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An awe-­inspiring, often hilarious, and unerringly honest story of one mother's exercise in extreme parenting, revealing the rewards-­and the costs-­of raising her children the Chinese way. All decent parents want to do what's best for their children. What Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother reveals is that the Chinese just have a totally different idea of how to do that. Western parents try to respect their children's individuality, encouraging them to pursue their true passions and providing a nurturing environment. The Chinese believe that the best way to protect your children is by preparing them for the future and arming them with skills, strong work habits, and inner confidence. Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother chronicles Chua's iron-­willed decision to raise her daughters, Sophia and Lulu, her way-­the Chinese . . .

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"That certain groups do much better in America than others—as measured by income, occupational status, test scores, and so on—is difficult to talk about. In large part this is because the topic feels racially charged. The irony is that the facts actually debunk racial stereotypes. There are black and Hispanic subgroups in the United States far outperforming many white and Asian subgroups. Moreover, there’s a demonstrable arc to group success—in immigrant groups, it typically dissipates by the third generation—puncturing the notion of innate group differences and undermining the whole concept of 'model minorities.­'" The AuthorsMormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all. Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research . . .

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From the bestselling author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua, a bold new look at how longstanding false assumptions about group behavior have been the undoing of America's best laid plans, particularly in our foreign policy
We all want—­no, are compelled—­to be part of the group. Sports teams, churches, companies, nations, races—­some groups we belong to voluntarily, others we find ourselves enrolled in at birth. These groups shape our identities. Indeed, in some parts of the world, people kill and die for their group. But where Americans see divisions of ideas—­capitalism vs. communism, democracy vs. authoritarianism, the "Free World" vs. the "Axis of Evil"—­others see older and deeper group identities, not national or ideological but ethnic, religious, sectarian, and tribal. Time and time again this tendency has undermined American foreign policy. In the Vietnam War,...

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In this sweeping history, bestselling author Amy Chua explains how globally dominant empires—or hyperpowers—rise and why they fall. In a series of brilliant chapter-­length studies, she examines the most powerful cultures in history—from the ancient empires of Persia and China to the recent global empires of England and the United States—and reveals the reasons behind their success, as well as the roots of their ultimate demise.­Chua's analysis uncovers a fascinating historical pattern: while policies of tolerance and assimilation toward conquered peoples are essential for an empire to succeed, the multicultural society that results introduces new tensions and instabilities, threatening to pull the empire apart from within. What this means for the United States' uncertain future is the subject of Chua's provocative and surprising conclusion.
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It may be taboo to say, but some groups in America do better than others. Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all.
Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and startling statistics, The Triple Package uncovers the secret to their success. A superiority complex, insecurity, impulse control—these are the elements of the Triple Package, the rare and potent cultural constellation that drives disproportionate group success. The Triple Package is open to anyone. America itself was once a Triple Package culture. It’s been losing that edge for a long time now. Even as headlines proclaim the death of upward mobility in America, the truth is that the oldfashioned American Dream is very much alive—butsome groups have . . .

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In this sweeping history, bestselling author Amy Chua explains how globally dominant empires—or hyperpowers—rise and why they fall. In a series of brilliant chapter-­length studies, she examines the most powerful cultures in history—from the ancient empires of Persia and China to the recent global empires of England and the United States—and reveals the reasons behind their success, as well as the roots of their ultimate demise.­Chua's analysis uncovers a fascinating historical pattern: while policies of tolerance and assimilation toward conquered peoples are essential for an empire to succeed, the multicultural society that results introduces new tensions and instabilities, threatening to pull the empire apart from within. What this means for the United States' uncertain future is the subject of Chua's provocative and surprising conclusion.
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For over a decade now, the reigning consensus has held that the combination of free markets and democracy would transform the third world and sweep away the ethnic hatred and religious zealotry associated with underdevelopment. In this astute, original, and surprising investigation of the true impact of globalization, Yale Law School professor Amy Chua explains why many developing countries are in fact consumed by ethnic violence after adopting free market democracy. Chua shows how in non-­Western countries around the globe, free markets have concentrated starkly disproportionate wealth in the hands of a resented ethnic minority. These “market-­dominant minorities” – Chinese in Southeast Asia, Croatians in the former Yugoslavia, whites in Latin America and South Africa, Indians in East Africa, Lebanese in West Africa, Jews in post-­communist Russia – become objects of violent hatred. At the same time, democracy empowers the impoverished majority, unleashing ethnic demagoguery, . . .

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"That certain groups do much better in America than others—as measured by income, occupational status, test scores, and so on—is difficult to talk about. In large part this is because the topic feels racially charged. The irony is that the facts actually debunk racial stereotypes. There are black and Hispanic subgroups in the United States far outperforming many white and Asian subgroups. Moreover, there’s a demonstrable arc to group success—in immigrant groups, it typically dissipates by the third generation—puncturing the notion of innate group differences and undermining the whole concept of 'model minorities.­'" Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all. Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and . . .

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— — — — Mormons have recently risen to astonishing business success. Cubans in Miami climbed from poverty to prosperity in a generation. Nigerians earn doctorates at stunningly high rates. Indian and Chinese Americans have much higher incomes than other Americans; Jews may have the highest of all. Why do some groups rise? Drawing on groundbreaking original research and startling statistics, uncovers the secret to their success. A superiority complex, insecurity, impulse control—these are the elements of the Triple Package, the rare and potent cultural constellation that drives disproportionate group success. The Triple Package is open to anyone. America itself was once a Triple Package culture. It’s been losing that edge for a long time now. Even as headlines proclaim the death of upward mobility in America, the truth is that the oldfashioned American Dream is very much alive—butsome groups have a cultural edge, which enables them to take advantage of opportunity far more than . . .

