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Ljubljana on and off the beaten track with a local
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True, you heard it right. Ljubljana is a beautiful old town with centuries-old historic buildings, narrow streets, beautiful Baroque churches and monuments, numerous street cafes and restaurants. But Ljubljana is more than that. There are also buildings and areas in the center of town that once served military or manufacturing purposes and were abandoned due to contemporary political, social and economic circumstances. Since then these areas have been populated by squatters, artists and bohemians, who have turned them into zones of creativity, liberal thought, solidarity with marginalized social groups and into zones of independent arts.Join us on this tour, where we visit alternative parts of town, and we also walk through the old town past the sights that testify to the rich history of the city from the ancient Romans through the Middle Ages to the present.

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Stand: 11.08.2020
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Liberal Purposes
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Liberal Purposes ab 98.49 € als Taschenbuch: Goods Virtues and Diversity in the Liberal State. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Taschenbücher, Geist & Wissen,

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Political Ideals , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, 114min
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Russell sets forth the idea that political ideals must be based upon the ideals that best benefit the individual to create the best life possible. He details the issues that his current economic system and the unequal distribution of wealth present in achieving said ideals. He puts forth his beliefs on what the purposes of an economic system should be, including production and security. He criticizes monopolies and all the damage that they have done. Russell then moves toward a critique of socialism and the connection between the distribution of power and the distribution of wealth. From there, he discusses individual liberty and public control and then expands to national independence and internationalism. He finishes with his belief that men must improve their feelings toward each other and mankind as a whole in order to fix the larger problems at hand. Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher considered to be one of the founders of analytic philosophy. He was considered a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist, as well as a historian, logician, mathematician, and social critic. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 and wrote several volumes on his views. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Bishop. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001379/bk_gdan_001379_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanit...
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In this short and powerful book, celebrated philosopher Martha Nussbaum makes a passionate case for the importance of the liberal arts at all levels of education. Historically, the humanities have been central to education because they have been seen as essential for creating competent democratic citizens. But recently, Nussbaum argues, thinking about the aims of education has gone disturbingly awry in the United States and abroad. We increasingly treat education as though its primary goal were to teach students to be economically productive rather than to think critically and become knowledgeable and empathetic citizens. This shortsighted focus on profitable skills has eroded our ability to criticize authority, reduced our sympathy with the marginalized and different, and damaged our competence to deal with complex global problems. And the loss of these basic capacities jeopardizes the health of democracies and the hope of a decent world. In response to this dire situation, Nussbaum argues that we must resist efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national product. Rather, we must work to reconnect education to the humanities in order to give students the capacity to be true democratic citizens of their countries and the world. Drawing on the stories of troubling - and hopeful - educational developments from around the world, Nussbaum offers a manifesto that should be a rallying cry for anyone who cares about the deepest purposes of education. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tamara Marston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003545/bk_adbl_003545_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Four Horsemen: Riding to Liberty in Post-Na...
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In a series of revolts starting in 1820, four military officers rode forth on horseback from obscure European towns to bring political freedom and a constitution to Spain, Naples, and Russia; and national independence to the Greeks. The men who launched these exploits from Andalusia to the snowy fields of Ukraine - Colonel Rafael del Riego, General Guglielmo Pepe, General Alexandros Ypsilanti, and Colonel Sergei Muraviev-Apostol - all hoped to overturn the old order. Over the next six years, their revolutions ended in failure. The men who led them became martyrs. In The Four Horsemen, the late, eminent historian Richard Stites offers a compelling narrative history of these four revolutions. Stites sets the stories side by side, allowing him to compare events and movements and so illuminate such topics as the transfer of ideas and peoples across frontiers, the formation of an international community of revolutionaries, and the appropriation of Christian symbols and language for secular purposes. He shows how expressive behavior and artifacts of all kinds - art, popular festivities, propaganda, and religion - worked their way to various degrees into all the revolutionary movements and regimes. And he documents as well the corruption, abandonment of liberal values, and outright betrayal of the revolution that emerged in Spain and Naples; the clash of ambitions and ideas that wracked the unity of the Decembrists' cause; and civil war that erupted in the midst of the Greek struggle for independence. Richard Stites was one of the most imaginative and broad-ranging historians working in the United States. This book is his last work, a classic example of his dazzling knowledge and idiosyncratic yet accessible writing style. The culmination of an esteemed career, The Four Horsemen promises to enthrall anyone interested in 19th-century Europe and the history of revolutions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Wagland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018762/bk_adbl_018762_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Of Eagles and Ostriches , Hörbuch, Digital, 1, ...
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This is a book of "political poetry", one that does force the listener to face being honest with themselves...not the image of what they might have thought mere moments before listening to something within. I challenge either side of the aisle to see and decide which of the two birds, either an eagle or an ostrich, they closer resemble - these conclusions must then be addressed personally and patriotically. Do you know which one you are? I'm willing to bet the answer you come to might surprise you! For way too long, we have been running on the fumes of patriotism, the ideals vs. the reality, the thoughts vs. the truth of who we are, and the "what" we have become. Just on torture alone, a criminal act, we fail to exhibit and justify the notion of freedom - or how we should use the freedom we have. When what freedom we take, as Fredrick Douglas once felt, I'm sure deprives another of their freedom. It makes freedom a mockery and renders those using it wrongly to bare naked mockery themselves. Still think you know freedom? I hope you will find this book both eye-opening and informative, with a viewpoint you might not have had before listening to it. If you say you are a conservative or a liberal, these thoughts contained within this book will challenge your beliefs. The thoughts expressed in this book, with the poetry on freedom, will confront notions of what it truly means to be independently minded - if indeed freedom is worthy of the pursuit we give it for the purposes we were taught from youth. The question really comes down to: have we strayed from what we learned about freedom or find we don't know the meaning of freedom at all - being removed from the ideals first known? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Welte. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046840/bk_acx0_046840_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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Mindf*ck
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For the first time, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower tells the inside story of the data mining and psychological manipulation behind the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum, connecting Facebook, WikiLeaks, Russian intelligence, and international hackers. "Mindf*ck demonstrates how digital influence operations, when they converged with the nasty business of politics, managed to hollow out democracies."-The Washington Post Mindf*ck goes deep inside Cambridge Analytica's "American operations," which were driven by Steve Bannon's vision to remake America and fueled by mysterious billionaire Robert Mercer's money, as it weaponized and wielded the massive store of data it had harvested on individuals-in excess of 87 million-to disunite the United States and set Americans against each other. Bannon had long sensed that deep within America's soul lurked an explosive tension. Cambridge Analytica had the data to prove it, and in 2016 Bannon had a presidential campaign to use as his proving ground. Christopher Wylie might have seemed an unlikely figure to be at the center of such an operation. Canadian and liberal in his politics, he was only twenty-four when he got a job with a London firm that worked with the U.K. Ministry of Defense and was charged putatively with helping to build a team of data scientists to create new tools to identify and combat radical extremism online. In short order, those same military tools were turned to political purposes, and Cambridge Analytica was born. Wylie's decision to become a whistleblower prompted the largest data-crime investigation in history. His story is both exposé and dire warning about a sudden problem born of very new and powerful capabilities. It has not only laid bare the profound vulnerabilities-and profound carelessness-in the enormous companies that drive the attention economy, it has also exposed the profound vulnerabilities of democracy itself. What happened in 2016 was just a trial run. Ruthless actors are coming for your data, and they want to control what you think.

