Killing for Life

Killing for Life

Killing for Life is a powerful indictment of pro-life ideology as a coherent, mass-produced narrative that does not merely condone violence, but anticipates it as part of "God's plan."

Author: Carol Mason

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501724671

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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How can those who seek to protect the "right to life" defend assassination in the name of saving lives? Carol Mason investigates this seeming paradox by examining pro-life literature—both archival material and writings from the front lines of the conflict. Her analysis reveals the apocalyptic thread that is the ideological link between established anti-abortion organizations and the more shadowy pro-life terrorists who subject clinic workers to anthrax scares, bombs, and bullets. The portrayal of abortion as "America's Armageddon" began in the 1960s. In the 1970s, Mason says, Christian politics and the post-Vietnam paramilitary culture popularized the idea that legal abortion is a harbinger of apocalypse. By the 1990s, Mason asserts, even the movement's mainstream had taken up the call, narrating abortion as an apocalyptic battle between so-called Christian and anti-Christian forces. "Pro-life violence of the 1990s signaled a move away from protest and toward retribution," she writes. "Pro-life retribution is seen as a way to restore the order of God. In this light, the phenomenon of killing for 'life' is revealed not as an oxymoron, but as a logical consistency and a political manifestation of religious retribution." Mason's scrutiny of primary sources (direct mail, internal memoranda, personal letters, underground manuals, and pro-life films, magazines, and novels) draws attention to elements of pro-life millennialism. Killing for Life is a powerful indictment of pro-life ideology as a coherent, mass-produced narrative that does not merely condone violence, but anticipates it as part of "God's plan."
Categories: Social Science

Savages

Savages

Author: Dennison Berwick

Publisher: Dennison Berwick

ISBN: 0340578688

Category: Indians of South America

Page: 245

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Categories: Indians of South America

The Killing Zone My Life in the Vietnam War

The Killing Zone  My Life in the Vietnam War

The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home.

Author: Frederick Downs

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393076067

Category: History

Page: 272

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“The best damned book from the point of view of the infantrymen who fought there.”—Army Times Among the best books ever written about men in combat, The Killing Zone tells the story of the platoon of Delta One-six, capturing what it meant to face lethal danger, to follow orders, and to search for the conviction and then the hope that this war was worth the sacrifice. The book includes a new chapter on what happened to the platoon members when they came home.
Categories: History

The Ethics of Killing

The Ethics of Killing

Drawing on philosophical notions of personal identity and the immorality of killing, Jeff McMahan looks at various issues, including abortion, infanticide, the killing of animals, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.

Author: Jeff McMahan

Publisher: Oxford Ethics Series

ISBN: 0195169824

Category: Philosophy

Page: 540

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Drawing on philosophical notions of personal identity and the immorality of killing, Jeff McMahan looks at various issues, including abortion, infanticide, the killing of animals, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.
Categories: Philosophy

Real Life Dictionary of the Law

Real Life Dictionary of the Law

Author: Gerald N. Hill

Publisher: Stoddart

ISBN: UOM:49015002894484

Category: Law

Page: 479

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Defines some 3,000 legal phrases and concepts, and offers quotations from literature and from historical figures, for all levels of courtroom spectators and law aficionados. Appendices outline the structure of the US court system, and list major Supreme Court decisions, state bar associations, legal trivia, state laws on capital punishment, and the top 30 legal films. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Law

A Killing Life

A Killing Life

Author: Richard Robinson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0709035330

Category:

Page: 236

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ANATOMY OF A KILLING

ANATOMY OF A KILLING

Drawing on interviews with those most closely involved, as well as court files, police notes, military intelligence reports, IRA strategy papers, memoirs and government records, this is a unique perspective on the Troubles, and a revelatory ...

Author: IAN. COBAIN

Publisher:

ISBN: 1846276403

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Bibliography of Bioethics

Bibliography of Bioethics

Author: LeRoy Walters

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019169864

Category: Bioethics

Page:

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Bibliography of works which discuss the ethical aspects of: physician patient relationship, health care, contraception, abortion, population, reproductive technologies, genetic intervention, mental health therapies, human experimentation, artificial and transplated organs are tissues, death and dying, and international dimensions of biology and medicine.
Categories: Bioethics

The Morality of Killing

The Morality of Killing

Marvin Kohl, Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New, uses the tool of analysis and reasoning to cut through the prejudice that normally surrounds any discussion of the controversial subjects of abortion and euthanasia.

