"Украинские издатели получили возможность покупать за эти деньги права на издание западной литературы, которые раньше не могли себе позволить. И не только на художественную литературу", - рассказал издатель. По его словам, сейчас на книжные фабрики не пробиться: мощностей не хватает. Осваиваются ранее пустовавшие ниши — экономическая литература, инженерия, естественные науки. Уже появились профильные издательства.
"Это очень важно. Если бы российская книга и дальше доминировала на украинском рынке, мы бы не смогли этого делать. Конечно, пока еще русских переводов гораздо больше. Но в России книгоиздательство всегда было очень серьезным бизнесом, за него убивали. Я всегда старался сделать так, чтобы все украинское ассоциировалось со словом качество. Для меня было важно показать, что самая лучшая детская книга - украиноязычная. Но этого мало. Сказки против танков бессильны", - отметил он.
Подробности читайте на УНИАН: https://www.unian.net/society/2196636-
Former President Jimmy Carter said in a new interview he wished NFL players who protest during the national anthem would find a "different way" to demonstrate rather than kneeling.
In an interview with the New York Times‘ Maureen Dowd, Carter sounded off on various topics, and the former Democratic president said he wanted to see players stand for the anthem.
"I think they ought to find a different way to object, to demonstrate. I would rather see all the players stand during the American anthem," Carter said.
Kneeling or sitting during the national anthem began with NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick last year as a protest against police brutality and racial injustice. It attracted widespread media attention, and soon some other players were doing the act as well, although the vast majority still stood.
President Donald Trump then seized on the issue last month, saying at a rally that NFL owners should fire players who don't stand for the national anthem. Vice President Mike Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game on Oct. 8 after some San Francisco 49ers players didn't stand, leading to criticism that it was a planned White House stunt.
Carter was surprisingly defensive on behalf of Trump in the interview with Dowd, telling her that the media is "harder on Trump than any other president certainly that I’ve known about."
When asked whether Trump had helped sour the country's image in the world, he said the problem predated him.
"Well, he might be escalating it but I think that precedes Trump," Carter said. "The United States has been the dominant character in the whole world and now we’re not anymore. And we’re not going to be. Russia’s coming back and India and China are coming forward."
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Washington Free Beacon editor Matthew Continetti said Sunday that remarks by ex-presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama that were implicitly critical of Donald Trump played into Trump's critiques of the two-party duopoly.
Bush and Obama made separate speeches last week that were critical of politics in the present as too divisive. Bush's came during remarks at the Bush Institute in New York City, while Obama was on the campaign trail.
Bush's remarks in particular were noteworthy given his relative silence on political issues during the Obama years, despite any private disagreements he held toward his successor.
"Fox News Sunday" substitute host Dana Perino, who served as Bush's press secretary, told Continetti she had a theory that if Bush delivered the exact same comments in 2014, the media would have interpreted it as critical of Obama for presiding over increased divisions and a reduced American role abroad.
"I do think President Bush's remarks were more general than President Obama's, which were in the midst of a campaign for Virginia governor," Continetti said. "Striking me to the degree that they overlapped the messages, I think that feeds into President Trump's critique of the two-party duopoly."
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the administration didn't take the ex-presidents' widely reported speeches as being anti-Trump, however.
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) made a face on MSNBC Sunday when asked about a contingent of the Democratic Party that wants to see her step down from her leadership position.
On her program "AM Joy," liberal MSNBC host Joy Reid discussed with Pelosi the hopes of Democrats in 2018 to win back a majority in the House of Representatives, which they lost in the 2010 Tea Party sweep and have been unable to win back since.
"There is still a contingent on the left side of the Democratic Party—and it's ironic because you are also a liberal member of the party—that would like to see you ousted as leader," Reid said.
Pelosi's face fell and she grimaced as Reid continued.
"If the Democrats were to retake the House, do you foresee a challenge to your leadership?" Reid asked.
"With all due respect, I disagree with your characterization," Pelosi said. "I have [the] overwhelming support of my caucus. There are some people there who disagree with me, and that's OK, but I would not say that it's a challenge from the left, because I am on the left."
