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"People are dangerous. If they're able to involve themselves in issues that matter, they may change the distribution of power, to the detriment of those who are rich and privileged." --Noam Chomsky. Noam Chomsky has been praised by the likes of Bono and Hugo Chavez and attacked by the likes of Tom Wolfe and Alan Dershowitz. Groundbreaking linguist and outspoken political dissenter--voted "most important public intellectual in the world today" in a 2005 magazine poll--Chomsky inspires fanatical devotion and fierce vituperation. In "The Chomsky Effect," Chomsky biographer Robert Barsky examines his subject's positions on a number of highly charged issues--Chomsky's signature issues, including Vietnam, Israel, East Timor, and his work in linguistics--that illustrate not only "the Chomsky effect" but also "the Chomsky approach." Chomsky, writes Barsky, is an inspiration and a catalyst. Not just an analyst or advocate, he encourages people to become engaged--to be "dangerous" and challenge power and privilege. The actions and reactions of Chomsky supporters and detractors and the attending contentiousness can be thought of as "the Chomsky effect." Barsky discusses Chomsky's work in such areas as language studies, media, education, law, and politics, and identifies Chomsky's intellectual and political precursors. He charts anti-Chomsky sentiments as expressed from various standpoints, including contemporary Zionism, mainstream politics, and scholarly communities. He discusses Chomsky's popular appeal--his unlikely status as a punk and rock hero (Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam is one of many rock and roll Chomskyites)--and offers in-depth analyses of the controversies surrounding Chomsky's roles inthe "Faurisson Affair" and the "Pol Pot Affair." Finally, Barsky considers the role of the public intellectual in order to assess why Noam Chomsky has come to mean so much to so many--and what he may mean to generations to come.
In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War and at a time of great political and social instability, two of the world's leading intellectuals, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, were invited by Dutch philosopher Fons Elders to debate an age-old question: is there such a thing as "innate" human nature independent of our experiences and external influences?The resulting dialogue is one of the most original, provocative, and spontaneous exchanges to have occurred between contemporary philosophers, and above all serves as a concise introduction to their basic theories. What begins as a philosophical argument rooted in linguistics (Chomsky) and the theory of knowledge (Foucault), soon evolves into a broader discussion encompassing a wide range of topics, from science, history, and behaviorism to creativity, freedom, and the struggle for justice in the realm of politics.In addition to the debate itself, this volume features a newly written introduction by noted Foucault scholar John Rajchman and includes substantial additional texts by Chomsky and Foucault.
Two of the twentieth century's most influential thinkers debate a perennial question. In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War and at a time of great political and social instability, two of the world's leading intellectuals, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault, were invited by Dutch philosopher Fons Edlers to debate an age-old question: is there such a thing as "innate" human nature independent of our experiences and external influences? The resulting dialogue is one of the most original, provocative, and spontaneous exchanges to have occurred between contemporary philosophers, and above all serves as a concise introduction to their basic theories. What begins as a philosophical argument rooted in linguistics (Chomsky) and the theory of knowledge (Foucault), soon evolves into a broader discussion encompassing a wide range of topics, from science, history, and behaviorism to creativity, freedom, and the struggle for justice in the realm of politics. In addition to the debate itself, this volume features a newly written introduction by noted Foucault scholar John Rajchman and includes additional text by Noam Chomsky.
We all know what Noam Chomsky is against. His scathing analysis of everything that's wrong with our society reaches more and more people every day. His brilliant critiques of--among other things--capitalism, imperialism, domestic repression and government propaganda have become mini-publishing industries unto themselves. But, in this flood of publishing and republishing, very little ever gets said about what exactly Chomsky stands for, his own personal politics, his vision of the future.Not, that is, until Chomsky on Anarchism, a groundbreaking new book that shows a different side of this best-selling author: the anarchist principles that have guided him since he was a teenager. This collection of Chomsky's essays and inter-views includes numerous pieces that have never been published before, as well as rare material that first saw the light of day in hard-to-find pamphlets and anarchist periodicals. Taken together, they paint a fresh picture of Chomsky, showing his lifelong involvement with the anarchist community, his constant commitment to nonhierarchical models of political organization and his hopes for a future world without rulers.For anyone who's been touched by Chomsky's trenchant analysis of our current situation, as well as anyone looking for an intelligent and coherent discussion of anarchism itself, look no further than Chomsky on Anarchism.Noam Chomsky is one of the world's leading intellectuals, the father of modern linguistics, an outspoken media and foreign policy critic and tireless activist. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.
