Trump im Weißen Haus
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
Category: Political Science
Bob Woodward, die Ikone des investigativen Journalismus in den USA, hat alle amerikanischen Präsidenten aus nächster Nähe beobachtet. Nun nimmt er sich den derzeitigen Präsidenten vor und enthüllt den erschütternden Zustand des Weißen Hauses unter Donald Trump. Woodward beschreibt, wie dieser Präsident Entscheidungen trifft, er berichtet von eskalierenden Debatten im Oval Office und in der Air Force One, dem volatilen Charakter Trumps und dessen Obsessionen und Komplexen. Woodwards Buch ist ein Dokument der Zeitgeschichte: Hunderte Stunden von Interviews mit direkt Beteiligten, Gesprächsprotokolle, Tagebücher, Notizen – auch von Trump selbst – bieten einen dramatischen Einblick in die Machtzentrale der westlichen Welt, in der vor allem eines herrscht: Furcht. Woodward ist das Porträt eines amtierenden amerikanischen Präsidenten gelungen, das es in dieser Genauigkeit noch nicht gegeben hat.
The History of a Political Idea
Author: Corey Robin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Documents the growing fascination with political danger and disaster, reexamines fear's modern interpreters including Hobbes and Tocqueville, and offers an antidote to the culture of fear.
Across the Disciplines
Author: Jan Plamper,Benjamin Lazier
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
This volume provides a cross-disciplinary examination of fear, that most unruly of our emotions, by offering a broad survey of the psychological, biological, and philosophical basis of fear in historical and contemporary contexts. The contributors, leading figures in clinical psychology, neuroscience, the social sciences, and the humanities, consider categories of intentionality, temporality, admixture, spectacle, and politics in evaluating conceptions of fear. Individual chapters treat manifestations of fear in the mass panic of the stock market crash of 1929, as spectacle in warfare and in horror films, and as a political tool to justify security measures in the wake of terrorist acts. They also describe the biological and evolutionary roots of fear, fear as innate versus learned behavior in both humans and animals, and conceptions of human “passions” and their self-mastery from late antiquity to the early modern era. Additionally, the contributors examine theories of intentional and non-intentional reactivity, the process of fear-memory coding, and contemporary psychology’s emphasis on anxiety disorders. Overall, the authors point to fear as a dense and variable web of responses to external and internal stimuli. Our thinking about these reactions is just as complex. In response, this volume opens a dialogue between science and the humanities to afford a more complete view of an emotion that has shaped human behavior since time immemorial.
Author: Susan J. Smith
Category: Social Science
'Fear' in the twenty-first century has greater currency in western societies than ever before. Through scares ranging from cot death, juvenile crime, internet porn, asylum seekers, dirty bombs and avian flu, we are bombarded with messages about emerging risks. This book takes stock of a range of issues of 'fear' and presents new theoretical arguments and research findings that cover topics as diverse as the war on terror, the immigration crisis, stranger danger, global disease epidemics and sectarian violence. This book charts the association of fear discourses with particular spaces, times, social identities and sets of geopolitical relations. It examines the ways in which fear may be manufactured and manipulated for political purposes, sometimes becoming a tool of repression, and relates fear to political, economic and social marginalization at different scales. Furthermore, it highlights the importance and sometimes unpredictability of everyday lived experiences of fear - the many ways in which people recognize, make sense of and manage fear; the extent of resistance to fear; the relation of fear and hope in everyday life; and the role of emotions in galvanizing political and social action and change.
Author: Dominik Kristen
Der ehemalige Polizist, Nathan Gabriel, ehrenhaft entlassen aufgrund psychischer Störungen, tritt eine neue Stelle als Wachmann auf der Technologieanlage der Firma ATC an. Zuerst läuft sein Dienst routiniert ab, doch im Laufe der Zeit geschehen seltsame Dinge auf der Anlage, als er unter anderem die Leichen einiger Mitarbeiter in riesigen Blutlachen findet. Es gibt keine Spuren am Tatort. Keine Spuren eines Täters. Gabriel beginnt von Neuem sich zu fragen, wer er eigentlich ist und wo er herkommt, als die Stimmen in seinem Kopf wieder auftauchen. Frei nach dem gleichnamigen Computerspiel F.E.A.R.
