The Assault

The Germans retaliate by burning down the home of an innocent family; only twelve-year-old Anton survives. Based on actual events, The Assault traces the complex repercussions of this horrific incident on Anton's life.

Author: Harry Mulisch

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9780307801869

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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It is the winter of 1945, the last dark days of World War II in occupied Holland. A Nazi collaborator, infamous for his cruelty, is assassinated as he rides home on his bicycle. The Germans retaliate by burning down the home of an innocent family; only twelve-year-old Anton survives. Based on actual events, The Assault traces the complex repercussions of this horrific incident on Anton's life. Determined to forget, he opts for a carefully normal existence: a prudent marriage, a successful career, and colorless passivity. But the past keeps breaking through, in relentless memories and in chance encounters with others who were involved in the assassination and its aftermath, until Anton finally learns what really happened that night in 1945—and why.

The Assault on Social Policy

This second edition incorporates new research on the hotly contested policies dealing with poverty, welfare, disability, social security, and health care.

Author: William Roth

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231537971

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Based on incisive analyses of economic globalization, class, politics, and bureaucracy, The Assault on Social Policy examines the ordinary speech used to make poverty and extreme inequality seem acceptable, the corporate strategies co-opting the distribution of wealth and other resources, and the negative effect of these efforts on our more vulnerable citizens, such as those with disabilities, incarcerated individuals, children, and the elderly. This second edition incorporates new research on the hotly contested policies dealing with poverty, welfare, disability, social security, and health care. It also takes stock of the ongoing effects of globalization and adds a chapter on education.

The Assault of Heaven

The Black Book Containing Official and Other Information Illustrating the Struggle Against All Religion Carried by the Communist (Soviet) Government of ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001848791

Category: Atheism

Page: 266

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The Assault of Laughter

A Treasury of American Political Humor Arthur Power Dudden. I : : [ ! : 1 I i EDGAR WILSON NYE (1850-1896) ** "Bill" Nye's letter ...

Author: Arthur Power Dudden

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019105611

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 523

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The Assault on Assimilation

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Author: Lawrence C. Kelly

Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: UOM:49015000024464

Category: History

Page: 445

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The Assault on Parenthood

How Our Culture Undermines the Family Dana Mack.

Author: Dana Mack

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004094254

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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In plain language, this searing critique of how government and cultural institutions are assaulting parental authority and family life explains how the very institutions that are supposed to help families may actually be harming them.

The Assault of Laughter

Black Humor as a Contemporary American Fictional Form Robert Michael Barrett. 1 i a primary attribute of black humor in Greiner's defini- tion.

Author: Robert Michael Barrett

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4361239

Category: American fiction

Page: 494

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The Assault on Reason

A powerful indictment of the Bush-led radical Right's disdain for the principles of reasoned decision-making, and a rallying cry for a return to reason-based policies at home and abroad

Author: Al Gore

Publisher:

ISBN: 1408891964

Category:

Page: 352

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Now with a New Preface and Conclusion: 'Post-Truth: On Donald Trump and the 2016 Election'The United States of America is in the midst of a deepening crisis for their democracy. After the strangest election cycle in modern American history it is important that the grave threats to the American way of life that were glaringly revealed in this campaign are addressed. In The Assault on Reason, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Vice President Al Gore examines how faith in the power of reason - the idea that citizens can govern themselves through rational debate - is in peril. Democracy depends on a well-informed citizenry and a two-way conversation about ideas, but the public sphere has been degraded by fake news and the politics of fear, partisanship and blind faith.Now updated to investigate the rise of Trump and post-truth politics, The Assault on Reason is a farsighted and powerful manifesto for clear thinking, crucial if the vitality of democracy is to be rebuilt and good decisions made once more.

Economic Crisis and the Assault on Marketers in Peru

Author: Florence E. Babb

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105037596546

Category: Food industry and trade

Page: 16

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The economic crisis confronting Peru for the last six years has been marked by the government's increased difficulty in keeping food prices at a tolerable level. In an apparent effort to turn attention away from its own responsibility in the crisis, the government launched a campaign against petty marketers and street vendors, an occupational group composed in large part of poor women. Based on interview data collected in 1977 in the city of Huaraz, along with national news reports from Lima, dating from 1977 to the present, this paper analyzes the emerging conflict between the national elite and impoverished marketers in Peru.

Class Warfare

Class Warfare: The Assault on Canada's Schools tackles these questions and takes a highly controversial look at the present condition of Canada's embattled public education system.

