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Faces of despotism

  • 264 Pages
  • 4.17 MB
  • English
Scolar Press, Ashgate Pub. Co. , Aldershot, England, Brookfield, Vt., USA
Despotism., Despotism -- His
StatementEric Carlton.
LC ClassificationsJC375 .C37 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 264 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1106113M
ISBN 101859280455
LC Control Number94031293

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Leadership and autocracy --Despotism, tyranny and totalitarianism (excursus 1: Alexander, one man's despotism) --Primitive despotism: African tribal society --Despotism in archaic society: the Egyptian Old Kingdom --Oriental despotism: early unified China --Despotism in classical society.

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Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. By all but the vulgar and the creatures of despotism, offensive war, with all its pompous exterior, must be deprecated as the disgrace and calamity of human nature.

war may be no more on the face of the whole earth, and the sword every where. This book is intended to supply that need. In the face of the numerous disagreements among historians concerning the meaning and applicability of the term “Enlightened Despotism,” the only thing continuing to give form to.

The other main axis of the book is an attempt to show that Oriental despotism arose out of the needs of what he calls “hydraulic agro-managerial society,” i.e. a society which carries out large-scale irrigation or flood-control works, and where the state plays an important part in economic life.

M any critics have attacked Lubitsch's historical costume films for their distortion of history, among others Siegfried Kracauer (48) and Lotte Eisner (82) in their canonical books on Weimar Cinema. In Lubitsch's defense, arguments have been made that these films are escapist fantasies made by a director who was relatively oblivious to politics (even the revolutionary turmoil on the streets of.

He knew his audience — “In the Line of Fire” is a book written for American readers, a tale of how the Bush administration recruited him into the new war after 9/ “Even despotism does not produce its worst effects, so long as individuality exists under it; and whatever crushes individuality is despotism, by whatever name it may be called, and whether it professes to be enforcing the will of God or the injunctions of men.” ― John Stuart Mill, On Liberty.

Democratic despotism was often the result of these dangerous democracy-based tendencies. ous Tendencies in New Democracies Tocqueville’s observations and analysis of revolutionary thought offer a basis for understanding the political and social changes occurring in society.

The New Despotism by John Keane. In our era, according to John Keane in this rather extraordinary book, democracy faces a more subtle and seductive enemy. Keane’s argument goes. Despotism (Greek: Δεσποτισμός, despotismós) is a form of government in which a single entity rules with absolute power.

Normally, that entity is an individual, the despot, as in an autocracy, but societies which limit respect and power to specific groups have also been called despotic. Colloquially, the word despot applies pejoratively to those who use their power and authority to.

Gentile, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Dictatorship, Tyranny, Despotism. In contemporary speech, dictatorship is often associated with tyranny or such as dictator, tyrant, and despot are often used as.

Oriental Despotism: A Comparative Study of Total Power is a book of political theory and comparative history by Karl August Wittfogel (–) published by Yale University Press in The book offers an explanation for the despotic governments in "Oriental" societies, where control of water was necessary for irrigation and flood-control.

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Get free access to the library by create an account, fast download and ads free. We cannot guarantee that every book is. It is commonplace for citizens of liberal, democratic nations to believe that despotism is foreign to their own experiences.

Their political constitutions display in some form or other a separation of powers, which is specifically intended to prevent the amassing of arbitrary and irresponsible power in any one function of their government.

Conversely, despotism is an extreme form of rule that. In the face of political upheavals the public bureaucracy would quietly continue to gather power and subjugate the nation.

About this Quotation: In the late s when Tocqueville was getting the second volume of Democracy in America ready for publication (in ) his view of the kind of despotism which lay in wait for European and American. Nearly three years have passed since that tragic day in September.

Since then, our wounds have healed, but our senses and memories have first, the nation rallied behind its leader. But by the time the confrontation with Iraq presented itself, our courage and moral. Traditionally, social scientists have assumed that past imperialism hinders the future development prospects of colonized nations.

Challenging this widespread belief, Matthew Lange argues in Lineages of Despotism and Development that countries once under direct British imperial control have developed more successfully than those that were ruled indirectly. This book, in many ways, reminds me of the younger Pirenne's 2 volume study "The Tides of History".

The Pirenne book took the account of the non-AMP side of pre-modern history in order to write a history of sea trade (cum freedom) from antiquity, through feudalism, to Reviews: Despotism definition, the rule of a despot; the exercise of absolute authority.

See more. Nearly three years have passed since that tragic day in September. Since then, our wounds have healed, but our senses and memories have first, the nation rallied behind its leader.

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But by the time the confrontation with Iraq presented itself, our courage and moral certainty seemed to fade in the face of partisan bickering and the political left and the 4/5(4). The illustration featured at the beginning of this piece (and as seen in the book) visually tells a powerful story of the sad abuses visited upon American citizens by their government.

In the center, the hand of Secretary Seward (of the U.S. State Department) receives an order for the arrest of a citizen.

For these workers who are so essential for the functioning of our society and yet face daily despotism, is there any chance of overcoming this injustice. My book finds some cause for hope. Flexible despotism is an inherently unstable workplace in which control is maintained through interpersonal relations rather than hegemonic institutions that.

Appeal to the heavenly, all-powerful father has permeated the folk piety of petitionary prayer, the search for forgiveness in the face of God’s wrath, the belief that someone is “in control” of a chaotic world, and longing for a perfect world yet to come beyond this world of sin, loss, and destruction.

Despotism today should include clips that are relevant today, not 50 years ago. I think much better examples could have been used, especially with what the current regime is doing right now. Reviewer: Fritters - favorite - Janu Subject: Garbage.

Thomas Jefferson famously wrote of a “tree of liberty” that “must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants.” In The Shackles of Liberty, my fictional Jefferson elaborates on this image. But the branches—how like a multi-headed monster, a vicious hydra with all of its faces at war, one against the other, the terrible faces of Liberty.

Despotism definition is - oppressive absolute power and authority exerted by government: rule by a despot. How to use despotism in a sentence. In narratology and comparative mythology, the hero's journey, or the monomyth, is the common template of stories that involve a hero who goes on an adventure, is victorious in a decisive crisis, and comes home changed or transformed.

Earlier figures had proposed similar concepts, including psychologist Otto Rank and amateur anthropologist Lord Raglan, who discuss hero narrative patterns in. The first eight books of the work that Montesquieu entitledDe l’Esprit des loishave one distinctive feature.¹ It was there—after a brief introduction dealing with the problematic character of man’s place in the universe and with the foundations of man-made law (EL–3)—that the French philosophe first introduced his novel typology of political forms.

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Trump’s despotism is the clear and intended result that white evangelicals, Christian nationalists and white supremacists desire for America. Despotism, however popular it appears to be, is always a threat to democracy.

Despotism is always a threat. Reading time: 5, words, 19 pages, 13 to 22 minutes. Democracy is dead. ‘Soft despotism’ replaced it. Most people have never heard of soft despotism, yet we are constantly enslaved by it without our knowledge. We are so immersed in soft despotism that we’re largely unaware of it.

We’re like fish that take for granted.