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1 Samuel 8 - NIV Bible - When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as...
And the LORD told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. 8 As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. 9 Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.” 10 Samuel told all the words of the LORD to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots.
Latino  war  royalty  state  Leadership  Power_materials  Violence_y_Power 
march 2019 by Jibarosoy
Discussion Questions for ‘The Power’ - The New York Times
The book’s epigraph is a quote from the Bible, 1 Samuel 8, about how Samuel cautions people against wanting a king, but they do not listen. What is the significance of this passage?
3. From the beginning of “The Power,” the reader discovers that it is a book-within-a-book. What did you make of the opening correspondence between Naomi and Neil?

4. “The shape of power is always the same; it is the shape of a tree,” Alderman writes on page 3. “Root to tip, central trunk branching and re-branching, spreading wider in ever-thinner, searching fingers.” What does she mean by this? How does the book’s cover play off this imagery?
Latino  war  Violence_y_Power  state  rulers  royalty  Power_materials 
march 2019 by Jibarosoy
Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare’s Plays - The New York Times
The manuscript is a diatribe against rebels, arguing that all rebellions against a monarch are unjust and doomed to fail. While Shakespeare had a more ambiguous position on rebellion, Mr. McCarthy said he clearly mined North’s treatise for themes and characters.

One of the most compelling is Jack Cade, who led a failed popular rebellion against Henry VI in 1450. Shakespeare describes Cade’s final days in “Henry VI, Part 2,” in which he says he was starving and eating grass, before he was finally caught and dragged through the street by his heels, his body left to be eaten by crows. Scholars have long thought that Shakespeare invented these details, but all of them are present in a passage from North’s “Discourse” in which he inveighs against Cade and two other famous rebels. Mr. McCarthy and Ms. Schlueter argue that Shakespeare used those details to make Cade into a composite of the three.
Latino  war  state  royalty  shakespeare  Leadership  Violence_y_Power 
february 2018 by Jibarosoy
What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say - The New York Times
Their core arguments: Countries with monarchies are better off because royal families act as a unifying force and a powerful symbol; monarchies rise above politics; and nations with royalty are generally richer and more stable.

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Critics say such views are antiquated and alarming in an era when democracies around the globe appear to be imperiled. The count and his band of fellow monarchists, however, are determined to make their case at conferences, in editorials and at fancy balls.
Latino  war  royalty  state  Leadership  Power_materials  Violence_y_Power 
january 2018 by Jibarosoy
A Long-Dead Cambodian King Is Back — and He Looks Familiar - The New York Times
Once upon a time in this remote corner of Cambodia, a bold young temple servant raised an army, overthrew an unjust king and saved a nation.

He could walk on water, make dragons do his bidding and shoot four arrows at once from the same bow. During his brief 16th-century reign, he invented Cambodia’s first currency, and he pioneered the concept of class consciousness three centuries before Marx.

So goes the unlikely legend of Sdech (or King) Kan, once remembered, if at all, as a minor usurper of the throne. Now he seems to be everywhere, thanks to Prime Minister Hun Sen — another common man turned near-absolute ruler, who has been so intent on identifying himself with the semi-mythical figure that some suspect he considers himself the king’s reincarnation.
rulers  Latino  war  Leadership  state  Violence_y_Power  royalty  Pol.11 
december 2017 by Jibarosoy
Who Wants to Be King? No One, Prince Harry Says - The New York Times
Asked if he thought too much “ordinary” might make the royal family too accessible and take away its mystery, the prince said: “It’s a tricky balancing act. We don’t want to dilute the magic.”

“The British public and the whole world need institutions like it,” he said.

The interview took place at the prince’s two-bedroom cottage at Kensington Palace in London. The report included anecdotes from the prince’s official appearances over the past year, where it said members of the public were “thrilled to be talking to, as one said, ‘an actual prince.’ ”
royalty  latino_war  state  Leadership  Power_in_America  Power_materials 
june 2017 by Jibarosoy
Charles II: A Man Caught Between Tradition and Science
Charles II was a man torn between cultural tradition and scientific progress. The son of England’s only absolutist King went down in History as the nation’s “Merry Monarch”, while his support to Science and progress tends to be overlooked by historians. This paper presents four sections that deal with the following topics: religious traditions, scientific breakthroughs, and the King’s own scientific pursuits.
royalty  war  state  Power_materials  Passions  reasoning 
june 2017 by Jibarosoy
Joan's Mad Monarchs Series
This is a series of biographies on the personal lives of history's mad royals. The absolute power they enjoyed often brought out the worst features of their character. Many Royals had egocentric, megalomaniac or paranoid tendencies and their mental states ranged from severe psychotic and psycho-organic disorders to personality disorders and light neuroses. Although not all Royals in this series were clinically mad, they certainly were peculiar
royalty  kings  state  latino  war  proposal  power_materials  violence_y_power  psychology  latino_war 
may 2017 by Jibarosoy

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