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A major American intellectual makes the historical case that the reforms of the 1960s, reforms intended to make the nation more just and humane, instead left many Americans feeling alienated, despised, misled—and ready to put an adventurer in the White House. Christopher Caldwell has spent years studying the liberal uprising of the 1960s and its unforeseen consequences. Even the reforms that Americans love best have come with costs that are staggeringly high—in wealth, freedom, and social stability—and that have been spread unevenly among classes and generations. Caldwell reveals the real political turning points of the past half century, taking readers on a roller-coaster ride through Playboy magazine, affirmative action, CB radio, leveraged buyouts, iPhones, Oxycontin, Black Lives Matter, and Internet cookies. In doing so, he shows that attempts to redress the injustices of the past have left Americans living under two different ideas of what it means to play by the rules. Essential, timely, hard to put down, The Age of Entitlement is a brilliant and ambitious argument about how the reforms of the past fifty years gave the country two incompatible political systems—and drove it toward conflict.

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Genre: History
Author: Christopher Caldwell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2020-01-21
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781501106934

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We are said to be living in the age of entitlement. Scholars and pundits declare that millennials expect special treatment, do whatever they feel like, and think they deserve to have things handed to them. In The Myth of the Age of Entitlement, Cairns peels back the layers of the entitlement myth, exposing its faults and arguing that the majority of millennials are actually disentitled, facing bleak economic prospects and potential ecological disaster. Providing insights from millennials rarely profiled in the mainstream media, Cairns redefines entitlement as a fundamental concept for realizing economic and environmental justice.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: James Cairns
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release: 2017-07-28
File: 192 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781442636408

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Franklin D. Roosevelt changed America forever with his New Deal, which ushered in an age of entitlement. The mentality gained steam with Lyndon B. Johnsons Great Society, and took an even greater hold with the election of Barack Obama, whose Democratic Party rode his coattails to victory in the midst of an economic crisis. Under Obamas leadership, big government has flexed its muscle to take control of the health care delivery system, Wall Street, the auto industry, and investment bankingleading to more bureaucracy, more control, and more taxes. Even with all thats been accomplished, theres still a final step we must take to ensure that we achieve enlightenment: We must institute Freefare, which would eliminate hunger, suffering, and racial disparities. By examining the progressive reforms initiated by FDR, Johnson, Obama and others who subdued the masses by developing meaningful wealth redistribution systems, well be able to embrace the next logical step toward a totally class neutral society; Freefare

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Mark A. Kovel Sr.
Publisher: iUniverse
Release: 2016-01-12
File: 174 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781491786758

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As a Marine Corps Special Forces Combat doc ?ghting to save lives while dealing with mass casualty events and incoming rockets, to owning a busy medical clinic in the USA ?ghting to provide quality medical care while dealing with ill advised government regulations, excessive pro?t driven policies by insurance companies, and price gouging by "big pharma," Dr. Anderson has unique insight into what healthcare has become and what that costs each of us as patients.Combining gripping and unblinking vignettes of combat and combat medicine in Fallujah, Iraq, with equally gripping examples of the state of healthcare in America, Dr. Anderson presents his prescription and a "call to action" to cure what ails our current healthcare system.Combining gripping and unblinking vignettes of combat and combat medicine in Fallujah, Iraq, with equally gripping examples of the state of healthcare in America, Dr. Anderson presents his prescription and a "call to action" to cure what ails our current healthcare system.

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Author: Reagan B. Anderson
Publisher:
Release: 2020-04-15
File: 339 Pages
ISBN-13: 1734648309

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As Christians we should be the most grateful people alive. After all, doesn't the Bible encourage thankfulness and condemn grumbling? Peter Maiden traces the theme of thanksgiving in Scripture, and shows how we can genuinely live counter-cultural lives even in an age of rampant entitlement. With a pastoral heart, he explains how gratitude is the key to joyful, consistent Christian living, discipleship and mission involvement. He focuses on: · how we can develop the habit of thanksgiving · the benefits of gratitude · how we can be grateful, even in hard times Each chapter unpacks biblical truth and grounds it with practical application and personal illustrations. A series of short Bible study questions and reflections (mostly on the Psalms) conclude the chapters. As he was writing this book, poignantly and to his great shock, the author learned that he was suffering from incurable cancer. Far from derailing his message, this unwelcome news energised his efforts as he poured out his vision on the page with his now-limited resources. This is authenticity at its best. This book will be the author's last.

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Genre: Religion
Author: PETER MAIDEN
Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press
Release: 2020-07-16
File: 81 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781789741865

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In an age of entitlement, where most kids think they deserve the best of everything, most parents are afraid of failing their children. In this practical, sensible book, parents will truly understand the dynamics between parents and their children, especially the tendency of children to recruit their parents to do too much for them.

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Genre: Family & Relationships
Author: Alex Russell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2012-05-14
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781118124949

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Citing a rise in such factors as cosmetic surgery, status-related debt and misrepresented Facebook profiles, a cautionary report on the increase of unhealthy ego-related behaviors examines its actual cost to families, organizations and societies. By the author of Generation Me.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Jean M. Twenge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2010-04-13
File: 343 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781416575993

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In light of cultural crises such as the Danish cartoon controversy and the terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris, Christopher Caldwell’s incisive perspective has never been more timely or indispensible. Reflections on the Revolution in Europe is destined to become the classic work on how Muslim immigration permanently reshaped the West. This provocative and unflinching analysis of Europe’s unexpected influx of immigrants investigates the increasingly prominent Muslim populations actively shaping the future of the continent. Muslims dominate or nearly dominate many important European cities, including Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Strasbourg and Marseille, the Paris suburbs and East London, and in those cities Islam has challenged the European way of life at every turn, becoming, in effect, an “adversary culture.” In Reflections on the Revolution in Europe, Caldwell examines the anger of natives and newcomers alike. He exposes the strange ways in which welfare states interact with Third World customs, the anti-Americanism that brings European natives and Muslim newcomers together, and the arguments over women and sex that drive them apart. He considers the appeal of sharia, “resistance,” and jihad to a second generation that is more alienated from Europe than the first, and addresses a crisis of faith among native Europeans that leaves them with a weak hand as they confront the claims of newcomers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Christopher Caldwell
Publisher: Anchor
Release: 2009-07-28
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 0385529244

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Citing a rise in such factors as cosmetic surgery, status-related debt and misrepresented Facebook profiles, a cautionary report on the increase of unhealthy ego-related behaviors examines its actual cost to families, organizations and societies. By the author of Generation Me.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Jean M. Twenge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2010-04-13
File: 343 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781416575993

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A highly insightful essay on the culture of dependency and its damaging effects on the moral fiber of society; from corporate welfare to affirmative action, the author takes on the culture of copping out. A book against depression, existential angst, cry-babies and whining "victims," either acting as a child in a candy store or as a martyr of one's own fears. Men against women, women against men, isn't it time to grow up and take charge of our own destiny?

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Genre: History
Author: Pascal Bruckner
Publisher: Algora Publishing
Release: 2007
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781892941268

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