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Roger Helmer
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Roger Helmer (born 25 January 1944 in London) is a British politician and a Conservative Party Member of the European Parliament for the East Midlands region. He has described himself as a eurosceptic and is a supporter of the Better Off Out campaign. He was first elected to the European Parliament in 1999 as a Conservative Party MEP, and re-elected in 2004. He was subsequently suspended from the party Whip on 26 May 2005 after voting against party instructions on a motion to censure the European Commission and openly criticising his delegation leader, Timothy Kirkhope, in a parliamentary debate. As of 13 September 2006, he has had the Conservative party whip restored, but remained Non-Inscrit. He joined the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR), with the other Conservative MEPs, in July 2009.

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The Un/selfish Leader
79,00 € *
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The un/selfish leader explores notions of selfishness, asthey were perceived by people in the village of Ekkaraiyur, TamilNadu, India, at a time they associated with thorough changes intheir lives. Discussing locally held notions about agrarian change,seen as causing the erosion of earlier village loyalties andleading to the emergence of a new type of leaders, the study focuson the censure of the alleged corruption of these leaders.Expressed in a rich repertoire of stories about the ideals ofleadership and about the excellence of the past and foreignsocieties, the censure was routinely voiced in public debates andin everyday conversation. Set against the background of anincreasing role of the state for the people of Ekkaraiyur, thecensure of leaders implied a critique of the contemporary societythey were taken to represent. Moreover, the study argues that thecritique was grounded in evaluations of individualism andselfishness in human nature.

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Cologne No. 10 for Men
34,90 CHF *
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A soldier in Vietnam invents a uniquely absurd solution to the horrors of war. A relatively naïve Wilfred Carmenghetti comes to the Far East to outmaneuver the draft and save the Western world, but when he lands at the First Battalion to join an air-mobile platoon in the 13th Cavalry, the young Army lieutenant is greeted with a profane censure of communism and the offer of a $30 prostitute. Once he gets over his initial dismay, Wilfred accepts his place in this peculiar milieu by bonding with a black rabble-rouser named Joshua Henry and falling madly in love with a dilettante Vietnamese girl. Morris, once a rifle platoon leader who tread in the same rice paddies as his fictional character, writes convincingly of battle, bloodshed and the disarming brevity of sudden, violent death. He also infuses his war story with the black humor prevalent in many modern American war stories like Catch-22 or M.A.S.H. as Wilfred struggles to outmaneuver the incompetently bureaucratic Lt. Col. Clary, his lapdog Capt. Simms and an engaging, philosophical Vietnamese spy. The book, played out in discrete segments following groups of characters on missions that usually relate more to their own motivations than the company line, also carries echoes of Tim O'Brien's similarly toned The Things They Carried. Eventually Wilfred, traumatized by his experiences and absorbed in a debate with himself over the nature of humanity, arrives at a fanciful conclusion that involves recycling the bodies of dead Vietcong to satisfy his superior's appetite for grossly elevated body counts. 'What we need to create is the functional equivalent of war: Everything except the killing,' he says. To wit, the illusion of war. A funny and serviceable satire about the gross rationalizations that propel war and peace.-Kirkus Discoveries

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Heresies
19,90 CHF *
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Inspire par Rene Levesque, Jacques Brassard a ete elu en 1976 depute de Lac St-Jean a l'Assemblee nationale du Quebec, puis reelu sans interruption jusqu'a son retrait de la vie politique 26 ans plus tard. Il a notamment dirige plusieurs ministeres de premier plan au sein de divers gouvernements du Parti Quebecois, dont ceux de l'Environnement, des Transports et des Ressources naturelles, en plus d'avoir occupe la nevralgique fonction de Leader parlementaire du gouvernement. Devenu par la suite chroniquer au journal Le Quotidien de Chicoutimi, puis au Journal de Qubec, Jacques Brassard tient galement un blogue, apprci d'un nombre toujours grandissant d'internautes, o il dploie sa plume incisive, alerte, rigoureuse et un brin provocatrice. Dans le conteste politico-intellectuel qubcois d'aujourd'hui, Jacques