The Fractured Republic

The Fractured Republic
Author: Yuval Levin
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 0465093256
ISBN 13: 9780465093250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Fractured Republic Book Review:

A National Review Best Book of the Year Americans today are anxious--about the economy, about politics, about our government. The institutions that once dominated our culture have become smaller, more diverse, and personalized. Individualism has come at the cost of dwindling solidarity. No wonder, then, that voters and politicians alike are nostalgic for a time of social cohesion and economic success. But the policies of the past are inadequate to the America of today. Both parties are stuck presenting old solutions to new problems. In The Fractured Republic, Yuval Levin details his innovative answers to the dysfunctions of our fragmented national life. By embracing subsidiarity and diversity and rejecting extremism and nostalgia, he believes we can revive the middle layers of society and enable an American revival. Updated with a new epilogue, Levin helps us navigate our fraught political waters.

The Fractured Republic

The Fractured Republic
Author: Yuval Levin
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-05-24
ISBN 10: 0465098606
ISBN 13: 9780465098606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Fractured Republic Book Review:

21st century America is anxious and discontented. Our economy is sluggish, our culture is always at war with itself, our governing institutions are frequently paralyzed, and our politics seems incapable of rising to these challenges. The resulting frustration runs broad and deep: It fans populist anger while driving elites to despair. It persuades progressives that America is stuck while convincing conservatives that we are rushing in the wrong direction. It manages to make people on all sides of most issues feel as though they are under siege simultaneously. Why should this be? And how can we overcome our frustration? In this groundbreaking exploration of America's 21st-century challenges, Yuval Levin argues that our anxiety is rooted in a failure of diagnosis. Our politics is drenched in nostalgia, with Democrats always living in 1965 and Republicans in 1981, and is therefore blind to the profound transformations of the last half century. America's midcentury order was dominated by large, interconnected institutions: big government, big business, big labor, big media, big universities, mass culture. But in every arena of our national life—or at least every arena except government, for now—we have witnessed the centrifugal forces of diffusion, diversity, individualism, and decentralization pulling these large institutions apart. These forces have liberated many Americans from oppressive social constraints but also estranged many from families, communities, work, and faith. They have set loose a profusion of options in every part of life but also unraveled the social order and economic security of an earlier era. They have loosened the reins of cultural conformity but also sharpened our differences and weakened the roots of mutual trust. Building on our strengths while healing our wounds, Levin argues, would require a politics better adapted to the society we have become—a politics rooted in neither an ethic of centralized power nor a spirit of radical individualism but a regard for the potential of a modernized subsidiarity and civil society.

The Fractured Republic

The Fractured Republic
Author: Yuval Levin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN 10: 0465093256
ISBN 13: 9780465093250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Fractured Republic Book Review:

A National Review Best Book of the Year Americans today are anxious--about the economy, about politics, about our government. The institutions that once dominated our culture have become smaller, more diverse, and personalized. Individualism has come at the cost of dwindling solidarity. No wonder, then, that voters and politicians alike are nostalgic for a time of social cohesion and economic success. But the policies of the past are inadequate to the America of today. Both parties are stuck presenting old solutions to new problems. In The Fractured Republic, Yuval Levin details his innovative answers to the dysfunctions of our fragmented national life. By embracing subsidiarity and diversity and rejecting extremism and nostalgia, he believes we can revive the middle layers of society and enable an American revival. Updated with a new epilogue, Levin helps us navigate our fraught political waters.

The Great Debate

The Great Debate
Author: Yuval Levin
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-12-03
ISBN 10: 0465040942
ISBN 13: 9780465040940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Great Debate Book Review:

For more than two centuries, our political life has been divided between a party of progress and a party of conservation. In The Great Debate, Yuval Levin explores the origins of the left/right divide in America by examining the views of the men who best represent each side of that debate: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine. In a groundbreaking exploration of the roots of our political order, Levin shows that American partisanship originated in the debates over the French Revolution, fueled by the fiery rhetoric of these ideological titans. Levin masterfully shows how Burke and Paine’s differing views continue to shape our current political discourse—on issues ranging from gun control and abortion to welfare and economic reform. Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand Washington’s often acrimonious rifts, The Great Debate offers a profound examination of what conservatism, liberalism, and the debate between them truly amount to.

