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identification? What counts psychologically as such a commitment? … Is there much of a psychological reality to political self-­ identification in America, and if not, is that a worrisome problem or not?56 Pippin’s ensuing survey of European political philosophers who have contemplated this question includes some thinkers who frame the issue as one of distance. There is, for example, Rousseau’s observation that ‘sociable man is always outside himself’.57 And there is, of course, Marx’s notion of the alienation engendered by the capitalist system of economic relations. When

in Classical Hollywood cinema
Films since 2000
Joseph Mai

Tiersky’s François Mitterrand: The Last French President, emphasises Mitterrand’s victory over the Communist Party, his role in legitimising the presidency of the Fifth Republic and his support for European political and monetary unity at a time when a polarised Yalta–​Europe was reorganising. Tiersky’s Mitterrand had a Machiavellian political genius combined with a republican vision of the future that allowed him eventually to exert a broad influence over history. Tierksy underscores Mitterrand’s charisma and his seductiveness, and especially his attachment to an

in Robert Guédiguian
First Signs, Speech Day, The Gamekeeper, Tom Kite, The Price of Coal
David Forrest
Sue Vice

-­shooting party includes not simply British aristocratic sportsmen but also European political figures, such as Count Mauriac, who, as the narrator puts it in phrasing that sounds tongue-­in-­cheek, ‘flew over from France for every shoot’, as if he were himself a bird; and Senhor Aveiro, a retired Portuguese diplomat, of whom we learn, in another term equally suited to wildlife, that he had ‘settled’ in England (162). This dramatises the comment made by George’s fellow-­drinkers in the local pub about the ‘old Duke’s’ insistence on prosecuting the miners who worked in his pits

in Barry Hines