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Qu'est-ce-que l'esprit européen ?

By Lucien Jaume

Sait-on encore ce qui fonde l'Europe ? Quel ordre juridique et constitutionnel les peuples européens peuvent-ils et doivent-ils adopter ? Quelle éducation doit être proposée pour perpétuer l. a. civilisation dont nous sommes issus ? C'est à ces questions que Lucien répond en menant une enquête sur los angeles nature de l'esprit européen. Ni " identité " ni " judgment of right and wrong " européenne, ce dernier est bien plutôt un héritage intellectuel, artistique, spirituel et scientifique, ainsi qu'une angle de l'esprit vis-à-vis de lui-même et vis-à-vis de los angeles société. On peut parler d'un " sens commun " qui, depuis l. a. Renaissance, a nourri et façonné nos international locations aujourd'hui membres de l'Union. Entre l. a. règle et le marché, mais aussi à travers los angeles puissance (ambivalente) de l'opinion, l'esprit européen s'exprime par les créations de los angeles liberté qui se soumet aux règles et aux normes. Depuis Bossuet et Pierre Nicole, en passant par Locke et Adam Smith, pour arriver, grâce à Tocqueville, à notre démocratie d'opinion, cet ouvrage invite chacun à se remémorer le lien unique que l'Europe a forgé entre l'individu et los angeles communauté. Un recueil de textes de Locke, Bossuet, Nicole, Adam Smith, Tocqueville et Bachelard prolonge cet essai.

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Politics of the One: Concepts of the One and the Many in Contemporary Thought (Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy)

This quantity within the Political conception and modern Philosophy sequence examines some of the most very important themes in modern political idea: find out how to conceptualize the connection among the only and the various.

The essays talk about tips to reconcile a number of ontologies with no subsuming them to a totalitarian solidarity. whereas one institution of concept (Deleuze, Negri) seeks to create a brand new ontology in accordance with the numerous rather than the single, (which, politically, is with regards to anarchy), one other proposes to appreciate the "one" because the "ultra-one" of the development (Badiou). during this groundbreaking paintings, prime thinkers discover those debates and supply substitute options. construction on Jean-Luc Nancy's essay who proposes an ontology of "singular plurality," participants goal to synthesize the only and the numerous and recommend other ways of forming collectives, past the dominant consultant political forms.

An unique and difficult paintings, Politics of the One addresses new attainable methods of bringing humans jointly, integrating philosophy with theoretical and useful difficulties of politics.

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Powers and Prospects: Reflections on Nature and the Social Order

By Noam Chomsky

From the character of democracy to our position within the flora and fauna, from highbrow politics to the politics of language, Powers and clients offers a scathing critique of orthodox perspectives and executive coverage, and descriptions different paths that may bring about greater figuring out an extra positive action.

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The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown

The the USA of the close to destiny will glance not anything just like the the United States of the new past.

America is within the throes of a demographic overhaul. large new release gaps have unfolded in our political and social values, our fiscal future health, our relations constitution, our racial and ethnic identification, our gender norms, our non secular association, and our know-how use.

Today’s Millennials—well-educated, tech savvy, underemployed twenty-somethings—are liable to turning into the 1st iteration in American background to have a reduce way of life than their mom and dad. interim, greater than 10,000 child Boomers are retiring every day, so much of them now not besides ready financially as they’d was hoping. This graying of our inhabitants has helped polarize our politics, positioned stresses on our social protection internet, and offered our elected leaders with a frightening problem: the best way to maintain religion with the outdated with out bankrupting the younger and ravenous the future.

Every point of our demography is being essentially remodeled. through mid-century, the inhabitants of the USA can be majority non-white and our median age will side above 40—both extraordinary milestones. yet different rapidly-aging fiscal powers like China, Germany, and Japan could have populations which are a lot older. With our heavy immigration flows, the U.S. is poised to stay rather younger. If we will be able to get our spending priorities and generational equities so as, we will be able to continue our financial system moment to none. yet doing so capacity we need to rebalance the social compact that binds old and young. In tomorrow’s international, yesterday’s math won't upload up.

Drawing on Pew study Center’s huge archive of public opinion surveys and demographic information, the following the US is a wealthy portrait of the place we're as a state and the place we’re headed—toward a destiny marked by means of the main impressive social, racial, and fiscal shifts the rustic has obvious in a century.

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What We Say Goes: Conversations on U.S. Power in a Changing World

By Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian

In this all new selection of conversations, Noam Chomsky explores the main quick and pressing matters: Iran's problem to the us, the deterioration of the Israel-Palestine clash, the continuing occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, the increase of China, and the becoming energy of the left in Latin the US, in addition to the Democratic victory within the U.S. midterm elections and its ramifications for the long run.
As regularly, Chomsky offers his principles in actual fact and accessibly, with uncompromising precept and clarifying perception. the most recent audiobook from a common, depended on partnership, What we are saying Goes exhibits once more that no interlocutor engages with Noam Chomsky extra successfully than David Barsamian. those interviews verify that Chomsky is an unheard of source for somebody looking to comprehend our international today.

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100 Briefe an Deutschland: Gedanken, Wünsche, Anregungen

Flüchtlingsdramen, Griechenlandkrise, Ukrainekonflikt: Das sind die politischen Themen, die die Deutschen im 25. Jahr nach der Wiedervereinigung bewegen.

100 Stimmen von Persönlichkeiten aus dem In- und Ausland geben ein spannendes und wunderbares Stimmungskaleidoskop. Sie machen Mut und Hoffnung, legen den Finger in Wunden und zeigen Wege und Lösungen auf.

