Democracy In Europe

Autore: Luciano Canfora
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405154594
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This history traces the development of democracy in Europe from its origins in ancient Greece up to the present day. Considers all the major watersheds in the development of democracy in modern Europe. Describes the rediscovery of Ancient Greek political ideals by intellectuals at the end of the eighteenth century. Examines the twenty-year crisis from 1789 to 1815, when the repercussions of revolution in France were felt across the European continent. Explains how events in France led to the explosion of democratic movements between 1830 and 1848. Compares the different manifestations of democracy within Eastern and Western Europe during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Considers fascism and its consequences for democracy in Europe during the twentieth century. Demonstrates how in the recent past democracy itself has become the object of ideological battles.

Le Vie Del Classicismo Storia Tradizione Propaganda

Autore: Luciano Canfora
Editore: EDIZIONI DEDALO
ISBN: 8822005538
Grandezza: 66,33 MB
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The Vanished Library

Autore: Luciano Canfora
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520072558
Grandezza: 78,17 MB
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Recreates the world of ancient Egypt, describes how the Library of Alexandria was created, and speculates on its destruction

Il Domani Incerto Del Sindacato

Autore: Giancarlo Straini
Editore: Armando Editore
ISBN: 8866779970
Grandezza: 73,44 MB
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L’ideologia liberista ha conquistato il mondo e lo ha “rieducato” alle disuguaglianze è penetrata molecolarmente anche in chi continua a contrastarla, come la CGIL, deformandone le pratiche con la diffusione dell’autoreferenzialità l’Autore, usando le sue esperienze di dirigente sindacale nazionale, propone una osservazione fenomenologia, dall’interno e da vicino, degli schemi con cui si esprimono queste “deformazioni”, e pratiche pedagogiche sindacali per corregerle.

Noi E Gli Antichi

Autore: Luciano Canfora
Editore: Bur
ISBN: 8858636104
Grandezza: 29,14 MB
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La scommessa di Luciano Canfora [...] è quella di affrontare l'argomento con didattica lucidità e con semplicità di linguaggio, lontano dal gergo specialistico-accademico. Folco Portinari Un invito a riflettere, "per capire la nostra cultura e noi stessi".

Julius Caesar

Autore: Luciano Canfora
Editore:
ISBN: 9780748619368
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This book is a splendid profile of an extraordinary man, and a radically new interpretation of one of the most controversial figures in history.Caesar played a leading role in the politics and culture of a world empire, dwarfing his contemporaries in ambition, achievement and appetite. For that, he has occupied a central place in the political imagination of Europe ever since. Yet he remains something of an enigma, struck down by his own lieutenants because he could be neither comprehended nor contained. In surviving evidence he emerges as incommensurate and nonpareil, just beyond the horizons of contemporary political thought and understanding.The result of Luciano Canfora's many years of research is a fascinating portrait of the Roman dictator, combining the evidence of political history and psychology. The product of a comprehensive study of the ancient sources, it paints an astonishingly detailed portrait of a complex personality whose mission of 'Romanisation' lies at the root of modern Europe.Key Features* Easy, engaging and pleasurable to read* About 42 chronological studies of events create a full portrait of Caesar and the contemporary Roman background* Space is devoted to the details surrounding his assassination

The Great Class War 1914 1918

Autore: Jacques R. Pauwels
Editore: Formac Publishing Company Limited
ISBN: 1459411056
Grandezza: 23,86 MB
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Historian Jacques Pauwels applies a critical, revisionist lens to the First World War, offering readers a fresh interpretation that challenges mainstream thinking. As Pauwels sees it, war offered benefits to everyone, across class and national borders. For European statesmen, a large-scale war could give their countries new colonial territories, important to growing capitalist economies. For the wealthy and ruling classes, war served as an antidote to social revolution, encouraging workers to exchange socialism's focus on international solidarity for nationalism's intense militarism. And for the working classes themselves, war provided an outlet for years of systemic militarization -- quite simply, they were hardwired to pick up arms, and to do so eagerly. To Pauwels, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914 -- traditionally upheld by historians as the spark that lit the powder keg -- was not a sufficient cause for war but rather a pretext seized upon by European powers to unleash the kind of war they had desired. But what Europe's elite did not expect or predict was some of the war's outcomes: social revolution and Communist Party rule in Russia, plus a wave of political and social democratic reforms in Western Europe that would have far-reaching consequences. Reflecting his broad research in the voluminous recent literature about the First World War by historians in the leading countries involved in the conflict, Jacques Pauwels has produced an account that challenges readers to rethink their understanding of this key event of twentieth century world history.

La Manomissione Delle Parole

Autore: Gianrico Carofiglio
Editore: Bur
ISBN: 8858644107
Grandezza: 56,22 MB
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Le parole servono a comunicare e raccontare storie. Ma anche a produrre trasformazioni e cambiare la realtà. Quando se ne fa un uso sciatto o se ne manipolano deliberatamente i significati, l'effetto è il logoramento e la perdita di senso. Se questo accade, è necessario sottoporre le parole a una manutenzione attenta, ripristinare la loro forza originaria. Gianrico Carofiglio riflette sulle lingue del potere e della sopraffazione, e si dedica al recupero di cinque parole chiave del lessico civile: vergogna, giustizia, ribellione, bellezza, scelta. Il rigore dell'indagine si combina con il gusto anarchico degli sconfinamenti e degli accostamenti inattesi: Aristotele e don Milani, Cicerone e Primo Levi, Dante e Bob Marley, fino alla Costituzione. Una lettura emozionante, una prospettiva nuova per osservare il nostro mondo.

Big Business And Hitler

Autore: Jacques R. Pauwels
Editore: James Lorimer & Company
ISBN: 1459409876
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For big business in Germany and around the world, Hitler and his National Socialist party were good news. Business was bad in the 1930s, and for multinational corporations Germany was a bright spot in a world suffering from the Great Depression. As Jacques R. Pauwels explains in this book, corporations were delighted with the profits that came from re-arming Germany, and then supplying both sides of the Second World War. Recent historical research in Germany has laid bare the links between Hitler's regime and big German firms. Scholars have now also documented the role of American firms — General Motors, IBM, Standard Oil, Ford, and many others — whose German subsidiaries eagerly sold equipment, weapons, and fuel needed for the German war machine. A key roadblock to America's late entry into the Second World War was behind-the-scenes pressure from US corporations seeking to protect their profitable business selling to both sides. Basing his work on the recent findings of scholars in many European countries and the US, Pauwels explains how Hitler gained and held the support of powerful business interests who found the well-liked oneparty fascist government, ready and willing to protect the property and profits of big business. He documents the role of the many multinationals in business today who supported Hitler and gained from the Nazi government's horrendous measures.

The Paradox In Partnership

Autore: Helena Syna Desivilya
Editore: Bentham Science Publishers
ISBN: 1608052117
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The Paradox in Partnership: the Role of Conflict in Partnership Building elucidates on alliances that are - on one hand, designed to promote collaboration between individuals, groups and organizations - but on the other hand, the processes of their formation and maintenance entail continuous engagement with competitive orientation, power struggles and conflict. Theoretical frameworks with praxis are integrated as reflected in a variety of organizational, community and national contexts. In the theoretical domain, it expands knowledge on partnerships in general and their paradoxical nature in particular. On the practical level, the dual partnership phenomenon is explained along with considerable advantages it may offer to all partners when it is developed systematically and is accompanied by reflection and learning, especially while facing the reality of dwindling resources.