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“These prize-winning essays from among thousands submitted by young people in a competition sponsored by the Elie Wiesel Foundation over the last twenty years, are exemplary not only for their personal engagement, intellectual acuity, and articulate nature, but also for not yielding up moral issues in despair when dealing with the genocidal enormities and other salient humanitarian challenges of our time. Their range is extraordinary, covering political oppression, racial prejudice, severe economic hardship, AIDS, the terminally ill, the duty of memory, the role of literature, and the struggle for identity. They are brave and diverse documents of a coming of age in an era that tests the ethical compass of all of us.”—Geoffrey Hartman, author of A Scholar's Tale: Intellectual Journey of a Displaced Child of Europe

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"Each student featured in this volume views human endeavor through an ethical lens, creating a distinct and distinctly sustainable advantage in navigating our increasingly interconnected and thus ethically interdependent world. These are the types of leaders we desperately need; individuals who think about the ethical dimensions of their decisions and actions, and who are inspired by sustainable values to propel their journeys of innovation, progress, and significance.  Their admirable example is why every aspiring young leader—and their mentors—should read this book."—Dov Seidman, author of HOW and CEO of LRN, corporate sponsor of the Ethics Prize

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"Listen to the ethical voices within, Wiesel suggests in his Preface. This is precisely what these student essayists have done. Now the collection will encourage and guide others in doing the same."--Chicago Jewish Star
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Elie Wiesel is the author of more than forty books, including the internationally acclaimed memoir Night. He is the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace and teaches at Boston University.
Thomas Friedman is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and a columnist for the New York Times. He is the author of The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century and other best-selling books.
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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press (November 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300169159
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300169157
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #962,065 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Thomas L. Friedman has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work with The New York Times, where he serves as the foreign affairs columnist. Read by everyone from small-business owners to President Obama, Hot, Flat, and Crowded was an international bestseller in hardcover. Friedman is also the author of From Beirut to Jerusalem (1989), The Lexus and the Olive Tree (1999), Longitudes and Attitudes (2002), and The World is Flat (2005). He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Chock-full of important ethical sharing's from many caring and thoughtful young adults. HIGHLY recommend- should be required reading nationally, or preferably internationally, in the senior high schools and colleges. We all need to care much more about the direction this country (and world) is taking, and start valuing humanity over the all-mighty dollar. Think, and act more like we ourselves would like to be treated and cared for as individuals, rather than the mass numbers that politics see's us as. This book will help raise that awareness.
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Meets expectations and is useful as a classroom resource for business ethics class. Variety of ethical perspectives covered in depth.
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This is an amazing book that uniquely helps us understand better the younger generation and gives us the often missed chance to examine the state of ethics, in ourselves, our community, our nation and the world.
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I recently saw his book WHILE THE WORLD WAS SILENT and couldnt help thinking about Gianna Jessen

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And the world continues to be silent
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I had to return this book because the print was too small for me. I returned the book to the sender and he quickly refunded me. He was very easy to work with.
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