A Time to Build

A Time to Build
Author: Yuval Levin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-01-21
ISBN 10: 1541699289
ISBN 13: 9781541699281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Time to Build Book Review:

A leading conservative intellectual argues that to renew America we must recommit to our institutions Americans are living through a social crisis. Our politics is polarized and bitterly divided. Culture wars rage on campus, in the media, social media, and other arenas of our common life. And for too many Americans, alienation can descend into despair, weakening families and communities and even driving an explosion of opioid abuse. Left and right alike have responded with populist anger at our institutions, and use only metaphors of destruction to describe the path forward: cleaning house, draining swamps. But, as Yuval Levin argues, this is a misguided prescription, rooted in a defective diagnosis. The social crisis we confront is defined not by an oppressive presence but by a debilitating absence of the forces that unite us and militate against alienation. As Levin argues, now is not a time to tear down, but rather to build and rebuild by committing ourselves to the institutions around us. From the military to churches, from families to schools, these institutions provide the forms and structures we need to be free. By taking concrete steps to help them be more trustworthy, we can renew the ties that bind Americans to one another.

Fractured Republic

Fractured Republic
Author: Eric Bohl
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9781734422405
ISBN 13: 1734422408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fractured Republic Book Review:

What would happen if the Democrats and GOP disappeared?Politics. Scandals. Corruption. Murder?The Republican and Democratic Parties have collapsed. Capitol Hill is in chaos. The economy is in free fall. Someone must step up and take charge.Anna Rothwell is the brilliant young Chief of Staff to Willis Montgomery, a senior Member of Congress. She has always dreamed of holding a position of power. When the country's future is at stake, Montgomery announces his candidacy for Speaker of the House, giving Anna her chance.Anna trusts no one in the Capitol's backstabbing, poisonous environment. As the Speaker election grows near, other candidates suffer suspicious personal tragedies, questionable ethics charges, and possible framing for felonies. In the end, Anna must decide: should she fulfill her life's ambition, or will she pursue the truth, wherever it might lead?

Imagining the Future

Imagining the Future
Author: Yuval Levin
Publsiher: Encounter Books
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2008-10-10
ISBN 10: 1594033307
ISBN 13: 9781594033308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Imagining the Future Book Review:

From stem cell research to global warming, human cloning, evolution, and beyond, political debates about science have raged in recent years - and, to the chagrin of most observers, have increasingly fallen into the familiar categories of America's culture wars. In Imagining the Future: Science and American Democracy, Yuval Levin explores the complicated meanings of science and technology in American politics and finds that the science debates have a lot to teach us about our political life. These debates, Levin argues, reveal some serious challenges to American self-government, and put on stark display the deepest strengths and greatest weaknesses of both the left and the right. "American life has been profoundly shaped by science and technology, and will be all the more so in the coming decades, making it crucial that we understand how to think and speak about science in politics. Yuval Levin's smart and eminently well-reasoned book makes the important point that the purpose of science is a moral one -- to improve human life -- and that judging what that involves is sometimes a job for more than science alone in a democratic society. Levin's insights speak directly to today's political debates and make his book a must-read for policymakers and all those who care about science and society." --Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House "Imagining the Future goes far beyond the contemporary polarized debates over science to unpack the moral premises of the modern scientific project and its consequences for American democracy. In the process, Yuval Levin provides us with a deep understanding of policy issues from genetic engineering to global warming." --Francis Fukuyama, Johns Hopkins University "This book is important to the thinking of both progressives and conservatives. Clearly and incisively, it shows how science and technology are shaping humanity's future and world views. Levin alerts democratic societies that human dignity and equality are imperiled unless we provide political and moral guidance to prevent the submergence of humanity in its own ingenuity." --Edmund Pellegrino, Chairman, President's Council on Bioethics

Fractured Nation

Fractured Nation
Author: Kurt Winans
Publsiher: BHC Press/Open Window
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-02-06
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fractured Nation Book Review:

In 2026 America engages in a yearlong series of celebrations to honor its two hundred fiftieth year. As a nation, the United States is unaware of a planned attempt to inflict serious pain upon specifically targeted locations within its borders. From the cradle of Texas extremely wealthy, well connected, and powerful Samuel Tillman exhibits both compassionate and ruthless traits of his personality while orchestrating and overseeing a devious plot of domestic terrorism through the use of many operatives and their underlings. First term President Jordan Harwell and the nation are caught flatfooted as the overall plan moves forward, while secret service agent Heath Bishop of the President’s personal detail must help his boss cope with the devastation as many of those surrounding him falter. In the aftermath the military is prepared to wage battle against a supposed enemy while attempting to appease an outraged American public in quest of retribution.

