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A Danger To The State

Author : Philip Trower
ISBN : 0898706742
Genre : Fiction
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Through a large cast of historical and fictional characters, A Danger to the State relates one of the outstanding though little known dramas of modern history. In 1773, surrendering at last to a 20 year long campaign of intrigue and calumny, Pope Clement XIV suppressed the famous Society of Jesus, founded 200 years earlier by St. Ignatius of Loyola. Just sixteen years before the French Revolution, Europe's Catholic kings, threatening to take their countries into schism, pressured Pope Clement into destroying the strongest bulwark and the Church's most successful band of missionaries. What lay behind this apparent act of madness? There was no popular opposition to the Jesuits, and the Kings were mainly dupes. The driving force came from the writers and thinkers of the French Enlightemnent, agnostics and atheists that included a number of Europe's leading statesman among it's members. "Once we have destroyed the Jesuits," wrote Voltaire, "we should have easy work with the Church." The action revolves around the de Vallecas family, a distinguished Spanish family that have two sons in the Jesuit order one a missionary to the Jesuit Reductions in Paraguay, the other a novice in Spain during the efforts of suppression. This chronicle of political intrigue moves masterfully from the turbulent scenes in Madrid of the French anti-Jesuit forces battle to influence King Charles III and other Spanish leaders, to the serene setting of the Jesuit missions in Paraguay in their last days of glory and, finally, to Catherine the Great's Russia.

Section 1983 Litigation

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ISBN : 9781428965775
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Dangers Of A Palestinian State

Author : Raphael Israeli
ISBN : 9652293032
Genre : History
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Dangers of a Palestinian State is a compilation of essays by Israel's most noteworthy political analysts, such as Dr David Bukay of the University of Haifa, Arieh Stav, Director of the Ariel Center for Policy Research, and Professor Raphael Israeli, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.This volume includes two sections. The first section comprises analysis of the dangers of a Palestinian State. The second section presents alternatives to achieve a viable solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. This important book is both timely and thought-provoking, providing an in-depth analysis of Middle Eastern affairs in a broad historical, cultural and political context.

Imminent Dangers To The Free Institutions Of The United States Through Foreign Immigration And The Present State Of The Naturalization Laws

Author : Samuel Finley Breese Morse
ISBN : UOM:39015035409617
Genre : Emigration and immigration
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Imminent Dangers To The Free Institutions Of The United States Through Foreign Immigration And The Present State Of The Naturalization Laws A Series Of Numbers Originally Published In The New York Journal Of Commerce By An American I E Samuel F B Morse Revised And Corrected With Additions

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ISBN : BL:A0018617885
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The State Forests Forest Fires Their Danger To Life And Property Systems Of Protection In Use In Other Countries And States Water Power Should Be

Author : New York Board Of Trade [From Old Cata
ISBN : 1289800537
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Laws Of The State Of New York

Author : New York (State)
ISBN : NYPL:33433090740527
Genre : Session laws
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Civil Commitment Of Sexually Dangerous Persons

Author : Nathan James
ISBN : 1604565055
Genre : Law
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The 109th Congress passed legislation that allows the federal government to civilly commit "sexually dangerous persons". Civil commitment, as it relates to sex offenders, is when a state retains custody of an individual, found by a judge or jury to be a "sexually dangerous person" by involuntarily committing the person to a secure mental health facility after the offender's prison sentence is done. In 1990, the state of Washington passed the first civil commitment law for sexually dangerous persons. Currently, 18 other states and the federal government have similar laws. Moreover, the Supreme Court, in Kansas v. Hendricks and Kansas v. Crane, ruled that current civil commitment laws are constitutional. The civil commitment of sex offenders centres on the belief that sex offenders are more likely than other offenders to re-offend. However, data on sex offender recidivism is varied. Data show that the recidivism risk for sex offenders may be lower than it is typically thought to be; in fact, some studies show that sex offenders recidivate at a lower rate than many other criminals. Other studies show that, given time, almost all sex offenders will commit a new sex crime. Most discussions about recidivism examine ways to decrease it; for example, by providing sex offenders with treatment. Research on the efficacy of sex offender treatment is promising, but it cannot prove that treatment reduces recidivism.

Proceedings And Debates Of The Constitutional Convention Of The State Of New York Held In 1867 And 1868 In The City Of Albany

Author : New York (State). Constitutional Convention
ISBN : PRNC:32101064096447
Genre : Constitutional conventions
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The Proto Totalitarian State

Author : Dmitry Shlapentokh
ISBN : 0765803666
Genre : Political Science
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Totalitarian rule is commonly thought to derive from spe- cific ideologies that justify the complete control by the state of social, cultural, and political institutions. The major goal of this volume is to demonstrate that in some cases brutal forms of state control have been the only way to maintain basic social order. Dmitry Shlapentokh seeks to show that totalitarian or semi-totalitarian regimes have their roots in a fear of disorder that may overtake both rulers and the society at large. Although ideology has played an important role in many totalitarian regimes, it has not always been the chief reason for repression. In many cases, the desire to establish order led to internal terror and intrusiveness in all aspects of human life. Shlapentokh seeks the roots of this phenomenon in France in the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, when asocial processes in the wake of the Hundred Years War led to the emergence of a brutal absolutist state whose features and policies bore a striking resemblance to totalitarian regimes in the Soviet Union and China. State punishment and control allowed for relentless drive to "normalize" society with the state actively engaged in the regulation of social life. There were attempts to regulate the economy and instances of social engineering, attempts to populate emerging colonial empires with exiles and produce "new men and women" through reeducation. This increased harshness in dealing with the populace, in fact, the emergence of a new sort of bondage, was combined with a twisted form of humanitarianism and the creation of a rudimentary safety net. Some of these elements can be found in the democratic societies of the modern West, although in their aggregation these attributes are essential features of totalitarian regimes of the modem era.

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