Edited by Robert A. Rutland and Thomas A. MasonPresidential style is an important attribute for holders of the nation's highest office, but the first volume of James Madison's presidential papers indicate that he was a reserved and unpretentious man concerned more with the substance than the style of the office. As the 1809 letters show, President Madison was besieged by office seekers and eccentric citizens who expected the chief executive to show concern for their personal problem. Ravenous politicians sought jobs for themselves and relatives. Madison personally answered at length the many testimonials from citizens' rallies and political gatherings. The domestic side of White House life the decorating and improvement of the President's House also forms an important segment of the documentary record. The multiplicity of presidential concerns revealed in the volume add a new perspective to our historic view of the nation's highest office."
Guidance on good governance in the Quran is enthralling. Over and over again the Quran states that good governance stakeholders must beware of leaders like Pharaoh, and policies must not be like those of the people of Noah, the people of Lot and exploiters of the land. Decision making too must be based on mutual consent and overall welfare of the community - upholding justice, rule of law, sharing community resources, promotion of fair trading and ridding off corruption and economic injustice. In a nutshell good governance is allowing only sincere persons use their common sense to decide on policies and in the implementation of those policies because they have nothing to hide thus there will little barriers to being transparent in the process of decision making and their execution. They are humble enough to submit to God's decrees wholeheartedly without any notions of their creed and custom ways are superior to people of other creed. Just refer to verses Q2:42 and Q5:48 of the Quran. This White Paper on Norms for Good Governance in the Quran is intended to be an introduction to how government departments, public and private organizations as well as individuals can apply Islamic principles to enhance work ethics, increase productivity and service levels, prosper the local community and the nation as a whole through higher standards of living. Diagnostic studies on the specific measures needed for each unit must of course be tailored fit to encompass each unit's unique situation and circumstances. Good governance is about getting priorities right for the nation and specific communities with regards to policies for their security, welfare and economic and non-economic activities as well as to how they may conduct personal inter-relationships and use of personal liberties. To a certain extent policies based on Islamic principles surpasses any welfare state configurations because there would be no free-loaders, lesser demand on public funding to all cooked-up causes and less room for unscrupulous corrupt practitioners to flourish. There are enablers to promote better governance of society and to make the economic system more equitable. This is covered in Section E of this white paper. Section D will address work ethics, fair business practices and what constitutes exploitation
When e-commerce powerhouse Amazon.com first opened for business way back in 1995, few could've predicted the company's eventual impact on the book-reading world. Sure, they were calling themselves "The World's Largest Bookstore" by the late 90s, but it wasn't until just a few years later that the revolution really began. This revolution, still going on today, has a catchy name: Kindle. Over the following pages, we'll help you get started with your new Kindle Paperwhite. While it's an easy device to operate, it might get a little confusing for the uninitiated. We'll also show you some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Kindle, and show you where to find all the free and low-cost books you can handle. Ready? Let's get started!
On July 3rd, 1979 Daniel Windheim at the age of 16 was a passenger in a car that was involved in an accident.From this point onward he became a member of the world of the disabled. Being a member of this community has forced him to alter his existence, and face life life with new focus.He now has dedicated his life to educating the public about Brain Injury's, and differences life sometimes gives us. Through his web site www.tbilife.com, he reaches out toward other survivors to grow stronger, and make life better. Along with his mother Marjorie Windheim, the two discuss the misunderstandings the world may have toward the disabled, ie. Brain Injury survivors, and what may make life easier.Their focus for this book is to reach survivors of TBI, their families, and individuals who service this population. The idea that it's not all black and white means that things are not all or nothing, or this or that. Things must be looked at in different ways.This book includes Q and A sections with responses from real people.
"We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us." These words are from the front page of "Freedom's Journal," the first African-American newspaper published in the United States, in 1827, a milestone event in the history of an oppressed people. From then on a prodigious and hitherto almost unknown cascade of newspapers, magazines, letters, and other literary, historical, and popular writing poured from presses chronicling black life in America.
The authentic voice of African-American culture is captured in this first comprehensive guide to a treasure trove of writings by and for a people, as found in sources in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. This bibliography of over 6,000 entries is the indispensable guide to the stories of slavery, freedom, Jim Crow, segregation, liberation, struggle, and triumph.
Besides describing many new discoveries--from church documents to early civil rights ephemera, from school records to single-mother newsletters, from artists' journals to labor publications--this work informs researchers where and how to find them (for example, through online databases, microfilm, or traditional catalogs).
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