Since 1991, the Ukraine was the largest nation in the world without independence. A fertile country, rich in natural resources, it has long been fought over by neighbouring Poles, Germans, Russians and Rumanians and previous attempts for independence have been brutally crushed, in 1918 and 1941.
C. Stephen Evans explains and defends Kierkegaard's account of moral obligations as rooted in God's commands, the fundamental command being You shall love your neighbour as yourself'. The work will be of interest not only to those interested in Kierkegaard, but also to those interested in the relation between ethics and religion, especially questions about whether morality can or must have a religious foundation. As well as providing a comprehensive reading of Kierkegaard as an ethical thinker, Evans puts him into conversation with contemporary moral theorists. Kierkegaard's divine command theory is shown to be an account that safeguards human flourishing, as well as protecting the proper relations between religion and state in a pluralistic society.
Is the U.S. a beacon of progress? That's how the mainstream media want you to see it. But in Derailing Democracy: The America the Media Don't Want You to See, David McGowan has compiled an index of disturbing facts that point to ominous trends. Did you know:
-- We're number one: the United States has the highest number of death-row inmates of any country on Earth: 3,300.
-- That the U.S. is one of only two countries to defy an International Court ruling (over Nicaragua 1986) -- the other one is Iran.
-- That only a handful of countries opposed a 1998 UN Commission on Human Rights call for a moratorium on all executions -- Bangladesh, China, South Korea, Rwanda, and the United States.
-- That 133 nations, including virtually all U.S. allies, have signed a treaty banning landmines -- but the U.S. insists on continued production.
-- That in 1996 the list of the top ten richest people in the world contained two Americans who held 28% of the wealth on the list; by 1999 they numbered seven out of ten, with 84% of the wealth.
-- Since the early 1990s, more than 60 people in the USA are reported to have died in police custody after being exposed to pepper spray.
-- That the U.S. is selling surveillance equipment to countries with the worst human rights records -- so that they can track dissidents in an international tracking system for individuals 'of interest.'
-- That the California prison population grew from 19,600 in 1977 to 159,000 in 1998.
-- Stun belts used on prisoners have been widely condemned for the incapacitating pain they deliver. In instances where children are tried as adults, they are not exempted from wearing the belts.
From mandatory minimumsentencing laws to new more liberal search-and-seizure rules, from Three Strikes You're Out to congressional legislation for a national ID card, in Derailing Democracy, David McGowan has compiled the facts to show that the noose around democracy is tightening every day.
Common Courage Press, 2002. Printed paper wraps. Crease on front cover, traversing vertically from top to bottom edges.
Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value.
The "Illinois Gardener's Guide: Revised Edition" is written by the popular gardening expert James Fizzell. It contains easy-to-use advice on the top landscape plant choices (more than 190 entries) for Illinois. It also recommends specific varieties, and provides advice on how to plant, how to grow and how to care for Illinois' best plants.
It is a must read for every Illinois gardener.
She thought she had gone mad, but she was enlightened and didn't know it Some people spend years in caves trying to experience what suddenly happened to Suzanne Segal. This is the incredible story of a young woman who irrevocably lost all sense of personal self, or an "I".
It is the story of her mind's desperate attempts to come to grips with -- or deny -- her spiritual condition, a process which took eight years.
Some athletes long for fame, others dream of women. But real hoop dreams include the desire to be the best--to take the rock, drive up the lane, and take it to the hole. Nate Torres, perpetual wannabe, just wants his shot at high school fame and glory. But when he misses the cut for the high school team, he takes his dream to the only place he has left... the streets.
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The Confessing Church was one of the rare German organizations that opposed Nazism from the very beginning, and in For the Soul of the People, Victoria Barnett delves into the story of the Church's resistance to Hitler. For this remarkable story, Barnett interviewed more than sixty Germans who were active in the Confessing Church, asking them to reflect on their personal experiences under Hitler and how they see themselves, morally and politically, today. She provides a haunting glimpse of the German experience under Hitler, but also gives a provocative look into what it has meant to be a German in the twentieth century.