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Download A Primer for Conservative Activism PDF by R.D. Cook Full Free and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2008-10-27 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wake Up, America! Thought-provoking new book espouses the ideals of conservatism to protect American interests Lone Pine, CA (Release Date TBD) With financial powerhouses going bankrupt or being sold, and America deep in the despair of an economic recession, there is something definitely wrong with our country today. The US Presidential elections is looming in the horizon, the chance to set this great nation back on track is an opportunity that should not be missed. Author and conservative thinker R.D. Cook enlightens readers with the problems besetting the US and proposals to correct them in this thought-provoking book, A Primer for Conservative Activism. R.D. Cook, who bills himself as An Everyday, Non-famous American, slams secular and socialist liberals in A Primer for Conservative Activism. Even some Republicans will feel his barbs as he exposes some of the more blatant abuses being forced on American citizens by all three branches of our government but more especially by the far left liberals in our society. This book identifies the problems in our country and proposes actions for conservatives and moderates to counter these erosions of the Constitution, our way of life, and national identity. Some of the areas addressed include the following: the tragedy of abortion rulings by the courts; the twisting of the meaning of the Constitution by the Supreme Court; the dangers of liberal indoctrination in our public schools; irresponsible government spending; taxes and their effects on our economy and society; the political and societal costs of illegal immigration; the dangers of Islamofascism; the misguided approach to climate change; and the true meaning of religion as intended by our Founding Fathers. Conservatives and moderates are encouraged throughout the pages of A Primer for Conservative Activism to become more informed and become activists in the conservative cause! So get a copy now. For more information, log on to www.Xlibris.com. About the Author The author was born in 1942 in Modesto California and raised through my freshman year of high school in Turlock California. Small town values were an integral part of the community I was raised in and had a profound impact on my worldview. Religion, moral and ethical values were the backbone of the community and they were practiced in every level of the community at that time. Although I did not obtain a degree from college, I concentrated on the biological and physical sciences in high school and college. I joined the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department and served there for 28 years, retiring as a sergeant in 1992. Since my retirement I have worked as a heavy equipment operator in Underground utility installation and also on wetland mitigation projects. I consider myself to be politically conservative but I am registered as an Independent. A Primer for Conservative Activism * by R.D. Cook How Does Your Garden Grow? Publication Date: Trade Paperback; $24.99; 192 pages; 978-1-4363-4801-0 Cloth Hardback; $34.99; 192 pages; 978-1-4363-4802-7 To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. Tear sheets may be sent by regular or electronic mail to Marketing Services. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x.7876. Xlibris books can be purchased at Xlibris bookstore. For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at www.Xlibris.com.


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Download A Primer for Conservative Activism PDF by R. D. Cook Full Free and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2008-10 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Wake Up, America! Thought-provoking new book espouses the ideals of conservatism to protect American interests Lone Pine, CA (Release Date TBD) With financial powerhouses going bankrupt or being sold, and America deep in the despair of an economic recession, there is something definitely wrong with our country today. The US Presidential elections is looming in the horizon, the chance to set this great nation back on track is an opportunity that should not be missed. Author and conservative thinker R.D. Cook enlightens readers with the problems besetting the US and proposals to correct them in this thought-provoking book, A Primer for Conservative Activism. R.D. Cook, who bills himself as "An Everyday, Non-famous American", slams secular and socialist liberals in A Primer for Conservative Activism. Even some Republicans will feel his barbs as he exposes some of the more blatant abuses being forced on American citizens by all three branches of our government but more especially by the far left liberals in our society. This book identifies the problems in our country and proposes actions for conservatives and moderates to counter these erosions of the Constitution, our way of life, and national identity. Some of the areas addressed include the following: the tragedy of abortion rulings by the courts; the twisting of the meaning of the Constitution by the Supreme Court; the dangers of liberal indoctrination in our public schools; irresponsible government spending; taxes and their effects on our economy and society; the political and societal costs of illegal immigration; the dangers of Islamofascism; the misguided approach to climate change; and the true meaning of religion as intended by our Founding Fathers. Conservatives and moderates are encouraged throughout the pages of A Primer for Conservative Activism to become more informed and become activists in the conservative cause! So get a copy now. For more information, log on to www.Xlibris.com. About the Author The author was born in 1942 in Modesto California and raised through my freshman year of high school in Turlock California. Small town values were an integral part of the community I was raised in and had a profound impact on my worldview. Religion, moral and ethical values were the backbone of the community and they were practiced in every level of the community at that time. Although I did not obtain a degree from college, I concentrated on the biological and physical sciences in high school and college. I joined the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and served there for 28 years, retiring as a sergeant in 1992. Since my retirement I have worked as a heavy equipment operator in Underground utility installation and also on wetland mitigation projects. I consider myself to be politically conservative but I am registered as an Independent. A Primer for Conservative Activism * by R.D. Cook How Does Your Garden Grow? Publication Date: Trade Paperback; $24.99; 192 pages; 978-1-4363-4801-0 Cloth Hardback; $34.99; 192 pages; 978-1-4363-4802-7 To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. Tear sheets may be sent by regular or electronic mail to Marketing Services. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x.7876. Xlibris books can be purchased at Xlibris bookstore. For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at www.Xlibris.com.


