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The Tyranny Of Rights by Brewster Kneen

Title The Tyranny of Rights
Author Brewster Kneen
Publisher RAM's Horn
Release Date 2009-01-01
Category Civil rights
Total Pages 173
ISBN 0981341101
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Tyranny Of Experts by William Easterly

Title The Tyranny of Experts
Author William Easterly
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date 2014-03-04
Category Political Science
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780465080908
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this "bracingly iconoclastic” book (New York Times Book Review), a renowned economics scholar breaks down the fight to end global poverty and the rights that poor individuals have had taken away for generations. In The Tyranny of Experts, renowned economist William Easterly examines our failing efforts to fight global poverty, and argues that the "expert approved" top-down approach to development has not only made little lasting progress, but has proven a convenient rationale for decades of human rights violations perpetrated by colonialists, postcolonial dictators, and US and UK foreign policymakers seeking autocratic allies. Demonstrating how our traditional antipoverty tactics have both trampled the freedom of the world's poor and suppressed a vital debate about alternative approaches to solving poverty, Easterly presents a devastating critique of the blighted record of authoritarian development. In this masterful work, Easterly reveals the fundamental errors inherent in our traditional approach and offers new principles for Western agencies and developing countries alike: principles that, because they are predicated on respect for the rights of poor people, have the power to end global poverty once and for all.

Title Direct Democracy and Minority Rights
Author Daniel C. Lewis
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013
Category Political Science
Total Pages 122
ISBN 9780415537438
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book conclusively demonstrates that direct democracy--institutions like the ballot initiative and the referendum--endangers the rights of minorities and perpetuates a tyranny of the majority. While advocates of direct democracy advocate that these institutions protect citizens from corrupt lawmakers beholden to special interests, Daniel Lewis's thorough investigation shows how such mass participation exposes minority groups to negative policy outcomes favored by only a slim majority of voters. Some would argue that greater democratic responsiveness is a positive outcome, but without the checks and balances of a representative, separated powers system that encourages deliberation and minority representation, minority rights are at increased risk under direct democracy institutions. While research has been presented that supports both sides of the debate, the existing literature has yet to produce consistent and compelling evidence in favor of one side or the other. This book undertakes a comprehensive examination of the "tyranny of the majority" critique of direct democracy by examining a host of contemporary American state policies that affect the rights of a variety of minority groups. By assessing the impact of direct democracy on both ballot measures and traditional legislation, the book provides a more complete picture of how citizen legislative institutions can affect minority rights, covering a myriad of contemporary (and sometimes controversial) minority rights issues, including same-sex marriage, affirmative action, official English, hate crimes laws, racial profiling, and anti-discrimination laws. The book is unique in its approach and scope, making it compelling for scholars interested in direct democracy, state politics, minority politics and electoral institutions, as well as American politics generally.

Tyranny Of The Majority by Lani Guinier

Title Tyranny of the Majority
Author Lani Guinier
Publisher Free Press
Release Date 1995
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0029131693
Language English, Spanish, and French
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At last...the public hearing she was denied...These essays reveal keen powers of analysis applied to some of the most obdurate problems that bedevil electoral politics. Anyone who cares about the mechanisms of democracy should be engaged by her tough-minded explorations. It doesn't matter where you think you stand: it's all here, to argue or agree with. -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Lani Guinier's fascinating book is a prophetic intervention into a public conversation we desperately need to rejuvenate. There is no doubt that her powerful voice will produce good consequences for our nation and world. -- Cornel West, Author of Race Matters Intriguing and desperately needed... -- The San Francisco Chronicle

The Tyranny Of Silence by Flemming Rose

Title The Tyranny of Silence
Author Flemming Rose
Publisher Cato Institute
Release Date 2016-05-10
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9781944424107
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Journalists face constant intimidation. Whether it takes the extreme form of beheadings, death threats, government censorship or simply political correctness—it casts a shadow over their ability to tell a story. When the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad nine years ago, Denmark found itself at the center of a global battle about the freedom of speech. The paper's culture editor, Flemming Rose, defended the decision to print the 12 drawings, and he quickly came to play a central part in the debate about the limitations to freedom of speech in the 21st century. In The Tyranny of Silence, Flemming Rose writes about the people and experiences that have influenced his understanding of the crisis, including meetings with dissidents from the former Soviet Union and ex-Muslims living in Europe. He provides a personal account of an event that has shaped the debate about what it means to be a citizen in a democracy and how to coexist in a world that is increasingly multicultural, multireligious, and multiethnic.

