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Book Synopsis The Machiavellians, Defenders of Freedom by : James Burnham
Download or read book The Machiavellians, Defenders of Freedom written by James Burnham and published by . This book was released on 1987 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This classic work of political theory and practice offers an account of the modern Machiavellians, a remarkable group who have been influential in Europe and practically unknown in theUnited States. The book devotes a long section to Machiavelli himself as well as to such modern Machiavellians as Gaetano Mosca, Georges Sorel, Robert Michels and Vilfredo Pareto. Burnham contends that the writings of these men hold the key both to the truth about politics and to the preservation of political liberty.
Book Synopsis The Machiavellians, Defenders of Freedom: A Defense of Political Truth Against Wishful Thinking by :
Download or read book The Machiavellians, Defenders of Freedom: A Defense of Political Truth Against Wishful Thinking written by and published by . This book was released on 2012 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Machiavelliana written by Michael Jackson and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-06-05 with total page 357 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Machiavelliana is the first comprehensive study of the uses and abuses made of Niccolò Machiavelli’s name in management, primatology, leadership, power, as well as in novels, plays, commercial enterprises, television dramas, operas, rap music, children’s books, and more.
Book Synopsis The Defenders of Liberty by : Neema Parvini
Download or read book The Defenders of Liberty written by Neema Parvini and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Defenders of Liberty presents a history of economic liberalism from the Renaissance to the present. It chronicles the tradition of thought that sees human nature as social yet self-interested, methodological individualism as its key analytical tool, and property rights as foundational to a civilised society. In the development of this way of thinking, it considers the contributions of many key thinkers including Niccolò Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Richard Cantillon, A.J.R. Turgot, David Hume, Adam Smith, Nassau William Senior, Richard Cobden, Herbert Spencer, Jean-Baptiste Say, Carl Menger, William Stanley Jevons, Gaetano Mosca, Eugen Böhm-Bawerk, Vilfredo Pareto, Phillip Wicksteed, Edwin Cannan, Ludwig von Mises, Lionel Robbins, F.A. Hayek, W.H. Hutt, Milton Friedman, George Stigler, Murray N. Rothbard, James M. Buchanan, and Thomas Sowell. The book contends that liberalism needs to be grounded in realism, and that it has been derailed whenever economists have deviated from an explicitly realist understanding of human nature, individualism and property rights. It argues that the cause of liberalism was compromised by errors in economic reasoning by such major figures as David Ricardo, John Stuart Mill, Alfred Marshall, A.C. Pigou, and John Maynard Keynes. In diagnosing what has gone wrong for liberalism in the twenty-first century, The Defenders of Liberty argues against substituting mathematical abstraction for causal realism; it opposes interventionist central banking; it seeks to recover economic liberalism from social and political liberalism, which are somewhat unrelated schools of thought; it resists a view of human nature rooted in selfishness or atomised individualism; and finally alerts defenders of freedom to the ruthless but effective language games played by their opponents. This book will be of interest to the educated general reader as well as undergraduates and postgraduates in disciplines such as economics, political theory and philosophy.
Book Synopsis The Realist Tradition in International Relations [4 volumes] by : Barry Scott Zellen
Download or read book The Realist Tradition in International Relations [4 volumes] written by Barry Scott Zellen and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2011-08-19 with total page 1411 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive foundation for the study of realism will introduce students in disciplines as varied as philosophy, international relations, and strategic studies to the majestic breadth of the realist tradition that unifies them all. The Realist Tradition in International Relations: The Foundations of Western Order introduces the principal theorists who have shaped and defined the realist tradition. This once-dominant theory of international politics has reemerged to provide a shared foundation for understanding political theory, international relations theory, and strategic studies. The work is comprised of four volumes, each focusing upon a distinct period and the pivotal contributors writing in that era. Volume 1, State of Hope, looks at the classical era when chaos reigned supreme. Volume 2, State of Fear, goes through the early-modern period and the emergence of the modern state. Volume 3, State of Awe, explores the age of total war with its unprecedented dangers. Volume 4, State of Siege, examines the present era of insurgency and asymmetrical conflict. A truly monumental work, this sweeping study will surely foster a new appreciation of the rich tapestry of realist thought and its continuing relevance to the study of world politics.
Book Synopsis Realism, Ideology, and the Convulsions of Democracy by : Mikayla Novak
Download or read book Realism, Ideology, and the Convulsions of Democracy written by Mikayla Novak and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2023-11-15 with total page 163 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited volume explores the tension between reason and sentiment in democracies and its contribution to the decline of liberalism. Bringing together classical liberal scholars with a deep knowledge of public choice ideas, the chapters delve into this tension from a variety of perspectives. Building on the principle of entangled political economy, as articulated by Richard E. Wagner, this volume engages with new facets of the relationship between choice and consequence and their implications for democratic politics. Advocating for a reframing of public choice theory as compatible with civic republicanism, this volume will be of interest to students and scholars of public choice, political economy, political theory, governance, and economic policy.