The political and linguistic writings of America's leading dissident intellectual. He relates his political ideals to his theories about language.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The adventures of a beautiful little locomotive who decided to run away from her humdrum duties.
"Sara's story only grew louder, braver, bolder with her death. It's a story that we all need to keep hearing." --Lisa-Jo Baker, bestselling author of Surprised by MotherhoodSara Frankl knew she had a terminal disease, but she didn't let it stop her from living. In the face of immeasurable pain, Sara chose joy--again and again. Her unforgettable message of hope and purpose lives on, even after her death, in her words.CHOOSE JOY is a compilation of the lessons Sara learned while she was dying, written in her own words and sewn together by her close friend Mary Carver. It is a reminder to see the beauty in life, even when it looks nothing like you hoped or planned.In a world full of tragedy, choosing joy is no small task--but, as Sara knew, the importance lies in the choosing. Once you learn to make that choice, every day, no matter what happens, joy will come.
Trading Card: Charlie Winslow Nickname: "King of Manhattan" Occupation: Celebrity Blogger Marry/Date/One-night stand: One night...but it'll be fabulous!Secret passion: Shh! He's old-fashioned.Warning: Complete workaholic.Bottom line: Be genuine. Be yourself...Charlie Winslow isn't your average New York date-he's wealthy, successful and usually mingling with the A-list crowd. So how exactly did he get set up with Bree Kingston on Valentine's Day?Still, there's something about Bree. Her quirky style, her authenticity, or an unanticipated attraction that just keeps Charlie wanting more. And if Bree plays her trading card just right, this might be the luckiest-and nakedest-Valentine's Day ever!
Living the life of your dreams isn't just about dreaming: it's also about living--following your impulses, turning over every stone, and stepping out into the world so the wind can catch your sails. All that stands between you and the fulfillment of your dreams is what you think and what you do. To those in the know, it's as if your dreams paint the picture and the universe stands ready to bring it to life. Choose Them Wisely is filled with more of the inspirational messages from "the Universe" that made the Notes from the Universe trilogy so popular, but now the thoughts have been fully expanded. Each message contains even more information and concrete examples for how to actually apply these ideas to everyday life. Mike Dooley's conversational, inviting tone welcomes readers at every level of self-development into the wonder of their own self-directed futures. Choose Them Wisely is a fun and playful roadmap for creating an amazing, richer life.
Education becomes exciting and successful when both learners and teachers accomplish what they previously thought to be impossible. Written in an inspirational, compelling style, this resource shows educators how to motivate students to be successful learners through the development of key personal attributes that foster success. This user-friendly book is organized around an easy-to-use, research-based model derived from multiple fields, including education, psychology, and philosophy, and is focused around eight field-tested principles, including the "Three D's of Success"--desire, decision, and determination--that can * Increase every learner's self-confidence * Create new expectations and infuse students with new energy and motivation * Encourage individuals to go beyond familiar goals, take manageable risks, and achieve desired outcomes Choose to Learn gives teachers a proven approach for helping students exceed their expectations and experience academic growth by making a conscious decision to learn and to succeed.