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Download Generation Right PDF by Dan Joseph Full Free and published by . This book was released on 2010 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: GENERATION RIGHT: THE YOUNG CONSERVATIVE IN THE AGE OF OBAMA by DAN JOSEPH Generation Right: The Young Conservative in the Age of Obama is a guide for young conservatives who feel powerless and overwhelmed by the dominance of liberal thought among members of their generation but is also written for people of any age who are interested in politics and want to learn more about the current political landscape. The opening sections cover the overwhelming rush of American young people toward Barack Obama's 2008 campaign and the predilections of today's young people that tend to steer them away from the conservative point of view. It next treats the ongoing political indoctrination of young people by overwhelmingly liberal institutions and the use of the Internet and new technology as weapons in the political arsenal. Finally, it gives readers a primer on how to debate, discuss, and bring conservative ideas to others who might not otherwise be exposed to them. Whether in the classroom or in a more casual setting, this type of casual activism is where conservative philosophy must make inroads in order to receive notice from Generation Y. Part I "Obama and the Seductive Power of Liberalism." This section explains how the 2008 Obama campaign targeted and captured Americans under the age of 30, many of them with little if any knowledge of politics or current issues. Using a vague but seductive platform along with the discontent caused by recent perceived failures of government the campaign appealed directly to the hearts of Generation Y and their world view. This section shows how liberalism's simplistic and superficial explanations of complex issues appeal to young people while conservatism's more complex and nuanced approaches are a much more difficult sell given today's short attention spans. The book discusses how peer pressure and the desire to belong brought young people into the liberal fold and how popular culture including the explosion of reality television were utilized by the Obama campaign to alter perceptions of politics and the election process. Finally, the section discusses the role of race and racial guilt common among Generation Y and how it brought new voters to the Obama campaign. Part II "How Conservatives Lost the Youth Vote." Young people have not always voted Democratic and certainly not in such substantial numbers. However, in 2008, the dominant point of view of Generation Y on certain key wedge issues slammed head-on into the view on these same issues held by a large segment of the Republican base. The conflict which had been inevitable was disastrous for Republicans. This section explains how on the key wedge issues such as abortion, gay rights, the environment positions strongly held by large segments of the Republican base are diametrically opposed to cherished and long-ingrained opinions of the majority of Americans under the age of 30. In addition, a steady stream of misinformation about the Iraq war from liberal institutions caught up many young people in a desire to recreate the idealized flower power era of the 1960s and influenced their votes. Part III "Indoctrination." There can be no question that today's primary lifetime influences on people under the age of 30 are academia and Hollywood and the entertainment industry. These overwhelming liberal institutions have superseded parents and organized religion as forces in the lives of young people. This section demonstrates how the liberal political agenda is continuously promoted and force-fed to unsuspecting young people and shows how this indoctrination has impacted the American body politic. Beginning during early elementary education and reaching a fever pitch on college campuses, easily influenced young people are "taught" sometimes with subtlety, sometimes not that liberal positions on issues like the environment, foreign policy, race, and the economy are correct and that conservative positions are destructive and reprehensible. Hollywood, tel