She said Republicans use her progressive politics against her; a recent example was the special House election in Georgia when the GOP successfully tied Democrat Jon Ossoff to Pelosi, who is nationally unpopular.
She said the challenges to her leadership were about others' "ambition."
High-ranking Democratic Rep. Linda Sanchez (D., Calif.) recently said, however, that Pelosi should step aside, along with fellow party leaders Rep. Steny Hoyer (D., Md.) and James Clyburn (D., S.C.). Other Democrats have also called for Pelosi to move on in what MSNBC called a "ugly divide" in the party.
Pelosi has defended herself as a "master legislator" in the past after calls for her ouster.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't rule out a future run for political office during an interview on "Fox News Sunday."
Dana Perino, a former White House press secretary herself, asked Sanders if she had ever saw herself running in the future. Sanders' father is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who also ran for president in 2008 and 2016.
"I don't think so," Sanders said. "I never like to say never, because it'll come back to bite you. Every time I think I have a perfect plan for my life, God tells me otherwise."
Perino playfully pointed out Sanders had left an "opening" to do so. Sanders said she didn't envision being in her current posting as recently as two years ago.
"Never say never, but I don't think that's part of the master plan for me, but again, right now it's one day at a time and trying to do the best I can," she said.
Sanders began at the White House as deputy press secretary to Sean Spicer, but she moved into his role after Spicer resigned in July.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) laughed on Sunday at a clip of Steve Bannon's political threat against him that invoked the assassination of Julius Caesar.
Bannon, who was the White House's chief strategist until getting fired in August, has declared "war" on the GOP establishment, with McConnell one of the main politicians in his crosshairs.
CNN's "State Of The Union" played a clip of Bannon at the recent conservative Value Voters Summit talking about McConnell. He pondered aloud who is going to be "Brutus to your Julius Caesar," referring to one of the assassins of the Roman emperor.
McConnell laughed softly as host Dana Bash asked him what he thought about Bannon recruiting candidates with the goal of deposing him as Majority Leader.
"Well, this element has been out there for a while," McConnell said. "They cost us five Senate seats in 2010 and 2012 by nominating people who couldn't win in November. In order for the president's agenda to advance, we have to be able to elect people who support the agenda."
In 2014 and 2016, McConnell said, the Republicans nominated candidates who could win and thus they took back and kept the Senate.
McConnell praised President Donald Trump during the interview for his judicial nominations and said he trusted him as a negotiating partner.
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"We find that, depending on the year considered, the new Republican tax plan raises GDP by between 3 and 5 percent and real wages by between 4 and 7 percent," the economists explain. "This translates into roughly $3,500 annually more annual real take-home pay for the average American household."
Economists believe this growth can happen due to the plan's aim to reduce the marginal effective corporate tax rate from 34.6 percent to 18.6 percent, which they believe will grow the capital stock by 12 to 20 percent.
While critics of the plan have said the tax cuts will add costs to the economy, the Boston University economists say the plan is essentially revenue neutral due to the economy's expected expansion. They point out that closing corporate tax loopholes helps keep the plan revenue neutral and increased revenues are a result of broadening the tax base.
The study also says every American can benefit from this tax reform framework.
"The [Unified Framework] tax reform delivers small increases in lifetime welfare to current retirees and moderate ones to workers and future generations," the study states. "All generations benefit from the policy. The old benefit slightly from higher rates of return on their investment, and the young from higher wages."
The Boston University study is similar to the findings from the Council of Economic Advisers study put out earlier this week, which said that the average household income could increase by $4,000 annually if the corporate tax rate was cut from 35 percent to 20 percent.
"The truth is that a tax cut like this very conservatively will increase the median wage by about $4,000 a year over a relatively short time," said Kevin Hassett, the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. "If you look at some of the more optimistic estimates of the literature and then run the thing over time you could be looking at $10,000, even $20,000 higher wages relative to baseline, and that's the message of this tax reform."