From celebrated fitness trainer Chris Powell, star of ABC's EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS, comes this inspirational weight loss book to help anyone conquer their weight. You've seen him change lives on television. Now, in Choose to Lose, Powell presents fast and easy workouts, diet guidance, basic recipes, and insight into finding the true transformation mindset. Following his Carb Cycle Solution, you can drop pounds safely and quickly while learning how to listen to your body to optimize your overall health and fitness. Powell's easy-to-follow Carb Cycle Solution contradicts everything you've heard about avoiding carbohydrates in an attempt to lose weight. Not only does Chris encourage you to eat carbs, he will show you how to use them to amplify your weekly weight loss. By cycling between high-carb and low-carb days, your body will alternate boosting metabolism one day and burning fat the next. You will never feel deprived of the foods you love, because you can fine-tune the solution to suit your needs. Powell gives you complete control over your nutrition plus plenty of opportunities to indulge, and offers many delicious recipes to help you stay on track. If you work it, the Carb Cycle Solution may very well work for you--for the rest of your life. With detailed exercises and accompanying photographs, as well as guidelines on how to revamp your environment, support system, and more, Powell not only shows you how to lose pounds, but also works with you as a coach and mentor, teaching you how to finally take control of the incredible machine that is your body. His words of encouragement will be there day after day as you build unstoppable momentum, guiding your body toward your ideal weight. Great physical change begins with a psychological one: Change your mind, change your body. - EAT MORE CARBS- BURN FAT- BUILD MUSCLE- QUICK-FIX RECIPES- NO GYM REQUIRED- CHEAT EVERY OTHER DAY your mind, change your body.<P> Advisory: Bookshare has learned that this book offers only partial accessibility. We have kept it in the collection because it is useful for some of our members. To explore further access options with us, please contact us through the Book Quality link on the right sidebar. Benetech is actively working on projects to improve accessibility issues such as these.
A healthy eating plan is the first and most important step in taking care of your diabetes. This edition is a guide book to achieving the right blood glucose levels target range.
Face it--love is a crapshoot. Say no to one guy and you might miss out on your soul mate. Say yes to another and you might find yourself in the middle of the world's most awkward threesome. This book grants you the ultimate dating fantasy: a do-over! Choose Your Own Love Story puts YOU in the driver's seat and lets you make over 50 choices and pick from 20 possible endings. Will you make out with sexy, brooding Zack, the mayor of red-flag island? Or will you settle down with Anthony, a gentle plumber with restless leg syndrome? If you don't like where you end up, go back and start again! How will your story end? Are you ready to find out?
Uncover the truth about planning for retirement!From financial advisors and pundits on television to colleagues and family members, everyone has something to say about retirement. But how much of it is true? Whether you're looking to move into a senior living community or travel the world, Choose Your Retirement shows you how to realistically prepare for the future you desire. Inside, you will find expert advice for choosing the best retirement path for you and your family as well as information on common myths like:You will only need 80 percent of your current income in retirementMedicare will cover all your health-care needsSwitching investments over to bonds is the safest retirement optionSocial Security will run out in 2033, leaving millions without their promised benefits Filled with hundreds of facts about retiring, Choose Your Retirement helps you set attainable financial goals and plan for the retirement--and life--you've always wanted.
Come explore the newer, naughtier Maverick's, where you are in control of the story.It's been a year since the decadent BDSM club was gutted in a fire. Tegan has scored an invitation to the grand reopening, where she can finally indulge the needs she's ignored for too long. On her wicked wish list: a thorough spanking, adventurous playmates and complete erotic satisfaction.As a switch, Tegan can find pleasure as either a sub or a Domme. The question is, what-and who-is she in the mood for tonight?Master Grant: dominant and drop-dead gorgeous, he hasn't forgotten their last encounter. He'll make sure Tegan gets what she craves-if she submits to him alone.Eli: the sexy switch has always wanted more from Tegan. But taking their relationship to the next level could mean risking their friendship.Adam: the last man Tegan expects to encounter at the club, but one she'd love to see more of-if he behaves...Choose which ending you want for Tegan, or explore all of the sensual possibilities.
