books about: undermine
Relationship Saboteurs: Overcoming the Ten Behaviors that Undermine Love
New Harbinger Publications
Do you seek a healthy romantic relationship, but continue to find yourself repeating the same negative behaviors that may have ended your relationships in the past? Have you already identified destructive patterns, yet continue to repeat them despite your desire for a strong and lasting romantic relationship? If so, you are not alone. Relationship Saboteurs is an easy-to-follow guide that will help you identify and end your ...
The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health & Happiness
Douglas J. Lisle
Book Publishing Co.
The authors offer unique insights into the factors that make us susceptible to dietary and lifestyle excesses, and present ways to restore the biological processes designed by nature to keep us running at maximum efficiency and vitality.
The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It
Princeton University Press
If politics is the art of the possible, then compromise is the artistry of democracy. Unless one partisan ideology holds sway over all branches of government, compromise is necessary to govern for the benefit of all citizens. A rejection of compromise biases politics in favor of the status quo, even when the rejection risks crisis. Why then is compromise so difficult in American politics today? In The Spirit of Compromise , eminent political ...
Water Can Undermine Your Health
Dr. Norman W. Walker
Our bodies need from two to four quarts of water each day to maintain good health. This book will show you how to protect yourself and your family from deadly bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and other pollutants that are present in a large percentage of public water supplies. Dr. Walker's treatment of water pollution is revealing, comprehensive, and scientific. His findings and his recommendations for corrective action offer new hope.
The Parents We Mean To Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development
A wake-up call for a national crisis in parenting--and a deeply helpful book for those who want to see their own behaviors as parents with the greatest possible clarity. Harvard psychologist RichardWeissbourd argues incisively that parents—not peers, not television—are the primary shapers of their children’s moral lives. And yet, it is parents’ lack of self-awareness and confused priorities that are dangerously undermining children’s ...
Appetite for Profit: How the food industry undermines our health and how to fight back
The United States is currently embroiled in a national debate over the growing public health crisis caused by poor diet. People are starting to ask who is to blame and how can we fix the problem, especially among children. Major food companies are responding with a massive public relations campaign. These companies, including McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Kraft, and General Mills, are increasingly on the defensive. In response, they pretend to sell ...
Nursing against the Odds: How Health Care Cost Cutting, Media Stereotypes, and Medical Hubris Undermine ...
In the United States and throughout the industrialized world, just as the population of older and sicker patients is about to explode, we have a major shortage of nurses. Why are so many RNs dropping out of health care's largest profession? How will the lack of skilled, experienced caregivers affect patients? These are some of the questions addressed by Suzanne Gordon's definitive account of the world's nursing crisis. In Nursing against the ...
Breaking The News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy
Why do Americans mistrust the news media? It may be because show like "The McLaughlin Group" reduce participating journalists to so many shouting heads. Or because, increasingly, the profession treats issues as complex as health-care reform and foreign policy as exercises in political gamesmanship. These are just a few of the arguments that have made Breaking the News so controversial and so widely acclaimed. Drawing on his own experience as a ...
Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential (Civil Society: Historical and ...
Uncharitable goes where no other book on the nonprofit sector has dared to tread. Where other texts suggest ways to optimize performance inside the existing paradigm, Uncharitable suggests that the paradigm itself is the problem and calls into question our fundamental canons about charity. Author Dan Pallotta argues that society's nonprofit ethic acts as a strict regulatory mechanism on the natural economic law. It creates an economic apartheid ...
One-Party Classroom: How Radical Professors at America's Top Colleges Indoctrinate Students and Undermine Our ...
“David Horowitz has single-handedly exposed the intellectual corruption that exists within the classrooms of American colleges. Like all forms of corruption, indoctrination flourishes when kept in the dark. Here, Horowitz turns on the bright lights to expose what has become profoundly wrong with our colleges and universities. We are all in his debt.” –Ward Connerly, former regent, University of California David Horowitz and coauthor Jacob ...
The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy (Chicago Studies in ...
