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Dante (Hardcover, Main): Alessandro Barbero Dante (Hardcover, Main)
Alessandro Barbero; Translated by Allan Cameron
R435 Discovery Miles 4 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An international bestseller Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy has defined how people imagine and depict heaven and hell for over 700 years. However, outside of Italy, his other works are not well-known, and less still is generally known about the context he wrote them in. In Dante, Barbero brings the legendary author's Italy to life, describing the political intrigue, battles, city and society that shaped his life and work.

Cinico - Travels with a Good Professor at the Time of the Scottish Referendum (Paperback, New edition): Allan Cameron Cinico - Travels with a Good Professor at the Time of the Scottish Referendum (Paperback, New edition)
Allan Cameron
R229 Discovery Miles 2 290 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The narrator is an urbane, cynical and egocentric Italian journalist with little interest in the truth, though not as shabby as his companion, a professor of politics. The journalist meets people across the spectrum of ideas, and the book concerns not just political events, but how people interrelate within a social context, Scotland's place in Europe and how Europeans interpret each other. The Italian encounters a range of Europeans: a Ukrainian nationalist, a Russian religious guru, an eccentric Estonian, an Algerian refugee, a Lithuanian, a dying man and many Scots from different walks of life. The narrator falls in love with a Scottish campaigner. Beneath the urbane veneer, he's a complex mix of the old-fashioned and the fashionable, and the relationship soon encounters problems. The Italian, like Voltaire's Candide, starts with a mindset incapable of bringing him either understanding or lasting contentment, and ends the book with some understanding and awareness, insufficient for the elusive happiness we all seek but sufficient for a perfectly acceptable human existence.

In Praise of the Garrulous (Paperback): Allan Cameron In Praise of the Garrulous (Paperback)
Allan Cameron
R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This first and only work of non-fiction by the author of two novels, two collections of short stories and a collection of poetry, has an accessible and conversational tone, which perhaps disguises its enormous ambition. It not only deals with the origins of language to argue its centrality to humanity and the naturalness of bilingualism and multilingualism, but examines how writing and printing built on that centrality to develop the "social mind" - the sum of knowledge within any given society. More recent technological changes have undermined the importance of language in society, and could possibly damage psychological health and society at large. All the arguments are couched in a sceptical approach, and the author principally wants to initiate a debate rather than give a defining analysis of a complex subject. Each chapter is introduced by a short story that illustrates the argument of that chapter.

A Barrel of Dried Leaves (Paperback): Allan Cameron A Barrel of Dried Leaves (Paperback)
Allan Cameron
R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"A barrel not of laughs but of contortions, confusions and the occasional dry chortle - and of metre adorned with irregular, sometimes internal rhymes, assonances, alliterations, awkwardnesses and other such trickery unfashionable to the current academic ear, and not a murmur of the poet's inner angst, failed loves or fortitude." This second collection Cameron's poetry contains a wide variety of subjects, not all of which are commonly associated with poetry: a weak man is interviewed by angelsand devils, an Afghan mystic tell us why he became on e, a riposte to Scott's "Breathes there a man with soul so dead", taking the side of the man with a dead soul, the English language, a lesson on Italian viticulture, and another on Italian anatomy amongst others.

On the Heroism of Mortals (Paperback): Allan Cameron On the Heroism of Mortals (Paperback)
Allan Cameron
R260 Discovery Miles 2 600 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a collection of eleven short stories whose common theme is the heroism of our flawed lives. It explores the arduousness of people's lives and covers such diverse subjects as human solidarity, generational change, single parenthood, domestic violence, the tragic complexity of revolution, police brutality, artistic hubris, and the limitations of rationalism. In "The Hat", a polish Jew on the run in Eastern Europe goes down to a town in search for food and, noticing the large number of German soldiers on patrol, hides himself in a funeral procession. But he stands out as the only mourner without a hat. As he walks along, another man places his hat on the fugitive's head: an example of man's humanity to man. In "Living with the Polish Count", the young Soviet Republic struggles to keep foreign and reactionary forces at bay and in so doing loses the morality that initially inspired them. In "The Selfish Geneticist", lunch in a smart restaurant exposes the rift between two academics, both dogmatic and contemptuous of others, but one more strictly rational and the other more influenced by his human emotions.

