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princes and to private persons, I cannot well omitto discusstheirnature,for it is
plain that many more princes have lost their livesandtheirstatesin this way than
by open ...
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
Publisher: Penguin UK
Machiavelli is one of the most famous strategists of all time. In this collection he discusses the dangers of conspiracies, and the component parts of an army, vital for gaining and holding power in his day. He also gives advice on tactics and discipline, and explains why promises made under force ought not to be kept. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
of the periodical New Liberation. 6 Martha F. Lee, “Nesta Webster: The Voice of Conspiracy,” Journal of Women's History 17, no. 3 (2005): 81–104. 7 Thus
Speaks the Talmud, pamphlet (Twentieth Century Crusaders, 1936); Eugene
Author: Thomas Milan Konda
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
It’s tempting to think that we live in an unprecedentedly fertile age for conspiracy theories, with seemingly each churn of the news cycle bringing fresh manifestations of large-scale paranoia. But the sad fact is that these narratives of suspicion—and the delusional psychologies that fuel them—have been a constant presence in American life for nearly as long as there’s been an America. In this sweeping book, Thomas Milan Konda traces the country’s obsession with conspiratorial thought from the early days of the republic to our own anxious moment. Conspiracies of Conspiracies details centuries of sinister speculations—from antisemitism and anti-Catholicism to UFOs and reptilian humanoids—and their often incendiary outcomes. Rather than simply rehashing the surface eccentricities of such theories, Konda draws from his unprecedented assemblage of conspiratorial writing to crack open the mindsets that lead people toward these self-sealing worlds of denial. What is distinctively American about these theories, he argues, is not simply our country’s homegrown obsession with them but their ongoing prevalence and virulence. Konda proves that conspiracy theories are no harmless sideshow. They are instead the dark and secret heart of American political history—one that is poisoning the bloodstream of an increasingly sick body politic.
As to the latter, equally blunt, conspiracy is 'an endeavor that he explicitly
abhorred' (Sasso, 1993: 467). 3 The mandatory reference is the classic work by J.
Burckhardt (1860). Many useful considerations on 15th-century conspiracies, part
Author: Alessandro Campi
The theme of conspiracy is central to Machiavelli's writing. His work offers observations and analysis of conspiracy as part of the armoury of the Renaissance politician. Surprisingly, the theme has not yet received the attention it merits. This volume corrects an interpretation which reduces Machiavelli's position to one of censorious observer of conspiracies. Quite to the contrary, as Campi demonstrates, Machiavelli developed an anatomy of conspiracy and provided a practical manual for coup d'état" and violent seizure of power.
By this point, it's pretty obvious who in the Congress should be in charge of this
explosive situation: the brand-new Committee on Conspiracies, its final members
having been appointed only three days ago. Only these three members of the ...
Author: Brad Meltzer
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Meltzer unravels the truth behind the secret assassination attempt on George Washington and how the plot helped create the CIA and the FBI in this young reader's adaptation for younger audiences. 1776. The early days of the Revolutionary War. It supposedly began with Thomas Hickey, a private in the Continental Army, and New York governor William Tryon. In an astonishing power grab, they plotted to kill Hickey's boss: a man by the name of George Washington. In the end, Hickey was caught, brought to trial, and found guilty. It would seem he became the first person in the new nation to be executed for treason. But to this day, nobody knows for sure if this story is true. In The First Conspiracy, Brad Meltzer sheds light on the close-kept secrets and compelling details surrounding this story and exposes the history of how the assassination plot catalyzed the creation of the CIA and FBI. This page-turning investigation offers young readers an in-depth look at the facts and remaining questions that surround this contested historical event.
... in the assassination, it recognized the possibility that a particular organized
crime leader or a small combination of leaders, acting unilaterally, might have
formulated an assassination conspiracy without the consent of the commission.
Author: Jon E. Lewis
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Social Science
Bang up to date with fresh cover-ups relating to Barack Obama, Michael Jackson and Afghanistan The 100 military, medical, religious, alien, intelligence, banking and historical cover-ups 'they' really don't want you to know about: The Military-Industrial Complex's fomentation of war with Iraq; the construction of concentration camps in the United States by FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency); the use of alien 'Foo Fighters' by the Nazis and the Japanese during the Second World War; the miracle natural drug suppressed by Big Pharma; the Israelis' responsibility for the bombing of USS Cole; the real reason why CERN broke down; the murder of Paul McCartney - and you didn't even know he was dead. Entertainingly written and closely documented, The Mammoth Book of Conspiracies uncovers the 100 most secret cover-ups in an accessible A-Z format. It covers 95 new conspiracies even more fiendish than those detailed in The Mammoth Book of Cover-Ups by the same author, and provides fresh revelations regarding the five furthest-reaching conspiracies in that book, including the assassination of JFK and 9/11. The book includes a full bibliography and introduction.
