Tower of Babble

How the United Nations Has Fueled Global Chaos

Author: Dore Gold

Publisher: Crown Forum

ISBN: 140008315X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 4345

A United Nations insider exposes how anti-American and antidemocratic forces have hijacked the UN and put America and its allies at risk Politicians and pundits are imploring the United States to give the UN a major role in American foreign policy. But as bestselling author Dore Gold reveals in Tower of Babble, it is absurd to look to the UN to fight aggression, combat terrorism, and preserve global order. The UN is an abject failure—a fatally flawed organization that has actually accelerated and spread global chaos. And it is dominated by anti-Western forces, dictatorships, state sponsors of terrorism, and America’s worst enemies. In his New York Times bestseller Hatred’s Kingdom, Gold blew the lid off Saudi support for terrorism, and now he uncovers an even more important story. As a former UN ambassador, he has a unique insider’s perspective on why the UN fails to address—or in many cases exacerbates—the very problems it was created to solve. He shows how President Franklin Roosevelt’s great vision has been corrupted beyond recognition. Using internal UN documents and classified cables, Gold presents stark evidence of how the UN ignores mass murder, emboldens terrorists, props up dictators, and otherwise betrays its mission to protect the world’s security. Tower of Babble reveals: • Why America can—and indeed must—go outside the UN to address the most serious threats to national security • How the UN jeopardizes the success of the war on terror—and how terrorist groups have actually penetrated UN organizations • How, in the space of a year, the UN turned a blind eye to two horrifying episodes of mass murder—and why the slaughters could have been prevented • How the oil-for-food scandal only hints at the UN’s repeated failures to deal with Saddam Hussein’s Iraq • How the UN’s new international criminal court threatens America’s sovereignty • How the UN’s startling record of failure has led Presidents Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Clinton, and George W. Bush to bypass the UN Security Council As this hard-hitting book reveals, it is, quite simply, a myth that the United Nations is a positive force for world order or the “sole source of international legitimacy.” And unless the United States and its allies recognize this now, they will continue to put themselves at risk. "Dore Gold's book is informed and informative. It can be read with pleasure and profit by anyone with a genuine interest in the United Nations. I warmly recommend it."--Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, former Ambassador to the United Nations "For anyone wondering what's wrong with the United Nations, this is the book to read. Providing both a concise history and an urgent warning for our own time, Dore Gold in clear and lively detail explains how and why the UN too often promotes not peace, but problems--and what we can do about it."--Claudia Rosett, columnist, the Wall Street Journal's Opinionjournal.com "Dore Gold's Tower of Babble is bound to be one of the most controversial critiques in the public debate on the UN."--Henry Kissinger, Former Secretary of State From the Hardcover edition.

The Tower of Babble

Sins, Secrets and Successes Inside the CBC

Author: Richard Stursberg

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 1926812735

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 341

View: 3602

"In 2004, CBC television had sunk to its lowest audience share in its history. That same year, Richard Stursberg, an avowed popularizer with a reputation for radical action, was hired to run CBC's Television services and by 2008 his role was expanded to head of all English services: television, online and radio. With incisive wit, Stursberg tells the story of the struggle that resulted--a struggle that lasted for six turbulent and controversial years.

Tower of Babel

Author: A. S. Gadot

Publisher: Kar-Ben

ISBN: 0761359176

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5131

Based on a Biblical story, the prideful people of Shinar build a tower to reach heaven until no one can understand what anyone else is saying, and the formerly friendly citizens stop communicating with one another.

Tower of Babel

The Evidence against the New Creationism

Author: Robert T. Pennock

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262264051

Category: Science

Page: 452

View: 2447

Creationists have acquired a more sophisticated intellectual arsenal. This book reveals the insubstantiality of their arguments. Creationism is no longer the simple notion it once was taken to be. Its new advocates have become more sophisticated in how they present their views, speaking of "intelligent design" rather than "creation science" and aiming their arguments against the naturalistic philosophical method that underlies science, proposing to replace it with a "theistic science." The creationism controversy is not just about the status of Darwinian evolution—it is a clash of religious and philosophical worldviews, for a common underlying fear among Creationists is that evolution undermines both the basis of morality as they understand it and the possibility of purpose in life. In Tower of Babel, philosopher Robert T. Pennock compares the views of the new creationists with those of the old and reveals the insubstantiality of their arguments. One of Pennock's major innovations is to turn from biological evolution to the less charged subject of linguistic evolution, which has strong theoretical parallels with biological evolution, both in content and in the sort of evidence scientists use to draw conclusions about origins. Of course, an evolutionary view of language does conflict with the Bible, which says that God created the variety of languages at one time as punishment for the Tower of Babel. Several chapters deal with the work of Phillip Johnson, a highly influential leader of the new Creationists. Against his and other views, Pennock explains how science uses naturalism and discusses the relationship between factual and moral issues in the creationism-evolution controversy. The book also includes a discussion of Darwin's own shift from creationist to evolutionist and an extended argument for keeping private religious beliefs separate from public scientific knowledge.

The Jewish Derrida

Author: Gideon Ofrat

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815628859

Category: Philosophy

Page: 201

View: 5700

This study takes a fresh look at the influential French philosopher, arguing that Jaques Derrida cannot be fully understood without considering the Jewish dimension of his thought, and offering a re-appraisal of his work.

