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The 48 Laws of Power Reversal

By Anonymous
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 9781329165069
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  • Category : Business & Economics
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By now, the business world is probably familiar with Robert Greene's best-selling book, The 48 Laws of Power. Despite the book's success, there is something deeply unsettling and dishonest about its advice. What would happen if we reversed each of Robert Greene's Laws? What would that strategy look like? Whether you are an aspiring tyrant or an unassuming poet, this new book, The 48 Laws of Power Reversal takes a closer look at the dynamics of power. This concise edition clocks in around 60 pages and is only a taste of what will be included in the expanded edition of the same name. Using excerpts from history, film, popular culture, and famous villains, the expanded edition of The 48 Laws of Power Reversal will be about 500 pages in length, much like the Robert Greene book readers are familiar with. Look for the expanded edition coming soon, and in the meantime, skim through this concise edition and see if it suits you. *** Are honest people justified in praising honesty? You decide.

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By Alexander Cooper
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  • Isbn : 9791220296441
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  • Category : Political Science
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Summary of The 48 Laws of Power The desire for power is a fundamental human behavior. When one feels that he has no power over others or events, he is likely to be depressed. Everyone wants power. Those who pretend to have no desire for power are either deceiving themselves or attempting to deceive others. Power is like a drug that makes you stronger each time you taste it. The more you get, the more you want. Even though it is a fundamental human behavior, the desire for power is considered impolite and selfish. It is widely held that those who seek power must seem to have no interest in it, and on the contrary they must pretend to care only about others. The one who can disguise his pursuit of power with his care for others ends up becoming the most powerful. This seems paradoxical but the fact remains that you cannot honestly and forthrightly pursue power. You invariably have to disguise both your means and your ends. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is a collection of “laws” based on historical and philosophical anecdotes. These laws are amoral as they themselves don’t take into account any sense of right or wrong. Instead, the laws focus on how one can increase their influence over any situation, regardless of their moral consequences. This book explores the nuances of manipulating people around you for establishing power. The book focuses on how to gain power in any situation, regardless of whether it’s morally right or wrong, and it uses specific anecdotes from history to illustrate the “rules of power”. These laws may seem scandalously frank, but you can apply them without violating any of the strictures of public morality, which, according to Robert, is the way to get the best results. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

Jesus the Central Jew

By André LaCocque
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  • Publisher : SBL Press
  • Isbn : 9781628371130
  • Pages : 350
  • Category : Religion
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Not a Jew marginally, but centrally In this book, LaCocque presents the case that Jesus was totally and unquestionably a Jew. He lived as a Jew, thought as a Jew, debated as a Jew, acted as a Jew and died as a Jew. He had no intention of creating a new religion; rather, he was a reformer of the Judaism of his day. True, his critique went far beyond an intellectual subversion. In fact, Jesus progressively thought of himself as the “Son of Man” inaugurating the advent of the Kingdom of God on earth. Features: Focused attention given to the historical Jesus and not Christianity or Christology Addresses restricted sources, namely, the Synoptic Gospels Close examination of Jesus’s way of thinking, teaching, and behaving

The Age of Beloveds

By Walter G. Andrews,Mehmet Kalpakli
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  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Isbn : 9780822385905
  • Pages : 440
  • Category : History
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The Age of Beloveds offers a rich introduction to early modern Ottoman culture through a study of its beautiful lyric love poetry. At the same time, it suggests provocative cross-cultural parallels in the sociology and spirituality of love in Europe—from Istanbul to London—during the long sixteenth century. Walter G. Andrews and Mehmet Kalpakli provide a generous sampling of translations of Ottoman poems, many of which have never appeared in English, along with informative and inspired close readings. The authors explain that the flourishing of Ottoman power and culture during the “Turkish Renaissance” manifested itself, to some degree, as an “age of beloveds,” in which young men became the focal points for the desire and attention of powerful officeholders and artists as well as the inspiration for a rich literature of love. The authors show that the “age of beloveds” was not just an Ottoman, eastern European, or Islamic phenomenon. It extended into western Europe as well, pervading the cultures of Venice, Florence, Rome, and London during the same period. Andrews and Kalpakli contend that in an age dominated by absolute rulers and troubled by war, cultural change, and religious upheaval, the attachments of dependent courtiers and the longings of anxious commoners aroused an intense interest in love and the beloved. The Age of Beloveds reveals new commonalities in the cultural history of two worlds long seen as radically different.

