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Thinking the Unthinkable

Author : Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani
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Thinking the Unthinkable

Author : Richard Cockett
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"First published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers 1994"--T.p. verso."Published, with revisions, by Fontana Press 1995"--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-380) and index.

Unthinking the Unthinkable

Author : Jeff Smith
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An account of both the existence of weapons and of certain features of public debates over them. Smith (the Writing Program, UCLA) considers the field of discourse which marks the contemporary nuclear debate, citing works of literature and film as diverse as Shakespeare's Henry V and Dr. Strangelove. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Thinking the Unthinkable about EMU

Author : John Arrowsmith
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The Unthinkable

Author : Amanda Ripley
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It was 8.46 a.m. on 9/11 when Elia Zedeño, who had worked in the World Trade Center for twenty-one years, heard a booming explosion and felt the building lurch violently to the south. She grabbed her desk, taking her feet off the floor, and screamed, 'What's happening?' How would you react to a disaster? Would you be paralysed with fear? Would you panic and lose control? Or might you suddenly discover hidden strengths in yourself? In The Unthinkable, award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley investigates some of the most harrowing catastrophes in history in order to piece together exactly how we react in a crisis. Through compelling interviews with survivors and experts she uncovers our instinctive reactions, shows how primitive parts of our brains take over when we're put under pressure, and demonstrates that we can, in fact, train ourselves to do better. We all have a 'disaster personality' that reveals itself at moments of crisis. In The Unthinkable you can become acquainted with yours.Who knows? One day, understanding how it works may save your life.

The Unthinkable

Author : Steve Waters
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A hard-hitting play about New Labour from the author of World Music, published alongside the premiere at the Sheffield Crucible in October 2004. The mid-80s. Four bright Oxford students set up a radical group which is comandeered by the Labour Party to become an alternative think-tank. As the years go by, its initially idealistic members start pursuing their own goals. One joins the World Bank, one makes a fortune as an Internet pioneer; one becomes an MP ... One, always the most uncompromising, goes to help the Palestinian cause.

Thinking the Unthinkable

Author : Nick Harris
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"There have been poor countries and rich countries since countries first began, but only in the 20th century - the century of nationalisms and ethnic cleansings - have controls been implemented to stop movement between them. The argument for immigration controls stems from the belief, inherently xenophobic, that richer countries will be "flooded", "invaded", or "swamped" by "tidal wave" of migrants and that this will lead to increased unemployment amongst the native population. Quite simply, this is not true: overwhelmingly, unequivocally, the evidence supports the opposite thesis. According to Harris, immigration considerably enriches the host nation both scientifically and culturally. Immigrants do the jobs that most native workers do not want or cannot do. Without immigration our economies would dissolve. Nigel Harris shows exactly why and how immigration is the lifeline of the developed world's economy, using examples from all over the world to prove how immigration makes both the rich and the poor richer and acts as the final safeguard against such ugly world phenomena as racism, nationalism, and intolerance."--Bloomsbury Publishing.

Thinking the Unthinkable

Author : Charles C. Lemert
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In the eloquent style for which he has become famous, Charles Lemert writes of social theory as no one else. Thinking the Unthinkable is offered as text for instruction, yet it defies the prevailing assumption that social theory is a method for clarifying the facts of social life. Lemert shows how social theory began late in the 19th century as a struggle to come to terms with the failure of modern reason to solve the social problems created by the capitalist world-system. Since then, social theory has developed through twists and turns to think and rethink this Unthinkable. Hence the surprising innovations of recent years-postmodern, queer, postcolonial, third-wave feminist, risk theories, among others arising in the wake of globalization. Once again, Lemert has made the difficult clear in a book that students and other readers will treasure and keep.

