On Killing

Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal ...

Author: Dave Grossman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497629209

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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A controversial psychological examination of how soldiers’ willingness to kill has been encouraged and exploited to the detriment of contemporary civilian society. Psychologist and US Army Ranger Dave Grossman writes that the vast majority of soldiers are loath to pull the trigger in battle. Unfortunately, modern armies, using Pavlovian and operant conditioning, have developed sophisticated ways of overcoming this instinctive aversion. The mental cost for members of the military, as witnessed by the increase in post-traumatic stress, is devastating. The sociological cost for the rest of us is even worse: Contemporary civilian society, particularly the media, replicates the army’s conditioning techniques and, Grossman argues, is responsible for the rising rate of murder and violence, especially among the young. Drawing from interviews, personal accounts, and academic studies, On Killing is an important look at the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill, of how killing affects the soldier, and of the societal implications of escalating violence.

The Early Church on Killing

[2] But even the best of these publications reflect major disagreement about the
witness of the early church on killing and war. Some scholars have argued that
the early church up until Constantine was largely pacifist. Other scholars have ...

Author: Ronald J. Sider

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441238689

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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What did the early church believe about killing? What was its view on abortion? How did it approach capital punishment and war? Noted theologian and bestselling author Ron Sider lets the testimony of the early church speak in the first of a three-volume series on biblical peacemaking. This book provides in English translation all extant data directly relevant to the witness of the early church until Constantine on killing. Primarily, it draws data from early church writings, but other evidence, such as archaeological finds and Roman writings, is included. Sider taps into current evangelical interest in how the early church informs contemporary life while presenting a thorough, comprehensive treatment on topics of perennial concern. The book includes brief introductions to every Christian writer cited and explanatory notes on many specific texts.

On Killing Remotely

A vital and timely expansion of Lt Col Dave Grossman's perennial bestseller On Killing. This new book reveals and explores the costs--to individual soldiers and to society--of the way we wage war today.

Author: Wayne Phelps

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780316628297

Category:

Page: 320

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On Killing

A controversial collection on the ethics of taking animal life.

Author: Robert F. Jones

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781592285006

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 251

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A controversial collection on the ethics of taking animal life.

On Killing a Revolution

" In On Killing a Revolution, Domise analyzes the co-opting by liberal interests of Black liberation movements ranging from Haiti to Burkina Faso to Canada and the United States and argues for a new kind of revolution based on Black self ...

Author: Andray Domise

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781771964050

Category: Social Science

Page:

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Intended as protest against racism and police brutality, Blackout Tuesday was also a turning point in the grassroots protest movement following the murder of George Floyd, the pivotal moment where the protests turned from rebellion against white supremacist state violence to a corporatized love-in (or the "circus," as Malcolm X dubbed it)--a sort of hard reset for the cultural narrative, uploading street-level protests to corporate boardrooms.

Assassination Generation

Dave Grossman, who in his perennial bestseller On Killing revealed that most of us are not "natural born killers" - and who has spent decades training soldiers, police, and others who keep us secure to overcome the intrinsic human ...

Author: Kristine Paulsen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316265969

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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The author of the 400,000-copy bestseller On Killing reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide -- and what we must do about it. Paducah, Kentucky, 1997: a 14-year-old boy shoots eight students in a prayer circle at his school. Littleton, Colorado, 1999: two high school seniors kill a teacher, twelve other students, and then themselves. Utoya, Norway, 2011: a political extremist shoots and kills sixty-nine participants in a youth summer camp. Newtown, Connecticut, 2012: a troubled 20-year-old man kills 20 children and six adults at the elementary school he once attended. What links these and other horrific acts of mass murder? A young person's obsession with video games that teach to kill. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, who in his perennial bestseller On Killing revealed that most of us are not "natural born killers" - and who has spent decades training soldiers, police, and others who keep us secure to overcome the intrinsic human resistance to harming others and to use firearms responsibly when necessary - turns a laser focus on the threat posed to our society by violent video games. Drawing on crime statistics, cutting-edge social research, and scientific studies of the teenage brain, Col. Grossman shows how video games that depict antisocial, misanthropic, casually savage behavior can warp the mind - with potentially deadly results. His book will become the focus of a new national conversation about video games and the epidemic of mass murders that they have unleashed.

NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Beehive Poem Chapter 8 On Killing a Tree

The chapter-wise NCERT solutions prove very beneficial in understanding a chapter and also in scoring marks in internal and final exams. ‘On Killing a Tree’ is the eighth chapter in class 9th English.

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Publisher: Bright Tutee

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Category: Education

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The chapter-wise NCERT solutions prove very beneficial in understanding a chapter and also in scoring marks in internal and final exams. ‘On Killing a Tree’ is the eighth chapter in class 9th English. Our teachers have explained every exercise and every question of chapter 8th ‘On Killing a Tree’ in detail and easy to understand language. You can get access to these solutions in Ebook. Download ‘English Beehive (Poem) Chapter 8– On Killing a Tree’ chapter-wise NCERT Solutions now! These NCERT solutions are comprehensive which helps you greatly in your homework and exam preparations. so you need not purchase any guide book or any other study material. Now, you can study better with our NCERT chapter-wise solutions of English Literature. You just have to download these solutions to master the eighth chapter of class 9th English Beehive.