Convents and Novices in Early Modern English Dramatic Works

By Vanessa L. Rapatz
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 9781501513145
  • Pages : 190
  • Category : History
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Convents and Novices in Early Modern English Dramatic Works attends to the religious, social, and material changes in England during the century following the Reformation, specifically examining how the English came to terms with the meanings of convents and novices even after they disappeared from the physical and social landscape. In five chapters, it traces convents and novices across a range of dramatic texts that refuse easy generic classification: problem plays such as Shakespeare's Measure for Measure; Marlowe's comic tragedy The Jew of Malta; Margaret Cavendish's closet dramas The Convent of Pleasure and The Religious; Aphra Behn's Restoration comedy The Rover; and seventeenth-century dialogues that include both a Catholic treatise promoting women's entrance into European convents and a proto-pornographic exposé of such convents. Convents, novices, and problem plays emerge as parallel sites of ambiguity that reflect the social, political, and religious uncertainties England faced after the Reformation.

The Roots of Respect

By Giovanni Giorgini,Elena Irrera
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 9783110526288
  • Pages : 242
  • Category : Philosophy
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Despite the increasing concern for the issue of respect for persons displayed over the last decades by political philosophers, human-right thinkers, social and ethical theorists, a comprehensive treatment of the problem at stake from a historical-philosophical perspective is conspicuously absent. The present collection of essays aims to contribute to the fulfillment of this gap by offering a reconstruction of the seminal passages in the history of philosophy which testify to the evolution of the idea of respect for persons and the rich array of conceptual specifications that such an idea acquires across the centuries. By analysis of pivotal texts of ancient and modern contemporary philosophy, the volume will try to offer an articulated account of respect which, starting from its primeval connection with the search for esteem and the pursuit of human excellence, gradually evolves towards the recognition of the political status of each citizen and culminates into a true politics of human rights. Bringing together the expertise of classicists and scholars specialized in modern and contemporary philosophy, the volume is especially intended for scholars working in the fields of the history of philosophy, ethical and political theory.

Gender, Otherness, and Culture in Medieval and Early Modern Art

By Carlee A. Bradbury,Michelle Moseley-Christian
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 9783319650494
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This collection examines gender and Otherness as tools to understand medieval and early modern art as products of their social environments. The essays, uniting up-and-coming and established scholars, explore both iconographic and stylistic similarities deployed to construct gender identity. The text analyzes a vast array of medieval artworks, including Dieric Bouts’s Justice of Otto III, Albrecht Dürer’s Feast of the Rose Garland, Rembrandt van Rijn’s Naked Woman Seated on a Mound, and Renaissance-era transi tombs of French women to illuminate medieval and early modern ideas about gender identity, poverty, religion, honor, virtue, sexuality, and motherhood, among others.

The International Dimension of Human Rights

By Claudia Martin,Robert Kogod Goldman,Diego Rodríguez-Pinzón,Tomás Ojea Quintana,Claudio M. Grossman,Fernando Carrillo-Flórez
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  • Publisher : Inter-American Development Bank
  • Isbn : 9781931003148
  • Pages : 889
  • Category : Business & Economics
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The International Dimension of Human Rights includes extracts of judgments, reports and opinions of international supervisory organs and domestic judicial tribunals, as well as the work of scholars in this subject. This casebook has been divided into seven chapters that deal with the following topics: basic notions of international law; the relationship between international law and domestic law; the right to an effective remedy; the right to liberty and security of persons and the right not to be tortured; the right to a fair trial; economic, social and cultural rights; and other aspects of international protection of human rights, such as the rights of women, the rights of indigenous peoples and environmental rights. The casebook also includes the most relevant international treaties on human rights adopted by the Inter-American, universal and European systems.