Submitted by Anonymous on January 22, 2009 - 13:38.
The Paris of Napoleon III in 1867, on the eve of the Exposition Universelle, is frenetically active, deafened by the noise of the all the sites opened by the Prefect Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann, who gutted the old city to remodel it as a modern metropolis of boulevards and shopping galleries.
Here, as in London and New York in the same period, financial speculation was a simplified, extreme form of “the eternal desire that spurs people to struggle and live”. “A great dream, of making a hundred cents out of one”.
Submitted by Anonymous on January 22, 2009 - 13:35.
This book is set to become a classic. The basic premise is that counterculture has taken the place of socialism and communism as the platform for political radicalism.
Submitted by Anonymous on January 22, 2009 - 13:30.
More interesting than the narrative in itself are the details and setting, which is a modern corporation operating in the defence market. Its business is advanced research in the field of nanotechnology.
Submitted by Anonymous on January 22, 2009 - 13:27.
Submitted by pArticip8 on Mon, 10/29/2007 - 16:11.
The 2001 Nobel Prize for economics went to George A. Akerlof, A. Michael Spence and Joseph E. Stiglitz “for their analyses of markets with information asymmetry”.
Submitted by onthemove on January 22, 2009 - 13:17.
Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else, Basic Books, 2000.
Why are some people rich and others poor? And more significantly why are some nations more prosperous than others?
This is the great mystery of capitalism, an enigma that’s become even more dramatic since the fall of the Communist regime, when the market economy seemed to be the only remaining way to organize a modern economy.
Submitted by onthemove on January 22, 2009 - 13:15.
Diary of impressions.
The book opens with a tragic event that no lover of Venice will ever forget: the fire at the Fenice. Having arrived in Venice the evening before, John decided to pay homage to the city’s grief.
A fire in Venice is no ordinary fire – it’s a permanent wound, it represents a risk, the death of a city perched on wooden piles in the waters of its canals. Its theatre is one of the most magical symbols of that risk.
Submitted by onthemove on January 22, 2009 - 13:11.
A Romance of Modern Venice, written for the most part in 1909, was published in London in 1934.
This posthumous publication was the merit of A.J.A. Symons, also author of The Quest of Corvo. An experiment in biography, 1934.
Submitted by onthemove on January 22, 2009 - 13:09.
Venice, 6th May 1841.
Ruskin is 20, he has tuberculosis and is in Italy with his parents to cure himself. Thank God I’m here, he writes in his diary. Venice, for him, is a paradise among cities.
His visceral love of the lagoon city is to last all his life. To the extent that Venice will become – for the English poet for Proust after him – the symbol of an aesthetic attitude, of political and religious leanings.
Submitted by Lucia on January 21, 2009 - 11:35.
E’ la storia di un viaggio che, come spesso accade, diviene metafora di un Cambiamento, in questo caso non solo della protagonista, ma collettivo e coinvolge, o per meglio dire, stravolge un mondo intero .Le singole vicissitudini si intrecciano, dunque, a quelle dell’Italia d'inizio '900, attraverso un ampio arco temporale, che passa per l’orrore delle 2 guerre e la fine di una società no