The Politics of Revenge

The role of the Spanish Right in the course of the twentieth-century has been a neglected area of academic study. The Politics of Revenge redresses this providing a succinct and disturbing account.

Author: Paul Preston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134811120

Category: History

Page: 240

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The role of the Spanish Right in the course of the twentieth-century has been a neglected area of academic study. The Politics of Revenge redresses this providing a succinct and disturbing account.
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Saddam Hussein

Presents a biographical and psychological look at Saddam Hussein, and discusses the politics of the Middle East and its effect on the world.

Author: Said K. Aburish

Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA

ISBN: 9781582340500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 406

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Presents a biographical and psychological look at Saddam Hussein, and discusses the politics of the Middle East and its effect on the world.
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Saddam Hussein

This is the chilling story of how the man who, with the encouragement of western governments, made his country the most advanced in the Arab world in the 1970s, and through personal ambition led it to disaster at the end of the 1980s, now ...

Author: Saïd K. Aburish

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408829134

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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In SADDAM HUSSEIN: THE POLITICS OF REVENGE, the author draws on his own knowledge of and extensive contacts within the Arab world to produce both a thorough biography and a penetrating psychological profile of the most powerful and unpredictable man in the world today. He explains why Saddam behaves as he does by suggesting that his life has been marked by a series of personal quests: for recognition after being orphaned and brought up by a destitute uncle; for control of his country; for leadership of the Arab world; for mastery of the technology of destruction, and who now fights for Iraq's survival. This is the chilling story of how the man who, with the encouragement of western governments, made his country the most advanced in the Arab world in the 1970s, and through personal ambition led it to disaster at the end of the 1980s, now fights for its survival.
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The Politics of Literature in a Divided 21st Century

Focusing on atmospheres of affect and currents of implication creates an alternative vision to the notion of the traumatic event, which, puncturing boundaries, only unleashed a politics of revenge and violent pre-emption.

Author: Katharina Donn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000074260

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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How does literature matter politically in the 21st century? This book offers an ecocritical framework for exploring the significance of literature today. Featuring a diverse body of texts and authors, it develops a future-oriented politics embedded in those transgressive realities which our political system finds impossible to tame. This book re-imagines political agency, voices, bodies and borders as transformative processes rather than rigid realities, articulating a ‘dia-topian’ literary politics. Taking a contextual approach, it addresses such urgent global issues as biopolitics, migration and borders, populism, climate change, and terrorism. These readings revitalize fictional worlds for political enquiry, demonstrating how imaginative literature seeds change in a world of closed-off horizons. Prior to the pragmatics of power-play, literary language breathes new energy into the frames of our thought and the shapes of our affects. This book shows how relation, metamorphosis and enmeshment can become salient in a politics beyond the conflict line.
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The Revenge of the Real

What lessons are to be learned? The Revenge of the Real envisions a new positive biopolitics that recognizes that governance is literally a matter of life and death.

Author: Benjamin Bratton

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781839762567

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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The future of politics after the pandemic COVID-19 exposed the pre-existing conditions of the current global crisis. Many Western states failed to protect their populations, while others were able to suppress the virus only with sweeping social restrictions. In contrast, many Asian countries were able to make much more precise interventions. Everywhere, lockdown transformed everyday life, introducing an epidemiological view of society based on sensing, modeling, and filtering. What lessons are to be learned? The Revenge of the Real envisions a new positive biopolitics that recognizes that governance is literally a matter of life and death. We are grappling with multiple interconnected dilemmas—climate change, pandemics, the tensions between the individual and society—all of which have to be addressed on a planetary scale. Even when separated, we are still enmeshed. Can the world govern itself differently? What models and philosophies are needed? Bratton argues that instead of thinking of biotechnologies as something imposed on society, we must see them as essential to a politics of infrastructure, knowledge, and direct intervention. In this way, we can build a society based on a new rationality of inclusion, care, and prevention.
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Jacobean Revenge Tragedy and the Politics of Virtue

" "Focusing initially on the first three plays, Eileen Allman examines the genre's resident tyrants, revengers, androgynous heroes, and virtuous heroines."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc.

Author: Eileen Jorge Allman

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874136989

Category: Drama

Page: 212

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"The Maid's Tragedy, The Second Maid's Tragedy, Valentinian, and The Duchess of Malfi appeared on the English stage at a time when disenchantment with King James and nostalgia for Queen Elizabeth cast doubt on the traditional analogy between maleness and authority. In their sensational portrayal of politics and sex, these revenge tragedies challenge the dogmas of patriarchalism and absolutism on which James based his rule." "Focusing initially on the first three plays, Eileen Allman examines the genre's resident tyrants, revengers, androgynous heroes, and virtuous heroines."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Lethal Measures

Author: Kyle Wiggins

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:828101369

Category: American fiction

Page: 223

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The Politics of Acknowledgement

In this respect, revenge fundamentally undermines the acknowledgement process. Retribution almost always excludes the emotive necessity that is addressed through the process of acknowledgement. Govier's argument is that “retributivism ...

Author: Joanna R. Quinn

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 9780774859592

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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Human rights violations leave deep scars on people, societies, and nations. Rights groups argue that resolving past violence is necessary for a peaceful future. But how can nations ensure that instruments of transitional justice are the best path to reconciliation? This book develops a theoretical framework a framework of acknowledgement to evaluate truth commissions. Analysis of the difficulties encountered and the ultimate failure of truth commissions in Uganda and Haiti reveals that acknowledgement of past violence by both victims and perpetrators must come before goals such as forgiveness and social cohesion if reconciliation is to be achieved.
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