Author: Marvin Kohl

Publisher: Peter Owen Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015010129149

Category: Philosophy

Page: 112

View: 160

Marvin Kohl, Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New, uses the tool of analysis and reasoning to cut through the prejudice that normally surrounds any discussion of the controversial subjects of abortion and euthanasia.
Categories: Philosophy

Killing Me Softly

Killing Me Softly

Charles Fox has composed more than 100 motion picture and television scores, among them the themes of many iconic series, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Love, American Style, and Love Boat.

Author: Charles Fox

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810869918

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 293

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Charles Fox has composed more than 100 motion picture and television scores, among them the themes of many iconic series, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Love, American Style, and Love Boat. In this memoir, Fox recounts his development as a musician, describing the cornerstone events of his musical and personal life. He reflects on the highlights of his career, working with some of the greatest names in entertainment, film, television, and records, including Jim Croce, Barry Manilow, Lena Horne, and Fred Astaire.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Kill Your Self

Kill Your Self

No, this book doesn't advocate suicide - it teaches something that takes a lot more courage: that we are always enlightened, and must take responsibility for realizing our enlightenment.

Author: Dogo Barry Graham

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1466247584

Category: Religion

Page: 164

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No, this book doesn't advocate suicide - it teaches something that takes a lot more courage: that we are always enlightened, and must take responsibility for realizing our enlightenment. It invites us to meet life on its own terms, wherever we are, whoever we are, right now, killing our false sense of self by seeing through it to our true nature. This is Zen for real life, in the world of relationships, jobs, dirty dishes, teacups and toilets. Zen master Dogo Barry Graham eschews traditional institutions and dogmas and insists instead that we trust in ourselves. Zen is not a system of belief, or a theory about the meaning of life. It is beyond philosophy, beyond religion. It is the gateless gate to freedom from suffering. "You might as well take your socks off... because they'll be knocked off anyway by the writing of Dogo Barry Graham. Little diamonds of Zen blasted into your mushy brain to pry your eyelids open." - Tricycle: The Buddhist Review
Categories: Religion

The Killing in the Consulate

The Killing in the Consulate

Described by Donald Trump as the 'worst cover-up ever', this is the first comprehensive account of one of the most notorious and outrageous murder plots of our time.

Author: Jonathan Rugman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471184765

Category: True Crime

Page: 288

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‘Compulsory reading…fast-paced and brilliantly written’ Jeremy Bowen After Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi was filmed going in to the Saudi consulate in Turkey, he was never seen alive again. What happened next turned into a major international scandal, now finally pieced together by Channel 4's BAFTA award-winning Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman. Described by Donald Trump as the 'worst cover-up ever', this is the first comprehensive account of one of the most notorious and outrageous murder plots of our time. In The Killing in the Consulate, Rugman pieces together in minute-by-minute detail the events after Khashoggi entered the Saudi diplomatic building on 2 October 2018, expecting to receive the documentation that would enable him to marry Hatice Gengiz, patiently waiting for him outside. Little did they realise, he was entering a trap, as a 15-man Saudi hit squad had just flown in to the country and was waiting for him. Within minutes he had been viciously murdered and his body was quickly disposed of. The Saudis thought they would be able to get away with it all, and concocted a far-fetched story to cover it up. But what they didn't realise was that Turkey's President Erdogan's security and intelligence agencies had bugged the consulate, and captured the horrific events on tape. Based on confidential sources, dramatic new evidence and in-depth research across several countries, Rugman reveals the context behind the murder and attempted cover-up. He shows how a power struggle between Erdogan and Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, known as MBS, had such fatal results. The prince had seemed to promise a new and more open era for his country, while also investing vast sums in arms deals with the West. Inevitably other nations, including President Trump and the USA, were drawn into the affair, which created the biggest crisis in US-Saudi relations since 9/11. Skilfully, Rugman draws together all the strands to tell a gripping story of one man's tragedy that had global consequences.
Categories: True Crime

The Killing Consensus

The Killing Consensus

"This is a picture of policing in modern Brazil. Denyer Willis does not paint for us lovely, quiet nights with quiet stars, with Jobim-like bossa nova echoes. It’s not the playful joy of the beach at Ipanema.