Jesus Christ on Killing

Author Charlie Eipper pens a unique read discussing Christian self-defense. As a police officer with many years in law enforcement, Eipper includes an autobiography and speaks on engaging topics from a place of experience.

Author: Sgt Charlie Eipper

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781628716092

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 224

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Author Charlie Eipper pens a unique read discussing Christian self-defense. As a police officer with many years in law enforcement, Eipper includes an autobiography and speaks on engaging topics from a place of experience. Eipper reveals interesting backgrounds of Biblical leaders, inviting readers to gain insight on how the Bible unveils fascinating commentary on self-defense, Biblical heroism, violence and combat. Eipper's book is a great religious reference tool that also exposes readers to the social issues surrounding combat in a Biblical and non-Biblical context, while showcasing a contagious passion for the Word of God.

Grasshopper Dreaming

Based on fifteen years of work, the essays in this book represent the rare and compelling integration of understanding of nature with the perspective of a world-class ecologist and struggling mystic.

Author: Jeffrey Alan Lockwood

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 9781558964310

Category: Nature

Page: 141

View: 591

Grasshopper Dreaming is a collection of first-person musings about the ethical and philosophical implications of the author's work as an entomologist who specializes in grasshoppers and pest control. The essays represent the rare and compelling integration of an understanding of nature with the perspective of a world-class ecologist and struggling mystic.


Accountability for Killing

A sophisticated and intellectually powerful analysis of culpability and moral responsibility in war, This book focuses on the causes of many episodes of foreseeable collateral damage.

Author: Neta Crawford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199981728

Category: History

Page: 486

View: 658

military and its allies saw that the perception of collateral damage killing was causing it to lose support in the war zones, it moved to a "population centric" doctrine, putting civilian protection at the heart of its strategy.--Publisher description

Killing and Letting Die

"An excellent volume, which will be useful to both professional philosophers and students."-Ethics

Author: Bonnie Steinbock

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823215621

Category: Philosophy

Page: 431

View: 641

This collection contains twenty-one thought-provoking essays on the controversies surrounding the moral and legal distinctions between euthanasia and "letting die." Since public awareness of this issue has increased this second edition includes nine entirely new essays which bring the treatment of the subject up-to-date. The urgency of this issue can be gauged in recent developments such as the legalization of physician-assisted suicide in the Netherlands, "how-to" manuals topping the bestseller charts in the United States, and the many headlines devoted to Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who has assisted dozens of patients to die. The essays address the range of questions involved in this issue pertaining especially to the fields of medical ethics, public policymaking, and social philosophy. The discussions consider the decisions facing medical and public policymakers, how those decisions will affect the elderly and terminally ill, and the medical and legal ramifications for patients in a permanently vegetative state, as well as issues of parent/infant rights. The book is divided into two sections. The first, "Euthanasia and the Termination of Life-Prolonging Treatment" includes an examination of the 1976 Karen Quinlan Supreme Court decision and selections from the 1990 Supreme Court decision in the case of Nancy Cruzan. Featured are articles by law professor George Fletcher and philosophers Michael Tooley, James Rachels, and Bonnie Steinbock, with new articles by Rachels, and Thomas Sullivan. The second section, "Philosophical Considerations," probes more deeply into the theoretical issues raised by the killing/letting die controversy, illustrating exceptionally well the dispute between two rival theories of ethics, consequentialism and deontology. It also includes a corpus of the standard thought on the debate by Jonathan Bennet, Daniel Dinello, Jeffrie Murphy, John Harris, Philipa Foot, Richard Trammell, and N. Ann Davis, and adds articles new to this edition by Bennett, Foot, Warren Quinn, Jeff McMahan, and Judith Lichtenberg.


Killing It Hustle On

Start here. A lined notebook to keep track of your side hustle.

Author: Humble Hustlers

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781686990281

Category:

Page: 122

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Start here. A lined notebook to keep track of your side hustle.

Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill

According to the authors of Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill, there is blame to be laid right at the feet of the makers of violent video games (called "murder trainers" by one expert), the TV networks, and the Hollywood movie studios--the ...

