Intervista Immaginaria Con Karl Marx

Autore: Donald Sassoon
Editore: LIT EDIZIONI
ISBN: 8868263009
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Donald Sassoon “resuscita” Karl Marx per un’intervista esclusiva, nella quale il grande filosofo ha l’occasione di togliersi qualche sassolino dalla scarpa. Marx ne ha per tutti: spara a zero sui mostri sacri delle dottrine economiche e politiche; riafferma le proprie idee contro gli abusi e gli equivoci di epigoni e detrattori; rivendica la validità del suo lavoro quale chiave di comprensione del mondo contemporaneo. Graffiante e irriverente, Marx passa in rassegna personaggi come Clinton, Blair, Hegel, Lenin, e argomenti come il femminismo, l’America, il terrorismo e molto altro. L’intervista impossibile di Sassoon a Marx diventa allora il pretesto per un consuntivo sulla storia della sinistra, ovvero una riflessione sui suoi passi falsi e un invito a ritrovare il nucleo ancora vitale che la sostiene. Pubblicata sulla rivista britannica “Prospect” nell’ottobre 2003,Intervista Immaginaria con Karl Marx viene qui proposta per la prima volta in lingua italiana.

Il Pentimento

Autore: Max Scheler
Editore: LIT EDIZIONI
ISBN: 8868263068
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Il pentimento non è il semplice rifiuto di ciò che si è stati, ma è la volontà determinata ad essere diversi, a individuare la profondità delle proprie colpe e a liberarsi da esse per rinascere a nuova vita. Nelle pagine di questo libro, pubblicate nel 1921 all’interno della sua opera L’eterno nell’uomo, il filosofo Max Scheler analizza lo spontaneo emergere del senso di colpa che segue gli effetti negativi delle azioni di cui siamo praticamente e moralmente responsabili. Pentirsi significa riconoscere la colpa come propria e, cos“ facendo, elevarsi al di sopra dell’errore compiuto e predisporsi a futuri comportamenti virtuosi. L’autentico pentimento si rivela allora una delle vie più complesse, e spesso dolorose, che mettono in relazione la finitezza della nostra persona umana con l’infinita misericordia divina. Nonostante il riferimento dichiarato alla dottrina cattolica, la riflessione di Scheler supera l’orizzonte confessionale e afferma la possibilità, non potendo eliminare il male, di superarlo volta per volta attraverso l’incessante lavoro su noi stessi.

La Rivoluzione In Mostra

Autore: Jacques-Louis David
Editore: LIT EDIZIONI
ISBN: 8869449599
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Figura preminente della pittura neoclassica, David fu appassionato assertore degli ideali della Rivoluzione Francese. Arrestato dopo gli avvenimenti del Terrore giacobino, riuscì a scampare alle esecuzioni termidoriane e durante i mesi di prigione concepì l’idea di un grande dipinto storico che potesse esprimere un nuovo messaggio politico e morale. Nacque così il quadro raffigurante Le Sabine che intervengono a sedare le ostilità tra romani e sabini: un chiaro invito alla riunificazione del popolo francese. David si fece interprete dei sentimenti e delle aspirazioni di un’intera nazione. La storia antica, infatti, per lui non era solo un repertorio di belle forme, ma un valido modello di virtù civica. In occasione della presentazione dell’opera, il pittore pubblicò un opuscolo divulgativo per spiegare il tema del quadro e la democratica, quanto allora inusuale, scelta di rendere Le Sabine visibile a tutti dietro pagamento di un biglietto. Questa brochure, illustrando le ragioni dell’artista, è il necessario complemento alla comprensione di un tassello importante di storia dell’Europa moderna.

Marx S Inferno

Autore: William Clare Roberts
Editore: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883709
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Marx’s Inferno reconstructs the major arguments of Karl Marx’s Capital and inaugurates a completely new reading of a seminal classic. Rather than simply a critique of classical political economy, William Roberts argues that Capital was primarily a careful engagement with the motives and aims of the workers’ movement. Understood in this light, Capital emerges as a profound work of political theory. Placing Marx against the background of nineteenth-century socialism, Roberts shows how Capital was ingeniously modeled on Dante’s Inferno, and how Marx, playing the role of Virgil for the proletariat, introduced partisans of workers’ emancipation to the secret depths of the modern “social Hell.” In this manner, Marx revised republican ideas of freedom in response to the rise of capitalism. Combining research on Marx’s interlocutors, textual scholarship, and forays into recent debates, Roberts traces the continuities linking Marx’s theory of capitalism to the tradition of republican political thought. He immerses the reader in socialist debates about the nature of commerce, the experience of labor, the power of bosses and managers, and the possibilities of political organization. Roberts rescues those debates from the past, and shows how they speak to ever-renewed concerns about political life in today’s world.

El Se Or Presidente

Autore: Miguel Angel Asturias
Editore: Editorial Universidad de Costa Rica
ISBN: 9788489666511
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Recibida desde su publicación en 1946 como una obra maestra, El Señor Presidente inaugura en Latinoamérica un género que muy pronto dejó abundante descendencia: la novela del Dictador. Miguel Ángel Asturias logró una novela de prosa impecable, de ritmos y atmósferas poéticas, en la que relata el paulatino deterioro moral de un personaje complejo.

