Silence and Freedom

Author: Louis Michael Seidman
Publisher: Stanford Law & Politics
Category: Law
Page: 246
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"You have the right to remain silent." These words, drawn from the Supreme Court's famous decision in Miranda v. Arizona, have had a tremendous impact on the public imagination. But what a strange right this is. Of all the activities that are especially worthy of protection, that define us as human beings, foster human potential, and symbolize human ambition, why privilege silence? This thoughtful and iconoclastic book argues that silence can be an expression of freedom. A defiant silence demonstrates determination, courage, and will. Martyrs from a variety of faith traditions have given up their lives rather than renounce their god. During the Vietnam era, thousands of anonymous draft resisters refused to take the military oath that was a prelude to participating in what they believed was an immoral war. These silences speak to us. They are a manifestation of connection, commitment, and meaning. This link between silence and freedom is apparent in a variety of different contexts, which Seidman examines individually, including silence and apology, silence and self-incrimination, silence and interrogation, silence and torture, and silence and death. In discussing the problem of apology, for example, the author argues that although apology plays a crucial role in maintaining the illusion of human connection, the right to not apologize is equally crucial. Similarly, prohibition against torture—so prominent in national debate since the events of Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib—is best understood as a right to silence, essential in preserving the distinction between mind and body on which human freedom depends.

The Shriek of Silence

A Phenomenology of the Holocaust Novel
Author: David Patterson
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813161495
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
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"In the Holocaust novel, silence is always a character, and the word is always its subject matter." So writes David Patterson in this profound and original study of more than thirty important writers. Contrary to existing views, he argues, the Holocaust novel is not an attempt to depict an unimaginable reality or an ineffable horror. It is, rather, an endeavor to fetch the word from silence and restore it to meaning, to resurrect the human soul, to regenerate the relation between the self and God, the self and other, the self and itself. This book is less a critical study in the usual sense than an impassioned meditation on the deeper sources of the Holocaust novel. Among the authors examined are Elie Wiesel, Arnost Lustig, Aharon Appelfeld, Katzetnik 135633, Primo Levi, Yehuda Amichai, Piotr Rawicz, A. Anatoli, Saul Bellow, I.B. Singer, Anna Langfus, Rachmil Bryks, and Ilse Aichinger. The Shriek of Silence is a first in several respects: the first to examine the Holocaust novels in their original languages, the first to articulate a theoretical basis for its approach, and the first phenomenological investigation -- one that attempts to penetrate the process of creation for these novelists. Organized along conceptual lines, the book examines "the word in exile," the themes of death of the father and the child, transformations of the self, and the implications of the reader. Its philosophical foundations are Rosenzweig, Buber, Neher, and Levinas. Its critical approach is shaped by Bakhtin. The novelists of the Holocaust, in witnessing through their words, regain their voices and in so doing are reborn. By probing the depths of their struggle, Patterson's study draws us too toward a higher understanding, perhaps even our own rebirth.

Of Silent Freedom

Author: Chuck Swaim
ISBN: 1304457192
Category: Poetry
Page: 78
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Chuck Swaim was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and currently resides in Olympia, Washington. This is his first published book of poetry. The poems contained in Of Silent Freedom were written between 1989-2010. Chuck's poems are mostly dark in nature. This book is a study of his composing poems in the night and day. This book also contains surreal black & white illustrations by the author.

Blossom of Freedom

Author: Raj Sood
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438911076
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
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The purpose of this book is "to destroy the myths and mis understandings associated with societal ignorance of this disease. It is written from the depths of my heart for the still suffering addict. For them it is a hand showing a way out of the mental anguish and the suffering of Hell's chambers also known as addiction.You no longer have to bear the traumatic shame and humiliation of feeling alone and without hope in dealing with this disease. There is help available. Finally it is written to imform America that ninety percent or better of "all" crimes committed in this country are "drug related' and if we don't find legislation to implement education of this fatal and deadly disease soon and very soon we will all be prisoners in our own homes.

