Escritos entre 1997 e 2013 e publicados em diferentes jornais e revistas do país, os 193 textos aqui selecionados esmiúçam os fatos do cotidiano – as notícias, o que nelas fica subentendido, ou que delas passa omitido – para afinal destrinchar, sem dó, a mentalidade brasileira e sua progressiva inclinação pelo torpor e pela incompreensão. Há tempos a obra jornalística de Olavo de Carvalho merecia uma leitura reunida como esta.
Edição de colecionador – em capa dura e com posfácio inédito do autor – de um dos maiores best-sellers brasileiros do século XXI Os 193 artigos e ensaios de Olavo de Carvalho aqui contidos e organizados por Felipe Moura Brasil são uma pequena parcela dos textos assinados pelo filósofo em diversos veículos da imprensa brasileira entre 1997 e 2013. Com originalidade e veemência, o autor reflete sobre temas do dia a dia, analisa as notícias e o que nelas fica subentendido, e procura entender o que se passa na cabeça do brasileiro. Da juventude à maturidade, da economia à cultura, da ciência à religião, da militância à vocação, do regime militar ao petismo de Lula e Dilma, do governo de George W. Bush ao de Barack Obama, entre outros muitos temas são alvo do olhar arguto do autor. Os assuntos não se esgotam em si mesmos e fornecem elementos para a compreensão dos demais. “Este livro, no entanto, não é uma simples compilação de artigos, mas sim uma compilação de temas essenciais – todos eles renegados à obscuridade no país –, sobre os quais os artigos vêm lançar luz, importando para a seleção menos a data e o veículo em que foram publicados do que o potencial de cada um iluminar esses temas”, afirma o organizador. Sem didatismo, mas com o intuito de ser educativo, O mínimo que você precisa saber para não ser idiota é um convite para conhecer a obra de Olavo de Carvalho.
Guide to the Perfect Latin American Idiot
Author: Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Mario Vargas Llosa, Michaela Lajda Ames
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Three Latin American writers quote, dissect and review this character in a cultural critique that combines analysis with humor and a relentless self-criticism.
The Edge of Never
Author: J.A Redmerski
--The New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling blockbuster-- New Adult Romance This new edition includes exclusive bonus material - an all-new full chapter from Andrew's point of view during a crucial scene! Sometimes life takes you off course . . . THE EDGE OF NEVER Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she's ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish. Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But there is more to Andrew than Camryn realizes. Will his secret push them inseparably together-or destroy them forever? (120,000 words)
Livre Noir Du Communisme
Author: Stéphane Courtois, Mark Kramer
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Collects and analyzes seventy years of communist crimes that offer details on Kim Sung's Korea, Vietnam under "Uncle Ho," and Cuba under Castro.
What does it mean to be a conservative in an age so sceptical of conservatism? How can we live in the presence of our 'canonized forefathers' at a time when their cultural, religious and political bequest is so routinely rejected? With soft left-liberalism as the dominant force in Western politics, what can conservatives now contribute to public debate that will not be dismissed as pure nostalgia? In this highly personal and witty book, renowned philosopher Roger Scruton explains how to live as a conservative in spite of the pressures to exist otherwise. Drawing on his own experience as a counter-cultural presence in public life, Scruton argues that while humanity might survive in the absence of the conservative outlook, it certainly won't flourish. How to be a conservative is not only a blueprint for modern conservatism. It is a heartfelt appeal on behalf of old fashioned decencies and values, which are the bedrock of our weakened, but still enduring civilization.
ABC of Communism
Author: Nikolaĭ Bukharin, Evgeniĭ Alekseevich Preobrazhenskiĭ
Break free from bondage and take hold of all that is yours by the grace of God! You may have heard the term grace defined as "undeserved favor." While this is true, grace is much more than that. It is the power of God available to meet all your needs. Everything you receive from God must come by grace through faith. In this book, #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer explains the power of the grace of God and how you can receive it through faith. Joyce teaches the difference between having faith in God, which will bring you into peace and rest, and having faith in your own abilities, which will bring you into frustration. By applying the principles outlined in this book, you will learn: What grace is The power of grace How to be free from worry and frustration How to walk in supernatural favor How to develop an attitude of gratitude How to live a holy life by grace, plus much more!
