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Love Poverty And War

Author : Christopher Hitchens
ISBN : 9780857899385
Genre : Literary Collections
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"I did not, I wish to state, become a journalist because there was no other 'profession' that would have me. I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information." Love, Poverty and War: Journeys and Essays showcases the Hitchens' rejection of consensus and clich, whether he's reporting from abroad in Indonesia, Kurdistan, Iraq, North Korea, or Cuba, or when his pen is targeted mercilessly at the likes of William Clinton, Mother Theresa ("a fanatic, a fundamentalist and a fraud"), the Dalai Lama, Noam Chomsky, Mel Gibson and Michael Bloomberg. Hitchens began the nineties as a "darling of the left" but has become more of an "unaffiliated radical" whose targets include those on the "left," who he accuses of "fudging" the issue of military intervention in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet, as Hitchens shows in his reportage, cultural and literary criticism, and opinion essays from the last decade, he has not jumped ship and joined the right but is faithful to the internationalist, contrarian and democratic ideals that have always informed his work.

Kalter Kaffee In Tiflis

Author : Dustin Dehez
ISBN : 9783641106072
Genre : Social Science
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Ein Mann unterwegs im Auftrag seines Landes. Seine Waffe: Selbstironie Dustin Dehez, Vortragsreisender für die deutsche Entwicklungshilfe, wird auf seinen Reisen in politische Krisenherde wie Georgien, Israel oder Pakistan die ganze Absurdität seines Anliegens bewusst – ihm dämmert: in diesen Ländern ist Frieden längst zur schlechten Idee verkommen und er wohl der Letzte, der daran etwas ändern könnte. Doch die Lösung ist oft näher und einfacher als gedacht, denn mit ein paar einfachen Regeln, wird jede noch so absurde Konferenz zum Erfolg. Etwa mit Hilfe eines Gläschens Hochprozentigem zur allgemeinen Lockerung – bloß wo bekommt man Alkohol her, wenn die Islamisten das Land fest in ihrer Hand haben, oder man aufgrund einer überdosierten Malariaprophylaxe ohnehin schon doppelt sieht? Wie verhält man sich, wenn der Diktator von jeder Häuserwand herunterlächelt? Und was kann man tun, wenn der nette Tischnachbar im teuren Lokal sich plötzlich als Waffenhändler entpuppt? Dustin Dehez zeigt uns die Welt, wie wir sie nicht aus der Tagesschau kennen. Und das ist oft furchtbar komisch, manchmal aber auch nur mit einer Prise gesundem schwarzem Humor – und einem gut geschüttelten Martini – zu ertragen.

The Collective Imagination

Author : Peter Murphy
ISBN : 9781317037835
Genre : Social Science
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The Collective Imagination explores the social foundations of the human imagination. In a lucid and wide-ranging discussion, Peter Murphy looks at the collective expression of the imagination in our economies, universities, cities, and political systems, providing a tour-de-force account of the power of the imagination to unite opposites and find similarities among things that we ordinarily think of as different. It is not only individuals who possess the power to imagine; societies do as well. A compelling journey through various peak moments of creation, this book examines the cities and nations, institutions and individuals who ply the paraphernalia of paradoxes and dialogues, wry dramaturgy and witty expression that set the act of creation in motion. Whilst exploring the manner in which, through the media of pattern, figure, and shape, and the miracles of metaphor, things come into being, Murphy recognises that creative periods never last: creative forms invariably tire; inventive centres inevitably fade. The Collective Imagination explores the contemporary dilemmas and historic pathos caused by this-as cities and societies, periods and generations slip behind in the race for economic and social discovery. Left bewildered and bothered, and struggling to catch up, they substitute empty bombast, faded glory, chronic dullness or stolid glumness for initiative, irony, and inventiveness. A comprehensive audit of the creativity claims of the post-modern age - that finds them badly wanting and looks to the future - The Collective Imagination will appeal to sociologists and philosophers concerned with cultural theory, cultural and media studies and aesthetics.

Christopher Hitchens And His Critics

Author : Simon Cottee
ISBN : 9780814716878
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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By any standard, the United States is the most violent nation in the industrialized world. To find comparable levels of interpersonal violence, one must look to nations in the midst of civil war. Most observers of modern American violence do not consider the historical roots of current levels of violence, preferring to criticize American liberalism, permissive child-rearing practices, and excessive greed and individualism as the sources of the problem. This collection of original essays examines the role of violence in America's past, exploring its history and development, from slave patrols in the Colonial South to gun ownership in the twentieth century. Contributors examine both individual acts, such as domestic violence, murder, dueling, frontier vigilantism, and rape, and group and state-led acts such as lynchings, slave uprisings, rifle clubs, legal sanctions of heterosexual aggression, and invasive medical experiments on women's bodies. Contributors include Jeff Adler, Bruce Baird, Robert Dykstra, Lee Chambers-Schiller, Philip J. Cook, Laura Edwards, Uche Egemonye, Nicole Etcheson, Evan Haefeli, Sally Hadden, Paula Hinton, Arthur L. Kellermann, Laura McCall, Kate Nickerson, Mary Odem, Craig Pascoe, John C. Pettegrew, Junius P. Rodriguez, and Andrea Tone, Christopher Waldrep.

Thomas Jefferson

Author : Christopher Hitchens
ISBN : 9780007213726
Genre : Presidents
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Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and also as a symbolic figure beyond it. Conflicted by power, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as Minister to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature. Predicting that slavery would shape the future of America's development, this professed proponent of emancipation continued to own human property. He negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with France, doubling the size of the nation, and authorized the Lewis and Clark expedition, opening up the American frontier. The Barbary War, a lesser-known chapter of his political career, led to the building of the U.S. Navy and the fortification of America's reputation regarding national defense. In the background is the fledgling nation's struggle for independence, formed in the crucible of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, and, in its shadow, the deformation of that struggle in the excesses of the French Revolution.

Nanny State

Author : David Harsanyi
ISBN : UCSC:32106017115491
Genre : Political Science
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Looks at the rise in intrusive legislation and social sanctions that are robbing Americans of their choices and freedoms and promoting a culture of victimhood as bureaucrats and social activists dictate what we eat, what we watch and read, and where we sm


Author : Douglas Murray
ISBN : UOM:39015064897500
Genre : Political Science
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Neo Conservatism: Why We Need It is a defense of the most controversial political philosophy of our era. Douglas Murray takes a fresh look at the movement that replaced Great-Society liberalism, helped Ronald Reagan bring down the Wall, and provided the intellectual rationale for the Bush administration's War on Terror. While others are blaming it for foreign policy failures and, more extremely, attacking it as a Jewish cabal, Murray argues that the West needs Neo-conservatism more than ever. In addition to explaining what Neo conservatism is and where it came from, he argues that this American-born response to the failed policies of the 1960s is the best approach to foreign affairs not only for the United States but also for Britain and the West as well.


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ISBN : UOM:39015062079994
Genre : American poetry
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ISBN : UOM:39015064843611
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Christopher Hitchens Ber Thomas Paine Die Rechte Des Menschen

Author : Christopher Hitchens
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