Lo Stato Siamo Noi

Author: Piero Calamandrei
Editor: Chiarelettere
ISBN: 886190260X
Size: 17,29 MB
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Chiamare i deputati e i senatori 'rappresentanti del popolo' non vuol più dire oggi quello che voleva dire in altri tempi: si dovrebbero chiamare 'impiegati del loro partito'.

Protecting Future Generations Through Commons

Author: Saki Bailey
Editor: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9287178232
Size: 13,81 MB
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The recent austerity measures currently adopted in numerous European countries assume that a rise in public debt should automatically result in cuts to social programmes and the privatisation of “inefficiently” managed resources. This type of reasoning is being used to justify the destruction of social rights of citizens for the profit of the private sector, resulting in more limited access to the most fundamental resources such as water, nature, housing, culture, knowledge and information, mainly for the most vulnerable members of society. Such a view, informed solely by short-term growth and profit cycles, is endangering access to those resources not only for current generations but for future ones as well. This book is an attempt to go beyond liberal approaches to intergenerational and distributive justice. It emphasises the role of commons and communities of the commons, driven by the desire to defend and perpetuate those fundamental resources under the threat of expropriation by the state and the market. This book also offers policy makers and citizens, who wish to accept their political responsibility by being active and refusing corporate ideology, some best practices as well as methods and solutions for renewing the configurations of societal relationships through commons, thereby integrating the interests of future generations in the European Community’s decision-making processes and institutions. This is a contribution by the Council of Europe and the International University College of Turin to the protection of the dignity of every person, especially of those who, even though unable to enjoy existing social rights, have the right to benefit from choices and policies that ensure that human life remains unspoiled

The World Of Normal Boys

Author: K. M. Soehnlein
Editor: Kensington Books
ISBN: 9781575666617
Size: 12,23 MB
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Living in suburban New Jersey in the 1970s is quiet for Robin until his brother is killed in an accident, causing the relationship with his family to deteriorate as he rebels against his middle-American lifestyle.

The Silent Fountain

Author: Victoria Fox
Editor: MIRA
ISBN: 148802958X
Size: 14,76 MB
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Hollywood, 1978 Tragedy sends troubled film star Vivien Lockhart into the arms of Giovanni Moretti—and it seems her fortunes have finally changed. Until she meets his sister and learns that her new husband’s past holds dark secrets… Tuscany, Present day Lucy Whittaker needs to disappear. But her new home, the crumbling Castillo Barbarossa, is far from the secluded paradise it seemed. Strange sounds come from the attic. The owner of the house will never meet her in person. The fountain in the courtyard is silent—but has never run dry. Across the decades, Vivien and Lucy find themselves trapped in the idyllic Italian villa. And if they are ever to truly escape its walls, they must first unearth its secrets…

This Side Of Paradise

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Editor: VM eBooks
Size: 17,51 MB
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INDEX BOOK ONE—The Romantic Egotist CHAPTER 1. Amory, Son of Beatrice CHAPTER 2. Spires and Gargoyles CHAPTER 3. The Egotist Considers CHAPTER 4. Narcissus Off Duty INTERLUDE May, 1917-February, 1919 BOOK TWO—The Education of a Personage CHAPTER 1. The Debutante CHAPTER 2. Experiments in Convalescence CHAPTER 3. Young Irony CHAPTER 4. The Supercilious Sacrifice CHAPTER 5. The Egotist Becomes a Personage

Prot Ger Les G N Rations Futures Par Les Biens Commun

Author: Saki Bailey
Editor: Council of Europe
ISBN: 9287178534
Size: 15,39 MB
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Les mesures d’austérité, récemment adoptées par de nombreux pays européens, s’appuient sur le principe qu’une augmentation de la dette publique devrait automatiquement se traduire par la réduction des programmes sociaux et la privatisation des ressources inefficacement gérées. Ce type de raisonnement est invoqué pour justifier la destruction des droits sociaux des citoyens au profit du secteur privé, entraînant notamment pour les membres les plus vulnérables de la société un accès limité aux ressources fondamentales telles que l’eau, la nature, le logement, la culture, le savoir et l’information. Une telle conception de la prospérité, fondée exclusivement sur des cycles de croissance et de profit à court terme, menace l’accès à ces ressources pour les générations actuelles comme pour les générations futures. Cet ouvrage va au-delà des approches libérales de la justice intergénérationnelle et distributive. Il met l’accent sur les biens communs et ses communautés de gestion mues par la volonté de défendre et de produire les ressources essentielles à leur existence sous la menace de l’expropriation par l’Etat et le marché. Cette étude propose également aux décideurs et aux citoyens qui assument leurs responsabilités politiques en passant à l’action et en refusant l’idéologie de l’entreprise quelques bonnes pratiques, méthodes et solutions pour renouveler les configurations des relations sociales par la mutualisation des biens, en intégrant ainsi les intérêts des générations futures dans les institutions et processus décisionnels de la Communauté européenne. Il s’agit de la contribution du Conseil de l’Europe et du Collège universitaire international de Turin à la protection de la dignité de chacun, en particulier en faveur de ceux qui, même s’ils ne sont pas à même d’exercer leurs droits sociaux, ont le droit de bénéficier de choix et de politiques permettant de préserver la vie humaine.

