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曹前发:学习毛泽东勤俭节约的思想与风范

曹前发:学习毛泽东勤俭节约的思想与风范

话语标本 · DISCOURSE SPECIMEN 《求是》2013/12 毛泽东在带领全党艰辛探索中国社会主义建设道路过程中,提出了一系列勤俭建国和勤俭节约的思想,这是我国社会主义现代化建设的重要指导思想和重要指导方针,彰显出毛泽东作为一位伟大的马克思主义者的战略眼光。作为伟大领袖,毛泽东本人又是勤俭节约的典范。今天,学习毛泽东勤俭节约的思想与风范仍然有着极强的现实意义。

New Book: <em>Religion without God</em>. By Ronald Dworkin

New Book: Religion without God. By Ronald Dworkin

Religion without God. By Ronald Dworkin. (罗纳德·德沃金:《没有上帝的宗教》) Harvard University Press 2013. ISBN: 9780674726826, 0674726820. 购买@亚马逊 About This Book In his last book, Ronald Dworkin addresses questions that men and women have asked through the ages: What is religion and what is God’s place in it? What is death and what is immortality? Based on the 2011 Einstein Lectures, Religion without God is inspired by remarks Einstein made that if religion consists of awe toward mysteries which “manifest themselves in the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, and which our dull faculties can comprehend only in the most primitive forms,”…

New Book: <em>The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government</em>. By Richard A. Epstein

New Book: The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government. By Richard A. Epstein

The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government. By Richard A. Epstein. Harvard University Press 2013. ISBN: 9780674724891, 0674724895. American liberals and conservatives alike take for granted a progressive view of the Constitution that took root in the early twentieth century. Richard Epstein laments this complacency which, he believes, explains America’s current economic malaise and political gridlock. Steering clear of well-worn debates between defenders of originalism and proponents of a living Constitution, Epstein employs close textual reading, historical analysis, and political and economic theory to urge a return to the classical liberal theory of governance that animated the…

New Book: <em>Legal Orientalism: China, the United States, and Modern Law</em>. By Teemu Ruskola

New Book: Legal Orientalism: China, the United States, and Modern Law. By Teemu Ruskola

Legal Orientalism: China, the United States, and Modern Law(《法律东方主义:中国·美国·现代法律》). By Teemu Ruskola. Harvard University Press 2013. ISBN: 0674073061, 9780674073067. Since the Cold War ended, China has become a global symbol of disregard for human rights, while the United States has positioned itself as the world’s chief exporter of the rule of law. How did lawlessness become an axiom about Chineseness rather than a fact needing to be verified empirically, and how did the United States assume the mantle of law’s universal appeal? In a series of wide-ranging inquiries, Teemu Ruskola investigates the history of “legal Orientalism”: a set of globally…

New Book: <em>The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution</em>. By Marcia Coyle

New Book: The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution. By Marcia Coyle

The Roberts Court: The Struggle for the Constitution. By Marcia Coyle. Simon & Schuster 2013. ISBN: 1451627513; 9781451627510. 购买本书@亚马逊 The Roberts Court, seven years old, sits at the center of a constitutional maelstrom. Through four landmark decisions, Marcia Coyle, one of the most prestigious experts on the Supreme Court, reveals the fault lines in the conservative-dominated Court led by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. Seven minutes after President Obama put his signature to a landmark national health care insurance program, a lawyer in the office of Florida GOP attorney general Bill McCollum hit a computer key, sparking a legal challenge…

New Book: <em>Reflections on Judging</em>. By Richard A. Posner

New Book: Reflections on Judging. By Richard A. Posner

Reflections on Judging. By Richard A. Posner. Harvard University Press 2013. ISBN: 0674725085, 9780674725089 购买本书@亚马逊 In Reflections on Judging, Richard Posner distills the experience of his thirty-one years as a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Surveying how the judiciary has changed since his 1981 appointment, he engages the issues at stake today, suggesting how lawyers should argue cases and judges decide them, how trials can be improved, and, most urgently, how to cope with the dizzying pace of technological advance that makes litigation ever more challenging to judges and lawyers. For Posner, legal…

刘晓明:对西方资本主义困境的观察与思考

刘晓明:对西方资本主义困境的观察与思考

话语标本 · DISCOURSE SPECIMEN 《人民日报》2013年4月12日3版 2008年9月,以美国雷曼兄弟倒台为标志,西方发达国家陷入了一场严重的金融危机。近五年过去,这场危机非但没有结束,反而从金融、经济问题蔓延到政治、社会领域,“急症”转成“顽症”,使西方陷入全方位困境。

Noble and Ignoble — Ai Weiwei: Wonderful dissident, terrible artist. By Jed Perl

Noble and Ignoble — Ai Weiwei: Wonderful dissident, terrible artist. By Jed Perl

《新共和》杂志去年三月换了东家,近期改版。改版后第一期有篇著名艺术评论家 Jed Perl 论艾未未的文章值得关注: “Noble and Ignoble — Ai Weiwei: Wonderful dissident, terrible artist”,推荐阅读—— … Although Ai is a darling of journalists and editorialists around the world, his work may be a little overly explicit for some connoisseurs of late modernism or postmodernism, better suited to Art and America and The New York Times than to the pages of October. I suspect that many museum professionals in Europe and the United States who have supported Ai’s projects also regard him with a slight condescension, as something of an artistic naïf, albeit an extraordinarily self-possessed naïf. … … The trouble with…

《经济学家》2012年最佳图书

《经济学家》2012年最佳图书

参考:《经济学家》年度最佳图书:2011;2013;2014;2015;2016;2017;2018。 分为政治、传记、历史、经济、科技、文化、文学七类: The best books of 2012 were about Richard Burton, Titian, Rin Tin Tin, the revolution in Iran, the great famine in China, secret houses in London, good oil companies, bad pharma and management in ten words Politics and current affairs The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. By Michael Grunwald. Simon & Schuster; 528 pages. The most interesting book so far about the first Obama administration and what the president’s $787 billion stimulus package was actually spent on, by an award-winning author and journalist. Even Republicans should read it. The Immigrant Exodus:…

Richard Posner: How Many Constitutions Can Liberals Have?

