La Francia in nero
Author: Marco Gervasoni
Publisher: Marsilio Editori spa
Dopo la crisi del 2008, e più di recente con la Brexit e con l’elezione di Donald Trump a presidente degli Stati Uniti, spira nel mondo un vento favorevole a movimenti sbrigativamente catalogati come «populisti». Tra questi, il Front national è senza dubbio il più robusto e vicino al potere in un paese chiave del mondo. Non a caso. Di tutte le destre storiche, quella francese può infatti vantare una continuità senza eguali. Tanto che – sostiene Marco Gervasoni – «non è Marine Le Pen ad aver imitato i populisti europei, semmai è il contrario». Per capire la cultura politica di cui il lepenismo è l’erede occorre risalire al 1789, l’anno cruciale da cui tutto prende avvio. Dalla Rivoluzione francese, la «matrice della politica contemporanea» che definisce il senso degli schieramenti, si dipana il filo rosso che porta da Napoleone III alla «destra rivoluzionaria» del 1914, con l’ondata di antisemitismo e nazionalismo, dal fascismo francese al collaborazionismo, dalle epurazioni alla guerra d’Algeria, dalla Nouvelle Droite alla nascita del lepenismo, fino alla sua crisi apparente e alla rinascita. Una storia indispensabile per cogliere gli elementi che hanno reso il volto della destra francese il più noto sulla scena internazionale e rispondere a molti interrogativi. Uno su tutti: può un simile modello nazional-populista manifestarsi in una versione italiana?
Ricerca libera da ideologie, non da idee, dacchè gli storici studino temi trascurati. In età di impostura universale, ambire alla verità è atto rivoluzionario, scibile e coscienze umane asservite a brain manipulation dai magisteri mondialisti dall'infanzia all'università, da disinformazione e dalla Storia ufficiale. Art. 19 Dichiarazione internazionale Diritti dell'Uomo Assemblea generale O.N.U., Parigi, il 10-12-1948: ''Ogni individuo ha il diritto alla libertà di opinione e di espressione, il che implica il diritto di non essere preoccupato per le sue opinioni e quello di cercare, di ricevere e di diffondere, senza considerazione di limite, le informazioni e le idee con qualunque mezzo di espressione che sia''. Art. 11 –1 Carta diritti fondamentali U.E., Nizza, 7-12-2000: ''Ogni persona ha il diritto alla libertà di espressione. Questo diritto comprende la libertà d'opinione e la libertà di ricevere o di comunicare delle informazioni o delle idee senza che possa avervi l'ingerenza d'autorità pubbliche e senza considerazione delle frontiere''.
A historical novel reflecting the Sicily of the end of the 19th century.
Presents a defence of social order, beginning from philosophical first principles which aims to be a systematic answer to liberal egalitarianism, and also a defence of the Western social, religious, cultural and political inheritance. This book also demonstrates that this inheritance is a reflection of the deepest truths about human nature.
The Format Age
Author: Jean K. Chalaby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Few trends have had as much impact on television as formats have in recent years. Long confined to the fringes of the TV industry, they have risen to prominence since the late 1990s. Today, they are a global business with hundreds of programmes adapted across the world at any one time, from mundane game shows to blockbuster talent competitions, from factual entertainment to high-end drama. Based on exclusive industry access, this book provides an in-depth analysis of the complex world of the TV format from its origins to the present day. Chalaby delivers a comprehensive account of the TV format trading system and conceptualizes the global value chain that underpins it, unpicking the corporate strategies and power relations within. Using interviews with format creators, he uncovers the secrets behind the world’s most travelled formats, exploring their narrative structure and cultural meanings.
This book describes the establishment, evolution, and international links of the extreme right in one of the main Western European areas. Andrea Mammone details the long journey in the development of right-wing extremism in France and Italy, emphasizing the transfer, exchange, and borrowing of ideals, personnel, and strategies and the similarities among neofascist movements, activists, and thinkers across national boundaries from 1945 to the present day - including the Cold War years, the election of the European Parliament in 1979, and the 2014 EU elections. Mammone analyzes the adaptation of neofascism in society and politics; the building of international associations and pan-national networks; and the right-leaning responses to the defeat of fascism, European integration, decolonization, the events of 1968, immigration, and the recent EU-led austerity politics. As a book implicitly on space, borders, and belonging, it shows how some nationalisms may embody a transnational dimension and, at times, even pan-European stances.