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Grito de guerra da mãe-­tigre é a história incontestavelmente honesta, muitas vezes engraçada e sempre instigante de uma mãe radical. Por se opor de maneira drástica à indulgência dos pais ocidentais, Amy Chua tomou a decisão de criar as filhas, Sophia e Lulu, à moda chinesa.­As mães-­tigres veem a infância como um período de treinamento. Para Sophia e Lulu, isso significa aulas de mandarim, exer-­cícios de rapidez de raciocínio em matemática e duas ou três horas diárias de estudo de seus instrumentos musicais (sem folga nas férias, e com sessões duplas nos fins de semana).­Grito de guerra da mãe-­tigre expõe o choque das visões de mundo oriental e ocidental no que diz respeito à criação dos filhos. Mas é basicamente a história das expectativas de uma mãe em relação às duas filhas e os riscos que está disposta a enfrentar para investir no futuro de ambas.

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En un momento de creciente preocupación por el futuro de nuestros hijos, Amy Chua siembra la polémica con este sorprendente testimonio que cuestiona la permisividad y la escasa exigencia del modelo educativo occidental y defiende en su lugar...

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For over a decade now, the reigning consensus has held that the combination of free markets and democracy would transform the third world and sweep away the ethnic hatred and religious zealotry associated with underdevelopment. In this astute, original, and surprising investigation of the true impact of globalization, Yale Law School professor Amy Chua explains why many developing countries are in fact consumed by ethnic violence after adopting free market democracy.
Chua shows how in non-­Western countries around the globe, free markets have concentrated starkly disproportionate wealth in the hands of a resented ethnic minority. These “market-­dominant minorities” – Chinese in Southeast Asia, Croatians in the former Yugoslavia, whites in Latin America and South Africa, Indians in East Africa, Lebanese in West Africa, Jews in post-­communist Russia – become objects of violent hatred. At the same time, democracy empowers the impoverished majority, unleashing ethnic demagoguery, . . .

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From the bestselling author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua, a bold new look at how longstanding false assumptions about group behavior have been the undoing of America's best laid plans, particularly in our foreign policy
We all want—­no, are compelled—­to be part of the group. Sports teams, churches, companies, nations, races—­some groups we belong to voluntarily, others we find ourselves enrolled in at birth. These groups shape our identities. Indeed, in some parts of the world, people kill and die for their group. But where Americans see divisions of ideas—­capitalism vs. communism, democracy vs. authoritarianism, the "Free World" vs. the "Axis of Evil"—­others see older and deeper group identities, not national or ideological but ethnic, religious, sectarian, and tribal. Time and time again this tendency has undermined American foreign policy. In the Vietnam War,...

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For over a decade now, the reigning consensus has held that the combination of free markets and democracy would transform the third world and sweep away the ethnic hatred and religious zealotry associated withunderdevelopment. In this astute, original, and surprising investigation of the true impact of globalization, Yale Law School professor Amy Chua explains why many developing countries are in fact consumed by ethnicviolence after adopting free market democracy.

Chua shows how in non-­Western countries around the globe, free markets have concentrated starkly disproportionate wealth in the hands of a resented ethnicminority. These "market-­dominant minorities" - Chinese in Southeast Asia, Croatians in the former Yugoslavia, whites in Latin America and South Africa, Indians in East Africa, Lebanese in WestAfrica, Jews in post-­communist Russia - become objects of violent hatred. At the same time, democracy empowers the impoverished majority, unleashing ethnic demagoguery, . . .

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Qual è il modo migliore per educare i nostri figli? Occorre essere indulgenti o severi? Amy Chua non ha dubbi: cresciuta secondo i rigidi principi pedagogici cinesi, la 'mamma tigre' crede che non ci sia bisogno di rassicurarli continuamente, assecondarne le predisposizioni, evitare loro le difficoltà, bensì di promuovere valori come l'abnegazione e la necessità di puntare sempre all'obiettivo più alto. Ecco perché alle due figlie sono vietati TV, computer e uscite con gli amici. Le priorità rimangono, sempre e comunque, i compiti e l'inflessibile impegno nello studio. I risultati non tardano ad arrivare, ma al prezzo di sacrifici che ai nostri occhi di genitori occidentali destano non poca sorpresa e scandalo. Uno straordinario caso editoriale che ha aperto un dibattito furioso sui giornali di tutto il mondo e ha diviso gli italiani tra fautori di un ritorno alla disciplina e sostenitori dell'italica 'mamma chioccia' o della sua versione aggiornata, la "mamma cocker, . . .

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En un momento de creciente preocupación por el futuro de nuestros hijos, Amy Chua siembra la polémica con este sorprendente testimonio que cuestiona la permisividad y la escasa exigencia del modelo educativo occidental y defiende en su lugar la estricta educación del método chino, que a lo largo de generaciones ha producido talentos excepcionales en diversos campos como la música o las ciencias. Madre tigre, hijos leones es el relato íntimo, ingenioso y provocador de esta madre tigre que decide educar a sus hijas en la excelencia y la disciplina siguiendo el inflexible método chino, frente a las miradas de incomprensión de su entorno occidental. No dormir fuera de casa, sacar siempre sobresalientes en la escuela o ensayar al menos dos horas diarias de piano o violín serán algunas de las normas que Sophia y Lulu —las hijas de la autora— deberán seguir para alcanzar el éxito y la perfección a toda costa; pero también se convertirán en el detonante de encarnizados enfrentamientos . . .

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