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The Resource Crime and the sacking of America : the roots of chaos, Andrew Peyton Thomas

Crime and the sacking of America : the roots of chaos, Andrew Peyton Thomas

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Crime and the sacking of America : the roots of chaos
Title
Crime and the sacking of America
Title remainder
the roots of chaos
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Peyton Thomas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Andrew Peyton Thomas explains why crime bills aimed at reforming the police, the courts, and the prisons address only the symptoms of the crime problem. He illuminates the hidden causes of crime and separates the real from the imagined, including the family, religion, schools, elites, poverty, our violent culture, race and racism, guns, drugs, and gangs. His devastating critique exposes the real roots of the chaos - the American people who have let ultra-left liberals and ultra-right conservative libertarians impose a false philosophy in which the emphasis on individual liberty threatens life and makes dangerous the pursuit of happiness. The result is a Hobbesian war of all against all that has hamstrung the police, the courts, and the prisons, while destroying the most fundamental right: personal security. Thomas lashes out at the false prophets - the social scientists, special interest groups, and politicians who blame deviant behavior on conditions, not individuals, and who have diminished the values formerly reinforced by family, school, and religion. Confronted with violent crime in a society threatened by a youthful generation of amoral predators, Thomas sounds an urgent wake-up call, warning us to take action or prepare for a future devoid of social compacts, true communities, or a Leviathan able to maintain order. His apocalyptic scenarios seem unavoidable unless we take seriously his suggestions for a change of course. Only then can we hope to halt the sacking of America by its criminal barbarians. The real debate begins here on what must be done to make America safe once more
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DLC
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Thomas, Andrew Peyton
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crime
  • Crime prevention
Label
Crime and the sacking of America : the roots of chaos, Andrew Peyton Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 365 pages
Isbn
9780028811079
Isbn Type
:
Lccn
94021266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)30593384
Label
Crime and the sacking of America : the roots of chaos, Andrew Peyton Thomas
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-351) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 365 pages
Isbn
9780028811079
Isbn Type
:
Lccn
94021266
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)30593384

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