During the last decade and a half a new political party family, the extreme Right-wing populist (ERP) parties, has established itself in a variety of West European democracies. These parties represent a monist politics based on ethnic nationalism and xenophobia as well as an opposition against the 'political establishment'. Being the prototypic ERP party, the French Front National (FN) has been a model for ERP parties emerging elsewhere in Western Europe. This study presents a theoretically based explanation that combines the macro and the micro-level, as well as the political supply and the demand-side. More specifically, this study shows that it is necessary to consider both opportunity structures, created by demand and supply-side factors, as well as the ability of the FN to take advantage of the available opportunities. Of particular interest is the author's analysis of the sociology and attitudes of the FN-voters.
Workers and Capital
Author: Mario Tronti
Publisher: Verso Books
The classic text of Italian workerism available in English for the first time. Workers and Capital is universally recognised as the most important work produced by operaismo, a current of political thought emerging in the 1960s that revolutionised the institutional and extra-parliamentary Left in Italy and beyond. In the decade after its first publication in 1966, the debates over Workers and Capital produced new methods of analysis and a new vocabulary for thousands of militants, helping to inform the new forms of workplace, youth and community struggles. Concepts like 'neocapitalism', 'class composition', 'mass-worker', 'the plan of capital', 'workers' inquiry' and 'co-research' became an established part of the Italian Left's political lexicon. Over five decades since it was first published, Workers and Capital has been a key text in the history of the international workers' movement, yet only now appears in English translation for the first time. Far from simply an artefact of the intense political conflicts of the 1960s, Tronti's work offers extraordinary tools for understanding the powerful shifts in the nature of work and class composition in recent decades.
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
This book offers a unique account of British and United States Governments' attempts to adapt their propaganda strategies to global terrorist threats in a post-9/11 media environment. It discusses Anglo-American coordination and domestic struggles that brought in far-reaching changes to propaganda. Changes that had implications for the structures of legitimacy yet occurred largely in isolation from public debate. The fast-paced evolution of the global information sphere prompted rapid development of practices that raise questions regarding their governance. Dr. Briant argues that independent and public reexamination of continuing strategy development is essential for government accountability and the formation of systems and policies that both respect citizens and build constructive foreign relations. This book's themes will engage a wide readership including scholars, PR professionals and government personnel.
Author: Arthur Marwick
Publisher: A&C Black
If the World Wars defined the first half of the twentieth century, the sixties defined the second half, acting as the pivot on which modern times have turned. From popular music to individual liberties, the tastes and convictions of the Western world are indelibly stamped with the impact of this tumultuous decade. Framing the sixties as a period stretching from 1958 to 1974, Arthur Marwick argues that this long decade ushered in nothing less than a cultural revolution – one that raged most clearly in the United States, Britain, France, and Italy. Marwick recaptures the events and movements that shaped life as we know it: the rise of a youth subculture across the West; the sit-ins and marches of the civil rights movement; Britain's surprising rise to leadership in fashion and music; the emerging storm over Vietnam; the Paris student uprising of 1968; the growing force of feminism, and much more. For some, it was a golden age of liberation and political progress; for others, an era in which depravity was celebrated, and the secure moral and social framework subverted. The sixties was no short-term era of ecstasy and excess. On the contrary, the decade set the cultural and social agenda for the rest of the century, and left deep divisions still felt today.
Author: Daniel Libeskind
Daniel Libeskind's iconic buildings around the world -- from the Jewish Museum in Berlin to the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, the V&A 'Spiral' to the most symbolic rebuilding project ever: the World Trade Center -- have sparked vigorous debate, not only for the way they look but for the ideas they contain. These are ideas that are important for all of us, and this is the story of those ideas -- a memoir of Libeskind's own life experiences, and of the events of history that have informed them. It is a book about the adventure life can offer each of us if we seize it, and about how we can all harness positively the powerful forces of tragedy, memory and hope.