By John Buckler
The streams of Greek heritage within the fourth century are hugely arguable. Sandwiched among the Classical 5th century and the Hellenistic interval, the period has invited a variety of readings, so much prominently the decision of decrepitude and decline. contemporary discoveries, even if, point out that the interval was once no longer easily illustrative of the political, social, and monetary weaknesses of the Greek city-state. This ebook examines the fourth century from a space with its personal local dynamics: valuable Greece, a zone usually regarded as a backwater for macro-politics. The authors expose a bright rigidity among neighborhood politics in Boeotia and its adjoining territories and Greek affairs. they supply a meticulous and, from time to time, microscopic research into the region's army and political historical past, including distinctive analyses of the topography of the areas 'where background used to be made.' the result's a stunning account of Greece's strength transition trouble at the eve of the Macedonian conquest.
By Ralph Nader
During this groundbreaking pamphlet, according to testimony he added sooner than Congress, Ralph Nader describes how organisations are selecting our wallet, and what we will be able to do to forestall them.
While the USA maintains to event unheard of cuts in social carrier courses and thousands of usa citizens move with out medical health insurance, enormous companies proceed to harvest large sums of taxpayer funds via "corporate welfare"—corporate subsidies, bailouts, giveaways, and tax escapes. slicing company Welfare information various appalling examples of company welfare, together with: the giveaway of the general public airwaves, which by means of definition belong to the folks, to non-public radio and tv stations (including the most recent $70 billion present of the electronic spectrum); taxpayer subsidies for large safety company mergers and advertisement guns exports to governments in another country; and the perform of creating sufferers pay two times for drugs—first, as taxpayers subsidize the medicine’ improvement, and back, as sufferers, after the government supplies monopolistic keep an eye on over the chemical’s manufacture to a price-gouging drug corporation.
Cutting company Welfare sounds a serious warning call for these inquisitive about how we're being pick-pocketed by means of substantial enterprise, and what we will be able to do to prevent it.
By Daniel Stedman Jones
Based on archival learn and interviews with prime individuals within the stream, Masters of the Universe traces the ascendancy of neoliberalism from the academy of interwar Europe to supremacy less than Reagan and Thatcher and within the a long time for the reason that. Daniel Stedman Jones argues that there has been not anything inevitable in regards to the victory of free-market politics. faraway from being the tale of the easy triumph of right-wing principles, the neoliberal step forward was once contingent at the financial crises of the Seventies and the attractiveness of the necessity for brand new regulations through the political left. This version features a new foreword within which the writer addresses the connection among highbrow historical past and the background of politics and policy.
Fascinating, vital, and well timed, it is a booklet for someone who desires to comprehend the historical past at the back of the Anglo-American love affair with the unfastened industry, in addition to the origins of the present financial crisis.
By Burton Paulu
British Broadcasting used to be first released in 1956. these attracted to the makes use of and abuses of the airwaves usually take pleasure in vigorous debates over the advantages of British broadcasting regulations and practices in comparison to their American opposite numbers. such a lot such arguments, besides the fact that, are in accordance with scanty wisdom of tangible proof approximately British broadcasting. Now this hole of data is remedied by way of the excellent survey which Dr. Paulu provides during this e-book. He lines the improvement of either radio an tv broadcasting from their inception in Britain to the current and assays the implications. Dr. Paulu did the fundamental examine for this quantity as a Fulbright pupil in London in 1953-54, while the hot self sufficient tv Authority used to be being debated in Parliament and the British Broadcasting company was once laying its plans to satisfy pageant. whereas he often compares British and American practices, the writer believes that broadcasting has to be studied in its personal nationwide atmosphere. He treats the topic, for that reason, within the British context instead of the yankee. He describes the advance of the BBC as a noncommercial public company with a monopoly of British broadcasting and reports the standards that ended in the emergence of the commercially supported ITA. He areas significant emphasis on application descriptions but additionally discusses viewers reactions, employees and technical amenities, and funds. The booklet bargains invaluable facts for college kids and academics in communications classes in addition to for these engaged in radio or tv on both sides of the Atlantic.
By Norberto Bobbio
Taurus celebra su sesenta aniversario recuperando uno de los títulos más emblemáticos de su catálogo, Derecha e izquierda, un auténtico best-seller del pensamiento político
¿Existen aún l. a. izquierda y l. a. derecha? Norberto Bobbio, uno de los mayores pensadores políticos contemporáneos, respondió positivamente a esta pregunta, adentrándose en su núcleo teórico para restablecer, de manera clara, brillante y eficaz, el sentido de ambos términos.
