A Righteous Smokescreen

A Righteous Smokescreen

Introduction -- The birth of UNESCO and the limits of postwar cultural reconstruction -- Airplanes, embassies, and educational exchange (or, the fruit of war junk) -- Passports, visas and the politics of international travel -- Press ...

Author: Sam Lebovic

Publisher:

ISBN: 0226816087

Category: History

Page: 272

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An examination of how the postwar United States twisted its ideal of "the free flow of information" into a one-side export of values and a tool with global consequences. When the dust settled after World War II, the United States stood as the world's unquestionably pre-eminent military and economic power. In the decades that followed, the country exerted its dominant force in less visible but equally powerful ways, too, spreading its trade protocols, its media, and--perhaps most importantly--its alleged values. In A Righteous Smokescreen, Sam Lebovic homes in on one of the most prominent, yet ethereal, of those professed values: the free flow of information. This trope was seen as capturing what was most liberal about America's self-declared leadership of the free world. But as Lebovic makes clear, even though diplomats and public figures trumpeted the importance of widespread cultural exchange, these transmissions flowed in only one direction: outward from the United States. Though other countries did try to promote their own cultural visions, Lebovic shows that the US moved to marginalize or block those visions outright, highlighting the shallowness of American commitments to multilateral institutions, the depth of its unstated devotion to cultural and economic supremacy, and its surprising hostility to importing foreign cultures. His book uncovers the unexpectedly profound global consequences buried in such ostensibly mundane matters as visa and passport policy, international educational funding, and land purchases for embassies. Even more crucially, A Righteous Smokescreen does nothing less than reveal that globalization was not the inevitable consequence of cultural convergence or the natural outcome of putatively free flows of information--it was always political to its core.
Categories: History

Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen

By the time she finished, she was breathing hard with righteous indignation. Raley hadn't moved a muscle during the diatribe. Now he withdrew his foot from the truck's cab and slowly advanced toward her.

Author: Sandra Brown

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848944336

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Number One New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown returns with another suspenseful thriller Five years ago a disastrous fire gutted the police headquarters. Seven people died in the flames but thanks to four brave men, most of those inside were rescued. The next day, and forever after, they would be known to the world as heroes. Now, one of them has called Britt Shelley, a hotshot newswoman, offering her the scoop of her career, and asks her to meet him. The next morning she wakes up naked in his bed to find him lying beside her - dead. She remembers nothing of the evening before but, to her horror,the police don't believe her. As the finger of blame points to her, she realises that she is the next intended victim . . . Praise for Sandra Brown 'Suspense that has teeth' Stephen King 'Lust, jealousy, and murder suffuse Brown's crisp thriller' Publishers Weekly 'An edge-of-the-seat thriller that's full of twists . . . Top stuff!' Star
Categories: Fiction

Long Walk to Enlightenment

Long Walk to Enlightenment

It was indeed a righteous war that his family was engaged in against felons and wrongdoers so his capitulation to doubt and ... Arjuna's self-righteousness was a smokescreen to shield the fact of his desire for safety and security and ...

Author: Thillayvel Naidoo

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434951717

Category: Philosophy

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Categories: Philosophy

Parliamentary Debates

Parliamentary Debates

We remember the righteous indignation the Not for the farmer . The Government was Prime Minister worked up when he was planning all the time to get the farmer addressing the farmers ' organization and the manæuvred into a position where ...

Author: New Zealand. Parliament. House of Representatives

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2890271

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Tokyo Notes and Anecdotes

Tokyo Notes and Anecdotes

But from what I've learned about Japanese humor, I knew her reaction was a kind of self—righteous smokescreen. When I first arrived in Japan, television producers were having no trou~ ble making fun of other cultures, and quite brazenly ...

