Selected from a diverse field of speakers and venues, this volume offers some of the most engaging American speeches of the year. Distinguished by its diversity, covering areas in politics, education, popular culture, as well as trending topics in the news, these speeches provide an interesting format to explore some of the year’s most important stories.
1. Defending Human Rights
2. Issues in Health Care and Medicine
3. The Debate on Gun Control
4. Immigration Reform
5. Remaking Business
Part 1. Vedic period. Pre-Upanisadic thought -- The Upanisads -- Part 2. Early post-Vedic period. General tendencies -- Bhagavadgita -- Early Buddhism -- Jainism -- Part 3. Age of the systems. Preliminary -- Materialism -- Later Buddhistic schools -- Nyaya-Vaisesika -- Sankhya-Yoga -- Purva-Mimamsa -- Vedanta (A) Advaita -- Vedanta (B) Visistadvaita.
A powerful and inspiring story of a young man whose life and education were rudely disrupted by the U.S. government's imprisonment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Throughout his four long years on incarceration, he refused to resign himself to the injustices he witnessed and experienced. His story shares the fury and frustration aroused by gross violations of his rights as a U.S. citizen and shows how the painful years of internment determined the course of his life.
The author uncovers little-known aspects of Rhee's leadership roles prior to 1948, when he became the Republic of Korea's first president. In this richly illustrated volume, Lew delves into Rhee's background, investigates his abortive diplomatic missions, and explains how and why he was impeached as the head of the Korean Provisional Government in 1925. He analyzes the numerous personal conflicts between Rhee and other prominent Korean leaders, including some close friends and supporters who eventually denounced him as an autocrat.
A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned - a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible.
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. Born in the town of Sighet, Transylvania, Elie Wiesel was a teenager when he and his family were taken from their home in 1944 to the Auschwitz concentration camp, and then to Buchenwald. Night is the terrifying record of Elie Wiesel's memories of the death of his family, the death of his own innocence, and his despair as a deeply observant Jew confronting the absolute evil of man.
This revised edition of a popular text explores the diverse landforms, climates, and ecosystems of the Pacific Island region. Multiple chapters, written by leading specialists, cover the environment, history, culture, population, and economy. Also includes: gender, music, logging, development, education, urbanization, health, ocean resources, and tourism.
The author presents an insightful, thoroughly annotated translation...identifies its strong sexual themes and the timing of its publication--just before the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy--as an expression of Hawaiian rebellion against increasing western dominance.