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Download E-books Beyond the Left: The Communist Critique of the Media PDF

By Stephen Harper

The ideological distortions of the conservative media, from Fox information to the Daily Mail, are extensively said and infrequently denounced between modern critics and commentators. yet what if The Guardian newspaper and BBC information, actually, represent the main insidious kinds of capitalist propaganda? In a wide-ranging and erudite polemic, Beyond the Left analyses capitalist information and present affairs media from an intensive point of view. The booklet rejects the liberal and pluralist paradigms that frequently underpin evaluations of the media, exhibiting how media texts replicate and strengthen the fabric pursuits of the ruling category and arguing that the imperative ideological threat this day is posed no longer via the precise wing, yet via the left-liberal media, because it co-opts and obscures radical political positions and reinforces a number mystifications, from anti-fascism and ‘humanitarian warfare’ to ‘green politics’. Drawing at the paintings of radical media critics in addition to the writings of progressive communist teams and contemplating the new reporting of conflict, commercial motion, immigration and the surroundings, Beyond the Left updates and recharges the Marxist critique of the media.

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Download E-books God Is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China PDF

By Liao Yiwu

In God is Red, chinese language dissident journalist and poet Liao Yiwu—once lauded, later imprisoned, and now celebrated writer of For a track and 100 Songs and The Corpse Walker—profiles the intense lives of dozens of chinese language Christians, offering a unprecedented glimpse into the underground international of trust that's taking carry in the formally atheistic nation of Communist China. Liao felt a kinship with chinese language Christians of their unwavering dedication to the liberty of expression and to discovering which means in a tumultuous society, although he isn't a Christian himself. it is a interesting story of in a different way unknown personalities thriving opposed to all odds. God is Red will resonate with readers of Phillip Jenkins' The misplaced heritage of Christianity and Peter Hessler's Country Driving.

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Download E-books Leadership and Management in China: Philosophies, Theories, and Practices PDF

With the increase of China within the worldwide financial system, it hasn't ever been extra very important for enterprise leaders to appreciate chinese language management philosophies and practices. this can be the 1st publication to give an explanation for how old chinese language pondering and Western principles have formed the improvement of management types in China. management theories linked to Confucianism, Daoism, Legalism, the humanities of battle, and the writings of Mao and Deng are analysed through either chinese language and Western specialists. To set this in a contemporary company context, the publication contains interviews with most sensible executives, who give some thought to how their company values are suffering from historical chinese language philosophers, smooth chinese language leaders, and Western administration writers and thinkers. The booklet additionally contains learn on paternalistic management as practised via company leaders in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and mainland China.

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Download E-books The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century PDF

By Vladimir Tismaneanu

The satan in History is a provocative research of the connection among communism and fascism. Reflecting the author’s own reviews inside communist totalitarianism, this can be a publication approximately political passions, radicalism, utopian beliefs, and their catastrophic effects within the 20th century’s experiments in social engineering. Vladimir Tismaneanu brilliantly compares communism and fascism as competing, occasionally overlapping, and sometimes strikingly related structures of political totalitarianism. He examines the inherent ideological attraction of those radical, progressive political activities, the visions of salvation and revolution they pursued, the worth and kinds of aura of leaders inside of those political events, where of violence inside those structures, and their legacies in modern politics.

The writer discusses thinkers who've formed modern realizing of totalitarian movements—people akin to Hannah Arendt, Raymond Aron, Isaiah Berlin, Albert Camus, François Furet, Tony Judt, Ian Kershaw, Leszek Kolakowski, Richard Pipes, and Robert C. Tucker. As a lot a theoretical research of the sensible philosophies of Marxism-Leninism and Fascism because it is a political biography of specific figures, this publication bargains with the incarnation of diabolically nihilistic ideas of human subjugation and conditioning within the identify of possibly natural and purifying pursuits. eventually, the writer claims that no ideological dedication, irrespective of how soaking up, may still ever succeed over the sanctity of human existence. He involves the realization that no celebration, flow, or chief holds the perfect to dictate to the fans to give up their severe colleges and to include a pseudo-miraculous, a mystically self-centered, delusional imaginative and prescient of necessary happiness.

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Download E-books Mao (Routledge Historical Biographies) PDF

By Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch offers a fascinating and thorough account of Mao's lifestyles and politics, employing a wealth of fundamental and secondary resources. He locates Maoism within the broader context of 20th century chinese language historical past, discussing the advance of the chinese language Communist celebration, the production of the People's Republic of China and the Cultural Revolution, and the half performed through Mao within the chilly conflict. information of Mao's debatable deepest lifestyles in addition to his political and philosophical inspiration upload to this assorted photo of the influential leader.

This well-written biography may be crucial interpreting to a person drawn to 20th century China and its so much memorable figure.

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Download E-books The Communist Necessity: Prolegomena To Any Future Radical Theory PDF

By J. Moufawad-Paul

“There used to be a time after we proclaimed that we have been a part of a stunning and fragmented chaos of affinity teams, conflicted companies, disorganized rebels, all of whom have been one way or the other a part of an analogous social circulation that used to be more than the sum of its elements. We have been extra safely a disorganized mob of enraged plebeians shaking our fists at a disciplined imperial military. Years in the past we said social movementism yet now it purely is sensible to drop the ‘social’ on the grounds that this part of bewilderment was once incapable of figuring out the social terrain. Disparate, unfocused, and divided routine lack a unified intentionality; they've got proved themselves incapable of pursuing the need of communism.”

The Communist Necessity is a polemical interrogation of the perform of “social movementism” that has loved a normative prestige on the centres of capitalism. even though the identify “communism” has been reclaimed via numerous very important intellectuals, J. Moufawad-Paul argues that, because of a failure to grapple with the concrete questions attached to ancient moments of really making revolution, movementist praxis is still hegemonic. extra of a philosophical intervention than a historiography or political economic system, The Communist Necessity engages in a brief and pointed demeanour with a number of authors and trends together with Alain Badiou, Jodi Dean, the Invisible Committee, Tiqqun, Théorie Communiste, and others. Moufawad-Paul argues refusal to acknowledge modern progressive pursuits from the Eighties to the current ends up in the reification of a capitalist “end of background” discourse inside this movementist conceptualization of conception and practice.

Originally written as a small essay at the left-wing weblog multilevel marketing Mayhem, The Communist Necessity has been increased right into a pocket-sized treatise that sketches out the bounds of the movementist terrain, in addition to its modern ideologues, on the way to bring up questions which may be uncomfortable if you are nonetheless dedicated to movementist praxis, really in the event that they outline themselves as marxist. conscious of his prior affinity with social movementism, and a few apprehension of the matter of communist orthodoxy, the writer argues that the popularity of communism's necessity “requires a brand new go back to the innovative communist theories and studies gained from history.”

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