Do Humankind's Best Days Lie Ahead

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Author: Steven Pinker,Matt Ridley,Alain de Botton,Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786070774

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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Four of the world’s most renowned thinkers take on one of the biggest debates of the modern era. “It’s just a brute fact that we don't throw virgins into volcanoes any more. We don't execute people for shoplifting a cabbage. And we used to.” - Steven Pinker “The idea that because things have gotten better in the past they will continue to do so in the future is a fallacy I would have thought confined to the lower reaches of Wall Street.” - Malcolm Gladwell

Is American Democracy in Crisis?

The Munk Debates

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Author: E.J. Dionne, Jr.,Andrew Sullivan,Newt Gingrich,Kimberley Strassel

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 1487004524

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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“Our country is now as close to crossing the line from democracy to autocracy as it has been in our lifetimes.” — E. J. Dionne, Jr. It is the public debate of the moment: is Donald Trump precipitating a crisis of American democracy? For some the answer is an emphatic “yes.” Trump’s disregard for the institutions and political norms of U.S. democracy is imperiling the Republic. The sooner his presidency collapses the sooner the healing can begin and the ship of state righted. For others Trump is not the villain in this drama. Rather, his young presidency is the conduit, not the cause, of Americans’ deep-seated anger towards a privileged and self-dealing Washington elite. Trump’s disruption of politics as usual is what America needs to start the process of restoring democracy by the people, for the people. The twenty-first semi-annual Munk Debate, held on October 12th, 2017, pits award-winning journalist E. J. Dionne, Jr. and influential author and blogger Andrew Sullivan against former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and bestselling author and editor Kimberley Strassel to debate the current crisis of American democracy.

The Global Refugee Crisis: How Should We Respond?

The Munk Debates

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Author: Louise Arbour,Simon Schama,Nigel Farage,Mark Steyn

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 1487002130

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

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The world is facing the worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Over 300,000 are dead in Syria, and one and half million are either injured or disabled. Four and a half million people are trying to flee the country. And Syria is just one of a growing number of failed or failing states in the Middle East and North Africa. How should developed nations respond to human suffering on this mass scale? Do the prosperous societies of the West, including Canada and the U.S., have a moral imperative to assist as many refugees as they reasonably and responsibly can? Or, is this a time for vigilance and restraint in the face of a wave of mass migration that risks upending the tolerance and openness of the West? The eighteenth semi-annual Munk Debate, which was held on April 1, 2016, pits former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour and leading historian Simon Schama against leader of the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage and bestselling author Mark Steyn to debate the West’s response to the global refugee crisis.

Head Start

Build a resilient mindset so you can achieve your goals

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Author: Ian Price

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292243821

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

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“This book will help you change your mindset and your behaviour!” Chris Tooley, CEO, LycaMobile "A must read for developing a resilient mindset when it comes to achieving your personal and work goals." Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE, ALLIANCE Manchester Business School, University of Manchester “Powerful thinking with a practical toolkit. An inspiring and encouraging read for business and life.” Pete Sayburn, Co-Founder, Market Gravity & Partner, Deloitte This business book is great for leaders, middle managers and entrepreneurs interested in the following categories; PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT MOTIVATION GOAL SETTING SOFT SKILLS What’s stopping you from reaching your peak? We all aspire to succeed in work and life. According to Abraham Maslow, once our basic needs such as food and shelter are taken care of, we want to fulfil our potential, to be the best possible version of ourselves. So what prevents us from achieving this? Some of us are beaten by the setbacks and challenges that life inevitably scatters across our path. For others, the fear of failure or lack of confidence can cause us to retreat into our comfort zone and avoid risk. In short, we simply give up and reconcile ourselves to disappointment. In work, this can lead to demotivation and disengagement. Whatever inhibits us from fulfilling our potential, there is now a remarkable groundswell of scientific research from the disparate fields of sports psychology, positive psychology and neuroscience. Elite athletes such as tennis player Johanna Konta have increasingly been exposed to this science. This has helped them persist in pursuit of their goals with passion and determination and has helped them bounce back from the inevitable setbacks that they encounter. Ultimately, it helps them succeed. The great news is that this is applicable to you – the science can be applied to anybody. You don’t have to be in search of sporting glory – if you simply want to achieve in work and in life, then these tools will help you. Using the tools offered in this book will help you, like an elite athlete, build your own mental toughness personal development programme and enable you to get ready and persist towards achieving your goals, whatever life throws at you. Happy Reading! Please do share your thoughts with us.

Daily Report

People's Republic of China

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Author: United States. Foreign Broadcast Information Service

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: China

Page: N.A

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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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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Quaker Life

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Society of Friends

Page: N.A

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The Lutheran

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Author: George Washington Sandt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Lutheran Church

Page: N.A

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