Russell sets forth the idea that political ideals must be based upon the ideals that best benefit the individual to create the best life possible. He details the issues that his current economic system and the unequal distribution of wealth present in achieving said ideals. He puts forth his beliefs on what the purposes of an economic system should be, including production and security. He criticizes monopolies and all the damage that they have done. Russell then moves toward a critique of socialism and the connection between the distribution of power and the distribution of wealth. From there, he discusses individual liberty and public control and then expands to national independence and internationalism. He finishes with his belief that men must improve their feelings toward each other and mankind as a whole in order to fix the larger problems at hand. Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher considered to be one of the founders of analytic philosophy. He was considered a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist, as well as a historian, logician, mathematician, and social critic. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 and wrote several volumes on his views. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Bishop. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001379/bk_gdan_001379_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Nationally syndicated talk-radio host and noted film critic Michael Medved has taken an extraordinary journey from liberal activist to outspoken conservative. Along the way he has earned millions of admirers, and more than his share of enemies, by advancing controversial, often counterintuitive arguments. Medved enters today's ideological fray armed with experience as, among many other things, a campaign aide for radical Democrats, a minority recruiter for police departments, a Hollywood screenwriter, a Bobby Kennedy volunteer, a teacher at religious schools, a world-champion hitchhiker, an expert on bad movies, and a veteran TV host on PBS and a British network who declines to own a TV himself. Medved relishes the contradictions behind the high-profile controversies in which he's played a leading role, as a prominent movie reviewer who attacked the film industry in a best-selling book, as an observant Jew whose radio show is a favorite with evangelical Christians, as a writer once designated the "Bard of the Baby Boomers" who now expresses contempt for his generation's arrogant indulgence, and as a fearless battler who has sought advice from both Rush Limbaugh and Hillary Clinton and has given advice to both Mel Gibson and Barbra Streisand. Right Turns displays the slashing argument and disarming wit that have made Medved's radio program America's number one show on politics and pop culture. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Medved. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000521/bk_rand_000521_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Theodore "Ted" Hsu, MP (born March 4, 1964) is a Canadian physicist and politician from Ontario, Canada. He is the Member of Parliament for the riding of Kingston and the Islands and sits in the Canadian House of Commons as the Liberal Party's Critic for Science and Technology.Ted Hsu was born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, in 1964 to James and Marjorie. When he was six months old the family moved to Kingston, Ontario where his father joined Queen s University as a professor of chemical engineering. He has two younger brothers, Bob and Leon. Hsu is of Chinese descent and is fluent in the French and Mandarin languages.
The unorthodox theology of nineteenth century British novelist George Eliot resulted not in a dispassionate avoidance of Christianity in her narratives but in an existential engagement with the faith she had once embraced. Prior to writing her first novel, Eliot, already recognized as a leading literary critic and translator, had adopted the empiricist and positivist philosophies of the elite intellectual circles of British society. Like many of her contemporaries, Eliot adhered to a liberal Christology advocating Jesus Christ as a moral exemplar whom humanity should imitate. A change in Eliot s religious viewpoints, however, emerged as she began writing fiction. Although she never returned to an orthodox form of Christianity, her novels reveal that she continued to struggle with Christianity s radical proclamation of Good News.
The culture of Pakistan deeply entrenched in patriarchy and male chauvinism has given rise to constructs of ideal femininity as devotion, endurance, loyalty and self sacrifice. Literature is one of the most important means of perpetuating such images which seek to marginalize women and to ensure male domination. The study of Pakistani fiction is a fertile ground for a feminist critic seeking to unearth the political dimensions of characterization and to undermine patriarchal marginalization of women. In this research Images of women critical approach is used to analyse and evaluate how Kamila Shamsie, an eminent Pakistani female writer has depicted female characters in Salt and Saffron and Broken Verses. This study is an attempt to ascertain how a Pakistani female writer, rooted in a patriarchal culture in which women are silenced and marginalized to the domestic sphere and also having a liberal and modern exposure through a foreign education, represents women in her fiction. Does she remain bound to or does she rebel against the gender stereotypes embedded in her consciousness by the traditional male dominated culture of Pakistan?
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Garry Wills is a Pulitzer Prize-winning and prolific author, journalist, and historian, specializing in American politics, American political history and ideology and the Roman Catholic Church. Classically trained at a Jesuit high school and two universities, he is proficient in Greek and Latin. He has written nearly 40 books and since 1973 has been a frequent reviewer for the New York Review of Books. A conservative and early protégé of William F. Buckley, Jr as a young man, Wills became increasingly liberal through the 1960s, driven by his coverage of the civil rights and the anti- Vietnam War movements. Although a practicing Catholic, he has been an excoriating critic of the Vatican and its policies and theology, such as those criticized as part of the Mater si, magistra no challenge
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ujjal Dev Singh Dosanjh, PC, QC, MP (born September 9, 1947) is a Canadian lawyer and politician, currently serving as a Member of Parliament representing Vancouver South. As a member of the Liberal Party of Canada, which has been the Official Opposition since January 2006, Dosanjh variously has been the critic of National Defence, Public Safety, and Foreign Affairs, as well as sitting on Standing Committee on National Defence, the Committee on Public Safety and National Security, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, and the Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan. Since January 2009 he has been a member of the Committee on Justice and Human Rights. Between July 2004 and January 2006, during the 38th Canadian Parliament, when his party formed the federal government Dosanjh served as Minister of Health.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Boris Kidri (10 April, 1912 11 April, 1953) was a leading Slovenian Communist who was, jointly with Edvard Kardelj, one of the chief organizers of the Partisan struggle in Slovenia from 1941 to 1945.Kidri was born in Vienna, then capital of the Austro- Hungarian Empire, as the son of the prominent Slovene liberal literary critic France Kidri . In the early 1930s, Kidri was persuaded by the communist publicist Vlado Kozak to join the Communist Party of Yugoslavia. He soon rose to high political posts in the Drava Banovina and was among the founders of the autonomous Communist Party of Slovenia in 1937.
Roger Kimball (born 1953) is a conservative U.S. art critic and social commentator. He was educated at Bennington College and Yale University, and first gained prominence in the early 1990s with the publication of his book, Tenured Radicals: How Politics Has Corrupted Higher Education. Additionally, he is co-editor and co-publisher of The New Criterion magazine and the publisher of Encounter Books. He also serves on the board of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and as a Visitor of Ralston College, a start-up liberal arts college based in Savannah, Georgia.Kimball lectures widely and is a frequent contributor to many newspapers and journals, including The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Spectator, The New Criterion, The Times Literary Supplement, and The New York Sun. Kimball is also a regular contributor to The New Criterion's weblog Armavirumque. In the autumn of 2007 he inaugurated Roger's Rules, a regular column at the Pajamas Media weblog, which was launched in the spring of 2006.