Richard Posner: How Many Constitutions Can Liberals Have?

Richard Posner: How Many Constitutions Can Liberals Have? (Or, A Lawyer’s Dozen) (A book review of Akhil Amar, America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By) An excerpt from the beginning part: Actually, despite the book’s title, it is not two in one—it is twelve in one. There is not just one unwritten constitution, in Amar’s reckoning; there are eleven of them. There is an “implicit” constitution, a “lived” constitution, a “Warrented” constitution (the reference is to Earl Warren), a “doctrinal” constitution, a “symbolic” constitution, a “feminist” constitution, a “Georgian” constitution (the reference is to George Washington), an…

刘忠:规模与内部治理:中国法院编制变迁三十年

刘忠:规模与内部治理:中国法院编制变迁三十年

晚近以来,程序正义理论的一个基本命题认为只有经由“中立第三方”主持、双方当事人平等对抗下的三角结构,所得出的结论才是唯一可接受的结果[1]。其方法论立场系出于自然科学:古典物理学为便利研究,将运动中的物体如赛马、帆船等视为一个可以不考虑大小,无体积、形状的“质点”(mass point),从而引入几何学坐标系进行计算。近代以来,人文、社科研究受自然科学研究方式影响甚重[2]。然而,人文、社会研究中,这种方式的物理简约却可能自我斩断能对事态作出真正有力的解释的因果关系项。 将法院看作一个“质点”在程序法内跃动,忽略了法院是一个有着复杂的内部结构关系的组织,忽视了法院的构成尤其是编制规模导致的内部治理所产生的组织内行为会对组织外程序的产生决定性的影响。 本文对三十年(1978-2008)中国法院编制规模作出尽可能细致的数据变化描述,以此为逻辑起点,在“内部组织结构——外部程序行为”这一视域下,展开对以下问题的初步分析: 政治治理观念转型,将更多公共治理职能转移给法院担当,由此导致的三十年法院编制规模巨观化,使得法院内部组织出现了非预期的后果,即表象上的日趋坚硬的科层化,及由此所导致的结构上的困境,即司法行为的作出,被内部组织样态所决定,产生巨大的负外部性,原本期望的国家政治治理方式转变目标恰恰因追求目标的手段自身而被削弱。在学理上,以法院为中心的法治化新叙事,获得了正当程序理论“中立第三方”命题的理论支持。在不反思这一命题的前提下的诸种对策,被1998年以来的司法改革经验证实效果不彰。法院编制激增,不仅带来司法效率问题,也导致了新的“宪政时刻”问题。

新书讯:《毛:真实故事》[<em>Mao: The Real Story</em>]

新书讯:《毛:真实故事》[Mao: The Real Story]

Mao: The Real Story, by Alexander V. Pantsov & Steven I. Levine. Simon & Schuster 2012. 784 pages. ISBN: 1451654472; 9781451654479. This major new biography of Mao uses extensive Russian documents previously unavailable to biographers to reveal surprising details about Mao’s rise to power and his leadership in China. Mao Zedong was one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, the most important in the history of modern China. A complex figure, he was champion of the poor and brutal tyrant, poet and despot. Pantsov and Levine show Mao’s relentless drive to succeed, vividly describing his growing role…

Eric Hobsbawm, R.I.P.

Eric Hobsbawm, R.I.P.

Eric John Ernest Hobsbawm (9 June 1917 – 1 October 2012). Photograph: Karen Robinson The Guardian: Eric Hobsbawm obituary: Historian in the Marxist tradition with a global reach NYT: Eric J. Hobsbawm, Marxist Historian, Dies at 95

在法律的天平上——王立军案件庭审及案情始末

在法律的天平上——王立军案件庭审及案情始末

话语标本 · DISCOURSE SPECIMEN 新华网成都2012年9月19日电(记者李斌 杨维汉)9月17日至18日,王立军涉嫌徇私枉法、叛逃、滥用职权、受贿案在四川省成都市中级人民法院第一法庭依法开庭审理。 法庭上,检察机关出示了有关证据,王立军自行委托的两位律师进行了辩护。法庭宣布择期宣判。

冯象:《信与忘:约伯福音及其他》

冯象:《信与忘:约伯福音及其他》

冯象:《信与忘:约伯福音及其他》,生活·读书·新知三联书店2012年。ISBN: 9787108040299. 好人为什么受苦?这道难题,是所有宗教传统与一切社会理论、政法实践都致力于回答的;但因为关乎世人的信仰,就永远在争辩之中。 本书可看作是一个译经人和法学家的探索。作者用优美的严峻的文字,邀请我们一起诵咏圣书、阅读历史、评说戏剧、涉猎法律同文学各个领域,并为我们再现了希伯来圣经《约伯记》的“朴素、圣洁、雄健而热烈”。 目录

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