Law and Language

Current Legal Issues
Author: Michael Freeman,Fiona Smith
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191654671
Category: Law
Page: 640
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Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems (now available in journal format), is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice. Law and Language, the fifteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the scholarship examining the relationship between language and the law. The issues examined in this book range from problems of interpretation and beyond this to the difficulties of legal translation, and further to non-verbal expression in a chapter tracing the use of sign language at the Old Bailey; it examines the role of language and the law in a variety of literary works, including Hamlet; and considers the interrelation between language and the law in a variety of contexts, including criminal law, contract law, family law, human rights law, and EU law.

The Shepherd's Song

Author: Dr. Lynn Anderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451604887
Category: Religion
Page: 232
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Tune your ear to the shepherd's song, and let its powerful melody bring you back into harmony with God. Your life is going well—you are winning the battles of faith and enjoying your relationships with people and with God. Suddenly, you stumble. Things go wrong—you lose your job; your marriage crumbles; or a loved one dies. Through prayer and perseverance, you recover and regain your strength; but disaster strikes again—unexpected temptation shakes your faith—and you find yourself searching for answers. Suddenly, you hear a friendly, calm voice singing a song of strength and renewal. A handsome man from the past appears; he extends a hand of hope and lifts you to your feet. He introduces himself as David, the shepherd. He begins to sing a beautiful song—the song of his life, his struggles and victories—and the melody of his life amazingly resembles your own. Accept his invitation and discover how the most thrilling and adventurous life in Scripture holds valuable meaning for your own life of faith. Anderson's extensive research and travels throughout the Holy Lands eminently qualify him to lead you on this journey of faith. At times, you will visualize David's adventures so clearly you will feel as though you are there. Other times, your view of the shepherd turned king will be eclipsed by the reflection of yourself. But at all times, you will hear the song—the shepherd's song—and it will give hope and meaning to your own life's song.

Cry Freedom

Author: Delrose Bramwell,Milton Woolley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462881734
Category: Poetry
Page: 74
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If you only enjoy "roses are red, violets are blue" and sugar sweet poetry, this is no book for you. Cry Freedom is a down-to-earth volume that quivers with the harshness of reality and the cynicism and social injustices of modern life. Uppermost among those elements suffering from social, economic and legal wrongs is the plight of the black man, and other minorities. That is the subject which is of concern to the authors. They are mortified by their lack of human rights, the chains that have bound them and have caused psychological aberrations, by the prejudice that has stultified their opportunities in a white man's society. Their concern can be seen in many of the poem titles, such as "Of What Was I Robbed?", "Vision of Freedom," "Skin Deep," "Don't Bring Back Slavery," "My Coat" and "Let My People Go!" Africa is Dying and I'sms. There is a timeliness, a pressing urgency to these stark creations. Each one of these poems is a step in the direction of understanding, maturity and liberation! They are carefully wrought and will stand as a beacon of truth and hope for all minorities and underprivileged, as well as for all thinking Americans who believe in fair play, justice and the fight to liberty and the pursuit of happiness.


Author: Filter Theatre,David Farr
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408156571
Category: Drama
Page: 80
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Left alone in an unfamiliar land, Kate struggles to silence the noises inside her head and begins to question her own sanity. In London, Michael listens carefully to a conversation recorded twenty years ago. Can he hear a third silent person on the tape? In a small Russian town, Irina searches desperately for her missing friend, piecing together fragments from his life. From urban noise to rural emptiness, through rationalism to spirituality, from Russia to the UK, Silence is the latest collaboration between the celebrated theatre company Filter and RSC Associate Director David Farr. Silence premiered at Hampstead Theatre, London, on 12 May 2011, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Freedom and Destiny

