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What is loyalty? What is treachery? What does it mean to find that one of your friends is a spy? Loyalties traces the fortunes of a group of friends, some from the Welsh valleys, some from Cambridge, from the Spanish Civil War to the 1984 miners' strike, combining the tension of a first-class thriller with a brilliant analysis of our age.
Deep friendship may express profound loyalty, but so too may virulent nationalism. What can and should we say about this Janus-faced virtue of the will? This volume explores at length the contours of an important and troubling virtue -- its cognates, contrasts, and perversions; its strengths and weaknesses; its awkward relations with universal morality; its oppositional form and limits; as well as the ways in which it functions in various associative connections, such as friendship and familial relations, organizations and professions, nations, countries, and religious tradition.
A chilling collection of tales set in a country once ravaged by civil war and now torn apart by sudden wealth. In this brutal world of bars, brothels and small-town hotels are havens, the sad and lonely, escaping from the hustlers on the streets outside. But the short-lived comforts of a cold embrace or the oblivion of drunkenness are no more than brief respites in the larger struggle for survival.
This study provides a detailed, in-depth analysis of a single incident rooted in the effort of a group of professional employees to serve the public welfare. It reveals in microcosm the interplay of political forces, economic interests, personal ambition, organizational structure, and professional ethics that culminated in an act of whistle-blowing. The incident took place during the final construction phase of the Bay Area Rapid Transit System (BART), designed to be America's first attempt at space-age mass transportation. Three BART engineers, convinced of the lack of responsiveness of management to their concerns about the system's safety, were fired for insubordination and other organizational sins. Based upon repeated interviews with the engineers, with BART managers and directors, and with the professional societies involved, as well as upon an extensive body of documents and court depositions, legislative reports, media reports, and institutional memoranda. Divided Loyalties sets a theoretical context for the issues, traces the incident from its beginning, examines the aftermath of the engineers' dismissal, and concludes with a set of recommendations that should be considered by public and private organizations, professional associations, agencies of government, and individual professional employees.
As late as 1987, two-thirds of the Americans who responded to a national survey believed that English was the official language of the United States. In fact, the Constitution is silent on the issue. Since Senator S. I. Hayakawa first proposed an English Language Amendment in Congress in 1981, Official English has been considered in forty-seven states and adopted by seventeen; the amendment is pending in the 102d Congress. Supporters argue that English has always been our common language—a means of resolving conflicts in a nation of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious groups, and an essential tool of social mobility and cultural integration. Opponents charge that the amendment is unnecessary and that it threatens civil rights, educational opportunities, and free speech, wrapping racist biases in a cloak of patriotism. Language Loyalties: A Source Book on the Official English Controversy provides a balanced, comprehensive guide to this complex and often confusing debate. It is an essential handbook and reference for advocates, educators, policymakers, jurists, scholars, and citizens who seek to join this debate fully informed. Addressing the issues involved in developing America's first planned national language policy, James Crawford has expertly collected and introduced more than eighty-five source documents and articles.
"Faith Negotiating Loyalties draws readers into the world of Christian faith in South Africa and the question of loyalties in the new post-apartheid state. It carries out its investigation in two parts. Part one examines Christian faith and loyalty during the first nation-building exercise following the South African War, positioning the creation and contestation of three Christianities corresponding to three nationalisms, each of which imagined South Africa in a particular way, shaping faith accordingly. The idea of an undifferentiated South African Christianity gives way to contesting and contested Christianities, nationalism gives way to nationalisms, and faith emerges in tension with and in criticism of these loyalties. Part two discusses the American theologian H. Richard Niebuhr in South Africa. Three kinds of faith in his wittings are set forth: social faith, radial faith, and reconstructing faith. Contextualized within the South African story, Niebuhr's ideas suggest self and society as constituted by hybridities and suspended in a web of loyalties. Faith Negotiating Loyalties suggests the message for faith in a post-apartheid South Africa is the importance of negotiating covenants which allow for crossings, hybridities, and contestations."--BOOK JACKET.
First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
The final chapter relates the evolution of these conflicting loyalties to the global weakening of the nation-state, and distinguishes what is particular to the Soviet state and its demise from more significant questions of analytical importance posed by the collapse of a major contemporary multi-national state.
In the spring of 1862, Union forces marched into neighboring Carteret and Craven Counties in southeastern North Carolina, marking the beginning of an occupation that would continue for the rest of the war. Focusing on a wartime community with divided alle
An empirical study of how conflicts of interest arise in the private practice of law and how law firms respond
Integrating social, cultural, economic, and political history, this is a study of the factors that grounded--or swayed--the loyalties of non-Spaniards living under Spanish rule on the southern frontier. In particular, Andrew McMichael looks at the colonial Spanish administration’s attitude toward resident Americans. The Spanish borderlands systems of slavery and land ownership, McMichael shows, used an efficient system of land distribution and government patronage that engendered loyalty and withstood a series of conflicts that tested, but did not shatter, residents’ allegiance. McMichael focuses on the Baton Rouge district of Spanish West Florida from 1785 through 1810, analyzing why resident Anglo-Americans, who had maintained a high degree of loyalty to the Spanish Crown through 1809, rebelled in 1810. The book contextualizes the 1810 rebellion, and by extension the southern frontier, within the broader Atlantic World, showing how both local factors as well as events in Europe affected lives in the Spanish borderlands. Breaking with traditional scholarship, McMichael examines contests over land and slaves as a determinant of loyalty. He draws on Spanish, French, and Anglo records to challenge scholarship that asserts a particularly “American” loyalty on the frontier whereby Anglo-American residents in West Florida, as disaffected subjects of the Spanish Crown, patiently abided until they could overthrow an alien system. Rather, it was political, social, and cultural conflicts--not nationalist ideology--that disrupted networks by which economic prosperity was gained and thus loyalty retained.
