Inciteful Insights Of Rogue Scholars: Fearless Thoughts To Inspire Growth And Transformation by Quinn Patrick Fernandez

This is a seditious book. Its content extols and embraces the purpose and practice of freedom in a very unfree world.Read the vaunted declarations of many of the great prophets of personal freedom. Join Ayn Rand, Friedrich Nietzsche, Oscar Wilde and many others in their campaign for the freedom of expression, the freedom of thought, the freedom to challenge mass complacency and the crippling status quo. This is a crash course in the subversive art of personal empowerment; a mandate to stand against a world where personal liberty is more of a myth than an actuality.This is a compendium of fiery rhetoric, radical sentiment, and a fearlessness that is often found in places where liberty is still accepted and valued.These outspoken firebrands have taken a stand against the threat of what I like to call, de-liberation, that is the deliberate and systematic stripping away of personal liberty by garnering the consent of the thoughtless and the complacent. You will almost certainly be shocked, offended, and alarmed by some of what you read here, but at the end of the day, I would wager that you will inevitably find yourself impressed and awe inspired; basking in the presence of the truly brilliant and of the undeniably heroic.

Author: Quinn Patrick Fernandez

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Africa’s Lions: Growth Traps and Opportunities for Six African Economies by Bhorat , Haroon

Examining the economic forces that will shape Africa’s future.Africa’s Lions examines the economic growth experiences of six fast growing and/or economically dominant African countries. Expert African researchers offer unique perspectives into the challenges and issues in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, and South Africa.Despite a growing body of research on African economies, very little has focused on the relationship between economic growth and employment outcomes at the detailed country level. A lack of empirical data has deprived policymakers of a robust evidence base on which to make informed decisions. By harnessing country-level household, firm, and national accounts data together with existing analytical country research—the authors have attempted to bridge this gap.The growth of the global working-age population to 2030 will be driven primarily by Africa, which means that the relationship between growth and employment should be understood within the context of each country’s projected demographic challenge and the associated implications for employment growth. A better understanding of the structure of each country’s workforce and the resulting implications for human capital development, the vulnerably employed, and the working poor, will be critical to informing the development policy agenda.As a group, the six countries profiled in Africa’s Lions will largely shape the continent’s future. Each country chapter focuses on the complex interactions between economic growth and employment outcomes, within the individual Africa’s Lions context.

Author: Bhorat , Haroon

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There Were No Cats in America: “An American Tail” Enters Trump’s America by Adam M. DeSimone

Using the 1986 animated film “An American Tail” as a framing device, this work explores the immigrant experience of émigrés who lived in the United States during the Gilded Age. While the film itself celebrates the arrival of the furry, lovable, Mousekewitz family to the U.S., this essay comments on the evolution of U.S. immigration policy from the late 19th to early 21st centuries, with special attention paid to the National Origins Act, the Chinese Exclusion Act, and to President Trump’s 2017 “Muslim bans.” Major push and pull factors associated with immigration are examined as well; a comparison between the socioeconomic conditions of the Gilded Age and modern era follow. In this essay, the author argues that the Trump administration’s views on immigration are similar to those of the 19th century’s exclusionary Nativists and their supporters. The author shows that all of this essay’s highlighted immigration policies are steeped in xenophobia, are intentionally designed not to solve the problems lawmakers claim they address, and are antithetical to the values that the U.S.—a nation of immigrants—claims as a deep part of its identity. In “An American Tail,” the film’s main heel, Warren T. Rat, tries to convince the marginalized mice-inhabitants of his world that one of his lies is truthful. Even as his story conspicuously unwinds around him, he reasserts himself by asking, “Who are you going to believe? Me, or your own eyes?” After reading this essay, the author hopes you will be able to trust your own eyes. You will be equipped with enough historic knowledge and context to think critically about President Trump’s rhetoric on immigration and refugees, decide if this is something you wish to resist, and do so while still trusting in the basic goodness of the American people, the majority of whom did not vote for Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The author intends this essay to be a small, personal contribution to today’s dialogue on immigration in America.

Author: Adam M. DeSimone

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How to Understand and Accept Your Gay Son: (Even If You’re Not Sure You Can) by Grant Andrews

This book will give you all the tools you need to understand and accept your gay son

How can you accept your gay son?

If you have just found out that your son is gay, or if you think he might be, you might find it overwhelming and have lots of questions and confusion. You might wonder what made him this way, or wonder what it means for his life. You could be feeling afraid, heartbroken or disappointed. Maybe you’re hoping that this is just a phase that he will grow out of. You might even feel like you don’t know who he is anymore and wonder if there is any way to truly accept him.