Screen Space Reconfigured (Hardcover, 0): Susanne Saether, Synne Tollerud Bull Screen Space Reconfigured (Hardcover, 0)
Susanne Saether, Synne Tollerud Bull; Contributions by William Brown, Giuliana Bruno, Allan Cameron, …
R2,593 Discovery Miles 25 930 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Screen Space Reconfigured is the first edited volume that critically and theoretically examines the many novel renderings of space brought to us by 21st century screens. Exploring key cases such as post-perspectival space, 3D, vertical framing, haptics, and layering, this volume takes stock of emerging forms of screen space and spatialities as they move from the margins to the centre of contemporary media practice. Recent years have seen a marked scholarly interest in spatial dimensions and conceptions of moving image culture, with some theorists claiming that a 'spatial turn' has taken place in media studies and screen practices alike. Yet this is the first book-length study dedicated to on-screen spatiality as such. Spanning mainstream cinema, experimental film, video art, mobile screens, and stadium entertainment, the volume includes contributions from such acclaimed authors as Giuliana Bruno and Tom Gunning as well as a younger generation of scholars.

The Idea of the Republic (Paperback): Norberto Bobbio, Maurizio Viroli The Idea of the Republic (Paperback)
Norberto Bobbio, Maurizio Viroli; Translated by Allan Cameron
R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this lively and engaging book, Norberto Bobbio, the distinguished contemporary Italian philosopher, and the political theorist Maurizio Viroli, explore a range of themes relating to the idea of the Republic and some of the major political and ethical issues of the day. * A lively discussion of politics and political theory by one of the world's most distinguished political theorists and philosophers. * Provides an excellent introduction to the work of Bobbio for the newcomer. * Explains the idea of the Republic and some of the major political and ethical themes of the day. * Demonstrates philosophy in action, with a breadth of reference including Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Kant, Rousseau, Pettit and Skinner.

Things Written Randomly in Doubt (Paperback): Allan Cameron Things Written Randomly in Doubt (Paperback)
Allan Cameron
R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A work in three parts, Things Written starts with aphorisms in "How Not to Be a Ruminant", shifts to essays in "Weights and Counterweights", and concludes with poetry in "By the Metre". Some arguments appear in more than one section, and include nationalism, class, free will, religion, literature and the arts, but the theme of human relationships runs through the entire book, and is most closely examined with reference to the ideas of Martin Buber in a long essay entitled "Cats and Dogs, and Other Things We Cannot Understand". The back cover carries the following: "WARNING: This is a non-genre product and end-users may encounter forms and ideas to which they are allergic. Vagabond Voices Publishing Ltd, its board of directors, shareholders, parent company and/or subsidiaries advise end-users that they read this book entirely at their own risk."

Cinico - Travels with a Good Professor at the Time of the Scottish Referendum (Paperback): Allan Cameron Cinico - Travels with a Good Professor at the Time of the Scottish Referendum (Paperback)
Allan Cameron
R308 Discovery Miles 3 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The narrator is an urbane, cynical and egocentric Italian journalist with little interest in the truth, though not as shabby as his companion, a professor of politics. The journalist meets people across the spectrum of ideas, and the book concerns not just political events, but how people interrelate within a social context, Scotland's place in Europe and how Europeans interpret each other. The Italian encounters a range of Europeans: a Ukrainian nationalist, a Russian religious guru, an eccentric Estonian, an Algerian refugee, a Lithuanian, a dying man and many Scots from different walks of life. The narrator falls in love with a Scottish campaigner. Beneath the urbane veneer, he's a complex mix of the old-fashioned and the fashionable, and the relationship soon encounters problems. The Italian, like Voltaire's Candide, starts with a mindset incapable of bringing him either understanding or lasting contentment, and ends the book with some understanding and awareness, insufficient for the elusive happiness we all seek but sufficient for a perfectly acceptable human existence.

