What do YOU stand for?
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Allen, Stewart Lee, In the Devil's Garden, Ballantine Books, New York, 2002. Examines foods that have been shunned throughout the centuries and banned by cultures around the world. The author includes some recipes and draws from a variety of disciplines including biology, religion, history, etc. as he discusses why foods such as tomatoes, chocolate, and potatoes have been feared, scorned, or restricted.
Bloom, Harold, Jesus and Yaweh
Burstein, Andrew, The Inner Jefferson, 'Portrait of a Grieving Optimist,' University Press of Virginia, Charlottsesville, 1995
Cobb, Dr. Price, My American Life, From Rage to Entitlement
Ehrenrich, Barbara, Bait and Switch, about loss of jobs in the Middle Class
Greenfield, Meg, Washington, (with a foreword by Katharine Graham and an afterword by Michael Beschloss), Public Affairs BBS, New York, 2001. "For all the scandal and politics of Washington, the truth of how it works, who does what, and how, is often hidden behind bland smiles and a sea of handshakes....This is Washington through the peephole, written by a journalist who knew the right doors to crouch in front of." (Author unknown--taken from Book of the Month Club description.)
Hamilton, Adam, Confronting the Controversies, 'A Christian Looks at the Tough Issues,' Abingdon Press, Nashville, 2001. The Reverend Hamilton is the young minister of Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, one of the largest and fastest growing Methodist churches in the nation. An easy read, the author has done an exceptionally good job of presenting several facets of very difficult issues (Separation of Church/State; Creation/Evolution in the Public Schools; Death Penalty; Euthanasia; Prayer in Public Schools; Abortion, and Homosexuality). In this reviewer's opinion, however, the author did use poor judgement in one chapter, relating a personal story for one side of the issue without including a similar personal story supporting the other side of the issue
Free for All: 'Defending Liberty in America Today'; Sleeping with
Extra-Terrestrials: 'The Rise of Irrationalism and Perils of Piety';
A Fearful Freedom: 'Women's Flight from Equality'; Women Volunteering:
'The Pleasure, Pain & Politics of Unpaid Work'
Prior to her career as a writer, the author practiced law as a member of the staff of the New York Legal Aid Society and in the New York City Mayor's Office. She is currently on the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union. Ms. Kaminer was recently interviewed on NOW with Bill Moyers on KCPT-19. Read Kaminer's article, "The Real Danger Behind the Christian Right" as printed in the October/November 2003 issues of "Free Inquiry."
Lapham, Lewis, The Theatre of War, New York : New Press ; Distributed by W.W. Norton, 2002, LC Call No.: E902.L37 2002. Lapham discusses subsidies to corporations vs. public welfare. Political platforms in the 2002 election.
Lewis, Charles, The Buying of the President, Avon Books, New York, 2000. Discusses campaign finance -- identifies the special interests who provide the cash that buys influence. The author also wrote a previous book by the same title in 1996.
Maguire, Daniel C., Sacred Choices'The Right to Contraception and Abortion in Ten World Religions', Fortress Press, Minneapolis, 2001. Another easy read. "Opening a new conversation about a conflicted and polarized area, ethicist Daniel Maguire taps the wisdom of ten world religions and finds in them a true religious awe at the sacredness of life, a genuine openness to sexuality as a dimension of the sacred, and 'alongside the no-choice position...a prochoice position that is too little known, even by adherents to the religion...." Rosemany Radford Ruether, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, author of Sexism and God-Talk
McCullough, David, John Adams, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2001
Malveaux, Julianne and Perry, Deborah, Unfinished Business--'A Democrat and a Republican Take On The 10 Most Important Issues Women Face,' New York, Perigee, 2002, LC Call No.: HQ1421.M34 2002. Women, United States, Social conditions. United States, Social conditions, 1980.
Packer, George, The Assassin's Gate America in Iraq
Perkins, John, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Wallis, Jim, God's Politics, Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It
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