Republic.com

Republic.com
Author: Cass R. Sunstein
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780691095899
ISBN 13: 0691095892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Republic.com Book Review:

This text shows us how to approach the Internet as responsible people. Democracy, it maintains, depends on shared experiences and requires people to be exposed to topics and ideas that they would not have chosen in advance.

The Republic

The Republic
Author: Plato,Aeterna Press
Publsiher: Aeterna Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Republic Book Review:

THE Republic of Plato is the longest of his works with the exception of the Laws, and is certainly the greatest of them. There are nearer approaches to modern metaphysics in the Philebus and in the Sophist; the Politicus or Statesman is more ideal; the form and institutions of the State are more clearly drawn out in the Laws; as works of art, the Symposium and the Protagoras are of higher excellence. But no other Dialogue of Plato has the same largeness of view and the same perfection of style; no other shows an equal knowledge of the world, or contains more of those thoughts which are new as well as old, and not of one age only but of all. Nowhere in Plato is there a deeper irony or a greater wealth of humour or imagery, or more dramatic power. Nor in any other of his writings is the attempt made to interweave life and speculation, or to connect politics with philosophy. Aeterna Press

Republic

Republic
Author: Plato
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 503
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0674996518
ISBN 13: 9780674996519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Republic of Plato: Volume 1, Books I-V

The Republic of Plato: Volume 1, Books I-V
Author: Plato
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 532
Release: 1963-01-01
ISBN 10: 0521059631
ISBN 13: 9780521059633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Republic of Plato: Volume 1, Books I-V Book Review:

James Adam's edition of Plato's Republic with an introduction by D. A. Rees reviewing Adam's work on the language and meaning of the book.

A Consumers' Republic

A Consumers' Republic
Author: Lizabeth Cohen
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2008-12-24
ISBN 10: 0307555364
ISBN 13: 9780307555366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


A Consumers' Republic Book Review:

In this signal work of history, Bancroft Prize winner and Pulitzer Prize finalist Lizabeth Cohen shows how the pursuit of prosperity after World War II fueled our pervasive consumer mentality and transformed American life. Trumpeted as a means to promote the general welfare, mass consumption quickly outgrew its economic objectives and became synonymous with patriotism, social equality, and the American Dream. Material goods came to embody the promise of America, and the power of consumers to purchase everything from vacuum cleaners to convertibles gave rise to the power of citizens to purchase political influence and effect social change. Yet despite undeniable successes and unprecedented affluence, mass consumption also fostered economic inequality and the fracturing of society along gender, class, and racial lines. In charting the complex legacy of our “Consumers’ Republic” Lizabeth Cohen has written a bold, encompassing, and profoundly influential book. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Crises of the Republic

Crises of the Republic
Author: Hannah Arendt
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1972
ISBN 10: 9780156232005
ISBN 13: 0156232006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Crises of the Republic Book Review:

In this stimulating collection of studies, Dr. Arendt, from the standpoint of a political philosopher, views the crises of the 1960s and early '70s as challenges to the American form of government. The book begins with "Lying in Politics," a penetrating analysis of the Pentagon Papers that deals with the role of image-making and public relations in politics. "Civil Disobedience" examines the various opposition movements from the Freedom Riders to the war resisters and the segregationists. "Thoughts on Politics and Revolution," cast in the form of an interview, contains a commentary to the author's theses in "On Violence." Through the connected essays, Dr. Arendt examines, defines, and clarifies the concerns of the American citizen of the time.--From publisher description.

The Rise and Fall of the White Republic

The Rise and Fall of the White Republic
Author: Alexander Saxton
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9781859844670
ISBN 13: 1859844677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Rise and Fall of the White Republic Book Review:

Saxton asks why white racism remained an ideological force in America long after the need to justify slavery and Western conquest had disappeared.

Exploring the Dominican Republic with the Five Themes of Geography

Exploring the Dominican Republic with the Five Themes of Geography
Author: Amy Marcus
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2004-12-15
ISBN 10: 9780823946310
ISBN 13: 0823946312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Exploring the Dominican Republic with the Five Themes of Geography Book Review:

Briefly looks at the Dominican Republic's geography in terms of five geographical themes: location; place, or physical characteristics; human-environment interaction; movement, or transportation; and region.

This Republic of Suffering

This Republic of Suffering
Author: Drew Gilpin Faust
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0375703837
ISBN 13: 9780375703836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


This Republic of Suffering Book Review:

Assesses the impact of the enormous carnage of the Civil War on every aspect of American life from a material, political, intellectual, cultural, social, and spiritual perspective.

