The Temptation of Despair

Author: Werner Sollors

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674416325

Category: History

Page: 400

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In Germany the end of World War II calls forth images of obliterated cities, hungry refugees, and ghostly monuments to Nazi crimes. Drawing on diaries, photographs, essays, reports, fiction and film, Werner Sollors makes visceral the sorrow and anger, guilt and pride, despondency and resilience of a defeated people--and the paradoxes of occupation.
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The Morgenthau Plan

Soviet Influence on American Postwar Policy

Author: John Dietrich

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 1628940204

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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The Morgenthau Plan, the Allies' post-war policy that preceded the Marshall Plan, devastated what remained of Germany after the war was officially over. Was this economic idiocy OCo or intentional destruction of a surrendered country? The current work documents how the Morgenthau Plan was designed to completely destroy the German economy, enslave millions of her citizens, and exterminate as many as 20 million people. John Dietrich demonstrates this through countless documented quotes from official sources. What had changed by 1947, and why was the Morgenthau Plan finally rejected, swept under the carpet, and radically reversed? Where are today's professional historians and why is this stunning episode in US postwar policy minimized or ignored?"
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Repentance for the Holocaust

Lessons from Jewish Thought for Confronting the German Past

Author: C. K. Martin Chung

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501712527

Category: History

Page: 376

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In Repentance for the Holocaust, C. K. Martin Chung develops the biblical idea of "turning" (tshuvah) into a conceptual framework to analyze a particular area of contemporary German history, commonly referred to as Vergangenheitsbewältigung or "coming to terms with the past." Chung examines a selection of German responses to the Nazi past, their interaction with the victims’ responses, such as those from Jewish individuals, and their correspondence with biblical repentance. In demonstrating the victims’ influence on German responses, Chung asserts that the phenomenon of Vergangenheitsbewältigung can best be understood in a relational, rather than a national, paradigm. By establishing the conformity between those responses to past atrocities and the idea of "turning," Chung argues that the religious texts from the Old Testament encapsulating this idea (especially the Psalms of Repentance) are viable intellectual resources for dialogues among victims, perpetrators, bystanders, and their descendants in the discussion of guilt and responsibility, justice and reparation, remembrance and reconciliation. It is a great irony that after Nazi Germany sought to eliminate each and every single Jew within its reach, postwar Germans have depended on the Jewish device of repentance as a feasible way out of their unparalleled national catastrophe and unprecedented spiritual ruin.
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The Drunkard's Walk

How Randomness Rules Our Lives

Author: Leonard Mlodinow

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307275175

Category: Mathematics

Page: 252

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An irreverent look at how randomness influences our lives, and how our successes and failures are far more dependent on chance events than we recognize.
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Our Endangered Values

America's Moral Crisis

Author: Jimmy Carter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743284577

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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The former president shares his personal views on moral values as they relate to key issues today, evaluating the controversial and increasing intersection between religious and political arenas.
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America's Crisis of Values

Reality and Perception

Author: Wayne E. Baker

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400849624

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Is America bitterly divided? Has America lost its traditional values? Many politicians and religious leaders believe so, as do the majority of Americans, based on public opinion polls taken over the past several years. But is this crisis of values real? This book explores the moral terrain of America today, analyzing the widely held perception that the nation is in moral decline. It looks at the question from a variety of angles, examining traditional values, secular values, religious values, family values, economic values, and others. Using unique data from the World Values Surveys, the largest systematic attempt ever made to document attitudes, values, and beliefs around the world, this book systematically evaluates the perceived crisis of values by comparing America's values with those of over 60 other nations. The results are surprising. The evidence shows overwhelmingly that America has not lost its traditional values, that the nation compares favorably with most other societies, and that the culture war is largely a myth. The gap between reality and perception does not represent mass ignorance of the facts or an overblown moral panic, Baker contends. Rather, the widespread perception of a crisis of values is a real and legitimate interpretation of life in a society that is in the middle of a fundamental transformation and that contains growing cultural contradictions. Instead of posing a problem, the author argues, this crisis rhetoric serves the valuable social function of reminding us of what it means to be American. As such, it preserves the ideological foundation of the nation.
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Humanitas

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

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New Catholic World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Commonweal

Author: Michael Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Faith Under Fire

Author: Lewis John Collins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Autobiography

Page: 383

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Canon Collins is well known for his outspoken and provocative views. He has campaigned about most of the burning issues of the day. His controversial activities have been plain for all to see. In this book he describes and traces the growth of his beliefs. He writes for the agnostic and the humanist as well as for the Christian believer, grappling with many of the deep moral questions that face mankind today, and discussing fundamental questions of the contemporary relevance of Christianity. In describing his own work and experiences, he faces honestly both his failures and his successes.
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The Left Forum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Socialism

Page: N.A

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Still the Best Hope

Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph

Author: Dennis Prager

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062097814

Category: Political Science

Page: 464

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Conservative radio host and syndicated columnist Dennis Prager provides a bold, sweeping look at the future of civilization with Still the Best Hope, and offers a strong, cogent argument for why basic American values must triumph in a dangerously uncertain world. Humanity stands at a crossroads, and the only alternatives to the “American Trinity” of liberty, natural rights, and the melting-pot ideal of national unity are Islamic totalitarianism, European democratic socialism, capitalist dictatorship, or global chaos if we should fail. America is Still the Best Hope, as this eminently sensible, profoundly inspiring volume so powerfully proves.
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Thought

Author: Wilfrid Parsons,Francis Xavier Talbot,Gerald Groveland Walsh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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The Modern Quarterly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Socialism

Page: N.A

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Includes section "Comments and reviews."
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In Anger

British Culture in the Cold War, 1945-60

Author: Robert Hewison

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cold War

Page: 230

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Culture and Value

Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226904351

Category: Philosophy

Page: 181

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Selections from the notebooks of the distinguished philosopher discuss subjects such as music, religion, thinking, science, architecture, and civilization
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Report of the [national] Conference

Author: National Commission on Teacher Education and Professional Standards (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Teachers

Page: N.A

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The Liberation of the Camps

The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath

Author: Dan Stone

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300216033

Category: History

Page: 288

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Seventy years have passed since the tortured inmates of Hitler’s concentration and extermination camps were liberated. When the horror of the atrocities came fully to light, it was easy for others to imagine the joyful relief of freed prisoners. Yet for those who had survived the unimaginable, the experience of liberation was a slow, grueling journey back to life. In this unprecedented inquiry into the days, months, and years following the arrival of Allied forces at the Nazi camps, a foremost historian of the Holocaust draws on archival sources and especially on eyewitness testimonies to reveal the complex challenges liberated victims faced and the daunting tasks their liberators undertook to help them reclaim their shattered lives. Historian Dan Stone focuses on the survivors—their feelings of guilt, exhaustion, fear, shame for having survived, and devastating grief for lost family members; their immense medical problems; and their later demands to be released from Displaced Persons camps and resettled in countries of their own choosing. Stone also tracks the efforts of British, American, Canadian, and Russian liberators as they contended with survivors’ immediate needs, then grappled with longer-term issues that shaped the postwar world and ushered in the first chill of the Cold War years ahead.
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