Albert Jay Nock witnessed and testified to the great change in civilization in the early 20th century: the decline of individual freedom and the rise in worship of the total state. His response? Resist - by penning some of the most important, formative works in what became known, later, as modern libertarianism. A clear writer always, there's nothing Nock wrote that is not worth reading. But if you want to get a gist of the man and his times, then you can hardly do better than his two volumes of journals, here presented under one cover. The journals cover two periods near the end of his life, a year and a half in the early 1930s, and a slightly shorter period in 1934 and 1935. These are in a sense travel journals, for Nock was on the move, with repeated trips to Europe as well as extensive travels in the U.S. The journals begin as the Great Depression deepens. Nock's insights are many and varied. He notes that only American banks had failed: banks in England and Canada remained intact and afloat. He is taken aback at the petty tyrannies of the government's reaction to the depression, and states that "There is nothing like this to breed serf-mindedness, and nothing like serf-mindedness to destroy character." He goes on to speculate "that no people in the Middle Ages ever showed such general and inveterate serf-mindedness as the American people has showed for twenty years, and with so little excuse or reason." And yet many of his insights run deeper, and seem less despairing. "[M]an is incapable of conducting a satisfactory collective life on any larger than township scale," Nock states. "Neither his collective intelligence nor his collective emotional power will stretch much beyond that.” Not everything good in life rests foursquare upon political government. Society governs itself to an amazing degree. Nock remains a vital source for us individualists of today, who find our fortunes rising but just a bit. Even as everyth 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard G. Sigler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014883/bk_acx0_014883_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Heart disease and strokes are the leading cause of death in the United States - but it isn't inevitable. The cure for America's most lethal killer doesn't require expensive medications or rounds of invasive surgery. In fact 99 percent of heart disease-related deaths are entirely preventable with diet and nutrition. The cure for reversing heart disease is as simple as changing the food we eat. One of our country's leading experts in both preventive medicine and the science of food, Dr. Fuhrman speaks directly to listeners everywhere who want to take control of their health and avoid taking medication or undergoing complicated, expensive, unnecessary, and often ineffective procedures or surgery. He asserts that the public is rarely informed by their doctors of the most effective options for treating high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease. Nor are we provided an accurate evaluation of the true health risks from commonly prescribed drugs. Given this lack of vital information, how can we possibly make an intelligent and informed choice regarding a pill, procedure, or change in diet? Grounded in the latest scientific research and Dr. Fuhrman's 25 years of clinical experience treating heart disease, The End of Heart Disease shows us how we can significantly lower cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce weight, heal obstructive coronary artery disease, and even eradicate advanced heart disease - all without the need for dangerous procedures like angioplasty or bypass surgery. Dr. Fuhrman shows us how to eat for optimal heart health, with a range of options for differing needs and conditions. He provides detailed menu plans and delicious recipes for heart-healthy meals and snacks and includes helpful questions for doctors and patients. This summary is intended for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour it all. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual boo 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Piotrasch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072929/bk_acx0_072929_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father's book Searching for Bobby Fischer was made into a major motion picture. After dominating the scholastic chess world for 10 years, Waitzkin expanded his horizons, taking on the martial art Tai Chi Chuan and ultimately earning the title of World Champion. How was he able to reach the pinnacle of two disciplines that on the surface seem so different? "I've come to realize that what I am best at is not Tai Chi, and it is not chess," he says. "What I am best at is the art of learning." With a narrative that combines heart-stopping martial arts wars and tense chess face-offs with life lessons that speak to all of us, The Art of Learning takes listeners through Waitzkin's unique journey to excellence. He explains in clear detail how a well-thought-out, principled approach to learning is what separates success from failure. Waitzkin believes that achievement, even at the championship level, is a function of a lifestyle that fuels a creative, resilient growth process. Rather than focusing on climactic wins, Waitzkin reveals the inner workings of his everyday method, from systematically triggering intuitive breakthroughs, to honing techniques into states of remarkable potency, to mastering the art of performance psychology. This summary is aimed at those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour all of it. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book has to offer. This summary is intended to be used with reference to the original book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Piotrasch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071256/bk_acx0_071256_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of the most underestimated - and challenging - positions in the world, the first lady of the United States must be many things: an inspiring leader with a forward-thinking agenda of her own; a savvy politician, skilled at navigating the treacherous rapids of Washington; a wife and mother operating under constant scrutiny; and an able CEO responsible for the smooth operation of countless services and special events at the White House. Now, former White House correspondent Kate Andersen Brower draws on a wide array of untapped, candid sources - from residence staff and social secretaries to friends and political advisers - to tell the stories of the 10 remarkable women who have defined that role since 1960. Brower offers new insights into this privileged group of remarkable women, including Jacqueline Kennedy, Lady Bird Johnson, Patricia Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. The stories she shares range from the heartwarming to the shocking and tragic, exploring everything from the first ladies' political crusades to their rivalries with Washington figures; from their friendships with other first ladies to their public and private relationships with their husbands. She also offers a detailed and insightful new portrait of one of the most-watched first ladies of all time, Hillary Clinton, asking what her tumultuous years in the White House may tell us about her own historic presidential run, and what life could be like with the nation's first first husband. Candid and illuminating, this first group biography of the modern first ladies provides a revealing look at life upstairs and downstairs at the world's most powerful address. Available in a variety of formats, this summary is aimed for those who want to capture the gist of the book but don't have the current time to devour it all. You get the main summary along with all of the benefits and lessons the actual book h 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Holloway. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/069047/bk_acx0_069047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
International relations are involved in an undesirable and wrong order, at present time, which could be the origin and cause of fundamental harms on humanity. Therefore, it is necessary to propound firm principles for regulating the relationships among states and nations, and new laws and regulations be enacted at international level. The spirit of Islamic laws could be one of the pillars of this new foundation. The aim of this book is to enumerate the principles of Sufi foundation of international relations in Islam. Perhaps the delicateness, truthfulness, and righteousness of Islamic Sufism, which is the gist of thoughts of humankind's guardians during thousands of years lead and direct the thoughts, writings, and speeches of scholars and researchers to these viewpoints, and consequently a new sets of thoughts, for international relations processes in the world, to be defined and codified. This book introduces theosophical views and standpoints of Islamic Sufism about the essential topics of international relations, such as public international law, foreign policy and diplomacy, and puts several principles forward that can be used as the basis for codifying new international law.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In mathematics, Bertrand's postulate states that for each n 2 there is a prime p such that n p 2n. It was first proven by Pafnuty Chebyshev, and a short but advanced proof was given by Srinivasa Ramanujan. The gist of the following elementary but involved proof by contradiction is due to Paul Erd s, the basic idea of the proof is to show that a certain binomial coefficient needs to have a prime factor within the desired interval in order to be large enough. It is then shown by some extended computation that the second fact is inconsistent with the first one. Therefore Bertrand's postulate must hold. In order to present the main argument of the proof intelligibly, these lemmas and a few auxiliary claims are proved separately first.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! In mathematics, Bertrand's postulate (actually a theorem) states that for each n 2 there is a prime p such that n p 2n. It was first proven by Pafnuty Chebyshev, and a short but advanced proof was given by Srinivasa Ramanujan. The gist of the following elementary but involved proof by contradiction is due to Paul Erd s, the basic idea of the proof is to show that a certain binomial coefficient needs to have a prime factor within the desired interval in order to be large enough.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. States Rights Gist (September 3, 1831 November 30, 1864) was a lawyer, a militia general in South Carolina, and a Confederate Army general who served during the American Civil War. A relative of several prominent South Carolinians, Gist rose to fame later during the war but was killed during the Franklin-Nashville Campaign in November 1864. Gist was born in Union, South Carolina, to Nathaniel Gist and Elizabeth Lewis McDaniel and was distantly related to Mordecai Gist, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. He graduated from South Carolina College and attended Harvard Law School for a year without graduating, before moving home to Union to practice law. In 1863, Gist married Jane Margaret Adams, whose father was James Hopkins Adams, governor of South Carolina from 1854 until 1856. In 1858, Gist''s cousin William Henry Gist became governor. Both were active in the secession movement.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Venango Path was a Native American trail that ran from the Forks of the Ohio (present day Pittsburgh) to Presque Isle, Pennsylvania, United States of America. The trail was named after the Native American village of Venango where French Creek empties into the Allegheny River. The village is now the site of the small city of Franklin, Pennsylvania.George Washington and Christopher Gist travelled along the trail in December of 1753 to deliver a message to the French near Venango village. Due to inclement weather, Washington and Gist left the trail at the Forks of the Ohio, and found shelter in the Indian village of Logstown (near present day Ambridge, Pennsylvania).