During the course of filming the TV show on conspiracies, we brought in an
innocent person who had volunteered and put him under hypnosis with an expert
. We went through a whole scenario where the guy comes out the door, starts
Author: Jesse Ventura
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Category: Political Science
The outspoken former Navy SEAL and Minnesota governor takes a look at the gap between what the American government knows and what it reveals to its people, shedding light on such events as the recent economic collapse, the 9/11 attacks, the elections of George W. Bush and the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kenney and Martin Luther King, Jr.
In studying race differences in attitudes and opinions, a fertile though often
neglected area for inquiry is conspiracies and rumors of conspiracies and their
prevalence in the African American community. It is extensively documented that
Author: Robert Charles Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Contemporary Controversies and the American Racial Divide is a detailed study of some of the most racially divisive issues America has encountered in the past decade. Smith and Seltzer employ more than forty surveys to explore race-based public opinion differences on high-profile controversies including the Rodney King and O. J. Simpson cases; the arrest, trial, jailing, and subsequent reelection of Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry; the Million Man March and Louis Farrakhan; and the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill controversy. The authors also look at race-based opinion differences on the inner-city crack cocaine epidemic and the spread of AIDS among the American populace. The divisions in opinion between blacks and whites on these controversies are explained in terms of the distinctive historical and cultural experiences of the different races and the gaps, gulfs, and chasms in their contemporary social and economic conditions. While also noting significant commonalities in opinion across the color line, the book focuses on racial differences and their sources, and in a concluding chapter advances suggestions as to how the nation might overcome its racial divisions. This innovative study is a unique, rich, contextualized, dynamic analysis of race opinion, unlike anything else in literature.
4.1 Conspiracies One of the advantages Optimality Theory analyses claim over
rule based analyses is in the area of conspiracies. Since Optimality Theory
prefers to make generalizations on surface forms and eschews intermediate ...
Author: Eric Raimy
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book proposes a new representational analysis of reduplication based on making explicit precedence relations in phonological representations. The main claim is that reduplication results from loops in the precedence structure of phonological representations. Modular rule based analyses of overapplication and underapplication effects including backcopying are presented to argue against the McCarthy and Prince (1995) claim that a derivational model of reduplication is conceptually and empirically inadequate. Other sections of the book discuss the implications of explicit precedence information for the concatenation of morphemes, the analysis of infixation, and templates in reduplication. Analyses of relevant phenomena from Indonesian, Tohono Oodham, Chaha, Chumash and Nancowry among other languages are provided.
On the sidelines of the race for the atomic bomb, bereaved East End dockworker Eddie Gorm is thrown into the midst of age-old conflict when he is conscripted into the mysterious Assissin Brotherhood.
Author: Guillaume Dorison
Publisher: Titan Comics
Category: Fantasy comic books, strips, etc
A new era - a new adventure - a new Assassin! Europe, World War II. On the sidelines of the race for the atomic bomb, discover the story of Eddie Gorm and his integration into the Assassin Brotherhood while he infiltrates the Templars to foil their plan to create a devastating weapon. Eddie Gorm is the boss of the docks and his only obsession is to run his small business. For this, the docker does not shrink from anything: diversion of military rations, traffic of alcohol and settling of account in the district of the East End. The war? The Nazis? This is the problem of others. Except that when death knocks on his door, he has no choice: only man to save the world from atomic horror, Eddie finds himself propelled despite himself in the midst of a millennial conflict between the Order of Templars and the Brotherhood of Assassins.
Conspiracy. of. Machiavelli's. Mandragola. Introduction Machiavelli is the master of conspiracy. He is both a master theoretician and master practitioner of conspiracy. He may have been the most ambitious conspirator in the history of
Author: Michael Palmer
Publisher: Lexington Books
This collection of essays sheds light on the writings of leading figures in the history of political philosophy by exploring a nexus of questions concerning mastery and slavery in the human soul. To this end, Masters and Slaves elucidates archetypal human alternatives in their import for political life: the philosopher and king; the lover of wisdom and the lover of glory; the king and the tyrant; and finally, the master and the slave. Palmer re-examines these ideas as a framework for achieving a deeper understanding of the work of famous thinkers--from the ancient to modern times--including Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Rousseau. As well, the book addresses distinctions between the 'ancients' and the 'moderns, ' and touches on the work of contemporary theorists such as Leo Strauss, George Parkin Grant, and Allan Bloom.