Can the Gods Cry? (Paperback, New): Allan Cameron Can the Gods Cry? (Paperback, New)
Allan Cameron
R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With one exception, these short stories were written for this collection, and they tentatively look at different themes such as compassion, passivity and their opposites, which are not, of course, original themes, as none exist. The stories are told in different keys, and some characters appear in more than one story. The subject matter also shifts from the social to the political, and the tone becomes increasingly pessimistic. An Algerian immigrant worker in Italy invents a novel way to redistribute wealth, a female academic finds the path to success to be less difficult than she expected, a high-flyer in the financial markets perceives the glories of a selfish existence, a dying writer considers how he abandoned relationships to follow his art, a dead man rejects the tediousness of heaven, a thug is haunted by his selfish instincts, an essayist pronounces and an authors kills off his character. The plot in one short story distinguishes it from all the others: A Dream of JusticeA" is the scenario for a one-state solution in Israel-Palestine, and examines how this might play out. This, it is suggested, is not just a least worstA" solution; it is also the only one in which people can go through the process of rediscovering their common humanity, albeit a process that is long and generational. The Middle East also appears in the form of guest workers and the Secret WarA" in Oman. Cameron attempts in some of these stories to question the current conformist role of the writer and intellectual in Western society. Certainly since the Enlightenment and, more particularly in England since the Civil War more correctly called a revolution, the writer has been a dissident in society.

The Berlusconi Bonus - The First Draft of Adolphus Hibbert's Confession (Paperback): Allan Cameron The Berlusconi Bonus - The First Draft of Adolphus Hibbert's Confession (Paperback)
Allan Cameron
R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Allan Cameron's intriguing novel is set in a near future where the predictions of the US theorist Francis Fukuyama have been taken to their logical conclusions. Fukuyama declared that, with the collapse of the USSR and the hegemony of neoliberal capitalism, history has come to an end. In Cameron's book, history has indeed been halted by decree and the citizens live in a permanent present of spurious consumer choice and endless material consumption, their bovine lives ruled by the embedding of Rational Consumer Implant Cards in their brains. A cardless underclass exists in the Fukuyama Theme Parks, vast squalid concentration camps on the outskirts of cities. At the pinnacle of this society sit those lucky individuals who, because of their dedicated pursuit of stupendous wealth, are awarded the Plutocratic Social Gratitude Award, popularly nicknamed the Berlusconi Bonus as it effectively puts the recipient beyond the law. The book takes the form of a confession by Adolphus Hibbert, a recent beneficiary of the Berlusconi Bonus, who is recruited by the sinister secret police officer Captain Younce to spy on dissident elements. Adolphus embarks on a dizzying journey among the clandestine opposition, in which he finds love, betrayal and violence; discovering terrifying truths about himself and his society.A" - New Internationalist

A Political Life - Norberto Bobbio (Paperback): Alberto Papuzzi A Political Life - Norberto Bobbio (Paperback)
Alberto Papuzzi; Translated by Allan Cameron
R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"A Political Life" is the compelling autobiography of Norberto Bobbio, one of the foremost political thinkers in postwar Italy. In dramatic and lively prose, Bobbio guides us through some of the most significant events of the twentieth century, charting their influence on his life and work.

Born in 1909, Norberto Bobbio's early life was marked by the experience of growing up in Mussolini's Italy - an experience that helped to shape his passionate commitment to the anti-fascist cause. As a result of these early experiences, Bobbio has tirelessly emphasized the fundamental, unassailable importance of democratic rights in the modern state. He has been a voice of reason and moderation in a political context where democratic values have often been threatened by extremes.

This masterly autobiography traces the development of Bobbio's political thought, providing a penetrating analysis of the changing political landscape of Italy. At the same time, it represents an intimate account of Bobbio's personal experiences, giving a rare insight into the life and work of this distinguished thinker,"A Political Life" will be of great interest to students and scholars of social and political theory and of Italian politics, as well as to a general readership interested in political biography and contemporary politics.