Sociology, Health and the Fractured Society

Sociology, Health and the Fractured Society
Author: Graham Scambler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-04-09
ISBN 10: 1317437462
ISBN 13: 9781317437468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Sociology, Health and the Fractured Society Book Review:

It is now accepted that many of the determinants of health and health care are social. This volume offers a philosophical and theoretical frame within which the nature and extent of this might be optimally examined. The analysis is rooted in Roy Bhaskar’s basic and dialectical critical realism, although it draws also on the critical theory of Jurgen Habermas. It purports to provide an ontologically and epistemologically grounded comparative sociology of contemporary health and health care in the twenty-first century. Carrying a fourfold agenda, the volume sets out a dialectical critical realist frame for a comparative sociology of health and health care; it clarifies sociology’s potential and limitations; it suggests a research programme and a series of questions for investigation; and it offers an argument for an action sociology embedded in a dialectical theory of transformative action. This volume will be of interest to students and scholars in the areas of philosophy, sociology and critical realism, as well as those working in health and social care.

Storm Divers (Book 1 of the Fractured Republic Saga) (Large Print)

Storm Divers (Book 1 of the Fractured Republic Saga) (Large Print)
Author: Terry Mixon
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-08-15
ISBN 10: 9781947376618
ISBN 13: 1947376616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Storm Divers (Book 1 of the Fractured Republic Saga) (Large Print) Book Review:

Plunging his tiny ship into the unimaginable maelstroms of Jupiter allows Adam Hale forget the blood-soaked tragedy that ended his military career. Until a beautiful spy came looking for his missing brother, her partner. And to take her revenge on Adam. What they find changes everything they thought they knew. And brings foes determined to kill them both before they solve the mystery. If you love adrenaline-pumping science fiction and grand adventure on a galaxy-spanning scale, grab "Storm Divers" today!

Tyranny of Reason

Tyranny of Reason
Author: Yuval Levin
Publsiher: University Press of Amer
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015049612552
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Tyranny of Reason Book Review:

The astonishing success of the natural sciences in the modern era has led many thinkers to assume that similar feats of knowledge and power should be achievable in human affairs. That assumption, and the accompanying notion that the methods of modern science ought to be applied to social and political questions, have been at the heart of a number of prominent philosophical schools in the modern age, and much of the politics of the past century. Is the application of scientific logic to the study of human affairs philosophically defensible? Does it aid or hinder our efforts at a genuine understanding of the human world? Why have so many modern ideologies, including those responsible for some of the greatest atrocities of the 20th century, advanced themselves under the banner of science? Why, in other words, do we assume that modern science holds the key to an understanding of human affairs? Are we right to make this assumption? And what does the assumption mean for contemporary society and politics? Tyranny of Reason, which is designed for the interested lay reader and for undergraduate or beginning graduate students in the social sciences, attempts to answer these important questions in the context of the history of philosophy.

If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How it Might Be Saved

If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How it Might Be Saved
Author: Michael Tomasky
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 1631494090
ISBN 13: 9781631494093
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


If We Can Keep It: How the Republic Collapsed and How it Might Be Saved Book Review:

A game-changing account of the deep roots of political polarization in America, including an audacious fourteen-point agenda for how to fix it. Why has American politics fallen into such a state of horrible dysfunction? Can it ever be fixed? These are the questions that motivate Michael Tomasky’s deeply original examination into the origins of our hopelessly polarized nation. “One of America’s finest political commentators” (Michael J. Sandel), Tomasky ranges across centuries and disciplines to show how America has almost always had two dominant parties that are existentially, and often violently, opposed. When he turns to our current era, he does so with striking insight that will challenge readers to reexamine what they thought they knew. Finally, not content merely to diagnose these problems, Tomasky offers a provocative agenda for how we can help fix our broken political system—from ranked-choice voting and at-large congressional elections to expanding high school civics education nationwide. Combining revelatory data with trenchant analysis, Tomasky tells us how the nation broke apart and points us toward a more hopeful political future.

Fractured Rock Hydrogeology

Fractured Rock Hydrogeology
Author: John M. Sharp
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2014-06-05
ISBN 10: 1315778823
ISBN 13: 9781315778822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Fractured Rock Hydrogeology Book Review:

Fractured rocks extend over much of the world, cropping out in shields, massifs, and the cores of major mountain ranges. They also form the basement below younger sedimentary rocks; at depth; they represent a continuous environment of extended and deep regional groundwater flow. Understanding of groundwater flow and solute transport in fractured ro

Islam and International Relations

Islam and International Relations
Author: Mustapha Kamal Pasha
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 177
Release: 2017-04-21
ISBN 10: 1317239075
ISBN 13: 9781317239079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Islam and International Relations Book Review:

Islam and International Relations: Fractured Worlds reframes and radically disrupts perceived understanding of the nature and location of Islamic impulses in international relations. This collection of innovative essays written by Mustapha Kamal Pasha presents an alternative reading of contestation and entanglement between Islam and modernity. Wide-ranging in scope, the volume illustrates the limits of Western political imagination, especially its liberal construction of presumed divergence between Islam and the West. Split into three parts, Pasha’s articles cover Islamic exceptionalism, challenges and responses, and also look beyond Western international relations. This volume will be of great interest to graduates and scholars of international relations, Islam, religion and politics, and political ideologies, globalization and democracy.

