Ulve, får og vogtere: Den Kolde Krig i Danmark 1945-1991

By Bent Jensen

Første del omhandler de trusler og udfordringer, Danmark og landets demokratiske institutioner stod over for: den militære trussel fra Sovjetunionen og Warszawapagten; de ideologiske udfordringer fra Danmarks Kommunistiske Parti, SF og Venstresocialisterne, den stalinistiske fredsbevægelse i 1940-1950’erne, den marxistiske kulturrevolution i 1960-1970’erne, den anden fredsbevægelse i 1980’erne samt de trusler, som den sovjetiske spionage, desinformation og meningspåvirkning udgjorde – herunder den, der blev udført af danske statsborgere.
Anden del beskriver de foranstaltninger, det danske demokrati traf for at afværge såvel truslerne fra Øst som udfordringerne fra danske østsympatisører: det militære forsvar, den danske "ikke-provokationspolitik" i forhold til Kreml, de danske efterretningstjenester og deres indsats, deepest antikommunistiske organisationer og det folkelige Danmarks stilfærdige modstand. Endelig behandles Socialdemokratiets forvandling i Den Kolde Krigs sidste periode, årsagerne hertil og konsekvenserne heraf.

Ulve, får og vogtere bygger på et omfattende trykt og utrykt materiale fra en række danske og udenlandske statslige og inner most arkiver, hvoraf en stor del kommer til anvendelse for første gang i dansk historieforskning.

Ulve, får og vogtere skildrer, hvordan Danmark less than Den Kolde Krig stod mellem et kulturelt, politisk og økonomisk tilhørsforhold til Vesten på den ene part og frygten for den geografisk nærliggende totalitære supermagt på den anden aspect.

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The Art of Executing Well: Rituals of Execution in Renaissance Italy (Early Modern Studies Book 1)

In Renaissance Italy a very good execution used to be either public and peaceful—at least within the eyes of gurus. In a characteristic special to Italy, the folks who ready a condemned person spiritually and psychologically for execution weren't clergymen or friars, yet laymen. This quantity comprises a number of the songs, tales, poems, and photographs that they used, including first-person bills and ballads describing specific executions. top students extend on those bills explaining features of the theater, psychology, and politics of execution.

the most textual content is a guide, translated in English for the 1st time, on how one can convenience a guy in his final hours ahead of beheading or striking. It grew to become an influential textual content used throughout Renaissance Italy. A moment long piece supplies an eyewitness account of the ultimate hours of 2 patrician Florentines completed for conspiracy opposed to the Medici in 1512. Shorter items contain poems written through prisoners at the eve in their execution, songs sung through the condemned and their comforters, and well known broadsheets reporting on specific executions. it's richly illustrated with the small panel work that have been thrust into prisoners’ faces to distract them as they made the general public trip to the gallows.

Six interdisciplinary essays clarify the contexts and meanings of those writings and of execution rituals more often than not. They discover the relation of execution rituals to past due medieval road theater, using artwork to convenience the condemned, the literature that issued from prisons at the hands of condemned prisoners, the theological concerns round public executions within the Renaissance, the mental dimensions of the comforting technique, and a few of the social, political, and historic dimensions of executions and comforting in Renaissance Italy.

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Up, Simba!: 7 Days on the Trail of an Anticandidate

By David Foster Wallace

In February 2000, "Rolling Stone" journal despatched David Foster Wallace, "NOT A POLITICAL JOURNALIST, " at the highway for per week with Senator John McCain's crusade to win the Republican nomination for the Presidency. They desired to recognize why McCain appealed rather a lot to such a lot of americans, and especially why he appealed to the "Young Voters" of the US who regularly convey not anything yet apathy.

The "Director's Cut" (three occasions longer than the RS article) is an incisive, humorous, considerate piece approximately lifestyles on "Bullshit One" -- the nickname for the clicking bus that McCain's directly speak Express.

This piece turns into ever extra suitable, as we speak about what we all know, don't recognize, and don't need to know in regards to the method our political campaigns paintings.

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We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism

By John Derbyshire

To his fellow conservatives, John Derbyshire makes a plea: do not be seduced by way of this nonsense approximately "the politics of hope." Skepticism, pessimism, and suspicion of satisfied speak are the genuine features of an authentically conservative temperament. And from Hobbes and Burke via Lord Salisbury and Calvin Coolidge, as much as Pat Buchanan and Mark Steyn in our personal time, those ideals have saved the human race from blindly chasing its utopian goals correct off a cliff.

Recently, even though, numerous comforting but essentially idiotic notions of political correctness and wishful pondering have taken root past the "Kumbaya"-singing, we're-all-one crowd. those principles have now contaminated conservatives, the very those who particularly should still recognize larger. The Republican get together has been derailed by means of legions of fools and poseurs donning smiley-face mask.

Think rescuing the economic climate through condemning our descendents to lives of spirit-crushing debt. imagine nation-building in another country whereas we slowly crumble at domestic. imagine schooling and No baby Left at the back of. . . . yet do not believe approximately it an excessive amount of, simply because should you do, you are going to quick come to the logical end: we're doomed.

Need extra convincing? live at the joyful delivers of the variety cult and the indisputable fact of the oncoming demographic catastrophe. consider the feminization of every little thing, or take an exceptional examine what passes for artwork nowadays. Witness the increase of culturism and the dying of faith. Bow down ahead of your new grasp, the federal apparatchik. ultimately, wonder: How sure am I that the USA of the United States will live to tell the tale, in any recognizable shape, till, say, 2022?

A scathing, mordantly humorous romp via trendy dismal and dismaler political and cultural scene, We Are Doomed offers a long-overdue dose of fact, revealing simply how the GOP has been led off course in fresh years–and exhibiting that had conservatives hung on to their fittingly pessimistic outlook, America's destiny will be some distance brighter.

