Enrico Mattei deve morire!
Author: Alberto Marino
Publisher: LIT EDIZIONI
Chi voleva la morte di Enrico Mattei? A chi giovava la sua uscita di scena? A più di 50 anni dall’«incidente» di Bascapè ancora manca la verità processuale sulla fine del fondatore dell’Eni. Questo libro dello storico Alberto Marino dedica particolare attenzione all’inchiesta di Pavia, che ha portato a scoprire la presenza di materiale esplosivo nei reperti dell’aereo su cui viaggiava Mattei quel 27 ottobre 1962. Insomma, oltre ogni ragionevole dubbio, si trattò di un attentato. A organizzarlo Cosa nostra, su commissione – sostiene l’autore – dei servizi segreti italiani e stranieri (americani e francesi) e con la complicità di una parte del mondo politico e imprenditoriale italiano. Eppure l’indagine, che avrebbe dovuto proseguire al fine di scoprire chi aveva collocato l’esplosivo, si è incredibilmente arenata. Marino dà conto di tutti i depistaggi e le omissioni sulla morte del presidente dell’Eni, che hanno visto coinvolti anche pezzi delle Istituzioni. Nel libro non si analizza solo la figura imprenditoriale di Mattei, un uomo «scomodo» che ha portato il nostro Paese ad essere tra i leader mondiali nel campo degli idrocarburi, scontrandosi frontalmente col cartello petrolifero delle Sette sorelle. C’è anche il Mattei politico, quello che aveva intuito che lo spirito di Jalta e la sua logica erano da smantellare. Al quartiere generale della Nato e a Washington quelle posizioni erano considerate un «tradimento». Mattei andava fermato. Ad ogni costo.
Mattei obiettivo Egitto
Author: Marco Valerio Solia
Publisher: Armando Editore
La scoperta nell’agosto 2015 del più vasto giacimento di gas naturale nel Mediterraneo, effettuata dall’ENI in acque egiziane, ha rinnovato lo storico sodalizio tra Il Cairo e l’ente italiano. Questo libro vuole ripercorrere le origini della loro collaborazione, analizzando i rapporti tra l’Egitto di Gamal Nasser e l’ENI di Enrico Mattei, in uno dei periodi più fertili della politica mediterranea italiana.
Author: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Publisher: Harvill Secker
La Commedia dell'Arte
Author: Roberto Tessari
Publisher: Gius.Laterza & Figli Spa
La Commedia dell'Arte è la forma di spettacolo più prestigiosa e più duratura che la storia del teatro italiano possa vantare. A ricostruirne con chiarezza nascita, caratteri, sviluppi e diffusione è, in questo libro, uno dei massimi esperti a livello mondiale. Al lettore viene così offerta l'opportunità di confrontarsi con un patrimonio di testimonianze e di documenti che, accompagnandone le diverse fasi e i molteplici esiti performativi, permettono di ricostruire i tratti distintivi del fenomeno: la nascita del professionismo scenico, la comparsa della donna-attrice, il sorgere del divismo, le maschere, l'improvvisazione. Ne scaturisce un'inedita interpretazione che, attraverso l'analisi delle reazioni del pubblico, vede nella Commedia dell'Arte la manifestazione in cui affiorano i primi segni evidenti della civiltà dello spettacolo e dell'immagine entro cui noi viviamo immersi.
Aracoeli (1982) was the last novel written by Elsa Morante (1912-85), one of the most significant Italian writers of the twentieth century. The journey, both geographical and memorial, of a homosexual son in search of his dead mother is a first-person narrative that has puzzled many critics for its darkness and despair. By combining scholars from different disciplines and cultural traditions, this volume re-evaluates the esthetical and theoretical complexity of Morante's novel and argues that it engages with crucial philosophical and epistemological questions in an original and profound way. Contributors explore the manifold tensions staged by the novel in connection with contemporary philosophical discourse (from feminist/queer to political theory to psycho-analysis) and authors (such as Emilio Gadda, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Pedro Almodovar). The Power of Disturbance shows that by creating a 'hallucinatory' representation of the relationship between mother and child, Aracoeli questions the classical distinction between subject and object, and proposes an altogether new and subversive kind of writing. Manuele Gragnolati teaches Italian literature at Oxford University, where he is a Fellow of Somerville College. Sara Fortuna teaches philosophy of language at the Universita Guglielmo Marconi in Rome.