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Download The Activist's Handbook PDF by Randy Shaw Full Free and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2001-03-01 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Activist's Handbook is a hard-hitting guide to making social change happen. Shaw, a longtime activist for urban issues, shows how positive change can still be accomplished— despite an increasingly grim political order—if activists employ the strategies set forth in this desperately needed primer. In a new preface, Shaw describes how the power of grassroots activism has won newfound respect. Mass protests against globalization and in favor of stricter gun controls have led once-invulnerable targets like the World Bank and the National Rifle Association to take citizen action more seriously. Inspiring "fear and loathing" in politicians, building diverse coalitions, and harnessing the media, the courts, and the electoral process to one's cause are only some of the key tactics Shaw advocates and explains. Central to all social-change activism, Shaw shows, is being proactive: rather than simply reacting to right-wing proposals, activists must develop an agenda and focus their resources on achieving it. The Activist's Handbook details the impact of specific strategies on campaigns across the country: battles over homelessness, the environment, AIDS policies, neighborhood preservation, and school reform among others. Though activist groups can have widely different aims, similar tactics are shown to produce success. Further, the book offers a sophisticated analysis of the American power structure by someone on the front lines. In showing how people can and must make a difference at both local and national levels, this is an indispensable guide not only for activists, but for everyone interested in the future of progressive politics in America.


Download Conservative Christianity, Gender Identity, and Religious Liberty PDF

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Download Conservative Christianity, Gender Identity, and Religious Liberty PDF by Dirk H. de Jong Full Free and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-04-02 with total page 94 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the intersection of conservative Christian values and contemporary theories and expressions of gender identity, i.e. transgender and genderqueer identities. More specifically, it examines the conflict between beliefs about religious liberty and transgender rights. It also proposes a pluralistic morality, allowing for both faith-based values and scientific discoveries about gender to resolve that conflict. Along the way, Dirk de Jong explores various contextual issues: The increase in the number of people who identify as trans or nonbinary, the differences between biblical and queer conceptualizations of gender, the impact of religious freedom policies on transgender rights, the controversy around Title IX exemptions in higher education, the emergence of trans advocacy in conservative Christian communities, and the role of dialogue in social transformation efforts with respect to gender.


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Download Philanthropy, Hidden Strategy, and Collective Resistance PDF by Kathleen deMarrais Full Free and published by Myers Education Press. This book was released on 2019-04-18 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A 2020 SPE Outstanding Book Award Winner A 2019 AESA Critic's Choice Award Winner Conservative ideologues have sought to shift the focus from the collective good to the individual good and to redirect the purposes and aims of education away from public benefit and in favor of private enterprise. As such, market-oriented, privatized, and standardized approaches to education reform have worked toward achieving that goal. This book is a primer on how the political right is utilizing various aspects of philanthropy and the political process to influence educational policymaking. In 1971, corporate lawyer and future U.S. Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell wrote a detailed memo that galvanized a small group of conservative philanthropists to create an organizational structure and fifty-year plan to alter the political landscape of the United States. Funded with significant “dark money,” the fruits of their labor are evident today in the current political context and sharp cultural divisions in society. Philanthropy, Hidden Strategy, and Collective Resistance examines the ideologies behind the philanthropic efforts in education from the 1970s until today. Authors examine specific strategies philanthropists have used to impact both educational policy and practice in the U.S. as well as the legal and policy context in which these initiatives have thrived. The book, aimed for a broad audience of educators, provides a depth of knowledge of philanthropic funding as well as specific strategies to incite collective resistance to the current context of hyperaccountability, privatization of schooling at all levels, and attempts to move the U.S. further away from a commitment to the collective good. Perfect for courses such as: Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education, Education Policy, Educational Policy Analysis, Social Foundations of Education, Philanthropy, Public Policy & Community Change, Philanthropic Studies, Sociology of Education, Politics of Education, Current Issues in Education, Government and the Mass Media, Polarization of American Politics.