University Of Chicago Press
“Keep your government hands off my Medicare!” Such comments spotlight a central question animating Suzanne Mettler’s provocative and timely book: why are many Americans unaware of government social benefits and so hostile to them in principle, even though they receive them? The Obama administration has been roundly criticized for its inability to convey how much it has accomplished for ordinary citizens. Mettler argues that this difficulty ...
The Last Christian on Earth: Uncover the Enemy's Plot to Undermine the Church
The “gravedigger thesis” can be put simply: The Christian faith contributed decisively to the rise of the modern world, but has been undermined decisively by the modern world it helped to create. The Christian faith has become its own gravedigger. In the 25 years since philosopher and social critic Os Guinness first published The Gravedigger Files , much has happened: the fall of the Soviet Union, the rise of the computer age, the re ...
Addicted to Unhappiness: Free Yourself from Moods and Behaviors That Undermine Relationships, Work, and the ...
Martha Heineman Pieper
William J. Pieper
Drawing upon their years of counseling experience, the bestselling author team of Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D. and William J. Pieper, M.D. explain how parenting styles based on discipline and excessive expectations condition children to equate unhappiness with love. This often persists into adulthood, leading to behaviors including eating disorders, compulsive gambling, disastrous romantic choices, substance abuse, and more. This book supplies ...
The Skillful Leader II: Confronting Conditions That Undermine Learning
Alexander D. Platt
Caroline E. Tripp
Ready About Press
This is a book for leaders who have advanced beyond basic teacher improvement strategies and want to tackle some of the hidden, stubborn blockers that are limiting what they can accomplish in schools. The Skillful Leader II places a major emphasis on finding and improving groups and school communities that are not functioning together effectively to help their students.
The Atheist's Introduction to the New Testament: How the Bible Undermines the Basic Teachings of Christianity
A DEVASTATING CRITIQUE OF BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY! The Atheist's Introduction to the New Testament is your one-volume guide to the contradictions and inconsistencies found in Christianity's holy scriptures. It's the only resource you'll need to successfully debate Christian fundamentalists and expose the many weaknesses in the founding documents of the Christian religion. Unlike many contradiction lists available on the internet, The Atheist's ...
Getting it Wrong: How Faulty Monetary Statistics Undermine the Fed, the Financial System, and the Economy
William A. Barnett
The MIT Press
Blame for the recent financial crisis and subsequent recession has commonly been assigned to everyone from Wall Street firms to individual homeowners. It has been widely argued that the crisis and recession were caused by "greed" and the failure of mainstream economics. In Getting It Wrong , leading economist William Barnett argues instead that there was too little use of the relevant economics, especially from the literature on economic ...
Hard Luck: How Luck Undermines Free Will and Moral Responsibility
Oxford University Press, USA
The concept of luck has played an important role in debates concerning free will and moral responsibility, yet participants in these debates have relied upon an intuitive notion of what luck is. Neil Levy develops an account of luck, which is then applied to the free will debate. He argues that the standard luck objection succeeds against common accounts of libertarian free will, but that it is possible to amend libertarian accounts so that they ...
Aid Dependence in Cambodia: How Foreign Assistance Undermines Democracy
Columbia University Press
International intervention liberated Cambodia from pariah state status in the early 1990s and laid the foundations for more peaceful, representative rule. Yet the country's social indicators and the integrity of its political institutions declined rapidly within a few short years, while inequality grew dramatically. Conducting an unflinching investigation into these developments, Sophal Ear reveals the pernicious effects of aid dependence and ...
Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory
David Ray Griffin
Olive Branch Press
Griffin's meritorious effort to raise public awareness and understanding Former Chicago and Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, who in 2009 was appointed by President Barack Obama to direct an important executive branch office, had in 2008 co-authored an article containing a plan for the government to prevent the spread of anti-government "conspiracy theories." Arguing that such theories are believed only by groups suffering from ...
Shadow Elite: How the World's New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market
Janine R. Wedel
It can feel like we’re swimming in a sea of corruption. It’s unclear who exactly is in charge and what role they play. The same influential people seem to reappear time after time in different professional guises, pressing their own agendas in one venue after another. According to award-winning public policy scholar and anthropologist Janine Wedel, these are the powerful “shadow elite,” the main players in a vexing new system of power ...
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