Erscheinungsdatum: 01.11.1999, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Commonweal Confronts the Century, Titelzusatz: Liberal Convictions, Catholic Tradition, Autor: Editors Of Commonweal Mag // Editors Of Commonweal Magazine, The, Redaktion: Jordan, Patrick, Verlag: Touchstone, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: RELIGION // Christian Theology // General // Christentum, Rubrik: Religion // Theologie, Christentum, Seiten: 412, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 548 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Is media bias keeping us from getting the whole story? If so, who is at fault? Is it the liberals who are purported to be running the newsrooms, television and radio stations of this country, duping an unsuspecting public into mistaking their party line for news? Or is it the conservatives who have identified media bias as a rallying cry around which to consolidate their political base? The media has become so large and so pervasive in our lives that regardless of exactly where on the ideological fence you sit, the question of media bias has become all but unavoidable.What Liberal Media? confronts the question of liberal bias and provides a sharp and utterly convincing assessment of the realities of political bias in the news. In distinct contrast to the conclusions reached by Ann Coulter, Bernard Goldberg, Sean Hannity, and Bill O'Reilly, Alterman finds the media to be far more conservative than liberal. The fact that conservatives howl so much louder and more effectively than liberals is one big reason that big media is always on its guard for "liberal" bias but gives conservative bias a free pass.After listening to What Liberal Media? you will understand that the real news story of recent years is not whether this newspaper, or that news anchor, is biased but rather what extent the entire news industry is organized to communicate conservative views and push our politics to the right - regardless of how "liberal" any given reporter may be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Alterman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000404/bk_sans_000404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bill O'Reilly is the very embodiment of the idea of a Culture Warrior, and in this book he lives up to the title brilliantly, with all the brashness and forthrightness at his command. He sees that America is in the midst of a fierce culture war between those who embrace traditional values and those who want to change America into a "secular-progressive" country. This is a conflict that differs in many ways from the usual liberal/conservative divide, but it is no less heated, and the stakes are even higher. In Culture Warrior, Bill O'Reilly defines this war and analyzes the competing philosophies of the traditionalist and secular-progressive camps. He examines why the nation's motto, E pluribus unum ("From many, one"), might change to "What about me?"; dissects the forces driving the secular-progressive agenda in the media and behind the scenes, including George Soros, George Lakoff, and the ACLU; and dives into matters of race, education, and the war on terror. He also shows how the culture war has played out in such high-profile instances as The Passion of the Christ, Fahrenheit 9/11, the abuse epidemic (child and otherwise), and the embattled place of religion in public life, with special emphasis on the "war against Christmas". Whatever controversies are roiling the nation, he fearlessly confronts them, and no one will be in the dark about which side he's on. Culture Warrior showcases Bill O'Reilly at his most eloquent and impassioned. He is an unrelenting fighter for the soul of America, and in this book he fights the good fight for the traditional values that have served this country so well for so long. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill O'Reilly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000920/bk_rand_000920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The use of community consultation to address socio-environmental degradation is entwined with contested democratic principles polarising views of its role. Three democratic paradigms are at issue. Conceiving consultation as deliberative reconciles the liberal view of consultation as the illegitimate elevation of minority groups with the participationist view that consultation constitutes a step towards participatory democracy. A deliberative conception of the role of community consultation over socio-environmental degradation nonetheless confronts the problem of functional differentiation that renders legal, political, techno-scientific and administrative domains increasingly self referential and unaccountable. This problematic is illustrated with the case of Western Sydney s urban sprawl into the Hawkesbury Nepean River Catchment in the Australian State of New South Wales. This sprawl arose from economic growth underwritten by the New South Wales State. The consultative provisions of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (1979) failed to resolve the contestation that environmental degradation of this region provoked.
Feminist theory is no longer guiding the development of policy interventions in Australia because it is seen to be irrelevant to modern women. Many leading feminists are locked into a politics that is based on liberal or socialist principles and do not want, or know, how to move away from these, even when this type of politics is failing to change many women's circumstances. This book confronts feminism and challenges its relationship to philosophy, which the author argues impacts on the reception of poststructural theories, like deconstruction. It provides a narrative of why the potential for deconstruction has been denied, as well as where it has been taken on. It gives an account of deconstruction that tackles some of its more difficult aspects, namely its political applications. The book also outlines the history of Women's Studies as a discipline, that is, its institutionalization, and identifies its theoretical concerns as a social movement with a political agenda. The book maps deconstruction's impact on feminism in Australia and more specifically its introduction to Women's Studies programs.
Global Alert describes the motivations that lead to modern Islamist terrorism and the different stages in the execution of a terrorist attack. Challenging the certainty that liberal democratic values offer an antidote to radicalism, the book exposes the exploitation of democratic institutions by terrorists to further their goals and confronts the difficulty democracies face in fighting terrorism, especially when international humanitarian law does not account for nonstate actors in armed conflict. Global Alert especially focuses on the "hybrid terrorist organization" model, which calls for a new international doctrine to neutralize its threat.
In the Election of 1872 the conflict between President U. S. Grant and Horace Greeley has been typically understood as a battle for the soul of the ruling Republican Party. In this innovative study, Andrew Slap arguesforcefully that the campaign was more than a narrow struggle between Party elites and a class-based radical reform movement. The election, he demonstrates, had broad consequences: in their opposition to widespread Federal corruption, Greeley Republicans unintentionally doomed Reconstruction of any kind, even as they lost the election. Based on close readings of newspapers, party documents, and other primary sources, Slap confronts one of the major questions in American political history: How, and why, did Reconstruction come to an end? His focus on the unintended consequences of Liberal Republican politics is a provocative contribution to this important debate.
Across Europe, Roma and Gypsies are suffering increasing intolerance and hostility. This book resets the agenda for thinking about Europe's largest minority, analysing not only the challenges a liberal, tolerant politics confronts but also suggesting ways of acting against the new xenophobia.