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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 ...
The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America’s best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch—former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum—examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of ...
The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America’s best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch—former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum—examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty ...
Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Americans are a "positive" people -- cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: This is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive is the key to getting success and prosperity. Or so we are told. In this utterly original debunking, Barbara Ehrenreich confronts the false promises of positive thinking and shows its reach into every corner of American life, from Evangelical ...
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 ...
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.
Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and ...
Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa
The highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence official ever to defect to the West, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa is at it again. A quarter century ago, in his international bestseller Red Horizons, Pacepa exposed the massive crimes and corruption of his former boss, Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, giving the dictator a nervous breakdown and inspiring him to send assassination squads to the U.S. to find his former spy chief and kill him. They ...
Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships
Oxford University Press
Exploring the connection between families and inequality, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships argues that the legal regulation of families stands fundamentally at odds with the needs of families. Strong, stable, positive relationships are essential for both individuals and society to flourish, but from transportation policy to the criminal justice system, and from divorce rules to the child welfare system, the ...
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 ...
The Last Christian on Earth: Uncover the Enemy's Plot to Undermine the Church
What is the gravedigger's thesis? Simply put it is, 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 ...
Evangelical Feminism: A New Path to Liberalism?
By critically examining the writings of egalitarians, Grudem shows that, while egalitarian leaders claim to be subject to Scripture in their thinking, what is increasingly evident in their actual scholarship and practice is an effective rejection of the authority of Scripture. Egalitarianism is heading toward an Adam who is neither male nor female, a Jesus whose manhood is not important, and a God who is both Father and Mother, and then maybe ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Relationship Saboteurs: Overcoming the Ten Behaviors that Undermine Love
New Harbinger Publications, 2010
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 Collapse of the Common Good: How America's Lawsuit Culture Undermines Our Freedom
Philip K. Howard
In pursuit of fairness at any cost, we have created a society paralyzed by legal fear: Doctors are paranoid and principals powerless. Little league coaches, scared of liability, stop volunteering. Schools and hospitals start to crumble. The common good fades, replaced by a cacophony of people claiming their “individual rights.” By turns funny and infuriating, this startling book dissects the dogmas of fairness that allow self-interested ...
Addicted to Unhappiness: Free Yourself from Moods and Behaviors That Undermine Relationships, Work, and the ...
Smart Love Press, 2012
Drawing upon their years of counseling and clinical research, the best-selling author team of Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D. and William J. Pieper, MD offers a uniquely satisfying approach to overcoming self-defeating behavior. They show how unrecognized needs for unhappiness are created when parenting styles based on discipline, permissiveness, neglect and/oror excessive expectations condition children to equate unhappiness with love. These ...
Pink Ribbon Blues: How Breast Cancer Culture Undermines Women's Health
Oxford University Press, USA, 2010
Medical sociologist Gayle A. Sulik reveals the hidden costs of the pink ribbon as an industry, one in which breast cancer functions as a brand name with a pink ribbon logo. Based on historical and ethnographic research, analysis of awareness campaigns and advertisements, and hundreds of interviews, Pink Ribbon Blues shows that while millions walk, run, and purchase products for a cure, cancer rates continue to rise, industry thrives, and breast ...
How the Obama Administration Threatens to Undermine Our Elections (Encounter Broadsides)
One of the easiest ways to increase public cynicism about elections is to change the rule book to make the laws governing how we vote more vague and less rigorous. Reforms” have been passed amid claims they would increase voter turnout. They haven’t - but they have made it easier to commit absentee ballot and other fraud. In this explosive broadside, John Fund exposes the new package of reforms being pushed by Obama and liberals in ...
The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It
Princeton University Press, 2014
To govern in a democracy, political leaders have to compromise. When they do not, the result is political paralysis—dramatically demonstrated by the gridlock in Congress in recent years. In The Spirit of Compromise , eminent political thinkers Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson show why compromise is so important, what stands in the way of achieving it, and how citizens can make defensible compromises more likely. They urge politicians to focus ...
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