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The COLLECTIVE PROBLEM
vs. The Individualism Problem

The Challenge of Unforced Liberty

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“I believe in only one thing: liberty; but I do not believe in liberty enough to want to force it upon anyone.” –H. L.Mencken
The Left tends to approach things collectively, the Right individually. Each says it wants liberty. Which approach has the best chance of coming through successfully?


The FLAWS of FREEDOM

Why the Left Depends on the Right and the Right Needs the Left

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Contention, contention, contention! We all seem to bemoan the constant contention between the Left and the Right. But perhaps the tension (without the contention) is exactly what we need. We may not be able to return to the center-right USA that The Founders envisioned, but we can achieve a competitive unity that balances security and liberty. Or is it too much to ask of citizens used to both freedom and a swollen government?


PETULANT

How Pre-feminist Peevishness and Guerrilla Warfare has Petulant Poisoned Political Points-of-View

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Upset women have often been able to disarm men using emotional arguments. Currently, however, men as well as women use emotional arguments to disarm their political opponents, setting a dangerous precedent by allowing empirical data and rationality to seem ineffectual, thus making passion rather than reason the ultimate arbiter of a dispute, such that “The stronger you feel, the easier it is to convince someone you are right (even if you are wrong).”


Pardon Me, but

YOUR ETHICS ARE IMMORAL (or is it Your Morals are Unethical?)

Turn and Face the Strange

Your ETHICS are IMMORAL
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Most of us try to act ethically, drawing our standards from our social upbringing (The Ethic of Community), from our religions (The Ethic of Divinity), or from our own personal reasoning (The Ethic of Autonomy), but we don’t always agree on what’s right. In this pithy book that combines social commentary with both philosophy and psychology, Tony Annesi suggests that even if we cannot always bridge the gaps between our ethics, we can use both reason and rational self-interest to evaluate them.

CONTENTS

FOREWORD to the Preface to the Introductory Chapter …..
PREFACE: Les Miserables and Playboy …..
1. Introductory: Turn and Face the Strange …..
2. Foundations …..
3. A Moral Matrix …..
4. Spiritual But Not Religious …..
5. Manners: Low Level Ethics …..
6. Everyday Morality …..
7. The Big Issues …..
8. Underlying Issues …..
9. How Women Came to Rule the Western World …..
10. Ethics, 2 Sides of Aisle …..
11. Freedom and Commitment …..
12. A Few Suggestions …..
EPILOGUE: 5 Simple Prescriptions …..
BIBLIOGRAPHY …..


10 Common Values

To Unify a Contentious Culture

10 COMMON VALUES
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10 Common Values

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What if the Left and the Right actually shared fundamental ideas and differed only in preferred implementation?
What if the circular scale we have been using to gauge points of view were really a straight line? What if we had a set of simple values to rally around? And what if you could find out all about how people could get together again in the pages of one little book?

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
1. TRUTH (Not Ideology) …..
2. FAIRNESS & JUSTICE (Not Religious Morality) …..
3. LIBERTY & EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (Not Equity of Results) …..
4. COMPETITION (Not Rapacity) …..
5. OWNERSHIP (Not Caretaker-ship) …..
6. SECURITY (Not Armoring) …..
7. INTELLIGENCE (Not Pseudo-intellectuality) …..
8. IMPROVEMENT & PROGRESS (Not Novelty) …..
9. LOVE, CHARITY, & SPIRITUALITY (Not Self-sacrifice) …..
10. INDIVIDUALITY & SELF-INTEREST (Not Greed) …..
POSTSCRIPT: TO UNIFY A CONTENTIOUS CULTURE …..
ADDENDA: 5 VALUES (that are) NO LONGER COMMON (but should be) …..
BIBLIOGRAPHY …..


10 Guideline Principles

Finding One's Way in a Messy World

10 GUIDELINE PRINCIPLES
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10 guideline Principles

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The old saying goes: “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” Unfortunately, in today’s messy world, the thing you stand for may be the very thing you have fallen for.

CONTENTS

My Guideline Principles…..
PREFACE: Why Guideline Principles?.....
INTRODUCTION: How I Came to Write a Book about Principles…..
TRUTH
            Principle #1: Don’t Lie…..
            Principle #2: Dare To Be Honest…..
            Principle #3: Reframes Are Not Objective…..
COURAGE
            Principle #4: Dare to Lose…..
            Principle #5: What Could Have Been Couldn’t…..
INDEPENDENCE
            Principle #6: Support, Don't Join…..
CONVENTIONS:
            Principle #7: Test Conventions…..
EMOTIONS vs. RATIONALITY:
            Principle #8: Look for a Core Belief…..
            Principle #9: Rationality as a Guide for Action…..
BIAS:
            Principle #10: The Smallest Minority…..
GUIDELINE PRINCIPLES: Points and Counterpoints…..
GUIDELINE PRINCIPLES: A Summation…..
BIBLIOGRAPHY…..
APPENDIX: Logical Fallacies…..
                 George Washington Carver’s 8 Rules…..
                 Lau-Tzu’s Advice…..

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Hanshi Tony Annesi

• Advisory council, Nippon Kobudo Renmei (NKR)

• Steering Committee, International Society of Okinawan/Japanese Karate-do

• Member of 3 Martial Arts Halls of Fame

A martial artist since 1964

9th dan, Takeshin Aiki

8th dan, Takeshin Karate

6th Dan, Shotokan Karate

2nd dan, Judo


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