The Arrow and the Olive Branch

Practical Idealism in U.S. Foreign Policy

Author: Jack Godwin

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313348204

Category: History

Page: 224

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Argues that we must use American power simultaneously to serve our interests and advance our principles, as can be seen by examining foreign policy precedents set by every president since George Washington.

Revelation

Author: Allen Daves

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1490705902

Category: History

Page: 480

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The book of Revelation offers us an interesting theological dilemma. It states Rev 22:16. I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. Revelation also states it is "the true sayings" of Jesus and that it is "the testimony of Christ." If this is not "the gospel of Jesus Christ" then what is it and should we consider it accursed testimony of an angel? If it is not to be considered accursed, then it cannot be some other gospel message then what was already given previously. However, this is the conundrum, for if this is the gospel message, then why do so few understand it? There is a possibility which few consider but is the overall thesis of this apology. The reason people don't understand revelation is because they never understood what the gospel message was in the first place! In that case, where does that put those who claim it is not essential for salvation? Do you not find it quite curious that the most "Personally" given NT book By Jesus himself, is the least understood and given the least importance for Salvation in Christendom?....There are numerous preachers and bible exegetes but as Paul said ..". I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge" . Most who profess the name of Christ are feeding on doctrines of devils and the ignorant.. There are, without question, many "qualified" teachers and scholars with many years of "dedication" and "solid education." However, teachers, no matter how well lettered or numbered in degrees; if obtained from others; who are just as equally ignorant in such matters, are just " blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch."

Practical Peacemaking in the Middle East

The Environment, Water, Refugees, and Economic Cooperation and Development

Author: Steve L. Spiegel,David J. Pervin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113676643X

Category: Political Science

Page: 434

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The True Image

Gravestone Art and the Culture of Scotch Irish Settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina Backcountry

Author: Daniel W. Patterson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807837539

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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A thousand unique gravestones cluster around old Presbyterian churches in the piedmont of the two Carolinas and in central Pennsylvania. Most are the vulnerable legacy of three generations of the Bigham family, Scotch Irish stonecutters whose workshop near Charlotte created the earliest surviving art of British settlers in the region. In The True Image, Daniel Patterson documents the craftsmanship of this group and the current appearance of the stones. In two hundred of his photographs, he records these stones for future generations and compares their iconography and inscriptions with those of other early monuments in the United States, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Combining his reading of the stones with historical records, previous scholarship, and rich oral lore, Patterson throws new light on the complex culture and experience of the Scotch Irish in America. In so doing, he explores the bright and the dark sides of how they coped with challenges such as backwoods conditions, religious upheavals, war, political conflicts, slavery, and land speculation. He shows that headstones, resting quietly in old graveyards, can reveal fresh insights into the character and history of an influential immigrant group.

Presidential Decisions for War

Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Iraq

Author: Gary R. Hess

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801891248

Category: History

Page: 329

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and the elder Bush, George W. Bush's White House actively sought to change the international order through preemptive war and aggressive democracy building." --Book Jacket.

Reading Engagement, Grade 4

Author: Janet P. Sitter

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1580377815

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Get students in grade 4 reading with Reading Engagement! This 128-page resource provides instructional reading practice for below-average and reluctant readers, independent reading activities for average readers, and supplemental reading for more-competent readers. The book includes high-interest, low-readability stories, a reading-level analysis for reading selections, and answer keys.

Conflict Management, Security and Intervention in East Asia

Third-party Mediation in Regional Conflict

Author: Jacob Bercovitch,Kwei-Bo Huang,Chung-Chian Teng

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134141017

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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This edited volume examines the sources, manifestations and management of conflict in East Asia, which contains many of the world’s conflict flashpoints, such as the Korean Peninsula and the China-Taiwan Strait. In particular, the book will elaborate on the following themes: general and NGO approaches to third-party mediation in conflict situations; regional conflict management approaches in East Asia; and third-party interventions in the context of Beijing-Taipei. The volume examines third-party mediation experiences from both theoretical and historical/practical perspectives, arguing that mediation is of great significance for regional peace and stability in East Asia, with a focus on the important case of Taiwan-China. This book will be of interest to students of regional security, Asian studies, peace studies, conflict studies and international relations.

The Fifth Assassin

The Culper Ring Trilogy 2

Author: Brad Meltzer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444764551

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Beecher White, hero of the number one bestseller THE INNER CIRCLE, discovers a killer in Washington, DC who's recreating the crimes of four of the world's most famous presidential assassins. But what's if those assassins weren't just isolated killers? Who do they really work for? And why are they planning to kill the President today? Beecher's about to find out. And most terrifying, he's about to come face-to-face with the fifth assassin.

Venice & Antiquity

The Venetian Sense of the Past

Author: Patricia Fortini Brown

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300067003

Category: Art

Page: 361

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Drawing on such remains of vernacular culture as inscriptions, medals, travellers accounts, and antique writings, as well as the art of the period, this text focuses on Venice's Golden Age and shows how it was influenced by antiquity, by its Byzantine heritage and by its own historical experience.

