Dissidents of Law

Winston Smith knows this fact very well and his first task is therefore to write his own diary; a task actually carried out by many dissidents living under real totalitarian systems. This is also why he writes that freedom is the ...

Dissidents of Law

This title was first published in 2003: The problem of legitimacy and legality is one of the key issues of modern thought and nowhere more intensely debated than in the countries of the former Soviet bloc. Under the communist system, symbols of modern government had been supplemented and changed in order to serve the totalitarian domination of the Party and all spheres of life, including law, were subsumed within this framework of ideological legitimation. Following the anti-communist revolutions of 1989, former communist societies started the historically unprecedented process of transformation from the totalitarian into liberal democratic society, a transformation which has produced much soul-searching and heated debate. In this book, the author sets out to prove that concern with legitimacy belongs neither exclusively to the legal system nor to a political system separated and distanced from the legal system. The topic of legitimacy and legitimation is inseparable from legality and every legitimation eventually looks for its transformation into legal legitimacy.

Diaries and Correspondence

Repnin , at the Diet in 1776 ) , in which the " griefs " of the Dissidents were set forth , and redress demanded , she had marched near twenty thousand men into the country , and gave out , that she would redress the grievances * of the ...

Diaries and Correspondence


Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris First Earl of Malmesbury

Repnin , at the Diet in 1776 ) , in which the " griefs " of the Dissidents were set forth , and redress demanded , she had marched near twenty thousand men into the country , and gave out , that she would redress the grievances * of the ...

Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris  First Earl of Malmesbury


Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris First Earl of Malmesbury Containing an Account of Madrid to Frederick the Great Catherine the Second and at the Hague

she had caused to be presented by her ambassador , Prince Repnin , at the Diet in 1766 ) , in which the “ griefs ” of the Dissidents were set forth , and redress demanded , she had marched near twenty thousand men into the country ...

Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris First Earl of Malmesbury Containing an Account of Madrid  to Frederick the Great  Catherine the Second  and at the Hague


Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris First Earl of Malmesbury Containing an Account of His Missions at the Court of Madrid and of His Special Missions to Berlin

Repnin , at the Diet in 1776 ) , in which the “ griefs ” of the Dissidents were set forth , and redress demanded , she had marched near twenty thousand men into the country , and gave out , that she would redress the grievances the ...

Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris  First Earl of Malmesbury  Containing an Account of His Missions at the Court of Madrid    and of His Special Missions to Berlin


Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris First Earl of Malmesbury Containing an Account of His Missions to the Court of Madrid to Frederick the Great Catherine the Second and at The Hague

she had caused to be presented by her ambassador , Prince Repnin , at the Diet in 1766 ) , in which the " griefs " of the Dissidents were set forth , and redress demanded , she had marched near twenty thousand men into the country ...

Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris  First Earl of Malmesbury  Containing an Account of His Missions to the Court of Madrid  to Frederick the Great  Catherine the Second  and at The Hague


Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris First Earl of Malmesbury Containing an Account of His Missions to the Courts of Madrid Frederick the Great and His Special Missions to Berlin Brunswick an the French Republic Edited by His Grandson the Third Earl

Repnin , at the Diet in 1776 ) , in which the " griefs " of the Dissidents were set forth , and redress demanded , she had marched near twenty thousand men into the country , and gave out , that she would redress the grievances of the ...

Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris  First Earl of Malmesbury   Containing an Account of His Missions to the Courts of Madrid  Frederick the Great     and His Special Missions to Berlin  Brunswick  an the French Republic  Edited by His Grandson  the Third Earl


Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris First Earl of Malmesbury Containing an Account of His Missions to the Courts of Madrid Frederick the Great Catherine the Second and The Hague and His Special Missions to Berlin Brunswick and the French Republic 1767 1809

Their Repnin , at the Diet in 1776 ) , in which the " griefs " of the Dissidents were set forth , and redress demanded , she had marched near twenty thousand men into the country , and gave out , that she would redress the grievances of ...

Diaries and Correspondence of James Harris  First Earl of Malmesbury  Containing an Account of His Missions to the Courts of Madrid  Frederick the Great  Catherine the Second  and The Hague  and His Special Missions to Berlin  Brunswick  and the French Republic  1767 1809


Dissident Histories in the Soviet Union

basis, Medvedev produced five copies of the journal and left each one at a friend's place, accessible only to a few dozen readers he could trust and identify. The historian strictly limited the number of copies made and controlled the ...

