The Power of the Powerless


Author: Václav Havel

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473561965

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Václav Havel’s remarkable and rousing essay on the tyranny of apathy, with a new introduction by Timothy Snyder Cowed by life under Communist Party rule, a greengrocer hangs a placard in their shop window: Workers of the world, unite! Is it a sign of the grocer’s unerring ideology? Or a symbol of the lies we perform to protect ourselves? Written in 1978, Václav Havel’s meditation on political dissent – the rituals of its suppression, and the sparks that re-ignite it – would prove the guiding manifesto for uniting Solidarity movements across the Soviet Union. A portrait of activism in the face of falsehood and intimidation, The Power of the Powerless remains a rousing call against the allure of apathy. 'Havel’s diagnosis of political pathologies has a special resonance in the age of Trump' Pankaj Mishra

The Power of the Powerless


Author: Jürgen Moltmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780334012788

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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A collection of Juergen Moltmann's sermons on the themes of power and powerlessness."

Power of the Powerless

A Brother's Legacy of Love


Author: Christopher De Vinck,Fred Rogers

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: 9780385241380

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 151

View: 4604

The story of Oliver de Vinck, written by one of his brothers, traces Oliver's thirty-three-year life from his birth--blind, mute, crippled, and helpless--and documents a family's courage and love in giving Oliver the chance to experience life

Toward an Ecological Society


Author: Murray Bookchin

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.


Category: Social Science

Page: 315

View: 8937

"Bookchin's great virtue is that he constantly relates his theories to society as it is." "George Woodcock" "Bookchin is capable of penetrating, finely indignant historical analysis. Another stimulating collection." "In These Times" "A work that gives abundant evidence of its author's position at the centre of debate." "Telos"

The Power of the Powerless

A Brother's Legacy of Love


Author: Christopher De Vinck

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780824519742

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 665

Christopher De Vinck's moving account of his life with his brother made a deep impression on the hearts and minds of Americans. Due to a tragedy at birth, Oliver de Vinck was born severely handicapped—blind, mute, crippled, helpless. Despite the doctors' bleak prognosis, his loving parents took him home, where they and their children cared for him. He lived for thirty-three years.

The Power of Song

Nonviolent National Culture in the Baltic Singing Revolution


Author: Guntis Smidchens

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295804890

Category: History

Page: 416

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The Power of Song shows how the people of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania confronted a military superpower and achieved independence in the Baltic �Singing Revolution.� When attacked by Soviet soldiers in public displays of violent force, singing Balts maintained faith in nonviolent political action. More than 110 choral, rock, and folk songs are translated and interpreted in poetic, cultural, and historical context. Watch the trailer:

With Fury Poured Out

The Power of the Powerless During the Holocaust


Author: Bernard Maza

Publisher: SP Books

ISBN: 9780944007136

Category: Religion

Page: 237

View: 2754

A masterful and thought-provoking retelling of the courage of Jewish faith caught in the horror of the Nazi Holocaust. A powerful explanation of the triumph of Jewish dignity over incredible, insurmountable odds. (The author is the brother of comedian Jackie Mason).

The Politics of Small Things

The Power of the Powerless in Dark Times


Author: Jeffrey C. Goldfarb

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226301095

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

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Political change doesn’t always begin with a bang; it often starts with just a whisper. From the discussions around kitchen tables that led to the dismantling of the Soviet bloc to the more recent emergence of Internet initiatives like and Redeem the Vote that are revolutionizing the American political landscape, consequential political life develops in small spaces where dialogue generates political power. In The Politics of Small Things, Jeffrey Goldfarb provides an innovative way for understanding politics, a way of appreciating the significance of politics at the micro level by comparatively analyzing key turning points and institutions in recent history. He presents a sociology of human interactions that lead from small to large: dissent around the old Soviet bloc; life on the streets in Warsaw, Prague, and Bucharest in 1989; the network of terror that spawned 9/11; and the religious and Internet mobilizations that transformed the 2004 presidential election, to name a few. In such pivotal moments, he masterfully shows, political autonomy can be generated, presenting alternatives to the big politics of the global stage and the dominant narratives of terrorism, antiterrorism, and globalization.

The Power of Positive Praying


Author: John R. Bisagno

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 1433685817

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Jesus was our model and teacher in prayer. By His life and His lips our Lord's constant fellowship with the Father pointed to the necessity of ours. But Jesus didn’t pray merely as an example to us. For thirty-three years, He lived as a man, tempted in all points like as are we. He prayed because He had to pray. He prayed because He must. In this 50th anniversary edition of The Power of Positive Praying, Dr. Bisagno expands this classic work with eight new chapters on prayer. If the Son of God prioritized prayer, how more must we? And His prayers were answered as will be ours, if like Him we pray in His Will, in His Word and in Faith. For that’s the power of positive praying.

Receiving the Gift of Friendship

Profound Disability, Theological Anthropology, and Ethics


Author: Hans S. Reinders

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802862322

Category: Religion

Page: 404

View: 7666

Does what we are capable of doing define us as human beings? If this basic anthropological assumption is true, where can that leave those with intellectual disabilities, unable to accomplish the things that we propose give us our very humanity? Hans Reinders here makes an unusual claim about unusual people: those who are profoundly disabled are people just like the rest of us. He acknowledges that, at first glance, this is not an unusual claim given the steps taken within the last few decades to bring the rights of those with disabilities into line with the rights of the mainstream. But, he argues, that cannot be the end of the matter, because the disabled are human beings before they are citizens. "To live a human life properly," he says, "they must not only be included in our institutions and have access to our public spaces; they must also be included in other people's lives, not just by natural necessity but by choice." Receiving the Gift of Friendship consists of three parts: (1) Profound Disability, (2) Theology, and (3) Ethics. Overturning the "commonsense" view of human beings, Reinders's argument for a paradigm shift in our relation to people with disabilities is founded on a groundbreaking philosophical-theological consideration of humanity and of our basic human commonality. Moreover, Reinders gives his study human vividness and warmth with stories of the profoundly disabled from his own life and from the work of Jean Vanier and Henri Nouwen in L'Arche communities.