Rules for Radicals

Rules for Radicals
Author: Saul Alinsky
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-06-30
ISBN 10: 0307756890
ISBN 13: 9780307756893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rules for Radicals Book Review:

First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best. Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition.

Roots for Radicals

Roots for Radicals
Author: Edward T. Chambers
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-01-25
ISBN 10: 1350043141
ISBN 13: 9781350043145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roots for Radicals Book Review:

The successor to the legendary activist Saul Alinsky, Edward T. Chambers pioneered a set of principles and practices that have guided community organizations throughout the US and the world. Roots for Radicals remains his definitive reflection on these fundamental principles of community activism: how, as public citizens, we can navigate the gap between the world as it is and as it should be, between self-interest and self-sacrifice and in doing so create lasting change for our communities. In the face of the increasingly turbulent politics of the 21st-century, Chambers's book has never been more relevant.

Reveille for Radicals

Reveille for Radicals
Author: Saul Alinsky
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-08-25
ISBN 10: 0307756882
ISBN 13: 9780307756886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reveille for Radicals Book Review:

Legendary community organizer Saul Alinsky inspired a generation of activists and politicians with Reveille for Radicals, the original handbook for social change. Alinsky writes both practically and philosophically, never wavering from his belief that the American dream can only be achieved by an active democratic citizenship. First published in 1946 and updated in 1969 with a new introduction and afterword, this classic volume is a bold call to action that still resonates today.

Fortune The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time

Fortune The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time
Author: Verne Harnish
Publsiher: Time Home Entertainment
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-10-02
ISBN 10: 1603204415
ISBN 13: 9781603204415
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fortune The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time Book Review:

Decisions equal success--nothing happens until one is made. Businesses make millions of decisions every day. But once in a great while a leader makes a truly game-changing decision that shifts not only the strategy of a single company but how everyone does business. These big decisions are counter intuitive--they go against the conventional wisdom. In hindsight, taking a different direction may seem easy, but these bet-the-company moves involve drama, doubt and high tension. What made Apple's board bring back Steve Jobs to the company? How did J&J decide to recall every bottle of Tylenol after a poisoning scare that only involved a small batch of the drug? What made Henry Ford decide to double the wages of his auto workers and how did that change the American economy for the next century? Here management consultant Verne Harnish, the CE0 of Gazelles, along with Fortune's editors, provide the background story behind the 20 great business decisions of all time. You'll get a glimpse into the thought process leading up to these groundbreaking moments and will learn how these decisions have shaped the thinking of today's top leaders. The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time will spur debates and ignite conversations from board rooms to coffee shops and all will be wondering how one might apply these lessons to one's own business.

Thirteen Tactics for Realistic Radicals

Thirteen Tactics for Realistic Radicals
Author: Saul Alinsky
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 0525433287
ISBN 13: 9780525433286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thirteen Tactics for Realistic Radicals Book Review:

A Vintage Shorts Selection From the founder of modern radical activism in America, Saul Alinsky, whose the bestselling classic Rules for Radicals has reinvigorated the political left in America. “Organizational genius” Alinsky lays out the thirteen rules that all have-nots must follow to wage a successful campaign against the haves. Wielding tremendous influence to this day, and used as a bible by leading organizers since it was first published almost fifty years ago, these vital words of wisdom are written with humor, wit and unassailable power. Crucially impactful on both President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s political philosophies and dedicated to the American political tradition—Alinsky’s thirteen tactics will remain powerful and relevant, a must-read, for anyone interested in how to enact constructive social change for years to come. An ebook short.

Rules for Radical Conservatives

Rules for Radical Conservatives
Author: David Kahane
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-09-28
ISBN 10: 0345521870
ISBN 13: 9780345521873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rules for Radical Conservatives Book Review:

Are you a frustrated conservative shocked by the bunch of far Left fanatics driving the bus—and our future—off a cliff? It’s time to fight back with the same ruthlessness that has served the radicals so well—not just now, but for the long term. And who better to reveal their strategies—and their fatal weaknesses—than one of their own? Playing on his all-too-typical hubris and good old greed, we’ve recruited well-known liberal apparatchik David Kahane to lead conservatives out of the political wilderness, whether he means to or not. Is he arrogant and obnoxious? Absolutely. Does he deliver the goods? You betcha. We’ll let Dave speak for himself: Please allow me to introduce myself. . . . My name is David and I’m going to share some secrets. I’m going to take you into the smoke-free back rooms of today’s progressive political machine to reveal how it really operates—and how you can bring it down. I’ll lay out the rules we radicals have used to run circles around you, and clue you in on how to make them work for you, too. How do I know this stuff? As the son of the sainted “Che” Kahane, I’ve been schooled in the art of seizing and holding political power as we transform America one antiquated tradition and constitutional clause at a time. Now I work in Hollywood, where I’ve perfected the game pioneered by such pros as Machiavelli, Saul Alinsky, and Al Capone, father of the immortal Chicago Way. Read on and learn from our time-tested techniques: • Know your enemy, his intentions, his weapons, and his weaknesses. You too can play relentless, on-message hardball with every scandal, hypocrisy, lie, and fundamentally flawed policy your adversaries dish up. • Become what you behold. Adopt some of our scorched-earth tactics, best described in David Mamet’s Untouchables: “They pull a knife, you pull a gun.” • Take no prisoners. Attack our premises, expose their true nature and consequences, and pin them on us, hard. • Never cede anything to the other side, philosophically speaking. Force the Left to argue facts, not emotions. We hate that. • Treat us with the same respect we give you. None. • It is better to be feared than liked, especially by your enemies. And it helps to show up for the fight. (Note to past and future Republican candidates.) Why am I telling you all this? Because I thrive on making trouble and, frankly, because I’m proud of what my team has done. Between us, I don’t think it matters if I turn over our playbook to you at this late date. I don’t think you can get it together to stop us now. Plus, I got a lot of money. Happy reading, America! You think you can take us down? Go for it. I dare you. From the Hardcover edition.

Free Nitroxyl Radicals

Free Nitroxyl Radicals
Author: E. Rozantsev
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2013-12-14
ISBN 10: 147570710X
ISBN 13: 9781475707106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Free Nitroxyl Radicals Book Review:

In the short time since the first nitroxyl radical was obtained in 1959, a new branch of chemical science has arisen and taken shape-the chemistry of stable nitroxyl radicals. The present book was written by E. G. Rozantsev, one of the pioneers in this field and a prominent specialist on stable radicals at the Division of Chemical and Biological Processes of the Institute of Chemical Physics, Academy of Sciences of the USSR. His numerous papers have contributed greatly to the present situation, wherein nitroxyl radicals have acquired unusually wide popularity, including the fields of biology, medicine, chemis try, physics, biophysics, and instrument construction. A clear illustration of the astonishingly vigorous development of this new field of chemistry can be given by the enormous flow of information on the synthesis and use of nitroxyl radicals. There is no doubt that this monograph, which in part generalizes the results of many workers studying these radicals, will be received with interest by specialists working in this field. The author has not attempted to give an exhaustive account of the material. His aim is to introduce the reader to this new field and to show the wide possibilities for using radicals in scientific experiment. The voluminous bibliography, including many papers by the author himself which may not be well enough known to the American reader, will undoubtedly contribute to the usefulness of the monograph.

We Demand

We Demand
Author: Roderick A. Ferguson
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN 10: 0520966287
ISBN 13: 9780520966284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Demand Book Review:

“Puts campus activism in a radical historic context.”—New York Review of Books In the post–World War II period, students rebelled against the university establishment. In student-led movements, women, minorities, immigrants, and indigenous people demanded that universities adapt to better serve the increasingly heterogeneous public and student bodies. The success of these movements had a profound impact on the intellectual landscape of the twentieth century: out of these efforts were born ethnic studies, women’s studies, and American studies. In We Demand, Roderick A. Ferguson demonstrates that less than fifty years since this pivotal shift in the academy, the university is moving away from “the people” in all their diversity. Today the university is refortifying its commitment to the defense of the status quo off campus and the regulation of students, faculty, and staff on campus. The progressive forms of knowledge that the student-led movements demanded and helped to produce are being attacked on every front. Not only is this a reactionary move against the social advances since the ’60s and ’70s—it is part of the larger threat of anti-intellectualism in the United States.