Con motivo de su sesenta aniversario, Taurus recupera uno de los títulos más emblemáticos de su catálogo, cuando se cumplen también veinte años desde los angeles primera publicación de este best-seller del pensamiento político y diez años desde el fallecimiento del autor. Las reflexiones de Bobbio no sólo están más vigentes que nunca, sino que cobran dimensión.
Se habla hoy de fin del bipartidismo, obstacle de las ideologías, desafección de l. a. política... En el debate genuine se incorporan nuevas voces; cobran protagonismo problemáticas transversales en principio ajenas a l. a. dicotomía izquierda-derecha; los partidos tienden a presentar programas cada vez más parecidos. Sin embargo, a medida que el tiempo pasa, l. a. pertinencia de las reflexiones de Bobbio se renueva, y l. a. fuerza de sus argumentos se intensifica.
La crítica ha dicho:
«Pocas guías son tan claras como l. a. obra de Bobbio para iniciar una expedición por los angeles polémica del poder.»
Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez, Letras Libres
«Si este libro sigue estando de actualidad, es sobre todo por lo que en él se expresa: una necesidad de recuperar el sentido de l. a. política.»
«La más ingeniosa y contundente defensa de las categorías tradicionales de izquierda y derecha. Este libro sienta las bases de l. a. discusión sobre el tema e ilustra algunas de las paradojas del discurso político reciente. Un análisis sencillo, lúcido, minucioso y riguroso.»
John grey, The Times
«Un análisis sobrio y perspicaz de las variaciones y combinaciones a las que pueden someterse las nociones de libertad, igualdad, y autoridad.»
Robert Maggiori, Libération
«El pensamiento de Bobbio rechaza las líneas demasiado radicales y acepta l. a. relatividad sin renuncias por ello a l. a. coherencia. Es al mismo tiempo exigente y modesto, prudente y tenaz. Sería un blunders considerar sus análisis obsoletos.»
Roger-Pol Droit, Le Monde
By Antony Adolf
How peace has been made and maintained, skilled and imagined isn't just a question of old curiosity, but in addition of urgent situation. Peace: a global History is the 1st examine to discover the whole spectrum of peace and peacemaking from prehistoric to modern occasions in one quantity aimed toward bettering their customers.
By targeting key sessions, occasions, humans, rules and texts, Antony Adolf indicates how the inspiring probabilities and pragmatic limits of peace and peacemaking have been formed by means of their cultural contexts and, in flip, formed neighborhood and international histories. Diplomatic, pacifist, felony, transformative non-violent and anti-war pursuits are only a number of fashionable examples.
Proposed and played in socio-economic, political, spiritual, philosophical and alternative ways, Adolf's presentation of the range of peace and peacemaking demanding situations the notions that peace is just the absence of warfare, that this negation is the one job of peacemakers, and that historical past is completely written via army victors. “Without the victories of peacemakers and the resourcefulness of the peaceful,” he contends, “there will be no historical past to write.”
This ebook is key examining for college students, students, policy-shapers, activists and normal readers concerned with how current types of peace and peacemaking were motivated by way of these of the earlier, and the way destiny varieties can profit via taking those into account.
By Sheila D. Collins
While govt Helped systematically evaluates a few parallels among the good melancholy and the 2007-2008 worldwide financial meltdown, not just when it comes to their fiscal factors and results, but in addition when it comes to their political and cultural contexts and the environmental crises that afflict either classes. The optimistic and adverse classes for modern policy-making are evaluated via a multidisciplinary crew of authors throughout more than a few coverage arenas. This e-book is a distinct mix of disciplines that offers a brand new set of guideposts--some valuable, a few cautionary--for the future.
By Eric Alterman
Brilliantly mixing incisive political research with a transparent time table for switch, Kabuki Democracy cuts during the clichés of conservative propaganda and lazy mainstream media research to illustrate that actual "change" will come to the US merely while humans care adequate to problem the system.
WESTERN CIVILIZATION, 10th variation, continues a company grounding in political heritage, whereas protecting highbrow heritage (particularly the importance of principles and contributions) to larger and deeper volume than the other textual content for the path. recognized for its obtainable writing type, this article appeals to scholars and teachers alike for its brevity, readability, and cautious choice of content material together with its more desirable specialise in faith and philosophy. up to date with newer scholarship, the 10th variation keeps many well known beneficial properties, together with comparative timelines, full-color paintings essays, profiles, and first resource packing containers in each one bankruptcy. New expertise assets (available separately), together with CourseMate with interactive e-book, make studying extra attractive and convey heritage suggestions to lifestyles.