Lost Prophet

Author: John D'emilio
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143913748X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Bayard Rustin is one of the most important figures in the history of the American civil rights movement. Before Martin Luther King, before Malcolm X, Bayard Rustin was working to bring the cause to the forefront of America's consciousness. A teacher to King, an international apostle of peace, and the organizer of the famous 1963 March on Washington, he brought Gandhi's philosophy of nonviolence to America and helped launch the civil rights movement. Nonetheless, Rustin has been largely erased by history, in part because he was an African American homosexual. Acclaimed historian John D'Emilio tells the full and remarkable story of Rustin's intertwined lives: his pioneering and public person and his oblique and stigmatized private self. It was in the tumultuous 1930s that Bayard Rustin came of age, getting his first lessons in politics through the Communist Party and the unrest of the Great Depression. A Quaker and a radical pacifist, he went to prison for refusing to serve in World War II, only to suffer a sexual scandal. His mentor, the great pacifist A. J. Muste, wrote to him, "You were capable of making the 'mistake' of thinking that you could be the leader in a revolution...at the same time that you were a weakling in an extreme degree and engaged in practices for which there was no justification." Freed from prison after the war, Rustin threw himself into the early campaigns of the civil rights and anti-nuclear movements until an arrest for sodomy nearly destroyed his career. Many close colleagues and friends abandoned him. For years after, Rustin assumed a less public role even though his influence was everywhere. Rustin mentored a young and inexperienced Martin Luther King in the use of nonviolence. He planned strategy for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference until Congressman Adam Clayton Powell threatened to spread a rumor that King and Rustin were lovers. Not until Rustin's crowning achievement as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington would he finally emerge from the shadows that homophobia cast over his career. Rustin remained until his death in 1987 committed to the causes of world peace, racial equality, and economic justice. Based on more than a decade of archival research and interviews with dozens of surviving friends and colleagues of Rustin's, Lost Prophet is a triumph. Rustin emerges as a hero of the black freedom struggle and a singularly important figure in the lost gay history of the mid-twentieth century. John D'Emilio's compelling narrative rescues a forgotten figure and brings alive a time of great hope and great tragedy in the not-so-distant past.

Homo Economicus

Author: Daniel Cohen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745685307
Format: PDF
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The West has long defined the pursuit of happiness in economic terms but now, in the wake of the 2007-8 financial crisis, it is time to think again about what constitutes our happiness. In this wide-ranging new book, the leading economist Daniel Cohen traces our current malaise back to the rise of homo economicus: for the last 200 years, the modern world has defined happiness in terms of material gain. Homo economicus has cast aside its rivals, homo ethicus and homo empathicus, and spread its neo-Darwinian logic far and wide. Yet, instead of bringing happiness, homo economicus traps human beings in a world devoid of any ideals. We are left feeling empty and dissatisfied. Today more and more people are beginning to recognize that competition and material gain are not the only things that matter in life. The central paradox of our era is that we look to the economy to give direction to our world at the very time when social needs are migrating toward sectors that are hard to place within the scope of market logic. Health, education, scientific research, and the world of the Internet form the heart of our post-industrial societies, but none of these belong to the traditional economic mould. While human creativity is higher than ever, homo economicus imposes himself like a sad prophet, a killjoy of the new age. Drawing on a rich array of examples, Cohen explores the new digital and genetic revolutions and examines the limitations of homo economicus in our rapidly transforming world. As human beings have an extraordinary ability to adapt, he argues that we need to rebalance the relation between competition and cooperation in favour of the latter. This thought-provoking analysis of our contemporary predicament will be of great value to anyone interested in the relationship between what happens in our economies and our personal happiness.

The Words of a Lost Prophet

Author: Arlis Anthony Ruble II
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9781467824293
Format: PDF
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Out of the mind of Cozmo Havock came these poems, which were to show you actually what he was seeing. Cozmo is my alter ego that had gone wrong. His story, which he tells in his poetry is just that his story. His views are distorted and confused, but you can still see what he is trying to convey. Welcome to Cozmo Havock's world.

The Book of Murray

Author: David M. Bader
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307453243
Format: PDF, Docs
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A volume of whimsical proverbs by a fictional ancient prophet shares the story of his transformation from a disgraced Jewish son to a man of destiny while imparting satirical insights into such topics as first dates, biblical events and disputes over last cookies. By the author of Haikus for Jews.

The Lost Teachings of Jesus

Author: Mark L. Prophet
Publisher: Summit University Press
ISBN: 091676690X
Format: PDF
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The authors demonstrate that much of Jesus' teaching has been lost -- either removed from the Gospels, suppressed, kept secret for those being initiated into the deeper mysteries, or never written down at all. Then, in modern vernacular, they present a bold reconstruction of the essence of Jesus' message -- the lost teachings Jesus gave his disciples 2000 years ago on karma, reincarnation, good and evil, and how to reunite with the Higher Self. Includes 32 Roerich art reproductions and illustrations of the chakras in the body of man.

Lost Children of the Prophet

Author: Angelique Conger
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781946550095
Format: PDF, ePub
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Abducted as children. Sold into different lives. Brother and sister fight to escape a trap.After years of separation, Nat succeeds in finding his sister, Ziva. Though he remains a slave, she is a beloved daughter, purchased to replace a lost child. Unfortunately, Nat¿s despicable master lusts after Ziva and will do anything to force their mating. Her rejection sets off a devastating chain of events that could send Nat to the mines and ruin her adopted father. Can they avoid the trap set by Nat¿s master and protect Ziva and her father?First in a new series, Lost Children of the Prophet is an ancient historical fiction set in earliest biblical times, following Book Three in Angelique Conger¿s Ancient Matriarchs series. If you seek a compelling story of families who fight for each other through danger, intrigue, and near constant turmoil, this book is a must read.

The Prophet

Author: Kahlil Gibran
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 9781853264856
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First published in 1923, this masterpiece of religious inspiration and timeless appeal offers deep insight into every facet of existence: love, marriage, children, work, freedom, pain, joy, sorrow, friendship, and time.

In Defense of Lost Causes

Author: Slavoj Žižek
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1844674290
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A high-energy philosophical manifesto on the concept and virtues of universal values addresses such topics as Heidegger's engagement with the Third Reich, the role of class struggles in global capitalism, and the legacy of Christianity against New Age spiritualism. Original.