Transparency and American Primacy in World Politics

Author: Professor James J Marquardt

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409489183

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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At a time when greater transparency is needed, this book advances a novel explanation of America's efforts to advance greater transparency in international relations. Marquardt argues that American statesmen have long sought to secure an American-dominated international system to encourage states to be more open and forthcoming about their internal affairs. Yet the United States routinely uses its calls for military transparency in particular as a policy instrument to discipline its rivals and therefore paradoxically contributes to greater tension in international relations. In contrast to conventional thinking about transparency in relation to overcoming power politics and promoting international cooperation, this book explores the relationship between America's power and international security competition. Though analytically distinct, openness and transparency have served the same strategic goal; ensuring America's position of preponderance in the international system.

The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States

Author: Derek H. Davis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190208783

Category: Religion

Page: 592

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Study of church and state in the United States is incredibly complex. Scholars working in this area have backgrounds in law, religious studies, history, theology, and politics, among other fields. Historically, they have focused on particular angles or dimensions of the church-state relationship, because the field is so vast. The results have mostly been monographs that focus only on narrow cross-sections of the field, and the few works that do aim to give larger perspectives are reference works of factual compendia, which offer little or no analysis. The Oxford Handbook of Church and State in the United States fills this gap, presenting an extensive, multidimensional overview of the field. Twenty-one essays offer a scholarly look at the intricacies and past and current debates that frame the American system of church and state, within five main areas: history, law, theology/philosophy, politics, and sociology. These essays provide factual accounts, but also address issues, problems, debates, controversies, and, where appropriate, suggest resolutions. They also offer analysis of the range of interpretations of the subject offered by various American scholars. This Handbook is an invaluable resource for the study of church-state relations in the United States.

Encyclopedia of Government and Politics

2-volume set

Author: Mary Hawkesworth,Maurice Kogan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136913394

Category: Political Science

Page: 1408

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This is a brand-new edition of the critically acclaimed Encyclopedia of Government and Politics which has been fully revised and updated to provide a systematic account of politics and political studies at the beginning of the new millennium. Providing a penetrating analysis of government and politics at a global, regional and nation-state level, the Encyclopedia assesses both traditional and contemporary approaches, and projects the paths of future research. The articles provide a degree of critical analysis far beyond a simple descriptive outline of the subject. Internationally respected contributors have been carefully selected to present contending approaches to related topics, both to clarify the political implications of the various methodologies and to enrich the portrayal of political life. With its expanded, revised and updated coverage, Encyclopedia of Government and Politics is more than ever an indispensable tool for students, teachers, professional analysts and policy-makers.

Black Sun

Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity

Author: Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814732372

Category: Political Science

Page: 371

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More than half a century after the defeat of Nazism and fascism, the far right is again challenging the liberal order of Western democracies. Radical movements are feeding on anxiety about economic globalization, affirmative action, and third-world immigration, flashpoint issues to many traditional groups in multicultural societies. A curious mixture of Aristocratic paganism, anti-Semitic demonology, Eastern philosophies and the occult is influencing populist antigovernment sentiment and helping to exploit the widespread fear that invisible elites are shaping world events. Black Sun examines the new neofascist ideology, showing how hate groups, militias and conspiracy cults attempt to gain influence. Based on interviews and extensive research into underground groups, Black Sun documents the new Nazi and fascist sects that have sprung up from the 1970s through the 1990s and examines the mentality and motivation of these far-right extremists. The result is a detailed, grounded portrait of the mythical and devotional aspects of Hitler cults among Aryan mystics, racist skinheads and Nazi satanists, Heavy Metal music fans, and in occult literature. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke offers a unique perspective on far right neo-Nazism viewing it as a new form of Western religious heresy. He paints a frightening picture of a religion with its own relics, rituals, prophecies and an international sectarian following that could, under the proper conditions, gain political power and attempt to realize its dangerous millenarian fantasies.

The Presidency

Author: Heather Lehr Wagner,Kevin J. McNamara

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438107544

Category: Electronic books

Page: 113

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Since April 30, 1789, when George Washington stepped onto the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City, 43 men have assumed the title of President of the US. This book examines how these men have put their own stamp on the executive branch, and discusses how it has evolved as a reflection of their personalities and their visions for the country.

Symbolism, Synesthesia, and Semiotics, Multidisciplinary Approach

Author: Bonaventure Balla

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477155449

Category: Science

Page: 299

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Have you ever heard about symbols and sounds or music inherently associated with colors? Have you ever heard about people who always dream in color, see sounds or hear colors, odors, and who cannot dissociate days of week, months, numbers and letters from specific colors? This phenomenon is real and called synesthesia. It can be literary, scientific, and/or cognitive. It is analyzed within the framework of symbolism and neuroscience. It takes place in the left hemisphere of the human brain and the neo-cortex. It is activated by the limbic system and the tangling of two or more synapses. In this book, I aspire to reflect on this phenomenon under the auspices of symbolism and neuroscience. However, I will emphasize the literary aspect of synesthesia (synesthesia as a metaphor) while pondering on symbolism as a general trend along with its scientific and cognitive aspects.

The arrow

Author: Christopher Morley

Publisher: Doubleday, Page

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 85

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