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Why The West Is Best

Author : Ibn Warraq
ISBN : 1594035768
Genre : Political Science
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We, in the West in general, and the United States in particular, have witnessed over the last twenty years a slow erosion of our civilizational self-confidence. Under the influence of intellectuals and academics in Western universities, intellectuals such as Gore Vidal, Susan Sontag, Edward Said, and Noam Chomsky, and destructive intellectual fashions such as post-modernism, moral relativism, and mulitculturalism, the West has lost all self-confidence in its own values, and seems incapable and unwilling to defend those values. By contrast, resurgent Islam, in all its forms, is supremely confident, and is able to exploit the West's moral weakness and cultural confusion to demand ever more concessions from her. The growing political and demographic power of Muslim communities in the West, aided and abetted by Western apologists of Islam, not to mention a compliant, pro-Islamic US Administration, has resulted in an ever-increasing demand for the implementation of Islamic law-the Sharia- into the fabric of Western law, and Western constitutions. There is an urgent need to examine why the Sharia is totally incompatible with Human Rights and the US Constitution. This book , the first of its kind, proposes to examine the Sharia and its potential and actual threat to democratic principles. This book defines and defends Western values, strengths and freedoms often taken for granted. This book also tackles the taboo subjects of racism in Asian culture, Arab slavery, and Islamic Imperialism. It begins with a homage to New York City, as a metaphor for all we hold dear in Western culture- pluralism, individualism, freedom of expression and thought, the complete freedom to pursue life, liberty and happiness unhampered by totalitarian regimes, and theocratic doctrines.

Why The West Is Not The Best 10 Superiority Myths

Author : Francisco Capelo
ISBN : 9781329732803
Genre : Education
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From Psychology to Mass Media, from Linguistics to Architecture, these are the 10 reasons why the West thinks it ́s better than the rest. Is Stephen Hawking wrong about the universe ́s space expansion ? Does Noam Chomsky really studies Language...? Why has official science chosen Freud instead of Jung ? This is the book every scholar from the social or exact sciences should read. These are ten myths professed as absolute truths and upon which our society of fear is built: 1 – Linguistics: the Myth of moneme / morpheme 2 – Physics: the Myth of the universe’s space expansion 3 – Sociology/Anthropology: the Myth of the self-sufficient society 4 – Educational system and Politics: the Myth of the “neutral society" 5 – Psychology: the Myth of scientific objectivity 6- Economics: the Myth of development 7- Communication Media: the Myth of “free” Communication Media 8- Egocentrism: the Myth of the concept of family 9- The invention of Money 10- The “international style” in architecture

Why The West Rules For Now

Author : Ian Morris
ISBN : 1429977043
Genre : History
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A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed. The emergence of factories, railroads, and gunboats propelled the West's rise to power in the nineteenth century, and the development of computers and nuclear weapons in the twentieth century secured its global supremacy. Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, many worry that the emerging economic power of China and India spells the end of the West as a superpower. In order to understand this possibility, we need to look back in time. Why has the West dominated the globe for the past two hundred years, and will its power last? Describing the patterns of human history, the archaeologist and historian Ian Morris offers surprising new answers to both questions. It is not, he reveals, differences of race or culture, or even the strivings of great individuals, that explain Western dominance. It is the effects of geography on the everyday efforts of ordinary people as they deal with crises of resources, disease, migration, and climate. As geography and human ingenuity continue to interact, the world will change in astonishing ways, transforming Western rule in the process. Deeply researched and brilliantly argued, Why the West Rules—for Now spans fifty thousand years of history and offers fresh insights on nearly every page. The book brings together the latest findings across disciplines—from ancient history to neuroscience—not only to explain why the West came to rule the world but also to predict what the future will bring in the next hundred years.

Peace And Prosperity In An Age Of Incivility

Author : William Eric Davis
ISBN : 0761832483
Genre : Philosophy
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Peace and Prosperity in an Age of Incivility presents a comprehensive theory about peace and prosperity. It asserts that three core political values-liberty, order, and equality- must be allocated by societies through law and policy. This book shows that the optimal allocation is pure balance. Balance of values provides the origin of the "democratic peace," the observation that democracies rarely fight each other and when they do, it is brief, does not escalate, and quickly results in a diplomatic resolution. By building on simple forms of spatial and game theories, this stunning analysis shows that the democratic peace is a "Nash equilibrium," where no player has an incentive to deviate from the solution, given the choices of other "players." Democracy, because it fosters compromise, drives the political values of liberty, order, and equality to intersect in perfect, or at least relative, balance. Maximum peace and prosperity is the consequence of balancing critical values. A nation's level of peace and prosperity, while perhaps not great, will be no greater than when these core values are in balance.

