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Freedom First

Author : Matthew Klan
ISBN : 9780730381679
Genre : Business & Economics
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True freedom is within your grasp with this powerful wealth creation strategy. Freedom First challenges you to rethink your ideas about how to become financially free. Drawing on historical financial insights as old as Confucius, as well as lessons gleaned from modern psychology and economics, this book explores a counterintuitive approach to wealth creation: if you want to become financially free, you need to become free first. Author Matthew Klan walked away from his professional career and the promise of financial security in the pursuit of freedom. Now a self-made millionaire, Klan reveals his two-part wealth-building principle, and shares stories of others who have harnessed the power of getting free first. This book will enable you to: Learn the counterintuitive financial insights of the rich Understand the traps of not being free: Dependence trap, Debt trap, Income trap Learn how to free yourself from what is holding you back Free up time and energy to unlock your full creative potential Adopt a growth mindset and go beyond the traditional ’passive income‘ approach Whether you’re a millennial or retiree, this book will teach you the wealth generation secrets of the rich and enable you to become financially free now.

Freedom S First Generation

Author : Robert Francis Engs
ISBN : UVA:X000143263
Genre : African Americans
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Freedom First

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ISBN : UOM:39015020185412
Genre : Indian periodicals (General)
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Visions Of Development In Central Asia

Author : Noor O’Neill Borbieva
ISBN : 9781498540162
Genre : History
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This book analyzes the anthropological concept of “culture” in the development sector of the Kyrgyz Republic. The author calls for a revitalization of the culture concept regarding diversity and social change in order to better inform broader debates about development and well-being.

Freedom S Embrace

Author : J. Melvin Woody
ISBN : 0271042532
Genre : Philosophy
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To be free is to escape all limitations and obstacles&—or so we think at first. But if we probe further, we discover that freedom embraces its own necessities, a set of conditions without which it could not exist. Freedom's Embrace explores these necessities of freedom. J. Melvin Woody surveys competing conceptions of freedom and traces debates about the nature and reality of freedom to confusions about knowledge, humanity, and nature that are rooted in some of the most fundamental assumptions of modern Western thought. The preemption of freedom as an exclusively human privilege with all nature relegated to mechanical necessity is a fatal error that renders both humanity and nature equally unintelligible. What distinguishes human beings from other animals is not freedom but the use of symbols, which vastly extends the range of available options and enables us to envision freedom as an ideal by which customary institutions and norms may be judged and transformed. By carefully surveying its necessary conditions and limitations, Woody reconciles the salient competing conceptions of freedom and weaves them together into a richer and broader theory that resolves old controversies and opens the way toward an ethics of freedom that can meet the challenges of relativism and nihilism that arise from recognizing the historicity and malleability of culture.

When Morning Comes

Author : Steve Gallon, III
ISBN : 9781598581775
Genre : Fiction
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When Morning Comes is an urban educational tale based upon the personal and professional experiences of Darryl Gilliam. A compelling, inspiring, and sometimes troubling account of Gilliam's experiences as a principal of an inner city high school - Westside Senior High, and as a boy growing up in Freedom First, the story takes place in the heart of one of the nation's most impoverished, socially fragmented, and potentially violent communities. For Gilliam and many young Black males growing up in Freedom First, life was more likely to get worse before it got better as many avoided spiraling into an existence that hovered somewhere above prison, at best, and death on the mean streets, at worst. Between it all, education--along with God's grace and mercy-- often proved to be the deciding factor. Freedom First is a community where people live and struggle with poverty and incessant danger created by street gangs and hustlers, prostitution, drug lords, drive-by shootings, murders, and suicides. Yet, it is a place in which a spirit of hope can enable its residents to rise above the countless ills and vices that threaten to undermine education and destroy an entire generation of poor and minority youth. Armed with his experiences growing up there, Gilliam is now charged with leading and inspiring a new generation of young people as the principal of the community's flagship high school--recognized as its last beacon of hope. When Morning Comes shares Gilliam's professional story and personal reflections on growing up in which a person's life eventually amounts to the choices they make. Having traveled a difficult and steep road full of tribulations--toward transformation and triumphs--Gallon, through the life of Gilliam, provides a reflective and powerful commentary on the current state of education in urban America. He also encourages educators to teach and inspire a new generation of youth about the possibilities of life and to embrace an education and maintain faith in God and in them--an embrace that ultimately began his own journey toward redemption and salvation. Gallon boldly tackles the challenges confronting urban education, as well as the myriad of social injustices of people who live daily on the margins of society including politics, poverty, and racism. Despite these challenges, the story provides many uplifting experiences and moments of sheer joy, optimism, and triumphs, and promotes education and community as the building blocks toward one's dreams and life's work. When Morning Comes is inspirational, powerful, and riveting all the way through. As a journey of truth, though entertaining, it is not an easy ride. Gallon, in a creative, intelligent, and gritty manner, provides an intricate look at a place that very few choose to go, and a discussion on issues that even fewer care to know or talk about. He also takes you deep inside the heart, mind, and realities of an urban school principal, as well as that of a man grappling with his own journey toward redemption and the dynamics surrounding the senseless and violent loss of life of many of his childhood friends. Gilliam's personal struggle and reflection occurs while serving witness to similar loss of lives among his students--which are too many to name-- in the same community nearly two decades later. When Morning Comes provides a much needed epiphany--one that is wrought with lessons on life and leadership, but most important, on the struggle, strength, and salvation existing in urban America.