Dissident Histories in the Soviet Union

How was it possible to write history in the Soviet Union, under strict state control and without access to archives? What methods of research did these 'historians' - be they academic, that is based at formal institutions, or independent - rely on? And how was their work influenced by their complex and shifting relationships with the state? To answer these questions, Barbara Martin here tracks the careers of four bold and important dissidents: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Roy Medvedev, Aleksandr Nekrich and Anton Antonov-Ovseenko. Based on extensive archival research and interviews (with some of the authors themselves, as well as those close to them), the result is a nuanced and very necessary history of Soviet dissident history writing, from the relative liberalisation of de-Stalinisation through increasing repression and persecution in the Brezhnev era to liberalisation once more during perestroika. In the process Martin sheds light onto late Soviet society and its relationship with the state, as well as the ways in which this dissidence participated in weakening the Soviet regime during Perestroika. This is important reading for all scholars working on late Soviet history and society.

Westminster Diary

Some went off to hear Tony Blair see off the dissidents at the meeting of the Parliamentary Labour Party (which I rarely attend). I was later told he was very good and passionate. His handling is fairly autocratic.

Westminster Diary

On 2nd May 1997, Tony Blair swept into Downing Street, ending almost twenty years of Conservative government and beginning a decade as Prime Minister. Bernard Donoughue, a Labour peer in the House of Lords, chronicled the path to this momentous election victory in his diaries and this volume sheds new light on the process of forming government and on life working as a minister in the House of Lords. Infused with Donoughue's trademark wit and insight, the diaries covers daily life for a working peer - from the committees, bill discussion and public appearances to political spats - both policy-related and personal. Donoughue also casts a wry glance at a peer's extra-curricular events - from dinners and other high-profile social events to his own favourite hobby, horse-racing. Featuring a cast of high-profile political characters, this book is a must-read for fans of political diaries and anyone with an interest in the inside workings of Westminster.

Italo Balbo

If the dissidents were vague in theory, they were precise about who their enemies were: first, the landowners; second, ... In his diary, the dissidents are never referred to by name; their activities are mentioned only obliquely, ...

Italo Balbo

Pioneering aviator, blackshirt leader, colonial governor, confidante and heir-apparent to Benito Mussolini, the dashing and charismatic Italo Balbo exemplified the ideals of Fascist Italy during the 1920s and 30s. He earned national notoriety after World War I as a ruthless squadrista whose blackshirt forces crushed socialist and trade union organizations. As Minister of Aviation from 1926 to 1933, he led two internationally heralded mass trans-Atlantic flights. When his aerial armada reached the U. S., Chicago honored him with a Balbo Avenue, New York staged a ticker-tape parade, and President Roosevelt invited him to lunch. As colonial governor from 1933 to 1940, Balbo transformed Libya from backward colony to model Italian province. To many, Italo Balbo seemed to embody a noble vision of Fascism and the New Italy.

The Kennan Diaries

July As for the Soviet “dissidents,” so-called: The thesis is that only Western pressure could cause the Soviet leadership to be more indulgent in its treatment of these people. The record would seem to me to indicate for the most part ...

The Kennan Diaries

The annotated diaries of the late influential American diplomat and foreign policy strategist span ninety years of U.S. history while sharing his insights into Depression-era capitalism, the Cold War, and his literary achievements.

The War Diaries

considerable local discontent against Ike's proposal for an oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean - the dissidents characterize it as imperialist interference in a new sphere and a potent cause of the ...

The War Diaries

This edition of the Kasi Diaries draws upon the insightful entries detailing the events of the Second World War on a daily basis, and aims to be a contemporaneous view of the genesis, development and end of the war. The Diaries display a keen and observant mind, and shows the writer to be a fascinating narrator of events, with an easy style of writing and an excellent sense of humour. Almost to the day when Germany capitulated in May 1945, Kasi wrote in his Diary, "I have lived through this eventful period of the world's history - Thank God!" ""What I found most fascinating about his jottings are events leading to World War II, the rise of fascism in Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan, and their initial victories ending in ignominious defeats. I felt like I was watching a news-reel film."" - Khushwant Singh.

The Spicer Diaries

'We don't expect a final position but we do need a point of view – then the dissidents can be told to shut up.' We discuss the foreword to the ERG Oxford pamphlet. He. greater strength for the Council of Ministers re the law court.

The Spicer Diaries

Lord Michael Spicer has enjoyed a varied and remarkable political career by anyone's standards. Now, in this revealing, insightful, and engaging book, Lord Spicer shares never-before-heard stories of his time in British politics. During three and a half decades as a Conservative Member of Parliament, Spicer has held a plethora of essential political roles both within the party and in government, including Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party and chair of the highly influential 1922 committee. As an influential member of the Tory party, Lord Spicer worked closely with both Margaret Thatcher and David Cameron, among other leaders in British politics, including Tony Blair and John Major, and his diary takes readers behind the scenes to witness the close elections and tough decisions that have characterized Spicer's political life. Part political diary, part cautionary tale, and part commentary, The Spicer Diaries is a charming, witty, and insightful memoir.

