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Strange Bedfellows: The Jewish Establishment and the Christian Right

Publication Date:

August 1, 2002

Abstract:

Describes the political alliance of the Christian right in the U.S. (Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and others) with Israel....

Hebron: a West Bank magnet for trouble

Publication Date:

October 18, 2002

Abstract:

Part 2 of a series on the growing alliance between Jewish fundamentalists and U.S. Christian fundamentalists. Offers first-hand account of life, and motivations, of Jewish settlers in the West Bank city of Hebron....

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Americans in every aspect of Mideast conflict

Publication Date:

April 12, 2002

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Describes the involvement of U.S. citizens in all aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....

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Americans in every aspect of Mideast conflict, (TXT, 22 KB)

America's Evangelicals -- Key Survey Findings

Publication Date:

April 15, 2004

Abstract:

Describes findings of a survey of 1610 adults who identified themselves as fundamentalist, evangelical, charismatic, or Pentacostal protestant Christians or as "born-again" Christians....

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Will fundamentalist Christians and Jews ignite apocalypse?

Publication Date:

October 11, 2002

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Examines the growing alliance between fundamentalist Jews in Israel and fundamentalist Christians in the U.S., both of whom interpret Biblical passages to justify unending conflict in the Middle East....

The Future of Biodiversity

Authors:

Pimm, Stuart L.

Publication Date:

July 21, 1995

Abstract:

Describes global rates of species loss and shows we are losing species at 100 to 1000 times the historical rate of extinctions....

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Environmental and Economic Costs of Soil Erosion and Conservation Benefits

Authors:

Pimental, David

Publication Date:

February 24, 1995

Abstract:

Describes soil erosion rates globally and within the U.S. and assigns costs to them....

Human Appropriation of the Products of Photosynthesis

Publication Date:

June 1, 1986

Abstract:

Peter M. Vitousek and others, "Human Appropriation of the Products of Photosynthesis," BioScience Vol. 36, No. 6 (June, 1986), pgs. 368-373....

Two Years Later, a Thousand Years Ago

Authors:

Wright, Robert

Publication Date:

September 11, 2003

Abstract:

Says globalization as the inevitable result of humanity's search for nonzero-sum games (games in which both players can win) combined with technology that allows us to play those games at greater and greater distances, which in turn enmeshes humanity in a shared fate which in turn requires us to est...

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The Destruction of Society - Challenging the 'Modern' Tryptique: Individualism, Hedonism, Consumerism

Authors:

Hunout, Patrick

Publication Date:

July 15, 2003

Abstract:

Describes the loss of "social capital" and "the erosion of the social link in advanced societies." For more information, go to: http://www.socialcapital-foundation.org/...
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