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In Defense Of Troublemakers

Author : Charlan Nemeth
ISBN : 9780465096305
Genre : Psychology
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An eminent psychologist explains why dissent should be cherished, not feared We've decided by consensus that consensus is good. In In Defense of Troublemakers, psychologist Charlan Nemeth argues that this principle is completely wrong: left unchallenged, the majority opinion is often biased, unoriginal, or false. It leads planes and markets to crash, causes juries to convict innocent people, and can quite literally make people think blue is green. In the name of comity, we embrace stupidity. We can make better decisions by embracing dissent. Dissent forces us to question the status quo, consider more information, and engage in creative decision-making. From Twelve Angry Men to Edward Snowden, lone objectors who make people question their assumptions bring groups far closer to truth--regardless of whether they are right or wrong. Essential reading for anyone who works in groups, In Defense of Troublemakers will radically change the way you think, listen, and make decisions.

Angelic Troublemakers

Author : A. Terrance Wiley
ISBN : 9781623569952
Genre : Political Science
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Angelic Troublemakers is the first detailed account of what happens when religious ethics, political philosophy, and the anarchist spirit intermingle. Wiley deftly captures the ideals that inspired three revered heroes of nonviolent disobedience-Henry Thoreau, Dorothy Day, and Bayard Rustin. Resistance to slavery, empire, and capital is a way of life, a transnational tradition of thought and action. This book is a must read for anyone interested in religion, ethics, politics, or law.

Hearings On Cost Escalation In Defense Procurement Contracts And Military Posture And H R 6722

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services
ISBN : IND:30000090875026
Genre : Defense contracts
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In Defense Of Teenagers

Author : Beata Hittrich
ISBN : 9781412049108
Genre : Psychology
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In Defense of Teenagers is the real life story of a dedicated teacher, her unusual teaching career and stories of her often challenging, but wonderful students. This book was written for parents, teachers and teenagers. All of the characters are real people. These true stories may motivate you to believe in your dreams and in your ability to reach them.

In Defense Of Religious Moderation

Author : William Egginton
ISBN : 9780231520966
Genre : Religion
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In his latest book, William Egginton laments the current debate over religion in America, in which religious fundamentalists have set the tone of political discourse—no one can get elected without advertising a personal relation to God, for example—and prominent atheists treat religious belief as the root of all evil. Neither of these positions, Egginton argues, adequately represents the attitudes of a majority of Americans who, while identifying as Christians, Jews, and Muslims, do not find fault with those who support different faiths and philosophies. In fact, Egginton goes so far as to question whether fundamentalists and atheists truly oppose each other, united as they are in their commitment to a "code of codes." In his view, being a religious fundamentalist does not require adhering to a particular religious creed. Fundamentalists—and stringent atheists—unconsciously believe that the methods we use to understand the world are all versions of an underlying master code. This code of codes represents an ultimate truth, explaining everything. Surprisingly, perhaps the most effective weapon against such thinking is religious moderation, a way of believing that questions the very possibility of a code of codes as the source of all human knowledge. The moderately religious, with their inherent skepticism toward a master code, are best suited to protect science, politics, and other diverse strains of knowledge from fundamentalist attack, and to promote a worldview based on the compatibility between religious faith and scientific method.

The Campus Troublemakers

Author : Athena Theodore
ISBN : UOM:39015011674366
Genre : Social Science
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Exorcising The Trouble Makers

Author : Francis L. K. Hsu
ISBN : UVA:X000703581
Genre : Religion
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The very human need for religion and magic as supplements to scientific and technological knowledge is the subject of this work. In 1942 Hsu witnessed a cholera epidemic in a small rural settlement in Yunnan province, China, and found that, contrary to anthropological expectations, the Chinese responded to the crisis with a combination of conciliatory rituals and practical hygienic measures. More than thirty years later, he witnessed the elaborate ritualistic prepartions for another epidemic in the Shatin sub-division of Hong Kong and found the supernatural/empirical response to be virtually the same as in 1942. The author argues that, in spite of technological and intellectual sophistication, the human psychic need for magic and religion persists. He pursues this contention in a longitudinal analysis of this phenomenon in the South Seas, East Africa, and Indian and white America.

The Complete Works Of St Thomas More In Defense Of Humanism Letters To Dorp Oxford Lee And A Monk Together With Historia Ricardi Tertii Edited By Daniel Kinney

Author : Saint Thomas More
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003764656
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Troublemakers Or Peacemakers

Author : Siobhán McEvoy-Levy
ISBN : UOM:39015063271715
Genre : Political Science
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Many contemporary armed conflicts are fueled by young people, who, after peace accords are signed, remain both potential threats to peace and significant peace building resources. Troublemakers or Peacemakers? explores the contributions of youth and their multidimensional roles as political activists, soldiers, criminals, economic actors, peace activists, and community-builders. This volume breaks new ground in the importance it assigns to the political agency of children and youth in war zones. Contributors support their arguments and conclusions with original research based on intensive fieldwork in places such as Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Guatemala, Colombia, Angola, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, and Israel-Palestine. The leading scholars who have contributed to this volume contend that the puzzle of why peace accords succeed and fail can be better understood with the use of a multidimensional youth lens. Troublemakers or Peacemakers? is a vital resource for anyone interested in conflict resolution and the peace building process.

In Defense Of The Alien

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ISBN : MINN:31951002600292G
Genre : Aliens
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