Author: Maude Barlow

Publisher:

ISBN: 1550135597

Category: Business and education

Page: 276

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True or false? Today's kids are growing up illiterate and totally unprepared for life in a high-tech future. The liberal left-wing curriculum has turned Canada's schools into the nursery of the welfare state. Class Warfare: The Assault on Canada's Schools tackles these questions and takes a highly controversial look at the present condition of Canada's embattled public education system.

The Assault Continues

Volume Two of the Assault on America Saga Michael S. Pendergast III. They all had numerous spare clips for each, and had also received a rucksack containing ...

Author: Michael S. Pendergast III

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781496923622

Category: Fiction

Page: 798

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America had been attacked and ravaged over three nights by an elite force of Al-Qaeda guerilla teams, but thanks to FBI special agent Philip Calvert and his ad hoc team of agents, cops, and Marine sharpshooters, that assault had been blunted, and many of the attackers killed or captured. Still Al-Qaeda had accomplished much, for the assault had terrified Americans from the smallest hamlets to the largest cities. And so successful had the assault been, that the evil mastermind behind it is now determined to repeat it again and again and again until America bows and submits to Islam and the rule of the supreme Iranian Ayatollah. Unfortunately for this evil genius and his allies, seemingly disgraced agent Philip Calvert is actually still on the job. And so is his team, now no longer an ad hoc group, but America’s premiere anti-terrorist task force – Task Force AT. And its job isn’t simply to counter terrorists and arrest them, but to eliminate them with prejudice

The Assault

THE POLICE SIRENS RUPTURED the stunned silence and officers emerged from their squad cars and walked into the hellish house, seeing halls and walls ...

Author: Huub Gelissen

Publisher: Gelissen & Gelissen, Publishers

ISBN: 9789493090002

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

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The Illiad-inspired short story of Benny Cocaine and his crew of friends, who find themselves hurled onto a battleground by the emergence of an ex.

Voices of the Waffen SS The Assault Generation

For Gerry the fascination with mankind's penchant for conflict started at a ... With his latest book “Germania's Assault Generation”, we will be brought ...

Author: Gerry Villani

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387748839

Category:

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The Assault Recon Team Angel 1

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or ... The assault / Brian Falkner.

Author: Brian Falkner

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375983511

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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It's 2030, and humanity is losing the war against alien invaders. A Band of Brothers meets Ender's Game in this sci-fi military thriller. A team of six has been chosen . . . . . . to infiltrate the enemy's headquarters in the heart of the Australian Outback. The six teens have been modified to look like aliens. They have spent years mastering alien culture so that they can talk, act—even think—like their enemies. But from the start, the recon mission goes terribly wrong. It's only when they are close to discovering the shocking truth of the aliens' plans that the team is forced to ask: Who among them is a traitor? Brian Falkner, author of The Project, Brain Jack, and The Tomorrow Code, delivers a page-turning military thriller with his signature heart-pounding action and unique sci-fi twists. Hand this to teens who love playing Call of Duty and Halo! "Falkner supplies a tight story that features a strong plot and believable characters. . . . [He] effectively employs the tropes of both survival and war stories to great effect. While an entirely satisfying read on its own, readers can only hope there is a second installment in the works."—Kirkus Reviews

The Assault on Communities of Color

Exploring the Realities of Race-Based Violence Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep. The Assault on Communities of Color The Assault on ...

Author: Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475819748

Category: Education

Page: 210

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The United States is not post-racial, despite claims otherwise. The days of lynching have been replaced with a pernicious modern racism and race-based violence equally strong and more difficult to untangle. This violence too often results in the killing of Black Americans, particularly males. While society may believe we have transcended race, contemporary history tells another story with the recent killings of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and others. While their deaths are tragic, the greater tragedy is that incidents making the news are only a fraction of the assault on communities of color in. This volume takes seriously the need for concentrated and powerful dialogue to emerge in the wake of these murders that illuminates the assault in a powerful and provocative way. Through a series of essays, written by leading and emerging academics in the field of race studies, the short “conversations” in this collection challenge readers to contemplate the myth of post-raciality, and the real nature of the assaults on communities of color. The essays in this volume, all under 2000 words, cut to the heart of the matter using current assaults as points of departure and is relevant to education, sociology, law, social work, and criminology.

