Summary Book Review Socialism as a Secular Creed by Andrei Znamenski:
Download or read book Socialism as a Secular Creed written by Andrei Znamenski and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2021-01-29 with total page 495 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Andrei Znamenski argues that socialism arose out of activities of secularized apocalyptic sects, the Enlightenment tradition, and dislocations produced by the Industrial Revolution. He examines how, by the 1850s, Marx and Engels made the socialist creed “scientific” by linking it to “history laws” and inventing the proletariat—the “chosen people” that were to redeem the world from oppression. Focusing on the fractions between social democracy and communism, Znamenski explores why, historically, socialism became associated with social engineering and centralized planning. He explains the rise of the New Left in the 1960s and its role in fostering the cultural left that came to privilege race and identity over class. Exploring the global retreat of the left in the 1980s–1990s and the “great neoliberalism scare,” Znamenski also analyzes the subsequent renaissance of socialism in wake of the 2007–2008 crisis.
Summary Book Review The Power of Progress by John Podesta:
Download or read book The Power of Progress written by John Podesta and published by Crown. This book was released on 2008-08-19 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: AMERICA IS FACING UNPRECEDENTED CHAL LENGES—new threats to our economic well-being, our environment, and our security. The American people are looking for real answers; the next president must mobilize our government and our citizens in ways that no president has done since FDR. America needs the power of progress . . . once again. At the turn of the twentieth century, the American Dream was beginning to dim in a nation riven by growing inequalities in wealth and run by a powerful network of privileged industrialists and their political allies. But that era also gave birth to a renaissance in American political thought that forever changed our nation. At a time when conservative ideology served as an excuse for the accumulation of wealth and privilege, the original Progressive movement created a new political order built on America’s basic principles—justice and equality for all, economic opportunity, and a commitment to the common good. The lives of all Americans have been profoundly improved by the achievements of progressive reformers, from the eight-hour workday and voting rights to our victory in the Cold War and the economic gains middle-class Americans enjoyed under our most recent progressive president, Bill Clinton. Today’s challenges demand a second great Progressive era. America needs an economy in which workers at every income level share in our riches; a climate policy that stops global warming and ends our addiction to fossil fuels; and American leadership in the global fight against terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and poverty. In The Power of Progress, John Podesta—former Clinton chief of staff—along with his colleague, John Halpin, explains how progressive values changed America in the wake of the Gilded Age and how these values will reshape America after the Bush presidency. Tapping the spirit of great progressive leaders from Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt to Martin Luther King Jr., The Power of Progress provides the road map toward a government responsive to the needs of its citizens; one that is focused on our generation’s greatest challenges: combating global warming, growing our economy and expanding the middle class, and meeting America’s twenty-first-century security challenges.
Summary Book Review English Historians on the French Revolution by Hedva Ben-Israel:
Download or read book English Historians on the French Revolution written by Hedva Ben-Israel and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2002-08-08 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of the historiography of the Revolution, demonstrating the successive stages of British opinion.
Summary Book Review The Very Short Introductions Blog Book by Oxford University Press:
Download or read book The Very Short Introductions Blog Book written by Oxford University Press and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2014-09-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this free Very Short Introductions Blog Book we’ve gathered 30 of our VSI authors’ very best blog posts on topics including history, politics, science, and more. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into the passion, insight, and great writing that characterizes these authors and the Very Short Introductions series.
Author :Rodney Wilson Publisher :Edinburgh University Press Release Date :2015-05-15 ISBN 10 :9780748683895 Pages :224 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (389 users download)
Summary Book Review Islam and Economic Policy by Rodney Wilson:
Download or read book Islam and Economic Policy written by Rodney Wilson and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2015-05-15 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This textbook looks at the impact of Islamic teaching on public economic policy and asks how Islamic economics differs from mainstream micro and macroeconomics.
Download or read book Reality written by Wynand De Beer and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2019-09-24 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is reality? Most people in the modern world are ignorant of metaphysical realities, not to mention the prevalence of semantic confusion, and therefore Wynand de Beer aims to counter this ignorance and confusion. He employs numerous insights from classical Greek philosophy and traditional Christian theology in order to discuss the various levels of reality, ranging from the highest (the divine) to the lowest (the material). The author then deals with a range of philosophical and theological themes in the light of the preceding discussion. These include well-being and love, time and eternity, good and evil, truth and knowledge, and the survival of the soul beyond bodily death, which is the only kind of immortality that human beings may attain. A lengthy chapter also deals with the manifestation of higher levels of consciousness in religion, mathematics, and music. In the later chapters of the book, the author subjects salient aspects of the Western sociocultural phenomenon known as "political correctness" to critical scrutiny. In the process, these ideologically driven and media-promoted "isms" are contrasted with both Hellenic and Christian thought, and the penetrating writings of traditionalist and/or anti-modernist thinkers from different parts of the world.