Presbyopia (Paperback): Allan Cameron Presbyopia (Paperback)
Allan Cameron
R274 Discovery Miles 2 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"My sight if fades and fading faded forms reveals; ageing looks beyond its age to shrivelled centuries beyond decades." The presbyopic poet cannot focus on "the self as subject", but only on what is distant. This collection of poetry attempts to detach the writer from the obsessions that have dominated poetry for so long: sentiment, love, feelings and the autobiographical in general. To completely dispose of these would be dogmatic, and Cameron argues that some of the greatest poets are both presbyopic and myopic. "And yet he fell apart, and headstrong held to that one truth, while falling and parting for his way, his lonely way of wanting justice for the damned." This poetry is unfashionably but unashamedly political and philosophical. Cameron continues to express in another form the contempt he feels for utilitarianism in general, and in particular its crude and extreme variety, as peddled by neo-conservative politicians and their intellectual bag-carriers. At the same time, he attempts to invent new poetic forms. Inspired by some Italian poets (especially Eugenio Montale), he uses metre and some rhyme, but then breaks it up by introducting enjambement and internal rhymes as well. There are English influences too: most surprisingly Rudyard Kipling's "Mary Gloster" in part inspired "Zarathustra's Last Interview", the longest narrative poem in this collection. "We thank thee Lord for having made us free to rule the world and liberate its inner need to be so much more like us." This poetry is unashamedly anti-imperialist. "That war with wings of death does twist and crush and kill the flimsy leathered bag of flesh and bone and liquid life that spills upon the sands, requires no second telling." This poetry is unashamedly anti-war. "Only this empty moment which I spectate is in my clasp; amongst this fractured stillness, something knowable comes close and just eludes the closing fingers of my mind's grasp" This poetry is for those who have more doubts than certainties.

The Nocturnal Library (Paperback): Ermanno Cavazzoni The Nocturnal Library (Paperback)
Ermanno Cavazzoni; Translated by Allan Cameron
R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A fantastic evocation of life and learning in a dream sequence: Jerome, who has to sit an exam and suffers from toothache, enters a nighmarish library in which everything conspires to frustrate his desperate attempts to revise. Cavazzoni creates an entire world in this dream, whose absurd perhaps comments on the more muted absurdity of reality. The library contains geological and natural realities that plague the organic matter of which the books are made, demonstrating or at least suggesting the futility of human learning. In some parts of the building the books have turned into peat. Cavazzoni admits that his books pushe the novel to its very limits - "like outpourings of the maniacal," he says. "That's how they come to me, you must understand."

Freudian Slips - The Casualties of Psychoanalysis from the Wolf Man to Marilyn Monroe (Paperback): Luciano Mecacci Freudian Slips - The Casualties of Psychoanalysis from the Wolf Man to Marilyn Monroe (Paperback)
Luciano Mecacci; Translated by Allan Cameron
R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This historical and scientific study of psychoanalysis and its founding group brings together Luciano Mecacci's own work and existing material, and presents the reading public with a story that is not only fascinating and terrible but also essential and thought-provoking, given the enormous influence of Freud's ideas on European art, writing and wider culture throughout most of the twentieth century. It is important to distinguish between Freud the scientist and Freud the creative thinker. The former often lacked rigor and allowed his ideas to run audaciously ahead of the evidence he had collected. The latter, on the other hand, was brilliant, innovative and prolific, but the material produced was untested, as Mecacci demonstrates convincingly, and therefore unsuitable for clinical application. Freud's psychoanalytical therapy established a movement and set in train a series of often tragic events, which were almost always ignored at the time of their occurrence. Mecacci argues that there was nothing casual about these, and their roots are to be found in the manner in which the psychoanalytical movement was born and the historical context - dark times of war, economic crisis and xenophobia.

Garibaldi - Citizen of the World: A Biography (Hardcover): Alfonso Scirocco Garibaldi - Citizen of the World: A Biography (Hardcover)
Alfonso Scirocco; Translated by Allan Cameron
R1,080 R848 Discovery Miles 8 480 Save R232 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What adventure novelist could have invented the life of Giuseppe Garibaldi? The revolutionary, soldier, politician, and greatest figure in the fight for Italian unification, Garibaldi (1807-1882) brought off almost as many dramatic exploits in the Americas as he did in Europe, becoming an international freedom fighter, earning the title of the "hero of two worlds," and making himself perhaps the most famous and beloved man of his century. Alfonso Scirocco's "Garibaldi" is the most up-to-date, authoritative, comprehensive, and convincing biography of Garibaldi yet written. In vivid narrative style and unprecedented detail, and drawing on many new sources that shed fresh light on important events, Scirocco tells the full story of Garibaldi's fascinating public and private life, separating its myth-like reality from the outright myths that have surrounded Garibaldi since his own day.

