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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues:
Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text
Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics
Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information
Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension
Glossary, annotated bibliography, Web sites, and organizations to contact supplement student research
|Series:||Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 17 Years|
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What are Some Human Rights?
1 Health Care is a Human Right Benjamin Danielson Hugh Foy 12
2 Health Care is Not a Human Right Donald J. Boudreaux 18
3 Access to Clean Water is a Human Right Maude Barlow 23
4 Access to Clean Water is Not a Human Right Alex Robson 28
5 Abortion is a Human Right Patty Skuster 34
6 Abortion is a Violation of Human Rights Derek Remus 40
Chapter 2 Are Human Rights Protected Worldwide?
1 The United States is a Beacon of Human Rights: America in the World 46
2 The United States Violates Human Rights: Human Rights Watch 53
3 China Has Improved its Human Rights Record Peter Ford 61
4 China Violates Human Rights: U.S. Department of State 68
5 Islam Grants Human Rights Zaid Shakir 76
6 Islam Violates Human Rights Deborah Weiss 92
Chapter 3 What Human Rights Policies Should the United States Follow?
1 The United States Should Commit Itself to Protecting Human Rights in Other Countries Ann-Louise Colgan 100
2 The United States Should Not Commit Itself to Protecting Human Rights in Other Countries Steven Groves 107
3 The United States Should Accept More Refugees from Iraq Justin Martin 114
4 The United States Should be Wary of Refugees it Accepts from Iraq Todd Bensman 120
5 The United States Should Oppose the Use of Sweatshops Rebecca Clarren 126
6 The United States Should Not Oppose the Use of Sweatshops Benjamin Powell 133
Facts About Human Rights 139
Organizations to Contact 144
For Further Reading 150
Picture Credits 160