Free Radical Induced DNA Damage and Its Repair

Free Radical Induced DNA Damage and Its Repair
Author: Clemens Sonntag
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 523
Release: 2006-03-20
ISBN 10: 9783540305927
ISBN 13: 3540305920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Free Radical Induced DNA Damage and Its Repair Book Review:

The free-radical chemistry of DNA had been discussed in some detail in 1987 in my book The Chemical Basis of Radiation Biology. Obviously, the more recent developments and the concomitant higher level of understanding of mechanistic details are missing. Moreover, in the living cell, free-radical DNA damage is not only induced by ionizing radiation, but free-radical-induced DNA damage is a much more general phenomenon. It was, therefore, felt that it is now timely to review our present knowledge of free-radical-induced DNA damage induced by all conceivable free-radical-generating sources. Originally, it had been thought to include also a very important aspect, the repair of DNA damage by the cell’s various repair enzymes. Kevin Prise (Cancer Campaign, Gray Laboratory, L- don) was so kind to agree to write this part. However, an adequate description of this strongly expanding area would have exceeded the allocated space by much, and this section had to be omitted. The directors of the Max-Planck-Institut für Strahlenchemie (now MPI für Bioanorganische Chemie), Karl Wieghardt and Wolfgang Lubitz, kindly allowed me to continue to use its facilities after my retirement in 2001. Notably, our - brarian, Mrs. Jutta Theurich, and her right-hand help, Mrs. Rosemarie Schr- er, were most helpful in getting hold of the literature. I thank them very much. Without their constant help, this would have been very difficult indeed.

Free Radicals Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants

Free Radicals  Oxidative Stress  and Antioxidants
Author: Tomris Özben
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2013-06-29
ISBN 10: 1475729073
ISBN 13: 9781475729078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Free Radicals Oxidative Stress and Antioxidants Book Review:

There has been an explosion of research related to free radicals and antioxidants in recent years, and hundreds of laboratories worldwide are actively involved in many as pects of free radicals, oxidative stress, and antioxidants. The literature on these topics in creases exponentially every year. Over the last few years, we have been fortunate to witness a widespread recognition of the important role of free radicals in a wide variety of pathological conditions including diseases such as atherosclerosis, cardiovascular and neurological diseases, ischemia, emphysema, diabetes, radiation injury, cancer, etc. In ad dition, many laboratories are studying the role of free radicals in the inexorable process of aging. Increased evidence involves free radicals with the etiology of various diseases, thereby suggesting the use of antioxidants as a viable therapeutic approach for the treat ment of free radical mediated pathologies. Despite these impressive developments, many important aspects of free radical and antioxidant research are open for investigation. It is important to understand the overall mechanisms involved in free radical mediated physiological and pathological conditions. This knowledge will undoubtedly lead to the development of new therapeutic approaches to prevent or control free radical related diseases. This book contains the proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on "Free Radicals, Oxidative Stress, and Antioxidants: Pathological and Physiological Sig nificance," which was held in Antalya, Turkey from May 24-June 4, 1997.

Free Radicals and Inflammation

Free Radicals and Inflammation
Author: Paul G. Winyard,David R. Blake,Christopher H. Evans
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 259
Release: 2013-03-11
ISBN 10: 3034884826
ISBN 13: 9783034884822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Free Radicals and Inflammation Book Review:

As in so many fields of scientific endeavour following the molecular biology revo lution, our knowledge of the role of radicals not only in pathological states, but in basic physiology has developed exponentially. Indeed, our evolving concepts have, like so many political parties, been forced into dramatic "V-turns" and contortions. Within our working lives, we have had to debate whether radicals made any con tribution to any pathology, whilst now it is difficult not to entertain the view that every physiological process is pivotally controlled by exquisitely sensitive radical reactions. Inflammation is, of course, an example of pathology evolving from physiology, and in this book we have called upon both scientists and clinicians who have research interests in the complex switching mechanisms that sustain these transi tions. The book as a whole explores, from a physiological standpoint, how deter ministic radical systems sensitive to their initial conditions can interdigitate, iterate and feed back to control diverse cellular processes that create the inflammatory response. Whilst systems such as these to a mathematician would provide the basis for a chaotic response, one is forced to marvel how, for all stages of an inflammatory reaction, this system appears exquisitely controlled, making therapeutic manipula tion both possible and, to some extent, predictable.

