Human Nature

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Conventional wisdom holds that the murder rate has plummeted since the Middle Ages; humankind is growing more peaceful and enlightened; man is shortly to be much improved—better genes, better neural circuits, better biochemistry; and we are approaching a technological singularity that well may usher in utopia. Human Nature eviscerates these and other doctrines of a contemporary nihilism masquerading as science. In this wide-ranging work polymath David Berlinski draws upon history, mathematics, logic, and literature to retrain our gaze on an old truth many are eager to forget: there is and will be about the human condition beauty, nobility, and moments of sublime insight, yes, but also ignorance and depravity. Men are not about to become like gods.

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Politicians: The Worst Kind of People to Run the Government, Except for All the Others

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Americans love to trash their politicians as corrupt and self-interested, but they don’t agree on a solution. How can America attract good leaders to the thousands of elective offices in the land? In Politicians: The Worst Kind of People to Run the Government, Except for All the Others, Bruce Chapman lays out a bold plan for the changes we need to make in our public life if we are serious about enable worthy leaders to emerge to and to succeed. Drawing on history as well as his own extensive experience in politics and public policy, Chapman challenges the conventional wisdom about politicians, arguing that their chief rivals — the media, bureaucrats, college professors, and even political “reform” groups — are often sources of further political demoralization rather than renewal. Republicans and Democrats alike, conservatives and liberals, have a stake in responding to the stirring and provocative challenge raised by this book. Continue reading “Politicians: The Worst Kind of People to Run the Government, Except for All the Others”

Never Before in History: America’s Inspired Birth

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For bulk orders of 10 or more copies of this book, contact Pam Bailey. Accounts of the American founding often focus on its roots in Greek, Roman, and Enlightenment thought. In this textbook, Gary Amos and Richard Gardiner explore how the Protestant Reformation also influenced the thinking of America’s Founders, supplying a foundation for core principles like the dignity of the individual, inalienable rights, government by consent of the governed, and the separation of church and state.
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