The establishment of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a pioneering international event. Never had any country sought to move forward from despotism to democracy both by exposing the atrocities committed in the past and achieving reconciliation with its former oppressors. At the center of this unprecedented attempt at healing a nation has been Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whom President Nelson Mandela named as Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. With the final report of the Commission just published, Archbishop Tutu offers his reflections on the profound wisdom he has gained by helping usher South Africa through this painful experience. In No Future Without Forgiveness, Tutu argues that true reconciliation cannot be achieved by denying the past. But nor is it easy to reconcile when a nation "looks the beast in the eye." Rather than repeat platitudes about forgiveness, he presents a bold spirituality that recognizes the horrors people can inflict upon one another, and yet retains a sense of idealism about reconciliation. With a clarity of pitch born out of decades of experience, Tutu shows readers how to move forward with honesty and compassion to build a newer and more humane world.
Release on 2014-08-29 | by John Summers,Chris Lehmann,Thomas Frank
Salvos from the Baffler
Author: John Summers,Chris Lehmann,Thomas Frank
Pubpsher: MIT Press
Category: Political Science
There's never been a better time to be outside the consensus -- and if you don't believe it, then peer into these genre-defining essays from The Baffler, the magazine that's been blunting the cutting edge of American culture and politics for a quarter of a century. Here's Thomas Frank on the upward-falling cult of expertise in Washington, D.C., where belonging means getting the major events of our era wrong. Here's Rick Perlstein on direct mail scams, multilevel marketing, and the roots of right-wing lying. Here's John Summers on the illiberal uses of innovation in liberal Cambridge, Massachusetts. And here's David Graeber sensing our disappointment in new technology. (We expected teleportation pods, antigravity sleds, and immortality drugs. We got LinkedIn, which, as Ann Friedman writes here, is an Escher staircase masquerading as a career ladder.) Packed with hilarious, scabrous, up to-the-minute criticism of the American comedy, No Future for You debunks "positive thinking" bromides and business idols. Susan Faludi debunks Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's phony feminist handbook, Lean In. Evgeny Morozov wrestles "open source" and "Web 2.0" and other pseudorevolutionary meme-making down to the ground. Chris Lehmann writes the obituary of the Washington Post, Barbara Ehrenreich goes searching for the ungood God in Ridley Scott's film Prometheus, Heather Havrilesky reads Fifty Shades of Grey, and Jim Newell investigates the strange and typical case of Adam Wheeler, the student fraud who fooled Harvard and, unlike the real culprits, went to jail. No Future for You offers the counternarrative you've been missing, proof that dissent is alive and well in America. Please be warned, however. The writing that follows is polemical in nature. It may seek to persuade you of something.Copublished with The Baffler. ContributorsChris Bray, Mark Dancey, Barbara Ehrenreich, Susan Faludi, Thomas Frank, Ann Friedman, James Griffioen, David Graeber, A. S. Hamrah, Heather Havrilesky, Chris Lehmann, Rhonda Lieberman, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Evgeny Morozov, Jim Newell, Rick Perlstein, John Summers, Maureen Tkacik
Paul W. Carlin, Th.D, Ph.D. of The Therapon Institute. (An Christian counseling licensing and certification institution) writes Forgive as an interrelated concept among the disciplines of psychology, theology and spiritual growth has grown since the 1990's. Christian counselors and clinicians now point to forgiveness as a useful and necessary part of the wounded person's healing process. Dr. J. M. Brandsma writes in the Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling, "Forgiveness is overcoming of negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors not by denying the offense or the right to be hurt or angry, but by viewing the offender with acceptance ( if not compassion) so that the forgiver can be healed. Forgiveness is not denial or indifference, pardon, reconciliation, condoning, excusing, passive forgetting, weakness, or an interpersonal game. Forgiveness in do way cancels the crime, but it works to take care of the distortions caused by the unhealthy aspects of anger and resentment so that the person may achieve peace of mind and body." How to forgive is the big question. In the 12 steps to forgiveness, Michael has imparted revelation truth in a simple and organized format that will be extremely helpful. Now, with the introduction of Michael's book, "forgiveness focus groups," can become a reality. The work is Biblical and powerful and much needed in the kingdom of God. The ministry and there laity are both crippled by the plague of unforgiveness. Marriages fail, churches crumble and lives are eventually emotionally destroyed because of unforgiveness. Washed up on the beaches of rescue missions and the streets of our large cities are mentally impaired people who were drowned in the sea of unforgiveness. May God bless and use Michael's book to set many Christians free. Paul W. Carlin, Th.D, Ph.D. The Therapon Institute
When a rogue debutant Slayer begins to use her power for evil, Giles is forced to recruit the rebellious Faith, who isn't exactly known for her good deeds. Giles offers Faith a clean slate if she can stop this snooty Slayer from wreaking total havoc—that is, if Buffy doesn't beat her to it. Georges Jeanty (The American Way) remains at the top of his game as series artist, and Whedon continues as Executive Producer in this direct follow-up to Season Seven of the smash-hit TV series. * Eisner award-winning writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y:The Last Man, Ex Machina) tackles Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight. * Collecting issue #6-10 of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight series. * "The dialogue is Whedonesque and I can hear how the actors would read there lines. It's fun and witty and we're treated to more fantastical stories than the WB/UPN could ever pony up the money to do." -Comic Book Resources Executive produced by Buffy creator Joss Whedon.
Release on 2010 | by Simon Brault,Jonathan Kaplansky
Author: Simon Brault,Jonathan Kaplansky
"[Brault] has stirred quite a few cultural minds, both in Canada and abroad, to re-think the direction of cultural policy."---The Globe and Mail "[No Culture, No Future] brings together all of the demonstrations of this new cultural consciousness that has developed in the past ten years, and paints a picture that is often personal."---Le Devoir "Simon Brault has collected ten years of thought and energy and led discussions on the role arts and culture should play in our lives."---La Presse "This book promises to stir debate in the cultural community, or at least a good discussion."---Rue Frontenac "[No Culture, No Future] is a call to action with, as a backdrop, an ode to artistic creation and human generosity."---Le libraire
In the fictional country of Bauya 3 adolescent boys of very different backgrounds form a firm friendship, convinced that nothing could break the ties that bind them. But their loyalties are put to the test by prejudice and emerging sexuality.
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