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Fight for Liberty

Defending Democracy in the Age of Trump

Author: Mark Lasswell

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1541724151

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Anne Applebaum, Garry Kasparov, Richard North Patterson, and a constellation of other thinkers make the urgent case for liberal democracy---reinvigorating its central values in an age of doubt and discord. Liberal democracy is in crisis around the world, besieged by authoritarianism, nationalism, and other illiberal forces. Far-right parties are gaining traction in Europe, Vladimir Putin tightens his grip on Russia and undermines democracy abroad, and America struggles with poisonous threats from the right and left. But the defenders of democracy are strong too. Taking their cues from the 1788 Federalist Papers, the Renew Democracy Initiative is a collective of pro-democracy advocates from across the political spectrum, including Anne Applebaum, Garry Kasparov, Max Boot, Bret Stephens, Ted Koppel, and Natan Sharansky. This book is their foundational document, a collection of essays that analyze the multi-pronged threats to liberal democracy in the U.S. and abroad, and offer solutions based on fundamental democratic principles such as freedom of speech, a free press, and the rule of law. Fight for Liberty is a roadmap for the struggle against the rising tide of extremism and a cri de coeur in defense of the liberal world order, which sees itself threatened as never before today.

Fight for Liberty

Book Three in the Liberty Trilogy

Author: Theresa A Linden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996816885

Category: Fiction

Page: 276

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Liberty has gained a deeper understanding of true freedom, but having it for herself is not enough. Prompted by the inner voice that has guided her for years, Liberty is compelled to bring the freedom she possesses to others in Aldonia. While unsure of how to carry out this mission, she is willing to risk all to accomplish it.

Fighting for Liberty and Virtue

Political and Cultural Wars in Eighteenth-century America

Author: Marvin N. Olasky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 316

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This groundbreaking history of 18th-century America spotlights morality's crucial impact on politics and the Revolution and invites Christians to examine the link between good values and good government.

Fight for Liberty and Freedom

The Origins of Australian Aboriginal Activism

Author: John Maynard

Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press

ISBN: 0855755504

Category: History

Page: 186

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The Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association (AAPA), begun in 1924, is little heard of today, but today's Aboriginal political movement is drawn from these roots. In this passionate exploration of the life of founder, Fred Maynard, John Maynard reveals the commitment and sacrifices made by these Aboriginal heroes. Decades earlier than is commonly understood, Aboriginal people organised street rallies and held well-publicised regional and metropolitan meetings. The AAPA showed incredible aptitude in using newspaper coverage, letter writing and petitions, and collaborated with the international black movement through Maynard's connections with Marcus Garvey, first president of the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA). The AAPA's demands resonate today: Aboriginal rights to land, preventing Aboriginal children being taken from their families, and defending a distinct Aboriginal cultural identity.

The Glorious Revolution

1688 - Britain's Fight for Liberty

Author: Edward Vallance

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405527765

Category: History

Page: 656

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In 1688, a group of leading politicians invited the Dutch prince William of Orange over to England to challenge the rule of the catholic James II. When James's army deserted him he fled to France, leaving the throne open to William and Mary. During the following year a series of bills were passed which many believe marked the triumph of constitutional monarchy as a system of government. In this radical new interpretation of the Glorious Revolution, Edward Vallance challenges the view that it was a bloodless coup in the name of progress and wonders whether in fact it created as many problems as it addressed. Certainly in Scotland and Ireland the Revolution was characterised by warfare and massacre. Beautifully written, full of lively pen portraits of contemporary characters and evocative of the increasing climate of fear at the threat of popery, this new book fills a gap in the popular history market and sets to elevate Edward Vallance to the highest league of popular historians.

The Texan Star

The Story of a Great Fight for Liberty

Author: Joseph Alexander Altsheler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Texas

Page: 372

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Count Casimir Pulaski

From Poland to America, a Hero's Fight for Liberty

Author: AnnMarie Francis Kajencki

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781404226463

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 510

A biography of the Polish leader who joined the forces of George Washington to fight the British.

