Libricide-The Regime-Sponsored Destruction of Books and Libraries in the Twentieth Century

Politics, Sociology

Rebecca Knuth, „Libricide: The Regime-Sponsored Destruction of Books and Libraries in the Twentieth Century“
The Rise and Fall of the Welfare State
The Kingdom and the Glory: For a Theological Genealogy of Economy and Government By Giorgio Agamben, Lorenzo Chiesa, Matteo Mandarini
Valerio Quadrano – Come vincere le elezioni con Internet
„Human and Social Dimensions of Climate Change“ ed. by Netra Chhetri

Rebecca Knuth, „Libricide: The Regime-Sponsored Destruction of Books and Libraries in the Twentieth Century“

2003 | pages: 290 | ISBN: 027598088X | PDF | 1,1 mb

Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings, declared German poet Heinrich Heine. This book identifies the regime-sponsored, ideologically driven, and systemic destruction of books and libraries in the 20th century that often served as a prelude or accompaniment to the massive human tragedies that have characterized a most violent century. Using case studies of libricide committed by Nazis, Serbs in Bosnia, Iraqis in Kuwait, Maoists during the Cultural Revolution in China, and Chinese Communists in Tibet, Knuth argues that the destruction of books and libraries by authoritarian regimes was sparked by the same impulses toward negation that provoked acts of genocide or ethnocide.
Readers will learn why some people―even those not subject to authoritarian regimes―consider the destruction of books a positive process. Knuth promotes understanding of the reasons behind extremism and patterns of cultural terrorism, and concludes that what is at stake with libricide is nothing less than the preservation and continuation of the common cultural heritage of the world. Anyone committed to freedom of expression and humanistic values will embrace this passionate and valuable book.

The Rise and Fall of the Welfare State

2011 | 240 Pages | ISBN: 0745331394 , 0745331408 | PDF | 10 MB

In an age of government imposed austerity, and after 30 years of neo-liberal restructuring, the future of the welfare state looks increasingly uncertain. Asbj?rn Wahl offers an accessible analysis of the situation across Europe, identifies the most important challenges, and presents practical proposals for combating the assault on welfare. Wahl argues that the welfare state should be seen as the result of a class compromise forged in the 20th century, which means that it cannot easily be exported internationally.

The Kingdom and the Glory: For a Theological Genealogy of Economy and Government By Giorgio Agamben, Lorenzo Chiesa, Matteo Mandarini

2011 | 328 Pages | ISBN: 0804760160 , 0804760152 | EPUB + PDF | 1 MB + 8 MB

Why has power in the West assumed the form of an „economy,“ that is, of a government of men and things? If power is essentially government, why does it need glory, that is, the ceremonial and liturgical apparatus that has always accompanied it? In the early centuries of the Church, in order to reconcile monotheism with God’s threefold nature, the doctrine of Trinity was introduced in the guise of an economy of divine life. It was as if the Trinity amounted to nothing more than a problem of managing and governing the heavenly house and the world. Agamben shows that, when combined with the idea of providence, this theological-economic paradigm unexpectedly lies at the origin of many of the most important categories of modern politics, from the democratic theory of the division of powers to the strategic doctrine of collateral damage, from the invisible hand of Smith’s liberalism to ideas of order and security. But the greatest novelty to emerge from The Kingdom and the Glory is that modern power is not only government but also glory, and that the ceremonial, liturgical, and acclamatory aspects that we have regarded as vestiges of the past actually constitute the basis of Western power. Through a fascinating analysis of liturgical acclamations and ceremonial symbols of power – the throne, the crown, purple cloth, the Fasces, and more – Agamben develops an original genealogy that illuminates the startling function of consent and of the media in modern democracies. With this book, the work begun with Homo Sacer reaches a decisive point, profoundly challenging and renewing our vision of politics.

Valerio Quadrano – Come vincere le elezioni con Internet

Publisher: FaiComeObama.it | ISBN: N/A | Release: 2012 | Italian | 51 Pages | PDF | 3.31 Mb

In questa guida si spiega dettagliatamente come fu impostata la strategia online di Obama durante le presidenziali americane del 2008. Vengono illustrate in maniera schematica e puntuale le principali tecniche e gli strumenti del Web che hanno portato Obama e il suo staff al successo elettorale con pochi mezzi a disposizione. Viene inoltre mostrato come fece il suo staff a organizzare la piu straordinaria raccolta fondi elettorale nella storia degli Stati Uniti d’America e come riusci a mobilitare un’intera nazione grazie ad uso corretto dei new media.

„Human and Social Dimensions of Climate Change“ ed. by Netra Chhetri

InTeOp | 2012 | ISBN: 9535108474 9789535108474 | 298 pages | PDF | 16 MB

By focusing on a wide range of topics and involving a diverse array of scholars, this book sheds lights on human and social dimensions of climate change; topics neglected and often poorly understood by scholars and policymakers.

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