In den Briefen geht es um Lob und Kritik, aber auch um Träume, Wünsche und Visionen.

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An Injury to All: The Decline of American Unionism (Haymarket)

By Kim Moody

Over the last decade American hard work has confronted a tidal wave of salary cuts, plant closures and damaged moves. during this first complete historical past of the hard work move from Truman to Reagan, Kim Moody indicates how the AFL-CIO’s conservative ideology of “business unionism” successfully disarmed unions within the face of a household correct flip and an epochal shift to globalized construction. Eschewing alliances with new social forces in prefer of its outdated chilly battle liaisons and illusory compacts with tremendous company, the AFL-CIO lower than George Meany and Lane Kirkland has been compelled to give up a lot of its post-war gains.

With awesome cognizance to the viewpoints of rank-and-file staff, Moody chronicles the main, yet mostly unreported, efforts of labor’s grassroots to discover its means out of the problem. In case reports of car, metal, meatpacking and trucking, he strains the increase of “anti-concession” pursuits and in different case experiences describes the bold hindrances to the “organization of the unorganized” within the carrier area. a close research of the Rainbow Coalition’s capability to unite hard work with different innovative teams follows, including a pathbreaking attention of the probabilities of a brand new “labor internationalism.”

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Marching for Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary

By Elizabeth Partridge

An inspiring examine the struggle for the vote, by means of an award-winning author

in basic terms forty four years in the past within the united states, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was once top a struggle to win blacks the proper to vote. floor 0 for the circulation grew to become Selma, Alabama.

Award-winning writer Elizabeth Partridge leads you immediately into the chaotic, passionate, and lethal 3 months of protests that culminated within the landmark march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. targeting the brave little ones who confronted terrifying violence with a purpose to march along King, this can be an inspiring examine their struggle for the vote. Stunningly emotional black-and-white images accompany the text.

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Valley of Death: The Tragedy at Dien Bien Phu That Led America into the Vietnam War

By Ted Morgan

Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Ted Morgan has now written a wealthy and definitive account of the fateful conflict that ended French rule in Indochina—and led inexorably to America’s Vietnam battle. Dien Bien Phu was once a distant valley at the border of Laos alongside an easy rural exchange direction. however it may even be the place a superb eu strength fell to an underestimated rebel military and misplaced regulate of a very important colony. Valley of Death is the untold tale of the 1954 conflict that, in six weeks, replaced the process history.

A veteran of the French military, Ted Morgan has made use of unique firsthand reviews to create the main whole and dramatic telling of the clash ever written. here's the background of the Vietminh liberation movement’s uprising opposed to French profession after global battle II and its development as an adversary, ultimately subsidized through Communist China. the following too is the ill-fated French plan to construct a base in Dien Bien Phu and draw the Vietminh right into a debilitating defeat—which as a substitute resulted in the Europeans being encircled within the surrounding hills, besieged by way of heavy artillery, overrun, and defeated.

    Making professional use of lately unearthed or published info, Morgan finds the internal workings of the yank attempt to assist France, with Eisenhower secretly disdainful of the French attempt and prophetically fearful that “no army victory was once attainable in that form of theater.” Morgan paints indelible pics of the entire significant gamers, from Henri Navarre, head of the French Union forces, a inflexible specialist unprepared for an enemy fortified through rice carried on bicycles, to his commander, common Christian de Castries, a privileged, miscast cavalry officer, and normal Vo Nguyen Giap, a grasp of guerrilla struggle understanding of a one-room hut at the part of a hill. so much devastatingly, Morgan units the level for the Vietnam quagmire that used to be to come.

    fantastically researched and powerfully written, Valley of Death is the crowning fulfillment of an writer whose paintings has constantly been as compulsively readable because it is important.

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Bombs, Bugs, Drugs, and Thugs: Intelligence and America's Quest for Security

By Loch K. Johnson

Recent years have noticeable various books concerning the looming danger posed to Western society via organic and chemical terrorism, through narcoterrorists, and by way of the unpredictable leaders of rogue international locations. a few of these works were alarmist. a few were brilliant and measured. yet none has been through Loch Johnson.

Johnson, writer of the acclaimed Secret companies and "an skilled overseer of intelligence" (Foreign Affairs), right here examines the current nation and destiny demanding situations of yank strategic intelligence. Written in his trademark style--dubbed "highly readable" by means of Publishers Weekly--and drawing on dozens of private interviews and contacts, Johnson takes benefit of his insider entry to discover how the USA at the present time aspires to accomplish not anything lower than "global transparency," ferreting out info on strength hazards in each nook of the world.

And but the yankee defense institution, for all its ambitious assets, expertise, and networks, at present is still a unfastened federation of person fortresses, instead of a good built-in "community" of businesses operating jointly to supply the President with exact info on overseas threats and possibilities. Intelligence failure, just like the misidentified chinese language embassy in Belgrade by chance bombed by way of a NATO pilot, is the inevitable final result while the nation's 13 mystery businesses steadfastly face up to the necessity for primary coordination.

Ranging commonly and boldly over such arguable issues because the intelligence function of the United countries (which Johnson believes might be extended) and even if assassination may be part of America's international coverage (an choice he rejects for worry that the U.S. could then be forged not just as international policeman but in addition as worldwide godfather), Loch okay. Johnson the following maps out a serious and prescriptive imaginative and prescient of the way forward for American intelligence.

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