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Which Islam? Whose Islam? and other essays — Zuhdi Jasser
Zuhdi Jasser ,Australian Tour Edition
Paperback, 110 pages.
“Islamists know that the greatest threat to their supremacist program is when we advance the ideas of liberty, freedom, and universal values of human rights protected by secular national identity. That is the only antidote to Islamism (political Islam and the idea of an Islamic state).”
“Before an individual takes a turn toward violence and dons the military vest and weaponry of an Islamist soldier, he spends years wearing the jersey of the Islamist team. As long as we focus only on the weaponized Islamist, and not all Islamists, we are in a state of unmitigated surrender.”
Give us back our Country: How to make the politicians truly accountable…
on every day, of every month of every year
David Flint & Jai Martinkovits , Foreword by Alan Jones
Paperback, 404 pages,
Publisher: Connor Court Publishing ISBN: 9781925138047
There are few problems today which have not been either caused or made worse by the politicians. The sad fact is that the institutions of our representative democracy – one of the world’s oldest – have been compromised. This can be directly attributed to the power brokers in the major parties who are in an unholy alliance with the elites. So much of what they do today just does not pass the “pub test”. The authors argue that the only solution is to make the politicians truly accountable – not just every three or four years in blank cheque elections – but on every day, of every month and of every year through the tools of direct democracy.
“This book is essential reading for anybody who cares about the future of Australia. Too many Australians are exasperated by what they are seeing in the media and many have disengaged from the political debate. Too many Australians who want to be more involved are prevented from doing so. An effective and practical solution is to empower rank-and-file Australians, relying on their common sense, good judgement and basic decency.”
— The Hon. Peter Reith, Former Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party.
The Tyranny of Tolerance: Threats to Religious Liberty in Australia
Peter Kurti , Foreword by The Hon John Howard OM AC
Paperback, 200 pages,
Published with the Religion and Civil Society Program, Centre for Independent Studies ISBN: 9781925501483
Kurti exposes a grand deception: the tolerance and diversity brigade cannot tolerate diversity of thought. — Nick Cater
In a time of ‘fake news’ and social media mobs, Kurti’s thoughtful deliberation about the meaning of tolerance and its tension with political liberty is indispensable. He critiques the origin of Australian multiculturalism and the corrosive cultural effect of codifying diversity in discrimination law. This book is a measured, scholarly treatment of a subject too often submerged in superficial polemic. It resurrects religious freedom and restores the principle to its rightful place in the heart of 21st century democracy. — Jennifer Oriel
FRAGILE NATION :VULNERABILITY, RESILIENCE AND VICTIMHOOD
Paperback, 220 pages
Retail Price: $24.95
PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2016
A glimpse into the inner lives of psychiatrist Dr Ahmed’s patients in the melting pot of outer Sydney. The stories vary from closet gay Muslims, to health food fundamentalists. It is an account of the modern condition viewed through the microcosm of the consulting room. Funny, insightful, heartbreaking and inspiring, this gripping book will entertain and challenge.
Democracy in a Divided Australia
Paperback, 290 Pages
Release Date: September 29th, 2018
“A brilliant book. If you want to understand why Australia is more polarised than ever, and what to do about it, read Democracy in a Divided Australia.
Its aim is to build a more cohesive country, where tribalism gives way to the soaring human desire for greater freedom to decide what happens in our communities, families and personal lives.”
– Janet Albrechtsen, Columnist, The Australian
Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault
Paperback, 280 pages Expanded Edition
Tracing postmodernism from its roots in Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Immanuel Kant to their development in thinkers such as Michel Foucault and Richard Rorty, philosopher Stephen Hicks provides a provocative account of why postmodernism has been the most vigorous intellectual movement of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Why do skeptical and relativistic arguments have such power in the contemporary intellectual world? Why do they have that power in the humanities but not in the sciences? Why has a significant portion of the political Left—the same Left that traditionally promoted reason, science, equality for all, and optimism—now switched to themes of anti-reason, anti-science, double standards, and cynicism?
Explaining Postmodernism is intellectual history with a polemical twist, providing fresh insights into the debates underlying the furor over political correctness, multiculturalism, and the future of liberal democracy.