Author: Bruce McCormack

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781552123201

Category: Travel

Page: 396

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Tokyo Notes & Anecdotes: Natsukashii is Bruce McCormack's story of living and working for ten years in tumultuous Tokyo, Japan. How he came to terms with it and with his "gaijin" (foreigner) self is informative, funny and poignant.
Categories: Travel

Post Backlash Feminism

Post Backlash Feminism

... and the strategy has proven tremendously successful in that it both underwrites and motivates conservative political action (that is, institutional misogyny.) Behind this righteous smokescreen of care for Afghani women, ...

Author: Kellie Bean

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786480210

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

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This work scrutinizes the prefix-based language of post-backlash feminism and calls for a reclamation of American feminist terminology. Questioning the merits of “Do–Me–feminism,” “Eco–feminism,” and “girlie,” among other isms, the author argues that the proliferation of so-called “prefix feminisms” has weakened the feminist movement by narrowing its focus into shallow interpretations of a broad social and political cause. The author assesses anti-feminist media coverage, particularly following the Reagan administration and the Clinton-Lewinski affair, and concludes that efforts to reclaim a pro-woman politic must begin with reclaiming pro-woman language.
Categories: Social Science

A Righteous Killer

A Righteous Killer

The mob fired their gas pellets into the asylum, gassing each floor with tear gas, creating a defensive smokescreen in and around the asylum. Somewhere inside on a middle floor, Paul, Maxwell, and Rick occupied a safe zone—a treatment ...

Author: Ellace James

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781546286721

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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Devoted father and husband Arthur Brown loses his wife and kids at the hands of a kingpin, Mr Sullivan, when his men invade Arthurs home in search of lost property. Unable to cope with his loss, Arthur buries himself alive, later emerging from his grave a vengeful soul hell-bent on justice.
Categories: Fiction

Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen

A self - righteous note crept into his voice . “ I want a good education . ” “ You can get an education on your own , son . Plenty of kids work their way through school . ” “ You know I can't make enough money to do it .

Author: Betsy Tice White

Publisher:

ISBN: 068738740X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 270

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Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen

The media would have a self - righteous field day on the morrow . The two men in the front seat obviously didn't understand . He repeated the command in Arabic . “ Get in , you fool . It's us , ” said the Arab driving ...

Author: Sandy London

Publisher: Fawcett

ISBN: 0449149013

Category: Fiction

Page: 282

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Taking a job at the Everest Training Equipment Corporation, Gillian Kelly, a former field hospital administrator, becomes caught in a dangerous power struggle between her magnetic new boss, Dominic Croft, and Everest's ruthless new president
Categories: Fiction

Why Election Is Not My Gospel

Why Election Is Not My Gospel

Calvinism doesn't really believe that Christ's righteousness imputed fully entitles all believing sinners to all ... to sound him like a “minister of righteousness” yet as but a smokescreen to cover its true intent and deadly nature.

Author: E. Manard

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595314805

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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Why Election Is Not My Gospel is a controversial diatribe that explores and answers these questions: Does the Gospel consist in a real and sincere promise by God to all without exception, or an invitation to the elect alone? Is there a clear distinction between God's desire (command) and God's intention (purpose)? Does God in any sense desire that Reprobates be saved? Is Election part of the Gospel, or necessary to be believed as the immediate object of justifying faith? And many more After years spent deceived in the circles of "Hyper-Calvinism," author E.D. Manard marks his public exodus from this spiritually fatal movement, and repudiates his former association with it, proving it as a departure from God's Gospel addressed to, and designed for, lost sinners. Mr. Manard takes on the editor of Outside The Camp Newsletter, Marc Carpenter, directly, and counters Carpenter's denial of the "free offer" of the Gospel, demonstrating that such denial is anti-historical, anti-biblical, and anti-evangelistic. Pulling no punches, Mr. Manard shows conclusively from God's Testimony which evangelistic message God's ministers are commissioned to preach to lost sinners exactly, and why "Election" is not it.
Categories: Religion

Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen

Cutshaw marveled that someone could be as sharp and street - smart as Tedesco was , yet remain so naive about situations like this one , never considering that the more righteous the cause , the more willingly leaders sacrifice ...