The Gavel and Sickle The Supreme Court Cultural Marxism and the Assault on Christianity

31 It would be a mistake to view the assault on Christianity as an entirely a modern assault. There have been previous attacks, but what is new in the ...

Author: Anthony Walsh

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622733736

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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This book addresses the benefits of Christianity for all, the degradation of our culture since the 1950s, the pernicious effects that cultural Marxism has had on Western cultures, and the loss of religious freedom as the Founders envisioned it due to a number of Supreme Court rulings. We cannot understand the culture war and cultural debasement until we understand cultural Marxism. Cultural Marxism has been "hiding in plain sight" since the 1930s with the immigration to the United States of a cadre of intellectuals from Germany who brought with them the folderol of critical theory, political correctness, gender neutrality, radical feminism, and moral relativism. This intellectual moonshine is designed to weaken family structure and individual morality, and it has worked. The ultimate purpose of cultural Marxism is to destroy Western civilization from within. This goal is clearly and unambiguously stated in their books and articles. In numerous places in these books and articles, cultural Marxists are adamant that if socialism is ever to come to America the two epicenters of Western morality, the family and Christianity, will have to be destroyed by slow, stealthy, and incremental attacks on them. They have been aided in their efforts by anti-Christian rulings by the United States Supreme Court since the 1940s. I do not claim in any sense that the Supreme Court is engaged in a conspiracy with cultural Marxists. Their rulings have been based on a reading of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment that its authors would not recognize, and have used this clause to eviscerate the Free Exercise Clause—America’s “first freedom.” The Court has purged Christianity from the public square, and in doing so it has unwittingly helped the cultural Marxist agenda by spiritually disarming America.

The Assault on Truth

In this landmark book, drawing on his unique access to formerly sealed and hidden papers, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson dares to uncover the truth about this critical turning point in Freud’s career and its enduring impact on the theory and ...

Author: Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0345452798

Category: Psychology

Page: 361

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In 1896, Sigmund Freud presented his revolutionary “seduction theory,” arguing that acts of sexual abuse and violence inflicted on children are the direct cause of adult mental illness. Nine years later, Freud completely reversed his position, insisting that these sexual memories were actually fantasies that never happened. Why did Freud retract the seduction theory? And why has the psychoanalytic community gone to such lengths to conceal that retraction? In this landmark book, drawing on his unique access to formerly sealed and hidden papers, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson dares to uncover the truth about this critical turning point in Freud’s career and its enduring impact on the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. The Assault on Truth reveals a reality that neither Freud nor his followers could bear to face. Bracing in its honesty, gripping its revelations, this is the book that prompted Masson’s break with the psychoanalytic community–and launched his subsequent brilliant career as an independent thinker and writer.

The Assault on Intelligence

There are fundamental changes afoot in the world and in this country. The Assault on Intelligence shows us what they are, reveals how crippled we've become in our capacity to address them, and points toward a series of effective responses.

Author: Michael V. Hayden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525558590

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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A blistering critique of the forces threatening the American intelligence community, beginning with the President of the United States himself, in a time when that community's work has never been harder or more important In the face of a President who lobs accusations without facts, evidence, or logic, truth tellers are under attack. Meanwhile, the world order is teetering on the brink. North Korea is on the verge of having a nuclear weapon that could reach all of the United States, Russians have mastered a new form of information warfare that undercuts democracy, and the role of China in the global community remains unclear. There will always be value to experience and expertise, devotion to facts, humility in the face of complexity, and a respect for ideas, but in this moment they seem more important, and more endangered, than they've ever been. American Intelligence--the ultimate truth teller--has a responsibility in a post-truth world beyond merely warning of external dangers, and in The Assault on Intelligence, General Michael Hayden takes up that urgent work with profound passion, insight and authority. It is a sobering vision. The American intelligence community is more at risk than is commonly understood, for every good reason. Civil war or societal collapse is not necessarily imminent or inevitable, but our democracy's core structures, processes, and attitudes are under great stress. Many of the premises on which we have based our understanding of governance are now challenged, eroded, or simply gone. And we have a President in office who responds to overwhelming evidence from the intelligence community that the Russians are, by all acceptable standards of cyber conflict, in a state of outright war against us, not by leading a strong response, but by shooting the messenger. There are fundamental changes afoot in the world and in this country. The Assault on Intelligence shows us what they are, reveals how crippled we've become in our capacity to address them, and points toward a series of effective responses. Because when we lose our intelligence, literally and figuratively, democracy dies.