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : HARVARD:32044116501727
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Hearings

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs
ISBN : UOM:39015012198530
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Atlantic Union Delegation

Author : United States. Congress. House. Foreign Affairs
ISBN : STANFORD:36105045298937
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Hearings Reports And Prints Of The House Committee On Foreign Affairs

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs (1789-1975)
ISBN : UCAL:B3605668
Genre : Legislative hearings
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Educating With Love And Without Compromise

Author : Ed. D. Gallon Iii
ISBN : 9781608445295
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Educating with Love and Without Compromise is the stirring, heart-wrenching tale of educating children in one of the most impoverished and crime-ridden communities in the nation. It is one educator's story of returning home to provide hope, education, and leadership to a school, a community, and children who far too many people and even the system itself had given up on. Faced with challenges ranging from children forgotten by society and neglected at home, to teachers and bureaucrats who question the investment of time and resources in certain schools and communities, Educating with Love and Without Compromise is the story of one man's struggle to prove that children can succeed in struggling schools and rise from troubled communities. This easy-to-read, enjoyable tale is sure to both inspire and empower everyone that cares about and loves children. Among immense poverty, incompetent and uncaring teachers, an apathetic system, and an ever expanding, deadly drug turf war, Darryl Gilliam has come back "home" to lead the education of over 1,000 elementary school students. Faced with these challenges, he is armed with two core beliefs about the education of children. First, they must always have expressions and examples of love in and around their lives. Second, that under no circumstances should educators and adults ever compromise high expectations when it comes to the learning and lives of their students. Armed with these two core beliefs, boundless energy, and a focused plan for educational change, Gilliam works to inspire the same sense of passion and commitment around those around him as he embarks on a personal and professional journey that will take him beyond the walls of the school. Educating with Love and Without Compromise is a heart-wrenching, uplifting tale that will bring its readers into the real, often unglamorous work of educating children who often sit on the margins of classrooms, schools, and society. Dr. Steve Gallon III is a native of Miami, Florida. A graduate of Florida A & M University, he holds a degree in English Education, as well as a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Florida International University. Dr. Gallon has risen through the administrative ranks as a public school educator serving as a teacher, assistant principal, elementary and senior high school principal, and central office administrator in Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the nation's 4th largest school district. He has also served as a Superintendent of Schools. At every level of his service as an educator, Dr. Gallon has improved student performance, accountability, and overall educational quality. In addition to his work in public education, he has also serves as an adjunct professor in the area of Educational Leadership at Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University.

Religious Freedom In Islam

Author : Daniel Philpott
ISBN : 9780190908201
Genre : Religion
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Since at least the attacks of September 11, 2001, one of the most pressing political questions of the age has been whether Islam is hostile to religious freedom. Daniel Philpott examines conditions on the ground in forty-seven Muslim-majority countries today and offers an honest, clear-eyed answer to this urgent question. It is not, however, a simple answer. From a satellite view, the Muslim world looks unfree. But, Philpott shows, the truth is much more complex. Some one-fourth of Muslim-majority countries are in fact religiously free. Of the other countries, about forty percent are governed not by Islamists but by a hostile secularism imported from the West, while the other sixty percent are Islamist. The picture that emerges is both honest and hopeful. Yes, most Muslim-majority countries are lacking in religious freedom. But, Philpott argues, the Islamic tradition carries within it "seeds of freedom," and he offers guidance for how to cultivate those seeds in order to expand religious freedom in the Muslim world and the world at large. It is an urgent project. Religious freedom promotes goods like democracy and the advancement of women that are lacking in the Muslim-majority world and reduces ills like civil war, terrorism, and violence. Further, religious freedom is simply a matter of justice--not an exclusively Western value, but rather a universal right rooted in human nature. Its realization is critical to the aspirations of religious minorities and dissenters in Muslim countries, to Muslims living in non-Muslim countries or under secular dictatorships, and to relations between the West and the Muslim world. In this thoughtful book, Philpott seeks to establish a constructive middle ground in a fiery and long-lasting debate over Islam.

