Intellectuals

Publisher : Harper Collins
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ISBN : 0061871478
Pages : 416 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (61 users)

Download or read book Intellectuals written by Paul Johnson and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2009-10-13 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Johnson revels in all the wicked things these great thinkers have done...great fun to read." — New York Times Book Review A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sartre, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillian Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tynan, and Noam Chomsky, among others, are revealed as intellectuals both brilliant and contradictory, magnetic and dangerous.

Intellectuals

Publisher : HarpPeren
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ISBN : 9780060916572
Pages : 385 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (916 users)

Download or read book Intellectuals written by Paul Johnson and published by HarpPeren. This book was released on 1990 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fascinating portrait of the minds that have shaped the modern world. In an intriguing series of case studies, Rousseau, Shelley, Marx, Ibsen, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Bertrand Russell, Brecht, Sarte, Edmund Wilson, Victor Gollancz, Lillan Hellman, Cyril Connolly, Norman Mailer, James Baldwin, Kenneth Tyan, Noam Chomsky, and others are revealed as intellectuals both brilliant and contradictory, magnetic and dangerous.

The End of the French Intellectual

Publisher : Verso Books
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ISBN : 1786635089
Pages : 303 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (786 users)

Download or read book The End of the French Intellectual written by Shlomo Sand and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2018-04-10 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Charting the decline of the French intellectual, from the Dreyfus Affair to Islamophobia The best-selling author of The Invention of the Jewish People, Shlomo Sand examines the troublesome figure of the French intellectual. Revered throughout the Francophile world, France’s tradition of public intellectual engagement stems from Voltaire and Zola and runs through Sartre and Foucault to the present day. The intellectual enjoys a status as the ethical lodestar of his nation’s life, but, as Sand shows, the recent history of these esteemed figures shows how often, and how profoundly, they have fallen short of the ideal. Sand examines Sartre and de Beauvoir’s unsettling accommodations during the Nazi occupation and then shows how Muslims have replaced Jews as the nation’s scapegoats for a new generation of public intellectuals, including Michel Houellebecq and Alain Finkielkraut. Possessing an intimate knowledge of the Parisian intellectual milieu, Sand laments the degradation of a literary elite, but questions the value of that class at the best of times. Drawing parallels between the Dreyfus Affair and Charlie Hebdo, while mixing reminiscence with analysis, Sand casts a characteristically candid and mordant gaze upon the intellectual scene of today.

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1621576159
Pages : 256 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (621 users)

Download or read book The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism written by Paul Kengor and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-10-02 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A brand-new installment of the beloved Politically Incorrect Guide series! The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism is a fearless critique of freedom's greatest ideological adversary, past and present.

Handbook of Research on Consumption, Media, and Popular Culture in the Global Age

Publisher : IGI Global
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ISBN : 1522584927
Pages : 454 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (522 users)

Download or read book Handbook of Research on Consumption, Media, and Popular Culture in the Global Age written by Ozgen, Ozlen and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2019-05-15 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The mass production and diversification of media have accelerated the development of popular culture. This has started a new trend in consumerism of desiring new consumption objects and devaluing those consumption objects once acquired, thus creating a constant demand for new items. Pop culture now canalizes consumerism both with advertising and the marketing of consumerist lifestyles, which are disseminated in the mass media. The Handbook of Research on Consumption, Media, and Popular Culture in the Global Age discusses interdisciplinary perspectives on media influence and consumer impacts in a globalizing world due to modern communication technology. Featuring research on topics such as consumer culture, communication ethics, and social media, this book is ideally designed for managers, marketers, researchers, academicians, and students.

Global Academe

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137014938
Pages : 214 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (137 users)

Download or read book Global Academe written by S. Nagy-Zekmi and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-01-30 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Addresses the representation of the economic, political, and cultural interrelations between agents involved in the process of intellectual activity. Analyzes the transformation in intellectual production and the changing role of academics themselves.

Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 3030034577
Pages : 670 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (3 users)

Download or read book Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research written by Michael B. Paulsen and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-04-02 with total page 670 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on a comprehensive set of central areas of study in higher education that encompasses the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. Each annual volume contains chapters on such diverse topics as research on college students and faculty, organization and administration, curriculum and instruction, policy, diversity issues, economics and finance, history and philosophy, community colleges, advances in research methodology and more. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world.

Practical Soldiers: Israel’s Military Thought and Its Formative Factors

Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 9004306862
Pages : 210 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (4 users)

Download or read book Practical Soldiers: Israel’s Military Thought and Its Formative Factors written by Avi Kober and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2015-11-16 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book offers a framework for the analysis of formative factors in military thought: an account of the Israel Defense Force’s state of intellectualism and modernity; and an analysis of the realist and non-realist factors that have shaped Israeli military thought.

