May God bless Imam Khomeini for his foresight and wisdom.” The velayat-e-faqih essentially grants political power, the state's ruling apparatus, 6 the soul of iran.
Author: Afshin Molavi
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Category: Political Science
The truths about Iran; quite different truths from versions put forward by Washington, Tehran, and the media. Iran thundered onto the world stage in 1979 with an Islamic revolution that shook the world. Today that revolution has gone astray, a popular democracy movement boldly challenges authority, and young Iranians are more interested in moving to America than in chanting "Death to America." Afshin Molavi, born in Iran and fluent in Persian, traveled widely across his homeland, exploring the legacy of the Iranian revolution and probing the soul of Iran, a land with nearly three millennia of often-glorious history. Like a master Persian carpet maker, Molavi weaves together threads of rich historical insight, political analysis, cultural observation, and the daily realities of life in the Islamic republic to produce a colorful, intricate, and mesmerizing narrative. Originally published in hardcover under the title Persian Pilgrimages, this paperback edition is revised, with a new introduction and epilogue.
Derrida wants us to notice that it is to the earth and not to a nation that the soul returns. If there is mention of Heimat, it is not in nationalist terms (“patrie n'a évidemment pas de sens nationale [evidently patrie has no national ...
Author: Herman Rapaport
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Providing crucial scholarship on Derrida's first series of lectures from the Nationality and Philosophical Nationalism cycle, Herman Rapaport brings all 13 parts of the Fantom of the Other series (1984-85) to our critical attention. The series, Rapaport argues, was seminal in laying the foundations for the courses given, and ideas explored, by Derrida over the next twenty years. It is in this vein that the full explication of Derrida's lectures is done, breathing life into the foundational lecture series which has not yet been published in its entirety in English. Derrida's examination of a master signifier of the social relation, Geschlecht, acts as the critical entry point of the series into wide-ranging meditations on the social construction and deconstruction of all possible relations denoted by the core concept, including race, gender, sex, and family. The lecture series' vast engagement with a range of major thinkers, including philosophers and poets alike – Arendt, Adorno, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Trakl, and Adonis – tackles core themes and debates about philosophical nationalism. Presenting Derrida's lectures on the implications of key 20th century philosopher's understandings of nationalism as they relate to concerns over idiomatic language, notions of race, exile, return, and social relations, adds richly to the literature on Derrida and reveals the potential for further application of his work to current polarising debates between universalism and tribalism.
For centuries the word “soul” was (pardon the pun) solely employed by religious leaders and philosophers to describe man's spiritual core. The soul could be cursed to eternal damnation. The soul could rise up to heavenly salvation.
Author: Nelson George
Category: Social Science
One of the foremost chroniclers of the contemporary black experience offers an undeluded perspective on the 1980s. Here are crack, AIDS, and the Reagan rollback of the major advances of the civil rights movement. But Nelson George also shows how black performers, athletes, and activists made increasing inroads into the mainstream. This fast-paced, chronological retrospective profiles personalities from Bill Cosby to Louis Farrakhan and explores such flashpoints as the first rap single and the infamous Willie Horton ad campaign. On the web: http://www.nelsongeorge.com/
The other model takes the notion of nation as the irrational remains of tribalism in the heart of rational modernity. Theories of Nationalism If I cannot be a Slovak, I would much rather drown in the Russian ocean than in a Czech swamp ...
Author: Lubica Učník
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
By tracing the theoretical genealogy of such ideas as reason, natural and historical rights, the individual, nation, and the state, Lubica Učník argues that we need to come to terms with the conceptual framework of the Enlightenment in order to understand the relationship between nationalism and liberalism. The author claims that the foundation of our knowledge is embedded in the modern concept of the individual. She argues that there are two different models of individualism. One is predicated on the mechanistic universe of causation and defined by the idea of negative liberty; the other theorises the individual as relational and hence social. These two conceptions of the individual are tied to different concepts of rights. The idea of nation is likewise contained in the notion of the individual. Once again, there are two possible approaches. Using the example of the splitting of Czecho-Slovakia, the concept of historical right theorised by the German Historical School of Recht is elaborated. After the First World War, the idea of natural right, as advanced by the Treaty of Versailles promised a sense of legality to all nations living in Central Eastern Europe. Now two concepts - natural right and historical right - provide a basis for the claim of each nation to its own state. The complexity of the political situation in Europe after 1989 thus has to be interpreted differently.
Release on 2020-05-14 | by Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra
The idea of nation soul, a subjective essence for the German nation, developed a strong resonance in its thought. It is present before Hegel in philosophers like Kant and continues after him in personalities such as Nietzsche and ...
Author: Debidatta Aurobinda Mahapatra
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Indian philosopher, poet, mystic and Yogi, Sri Aurobindo, argued that human society has evolved throughout history and is destined to move towards better organization of life. Applying his ideas to problems confronting the world today, this collection presents an in-depth exploration of Aurobindo's evolutionary philosophy and Integral Yoga. Written by an international team of scholars and practitioners, each chapter takes a theoretical aspect of Sri Aurobindo's philosophy, positions it alongside policy debates on the individual and the state and explains its practical and educational benefits. Contributors discuss his vision of unity in diversity, shed light on his poetry and offer a comprehensive view of his concept of ethics as well as his metaphysics of consciousness. They examine his contribution to the Indian response to post-Enlightenment modernity and reveal how his philosophy illuminates some of the fundamental problems of our times, offering possible solutions. By presenting the first sustained discourse between Sri Aurobindo and the contemporary world, this collection addresses the relevance of his philosophy for everyday life and highlights the lasting work of this important 20th-century Indian thinker.
