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Author: Dale A. Dye
Publisher: Open Road Media
View: 9621In 1982 and 1983, American marines were stationed in Beirut with a vaguely defined mission to keep the peace. In 1982, a new Lebanese president, Bachir Gemayel, was elected, but he was assassinated by Moslem terrorists before he could take office. The terrorists relentlessly pressed their guerrilla war, forcing the marines to stay in “the Root” and to participate in an increasingly tense and dangerous mission. Written and now revised by a retired Marine Corps captain who served in Beirut, this brutal, fast-moving novel about the events that led to a massacre of the marines describes Moslem terrorists; Arabs wiling to lay down their lives to stop the fighting; tough Israeli soldiers who deride American peace efforts; wise-guy journalists; and—of course—the marines. Outrage is a fast-paced, authentic, and at times disturbing tribute to those marines who gave their lives in Beirut, even as it angrily condemns the events and policies that led to the deaths of so many brave men.
Author: Itamar Moses
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
View: 1692Drama Characters: 8 male, 2 female Unit Set In Ancient Greece, Socrates is accused of corrupting the young with his practice of questioning commonly held beliefs. In Renaissance Italy, a simple miller named Menocchio runs afoul of the Inquisition when he develops his own theory of the cosmos. In Nazi Germany, the playwright Bertolt Brecht is persecuted for work that challenges authority. And in present day New England, a graduate student finds himself in the center of a power struggle over the future of the University. An irreverent epic that spans thousands of years, Outrage explores the power of martyrdom, the power of theatre, and how the revolutionary of one era become the tyrant of the next.
Social Movements in the Internet Age
Author: Manuel Castells
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Political Science
View: 6881This book is an exploration of the new forms of social movements and protests that are erupting in the world today, from the Arab uprisings to the indignadas movement in Spain, and the Occupy Wall Street movement in the US. While these and similar social movements differ in many important ways, there is one thing they share in common: they are all interwoven inextricably with the creation of autonomous communication networks supported by the Internet and wireless communication. In this timely and important book, Manuel Castells – the leading scholar of our contemporary networked society – examines the social, cultural and political roots of these new social movements, studies their innovative forms of self-organization, assesses the precise role of technology in the dynamics of the movements, suggests the reasons for the support they have found in large segments of society, and probes their capacity to induce political change by influencing people’s minds. Based on original fieldwork by the author and his collaborators as well as secondary sources, this book provides a path-breaking analysis of the new forms of social movements, and offers an analytical template for advancing the debates triggered by them concerning the new forms of social change and political democracy in the global network society.
Author: Arnaldur Indridason
Publisher: Random House
View: 2526Reykjavik, Saturday night He offered her another margarita, and, as he returned from the bar, he carefully slid the pill into her glass. They were getting along fine, and he was sure she would give him no trouble... 48 hours later A young man is found dead in a pool of blood. There is no sign of a break-in at his flat. The victim is found wearing a woman's t-shirt, while a bottle of Rohypnol lies on the table nearby. Detective Elinborg, already struggling to juggle family life and the relentless demands of her job, is assigned the case. But with no immediate leads to the killer, can she piece together details of the victim's secret life and solve a brutal murder?
Author: R. Howells,A. Ritivoi,J. Schachter
View: 3607A study of controversy in the arts, and the extent to which such controversies are socially rather than just aesthetically conditioned. The collection pays special attention to the vested interests and the social dynamics involved, including class, religion, culture, and - above all - power.
Author: Robert K. Tanenbaum
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 9405When his wife discovers that his office has indicted an innocent man for murder, Attorney Butch Karp faces the most challenging case of his career to expose failing internal systems, confront the NYPD, and catch the real killer.
How Gay Activists and Liberal Judges are Trashing Democracy to Redefine Marriage
Author: Peter Sprigg
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
View: 1236Discusses the debate over same-sex marriages and traces the history of law relating to the subject.
