Straw Men, Paper Tigers, and Puppets: The Philosophy of Knowns and Unknowns
By: Dr. Ray C. Minor
About the Book
Straw Men, Paper Tigers, and Puppets: The Philosophy of Knowns and Unknowns shares the challenges, hopes, and dreams that people grapple with everyday. It is a book of rich thoughts on being young, spirituality, hope, success, philosophy, and politics - and rife with common sense and inspiration. This masterful work has been in creative process since the late 1970s and is a must read for every generation.
About the Author
Dr. Ray C. Minor is a program officer and scholar at the Kettering Foundation. He has extensive executive and management experience in public, private, and non-profit sectors. Dr. Minor’s research interests include citizen participation and engagement, democracy, politics, public authorities and institutions, and nongovernmental organizations. He has served in the Governor’s Cabinet in Alabama and held cabinet posts at a major nonprofit in New Jersey and two liberal arts colleges in Alabama and Texas. He was founding President and now Chairman Emeritus of the David Mathews Center for Civic Life. Dr. Minor graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Social Welfare and a Master in Higher Education Administration. He earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from Walden University. Dr. Minor was co-editor of Beyond Politics as Usual: Paths for Engaging College Students in Politics (2017) as well as the author for Reflections on President Barack Obama. The First President of Color of the United States (2018), Donald J. Trump. The Tyrant in the White House (2019), and Democratic Citizenship and Public Administration. Democratic Arrangements and Democratic Practices (Expected publishing date 2020).
(2020, Paperback, 48 Pages)