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Grandstanding by Justin Tosi

Title Grandstanding
Author Justin Tosi
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2020-05-15
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9780190900151
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We are all guilty of it. We call people terrible names in conversation or online. We vilify those with whom we disagree, and make bolder claims than we could defend. We want to be seen as taking the moral high ground not just to make a point, or move a debate forward, but to look a certain way--incensed, or compassionate, or committed to a cause. We exaggerate. In other words, we grandstand. Nowhere is this more evident than in public discourse today, and especially as it plays out across the internet. To philosophers Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke, who have written extensively about moral grandstanding, such one-upmanship is not just annoying, but dangerous. As politics gets more and more polarized, people on both sides of the spectrum move further and further apart when they let grandstanding get in the way of engaging one another. The pollution of our most urgent conversations with self-interest damages the very causes they are meant to forward. Drawing from work in psychology, economics, and political science, and along with contemporary examples spanning the political spectrum, the authors dive deeply into why and how we grandstand. Using the analytic tools of psychology and moral philosophy, they explain what drives us to behave in this way, and what we stand to lose by taking it too far. Most importantly, they show how, by avoiding grandstanding, we can re-build a public square worth participating in.

Grandstanding by Justin Tosi

Title Grandstanding
Author Justin Tosi
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2020-04-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780190900168
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We are all guilty of it. We call people terrible names in conversation or online. We vilify those with whom we disagree, and make bolder claims than we could defend. We want to be seen as taking the moral high ground not just to make a point, or move a debate forward, but to look a certain way--incensed, or compassionate, or committed to a cause. We exaggerate. In other words, we grandstand. Nowhere is this more evident than in public discourse today, and especially as it plays out across the internet. To philosophers Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke, who have written extensively about moral grandstanding, such one-upmanship is not just annoying, but dangerous. As politics gets more and more polarized, people on both sides of the spectrum move further and further apart when they let grandstanding get in the way of engaging one another. The pollution of our most urgent conversations with self-interest damages the very causes they are meant to forward. Drawing from work in psychology, economics, and political science, and along with contemporary examples spanning the political spectrum, the authors dive deeply into why and how we grandstand. Using the analytic tools of psychology and moral philosophy, they explain what drives us to behave in this way, and what we stand to lose by taking it too far. Most importantly, they show how, by avoiding grandstanding, we can re-build a public square worth participating in.

Grandstanding by Justin Tosi

Title Grandstanding
Author Justin Tosi
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2020-04-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780190900175
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We are all guilty of it. We call people terrible names in conversation or online. We vilify those with whom we disagree, and make bolder claims than we could defend. We want to be seen as taking the moral high ground not just to make a point, or move a debate forward, but to look a certain way--incensed, or compassionate, or committed to a cause. We exaggerate. In other words, we grandstand. Nowhere is this more evident than in public discourse today, and especially as it plays out across the internet. To philosophers Justin Tosi and Brandon Warmke, who have written extensively about moral grandstanding, such one-upmanship is not just annoying, but dangerous. As politics gets more and more polarized, people on both sides of the spectrum move further and further apart when they let grandstanding get in the way of engaging one another. The pollution of our most urgent conversations with self-interest damages the very causes they are meant to forward. Drawing from work in psychology, economics, and political science, and along with contemporary examples spanning the political spectrum, the authors dive deeply into why and how we grandstand. Using the analytic tools of psychology and moral philosophy, they explain what drives us to behave in this way, and what we stand to lose by taking it too far. Most importantly, they show how, by avoiding grandstanding, we can re-build a public square worth participating in.

Title Stadia Arenas and Grandstands
Author P. Thompson
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2002-11-01
Category Architecture
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781482272147
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book covers the International Concrete Society Conference held at the Cardiff International Arena and will be of interest to architects and planners, facility managers and consultants in the fields of engineering, environmental control and services and leisure managemnet, media facilities and to client organizations planning major sports and '

Grandstand Baseball Puzzles by Clayton DuVall

Title Grandstand Baseball Puzzles
Author Clayton DuVall
Publisher Ball Puzzle
Release Date 2006-01-30
Category Games & Activities
Total Pages 139
ISBN 0977436403
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Grandstand Baseball Puzzles is a celebration of Americas pastime. It enthusiastically takes the puzzle solver through a year of baseball by presenting crosswords and logic puzzles of varying difficulty with themes relevant to each month of the year. The puzzles are like no other sports puzzle book before it as they contain an unprecedented amount of trivia, statistics, and commentary. You will, without a doubt find yourself picking up your favorite baseball reference book or searching through baseball statistics websites as you attempt to conquer each of these puzzles. How well do you remember the 1980s? Who are the heroes and goats of the great Fall Classic? Do you know those Yankees or Red Sox legends as well as you think you do? Find out the answers in the most elaborate accumulation of baseball trivia puzzles to date, Grandstand Baseball Puzzles.

Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts by Andy Knowlton

Title Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts
Author Andy Knowlton
Publisher Martingale
Release Date 2019-11-01
Category Crafts & Hobbies
Total Pages 80
ISBN 9781683560609
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How many fat quarters does it take to make a quilt? 6, 8, 10, 12, or 14--the choice is yours! America's favorite fabric cut gets a fun makeover in a dozen all-new patterns from popular blogger Andy Knowlton. In her happy color palette, Andy shares easy-to-sew quilts that will inspire you to break into your bundles, unfold your singles, or even cut yardage into 18" x 22" chunks of fabric to re-create these cheerful designs. Stars, pinwheels, arrows, and Churn Dashes are just a few of the classic motifs that get Andy's fresh fat-quarter treatment. No more excuses and no time to lose--you'll love reducing and restocking your stash to make these fat-quarter friendly projects.

A Child S First Book Of Trump by Michael Ian Black

Title A Child s First Book of Trump
Author Michael Ian Black
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2016-07-05
Category Humor
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781481488006
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What do you do when you spot a wild Trump in the election season? New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black has some sage advice for children (and all the rest of us who are scratching our heads in disbelief) in this perfectly timely parody picture book intended for adults that would be hysterical if it wasn’t so true. The beasty is called an American Trump. Its skin is bright orange, its figure is plump. Its fur so complex you might get enveloped. Its hands though are, sadly, underdeveloped. The Trump is a curious creature, very often spotted in the wild, but confounding to our youngest citizens. A business mogul, reality TV host, and now…political candidate? Kids (and let’s be honest many adults) might have difficulty discerning just what this thing that’s been dominating news coverage this election cycle is. Could he actually be real? Are those…words coming out of his mouth? Why are his hands so tiny? And perhaps most importantly, what on earth do you do when you encounter an American Trump? With his signature wit and a classic picture book style, comedian Michael Ian Black introduces those unfamiliar with the Americus Trumpus to his distinguishing features and his mystifying campaign for world domination…sorry…President of the United States.

Mediocracy by Alain Deneault

Title Mediocracy
Author Alain Deneault
Publisher Between the Lines
Release Date 2018-05-15
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9781771133449
Language English, Spanish, and French
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There was no Reichstag fire. No storming of the Bastille. No mutiny on the Aurora. Instead, the mediocre have seized power without firing a single shot. They rose to power on the tide of an economy where workers produce assembly-line meals without knowing how to cook at home, give customers instructions over the phone that they themselves don’t understand, or sell books and newspapers that they never read. Canadian intellectual juggernaut Alain Deneault has taken on all kinds of evildoers: mining companies, tax-dodgers, and corporate criminals. Now he takes on the most menacing threat of all: the mediocre.

Title Pastor Paul Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic
Author Scot McKnight
Publisher Brazos Press
Release Date 2019-09-03
Category Religion
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781493420025
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Being a pastor is a complicated calling. Pastors are often pulled in multiple directions and must "become all things to all people" (1 Cor. 9:22). What does the New Testament say (or not say) about the pastoral calling? And what can we learn about it from the apostle Paul? According to popular New Testament scholar Scot McKnight, pastoring must begin first and foremost with spiritual formation, which plays a vital role in the life and ministry of the pastor. As leaders, pastors both create and nurture culture in a church. The biblical vision for that culture is Christoformity, or Christlikeness. Grounding pastoral ministry in the pastoral praxis of the apostle Paul, McKnight shows that nurturing Christoformity was at the heart of the Pauline mission. The pastor's central calling, then, is to mediate Christ in everything. McKnight explores seven dimensions that illustrate this concept--friendship, siblings, generosity, storytelling, witness, subverting the world, and wisdom--as he calls pastors to be conformed to Christ and to nurture a culture of Christoformity in their churches.