The Hain Diaries

... on policing and his conversation with Archbishop Sean Brady that morning, the first ever with a Catholic Primate, had confirmed his view that there was some turbulence in their ranks and that the dissidents were upping the ante.

The Hain Diaries

A selection of fascinating extracts from notes and digital recordings made by Peter Hain during his twelve years serving in government, The Hain Diaries offers an invaluable insight into the workings and workers of the New Labour Cabinet. Providing a unique record of the ups and downs of ministerial life, informed and enhanced by Peter's experiences before and outside politics, the diaries form a compilation of candid and thoughtful reflections on parliament, power and problem-solving. Peter's career in government was marked by daily struggles to reconcile rival interests and individuals in bold attempts to resolve some of the most historically sensitive political issues of the time - from Iraq to Northern Ireland to Europe - and it is these events that provide the backdrop to his writings. However, although he was a figure who achieved senior office and was directly involved in key Cabinet decisions, Hain fell into neither the Blair nor Brown camps and is therefore perfectly placed to offer a rare non-sectarian perspective of New Labour in power. Serving as a brilliant complement to his memoir Outside In (Biteback Publishing), this collection documents Peter's successes and failures - as well as the lessons learned from them - and makes absorbing reading for anybody interested in a genuinely personal account of government life.

Dissidents among Dissidents

From 1964 , he began to publish typewritten information bulletins , printed in five copies , which were subsequently published in the West under the title Politicheskii dnevnik [ Political Diary ) . The regular readers were about forty ...

Dissidents among Dissidents

How have the fall of the USSR and the long dominance of Putin reshaped Russian politics and culture? Ilya Budraitskis, one of the country's most prominent leftist political commentators, explores the strange fusion of free-market ideology and postmodern nationalism that now prevails in Russia, and describes the post-Soviet evolution of its left. He incisively describes the twists and contradictions of the Kremlin's geopolitical fantasies, which blend up-to-date references to "information wars" with nostalgic celebrations of the tsars of Muscovy. Despite the revival of aggressive Cold War rhetoric, he argues, the Putin regime takes its bearings not from any Soviet inheritance, but from reactionary thinkers such as the White émigré Ivan Ilyin. Budraitskis makes an invaluable contribution by reconstructing the forgotten history of the USSR's dissident left, mapping an entire alternative tradition of heterodox Marxist and socialist thought from Khrushchev's Thaw to Gorbachev's perestroika. Doubly outsiders, within an intelligentsia dominated by liberal humanists, they offer a potential way out of the impasse between condemnations of the entire Soviet era and blanket nostalgia for Communist Party rule--suggesting new paths for the left to explore.

Foreign Service Journal

Lenin ARMIES IN FLIGHT : PORTRAITS FROM A DISSIDENT DIARY NICHOLAS DAVIES INC In a dramatic late night session in November 1980 the Soviet delegation to the second Helsinki Review Conference finally agreed to allow the meeting to open ...

Foreign Service Journal


The Cape Diaries of Lady Anne Barnard 1799 1800

The Barnards had been his guests in November 1797 when Andrew had been sent by Macartney to induce the dissidents in Stellenbosch to take the oath of allegiance to the Crown . - the mans character and morals I suppose .

The Cape Diaries of Lady Anne Barnard  1799 1800


The Diary of a Dissident

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The Diary of a Dissident

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Kamikaze Diaries

... and 200 in the sciences) because by that time the authorities figured that students' political activism had subsided (Fujishiro 1981, 49). Perhaps, as Irokawa points out (pers. comm., May 20, 2003), the dissidents were all ...

Kamikaze Diaries

“We tried to live with 120 percent intensity, rather than waiting for death. We read and read, trying to understand why we had to die in our early twenties. We felt the clock ticking away towards our death, every sound of the clock shortening our lives.” So wrote Irokawa Daikichi, one of the many kamikaze pilots, or tokkotai, who faced almost certain death in the futile military operations conducted by Japan at the end of World War II. This moving history presents diaries and correspondence left by members of the tokkotai and other Japanese student soldiers who perished during the war. Outside of Japan, these kamikaze pilots were considered unbridled fanatics and chauvinists who willingly sacrificed their lives for the emperor. But the writings explored here by Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney clearly and eloquently speak otherwise. A significant number of the kamikaze were university students who were drafted and forced to volunteer for this desperate military operation. Such young men were the intellectual elite of modern Japan: steeped in the classics and major works of philosophy, they took Descartes’ “I think, therefore I am” as their motto. And in their diaries and correspondence, as Ohnuki-Tierney shows, these student soldiers wrote long and often heartbreaking soliloquies in which they poured out their anguish and fear, expressed profound ambivalence toward the war, and articulated thoughtful opposition to their nation’s imperialism. A salutary correction to the many caricatures of the kamikaze, this poignant work will be essential to anyone interested in the history of Japan and World War II.