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.
A short collection of stories told by the locals in different parts of Greece during the refugee, immigrant and economical crisis.
Are you tired of having to argue with people who say the American Civil War WASN’T about slavery? Are you ever frustrated that they came prepared to argue, but you didn’t? This is a very brief, easily navigated handbook of actual quotes from the people who were directly involved in the conflict. Let the Confederacy speak for themselves. They were very clear about their motives. Don’t let the “lost cause” myth muddy our true and important history.
In the ancient world, terracotta sculpture was ubiquitous. Readily available and economical—unlike stone suitable for carving—clay allowed artisans to craft figures of remarkable variety and expressiveness. Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily attest to the prolific coroplastic workshops that supplied sacred and decorative images for sanctuaries, settlements, and cemeteries. Sixty terracottas are investigated here by noted scholar Maria Lucia Ferruzza, comprising a selection of significant types from the Getty’s larger collection—life-size sculptures, statuettes, heads and busts, altars, and decorative appliqués. In addition to the comprehensive catalogue entries, the publication includes a guide to the full collection of over one thousand other figurines and molds from the region by Getty curator of antiquities Claire L. Lyons. Reflecting the Getty’s commitment to open content, Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum is available online at www.getty.edu/publications/terracottas and may be downloaded free of charge in multiple formats. For readers who wish to have a bound reference copy, this paperback edition has been made available for sale.
Hi, my name is Auriel Grace, I am a psychic.I decided to write about hauntings and handy tips on how to bring ease to those who are facing a haunting of a place, object or person. I am writing from a psychic’s point of view.I am a practical psychic so you won’t find any far out and crazy advice here. I am writing this book to help everyone. So smile and enjoy!The first part of this book are the adventures and my experiences with hauntings. Many of my experiences have happened during the daytime.The second part of this book is advice from the Angelic Realm, Arch Angel Michael, Arch Angel Azreal & Archeia SerafinaThe third part of this book are handy tips that have worked for me with clearing haunted places, objects and people.
This collection of essays critically examines common perceptions the developed world has about Africa. The author, using his experience of living and working in Botswana and, to a lesser degree in other African countries, argues for a more nuanced portrayal of the dynamics of significant forms of African social interaction. In metaphoric terms, his intention is to take the charming images of Botswana presented by McCall Smith in his The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency novels and add to these images a more balanced structure and meaning—combining the enchanting and amusing with the troubling and confounding.
The essays are intended for two audiences. One is citizens of Botswana and students of the country who are interested in reflecting on the extent to which rapid modernization since independence has transformed social relations. The other audience is readers intent on obtaining a keener sense of ways a modernizing African society is different from the developed world. This latter group includes students and travelers who want to consider some underlying forces they may observe with a sustained immersion in a developing country, and particularly Botswana.
The discussion in each essay is founded largely on experiences the author has had in a wide range of contexts. He seeks to weave these experiences into one or more generalizations about the way in which Botswana society works in a particular environment. In the process he raises questions about prevailing perceptions that the developed world has of less-developed countries. He admits in the course of most essays to have himself once held some version of these developed-world misperceptions.
The topics covered are ones which are highly contested in both public and private discussions within Botswana. The specific focus of the various essays are as follows:
Rejection of market values at the cattle post
Critical role of “face time” above all other means of communications
Meaning of money
Grave risks of driving
Obsession with cleanliness
Blending of traditional religious beliefs with Christianity
Social divisions between women and men
Importance of tribal identity in interpersonal social interactions
Extent of racial conflict
Primacy of obedience to the law
Authoritarian nature of Botswana’s culture of democracy
South Africa’s broad domination of its small neighbor’s society
Failure of western radicalism in Botswana
Dynamics of Ken Good’s deportation
Brain drain within Botswana and with neighboring African states
Fears Botswana students have of American graduate education
Failure of aid and exchange programs to recognize psychological dimensions of their endeavors in Botswana
Failure of local university lecturers to perform normal academic duties
The author is a PhD-trained political scientist. He began field research in Botswana in 1970. He returned regularly for the next thirty-five years for varying periods of time, the longest of which was 14 months. As a researcher in these years he traveled over most of the country and met a wide range of the citizenry from top executives to hunter-gatherers on the Kalahari. Beginning in January of 2006, he served for four years as the first Director of International Programs at the University of Botswana. In this position he was able to observe the internal dynamics of a major social institution as well as the misconceptions of visiting students and scholars. In the course of his career, the author has also visited many other African countries and engaged in field projects in Ghana, Nigeria, Lesotho, and Zambia. However, Botswana is his second home.