The oil industry is the world’s largest commercial enterprise. Its extent is global; international issues are consistently influenced by considerations of oil production and consumption, while the international communications networks of the larger oil companies rival those of many nations. In this, the eighth edition of Oil and World Power, published in 1986, Peter Odell explains the complexities of this gigantic empire and its influence on the world. The far-reaching chapters discuss the U.S.A, the Soviet Union, O.P.E.C., Japan and the oil-consuming countries of the developing world. Evaluating the changing patterns of oil supply and the dramatic fall in oil prices in 1986, Odell proposes a number of forward-thinking conclusions surrounding the relationship between oil in global politics and economic development. This is an exceptionally interesting and relevant work, of great value to those with an interest in the oil industry, global power and international economic development.
The current governmental crisis in Italy is not a historical anomaly in that country, but rather just one more development in an evolving crisis of government that began with the close of World War II. As the Christian Democrats came to power, the hope of the Italian people was pinned on their promises for a renewed Italy. As time progressed, it became obvious that the trust of the people had been misplaced. In the first full English language account of the Clean Hands crisis, Patrick McCarthy finds the roots of Berlusconi's rise and fall in the practices of clientalism, the machinations of the Mafia, the corporate direction of Fiat, the edicts of the Vatican, and even the organization of the Italian soccer league. Showing how the tentacles of political corruption reached into every aspect of Italian life, Patrick McCarthy weaves a fascinating story that will be of great interest to any reader of current affairs.
Author: Umberto Saba
Publisher: New York Review of Books
In English, translated from the Italian.
Behind the Mask
Author: Tiger Vidmar
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Author: Enzo Bianchi
Publisher: Paraclete Press
The Bible is ancient, enigmatic, and from a culture vastly different from our own. That’s why most of us find it hard to read. So how can we understand its importance in the church, and how can it enrich our lives? Central to lectio divina is the conviction that to read the Bible faithfully and prayerfully is to learn an ancient art—by entering into dialogue with the God who speaks to each of us through the biblical page. Enzo Bianchi touches on the essentials of the history of lectio, from the brilliant thinker Origen in the third century to the development of historical criticism in the modern era. He explains how to do lectio and how to understand and implement its four "moments”—lectio, meditatio, oratio, and contemplatio. This is not simply a book about how to approach the Bible, because Scripture ultimately wants to lead us beyond itself, to the truth and mystery of Christ that can never be captured fully in the written word. "With his deep biblical wisdom, Bianchi is able to explore the whole Christian tradition of prayerful reading. St. Benedict mandates at least two hours of lectio divina a day for his monks, which is a considerable challenge for the modern person. But with Enzo as our guide, we can do it!” —Terrence G. Kardong, osb, editor of American Benedictine Review "Enzo Bianchi was born in Castel Boglione, Piedmont, Italy, in 1943. In 1965, after graduating from the University of Turin, he founded an ecumenical monastic community—the Bose Community—of which he is still the prior. Friar Bianchi is a well-known author of books on lectio divina and the spiritual life, which have been translated into many languages. He has dedicated himself to the search for spirituality capable of giving life to Christians today and furthering communion among all people. The Bose Community now numbers over eighty brothers and sisters of various Christian traditions, and receives thousands of visitors annually. Enzo Bianchi is one of the most significant Christian voices in Europe. He shows what can be achieved by an immersion in Scripture that involves both intellect and imagination alike, and—in common with all the most serious Christian voices of our day—he cannot be labeled as a partisan "liberal” or "traditionalist.” He offers exactly what the monastic voice at its truest has always offered: a way into the heart of our ecclesial and social questions that is honest, patient, and sensitive. His is a perspective that the English-speaking Christian world should welcome enthusiastically." —Rowan Williams, Magdalene College, Cambridge "I hope that these pages may be heard as a simple yet faithful echo of my personal experience, my community’s path and my journey with the church. For years, I have broken the bread of the Word for the brothers and sisters in my community. Much of what I say here comes from that experience. It