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Download Proxies PDF by Dylan Mulvin Full Free and published by MIT Press. This book was released on 2021-08-17 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How those with the power to design technology, in the very moment of design, are allowed to imagine who is included--and who is excluded--in the future. Our world is built on an array of standards we are compelled to share. In Proxies, Dylan Mulvin examines how we arrive at those standards, asking, "To whom and to what do we delegate the power to stand in for the world?" Mulvin shows how those with the power to design technology, in the very moment of design, are allowed to imagine who is included--and who is excluded--in the future. For designers of technology, some bits of the world end up standing in for other bits, standards with which they build and calibrate. These "proxies" carry specific values, even as they disappear from view. Mulvin explores the ways technologies, standards, and infrastructures inescapably reflect the cultural milieus of their bureaucratic homes. Drawing on archival research, he investigates some of the basic building-blocks of our shared infrastructures. He tells the history of technology through the labor and communal practices of, among others, the people who clean kilograms to make the metric system run, the women who pose as test images, and the actors who embody disease and disability for medical students. Each case maps the ways standards and infrastructure rely on prototypical ideas of whiteness, able-bodiedness, and purity to control and contain the messiness of reality. Standards and infrastructures, Mulvin argues, shape and distort the possibilities of representation, the meaning of difference, and the levers of change and social justice.


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Download American Conservatism PDF by Bruce Frohnen Full Free and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-05-20 with total page 1005 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A must-own title.” —National Review Online American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive reference volume to cover what is surely the most influential political and intellectual movement of the past half century. More than fifteen years in the making—and more than half a million words in length—this informative and entertaining encyclopedia contains substantive entries on those persons, events, organizations, and concepts of major importance to postwar American conservatism. Its contributors include iconic patriarchs of the conservative and libertarian movements, celebrated scholars, well-known authors, and influential movement activists and leaders. Ranging from “abortion” to “Zoll, Donald Atwell,” and written from viewpoints as various as those which have informed the postwar conservative movement itself, the encyclopedia’s more than 600 entries will orient readers of all kinds to the people and ideas that have given shape to contemporary American conservatism. This long-awaited volume is not to be missed.


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ISBN 10 : 9780226819860
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Download The Channels of Student Activism PDF by Amy J. Binder Full Free and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2022-05-16 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An eye-opening analysis of collegiate activism and its effects on the divisions in contemporary American politics. The past six years have been marked by a contentious political atmosphere that has touched every arena of public life, including higher education. Though most college campuses are considered ideologically progressive, how can it be that the right has been so successful in mobilizing young people even in these environments? As Amy J. Binder and Jeffrey L. Kidder show in this surprising analysis of the relationship between political activism on college campuses and the broader US political landscape, while liberal students often outnumber conservatives on college campuses, liberal campus organizing remains removed from national institutions that effectively engage students after graduation. And though they are usually in the minority, conservative student groups have strong ties to national right-leaning organizations, which provide funds and expertise, as well as job opportunities and avenues for involvement after graduation. Though the left is more prominent on campus, the right has built a much more effective system for mobilizing ongoing engagement. What’s more, the conservative college ecosystem has worked to increase the number of political provocations on campus and lower the public’s trust in higher education. In analyzing collegiate activism from the left, right, and center, The Channels of Student Activism shows exactly how politically engaged college students are channeled into two distinct forms of mobilization and why that has profound consequences for the future of American politics.


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ISBN 10 : 9780674744790
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ISBN 10 : 9781496228710
Pages : 306 pages
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Download The Political Junkie Handbook PDF by Michael Crane Full Free and published by SP Books. This book was released on 2004 with total page 644 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This easy-to-use book is designed to inform the American public about the political system that influences much of their lives


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ISBN 10 : 9781438108087
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ISBN 10 : 9780520954106
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Download Steep PDF by Lawrence Rosenthal Full Free and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2012-08-14 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the Spring of 2009, the Tea Party emerged onto the American political scene. In the wake of Obama’s election, as commentators proclaimed the "death of conservatism," Tax Day rallies and Tea Party showdowns at congressional town hall meetings marked a new and unexpected chapter in American conservatism. Accessible to students and general readers, Steep: The Precipitous Rise of the Tea Party brings together leading scholars and experts on the American Right to examine a political movement that electrified American society. Topics addressed by the volume’s contributors include the Tea Party’s roots in earlier mass movements of the Right and in distinctive forms of American populism and conservatism, the significance of class, race and gender to the rise and successes of the Tea Party, the effect of the Tea Party on the Republican Party, the relationship between the Tea Party and the Religious Right, and the contradiction between the grass-roots nature of the Tea Party and the established political financing behind it. Throughout the volume, authors provide detailed and often surprising accounts of the movement’s development at local and national levels. In an Epilogue, the Editors address the relationship between the Tea Party and the Occupy Wall Street movement.