Charles Maier

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Charles Maier

No one can master the past; one can only interrogate it.More Charles Maier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Fascist intellectuals, such as Ugo Spirito, made the round of conferences preaching the virtues of postcapitalism fascism and in fact tried to nudge the structure in a 'leftist' direction by calling for more collective control and even corporative ownership of the economy. Mussolini looked abroad to find that Franklin Roosevelt was merely seeking to emulate Italy's innovations.More Charles Maier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Given currency by Jrgen Habermas in the late l980s, 'constitutional patriotism' has emerged as an appealing principle for post-national political allegiance. Jan-Werner Mller traces the long postwar history of the concept, takes honest account of the conservative critiques it has provoked, but proposes that it can serve as a robust norm for European Union citizenship. This is a profound meditation with real importance for contemporary political society.More Charles Maier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
With a profound first-hand knowledge of participants, encompassing linguistic competence, and engaging prose, Padraic Kenney recreates the simultaneously serious and playful currents of East Europe's overthrow of repressive state socialism. What an invaluable guide to the elusive exhilaration that motivated the actors and captivated all of us who followed the transformation with such hope! We can appreciate neither the ebullience of 1989 nor the disappointment with the quotidian reality that followed without understandMore Charles Maier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The intrusion of history is not just theoretical. It is also the legacy of being an accomplice or a victim, or just an onlooker. In each case, history entails the uncomfortable presence of earlier unresolved roles.More Charles Maier [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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Ugo Foscolo The sacrifice of our homeland is consummated: all is lost; and life, even if granted, will remain for us only to mourn our misfortunes, and our infamy. [10/03/2020 12:10:07] More


Eugene Ryabyi To catch up with happiness, one needs to saddle a dream. [10/07/2020 10:10:24] More


Ugo Foscolo I don't hate a person in the world, but there are certain men that I need to see only from a distance [10/03/2020 12:10:56] More


Eugene Ryabyi A child who has grown up without a mother is a person without half a heart. [10/10/2020 07:10:47] More


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