Scirocco tells how Garibaldi devoted his energies to the liberation of Italians and other oppressed peoples. Sentenced to death for his role in an abortive Genoese insurrection in 1834, Garibaldi fled to South America, where he joined two successive fights for independence--Rio Grande do Sul's against Brazil and Uruguay's against Argentina. He returned to Italy in 1848 to again fight for Italian independence, leading seven more campaigns, including the spectacular capture of Sicily. During the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln even offered to make him a general in the Union army.

Presenting Garibaldi as a complex and even contradictory figure, Scirocco shows us the pacifist who spent much of his life fighting; the nationalist who advocated European unification; the republican who served a king; and the man who, although compared by contemporaries to Aeneas and Odysseus, refused honors and wealth and spent his last years as a farmer.

The Anonymous Novel - Sensing the Future Torments (Paperback, New): Alessandro Barbero The Anonymous Novel - Sensing the Future Torments (Paperback, New)
Alessandro Barbero; Translated by Allan Cameron
R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Set in Gorbachev's Russia, The Anonymous Novel is a complex and compelling story of many varied characters dealing with the problems of change, coming to terms with the past and fretting about the future. Barbero manages that typically Italian trick of combining both humour and profundity, and his exceptional storytelling skill are even more clearly displayed than in this, his finest novel. The murder of Pashayev, a leading Muslim cleric in Azerbaijan, triggers a series of events. This is not a murder mystery, as the reader knows who the culprit is from the very beginning, whilst the other characters, including the investigating judge, never do, but there is nevertheless a tension - suspense even - that holds the reader, who is in any case fascinated but the breadth of the intellectual argument, the wit and the observation of human nature. Vitali Vitaliev has described this book as "a literary miracle - unique, witty and gripping. It reads like Bulgakov's prose somewhat modernised or even a careful and sensitive translation of one of the great Russian classics. It is stunningly authentic, and I cannot believe that the author and translator are NOT Russian...A book to savour and consume slowly. .."

Charlemagne - Father of a Continent (Hardcover): Alessandro Barbero Charlemagne - Father of a Continent (Hardcover)
Alessandro Barbero; Translated by Allan Cameron
R933 R736 Discovery Miles 7 360 Save R197 (21%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The most important study of Charlemagne in a generation, this biography by distinguished medievalist Alessandro Barbero illuminates both the man and the world in which he lived. Charles the Great--Charlemagne--reigned from a.d. 768 to a.d. 814. At the time if his death, his empire stretched across Europe to include Bavaria, Saxony, parts of Spain, and Italy. With a remarkable grasp of detail and a sweeping knowledge of Carolingian institutions and economy, Barbero not only brings Charlemagne to life with accounts of his physical appearance, tastes and habits, family life, and ideas and actions but also conveys what it meant to be king of the Franks and, later, emperor. He recounts how Charlemagne ruled his empire, kept justice, and waged wars. He vividly describes the nature of everyday life at that time, how the economy functioned, and how Christians perceived their religion. Barbero's absorbing analysis of how concepts of slavery and freedom were subtly altered as feudal relations began to grow underscores the dramatic changes that the emperor's wars brought to the political landscape. Engaging and informed by deep scholarship, this latest account provides a new and richer context for considering one of history's most fascinating personalities.

A Political Life - Norberto Bobbio (Hardcover): Alberto Papuzzi A Political Life - Norberto Bobbio (Hardcover)
Alberto Papuzzi; Translated by Allan Cameron
R1,464 Discovery Miles 14 640 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"A Political Life" is the compelling autobiography of Norberto Bobbio, one of the foremost political thinkers in postwar Italy. In dramatic and lively prose, Bobbio guides us through some of the most significant events of the twentieth century, charting their influence on his life and work.

Born in 1909, Norberto Bobbio's early life was marked by the experience of growing up in Mussolini's Italy - an experience that helped to shape his passionate commitment to the anti-fascist cause. As a result of these early experiences, Bobbio has tirelessly emphasized the fundamental, unassailable importance of democratic rights in the modern state. He has been a voice of reason and moderation in a political context where democratic values have often been threatened by extremes.

