On 9/11 he shaves his beard before the second plane hits, barricades the doors and waits for the authorities to come. At eighteen, he became a Muslim and was easy prey for fundamentalist sheikhs who frequent mosques with Saudi Arabian blood money in search for new Muslims to ensnare with tales and promises of jihad. He dodges a Saudi bullet and finds verses hidden in the context of the Qur'an that protect him from their advances, but as he retreats deeper in long-lost texts he is forced to wear a disguise in order to survive; finally revealing his true face in response to the campaign for Donald Trump for President.
In The Rise and Fall of American Art, 1940s-1980s, Catherine Dossin challenges the now-mythic perception of New York as the undisputed center of the art world between the end of World War II and the fall of the Berlin Wall, a position of power that brought the city prestige, money, and historical recognition. Dossin reconstructs the concrete factors that led to the shift of international attention from Paris to New York in the 1950s, and documents how a "peripheriesa (TM) such as Italy, Belgium, and West Germany exerted a decisive influence on this displacement of power. As the U.S. economy sank into recession in the 1970s, however, American artists and dealers became increasingly dependent on the support of Western Europeans, and cities like Cologne and Turin emerged as major commercial and artistic hubs - a development that enabled European artists to return to the forefront of the international art scene in the 1980s. Dossin analyses in detail these changing distributions of geopolitical and symbolic power in the Western art worlds - a story that spans two continents, forty years, and hundreds of actors. Her transnational and interdisciplinary study provides an original and welcome supplement to more traditional formal and national readings of the period.
Inequality has dramatically increased in America, with few solutions on the horizon. Serious social inequalities persist. For example, the 14 richest Americans earned enough money from their investments in 2015 to hire two million pre-school teachers (while the USA ranks low among developed countries in pre-school enrollment). Following the Great Recession, the richest 1% took 116 percent of the new income gains, a statistic caused by so many middle class Americans moving backward, many losing investments in property and experiencing interruptions in work. Author Paul Buchheit looks hopefully to solutions in a book that vividly portrays the rapidly changing inequality of American society. More Americans have become "disposable" as middle class jobs have disappeared at an alarming rate. Buchheit presents innovative proposals that could quickly beging to reverse these trends, including a guaranteed basic income drawn from new revenues, including a Financial Speculation Tax and a Carbon Tax. Discussing the challenges and obstacles to such measures, he finds optimism in past successes in American history.
Ideal for classroom assignment, the book uniquely pairs historical events with current, real-life struggles faced by citizens, pointing to measures that can improve person and social well-being and trust in government.
MONEY...MONEY...MONEY...Valuing Money provides teaching material to help children explore moral and ethical issues around money and what it represents, and to think about what is truly valuable. Includes ten story-led lesson plans with illustrations, Bible links and cross-curricular classroom activities and three assembly outlines suitable for Collective Worship Fulfils and enhances the revised National Curriculum 2014 requirements, connecting Numeracy teaching to wider issues of personal and shared responsibility Relates Bible stories to questions of financial value and their implications Explores key Christian concepts for thinking theologically in RE
A History of American Land Law is the only comprehensive treatise on this important subject. In Volume 1: English Origins and the American Colonial Experience, the author traces the rise of land-related customs and laws in western civilization generally and in the British Isles specifically. The evolution of Celtic, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Norman laws into the celebrated English common law, and the transmission of this law to the English North American colonies, are described in detail. The narrative reveals the many ways this centuries-long story touched the lives of ordinary people. In Volume 2: Land Law in the American States, the text describes and documents for each state to what extent the English common law and land law became part of that state's basic jurisprudence. In addition, one chapter shows how American states have considered comprehensively reforming certain areas of land law, and the final chapter describes the development of and changes in dozens of American land law topics in modern times. About the author: David A. Thomas is Rex E. Lee Endowed Chair and Professor of Law Emeritus at Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School, where he taught from 1974-2012. He has written approximately 50 books and dozens of law review articles, mostly in the areas of property law, legal history, real estate finance, legal history, civil procedure, federal courts and legal education. He is the editor-in-chief and principal author of the 15-volume national property law treatise Thompson on Real Property, Thomas Editions. During his career he received five professor of the year recognitions. He was educated at Brigham Young University (B.A., 1967; M.L.S., 1977) and Duke University (J.D., 1972). His legal education was interrupted for military service, and he returned to law school as a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam. He and his wife Paula have eight children and live in Orem, Utah.
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