A Religious Orgy in Tennessee

Author: Henry Louis Mencken
Publisher: Melville House Pub
ISBN: 9781933633176
Release Date: 2006
Genre: History

Collected in print for the first time is Mencken's scathingly honest and fiercely intelligent coverage of the Scopes Monkey Trial, with his perceptive rendering of the courtroom drama, piercing portrayals of key figures Scopes, Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, and his ferocious take on the fundamentalist culture surrounding the case. It also includes his withering coverage of Bryan's death just days after the trial, as well as a complete transcript of the trial's legendary exchange: Darrow's blistering cross-examination of Bryan.

A Religious Orgy in Tennessee

Author: H.L. Mencken
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 9781612190310
Release Date: 2010-12-29
Genre: History

"The native American Voltaire, the enemy of all puritans, the heretic in the Sunday school, the one-man demolition crew of the genteel tradition." —Alistair Cooke Fiercely intelligent, scathingly honest, and hysterically funny, H.L. Mencken’s coverage of the Scopes Monkey Trial so galvanized the nation that it eventually inspired a Broadway play and the classic Hollywood movie Inherit the Wind. Mencken’s no-nonsense sensibility is still exciting: his perceptive rendering of the courtroom drama; his piercing portrayals of key figures Scopes, Clarence Darrow, and William Jennings Bryan; his ferocious take on the fundamentalist culture surrounding it all—including a raucous midnight trip into the woods to witness a secret “holy roller” service. Shockingly, these reports have never been gathered together into a book of their own—until now. A Religious Orgy In Tennessee includes all of Mencken’s reports for The Baltimore Sun, The Nation, and The American Mercury. It even includes his coverage of Bryan’s death just days after the trial—an obituary so withering Mencken was forced by his editors to rewrite it, angering him and leading him to rewrite it yet again in a third version even less forgiving than the first. All three versions are included, as is a complete transcript of the trial’s most legendary exchange: Darrow’s blistering cross-examination of Bryan. With the rise of “intelligent design,” H.L. Mencken’s work has never seemed more unnervingly timely—or timeless.

Democracy Intelligent Design and Evolution

Author: Susan P. Liebell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136016325
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Genre: Science

Should alternatives to evolution be taught in American public schools or rejected as an establishment of religion? Democracy, Intelligent Design, and Evolution argues that accurate science education helps shape a democratic temperament. Rather than defending against Intelligent Design as religion, citizens should defend science education as crucial to three aspects of the democratic person: political citizenship, economic fitness, and moral choice. Through an examination of Tammy Kitzmiller et al. v. Dover Area School District, contemporary political theory, and foundational American texts, this volume provides an alternative jurisprudence and political vocabulary urging American liberalism to embrace science for citizenship.

The Philosophical Investigator

Author: Ken Ewell
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781491747629
Release Date: 2014-10-08
Genre: Travel

PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR SAM MARLOWE travels to Paris in search of the Modern world, a valuable object that may or may not have gone missing. On the Right Bank, the philosophical investigator Honoré de Balzac leads Sam through the French cultural experience of the last five centuries while instructing him on the art of becoming a raconteur, a teller of tales. Sam must then make sense of postmodern Paris, a confusing labyrinth devoid of the usual signposts that normally direct Western Civilization. On the Left Bank, he meets another philosophical investigator, Marcel Proust, who guides him along the corridors of existentialist thought while instructing him on the art of becoming a flâneur, a spectator of life. During his investigation Sam encounters numerous Francophile historians and philosophers, as well as many writers and characters of French literature. The story is much like the menu at a fine French restaurant, with the first-time guest longing to sample all the exquisite dishes before making a final choice. Fortunately, the diner can taste that very special dish on another visit to Café Philosophique. Bon Appétit!

The Other School Reformers

Author: Adam Laats
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674416710
Release Date: 2015-02-09
Genre: Education

The idea that American education has been steered by progressivism is accepted as fact by liberals and conservatives alike. Adam Laats shows that this belief is wrong. Calling to center stage conservatives who shaped America’s classrooms, he shows that in the long march of American public education, progressive reform has been a beleaguered dream.

Evolution on Trial

Author: Kathiann M. Kowalski
Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0766030563
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Discusses the Scopes "monkey" trial that put evolution on trial in 1925, including the key figures in the court case, the final judgment, and the debate over teaching evolution in U.S. schools"--Provided by publisher.

1000 Peitschenhiebe

Author: Raif Badawi
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843711418
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Political Science

Raif Badawi, saudi-arabischer Blogger, teilte im Internet seine Gedanken über Politik, Religion und Freiheit. Dafür wurde er zu 1000 Peitschenhieben und zehn Jahren Haft verurteilt. Diese Streitschrift versammelt die zentralen, verbotenen Texte Badawis. Sie zeigen die Spannungen zwischen einer traditionellen Auslegung des Islam und dem Anspruch auf ein selbstbestimmtes Leben in der Gegenwart. Badawi fordert Liberalismus, Toleranz, Pluralität, Meinungsfreiheit und Menschenrechte – weil sonst die arabisch-islamische Welt verloren ist. Mit einem aktuellen Text, den Raif Badawi für dieses Buch über sein Leben im Gefängnis verfasst hat. Die Veröffentlichung dieses Buches ist ein Non-profit-Projekt zugunsten des Autors.

U S History DeMYSTiFieD

Author: Stephanie Muntone
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071754637
Release Date: 2011-10-10
Genre: History

Details American history and its important men and women with step-by-step guidance, expert tricks, and quizzes.

Power Die 48 Gesetze der Macht

Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446435537
Release Date: 2013-01-28
Genre: Political Science

Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.

New York

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105120241315
Release Date: 2006
Genre: New York (N.Y.)


Die Amerikanische Sprache

Author: H. L. Mencken
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783663161370
Release Date: 2013-12-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Dieser Buchtitel ist Teil des Digitalisierungsprojekts Springer Book Archives mit Publikationen, die seit den Anfängen des Verlags von 1842 erschienen sind. Der Verlag stellt mit diesem Archiv Quellen für die historische wie auch die disziplingeschichtliche Forschung zur Verfügung, die jeweils im historischen Kontext betrachtet werden müssen. Dieser Titel erschien in der Zeit vor 1945 und wird daher in seiner zeittypischen politisch-ideologischen Ausrichtung vom Verlag nicht beworben.

The Trial

Author: Sadakat Kadri
Publisher:
ISBN: UVA:X004905810
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Criminal justice, Administration of

In an extraordinary history of the criminal trial, Sadakat Kadri traces the development of criminal justice from the marbled courtrooms of Athens, past the torture chambers of the Inquisition to the judicial theatres of seventeenth-century Salem, from 1930s Moscow and post-war Nuemberg to the virtual courtooms of modern Hollywood.