Summary Book Review The Political Rhetoric and Oratory of Margaret Thatcher by Andrew S. Crines:
Download or read book The Political Rhetoric and Oratory of Margaret Thatcher written by Andrew S. Crines and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-06-15 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the political oratory, rhetoric and persona of Margaret Thatcher as a means of understanding her justifications for ‘Thatcherism’. The main arenas for consideration are set piece speeches to conference, media engagements, and Parliamentary orations. Thatcher’s rhetorical style is analysed through the lens of the Aristotelian modes of persuasion (ethos, pathos, logos). Furthermore, the classical methods of oratorical engagement (deliberative, epidictic, judicial) are employed to consider her style of delivery. The authors place her styles of communication into their respective political contexts over a series of noteworthy issues, such as industrial relations, foreign policy, economic reform, and party management. By doing so, this distinctive book shines new light on Thatcher and her political career.
Summary Book Review Glimpses of Indian Social Thought by D. R. Jatava:
Download or read book Glimpses of Indian Social Thought written by D. R. Jatava and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 466 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Study Is An Attempt To Bring Together, In A Systematic And Analytic Form, The Main Outlines Of An Evolution Of Indain Social Thought.
Summary Book Review Socialism and American Life, Volume II by Donald Drew Egbert:
Download or read book Socialism and American Life, Volume II written by Donald Drew Egbert and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2015-12-08 with total page 590 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Easily the most comprehensive and useful work on American socialism, including its history, theories, and impact on life, culture, and economic and political parties in the United States.... Volume 2, bibliography, is as important a contribution as the essays. Hereafter, students of practically all phases of American life will turn to it for help and guidance."—U.S. Quarterly Book Review. Originally published in 1952. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Summary Book Review In the Name of Eugenics by Daniel J. Kevles:
Download or read book In the Name of Eugenics written by Daniel J. Kevles and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2013-05-08 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Daniel Kevles traces the study and practice of eugenics--the science of "improving" the human species by exploiting theories of heredity--from its inception in the late nineteenth century to its most recent manifestation within the field of genetic engineering. It is rich in narrative, anecdote, attention to human detail, and stories of competition among scientists who have dominated the field.
Summary Book Review Religion and Society in England, 1850-1914 by Hugh Mcleod:
Download or read book Religion and Society in England, 1850-1914 written by Hugh Mcleod and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 1996-03-06 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Victorians liked to refer to England as 'a Christian country'. But what did this mean at the level of everyday life? The book begins with a social portrait of each of the characteristic forms of religion that flourished in Victorian England, including Anglican, Dissenters, Catholics, Jews, Secularists and the indifferent. It goes on to analyse, making extensive use of oral history, the pervasive and many-sided influence of Christianity before considering the limits of this influence. The forms of Christianity most typical of this time are then considered, with special emphasis on Evangelism at home and abroad and differences between male and female religiosity. Finally, there is an extended discussion on the religious crises of the later Victorian and Edwardian period.
Summary Book Review Christian Social Witness and Teaching: The modern social teaching : contexts, summaries, analysis by Rodger Charles:
Download or read book Christian Social Witness and Teaching: The modern social teaching : contexts, summaries, analysis written by Rodger Charles and published by Gracewing Publishing. This book was released on 1998 with total page 526 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second volume of Rodger Charles' two volume presentation of the Catholic Tradidition from Genesis to Centesimus Annus addresses the Modern Social Teaching of the Church from the reign of Pope Leo XIII. The encyclical Rerun Novarum(1891) was a response to the problems of liberal capitalism and the industrial revolution in the Western world. Leo's successors were largely concerned with the ongoing problems of that programme, though Pius XI (1922-39) and more markedly Pius XII (1939-58) were also concerned with international problems. The years following the end of the Second World War demanded even more attention to these. Meanwhile many Western intellectuals doubted the viability of capitalism and some liberation theologians from the 1970s used Marxist social analysis as an integral part of their search for justice. As it happened, the 1980s brought about the collapse of real socialism and the resurgence of liberal capitalism. From the time of John XXIII (1953-63), the pastors of the Church have been responding to these new needs and with the advent of John Paul II, the controversies over liberation theology and the collapse of socialism, the pace of that response has quickened. Rodger Charles, Lecturer and Tutor in Moral and Pastoral Theology at Campion Hall, Oxford, has spent over thirty years researching, lecturing and writing in London, Oxford and San Francisco on the social teaching of the Church and its application. His book provides a masterly and an unrivalled introduction to this topic.
