Category: Political Ideologies

The Price of Freedom: A History of East Central Europe from by Piotr S. Wandycz

By Piotr S. Wandycz

This ebook, because the name indicates, attempts to make the case for perceiving Poland, former Czechoslovakia and Hungary as a unmarried cultural entity, as a quarter with sure universal features and ancient event. in spite of the fact that, because the reader reads on, she/he can't aid the sensation that the publication by chance proves the complete opposite. this isn't to claim that the writer is a charlatan - for there will be doubtless in regards to the his erudition. fairly, Wandycz seems less than the impact of the present geopolitical scenario in japanese Europe whilst the 4 nations (P, H, CZ, S) truly do face comparable difficulties and initiatives - yet such moments are infrequent of their histories and can't be taken as a kick off point of writing their joint background. still, the ebook might function a great advent into the final background of the nations within the quarter.

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Ten political ideas that have shaped the modern world by Sanford Lakoff

By Sanford Lakoff

At a time while political labels are hurled carelessly within the public sq., Sanford Lakoff offers a cautious and hugely obtainable creation to 10 political principles that experience formed sleek considering. each one bankruptcy strains the heritage and examines the which means of 1 of those principles, clarifying its that means and effect by way of studying its historical past and interpretation. by way of explaining what those principles have come to intend, either these we may well advise and people we may well deplore, Lakoff demanding situations readers' preconceptions and promotes severe puzzling over the large questions of politics. the outcome will entice all readers drawn to the heritage of political rules.

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Comparative Political Theory and Cross-Cultural Philosophy: by Jin Y. Park

By Jin Y. Park

Comparative Political concept and Cross-Cultural Philosophy explores new kinds of philosophizing within the age of globalization by way of difficult the normal border among the East and the West, in addition to the conventional limitations between diversified educational disciplines. This wealthy research demonstrates the significance of cross-cultural considering in our interpreting of philosophical texts and explores how cross-cultural pondering transforms our figuring out of the conventional philosophical paradigm.

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Wobblies & Zapatistas : conversations on anarchism, Marxism by Staughton Lynd

By Staughton Lynd

Wobblies and Zapatistas deals the reader an stumble upon among generations and traditions. Andrej Grubacic is an anarchist from the Balkans. Staughton Lynd is a lifelong pacifist, motivated by means of Marxism. They meet in discussion with a purpose to assemble the anarchist and Marxist traditions, to debate the writing of heritage by means of those that make it, and to remind us of the concept that "my kingdom is the world." Encompassing a Left libertarian point of view and an emphatically activist viewpoint, those conversations are supposed to be learn within the golf equipment and affinity teams of the recent Movement.

The authors accompany us on a trip via glossy revolutions, direct activities, anti-globalist counter summits, Freedom faculties, Zapatista cooperatives, Haymarket and Petrograd, Hanoi and Belgrade,  "intentional" groups, wildcat moves, early Protestant groups, local American democratic practices, the staff' harmony membership of Youngstown, occupied factories, self-organized councils and soviets, the lives of forgotten revolutionaries, Quaker conferences, antiwar hobbies, and felony rebellions. missed and forgotten moments of interracial self-activity are delivered to gentle. The publication invitations the eye of readers who think larger international, at the different aspect of capitalism and country paperwork, could certainly be possible.

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The 'West', Islam and Islamism: Is Ideological Islam by Caroline Cox, John Marks

By Caroline Cox, John Marks

The purpose of this booklet is to motivate mutual figuring out among the Islamic and Western worlds. nearly all of Muslims are peaceful, law-abiding voters. even if, Muslim fundamentalists, defined the following as "Islamists", offers a problem to the values of Western democracies. With many lapses, glossy Western societies attempt to uphold values comparable to tolerance, pluralism and person freedom. Islamism is monolithic, illiberal of dissent and unsympathetic to person liberty. "Islamic" societies and militant "Islamism" must be distinctive considering the fact that a adverse reaction to Islamist terrorism might quick turn into hostility to all Muslims. it's the wish and purpose of the authors that via this ebook non-Muslims could boost a greater knowing of Islam and higher relationships with reasonable, peaceful Muslims. the elemental clash among glossy Western societies and smooth Islamism is documented right here through discussing the writings of key Islamists, previous and current, together with Osama Bin weighted down. The proof increases many questions and demanding situations for either Muslims and non-Muslims.

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Communism in Rural France: French Agricultural Workers and by John Bulaitis

By John Bulaitis

The French geographical region and the Communist get together are inextricably associated. Communism in Rural France explores this advanced and strong dating that's so an important for an figuring out of the heritage of contemporary France.During 1936 and 1937 a sour fight erupted one of the agricultural staff and swept via components of the French geographical region, which rose up in moves and elevated unionization. Coinciding with the city "social explosion" which the victory of the preferred entrance govt, the clash stunned right-wing opinion and panicked filthy rich land-owners, who blamed the unfold of the "corrupting" collectivist affects of city society into the nation-state at the French Communist Party.  Communism in Rural France strains the evolution and features of the rural staff’ flow from the flip of the 20 th century in the course of the inter-war years in addition to the reaction of the govt and the resistance prepared by way of farmers. John Bulaitis focuses rather at the position of agricultural employees in French rural and exertions heritage, which has lengthy been overlooked.  Communism in Rural France totally explores the workers' contribution for the 1st time and illuminates a major and formerly missed element of eu politics.

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Royals and the Reich: The Princes von Hessen in Nazi Germany by Jonathan Petropoulos

By Jonathan Petropoulos

The hyperlink among Hitler's 3rd Reich and eu royalty has long past principally unexplored end result of the secrecy surrounding royal households. Now, in Royals and the Reich, Jonathan Petropoulos makes use of remarkable entry to royal records to inform the attention-grabbing tale of the Princes of Hesse and the real position they performed within the Nazi regime. Princes Philipp and Christoph von Hessen-Kassel, great-grandsons of Queen Victoria of britain, have been humiliated via defeat in WWI and, like a lot of the German aristocracy, feared the social unrest wrought by way of the ineffectual Weimar Republic. Petropoulos exhibits how the princes, lured by way of well known positions within the Nazi regime and hugely liable to nationalist appeals, turned enthusiastic supporters of Hitler. Prince Philipp, son-in-law to the King of Italy, turned the highest-ranking prince within the Nazi kingdom and built an in depth own courting with Hitler and Hermann G�ring. Prince Christoph was once a trendy SS officer and head of 1 of crucial intelligence corporations within the 3rd Reich. In go back, the princes made the Nazis socially appropriate to prosperous, high-society buyers. Prince Philipp even brought G�ring to Mussolini at a serious level within the Nazi Party's improvement and later served as a liaison among Hitler and the Italian dictator. approved entry to Hessen family members deepest papers and the Royal files at Windsor citadel, Petropoulos follows the tale of the home of Hesse via to its tragic denouement--the princes' betrayal and persecution by way of an more and more paranoid Hitler and prosecution and denazification by way of the Allies. Royals and the Reich is a startling and particular portrait of the vanished international of prewar aristocrats and a royal kin stuck in a single of the main tumultuous classes in historical past.

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