Blueprint for a Sane Society

Author: George Frankl

Publisher: Open Gate Press

ISBN: 9781871871609

Category: Psychology

Page: 188

View: 6055

Beginning with the most fundamental human needs that include a sense of self, communication with the outside world, and the development of libido, this discourse sets forth a methodology for creating a society with the fulfillment of these human needs as its primary tenet. Employing a unique combination of psychoanalytic insight and political foresight, this work suggests that humankind is no longer in charge of its destiny. Citing examples such as society's desire for peace and its simultaneous engagement in wars, this analysis relates the unconscious processes of the mind to the pathologies of societies and subsequently outlines a blueprint for a more sane society.
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The Sane Society

Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480402052

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

View: 578

A New York Times bestseller about overcoming the profound ills of modern society by a legendary social psychologist, the author of Escape from Freedom. One of Fromm’s main interests was to analyze social systems and their impact on the mental health of the individual. In this study, he reaches further and asks: “Can a society be sick?” He finds that it can, arguing that Western culture is immersed in a “pathology of normalcy” that affects the mental health of individuals. In The Sane Society, Fromm examines the alienating effects of modern capitalism, and discusses historical and contemporary alternatives, particularly communitarian systems. Finally, he presents new ideas for a re-organization of economics, politics, and culture that would support the individual’s mental health and our profound human needs for love and freedom. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erich Fromm including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.
Posted in Psychology

The Fear of Freedom

Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415255422

Category: Autonomy (Psychology)

Page: 260

View: 9088

Analyzes our contradictory needs for community and for freedom. In this book, Fromm warns that the price of community is indeed high, and it is the individual who pays. Fascism and authoritarianism may seem like receding shadows for some, but are cruel realities for many.
Posted in Autonomy (Psychology)

SCUM Manifesto

Author: Valerie Solanas

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849351813

Category: Social Science

Page: 80

View: 1154

First circulated on the streets of Greenwich Village in 1967, the SCUM Manifesto is a searing indictment of patriarchal culture in all its forms. Shifting fluidly between the worlds of satire and straightforward critique, this no-holds-barred classic is a call to action—a radical feminist vision for a different world. This is an update of the essential AK Press edition, with a new foreword. Valerie Solanas was a radical feminist playwright and social propagandist who was arrested in 1968 after her attempted assassination of Andy Warhol. Deemed a paranoid schizophrenic by the state, Solanas was immortalized in the 1996 film I Shot Andy Warhol.
Posted in Social Science

The Sane Society

Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136748377

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

View: 9712

Following the publication of the seminal Fear of Freedom, Erich Fromm applied his unique vision to a critique of contemporary capitalism in The Sane Society. Where the former dealt with man's historic inability to come to terms with his sense of isolation, and the dangers to which this can lead, The Sane Society took his theories one step further. In doing so it established Fromm as one of the most controversial political thinkers of his generation. Anaylsing how individuals conform to contemporary capitalist and patriarchal societies, the book was published to wide acclaim and even wider disapproval. It was a scathing indictment of modern capitalism and as such proved unwelcome to many. Unwelcome because much of what Fromm had to say was true. Today, as we settle into the challenges of the 21st century, Fromm's writings are just as relevant as when they were first written. Read it and decide for yourself - are you living in a sane society?
Posted in Social Science

Grand New Party

How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream

Author: Ross Douthat,Ross Gregory Douthat,Reihan Salam

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307277801

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 7397

Challenging the traditional leadership of the GOP, two of the Right's young thinkers argue that it is time to move beyond the Reagan legacy and the mind-set of the current Republican power structure to meet the needs and interests of working-class American voters. Reprint.
Posted in Political Science

The Third Reconstruction

Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement

Author: William J. Barber, II,Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807083607

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 151

View: 6581

"In the summer of 2013, Moral Mondays gained national attention as tens of thousands of citizens protested the extreme makeover of North Carolina's state government and over a thousand people were arrested in the largest mass civil disobedience movement since the lunch counter sit-ins of 1960. Every Monday for 13 weeks, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber led a revival meeting on the state house lawn that brought together educators and the unemployed, civil rights and labor activists, young and old, documented and undocumented, gay and straight, black, white and brown. News reporters asked what had happened in state politics to elicit such a spontaneous outcry. But most coverage missed the seven years of coalition building and organizing work that led up to Moral Mondays and held forth a vision for America that would sustain the movement far beyond a mass mobilization in one state. A New Reconstruction is Rev. Barber's memoir of the Forward Together Moral Movement, which began seven years before Moral Mondays and extends far beyond the mass mobilizations of 2013. Drawing on decades of experience in the Southern freedom struggle, Rev. Barber explains how Moral Mondays were not simply a reaction to corporately sponsored extremism that aims to re-make America through state legislatures. Moral Mondays were, instead, a tactical escalation in the Forward Together Moral Movement to draw attention to the anti-democratic forces bent on serving special interests to the detriment of the common good"--
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The Smarter Science of Slim

