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Smith, Wesley J.

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Works: 42 works in 125 publications in 2 languages and 10,946 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Religious films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Wesley J Smith
Forced exit : the slippery slope from assisted suicide to legalized murder by Wesley J Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through original reporting, exhaustive research, historical analysis, scores of true stories, and extensive interviews with doctors, ethicists, and activists, Forced Exit makes a compelling case against legalizing assisted suicide and takes a closer look at the truly humane and compassionate alternatives -- hospice care for the dying, more effective pain control, independent living for the disabled -- that can transform a death wish into a desire to live."--Jacket
Winning the insurance game : the complete consumer's guide to saving money by Ralph Nader( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No contest : corporate lawyers and the perversion of justice in America by Ralph Nader( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In No Contest, Ralph Nader and Wesley J. Smith kick over the rotted log our corporate-dominated legal system has become to reveal what has been happening to individual justice just out of public view. Through extensive research and interviews with juries, litigants, judges, lawyers, and legal scholars, Nader and Smith counter the corporate-financed propaganda blitz that has painted multibillion-dollar corporations as hapless victims of ordinary Americans bent on suing their way into prosperity. They argue that, in fact, our system has all but abandoned the ideal of providing every American access to justice. Instead, many courts have become the nearly exclusive domain of the country's largest and most powerful corporations - and their lawyers. Behind the giant corporations' tightening grip on American society are the large corporate law firms who have perfected the art of nullifying, misusing, or breaking the law, while pretending to uphold it. In No Contest, Nader and Smith reveal a side of corporate law practice rarely discussed in the media or shown on Court TV. The authors put law firms in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle, and around the world under the microscope. They show how the "power lawyers" are behind the erosion of the basic rights of access to true and timely justice for ordinary Americans and people the world over. The scope of the assault on workers' rights to organize, taxpayers and investors' need for sound financial institutions, patients' needs for competent health care, and consumers' needs for product safety is breathtaking. But it can be stopped. No Contest depicts dramatic personal struggles by lawyers of conscience to hold the law to its ideals of justice, and gives voice to the unheralded corporate lawyers who are resisting the corruption of their profession. Nader and Smith propose an extensive program of legal reform that will preserve access to justice for all Americans, unclog the congested courts, and guarantee that the right side - citizen or corporation, poor or rich - will prevail. No Contest is a book for all citizens who believe that justice under law is a big step on the road to reform of the American political process
Collision course : the truth about airline safety by Ralph Nader( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two leading consumer advocates discuss the problem of airline safety, revealing a system that is endangered by increasing passenger loads, decreased operating budgets, fierce competition, and insufficient regulation
Consumer's guide to a brave new world by Wesley J Smith( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In addition to explaining the science of stem cells this highly readable and carefully researched book reports on the gargantuan "Big Biotech" industry and its supporters in the universities and in the science and bioethics establishments. Smith reveals how this lobby works and how the ideology of "scientism," mixed with the lure of riches, threatens to impose on society a "new eugenics" that would dismantle ethical norms and compromise the uniqueness and importance of all human life."--Jacket
A rat is a pig is a dog is a boy : the human cost of the animal rights movement by Wesley J Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For some activists, the animal rights ideology amounts to a quasi religion, one whose central doctrine declares a moral equivalence between the value of animal lives and the value of human lives. Smith believe that granting "rights" to animals would inevitably diminish human dignity
Forced exit : euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the new duty to die by Wesley J Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drama over whether or not to starve Terri Schiavo to death by removing her feeding tube transfixed America and rekindled the debate over the "right to die." One of its most eloquent participants in this debate was bioethicist Wesley J. Smith. In Forced Exit, Smith contests the claim of euthanasia advocates that assisted suicide would be restricted to a "last resort" for people already on the verge of death and in unbelievable agony. Providing evidence that many people whose deaths have been hastened by euthanasia were not, in fact, terminally ill, he argues that the movement to legalize assisted suicide would be a disaster for the most powerless; the disabled, the critically ill, the indigent. Forced Exit documents the terrible abuses already occurring in this country as the "death culture" begins to take hold-for example, the intentional starving, sometimes against their stated wishes, of patients whose lives are deemed by others not worth living. Filled with new reporting and research, this expanded edition of a classic book makes a compelling case against legalized euthanasia and takes a closer look at the truly humane and compassionate alternatives-hospice care for the dying, more effective pain control, independent living for the disabled-that can transform a death wish into a desire to live
The frugal shopper by Ralph Nader( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumer's guide to a brave new world by Wesley J Smith( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is embryonic stem cell research and why is it so controversial? What are the implications of biotech companies manufacturing human embryos as "products"? Wesley J. Smith presents a clear-eyed vision of two potential futures. In one, biotechnology will be a powerful tool to treat disease and improve the quality of our lives. But in another, darker scenario, we will be steered into the antihuman path that Aldous Huxley warned against fifty years ago, before science fiction became science fact
Fighting for public justice : cases and trial lawyers that made a difference by Wesley J Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lawyer book : a nuts and bolts guide to client survival by Wesley J Smith( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning the tide : dignity, compassion and euthanasia( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Catherine Frazee, Wesley Smith, Jean Echlin, Bobby Schindler, Adrian Dieleman and Senator Sharon Carstairs ... bring a wealth of personal experience and insight to a society that would be at risk if assisted suicide were legalized. They expose the oversimplification, flaws and myths surrounding safeguards, pain management and suffering."--Container
The doctor book : a nuts and bolts guide to patient power by Wesley J Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collision course : the truth about aviation safety by Ralph Nader( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The airline industry is responsible for the lives of nearly half a billion people annually. As passenger loads increase, commercial air transportation grows more dangerous, and little is being done by the airlines or the Federal Aviation Administration to reverse the trend. In Collision Course, Ralph Nader and Wesley J. Smith warn that you, as an airline patron, face a growing list of perils: outmoded airline fleets, an increasing number of undertrained pilots, unreliable air traffic control equipment, aircraft maintenance fraud, inadequate inspections, insufficient crashworthiness, overcrowded airspace ... even terrorism. Nader and Smith not only reveal how the lives of airline passengers are put at risk, they also outline specific steps the airlines, the FAA, and you can take to restore commercial aviation safety and reliability
Mama can't remember anymore : care management of elders and their families by Nancy Wexler( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mama can't remember anymore : care management of aging parents and loved ones by Nancy Wexler( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Da bu qi de guan si : shang wu lu shi yu si fa de bai huai by Ralph Nader( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Forced exit : the slippery slope from assisted suicide to legalized murder
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Wesley J. Smith American academic

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Winning the insurance game : the complete consumer's guide to saving moneyNo contest : corporate lawyers and the perversion of justice in AmericaConsumer's guide to a brave new worldA rat is a pig is a dog is a boy : the human cost of the animal rights movementForced exit : euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the new duty to dieConsumer's guide to a brave new worldMama can't remember anymore : care management of aging parents and loved ones