Free Radicals in Organic Synthesis

Free Radicals in Organic Synthesis
Author: D. I. Davies,M. J. Parrott
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642669220
ISBN 13: 9783642669224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Free Radicals in Organic Synthesis Book Review:

Rules for Radicals Defeated

Rules for Radicals Defeated
Author: Jeff Hedgpeth
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2012-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781475192032
ISBN 13: 1475192037
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rules for Radicals Defeated Book Review:

Rules for Radicals is the playbook for the Left. If you want to understand how the Obama Administration operates you need this book. You will also learn twenty principles to defeat the Alinsky tactics without compromising your morality. Learn how the Obama Administration thinks, and how to counteract them. Learn it. Live it. Take America back.

Trace Elements Micronutrients and Free Radicals

Trace Elements  Micronutrients  and Free Radicals
Author: Ivor E. Dreosti
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461204194
ISBN 13: 9781461204190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trace Elements Micronutrients and Free Radicals Book Review:

This book addresses many of today's key issues pertaining to free radical damage and micronutrient production. A valuable guide for a variety of specialists concerned with nutrition and the prevention of free radical tissue injury.

Oxidative Stress and Free Radical Damage in Neurology

Oxidative Stress and Free Radical Damage in Neurology
Author: Natan Gadoth,Hans Hilmar Göbel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2010-11-19
ISBN 10: 9781603275149
ISBN 13: 1603275142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxidative Stress and Free Radical Damage in Neurology Book Review:

The role of free radicals and oxidative stress in neurological disorders has only recently been recognized, leaving clinical neurologists to seek in vain for information on the subject even in major textbooks. What published information there is may consist of brief reminders of the possible association of superoxidase dismutase with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and nitrous oxide with migraine. With luck they may also find information on the purported role of free radicals in the pathogenesis of traumatic brain injury. Oxidative Stress and Free Radical Damage in Neurology sets the record straight, focusing on clinical and research issues regarding the interplay of free radicals and the human nervous system. Crucially, the chapters cover numerous antioxidants and their possible therapeutic role in neurological disorders. Key illnesses such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s are analyzed, and chapters also examine more general issues such as the link between free radicals and inflammation of the central nervous system. Clinicians and laboratory researchers alike will find that this book augments their understanding not only of the widespread involvement of free radicals in the central nervous system but also of some uncertainties surrounding whether free radical damage in neurology plays a primary or secondary role.

Free Radicals in the Brain

Free Radicals in the Brain
Author: Lester Packer,Leonid Prilipko
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3642776094
ISBN 13: 9783642776090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Free Radicals in the Brain Book Review:

Free radicals appear to play a mojor role in many neurological (and non neurological) dieseases. Both acute and degenerative disorders are thought to involve free radicals reactions in tissue injury (for a list see this book page 18). This issue is very important for basic science and for therapeuthic approach as well. In order to review and discuss the place of free radicals in psychiatry and neurology, a joint meeting was initiated by the World Health Organization and the Fondation Ipsen in Paris on June 17-18,1991. This book contains the papers presented during this meeting. Although the papers included in this volume have been produced in the framework of WHO/Fondation Ipsen review of knowledge about free radicals and brain disorders, they express the views of the individual authors rather than a consensus of the participants at the meeting. They do not necessarily represent the decision or stated policy of the World Health Organiszation or the Fondation Ipsen. The editors wish to express their appreciation to Mrs Mervaillie for the organization of the meeting and Mrs M.-L. Gage for her editorial assis tance. L. Packer, L. Prilipko, Y Christen Contents Free Radical Scavengers and Antioxidants in Prophylaxy and Treatment of Brain Diseases L. Packer ........................................... 1 Reactive Oxygen Species and the Central Nervous System B. Halliwell .... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 . . . . . . . . .

