The Audacity of Hope

Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Author: Barack Obama

Publisher: Vintage Books USA

ISBN: 0307455874

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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The junior senator from Illinois discusses how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can address such issues as globalization and the function of religion in public life.

The Audacity of Hope

Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream

Author: Barack Obama

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 375

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The junior senator from Illinois discusses how to transform U.S. politics, calling for a return to America's original ideals and revealing how they can address such issues as globalization and the function of religion in public life.

Leadership in Krisen

Author: Laurent F. Carrel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783834926227

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Der Krisenexperte Laurent F. Carrel zeigt anhand von Führungsrichtlinien und Kernfragen, wie es gelingt, enorme Herausforderungen, krisenhafte Situationen und tiefgreifende Veränderungsprozesse erfolgreich zu meistern. Die vorgestellten Instrumente zum besseren Verständnis von Krisen lassen sich direkt umsetzen. Das Buch ermutigt den Leser zur Aktion, um Hindernisse besser zu überwinden und in schwierigen Situationen frühzeitig zu handeln.


Has God Spoken?

Proof of the Bible?s Divine Inspiration

Author: Hank Hanegraaff

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0849949785

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Are Christians Guilty of Blind Faith, or Is The Bible Really God's Inspired Word? Can You Ever Know For Sure? Join best-selling author Hank Hanegraaff for a stirring defense of the Bible as the Word of God and your only reliable foundation for life. In answering the riveting question, “Has God spoken?”, Hanegraaff uses manuscript evidence, archeology, predictive prophecy, and much more to memorably demonstrate that the Bible is divine rather than merely human in origin. Hanegraaff demolishes modern objections to Scripture, such as: There are more mistakes in manuscript copies of the Bible than there are words in the New Testament. The biblical account of King David is no more factual than tales of King Arthur—there simply is no evidence in archeology or history for Israel’s quintessential king. Contemporary prophets are proven 100 percent wrong, 100 percent of the time, and biblical prophets are just as unreliable. Has God Spoken? joins its predecessors—The Face That Demonstrates the Farce of Evolution and Resurrection—as Hanegraaff’s final book in a trilogy that provides complete and compelling answers to the most critical issues facing Christians today.

Praxishandbuch Krisenkommunikation

Von Ackermann bis Zumwinkel: PR-Störfälle und ihre Lektionen

Author: Daniela Puttenat

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3834982563

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 181

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Wie entsteht eigentlich eine PR-Krise? Was muss passieren – oder unterlassen werden –, bis es zum „PR-GAU“ kommt? Die Autorin untersucht zahlreiche Störfälle aus der jüngeren, insbesondere deutschen Vergangenheit, zeigt typische Muster und Gemeinsamkeiten, aber auch Besonderheiten der einzelnen Beispiele auf. Der Leser erfährt dabei auf unterhaltsame wie lehrreiche Weise, welche kommunikativen Stolpersteine es gibt - und wie er diese umgehen kann. Und wenn es zu spät sein sollte: Hinter jeder Krise steht die Chance für eine verbesserte Kommunikation.

America's Race Matters

Returning the Gifts of Race and Color

Author: Paul R. Lehman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465380442

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

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This book questions the concept of multiple races and discusses the conflicts and confusion resulting from its unclear definition; it discusses the concepts of race today and in the future, making a clear distinction between the words race and ethnicity. References and examples from society, current U.S. Government information, popular fictional and non-fictional works are used in addressing race matters. A vision for America addressing the race problem in a sensible, rational, and realistic fashion is offered.

Political Agendas for Education

From Change We Can Believe In to Putting America First

Author: Joel Spring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135237042

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Bringing up-to-date Joel Spring’s ongoing documentation and analysis of political agendas for education in the US, the fourth edition of Political Agendas for Education focuses on the Republican and Democratic parties in the 2008 national election and post-2008 election era, considered within the context of the evolution of the Republican and Democratic education agendas.