What the Actual Experts Have Proven about Weight Loss, Health, and Fitness

Author: Jonathan Bailor

Publisher: Aavia Publishing

ISBN: 0983520801

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 369

View: 5654

As our knowledge of the human body becomes ever more exact, scientists have made remarkable leaps forward in many fields. Yet for one question that many of us would like answered--What causes the body to burn fat?--we find all sorts of confusing claims. Since we know so much about how our body works, can't science tell us the answer? As it turns out, science already has.I have spent over ten years reading thousands of fat-loss studies. Not theories promoted by diet gurus. Only the proven data.My investigation uncovered all kinds of scientific findings: - Studies stating how certain foods cripple our ability to burn fat - Scientists showing how to burn fat while eating more food - Researchers revealing how to get all the benefits of traditional exercise in a tenth of the time - Physiologists finding out how eating less sets us up to gain fat in the long run - Doctors discussing how a few minutes of a new form of exercise immunizes us against fat gain - Endocrinologists explaining how we fix the underlying condition causing us to gain fat We deserve to know the proven facts about fat loss, but who has time to read tens of thousands of pages of scientific studies? The study took me more than a decade. It should not take you that long because the facts have been summarized in this book. They have also been simplified, so anyone who wants to lose weight can understand them. Make no mistake. Tons of clinical studies have shown the best way to trim off those unwanted pounds.It is time to stop listening to marketing myths about how to lose weight. We tried it. It failed. It is time to move on to a smarter science of slim.?Proven and practical.? ?Dr. Theodoros Kelesidis Harvard & UCLA Medical Schools ?The latest and best scientific research.? ?Dr. John J. Ratey Harvard Medical School ?An important piece of work.? ?Dr. Anthony Accurso Johns Hopkins ?Smart and health promoting.? ?Dr. JoAnn E. Manson Harvard Medical School ?The last diet book you will ever need to buy.? ?Dr. Larry Dossey Medical City Dallas Hospital ?Revolutionary, surprising, and scientifically sound.? ?Dr. Jan Friden University of Gothenburg ?Compelling, simple, and practical.? ?Dr. Steve Yeaman Newcastle University ?Stimulating and provocative.? ?Dr. Soren Toubro University of Copenhagen ?Amazing and important research.? ?Dr. Wayne Westcott Quincy College ?Brilliant. Will end your confusion once and for all.? ?Dr. William Davis Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology, author of Wheat Belly ?Bailor's work stands alone.? ?Maik Wiedenbach World Cup and Olympic Athlete ?Bailor opens the black box of fat loss and makes it simple for you to explore the facts.? ?Joel Harper Dr. Oz Show fitness expert ?A groundbreaking paradigm shift. It gets results and changes lives.? ?Jade Teta, ND, CSCS author of The New ME Diet
Posted in Health & Fitness

A Finer Future

Creating an Economy in Service to Life

Author: L. Hunter Lovins,Stewart Wallis,Anders Wijkman,John Fullerton

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550926918

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 2933

The blueprint for an inspiring regenerative economy that avoids collapse and works for people and the planet. Humanity is in a race with catastrophe. Is the future one of global warming, 65 million migrants fleeing failed states, soaring inequality, and grid-locked politics? Or one of empowered entrepreneurs and innovators building a world that works for everyone? While the specter of collapse looms large, A Finer Future demonstrates that humanity has a chance – just – to thread the needle of sustainability and build a regenerative economy thorough a powerful combination of enlightened entrepreneurialism, technology, and innovative policy. The authors – world leaders in business, economics, and sustainability – gather the evidence, outline the principles of a regenerative economy, and detail a policy roadmap to achieving it, including: Transforming finance and corporations Reimagining energy, agriculture, and the nature of how we work Enhancing human well-being Delivering a world that respects ecosystems and human community. Charting the course to a regenerative economy is the most important work facing humanity and A Finer Future provides the essential blueprint for business leaders, entrepreneurs, environmentalists, politicians, policymakers, and others working to create a world that works for people and the planet.
Posted in Business & Economics

A World Waiting to Be Born

Civility Rediscovered

Author: M. Scott Peck

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307425827

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 4840

Just as The Road Less Traveled provided hope and guidance for individuals seeking growth, this major new work by M. Scott Peck, M.D., offers a needed prescription for our deeply ailing society. Our illness is Incivility--morally destructive patterns of self-absorption, callousness, manipulativeness, and materialism so ingrained in our routine behavior that we do not even recognize them. There is a deepening awareness that something is seriously wrong with our personal and organizational lives. Using examples from his own life, case histories, and dramatic scenarios of businesses that made a conscious decision to bring civility to their organizations , Dr. Peck demonstrates how change can be effected and how we and our organizations can be restored to health. This wise, practical, and radical book is a blueprint for achieving personal and societal well-being. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in Self-Help