Unimaginable

Publisher : Baker Books
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ISBN : 1493413805
Pages : 240 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (493 users)

Download or read book Unimaginable written by Jeremiah J. Johnston and published by Baker Books. This book was released on 2017-12-05 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Stirring Account of Christianity's Power for Good In a day when Christians are often attacked for their beliefs, professor and speaker Jeremiah Johnston offers an inspiring look at the positive influence of Christianity, both historically and today. In Unimaginable, you'll discover the far-reaching ways that Christianity is good for the world--and has been since the first century AD--including: · How the plights of women and children in society were forever changed by Jesus · Why democracy and our education and legal systems owe much to Christianity · How early believers demonstrated the inherent value of human life by caring for the sick, handicapped, and dying · How Christians today are extending God's kingdom through charities, social justice efforts, and other profound ways Like It's a Wonderful Life, the classic film that showed George Bailey how different Bedford Falls would be without his presence, Unimaginable guides readers through the halls of history to see how Jesus' teachings dramatically changed the world and continue to be the most powerful force for good today. This provocative and enlightening book is sure to encourage believers and challenge doubters.

How to Be a Superpower

Publisher : Verlag Barbara Budrich
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ISBN : 3866495293
Pages : 303 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (866 users)

Download or read book How to Be a Superpower written by Tobias Endler and published by Verlag Barbara Budrich. This book was released on 2012-09-17 with total page 303 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How to Be a Superpower focuses on the role and self-perception of public intellectuals in 21st-century America. Drawing on a series of interviews conducted with the most prominent ‘professional thinkers’ in the field of foreign policy since 9/11, from Noam Chomsky via Francis Fukuyama to Michael Walzer. With his fascinating interviews, Tobias Endler illustrates how intellectuals inspire, influence, and participate in the nation’s current public discourse and opinion-shaping process. This unique and insightful book explores the role and self-perception of 21st-century American intellectuals. Challenging the idea that intellectuals are becoming increasingly irrelevant, this book argues that they have managed to stake out a significant role in present society. Accelerated and intensified by the events of September 11, renowned experts in the field of foreign policy such as Zbigniew Brzezinski, Noam Chomsky, Francis Fukuyama, Anne-Marie Slaughter, and Michael Walzer have engaged in a vibrant public political debate on the global status of the United States – and very successfully so.

The Grand Jihad

Publisher : Encounter Books
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ISBN : 1594035814
Pages : 454 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (594 users)

Download or read book The Grand Jihad written by Andrew C McCarthy and published by Encounter Books. This book was released on 2012-01-17 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The real threat to the United States is not terrorism. The real threat is the sophisticated forces of Islamism, which have collaborated with the American Left not only to undermine U.S. national security, but to shred the fabric of American constitutional democracy—freedom and individual liberty. In The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America, bestselling author Andrew C. McCarthy provides a harrowing account of how the global Islamist movement’s jihad involves far more than terrorist attacks, and how it has found the ideal partner in President Barack Obama, whose Islamist sympathies run deep. McCarthy is the former federal prosecutor who convicted the notorious “Blind Sheikh” and other jihadists for waging a terrorist war that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In his national bestseller, Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter 2008), he explored government’s conscious avoidance of the terrorist threat, which made the nation vulnerable to mass-murder attacks. In The Grand Jihad, he exposes a more insidious peril: government’s active concealment of the Islamist ideology that unabashedly vows to “conquer America.” With the help of witting and unwitting accomplices in and out of government, Islamism doesn’t merely fuel terrorism but spawns America-hating Islamic enclaves in our midst and gradually foists Islam’s repressive law, sharia, on American life. The revolutionary doctrine has made common cause with an ascendant Left that also seeks radical transformation of our constitutional order. The prognosis for liberty could not be more dire.

PHILOSOPHICAL INTERPRETATIONS IN LITERATURE

Publisher : Ashok Yakkaldevi
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ISBN : 1435775406
Pages : 248 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (435 users)

Download or read book PHILOSOPHICAL INTERPRETATIONS IN LITERATURE written by Dr. Sankhang Basumatary and published by Ashok Yakkaldevi. This book was released on 2022-04-28 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The main purpose of this book is to analyse the philosophical ideas employed by Jean-Paul Sartre in his philosophical fiction titled Nausea (1938). Sartre tries to convey some of his philosophical concerns through this novel. Although the philosophical ideas are conveyed in the novel these are not as vivid as could be in a philosophical texts (The Transcendence of the Ego 1936, Being and Nothingness 1943). The significance of this work, however, lies not on understanding the philosophical concerns in isolation, but in employing the same in the form of a literary work and certain literary technique in pseudonymous plays or names. Sartre engages with pseudonymous play of protagonist and many other characters in his semi-autobiographical novel Nausea as he also says by himself in his later publication of autobiographical work The Words (1946) and first undated sheets of the novel Nausea where he laments his constant confrontation with difficult situations of lived experience.