The Last Line of Defense

The New Fight for American Liberty

Author: Ken Cuccinelli

Publisher: Crown Forum

ISBN: 0770437109

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 9643

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli leads the historic fight against the unprecedented overreach of the federal government. With Obamacare and agencies like the EPA, the FCC, and the National Labor Relations Board attempting to exercise unprecedented control over the American people, the Obama Administration was breaking federal laws, ignoring federal courts, and violating the Constitution to achieve its goals of redistributing wealth, concentrating power in Washington, and rewarding its supporters. Without enough lawmakers in Washington devoted to protecting the rule of law to stop the federal government's liberty-stealing power grab, the battle had to be waged in an unprecedented way: from the states -- just as our Founding Fathers intended. The man who led the charge was Ken Cuccinelli, the first state attorney general to argue in federal court against Obamacare, an unapologetic defender of the Constitution, and a man admirers and detractors alike said "was tea party long before there was a Tea Party." The Last Line of Defense provides a behind-the-scenes account of the myriad of legal battles in which our states were the only instruments of resistance to federal abuses of power. It is a must-read for every patriot.

Thomas Paine and the Fight for Liberty

Author: Samuel Willard Crompton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143810409X

Category: Political scientists

Page: N.A

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Presents the life of Thomas Paine, a man who became a leader of the American and French revolutions by writing influential books and pamphlets.

Founding Fathers

The Fight for Freedom and the Birth of American Liberty

Author: K. M. Kostyal

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426211759

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 350

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Relates the events, battles, and discussions that led to the American Revolution and the rise of a democratic nation, and offers portraits of the Founding Fathers as well as excerpts from documents penned by George Washington.

Suffrage Sisters

The Fight for Liberty

Author: Maggie Mead

Publisher: Red Chair Press

ISBN: 1939656702

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton spoke before an eager crowd in 1948. Her demand was equal rights for women--including suffrage, the right to vote. It took more than 70 years from that moment before all American women could vote.

An Indispensable Liberty

The Fight for Free Speech in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: Mary M. Cronin

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809334720

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 8370

"This collection of eleven essays examines nineteenth-century legal and extralegal attempts to restrict freedom of speech and the press as well as the efforts of others to push back against those restrictions"--

Tories

Fighting for the King in America’s First Civil War

Author: Mr. Thomas B. Allen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062010808

Category: History

Page: 496

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From historian Thomas B. Allen, author of Remember Pearl Harbor and George Washington, Spy Master comes a sweeping, dramatic history of the Americans who fought alongside the British on the losing side of the American Revolution. Allen’s compelling account comprises an epic story with a personal core, an American narrative certain to spellbind readers of Tom Fleming, David McCullough, and Joseph Ellis. The first book in over thirty years on this topic in Revolution War history, Tories incorporates new research and previously unavailable material drawn from foreign archives, telling the riveting story of bitter internecine conflict during the tumultuous birth of a nation.

F.R.E.E.D.O.M.

Essays on America’S Fight for Freedom

Author: James Liberty

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475937664

Category: Political Science

Page: 186

View: 7618

Understanding the intricacies of todays political issues can be a challenging task. It is difficult to know which information to believe and which to discard. In F.R.E.E.D.O.M., author James Liberty presents a collection of essays that delve into the aspects of the seven most important political issues facing Americans today. Liberty explores these topics and provides the information needed to make educated decisions to maintain your freedom. F.R.E.E.D.O.M. addresses seven vital areas in which your freedoms are being stripped from you every day: Fighting terrorists Reforming healthcare Economy Energy Discovering the truth about climate change Obtaining better education for our children Misleading media In addition, F.R.E.E.D.O.M. spells out the key differences between liberals and conservatives. It helps you understand the ins and outs of the political issues so you can chose a side based on reasoning and facts rather than on talking points and misinformation.