The Lives of Erich Fromm

Love's Prophet

Author: Lawrence J. Friedman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231162596

Category: Psychology

Page: 410

View: 2158

Erich Fromm was a political activist, psychologist, psychoanalyst, philosopher, and one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century. Known for his theories of personality and political insight, Fromm dissected the sadomasochistic appeal of brutal dictators while also eloquently championing loveÑwhich, he insisted, was nothing if it did not involve joyful contact with others and humanity at large. Admired all over the world, Fromm continues to inspire with his message of universal brotherhood and quest for lasting peace. The first systematic study of FrommÕs influences and achievements, this biography revisits the thinkerÕs most important works, especially Escape from Freedom and The Art of Loving, which conveyed important and complex ideas to millions of readers. The volume recounts FrommÕs political activism as a founder and major funder of Amnesty International, the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy, and other peace groups. Consulting rare archival materials across the globe, Lawrence J. Friedman reveals FrommÕs support for anti-Stalinist democratic movements in Central and Eastern Europe and his efforts to revitalize American democracy. For the first time, readers learn about FrommÕs direct contact with high officials in the American government on matters of war and peace while accessing a deeper understanding of his conceptual differences with Freud, his rapport with Neo-Freudians like Karen Horney and Harry Stack Sullivan, and his association with innovative artists, public intellectuals, and world leaders. Friedman elucidates FrommÕs key intellectual contributions, especially his innovative concept of Òsocial character,Ó in which social institutions and practices shape the inner psyche, and he clarifies FrommÕs conception of love as an acquired skill. Taking full stock of the thinkerÕs historical and global accomplishments, Friedman portrays a man of immense authenticity and spirituality who made life in the twentieth century more humane than it might have been.
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Creating an Opportunity Society

Author: Ron Haskins,Isabel V. Sawhill

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815703938

Category: Social Science

Page: 347

View: 6566

Americans believe economic opportunity is as fundamental a right as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. More concerned about a level playing field for all, they worry less about the growing income and wealth disparity in our country. Creating an Opportunity Society examines economic opportunity in the United States and explores how to create more of it, particularly for those on the bottom rungs of the economic ladder. Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill propose a concrete agenda for increasing opportunity that is cost effective, consistent with American values, and focuses on improving the lives of the young and the disadvantaged. They emphasize individual responsibility as an indispensable basis for successful policies and programs. The authors recommend a three-pronged approach to create more opportunity in America: • Increase education for children and youth at the preschool, K–12, and postsecondary levels • Encourage and support work among adults • Reduce the number of out-of-wedlock births while increasing the share of children reared by their married parents With concern for the federal deficit in mind, Haskins and Sawhill argue for reallocating existing resources, especially from the affluent elderly to disadvantaged children and their families. The authors are optimistic that a judicious use of the nation's resources can level the playing field and produce more opportunity for all. Creating an Opportunity Society offers the most complete summary available of the facts and the factors that contribute to economic opportunity. It looks at the poor, the middle class, and the rich, providing deep background data on how each group has fared in recent decades. Unfortunately, only the rich have made substantial progress, making this book a timely guide forward for anyone interested in what we can do as a society to improve the prospects for our less-advantaged families and fellow citizens.
Posted in Social Science

The Population Bomb

Author: Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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True Sexual Morality

Recovering Biblical Standards for a Culture in Crisis

Author: Daniel R. Heimbach

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433516020

Category: Religion

Page: 528

View: 429

Daniel Heimbach examines the biblical teachings on sexual morality as well as four counterfeit views that have crept into our "sexually revolutionized" society. He gives us an in-depth look at the moral relativism that has spread through our culture and opens our eyes to the effects that nonbiblical sexual choices have on individuals, the family, the church, and the culture.
Posted in Religion

Love, Sexuality, and Matriarchy

About Gender

Author: Erich Fromm

Publisher: Fromm International

ISBN: 9780880642408

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 1154

Collects the renowned psychoanalyst's lectures and writings on problematic relations between men and women known as "guerrilla war" that have been in existence for some six thousand years. Reprint.
Posted in Psychology