Summary Book Review The Religion of Socialism by Ernest Belfort Bax:
Download or read book The Religion of Socialism written by Ernest Belfort Bax and published by . This book was released on 1891 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Eve and the New Jerusalem by Barbara Taylor:
Download or read book Eve and the New Jerusalem written by Barbara Taylor and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-04-07 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new edition of Barbara Taylor's classic book, with a new introduction. In the early nineteenth century, radicals all over Europe and America began to conceive of a 'New Moral World', and struggled to create their own utopias, with collective family life, communal property, free love and birth control. In Britain, the visionary ideals of the Utopian Socialist, Robert Owen, attracted thousands of followers, who for more than a quarter of a century attempted to put theory into practice in their own local societies, at rousing public meetings, in trade unions and in their new Communities of Mutual Association. Barbara Taylor's brilliant study of this visionary challenge recovers the crucial connections between socialist aims and feminist aspirations. In doing so, it opens the way to an important re-interpretation of the socialist tradition as a whole, and contributes to the reforging of some of those early links between feminism and socialism.
Summary Book Review Leftism Revisited by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn:
Download or read book Leftism Revisited written by Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn and published by Gateway Books. This book was released on 1990 with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Argues that the leftist approach to government, based on materialism, centralization, and politicization, is opposed to freedom and true liberalism
Summary Book Review Global Public Square by Francis Sealey:
Download or read book Global Public Square written by Francis Sealey and published by Chipmunkapublishing ltd. This book was released on 2011-06-01 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DescriptionThe 21st Century is one of the most turbulent and critical in our history. When the blueprints that guided us through the last two centuries have been torn up or found wanting there is a great need to recreate our future through thought discussion and action. Well-being is about being happy with ourselves and comfortable with our environment and without the public space to create that and forge new maps and purpose then we are in danger of an intellectual and emotional void. This book is about creating and expanding the public sphere or square where this can happen and where we can make connections that will make a difference. But the public square in the 21st century is both local and global and based around constantly changing networks. How we give public space to these new networks is central to the theme of this book. This book emphasises that it is these local and global networks that have the power to shape our future by bringing into focus the need to change both our environment and ourselves. It is the connections made that are the engines and energy of networks and relationships created between individual and organisations can become the effective agents of change and reinvigorate our political life. The 21st century has to be about making the connections that will simultaneously change both our environment and ourselves. It is in the global public square of the present century that we can recreate our future in a sustainable way when faced with constant diversity and change. About the AuthorFrancis Sealey was born in 1944 and was a Producer and Executive Producer for many years working for both the BBC Open University and the Community Programmes Unit. He has been active in politics and community action for most of his life, being a Parliamentary Candidate in 1974 and founder and activist in a number of social & community networks. Since 1993 he has been a freelance producer working with a number of training, public and voluntary organisations. In 2007 he founded 21st Century Network to help recreate public space and bring genuine debate back to public life.
Summary Book Review The Church in the Nineteenth Century by Frances Knight:
Download or read book The Church in the Nineteenth Century written by Frances Knight and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2008-04-07 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The nineteenth century was one of the most fascinating and volatile periods in Christian history. It was during this time that Christianity evolved into a truly global religion, which led to an ever greater variety of ways for Christians to express and profess their faith. Frances Knight addresses the crucial question of how Christianity contributed to individual identity in a context of widespread urbanisation and modernisation. She explores important topics such as the Evangelical revival led by the likes of the founder of the Christian Mission - later the Salvation Army - William Booth; the Oxford Movement under Newman, Keble and Pusey; Mormonism and Protestant revivalism in the USA; socialism and the impacts of Karl Marx and anarchism; continuing theological divisions between Protestants and Catholics; and the development of pilgrimage and devotion at places like Lourdes and Knock. Her book also examines the most significant intellectual trends, such as the rise of critical approaches to the Bible, and the different directions that these took in Britain and America. The author's unique emphasis on the 'ordinary' experience of Christians worldwide makes her volume indispensable for students and general readers who will be fascinated by this sensitive twenty-first century perspective on the nineteenth century.