Facing Reality

Facing Reality

Facing Reality

The charges of white privilege and systemic racism that are tearing the country apart fIoat free of reality. Two known facts, long since documented beyond reasonable doubt, need to be brought into the open and incorporated into the way we think about public policy: American whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians have different violent crime rates and different means and distributions of cognitive ability. The allegations of racism in policing, college admissions, segregation in housing, and hiring and promotions in the workplace ignore the ways in which the problems that prompt the allegations of systemic racism are driven by these two realities. What good can come of bringing them into the open? America's most precious ideal is what used to be known as the American Creed: People are not to be judged by where they came from, what social class they come from, or by race, color, or creed. They must be judged as individuals. The prevailing Progressive ideology repudiates that ideal, demanding instead that the state should judge people by their race, social origins, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. We on the center left and center right who are the American Creed's natural defenders have painted ourselves into a corner. We have been unwilling to say openly that different groups have significant group differences. Since we have not been willing to say that, we have been left defenseless against the claims that racism is to blame. What else could it be? We have been afraid to answer. We must. Facing Reality is a step in that direction.

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Genre : Education
Author : Charles Murray
Publisher :
Release : 2021-06-15
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 1641771976


Facing Reality

Facing Reality

The charges of white privilege and systemic racism that are tearing the country apart fIoat free of reality. Two known facts, long since documented beyond reasonable doubt, need to be brought into the open and incorporated into the way we think about public policy: American whites, blacks, Hispanics, and Asians have different violent crime rates and different means and distributions of cognitive ability. The allegations of racism in policing, college admissions, segregation in housing, and hiring and promotions in the workplace ignore the ways in which the problems that prompt the allegations of systemic racism are driven by these two realities. What good can come of bringing them into the open? America’s most precious ideal is what used to be known as the American Creed: People are not to be judged by where they came from, what social class they come from, or by race, color, or creed. They must be judged as individuals. The prevailing Progressive ideology repudiates that ideal, demanding instead that the state should judge people by their race, social origins, religion, sex, and sexual orientation. We on the center left and center right who are the American Creed’s natural defenders have painted ourselves into a corner. We have been unwilling to say openly that different groups have significant group differences. Since we have not been willing to say that, we have been left defenseless against the claims that racism is to blame. What else could it be? We have been afraid to answer. We must. Facing Reality is a step in that direction.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Charles Murray
Publisher : Encounter Books
Release : 2021-06-15
Total Pages : 168 Pages
ISBN : 9781641771986


Facing Reality

Facing Reality

The titling of this book - "Facing Reality" - came to me unbidden, presumably from my subconscious! But, when it came, it seemed to be right, because that essentially is what I am trying to do in this book. " Facing" is to be understood in the sense of "looking at in a steadfast and unflinching manner". It thus contrasts with "Confronting" which has the sense of "looking at with hostility and defiance". As I face life with its joys and its sorrows, its successes and its failures, its peace and its turmoil, my attitude is one of serene acceptance and gratitude and not one of angry and arrogant confrontation and rejection. The other component of the title - "Reality" - is the ultimate reality for each of us as conscious beings - our birth - our self-hood in its long stream of becoming throughout our life - our death and apparent annihilation. This is the Reality that we each of us must face if we are to live and adventure as free and responsible beings and not as mere playthings of chance and circumstance, going through a mean ingless farce from birth to death with the search ever for distraction and self-forgetfulness. As a brain scientist I have specialist knowledge of that wonderful part of the body that is alone concerned in the whole Iife-Iong interplay between the conscious self and the extern al world, including other selves.

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Genre : Philosophy
Author : J. C. Eccles
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-11-11
Total Pages : 210 Pages
ISBN : 9781475739978


Who Do We Choose To Be

Who Do We Choose To Be

This book is born of my desire to summon us to be leaders for this time as things fall apart, to reclaim leadership as a noble profession that creates possibility and humaneness in the midst of increasing fear and turmoil. I know it is possible for leaders to use their power and influence, their insight and compassion, to lead people back to an understanding of who we are as human beings, to create the conditions for our basic human qualities of generosity, contribution, community and love to be evoked no matter what. I know it is possible to experience grace and joy in the midst of tragedy and loss. I know it is possible to create islands of sanity in the midst of wildly disruptive seas. I know it is possible because I have worked with leaders over many years in places that knew chaos and breakdown long before this moment. And I have studied enough history to know that such leaders always arise when they are most needed. Now it's our turn.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Margaret J. Wheatley
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Release : 2017-06-19
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781523083640


