James Bowman

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James Bowman



Average rating: 3.71 · 172 ratings · 27 reviews · 22 distinct works
Honor: A History

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Detox Tea: How to Loose up ...

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Media Madness: The Corrupti...

3.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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The Adversary

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Finding My Real Father: My ...

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Detox Weekly: Easy Recipes ...

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Slowly Fading Dream

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Life Journal: 6x9 Notebook ...

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EyeSee 5: Lined Journal/Not...

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“A great many grown-up and intelligent people believe, or pretend to believe, that by behaving in a friendly and accommodating way to our attackers, we will show them that they have nothing to fear from us and so defuse their wrath. The idea that such behavior would be taken by a ruthless and implacable enemy only as a sign of weakness is as foreign to them as the idea of honor itself.”
James Bowman, Honor: A History

“The whole concept of "violence" is flawed from the get-go, for it makes no distinction between legitimate and illegitimate force. The use of the word in this generic sense implies that the "violence" of the criminal is no different from the "violence" of the policeman who subdues him. Originally a Marxist idea, this worked its way into the mainstream beginning about 50 or 60 years ago, when people began to think it very clever and sophisticated to act as if there were no difference between the two things, or that the difference was only a matter of how "society" had distributed power between them. Since then, the idea of "violence" as generic and not in its original sense -- related to "violate" -- of criminal and illegitimate violence has steadily gained ground until it is now a commonplace of moral debate, in America as it is everywhere else in the Western world.

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