Pedagogy Of The Oppressed

Autore: Paulo Freire
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501314130
Grandezza: 51,94 MB
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First published in Portuguese in 1968, Pedagogy of the Oppressed was translated and published in English in 1970. Paulo Freire's work has helped to empower countless people throughout the world and has taken on special urgency in the United States and Western Europe, where the creation of a permanent underclass among the underprivileged and minorities in cities and urban centers is ongoing. This 50th anniversary edition includes an updated introduction by Donaldo Macedo, a new afterword by Ira Shor and interviews with Marina Aparicio Barberán, Noam Chomsky, Ramón Flecha, Gustavo Fischman, Ronald David Glass, Valerie Kinloch, Peter Mayo, Peter McLaren and Margo Okazawa-Rey to inspire a new generation of educators, students, and general readers for years to come.

Radio Benjamin

Autore: Walter Benjamin
Editore: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781685762
Grandezza: 30,10 MB
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Walter Benjamin was fascinated by the impact of new technology on culture, an interest that extended beyond his renowned critical essays. From 1927 to ’33, he wrote and presented something in the region of eighty broadcasts using the new medium of radio. Radio Benjamin gathers the surviving transcripts, which appear here for the first time in English. This eclectic collection demonstrates the range of Benjamin’s thinking and his enthusiasm for popular sensibilities. His celebrated “Enlightenment for Children” youth programs, his plays, readings, book reviews, and fiction reveal Benjamin in a creative, rather than critical, mode. They flesh out ideas elucidated in his essays, some of which are also represented here, where they cover topics as varied as getting a raise and the history of natural disasters, subjects chosen for broad appeal and examined with passion and acuity. Delightful and incisive, this is Walter Benjamin channeling his sophisticated thinking to a wide audience, allowing us to benefit from a new voice for one of the twentieth century’s most respected thinkers. From the Hardcover edition.

Sociophobia

Autore: César Rendueles
Editore: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231544375
Grandezza: 53,23 MB
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The great ideological cliché of our time, César Rendueles argues in Sociophobia, is the idea that communication technologies can support positive social dynamics and improve economic and political conditions. We would like to believe that the Internet has given us the tools to overcome modernity’s practical dilemmas and bring us into closer relation, but recent events show how technology has in fact driven us farther apart. Named one of the ten best books of the year by Babelia El País, Sociophobia looks at the root causes of neoliberal utopia’s modern collapse. It begins by questioning the cyber-fetishist dogma that lulls us into thinking our passive relationship with technology plays a positive role in resolving longstanding differences. Rendueles claims that the World Wide Web has produced a diminished rather than augmented social reality. In other words, it has lowered our expectations with respect to political interventions and personal relations. In an effort to correct this trend, Rendueles embarks on an ambitious reassessment of our antagonistic political traditions to prove that post-capitalism is not only a feasible, intimate, and friendly system to strive for but also essential for moving past consumerism and political malaise.

Berlusconi

Autore: Alan Friedman
Editore: Hachette Books
ISBN: 0316301965
Grandezza: 76,68 MB
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Before there was real estate tycoon cum President-Elect Donald J. Trump, there was Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media mogul turned prime minster who dominated Italian life for the past twenty years. In a candid, warts-and-all portrait of the leader who played hard in office and in private life. From the bunga-bunga parties to his most secret moments with world leaders, this biography is rich in anecdotes and revelations involving Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Tony Blair, Nicolas Sarkozy, Angela Merkel , and many others. Berlusconi's incredible rise to power started from nothing. A self-created man, he was a cruise ship crooner as a young man, became a real estate tycoon in the '70s, started the first commercial television network in history, and turned AC Milan into a world-class soccer club. And that was all before he survived the squalid swampland of Italian politics to become prime minister who has not only served the longest in Italian history, but also has generated the most controversy of arguably any world leader today.

The Uses Of Literacy

Autore: Richard Hoggart
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1351302027
Grandezza: 19,58 MB
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This pioneering work examines changes in the life and values of the English working class in response to mass media. First published in 1957, it mapped out a new methodology in cultural studies based around interdisciplinarity and a concern with how texts-in this case, mass publications-are stitched into the patterns of lived experience. Mixing personal memoir with social history and cultural critique, The Uses of Literacy anticipates recent interest in modes of cultural analysis that refuse to hide the author behind the mask of objective social scientific technique. In its method and in its rich accumulation of the detail of working-class life, this volume remains useful and absorbing. Hoggart's analysis achieves much of its power through a careful delineation of the complexities of working-class attitudes and its sensitivity to the physical and environmental facts of working-class life. The people he portrays are neither the sentimentalized victims of a culture of deference nor neo-fascist hooligans. Hoggart sees beyond habits to what habits stand for and sees through statements to what the statements really mean. He thus detects the differing pressures of emotion behind idiomatic phrases and ritualistic observances. Through close observation and an emotional empathy deriving, in part, from his own working-class background, Hoggart defines a fairly homogeneous and representative group of working-class people. Against this background may be seen how the various appeals of mass publications and other artifacts of popular culture connect with traditional and commonly accepted attitudes, how they are altering those attitudes, and how they are meeting resistance. Hoggart argues that the appeals made by mass publicists-more insistent, effective, and pervasive than in the past-are moving toward the creation of an undifferentiated mass culture and that the remnants of an authentic urban culture are being destroyed. In his introduction to this new edition, Andrew Goodwin, professor of broadcast communications arts at San Francisco State University, defines Hoggart's place among contending schools of English cultural criticism and points out the prescience of his analysis for developments in England over the past thirty years. He notes as well the fruitful links to be made between Hoggart's method and findings and aspects of popular culture in the United States.