The Upside Of Down

Author : Charles Kenny
ISBN : 9780465069798
Genre : Business & Economics
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America is in decline, and the rise of the East suggests a bleak future for the world's only superpower – so goes the conventional wisdom. But what if the traditional measures of national status are no longer as important as they once were? What if America's well-being was assessed according to entirely different factors? In The Upside of Down, Charles Kenny argues that America's so-called decline is only relative to the newfound success of other countries. And there is tremendous upside to life in a wealthier world: Americans can benefit from better choices and cheaper prices offered by schools and hospitals in rising countries, and, without leaving home, avail themselves of the new inventions and products those countries will produce. The key to thriving in this world is to move past the jeremiads about America's deteriorating status and figure out how best to take advantage of its new role in a multipolar world. A refreshing antidote to prophecies of American decline, The Upside of Down offers a fresh and highly optimistic look at America's future in a wealthier world.

Why Not The Best Schools

Author : Yong Zhao
ISBN : 9780864319876
Genre : Education
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This booklet contains five case studies of successful schools in the China. Each school is examined in detail and the elements that have contributed to success are explored and conclusions are drawn. The booklet supplements Why Not the Best Schools? (ISBN 978 0 86431 955 5)

We Need To Talk About Putin Why The West Gets Him Wrong And How To Get Him Right

Author : Mark Galeotti
ISBN : 9781529103595
Genre : Russia (Federation)
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A The Times best book of 2019'In fewer than 150 pithy pages; Galeotti sketches a bleak; but convincing picture of the man in the Kremlin and the political system that he dominates' - The TimesMeet the world's most dangerous man. Or is he?Who is the real Vladimir Putin? What does he want? And what will he do next? Despite the millions of words written on Putin's Russia; the West still fails to truly understand one of the world's most powerful politicians; whose influence spans the globe and whose networks of power reach into the very heart of our daily lives.In this essential primer; Professor Mark Galeotti uncovers the man behind the myth; addressing the key misperceptions of Putin and explaining how we can decipher his motivations and next moves. From Putin's early life in the KGB and his real relationship with the USA to his vision for the future of Russia - and the world - Galeotti draws on new Russian sources and explosive unpublished accounts to give unparalleled insight into the man at the heart of global politics.

Why Africa

Author : Bona Udeze
ISBN : 9781469102184
Genre : Political Science
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Why Africa? an abstract first painted in 1993 and reproduced in collage in 2004, is variously described by his admirers as an emotional revelation. The work depicts the African question problems and prospects including political instability, corruption, and poverty in the midst of rich natural and human resources. Thus, Why Africa? inspired him to write a book on the subject, applying his creativity with a unique perspective on the African case. Bona has written one book (unpublished) titled: The Ancient and Modern (1992) a story on Urualla, his ancestral origin in Nigeria.

West Is Best

Author : James Sung-Hwan Park
ISBN : 1369780907
Genre : Chinese students
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This dissertation examines why Chinese and Korean students pursue graduate theological study in US seminaries. Using qualitative interviews with Chinese/Korean international students from three US seminaries, it explores these students' perceptions of the benefits and drawbacks of US and local seminaries, and how these perceptions are formed and perpetuated. The study discovered three perceptions and motivations that lead Chinese/Korean students to choose US seminaries. First, perceptions of quality. Interviewees see American higher education as the global center of scholarship and knowledge production, and find the quality of education offered by US seminaries superior to that of Asian seminaries. These perceptions of quality relate to motivations of studying in the global center of academic excellence and expertise. Second, perceptions of prestige. Interviewees see American schools as more prestigious than Asian schools, and consequently believe that degrees from American seminaries hold superior value compared to degrees from Asian seminaries. These perceptions of prestige are linked to motivations of enhancing status and career prospects. Third, perceptions of opportunity. Interviewees see America as a bigger and broader world, and believe that experiencing America opens doors to ministering on a global scale. These perceptions are linked to motivations of becoming global citizens and leaders with a platform for global ministry. These perceptions regarding the benefit and drawbacks of studying theology overseas versus locally are formed and perpetuated in two ways. First, through the information exchange network, Chinese/Korean students absorb perceptions regarding the relative superiority of studying in US seminaries. These networks steer Chinese/Korean students away from Asian seminaries, as key informants cast doubt on the quality of Asian seminaries and lend greater credibility to seminaries in America. Second, the situation of churches and seminaries in Asia, in which those who have studied overseas are accorded the highest respect and occupy the most prominent positions of influence, leads Chinese/Korean students to believe that studying overseas must be better than studying locally. Especially important in this regard is the fact that in many of the largest and most prominent seminaries in Asia, a vast majority of the faculty have studied overseas.

Why The West Was Wild

Author : Nyle H. Miller
ISBN : 0806135263
Genre : History
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"... collection of material" from "newspapers, legal records, letters, and diaries, contemporary" sources. Includes material on "Wild Bill Hickok, Bat Masterson, and Doc Holliday, and such locales as Abilene, Wichita, Caldwell, and Dodge City"--Back cover.

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