Vie de Damoclès est une brillante manière de réécrire l'histoire en jouant sur ces trous que l'érosion du temps a creusés dans les manuscrits anciens dont il ne reste que des bribes, des fragments. Avec un humour servi par une langue souple, riche, malicieuse, Pascal Ory campe un Damoclès libertaire et lucide confronté à des problèmes antiques et contemporains, éternels. Qu'il discute avec ses disciples de philosophie ou affronte des travaux herculéens, le Damoclès de Pascal Ory, qui emprunte bien des pensées à l'auteur, distille une philosophie libérée des contraintes de la bienséance et des étroitesses de la morale ordinaire. Pascal Ory mêle érudition, provocation, histoire. Tout est politique, nous dit-il dans les silences qui séparent ces fragments. Même l'amour.
Les hasards d’une carrière m’ont fait vivre à tous les échelons, comme exécutant tactique, comme chef stratégique, comme responsable de la pensée militaire française, les difficultés et les réussites de ce que l’on nomme actuellement le style indirect de la guerre. Il est donc naturel que je veuille en traiter, de préférence à tout autre aspect de l’art de la guerre. En prenant la suite des maîtres de notre littérature militaire, j’aspire au moins à transmettre une expérience. Le désir ne suffit-il pas pour tout entreprendre ?
Corruption runs rampant in the halls of power in Washington, DC. Elected officials sell themselves and their votes to the highest bidder and do whatever they need to stay in office. The political system has degenerated to the point that those in office openly seek to serve themselves at the expense of the nation. A powerful political figure wants Jake dead because he simply knows too much. Mortal combat ensues and the existence of the United States of America hangs in the balance. Jake must decide if his need for personal vengeance outweighs the nation’s needs in its fight for survival.
Far from fostering democracy and social justice in Chile and Colombia, IMF, World Bank, and U.S. foreign policy during the 1950s and 1960s were major impediments.
Damocles On The Couch, is about getting your life straight,and it is about stories. Throughout history humans have used stories as vehicles to communicate and pass along information. Herb Stricklin, therapist and educator, has found that stories are a tremendous tool for relaying information regarding sound principles to live one’s life by. Stories afford the listener an opportunity to take the information that they are hearing and apply it to their lives on a much deeper level than just hearing cold hard facts. Jesus used parables to relay some of his most powerful messages. Ancient Greeks and Romans used plays to both entertain and educate those witnessing the performance. Morality plays, such as The Sword Of Damocles, help us to learn life lessons and understand the human condition. In this story, Damocles finds himself placed in a chair with a sword dangling over his head suspended by a single hair. The angst and fear that he experiences is a universal experience for humans (not necessarily a sword, but we have all had things “hanging over our heads”). Stricklin uses stories such as this to paint a picture for people regarding healthy and unhealthy ways of confronting life’s many challenges.
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Spans the 42-year Royal Navy career of Vice-Admiral Sir Hugh Mackenzie. This book describes patrols in his World War Two commands HMS Thrasher and HMS Tantalus.
A classic pitch-black wartime thriller from the author of An Untouched House ‘I immerse myself in the book, intimidated at first by its length, astonished afterwards to find I have read it at a single sitting... The suspense never falters’ Milan Kundera Under Nazi occupation, Henri Osewoudt finds himself drawn into the resistance by his near-doppelgänger, the ruthless Dorbeck, Soon Osewoudt has entered a world that is a photo negative of his previous humdrum existence – carrying messages, helping British agents to escape and killing collaborators. But how much of it is real? The Darkroom of Damocles is a razor-sharp classic thriller set in a world where everything is permitted, even murder. As unsettling and morally challenging today as when it was first written.
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