photographs highly prized. But her romantic whim causes unexpected trouble. For one thing, Mr. Jones is about to stride, living and breathing, back into her life. And the bonds that tie them together include more than just the memory of passion; Venetia´s special ´´double vision´´ has caught the attention of someone Mr. Jones is tracking - someone who will go to any lengths, even murder, to possess an ancient, extraordinary secret that has been lost for centuries. Someone who believes that as the ´´wife´´ of Mr. Jones, Venetia is the key. Now, as she introduces Gabriel about town as her miraculously back-from-the-dead ´´husband,´´ Venetia must join him in a perilous quest to track down a dangerous opponent who manages to stay one step ahead. As they explore the darker, wilder underbelly of the modern, scientific Victorian world, they must see through society´s illusions - or this time, Gabriel Jones may not be coming from the dead, and neither may Mrs. Jo... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anne Flosnik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/000551/bk_brll_000551_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
How did a disheveled, intellectually combative gay Jew with a thick New Jersey-Massachusetts accent become one of the most effective politicians of his time? In this candid and witty political memoir, Barney Frank relates his journey from the outskirts of New York City to Boston´s City Hall and the Massachusetts legislature, and then to the US Congress, where he played a vital role in the struggle for personal freedom and economic fairness over four decades. With his trademark directness and insight, Frank explores the emotional toll of living in the closet and how he became the first member of Congress to disclose his homosexuality voluntarily. And he chronicles his lifelong struggle against inequality, which culminated in cowriting the most significant Wall Street regulations since the Great Depression. He also demonstrates how he used his rhetorical skills to expose his opponents´s hypocrisies and delusions and details the endless favors, grudges, and fears that compose a legislator´s career. From the Clinton impeachment to the economic meltdown of 2008 to the repeal of ´´Don´t Ask, Don´t Tell´´, Frank´s words and deeds mattered, and Frank shows why. Here is a guide to how political change really happens, composed by a master of the art, and a testament to how Democrats, if they reject purism and passivity, can rebuild trust in an active government. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barney Frank. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001901/bk_aren_001901_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the best-selling author of the Supervillainy Saga comes the sequel to Agent G: Infiltrator.Agent G has left the service of the International Refugee Society, the world´s biggest provider of murder for hire, in order to work for the US government. Unfortunately, they are sending him after his former employers, and they know him as well as he knows them. The clock is ticking, though, until the Society´s remaining leadership starts eliminating their opponents and attempts to seize control of the presidency. A traitor is also providing them with all the information they need to survive until their puppet is in power. Will G and his allies survive the purge? Sometimes it doesn´t pay to be a cyborg spy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130686/bk_acx0_130686_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We seem to have forgotten how to argue about important things without descending into tribalism, insults and generally thinking the worst of our opponents. This is no good. We´ll never get out of the bitter divisions cleaving society if we don´t learn to disagree fruitfully. In this series, Timandra Harkness explores the best ways to disagree with other people - constructively.She examines how clashes of interests, competing moral visions, factual disputes, arguments about strategies and even different personal preferences over which film to watch at the cinema can all be managed better.With the help of a trade union negotiator, an expert on neighbour disputes, and scientists, Timandra examines how best to deal with competing points of view and - when it comes to personal preferences - asks why we try so hard to find reasons for what we want to do or believe. And she has a disagreement over the merits of disagreement. Produced by Martin Rosenbaum. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Timandra Harkness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/003907/bk_rhuk_003907_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
London 1925: after a grisly discovery in a ladies´ rooming house, ex-boxer Harry Stubbs finds himself on a mission that takes him from the lowest dives to high society, searching for occult mysteries buried in the Horniman Musem, wrestling with enigmas - and bare-knuckle battling with deadly opponents. An insidious alien is at large, the time to stop it is running out - and that may not even be the worst of Harry´s problems. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gethyn Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/094875/bk_acx0_094875_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tyrants of the Underdark is a territory control game with a deck-building element.Each player leads a house of Drow in a section of the Underdark below the Sword Coast. The Drow house is represented by a deck of cards, with each card being a minion in that player´s deck. Each minion belongs to one of five aspects of Drow society, and those aspects correspond to different strategies in the game, e.g., malice minions excel at assassinating opponents´ troops, while ambition minions are best at recruiting additional minions and promoting minions to your inner circle´´, which is a special zone that increases their value at the end of the game.When you set up the game, you create an 80-card deck by shuffling two 40-card half-decks together, with the half-decks being Drow, Dragons, Demons, and Elemental Evil.A central marketplace has new minions that can be recruited through influence, one of two resources in the game, purchased cards are placed in your discard pile, then shuffled together with other cards in your deck when needed. The other resource is power, which allows you to place troops on the game board, expand your forces across the map of the Underdark, manipulate happenings in the city, and assassinate enemy troops.Players gain points by controlling sites, recruiting valuable minions, promoting minions to your inner circle, and assassinating troops, and whoever ends the game with the most points wins.´´
In defiance of society´s strictures, Lady Olivia is determined to share her fascination with fencing with other ladies and enjoy the thrill of facing an opponent like the dashing Lord Milbourn. Ignoring convention comes at a cost, however. If she wants to start a fencing academy for ladies, then her family insists that she agree to a betrothal to the wealthy, but conventional, Lord Saunders. Despite her secret longing for Lord Milbourn and their shared passion for fencing, she reluctantly agrees. Then tragedy strikes. The day before her school opens, Lady Olivia discovers a dead body in her office, adorned with a marble cherub resting upon his shoulder. Horrified, she turns away to find she has left a trail of footprints through his blood, blood so fresh that it is still sticky. Scandal erupts, and her detestable fiancé demands that she close the academy. She stubbornly refuses and turns to the dangerously handsome fencing master, Lord Milbourn, for help. While the master fencer´s past holds dark and perhaps deadly secrets, her heart yearns to trust him. Torn between her growing love for the attractive and enigmatic Lord Milbourn and her promise to Lord Saunders, Lady Olivia is determined to fight for her heart´s desire, whatever the cost. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ruth Urquhart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029304/bk_adbl_029304_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.