Im Turm

Roman

Author: Josiah Bancroft

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641226368

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4533

Der Turm von Babel ist das gewaltigste Bauwerk des Seidenen Zeitalters: er ragt so hoch in die Wolken hinein, dass niemand weiß, wo er endet; in seinem Inneren gibt es ganze Königreiche und unzählige Labyrinthe voller geheimnisvoller Kreaturen und tödlicher Gefahren. Eigentlich wollte der furchtsame Thomas Senlin nur einen kurzen Blick auf dieses Weltwunder werfen und dann weiterreisen. »Falls wir uns in der Menschenmenge verlieren, treffen wir uns auf der Spitze des Turmes wieder«, sagt seine frisch angetraute Frau Marya noch kokett zu ihm, kurz darauf ist sie tatsächlich spurlos verschwunden. Senlin bleibt keine Wahl: Er muss rein in den Turm und rauf auf die Spitze, wenn er seine Frau wiederfinden will. Das Abenteuer beginnt ...

A Guide Through the Old Testament

Author: Celia Brewer Marshall,Celia B. Sinclair

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780804201247

Category: Religion

Page: 158

View: 9488

"I can see how this will work with both high school students and adults. Not only in schools but in chruches that appreciate sound scholarship. Very interesting. a Useful resource for teaching the Old Testament".---Randoiph C. Miller, Professor of Christian Nurture, Yale University

Birs Nimrud

Ancient Tower of Babel

Author: Fred Turner

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463451377

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3266

A tender love story began to bloom in a beautiful ancient setting in spite of the arrogance, the deceit and the quest for power that beset their village. Could this love survive the events that foment a coming showdown at the TOWER? The great hunter, the fisherman, the town leader, the astrologer, the ancient one and young lovers all surged toward the village centerpiece leading their followers toward victory with preservation for their principles in mind. The conclusion of the final spectacle became a towering epic that forever changed our world. It added a word to our basic vocabulary - babble. Babel was a time, a place and a judgment that shaped our current world.

Babel and the Ivory Tower

The Scholar in the Age of Science

Author: William David Shaw,Professor W David Shaw

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802079985

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 6727

Writing at the time of his retirement from an academia that after four decades has become unfamiliar, Shaw (English, U. of Toronto), says in a society where book learning is an anomaly, scholars must breach the citadel of computer wizards and technicians by combining their knowledge of books with the rebel's power to criticize authority, the prophet's power to renew tradition, and the poet's power to create a world that is no less true for being a vision. He insists that scientists, scholars, and professional practitioners must learn from each other. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

THE ADVENTURES OF LEVY

THE TABLET OF BABBLE

Author: Peter Ash

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456821121

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

View: 4001

During the time when people decided to build a tower to heaven, the Tablet of Babble was made. This precious artifact contains the alphabet of the languages of all mankind. For centuries, it remained preserved in the sacred temple of Celestialites, hidden beneath the waters of the Black Sea·until a young explorer named Levy Centori decided to embark on a quest to find it. Dubbed as the greatest explorer of the century, Centori took on the adventure of bringing this ancient piece of history and power to the modern world. But would he succeed with the ordeals he has to face?

The Political Pundits

Author: Dan D. Nimmo,James E. Combs

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275935450

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 195

View: 8794

The Political Pundits surveys in detail the small, elite group of persons who comment on and analyze politics in newspapers and newsmagazines, on political media. Dan Nimmo and James E. Combs discuss the key political role pundits play, their methods and strategies, and the potential danger they present to American political life. American democracy is being transformed into a punditocracy, which replaces serious citizen debate with discussion guided by show business values. Punditry, Nimmo and Combs argue, produces symbolic rather than effective healing of political ills, political paternalism rather than political reflection, and, in the end, public disenchantment with politics.

The Control of Biblical Meaning

Canon as Semiotic Mechanism

Author: George Aichele

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781563383335

Category: Religion

Page: 259

View: 9317

This provocative book pursues a series of questions associated with canons of the Bible. Aichele draws deeply on the insights of poststructuralist literary theory as he pursues these questions. He also engages in close readings of specific biblical and nonbiblical texts to demonstrate ways that canon controls the meanings of its texts.

Sea of Darkness

Unraveling the Mysteries of the H.L. Hunley

Author: Brian Hicks

Publisher: Spry Publishing LLC

ISBN: 193817061X

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 3571

On a dark night in February of 1864, the H.L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat, torpedoed the Union blockade ship USS Housatonic, a feat that would not be repeated for another 50 years. But fate was not kind to the Hunley that night as it sank with all of its crew on board before it could return to shore. Considered by many to be the Civil War’s greatest mystery, the Hunley’s demise and its resting place have been a topic of discussion for historians and Civil War buffs alike for more than a hundred years. Adding still more to the intrigue, the vessel was discovered in 1995 by a dive team led by famed novelist and shipwreck hunter Clive Cussler, sparking an underwater investigation that resulted in the raising of the Hunley on August 8, 2000. Since that time, the extensive research and restorative efforts underway have unraveled the incredible secrets that were locked within the submarine at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. Join Civil War expert Brian Hicks as Sea of Darkness recounts the most historically accurate narrative of the sinking and eventual recovery ever written. Hicks has been given unprecedented access to all the main characters involved in the discovery, raising, and restoration of the Hunley. Complete with a foreword and additional commentary by Clive Cussler, Sea of Darkness offers new, never-before-published evidence on the cause of the Hunley’s sinking, providing readers a tantalizing behind-the-scenes look inside the historic submarine.