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The State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal

The State of the Jews examines the current predicament of the Jewish people and the land of Israel, both of which still stand at the storm center of history, because Jews can never take the right to live as a natural right. The volume comprises celebrations and attacks. Edward Alexander celebrates writers like Abba Kovner, Cynthia Ozick, Ruth Wisse, and Hillel Halkin, who recognized in the foundation of Israel shortly after the destruction of European Jewry one of the few redeeming events in a century of blood and shame. He attacks Israel’s external enemies—busy planners of boycotts, brazen advocates of politicide, professorial apologists for suicide bombing—and also its internal enemies. These are "anti-Zionist" Jews, devotees of lost causes willfully blind to the fact that Israel’s creation was an event of biblical magnitude. Indifference to Jewish survival during World War II was the admitted moral failure of earlier American-Jewish intellectuals, but today’s "progressives" and "New Diasporists" call indifference virtue, and mistake cowardice for courage. Because the new anti-Semitism, tightening the noose around Israel’s throat, emanates mainly from liberals, Alexander analyzes both antisemitic and philosemitic strains in three prominent Victorian liberals: Thomas Arnold, his son Matthew, and John Stuart Mill. The main body of Alexander’s book is divided generically into history, politics, and literature. At a deeper level, its chapters are integrated by the book’s pervasive concern: the interconnectedness between the state of Israel and the spiritual state of contemporary Jewry.

Uniting Against Terror: Cooperative Nonmilitary Responses to the Global Terrorist Threat (The MIT Press)

Analysis and evaluation of post-9/11 multilateral nonmilitary strategies against terrorism, focusing on efforts by the United Nations, the Financial Action Task Force, the European Union, and an array of multilateral institutions. As terrorist attacks continue around the world, from London and Madrid to Afghanistan and Iraq, questions multiply about the effectiveness of current antiterrorist strategies. America's reliance on military approaches and the Bush administration's avowal of a constant state of war have overshadowed nonmilitary, multilateral efforts, and there has been an analogous neglect of these alternative strategies in the literature on terrorism. Uniting Against Terror fills this gap, examining and evaluating post-9/11 cooperative nonmilitary responses to the global terrorist threat, with a particular focus on efforts of the United Nations, the Financial Action Task Force, the European Union, and a wide array of multilateral institutions. Uniting Against Terror argues that defeating the global terrorist threat requires engaging international financial, diplomatic, intelligence, and defense communities and law enforcement organizations in an atmosphere of cooperation. It examines cooperative diplomatic and economic policies to address the changing face of terrorism and the global Al Qaida threat, differentiates between protective measures and long-term preventive policies, and makes recommendations for effective cooperative nonmilitary strategies. Included are chapters that analyze the UN and its role, the unique blend of sanctions and diplomacy that convinced Libya to end its support of terrorism, efforts to halt the financing of terrorist networks, and an account of the European Union's unified “Plan of Action” against terrorism. Contributors Stephanie Ahern, Oldrich Bures, David Cortright, Kathryn L. Gardner, Linda Gerber-Stellingwerf, Jason Ipe, George A. Lopez, Thomas E. McNamara, Alistair Millar, Eric Rosand

Ignoring the Apocalypse: Why Planning to Prevent Environmental Catastrophe Goes Astray (Politics and the Environment)

Environmentalists often predict an Apocalypse is coming: The earth will heat up like a greenhouse. We will run out of energy. Overpopulation will lead to starvation and war. Nuclear winter will kill all plants and animals. During the past fifty to one hundred years, Americans have heard many prophecies of doom, such as the Club of Rome report predicting the world economy would crash about the year 2020. These do not come as complete surprises without any warnings. Sometimes the United States simply ignores the threats, but other times it makes plans to prevent them. This provocative book asks whether American planning is different for dangers that are truly apocalyptic―ones that could end life on the planet or at least modern economic prosperity. This provocative book begins by asking whether American planning is different for dangers that are truly apocalyptic―ones that could end life on the planet or at least modern economic prosperity. It goes on to ask why Americans ignore so many problems like the greenhouse effect or an oil shortage or nuclear war, problems that have been forecast many times. Then when the United States does plan, why do those plans often go astray?

Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

“Captivating, provocative, and groundbreaking. Taking up the mandate that women’s realities matter, Majeed writes with depth and analytical rigor about a topic we have scarcely begun to understand.”—Amina Wadud, author of Inside The Gender Jihad “Tackles the contours and intimacies of a much practiced but seldom spoken about quasi-marriage that leaves women without legal support. A much-needed text on an extremely sensitive topic. Majeed excavates this terrain with finesse and a deft scholarly hand.”—Aminah Beverly McCloud, coeditor of An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century “Utilizes ethnographic research methods to imaginatively and constructively complexify the reality of polygyny in the lives of African American Muslim women.”—Linda Elaine Thomas, author of Under the Canopy “Majeed’s womanist approach is critical, yet balanced enough to include the concerns of women, men, and children, affording readers a broad and vital gaze into the lives of these unconventional households.”—Zain Abdullah, author of Black Mecca “A powerful and long overdue study of polygyny in African American Muslim communities.”—Shabana Mir, author of Muslim American Women on Campus Debra Majeed sheds light on families whose form and function conflict with U.S. civil law. Polygyny—multiple-wife marriage—has steadily emerged as an alternative to the low numbers of marriageable African American men and the high number of female-led households in black America. This book features the voices of women who welcome polygyny, oppose it, acquiesce to it, or even negotiate power in its practices. Majeed examines the choices available to African American Muslim women who are considering polygyny or who are living it. She calls attention to the ways in which interpretations of Islam’s primary sources are authorized or legitimated to regulate the rights of Muslim women. Highlighting the legal, emotional, and communal implications of polygyny, Majeed encourages Muslim communities to develop formal measures that ensure the welfare of women and children who are otherwise not recognized by the state.

Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

“Captivating, provocative, and groundbreaking. Taking up the mandate that women’s realities matter, Majeed writes with depth and analytical rigor about a topic we have scarcely begun to understand.”—Amina Wadud, author of Inside The Gender Jihad   “Tackles the contours and intimacies of a much practiced but seldom spoken about quasi-marriage that leaves women without legal support. A much-needed text on an extremely sensitive topic. Majeed excavates this terrain with finesse and a deft scholarly hand.”—Aminah Beverly McCloud, coeditor of An Introduction to Islam in the 21st Century

Linear Algebra Demystified
Linear Algebra Demystified Sented by Carlos

Taught at junior level math courses at every university, Linear Algebra is essential for students in almost every technical and analytic discipline.

Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis (with CengageNOW Printed Access Card) (Available Titles CengageNOW)

This book introduces you to the study of statistics and data analysis by using real data and attention-grabbing examples. The authors guide you through an intuition-based learning process that stresses interpretation and communication of statistical information. They help you grasp concepts and cement your comprehension by using simple notation-frequently substituting words for symbols. You will also find coverage of the graphing calculator as a problem-solving tool, plus hands-on activities in each chapter that allow you to practice statistics firsthand.

Fifty Years of Justice: A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida

“Succeeds in lifting the veil to capture the daily drama, excitement, and importance of one federal district court’s work—all within the framework of the legal and political developments of the time. This fascinating and invaluable narrative history is a must-read for all serious students of Florida’s federal judiciary, as well as of the general history of the state.”—Walter W. Manley II, coeditor of The Supreme Court of Florida and Its Predecessor Courts, 1821–1917

Entangling Migration History: Borderlands and Transnationalism in the United States and Canada (Contested Boundaries)

“A stimulating collection of new scholarship that brings together three approaches to the history of migration—comparative, transnational, and borderlands—to tell histories of connection across geopolitical boundaries.”—Jordan Stanger-Ross, author of Staying Italian: Urban Change and Ethnic Life in Postwar Toronto and Philadelphia   “Highlights how migrants shaped local, regional, and transnational connections across time, place, and ethnicities.”—Stephanie Bangarth, author of Voices Raised in Protest: Defending North American Citizens of Japanese Ancestry, 1942–49

Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

“A first-rate update on the state of the long-fought hemispheric ‘war on drugs.’ It is particularly timely, as the perception that the war is lost and needs to be changed has never been stronger in Latin and North America.”—Paul Gootenberg, author of Andean Cocaine: The Making of a Global Drug   “A must-read volume for policy makers, concerned citizens, and students alike in the current search for new approaches to forty-year-old policies largely considered to have failed.”—David Scott Palmer, coauthor of Power, Institutions, and Leadership in War and Peace

A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using SPSS

A Handbook of Statistical Analyses Using SPSS clearly describes how to conduct a range of univariate and multivariate statistical analyses using the latest version of the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences, SPSS 11. Each chapter addresses a different type of analytical procedure applied to one or more data sets, primarily from the social and behavioral sciences areas. Each chapter also contains exercises relating to the data sets introduced, providing readers with a means to develop both their SPSS and statistical skills. Model answers to the exercises are also provided. Readers can download all of the data sets from a companion Web site furnished by the authors.

Definitions, Solved and Unsolved Problems, Conjectures, and Theorems in Number Theory and Geometry

A collection of definitions, questions, and theorems edited by M. L. Perez, such as Smarandache type conjectures, problems, numerical bases, T-numbers, progressions, series, functions, Non-Euclidean geometries, paradoxes (such as Smarandache Sorites Paradox that our visible world is composed by a totality of invisible particles), linguistic tautologies, Smarandache hypothesis that there is no speed barrier in the universe - which has been extended to SRM-theory.

Practical Manual of Intraocular Inflammation

Filling the need for a succinct, up-to-date guide in the management of sight-threatening disorders, this source provides a clear and practical approach to the treatment and analysis of posterior segment intraocular inflammatory conditions. Practical Manual of Intraocular Inflammation includes: full coverage of diagnosis, clinical assessment, and management of symptoms descriptions of external inflammatory conditions, as well as uveitis full-color algorithms, scientific charts, schematic illustrations, and clinical photographs With over 60 color images, ophthalmologists, optometrists, and primary care physicians will find this source well-illustrated and documented, making this reference indispensable to any eye and vision practice.