Your Life On Purpose

Author : Matthew McKAY
ISBN : 9781572249059
Genre : Self-Help
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Explains how readers who feel lost in life--especially those affected by the recent economic downturn--can reclaim their lives by turning values into clear intentions and intentions into committed action. Original.

Freedom S Unsteady March

Author : Tamara Cofman Wittes
ISBN : 9780815794950
Genre : Political Science
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President Bush promised to democratize the Middle East, but the results so far have dispirited democracy advocates and brought their project into disrepute. After the debacle in Iraq and the electoral success of Hamas, the pursuit of Arab democracy seems to many observers a fool's errand, an unfortunate combination of ideology and wishful thinking. In F reedom's Unsteady March , Tamara Cofman Wittes dissects the Bush administration's failure to advance freedom in the Middle East and lays out a better strategy for future efforts to promote democracy. Wittes argues that only the development of a more liberal and democratic politics in the Arab world will secure America's long-term goals in the region and that America must continue trying to foster progress in that direction. To do so, however, it must confront more honestly the risks of change and act more effectively to contain them. A dangerous combination of growing populations, economic stagnation, and political alienation poses the primary threat to Middle East stability today, severely testing the legitimacy and governability of key states such as Egypt and Saudi Arabia. If Arab governments cannot sustain the support of their citizens, they will find it difficult to work with America on issues of common concern such as stabilizing Iraq, confronting Iran on nuclear weapons, and promoting Arab-Israeli peace. Despite President Bush's failures, Wittes argues, the United States cannot afford to ignore the momentous social, economic, and political changes already taking place in Arab states. Wittes' detailed analysis of Arab politics and American policy presents an alternative—in her view, the only alternative: overcoming America's deep ambivalence about Arab democracy to support positive, liberal change in the region that will create a firmer foundation for Arab-American ties.

The Cia The British Left And The Cold War

Author : Hugh Wilford
ISBN : 9781135294779
Genre : History
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Shortly after it was founded in 1947, the CIA launched a secret effort to win the Cold War allegiance of the British left. Hugh Wilford traces the story of this campaign from its origins in Washington DC to its impact on Labour Party politicians, trade unionists, and Bloomsbury intellectuals

Levinas And Analytic Philosophy

Author : Michael Fagenblat
ISBN : 9780429870064
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume examines the relevance of Emmanuel Levinas’s work to recent developments in analytic philosophy. Contemporary analytic philosophers working in metaethics, the philosophy of mind, and the metaphysic of personal identity have argued for views similar to those espoused by Levinas. Often disparately pursued, Levinas’s account of "ethics as first philosophy" affords a way of connecting these respective enterprises and showing how moral normativity enters into the structure of rationality and personal identity. In metaethics, the volume shows how Levinas’s moral phenomenology relates to recent work on the normativity of rationality and intentionality, and how it can illuminate a wide range of moral concepts including accountability, moral intuition, respect, conscience, attention, blame, indignity, shame, hatred, dependence, gratitude and guilt. The volume also tests Levinas’s innovative claim that ethical relations provide a way of accounting for the irreducibility of personal identity to psychological identity. The essays here contribute to ongoing discussions about the metaphysical significance and sustainability of a naturalistic but nonreductive account of personhood. Finally, the volume connects Levinas’s second-person standpoint with analogous developments in moral philosophy.