Author: Levie Kanes
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House Ltd
View: 9158?The Holocaust was not only a horrible past, it is a threat for the future.? ?Historian Deborah Lipstadt A story of unbelievable heroism and survival, Outrage 2000 was inspired by the libel suit against historian Deborah Lipstadt in January 2000. This trial, covered worldwide for its shocking accusation, forced Lipstadt to prove, once and for all, that Hitler?s ovens and war machine did, in fact, consume millions of Jews during World War II. Levie Kanes was an infant during the Holocaust and spent World War II in the care of a gentile foster family in Veghel, Holland. Outrage 2000 is Kanes?s biography, as well as a documentation of the collaboration of Dutch state institutions, especially the role of the Dutch police, in carrying out Hitler?s plan. But we also learn of the extraordinary and selfless efforts of Father Theo Verhoeven and his network of assistants, who made sure that Kanes and hundreds of other Jewish children remained safe throughout the war. It is also the tragic tale of the fate of Kanes's father, Soli, and the torturous experiences of his mother, Caroline, who survived the experiments of the evil Dr. Josef Mengele in Auschwitz.Outrage 2000 is Levie Kanes?s contribution to preserving the truth and protecting it from manipulators. It is a tale that must be told.
How Illegal Immigration, the United Nations, Congressional Ripoffs, Student Loan Overcharges, Tobacco Companies, Trade Protection, and Drug Companies Are Ripping Us Off . . . and What to Do About It
Author: Dick Morris,Eileen McGann
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Political Science
View: 4308Half of all illegal immigrants came into this country legally—and we have no way of knowing they’re still here! Congressmen are putting their wives on their campaign payrolls—so that campaign contributions are really personal bribes! The ACLU won’t allow its own directors free speech. Liberals want to strip us of the tools to stop terrorism. The UN is a cover for massive corruption—and eighty countries, who pay 12 percent of the budget, are blocking reform. Drug companies pay off doctors to write scripts—whether we need them or not. Teachers unions block the firing of bad teachers—and battle against higher education standards! Katrina victims are being stiffed by their insurance companies! Special interests cost our consumers $45 billion—through trade quotas that save only a handful of jobs! Never heard of these abuses? You won’t in the mainstream media. That’s why Dick Morris and Eileen McGann wrote Outrage. Their proposals: Ban immigration from terrorist countries Ban Congress putting spouses on their payroll Ban lobbyists who are related to senators or congressmen Ban nicotine additives to cigarettes Ban trade quotas that drive up prices and save few jobs Ban drug company bribes to doctors Ban teachers unions’ work rules that stop education reform Ban insurance companies from backing out on Katrina coverage In Outrage, you’ll get the facts—and learn what we can do about them. You won’t read about these outrages anyplace else; too many people are working hard to cover them up. Get them here instead—and learn how to fight the special interests of the left and right.
An Anarchist Memoir of the Penal Colony
Author: Clement Duval,Michael Shreve,Marianne Enckell
Publisher: PM Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 9820A 19th-century French anarchist and criminal details his 14-year incarceration in, and eventual escape from, the penal colonies on Devil's Island. Reissue.
Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland
Author: Breandán Mac Suibhne
Publisher: Oxford University Press
View: 6254South-west Donegal, Ireland, June 1856. From the time that the blight first came on the potatoes in 1845, armed and masked men dubbed Molly Maguires had been raiding the houses of people deemed to be taking advantage of the rural poor. On some occasions, they represented themselves as 'Molly's Sons', sent by their mother, to carry out justice; on others, a man attired as a woman, introducing 'herself' as Molly Maguire, demanding redress for wrongs inflicted on her children. The raiders might stipulate the maximum price at which provisions were to be sold, warn against the eviction of tenants, or demand that an evicted family be reinstated to their holding. People who refused to meet their demands were often viciously beaten and, in some instances, killed — offences that the Constabulary classified as 'outrages'. Catholic clergymen regularly denounced the Mollies and in 1853, the district was proclaimed under the Crime and Outrage (Ireland) Act. Yet the 'outrages' continued. Then, in 1856, Patrick McGlynn, a young schoolmaster, suddenly turned informer on the Mollies, precipitating dozens of arrests. Here, a history of McGlynn's informing, backlit by episodes over the previous two decades, sheds light on that wave of outrage, its origins and outcomes, the meaning and the memory of it. More specifically, it illuminates the end of 'outrage' — the shifting objectives of those who engaged in it, and also how, after hunger faded and disease abated, tensions emerged in the Molly Maguires, when one element sought to curtail such activity, while another sought, unsuccessfully, to expand it. And in that contention, when the opportunities of post-Famine society were coming into view, one glimpses the end, or at least an ebbing, of outrage — in the everyday sense of moral indignation — at the fate of the rural poor. But, at heart, The End of Outrage is about contention among neighbours — a family that rose from the ashes of a mode of living, those consumed in the conflagration, and those who lost much but not all. Ultimately, the concern is how the poor themselves came to terms with their loss: how their own outrage at what had been done unto them and their forbears lost malignancy, and eventually ended. The author being a native of the small community that is the focus of The End of Outrage makes it an extraordinarily intimate and absorbing history.
