The Letters of Sacco and Vanzetti

Author: Nicola Sacco,Bartolomeo Vanzetti

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201533

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Commemorating the eightieth anniversary of Sacco and Vanzetti's execution- with a new cover and new foreword Electrocuted in 1927 for the murder of two guards in Massachusetts, the Italian- American anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti defied the verdict against them, maintaining their innocence to the end. Whether they were guilty continues to be the subject of debate today. First published in 1928, Sacco and Vanzetti's letters represent one of the great personal documents of the twentieth century: a volume of primary source material as famous for the splendor of its impassioned prose as for the brilliant light it sheds on the characters of the two dedicated anarchists who became the focus of worldwide attention. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Discover Entdecke Decouvrir Anarchism V

Anarchism is a socio-economic and political theory, but not an ideology

Author: Heinz Duthel

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3742712349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 964

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Discover Entdecke Decouvrir Anarchism I What is Anarchism? Anarchism is a political theory, which is skeptical of the justification of authority and power, especially political power. Anarchism is usually grounded in moral claims about the importance of individual liberty. Anarchists also offer a positive theory of human flourishing, based upon an ideal of non-coercive consensus building. Anarchism has inspired practical efforts at establishing utopian communities, radical and revolutionary political agendas, and various forms of direct action. This entry primarily describes “philosophical anarchism”: it focuses on anarchism as a theoretical idea and not as a form of political activism. While philosophical anarchism describes a skeptical theory of political legitimation, anarchism is also a concept that has been employed in philosophical and literary theory to describe a sort of anti- foundationalism. Philosophical anarchism can mean either a theory of political life that is skeptical of attempts to justify state authority or a philosophical theory that is skeptical of the attempt to assert firm foundations for knowledge. Anarchism in political philosophy maintains that there is no legitimate political or governmental authority. In political philosophy anarchy is an important topic for consideration—even for those who are not anarchists—as the a-political background condition against which various forms of political organization are arrayed, compared, and justified. Anarchy is often viewed by non-anarchists as the unhappy or unstable condition in which there is no legitimate authority. Anarchism as a philosophical idea is not necessarily connected to practical activism. There are political anarchists who take action in order to destroy what they see as illegitimate states. The popular imagination often views anarchists as bomb-throwing nihilists. But philosophical anarchism is a theoretical standpoint. In order to decide who (and whether) one should act upon anarchist insight, we require a further theory of political action, obligation, and obedience grounded in further ethical reflection. Simmons explains that philosophical anarchists “do not take the illegitimacy of states to entail a strong moral imperative to oppose or eliminate states” (Simmons 2001: 104). Some anarchists remain obedient to ruling authorities; others revolt or resist in various ways. The question of action depends upon a theory of what sort of political obligation follows from our philosophical, moral, political, religious, and aesthetic commitments. Bibliography Bakunin, Mikhail, 1873 [1990], Statism and Anarchy (Gosudarstvennost’ i anarkhii?a), Marshall S. Shatz (trans.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. –––, 1882/1908 [1910/1970], God and the State (Dieu et l’État), New York: Dover Publishing. Ben-Dor, Oren, 2000, Constitutional Limits and the Public Sphere: A Critical Study of Bentham’s Constitutionalism, Oxford: Hart Publishing. Bentham, Jeremy, 1843, “Anarchical Fallacies”, in The Works of Jeremy Bentham, Volume 2. Edinburgh: Tait. [Bentham 1843 available online]
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Kill Now, Talk Forever

Debating Sacco and Vanzetti

Author: Richard Newby

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1420843931

Category: History

Page: 664

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Principally an abridgement of the transcript of the trial as published in: The Sacco-Vanzetti case. 2nd ed. Mamaroneck, N.Y. : P. P. Appel, 1969; followed by a collection of remarks over the past 80 years about the trial and its significance.
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Penguin Classics

A Complete Annotated Listing of Penguin Classics, Twentieth-century Classics, Nature Classics, and the Pelican Shakespeare Series

Author: Penguin (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780147715975

Category: Literature

Page: 285

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Race relations in the United States, 1920-1940

Author: Leslie Vincent Tischauser

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 183

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Covers the key events, influential figures, legislation, media influences, cultural impact, and theories of race relations in the United States throughout the twentieth century.
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Famous American Crimes and Trials: 1913-1959

Author: Frankie Y. Bailey,Steven M. Chermak

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275983369

Category: Law

Page: 311

View: 6586

What do Lizzie Borden and O. J. Simpson have in common? Or the Lindbergh baby and Gary Gilmore? The answer: they were all the focus of famous crimes and/or trials in the United States. In this five-volume set, historical and contemporary cases that not only "shocked the nation" but that also became a part of the popular and legal culture of our country are discussed in vivid, and sometimes shocking, detail. Each chapter focuses on a different crime or trial, and explores the ways in which each became famous in its own time. The fascinating cast of characters, the outrageous crimes, the involvement of the media, the actions of the police, and the trials that often surprised combine to offer here one of the most comprehensive set of books available on the subject of famous U.S. crimes and trials.
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Radical Teacher

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English philology

Page: N.A

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The American Century

Author: N.A

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 710

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An overview of the people and events of the twentieth century follows America's rise to political and cultural preeminence
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American Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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The tree of liberty

a documentary history of rebellion and political crime in America

Author: Nicholas N. Kittrie,Eldon D. Wedlock

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780801856433

Category: History

Page: 843

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Presented in more than 400 documents that range from Supreme Court decisions and newspaper accounts to anarchist flyers, media broadcasts and Internet postings, The Tree of Liberty forcefully demonstrates how challenges to government and authority have shaped the nation's thought, history, and freedom.
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The strenuous decade

a social and intellectual record of the 1930's

Author: Daniel Aaron,Robert Bendiner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 537

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Orient-Express

Author: John Dos Passos

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3312005620

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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1921 reiste der später weltberühmte Autor John Dos Passos durch den Orient – schon damals eine hochexplosive Gegend – und hielt seine Eindrücke in einem Tagebuch fest. Diese abenteuerliche Reise führte den damals 25-Jährigen von der Türkei über Georgien, Armenien, den Iran und den Irak bis nach Syrien. Sein packender Bericht liest sich wie eine Mischung aus Abenteuerroman und der hellsichtigen Analyse eines dramatischen Umbruchs, der bis heute fortwirkt. Geschrieben in knapper Präzision, mit ansteckender Neugier und Beobachtungsgabe, ist das Werk, mit dem Dos Passos dabei war, zu einem der wichtigsten Schriftsteller der amerikanischen Moderne zu werden, jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch zu entdecken.
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