Who Rules the WorldWho Rules the World

The first realm, or world, is ruled by the Father of Greatness together with his five Shekhinas (divine attributes of light): knowledge (nus), thought (ennoia), insight (phronesis), sensibility (etymisis), and consideration (logismos).

Author: Hans Schwarz

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506469270


Page: 310

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Over a career spanning more than fifty years, Hans Schwarz has grappled with nearly all of Christianity's major theological questions. In this latest volume, Schwarz tackles the perennial problem of evil. How is it possible to reconcile the manifest evil and pain in the world with the biblical promise of hope and redemption? Are we, in fact, "lonely wanderers in the immensity of the universe about whom nobody cares," or is there something above and beyond us in which we can trust? To this perennial question Schwarz brings his signature blend of pastoral sensitivity and scholarly acumen. Informed by decades in the classroom, Schwarz offers a sweeping survey of views of the problem of evil, beginning with the world's major religious traditions before focusing on the major views across the broad span of Christian history. The book aims to help readers interested in the problem of evil understand the broad sweep of human thought about the problem, and make informed assessments of the issue for themselves.

Who Rules the World Who Rules the World

China is the world's major manufacturing center, but largely as an assembly plant for the advanced industrial powers on its periphery and for Western multinationals. That is likely to change over time. Manufacturing regularly provides ...

Author: Noam Chomsky

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781627793827


Page: 320

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A New York Times Bestseller The world’s leading intellectual offers a probing examination of the waning American Century, the nature of U.S. policies post-9/11, and the perils of valuing power above democracy and human rights In an incisive, thorough analysis of the current international situation, Noam Chomsky argues that the United States, through its military-first policies and its unstinting devotion to maintaining a world-spanning empire, is both risking catastrophe and wrecking the global commons. Drawing on a wide range of examples, from the expanding drone assassination program to the threat of nuclear warfare, as well as the flashpoints of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine, he offers unexpected and nuanced insights into the workings of imperial power on our increasingly chaotic planet. In the process, Chomsky provides a brilliant anatomy of just how U.S. elites have grown ever more insulated from any democratic constraints on their power. While the broader population is lulled into apathy—diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable—the corporations and the rich have increasingly been allowed to do as they please. Fierce, unsparing, and meticulously documented, Who Rules the World? delivers the indispensable understanding of the central conflicts and dangers of our time that we have come to expect from Chomsky.

When China Rules the WorldWhen China Rules the World

We have barely begun to understand what life will be like when China rules the world. This title explains how that will come about and what will change.

Author: Martin Jacques

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140276041


Page: 812

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Soon China will rule the world. But in doing so, it will not become more 'Western'. Martin Jacques' celebrated book overturns conventional thinking about the ascendancy of China, showing how its impact will not just be economic, but cultural. As China's powerful civilization reasserts itself, it will signal the end of the global dominance of the Western nation-state, and a future of 'contested modernity'. 'Superb . . . A compelling and thought-provoking analysis.' Seth Faison, Washington Post 'A very forcefully written, lively book that is full of provocations and predictions.' Fareed Zakaria 'The West hopes that wealth, globalization and political integration will turn China into a gentle giant . . . But Jacques says that this is a delusion. Time will not make China more Western; it will make the West, and the world, more Chinese.' Economist Incisive . . . A work of considerable erudition, with provocative and often counterintuitive speculations.' Joseph Kahn, The New York Times This is a profound book, offering deep knowledge and understanding of China.' Munir Majid, The Edge, Singapore and Malaysia

When China Rules the WorldWhen China Rules the World

The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order: Second Edition Martin Jacques. PENGUIN BOOKS. WHEN. CHINA. RULES. THE. WORLD. MARTIN JACQUES is a senior visiting fellow atIDEAS, acentre for diplomacy and grand strategy ...

