Renaissance der public sphere?:Öffentlichkeit als Ziel und Mittel neuerer marktkritischer Bewegungen Boris Romahn
Für die klassischen Fragen der politischen Philosophie interessierte sich Machiavelli weniger. Anstatt über ideale Staatsgebilde zu spekulieren oder nach dem Urzustand des Menschen zu fragen, beschäftigte er sich lieber mit den Fakten politischer Macht. Der Fürst ist vordergründig ein Lehrbuch der sogenannten Realpolitik, des Machterhalts und dessen, was man heute public relations nennen würde. Und obwohl Machiavelli vielen als der Teufel schlechthin gilt und sein Name in der Psychologie synonym mit einer kalten, berechnenden Intelligenz geworden ist, ist die Auseinandersetzung mit Machiavellis ehrlicher Analyse der Herrschaft ein Muss. Dazu bietet diese Neuübersetzung Gelegenheit.
Public Life in Renaissance Florence: Richard C. Trexler
Pocket Maps and Public Poetry in the English Renaissance: Katarzyna Lecky
´Public´ and ´Private´ Playhouses in Renaissance England: The Politics of Publication: Eoin Price
Parlour Games and the Public Life of Women in Renaissance Italy: George W. McClure
For Henry David Thoreau, there was no separation between public politics and personal principle. ´´On the Duty of Civil Disobedience´´ is his famous account of the night he spent in jail for refusing to pay taxes to a government that supported slavery and waged war. His impassioned stand for justice later inspired Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and many other peaceful revolutionaries.This volume includes Thoreau´s other important political writings: ´´A Plea for Captain John Brown´´, ´´Life Without Principle´´, and the poem ´´Independence´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Torode. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/120828/bk_acx0_120828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The four main themes of this course are answers to the question, ´´What makes Europe distinctive compared with other parts of the world?´´1. The Nation State. The idea of the State or sovereign authority takes on a new significance when it is attached to a nation or a people who have an idea of a common origin and identity. This idea was developed first and most powerfully in Europe.2. Citizenship. When a nation is made up of citizens, they feel a greater commitment to the community.3. The scientific method enables one to ask questions about the universe and the nature of human beings, and to obtain answers that work well in practice.4. Developed Broadly Based Public Finance. The idea that government can mobilize the wealth of a whole people. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Hosking. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/002167/bk_reco_002167_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Yet it may be roundly asserted that human ingenuity cannot concoct a cipher which human ingenuity cannot resolve. (Edgar Allan Poe, ´´A Few Words on Secret Writing´´, 1841) For as long as language and communication have existed, humans have invented ways to mask their messages from prying eyes. Military and diplomatic officials often devise secret codes to transmit sensitive data and confidential information to approved parties. This practice has become so commonplace in recent years that entire sciences, hobbies, and a full-fledged profession, called cryptography, have been established to decipher these cryptic texts. Needless to say, once revolutionary methods of cryptography, though historic, are now considered archaic. Their simplistic secrets have been disclosed to the general public and even incorporated into children´s toys. With the bulk of modern civilization so dependent on the virtual world, secret codes have evolved to a whole new level, most notably through data encryption. Data encryption, which aims to conceal classified electronic information through the use of complex ciphers and algorithms, was initially used for governmental and military purposes, but it now acts as the primary medium of security that most online platforms (as of January 2017) provide for their users. As intricate and inextricable as data encryption might seem to people today, a growing number of brilliant, but devious, minds continue to successfully find ways to bypass supposedly state of the art encryption software. With such incisive minds constantly at work, one could be forgiven for assuming there are no ciphers left unsolved. On the contrary, a diverse array of both ancient and modern cryptographic challenges, which have stumped even the most seasoned code crackers of today, exist, and may exist for generations to come. Among the most famous of these memorandums is a 600-year-old document that continues to mystify: the Voynich Manuscript. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/096356/bk_acx0_096356_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.