The Free Speech Century

Author : Geoffrey R. Stone
ISBN : 9780190841409
Genre : Law
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The Supreme Court's 1919 decision in Schenck vs. the United States is one of the most important free speech cases in American history. Written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, it is most famous for first invoking the phrase "clear and present danger." Although the decision upheld the conviction of an individual for criticizing the draft during World War I, it also laid the foundation for our nation's robust protection of free speech. Over time, the standard Holmes devised made freedom of speech in America a reality rather than merely an ideal. In The Free Speech Century, two of America's leading First Amendment scholars, Lee C. Bollinger and Geoffrey R. Stone, have gathered a group of the nation's leading constitutional scholars--Cass Sunstein, Lawrence Lessig, Laurence Tribe, Kathleen Sullivan, Catherine McKinnon, among others--to evaluate the evolution of free speech doctrine since Schenk and to assess where it might be headed in the future. Since 1919, First Amendment jurisprudence in America has been a signal development in the history of constitutional democracies--remarkable for its level of doctrinal refinement, remarkable for its lateness in coming (in relation to the adoption of the First Amendment), and remarkable for the scope of protection it has afforded since the 1960s. Over the course of The First Amendment Century, judicial engagement with these fundamental rights has grown exponentially. We now have an elaborate set of free speech laws and norms, but as Stone and Bollinger stress, the context is always shifting. New societal threats like terrorism, and new technologies of communication continually reshape our understanding of what speech should be allowed. Publishing on the one hundredth anniversary of the decision that laid the foundation for America's free speech tradition, The Free Speech Century will serve as an essential resource for anyone interested in how our understanding of the First Amendment transformed over time and why it is so critical both for the United States and for the world today.

Autonomy And Identity

Author : Ros Hague
ISBN : 9781136754180
Genre : Political Science
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Autonomy and Identity are key concepts in both political and feminist thought and have played central roles in both fields. Although there has been much academic work on both concepts there has arguably been little that has addressed the connections between autonomy and identity. Autonomy and Identity seeks to draw innovative links between these concepts in order to develop a new understanding which sees autonomy as a process by which we change and develop our identity. It draws on thinkers from the canon of political thought such as G.W.F. Hegel, Mary Wollstonecraft, J.S. Mill and Simone de Beauvoir and features illustrative examples drawn from a wide range of contemporary issues including pornography, domestic violence and women’s citizenship. Hague argues that identity is best understood as changing, multiple, and something we need to take control of ourselves. In order to support this version of identity there needs to be a concept of autonomy which emphasises self-direction to control our identity. Providing valuable insight into the complexities of thinking about linking autonomy to identity, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, gender studies, contemporary political thought and the history of political thought.

Freedom S Promise

Author : Elizabeth Ann Regosin
ISBN : 0813920965
Genre : History
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Rogosin (history, St. Lawrence U.) uses the Civil War pension system as a rich source of documentation for enhanced understanding of how ex-slaves made the transition from slavery to freedom. She uses personal histories and pension narratives to show how former slaves negotiated the system, constructing and communicating their familial relationships for the bureaucracy in order to quality for the Union veteran benefits that were their entitlement. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Educating The Disfranchised And Disinherited

Author : Robert Francis Engs
ISBN : 1572330511
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Best remembered as the founder of Hampton Institute and mentor of Booker T. Washington, Samuel Chapman Armstrong played a crucial role in white philanthropy and educational strategies toward nonwhite people in late-nineteenth-century America. Until now, however, there has been no scholarly biography of Armstrong--his story has usually been subsumed within that of his famous protégé. In Educating the Disfranchised and Disinherited, Robert Francis Engs illuminates both Armstrong's life and an important chapter in the history of American race relations. Armstrong was the son of missionaries to Hawaii, and as Engs makes clear, his early experiences in a multiracial, predominantly non-European society did much to determine his life's work--the uplift of "backward peoples." After attending Williams College, Armstrong commanded black troops in the Civil War and served as a Freedmen's Bureau agent before founding Hampton in 1869. At the institute, he implemented a unique combination of manual labor education and teacher training, creating an educational system that he believed would enable African Americans and other disfranchised peoples to rise gradually toward the level of white civilization. Recent studies have often blamed Armstrong for "miseducating" an entire generation of African Americans and for Washington's failings as a "race leader." Indeed, as Engs notes, Armstrong's educational designs were paternalistic in the extreme, and in addressing certain audiences, he could sometimes sound like a consummate racist. On the other hand, he frequently expressed a deep devotion to the ultimate equality of African Africans and incorporated the best of his black graduates into the Hampton staff. Sorting through the complexities and contradictions of Armstrong's character and vision, Engs's masterful biography provides new insights into the failures of emancipation and into the sometimes flawed responses of one heir to antebellum abolition and egalitarian Christianity. The Author: Robert Francis Engs is associate professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Freedom's First Generation: Black Hampton, Virginia, 1861-1890.

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