Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 2019.
Book — xv, 277 pages ; 23 cm.
Between reason and faith : preliminary notes
Diasporic nation and territorial nations
The Zionist deficit
"Negation of the exile" : stumbling block to acculturation
The Gordian Knot : religion and nationhood
The transition from sovereignty-in-the-making to sovereignty
The ethos of survival
The centrality of death in Israel
The interaction between governance and religion
Diverse characteristics of the counterrevolution in religious Zionism
The counterrevolution in the chronological mirror.
Over seven decades after the founding of Israel, the momentum to establish a Jewish state has led to remarkable achievements in the nation's "hardware": stable structures in government, the military, and the economy. At the same time, the "operating system", the guidelines that accommodate human diversity and enable coexistence, is still riddled with weaknesses. Arye Carmon diagnoses the critical vulnerabilities at the heart of Israeli democracy and the obstacles to forming a sustainable national consciousness. The author merges touching narratives about his own life in Israel with insightful ruminations on the Jewish diaspora and the arc of Israel's history, illuminating the conflicts between Jewish identities and between democratic values and the halacha -- the collective body of Jewish religious laws. There is no consensus on the characteristics that define Israel as a state that is both Jewish and democratic. Rather, the struggle between a secular and a religious Jewish identity, amid voices promoting ethnocentric nationalism, threatens to sever the ties that strengthen democracy. This cultural fragility has far-reaching implications for Israeli institutions and deepens societal rifts. Israel lacks a constitution to bind its democracy and a bill of rights to safeguard the freedoms of its citizens, enable the inclusion of diverse outlooks and beliefs, and underpin the norms of its civil society. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Подавление органами Государственной безопасности СССР бунта бывших членов Национал-социалистической немецкой рабочей партии на секретном НИИ-160 пос. Фрязино в 1948-1949 гг. : первая битва холодной войны
1939. A 24-year old American journalist, recently returned to New York City from Europe, discovers that Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf - as published in the United States - is sanitized. Using Hitler's own words from the original Nazi manifesto, he translates and writes an annotated condensed edition to expose the full measure of Hitler's evil ideology, chilling anti-Semitism, and plans for world domination. The American publisher of Mein Kampf sues for copyright infringement. This short historical non-fiction book is about the people and events that shaped the young journalist's life. If recounts his determined pursuit of the truth to alert Americans and the world to the danger six months before Hitler's war machine invades Poland and begins the march toward WWII. The journalist was Alan Cranston, future Senator from California, leader in the U.S. Senate, and candidate for President. Cranston dedicated his life to public service, nuclear arms reduction, and world peace.
Who's in Charge : The NLRB's Take on Arbitration and Deferral / Philip A. Miscimarra ; Introduction by Laura J. Cooper
Workplace Drug Use : A New Generation of Issues / Moderator : Norman Brand ; Panelists : J. Rod Betts, Joseph Elford, John E. Sands, and Fern Steiner
How Arbitrators and Advocates Can Understand and Avoid Unconscious Bias and Stereotyping / Amy Oppenheimer
Service on Tripartite Boards of Arbitration : How Discussions in Executive Session Can Trigger Questions of Ethics, Practice, and Finality / Moderator : Ira F. Jaffe ; Panelists : Stephen E. Crable, Donald J. Munro, and Carmen R. Parcelli
Workers With Personality Disorders, Their Workplaces, and the Americans with Disabilities Act / Moderator : Jams C. Oldham ; Panelists : Gregg Bloche, Chai Feldblum, and John M. Oldham, MD
Mental Impairments and the ADA : A Primer / Chai Feldblum
Estoppel After Nor-Man : A Brief Review / Maggie House and Arne Peltz
The Suprisingly Complex Issue of Resignation in Just Cause Cases / Moderator : Rafael Gely ; Panelists : Melissa H. Biren, Stacey A. Mufson, and Daniel T. Purtell
California Dreamin' : The Rise of the Iskanian Exception and the Fall of the State Effective-Vindication Exception to Federal Arbitration Act Preemption of State Employment Arbitration Doctrine / E. Gary Spitko
