Category : Political Science
Editor : Vintage
ISBN : 9780525564171
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Language : en
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How can we rebuild America so that it is a land with opportunity for all, wherever we live, whatever our complexion? Tightrope outlines a better path for our nation, but first it takes us through an "other America" where wages are low and stagnant, decent jobs are scarce, racial inequity is stark, and Americans die of drug overdoses every seven minutes. Kristof and WuDunn tell the story of America's crisis partly through the lives of friends Kristof grew up with in rural Yamhill, Oregon, a working-class area that was hit badly by the disappearance of blue - collar jobs. Their powerful personal stories and those of others bring to life how we got into this mess and also show a path by which we can right ourselves as a country, redress racial inequity, reduce inequality, and build economic opportunity. Tightrope is a story of hope that is riveting, deeply personal, and impossible to ignore. Book jacket.

Category : Self-Help
Editor : Tate Publishing
ISBN : 9781607994329
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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It is not easy to keep life's attractions and distractions in perspective and under control. In today's high-speed society, we are called to multitask in all aspects of our lives and all too often we find ourselves teetering on tightrope of today instead of focusing on the future. With God on his side, author John Safarik has developed a basic guide to keeping ourselves in balance. Strip yourself of stress and discover that life can be as easy as Tightrope Walking. Strip yourself of stress and discover that life can be as easy as Tightrope Walking.

Category : Fiction
Editor : Penguin
ISBN : 9780399585371
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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An unconventional woman and a man shrouded in mystery walk a tightrope of desire as they race against a killer to find a top secret invention in this New York Times bestselling novel from Amanda Quick. Former trapeze artist Amalie Vaughn moved to Burning Cove to reinvent herself, but things are not going well. After spending her entire inheritance on a mansion with the intention of turning it into a bed-and-breakfast, she learns too late that the villa is said to be cursed. When the first guest, Dr. Norman Pickwell, is murdered by his robot invention during a sold-out demonstration, rumors circulate that the curse is real. In the chaotic aftermath of the spectacle, Amalie watches as a stranger from the audience disappears behind the curtain. When Matthias Jones reappears, he is slipping a gun into a concealed holster. It looks like the gossip that is swirling around him is true—Matthias evidently does have connections to the criminal underworld. Matthias is on the trail of a groundbreaking prototype cipher machine. He suspects that Pickwell stole the device and planned to sell it. But now Pickwell is dead and the machine has vanished. When Matthias’s investigation leads him to Amalie’s front door, the attraction between them is intense, but she knows it is also dangerous. Amalie and Matthias must decide if they can trust each other and the passion that binds them, because time is running out.

Category : Academic freedom
Editor : New Africa Books
ISBN : 0864864582
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 273
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Category : Philosophy
Editor : Rodopi
ISBN : 9042007168
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Language : en
Views : 248
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This book expands upon the dialogue between the atheist philosopher Kai Nielsen and the Christian philosopher Hendrik Hart in the book Search for Community in A Withering Tradition. Collected here for the first time are the responses of several prominent Canadian philosophers to Nielsen's outspoken work in the philosophy of religion, including their responses to Hart's criticisms of Nielsen. New replies by Hart and Nielsen to these added voices are also included. This volume is of interest for students in the philosophy of religion who wish to examine the encounter between religious faith and secular humanism at the close of the twentieth century, an increasingly postmodern time in which the appeal to an a historical standard of rationality is no longer sought or even thought possible. This book tackles tough topics like the appropriate role of reason in the intellectual criticism and defense of faith, the limits of the rational justification of human knowledge, the role of pre-reflective commitments in human intellectual life, the nature of truth, and the possibility for peace in a world consisting of a plural and often violent collection of cultural and religious groups.

Category : History
Editor : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN : 9780889204607
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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"Walking a Tightrope plays an important role in the dynamic historical process of ongoing change in the representation of Aboriginal peoples. It locates and examines the multiplicity and distinctiveness of Aboriginal voices and their representations, both as they portray themselves and as others have characterized them. In addition to exploring perspectives and approaches to the representation of Aboriginal peoples, it also looks at Native notions of time (history), land, cultures, identities, and literacies. Until these are understood by non-Aboriginals, Aboriginal people will continue to be misrepresented - both as individuals and as groups."--BOOK JACKET.

Category : Social Science
Editor : ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN : 9781458739186
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 224
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The New York Times best-selling author of Race Matters and Democracy Matters offers open-hearted wisdom for our times in this courageous collection of quotations, speech excerpts, letters, philosophy, and photographs that reflect the profound humanity that fuels the passionate public intellectual. In a world that seesaws between unconditional love and acceptance and blind hatred and exclusion, Hope on a Tightrope will satisfy readers in search of deep wells of inspiration and challenge that marries the mind to the heart.

Category : Religion
Editor : Buddhist Publication Society
ISBN : 9789552402739
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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Walking the Tightrope contains the teachings of Venerable Pemasiri Thera, a popular and talented Sri Lankan meditation teacher. The teachings, dealing with various important aspects of Buddhist meditation and philosphy, are practical and clear, yet profound. On one hand, Premasiri Thera teaches from his broad practical experience based on many years of meditation practice. On the other hand, he often refers to the teachings of the Buddha found in the Pali texts making up the Theravada Canon.

Category : Social Science
Editor : Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN : 9781442224247
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
Views : 272
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Tightrope explores changes in American attitudes that made it possible to elect a black President. Gail Garfield weaves her own experiences with broader racial history to trace the remarkable shift. Her scholarship explores the complex intersection of race, class, and gender.

Category : POLITICAL SCIENCE
Editor : Knopf
ISBN : 9780525655084
Type : PDF, Epub and Kindle
Language : en
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"This is a Borzoi book published by Alfred A. Knopf"--Copyright page.