Author: Jeff Abbott
Publisher: Aufbau Digital
Ein Thriller mit Nebenwirkungen Miles Kendrick tötete bei einer Schießerei aus Versehen seinen besten Freund. Die Ärztin Allison Vance hilft ihm ins Leben zurückzufinden. Bis sie offenbar bei einem Bombenanschlag ums Leben kommt. Hat sie zuviel über FROST, ein geheimes Medikament, gewusst? Miles beginnt Nachforschungen über ihren Tod anzustellen - und gerät schnell ins Fadenkreuz eines skrupellosen Killers. "Fear" wird Sie nicht mehr loslassen - bevor der letzte Schuss verklungen ist.
Trump in the White House
Author: Bob Woodward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Political Science
“Explosive.”—The Washington Post “Devastating.”—The New Yorker “Unprecedented.”—CNN THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL IT With authoritative reporting honed through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies. Woodward draws from hundreds of hours of interviews with firsthand sources, meeting notes, personal diaries, files and documents. The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation Room, Air Force One and the White House residence. Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office.
Understanding and Accepting the Insecurities of Life
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A journey through what makes human beings afraid, into a new relationship with our fears In Fear: Understanding and Accepting the Insecurities of Life, Osho takes the reader step by step over the range of what makes human beings afraid—from the reflexive "fight or flight" response to physical danger to the rational and irrational fears of the mind and its psychology. Only by bringing the light of understanding into fear's dark corners, he says, airing out closets and opening windows, and looking under the bed to see if a monster is really living there, can we begin to venture outside the boundaries of our comfort zone and learn to live with, and even enjoy, the fundamental insecurity of being alive. Fear ends with a series of meditation experiments designed to help readers experience a new relationship with fear and to begin to see fears not as stumbling blocks, but as stepping stones to greater self-awareness and trust.
Author: David Daish
Publisher: Authors On Line Ltd
Category: Depressed persons
In 1972 David Daish was a shy, sensitive eighteen year old. He suffered a chronic nervous breakdown and describes this harrowing experience in a moving and poignant account at a time when treatment was almost impossible to come by. This is a truthful and detailed story of stark fear, anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, culminating in a complete transformation of the author's life.
Author: Nan Ellin
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Examining the ways in which the contemporary landscape is shaped by a preoccupation with fear, this volume looks at home design, security systems, gated communications, semi-public spaces, zoning regulations and cyberspace. The text asserts that this fixation also manifests itself in efforts to provide public parks but control the problem of homelessness.
A Cultural History
Author: Joanna Bourke
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Fear -- the word, itself, conjures the appropriate response. With a dark cacophony of associations like fright, dread, horror, panic, alarm, anxiety, and terror, fear is universally understood as one of the most basic and powerful of human emotions, obtaining a nearly palpable and overwhelming substance in today's world. In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed historian and prize-winning author Joanna Bourke covers the landscape of fear over the past two hundred years: From the nineteenth century dread of being buried alive -- a subject dear to the heart of Edgar Allen Poe -- to the current worry over being able to die when one chooses; from the diagnoses of phobias and anxieties produced by psychotherapists and lovingly catalogued, to the role of popular culture and media in inciting panic and dread;from the horrors of the nuclear age to the fear of twenty-first century terrorism,Fear tells the story of anguish in modern times. A blend of social and cultural history with psychology, philosophy, and popular science, this astonishing book -- exhaustively researched and beautifully written -- offers strikingly original insights into the mind and worldview of the "long twentieth century" from one of the most brilliant scholars of our time.
'race', Gender and Sexuality in the Cinema
Author: Lola Young
Publisher: Psychology Press
Category: Performing Arts
Studies of the portrayal of black people in film have tended to be studies for the ideological correctness of the depictions of black people and the extent to which they rely on stereotypes. By closely examining films such as Sapphire (1959), Leo the Last (1969), Black Joy (1977), Playing Away (1986) and Mona Lisa (1987) and situating them in their historical and social context, Fear of the Dark develops a particualar critical perspective on the film portrayal of black female sexuality and questions the extent to which black film makers have challenged stereotypes.
Author: David L. Altheide
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
Category: Political Science
Shows how the mass media and propaganda about fear of crime and terrorism contribute to social policies that promote social control and threaten civil liberties. This title is suitable for teachers and students of sociology, media, politics, and criminology studies.
