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Smith, Wesley J.

Overview
Works: 43 works in 118 publications in 2 languages and 11,031 library holdings
Genres: Life skills guides  Popular works  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: R726, 179.7
Publication Timeline
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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 )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 1,769 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 )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,269 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 1,186 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
Culture of death : the assault on medical ethics in America by Wesley J Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When his teenaged son Christopher, brain-damaged in an auto accident, developed a 106-degree fever following weeks of unconsciousness, John Campbell asked the attending physician for help. The doctor's response: Why bother? The boy's life was effectively over. Campbell refused to accept this death sentence. He threatened legal action and the doctor finally relented. With treatment, Christopher's temperature subsided almost immediately. Soon he regained consciousness and today he is learning to walk again." "This story is one of many Wesley J. Smith recounts in Culture of Death." "In this deeply felt but coolly argued book, he goes behind the scenes of our health care system to show how a new, self-proclaimed elite of "bioethicists" threaten patient welfare by undermining the Hippocratic Oath."--Jacket
Consumer's guide to a brave new world by Wesley J Smith( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 545 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 347 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
The senior citizens' handbook : a nuts and bolts approach to more comfortable living by Wesley J Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 202 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 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is embryonic stem cell research? Why is it so controversial? What is its relationship to human cloning? Events are moving so fast--and biotechnology seems so complicated--that many of us don't have an informed opinion about issues that are remaking the human future before our very eyes. Now Wesley J. Smith provides us with a guide to the new world that is no longer a figment of our imagination but right around the corner of our lives. This book reports on the gargantuan "big biotech" industry and its supporters in science and in the universities. Smith reveals how this lobby works and how the ideology of "scientism," mixed with the lure of riches, threatens to dismantle ethical norms and compromise the uniqueness and importance of all human life
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 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 98 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 68 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 60 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
Culture of death : the age of "do harm" medicine by Wesley J Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an updated and revised edition after fifteen years of one of the classic critiques of the modern bioethics movement. The new edition will show how the threats to the equality of human life and the potential for medical discrimination have accelerated since the publication of the first edition. Included in the new version: The Terri Schiavo Case, the spread of euthanasia, potential health care rationing posed by Obamacare, the Brittany Maynard assisted suicide firestorm, and the need to enact conscience laws to ensure that doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care protection who do not wish to participate in the intentional taking of human life do not suffer professional discipline, what the author calls “medical martyrdom.” Smith also writes about the trend to exploit the body parts and functions of the destitute, what he calls “biological colonialism.” -- from publisher's website
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 45 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 39 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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威斯利·J·史密斯

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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 AmericaCulture of death : the assault on medical ethics 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