Category: Politics

Une histoire de la séduction politique

By Christian Delporte

« Je n’ai qu’une ardour, qu’une maîtresse, los angeles France. Je couche avec elle. »
On ne saurait être plus explicite que Napoléon...

Ce livre est un voyage dans le can pay des séducteurs et des stratégies qu’ils déploient pour satisfaire leurs objectives ; on y croise des héros adulés, de César à Jaurès, des dictateurs hypnotiques, des foules versatiles, des magiciens de los angeles com’, des as du advertising, et aussi : des bimbos, des « first women », des traîtrises, des mensonges, des « petites words »...

C’est en quelque sorte une autre histoire de los angeles politique, qui nous enseigne qu’il n’y a pas deux façons de faire de los angeles politique – l’une qui serait l. a. bonne et qui consisterait à s’adresser à l. a. raison des électeurs, à dire ce qui est, à leur faire partager des convictions, et l’autre, l. a. « mauvaise », qui viserait leurs imaginaires, leurs sentiments, leurs émotions, leurs pulsions irrationnelles.

Ce livre nous éclaire sur le fonctionnement de nos sociétés et sur ce rapport si particulier que les électeurs entretiennent avec celui (ou celle) qu’ils choisissent de porter au pouvoir.

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No Apology: The Case for American Greatness

By Mitt Romney

On his first presidential stopover at to deal with the eu countries, President Obama felt it essential to make an apology for America’s overseas power.  He repeated that apology while traveling Latin the US, and back to Muslims world wide in an interview broadcast on Al-Arabiya television.

In No Apology, Mitt Romney asserts that American power is essential—not only for our personal health, yet for the world’s.  Governments akin to China and a newly-robust Russia threaten to overhaul us on many fronts, and radical Islam keeps its risky rise.  Drawing on historical past for classes on how nice powers cave in, Romney exhibits how and why our nationwide merits have eroded.  From the long term decline of our production base, our laggard academic method that has left us with no adequate engineers, scientists, and different expert execs, our corrupted monetary practices that ended in the present problem, and the crushing impression of entitlements on our destiny tasks, the USA is in debt, overtaxed, and unprepared for the demanding situations it needs to face.

We desire renewal: clean rules to chop via advanced difficulties and repair our strength.  inventive and ambitious, Romney proposes basic ideas to rebuild undefined, create sturdy jobs, lessen uncontrolled spending on entitlements and healthcare, dramatically enhance schooling, and repair an army battered via 8 years of war.  most vital, he demands a brand new dedication to citizenship, a typical reason all of us percentage, instead of a laundry checklist of person demands.  lots of his ideas oppose President Obama’s regulations, many additionally run counter to Republican pondering, yet all have one strategic goal: to maneuver the USA again to political and monetary strength. 

Personal and dynamically-argued, No Apology is a decision to motion by means of a guy who cares deeply approximately America’s heritage, its promise, and its future. 

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Dialectical Pedagogy of Revolt: Gramsci, Vygotsky, and the Egyptian Revolution

By Brecht de Smet

In A Dialectical Pedagogy of insurrection, Brecht De Smet deals an highbrow discussion among the political concept of Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci and the cultural psychology of Soviet philosopher Lev Vygotsky in the framework of the Egyptian 25 January Revolution. Their stumble upon affirms the iconic desire for a coherent idea of the progressive topic within the period of worldwide capitalism, in response to a political pedagogy of subaltern hegemony, unity, and reciprocal education.

Investigating the political and fiscal lineages and results of the mass rebellion of Tahrir sq., De Smet discusses the emancipatory achievements and hegemonic mess ups of the Egyptian workers’ and civil democratic hobbies from the viewpoint in their (in)ability to build a real dialectical pedagogy.

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Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste: How Neoliberalism Survived the Financial Meltdown

By Philip Mirowski

On the onset of the nice Recession, as condo costs sank and joblessness soared, many commentators concluded that the commercial convictions at the back of the catastrophe may now be consigned to background. but within the harsh mild of a brand new day, assaults opposed to govt intervention and the worldwide force for austerity are as robust as ever. Never enable a major difficulty visit Waste is the definitive account of the wreckage of what passes for monetary concept, and the way neoliberal rules have been used to resolve the very quandary that they had created. Now up-to-date with a brand new afterword, Philip Mirowski’s sharp and witty paintings presents a roadmap for these seeking to break out today’s inaccurate fiscal dogma. 

From the Hardcover edition.

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