Author: Graham Denyer Willis

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520285712

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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We hold many assumptions about police work—that it is the responsibility of the state, or that police officers are given the right to kill in the name of public safety or self-defense. But in The Killing Consensus, Graham Denyer Willis shows how in São Paulo, Brazil, killing and the arbitration of “normal” killing in the name of social order are actually conducted by two groups—the police and organized crime—both operating according to parallel logics of murder. Based on three years of ethnographic fieldwork, Willis's book traces how homicide detectives categorize two types of killing: the first resulting from “resistance” to police arrest (which is often broadly defined) and the second at the hands of a crime "family' known as the Primeiro Comando da Capital (PCC). Death at the hands of police happens regularly, while the PCC’s centralized control and strict moral code among criminals has also routinized killing, ironically making the city feel safer for most residents. In a fractured urban security environment, where killing mirrors patterns of inequitable urbanization and historical exclusion along class, gender, and racial lines, Denyer Willis's research finds that the city’s cyclical periods of peace and violence can best be understood through an unspoken but mutually observed consensus on the right to kill. This consensus hinges on common notions and street-level practices of who can die, where, how, and by whom, revealing an empirically distinct configuration of authority that Denyer Willis calls sovereignty by consensus.
Categories: Social Science

Killing Mr Rent a Kill

Killing Mr Rent a Kill

Exposing the double-crossings, brutal gangland wars and bloody reprisals of Sydney's dark underbelly, this is the true story of Mr Rent-A-Kill as it has never been told before.Duncan McNab is a former Sydney detective and private ...

Author: Duncan McNab

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1742611591

Category: Assassins

Page: 313

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The true story behind the life, crimes and disappearance of one of Australia's most notorious hitmen, Mr Rent-A-Kill.Christopher Dale Flannery received his first criminal conviction at the age of fourteen. Within twenty years, he would become one of the most feared criminals in Australia, believed to be responsible for up to a dozen murders, most of which he was never tried for. His crimes would create a worldwide media storm and his disappearance would go on to become criminal legend.This is the gripping biography of an underworld assassin who associated with some of Australia's most infamous felons and became dangerously close to many of the most powerful and corrupt police operating at the time. Exposing the double-crossings, brutal gangland wars and bloody reprisals of Sydney's dark underbelly, this is the true story of Mr Rent-A-Kill as it has never been told before.Duncan McNab is a former Sydney detective and private investigator turned journalist. His encounters with many of Flannery's associates bring a unique insider's perspective to one of the most intriguing unsolved cases of the last thirty years.
Categories: Assassins

Defining Human Life

Defining Human Life

killing one in order to save the other , many hold onto the notion that active killing is necessarily more immoral than passively allowing to die .

Author: Margery W. Shaw

Publisher: Health Administration Press

ISBN: UOM:39015004412030

Category: Law

Page: 358

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Papers were presented at a conference held March 11-13, 1982, in Houston, Tex., and sponsored by the American Society of Law & Medicine and the Institute for the Interprofessional Study of Health Law.
Categories: Law

Killing Our Oceans

Killing Our Oceans

Blends scientific and legal expertise to demonstrate the seriousness of an ongoing marine mass extinction of many of the most unique and least-understood creatures in the world--creatures which quite possibly might yield the greatest ...

Author: John C. Kunich

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275988783

Category: Science

Page: 245

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Blends scientific and legal expertise to demonstrate the seriousness of an ongoing marine mass extinction of many of the most unique and least-understood creatures in the world--creatures which quite possibly might yield the greatest medical, nutritional, and scientific breakthroughs in all of human history.
Categories: Science

My Life with Murderers

My Life with Murderers

Some of these men became David's friends; others would still love to kill him. My Life with Murderers tells the story of David's journey from idealistic prison governor to expert criminologist and professor.

Author: David Wilson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780751574128

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Killing Time

Killing Time

Author: Bruce Jackson

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037033888

Category: Prisoners

Page: 233

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Categories: Prisoners