What Nietzsche Really Said

Politics, Sociology

What Nietzsche Really Said by Robert C. Solomon, Kathleen M. Higgins
David Roediger, “Class, Race and Marxism”
Sociale Herovering in Amsterdam En Rotterdam: Een Verhaal Over Twee Wijken (WRR Verkenningen) (Dutch Edition) by Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid
Tim Kane, “Bleeding Talent: How the US Military Mismanages Great Leaders and Why It’s Time for a Revolution”
Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical (Screen Classics) by Larry Ceplair, Christopher Trumbo

What Nietzsche Really Said by Robert C. Solomon, Kathleen M. Higgins

English | November 7th, 2012 | 263 pages | EPUB | 1.84 MB
What Nietzsche Really Said gives us a lucid overview – both informative and entertaining – of perhaps the most widely read and least understood philosopher in history.
Friedrich Nietzsche’s aggressive independence, flamboyance, sarcasm, and celebration of strength have struck responsive chords in contemporary culture. More people than ever are reading and discussing his writings. But Nietzsche’s ideas are often overshadowed by the myths and rumors that surround his sex life, his politics, and his sanity. In this lively and comprehensive analysis, Nietzsche scholars Robert C. Solomon and Kathleen M. Higgins get to the heart of Nietzsche’s philosophy, from his ideas on “the will to power” to his attack on religion and morality and his infamous Übermensch (superman).
What Nietzsche Really Said offers both guidelines and insights for reading and understanding this controversial thinker. Written with sophistication and wit, this book provides an excellent summary of the life and work of one of history’s most provocative philosophers.

David Roediger, “Class, Race and Marxism”

English | 2017 | 208 pages | EPUB | 1.3 MB
Founder of whiteness studies surveys the race/class relationship
Seen as a key figure in the critical study of whiteness, US historian David Roediger has sometimes received criticism, and praise, alleging that he left Marxism behind in order to work on questions of identity. This volume collects his recent and new work implicitly and explicitly challenging such a view. In his historical studies of the intersections of race, settler colonialism, and slavery, in his major essay (with Elizabeth Esch) on race and the management of labour, in his detailing of the origins of critical studies of whiteness within Marxism, and in his reflections on the history of solidarity, Roediger argues that racial division is not only part of the history of capitalism but also of the logic of capital.

Sociale Herovering in Amsterdam En Rotterdam: Een Verhaal Over Twee Wijken (WRR Verkenningen) (Dutch Edition) by Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid

Dutch | Mar. 31, 2005 | 142 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
De buurt doet er toe bij de aanpak van een groot aantal problemen die van invloed zijn op de leefbaarheid – althans: ze kan ertoe doen als het sociale potentieel dat op kleinschalige niveaus aanwezig is, voldoende ruimte en ruggesteun krijgt. In buurten die goed ‘draaien’, groeit de hoeveelheid beschikbaar sociaal kapitaal sneller dan waar sociale reserves geheel zijn uitgeput. Daar waar wederzijdse betrokkenheid bestaat, kunnen mensen op eigen initiatief en op maat ondersteund door de overheid en sociale spelers zoals woningcorporaties, politie, welzijnswerk, het nodige aan. Deze notie staat centraal in het rapport Vertrouwen in de buurt, dat de Wetenschappelijke Raad voor het Regeringsbeleid ook in het voorjaar 2005 uitbrengt. De raad tekent daarbij wel aan dat er een grote variëteit in buurten en problematieken bestaat. Vooral veel achterstandsbuurten kennen hardnekkige en omvangrijke problemen (grote doorstroming, lage inkomens, slechte huisvesting), waardoor die buurten zonder gerichte aandacht en ondersteuning moeilijk op eigen kracht de probleemspiralen kunnen doorbreken. In dit soort buurten past een strategie van ‘sociale herovering’ – dat wil zeggen: een massieve inzet van alle betrokkenen om de leefbaarheid te verbeteren – alvorens er weer een eigen sociaal kapitaal kan worden opgebouwd, zodat er in de buurt voldoende veerkracht en initiatief kan zijn om problemen te voorkomen en aan te pakken.

Tim Kane, “Bleeding Talent: How the US Military Mismanages Great Leaders and Why It’s Time for a Revolution”

2013 | 288 pages | PDF | 5 MB
This book will shape the debate on how to save the military from itself. The first part recognizes, indeed celebrates, what the military has done well in attracting and developing leadership talent. The book then examines the causes and consequences of the modern military’s stifling personnel system, with a close look at strategic failures in Iraq and Afghanistan. The book also reports a new survey of active duty officers (done by the author) that reports what is driving the best and brightest to leave the service in frustration. Solutions round out the book, grounded in an economic emphasis on market forces.

Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical (Screen Classics) by Larry Ceplair, Christopher Trumbo

2014 | English | 640 pages | EPUB | 10 MB
James Dalton Trumbo (1905–1976) is widely recognized for his work as a screenwriter, playwright, and author, but he is also remembered as one of the Hollywood Ten who opposed the House Un-American Activities Committee. Refusing to answer questions about his prior involvement with the Communist Party, Trumbo sacrificed a successful career in Hollywood to stand up for his rights and defend political freedom.
In Dalton Trumbo, authors Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo present their extensive research on the famed writer, detailing his work, his membership in the Communist Party, his long campaign against censorship during the domestic cold war, his ten-month prison sentence for contempt of Congress, and his thirteen-year struggle to break the blacklist.
The blacklist ended for Trumbo in 1960, when he received screen credits for Exodus and Spartacus. Just before his death, he received a long-delayed Academy Award for The Brave One, and in 1993, he was posthumously given an Academy Award for Roman Holiday (1953). This comprehensive biography provides insights into the many notable people with whom Trumbo worked, including Stanley Kubrick, Otto Preminger, and Kirk Douglas, and offers a fascinating look at the life of one of Hollywood’s most prominent screenwriters and his battle against persecution.

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