Author: Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307429458

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 851

There is perhaps no bigger or more important issue in America at present than youth violence. Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora: We know them all too well, and for all the wrong reasons: kids, some as young as eleven years old, taking up arms and, with deadly, frightening accuracy, murdering anyone in their paths. What is going on? According to the authors of Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill, there is blame to be laid right at the feet of the makers of violent video games (called "murder trainers" by one expert), the TV networks, and the Hollywood movie studios--the people responsible for the fact that children witness literally thousands of violent images a day. Authors Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Gloria DeGaetano offer incontrovertible evidence, much of it based on recent major scientific studies and empirical research, that movies, TV, and video games are not just conditioning children to be violent--and unaware of the consequences of that violence--but are teaching the very mechanics of killing. Their book is a much-needed call to action for every parent, teacher, and citizen to help our children and stop the wave of killing and violence gripping America's youth. And, most important, it is a blueprint for us all on how that can be achieved. In Paducah, Kentucky, Michael Carneal, a fourteen-year-old boy who stole a gun from a neighbor's house, brought it to school and fired eight shots at a student prayer group as they were breaking up. Prior to this event, he had never shot a real gun before. Of the eight shots he fired, he had eight hits on eight different kids. Five were head shots, the other three upper torso. The result was three dead, one paralyzed for life. The FBI says that the average, experienced, qualified law enforcement officer, in the average shootout, at an average range of seven yards, hits with less than one bullet in five. How does a child acquire such killing ability? What would lead him to go out and commit such a horrific act? From the Hardcover edition.

The Last and Greatest Battle

Grossman, On Killing, 10. Faust, This Republic of Suffering, 41. Grossman, On
Killing, 123. “Wings of Valor: The Lost Battalion in the Argonne Forest,” http://
www.homeofheroes.com/wings/part1/3_lostbattalion. html. Parrish, “Florence
Native ...

Author: John Bateson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019939234X

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Nearly every day an active-duty soldier in the United States military resorts to suicide, and nearly every hour a veteran does the same. In recent years the problem of military suicides has reached epidemic proportions, but it's all too easy for most of us to gloss over the headlines or tune out the details. In The Last and Greatest Battle--the first book devoted exclusively to the problem of military suicides--John Bateson brings this neglected crisis into the spotlight. Bateson, the former executive director of a nationally certified suicide prevention center, surveys the history of suicide in the United States military from the Civil War to the present day and outlines a plan to save lives-and ultimately end the tragedy of military suicides. He uses the stories of individual soldiers to illuminate the unique challenges faced by American troops today. Transitioning from the front lines to the home front is difficult for many service members, and many need help both during and after their deployments. But even though the military is spending millions of dollars on suicide prevention programs, record numbers of soldiers continue to take their lives. To that end, Bateson outlines a plan of action. If the military works to remove stigma, to make treatment more effective and more accessible, and to limit risk factors for suicide in the first place by taking measures like reducing the number and length of deployments and adjusting pre-deployment training to take into account the way that wars are waged today, an end to the problem of military suicide is as possible as it is essential.

August Is a Good Time for Killing

And Other Blood-Curdling Stories of Murder in the East Billie Sue Mosiman,
Martin Harry Greenberg. Richard T. Chizmar is well known for editing the critically
acclaimed dark suspense magazine Cemetery Dance. But his fiction is
establishing ...

Author: Billie Sue Mosiman

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1558535764

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A collection of detective mystery stories.

Porphyry On Abstinence from Killing Animals

On Abstinence from Killing Animals On Abstinence from Killing Animals, written in
the last third of the third century CE, is a treatise in the form of an open letter from
Porphyry of Tyre to his friend Firmus Castricius. Both were philosophers, but ...

Author:

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780938888

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

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Porphyry's On Abstinence from Killing Animals is one of the most interesting books from Greek antiquity for both philosophers and historians. In it, Porphyry relates the arguments for eating or sacrificing animals and then goes on to argue that an understanding of humans and gods shows such sacrifice to be inappropriate, that an understanding of animals shows it to be unjust, and that a knowledge of non-Greeks shows it to be unnecessary. There are no Neoplatonist commentaries on Aristotle's Ethics from the period AD 250-600. Thus, although this work is not a commentary on Aristotle, it fills a gap in this series by going to the heart of ethical debates among Neoplatonists around AD 300, and revealing one ascetic Neoplatonist's view of the ideal way of life. It also records rival positions taken on the treatment of animals by Greek philosophers over the previous six hundred years.

A Caduceus is for Killing

... 'bout AIDS. But in Omaha, man? AIDS ain't no epidemic. Why you askin' 'bout
the doc, man?” Krastowitcz studied Jackie's 90 A Caduceus is for Killing.

Author: Diana Kirk

Publisher: Hard Shell Word Factory

ISBN: 0759900272

Category: Fiction

Page: 188

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When Dr. Andrea Pearson, an AIDS researcher, finds Dr. Milton Grafton mutilated and brutally murdered, she begins a descent into the bizarre that threatens her academic appointment and ultimately, her life. Homicide detective, Gary Krastowitcz, isn't prejudiced. He suspects everyone equally. The social implications of Grafton's murder lead the detective to a list of implausible suspects until he learns that things are not always what they seem. And so it begins...

Bushwhackers 07 A Time for Killing

Author: B. J. Lanagan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101174746

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 773

An action-packed series from the creators of Longarm, featuring the rousing adventures of the most brutal gang of cutthroats ever assembled—Quantrill’s Raiders. When Kansas Charley Beckett massacres a Bushwhacker's family on the Fourth of July, the only red, white, and blue Win and Joe want to see are the red of his blood, the white of his eyes, and the blue of his body as it hangs from the gallows.