This masterly autobiography traces the development of Bobbio's political thought, providing a penetrating analysis of the changing political landscape of Italy. At the same time, it represents an intimate account of Bobbio's personal experiences, giving a rare insight into the life and work of this distinguished thinker,"A Political Life" will be of great interest to students and scholars of social and political theory and of Italian politics, as well as to a general readership interested in political biography and contemporary politics.

The Inheritance of the Weak Awn in Certain Avena Crosses and Its Relation to Other Characters of the Oat Grain... (Paperback):... The Inheritance of the Weak Awn in Certain Avena Crosses and Its Relation to Other Characters of the Oat Grain... (Paperback)
Allan Cameron Fraser
R334 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R55 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ The Inheritance Of The Weak Awn In Certain Avena Crosses And Its Relation To Other Characters Of The Oat Grain; Volume 23 Of Memoir (Cornell University. Agricultural Experiment Station) Allan Cameron Fraser Cornell University, 1919 Science; Life Sciences; Genetics & Genomics; Heredity; Oats; Science / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics

The Shadwell-Cameron Manuscript (Paperback): Gilbert Colville Shadwell The Shadwell-Cameron Manuscript (Paperback)
Gilbert Colville Shadwell; Illustrated by Allan Cameron
R418 Discovery Miles 4 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Shadwell-Cameron Manuscript (Hardcover): Gilbert Colville Shadwell The Shadwell-Cameron Manuscript (Hardcover)
Gilbert Colville Shadwell; Illustrated by Allan Cameron
R727 Discovery Miles 7 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Europe as I See It (Paperback): Romano Prodi Europe as I See It (Paperback)
Romano Prodi; Translated by Allan Cameron
R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What does "Europe" mean as we enter the 21st century? A rapidly-expanding club of nation states? A large single market in which labour, goods and services can move freely? A centralizing superstate run by unelected bureaucrats? An economic giant but a political pygmy on the world stage?

Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission, tackles these and other questions in this important new book. It offers both a political vision and a personal statement by one of the most important political figures in Europe today.

Central to Prodi's vision of Europe - what it can and should be - are the ideals of the European Union's founding fathers: Adenauer, De Gasperi, Monnet, Schuman. Their goal was a peaceful democratic Europe in which all the peoples of our continent could live together in security, freedom, justice and equality. The path towards that goal, argues Prodi, is inextricably bound up with economics. As the EU's Member States voluntarily pool their national sovereignty, especially monetary sovereignty, that dream - that vision of Europe - is gradually coming true.

This book will be of great interest to anyone concerned with Europe and its future.

The Fourth Protocol  - Special Edition (DVD): Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Ned Beatty, Joanna Cassidy, Julian Glover, Michael... The Fourth Protocol - Special Edition (DVD)
Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Ned Beatty, Joanna Cassidy, Julian Glover, …
R125 Discovery Miles 1 250 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

Cold War thriller adapted by Frederick Forsyth from his own bestseller. When Soviet spy Valeri Petrofsky (Pierce Brosnan) is charged with bringing about the demise of NATO, he decides his best bet is to detonate an American nuclear bomb at a British air base. The only man who can stand in his way is veteran counter-espionage expert John Preston (Michael Caine), but he must fight the opposition of his bosses before they agree to take the threat seriously.

Europe as I See It (Hardcover): Romano Prodi Europe as I See It (Hardcover)
Romano Prodi; Translated by Allan Cameron
R1,220 Discovery Miles 12 200 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What does "Europe" mean as we enter the 21st century? A rapidly-expanding club of nation states? A large single market in which labour, goods and services can move freely? A centralizing superstate run by unelected bureaucrats? An economic giant but a political pygmy on the world stage?

Romano Prodi, President of the European Commission, tackles these and other questions in this important new book. It offers both a political vision and a personal statement by one of the most important political figures in Europe today.

Central to Prodi's vision of Europe - what it can and should be - are the ideals of the European Union's founding fathers: Adenauer, De Gasperi, Monnet, Schuman. Their goal was a peaceful democratic Europe in which all the peoples of our continent could live together in security, freedom, justice and equality. The path towards that goal, argues Prodi, is inextricably bound up with economics. As the EU's Member States voluntarily pool their national sovereignty, especially monetary sovereignty, that dream - that vision of Europe - is gradually coming true.

This book will be of great interest to anyone concerned with Europe and its future.

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