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The importance of honor is present in the earliest records of civilization. Today, while it may still be an essential concept in Islamic cultures, in the West, honor has been disparaged and dismissed as obsolete. In this lively and authoritative book, James Bowman traces the curious and fascinating history of this ideal, from the Middle Ages through the Enlightenment and to the killing fields of World War I and the despair of Vietnam. Bowman reminds us that the fate of honor and the fate of morality and even manners are deeply interrelated.... Protection Agency (EPA), the Food and Drug Administration, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. ... The EPA justified that odd classification for a washer on the grounds that Samsung claims the 100 quadrillion silver ions released during a washing cycle sanitize laundry by killing bacteria. ... But to evade EPA regulation, all Samsung would have to do is stop claiming in its ads that the SilverCare washer kills germs;anbsp;...

Author:James Bowman
Publisher:Encounter Books - 2006-04-06


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