Ever wonder why some people seem to be at peace despite the ups and downs daily life can bring, while others are restless even in seemingly ideal circumstances?In Choosing a Good Life, Alyson Berman explores what it means to be at peace with ourselves, our choices, and the world around us in all its glorious chaos. She takes us into the lives of people who, despite their vastly different talents, challenges, and interests, have achieved a deep sense of balance in and satisfaction with their lives. Stories include those of Holocaust survivor Emery Jacoby, who rose above anger and bitterness to reaffirm the good in himself and others, along with Sungrai Sohn, a violin prodigy and gifted teacher who lives in the shadow of a potentially fatal illness and many other inspiring life stories. Berman then pinpoints their common approaches and qualities to reveal how they have found contentment-and how we can too.With Choosing a Good Life you will have the tools and guidance to:identify what you truly value,make use of the pain and trials of life to make you stronger, andset priorities to find more time and energy for the things that bring you satisfaction.Learn how to achieve something that eludes so many of us--the sense of purpose that comes with deep self-acceptance.
Choosing a Jewish Life: A Handbook for People Converting to Judaism and for Their Family and Friendsby Anita Diamant
Married to a convert herself, Anita Diamant provides advice and information that can transform the act of conversion into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth. Here you will learn how to choose a rabbi, a synagogue, a denomination, a Hebrew name; how to handle the difficulty of putting aside Christmas; what happens at the mikvah (ritual bath) or at a hatafat dam brit (circumcision ritual for those already circumcised); and much more.
We all want a sustainable future, but what does it look like, and how do we get there? In Ithaca, New York, a new culture is blossoming-one that values cooperation, local production, environmental stewardship, social justice, and creativity. Ithaca is showing the way to meet the challenges of the day with a wide variety of practical, real-world solutions.Filled with inspiring examples, Choosing a Sustainable Future provides readers with a remarkable sense of possibility. Explore Ithaca's:*Bustling, vibrant farmers' markets, overflowing with fresh, local produce*Award-winning community credit union that triples the savings of low-income people*Flagship college sustainability programs*Pioneering alternative transportation programs, such as Ithaca Carshare*Innovative efforts by coalitions of local business, university, government, and activists to create transformation in areas as diverse as green building, city planning, health and wellness, and honoring cultural diversityTaken together, these examples of citizen engagement are a taste of what life could be like in a sustainable city of the future. In a time of overwhelming economic, social, and environmental crises, Choosing a Sustainable Future provides a quiet, authoritative voice of hope.
In this modern era where people connect with each other electronically rather than in person with conviction, this book highlights a basic set of 25 rules to enhance the quality of our lives as well as of the ones around us.
WATCH IT ON JETIX. Powerful dragons, racing crews, adventure, and the power to change the world . . . Get ready to Release the Dragon! A new dragon is in Dragon City. Beau is not like the other street-racing dragons. Unlike other dragons, Beau must choose his rider. The chosen rider will be the legendary Dragon Booster . . . who will change the world. Dragon City awaits the new Dragon Booster!
Choosing Easy World: A Guide to Opting Out of Struggle and Strife and Living in the Amazing Realm Where Everything Is Easyby Julia Rogers Hamrick
The author of "Recreating Eden" delivers a guide to opting out of struggle and strife and living in the amazing realm where everything is easy. She provides readers with inspiration, instructions, and support for doing so themselves.
TO STAY OR GO TO REJECT OR EMBRACe TO OBEY THE STANDARD OR FOLLOW YOUR HEART Our choices make us who we are today and who we will become tomorrow. When Tucker Abbott rejects his parents' dream--for him to become a pastor in their small Minnesota town--and instead chooses to minister in Chicago, he enters a new world of opportunities and choices. A decent, single, Christian guy is a rare prize in his new neighborhood, and Tucker soon has the attention of the ladies--young and old alike. His refrigerator stays well -- stocked and his dinner calendar filled. When his senior pastor warns Tucker that the wrong choice for a date--or a wife--can . harm an up and Coming pastor, he feels himself drawn to one particular woman. But Annie doesn't live up to the standards imposed upon them both. What is Tucker willing to give up for the choices he makes? #12;His refrigerator stays well - stocked and his dinner calendar filled. When his senior pastor warns Tucker that the wrong choice for a date-or a wife-can . harm an up and Coming pastor, he feels himself drawn to one particular woman. But Annie doesn't live up to the standards imposed upon them both. What is Tucker willing to give up for the choices he makes? to one particular woman. But Annie doesn't live up to the standards imposed upon them both. What is Tucker willing to give up for the choices he makes?