Managing Multiple Employment Arbitration Cases With Class Action Waivers / Catherine L. Fisk --Understanding the Professional Practices and Decision Making of Employment Arbitrators / Alexander J.S. Colvin and Mark D. Gough
Collaboration and Compatibility in the Sky : What's Different About the American Airlines-US Airways Merger? / Moderator : Joyce M. Klein ; Panelists : Laura Glading, Lucretia D. Guia, Beth Holdren, and Neil Roghair
How Parties Pick Arbitrators / Moderator : Susan Grody Ruben ; Panelists : John F. Baum, Geoffrey Piller, and Susan L. Stewart
Smile, You're on Candid Camera : Surveillance and Police Misconduct Charges / Sharon K. Imes ; Moderator : Sharon K. Imes ; Panelists : Richard Bolanos and Michael L. Rains
Fit for Duty? Controllable Health Conditions and an Employee's Ability to Perform Safety-Sensitive Work : An Introduction to a Discussion / Alan A. Symonette
Panel Discussion / Moderator : M. David Vaughn ; Panelists : Richard H. Rahm and Paul Tyler
Making Credibility Determinations : The Latest Science of Reading Emotions and Thoughts Across Cultures / Moderator : Anita Christine Knowlton ; Speaker : Clark Freshman
Fireside Chat With William B. Gould IV / Interviewer : Claude Dawson Ames.
Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, 2016.
Book — xviii, 326 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm.
How can central banks deliver credible commitment and be "emergency institutions?" / Paul Tucker
Policy rule legislation in practice / David H. Papell, Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy and Ruxandra Prodan
Goals versus rules as Central Bank performance measures / Carl E. Walsh
Institutional design : deliberations, decisions, and committee dynamics / Kevin M. Warsh
Some historical reflections on the governance of the Federal Reserve / Michael D. Bordo
Panel on independence, accountability, and transparency in central bank governance / Charles I. Plosser, George P. Shultz, and John C. Williams.
A central bank needs authority and a sphere of independent action. But a central bank cannot become an unelected Czar with sweeping, unaccountable discretionary power. How can we balance the central bank's authority and independence with needed accountability and constraints? Drawn from a 2015 Hoover Institution conference, this book features distinguished scholars and policy makers' discussing this and other key questions about the Fed. Going beyond the widely talked about decision of whether to raise interest rates, they focus on a deeper set of questions, including, among others, How should the Fed make decisions? How should the Fed govern its internal decision-making processes? What is the trade-off between greater Fed power and less Fed independence? And how should Congress, from which the Fed ultimately receives its authority, oversee the Fed? The contributors discuss whether central banks can both follow rule-based policy in normal times but then implement a discretionary do-what-it-takes approach to stopping financial crises. They evaluate legislation, recently proposed in the US House and Senate, that would require the Fed to describe its monetary policy rule and, if and when it changed or deviated from its rule, explain the reasons. And they discuss to best ways to structure a committee-like the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets interest rates-to make good decisions, as well as offer historical reflections on the governance of the Fed and much more. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Six years after its enactment, Obamacare remains one of the most controversial, divisive, and enduring political issues in America. In this much-anticipated follow-up to his critically acclaimed Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare (2013), Professor Blackman argues that, to implement the law, President Obama has broken promises about cancelled insurance policies, exceeded the traditional bounds of executive power, and infringed on religious liberty. At the same time, conservative opponents have stopped at nothing to unravel Obamacare, including a three-week government shutdown, four Supreme Court cases, and fifty repeal votes. This legal thriller provides the definitive account of the battle to stop Obamacare from being 'woven into the fabric of America'. Unraveled is essential reading to understand the future of the Affordable Care Act in America's gridlocked government in 2016, and beyond. (source: Nielsen Book Data)