Book Synopsis Deep Republicanism by : Donald Clark Hodges
Download or read book Deep Republicanism written by Donald Clark Hodges and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2003 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deep Republicanism: Prelude to Professionalism establishes the importance of Machiavelli's radical republican agenda in understanding the major revolutions of the modern world. Donald Hodges's nuanced analysis of The Discourse of Livy reveals a subversive republicanism in Machiavelli's theorizing that is at odds with the demoliberalism often perceived as the work's primary political agenda. Hodges follows this strand of republicanism through history, providing a fascinating account of how these two political philosophies vied with each other throughout much of modern history in conflicts that culminated in the Russian and American Revolutions. A unique treatment of Machiavelli's political agenda, its implementation by numerous historical actors, and its legacy, professionalism, Deep Republicanism examines aspects of Machiavelli's work that have often been overlooked. It also sheds light on Machiavelli himself, whose famously devious and crafty writing style was partly motivated by his political vulnerability in fifteenth century Florence. Hodges's study is both a novel examination of the historical influence of Machiavelli's thought and a testament to the enduring power, influence, and subtlety of one of the best-known Western political philosophers.
Book Synopsis People's Capitalism by : Robert Corfe
Download or read book People's Capitalism written by Robert Corfe and published by Arena books. This book was released on 2008-04-07 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An analysis and description of the principles and practical steps necessary in creating an industrial system, and work environment, which is just, free, and profitable for the majority.
Book Synopsis Aldous Huxley by : Alessandro Maurini
Download or read book Aldous Huxley written by Alessandro Maurini and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2017-01-30 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Aldous Huxley: The Political Thought of a Man of Letters examines Huxley’s political thinking through an analysis of Brave New World, his most successful political manifesto. This book highlights his contributions to contemporary political theory.
Book Synopsis American Conservatism by : Bruce Frohnen
Download or read book American Conservatism written by Bruce Frohnen and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-05-20 with total page 1355 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “A must-own title.” —National Review Online American Conservatism: An Encyclopedia is the first comprehensive reference volume to cover what is surely the most influential political and intellectual movement of the past half century. More than fifteen years in the making—and more than half a million words in length—this informative and entertaining encyclopedia contains substantive entries on those persons, events, organizations, and concepts of major importance to postwar American conservatism. Its contributors include iconic patriarchs of the conservative and libertarian movements, celebrated scholars, well-known authors, and influential movement activists and leaders. Ranging from “abortion” to “Zoll, Donald Atwell,” and written from viewpoints as various as those which have informed the postwar conservative movement itself, the encyclopedia’s more than 600 entries will orient readers of all kinds to the people and ideas that have given shape to contemporary American conservatism. This long-awaited volume is not to be missed.
Book Synopsis The Way of the Sith Part 3: Doctrine of Action and Hierarchy by : Edwin Ferreira
Download or read book The Way of the Sith Part 3: Doctrine of Action and Hierarchy written by Edwin Ferreira and published by Xlibris Corporation. This book was released on 2024-01-03 with total page 444 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We aim to perfect ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually through expansion, self-discovery, diet, finances, darthood, apotheosis, protocols, greatness and more so that we can pursue the purpose and success we long for in a hierarchy, and working to attain a self-control, real power and wisdom through the doctrine of action and hierarchy, emphasizing the need to seize opportunities to gain success. This book in the trilogy seeks to acquire success which includes making oneself worthy of Darthood by building oneself up by dedication to the Sith path and towards complete mastery of oneself physically, mentally, spiritually, financially and emotionally. We seek to unlock the full capacity of the mind through Sith philosophy and mastery inner work. This is a practical guide towards gaining success, prestige and domination for the practitioner. We improve our abilities so as to achieve our desire and affirm and realize our purpose or goals of betterment and empowerment, and is aimed at perfection for the Sith Lord or Darth in the third book of The Way of the Sith trilogy.
Book Synopsis To Build a Better World by : Philip Zelikow
Download or read book To Build a Better World written by Philip Zelikow and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2019-09-10 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A deeply researched international history and "exemplary study" (New York Times Book Review) of how a divided world ended and our present world was fashioned, as the world drifts toward another great time of choosing. Two of America's leading scholar-diplomats, Philip Zelikow and Condoleezza Rice, have combed sources in several languages, interviewed leading figures, and drawn on their own firsthand experience to bring to life the choices that molded the contemporary world. Zeroing in on the key moments of decision, the might-have-beens, and the human beings working through them, they explore both what happened and what could have happened, to show how one world ended and another took form. Beginning in the late 1970s and carrying into the present, they focus on the momentous period between 1988 and 1992, when an entire world system changed, states broke apart, and societies were transformed. Such periods have always been accompanied by terrible wars -- but not this time. This is also a story of individuals coping with uncertainty. They voice their hopes and fears. They try out desperate improvisations and careful designs. These were leaders who grew up in a "postwar" world, who tried to fashion something better, more peaceful, more prosperous, than the damaged, divided world in which they had come of age. New problems are putting their choices, and the world they made, back on the operating table. It is time to recall not only why they made their choices, but also just how great nations can step up to great challenges. Timed for the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, To Build a Better World is an authoritative depiction of contemporary statecraft. It lets readers in on the strategies and negotiations, nerve-racking risks, last-minute decisions, and deep deliberations behind the dramas that changed the face of Europe -- and the world -- forever.