GEORGE GERSHWIN soul of the race. The American nation has not known the suffering, the tragedies, the sacrifices, the privations, nor the mellow and deeprooted romance, which are the age-old inheritance of the peoples of Europe.
Human beings and other animals are genuine individuals because out of the organization of cells emerges a series of dominant experiences , which we call the mind or soul . The idea that a nation or a culture has a soul might be taken to ...
Author: David Ray Griffin
Probing disturbing questions that beg for a response from the Christian community, a distinguished scholar of religion and popular writer analyzes the evidence about 9/11 and then explores a distinctively Christian perspective on these issues, taking seriously what we know about Jesus' life, death, and teachings.
This book features substantial essays from co-curators Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley, writing on abstraction and figuration respectively.
Author: Mark Godfrey
Category: Art, American
In the period of radical change that was 1963-83, young black artists at the beginning of their careers in the USA confronted key questions and pressures. How could they make art that would stand as innovative, original, formally and materially complex, while also making work that reflected their concerns and experience as black Americans? This significant new publication, accompanying an exhibition at Tate Modern, surveys this crucial period in American art history, bringing to light previously neglected histories of twentieth-century black artists, including Sam Gilliam, Melvin Edwards, Jack Whitten, William T. Williams and Frank Bowling. This book features substantial essays from co-curators Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley, writing on abstraction and figuration respectively. It will also explore the art historical and social contexts with subjects including black feminism; AfriCOBRA and other artist-run groups; the role of museums in the debates of the period; and where visual art sat in relation to the Black Arts Movement. 00Exhibition: Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom (12.07.2017-22.10.2017).
... we are forever shamed. This study clearly is not intended to be a rounded account of the many facets of American history. Its focus is on education in American schools, on something central to the shaping of the soul of this nation.
Author: John B. McDowell
Nothing gives a better insight into the culture of the nation than the nature and quality of its schools and the way of life which they inspire.
forms of bodily life to higher ones ; but do The result of knowledge is to put an end not accomplish the end which is the soul's to creation , leaving the Soul freed from degreat aim and desire - absorption into the sire , from change ...
Release on 1942 | by Poland. Ministerstwo Informacji
... that nation had achieved this i means of Union , by brotherly association ; not by con[ under the watchword of ... and the outstanding factors of the ethical culture nded in the soul of the nation . other side was the German element ...
The story begins in the aftermath of Confederation, when the prospects of building a Christian nation persuaded a group of Congregationalist, Methodist, and Presbyterian leaders to set aside denominational differences and focus instead on ...
Author: Phyllis D. Airhart
Publisher: McGill Queens Univ
"As Canadian as the maple leaf" is how one observer summed up the United Church of Canada after its founding in 1925. But was this Canadian-made church flawed in its design, as critics have charged? A Church with the Soul of a Nation explores this question by weaving together the history of the United Church with a provocative analysis of religion and cultural change. The story begins in the aftermath of Confederation, when the prospects of building a Christian nation persuaded a group of Congregationalist, Methodist, and Presbyterian leaders to set aside denominational differences and focus instead on shared beliefs. Phyllis Airhart traces the new church's struggle to save its reputation during a bitter controversy with dissenting Presbyterians who refused to join what they considered a "creedless" church. Surviving the organizational and theological challenges of economic depression and war, the future of the church seemed bright. But the ties between personal faith and civic life that the founders took for granted were soon tattered by the secular cultural storm sweeping through western Christendom. The United Church's remaking came with the realization that creating a Christian social order in Canada was unlikely - perhaps even undesirable - in a pluralistic world. A Church with the Soul of a Nation sheds light on the United Church's past controversies and present dilemmas by showing how its founding vision both laid the groundwork for its accomplishments and complicated its adaptation to the new world taking shape.
However, for a long time after this pessimism entered the soul of the nation, the illusion of spirtuality was maintained in the artificial vibrancy of an authoritarian church. Only now, with that church in retreat, does the full scale ...
Author: John Waters
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Defines the nature of the ideology which fuelled the drive to modernization, charts the progress of the policies which brought it to fruition, and reveals how Ireland recreated itself culturally, politically, spiritually and economically.
The Soul Of The Nation Is Unconscious Today Rampathji Suman ' I consider children as the soul of the nation because it is they with whom the nation may flourish and in whom the past is asleep , the present is pulsating with life and the ...
Anger is ravaging the soul of the nation. Mothers and fathers are wondering what went wrong. Children seem determined to go to their cold and lonely graves with dignity as they strive to bring freedom and justice to the land.
I want you to notice that the word ' soul is used in the singular . God sent leanness into the soul of his people . Nations , therefore , like individuals , possess souls . Has leanness entered into the soul of our nation ?