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album

Daughters of the Republic of Texas Patriot Ancestor Album
Author: N.A
Publsiher: Turner Publishing Company
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2001-07
ISBN 10: 1563116413
ISBN 13: 9781563116414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon
Author: Mark Dike DeLancey,Rebecca Neh Mbuh,Mark W. Delancey
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 530
Release: 2010-05-03
ISBN 10: 9780810873995
ISBN 13: 0810873990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon Book Review:

Cameroon is a country endowed with a variety of climates and agricultural environments, numerous minerals, substantial forests, and a dynamic population. It is a country that should be a leader of Africa. Instead, we find a country almost paralyzed by corruption and poor management, a country with a low life expectancy and serious health problems, and a country from which the most talented and highly educated members of the population are emigrating in large numbers. Although Cameroon has made economic progress since independence, it has not been able to change the dependent nature of its economy. The economic situation combined with the dismal record of its political history, indicate that prospects for political stability, justice, and prosperity are dimmer than they have been for most of the country's independent existence. The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon has been updated to reflect advances in the study of Cameroon's history as well as to provide coverage of the years since the last edition. It relates the turbulent history of Cameroon through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects of Cameroon history from the earliest times to the present.

The World Republic of Letters

The World Republic of Letters
Author: Pascale Casanova
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780674013452
ISBN 13: 067401345X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The World Republic of Letters Book Review:

"Inspired by the writings of Fernand Braudel and Pierre Bourdieu, this ambitious book develops the first systematic model for understanding the production, circulation, and valuing of literature worldwide. Casanova 's work provides a view of the political struggles of our modern world - one framed by sites of publication, circulation, translation, and efforts at literary annexation."--BOOK JACKET.

Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846

Republic of Texas: Poll Lists for 1846
Author: Marion Day Mullins
Publsiher: Genealogical Publishing Com
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1974-01-01
ISBN 10: 0806305983
ISBN 13: 9780806305981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory

Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory
Author: Claudio Saunt
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-03-24
ISBN 10: 0393609855
ISBN 13: 9780393609851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory Book Review:

A masterful and unsettling history of “Indian Removal,” the forced migration of Native Americans across the Mississippi River in the 1830s and the state-sponsored theft of their lands. In May 1830, the United States formally launched a policy to expel Native Americans from the East to territories west of the Mississippi River. Justified as a humanitarian enterprise, the undertaking was to be systematic and rational, overseen by Washington’s small but growing bureaucracy. But as the policy unfolded over the next decade, thousands of Native Americans died under the federal government’s auspices, and thousands of others lost their possessions and homelands in an orgy of fraud, intimidation, and violence. Unworthy Republic reveals how expulsion became national policy and describes the chaotic and deadly results of the operation to deport 80,000 men, women, and children. Drawing on firsthand accounts and the voluminous records produced by the federal government, Saunt’s deeply researched book argues that Indian Removal, as advocates of the policy called it, was not an inevitable chapter in U.S. expansion across the continent. Rather, it was a fiercely contested political act designed to secure new lands for the expansion of slavery and to consolidate the power of the southern states. Indigenous peoples fought relentlessly against the policy, while many U.S. citizens insisted that it was a betrayal of the nation’s values. When Congress passed the act by a razor-thin margin, it authorized one of the first state-sponsored mass deportations in the modern era, marking a turning point for native peoples and for the United States. In telling this gripping story, Saunt shows how the politics and economics of white supremacy lay at the heart of the expulsion of Native Americans; how corruption, greed, and administrative indifference and incompetence contributed to the debacle of its implementation; and how the consequences still resonate today.

Between Republic and Empire

Between Republic and Empire
Author: Kurt A. Raaflaub,Mark Toher
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 495
Release: 1993-12-21
ISBN 10: 9780520084476
ISBN 13: 0520084470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Between Republic and Empire Book Review:

Representing five major areas of Augustan scholarship—historiography, poetry, art, religion, and politics—the nineteen contributors to this volume bring us closer to a balanced, up-to-date account of Augustus and his principate.

Mao's China and After

Mao's China and After
Author: Maurice Meisner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 587
Release: 1999-04-01
ISBN 10: 0684856352
ISBN 13: 9780684856353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Mao's China and After Book Review:

When MAO'S CHINA first appeared in 1977, it was hailed as the single most useful general volume on recent Chinese history, covering every important question of the time with clarity and amazing insight. Now, Meisner brings the third edition of his definitive work, with new information provided throughout the classic study. Including a whole new section in Part Six, 'Deng Xiaoping and the Origins of Chinese Capitalism: 1976-1998', Meisner assesses the country's uneasy relationship with democracy, socialism and capitalism. Retaining the elegance, lucidity and comprehensiveness he is known for, Meisner moves far beyond his previous work to paint a never-before-seen portrait of the political and social realities of China on the brink of the new Millennium, and the global implications of its rise to economic and political power.