Author: Vincent Patrick

Publisher: Onyx Books

ISBN: 0451409116

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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CIA director Linwood Cutshaw is determined to capture a renegade doctor who has smuggled a deadly virus out of the Angolan jungle and threatens to unleash it on America if his demands are not satisfied
Categories: Fiction

The Righteous

The Righteous

This world of fey creatures had shown her time and again, even in her short visit, that it was a world of danger and malice, its beauty nothing more than a smokescreen for something far more sinister. Already in less than a single ...

Author: Renée Ahdieh

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529368390

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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'Vampires are back, and they're more seductive than ever' Bustle, on The Beautiful The much-anticipated third entry in New York Times bestselling author Renee Ahdieh's sumptuous and thrilling series, The Beautiful. Odette is facing the final death. The Court of the Lions have done everything they can to save her but have failed. A healer from the Sylvan Vale could help her, but only Arjun Desai, as a half fey, can cross the boundary between realms. Arjun despises the Sylvan Vale, and in return, it despises him. But knowing it could save Odette, he returns, leaving the mirrored tare between the two worlds open and setting the stage for both love and war. It's mere days until Pippa Montrose is to wed Phoebus Devereux and become a member of his well-heeled family, offering salvation to her own. But Celine is missing. Pippa has no idea where her best friend has gone, but she's certain it's in the company of Sébastien Saint Germain and that Arjun can lead her to them. With the help of Eloise, the daughter of a powerful sorceress, Pippa discovers Arjun's gateway and slips through in search of her friend. But what she discovers on the other side is a dangerous, duplicitous world full of mischief and magic she doesn't understand . . . New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns to enthrall readers with the third book in her seductive, atmospheric fantasy quartet.
Categories: Fiction

The Righteous Series

The Righteous Series

His black eyes dulled to a smokescreen gray. His pupils stood out stark against the whitewash of color. His eyes fluttered closed. She clutched his hand. “Hold on,” she whispered desperately. “Hold on. Just hold on. Help's coming.

Author: Meg Collett

Publisher: Meg Collett

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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Welcome to Righteous, Tennessee, where the threads holding back a shadow world are tattering and a vengeful creature lurks on the other side. Scarred and bent by life, Loey does not like to call attention to herself as she quietly tends to her coffeeshop. But when a mysterious stranger blows into town on the heels of a tornado and murder, Loey abandons her steady life to save her quaint town. Her search for the killer uncovers the magic beneath the town’s ancient superstitions—a magic Loey must quickly learn to keep Righteous’s threads knotted together, because something sinister is tearing its way free. And it is hungry. Fans of Southern paranormal suspense will love The Righteous Series. Delve into a world of mysticism, where lies run as thick as the accents and the superstitions are born of powerful mountain magic. Download the complete series now! This bundle contains: Bless Her Dead Heart Bless His Cursed Soul Bless Their Shallow Graves And an exclusive novella!
Categories: Fiction

Rites of the Righteous

Rites of the Righteous

“Brotherhood” as his former masters had touted the concept, amounted to little more than a smokescreen. Thin emotional camouflage meant to obscure their manipulations. A man would commit all sorts of atrocities for the sake of his ...

Author: Andrew Vaillencourt

Publisher: Andrew Vaillencourt

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

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Roland Tankowicz prefers to stay out of corporate wars; however, some battles just can’t be avoided. Racing back home after the encounter with the Prospectors, Roland and his team find themselves pulled off course when an old foe resurfaces to thwart their plan for a clean getaway. Things get worse when the chase leads them to Gethsemane. Dominated by a powerful religious order that is long on profit and short on salvation, the green and wealthy planet proves to be treacherous ground for those who don’t fit in. If the corporations battling for supremacy were not enough, competing factions from Gethsemane stalk the fixers as well. Some want what the corporations are fighting over, others want something altogether more unseemly. Roland and the crew find themselves at odds with secret police, knights in shining armor, and more than a few spies and assassins while navigating this strange collision of interplanetary politics and religion. What is clear is that Gethsemane is no place for ham-handed tactics or reckless brawling. The situation begs for discretion, subtlety, and sophistication. Unfortunately for everyone involved, Roland Tankowicz is on the job. He does not do subtlety and sophistication costs extra. Can Roland win a deadly game of hide-and-seek in the grimy underbelly of a garden paradise? What happens when faith collides with conviction in the mind of a madman? On Gethsemane, the real battle is fought only when one truly understands the-- RITES OF THE RIGHTEOUS
Categories: Fiction

