Get It Together

Why We Deserve Better Politics

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Author: Zoe Williams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473518520

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

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Whether we have children or not we all want the future to be fairer and happier; and Zoe Williams believes that we need to make that happen collectively. GET IT TOGETHER is a rousing call to arms for us all to play our part in creating a more equal society. Zoe believes that it’s not enough to sit back and watch as our NHS slides away from us; as the young and low earners are forced out of London; as hundreds of thousands of people nationally drift into poverty; as education becomes increasingly divided and as the wealthiest five people in Britain earn more than the poorest 20%. Zoe will address key questions including: has the NHS had its day; has an immigrant stolen your job; have you ever wondered why you can't afford a house; and who got us into this mess anyway? She will then offer up, in answer, a combination of fact, opinion and debate that will be as inspiring as it is important. Zoe Williams brings together here all the arguments that occupy the current political landscape and shows us that on all levels, it’s lunacy to be anything other than left-wing unless you’re actually already an oligarch. She offers us the debate in a truly entertaining way - she’s pacey, conversational and funny. This is a road map for a better future that will be a major part of the debate in the run up to the election next May.

Get It Together: The NHS

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Author: Zoe Williams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473537894

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Where do you stand on the junior doctors' strike? Is the NHS in danger of sliding away from us? If so, what can we do to save it? An ebook short. Originally published in Zoe's election 2015 book, Get It Together: Why We Deserve Better Politics, this fully updated digital short tells you everything you need to know about why the NHS is so important. Why since its inception the NHS has been vital to election wins, the reasons why junior doctors are now striking and why we really do have one of the best healthcare systems in the world which is worth fighting for. For anyone who passionately cares about our NHS, this is a engaging and important read from the well-loved Guardian journalist Zoe Williams.

The Alternative

Towards a New Progressive Politics

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Author: Lisa Nandy

Publisher: Biteback Publishing

ISBN: 1785901125

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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The 2015 election result was a disaster for progressives in British politics, delivering a majority Conservative government at Westminster. And the outlook for the next election is not auspicious either, particularly amid the aftershocks of the momentous 2016 EU referendum result and with possible boundary changes in the offing. There is a growing recognition, however, that cross-party cooperation among the progressives could reinvigorate politics and inspire a credible alternative to the Conservatives. Those who want a good society can and must work together - and, by doing so, they can deliver better answers and more inclusive government. With contributions from a broad range of left and centre-left voices - including Siân Berry, Mhairi Black, Frances O'Grady, Tim Farron, Peter Hain, Carys Afoko, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Zoe Williams and Neal Lawson - The Alternative sets out a base of core values around which progressives can unite, proposes a number of big policy ideas that embody those values and, crucially, explores an urgently needed new form of politics to achieve them.

Anti-Politics

On the Demonization of Ideology, Authority and the State

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Author: Eliane Glaser

Publisher: Repeater

ISBN: 1912248123

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

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Politics as we know it is dead. Populism is disrupting established democracies everywhere. Anti-politicians are taking office. The public is thoroughly depoliticised. Yet the political Right grows ever stronger. Figures like Donald Trump and Nigel Farage have gained power by distancing themselves from _the establishmentî and portraying politics itself as the enemy of the people. And it�s not just them Ü increasingly, the media and politicians of all stripes hurl the word _ideologicalî as an insult, tie themselves in knots to avoid mentioning _the working class,î and champion the _depoliticising of key decision-making.î In Anti-Politics: On the Demonization of Ideology, Authority and the State, Eliane Glaser Ü one of the early commentators to call attention to this new wave of populism Ü takes stock of how we got here and where we�re going. At the heart of this is a vital question: Is the _death of politicsî simply an inevitable sign of the times, going hand in hand with climate change, technological development and postmodern malaise? Or is it the intentional result of right-wing engineering? In addressing this question, Glaser shows how forces on the Right have manipulated and benefitted from the apathy of anti-politics; and how the Left�s move to centre under neoliberal leaders has helped in the process. She argues that in order to revive productive engagement and hope for the future, we need to return to three pillars of political philosophy that have become dirty words: ideology, authority and the state. Glaser puts forward a strong and galvanising defence of these foundations, showing that however unpopular they may be, they�re necessary for the functioning of a fair society.

Dein Ego ist dein Feind

So besiegst du deinen größten Gegner

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Author: Ryan Holiday

Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag

ISBN: 3960920458

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 6758

Viele Menschen glauben, dass die Gründe, die sie daran hindern, erfolgreich zu sein, in ihrer Umwelt zu finden sind. Aber in Wirklichkeit steckt der größte Feind in jedem von uns selbst: unser Ego. Es macht uns blind für unsere Fehler, verhindert, dass wir aus ihnen lernen, und hemmt unsere Entwicklung. Denn gerade in Zeiten, in denen die schamlose Selbstdarstellung in sozialen Netzwerken oder im Reality-TV eine Selbstverständlichkeit ist, liegt die wahre Herausforderung in der Idee, weniger Zeit in das Erzählen der eigenen Größe zu stecken und stattdessen die wirklich wichtigen Missionen des Lebens zu meistern. Mit einer Fülle an Beispielen aus Literatur, Philosophie und Geschichte zeigt Ryan Holiday eindrucksvoll und praxisnah, wie die Überwindung des eigenen Egos zum unnachahmlichen Erfolg verhilft. Bewaffnet mit den Erkenntnissen aus diesem Buch kann sich jeder seinem größten Feind stellen – dem eigenen Ego.

