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 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


Facing Reality

Facing Reality

Originally published by Harper and Row in 1980, this clear-sighted volume blends historical events and autobiographical material in an attempt to explain how one individual American's search for a peaceful world led from the battlefield to the presidency of the United World Federalists, and finally to twenty-six years of active duty with the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Cord Meyer
Publisher : University Press of America
Release : 1982
Total Pages : 433 Pages
ISBN : 0819125598


Joris Ivens Film Maker

Joris Ivens Film Maker

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Carlos Boker
Publisher : Umi Research Press
Release : 1981
Total Pages : 211 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015003839670


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


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


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


Facing Reality

Facing Reality

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Genre : Environmental protection
Author : M. E. Kelly
Publisher :
Release : 1991
Total Pages : 30 Pages
ISBN : UCSD:31822007696461


Facing Reality

Facing Reality

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Genre : Adjustment (Psychology)
Author : Ann Parkinson
Publisher :
Release : 1987
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 0002176297