Author: Rollo May
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393346978
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
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The popular psychoanalyst examines the continuing tension in our lives between the possibilities that freedom offers and the various limitations imposed upon us by our particular fate or destiny. "May is an existential analyst who deservedly enjoys a reputation among both general and critical readers as an accessible and insightful social and psychological theorist. . . . Freedom's characteristics, fruits, and problems; destiny's reality; death; and therapy's place in the confrontation between freedom and destiny are examined. . . . Poets, social critics, artists, and other thinkers are invoked appropriately to support May's theory of freedom and destiny's interdependence."—Library Journal "Especially instructive, even stunning, is Dr. May's willingness to respect mystery. . . .There is, too, at work throughout the book a disciplined yet relaxed clinical mind, inclined to celebrate . . . what Flannery O'Connor called 'mystery and manners,' and to do so in a tactful, meditative manner."—Robert Coles, America

The Constitutional Protection of Freedom of Expression

Author: Richard Moon
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802078360
Category: Law
Page: 312
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Moon argues that recognition of the social dynamic of communication is critical to understanding the potential value and harm of language and to addressing questions about the scope and limits on one's rights to freedom of expression.

Speech and Harm

Controversies Over Free Speech
Author: Ishani Maitra,Mary Kate McGowan
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0199236283
Category: Law
Page: 255
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Most liberal societies are deeply committed to free speech, but there is evidence that some kinds of speech can be harmful in ways that are detrimental to important liberal values, such as social inequality. This volume draws on a range of approaches in order to explore the problem and determine what ought to be done about allegedly harmful speech.

Fatal Silence?

Freedom of Expression and the Right to Health in Burma
Author: Martin Smith
Publisher: N.A
Category: Burma
Page: 128
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6.1 The Backdrop of War

A Spirit’S Cry for Freedom

Author: Dave Fontaine
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469173425
Category: Poetry
Page: 201
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What makes more sense, your innermost vision of freedom or governments mediocre replica? In A Spirits Cry For Freedom, author Dave Fontaine mixes compelling poetry with years of research in his ongoing battle with government corruption. Examining the true essence of freedom, sovereignty, and bullying; he awakens reflection on the progress of society today and raises questions about governments increasingly backward momentum. Through the eyes of organized society, poetic style traverses the essence of humanity, origin, stride, purpose, intended goal, and historic repetition of government gone astray. With Americas founding laws and Morality and Reason, in-depth analysis covers government structure, propaganda, ignorance, presumption, and greed. Detailing a widespread cold war of words against our Republic of one People, our fundamental documents prove systematic deterioration is jeopardizing all of our, and our childrens future. A Spirits Cry for Freedom seeks to awaken readers to strategically implanted misconceptions about freedom and governments security role. It rips the roots out from under governments hidden agenda and present political campaigners misdirection. It seeks to provide insight into the escalation of terrorism and our contribution. This book also serves to guide those who seek higher meaning in life and all who hold or seek public office. It is a formal Petition (legal Cry) to our U.S. Supreme Court.

Love, Freedom, and Aloneness

A New Vision of Relating
Author: Osho
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429979146
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 256
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Osho, one of the greatest spiritual thinkers of the twentieth century, explores the connections between ourselves and others in Love, Freedom, and Aloneness: The Koan of Relationships. In today’s world, freedom is our basic condition, and until we learn to live with that freedom, and learn to live by ourselves and with ourselves, we are denying ourselves the possibility of finding love and happiness with someone else. Love can only happen through freedom and in conjunction with a deep respect for ourselves and the other. Is it possible to be alone and not lonely? Where are the boundaries that define “lust” versus “love”...and can lust ever grow into love? In Love, Freedom, and Aloneness you will find unique, radical, and intelligent perspectives on these and other essential questions. In our post-ideological world, where old moralities are out of date, we have a golden opportunity to redefine and revitalize the very foundations of our lives. We have the chance to start afresh with ourselves, our relationships to others, and to find fulfillment and success for the individual and for society as a whole. Osho challenges readers to examine and break free of the conditioned belief systems and prejudices that limit their capacity to enjoy life in all its richness. He has been described by the Sunday Times of London as one of the “1000 Makers of the 20th Century” and by Sunday Mid-Day (India) as one of the ten people—along with Gandhi, Nehru, and Buddha—who have changed the destiny of India. Since his death in 1990, the influence of his teachings continues to expand, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world.

