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Smith, Wesley J.

Overview
Works: 42 works in 103 publications in 2 languages and 10,307 library holdings
Genres: Life skills guides  Popular works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: R726, 179.7
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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 1,837 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 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 1,322 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 )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,232 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 )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,061 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 )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 548 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

Overview: In A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy, Wesley Smith explains how, over the past thirty years, the concept of "animal rights" has undergone literal and extreme interpretations in Western culture. Although there are activists who seek better treatment of animals through welfare work, there are also those who see "animal rights" as a belief system, an ideology, and for some even a quasi-religion that both implicitly and explicitly seeks to create a moral equivalency between the value of human lives and those of animals. Smith explains how animal rights ideologues embrace their beliefs with a fervency that is remarkably intense and sustained, to the point that some dedicate their entire lives to "speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves." Some believe their cause to be so righteous that they engage in vandalism, harassment, or even terrorism at the expense of medical research, the clothing and food industries, and others accused of "animal abuse." For those of us who respect and appreciate animals, but who also understand that our obligation to humanity matters more, A Rat is a Pig is a Dog is a Boy is an important case against an increasingly radical dogma
The senior citizens' handbook : a nuts and bolts approach to more comfortable living by Wesley J Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forced exit : euthanasia, assisted suicide, and the new duty to die by Wesley J Smith( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The frugal shopper by Ralph Nader( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 162 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 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting for public justice : cases and trial lawyers that made a difference by Wesley J Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 126 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 121 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
Turning the tide dignity, compassion and euthanasia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 102 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 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collision Course isn't just another expose of public endangerment by industry, nor is it merely another indictment of bureaucratic complacency. It's a call to action that could prevent thousands of unnecessary deaths and injuries. This is one book that no airline passenger, carrier, or regulator can afford to ignore
Mama can't remember anymore : care management of elders and their families by Nancy S Wexler( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 41 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

Power over pain : how to get the pain control you need by Eric M Chevlen( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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 onesPower over pain : how to get the pain control you need