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Americans like capital punishment. Support for the practice has remained at or above 60 percent since 1972, sometimes reaching as high as 80 percent. In 2016, a plurality of those surveyed said the death penalty was imposed "not enough," while voters in Nebraska, Oklahoma, and California voted yes on pro-death-penalty referenda.
The number of executions per year has fallen notably since the penalty was reinstated in 1976—down from 98 in 1999 to 20 last year. However, 2016's rate is not meaningfully lower than that of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, when there were as few as 11 executions in 1988.
It is thus bizarre that death penalty abolitionists so frequently insist the practice is on its way out. End of Its Rope, from UVA law professor Brandon L. Garrett, is the latest text to sell this strange belief.
"We can abolish the death penalty. We must abolish the death penalty," Garrett writes. "Ten years ago, that declaration would have been laughable, just another liberal fantasy. But no more."
What follows is 300-odd pages of the aforementioned liberal fantasy: a theory of why the death penalty has dropped in recent years, how this evidences its impending abeyance or abolition, and how "the death penalty’s demise will allow us to focus on remedying" the whole list of ills the left attributes to the justice system.
Garrett cites several causes of the recent decline in executions. One is the precipitous decline of the crime rate—this makes sense, since if there are fewer crimes, there are fewer criminals. He also points to better-funded and more effective public defender programs. To the extent this is accurate, it is to be lauded—a healthy adversarial justice system requires good defenders along with prosecutors.
But Garrett's evidence that public defense has been weak (leading to high rates of execution) is thin, leaning for pages on a single anecdote about a sleeping defense lawyer to prove his point. Anecdote is generally a key feature of Garrett's argument, relying as abolitionists tend to on the worst examples of procedural misconduct to indict all of capital punishment.
Conspicuously absent from Garrett's narrative are the deliberate efforts of abolitionists to lobby and litigate the penalty out of existence, what Justice Samuel Alito called a "guerilla war against the death penalty." Although Garrett does allude to the enormous cost (millions) and time (decades) involved in actually executing someone, he manages to omit how these numbers are driven by anti-death-penalty attorneys, filing motion after motion to forestall execution. This strategy, stretching back to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's expanded death penalty litigation in the 1960s, has prompted legislation like the 1996 Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act—passed in the wake of the Oklahoma City Bombings—and 2016's proposition 66, which California voters passed by some 300,000 votes.
Garrett is quite certain that the death penalty not only is, but ought to be, dying. This is for the standard reasons: people might be mistakenly executed (though there is no conclusive evidence that anyone ever has been, a fact Garrett cites Antonin Scalia to concede); the death penalty is applied in a racially disparate fashion (true, though a reason for reform, not abolition); lots of other countries have already abolished the death penalty (foreign nations' laws do not apply to the United States, Justice Stephen Breyer's wishes the contrary).
This is a lead-up to Garrett's real agenda: once we do away with the death penalty, we must overhaul the whole justice system. We will replace execution, life without parole (which Garrett condems for a whole chapter), and punitive justice per se with what Garrett calls, in the grandiosely titled final chapter, "the triumph of mercy."
Mercy is, by its nature, an exception rather than a rule. Eighteenth century English jurist William Blackstone considered the possibility of mercy one of the merits of a monarchy, as the ruler is, in his particular judgement, able to "soften the rigour of the general law, in such criminal cases as merit an exemption from punishment." Mercy is granted not because it is earned, but precisely as an unearned gift. It is the process by which we get what we do not deserve, the secularized form of divine intervention in the juridical law of nature.
To Garrett, however, mercy must become the rule itself—to borrow a phrase, a transvaluation of all values from the standpoint of mercy. The death of the death penalty is "a process in which mercy has slowly but surely triumphed over judgement," he writes.
"Mercy at its most fundamental [is] empathy for another person," Garrett says, neatly discounting the way in which mercy for one is often a denial of justice for another. The triumph of empathy—always for the criminal, never for the victim—requires us to embrace a whole host of soft-on-crime "solutions." That includes the new vogue in criminal justice "reform": moving beyond the largely mythical "non-violent, low-risk drug offender" to releasing violent criminals. "We have to embrace mercy for the most serious offenses," Garrett writes. "We have to be willing to shorten prison terms and release convicts. In short, we have to focus on rehabilitation and mercy."