Our Man by George Packer

Title Our Man
Author George Packer
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2020-05-26
Category History
Total Pages 624
ISBN 9780307948175
Language English, Spanish, and French
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*Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography* *Winner of the Los Angeles Times Prize for Biography* *Winner of the 2019 Hitchens Prize* "Portrays Holbrooke in all of his endearing and exasperating self-willed glory...Both a sweeping diplomatic history and a Shakespearean tragicomedy... If you could read one book to comprehend American's foreign policy and its quixotic forays into quicksands over the past 50 years, this would be it."--Walter Isaacson, The New York Times Book Review "By the end of the second page, maybe the third, you will be hooked...There never was a diplomat-activist quite like [Holbrooke], and there seldom has been a book quite like this -- sweeping and sentimental, beguiling and brutal, catty and critical, much like the man himself."--David M. Shribman, The Boston Globe Richard Holbrooke was brilliant, utterly self-absorbed, and possessed of almost inhuman energy and appetites. Admired and detested, he was the force behind the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan wars, America's greatest diplomatic achievement in the post-Cold War era. His power lay in an utter belief in himself and his idea of a muscular, generous foreign policy. From his days as a young adviser in Vietnam to his last efforts to end the war in Afghanistan, Holbrooke embodied the postwar American impulse to take the lead on the global stage. But his sharp elbows and tireless self-promotion ensured that he never rose to the highest levels in government that he so desperately coveted. His story is thus the story of America during its era of supremacy: its strength, drive, and sense of possibility, as well as its penchant for overreach and heedless self-confidence. In Our Man, drawn from Holbrooke's diaries and papers, we are given a nonfiction narrative that is both intimate and epic in its revelatory portrait of this extraordinary and deeply flawed man and the elite spheres of society and government he inhabited.

Governing Least by Dan Moller

Title Governing Least
Author Dan Moller
Publisher Oxford Political Philosophy
Release Date 2019-01-03
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780190863241
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Property -- Morality and the state -- Libertarianism : a classic argument revisited -- Property as a moral phenomenon -- Property as a constraint on the state -- Property and the creation of value -- Aid -- Markets -- Morality and markets -- Luck and opportunity -- Wealth, disability and happiness -- The epistemology of popularity and incentives -- History -- Justice and the wealth of nations I -- Justice and the wealth of nations II -- Reparations, history and Nietzsche -- Theory and practice -- Dilemmas of political correctness -- Utopia and the real world

Investigating The President by Douglas L. Kriner

Title Investigating the President
Author Douglas L. Kriner
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 2016-09-13
Category Political Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780691171869
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Although congressional investigations have provided some of the most dramatic moments in American political history, they have often been dismissed as mere political theater. But these investigations are far more than grandstanding. Investigating the President shows that congressional investigations are a powerful tool for members of Congress to counter presidential aggrandizement. By shining a light on alleged executive wrongdoing, investigations can exert significant pressure on the president and materially affect policy outcomes. Douglas Kriner and Eric Schickler construct the most comprehensive overview of congressional investigative oversight to date, analyzing nearly thirteen thousand days of hearings, spanning more than a century, from 1898 through 2014. The authors examine the forces driving investigative power over time and across chambers, identify how hearings might influence the president's strategic calculations through the erosion of the president’s public approval rating, and uncover the pathways through which investigations have shaped public policy. Put simply, by bringing significant political pressure to bear on the president, investigations often afford Congress a blunt, but effective check on presidential power—without the need to worry about veto threats or other hurdles such as Senate filibusters. In an era of intense partisan polarization and institutional dysfunction, Investigating the President delves into the dynamics of congressional investigations and how Congress leverages this tool to counterbalance presidential power.

Racecourse Architecture by Paul Roberts

Title Racecourse Architecture
Author Paul Roberts
Publisher Turnberry Consulting
Release Date 2013
Category Architecture
Total Pages 272
ISBN 092649483X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Two hundred and fifty years ago, a young architect by the name of John Carr began a glittering career by designing a grandstand at York Racecourse in England. This was not merely York's first grandstand, nor was it only the first grandstand of any thorou

Title How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty First Century
Author Erik Olin Wright
Publisher Verso Books
Release Date 2019-09-03
Category Political Science
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9781788736077
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What is wrong with capitalism, and how can we change it? Capitalism has transformed the world and increased our productivity, but at the cost of enormous human suffering. Our shared values—equality and fairness, democracy and freedom, community and solidarity—can provide both the basis for a critique of capitalism and help to guide us toward a socialist and democratic society. Erik Olin Wright has distilled decades of work into this concise and tightly argued manifesto: analyzing the varieties of anticapitalism, assessing different strategic approaches, and laying the foundations for a society dedicated to human flourishing. How to Be an Anticapitalist in the Twenty-First Century is an urgent and powerful argument for socialism, and an unparalleled guide to help us get there. Another world is possible. Included is an afterword by the author’s close friend and collaborator Michael Burawoy.

