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Religion in Politics
Michael J. Perry
0195130952
Jan 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Most Americans are religious believers. Among these there is disagreement about many fundamental religious/moral matters. Because the United States is both such a religious country and such a religiously pluralistic country, the issue of the proper role of religion in politics is extremely
important to political debate.

In Religion in Politics, Michael Perry addresses a fundamental question: what role may religious arguments play, if any, either in public debate about what political choices to make or as a basis of political choice? He is principally concerned with political choices that ban or otherwise disfavor
one or another sort of human conduct based on the view that the conduct is immoral. He divides the controversy into two debates: the constitutionally proper role of religious arguments in...


Parry's Creative Process
Michael Allis
1840146818
May 2003
Hardcover
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Democracy and Democratization
Geraint Parry (Editor)
0415090504
January 1994
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This timely collection examines questions of central concern to scholars and practitioners of politics. It looks at both the concept of democracy and the process of democratization, combining theoretical chapters by historians of ideas and political theorists, with empirical chapters on the process of democratization in Eastern Europe, China, The Middle East and Latin America, as well as in established democracies such as Britain and France. Coverage includes chapters on: Procrustean and Promethean paths to popular self-rule; education and democracy; democracy and Marxism; democratization and qualified explanation Case studies of: Eastern Europe; China; Latin America; Middle East; France; Britain; editors' conclusions.


Population
Michael Perry
0060762713
Apr 2005
Audio Compact Disc - Abridged
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From Publishers Weekly
When writer Perry returned to his tiny childhood town, New Auburn, Wisc., after 12 years away, he joined the village's volunteer fire and rescue department. Six years later, he'd begun to understand at last that to truly live in a place, you must give your life to that place. These charming, discursive essays are loosely structured around the calls Perry responds to as a volunteer EMT, including everything from a collision at the local Laundromat to heart attacks, fires and suicides. Perry's mosaic of smalltown life also paints charming portraits of the town's memorable characters, such as the One-Eyed Beagle, another firefighter. Perry's insights into the small-town mentality come from apparent contemplation, and he writes about them with good humor, in prose reminiscent of Rick Bragg's: "The old man says he...


Karl Marx, Vol. 3
Michael Evans
0415326850
May 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book provides an interpretative introduction to the political thought of Karl Marx. The approach is both historical and analytical, with emphasis placed on developments and changes in Marx's thought. The book is firmly based on a close reading of primary sources including recently discovered documents on the Communist League, the drafts of Marx's Civil War in France and the Grundrisse manuscripts.

Available on its own, or as part of the 9-volume reissue of the classic Political Thinkers series.


The Taiping Rebellion
Ian Heath
185532346X
Nov 1994
Paperback
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Book Description
The Taiping movement began as the Pai Shang-ti Hui (the Society of God-Worshippers), founded in Kwangsi province in 1846 by Hung Hsiu-ch'uan. A sickly individual of questionable sanity. Hung had become subject to visions which interpreted as demonstrating that he was Jesus Christ's 'Divine Younger Brother', with God's mandate to govern China. This fascinating work by Ian Heath examines the organisation, dress and weapons of forces on both sides of the Taiping Rebellion – a conflict which saw the involvement of around 10 million troops during 15 years of conflict; as many as 600 cities change hands time and time again; and 20-30 million deaths.

From the Publisher
Packed with specially commissioned artwork, maps and diagrams, the Men-at-Arms series is an unrivalled...


Word in a Shell
Michael Perry
0007183313
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Over My Dead Body (6 Cassettes)
Rex Stout
1572700629
December 1998
Audio
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The New York Times Book Review
"It is always a treat to [hear] a Nero Wolfe mystery. The man has entered our folklore."

The New York Times
"Rex Stout and Nero Wolfe make a combination that is hard to beat."

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Truck
Michael Perry
0060571179
Oct 2006
Hardcover
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Off Main Street
Michael Perry
0060755504
Apr 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Perry, who chronicled smalltown life in Population 451, collects some previously published essays for this countrified collection. The author likes to write about bighearted truckers, country and blues musicians, itinerant barnyard butchers and other such characters. As he puts it, "I reckon I'm a pickup-truck-coveting blue-collar capitalist"; a guy who "wouldn't know tapis vert from Diet Squirt." But the wholesome subject of America's heartland doesn't jibe with Perry's sometimes crotchety attitude. He writes of being annoyed when he's cut off in traffic by someone driving "one of those yappy little four-wheel drive pickups" sporting a "No Fear" decal. What would that guy know about fear, he wonders? The incident prompts Perry to recall a sugarcane hauler he met while hitchhiking in Belize, a man whose...


Population
Michael Perry
0060958073
Oct 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When writer Perry returned to his tiny childhood town, New Auburn, Wisc., after 12 years away, he joined the village's volunteer fire and rescue department. Six years later, he'd begun to understand at last that to truly live in a place, you must give your life to that place. These charming, discursive essays are loosely structured around the calls Perry responds to as a volunteer EMT, including everything from a collision at the local Laundromat to heart attacks, fires and suicides. Perry's mosaic of smalltown life also paints charming portraits of the town's memorable characters, such as the One-Eyed Beagle, another firefighter. Perry's insights into the small-town mentality come from apparent contemplation, and he writes about them with good humor, in prose reminiscent of Rick Bragg's: "The old man says he...


Morality, Politics, and Law
Michael J. Perry
0195064569
May 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
Addressing the proper relation of moral and religious belief to politics and law, especially constitutional law, Perry here discusses whether a common moral foundation exists that is capable of providing, in a diverse social system like ours, consistent guidelines for handling divisive
political, policy, religious and constitutional disputes. His study represents a distinctive position in the vast and growing literature on the moral foundations of liberal political and legal life.


Love and Power
Michael J. Perry
0195083555
Apr 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
In this sequel to his Morality, Politics, and Law, Michael Perry addresses the proper relation of moral convictions to the politics of a morally pluralistic society. While his analysis focuses on religious morality, Perry's argument applies to morality generally. Contending that no
justification of a contested political choice can be neutral among competing conceptions of human good, the author develops an ideal of "ecumenical politics" in which moral convictions about human good can be brought to bear in a productive way in political argument.


The Constitution in the Courts
Michael Perry
0195104641
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
In the modern period of American constitutional law--the period since the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed racially segregated public schooling in Brown v. Board of Education (1954)--there has been a persistent and vigorous debate in the United States about whether the Court has merely been
enforcing the Constitution or whether, instead, in the guise of enforcing the Constitution, the Court has really been usurping the legislative prerogative of making political choices about controversial issues. In this book, Professor Perry carefully disentangles and then thoughtfully addresses the
various fundamental issues at the heart of the controversy: What is the argument for "judicial review"? What approach to constitutional interpretation should inform the practice of judicial review? How large or small a role should the...

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