Hansi, born in a remote village in Austria post first world war , is taken to Scotland before he is a year old. There he lives an idyllic life developing a passion for flying. The Second World War is looming he applies for the RAF and is refused due to his Austrian birth. Connections in the diplomatic corps give him the career he seeks, flying spitfires. His bi-lingual ability and his knowledge of Austria make him the perfect recruit as a spy. He discovers Penemunde rocket site giving the war office proof of missile production. Sent back again to Austria,he discovers Hitlers attempt to build an atomic bomb which he intends to test in Austria close to his Familys home. Family loyalty, a need to survive, the ability to stop a bomb that will change the course of the war drives him to desperate measures.
Madison McKay doesn't trust anyone. The former military woman and owner of Lost, Inc., learned about betrayal the hard way, in work and in love. That's why she'd never let herself fall for ex-military special investigator Grant Deaver. Yet when Madison is framed for a security breach at a top secret military facility, she's forced to put her life in Grant's hands. But after she discovers that he's been deceiving her, everything will be torn apart unless Grant can convince her to trust him with her life…and her heart.
Baptists in the South, rapidly rising to challenge Methodists numerically, helped align southern religion with the South¿s black slave culture. The birth of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845, formed in order to preserve God¿s will for the African race, signaled the inevitability of war. Middle Georgia remained outside the front lines of the war, the region¿s relative intactness allowing for the continuation of church life during the war years. While many white Baptists from middle Georgia marched off to war ¿ whether to fight or to serve as chaplains or army missionaries ¿ others stayed behind and voiced their thoughts from pulpits, in associational meetings, and in the pages of newspapers and journals. While historians have often portrayed white southern Baptists, with few exceptions, as firmly supportive of the Confederacy, the experience of middle Georgia Baptists is much more dynamic. Far from being monolithic, Baptists at the local church and associational level responded in a myriad of ways to the Confederacy. Patterns locally and associationally emerged and evolved as the war progressed, while differences between Southern and Primitive Baptists stood out. On a personal level, white Baptists¿ views of slavery and the Confederacy proved to be varied, numerous, nuanced, and dynamic ¿ to such an extent that some individuals were unable to construct a consistent narrative as the war progressed. For their part, black Baptists struggled to shape their own destinies within a white man¿s world, strivings that grew more intense as the war progressed and freedom seemed ever closer within reach. The end of the war signaled new realities for both white and black Baptists of the South. For whites, old loyalties had been rearranged and the immediate future was bleak. At the same time, black Baptists emerged empowered as never before and set forth on the path of self-determination.
First published in 1984. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Torn Loyalties begins with the Lady Kiah's marriage into the House of Nasor. On her wedding day she learns that her cousin Zenobia will be marrying soon as well, to her husband's father, and will be following Kiah to her new home. The surprising marriage takes place, Zenobia moves in, and the new First Wives take over the reins of their respective households. The cousins create quite a stir, but special notice by the gods during the Spring Rites makes everyone uneasy. It is during this time that Kiah is reunited with someone she thought never to see again -- Atticus Lucius Aurelius, the Roman soldier who saved her from her own foolishness and impetuosity on a never to be forgotten day years earlier. The rise of a Persian king plunges the region into war; the downfall of Rome's Eastern Empire becomes a distinct possibility. Facing an enemy that attacks from within and without, rocked by personal pain and terrible tragedy, Kiah fights for the lives of her friends and family, for the people of Palmyra, and the shining city she has grown to love, known throughout the world as the 'Bride of the Desert'. Katrina Covington Whitmore has indulged her passion for writing throughout what she considers her four careers: as a reporter/producer at three commercial television stations; as a communications professor at three major universities; as the manager of a city cable channel; and as an author. Katrina resides in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband Percy and her black cockapoo, Diamond. Publisher's website: http: //SBPRA.com/KatrinaCovingtonWhitmore
"Shifting loyalties is a sweeping exploration of the lives of five young Chicano men before, during, and after the Vietnam War. The novel travels time and space - from Southern California in the 50's to the jungles of Vietnam in the 60's to Spain in the 70's and Pennsylvania in the 80's. The result of this far-ranging journey is a portrait of an ethnic American community touched by the atrocities of war. David, Danny, Charley, Joey, and Manny struggle in individual ways with their ambivalent feelings about war. On the one hand, they have been raised to respect and leave unquestioned the notion of service and duty. On the other, they experience a growing sense of mistrust toward the decisions made for them."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved