Metamorphosis

Overview

Metamorphosis combines compelling content, unique insights, logical arguments and easy-to-understand writing to help refine or define your opinions on some of the most critical issues of today. Metamorphosis features background information on the history of politics, as well as terms and summaries of ideologies, as it discusses topics ranging from abortion, religion, the Iraq war, science, education, crime and law, family values, immigration, and welfare. Mercado uses a multi-faceted approach to recount ...
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Overview

Metamorphosis combines compelling content, unique insights, logical arguments and easy-to-understand writing to help refine or define your opinions on some of the most critical issues of today. Metamorphosis features background information on the history of politics, as well as terms and summaries of ideologies, as it discusses topics ranging from abortion, religion, the Iraq war, science, education, crime and law, family values, immigration, and welfare. Mercado uses a multi-faceted approach to recount information that he has absorbed from hundreds of books, articles, documentaries and varying opinions from his friends and family. Covering the gamut of contemporary and traditional issues that have shaped the American political mind-set, Mercado distills a wealth of information in order to empower readers with an understanding of these issues. For further exploration by the reader, Metamorphosis includes lists of important books, documentaries and films relevant to the topics discussed in this book. Mercado also provides workbook-style forms to assist readers with effective internal argument, and to help capture ideas and goals on paper for taking real action.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449063207
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 0.73 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 8.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Stage I - Background....................1
Chapter One Introduction....................1
Chapter Two Using Logic and Reason....................7
Chapter Three Politics....................13
Chapter Four Definitions of Political Terms....................19
Chapter Five Review of Political Ideologies....................23
Chapter Six Abortion - Not Desirable, But Sometimes Necessary....................29
Chapter Seven The Bell Curve - People Are Different....................33
Chapter Eight The Neocons - Gangsters in High Places....................37
Chapter Nine Conspiracies - They Do Exist....................55
Chapter Ten The Constitution and Bill of Rights....................61
Chapter Eleven Crime and Law - Punishment or Retribution....................83
Chapter Twelve Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco - Benefits and Harm....................89
Chapter Thirteen Economics and Taxes - No Taxes, No Country....................93
Chapter Fourteen Education - Equal Opportunity or Equal Outcome....................99
Chapter Fifteen The Environment and Animals....................105
Chapter Sixteen Family Values....................111
Chapter Seventeen Food and Diet....................115
Chapter Eighteen Foreign Policy - Apply Laws Equally....................125
Chapter Nineteen Government - It's a Miracle It Works....................131
Chapter Twenty People Kill With Guns....................143
Chapter Twenty-One Immigration - I'm In, You're Out....................145
Chapter Twenty-Two Patriotism - Number One At What?....................151
Chapter Twenty-Three Prejudice, Bigotry and Hate....................155
Chapter Twenty-Four Religion - Faith and Truth....................159
Chapter Twenty-Five Science....................173
Chapter Twenty-Six Sexuality - I Had No Choice....................179
Chapter Twenty-Seven Terrorism - My Side Has No Terrorists....................185
Chapter Twenty-Eight Welfare and Society - Some Need Help....................189
Chapter Twenty-Nine War - Some Win, Most Lose....................195
Stage II - Questions....................199
Stage III - Tools....................229
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