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The Making of a Counter Culture - Theodore Roszak
The original edition of this text found common ground between student radicals and hippie dropouts in their mutual rejection of technocracy -- the regime of corporate and technological expertise that dominates industrial society. The book traces the intellectual underpinnings of the two groups in the writings of Herbert Marcuse and Norman O. Brown, Allan Ginsberg and Paul Goodman.
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Lex, Rex, or the Law and the Prince: A Dispute for the Just Prerogative of King and People - Samuel Rutherford
This classic work summarizes the Scriptural basis for Christian self-government. It was profoundly influential on the British constitutional reforms in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, and can justly be considered the founding document of the similar reforms that led to American independence. Among many important conclusions are the following: 1) God gives no moral power to the King to commit immoral acts. 2) Kings can and must be justly held to
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And a Time to Die: How American Hospitals Shape the End of Life - Sharon R. Kaufman
Over the past thirty years, the way Americans experience death has been dramatically altered. The advent of medical technology capable of sustaining life without restoring health has changed where, when, and how we die. In this revelatory study, medical anthropologist Sharon R. Kaufman examines the powerful center of those changes: the hospital, where most Americans die today. She deftly links the experiences of patients and families, the work of hospital
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The Painted Bird - Jerzy Kosiński
Originally published in 1965, The Painted Bird established Jerzy Kosinski as a major literary figure. Called by the Los Angeles Times "one of the most imposing novels of the decade," it was eventuallly translated into more than thirty languages. A harrowing story that follows the wanderings of a boy abandoned by his parents during World War II, The Painted Bird is a dark masterpiece that examines the proximity of terror and savagery to innocence and
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The Only 127 Things You Need: A Guide to Life's Essentials--According to the Experts - Donna Wilkinson
For "The Only 127 Things You Need," author Donna Wilkinson spoke to more than fifty experts-authorities on the mind, the body, and the spirit-to discover the absolute essential "items" for living a good life. Ever wish you could strip your life down to just the bare essentials-that you could "de-clutter" not just the physical items littering your home but the endless "to-do" lists flooding your mind? But what to throw away? And what to keep? This miracle
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Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death - Joan Halifax, Ira Byock
In this long-awaited book of inspiring and practical teachings, Buddhist teacher Joan Halifax offers the fruits of her many years of work with dying people. Inspired by traditional Buddhist teachings, her work is a source of wisdom for all those who are charged with a dying person's care, who are facing their own death, or who are wishing to explore and contemplate the transformative power of the dying process. Halifax offers lessons from dying people
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Slow Food Nation: Why Our Food Should Be Good, Clean, and Fair - Carlo Petrini, Jonathan Hunt
By now most of us are aware of the threats looming in the food world. The best-selling Fast Food Nation and other recent books have alerted us to such dangers as genetically modified organisms, food-borne diseases, and industrial farming. Now it is time for answers, and Slow Food Nation steps up to the challenge. Here the charismatic leader of the Slow Food movement, Carlo Petrini, outlines many different routes by which we may take back control of our
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Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life - Irwin Kula, Linda Loewenthal
"Irwin Kula shows us how to to live our humanness -- the pleasures and the challenges, the messiness and the triumphs -- with a profound acceptance of our desires and foibles and a joy that can only come from understanding." --Deepak Chopra "Yearning. After twenty-three years as a rabbi, I can think of no more defining human experience." Life can be messy and imperfect. We're all looking for answers. And yet, as renowned rabbi Irwin Kula points out, the
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Animals and Women: Feminist Theoretical Explorations - Carol J. Adams, Josephine Donovan
Animals and Women is a collection of pioneering essays that explores the theoretical connections between feminism and animal defense. Offering a feminist perspective on the status of animals, this unique volume argues persuasively that both the social construction and oppressions of women are inextricably connected to the ways in which we comprehend and abuse other species. Furthermore, it demonstrates that such a focus does not distract from the struggle