Capitalism 3.0

A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons

Author: Peter Barnes

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626563934

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 216

View: 2451

The commons — those creations of nature and society we inherit together and must preserve for our children — is under siege. Our current version of capitalism — the corporate, globalized version 2.0 — is rapidly squandering this heritage. Now, Peter Barnes offers a solution: protect the commons by giving it property rights and strong institutional managers. Barnes shows how capitalism — like a computer — is run by an operating system. Our current operating system gives too much power to profit-maximizing corporations that devour the commons and distribute most of their profits to a sliver of the population. And government — which in theory should defend the commons — is all too often a tool of those very corporations. Barnes proposes a revised operating system — Capitalism 3.0 — that protects the commons while preserving the many strengths of capitalism as we know it. His major innovation is the commons trust, a market based legal entity with the power to limit the use of scare commons, charge rent, and pay dividends — in both cash and services — to everyone. In Barnes' vision, an array of commons trusts would institutionalize our obligations to future generations, fellow citizens, and nature. Once established, they'd use markets and property rights to create a better world for us all. Capitalism 3.0 offers a practical alternative to our current flawed economic system. It points the way to a future in which we can retain capitalism's virtues while mitigating its vices.
Posted in BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

The Dharma Manifesto

A New Vision for Global Transformation

Author: Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya

Publisher: Arktos

ISBN: 1907166327

Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 4906

The Dharma Manifesto is a call to action for those who seek a form of social and political action that has a firm spiritual foundation, but which also challenges the prevailing social and religious order in the postmodern West. It does not merely offer criticism - it is also a blueprint for how a national community founded upon Dharmic principles could operate in the twenty-first century. Its author defines the term "Dharma," which in the ancient Sanskrit language means "Natural Law," in an unconventional way. For those who embrace Dharma Nationalism, Dharma is predicated upon the pressing need for the organic and munificent resacralization of culture and of all human endeavor, as well as the manifestation of the highest potentials attainable by every individual in society in accordance with transcendental principles. Thus, Dharma does not only refer to traditions with which it is usually associated such as Hinduism and Buddhism, but also to the Taoist, Confucian, Zoroastrian, Native American, and European pagan traditions, all of which, this book holds, share a common, basic worldview. This book is therefore a resource for those who want to carry out both an inward, contemplative revolution within themselves as well an outer, social revolution in the world around them, in harmony with one another. It is intended to serve as a systematic program signaling the beginning of a what will hopefully be a new era in humanity's eternal yearning for meaningful freedom and happiness.
Posted in Religion

The Permanent Instruction of the Alta Vendita

A Masonic Blueprint for the Subversion of the Catholic Church

Author: John Vennari

Publisher: Tan Books

ISBN: 9780895556448

Category: Freemasonry

Page: 50

View: 9909

The author quotes the actual Masonic document, which both Pope Pius IX (1846-1878) and Pope Leo XIII (1878-1903) asked to be published. This document describes the Masons\' diabolical strategy to destroy the Church by infecting her leaders with Liberal ideas. Tells how they do not desire a masonic Pope, but rather a Pope infected with their ideas. Touches on Liberalism, the French Revolution, Freemasonry, Ecumenism, Modernism, the modernist conspiracy at Vatican II, and much more! An eye-opening book that every Catholic must read! 50 pgs, PB
Posted in Freemasonry

Fully Connected

Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Overload

Author: Julia Hobsbawm

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472926862

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7006

Shortlisted for the CMI's Management Book of the Year Award 2018 and the Business Book Awards 2018 Twenty-five years after the arrival of the Internet, we are drowning in data and deadlines. Humans and machines are in fully connected overdrive - and starting to become entwined as never before. Truly, it is an Age of Overload. We can never have imagined that absorbing so much information while trying to maintain a healthy balance in our personal and professional lives could feel so complex, dissatisfying and unproductive. Something is missing. That something, Julia Hobsbawm argues in this ground-breaking book, is Social Health, a new blueprint for modern connectedness. She begins with the premise that much of what we think about healthy ways to live have not been updated any more than have most post-war modern institutions, which are themselves also struggling in the twenty-first century. In 1946, the World Health Organization defined 'health' as 'a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.' What we understood by 'social' in the middle of the last century now desperately needs an update. In Fully Connected Julia Hobsbawm takes us on a journey – often a personal one, 'from Telex to Twitter' – to illustrate how the answer to the Age of Overload can come from devising management-based systems which are both highly practical and yet intuitive, and which draw inspiration from the huge advances the world has made in tackling other kinds of health, specifically nutrition, exercise, and mental well-being. Drawing on the latest thinking in health and behavioural economics, social psychology, neuroscience, management and social network analysis, this book provides a cornucopia of case studies and ideas, to educate and inspire a new generation of managers, policymakers and anyone wanting to navigate through the rough seas of overload.
Posted in Business & Economics

Fair Shot

Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn

Author: Chris Hughes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1250196590

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 5333

Introduction -- How it happens -- The dismantling of the American dream -- Africa & back -- The precariat -- A guaranteed income for working people -- Worthwhile work -- Untethered idealism -- Everybody likes a tax credit -- What we owe one another -- Afterword
Posted in Biography & Autobiography