The Republic

The Republic
Author: Plato,Sir Henry Desmond Pritchard Lee
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780140449143
ISBN 13: 0140449140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Republic Book Review:

A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character.

An Extensive Republic

An Extensive Republic
Author: Robert A. Gross,Mary Kelley
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 697
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0807833398
ISBN 13: 9780807833391
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


An Extensive Republic Book Review:

"This impressive collaborative effort by two dozen leading authorities in the field will be essential reading for any serious student of the history of American publishing and print culture during one of its most crucially transformative periods." Lawrence Buell, Harvard University "A magnificent achievement. Brilliant editing and graceful writing shatter many old assumptions about the world of the Founders. Linking intellectual history with politics, social change, and the distinctive experiences of women, African Americans and Indians, An Extensive Republic is the rare reference book that is also a mesmerizing read." Linda K. Kerber, author of No Constitutional Right to Be Ladies: Women and the Obligations of Citizenship "This volume provides a fascinating revisionist history of the United States through its focus on what was printed, how the economy of the book trades worked, who was reading, and what role reading came to assume in all sorts of people's lives. Editors Gross and Kelley make a strong team, and the contributors represent an array of disciplines suitable to the equally wide range of printed material in the United States between 1790 and 1840." Patricia Crain, New York University Volume 2 of A History of the Book in America documents the development of a distinctive culture of print in the new American republic. Between 1790 and 1840 printing and publishing expanded, and literate publics provided a ready market for novels, almanacs, newspapers, tracts, and periodicals. Government, business, and reform drove the dissemination of print. Through laws and subsidies, state and federal authorities promoted an informed citizenry. Entrepreneurs responded to rising demand by investing in new technologies and altering the conduct of publishing. Voluntary societies launched libraries, lyceums, and schools, and relied on print to spread religion, redeem morals, and advance benevolent goals. Out of all this ferment emerged new and diverse communities of citizens linked together in a decentralized print culture where citizenship meant literacy and print meant power. Yet in a diverse and far-flung nation, regional differences persisted, and older forms of oral and handwritten communication offered alternatives to print. The early republic was a world of mixed media.

Plato's Republic

Plato's Republic
Author: Stanley Rosen
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 423
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780300126921
ISBN 13: 0300126921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Plato's Republic Book Review:

In this book a distinguished philosopher offers a comprehensive interpretation of Plato's most controversial dialogue. Treating the Republic as a unity and focusing on the dramatic form as the presentation of the argument, Stanley Rosen challenges earlier analyses of the Republic (including the ironic reading of Leo Strauss and his disciples) and argues that the key to understanding the dialogue is to grasp the author's intention in composing it, in particular whether Plato believed that the city constructed in the Republic is possible and desirable. Rosen demonstrates that the fundamental principles underlying the just city are theoretically attractive but that the attempt to enact them in practice leads to conceptual incoherence and political disaster. The Republic, says Rosen, is a vivid illustration of the irreconcilability of philosophy and political practice.

The Weimar Republic Sourcebook

The Weimar Republic Sourcebook
Author: Anton Kaes,Martin Jay,Edward Dimendberg
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 806
Release: 1994-08-16
ISBN 10: 9780520909601
ISBN 13: 0520909607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Weimar Republic Sourcebook Book Review:

A laboratory for competing visions of modernity, the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) continues to haunt the imagination of the twentieth century. Its political and cultural lessons retain uncanny relevance for all who seek to understand the tensions and possibilities of our age. The Weimar Republic Sourcebook represents the most comprehensive documentation of Weimar culture, history, and politics assembled in any language. It invites a wide community of readers to discover the richness and complexity of the turbulent years in Germany before Hitler's rise to power. Drawing from such primary sources as magazines, newspapers, manifestoes, and official documents (many unknown even to specialists and most never before available in English), this book challenges the traditional boundaries between politics, culture, and social life. Its thirty chapters explore Germany's complex relationship to democracy, ideologies of "reactionary modernism," the rise of the "New Woman," Bauhaus architecture, the impact of mass media, the literary life, the tradition of cabaret and urban entertainment, and the situation of Jews, intellectuals, and workers before and during the emergence of fascism. While devoting much attention to the Republic's varied artistic and intellectual achievements (the Frankfurt School, political theater, twelve-tone music, cultural criticism, photomontage, and urban planning), the book is unique for its inclusion of many lesser-known materials on popular culture, consumerism, body culture, drugs, criminality, and sexuality; it also contains a timetable of major political events, an extensive bibliography, and capsule biographies. This will be a major resource and reference work for students and scholars in history; art; architecture; literature; social and political thought; and cultural, film, German, and women's studies.