The Greens: Policies, Reality and Consequences
Edited by Andrew McIntyre
Paperback, 150 pages,
The idea for this book came from an awareness of the alarming void in media analysis of the Greens’ policies at a time when they have been gaining in political strength.
This book brings together leading Australian experts who look at a wide range of their policies in detail – from Agriculture to Z00phytes – to reveal the practical consequences of these policies.
The book suggests that the Greens have an uncontrollable urge to spend our money, a mania for legislative and regulatory control – of both institutions and individuals – a disturbing and unwarranted confidence in central planning and a belief that government knows best. Underlying this is a thoroughly naïve understanding of how the real world works.
The irony is that the Greens’ policies would not only destroy our economy but actually make the environment worse.
Post-Modernist Australia – How to Create an Unholy Mess
Paperback, 80 Pages.
Your Price: $19.95
Number 2 in the series: The Snowflake Chronicles
Snowflake- A very sensitive person. Someone who is easily hurt or offended by the statements or actions of others.
This book humbly offers alternatives to the otherwise ubiquitous doctrines of Post-modernism and the ‘Culture Wars’.
Post-Modernist Australia: How to Create an Unholy Mess is a relatively short book which makes rather a large claim: post-modernism is nothing more or less than attempted Marxist totalitarianism wearing a clever disguise.
For 90 years past those advocating hard-line communism as a universal social panacea have known that most grown-up Western democracies reject such murderous medicine outright. Like thieves finding the front door of a house they wish to enter locked they therefore try to achieve surreptitious entry via more hidden and deceptive means – by any avenue where the rest of us show ourselves to be naïve or vulnerable in fact.
The Climate Change Delusion and the Great Electricity Ripoff
How did one of the worlds largest exporters of coal, gas and uranium end up with unreliable and expensive energy? Massive subsidies for renewable energy, gaming of the electricity market and government mandates have closed coal-fired generators that previously provided cheap reliable electricity.
Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther objected to indulgences. Today indulgences are sought as subsidies from consumers for renewable energy generators in the name of the environmental religion.
It has never been shown that human emissions of carbon dioxide drive global warming and the recent massive increases in emissions produced no warming.
This book shows that renewable energy creates massive environmental damage and much of the generously-funded climate science is underpinned by fraud. The end result is high electricity prices.
However, there is a simple solution to the suicidal energy policy created by pandering to green hysteria that gave us ruinable energy.
The Fragility of Freedom:Why Subsidiarity Matters
Peter Francis Fenwick
Pages: 234 pages
For thirty-five years, Peter Fenwick managed the professional services consultancy, Fenwick Software, which he founded in 1976. Its culture is built on the principles of classic liberalism. Its employees are granted an appropriate degree of autonomy, provided with opportunities to grow and assume more responsibility, and encouraged to apply their skills to help each other and to deliver value for their clients.
In 2011, Peter established an employee-shareholder scheme and sold 75 percent of the business in equal parts to five key staff, one of whom, 31 year-old Greg Galloway is now CEO. The firm is thriving and the culture is being maintained under his leadership.
In The Fragility of Freedom, Peter applies his experience to a wider canvas. He explains how the coercive and regulatory powers of the state have been captured by powerful sectional interests for their own economic benefit, leading to corruption in public life and crony capitalism in business. Civil virtues have declined throughout the community with leaders in politics, religion, business and the trade unions often abusing positions of trust.
Right Social Justice: better ways to help the poor
Edited by Gary Johns
For decades, Social Justice has been trumpeted as the means of assisting the ‘downtrodden’. Rarely have any of its proponents proved that it is other than an egalitarian ideology, without an analytical base. Assisting the ‘poor’ may be a ‘good thing’ but only if programs to aid them are effective and only if others are not made poor in the process.
Too often, either the policy prescription or the analyses of the social problem, or indeed both, are blinded by the ideology of social justice.
The purpose of the book is to assist those wedded to the principles of social justice, of whom there are many, to understand that helping the poor is not straightforward. There are many counterintuitive schemes to help the poor; they have little to do with the right to income transfers. Indeed, most people have a non-egalitarian conception of fairness, based on merit and effort, with equality running a poor third. In these cases, social justice is seen as a form of insurance, not a right.
Social justice often overplays its hand; this book is a chance to find better ways to help the poor.