Author: Trudi Canavan
"Even if a magician's powers surface of their own accord, he will soon be dead if he does not gain the knowledge of how to control them." Alone among all the novices in the Magicians' Guild, only Sonea comes from lowly beginnings. Yet she has won powerful allies—including Lord Dannyl, newly promoted to Guild Ambassador. But Dannyl must now depart for the Elyne court, leaving Sonea at the mercy of the lies and malicious rumors her enemies are busy spreading . . . until the High Lord Akkarin steps in. The price of Akkarin's support is dear, however, because Sonea, in turn, must protect his mysteries—and a secret that could lead a young novice mage deep into the darkness. Meanwhile, Dannyl's first order to resume High Lord Akkarin's long-abandoned research into ancient magical knowledge is setting him on an extraordinary journey fraught with unanticipated peril—as he moves ever-closer to a future both wondrous . . . and terrible.
Author: Alejandro Zambra
Publisher: Melville House
"Winner of Chile’s Literary Critics’ Award for Best Novel" Hailed as a great Latin American literary event, this stylistically innovative, elliptically told tale of a young man and his love who mysteriously disappears is, as the narrator tells us, “a simple story that becomes complicated.” Through both the distance and closeness of these young lovers, Alejandro Zambra brilliantly explores the relationship between art, love, and life. Bonsai is accessible yet profound—as one critic in Chile’s Capital newspaper put it, “Brief as a sigh and forceful as a blow.”
The Will to Meaning
Author: Viktor E. Frankl
From the author of Man's Search for Meaning, one of the most influential works of psychiatric literature since Freud. "Perhaps the most significant thinker since Freud and Adler," said The American Journal of Psychiatry about Europe's leading existential psychologist, the founder of logotherapy.
The Pagan Lord
Author: Bernard Cornwell
Publisher: Harper Collins
The seventh installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit television series coming to Netflix in Fall 2016. At the onset of the tenth century, England is in turmoil. Alfred the Great is dead and his son Edward reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold: the Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs. Uhtred, once Alfred’s great warrior but now out of favor with the new king, must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, the impregnable Northumbrian fortress Bebbanburg. Loyalties will be divided and men will fall as each Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle yet with the Danes—a war that will decide the fate of every king, and the entire English nation. With The Pagan Lord, New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell—"the most prolific and successful historical novelist in the world today” (Wall Street Journal)—continues his magnificent epic of the making of England during the Middle Ages, vividly bringing to life the uneasy alliances, violent combat, and deadly intrigue that gave birth to the British nation.
"There was a smell of blood mingling with the smell of burning that still clung about scorched timber and blackened thatch, and a great wailing rose from the watching crowd. The old High Priest dipped a finger in the blood and made a sign with it on Phaedrus's forehead, above the Mark of the Horse Lord." So began the ceremony that was to make young Phaedrus, ex-slave and gladiator, Horse Lord of the Dalriadain. Phaedrus had come a long way since the fight in the arena that gained him his freedom. He had left behind his old Roman life and identity and had entered another, more primitive, world—that of the British tribes in the far north. In this world of superstition and ancient ritual, of fierce loyalties and intertribal rivalry, Phaedrus found companionship and love, and something more—a purpose and a meaning to his life as he came fully to understand the significance of the Mark of the Horse Lord. First published in 1965 but long out of print, The Mark of the Horse Lord has been acclaimed by many readers as the finest of Rosemary Sutcliff's many novels, imparting true insight into the nature of leadership, identity, heroism, loyalty, and sacrifice.
Sonea, a Black Magician of Kyralia, is horrified when her son, Lorkin, volunteers to assist the new Guild Ambassador to Sachaka. When word comes that Lorkin has gone missing, Sonea is desperate to find him, but if she leaves the city she will be exiled forever. And besides, an old friend is in need of her help. Most of her friend's family has been murdered - the latest in a long line of assassinations to plague the leading Thieves of the city. There has always been rivalry, but now the Thieves are waging a deadly underworld war, and it appears they have been doing so with magical assistance. With over one million copies in print, Trudi Canavan has taken the fantasy world by storm. If you haven't done so already, THE AMBASSADOR'S MISSION is the perfect opportunity to discover the magic of Trudi Canavan.