The Last Refuge

The Last Refuge
Publisher Island Press
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Category Political Science
Total Pages 232
ISBN 9781597268967
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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"Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels" -SAMUEL JOHNSON, 1775 "a tightly reasoned, excellently written book that should be lethally effective in helping readers who aren't experts understand the contours of the crisis." -TOLEDO BLADE Updated and revised following the 2004 elections, The Last Refuge describes the current state of American politics against the backdrop of mounting ecological and social problems, the corrosive influence of money, the corruption of language, and the misuse of terrorism as a political issue. Setting out an agenda that transcends conventional ideological labels, David Orr contends that partisan wrangling is only a symptom of a deeper dysfunction: The whole political machinery that connects Americans' fundamentally honorable ideals with public policy is broken. The book offers a withering critique of the failings of the Bush administration, supplemented by new essays that look at the national-level dominance of the Republican Party and examine the fallacy that the evangelical right represents a Christian majority. After analyzing the challenges of reforming the current system, Orr offers an empowering vision of a second American Revolution that peaceably achieves sustainability and charts a hopeful course for forward-looking citizens.

The Last Refuge
  • Author : David W. Orr
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-26

"Patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels" -SAMUEL JOHNSON, 1775 "a tightly reasoned, excellently written book that should be lethally effective in helping readers who aren't experts understand the contours of the crisis." -TOLEDO BLADE Updated and revised following the 2004 elections, The Last Refuge describes the current state of American politics

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Residential Care Transformed
  • Author : J. Johnson,S. Rolph,R. Smith
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2010-05-28

This book, now in paperback, revisits Peter Townsend's classic study of residential care for older people in Britain conducted in the late 1950s. It provides not only a fascinating account of residential care for older people over the last 50 years but is also an important contribution to the literature on

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The Last Refuge
  • Author : Ben Coes
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2012-07-03

With time running out to stop the nuclear destruction of Tel Aviv, Dewey Andreas must defeat his most fearsome opponent yet. Off a quiet street in Brooklyn, New York, Israeli Special Forces commander Kohl Meir is captured by operatives of the Iranian secret service, who smuggle Meir back to Iran,

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The Last Refuge
  • Author : John Petty
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1968

Read online The Last Refuge written by John Petty, published by which was released on 1968. Download full The Last Refuge Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Last Refuge
  • Author : Hasan Nuhanovic
  • Publisher : Peter Owen Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-03

In 1992 the growing threat of Serb nationalism in Bosnia forced Hasan Nuhanovic and his family to flee their home for the safety of Bosnia's mountainous countryside. High up in the woods along the Drina River, Hasan and thousands of Bosniak refugees faced bitter nights, deprivation and death, while Serb soldiers

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Marxism  Last Refuge of the Bourgeoisie
  • Author : Paul Mattick, Jr.
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-08

Drawing upon released documents, memoirs and party-history works, the process and impact of the political campaigns in China between 1950 and 1965 is documented. Complete with extensive interviews with Chinese scholars and former officials, the book reviews the findings of the first edition.

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The Last Refuge  Yemen  al Qaeda  and America s War in Arabia
  • Author : Gregory D. Johnsen
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2012-11-19

“The best new book on al Qaeda . . . and the best book on Yemen in years.”—Bruce Riedel, Daily Beast Far from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States and al-Qaeda are fighting a clandestine war of drones and suicide bombers in an unforgiving corner of Arabia. The Last

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The Last Refuge
  • Author : Chris Knopf
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-10-22

Available in Canada for the first time – a compelling debut from a fresh new voice in crime fiction. Sam Acquillo’s at the end of the line. A middle-aged corporate dropout living in his dead parents’ ramshackle cottage in the Hamptons, Sam has abandoned his friends, family and a big-time

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The Last Refuge
  • Author : Henry Blake Fuller
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1900

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The Last Refuge
  • Author : Craig Robertson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-05-22

You can run from your past but you can never hide from yourself… When John Callum arrives on the wild and desolate Faroe Islands, he vows to sever all ties with his previous life. He desperately wants to make a new start, and is surprised by how quickly he is

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Murderabilia
  • Author : Craig Robertson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-09-08

‘I can’t recommend this book highly enough’ Martina Cole The first commuter train of the morning slowly rumbles away from platform seven of Queen St station. Everyone on board is sleepy, avoiding eye contact, reluctant to admit the day has begun. And then, as the train emerges from a

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The Last Refuge
  • Author : Dianne Bates
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1996

Thirteen-year-old Mitch and her younger brother and sister live in fear of their father, who is a dangerous drunk. After a particularly vicious bashing their mother finally finds the courage to leave. The family take refuge in a women's hostel and start on the long road to a new and

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The Last Refuge
  • Author : Clive Egleton
  • Publisher : Severn House Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 2005

David Garnett continues his fight against the Russian occupation force The British Resistance needs Garnett once again. Intervention is called for between the terrorist Hawks and puppet Doves, and as the Russians pull out of England, someone has to smuggle six prominent politicians out of the country to head a

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The Last Escape
  • Author : Bobby Adair,T. W. Piperbrook
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-10-14

They were dead. All of them. In the wake of a massacre, Ella, Bray, and William flee into the wild, hoping to escape the brutal vengeance of an unforgiving leader. In Brighton, political and economic tensions boil. Famine is approaching. The monsters are amassing. And a costly decision must be

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Last Refuge
  • Author : Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
  • Publisher : Gypsy Shadow Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-01-11

In NOTHING SACRED, Elizabeth Ann Scarborough took a detour from her humorous classic and contemporary fantasies to write her "obligatory science fiction writer's end-of-the-world book." The bad news is the world has ended. The good news is LAST REFUGE is the sequel.

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