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The Power of Ideas

This text celebrates the power of ideas: thought can and does change the world. And, in turn, ideas evolve. This is Grayling's personal and heartfelt guide to the ideas, past, and present, ...

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Ideas That Matter

Ideas That Matter

by A. C. Grayling

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Politics is the Word

Given the trend that politics has taken in this precise historical moment, I wanted to study something on the meaning that this word has had over time. Nothing special, to be honest. I have not att...

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Ideas are "Gears"

The author writes that ideas are the "gears" that drive that "juggernaut" that is history. Understanding them means being able to get on it, rather than being crushed by it, under its wheels. A boo...

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Machiavelli missing

The author clarifies his ideas in the course of the book. He declares himself philosophically a convinced atheist. In the chapter of "Politics", I must say that he was honest and concise even if

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The Art of the Possible

Many believe that "politics" is "the art of the possible". I think so too. Here, however, the English author says that it is "the art of the near-impossible" as it is the process b...

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Compromise

Due to the fact that there are different ideas, besides interests and opinions in each group, politics is the art of compromise, in order to control who has to make decisions and f...

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A Mess of Ideas

After Plato, Confucius, Aristotle, he speaks succinctly of Locke, Hobbes, and Rousseau. They could not miss John Stuart Mill and Carlo Marx. As we...

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The "things of life"

At this point I remembered that I am an Italian. I found myself in a quagmire. I ran to re-read what I wrote on Machiavelli's smile. I realized that I am, as a man, citizen, voting for elections, u...

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