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Author: Leo Tolstoi
Publisher: Null Papier Verlag
ISBN: 395418835X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Die junge Mascha heiratet nach dem Tode ihrer Mutter ihren älteren Vormund Sergeij. Gemeinsam beziehen sie ein Landgut. Doch schon bald beginnt sich Mascha zu langweilen. Sie will zurück nach Petersburg, wo sie sich dem Rausch der Bälle und des Adels hingeben kann. Ihre Vergnügungssucht belastet die Ehe zunehmend. Ein fesselnder Roman, der entgegen Tolstois manchmal moralisierenden Ausführungen, beim Leser Mitleiteid mit der lebenshungrigen Heldin weckt.

Politics

Author: Aristotle
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486123375
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Intellectually stimulating work describes the ideal state and ponders how it can bring about the most desirable life for its citizens. Famed Jowett translation of Aristotle's masterwork.

The Offensive Art Political Satire and Its Censorship around the World from Beerbohm to Borat

Author: Leonard Freedman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313356017
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Offensive Art is an arch and sometimes caustic look at the art of political satire as practiced in democratic, monarchical, and authoritarian societies around the world over the past century-together with the efforts by governmental, religious, and corporate authorities to suppress it by censorship, intimidation, policy, and fatwa. Examples are drawn from the full spectrum of satiric genres, including novels, plays, verse, songs, essays, cartoons, cabarets and revues, movies, television, and the Internet. The multicultural and multimedia breadth and historical depth of Freedman's comparative approach frames his novel assessment of the role of political satire in today's post-9/11 world, and in particular the cross-cultural controversies it generates, such as the global protests against the Jyllands-Posten cartoons. In a tongue-in-cheek style peppered with the world's best one-liners from the last century, The Offensive Art recounts the acrimonious and often perilous cat-and-mouse games between political satirists and their censors and inhibitors through the last century in America (especially FDR, LBJ, Nixon, Reagan, Clinton, and Bush II and in wartime), Britain (especially Churchill, Thatcher, Blair and the Royals), Germany (Hitler to the present), Russia (Stalin to the present), China (Mao to the present), India (from the Raj on), and the Middle East (from 1920s Egypt to today). Freedman focuses on the role and transformation of satire during shifts from authoritarian to democratic systems in such places as South Africa, Argentina, and Eastern Europe. He surveys the state of satire throughout the world today, identifying the most dangerous countries for practitioners of the offensive art, and presents his findings as to the political efficacy of satire in provoking change.

Poetics

Author: Aristotle
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486295770
Format: PDF, Docs
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Extraordinarily influential treatise on fine art contains seminal ideas on nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music and more. Catharsis, tragic flaw, unities of time and place, other concepts.

Political Development

Author: Damien Kingsbury
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134143680
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book fills a growing gap in the literature on international development by addressing the debates about good governance and institution-building within the context of political development. Political Development returns the key issues of human rights and democratization to the centre of the development debate and offers the reader an alternative to the conventional approach to, and definition of, the idea of ‘development’. Discussing political development in its broadest context, it includes chapters on democracy, institution-building, the state, state failure, nation, human rights and political violence. Damien Kingsbury, a leading expert on development and Southeast Asia, argues that ‘good governance’, in its common usage, is too narrowly defined and that good governance is not just about ensuring the integrity of a state’s financial arrangements, but that it goes to the core social and political issues of transparency and accountability, implying a range of social structures defined as ‘institutions’. Providing new insights into political development, this comprehensive text can be used on advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses in international development, comparative politics, political theory and international relations.