The World We're In

Author: Will Hutton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 074810982X

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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THE STATE WE'RE IN, Will Hutton's explosive analysis of British society, was the biggest selling politico-economic work since the Second World War. Now, as the world realigns itself in the wake of September 11, Hutton turns his attention to the global picture, and the ways in which the new world should be ordered. To understand the global economy, Hutton argues, one must first understand the United States where, over the past 30 years, the forces of conservatism have achieved such supremacy as to reduce liberalism to a term of abuse. The results have been dire: America is a weaker, fragmented society, and its economic strenths are oversold and misunderstood. But Britain and Europe are different: our attitudes towards property, equality, social solidarity and the public realm are strikingly distinct from Amerrica's current conservative leanings. Europe should not be afraid to stand up against the American version of globalisation, and champion the cause of a reinvigorated international society - taking over the mantle now abandoned by the US.

Knowledge and Skepticism

Author: Joseph Keim Campbell,Michael O'Rourke,Harry S. Silverstein

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262014084

Category: Philosophy

Page: 367

View: 8466

New essays by leading philosophers explore topics in epistemology, offering both contemporary philosophical analysis and historical perspectives.

This Is a Picture and Not the World

Movies and a Post-9/11 America

Author: Joseph Natoli

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791480488

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 291

View: 5471

Uses satirical parodies of screenplays and political blogs to reveal the cracks in our post-9/11 American psyche.

A Voyage round the World, in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV

Author: George Anson,Richard Walter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108074995

Category: History

Page: 590

View: 5046

This 1748 publication, edited by naval chaplain Richard Walter (1717-85), documents the extraordinary and lucrative circumnavigation accomplished by the British naval officer George Anson (1697-1762) in 1740-4. Despite the significant loss of crew, the expedition became famous for its capture of Spanish treasure.

Fool the World

The Oral History of a Band Called Pixies

Author: Josh Frank,Caryn Ganz

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429904437

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 4243

It's the 1980s and the rock landscape is littered with massive hair, synthesizers, and monster riffs, but there is an alternative being born in the sleepy East of America-we just don't know it yet. Before the Internet, MTV, and iPods provided far-off music fans with information and communities-and before Nirvana-kids across the world grew up in relative isolation, dependent on mix tapes and self-created art to slowly spread scenes and trends. It was under these conditions that four young musicians found one another in Boston, Massachusetts, and started a band called Pixies. During their initial seven-year career, Pixies would play some of Europe's most gigantic festivals, keep the press guessing, and cultivate a fervid international fan base hungry for more and more of their unique surf punk. The band worked fast, cranking out four albums at a breakneck pace, but ultimately pressures and personality clashes took their toll: Pixies broke up just as bands were singing their praises as the rock'n'roll innovators. For twelve years, a Pixies reunion seemed impossible, but a sudden announcement in 2004 proclaimed the unthinkable-Pixies were getting back together. Their extremely successful reunion tour finally gave the group something they'd always lacked in their homeland: proof that their bone-rattling music had left an indelible impact. Fool the World tells Pixies' story in the words of those who lived it, from the band members to studio owners, from A&R executives, producers, and visual artists who worked with them to admirers of their music, such as Bono, PJ Harvey, Beck, and Perry Farrell. With new cartoons by Trompe Le Monde illustrator Steven Appleby, Fool the World is a complete journey through the life, death, and rebirth of one of the most influential bands of all time.

The Sound of Silence

The Selected Teachings of Ajahn Sumedho

Author: Sumedho

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861719581

Category: Religion

Page: 376

View: 4790

The sound of silence is like a subtlety behind everything that you awaken to; you don't notice it if you're seeking the extremes. Yet as we start to become more poised, more present, fully receptive of all this moment has to offer, we start to experience it vividly and listening to it can draw us ever--deeper into the mysteries of now. Always skillful and good humored, Ajahn Sumedho's teachings defy boundaries. Anyone--from laypeople looking to deepen their grasp of the Buddha's message, to lifetime Buddhist monastics--will appreciate the author's sparkling insights into to such key Buddhist themes as awareness, consciousness, identity, relief from suffering, and mindfulness of the body. The Sound of Silence represents the best of Ajahn Sumedho's masterful work to help us all see each life with a new and sustaining clarity.

A Little History of the World

Author: E. H. Gombrich

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300132076

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9378

E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling history of the world for young readers tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the extent of human achievement, and the depth of its frailty. The product of a generous and humane sensibility, this timeless account makes intelligible the full span of human history. In forty concise chapters, Gombrich tells the story of man from the stone age to the atomic bomb. In between emerges a colorful picture of wars and conquests, grand works of art, and the spread and limitations of science. This is a text dominated not by dates and facts, but by the sweep of mankind’s experience across the centuries, a guide to humanity’s achievements and an acute witness to its frailties.

