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Bad Company: The Corporate Appropriation of Nature, Divinity, and Personhood in U.S. Culture

individuality. This corporate displacement fulfills an arc Melville first traced in full in Moby-Dick , which emblematically situates the failing ubiquity of Nature against the rising ubiquity of the corporation. The leviathan of Moby Dick—a term Melville partly developed from Thomas Hobbes, to whom I return—represents, among other things, the demonological transition from the U.S. conception of Nature as an American provenance that serves to guarantee a universal natural law, to a conception of the transnational corporation that is everywhere the same. In that novel

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Justice Scalia: Tenured Fox in the Democratic Hen-House?

Amendment freedoms as a result: “the concept that government may restrict the speech of some elements of our society in order to enhance the relative voice of others is wholly foreign to the First Amendment.” Id . at 49. Thirdly, the only governmental interest compelling enough to support campaign finance regulation was an interest in preventing corruption or the appearance of corruption. Fourth, and finally, FECA’s disclosure provisions were upheld, being deemed instrumental in providing the electorate with information regarding the provenance and deployment of campaign

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Space and Administrative Boundaries at the Birth of the Italian Kingdom

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The essay analyses the relationship between administration and territory at the birth of the Italian unitary state. Following the discussions of the time involving scholars of diverse disciplinary provenance, politicians, and administrators, the essay highlights the main problems encountered by the design of the administrative districts of the new Kingdom of Italy: the territorial contradictions and the imbalances that conditioned their initial structure and subsequent history; the legacy of the boundaries and internal territorial divisions of the former states of the peninsula; the various proposals put forward for the country’s regional organization by geographers, statisticians and politicians, even before the completion of unification; the territorial and administrative problems of the new state: natural or artificial districts, small or large provinces, the weight of municipalities, projects of regionalization; the contribution of new sciences, such as geography and statistics; the choice of administrative centralization, with its inevitable consequences on the boundaries of territorial partitions, linked to the ›exceptionality‹ of the historical moment.

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