The Long View

Author: Elizabeth Jane Howard
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504035313
Size: 20,78 MB
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Journeying backward in time—from 1950 to 1926—this masterpiece of women’s literary fiction presents an indelible portrait of a marriage Forty-three-year-old Antonia Fleming is preparing a dinner party for eight at the house in Campden Hill Square she shares with her husband, Conrad. The occasion is the engagement of their son, Julian. Their other child, Deirdre, hates her father and resents her mother—a reality Conrad ponders, along with the disastrous state of Deirdre’s single life, as he leaves the bed of his current mistress. In illuminating the quotidian details of domestic life, The Long View perfectly captures a long relationship, with its moments of joy and intimacy, loneliness and regret, and of the roads not taken. As the story moves backward in time, we learn about the events that led up to Conrad and Antonia’s fateful first meeting—including a startling secret in Antonia’s past. With brilliant use of reverse chronology, the bestselling author of the Cazalet Chronicles paints a realistic and revealing portrait of a marriage and the decisions, good and bad, right and wrong, that shape lives.

Blood Howl

Author: Robin Saxon
ISBN: 9781613721483
Size: 18,79 MB
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Gun for hire Jed Walker doesn't figure it for a difficult job-a simple smash and grab retrieval-except his new client doesn't want money or goods. He wants shy, gorgeous Redford Reed, a man who turns Jed's world upside down inside a day. He is in no way prepared to fall hard and fast for his newest assignment. Redford Reed lives his life locked in his grandmother's house, haunted by a terrible curse and watching the world pass him by until Jed shows up, sent by a man who will stop at nothing to claim Redford as his own. Teaming up with Jed is Redford's only chance at survival, but as the violence escalates, so does the tension between them. Even though they each finally have something to live for, now it's going to take all Jed's skill and every bit of courage Redford has just to stay alive.

Before I Die

Author: Jenny Downham
Editor: David Fickling Books
ISBN: 0375849378
Size: 18,87 MB
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For the many readers who love The Fault in Our Stars, this is the story of a girl who is determined to live, love, and to write her own ending before her time is finally up. Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, and drugs with excruciating side effects, Tessa compiles a list. It’s her To Do Before I Die list. And number one is Sex. Released from the constraints of “normal” life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up. Tessa’s feelings, her relationships with her father and brother, her estranged mother, her best friend, and her new boyfriend, are all painfully crystallized in the precious weeks before Tessa’s time runs out. A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year A Booklist Editors’ Choice A Book Sense Children’s Pick A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults The newly released feature film Now Is Good, starring Dakota Fanning, is based on Jenny Downham's intensely moving novel. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Merchants In The Temple

Author: Gianluigi Nuzzi
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627798641
Size: 15,63 MB
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From a bestselling author with unprecedented access to Pope Francis, an investigative look at the recent financial scandals at the highest levels of the Vatican A veritable war is waging in the Church: on one side, there is Pope Francis’s strong message for one church of the poor and all; on the other, there is the old Curia with its endless enemies, and the old and new lobbies struggling to preserve their not-so-Christian privileges. The old guard do not back down, they are ready to use all means necessary to stay in control and continue the immoral way they conduct their business. They resist reforms sought by Pope Francis and seek to delegitimize their opponents, to isolate those who want to eliminate corruption. It’s a war that will determine the future of the church. And if he loses the battle against secular interests and blackmail, Pope Francis could resign, much like his predecessor. Based on confidential information—including top secret documents from inside the Vatican, and actual transcripts of Pope Francis’s admonishments to the papal court about the lack of financial oversight and responsibility—Merchants in the Temple illustrates all the undercover work conducted by the Pope since his election and shows the reader who his real enemies are. It reveals the instruments Francis is using to reform the Vatican and rid it, once and for all, of the overwhelming corruption traditionally encrusted in the Roman Catholic Church. Merchants in the Temple is a startling book that will shock every reader. It’s a story worthy of a Dan Brown novel, with its electrifying details of the trickery and scheming against the papacy—except that it is real.