The Tyranny Of Merit by Michael J. Sandel

Title The Tyranny of Merit
Author Michael J. Sandel
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date 2020-09-15
Category Political Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780374720995
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The world-renowned philosopher and author of the bestselling Justice explores the central question of our time: What has become of the common good? These are dangerous times for democracy. We live in an age of winners and losers, where the odds are stacked in favor of the already fortunate. Stalled social mobility and entrenched inequality give the lie to the American credo that "you can make it if you try". The consequence is a brew of anger and frustration that has fueled populist protest and extreme polarization, and led to deep distrust of both government and our fellow citizens--leaving us morally unprepared to face the profound challenges of our time. World-renowned philosopher Michael J. Sandel argues that to overcome the crises that are upending our world, we must rethink the attitudes toward success and failure that have accompanied globalization and rising inequality. Sandel shows the hubris a meritocracy generates among the winners and the harsh judgement it imposes on those left behind, and traces the dire consequences across a wide swath of American life. He offers an alternative way of thinking about success--more attentive to the role of luck in human affairs, more conducive to an ethic of humility and solidarity, and more affirming of the dignity of work. The Tyranny of Merit points us toward a hopeful vision of a new politics of the common good.

Human Rights And Wrongs by Adrianne Aron

Title Human Rights and Wrongs
Author Adrianne Aron
Publisher Sunshot Press
Release Date 2018-10
Category Social Science
Total Pages 136
ISBN 194497721X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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- 2017 SUNSHOT BOOK PRIZE - A gift of truth for a generation of Dreamers, a vault of memories for their parents, and a record of shame, pride, sorrow, humor, and forgotten fact for a nation of immigrants. Aron's book is both instructive and uplifting, and a fierce rebuke to anti-immigrant voices booming across our spacious skies.

The Tyranny Of Opinion by Russell Blackford

Title The Tyranny of Opinion
Author Russell Blackford
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2018-10-18
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781350056022
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We live in an age of ideology, propaganda, and tribalism. Political conformity is enforced from many sides; the insidious social control that John Stuart Mill called "the tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feeling.†? Liberal or left-minded people are often more afraid of each other than of their conservative or right wing opponents. Social media and call-out-culture makes it easier to name, shame, ostracize and harass non-conformists, and destroys careers and lives. How can we oppose this, regaining freedom and our sense of ourselves as individuals? The Tyranny of Opinion identifies the problem, defines its character, and proposes strategies of resistance. Russell Blackford calls for an end to ideological purity policing and for recommitment to the foundational liberal values of individual liberty and spontaneity, free inquiry, diverse opinion, and honest debate.

On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder

Title On Tyranny
Author Timothy Snyder
Publisher Ten Speed Press
Release Date 2017
Category HISTORY
Total Pages 126
ISBN 9780804190114
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 New York Times Bestseller * A historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America's turn towards authoritarianism. The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. On Tyranny is a call to arms and a guide to resistance, with invaluable ideas for how we can preserve our freedoms in the uncertain years to come. "Mr. Snyder is a rising public intellectual unafraid to make bold connections between past and present." --The New York Times

The Tyranny Of The Majority by Tamás Nyirkos

Title The Tyranny of the Majority
Author Tamás Nyirkos
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2018-01-29
Category Political Science
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781351211413
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tamás Nyirkos provides a timely and essential reassessment of the concept of the "tyranny of the majority" for the study of democracy today. The analysis is divided into three parts: the first discusses the "prehistory" of majority tyranny; the second reviews the elements of the "standard theory" in the modern era; while the third deals with the current "postmodern" challenges to the prevailing order of liberal democracy. Combining different elements of theories dating from the Middle Ages to the present, Nyirkos theorizes that while the term "the tyranny of the majority" may be misleading, the threat that tyrannical governments justify themselves by reference to the majority will remain with us for the foreseeable future. He shows how some of the greatest political philosophers of the past – democrats and antidemocrats alike – shared the same fears about the majoritarian principle. The Tyranny of the Majority will offer all those who read it a better understanding of what is meant not only by this term, but also by related terms like democratic despotism, populism, or illiberal democracy. It will be of interest to scholars of politics and international relations, political philosophy, political theology, and intellectual history.

