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.

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

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.

A Scandal of Silence

A Poignant Novel of Hope, Heartbreak and Freedom
Author: Kimberley Louise
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533178817
Page: 440
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In this debut novel by Kimberley Louise, an 18-year-old girl is about to reveal one of the most shocking cases of abuse ever heard by the Metropolitan Police. Confined in a mental hospital, 18-year-old Alice Landon is terrified for her future and even more frightened of her present. When she is interviewed by Detective Inspector Forsyth, her story both shocks and repels him. When Alice's parents are killed in a car accident, 3 years earlier, Alice is left in the care of her mother's older sister, Mary Turner. Alice has never met Mary and wonders why her mother never mentioned she had a sister, or indeed a family. Mary promises Alice a perfect life on her farm in the English countryside. But when Alice arrives at the deserted, run down farmhouse, and meets her creepy uncle Blake and bed-ridden grandfather, she begins to realise that Mary has fed her a pack of lies. Alice begins to plot her escape, but Mary has no intentions of letting her go. When she suspiciously fits a lock on Alice's bedroom door and starts feeding her drugs to keep her sedated, what began as tender loving care, turns into one of the most shocking cases of child abuse ever heard by the Metropolitan police. Imprisoned in her bedroom, starved and mentally and physically abused, Alice pleas in silence that one day she will escape the farmhouse and her wicked Aunt and Uncle. But with them always one step ahead -Alice must fight for her freedom, her sanity, and her life. With sensitive themes, A Scandal of Silence, is a thought-provoking novel, that tells the heartbreaking story of one girl's fight from tragedy to freedom.

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 Source: Initiation Into Love and Freedom

Author: Tilicho
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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The Source is an invitation to awaken and realise who you truly are. As the book is also an initiation; I invite you to first read the text "What is an initiation?" on Tilicho's website:

Traces of Violence and Freedom of Thought

Author: Lene Auestad,Amal Treacher Kabesh
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137575026
Category: Psychology
Page: 233
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This book examines how people cannot escape being tainted, whether actively engaged or not, by violence in its countless manifestations. The essays encompass a wide range of theoretical resources, methodological approaches and geo-political areas. They describe how images and fragments of traumatic and violent scenarios are transported from one generation’s unconscious to that of another, leading to cycles of repetition and retaliation, restricting the freedom to imagine alternatives and inhabit alternative positions. The authors all work within a psychosocial framework by unsettling the boundaries between psyche-social. Four themes are addressed: violence of speech, violence and domination, repetition and violence, and the possibility of reparation or renewal. Due to its theoretical engagements and the case studies provided, this interdisciplinary collection will be of value to postgraduate and undergraduate students of psychology, philosophy, politics and history.

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.

Knowledge, Language and Silence

Selected Papers
Author: Anna Brożek,Jacek Jadacki
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004312676
Category: Philosophy
Page: 404
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Izydora Dąmbska (1904-1982) was a Polish philosopher; a student of Kazimierz Twardowski, and his last assistant. The present volume includes twenty eight translations of her representative papers.

Academic Freedom in Indonesia

Dismantling Soeharto-era Barriers
Author: Joseph Saunders,Human Rights Watch (Organization)
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
ISBN: 9781564321862
Category: Political Science
Page: 117
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IV. political background checks

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.

Silence and Other Surprising Invitations of Advent

Author: Enuma Okoro
Publisher: Upper Room Books
ISBN: 0835811700
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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Usually when we think of the Advent story, Mary, Joseph, and the angel Gabriel come to mind. Okoro approaches Advent a little differently, inviting us to sit for a while with Zechariah and Elizabeth and the story of how they came to bear their only son, John. "The Advent story we so often associate with the joy of Christmas actually begins with deep sorrow and longing. But thankfully, in the kingdom of God, there is always more to the story than meets the eye," Enuma Okoro writes. Zechariah and Elizabeth were good people. They had maintained faith and hope in God for many years, despite Elizabeth's inability to conceive, a condition considered shameful in their time. So they were quite familiar with the universal human experiences of longing and waiting. Even though this couple's story takes up only one chapter in Luke's Gospel, it contains enough lessons about faith and life to last for weeks. In her beautifully written, imaginative meditations for each day of Advent, Okoro looks closely at the doubts and longings of Zechariah and Elizabeth. As you explore their story, Okoro guides you to reflect on your own experiences of waiting and longing, of grief and the need for community, and of hungering for God. These poetic and poignant meditations will linger with you long after Christmas. Reflection questions and a prayer challenge accompany each week's meditations. A perfect book for individual or group study.

