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Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport

Author : Arthur Blaustein
ISBN : 1510761985
Genre : Political Science
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With a new introduction addressing the era of Trump and the 2020 election, here is a comprehensive guide to civic participation and the best opportunities for volunteering. We are proud residents of the land of the free and the home of the brave, but how often do we actually get involved and do anything to make a difference? The lifeblood of democracy is civic engagement, and Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport teaches readers how to get in the game and help! Volunteers are needed in record numbers. Millions of Americans—middle class, working class, professionals, and business executives—have experienced the loss of a job, a home, or a business, a small farm failure, a personal bankruptcy, or a loss of pension or retirement income. And millions more are only a layoff, illness, divorce, or accident away from falling into poverty. Blaustein focuses on two critical questions: “How did we get into this mess?” and “What can be done to turn things around?” His answer to these interconnected questions is volunteering, community service, civic engagement, and citizen participation. Democracy Is Not a Spectator Sport is a comprehensive collection of more than two hundred community service opportunities and experiences. More than a simple resource guide, this unique handbook includes interviews, anecdotes, and commentary from the top people in nonprofit and service fields.

The People Speak

Author : Colin Firth
ISBN : 0857864483
Genre : History
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The People Speak tells the story of Britain through the voices of the visionaries, dissenters, rebels and everyday folk who took on the Establishment and stood up for what they believed in. Here are their stories, letters, speeches and songs, from the Peasants Revolt to the Suffragettes to the anti-war demonstrators of today. They are some of the most powerful words in our history. Compiled by the Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth, influential writer Anthony Arnove and the acclaimed historian David Horspool, The People Speak reminds us that democracy has never been a spectator sport.

The People Speak

Author : Colin Firth
ISBN : 9780857864475
Genre : History
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'The idea was simple. Take the most impassioned speeches about the fight for what is right and bring them to life for a new generation. The reason why it's so powerful is because it's about everything that matters to us: love and life, sex and death, justice and freedom. We've found some amazing speeches from the most unlikely places, British voices that have been ignored for centuries because history is a tale often told by the winners' COLIN FIRTH The People Speak tells the story of Britain through the voices of the visionaries, dissenters, rebels and everyday folk who took on the Establishment and stood up for what they believed in. Here are their stories, letters, speeches and songs, from the Peasants Revolt to the Suffragettes to the anti-war demonstrators of today. They are some of the most powerful words in our history. Compiled by the Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth, influential writer Anthony Arnove and the acclaimed historian David Horspool, The People Speak reminds us that democracy has never been a spectator sport.

It S Not What You Say It S How You Say It

Author : Joan Detz
ISBN : 9781466804210
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why do some speakers succeed while many bore their audiences and lose their listeners? Speaking coach Joan Detz has worked with top clients for more than 15 years and has the answers. In this useful and lively book she presents strategies and tips for speeches, sales presentations, brief remarks, job interviews, Q&A sessions, panels, and more -- every situation that requires something to say. Topics include: organizing your message * finding terrific research * using storytelling techniques * preparing the room * handling technical glitches * working with other speakers * measuring your effectiveness * making the most of your voice * mastering humor * using body language * conquering nervousness * building audience rapport * tapping the power of persuasion. Filled with checklists, tip sheets, self-evaluations, and practical advice on every page, this thorough and invaluable guide takes the mystery out of our most dreaded experience. This book will help you say it better-whether you're talking to one or one thousand.

If We Can Put A Man On The Moon

Author : William D. Eggers
ISBN : 9781422155127
Genre : Political Science
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The American people are frustrated with their government-dismayed by a series of high-profile failures (Iraq, Katrina, the financial meltdown) that seems to just keep getting longer. Yet our nation has a proud history of great achievements: victory in World War II, our national highway system, welfare reform, the moon landing. We need more successes like these to reclaim government's legacy of competence. In If We Can Put a Man on the Moon, William Eggers and John O'Leary explain how to do it. The key? Understand-and avoid-the common pitfalls that trip up public-sector leaders during the journey from idea to results. The authors identify pitfalls including: -The Partial Map Trap: Fumbling handoffs throughout project execution -The Tolstoy Syndrome: Seeing only the possibilities you want to see -Design-Free Design: Designing policies for passage through the legislature, not for implementation -The Overconfidence Trap: Creating unrealistic budgets and timelines -The Complacency Trap: Failing to recognize that a program needs change At a time of unprecedented challenges, this book, with its abundant examples and hands-on advice, is the essential guide to making our government work better. A must-read for every public official, this book will be of interest to anyone who cares about the future of democracy.

Life Skills For Young Adults

Author : Philip J. Cassidy
ISBN : 9781452527239
Genre : Self-Help
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Here is an opportunity for you, as a young adult to quickly learn how to deal with most aspects of life in the world outside your home and school environment. To the average adult, most of this information is 'common sense' and this is the information that adult role models want to give their children, but do not have the time in their busy lives to do so. As a young adult, THESE are the skills that you need to learn quickly in order to deal with life's hurdles. No one ever writes this information down for you until now. Even AFTER reading this book you WILL still make mistakes in your life, but hopefully you have learned enough from this book that they are only small mistakes, and not cost you too much time or money.

Contemplations From The Heart

Author : Grace Ji-Sun Kim
ISBN : 9781630872311
Genre : Religion
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How do we find God in a world where God often seems to be hidden? How do we love one another and seek social justice? This series of theological and spiritual reflections on family and community helps readers see spirituality in daily life, exploring current issues such as global warming, environment, racism, child rearing, and sexism in relation to the church to offer readers new insights and directions for living as faithful Christians. This book's brief, daily reflections on universal concerns give voice to what many people feel but struggle to articulate, bringing emotions to the surface to help readers apply theology in their everyday lives. The book's thirty entries make it ideal for a month of daily personal devotions or group study and discussion.

Shooting The Truth

Author : James McEnteer
ISBN : 0275987604
Genre : Performing Arts
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Explores the ability of political documentary films to address vital issues ignored or glossed over by our corporate-controlled, mass-mediated "free press," such as the truth about American electoral processes, the real effects of U.S. foreign policies and globalization, and other issues too often hidden from a poorly informed public.

Domestic Threats

Author : III Joseph Hayes
ISBN : 9780595239122
Genre : Political Science
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Every American man, woman and child has been taught that the Bill of Rights guarantees our freedom. But, such semantics repeated enough over two hundred years have left us blissfully ignorant to reality. The Bill of Rights is a blue print for freedom and two centuries after our founding it has become a symbol of that freedom. But there is no magic contained within that parchment. The magic is embodied in the American people, because we will only continue to enjoy our freedom as long as we are willing to fight for it. At some point or another in our history our government has violated virtually every right ever promised to the people in the Bill of Rights. Laws, executive orders, court rulings and brute force physical actions that were clearly unconstitutional have been perpetrated by all three branches of our government, sometimes collectively. And there is no indication that these assaults on our freedom are decreasing, even at this late date and time in our history. In the final analysis the greatest threats to our freedom will never come from some evil, foreign, mustachioed dictator. Rather they will come from some very well meaning patriotic Americans determined to save us from ourselves.

Political Education Manual

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059172118917278
Genre : Hispanic Americans
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