The Tyranny Of Gun Control by Richard M. Ebeling and Jacob G. Hornberger

Title The Tyranny of Gun Control
Author Richard M. Ebeling and Jacob G. Hornberger
Publisher The Future of Freedom Foundation
Release Date 1997-01-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 107
ISBN 9781890687052
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The right to own firearms is one of the most fundamental, inherent rights of man. Not only do individuals have the natural, God-given right to own property, they also have the basic right to defend themselves from murderers, rapists, thieves, burglars, and other violent, antisocial people in society. Most important, individuals have the right to defend themselves from the oppressive, tyrannical acts of their own government. This book shows why gun control poses an enormous threat to the liberty of the American people. It is a must read for anyone concerned about the future direction of freedom in the United States.

Rediscovering Americanism by Mark R. Levin

Title Rediscovering Americanism
Author Mark R. Levin
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2017-06-27
Category Political Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781476773476
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author and radio host Mark R. Levin comes a searing plea for a return to America’s most sacred values. In Rediscovering Americanism, Mark R. Levin revisits the founders’ warnings about the perils of overreach by the federal government and concludes that the men who created our country would be outraged and disappointed to see where we've ended up. Levin returns to the impassioned question he's explored in each of his bestselling books: How do we save our exceptional country? Because our values are in such a precarious state, he argues that a restoration to the essential truths on which our country was founded has never been more urgent. Understanding these principles, in Levin’s words, can “serve as the antidote to tyrannical regimes and governments.” Rediscovering Americanism is not an exercise in nostalgia, but an appeal to his fellow citizens to reverse course. This essential book brings Levin’s celebrated, sophisticated analysis to the troubling question of America's future, and reminds us what we must restore for the sake of our children and our children's children.

The Tyranny Of Good Intentions by Paul Craig Roberts

Title The Tyranny of Good Intentions
Author Paul Craig Roberts
Publisher Broadway Books
Release Date 2008
Category Law
Total Pages 264
ISBN 9780307396068
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A libertarian manifesto demonstrates how the law has become a powerful weapon in the hands of overzealous bureaucrats and prosecutors, one that has been used to compromise the Bill of Rights, civil liberties, and privacy in exchange for national security. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Our Malady by Timothy Snyder

Title Our Malady
Author Timothy Snyder
Publisher Crown
Release Date 2020-09-08
Category Political Science
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9780593238905
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller On Tyranny comes an impassioned condemnation of America's pandemic response and an urgent call to rethink health and freedom. On December 29, 2019, historian Timothy Snyder fell gravely ill. Unable to stand, barely able to think, he waited for hours in an emergency room before being correctly diagnosed and rushed into surgery. Over the next few days, as he clung to life and the first light of a new year came through his window, he found himself reflecting on the fragility of health, not recognized in America as a human right but without which all rights and freedoms have no meaning. And that was before the pandemic. We have since watched American hospitals, long understaffed and undersupplied, buckling under waves of ill patients. The federal government made matters worse through willful ignorance, misinformation, and profiteering. Our system of commercial medicine failed the ultimate test, and thousands of Americans died. In this eye-opening cri de coeur, Snyder traces the societal forces that led us here and outlines the lessons we must learn to survive. In examining some of the darkest moments of recent history and of his own life, Snyder finds glimmers of hope and principles that could lead us out of our current malaise. Only by enshrining healthcare as a human right, elevating the authority of doctors and medical knowledge, and planning for our children’s future can we create an America where everyone is truly free.