Facing the Unthinkable

Author : Raymond Creed
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'Facing the Unthinkable' anticipates the strong emotions that may be expressed by many Jewish people at the time of Israel's public recognition of the true Messiah. Near total despair will suddenly change to exuberant joy. It uses a scriptural, interactive liturgy which assumes that both the nation of Israel and the whole of humanity itself may well be on the brink of annihilation before this unique recognition takes place. God will allow such horrendous suffering to occur in order to break human resistance to His divine will and to highlight the futility of any attempt by Man himself to create a New World Order.It breaks new ground by using a creative liturgy exploring the spiritual and psychological processes which may possibly be experienced by a surviving remnant of Jewish people when they recognize the true Messiah.This book will be of particular interest to members of the Messianic Jewish Community and to any Christians with an interest in Israel and Bible Prophecy,

Thinking the Unthinkable

Author : Lydia Dotto
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An overwhelming majority of climatologists believe there will be significant changes in climate during the next century. Although the rate and magnitude of this change are uncertain, it could happen very rapidly. In August 1987, a working group of fifty scientists and humanists from Russia, Eastern and Western Europe, the United States, and Canada gathered in Calgary to focus their attention on the impact upon civilization of sudden climate change. One of the more revealing aspects of climate change discussed in Thinking the Unthinkable: Civilization and Rapid Climate Change is that contrary to the popular viewpoint complex societies are more vulnerable to environmental and climate disruption than less “advanced” societies. This work was written to emphasize the gravity of the situation we now face. It should serve to inform not only those concerned with our global environment, but more importantly the policy makers who will be responsible for setting new guidelines and policies aimed at safeguarding our fragile environment.

From the Unthinkable to the Unavoidable

Author : Carol Rittner
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Well-known scholars of the Holocaust reflect on why they began to study the Holocaust and how their thinking has changed over the years.

The Unthinkable Revolution in Iran

Author : Charles Kurzman
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The shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, would remain on the throne for the foreseeable future: This was the firm conclusion of a top-secret CIA analysis issued in October 1978. One hundred days later the shah--despite his massive military, fearsome security police, and superpower support was overthrown by a popular and largely peaceful revolution. But the CIA was not alone in its myopia, as Charles Kurzman reveals in this penetrating work; Iranians themselves, except for a tiny minority, considered a revolution inconceivable until it actually occurred. Revisiting the circumstances surrounding the fall of the shah, Kurzman offers rare insight into the nature and evolution of the Iranian revolution and into the ultimate unpredictability of protest movements in general. As one Iranian recalls, The future was up in the air. Through interviews and eyewitness accounts, declassified security documents and underground pamphlets, Kurzman documents the overwhelming sense of confusion that gripped pre-revolutionary Iran, and that characterizes major protest movements. His book provides a striking picture of the chaotic conditions under which Iranians acted, participating in protest only when they expected others to do so too, the process approaching critical mass in unforeseen and unforeseeable ways. Only when large numbers of Iranians began to think the unthinkable, in the words of the U.S. ambassador, did revolutionary expectations become a self-fulfilling prophecy. A corrective to 20-20 hindsight, this book reveals shortcomings of analyses that make the Iranian revolution or any major protest movement seem inevitable in retrospect.

The Great Derangement

Author : Amitav Ghosh
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Are we deranged? The acclaimed Indian novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that future generations may well think so. How else to explain our imaginative failure in the face of global warming? In his first major book of nonfiction since In an Antique Land, Ghosh examines our inability—at the level of literature, history, and politics—to grasp the scale and violence of climate change. The extreme nature of today’s climate events, Ghosh asserts, make them peculiarly resistant to contemporary modes of thinking and imagining. This is particularly true of serious literary fiction: hundred-year storms and freakish tornadoes simply feel too improbable for the novel; they are automatically consigned to other genres. In the writing of history, too, the climate crisis has sometimes led to gross simplifications; Ghosh shows that the history of the carbon economy is a tangled global story with many contradictory and counterintuitive elements. Ghosh ends by suggesting that politics, much like literature, has become a matter of personal moral reckoning rather than an arena of collective action. But to limit fiction and politics to individual moral adventure comes at a great cost. The climate crisis asks us to imagine other forms of human existence—a task to which fiction, Ghosh argues, is the best suited of all cultural forms. His book serves as a great writer’s summons to confront the most urgent task of our time.

