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The Resource Why dissent matters : because some people see things the rest of us miss, William Kaplan

Why dissent matters : because some people see things the rest of us miss, William Kaplan

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Why dissent matters : because some people see things the rest of us miss
Title
Why dissent matters
Title remainder
because some people see things the rest of us miss
Statement of responsibility
William Kaplan
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Frances Kelsey was a quiet Canadian doctor and scientist who stood up to a huge pharmaceutical company wanting to market a new drug--Thalidomide--and prevented an American tragedy. The nature writer Rachel Carson identified an emerging environmental disaster and pulled the fire alarm. Dissenting juries can and do change the law. They did that when they refused to convict Dr. Henry Morgentaler of performing illegal abortions when he had done just that. Judicial dissents sometimes point to a different and more just future. Occasionally dissenting judges save lives, or at least try to: that's what happened when a wrongfully convicted teenage boy named Steven Truscott got the chance to tell his story before Canada's Supreme Court. It is, or should be, all about the evidence. And destroying the evidence is exactly what happened in Canada over the course of a dark decade when the recent Conservative government did everything it could to ensure that voices that might have informed public policy were silenced. Occupy Wall Street was the first truly international protest. Who were the occupiers and what did they want? Another growing international protest movement is BDS: Boycott, Divest, Sanction. It is directed at Israel. In October 1973 Israel came close to defeat when Egyptian and Syrian forces massed on the borders and overconfident Israeli officials did virtually nothing. Forty-five years later Israel's leaders seem woefully blind to another unfolding national security threat. Our world has been saved by dissenters: people who have been attacked, bullied, ostracized, jailed, and sometimes, when all is over, celebrated. Some dissenters have truly important things to say. Listen--and decide--before you shut them out."--
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1957-
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Kaplan, William
Dewey number
303.6/1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Dissenters
  • Dissenters
  • Social change
  • Social change
Label
Why dissent matters : because some people see things the rest of us miss, William Kaplan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The tenth man -- There really is nothing new under the sun -- A woman of fortitude and determination : Frances Oldham Kelsey -- Rachel was right : Rachel Louise Carson -- Dissenting juries and judges -- Sentenced to death -- Occupy Wall Street -- and this, that, and the other place -- How not to make public policy -- The clock is ticking and it's 1973 all over again
Control code
ocn975051481
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773550841
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)975051481
Label
Why dissent matters : because some people see things the rest of us miss, William Kaplan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The tenth man -- There really is nothing new under the sun -- A woman of fortitude and determination : Frances Oldham Kelsey -- Rachel was right : Rachel Louise Carson -- Dissenting juries and judges -- Sentenced to death -- Occupy Wall Street -- and this, that, and the other place -- How not to make public policy -- The clock is ticking and it's 1973 all over again
Control code
ocn975051481
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773550841
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)975051481

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