Author: Martin Jacques

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101151457


Page: 848

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Greatly revised and expanded, with a new afterword, this update to Martin Jacques’s global bestseller is an essential guide to understanding a world increasingly shaped by Chinese power Soon, China will rule the world. But in doing so, it will not become more Western. Since the first publication of When China Rules the World, the landscape of world power has shifted dramatically. In the three years since the first edition was published, When China Rules the World has proved to be a remarkably prescient book, transforming the nature of the debate on China. Now, in this greatly expanded and fully updated edition, boasting nearly 300 pages of new material, and backed up by the latest statistical data, Martin Jacques renews his assault on conventional thinking about China’s ascendancy, showing how its impact will be as much political and cultural as economic, changing the world as we know it. First published in 2009 to widespread critical acclaim - and controversy - When China Rules the World: The End of the Western World and the Birth of a New Global Order has sold a quarter of a million copies, been translated into eleven languages, nominated for two major literary awards, and is the subject of an immensely popular TED talk.

How Wealth Rules the WorldHow Wealth Rules the World

Eventually, I returned home to share what I had learned while abroad about the truth behind America's global mission. I documented that story in my book When Corporations Rule the World. In How Wealth Rules the World, Price adds another ...

Author: Ben G. Price

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 9781523097647


Page: 264

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Many of today's most serious issues—homelessness, gun violence, fracking, prison privatization, predatory lending, and many more—resist resolution because the “rights of property” undermine the rights of people. Issues that undeniably affect whole communities are determined by the courts to relate primarily to property, contracts, and corporations and are removed from the public sphere and immunized from public governance. There's a reason for this. Ben Price tells the story of how the Federalists—the more conservative faction of the Founding Fathers—secretly drafted the Constitution as a counterrevolutionary document. It restored to the colonial 1 percent privileges overturned by the revolution, avoiding a popular backlash by bestowing rights on wealth itself, rather than creating a British-style personal aristocracy. These rights of property deprive the majority of their ability to self-govern and weaponize government in ways that let the “minority of the opulent” (in James Madison's phrase) use the Constitution to block local policies that compete with their interests. Price details often shocking examples of how the supposedly unalienable rights of individuals and communities are blithely disregarded. But he also describes how over 200 communities have drafted their own bills of rights that push back against the primacy of property and how we all can join this struggle to return America to what the revolutionary generation intended.

Fat Kid Rules The WorldFat Kid Rules The World

A rampant grin runs away from my puckered lips as I wait for Curt's secret information. 'Practice, second period?' he asks. ... It occurs to me that I'm the world's biggest moron and this is the world's biggest practical joke.

Author: K L Going

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446478011


Page: 240

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When Troy (a hugely overweight social leper) befriends Curt (a skinny homeless punk guitar genius), they both get much more than they bargained for. Troy's macho brother and ex-Marine father think Curt is just a junkie loser - but as Curt stopped Troy's suicide attempt, Troy can't just forget him. Curt recruits Troy as the new drummer in his punk band - but Troy has never played the drums in his life. When Curt's around, though, almost anything seems possible. An outstanding, heart-warming, funny, edgy, debut novel.


Examines the belief in paradise within Christian and Islamic cultures as well as tragic events that have shaped views of happiness and perfection on earth.

Author: Kevin Rushby

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers

ISBN: IND:30000111496505


Page: 272

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Examines the belief in paradise within Christian and Islamic cultures as well as tragic events that have shaped views of happiness and perfection on earth.

America Rules the WorldAmerica Rules the World

About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Etienne Joseph David

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1330046110


Page: 45

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Excerpt from America Rules the World Great United States of America, means the unification of all the North and Central America into one solid, compact commercial and political body under one government. That unification is an imperious necessity for us; this necessity will be felt more and more as the years go by; the unification will even become a question of life and death for us. No doubt is entertained that it will become a fact in a near future, for nature intended it in giving the present configuration to the land: the separated parts of a great body, which have the same aspirations and the same interests and the same life will only be united by this commercial and political unification herein preconized. The results begot by the binding together of the commercial and political relations of the different States of North and Central America into an unified commercial and political body having common aspirations and common interests are so vast and gigantic as to defy the most optimistic imagination and the guesses of the strongest and most powerful mind. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.