Our parents have been there too

We struggled immensely with coming out to our parents, and they struggled to understand and accept us. That is why we decided to write this book.

We both had deeply religious backgrounds and in our families being gay was never even talked about. When we realized that we were gay, we started out hating ourselves and trying everything to change. When we told our parents, they were angry and confused. They couldn’t reconcile what they believed in about gay people with the fact that their own sons were gay.

This book can help you to understand what being gay means

In the book, we offer all of the information that you need about what being gay means. We give you clear, direct, and no-nonsense answers to the questions you might still have, such as:
– Is homosexuality a choice
– Is there a way to change him?
– Whose fault is it that my son is gay?
– How does it relate to my religious views?
– What does this mean for my son’s future?

Learn what to say to your son

It might be very difficult to know what the right thing is to say to your son when you find out he is gay. We offer many examples of the types of things you can say during those difficult, awkward conversations. The dialogues we provide are written in loving, supportive language. You can use them to make sure that your son knows how you feel while talking to him in a way that can make your relationship stronger. There are a variety of these example dialogues for many different situations, including:
– What to say if you think he might be gay
– What to say when he comes out to you
– What to say if he finds a partner
– How to talk to him about your confusion
– What not to say if you want to keep your relationship intact
– What to say to other family members

Learn some practical steps to accept your son

The final section of the book gives you lots of clear, practical steps that you can take in order to learn to accept your son for who he is. Once you understand what it means to be gay, you can start the work of building a new and stronger relationship with your son. We give you guidelines to overcome your discomfort and resources that you can rely on during your journey.

Highly trained authors who are experts in the field

We have personal experience as we both walked a long path with our parents once we came out. We also work in fields relevant to LGBT issues and family research.

Grant Andrews is currently completing his PhD at the University of the Western Cape, with a focus on fatherhood and masculinities. He is a researcher and lecturer. His professional focus is on leadership development and capacity building.

Malan van der Walt is a student program coordinator at the University of Stellenbosch, working with young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He studies psychology with a focus on gender and sexuality. He works as a counselor and runs support groups.

Get this book today and start a journey of acceptance with your son

We wrote this book to make sure that families have all of the resources they need to work through this difficult time. This book will give you vital tools to strengthen your bond with your gay son.

Author: Grant Andrews

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Revolution of the Mind: Higher Learning among the Bolsheviks, 1918–1929 (Studies of the Harriman Institute) by Michael David-Fox

Using archival materials never previously accessible to Western scholars, Michael David-Fox analyzes Bolshevik Party educational and research initiatives in higher learning after 1917. His fresh consideration of the era of the New Economic Policy and cultural politics after the Revolution explains how new communist institutions rose to parallel and rival conventional higher learning from the Academy of Sciences to the universities. Beginning with the creation of the first party school by intellectuals on the island of Capri in 1909, David-Fox argues, the Bolshevik cultural project was tightly linked to party educational institutions. He provides the first account of the early history and politics of three major institutions founded after the Revolution: Sverdlov Communist University, where the quest to transform everyday life gripped the student movement; the Institute of Red Professors, where the Bolsheviks sought to train a new communist intellectual or red specialist; and the Communist Academy, headquarters for a planned, collectivist, proletarian science.

Author: Michael David-Fox

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Sober rated at 33 by Laura Patricia Kearney

open up another bottle of jacksit backand have a thought tonightabout how you feelabout the state of the worldabout the love in the worldabout love you lostabout the courage in your heart

Author: Laura Patricia Kearney

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Child Killer Maggie Young by James Falcon

Maggie Young’s case is relatively unknown today. In fact, even at the time, it did not seem to receive the attention that it perhaps deserved. This was undoubtedly, at least in part, due to the fact that Maggie and her young family lived in Hawaii. News travelled fast around the island, of course, but the mainland didn’t pay all that much attention. The story was covered in newspapers across the country, but after the story was first told on page ten or worse, reporters showed little interest. Almost none of them covered the story of what happened after Maggie’s arrest. Moreover, this is a case which took place more than fifty years ago now, in 1965. Believe it or not, this was a time when serial killers, true crime and murder mysteries didn’t receive as much attention as they do today. Take, for example, Casey Anthony: she has spawned a decade of public outrage which has seared itself onto America’s cultural consciousness. But Maggie Young didn’t, not way back in 1965. Hers was just another story.Just like Casey Anthony- and if anything, exactly like Andrea Yates- Maggie Young killed her own children.

Author: James Falcon

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