Henry IV The Righteous King

Henry IV  The Righteous King

... that he broke the news to the king, as at least two other chronicles state.35 This might explain the second story, which seems to be a smokescreen to conceal the identity of Henry's informant. It is very possible that Henry did not ...

Author: Ian Mortimer

Publisher: Rosetta Books

ISBN: 9780795335433

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 462

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The real life story of the Plantagenet ruler, by “the most remarkable medieval historian of our time” (The Times, London). The talented, confident, and intelligent son of John of Gaunt, Henry IV started his reign as a popular and charismatic king after he dethroned the tyrannical and wildly unpopular Richard II. But six years into his reign, Henry had survived eight assassination and overthrow attempts. Having broken God’s law of primogeniture by overthrowing the man many people saw as the chosen king, Henry IV left himself vulnerable to challenges from powerful enemies about the validity of his reign. Even so, Henry managed to establish the new Lancastrian dynasty and a new rule of law—in highly turbulent times. In this book, noted historian Ian Mortimer, bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England and The Time Traveler’s Guide to Elizabethan England, goes beyond the legend portrayed in Shakespeare’s history play, and explores the political and social forces that transformed Henry IV from his nation’s savior to its scourge.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

How to Deal with Difficult Relationships

How to Deal with Difficult Relationships

Rather than searching his heart to pursue greater righteousness, Job raises a smoke screen and begins to accuse God of injustice: “Isay to God: Do not declare me guilty, but tell me what charges you have against me.

Author: June Hunt

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736942799

Category: Conflict management

Page: 432

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Every person is affected daily by countless relationships of one kind or another. Some are enjoyable and encouraging, while others drag us down and hurt us. What can we do to make the best of the difficult relationships and resolve the problems that arise in them? In How to Deal with Difficult Relationships, June Hunt looks at the characteristics and causes of problem relationships as well as the solutions that can bring hope, peace, and restoration. With wisdom and compassion she explores what Scripture says about the following key issues: codependency conflict resolution confrontation a critical spirit forgiveness manipulation This newest addition to June Hunt's popular Counseling Through the Bible Series maintains the exceptionally high standard of biblical and practical excellence that June is known for. Readers will find themselves powerfully encouraged as they seek the path toward harmony, better communication, and Christ-centered solutions in their problem relationships.
Categories: Conflict management

Smoke Screen

Smoke Screen

After everything he had done , she still couldn't bear to imagine Hamish caught in the midst of Kaka's righteous fury . She remembered her prayer to earth mother . Papa's justice had been brutal . “ We've got to get you to the hospital ...

Author: Emilie Richards

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN: 0373072619

Category: Fiction

Page: 251

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Categories: Fiction

Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems

Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems

"This ride—" "Is a smokescreen," Townsend said. "A dangerous smokescreen." "When you say 'dangerous'—" "How many times did ... So maybe I wasn't above using my—what's that called again—righteous indignation as a bit of a smokescreen.

