The Radicality of Love

Author: Srećko Horvat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 074569117X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

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What would happen if we could stroll through the revolutionary history of the 20th century and, without any fear of the possible responses, ask the main protagonists - from Lenin to Che Guevara, from Alexandra Kollontai to Ulrike Meinhof - seemingly naïve questions about love? Although all important political and social changes of the 20th century included heated debates on the role of love, it seems that in the 21st century of new technologies of the self (Grindr, Tinder, online dating, etc.) we are faced with a hyperinflation of sex, not love. By going back to the sexual revolution of the October Revolution and its subsequent repression, to Che's dilemma between love and revolutionary commitment and to the period of '68 (from communes to terrorism) and its commodification in late capitalism, the Croatian philosopher Srecko Horvat gives a possible answer to the question of why it is that the most radical revolutionaries like Lenin or Che were scared of the radicality of love. What is so radical about a seemingly conservative notion of love and why is it anything but conservative? This short book is a modest contribution to the current upheavals around the world - from Tahrir to Taksim, from Occupy Wall Street to Hong Kong, from Athens to Sarajevo - in which the question of love is curiously, surprisingly, absent.

A Social History of Cuba's Protestants

Author: James A. Baer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498581080

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 6407


This book presents a religious and social history of Cuba’s development as a nation and its relationship with the United States by examining the role of Presbyterian and other Protestatn churches before and after the revolution in 1959.

The Semiotics of Che Guevara

Author: Maria-Carolina Cambre

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472512227

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 3632


Alberto Korda's famous photograph of Che Guevara titled the "Guerrillero Heroico" has been reproduced, modified and remixed countless times since it was taken on March 5, 1960, in Havana, Cuba. This book looks again at this well-known mass-produced image to explore how an image can take on cultural force in diverse parts of the globe and legitimate varying positions and mass action in unexpected global political contexts. Analytically, the book develops a comparative analysis of how images become attached to a range of meanings that are absolutely inseparable from their contexts of use. Addressing the need for a fluid and responsive approach to the study of visual meaning-making, this book relies on multiple methodologies such as semiotics, research-creation, multimodal discourse analysis, ethnography and phenomenology and shows how each method has something to offer toward the understanding of the social and cultural work of images in our globally oriented cultures.

The Cuban Revolution Into The 1990s

Author: Sobre America,Centro De Estudios Sobre America,Ronald H Chilcote,Centro De Estudios Sobre America "Attn: Luis Suarez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000315746

Category: Political Science

Page: 197

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The Cuban Revolution succeeded in 1959 in the face of official U.S. opposition, an abortive Bay of Pigs invasion, and an economic embargo. Cuban dependence on the United States dated to the U.S. occupation of the island from 1898 to 1901 and subsequent interventions in 1906-1909, 1912, and 1917. Historically, the Cuban economy has depended on the export of sugar. Before the revolution the United States imported the largest share of Cuban sugar; after 1960 the Soviet Union assumed this role, and in exchange Cuba had to import its fuel and some of its foodstuffs, raw materials, and capital goods.

The Path of Life

Author: John Thomas Howard

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1553690028

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

View: 2272


The Path of Life, A Diary of Salvation, is a 30-year collection of inspirational poems and artwork organized to narrate a man's struggle with temptations and revelations as he fulfills a journey of healing.

Alternatives to Neoliberal Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Africa

Author: Redie Bereketeab

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000199916

Category: Political Science

Page: 140

View: 2152


This book critically interrogates the neoliberal peacebuilding and statebuilding model and proposes a popular progressive model centred around the lived realities of African societies. The neoliberal interventionist model assumed prominence and universal hegemony following the demise of state socialism at the end of the Cold War. However, this book argues that it is a primarily short-term, top-down approach that imposes Western norms and values on conflict and post-conflict societies. By contrast, the popular progressive model espoused by this book is based on stringent examination and analysis of the reality of the socio-economic development, structures, institutions, politics and cultures of developing societies. In doing so, it combines bottom-up and top-down, popular and elite, and long-term evolutionary processes of societal construction as a requisite for enduring peacebuilding and statebuilding. By comparing and contrasting the dominant neoliberal peacebuilding and statebuilding model with a popular progressive model, the book seeks to empower locals (both elites and masses) to sit in the driver’s seat and construct their own societies. As such, it is an important contribution to scholars, activists, policymakers, civil society organisations, NGOs and all those who are concerned with peace, stability and development across Africa and other developing countries.