Holder of the World

A Novel

Author: Bharati Mukherjee

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0307792285

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7497

“An amazing literary feat and a masterpiece of storytelling. Once again, Bharati Mukherjee prove she is one of our foremost writers, with the literary muscles to weave both the future and the past into a tale that is singularly intelligent and provocative.”—Amy Tan This is the remarkable story of Hannah Easton, a unique woman born in the American colonies in 1670, “a person undreamed of in Puritan society.” Inquisitive, vital and awake to her own possibilities, Hannah travels to Mughal, India, with her husband, and English trader. There, she sets her own course, “translating" herself into the Salem Bibi, the white lover of a Hindu raja. It is also the story of Beigh Masters, born in New England in the mid-twentieth century, an “asset hunter” who stumbles on the scattered record of her distant relative's life while tracking a legendary diamond. As Beigh pieces together details of Hannah's journeys, she finds herself drawn into the most intimate and spellbinding fabric of that remote life, confirming her belief that with “sufficient passion and intelligence, we can decontrsuct the barriers of time and geography....”

Daniel De Foe's Voyage round the world

by a course never sailed before. To which is prefixed the life of the author, by William Shiells, Esq. In three volumes. ...

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Kicking at the Darkness

Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination

Author: Brian J. Walsh

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 1587432536

Category: Music

Page: 217

View: 6272

Bestselling author Brian Walsh engages with the theologically rich catalog of musician Bruce Cockburn in an effort to ignite a renewed Christian imagination.

The Byzantine Empire: A Society That Shaped the World

Author: Kelly Rodgers

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1433383683

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 7730

While the old Roman Empire of the west crumbled to ruin, the Byzantines grew strong and powerful, creating such cities as Constantinople. Under such leaders as Constantine and Justinian the Great, the Byzantine Empire flourished. Readers will discover how the Byzantines transformed Christianity, protected Europe from would-be invaders, and later carried the seeds of the Renaissance to Italy during their thousand-year reign. Through eye-catching images, engaging facts, and easy to read text, readers can learn all about the Edict of Mila, feudalism, Byzantine art, the Ottoman Empire, Kurds, as well as the Byzantine-established religion of Eastern Orthodoxy. A glossary and index are provided to give readers the tools they need to better understand the content.

The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life

Author: Lynne Twist

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393340310

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 9319

"An inspired, utterly fascinating book….A book for everyone who would like to make the world a better place."—Jane Goodall This unique and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money—earning it, spending it, and giving it away—can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity. Lynne Twist, a global activist and fundraiser, has raised more than $150 million for charitable causes. Through personal stories and practical advice, she demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity, guilt, and burden with experiences of sufficiency, freedom, and purpose. In this Nautilus Award-winning book, Twist shares from her own life, a journey illuminated by remarkable encounters with the richest and poorest, from the famous (Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama) to the anonymous but unforgettable heroes of everyday life.

The World We Created at Hamilton High

Author: Gerald Grant

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674962002

Category: Education

Page: 285

View: 2853

Looks at the history of an American high school, compares it with other public and private schools, and discusses the educational and social goals of public schools

The World We Used to Live in

Remembering the Powers of the Medicine Men

Author: Vine Deloria

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 9781555915643

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

View: 3218

Deloria looks at medicine men, their powers, and the Earth's relation to the cosmos.

The Oxford Handbook of Public Policy

Author: Robert E. Goodin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199269280

Category: Political Science

Page: 983

View: 2219

This is part of a ten volume set of reference books offering authoritative and engaging critical overviews of the state of political science. This work explores the business end of politics, where theory meets practice in the pursuit of public good

Them And Us

Changing Britain - Why We Need a Fair Society

Author: Will Hutton

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748115021

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2397

The suddenness and depth of the recession has raised questions about the workability of capitalism not seen since the 1930s. One of the constraints on recovery is the growing belief that if the old model did not work there is no new one on offer. This book sets out to provide one, arguing that reconstructing a bust financial system is not just a technical question. It cannot be done without a wholescale revision of the wider system and values on which it is based. And fairness must be placed at the heart of the new capitalism if our society is to recover its values. Will Hutton's new book musters brilliant, convincing arguments which will lend favour on both right and left. It is set to be a book which captures the mood of the moment in the same way that THE STATE WE'RE IN did.