Erasmus

Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030798607
Pages : 116 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (3 users)

Download or read book Erasmus written by Nathan Ron and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-07-27 with total page 116 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a sequel to Nathan Ron's Erasmus and the “Other.” Should we consider Erasmus an involved or public intellectual alongside figures such as Machiavelli, Milton, Locke, Voltaire, and Montesquieu? Was Erasmus really an independent intellectual? In Ron's estimation, Erasmus did not fully live up to his professed principles of Christian peace. Despite the anti-war preaching so eminent in his writings, he made no stand against the warlike and expansionist foreign policies of specific European kings of his era, and even praised the glory won by Francis I on the battlefield of Marignano (1515). Furthermore, in the face of Henry VIII’s execution of his beloved Thomas More and John Fisher, and the atrocities committed by the Spanish against indigenous peoples in the New World, Erasmus preferred self-censorship to expressions of protest or criticism and did not step forward to reproach kings of their misdeeds or crimes.

Climate Change Baffles Brains

Publisher : Archway Publishing
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ISBN : 1480880973
Pages : 318 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (48 users)

Download or read book Climate Change Baffles Brains written by L. Rowand Archer and published by Archway Publishing. This book was released on 2019-09-04 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We have now sunk to a depth where the restatement of the obvious is the duty of intelligent men. George Orwell’s words are worth repeating as climate-warming alarmists promote doomsday scenarios that have no basis in science. L. Rowand Archer examines the lie of global warming—and the motivations for it—in this treatise that exposes the socialist agenda and fear mongering of the liberal left. Lost in the propaganda is the fact that man-made CO2 emissions have greened Earth, transforming some former desert regions into verdant oases of greenery, and contributing to record crop yields. Instead of demonizing CO2, we should be praising CO2 for helping to feed the world. Because weather is familiar to all, it seems that everyone has a theory about what causes climate change, and that makes it difficult to argue rationally about the real science behind climate change. This book is intended to provide a nontechnical understanding of climate skepticism as argued by over 300 knowledgeable authors in their fields who question the notion that humankind is the major influence of climate change. Get real answers to what is really happening in Climate Change Baffles Brains.

The Problem with Lincoln

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1684510686
Pages : 240 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (684 users)

Download or read book The Problem with Lincoln written by Thomas J. DiLorenzo and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2020-07-07 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Problem with Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was widely and deeply unpopular during his presidency. And for good reason. He overturned our original constitutional order, violated the rights of Americans both North and South, massively inflated the federal government, and plunged the nation into a wholly unnecessary war. Why? Not to free the slaves, as his hagiographers would have you believe, but out of personal ambition, greed for power, and, incidentally, to enrich the railroad interests that supported his political career. Court historians have turned King Lincoln into a secular saint, but what did Abraham Lincoln’s contemporaries know that has been forgotten or covered up? Bestselling author Thomas J. DiLorenzo debunks the pious myths to reveal the real Lincoln. In The Problem with Lincoln, you’ll learn: Why Lincoln was willing to accept a constitutional amendment guaranteeing slavery forever Why no American in 1861, Northerner or Southerner, believed that Lincoln had invaded the South to emancipate the slaves Why secession doesn’t fit the Constitution’s definition of treason—but Lincoln’s war on the South does Lincoln’s greatest failure: not ending slavery peacefully, as the rest of the world managed to do If you want the unvarnished truth about our sixteenth president, read The Problem with Lincoln.

The Cross and Reaganomics

Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN : 0739182226
Pages : 204 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (739 users)

Download or read book The Cross and Reaganomics written by Eric R. Crouse and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2013-05-16 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, Crouse offers important insights on why Reaganomics was a major reason conservative Christians supported Reagan at the polls. They embraced and tapped into the traditional American values of individual opportunity, personal responsibility, and human freedom—all themes they believed were front and center in Reaganomics.

Owning the Earth

Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 1408815745
Pages : 497 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (48 users)

Download or read book Owning the Earth written by Andro Linklater and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2014-01-01 with total page 497 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Barely two centuries ago, most of the world's productive land still belonged either communally to traditional societies or to the higher powers of monarch or church. But that pattern, and the ways of life that went with it, were consigned to history as a result of the most creative - and, at the same time, destructive - cultural force in the modern era: the idea of individual, exclusive ownership of land. This notion laid waste to traditional communal civilisations, displacing entire peoples from their homelands, and brought into being a unique concept of individual freedom and a distinct form of representative government and democratic institutions. Other great civilizations, in Russia, China, and the Islamic world, evolved very different structures of land ownership, and thus very different forms of government and social responsibility.The seventeenth-century English surveyor William Petty was the first man to recognise the connection between private property and free-market capitalism; the American radical Wolf Ladejinsky redistributed land in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea after the Second World War to make possible the emergence of Asian tiger economies. Through the eyes of these remarkable individuals and many more, including Chinese emperors and German peasants, Andro Linklater here presents the evolution of land ownership to offer a radically new view of mankind's place on the planet.