Suddenly Facing Reality

Suddenly Facing Reality

After partying his way through college in San Diego, Adam Elson graduates broke, directionless, and with no job in sight. Desperate for inspiration, he invites his childhood friend Richie to move in with him. Richie arrives with a shady scheme for a financial quick fix, which suddenly goes awry. Adam is forced to flee, propelling him on a journey to find his true calling in life and moral compass. As he makes his way, Adam learns the true story of his family in addition to what it means to love. Without looking back, he immerses himself in the relationships and new opportunities he encounters. Yet looming over this new life is the specter of his unresolved past which could replace the reality he's worked so hard to build with a much darker one.

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Genre : Drama
Author : Josh Rosenberg
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2012-11-09
Total Pages : 328 Pages
ISBN : 9781477286401


Facing Reality

Facing Reality

Written in collaboration with Cornelius Castoriadis and Grace Lee, James examines the practical process of social revolution in the modern world. Inspired by the October 1956 Hungarian workers' revolution against Stalinist oppression, as well as the wildcat strikes of U.S. workers (against Capital and the union bureaucracies), James and his co-authors looked ahead to the rise of new mass emancipatory movements by African Americans and anti-colonialist/anti-imperialist currents in Africa and Asia. Virtually alone among the radical texts of the time, Facing Reality, first published in 1958 by Marty Glaberman, rejected modern society's mania for "conquering nature," and welcomed women's struggles "for new relations between the sexes." A true masterpiece, and still one of the finest expositions of workers' self-emancipation around. This new 21st-century edition includes a new introduction by James's longtime friend, John H Bracey, situating the book in its 1950s/60s context, and accentuating its continued relevance in our time.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Cyril Lionel Robert James
Publisher : Charles H Kerr Publishing Company
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 175 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015076835902


Facing Reality

Facing Reality

Alex will share with you some powerful messages that helped him face his reality, fight through adversity and navigate through life. Topics include depression, happiness, peace, letting go, trusting the process and we can't forget about supporting people you love. And while everyone has a different story to share, the wisdom, enlightenment, and lessons in this book can help you become more self-aware. This book is: brutally honest and to the point, helping you take real next steps toward being the best you.Organized into 15 easy-to-read short stories that you can pick up and read when you have time.Alex's vulnerably shares his own story, letting you into his world and sharing his views and how his new perspective changed his life.

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Author : Alexander Dixon
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2019-08-31
Total Pages : 30 Pages
ISBN : 1689792094


Tough Enough

Tough Enough

This book focuses on six brilliant women who are often seen as particularly tough-minded: Simone Weil, Hannah Arendt, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, Diane Arbus, and Joan Didion. Aligned with no single tradition, they escape straightforward categories. Yet their work evinces an affinity of style and philosophical viewpoint that derives from a shared attitude toward suffering. What Mary McCarthy called a “cold eye” was not merely a personal aversion to displays of emotion: it was an unsentimental mode of attention that dictated both ethical positions and aesthetic approaches. Tough Enough traces the careers of these women and their challenges to the pre-eminence of empathy as the ethical posture from which to examine pain. Their writing and art reveal an adamant belief that the hurts of the world must be treated concretely, directly, and realistically, without recourse to either melodrama or callousness. As Deborah Nelson shows, this stance offers an important counter-tradition to the familiar postwar poles of emotional expressivity on the one hand and cool irony on the other. Ultimately, in its insistence on facing reality without consolation or compensation, this austere “school of the unsentimental” offers new ways to approach suffering in both its spectacular forms and all of its ordinariness.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Deborah Nelson
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2017-04-03
Total Pages : 218 Pages
ISBN : 9780226457802


U S Russia Relations

U S Russia Relations

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Thomas E. Graham (Jr.)
Publisher : CSIS
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 13 Pages
ISBN : 0892065435


Facing Reality

Facing Reality

In this book, addressed primarily to business leaders, politicians, andpublic servants, the author speculates about the economic problems thatchanging international conditions appear to be creating; argues that existing policies no longer work and must be replaced with new ones basedon a new national consensus about economic goals; reviews the ways businessand government have worked together in the past to formuate economic strategies; and suggests ways the government can create a new consensus andthe prospects for its success in doing so.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : James M. Gillies
Publisher : IRPP
Release : 1986
Total Pages : 221 Pages
ISBN : 0886450446