also comes from many years of preaching the Word to listeners from all walks of life. I would like to see this book ultimately as no more than a small gesture of gratitude to those witnesses of the Word whom the Lord has allowed me to meet, those "martyrs” of faith who have found ways to express all the richness of the Gospel in their lives. Only those people who put God’s Word into practice have really heard it. They are the ones who truly understand the biblical text, because they obey without delay the word Christ never tires of speaking to us. The sequential sancti evangelii for today—today’s Gospel—is not the product of brilliant scholarly research. It is the life and witness of God’s holy people, those who are faithful disciples of the Word made flesh, their Lord." —Enzo Bianchi
A Failure of Capitalism
Author: Richard A. Posner
Publisher: Harvard University Press
The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 is the most alarming of our lifetime because of the warp-speed at which it is occurring. How could it have happened, especially after all that we've learned from the Great Depression? Why wasn't it anticipated so that remedial steps could be taken to avoid or mitigate it? What can be done to reverse a slide into a full-blown depression? Why have the responses to date of the government and the economics profession been so lackluster? Richard Posner presents a concise and non-technical examination of this mother of all financial disasters and of the, as yet, stumbling efforts to cope with it. No previous acquaintance on the part of the reader with macroeconomics or the theory of finance is presupposed. This is a book for intelligent generalists that will interest specialists as well. Among the facts and causes Posner identifies are: excess savings flowing in from Asia and the reckless lowering of interest rates by the Federal Reserve Board; the relation between executive compensation, short-term profit goals, and risky lending; the housing bubble fuelled by low interest rates, aggressive mortgage marketing, and loose regulations; the low savings rate of American people; and the highly leveraged balance sheets of large financial institutions. Posner analyzes the two basic remedial approaches to the crisis, which correspond to the two theories of the cause of the Great Depression: the monetarist--that the Federal Reserve Board allowed the money supply to shrink, thus failing to prevent a disastrous deflation--and the Keynesian--that the depression was the product of a credit binge in the 1920's, a stock-market crash, and the ensuing downward spiral in economic activity. Posner concludes that the pendulum swung too far and that our financial markets need to be more heavily regulated. Read Richard Posner's blog, and his latest article in The Atlantic.
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Pier Paolo Pasolini
Author: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
In this book, readers will find poems that Pasolini wrote during his brief stay in New York, interviews, and an anthology of statements, reflections, and notes on his films.
Businesses are entering the green marketplace at breakneck speed to keep pace with customer and societal demands to reduce their environmental impacts. But greening one's business is no small feat. While clear opportunities abound in this new economy, business leaders pursuing a green strategy are finding few roadmaps and established rules and plenty of hidden twists and turns. So, how does a company succeed in a world gone green? In Strategies for the New Green Economy, Joel Makower, one of the world's foremost green business experts, provides a clear roadmap for this challenging terrain. Makower offers insights and inspiration gleaned from his 20 years' experience helping Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike formulate strategies that align environmental and business goals. Providing a comprehensive and realistic look at both the opportunities and challenges, Strategies for the New Green Economy shows how leadership companies are finding their way in the green economy, while their competitors struggle. Strategies for the Green Economy systematically tackles the central issues of greening your business: What does it take to be seen as an environmental leader? What are the standards, implicit or explicit, that you must meet to be green? How do you communicate what your business is doing right--and what it's doing wrong? How can you overcome consumer, media, and activist distrust? How can your company be heard amid the “green noise” in the marketplace? What are the new opportunities emerging for companies in the green economy? Including groundbreaking data about customers' attitudes and behaviors regarding green products and services, Strategies for the Green Economy will lead you through the thicket of finicky customers, confusing research reports, and public cynicism regarding green marketing claims--and place you on solid footing in the growing green economy.