Investigative Reporting and Agenda Building in America
Author: David L. Protess
Publisher: Guilford Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
View: 5250This book is the first systematic study of investigative reporting in the post-Watergate era. The authors examine the historical roots, contemporary nature, and societal impact of this controversial form of reporting, which they call "the journalism of outrage." Contrary to the conventional wisdom that depicts muckrakers and policymakers as antagonists, the authors show how investigative journalists often collaborate with public policymakers to set the agenda for reform. Based on a decade-long program of research--highlighted by case studies of the life courses of six media investigations and interviews with a national sample of over 800 investigative journalists--they develop a new theory about the agenda-building role of media in American society.
Author: David E. Purpel
Publisher: Peter Lang
View: 2667David E. Purpel is one of the most important theorists writing about education today. In this new collection of works, we are given intimate views of his perspectives on topics ranging from social justice and education to service learning. However, Purpel does far more than analyze issues. Beneath the polished surface of his writing lies a powerful, moral voice that engages readers and challenges them to question their basic assumptions about modern education and our society. His writing evokes a disturbingly emotional, as well as intellectual, response. To read these essays is to be brought into the same world of Kozol and Freire, but through a different door.
How to Bring Our Best When the World Is at Its Worst
Author: Ed Stetzer
View: 5869Are you tired of reading another news story about Christians supposedly acting at their worst? Today there are too many examples of those claiming to follow Christ being caustic, divisive, and irrational, contributing to dismissals of the Christian faith as hypocritical, self-interested, and politically co-opted. What has happened in our society? One short outrageous video, whether it is true or not, can trigger an avalanche of comments on social media. Welcome to the new age of outrage. In this groundbreaking book featuring new survey research of evangelicals and their relationship to the age of outrage, Ed Stetzer offers a constructive way forward. You won’t want to miss Ed’s insightful analysis of our chaotic age, his commonsensical understanding of the cultural currents, and his compelling challenge to Christians to live in a refreshingly different way.
How Thinking Like a Recovering Addict Can Heal the Country
Author: Glenn Beck
Publisher: Threshold Editions
Category: Political Science
View: 8055Glenn Beck—author of thirteen #1 New York Times bestsellers—issues a startling challenge to people on both sides of the aisle to give up our addiction to outrage. America is addicted to outrage, we’re at the height of a twenty-year bender, and we need an intervention. In Addicted to Outrage, New York Times bestselling author Glenn Beck addresses how America has become more and more divided—both politically and socially. Americans are now less accepting, less forgiving, and have lost faith in many of the country’s signature ideals, he says. We are quick to point a judgmental finger at the opposing party, are unwilling to doubt their own ideologies, and refuse to have any self-awareness whatsoever. Beck states that our current downward spiral will ultimately lead to the destruction of everything America has fought so hard to preserve. This is not simply a Republican problem. This is not simply a Democratic problem. This is everyone’s burden, and we need to think like recovering addicts and change. With a nod to a traditional twelve-step program, each chapter encourages self-reflection and growth and shows us the way to a more hopeful, happy future. Beck draws from his own life experiences and includes relevant examples for each step, from families who learned to forgive killers to remembering to believe in something greater than ourselves to understanding the importance of humility. Addicted to Outrage is a timely and necessary guide for how Americans, right and left, must change to survive.