Taking Liberties

The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy

Author: Susan N. Herman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911983

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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In this eye-opening work, the president of the ACLU takes a hard look at the human and social costs of the War on Terror. Over a decade after 9/11, it is far from clear that the government's hastily adopted antiterrorist tactics--such as the Patriot Act--are keeping us safe, but it is increasingly clear that these emergency measures in fact have the potential to ravage our lives--and have already done just that to countless Americans. From the Oregon lawyer falsely suspected of involvement with terrorism in Spain to the former University of Idaho football player arrested on the pretext that he was needed as a "material witness" (though he was never called to testify), this book is filled with unsettling stories of ordinary people caught in the government's dragnet. These are not just isolated mistakes in an otherwise sound program, but demonstrations of what can happen when our constitutional protections against government abuse are abandoned. Whether it's running a chat room, contributing to a charity, or even urging a terrorist group to forego its violent tactics, activities that should be protected by the First Amendment can now lead to prosecution. Blacklists and watchlists keep people grounded at airports and strand American citizens abroad, although these lists are rife with errors--errors that cannot be challenged. National Security Letters allow the FBI to demand records about innocent people from libraries, financial institutions, and internet service providers without ever going to court. Government databanks now brim with information about every aspect of our private lives, while efforts to mount legal challenges to these measures have been stymied. Barack Obama, like George W. Bush, relies on secrecy and exaggerated claims of presidential prerogative to keep the courts and Congress from fully examining whether these laws and policies are constitutional, effective, or even counterproductive. Democracy itself is undermined. This book is a wake-up call for all Americans, who remain largely unaware of the post-9/11 surveillance regime's insidious and continuing growth.

Analysen und Essays

extreme Rechte, Geschichtspolitik, Antisemitismus, Poststrukturalismus

Author: Alfred Schobert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783897717503

Category: History

Page: 434

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Hope in the Age of Anxiety

Author: Anthony Scioli,Henry Biller

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199758573

Category: Self-Help

Page: 440

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Economic collapse, poverty, disease, natural disasters, the constant threat of community unrest and international terrorism--a quick look at any newspaper is enough to cause almost anyone to feel trapped and desperate. Yet the recent election also revealed a growing search for hope spreading through society. In the timely Hope in the Age of Anxiety, Anthony Scioli and Henry Biller illuminate the nature of hope and offer a multitude of techniques designed to improve the lives of individuals, and bring more light into the world. In this fascinating and humane book, Scioli and Biller reveal the ways in which human beings acquire and make use of hope. Hope in the Age of Anxiety is meant to be a definitive guide. The evolutionary, biological, and cultural roots of hope are covered along with the seven kinds of hope found in the world's religions. Just as vital, the book provides many personal tools for addressing the major challenges of the human condition: fear, loss, illness, and death. Some of the key areas illuminated in Hope in the Age of Anxiety: How do you build and sustain hope in trying times? How can hope help you to achieve your life goals? How can hope improve your relationships with others? How can hope aid your recovery from trauma or illness? How does hope relate to spirituality? Hope in the Age of Anxiety identifies the skills needed to cultivate hope, and offers suggestions for using these capacities to realize your life goals, support health and healing, strengthen relationships, enhance spirituality, and inoculate yourself against the despair that engulfs many individuals.

The Power of Glamour

Longing and the Art of Visual Persuasion

Author: Virginia Postrel

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476718873

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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In provocative detail with more than one hundred illustrations, critically acclaimed author Virginia Postrel separates glamour from glitz, revealing what qualities make a person, an object, a setting, or an experience glamorous. What is it that creates that pleasurable pang of desire—the feeling of “if only”? If only I could wear those clothes, belong to that group, drive that car, live in that house, be (or be with) that person? Postrel identifies the three essential elements in all forms of glamour and explains how they work to create a distinctive sensation of projection and yearning. The Power of Glamour is the very first book to explain what glamour really is—not just style or a personal quality but a phenomenon that reveals our inner lives and shapes our decisions, large and small. By embodying the promise of a different and better self in different and better circumstances, glamour stokes ambition and nurtures hope, even as it fosters sometimes-dangerous illusions. From vacation brochures to military recruiting ads, from the Chrysler Building to the iPad, from political utopias to action heroines, Postrel argues that glamour is a seductive cultural force. Its magic stretches beyond the stereotypical spheres of fashion or film, influencing our decisions about what to buy, where to live, which careers to pursue, where to invest, and how to vote. The result is myth shattering: a revelatory theory that explains how glamour became a powerful form of nonverbal persuasion, one that taps into our most secret dreams and deepest yearnings to influence our everyday choices.

