James Lindsay offers a timely and comprehensive examination of the role the modern Congress plays in foreign policy. He shows how the resurgence of congressional activism marks a return to the pattern that was once the norm in American politics. He analyzes the distribution of decision-making authority in Congress and offers a broader understanding of how the United States will develop a new foreign policy for the post-Cold War world.
Get caught up on all things Champions with these Marvel Primer Pages and then check out the start of these teen Marvel heroes in Marvel Legacy in Champions #13.
It's the beginning of the year and Marilyn is already having the year from hell… emphasis on hell. Her perfect boyfriend left her for his male secretary; her editors told her she was minutes from getting the knife; and the brand new car she bought just got wrecked by the city's latest masked defender -- the Bellissimo Bandit. With her thirty-sixth birthday staring her in the face, Marilyn makes an oath to stay away from men -- translation, no sex. Unfortunately for her, her best friend sends her the perfect gift to help her get out of the literary rut that has placed her writing career on the line. When she wakes up to find her birthday gift standing on her doorstep in a tight tee and an even tighter pair of jeans, she is sure Rosalinda's gift is a gag. Unfortunately for her, her gift, the Naked Butler, is hers for a whole fourteen days. Marilyn’s not sure she can keep her oath to herself when there is a very healthy, sexy, nearly naked man willing to do her every bidding. But the real question is… what is she going to do when she finds out that the very Bandit she hates might be the same Butler she lusts after and needs?
A ghostly tale from Willow Green This is a ghostly tale, from the voice of Kate Oliver, who lived with her family in Hill Top Farm, which lies on the edge of Willow Green. Her story begins when she is four years old, enjoying a birthday party with friends. Following a curious compulsion to gaze up towards her bedroom window, she perceives the sad face of a woman, enveloped in a shimmering grey vapour, looking down upon her. This unexpected occurrence is just the start of her turbulent journey of relationships, love and murder. Beth, the daughter of Josie and Max Forrester, is Kate’s best friend, and through the years a strong bond grows between the two women. A school reunion, being organised by Beth, is disrupted when poisoned pen letters begin to arrive in the normally peaceful village of Willow Green, bringing the recipients a great deal of distress. Events take an even nastier direction, when someone reaps revenge. Kate’s troubled life, has so many intriguing twists and turns, believe me when I say, they will keep you guessing right to the end.
من الكتاب: " "لأنه كان قد بلغ 70 عاما، ولأن قدميه ما عادتا تستطيعان حمله، ولأنه لم يكن يقدر أن يعيش دون أن يلعب بالألوان، فإن هنري ماتيس ثبّت قلم فحم في عصا طويلة، وراح وهو نائم في سريره يرسم، بكل تهور الأطفال، على حيطان الغرفة. ولأنه لم يعد له أب أو أم أو أخ كبير، فلم يقل له أحد: "ولد يا هنري، سنقص لك أصابعك كفاية، أنت وسخت الحيطان." أبي، هو الآخر، فنان كبير أكره قوس قزح. أخاف منه. أخبئ عيني في المرات النادرة التي يلون فيها وجه السماء. أحمر. أزرق. أخضر. أصفر. برتقالي.
بنفسجي. كنت الطفل الوحيد في العالم الذي يكره قوس قزح. أبي كان يمسك دائما خيزرانة. لم أره أبدا من دون خيزرانة. كأنها إصبع طويل نابت في يده. وسيلة التفاهم مع الكلاب، والبهائم، و.... أمي. تفك ملابسها لتستحم. تقف، بجسمها السمين، في الطشت، وتريني آثار الضربات. أحمر. أزرق. أخضر.
أصفر. برتقالي. بنفسجي.
أقواس قزح صغيرة تملأ ظهرها وكتفها أبي هو الآخر، فنان كبير. يرسم، بعصاه، رسوما ملونة على لحم أمي. أكره قوس قزح. أكره الأحمر.
البرتقالي. البنفسجي وأحب السواد!"
The brain sciences are influencing our understanding of human behavior as never before, from neuropsychiatry and neuroeconomics to neurotheology and neuroaesthetics. Many now believe that the brain is what makes us human, and it seems that neuroscientists are poised to become the new experts in the management of human conduct. Neuro describes the key developments--theoretical, technological, economic, and biopolitical--that have enabled the neurosciences to gain such traction outside the laboratory. It explores the ways neurobiological conceptions of personhood are influencing everything from child rearing to criminal justice, and are transforming the ways we "know ourselves" as human beings. In this emerging neuro-ontology, we are not "determined" by our neurobiology: on the contrary, it appears that we can and should seek to improve ourselves by understanding and acting on our brains. Neuro examines the implications of this emerging trend, weighing the promises against the perils, and evaluating some widely held concerns about a neurobiological "colonization" of the social and human sciences. Despite identifying many exaggerated claims and premature promises, Neuro argues that the openness provided by the new styles of thought taking shape in neuroscience, with its contemporary conceptions of the neuromolecular, plastic, and social brain, could make possible a new and productive engagement between the social and brain sciences. Copyright note: Reproduction, including downloading of Joan Miro works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. ?