Book Synopsis The Valediction by : Elizabeth Gould
Download or read book The Valediction written by Elizabeth Gould and published by TrineDay. This book was released on 2021-09-13 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Afghanistan was an American crusade to win the cold war against the “Evil Soviet Empire” and remake the world in its own image. Our telling goes right to the heart of understanding what really happened to America with the collapse of the Soviet Union. Instead of fulfilling the Western Dream, the US trapped itself in its own nightmare of endless war. Now Americans long for a spiritual regeneration towards peace. No one seems able to make the process move in the right direction. Over four decades we assimilated an understanding of how to envision moving from war as an honorable sacrifice to peace that serves all. Our two-part novelized memoir delivers a revelatory look at how we came to that awareness through worldly and otherworldly encounters with many fascinating people along the way. -The Valediction: Three Nights of Desmond Part 1 combines Three Days of the Condor and JFK as journalist Paul Fitzgerald unravels the deep state mystery behind the unsolved 1979 assassination of U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan Adolph Dubs. Dubs' death changed the world as much as JFK's but few even know his name. In a serendipitous encounter at the Kabul Hotel during his investigation, Paul meets a
Book Synopsis Revolutionary Collective by : Paul Le Blanc
Download or read book Revolutionary Collective written by Paul Le Blanc and published by Haymarket Books. This book was released on 2022-04-05 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book surveys revolutionary socialist ideas and engages a gallery of contentious political thinkers, offering an indispensable assessment of the place of revolutionary collectives in this radical tradition. Beginning with a broad and informative survey of scholarship on V.I. Lenin and “Leninism,” Le Blanc goes on to explore the multifaceted “collective” qualities of the Russian Bolshevik organization. He then turns his attention to several of its central figures as well as a rich variety of activist-intellectuals who in one way or another continued to engage with Lenin’s perspectives after his death, including Leon Trotsky, Alexander Bogdanov, Georg Lukács, Antonio Gramsci, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Korsch, and Daniel Bensaïd. The volume concludes by considering related questions which have more recently posed problems within left-wing organizations, gesturing toward the dynamics and needs of future struggles.
Download or read book The Free World written by Louis Menand and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2021-04-20 with total page 880 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An engrossing and impossibly wide-ranging project . . . In The Free World, every seat is a good one." —Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post "The Free World sparkles. Fully original, beautifully written . . . One hopes Menand has a sequel in mind. The bar is set very high." —David Oshinsky, The New York Times Book Review | Editors' Choice One of The New York Times's 100 best books of 2021 | One of The Washington Post's 50 best nonfiction books of 2021 | A Mother Jones best book of 2021 In his follow-up to the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Metaphysical Club, Louis Menand offers a new intellectual and cultural history of the postwar years The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense—economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World, the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize–winning scholar and critic Louis Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind. How did elitism and an anti-totalitarian skepticism of passion and ideology give way to a new sensibility defined by freewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of “freedom” applied to causes that ranged from anti-communism and civil rights to radical acts of self-creation via art and even crime? With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays, Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt’s Manhattan, the Paris of Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage’s residencies at North Carolina’s Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post-structuralism, the rise of abstract expressionism and pop art, Allen Ginsberg’s friendship with Lionel Trilling, James Baldwin’s transformation into a Civil Right spokesman, Susan Sontag’s challenges to the New York Intellectuals, the defeat of obscenity laws, and the rise of the New Hollywood. Stressing the rich flow of ideas across the Atlantic, he also shows how Europeans played a vital role in promoting and influencing American art and entertainment. By the end of the Vietnam era, the American government had lost the moral prestige it enjoyed at the end of the Second World War, but America’s once-despised culture had become respected and adored. With unprecedented verve and range, this book explains how that happened.
Book Synopsis The Companion to Raymond Aron by : José Colen
Download or read book The Companion to Raymond Aron written by José Colen and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection brings to light the rare virtues and uncommon merits of Raymond Aron, the main figure of French twentieth-century liberalism. The Companion to Raymond Aron is an essential supplement to Aron's autobiography Mémoires (1984) and main works, exploring the substance of his political, sociological, and philosophical thought.