Erscheinungsdatum: 21.10.1989, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The Conquest of Politics, Titelzusatz: Liberal Philosophy in Democratic Times, Autor: Barber, Benjamin R., Verlag: Princeton University Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: PHILOSOPHY // Political, Rubrik: Philosophie // Sonstiges, Seiten: 232, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 316 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Erscheinungsdatum: 21.03.2011, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Liberal Values, Titelzusatz: Benjamin Constant and the Politics of Religion, Autor: Rosenblatt, Helena, Verlag: Cambridge University Press, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: POLITICAL SCIENCE // History & Theory, Rubrik: Politikwissenschaft, Seiten: 300, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 438 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Audie Award Nominee, Nonfiction, 2013 A dramatic shift is taking place in Israel and America. In Israel, the deepening occupation of the West Bank is putting Israeli democracy at risk. In the United States, the refusal of major Jewish organizations to defend democracy in the Jewish state is alienating many young liberal Jews from Zionism itself. In the next generation, the liberal Zionist dream - the dream of a state that safeguards the Jewish people and cherishes democratic ideals - may die. In The Crisis of Zionism, Peter Beinart lays out in chilling detail the looming danger to Israeli democracy and the American Jewish establishment's refusal to confront it. And he offers a fascinating, groundbreaking portrait of the two leaders at the center of the crisis: Barack Obama, America's first "Jewish president", a man steeped in the liberalism he learned from his many Jewish friends and mentors in Chicago; and Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister who considers liberalism the Jewish people's special curse. These two men embody fundamentally different visions, not just of American and Israeli national interests but of the mission of the Jewish people itself. Beinart concludes with provocative proposals for how the relationship between American Jews and Israel must change, and with an eloquent and moving appeal for American Jews to defend the dream of a democratic Jewish state before it is too late. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lloyd James. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002434/bk_tant_002434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This article exposes liberals' underhanded attacks on Dr. Ben Carson. Now that Carson is a potential Republican presidential candidate, the left is attacking him on the basis of his race, religion, and political correctness. Find out what liberals are saying, and why it is unfair to the accomplished neurosurgeon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rebecca Van Volkinburg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/034573/bk_acx0_034573_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This series explores how prime ministers have used their power and responded to the great challenges of their time and how they made the job what it is today. Sir Robert Walpole; the first and longest-serving prime minister. Lord North; remembered as the prime minister who lost America. Sir Robert Peel; who put national interest before party. Lord Palmerston; who cultivated a cavalier image and dominated mid-Victorian politics. Benjamin Disraeli turned his skills as a novelist to politics and became Britain’s first Jewish-born prime minister. David Lloyd George, Welsh radical who set up the early welfare state, became a presidential PM in the First World War and split the Liberal party. Stanley Baldwin, the first prime minister to master radio broadcasting, his notion of Englishness shaped inter-war Britain. Clement Attlee, who lacked any charisma, but created the modern welfare state and managed the big political beasts in his Cabinet. The BBC’s Nick Robinson presents his fascinating and absorbing Radio 4 series featuring eight famous British prime ministers. Extract from speech by Lloyd George: © British Library Board. All Rights Reserved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nick Robinson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004604/bk_bbcw_004604_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tales of the Jazz Age is a delightful, sobering, thought-provoking, and downright curious collection of 11 of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short stories, published after his first two novels - This Side of Paradise (1920) and The Beautiful and Damned (1922) - but before The Great Gatsby (1925). In Tales of the Jazz Age, Fitzgerald takes on the mystery and confusion of love: from Southern temptations ("The Jellybean") to humorous ("The Camel’s Back") to poignant ("The Lees of Happiness") to heartbreakingly cruel ("O Russet Witch") to gay-but-tempered in post-World War I New York, with its dark undertones of alcoholism, communism, a liberal press, and the treatment of returning veterans (May Day). Fitzgerald moves away from the real world and takes the listener into the fantasy of a gemstone that is, literally, the size of a mountain ("The Diamond as Big as the Ritz"), with echoes of H. G. Wells and rough government authority flying into the story. But, staying with fantasies, Fitzgerald also treats the listener to two plays (Porcelain and Pink and Mr. Icky) that will bring smiles and a few good laughs to the listener’s ears. It is hard to categorize "The Curious Tale of Benjamin Button" except to say that the listener of this audiobook who has seen or heard about the recent movie of the same name should not - must not - expect anything like that. About all you need to know about Benjamin Button is that his birth and life were anything but normal. In "Tarquin of Cheapside", Fitzgerald tries out his inner Shakespeare, with an Elizabethan setting and characters that take the listener down dark London streets and into a rather unexpected but satisfying conclusion. And if London of the 16th century is not enough color for the listener of this audiobook, then "Jemina, the Mountain Girl" will transport you deep into the Kentucky hills, where family feuds over moonshine and card gam 1. Language: English. Narrator: C James Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/002359/bk_mike_002359_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.