Rebalancing Society

Rebalancing Society
Author: Henry Mintzberg
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-01-05
ISBN 10: 1626563195
ISBN 13: 9781626563193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rebalancing Society Book Review:

Enough of the imbalance that is causing the degradation of our environment, the demise of our democracies, and the denigration of ourselves. Enough of the pendulum politics of left and right and paralysis in the political center. We require an unprecedented form of radical renewal. In this book Henry Mintzberg offers a new understanding of the root of our current crisis and a strategy for restoring the balance so vital to the survival of our progeny and our planet. With the collapse of the communist regimes of Eastern Europe, Western pundits declared that capitalism had triumphed. They were wrong—balance triumphed. A healthy society balances a public sector of respected governments, a private sector of responsible businesses, and a plural sector of robust communities. Communism collapsed under the weight of its overbearing public sector. Now the “liberal democracies” are threatened—socially, politically, even economically—by the unchecked excesses of the private sector. Radical renewal will have to begin in the plural sector, which alone has the inclination and the independence to challenge unacceptable practices and develop better ones. Too many governments have been co-opted by the private sector. And corporate social responsibility can't compensate for the corporate social irresponsibility we see around us “They” won't do it. We shall have to do it, each of us and all of us, not as passive “human resources,” but as resourceful human beings. Tom Paine wrote in 1776, “We have it in our power to begin the world over again.” He was right then. Can we be right again now? Can we afford not to be?

Radical Markets

Radical Markets
Author: Eric A. Posner,E. Glen Weyl
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN 10: 0691177503
ISBN 13: 9780691177502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radical Markets Book Review:

Revolutionary ideas on how to use markets to bring about fairness and prosperity for all Many blame today's economic inequality, stagnation, and political instability on the free market. The solution is to rein in the market, right? Radical Markets turns this thinking—and pretty much all conventional thinking about markets, both for and against—on its head. The book reveals bold new ways to organize markets for the good of everyone. It shows how the emancipatory force of genuinely open, free, and competitive markets can reawaken the dormant nineteenth-century spirit of liberal reform and lead to greater equality, prosperity, and cooperation. Eric Posner and Glen Weyl demonstrate why private property is inherently monopolistic, and how we would all be better off if private ownership were converted into a public auction for public benefit. They show how the principle of one person, one vote inhibits democracy, suggesting instead an ingenious way for voters to effectively influence the issues that matter most to them. They argue that every citizen of a host country should benefit from immigration—not just migrants and their capitalist employers. They propose leveraging antitrust laws to liberate markets from the grip of institutional investors and creating a data labor movement to force digital monopolies to compensate people for their electronic data. Only by radically expanding the scope of markets can we reduce inequality, restore robust economic growth, and resolve political conflicts. But to do that, we must replace our most sacred institutions with truly free and open competition—Radical Markets shows how.

Free Radicals in Human Health and Disease

Free Radicals in Human Health and Disease
Author: Vibha Rani,Umesh Chand Singh Yadav
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2014-11-14
ISBN 10: 8132220358
ISBN 13: 9788132220350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Free Radicals in Human Health and Disease Book Review:

The role of oxidative stress in human disease has become an area of intense interest. Free radicals, a normal product of metabolism, exist in all aerobic cells in balance with biochemical antioxidants. Environmental stress increases the levels of free radicals drastically, thereby disturbing the equilibrium between free radical production and the antioxidant capability causing oxidative stress. Over the years, ROS has been implicated in the pathologies of various diseases like cancer, neurological disorder, cardiovascular diseases rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes etc. This book provides an in depth critical state-of-art reviews from established investigators on free radicals, ROS associated pathogenesis of human diseases, biomarkers of oxidative damage, antioxidants, phytonutrients and other related health concerns of modern society. The present book is aimed at graduate students, researchers in academia, industry and clinicians with the interest in redox biology. Special attention has been devoted to the topic of ROS signalling, oxidative stress induced human pathologies & antioxidative therapies. The book consists of four parts in specified topics based on the current literatures for the better understanding of the readers with respect to their subject-wise interests. The first section of the book provides an overview about the ROS production and their measuring tools and techniques followed by the mechanisms involved in the oxidative stress in the second section. The third section describes the involvement of oxidative stress in different human diseases and the last section focuses on the different strategies to ameliorate oxidative stress induced stress.

Substituent Effects in Radical Chemistry

Substituent Effects in Radical Chemistry
Author: Heinz G. Viehe,Zdenek Janousek,Robert Merényi
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400947585
ISBN 13: 9789400947580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Substituent Effects in Radical Chemistry Book Review:

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, January 20-24, 1986