All of this follows from the anthropology of the abolitionist: a Pinkerian faith in the eventual end of violence, combined with a Rousseauian belief that evil, the provenance of violence and crime, is incidental rather than essential to the human condition. This is what causes Garrett to look approvingly on the jury that spared the Aurora theater shooter the death penalty, somehow a "triumph of mercy" as opposed to a perverse miscarriage of justice.
Sniveling pathos in the name of violent murderers performs neatly the death penalty opponent's prestidigitation, transforming the hardened criminal into an object of sympathy simply by hiding his victims up the abolitionist's sleeve. It is a call for an abdication of justice per se, a replacement of the justicial ideal of transgressions answered by the community with a secret belief that deep down, the possibility of evil in every man's heart can be corrected with a sufficiently well-funded prison library.
In the wake of heinous events—the Oklahoma City bombing, the Emmanuel AME Church massacre, the Las Vegas mass shooting—it is inconceivable that society should deprive itself of the ultimate retribution. If the polls are to be believed, Americans want to retain that right. Policy makers would do far better to listen to these constituents than to academics like Garrett who think "mercy" an adequate answer for inconceivable crimes.
Карта АТО на 22 октября В районе проведения АТО незаконные вооруженные формирования активизировались на луганском направлении . Боевики за прошедшие сутки 14 раз обстреляли позиции сил АТО на Донбассе, один украинский военнослужащий получил ранения
Молдова: в связи с отказом кремлевской марионетки Додона назначить министром обороны представителя правящей коалиции премьеру было вынесено решение Конституционного суда от 17 октября о передаче полномочий президента председателю парламента или премьеру
Правительственная подкомиссия по расследованию Смоленской катастрофы подтверждает слова министра нацобороны Антония Мацеревича, который несколько дней назад заявил, что на одном из регистраторов параметров движения правительственного Ту-154М, который разбился под Смоленском, в записи одного из регистраторов правительственного самолета идентифицирован момент взрыва и комиссия сейчас занимается его анализом.
Во время выступления на дискуссионном клубе "Валдай" в Сочи Путин фактически признал, что российские вооруженные силы присутствуют на украинском Донбассе. в Кремле не собираются отступать из Донбасса и в дальнейшем намерены создавать там "горячую точку", одновременно не собираясь принимать в России даже "своих" боевиков.
Як в Україні ничегониделаеца: № 135 (огляд)
Як в Україні ничегониделаеца: № 136 (огляд)
Сингапур раскупают украинскую консервацию. Поставки консервованої продукції до Сінгапуру зросли на 4200%.
На Закарпатье достраивают крупнейшую солнечную электростанцию в Западной Украине
Чё там у укропов?
расстаньтесь уже с иллюзиями! Макаревич решил, что если у россиян память как у рыбок, то и у украинцев тоже, и украинцы должны "выдохнуть" и забыть 10000 убитых, несколько миллионов переселенцев, своры в инете ("каклы мы за два дня будет в киеве на танках").
Пуйло очередной раз обгадился: Петлюра, который умер в 1926 году, оказывается, истреблял евреев во время войны. Тяжко, когда царь выжил из ума и некому об этом сказать.
о Петлюре спокойно
Не самый дорогой, но, наверное, самый популярный на рынке.
Спрашиваю, почем покупает на развес? Называет цену на 30% ниже, чем в зоомагазинах.
Уточняю, а где покупает? Говорит, так у ветеринара же своего...
Вводить режим ЧС в штате с населением под 20М из-за выступления "альтернативно правого" национал-социалиста на кампусе университета, при том, что нормальная аудитория означенного "альтернативно правого" фаната господ Дугина и Путина обычно составляет где-то межу 200 и 500 человек – это сильно.
Два варианта. Или иначе нельзя обеспечить достаточное покрытие мероприятия правохранителями, или кровавая одменестрация – сознательно или бессознательно пиарит этого деятеля.