Summary: An international bestseller, To Fight Against This Age consists of two beautifully written, cogent, and urgent essays about the rise of fascism and the ways in which we can combat it. In “The Eternal Return of Fascism,” Rob Riemen explores the theoretical weakness of fascism, which depends on a politics of resentment, the incitement of anger and fear, xenophobia, the need for scapegoats, and...
Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2018
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Summary: On the one hand, Eagleton demolishes what he calls the "superstitious" view of God held by most atheists and agnostics and offers in its place a revolutionary account of the Christian Gospel. On the other hand, he launches a stinging assault on the betrayal of this revolution by institutional Christianity. There is little joy here, then, either for the anti-God brigade -- Richard Dawkins and...
Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2009
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Summary: In a book by turns chilling and beautiful, John Gray continues the thinking that made his Straw Dogs such a cult classic. Gray draws on an extraordinary array of memoirs, poems, fiction, and philosophy to re-imagine our place in the world. Writers as varied as Ballard, Borges, Conrad, and Freud have been mesmerized by forms of human extremity—experiences that are on the outer edge of the...
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2014
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Summary: The humanist magazine is devoted to the philosophy of humanism. Presents nontheistic, secular, and naturalistic approach to philosophy, science, and broad areas of personal and social concern.
Publisher / Publication Date: Published for the American Humanist Association and the American Ethical Union 1941
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Summary: ER doctor Rike (Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented and idealized world and must make a momentous decision. Aptly named after the mythological river that separates the living from the dead, STYX is an astute modern day parable of Western...
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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019
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Summary: Author Greg Epstein, the Humanist chaplain at Harvard, offers a world view for nonbelievers that dispenses with the hostility and intolerance of religion prevalent in national bestsellers like God is Not Great and The God Delusion. Epstein's Good Without God provides a constructive, challenging response to these manifestos by getting to the heart of Humanism and its positive belief in...
Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2009
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Summary: The follow-up to Pinker's groundbreaking The Better Angels of Our Nature presents the big picture of human progress: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science. Far from being a naïve hope, the Enlightenment, we now know, has worked. But more than ever, it needs a...
Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2018
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Summary: Discusses how and why the Renaissance began in Italy, the cultural and intellectual achievements of the Italian Renaissance, and the lasting effects of these achievements on Western civilization.
Publisher / Publication Date: Benchmark Books 2003
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Summary: Sarah Moss is an ambitious new recruit at an elite private intelligence firm. Her first undercover assignment is to infiltrate 'The East,' an elusive activist collective that terrorizes corporate leaders who commit crimes against humanity. The more involved she gets, the more Sarah's life is in danger.
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Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2013
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Summary: Analyzes the conditions that led to the Renaissance; examines how Greek and Roman trade routes were revitalized during the period; and explores the artwork, ideas, and scientific theories that were developed.
Publisher / Publication Date: Referencepoint Pr Inc 2013
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Summary: "'Renaissance' means 'rebirth' in French. The Renaissance period of European history is aptly named because people had a rebirth, or renewed, interest in the ideas of ancient Greeks and Romans. This led to a new age of science and art. Readers will learn about the many aspects of the Renaissance as well as the prominent figures of this era, including Nicolaus Copernicus, Leonardo da Vinci, and...
Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2020