Includes ´´The Portrait of Mr W H´´, Wilde´s defence of Dorian Gray, reviews, and the writings from ´´Intentions´´ (1891): ´´The Decay of Lying´´, ´´Pen, Pencil, Poison´´, and ´´The Critic as Artist´´. This volume presents Wilde as a deep and serious reader of literature and philosophy, and an eloquent thinker about society and art.
First published in 1971, How to Read Donald Duck shocked readers by revealing how capitalist ideology operates in our most beloved cartoons. Having survived bonfires, impounding and being dumped into the ocean by the Chilean army, this controversial book is once again back on our shelves. Written and published during the blossoming of Salvador Allende´s revolutionary socialism, the book examines how Disney comics are not only reflect capitalist ideology, but are active agents working in this ideology´s favour. Focusing on the hapless mice and ducks of Disney, curiously parentless, marginalised and always short of cash, Ariel Dorfman and Armand Mattelart expose how these characters established hegemonic ideas about capital, race, gender and the relationship between developed countries and the Third World. A devastating indictment of a media giant, a document of twentieth-century political upheaval, and a reminder of the dark undercurrent of pop culture, How to Read Donald Duck is once again available, together with a new introduction by Ariel Dorfman.
Politisch ist Edgar Morin - nach seinem Engagement in der Résistance, in der Dritten Welt und, nach dem Krieg, gegen den Stalinismus (in der Bewegung »Socialisme ou barbarie«) - heute als Verfechter der Europa-Idee bekannt, die er in aller Widersprüchlichkeit und Brüchigkeit gegen ein Europa der Wirtschaft festhalten will: In der Vielfalt der europäischen Denkgeschichte liegt das Potenzial einer »zweiten Renaissance« und einer weltweiten Kultur der Differenz. Die »Komplexität« ist auch sein Grundbegriff als Philosoph und Wissenschaftler. Morin war Direktor des »Centre national de la recherche scientifique« (CNRS). Im ersten Band seines sechsbändigen Grundlagen-Werkes über die Methode geht er epistemologischen und logischen Fragen der Organisation und Komplexität des naturwissenschaftlichen Wissens nach: »Ich liefere keine Methode, ich beginne mit der Erforschung der Methode. Ich beginne ... in vollem Bewusstsein mit der Verweigerung der Vereinfachung.« Ziel ist die Öffnung der Wissenschaften für ethische und soziale Fragen, für ihre »anthropo-soziale« Dimension.
Confrontations au national-socialisme en Europe francophone et germanophone (1919-1949) / Auseinandersetzungen mit dem Nationalsozialismus im deutsch- und französischsprachigen Europa (1919-1949):Volume 1 : Introduction générale - Savoirs et opinions publiques / Band 1 : Allgemeine historische und methodische Grundlagen
Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950) viewed capitalism as a dynamic engine of progress. In his view, mature economic systems find a regular and stable routine of supply, demand, and exchange; Schumpeter called this the ´´circular flow´´. Entrepreneurs interrupt this circular flow with new ideas and visions about the economic future, recombining existing resources to create new and more valuable products and services. Schumpeter saw the freedom of innovation and exchange as the foundation of material progress in capitalist economies. Schumpeter called capitalism a process of ´´creative destruction´´ because it overthrows old routines and methods of production. But he recognized that this process is unstable, and therefore unsettling, for those who have become accustomed to established ways. Schumpeter predicted growing political opposition to capitalism, and a corresponding growth in socialism, in the 20th century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Louis Rukeyser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001581/bk_blak_001581_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What is the future of education? How will online instruction change over the next few years? Does traditional education matter anymore? Licensed teacher and former school counselor, Deborah Killion addresses all of these questions and more in this insightful audiobook about the future of education. Especially recorded to help educators, teachers, and administrators think about what they want for their schools and their students, this audiobook takes a deep dive into the essence of the educational process, the technology that we now have to improve it, and how to strike a balance between the tools of the past and the future to best help kids. She brings in politics to show how the political environment affects the education system and how the best solution is to return control to the states and local school districts. Deborah cites several sources and information based on hours of research and interviews with educational specialists, in addition to sharing some of her own personal experiences in the public school system and online teaching environments. Changes are needed, and now is the time. Using creative methods that both inspire and teach, the author talks about what teachers can do in their classrooms to make the changes. Listen to the author discuss the future of education and how we can better prepare students to be independent, creative thinkers in this age of the push toward socialism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Satterlee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/114253/bk_acx0_114253_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is an audio summary and anaylsis of 1984 by George Orwell. 1984 is a dystopian novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell. The novel is set in Airstrip One, formerly Great Britain, a province of the superstate Oceania, whose residents are victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public manipulation. Oceania´s political ideology, euphemistically named English Socialism (shortened to ´´Ingsoc´´ in Newspeak, the government´s invented language that will replace English or Oldspeak) is enforced by the privileged, elite Inner Party. Via the ´´Thought Police´´, the Inner Party persecutes individualism and independent thinking, which are regarded as ´´thoughtcrimes´´. The tyranny is ostensibly overseen by a mysterious leader known as Big Brother, who enjoys an intense cult of personality. The Party ´´seeks power entirely for its own sake. It is not interested in the good of others; it is interested solely in power´´. The protagonist of the novel, Winston Smith, is a member of the Outer Party, who works for the Ministry of Truth, or Minitrue in Newspeak. Minitrue is responsible for propaganda and historical revisionism. Smith´s job is to rewrite past newspaper articles so the historical record always supports the Party´s agenda. The workers are told they are correcting misquotations, when they are actually writing false information in the place of fact. Minitrue also destroys all previous editions of revised work. This method ensures there is no proof of government interference. Smith is a diligent and skillful worker, but he secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion against Big Brother. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nate Sjol. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/115089/bk_acx0_115089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
No country of people´s democracy has so many nationalities as this country has. Only in Czechoslovakia do there exist two kindred nationalities, while in some of the other countries there are only minorities. Consequently in these countries of people´s democracy there has been no need to settle such serious problems as we have had to settle here. With them the road to socialism is less complicated than is the case here. (Tito) The World War II era produced many leaders of titanic determination, men whose strengths and weaknesses left an extraordinary imprint on historical affairs. Josip Broz Tito, better known to history as Marshal Tito, was undoubtedly one of these figures. Originally a machinist, Tito leveraged his success in the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (CPY) and a number of extraordinary strokes of luck into dictatorial rule over Yugoslavia for a span of 35 years. World War II proved the watershed that enabled him to secure control of the country, leading an ever more powerful army of communist partisans against both the Germans and other Yugoslav factions. During the war, SS leader Heinrich Himmler himself begrudgingly stated, ´´He has really earned his title of Marshal. When we catch him we shall kill him at once...but I wish we had a dozen Titos in Germany, men who were leaders and had such resolution and good nerves, that, even though they were forever encircled, they would never give in.´´ During his reign, Tito managed to quash the intense national feelings of the diverse groups making up the Yugoslavian population, and he did so through several methods. He managed to successfully play the two superpower rivals, the United States and the Soviet Union, off against each other during the Cold War, and in doing so, he maintained a considerable amount of independence from both, even as he additionally received foreign aid to keep his regime afloat. All the while he remained defiant, once penning a legendary letter to Joseph Stalin w 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/083214/bk_acx0_083214_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.