Fighting for Liberty and Right

The Civil War Diary of William Bluffton Miller, First Sergeant, Company K, Seventy-Fifth Indiana Volunteer Infantry

Author: William Bluffton Miller,Jeffrey L. Patrick,Robert J. Willey

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572333291

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 422

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In the summer of 1862, carpenter William Bluffton Miller left his wife and infant sonand enlisted in Company K, 75th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He began adetailed diary that for three years would record his daily activities as well as his thoughts and observations on his own experiences and the larger issues of the divisive war. Amidst the hard marching, gnawing hunger, loneliness, and personal loss, Miller and his fellow soldiers experienced the thrill of victory and the solace found in the camaraderie of the unit.Miller's varied experiences offer valuable insights into a number of aspects of theCivil War. He began his service as a hospital steward in Gallatin, Tennessee, and hevividly depicts the heart-wrenching efforts of doctors, nurses, and fellow soldiers to save and comfort the ill and wounded. In his later service, Miller records the horrific sights from some of the war's bloodiest battlefields, including Chickamaugua, where he was wounded. Upon his recovery, Miller returned to duty as a general's orderly during the Atlanta campaign and later participated in Sherman's March to the Sea and campaignthrough the Carolinas.Of equal interest are Miller's political observations and personal experiences. The diary shows how Miller's ideas about the war, particularly the issue of slavery, changed during the conflict. Democratic and Copperhead sympathy in the North actually strengthened his commitment to the Union effort, and Miller grew from a man who espoused the racial prejudices of his time into an antislavery advocate. Taken as a whole, Fighting for Liberty and Right is a glimpse of the daily trials of the common soldier in a divided country and a compelling portrait of a man who valued freedom for himself and for all his countrymen.

The Spanish people's fight for liberty

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 2

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Inventing the Individual

The Origins of Western Liberalism

Author: Larry Siedentop

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674417534

Category: Political Science

Page: 433

View: 2254

Here, in a grand narrative spanning 1,800 years of European history, a distinguished political philosopher firmly rejects Western liberalism’s usual account of itself: its emergence in opposition to religion in the early modern era. Larry Siedentop argues instead that liberal thought is, in its underlying assumptions, the offspring of the Church.

The Book of Luke

My Fight for Truth, Justice, and Liberty City

Author: Luther Campbell

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062336436

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 401

Born in Miami's notorious Liberty City, Luther Campbell witnessed poverty, despair, and crime firsthand. His uncle Ricky did not want him trapped by the "invisible chains" of systemic racism, so Ricky schooled him on the necessity of a black man running his own life, controlling his livelihood, and owning property. Embracing these lessons, Campbell discovered his gift for entrepreneurship: He created one of the first hip-hop record companies, Luke Records, which started out of a shed in his mom's backyard and grew into a multimillion-dollar enterprise. As a rapper on his own label, Luke became known as the "King of Dirty Rap" and helped pioneer the worldwide phenomenon of Miami Bass. He went on to become the front man and manager for the rap group 2 Live Crew, and was key to the success of the group's controversial platinum recording As Nasty As They Wanna Be. His hugely popular and provocative music infuriated the Man, and Luke was marked as public enemy number one when hip-hop crossed the color line into white America. Campbell would spend more than a million dollars of his own money fighting cops and prosecutors, and he went all the way to the Supreme Court to protect his—and every other artist's—right to free speech, setting landmark legal precedents that continue to shape the entertainment industry to this day. In Campbell's clear and honest voice, he shares unforgettable stories of his rise to celebrity status, including illicit tales from his raunchy concerts. He also breaks down how he lost his fortune, but in the process gained a better perspective on life. His father taught him to be responsible for his actions and to be proud of himself. Campbell expressed this by being cocky and holding his head up high, but, as he acknowledges, "America has never been an easy place for a black man who doesn't know how to apologize." Touching on some of the most pressing issues of our time, The Book of Luke is a raw and powerful memoir of how one man invented southern hip-hop, saved the First Amendment, and became a role model for the disenfranchised people of the city he calls home.

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