Die Aussenpolitik der USA

Präsident Obamas neuer Kurs und die Zukunft der transatlantischen Beziehungen

Author: Reinhard Meier-Walser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 448

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Barack Obama and the Rhetoric of Hope

Author: Mark S. Ferrara

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786467932

Category: History

Page: 204

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"The "Rhetoric of Hope" is a form of political discourse characterized by a forward-looking vision of social progress brought about by collective effort and adherence to shared values. By combining his own personal story with national mythologies, Barack Obama creates a narrative persona that embodies the moral values and cultural mythos of his implied audience"--

Die empathische Zivilisation

Wege zu einem globalen Bewusstsein

Author: Jeremy Rifkin

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593385120

Category: Political Science

Page: 468

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Bestsellerautor Jeremy Rifkin entwirft in dieser mitreissenden Zivilisationsgeschichte ein grundlegend neues Menschenbild. Empathie war seit jeher prägend für das Schicksal der Zivilisation und sie wird für unsere Zukunft sogar entscheidend sein. Neue Erkenntnisse von Biologen und Hirnforschern zeigen: Kooperation siegt über Konkurrenz. Das Internet und die Kommunikationstechnologie haben Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft von Grund auf verändert. Wir müssen unseren Platz auf der Erde grundlegend neu definieren. Doch wir stehen vor einem historischen Dilemma: Die Evolution der Empathie ging einher mit der immer räuberischeren Plünderung unseres Planeten. Die entscheidende Frage, mit der sich die Menschheit jetzt konfrontiert sieht, lautet: Wird globale Empathie rechtzeitig erreicht sein, um den Zusammenbruch der Zivilisation abzuwenden?.

Beyond Cairo

US Engagement with the Muslim World

Author: Darrell Ezell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137048492

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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The US's once-enthusiastic commitment to restore trustworthy relations with the Muslim world has dwindled considerably since Obama's 2009 Cairo speech. This book tackles Washington's lagging engagement with the Muslim world and provides a roadmap for how the US can use public diplomacy to re-engage it.

Milestone Documents in African American History

Author: Paul Finkelman

Publisher: Schlager Group Inc

ISBN: 9781935306054

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 2100

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The fourth publication in the award-winning, critically acclaimed Milestone Documents sereis, Milestone Documents in African American History explores the fundamental primary sources in African American history. This four-volume set covers 135 iconic primary documents from the 1600's to the present. Each entry offers the full text of the document in question as well as an in-depth, analytical essay that places the document in its historical context.

The Obama phenomenon

change we can! : essays and poetry by Black critics and creative artists

Author: Femi Ojo-Ade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781592217601

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

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The first Black president

Barack Obama, race, politics, and the American dream

Author: Johnny Bernard Hill

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 198

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The First Black President is a critical and passionate reflection on the political and historical implications of an Obama administration concerning the issue of race in America. Obama's rise to political power has forever changed the contours of race relations in the country as many hail the new age of a "post-racial" society. Yet, an Obama presidency could further complicate real racial progress and could set race relations back in the country for decades to come if not viewed in the proper context. The book demonstrates that the Obama presidency must be celebrated as a historical triumph based on America's racist past, but also the struggle for equality, justice and freedom must also intensify with recognition of its global consequences. The problem of race in America no longer just affects American citizens but impacts cultures around the globe. The book speaks to both optimists and pessimists alike who are struggling to understand how race factors into the domestic and international policy agenda ofObama who now sits in the highest seat of political and global power. --BOOK JACKET.