The Tyranny Of The Majority by Tamás Nyirkos

Title The Tyranny of the Majority
Author Tamás Nyirkos
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2018-01-29
Category Political Science
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781351211413
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tamás Nyirkos provides a timely and essential reassessment of the concept of the "tyranny of the majority" for the study of democracy today. The analysis is divided into three parts: the first discusses the "prehistory" of majority tyranny; the second reviews the elements of the "standard theory" in the modern era; while the third deals with the current "postmodern" challenges to the prevailing order of liberal democracy. Combining different elements of theories dating from the Middle Ages to the present, Nyirkos theorizes that while the term "the tyranny of the majority" may be misleading, the threat that tyrannical governments justify themselves by reference to the majority will remain with us for the foreseeable future. He shows how some of the greatest political philosophers of the past – democrats and antidemocrats alike – shared the same fears about the majoritarian principle. The Tyranny of the Majority will offer all those who read it a better understanding of what is meant not only by this term, but also by related terms like democratic despotism, populism, or illiberal democracy. It will be of interest to scholars of politics and international relations, political philosophy, political theology, and intellectual history.

Title Liberty Versus the Tyranny of Socialism
Author Walter E. Williams
Publisher Hoover Press
Release Date 2013-09-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 378
ISBN 9780817949136
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this selected collection of his syndicated newspaper columns, Walter Williams offers his sometimes controversial views on education, health, the environment, government, law and society, race, and a range of other topics. Although many of these essays focus on the growth of government and our loss of liberty, many others demonstrate how the tools of freemarket economics can be used to improve our lives in ways ordinary people can understand.

Violations Of Free Speech And Rights Of Labor by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Senate Resolution 266

Title Violations of Free Speech and Rights of Labor
Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Education and Labor. Subcommittee on Senate Resolution 266
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1939
Category Civil rights
Total Pages 27808
ISBN LOC:00004123918
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Tyranny Of Virtue by Robert Boyers

Title The Tyranny of Virtue
Author Robert Boyers
Publisher Scribner
Release Date 2019-09-24
Category Education
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781982127183
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From public intellectual and professor Robert Boyers, a thought-provoking volume of nine essays that elegantly and fiercely addresses recent developments in American culture and argues for the tolerance of difference that is at the heart of the liberal tradition. Written from the perspective of a liberal intellectual who has spent a lifetime as a writer, editor, and college professor, The Tyranny of Virtue is a precise and nuanced insider’s look at shifts in American culture—most especially in the American academy—that so many people find alarming. Part memoir and part polemic, an anatomy of important and dangerous ideas, and a cri de coeur lamenting the erosion of standard liberal values, Boyers’s collection of essays is devoted to such subjects as tolerance, identity, privilege, appropriation, diversity, and ableism that have turned academic life into a minefield. Why, Robert Boyers asks, are a great many liberals, people who should know better, invested in the drawing up of enemies lists and driven by the conviction that on critical issues no dispute may be tolerated? In stories, anecdotes, and character profiles, a public intellectual and longtime professor takes on those in his own progressive cohort who labor in the grip of a poisonous and illiberal fundamentalism. The end result is a finely tuned work of cultural intervention from the front lines.

Security And Constitutional Rights by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary

Title Security and Constitutional Rights
Author United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1956
Category Civil rights
Total Pages 86
ISBN UIUC:30112121379116
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Conceptions of and Corrections to Majoritarian Tyranny
Author Donald L. Beahm
Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date 2002-01-01
Category Political Science
Total Pages 120
ISBN 9780739153390
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The fundamental tenet of democracy is that the majority rules. Yet as James Madison wrote, 'Wherever the real power in a Government lies, there is the danger of oppression.' In this focused new work, Don Beahm synthesizes some of the most powerful conceptualizations of, and corrections to, the majority tyranny as explicated by James Madison, Alexis de Tocqueville, John C. Calhoun, Robert A. Dahl, and Lani Guinier. In conjunction with this synthesis, Beahm presents his analysis of the main causes of majoritarian tyranny, concluding that while American two-party politics, winner-take-all districting, and voting system may be reformed, the social causes of individual and group interests may only be corrected by proportional representation.