demoralized the Athenians, desensitizing people to atrocity, injustice and hypocrisy, just as familiarity with mediatized violence and scandals of corruption in business and politics and abuses and cover-ups in religious institutions blunts our sense of moral outrage today. But, Thucydides says, pleonexia preceded the war and was in fact a root cause of it; the demoralizing effects of the war feeding off and amplifying pleonexia even further, leading to a general morbidity in all of Athens’ social and bodies politic, a plague of stasis (Fleiss, 1959).2 Stasis – ‘civil war

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war, political innocence lost through Watergate, and also in that same year the legalization of abortion and the subsequent fundamentalist polarization in American moral economy. Nozick’s Anarchy, State and Utopia, the bible of neoliberalism not merely as economics but as a moral and political theology, was written in 1973. And especially from the point of view of our present interest, Pazuzu represents the CIA-engineered coup in Chile in 1973, the Chicago boys’ laboratory of authoritarian neoliberalism and the ‘shock doctrine’ in Pinochet’s dictatorship, the stolen

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women – have at their heart the issue of recognition. In both cases the central drama is what Hegel (1977: 104–111) and more recently Honneth (1996) have formulated respectively in terms of the ‘master/slave dialectic of self-consciousness’ and the struggle for recognition as ‘the moral grammar of social conflict’. In this struggle the enemy protagonists come to recognize one another: as husbands and fathers, as brothers and as sons in the case of the Duel, and as wives and mothers, sisters and daughters in the case of the Rape. FOUNDATIONS OF EUROPE’S COLLECTIVE

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cooperative work. The bees accumulate honey, the food of the gods, which is saved, shared to sustain the hive over the winter. This is Yeats’s metaphor for the ideal of a holistic domestic, moral and political economy. The public is on the one hand like Beelzebub’s cloud of flies in the marketplace, but it is also, equally, the swarm of honeybees descended from Melissa, the bee-nymph who fed the infant Zeus her honey. Aristaeus, the mortal son of Apollo, a pastoral twin of Hercules, was fed by Hermes on nectar and ambrosia so that he grew to be ‘the best’, and Aristaeus

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core institution of modern British society on the principle of the gift relation. Modern society cannot be reduced to Adam Smith’s and Milton Friedman’s network market relations mediated by Hermes, because the great accumulation of wisdom in humanity’s mythic and moral patrimony knows that Hermes is a Trickster, one of whose core characteristics is his tendency to run amok. The deep meaning of ‘Economics’ has always been from the management of the household, the Oikos, and the free market must ultimately be accountable to Hestia’s domestic science, the arts and

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deeper Indian socio-cultural and gender complexity and diversity. The missions directly linked the European moral body and its supposed physical decline to cohabitation with Indian mistresses and the over-stimulation of India’s heat, with resulting overpopulation borne from a lack of moral restraint. 5 With this new perspective, educational questions, particularly regarding females, were now problematic

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Catholic human rights discourse in Northern Ireland in the 1980s

7 ‘A serious moral question to be properly understood’:1 Catholic human rights discourse in Northern Ireland in the 1980s Maria Power The protection and promotion of human rights has been and remains an issue of concern to many in the field of International Relations (IR). Liberals have long recognised the rights of individuals and contested the absolute sovereignty of the state if it violates the rights of individuals or groups in cases of genocide or ethnic cleansing. Liberal scholars have focused on the important role of international organisations in

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Slavery, market revolution and Atlantic capitalism

1 The scope of accumulation and the reach of moral perception: slavery, market revolution and Atlantic capitalism Robin Blackburn In this essay I reconsider the relationship between the rise of capitalism in Britain and the United States and the emergence of a very intense regime of plantation slavery in the Americas. This interlinked process is seen as prompting countervailing movements that seek to limit or challenge slavery in the name of ‘free air’, ‘free labour’ or the cause of humanity. Slavery seemed a distant memory in Elizabethan England and yet was to

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Melodrama, Mystery, and the Nightmare of History in Jessie Fauset‘s Plum Bun

This essay discusses how African-American novelist Jessie Fauset used the Gothic motif of a hidden history to critique the melodramatic happy ending of her best novel, one set in New York city in the 1920s. What undermines the ‘moral legibility’ of melodrama is the Gothic implications of an unsolved crime in the past, one that, ironically, continues to haunts the ‘New Negro’ of the Harlem Renaissance who claims to have reinvented him or herself in the modern city.

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A ‘Lost’ Epilogue to Maturin‘s Bertram?

This essay discusses the possibility of a new reading of Charles Maturins Bertram; or, The Castle of St. Aldobrandon the basis of a hitherto ignored manuscript, ‘Epilogue’ to the drama found in the archives of publisher John Murray. The essay adds a new chapter to the tormented publishing history of this work and sheds light on the ambiguous and shifting moral and political interpretations given by both Maturin and his audience to one of the most famous Gothic dramas.

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