We the People

A Doctor's Handbook for How America's Citizens Can Save Their Country

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Author: Michael P Fangman M.D.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479721956

Category: Political Science

Page: 115

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In WE THE PEOPLE, A DOCTORS HANDBOOK ., Michael P Fangman M.D. gives the United States anything but a clean bill of health. In a far reaching commentary youll never hear on Meet the Press; medical problem-solving and common sense are compared to political patrimony in the face of dire systemic problems. The paralysis of Washington DC is exposed for what it is - Machiavellian greed and irresponsibility; flagrant denial that their broken partisan political system is threatening to kill our American way of life. He explains how leadership and accountability have been replaced in Washington DC by extremism and myopic ideology; insinuated with crony capitalism and seeking domination through polarized elections and money. We the People- who rely on DC to maintain a society where hard work should afford us our constitutions most basic goal, promotion of the The General Welfare, are increasingly irrelevant. The arrogance of todays leadership is unprecedented and must end. But his message is one of confidence that the wisdom, productivity, ethical standards and vitality of the American people can be harnessed and must prevail over partisan political corruption and crony capitalism. In the end, the Handbook shows the reader how WE THE PEOPLE can empower ourselves with knowledge and unity, to exercise our Constitutional rights and reshape our own future as a team.

Auftauchen, um Luft zu holen

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Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 325760226X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4090

Ein Vertreter bricht aus dem täglichen Trott aus, kehrt an den Ort seiner Kindheit zurück und erzählt uns dabei sein Leben. Ein hellsichtiges, in seinen Analysen prophetisches Buch.

Step Inside The truth

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Author: Rick Kearns

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496977165

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 2546

An inspirational book that was written with my friends in mind. With my knowledge of life and friendly supportive words this book was put together to open people’s eyes to the reality of life and the way we live it. I believe everyone should have the right to choose freely what they believe in and how they perceive what reality is, hoping that in reading this book it will give them some insight to what life is truly about. I hope if you enjoy reading this book that you will look out for my next one.

The Big Society

seventeenth report of session 2010-12, Vol. 2: Oral and written evidence

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Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Public Administration Select Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215040015

Category: Political Science

Page: 77

View: 8696

Incorporating HC 716. Additional written evidence is contained in Volume 3 on the Committee website at www.parliament.uk/pasc

Rolling Pennies in the Dark

A Memoir with a Message

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Author: Douglas MacKinnon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451607903

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 4300

“Our intoxicated mother had marched the three of us out into what passed for a living room in the cardboard and tarpaper shack we were existing in on the edge of Nowhere, New Hampshire. She assembled us like an audience on the broken yellow sofa, and said, ‘I’m going to kill myself now, and it’s all your father’s fault.’ “After the dramatic announcement, and once sure we were all looking at the tragedy playing out before us, she took a bottle of sleeping pills out of her purse, and swallowed the entire contents, using vodka as the lubricant.” —excerpt from page 44 Through determination, a deep faith in God, and belief in himself, Douglas MacKinnon has taken the pains of his childhood and turned them into the fuel of compassion. Through his words, you can do the same. A Memoir with a Message It’s impossible for most of us to imagine what it would be like, as a nine-year-old child, to have your own mother empty her .45 pistol into your cardboard bedroom wall, bullets flying above your head, as you hold your baby sister close to protect her. We can’t imagine this, but Doug MacKinnon can. Doug can do more than imagine—he can remember. This very personal memoir is both heartbreaking and highly inspirational. In it, Douglas MacKinnon weaves his astounding story as a desperately poor child and his triumphant transition from living in abject squalor to becoming a White House writer who now has the political influence to change the system—especially as it affects children. But this book is more than the story of one man’s personal journey; it is a memoir with a message. Through this message, the author not only inspires readers to move beyond their own difficulties, he also calls both political parties to task for their shameful neglect of tens of millions of Americans. You’ll be riveted to the story, moved to compassion, and inspired to see the world through new eyes.

Postdemokratie

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Author: Colin Crouch

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518785303

Category: Political Science

Page: 159

View: 4780

"Postdemokratie": Dieser Begriff des Politikwissenschaftlers Colin Crouch wurde nach dem Erscheinen der Originalausgabe seines Buches zum Kristallisationspunkt der Debatte um Politikverdrossenheit, Sozialabbau und Privatisierung. Crouch hat dabei ein politisches System im Auge, dessen demokratische Institutionen zwar weiterhin formal existieren, das von Bürgern und Politikern aber nicht länger mit Leben gefüllt wird. Der polemische Essay, der in Italien und Großbritannien bereits als Klassiker der Gegenwartsdiagnose gilt, liegt nun endlich auch in deutscher Übersetzung vor.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

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Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Dreaming of Eden

American Religion and Politics in a Wired World

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Author: S. Thistlethwaite

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230113478

Category: Religion

Page: 228

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In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were tempted to take a bite out of an apple that promised them the "knowledge of good and evil." Today, a shiny apple with a bite out of it is the symbol of Apple Computers. The age of the Internet has speeded up human knowledge, and it also provides even more temptation to know more than may be good for us. Americans have been right at the forefront of the digital revolution, and we have felt its unsettling effects in both our religions and our politics. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite argues that we long to return to the innocence of the Garden of Eden and not be faced with countless digital choices. But returning to the innocence of Eden is dangerous in this modern age and, instead, we can become wiser about the wired world.

Inner Thoughts and Emotions

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Author: Blackgurl

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465319746

Category: Poetry

Page: 57

View: 6058

This collection of poetry is my inner thoughts based on things that I have experienced in my life, how I see myself, and how I accept and believe in my faith. God has granted me the ability to be able to put my thoughts and expressions, and even my views on paper, where many people find that hard to do. How I view life? Youll have to read the book to find out