Liberty and Freedom

A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas
Author: David Hackett Fischer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199883076
Category: History
Page: 864
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Liberty and freedom: Americans agree that these values are fundamental to our nation, but what do they mean? How have their meanings changed through time? In this new volume of cultural history, David Hackett Fischer shows how these varying ideas form an intertwined strand that runs through the core of American life. Fischer examines liberty and freedom not as philosophical or political abstractions, but as folkways and popular beliefs deeply embedded in American culture. Tocqueville called them "habits of the heart." From the earliest colonies, Americans have shared ideals of liberty and freedom, but with very different meanings. Like DNA these ideas have transformed and recombined in each generation. The book arose from Fischer's discovery that the words themselves had differing origins: the Latinate "liberty" implied separation and independence. The root meaning of "freedom" (akin to "friend") connoted attachment: the rights of belonging in a community of freepeople. The tension between the two senses has been a source of conflict and creativity throughout American history. Liberty & Freedom studies the folk history of those ideas through more than 400 visions, images, and symbols. It begins with the American Revolution, and explores the meaning of New England's Liberty Tree, Pennsylvania's Liberty Bells, Carolina's Liberty Crescent, and "Don't Tread on Me" rattlesnakes. In the new republic, the search for a common American symbol gave new meaning to Yankee Doodle, Uncle Sam, Miss Liberty, and many other icons. In the Civil War, Americans divided over liberty and freedom. Afterward, new universal visions were invented by people who had formerly been excluded from a free society--African Americans, American Indians, and immigrants. The twentieth century saw liberty and freedom tested by enemies and contested at home, yet it brought the greatest outpouring of new visions, from Franklin Roosevelt's Four Freedoms to Martin Luther King's "dream" to Janis Joplin's "nothin' left to lose." Illustrated in full color with a rich variety of images, Liberty and Freedom is, literally, an eye-opening work of history--stimulating, large-spirited, and ultimately, inspiring.

Modern Chinese Legal Reform

New Perspectives
Author: Xiaobing Li,Qiang Fang
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813141214
Category: History
Page: 316
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China's rapid socioeconomic transformation of the past twenty years has led to dramatic changes in its judicial system and legal practices. As China becomes more powerful on the world stage, the global community has dedicated more resources and attention to understanding the country's evolving democratization, and policymakers have identified the development of civil liberties and long-term legal reforms as crucial for the nation's acceptance as a global partner. Modern Chinese Legal Reform is designed as a legal and political research tool to help English-speaking scholars interpret the many recent changes to China's legal system. Investigating subjects such as constitutional history, the intersection of politics and law, democratization, civil legal practices, and judicial mechanisms, the essays in this volume situate current constitutional debates in the context of both the country's ideology and traditions and the wider global community. Editors Xiaobing Li and Qiang Fang bring together scholars from multiple disciplines to provide a comprehensive and balanced look at a difficult subject. Featuring newly available official sources and interviews with Chinese administrators, judges, law-enforcement officers, and legal experts, this essential resource enables readers to view key events through the eyes of individuals who are intimately acquainted with the challenges and successes of the past twenty years.

Melody and Silence

The Selfish Bodhisattva
Author: Chobo
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1780995482
Category: Religion
Page: 95
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As we move towards a one world consciousness, we need an evolved spirituality to follow. We can have an adult, non-dogmatic spiritual life that transcends borders and language. This book is a mixture of talks on truth and recorded satsangs. It is an attempt to reveal, that, knowing oneself has nothing to do with spirituality or religion. Truth is discovering who you are. This enquiry has no conditions to it. It does not matter where you are from, what culture, language, religion. Who you are, is who you are! It is time to move forward in a culture of oneness. One world, one religion - truth seeking, one prayer - silence.

Tactical Silence in the Novels of Malika Mokeddem

Author: Jane E. Evans
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042031778
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 230
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Tactical Silence in the Novels of Malika Mokeddem, an inquiry into how silence may be used to challenge a gender-differentiated power system, relies on Michel de CerteauOCOs model of strategies and tactics applied to a postcolonial assessment of both Algerian literature in French as well as Algerian womenOCOs stereotyped silence. This book analyzes the relationship between tactical silence and freedom in the lives of MokeddemOCOs female protagonists in all her novels, published between 1990 and 2008. The notion of deliberate silence also lends itself to a discussion of the readerOCOs efforts in comprehending MokeddemOCOs textual silences as well as her exclusion of certain topics from her writings."

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

Hine Sight

Black Women and the Re-construction of American History
Author: Darlene Clark Hine
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253211248
Category: History
Page: 290
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"The history of African American women has become an important topic in the intellectual life of this country in the last fifteen years; and Darlene Clark Hine has been one of those most responsible for bringing the subject to its current level of importance." —from the Foreword by John Hope Franklin "In this absolutely needed collection of essays by one of the leading American historians of our generation, the richly intertwined community-making and self-making that shaped the historical experience of African American women shines out like a beacon." —Susan M. Reverby, Luella LaMer Associate Professor for Women's Studies, Wellesley College

Love and Freedom

Author: Rosemary Kavan
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571310605
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 286
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Originally published in 1985, four years after its author's untimely death, Love and Freedom is the unforgettable story of Rosemary Kavan, an Englishwoman whose marriage to a Czech led her to experience life in post-war Prague, from early optimistic years, through the nightmare of the Stalinist purges, up to the 'Prague Spring' and its aftermath. Her husband Pavel, a devoted communist, fell victim to the show-trials of the early 1950s and spent years in prison, dying soon after his release. Branded 'a traitor's wife', Rosemary struggled to support herself and her two sons. In the mid-1960s she became involved in the student reform movement, but the Russian invasion of 1968 came as a further cataclysm. 'An outstanding memoir.' George Steiner 'The story of a tragic disillusionment, political and personal, told with invincible humour.' Graham Greene 'The overwhelming impression left by this book is one of warmth, true comradeship, courage and hope.' Timothy Garton Ash