The Moretti Family 4
Author: Mia Kingsley
TIED TO ... FEAR (The Moretti Family 4) Mein idiotischer Bruder hat so viel Geld verspielt, dass wir nur davon träumen können, es jemals zurückzuzahlen – bis Sin Moretti anbietet, mir dabei zu helfen, das Problem zu lösen. Doch ich verstehe ihn falsch. Absolut falsch. In seinem Schlafzimmer frage ich mich nicht länger, wieso mich selbst seine überaus kriminellen Cousins vor ihm gewarnt haben ... Durchsetzungsfähige Männer, in deren Jobbeschreibung das Wort "Mafia" vorkommt. Frauen, die keine Lust haben, sich sagen zu lassen, was sie zu tun haben. Rohe Gewalt. Schmutziger Sex. Wilde Emotionen. Zuckersüße Happy Ends. Die neue Dark-Romance-Serie von Mia Kingsley. Alle Teile in sich abgeschlossen und durch wiederkehrende Figuren verbunden. Empfohlene Lesereihenfolge: Band 1 – Tied To Rage (The Moretti Family 1) Band 2 – Tied To Hate (The Moretti Family 2) Band 3 – Tied To Pain (The Moretti Family 3) Band 4 – Tied To Fear (The Moretti Family 4) Band 5 – Tied To Need (The Moretti Family 5) Band 6 – Tied To Vice (The Morettiy Family 6) Alle Bände sind bereits erschienen.
The Politics of Modern Iraq, Updated Edition
Author: Kanan Makiya
Publisher: Univ of California Press
First published in 1989, just before the Gulf War broke out, Republic of Fear was the only book that explained the motives of the Saddam Hussein regime in invading and annexing Kuwait. This edition, updated in 1998, has a substantial introduction focusing on the changes in Hussein's regime since the Gulf War. In 1968 a coup d'état brought into power an extraordinary regime in Iraq, one that stood apart from other regimes in the Middle East. Between 1968 and 1980, this new regime, headed by the Arab Ba'th Socialist party, used ruthless repression and relentless organization to transform the way Iraqis think and react to political questions. In just twelve years, a party of a few thousand people grew to include nearly ten percent of the Iraqi population. This book describes the experience of Ba'thism from 1968 to 1980 and analyzes the kind of political authority it engendered, culminating in the personality cult around Saddam Hussein. Fear, the author argues, is at the heart of Ba'thi politics and has become the cement for a genuine authority, however bizarre. Examining Iraqi history in a search for clues to understanding contemporary political affairs, the author illustrates how the quality of Ba'thi pan-Arabism as an ideology, the centrality of the first experience of pan-Arabism in Iraq, and the interaction between the Ba'th and communist parties in Iraq from 1958 to 1968 were crucial in shaping the current regime. Saddam Hussein's decision to launch all-out war against Iran in September 1980 marks the end of the first phase of this re-shaping of modern Iraqi politics. The Iraq-Iran war is a momentous event in its own right, but for Iraq, the author argues, the war diverts dissent against the Ba'thi regime by focusing attention on the specter of an enemy beyond Iraq's borders, thus masking a hidden potential for even greater violence inside Iraq.
Author: Dominic Savage
Publisher: Oberon Books
A contemporary tale of aspiration and greed, Fear explores the impact of a life-changing encounter between two Londoners from contrasting worlds. Taking a deeper look at what we value and fear, BAFTA award-winner Dominic Savage’s stage debut is a tense journey into the heart of some of our deepest urban anxieties.
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press
Based on brief, pithy quotations from Rudolf Steiner's collected works, the 'spiritual perspectives' in these volumes present core concepts on various subjects.
Author: William G. Naphy,Penny Roberts
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Fear of fire, flood, plague, invasion by the infidel, purgatory, death, witchcraft - these are just some of the fears that plagued the early modern world which are dealt with in this fascinating well-integrated collection of essays, based on extensive and ground-breaking new research. Drawing on British and Continental examples, the volume explores the panoply of personal and communal tragedies which tormented and terrified both elite and popular communities in this period, and shows how they formed strategies for dealing both practically and psychologically with their fears; it tells of the creation of the first fire service in France, of dog-massacres in times of plague in England, and of flood emergency plans in Holland.