Author: Kathleen Bacus

Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing

ISBN: 9781940371290

Category: Fiction

Page: 290

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What’s the hardest part of learning to ride a tandem? The pavement. It’s late July, and Tressa Jayne Turner’s summer is as sizzling as Ranger Rick Townsend! But is Tressa in love or lust with the hot ranger? There's not time to find out as Tressa’s boss at the Gazette, Stan Rodgers, wants his Ace Cub Reporter to cover TribRide—the state’s ginormous bicycle ride across the state—but not from the sidelines. This assignment is a little more…hands on. Hands on the handlebars, that is. Not only that, but Tressa’s ticket to ride in on a bicycle built for two! And at the tandem’s helm? Sleazy rival reporter Drew Van Vleet, aka, “the missing link.” Could things get any worse? You decide. Tressa’s parents are on the outs. Her sister is on the warpath. Van Vleet’s insisting on a Star Trek theme. And Tressa is the number one suspect in a series of SO-not-funny pranks targeting reality TV star Keelie Keller. Talk about strange new worlds! Tressa is about to go where no “Calamity” has gone before--and where the ultimate wedgie is bound to be the least of this uneasy rider’s worries! Hang on, folks. It’s gonna be a bumpy ride. (I am a Vulcan. I feel no pain.) Calamity Jayne Mysteries: Calamity Jayne – book #1 Calamity Jayne and the Fowl Play at the Fair – book #2 Calamity Jayne and the Haunted Homecoming – book #3 Calamity Jayne and the Campus Caper– book #4 Calamity Jayne in the Wild, Wild West– book #5 Calamity Jayne and the Hijinks on the High Seas– book #6 Calamity Jayne and the Trouble with Tandems– book #7 What critics are saying about the Calamity Jayne Mysteries: "Filled with dumb-blonde jokes, nonstop action and rapid-fire banter, this is a perfect read for chick-lit fans who enjoy a dash of mystery." ~ Publishers' Weekly "Fun and lighthearted with an interesting mystery, a light touch of romance and some fascinating characters." ~ RT Book Reviews "Throw in two parts Nancy Drew, one part Lucille Ball, add a dash of Stephanie Plum, shake it all up and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind amateur sleuth with a penchant for junk food and hot-pink snakeskin cowgirl boots. A word to the wise: if you’re prone to laughing out loud when reading funny books, try not to read Calamity Jayne when you’re sandwiched between two sleeping passengers on an airplane…sometimes we learn these things the hard way." ~ Chick Lit Cafe "Bacus provides lots of small-town fun with this lovable, fair-haired klutz and lively story, liberally salted with dumb-blond jokes." ~ Booklist *starred review*
Categories: Fiction

The Smoke Screen

The Smoke Screen

There is indeed some light at the end of this tunnel , which has been clogged for a long time with the suffocating elements of selfdelusion , self - righteousness and deception . Readers who find the first part of this book to be rough ...

Author: Charles Hoffman

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024222353

Category: Israel

Page: 360

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Categories: Israel

Hong Kong s Watershed

Hong Kong s Watershed

The Hong Kong communists obviously had to retreat under a smokescreen by claiming that the righteous indignation of the people had forced us to grant consular access to imprisoned rioters, and so on. There was in fact a deal under which ...

Author: Gary Ka-wai Cheung

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9789622090897

Category: History

Page: 272

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Hong Kong's Watershed: The 1967 Riots is the first English book that provides an account and critical analysis of the disturbances based on declassified files from the British government and recollection by key players during the events. The interviews with the participants, including Jack Cater, Liang Shangyuan, George Walden, Tsang Tak-sing, Tsang Yok-sing, and Hong Kong government officials, left irreplaceable records of oral history on the political upheaval. --The book analyses the causes and repercussions of the 1967 riots which are widely seen as a watershed of postwar history of Hong Kong. It depicts the prelude to the 1967 riots, including the Star Ferry riots in 1966, the leftist-instigated riots in Macau in 1966, and the major events leading to the disturbances, including the labour dispute at a plastic flower factory, the border conflict in Sha Tau Kok, bomb attacks and arson attacks on the office of British charge d'affaires in Beijing. --Gary Ka-wai Cheung has been a journalist since 1991. He worked as a reporter at Sing Tao Daily, Overseas Chinese Daily, Yazhou Zhoukan and South China Morning Post, covering fields ranging from politics, education and integration between Hong Kong and the mainland. He is currently an associate news editor at the South China Morning Post. --
Categories: History