Archive for December, 2013

French Pascal Lorot

Friday, December 27th, 2013

It is possible that its latest manifestations should associate with George W. Bush. The geoeconomics apparently began as a subdivision of geopolitics and is attributed to the American Edward Luttwak and French Pascal Lorot. It is the specification of the study on space, time and the policy resources and economies. It seeks to describe the new rivalry between the States.

Enter the markets replaces the landings of troops and armaments. There are new forms of power, above the borders are the networks, some that do not respond to the classic definition of war given that competition and collaboration can go joints. Appears the notion of economic security where the domain of the information flow becomes critical because it determines the economic feat and the defense of employment. Now what legitimate power is the ability to transmit a message from one point to another (Jacqueline Russ) to manage thus the clutter (all power makes it). Geopolitics as a geographical dimension of foreign policy or geoeconomics as a new branch or as a substitute, the truth is that academics 167f in a discussion that does not interest us. It is true that scenario disappeared the conception that the power of a State was closely related to the physical, economic, environmental and geographic resources.

There are however nostalgic authors returning on the conception of geopolitics and others as Tuathail Gearoid (do At the end of Geopolitcs?) or those who speak of the new geopolitics, with interesting contributions, such as French Ives Lacoste (geopolitique. La longue histoire d Aujourd’hui huiy De geopolitique aux Paysages. Dictionnaire de la Geographie), or simply focus on qualifying the geoeconomics as a third branch of geopolitics, as John O Loughlin (dictionary of geopolitics). We can say yes that you devalued the importance of territorial space in political decision-making. One of the keys to a look from the geo-economics is that Western countries say yes to foreign capital but not their emigrants and that Western domination over the world has entered a prolonged decline. The Arab and Asian capitals intermingle in North American, and European companies while the BRIC achieved prominence. In addition, enters the scene you ecopolitica, with philosophical variants and administrative praxis. There are conflicts between man and nature, which we can summarize by saying that it breaks with the schema hierarchy and domination of man and end in itself of the nature to consider the necessity of a political society in harmony with the environment. The crisis is obvious environmental, which has had demonstration expressed in the formation of numerous political parties called Greens. Although the expression ecopolitica could send us some 19th century author is late 20th and early 21st when it is endowed with a firm body and holistic to be integrated with the social.

Spanish Capital

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

You can stay in an apartment in Madrid close to this impressive church to know well the Spanish capital. The most beautiful thing, the most striking element of the outer part of the Cathedral is the dome, which is twofold; Gothic view from the inside, but clearly baroque to the exterior. It is covered with slate, and presents an octagonal drum that opens four large thermal holes and a small flashlight as a Finial. Account with twelve statues representing the Apostles: San Felipe, San Bartolome, San Mateo, San Simon, Judas Tadeo, Santiago Alfeo, San Matias, San Bernabe, San Pedro, Santiago Apostol, San Juan and San Andres. They are the work of sculptor Luis Sanguino. Inside are stained glass and paintings of the apse. On 28 April 2004, Cardinal Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid, blessed the paintings and stained glass Windows which adorn the apse of the Cathedral. The set seven murals pictorial form it and eight stained glass Windows made with glass of Murano (Venice). The murals represent (from left to right): baptism, the Transfiguration, La Crucifixion, Christ Pantocrator, the resurrection, the Ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. In the center of the composition, presiding over the Cathedral, the image of the Pantocrator, depicted as Jesus in his Second coming. In the open book that argues the Pantocrator is written: love your enemies. I am coming quickly!. These paintings, done by Kiko Arguello, reminiscent of his general style to the traditional icons of the Orthodox churches, appreciating a contemporary nuance in the details. About the paintings, there are arranged seven stained glass windows dedicated to the word or Word of God, with your name in different languages: latin (Verbum), Greek (Logos), Hebrew (Dabar), Syriac (Melaj), Russian (Slovo) and Spanish (Word). In the Centre, the name of Mary. The stained glass Windows, not being figurative, created a balance between painted figures, the chromaticism of the stained glass Windows and the roof, and all framed in a neo-Gothic architecture, a synthesis between tradition and modernity. Schedules the Cathedral can not be accessed during liturgical celebrations. Open Cathedral from 10 to 19: 30. Working days and Eve later mass schedule: 19 h. Sundays and bank holidays morning: 10: 30, 12 and 13: 30 h. afternoon: 19 h. Tomorrow confessions schedule: from 11: 30 to 12: 45. Afternoon: from 17: 00 to 19: 30. There are confessors to meet also in French, English, German and Italian. Crypt open from 10: 00 to 20: 00. Weekday mass schedule: morning: 11 h. late: 18: 30 h on Saturday afternoon: 19: 00 h on Sundays and public holidays: morning: 11: 30 and 13: 00 h. late: 18: 30 h.