Revolutionary War officer Nathan Hale, one of America's first spies, said, "Any kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary." A statue of Hale stands outside CIA headquarters, and the agency often cites his statement as one of its guiding principles. But who decides what is necessary for the public good, and is it really true that any kind of service is permissible for the public good? These questions are at the heart of James M. Olson's book, Fair Play: The Moral Dilemmas of Spying.
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The authors examine the dynamic interplay of texts and their concomitant rhetorical situations by drawing on a number of case studies, including controversial constitutional arguments put forward by activists and presidents in the 19th century, inventive economic pivots by Franklin Roosevelt and Alan Greenspan, and the rhetorical trajectory and method of Barack Obama.
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People will tell you that there are no such things as monsters. But if you ask Alexander Applebee, he'll tell you another story. He has a math monster, and that monster can be very distracting when it's time to do math. Alex tries telling his math teacher, his mother, and even his grandfather about the blue-eyed monster whose antics make it hard to concentrate on the subject. In this audiobook for children, Alex's unexpected adventure with his math monster reminds us that success in life is often a matter of taming our own creatures.
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Early one Saturday morning, a five-year-old boy named Oliver decides that he doesn’t want to be ordinary anymore. He chooses to become a toaster instead. He takes a cardboard box and draws on it all the parts that a toaster would have - along with holes for his eyes and hands! Now that Oliver is a toaster, he does his best to help his mom in the kitchen and his dad in the garden. He visits a friend, and they play video games. All through the day, he works hard to prove that a toaster can do anything an ordinary boy can do.
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"A New Problem for Keystone XL: Oil Companies Don’t Want It" is from the June 29, 2017 Business section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Christopher M. Matthews and Bradley Olson and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
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