Brassard fait rellement figure d'hrtique. Que ce soit sur les thmes de l'identit qubcoise, du rle de l'Etat dans l'conomie, du rchauffement climatique, du conflit au Moyen-Orient ou de la politique internationale, Jacques Brassard se situe nettement, voire effrontment aux antipodes des opinions devenues des dogmes qui dominent la scne mdiatique et politico-intellectuelle qubcoise. Empcheur de penser en rond, Jacques Brassard conteste le magistre des lites bien pensantes d'obdience colo-gauchisante qui au Qubec ont remplac le clerg d'antan pour ce qui est de la domestication des consciences. A preuve, une chroniqueuse du magazine l'Actualit est alle jusqu' lancer un tonitruant Faire taire Jacques Brassard! appelant ainsi non au dbat, mais plutt l'imposition d'une censure contre l'expression d'une voix dissidente. En plus d'offrir une rflexion la fois raisonne et passionne sur les principaux enjeux que confrontent le Qubec et la monde, ce livre montre bien que non seulement on ne fera jamais taire Jacques Brassard, mais aussi que ses convictions et points de vue rejoignent ceux d'un nombre important de Qubcois qui refusent de gober sans examen les prt--penser cuisins par certains gardiens du Temple qui prtendent rgenter leurs penses et comportements.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Making Saints in Modern China
108,90 CHF *
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'Sainthood' has been, and remains, a contested category in China, given the commitment of China's modern leadership to secularization, modernization, and revolution, and the discomfort of China's elite with matters concerning religion. However, sainted religious leaders have succeeded in rebuilding old institutions and creating new ones despite the Chinese government's censure. This book offers a new perspective on the history of religion in modern and contemporary China by focusing on the profiles of these religious leaders from the early 20th century through the present. Edited by noted authorities in the field of Chinese religion, Making Saints in Modern China offers biographies of prominent Daoists and Buddhists, as well as of the charismatic leaders of redemptive societies and state managers of religious associations in the People's Republic. The focus of the volume is largely on figures in China proper, although some attention is accorded to those in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other areas of the Chinese diaspora. Each chapter offers a biography of a religious leader and a detailed discussion of the way in which he or she became a 'saint.' The biographies illustrate how these leaders deployed and sometimes retooled traditional themes in hagiography and charismatic communication to attract followers and compete in the religious marketplace. Negotiation with often hostile authorities was also an important aspect of religious leadership, and many of the saints' stories reveal unexpected reserves of creativity and determination. The volume's contributors, from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, China, and Taiwan, provide cutting-edge scholarship. Taken together, these essays make the case that vital religious leadership and practice has existed and continues to exist in China despite the state's commitment to wholesale secularization.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 11.08.2020
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Cologne No. 10 for Men
18,99 € *
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A soldier in Vietnam invents a uniquely absurd solution to the horrors of war. A relatively naïve Wilfred Carmenghetti comes to the Far East to outmaneuver the draft and save the Western world, but when he lands at the First Battalion to join an air-mobile platoon in the 13th Cavalry, the young Army lieutenant is greeted with a profane censure of communism and the offer of a $30 prostitute. Once he gets over his initial dismay, Wilfred accepts his place in this peculiar milieu by bonding with a black rabble-rouser named Joshua Henry and falling madly in love with a dilettante Vietnamese girl. Morris, once a rifle platoon leader who tread in the same rice paddies as his fictional character, writes convincingly of battle, bloodshed and the disarming brevity of sudden, violent death. He also infuses his war story with the black humor prevalent in many modern American war stories like Catch-22 or M.A.S.H. as Wilfred struggles to outmaneuver the incompetently bureaucratic Lt. Col. Clary, his lapdog Capt. Simms and an engaging, philosophical Vietnamese spy. The book, played out in discrete segments following groups of characters on missions that usually relate more to their own motivations than the company line, also carries echoes of Tim O'Brien's similarly toned The Things They Carried. Eventually Wilfred, traumatized by his experiences and absorbed in a debate with himself over the nature of humanity, arrives at a fanciful conclusion that involves recycling the bodies of dead Vietcong to satisfy his superior's appetite for grossly elevated body counts. 'What we need to create is the functional equivalent of war: Everything except the killing,' he says. To wit, the illusion of war. A funny and serviceable satire about the gross rationalizations that propel war and peace.-Kirkus Discoveries

