The Death Of The Grown Up

Author : Diana West
ISBN : 9781466840751
Genre : Social Science
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Diana West sees a US filled with middle-age guys playing air guitar and thinks "No wonder we can't stop Islamic terrorism." She sees Moms Who Mosh and wonders "Is there a single adult left anywhere?" But, the grown-ups are all gone. The disease that killed them was incubated in the sixties to a rock-and-roll score, took hold in the seventies with the help of multiculturalism and left us with a nation of eternal adolescents who can't decide between "good" and "bad", a generation who can't say "no". From the inability to nix a sixteen year-old's request for Marilyn Manson concert tickets to offering adolescents parentally-funded motel rooms on prom night to rationalizing murderous acts of Islamic suicide bombers with platitudes of cultural equivalence, West sees us on a slippery slope that's lead to a time when America has forgotten its place in the world. In The Death of the Grown-Up Diana West serves up a provocative critique of our dangerously indecisive world leavened with humor and shot through with insight.
Category: Social Science

2009

Author : K. G. Saur Verlag GmbH & Company
ISBN : 3598694520
Genre :
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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.2 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.
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Naval War College Review

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ISBN : OSU:32435080586662
Genre : International relations
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Category: International relations

The Rebuttal

Author : Diana West
ISBN : 1492884537
Genre : History
File Size : 41.53 MB
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Author Diana West and a host of others - including authors M. Stanton Evans and Vladimir Bukovsky - defend her new book, "American Betrayal," against a wave of calumnious charges and vicious personal attacks.
Category: History

Book Review Index 2009

Author : Dana Ferguson
ISBN : 1414419120
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Defending The West

Author : Ibn Warraq
ISBN : UOM:39015074283378
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the first systematic critique of Edward Said's influential work, Orientalism, a book that for almost three decades has received wide acclaim, voluminous commentary, and translation into more than fifteen languages. Said’s main thesis was that the Western image of the East was heavily biased by colonialist attitudes, racism, and more than two centuries of political exploitation. Although Said’s critique was controversial, the impact of his ideas has been a pervasive rethinking of Western perceptions of Eastern cultures, plus a tendency to view all scholarship in Oriental Studies as tainted by considerations of power and prejudice. In this thorough reconsideration of Said’s famous work, Ibn Warraq argues that Said’s case against the West is seriously flawed. Warraq accuses Said of not only willfully misinterpreting the work of many scholars, but also of systematically misrepresenting Western civilization as a whole. With example after example, he shows that ever since the Greeks Western civilization has always had a strand in its very makeup that has accepted non-Westerners with open arms and has ever been open to foreign ideas. The author also criticizes Said for inadequate methodology, incoherent arguments, and a faulty historical understanding. He points out, not only Said’s tendentious interpretations, but historical howlers that would make a sophomore blush. Warraq further looks at the destructive influence of Said's study on the history of Western painting, especially of the 19th century, and shows how, once again, the epigones of Said have succeeded in relegating thousands of first-class paintings to the lofts and storage rooms of major museums. An extended appendix reconsiders the value of 18th- and 19th-century Orientalist scholars and artists, whose work fell into disrepute as a result of Said’s work.
Category: Literary Criticism

In Die Wildnis

Author : Jon Krakauer
ISBN : 9783492957779
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Im August 1992 wurde die Leiche von Chris McCandless im Eis von Alaska gefunden. Wer war dieser junge Mann, und was hatte ihn in die gottverlassene Wildnis getrieben? Jon Krakauer hat sein Leben erforscht, seine Reise in den Tod rekonstruiert und ein traurig-schönes Buch geschrieben über die Sehnsucht, die diesen Mann veranlasste, sämtliche Besitztümer und Errungenschaften der Zivilisation hinter sich zu lassen, um tief in die wilde und einsame Schönheit der Natur einzutauchen. – Verfilmt von Sean Penn mit Emile Hirsch.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822036083590
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Mal Eben Kurz Die Welt Retten

Author : Markus Vahlefeld
ISBN : 9783745087666
Genre : History
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Weltoffen, ökologisch, pazifistisch: Seit der Flüchtlingskrise 2015 sind die Deutschen endlich das bessere Volk geworden, das sie nach Auschwitz so lange sein wollten. Markus Vahlefeld analysiert faktenreich ein linksliberales Denken, das sich der deutschen Gesellschaft bemächtigt hat. Lustvolle Selbstanklage und totaler Werterelativismus sind dabei die Türöffner, um die Feinde des freiheitlich-säkularen Westens unter dem Deckmantel der Toleranz willkommen heißen zu können. Ganz vorne mit dabei: eine CDU-Bundeskanzlerin, die Weltoffenheit, Ökologie und Pazifismus zur neuen deutschen Staatsräson erhoben hat und die Sehnsucht der Deutschen nach Wiedergutwerdung endlich erfüllt.
Category: History