A Better Man by Michael Ian Black

Title A Better Man
Author Michael Ian Black
Publisher Algonquin Books
Release Date 2020-09-15
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781616209513
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A poignant look at boyhood, in the form of a heartfelt letter from comedian Michael Ian Black to his teenage son before he leaves for college, and a radical plea for rethinking masculinity and teaching young men to give and receive love. “As a parent of both boys and girls, I find myself rebuffing the gender-based cultural assumptions that are foisted on them more frequently than I could have ever imagined. Thank you, Michael Ian Black, for challenging society’s antiquated approach to raising boys and deepening the conversation about what we actually want for our kids. Sir, you are a good egg.” —Samatha Bee, host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee In this thoughtful, inspiring, and deeply personal book, comedian, actor, and father Michael Ian Black gets (mostly) serious about the trouble with masculinity. In the form of a heartfelt letter to his college-bound son—but with ideas sure to resonate for many parents—he reveals his own complicated relationship with his father, explores the damage caused by the expectations placed on boys to “man up,” and searches for the best way to help his son be part of the solution, not the problem, in a world in which the word “masculinity” now goes hand in hand with “toxic.” Part memoir, part advice book, Black delivers a poignant answer to an urgent question: How can we be, and raise, better men? A Better Man is for parents, yes, but it is also for anyone looking for a path forward as we navigate the complex gender issues of our time.

Grand Strand by Reid J Barwick

Title Grand Strand
Author Reid J Barwick
Publisher Strategic Book Publishing
Release Date 2011-01-07
Category Fiction
Total Pages 120
ISBN 9781612042022
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Regional media conglomerate Kaitlyn Tufts and her managing editor, Jack O'Banyon, have set out to discover the real story behind Rocktime Amusement Park in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Originally built for $400 million, the park went bankrupt only four months after it opened. And then it was purchased four months later for $25 million and renamed Good Times Park. Kaitlyn believes something strange is going on. New park owner Melvin Rollin has been an amusement park junkie all his life. He was employed at the amusement park under its original ownership...when Rocktime Night Club impresario "Real Bobby Steele" was in charge. So when the bank comes looking for a new owner, Melvin knows he's the right fit. But Melvin Rollin has no idea of the park's sketchy history. Soon, Kaitlyn and Jack will discover the story behind the once bankrupt amusement park; but will Jack be able to protect Kaitlyn from the danger she has stirred up?

A Grandstand Seat by Eileen F. Lebow

Title A Grandstand Seat
Author Eileen F. Lebow
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date 1998
Category History
Total Pages 205
ISBN 0275962555
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The little-known American Balloon Service worked in combat to help direct artillery fire more accurately and provide essential intelligence on enemy troop movements during World War I. German use of observation balloons to direct artillery fire in August of 1914 forced the Allies to develop a similar force. With the U.S. entry into the war in 1917, the balloon service, starting from scratch, evolved into an effective, disciplined fighting unit, whose achievements are unfortunately overshadowed by those of the flying aces. Reminiscences from balloon veterans form the basis of this book, the first to picture life as a gasbagger in the three major American engagements of the war. Amazingly, life as an observer suspended in a wicker basket under an elephantine hydrogen balloon proved less deadly than piloting an airplane. From his grandstand seat, the observer kept tabs on the war below him and telephoned vital information to headquarters command. These reports were often the only accurate intelligence available. Balloonists remember the war as a great adventure, one which many of them lived to tell about.

The Freeloaders by Ed Lacy

Title The Freeloaders
Author Ed Lacy
Publisher Wildside Press LLC
Release Date 2021-01-28
Category Fiction
Total Pages 172
ISBN 9781479456406
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The exotic French Riviera forms the backdrop for this tale for four American expats, scraping by and often slipping over the edge to criminal mischief, just to survive. A great read by one of the masters of hardboiled mystery—though this one is decidedly not hardboiled.

Wild Fire by Nelson DeMille

Title Wild Fire
Author Nelson DeMille
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Release Date 2006-11-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 544
ISBN 0759569444
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Nelson DeMille is a true master." - Dan Brown, #1 bestselling author of The Da Vinci Code Welcome to the Custer Hill Club--an informal men's club set in a luxurious Adirondack hunting lodge whose members include some of America's most powerful business leaders, military men, and government officials. Ostensibly, the club is a place to gather with old friends, hunt, eat, drink, and talk off-the-record about war, life, death, sex and politics. But one Fall weekend, the Executive Board of the Custer Hill Club gathers to talk about the tragedy of 9/11 and what America must do to retaliate. Their plan is finalized and set into motion. That same weekend, a member of the Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force is reported missing. His body is soon discovered in the woods near the Custer Hill Club's game reserve. The death appears to be a hunting accident, and that's how the local police first report it, but Detective John Corey has his doubts. As he digs deeper, he begins to unravel a plot involving the Custer Hill Club, a top-secret plan known only by its code name: Wild Fire. Racing against the clock, Detective Corey and his wife, FBI agent Kate Mayfield, find they are the only people in a position to stop the button from being pushed and chaos from being unleashed.

The Bear That Wasn T by Frank Tashlin

Title The Bear That Wasn t
Author Frank Tashlin
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 2007-11
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9780486466194
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A hibernating bear awakens to find himself smack dab in the middle of a sprawling industrial complex where people think he's just a silly man who wears a fur coat. 46 illustrations.