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 11.08.2020
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Heresies
16,49 € *
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Inspire par Rene Levesque, Jacques Brassard a ete elu en 1976 depute de Lac St-Jean a l'Assemblee nationale du Quebec, puis reelu sans interruption jusqu'a son retrait de la vie politique 26 ans plus tard. Il a notamment dirige plusieurs ministeres de premier plan au sein de divers gouvernements du Parti Quebecois, dont ceux de l'Environnement, des Transports et des Ressources naturelles, en plus d'avoir occupe la nevralgique fonction de Leader parlementaire du gouvernement. Devenu par la suite chroniquer au journal Le Quotidien de Chicoutimi, puis au Journal de Qubec, Jacques Brassard tient galement un blogue, apprci d'un nombre toujours grandissant d'internautes, o il dploie sa plume incisive, alerte, rigoureuse et un brin provocatrice. Dans le conteste politico-intellectuel qubcois d'aujourd'hui, Jacques Brassard fait rellement figure d'hrtique. Que ce soit sur les thmes de l'identit qubcoise, du rle de l'Etat dans l'conomie, du rchauffement climatique, du conflit au Moyen-Orient ou de la politique internationale, Jacques Brassard se situe nettement, voire effrontment aux antipodes des opinions devenues des dogmes qui dominent la scne mdiatique et politico-intellectuelle qubcoise. Empcheur de penser en rond, Jacques Brassard conteste le magistre des lites bien pensantes d'obdience colo-gauchisante qui au Qubec ont remplac le clerg d'antan pour ce qui est de la domestication des consciences. A preuve, une chroniqueuse du magazine l'Actualit est alle jusqu' lancer un tonitruant Faire taire Jacques Brassard! appelant ainsi non au dbat, mais plutt l'imposition d'une censure contre l'expression d'une voix dissidente. En plus d'offrir une rflexion la fois raisonne et passionne sur les principaux enjeux que confrontent le Qubec et la monde, ce livre montre bien que non seulement on ne fera jamais taire Jacques Brassard, mais aussi que ses convictions et points de vue rejoignent ceux d'un nombre important de Qubcois qui refusent de gober sans examen les prt--penser cuisins par certains gardiens du Temple qui prtendent rgenter leurs penses et comportements.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 11.08.2020
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Making Saints in Modern China
97,70 € *
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'Sainthood' has been, and remains, a contested category in China, given the commitment of China's modern leadership to secularization, modernization, and revolution, and the discomfort of China's elite with matters concerning religion. However, sainted religious leaders have succeeded in rebuilding old institutions and creating new ones despite the Chinese government's censure. This book offers a new perspective on the history of religion in modern and contemporary China by focusing on the profiles of these religious leaders from the early 20th century through the present. Edited by noted authorities in the field of Chinese religion, Making Saints in Modern China offers biographies of prominent Daoists and Buddhists, as well as of the charismatic leaders of redemptive societies and state managers of religious associations in the People's Republic. The focus of the volume is largely on figures in China proper, although some attention is accorded to those in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other areas of the Chinese diaspora. Each chapter offers a biography of a religious leader and a detailed discussion of the way in which he or she became a 'saint.' The biographies illustrate how these leaders deployed and sometimes retooled traditional themes in hagiography and charismatic communication to attract followers and compete in the religious marketplace. Negotiation with often hostile authorities was also an important aspect of religious leadership, and many of the saints' stories reveal unexpected reserves of creativity and determination. The volume's contributors, from the United States, Canada, France, Italy, China, and Taiwan, provide cutting-edge scholarship. Taken together, these essays make the case that vital religious leadership and practice has existed and continues to exist in China despite the state's commitment to wholesale secularization.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 11.08.2020
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