Paragon House books provide readers with the knowledge and insights to make a difference in a world of chaos, division, confusion, bitter politics, and individual and social dysfunction. Individuals and groups need to transcend egocentrism and ethnocentrism with higher levels of consciousness and knowledge. In a pluralistic world, group rights and responsibilities are important, but many religious, economic, and political groups have been unable to transcend group consciousness, causing genocide, religious hatred, and partisan politics.