Bursting with creative ideas and brimming with illuminating anecdotes, this concise, joyful, and practical book shows how to find -- and forge -- happiness in the large and small events of everyday life. Based on her more than thirty years as a noted thinker and speaker on personal contentment, Alexandra Stoddard shares what she has learned about the small but significant changes you can make in your mind, heart, and surroundings to be happier day by day.A gentle and fun first step is to quickly write down ten words that define who you are -- perhaps beaches, family, food, home -- and what else? To further expand your awareness, select one word and write down twenty-five words that come to mind. These and dozens of other inventive ideas will help you develop the self-knowledge to pursue happiness wisely and well.In challenging times, it is easy to question whether happiness is a choice. Alexandra Stoddard affirms not only that it is possible to choose happiness but that happiness is the best choice we can make. It is the "first principle" of life that unites humankind because it is what we all desire.Happiness lies in the passions we pursue and in the pressures we decline. It is in knowing how to work and when to play. It is in the treasured objects we keep nearby and in the ordinary moments we elevate into small celebrations. It is in the note we write to a friend and the kindness we show a stranger. It is in the colors we love and the music that transports us. It may be as simple as sunlight on your face; as sudden as a shared smile; as sensuous as a single flower on your desk, candles on your nightstand, or cookies hot from the oven. Happiness is what you make it, where you make it. Happiness is our best choice.
The message of this book is very simple: Right now, you can be happier! More ?things? won?t do it. Even a great relationship may not save you. In Choosing Happiness the focus is on the only place where real change can happen: in how you see yourself and relate to other people. The book uses practical guidance and warm, realistic inspiration to show clearly that while you can?t always choose what happens in your life, you can choose your responses, values and behaviors ? and the results are life changing. Choosing Happiness offers skills and insights across all areas, from your most intimate relationships to your friendships, extended family, work, and community. Psychologically positive and astute, it also looks at the big spiritual questions that let you value your life rather than just ?spending? it. Small changes bring big results. Beautifully packaged, with a flexibind spine and a red ribbon placeholder, this book is like the wise, kind friend you can?t wait to return to again and again. .
"[S]tirring...a bold, inspiring and ultimately hopeful book." --Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post and author of the New York Times bestseller ThriveKaitlin Roig-Debellis is the first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who saved her entire class of fifteen six- and-seven-year-olds from the tragic events that took place on December 14, 2012, by piling them into a single-occupancy bathroom within her classroom, mere feet from the brutal and indiscriminate massacre taking place outside the door. Since then, despite the unimaginably painful experiences she endured, she has chosen to share her experience with others, in the hope that they too can find light in dark moments.Choosing Hope is a lot of things. A written witness to a tragedy that will never be forgotten. A gripping firsthand testament to the power of good over the power of destruction. An inspirational memoir by a brave young woman whose story is one of courage, heroism, faith, and resilience. And a celebration of all the people who make the choice to pass along their hope and positivity to young ones--parents, mentors, and especially teachers. There is no moving on, but there is always moving forward. And how we move forward is a choice."[M]oving" -Wally Lamb, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Water and She's Come Undone"[B]rave" -Karen Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life and The History of God "Although now I have witnessed the worst of mankind, instead of feeling bitter or regretful I have chosen to embrace gratitude. I believe in the power of kindness, the influence of educators and mentors, faith and God, and most of all I believe in humanity. Bad things happen to all of us, things that test us and impact us and change us, but it is not those moments that define us. It is how we choose to react to them that does." --Kaitlin Roig-DeBellisFrom the Hardcover edition.
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