Ladies and gents, it is time to include the Audacity of Hopelessness.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Ideologies of Eastness in Central and Eastern Europe (BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies)

By Tomasz Zarycki

This e-book explores how the international locations of japanese Europe, that have been previously a part of the Soviet bloc have, because the finish of communist rule, built a brand new ideology in their position on the planet. Drawing on post-colonial thought and on identification discourses within the writings of neighborhood intelligentsia figures, the ebook indicates how humans in those nations now not contemplate themselves as a part of the "east", and the way they've got invented new stereotypes of the nations to the east of them, similar to Ukraine and Belarus, to which they see themselves as stronger. The ebook demonstrates how there are an entire diversity of ideologies of "eastness", how those have replaced over the years, and the way such ideologies influence, in a pragmatic method, kin with nations extra east.

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¡Obámanos!: The Rise of a New Political Era

By Hendrik Hertzberg

Hendrik Hertzberg, celebrated political analyst for the hot Yorker, watches the lengthy presidential crusade of 2007 and 2008 because it unfolds to bare the transformation of the Democratic get together, the meteoric upward push of Barack Obama, and different seismic shifts in our nationwide political realization. Hertzberg wrote concerning the occasions that culminated within the victory of Barack Obama in venues, one Olympian and one speedy: his "Comments" for "The speak of the Town" and the casual weblog he begun holding at the magazine's site fifteen months ahead of the election. ¡Obámanos! is tailored from either and framed by means of a brand new introductory essay.¡Obámanos! stocks the context had to actually comprehend the occasions of the overall election-the first in additional than part a century within which no incumbent president or vp was once at the ballot-by first reading Bush's moment time period and the first crusade. Hertzberg follows the valuable political avid gamers and emerging stars whereas additionally taking a look at the problems that emerged as severe in the course of the debates, similar to health and wellbeing care, the conflict in Iraq, and our financial hindrance. via his documentation and research of the campaign's defining moments, we come to appreciate the present political panorama in a complete new way.Hertzberg's voice combines sharp statement, ancient standpoint, analytic strength, and infrequently humorous polemic. He brings a lot of these traits to his chronicle of 1 of the main extreme, fascinating, and striking campaigns within the nation's historical past, sharing how so much Americans-including the recent Yorker editors-came to spot a junior senator from Illinois as "a chief temperamentally, intellectually, and emotionally attuned to the complexities of our stricken globe." ¡Obámanos! heralds a brand new bankruptcy in American politics.

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The Problem of Democracy

The matter of Democracy is the 1st of Alain de Benoist's book-length political works to seem in English. It offers the complexity and intensity which underlies all of de Benoist's paintings and that is frequently overlooked via those that search to brush off him by way of oversimplifying or distorting his arguments. De Benoist indicates how democracy is, opposite to what a few critics have claimed, whatever which has been part of our civilisation from the start. the matter, he says, isn't the inspiration of democracy in itself, yet quite the present knowing of the time period which, rather than empowering the person, reduces him to little greater than a cog in a laptop over which he has no keep watch over, and within which the course is determined by means of politicians with little actual responsibility. De Benoist proposes that potent democracy could suggest a go back to an realizing of citizenship as being tied to one's belonging to a selected political neighborhood in accordance with shared values and customary old ties, whereas disposing of the liberal thought of the delegation of sovereignty to elected representatives. the kind of govt also known as for is therefore a go back to the shape of presidency extensively understood in Antiquity, yet which now turns out to us to be a innovative proposal. this can be the 1st in a chain of volumes by way of Alain de Benoist with the intention to be translated and released through Arktos.

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The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future

American citizens are over-regulated and over-taxed. while legislation escalates, the result's a rise in regulators. In different phrases, greater executive is needed to implement the larger measure of rules. higher govt capacity higher budgets and better taxes. extra easily does not imply higher. an ideal instance is the total worldwide warming, climate-change factor, that's an attempt to dramatically and highly elevate law of every of our lives and enterprise, and to elevate our rate of residing and taxes. within the maximum Hoax, Senator James Inhofe will exhibit the explanations in the back of these perpetuating the Hoax of world warming, who's benefitting from the final recognition of the Hoax and why the basis statements are blatantly and categorically fake.

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My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency

Hillary Clinton is operating for the presidency with a message of wish and alter. yet, as Doug Henwood makes transparent during this concise, devastating indictment, little belief may be put in her crusade provides. carefully reviewing her checklist, Henwood exhibits how Clinton's positions on key matters have consistently blown with the breeze of expediency, even though typically round an axis of moralism and hawkishness. with no significant software except a huge fealty to the established order, Henwood indicates, "the case for Hillary boils right down to this: she has adventure, she's a lady, and it truly is her turn."

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Direct Action & Sabotage: Three Classic IWW Pamphlets from the 1910s (The Charles H. Kerr Library)

By Salvatore Salerno

The pamphlets reprinted during this assortment have been first released within the 1910s amidst nice controversy; the numerous works incorporated are “Direct motion and Sabotage” by way of William E. Trautmann, “Sabotage: Its historical past, Philosophy and serve as” through Walker C. Smith, and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn's “Sabotage: The awake Withdrawal of the staff' business Efficiency.” Even then, the strategies of direct motion and sabotage have been frequently linked to the clandestine job of a militant minority or the determined acts of the unorganized. The activist authors of the texts during this assortment challenged the existing stereotypes. As they indicate, the perform of direct motion, and of sabotage, were an essential component of the standard paintings lifetime of wage-earners in all occasions and areas; direct motion is well-known as a important and potent tactic by means of many routine around the world, and continues to be a innovative software for social change.

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