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By Richard Brzezinski, Richard Hook

ISBN-10: 0850459974

ISBN-13: 9780850459975

The speedy upward push to reputation of Gustavus Adolphus was once certainly awesome. For a time he had the prestige of figures like Alexander the good and Napoleon: males who've encouraged their armies to accomplish very good feats; males nearly worshipped of their personal lifetimes. the tale of this marvelous personality; the myths and legends which encompass him, and the enterprise, fingers, armour and uniforms of his military, are right here tested by way of Richard Brzezinski, in a quantity filled with accompanying illustrations, together with 8 complete web page color plates via Richard Hook and the writer himself.

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Football stars are known across Europe as no politician can ever hope to be, and European football grounds attract more pilgrims than the houses of democracy. Indeed, who among current Dutch MEP’s do we actually know? Who of the present European Commissioners can we name, apart from Neelie Kroes and perhaps Peter Mandelson? There are a few suggestive instances illustrating how Europe can be made more tangible by putting a face to a particular controversial issue. The Buttiglione affair of October 2004, for example, interestingly concentrated the ongoing dispute about European values and European identity around the contested views of the proposed Italian Commissioner about homosexuality (which he called an ‘objectively disturbed condition’) and the role of women within the traditional family.

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While elite decisions are less rational, mass political feelings are less irrational than traditionally conceived (at least in pessimistic versions of elite theory). The mixture of articulated reason and unarticulated emotion may differ at both ends of the spectrum, but both components occur ‘hand in hand’, and require ‘equal’ representation. 4 Hix follows the Schumpeterian view in stating that ‘competition between rival groups of elites is the central element of modern democratic government’ (2006: 10).

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