From silence to voice

Septima P. Clark and the African American freedom movement
Author: Katherine M. Mellen
Publisher: N.A
Page: 308
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Signposts to Silence

Metaphysical mysticism: theoretical map and historical pilgrimages
Author: J.S. Krüger
Publisher: AOSIS
ISBN: 1928396593
Category: Religion
Page: 570
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Signposts to Silence provides a theoretical map of what it terms ‘metaphysical mysticism’: the search for the furthest, most inclusive horizon, the domain of silence, which underlies the religious and metaphysical urge of humankind in its finest forms. Tracing the footsteps of pioneers of this exploration, the investigation also documents a number of historical pilgrimages from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. Such mountaineers of the spirit, who created paths trodden by groups of followers over centuries and in some cases millennia, include Lao-Tzu and Chuang-Tzu, Siddhattha and Jesus, Sankara and Fa-tsang, Plato and Plotinus, Isaac Luria and Ibn Arabi, Aquinas and Hegel. Such figures, teachings and traditions (including the religions of ‘Judaism’, ‘Christianity’ and ‘Islam’; ‘Hinduism’, ‘Buddhism’ and ‘Taoism’) are understood as, at their most sublime, not final destiny and the end of the road, but signposts to a horizon of ultimate silence. The hermeneutical method employed in tracking such pioneers involves four steps: • sound historical-critical understanding of the context of the various traditions and figures • reconstruction of the subjective intentional structure of such persons and their teachings • design, by the author, of a theoretical map of the overall terrain of ‘metaphysical mysticism’, on which all such journeys of the spirit are to be located, while providing a theoretical context for understanding them tendentionally (i.e. taking the ultimate drift of their thinking essentially to transcend their subjective intentions) • drawing out, within the space available, some political (taken in a wide sense) implications from the above, such as religio-political stances as well as ecological and gender implications. Continuing the general direction of thought within what the author endorses to be the best in metaphysical mysticism in its historical manifestations, the book aims to contribute to peace amongst religions in the contemporary global cultural situation. It relativizes all claims to exclusive, absolute truth that might be proclaimed by any religious or metaphysical, mystical position, while providing space for not only tolerating, but also affirming the unique value and dignity of each. This orientation moves beyond the stances of enmity or indifference or syncretism or homogenisation of all, as well as that of mere friendly toleration. It investigates the seemingly daunting and inhospitable yet immensely significant Antarctica of the Spirit, the ‘meta’-space of silence behind the various forms of wordy ‘inter’-relationships. It affirms pars pro toto, totum pro parte, and pars pro parte: that each religious, mystical and metaphysical orientation in its relative singularity represents or contains the whole and derives value from that, and that each represents or contains every other. This homoversal solidarity stimulating individual uniqueness is different from and in fact implies criticism of the process of globalisation. While not taking part in a scientific argument as such, Signposts to Silence aims at promoting an understanding of science and metaphysical mysticism as mutual context for each other, and it listens to a number of voices from the domain of science that understand this.

Freedom Dreams

An Invitation to Awakening
Author: Dasarath,John White
Publisher: Book Tree
ISBN: 9781585091300
Category: Religion
Page: 196
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In part one of this book Dasarath describes how his spiritual awakening took place in the presence of his teacher, H.W.L. Poonja (Papaji). The lucid teachings in part two are a gold mine for those seeking enlightenment and a clear understanding of how one falls asleep and wakes up.

The Freedom of Silence

Author: Arnita C. Wright
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 9781609575304
Category: Fiction
Page: 280
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In the year 2030, America has become a twisted version of freedom; those with bold faith are now terrorists who must be hunted down and destroyed. With the help of a Navy SEAL with expert computer hacking skills, Zach devises a plan to breach the government's lockdown on rogue webcasts. But his proclamation of faith comes with a heavy price. But even with imprisonment and death pounding at his door Zach must complete his mission.

The New Freedom

Author: Osho
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
ISBN: 9788120730649
Category: Spiritual life
Page: 368
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Discourses by an Indian sectarian religious leader.