Cuba: Russian Roulette of the World

Author: Dr. Julio Antonio del Marmol

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475966539

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 308

View: 815


When Fidel Castro and his band of revolutionaries took over Cuba in 1958, they promised welfare and prosperity to the Cuban people. Dr. Julio Antonio del Marmols father, Leonardo, supported the revolution sopenly that he was often targeted by Gen. Fulgencio Batistas regime. Like so many others, hed been deceived to believe that Castro could be just like a certain artist depicted hima resurrected Christ. Following in his Fathers footsteps, Julio Antonio also waged a war for freedom, becoming a military leader at twelve years old. Castro, impressed with the youths maturity and eloquence, appointed him commander-in-chief of the Young Commandos, personally handing him a gun. But when Julio Antonio realized that the revolution had serious shortcomings, he converted himself into a spy and began stealing secrets from the regime. When he takes the first pictures of the Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba, the world almost goes to war. Join a freedom fighter who barely escaped from the island as he recalls the early days of the revolution and stealing secrets in Cuba: Russian Roulette of the World.

Cuba Libre!

Author: Tony Perrottet

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735218188

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 5034


The surprising story of Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and the scrappy band of rebel men and women who followed them. Most people are familiar with the basics of the Cuban Revolution of 1956–1959: it was led by two of the twentieth century’s most charismatic figures, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara; it successfully overthrew the island nation’s US–backed dictator; and it quickly went awry under Fidel’s rule. But less is remembered about the amateur nature of the movement or the lives of its players. In this wildly entertaining and meticulously researched account, historian and journalist Tony Perrottet unravels the human drama behind history’s most improbable revolution: a scruffy handful of self-taught revolutionaries—many of them kids just out of college, literature majors, and art students, and including a number of extraordinary women—who defeated 40,000 professional soldiers to overthrow the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Cuba Libre!’s deep dive into the revolution reveals fascinating details: How did Fidel’s highly organized lover Celia Sánchez whip the male guerrillas into shape? Who were the two dozen American volunteers who joined the Cuban rebels? How do you make land mines from condensed milk cans—or, for that matter, cook chorizo à la guerrilla (sausage guerrilla-style)? Cuba Libre! is an absorbing look back at a liberation movement that captured the world's imagination with its spectacular drama, foolhardy bravery, tragedy, and, sometimes, high comedy—and that set the stage for Cold War tensions that pushed the world to the brink of nuclear war.

How To Be Great

Author: James Adonis

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 1925203794

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 922


What can we learn from the great leaders of the past? In this unique and engaging volume, James Adonis, one of Australia’s best-known leadership educators, shows how we can apply the lessons of history to the challenges of the present. Drawing on examples from Walt Disney to Joan of Arc, Adonis explores the many different aspects of good leadership, illustrating how history’s most successful leaders have used particular leadership styles to their advantage, and explaining how we can use those same techniques in the modern workplace. The key to good leadership? Adaptability. Certain situations may require Benjamin Franklin’s pragmatism, Dorothea Dix’s dynamism, or something altogether different – the most important lesson is that the very best leaders are able to adjust their style to suit any given situation. Covering more than fifty historical leaders, ranging from Julius Caesar and Eleanor Roosevelt to less familiar figures such as suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, US President James Madison and environmental activist Wangari Maathai, How To Be Great is an entertaining and insightful leadership book with a difference.

Turned

Author: D'Rain Jed

Publisher: Dorsey Edmondson

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 3400


Ash Mikaels has struggled with a psychotic disorder since he was a teen. A life of discipline and physical training was his only salvation until he met Joy and later they had Nikole. Suddenly, sanity wasn't a dream but within his grasp. But when he crosses a Rabid, a rabies infected werewolf, he loses everything. Now he swears to hunt down all Rabid even at the cost of life and love but will the injection of Were blood to his veins help him fulfill his quest or will it be the catalyst that pushes him over the edge into insanity? Will Ash survive, Che-E-Fee, teaching him to be a hunter and inducting him into the Were tribe or will the ancient Native become Ash's executioner when insanity overcomes his reason? The Rabid and their enslaved Turned are grouping together, forming an army, and an army equates a war. What do these ancient predators have planned and will Ash's modern techniques and strategies be enough to counter their attempt to take power? A rich senator and a beautiful and brilliant veterinarian learn of his secret. She wants to cure the Rabid and Turned while he craves their execution and none of them are sure of the senator's motivation. Turned, is the first in the three part series following Ash's battle to eradicate the Rabid and Turned and escape the psychosis that has enslaved him. Will Ash succumb to the voice of hatred in his head or allow himself to hear the cry of love in his heart. Who can you trust when you can't trust yourself?