Thinking about the Unthinkable

Author : Herman Kahn
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Rethinking the Unthinkable

Author : Ivo H. Daalder
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Rethinking the Unthinkable examines the future direction of nuclear arms control in the post-Cold War security environment. Believing that the new environment requires a radical rethinking of the purpose and role of nuclear weapons in international politics, the contributors address many fundamental issues influencing further US, Russian and European nuclear arms reductions. This volume is a product of the Project on Rethinking Arms Control, sponsored by the Center for International and Security Studies in Maryland.

Managing the Unthinkable

Author : Gretchen M. Bataille
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Crises are no strangers on campuses—whether the deaths of students, severe weather events, athletic wrongdoing, crime, or student or employee malfeasance. How leaders respond can save lives, strengthen the institution, and comfort the community—or compromise reputations and result in scandal. Risk management and readiness are not often at the top of the list of what presidents and their boards must do, but in a time of ongoing change, instantaneous communication, and media scrutiny, they risk their jobs and their institutional reputation if they do not heed the messages conveyed in this book. Gretchen Bataille and Diana Cordova, with extensive and varied experiences that include a university presidency, directing senior leadership programs, and counseling presidents and senior administrators faced with critical campus events – together with 22 presidents, seasoned leaders in higher education, and media experts – provide forthright, firsthand advice on preparing for and managing a crisis, as well on handling the emotional, and often long-term, toll that can result from dramatic events on campus. Through the examples of those who have successfully managed crises, this book provides expert insights and guidance on preparedness, assigning roles and responsibilities, and planning for contingencies ahead of time so that, in the moment, when there is pressure for immediate response that will be scrutinized by the media, by the public, and by the local constituencies, leaders can act with confidence. The contributors emphasize the crucial importance of ethical behavior, the need for clear protocols for how all employees should handle problematic issues, and the need for mechanisms that allow employees and students to report problems without fear of retribution. Creating an atmosphere of transparency, accountability, and ethical behavior isn’t something a leader does when a scandal strikes to protect a reputation; it’s what leaders must do to reinforce their good name every day. For senior leaders and board members not in the throes of managing a crisis, this book outlines what needs to be done to be prepared and offers extensive resources for further reading.

Exam Prep for Disrupt Think the Unthinkable to Spark

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Thinking the Unthinkable

Author : Roger S. Gottlieb
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A powerful collection of reflections on the Holocaust which examines spiritual, political, and moral meanings of the Holocaust from a striking variety of philosophical, theoretical and personal perspectives.

Planning the Unthinkable

Author : Peter René Lavoy
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The proliferation of chemical, biologial and nuclear weapons is now the single most serious security concern for governments around the world. This text compares how organisations shape the way leaders intend to employ these armaments.

Critical Animal Studies

Author : John Sorenson
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Engaging and passionate, this contemporary work provokes new ways of thinking about animal-human interaction. A cutting-edge volume of original essays, Critical Animal Studies examines our exploitation and commodification of non-human animals. By inquiring into the contradictions that have shaped our understanding of animals, the contributors of this collection have set out to question the systemic oppression inherent in our treatment of animals. The collection closes with a thoughtful consideration of some of the complexities of activism, as well as a discussion of how to further the progress of animal rights. Analyzing economic, ethical, historical, and sociological aspects of human-animal relations, this interdisciplinary volume is a must-read for all upper-level students in animal studies, critical animal studies, animals and society, and anthrozoology courses. Features: draws together contributions from some of the most active and committed individuals advancing the field of critical animal studies takes a revolutionary approach to mainstream animal studies by advocating for justice from a politically progressive, abolitionist perspective supports curricular objectives of animal studies courses by encouraging students to critically analyze the shifting roles of animals in contemporary Western society and their consequences