Anbieter: buecher
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Mindf*ck
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For the first time, the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower tells the inside story of the data mining and psychological manipulation behind the election of Donald Trump and the Brexit referendum, connecting Facebook, WikiLeaks, Russian intelligence, and international hackers. "Mindf*ck demonstrates how digital influence operations, when they converged with the nasty business of politics, managed to hollow out democracies."-The Washington Post Mindf*ck goes deep inside Cambridge Analytica's "American operations," which were driven by Steve Bannon's vision to remake America and fueled by mysterious billionaire Robert Mercer's money, as it weaponized and wielded the massive store of data it had harvested on individuals-in excess of 87 million-to disunite the United States and set Americans against each other. Bannon had long sensed that deep within America's soul lurked an explosive tension. Cambridge Analytica had the data to prove it, and in 2016 Bannon had a presidential campaign to use as his proving ground. Christopher Wylie might have seemed an unlikely figure to be at the center of such an operation. Canadian and liberal in his politics, he was only twenty-four when he got a job with a London firm that worked with the U.K. Ministry of Defense and was charged putatively with helping to build a team of data scientists to create new tools to identify and combat radical extremism online. In short order, those same military tools were turned to political purposes, and Cambridge Analytica was born. Wylie's decision to become a whistleblower prompted the largest data-crime investigation in history. His story is both exposé and dire warning about a sudden problem born of very new and powerful capabilities. It has not only laid bare the profound vulnerabilities-and profound carelessness-in the enormous companies that drive the attention economy, it has also exposed the profound vulnerabilities of democracy itself. What happened in 2016 was just a trial run. Ruthless actors are coming for your data, and they want to control what you think.

Anbieter: buecher
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Dealing with Hidden Issues
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This book resets the agenda on trafficking. The Trafficking of Nepalese women to India for various purposes has a long history and is an extremely sensitive issue, linked to gender, migration, poverty, work, sex, money, power and violence. Methodologically daring, it brings a social constructionist approach to trafficking by situating experiences of trafficked women within larger debates in social theory over stigma, gender, sexuality, violence and citizenship, and also neo-liberal policies and ethnicity, exploring how structural power interacts with the agency of returnee trafficked women within these debates. As the book argues, women may be able to escape trafficking physically but social labelling of women continues to affect all aspects of their lives. These labels are linked with the women's perceived sexuality and build on trauma the women encounter in trafficking. Painful consequences are imposed by Nepalese society, and contribute to various forms of social rejection imposed on women on their return, often disqualifying them from achieving citizenship.

Anbieter: Dodax
Stand: 11.08.2020
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