The True Believer

Author: Eric Hoffer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062029355
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A part of Harper Perennial’s special “Resistance Library” highlighting classic works that illuminate the “Age of Trump”: A boldly packaged reissue of the classic examination of dangerous nationalist political movements. “Its theme is political fanaticism, with which it deals severely and brilliantly.” —New Yorker A stevedore on the San Francisco docks in the 1940s, Eric Hoffer wrote philosophical treatises in his spare time while living in the railroad yards. The True Believer—the first and most famous of his books—was made into a bestseller when President Eisenhower cited it during one of the earliest television press conferences. Called a “brilliant and original inquiry” and “a genuine contribution to our social thought” by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., this landmark in the field of social psychology is completely relevant and essential for understanding the world today as it delivers a visionary, highly provocative look into the mind of the fanatic and a penetrating study of how an individual becomes one.

Geopolitics And The Great Powers In The 21st Century

Author: C. Dale Walton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113424455X
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This book argues that in the twenty-first century Eastern Eurasia will replace Europe as the theatre of decision in international affairs, and that this new geographic and cultural context will have a strong influence on the future of world affairs. For half a millennium, the great powers have practised what might be called ‘world politics’, yet during that time Europe, and small portions of the Near East and North Africa strategically vital to Europe, were the ‘centres of gravity’ in international politics. This book argues that the ‘unipolar moment’ of the post-Cold War era will not be replaced by a US-China ‘Cold War’, but rather by a long period of multipolarity in the twenty-first century. Examining the policy goals and possible military-political strategies of several powers, this study explains how Washington may play a key role in eastern Eurasian affairs if it can learn to operate in a very different political context. Dale Walton also considers the rapid pace of technological change and how it will impact on great power politics. Considering India, China, the US, Russia, Japan, and other countries as part of a multipolar system, he addresses the central questions that will drive US policy in the coming decades. Geopolitics and the Great Powers in the 21st Century will be of interest to students of international security, military history, geopolitics, and international relations.

Incitement In International Law

Author: Wibke K. Timmermann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317669665
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This book offers a comprehensive study of incitement in its various forms in international law. It discusses the status of incitement to hatred in human rights law and examines its harms and dangers as well as the impact of a prohibition on freedom of speech. The book additionally presents a detailed definition of punishable incitement. In this context, Wibke K. Timmermann argues that incitement should be recognized as the crime of persecution, where it is utilized within a system of persecutory measures by the State or a similarly powerful organization. The book draws on the Nahimana case before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, as well as jurisprudence from German and other courts following World War II to provide support for this proposal. The work moreover provides a comprehensive analysis of public incitement to crimes; solicitation or instigation; and the related modes of liability aiding and abetting and commission through another person. Dedicated exclusively and comprehensively to incitement in its various forms, this book will be of essential use and great interest to students and researchers of international criminal law and human rights law, in addition to practitioners within these areas.

Avoiding Atherosclerosis

Author: Ronald Wathen
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1304677508
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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) due to atherosclerosis is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Consuming excess carbohydrate (e.g. fructose, alcohol, and glucose in their decreasing order of proclivity to form fat in the liver)is the cause of this problem. Excess carbohydrate intake, particularly fructose, not cholesterol intake, gives rise to one's so-called bad cholesterol which causes atherosclerosis. We have uniquely determined that one must eat right for your height to avoid obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease. We pass our insights on to you, including those involving sugar habituation or addiction. Cognitive behavioral therapy offers a very effective means of self-coping with habituation or addiction to either sugar or alcohol.

The Fundamentalist Mindset

Author: Charles B. Strozier
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195379659
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This work sheds light on the psychology of fundamentalism, with a particular focus on those who become extremists and fanatics. The contributors identify several factors: a radical dualism, a destructive inclination to interpret authoritative texts, paranoid thinking, and an apocalyptic world view.

The Sociocultural Turn In Psychology

Author: Suzanne Kirschner
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231519907
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The sociocultural turn in psychology treats psychological subjects, such as the mind and the self, as processes that are constituted, or "made up," within specific social and cultural practices. In other words, though one's distinct psychology is anchored by an embodied, biological existence, sociocultural interactions are integral to the evolution of the person. Only in the past two decades has the sociocultural turn truly established itself within disciplinary and professional psychology. Providing advanced students and practitioners with a definitive understanding of these theories, Suzanne R. Kirschner and Jack Martin, former presidents of the American Psychological Association's Division of the Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, assemble a collection of essays that describes the discursive, hermeneutic, dialogical, and activity approaches of sociocultural psychology. Each contribution recognizes psychology as a human science and supports the individual's potential for agency and freedom. At the same time, they differ in their understanding of a person's psychological functioning and the best way to study it. Ultimately the sociocultural turn offers an alternative to overly biological or interiorized theories of the self, emphasizing instead the formation and transformation of our minds in relation to others and the world.

Intellectual Morons

Author: Daniel J. Flynn
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN:
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The author of Why the Left Hates America argues that members of the liberal media, as well as the political and academic elite, have become blinded to reality by their identification with and devotion to ideological dogmas. 30,000 first printing.

America S Army

Author: Zeb B. Bradford
Publisher: Praeger Security International Academic Cloth
ISBN: 9780313350245
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Outlines the changes that the U.S. military must undergo to meet the new demands of national security policy.

Pirates Terrorists And Warlords

Author: Jeffrey H. Norwitz
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated
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A serious look at the enemies we face in the twenty-first century.