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Lefever, Ernest W.

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Works: 92 works in 363 publications in 5 languages and 11,646 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Textbooks  Controversial literature  Art  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Adapter
Classifications: UF767, 327.73
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Crisis in the Congo : a United Nations force in action by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

18 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Apocalyptic premise : nuclear arms debated : thirty-one essays by statesmen, scholars, religious leaders, and journalists( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and United States foreign policy by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

31 editions published between 1956 and 1986 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuclear arms in the Third World : U.S. policy dilemma by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spear and scepter; army, police, and politics in tropical Africa by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncertain mandate; politics of the U.N. Congo operation by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1991 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics and world politics; four perspectives by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

14 editions published between 1972 and 1988 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arms and arms control : a symposium by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

23 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amsterdam to Nairobi : the World Council of Churches and the Third World by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Churches, and in a larger sense religion, should serve as the conscience of society. Hence Christian bodies have an obligation to condemn gross evils and to speak out on the great moral issues, but they should not give their full support to any political party or cause. The World Council of Churches (wcc) from its beginning in 1948 showed an interest in the developing countries. The wcc has been increasingly influenced by the picture of downtrodden people struggling for freedom, dignity, and economic development. By 1975, the wcc had embraced the concept and practice of liberation theology, which on some issues, has been very similar to Marxism. Ambiguity toward Marxism stems from a profound confusion between ends and means. The Marxists' claim of a clear-cut diagnosis and simple answers has an appeal to Westerners who feel guilty about their power and wealth. Seven recommendations are offered in conclusion that would make the wcc truer to the Christian faith and make a more responsible contribution to justice and freedom in the political order. Appendices that contain texts of relevant wcc documents, notes, and an index of persons and countries are included. (Bz)
TV and national defense : an analysis of CBS news, 1972-73 by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perestroika : how new is Gorbachev's new thinking? by Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The CIA and the American ethic : an unfinished debate by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's imperial burden : is the past prologue? by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the cusp of a new millennium, are we Americans prepared to accept the imperial burden that history has trust upon us? Looking back, the author argues that writ large, America, despite its internal flaws and external blunders, has borne its imperial burden with a singular sense of responsibility. America has not sought to dominate other peoples and has treated its former adversaries with compassion. As the preeminent world power, says Lefever, America has an inescapable responsibility. He takes on assorted isolationists, "declinists," multilateralists, and neo-Wilsonian interventionists, all of whom, in his view, fail to recognize the nuances of this responsibility
Ethics, violence & revolution by Charles C West( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will capitalism survive? : a challenge by Paul Johnson with twelve responses by Paul Johnson( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A challenge on the survival of capitalism and its future is set forth in this document. Although industrial capitalism is strong, five dangers that threaten its survival are cited: (1) the collectivist bias of Western intellectuals; (2) the influence of the ecological apocalyptics; (3) the assault on the market by big government; (4) the undermining of productivity by trade unions, and (5) the totalitarian (primarily Soviet) threat from outside the country. Twelve people from various professions and perspectives responded to the challenge: an oil executive, a political scientist, a banker, a political columnist, a labor union official, a professor of theology, a former U.S. Senator, a journalist, a Black liberation theologian, an international lawyer, a U.S. Congreeman, and the direction of the Hudson Institute. The challenge brings forth the question of the survival of capitalism as well as its varying forms. The contributors address that question as well as the question of capitalism as a moral issue. (Apg)
Nairobi to Vancouver : the World Council of Churches and the world, 1975-87 by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The irony of virtue : ethics and American power by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This definitive anthology is the fruit of one of America's most respected neoconservatives. Trained in Christian ethics, Ernest Lefever has been an articulate public policy advocate. Both conservatives and liberals will ignore his views at their peril. In this first-ever anthology of his most important work, Lefever takes a bold and lively march through the second half of the twentieth century. As an acute participant-observer who cares deeply about peace, freedom, and human dignity, Lefever became a neoconservative twenty years before Irving Kristol coined the term. For this volume, Lefever selected forty of his most influential essays from some 500 published pieces. They reveal his dramatic transformation from a liberal pacifist during World War II to a humane realist. The earliest essays, from Lefever's Yale Divinity School days, recount his experience as a civil rights activist during World War II and as a relief worker in the POW camps of postwar Europe. Later essays assess such institutions as the United Nations and the World Council of Churches. Lefever tackles a myriad policy issues from nuclear testing and human rights to arms control and the collapse of communism. His essays on the Berlin Wall and his reappraisal of the Vietnam legacy confirm his skill at combining history, political theory, and opinion journalism. An introductory autobiographical sketch vividly portrays Lefever's spiritual and political pilgrimage
Profile of American politics; readings in American Government by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

6 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morality and foreign policy : a symposium on President Carter's stance by Ernest W Lefever( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph contains a critical examination of President Carter's view on ethics and foreign policy as expressed in his commencement speech at Notre Dame University on May 22, 1977. The book is organized into three parts. Part 1 contains Mr. Carter's speech entitled, "Power for Humane Purposes." Part 2 contains nine responses to the speech: "Reflecting the Eastern Establishment" (Robert L. Bartley); "Confusing Domestic and Foreign Policy" (Ronald Berman); "Selective Invocation of Universal Values" (Jeane Kirkpatrick); "The Valor of Ignorance" (Charles Burton Marshall); "Totalitarianism--the Central Challenge" (Daniel Patrick Moynihan); "The March of Defeat" (Michael Novak); "a Lack of Ideological Roots" (John P. Roche); "Ignoring Soviet Realities" (Eugene V. Rostow); and"Ideals, Maxims, and Deeds" (Roger L. Shinn). Part 3 contains three essays which are not direct comments on the speech but address issues in the debate on ethics and foreign policy: "Morality and Power" (Henry A. Kissinger); "Morality, Liberalism, and Foreign Policy" (Irving Kristol); and "Limits of the Human Rights Standard" (Ernest W. Lefever). The document also contains a selected bibliography. (Kl)
Values in an American Government textbook : three appraisals by Michael Novak( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These critiques of a high school American government textbook, "American Government in Action," (Resnik and Nerenberg, 1973) represent the first in a series of studies designed to assess the effectiveness of social science textbooks in communicating and reinforcing Western values. The critiques are followed by a response by the authors of the textbook. Three concerned critics with political ideas and public policy, but not connected with secondary education, reviewed and evaluated the text. The three critics agreed that although the text is thorough, clear, and simple, it is overly optimistic and it treats government uncritically. The chapter on crime is criticized either for painting too rosy a picture or for its discussion of "white collar" crime, for example, public utility price fixing. One critic states that the text is dull, intellectually sloppy, and fails to communicate the basic values of Western civilization. A second critic notes that the book reinforces a general faith in the responsiveness of government and shows sensitivity to the delicateness of public choices. The authors of the criticized American government textbook respond that the critics should have been aware of the audience to whom the book was addressed. They note that students must be provided with readable and understandable concepts, that publishers must adhere to a middle of the road position, and that the book must be approved by textbook selection committees and by school boards. The authors believe that the wide sale of their text indicates that it is adaptable to all of these requirements. (Kc)
 
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America's imperial burden : is the past prologue?
Alternative Names
Ernest Warren Lefever

Lefever, Ernest Warren.

Languages
English (235)

German (7)

French (3)

Spanish (1)

Korean (1)

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The irony of virtue : ethics and American power