American Amnesia

American Amnesia
Author: Jacob S. Hacker,Paul Pierson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-02-14
ISBN 10: 1451667833
ISBN 13: 9781451667837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


American Amnesia Book Review:

"A spirited examination of why what's good for American business elites and what's good for Americans have become misaligned"--Front jacket flap.

The Righteous Mind

The Righteous Mind
Author: Jonathan Haidt
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0307455777
ISBN 13: 9780307455772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Righteous Mind Book Review:

Presents a groundbreaking investigation into the origins of morality at the core of religion and politics, offering scholarly insight into the motivations behind cultural clashes that are polarizing America.

The Death of Politics

The Death of Politics
Author: Peter Wehner
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 0062820818
ISBN 13: 9780062820815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Death of Politics Book Review:

The New York Times opinion writer, media commentator, outspoken Republican and Christian critic of the Trump presidency offers a spirited defense of politics and its virtuous and critical role in maintaining our democracy and what we must do to save it before it is too late. “Any nation that elects Donald Trump to be its president has a remarkably low view of politics.” Frustrated and feeling betrayed, Americans have come to loathe politics with disastrous results, argues Peter Wehner. In this timely manifesto, the veteran of three Republican administrations and man of faith offers a reasoned and persuasive argument for restoring “politics” as a worthy calling to a cynical and disillusioned generation of Americans. Wehner has long been one of the leading conservative critics of Donald Trump and his effect on the Republican Party. In this impassioned book, he makes clear that unless we overcome the despair that has caused citizens to abandon hope in the primary means for improving our world—the political process—we will not only fall victim to despots but hasten the decline of what has truly made America great. Drawing on history and experience, he reminds us of the hard lessons we have learned about how we rule ourselves—why we have checks and balances, why no one is above the law, why we defend the rights of even those we disagree with. Wehner believes we can turn the country around, but only if we abandon our hatred and learn to appreciate and honor the unique and noble American tradition of doing “politics.” If we want the great American experiment to continue and to once again prosper, we must once more take up the responsibility each and every one of us as citizens share.

The Alcoholic Republic

The Alcoholic Republic
Author: W.J. Rorabaugh
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1981-09-17
ISBN 10: 9780199766314
ISBN 13: 0199766312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Alcoholic Republic Book Review:

Rorabaugh has written a well thought out and intriguing social history of Americas great alcoholic binge that occurred between 1790 and 1830, what he terms a key formative period in our history....A pioneering work that illuminates a part of our heritage that can no longer be neglected in future studies of Americas social fabric. A bold and frequently illuminating attempt to investigate the relationship of a single social custom to the central features of our historical experience....A book which always asks interesting questions and provides many provocative answers.

Roads to Dominion

Roads to Dominion
Author: Sara Diamond
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 445
Release: 1995-09-08
ISBN 10: 9780898628647
ISBN 13: 0898628644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Roads to Dominion Book Review:

Diamond looks at conservative politics in the United States from World War II to the post-Reagan years.

Hydraulic Fracture Modeling

Hydraulic Fracture Modeling
Author: Yu-Shu Wu
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN 10: 0128129999
ISBN 13: 9780128129999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Hydraulic Fracture Modeling Book Review:

Hydraulic Fracture Modeling delivers all the pertinent technology and solutions in one product to become the go-to source for petroleum and reservoir engineers. Providing tools and approaches, this multi-contributed reference presents current and upcoming developments for modeling rock fracturing including their limitations and problem-solving applications. Fractures are common in oil and gas reservoir formations, and with the ongoing increase in development of unconventional reservoirs, more petroleum engineers today need to know the latest technology surrounding hydraulic fracturing technology such as fracture rock modeling. There is tremendous research in the area but not all located in one place. Covering two types of modeling technologies, various effective fracturing approaches and model applications for fracturing, the book equips today’s petroleum engineer with an all-inclusive product to characterize and optimize today’s more complex reservoirs. Offers understanding of the details surrounding fracturing and fracture modeling technology, including theories and quantitative methods Provides academic and practical perspective from multiple contributors at the forefront of hydraulic fracturing and rock mechanics Provides today’s petroleum engineer with model validation tools backed by real-world case studies