Botany for Gardeners: Revised Edition

A bestseller since its debut in 1990, this indispensable and handy reference has now been expanded and updated to include an appendix on plant taxonomy and a comprehensive index. Two dozen new photos and illustrations make this new edition even richer with information. Its convenient paperback format makes it easy to carry and access, whether you are in or out of the garden. An essential overview of the science behind plants for beginning and advanced gardeners alike.

Matter And Spirit In The Universe: Scientific And Religious Preludes To Modern Cosmology

Cosmology is an unusual science with an unusual history. This book examines the formative years of modern cosmology from the perspective of its interaction with religious thought. As the first study of its kind, it reveals how closely associated the development of cosmology has been with considerations of a philosophical and religious nature. From nineteenth-century thermodynamics to the pioneering cosmological works of Georges Lemaître and Arthur E Milne, religion has shaped parts of modern cosmological theory. By taking the religious component seriously, a new and richer history of cosmology emerges.

Fabricating Foucault: Rationalising the Management of Individuals

Deacon, a scholar whose academic affiliations are not given, examines the implications of the work of Michel Foucault, questioning whether and how the modern drive to explain the world in such a way as to guide political action and promote progressive change can be defended in the light of Foucault'

Achieve Financial Freedom - Big Time!: Wealth-Building Secrets from Everyday Millionaires

HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE FINANCIAL FREEDOM--DO WHAT RICH PEOPLE DO! Starting with this profoundly simple concept, bestselling author Sandy Botkin and his son, Matt Botkin, interviewed a host of millionaires to learn how they made their money, invested it, and planned for the future. The result is Achieve Financial Freedom―Big Time!, a simple, straightforward guide to building, keeping, and growing your wealth so you never have to worry about finances again. The authors reveal the fundamental financial decisions this elite group makes in virtually every area of financial planning--from paying for college and healthcare to investing and estate planning. Learn how to: Reduce your debt to zero--including your mortgage Choose realistic retirement targets Pick the right insurance and insurance options for your needs--and save money at the same time Pay for your child's college and wedding without going broke Lower your tax burden Avoid any Madoff-style scam Increase your asset protection and reduce your chances of being sued Achieve Financial Freedom―Big Time! tells you everything CPAs don't want to. Start taking action now--so you don't have to in the future.

Heidegger, History and the Holocaust (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy)

Heidegger, History and the Holocaust is an important contribution to the longstanding debate concerning Martin Heidegger's association with National Socialism. Although a difficult topic, this ambitious new work moves the entire debate on the Heidegger controversy forward. Following Being and Time Heidegger expands on his notion of authenticity and related notions such as historicity and discusses the possibility of an authentic Dasein of a people along structurally consistent lines to his account of authenticity in Being and Time. O'Brien argues that the same difficulties which appear to hamstring the early account of authenticity further affect the notion of an authentic Dasein of a people; Heidegger's political myopia in the thirties can thus be attributed to an underlying failure to come to terms with some of the difficulties discussed in this study. O'Brien concedes that Heidegger's philosophy is influenced by its historical period and context but argues that, however inflammatory, Heidegger's rhetoric cannot be simply reduced to crude Nazi jingoism. This book is a genuinely philosophical approach to the Heidegger controversy and a much-needed re-examination of his ideas and influences.

The Everything Investing in Your 20s and 30s Book: Learn How to Manage Your Money and Start Investing for Your Future--Now!

Start planning your financial future now! The most important time to invest for lifelong savings is as early as possible! If you are in your twenties or thirties, it's time to start building your savings and investing for the future. The Everything Investing in Your 20s and 30s Book includes tips on how you can save money, invest that money wisely, and monitor your progress. With this easy-to-use guide, you'll learn about: Stocks and bonds Saving for retirement Mutual funds Real estate investing Working with a financial advisor Whether you want to start building a nest egg for retirement, start a business, or save for your children's education, the techniques and tips in this book will have you well ahead of your peers and on your way to continued financial success.

Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit (Modern European Philosophy)

Hegel only published five books in his lifetime, and among them the Phenomenology of Spirit emerges as the most important but also perhaps the most difficult and complex. In this book Ludwig Siep follows the path from Hegel's early writings on religion, love and spirit to the milestones of his 'Jena period'. He shows how the themes of the Phenomenology first appeared in an earlier work, The Difference between Fichte's and Schelling's Systems of Philosophy, and closely examines the direction which Hegel's thought took as he attempted to think through the possibility of a complete system of philosophy. The themes encompassed by the Phenomenology - anti-dualistic epistemology, autonomy, historicality, the sociality of reason - are thoroughly discussed in Siep's subtle and elegantly argued assessment, which appears here in English for the first time. It will be of great interest to all readers studying Hegel's thought.

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