Tag Archives: Political science

today’s birthday: Emilio Pucci (1914)


Emilio Pucci (1914)

Born into an aristocratic Italian family, Pucci earned his doctorate in political science before a chance meeting on a Swiss ski slope changed the course of his career. In 1947, while on a ski holiday, he crossed paths with a Harper’s Bazaar photographer who was impressed with the skiwear Pucci had designed and got him a spread in the magazine. Within years, Pucci had become an internationally renowned fashion designer. How did his doctorate later come into play in his career? More… Discuss

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University of Oxford


University of Oxford

Oxford is one of the oldest English-language universities in the world. A leading center of learning throughout the Middle Ages, it has maintained an outstanding reputation, especially in the classics, theology, and political science. John Locke, Adam Smith, Oscar Wilde, C.S. Lewis, and Stephen Hawking are among the luminaries who have studied at Oxford. What founder of modern chemistry never formally studied at Oxford but was active in its academic community and awarded an honorary degree? More… Discuss

Flash Shockingly Propriatary only source of daily misery for computer users everywhere


Flash Shockingly Propriatary only source of daily misery for computer users everywhere

Flash Shockingly Proprietary only source of daily misery for computer users everywhere

Flash Shockingly Proprietary only source of daily misery for computer users everywhere:
MONOPOLIES ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT THEY ARE ABOVE THE FREE MARKET COMPETITION: ONE OTHER REASON TO TO VOID CLAIMS OF EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS…ESPECIALLY WHEN SUCH CLAIMS RE PROVEN TO BE FALSE!

“Give’m a break quotation!”: Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough. Karl Marx & Frederick Engels (1818-1883)


Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.

Karl Marx & Frederick Engels (1818-1883) Discuss

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Today’s Birthday: Alexis de Tocqueville (1805): “Democratically Speaking…Greed, Is Undemocratic…”


Alexis de Tocqueville (1805)

Tocqueville was a French political scientist, historian, and politician. Born into an aristocratic family with ties to the king, his future in government was jeopardized by a revolution in 1830. To distance himself from the trying political situation at home, he embarked on a government-sanctioned mission to the US. Out of it came his best-known work, Democracy in America—the first analytical study of the strengths and weaknesses of US society. What conclusions did Tocqueville draw in it? More… Discuss

My take on this issue:
 “Democratically Speaking…Greed, Is Undemocratic…greed is pathological and antisocial…greed is like the pest, that doesn’t survive its last victim!”