The University Libraries and Undergraduate Academies are pleased to announce our “Book & Film of the Month” selections for September:
FILM: The Corporation
This film undertakes an in-depth psychological examination of this corporate “person” through various case studies. These studies illustrate that, in its behavior, the corporation typically acts like a dangerously destructive psychopath, without a conscience. Furthermore, we observe the profound threats this psychopath poses for our world and our future, but also what people with courage, intelligence and determination can do to stop this behavior.
Silverman Library Multimedia Collection: http://catalog.lib.buffalo.edu/vufind/Record/003048092
BOOK: The Prince
“The Prince” is the most controversial book about winning power – and holding on to it – ever written. Machiavelli’s tough-minded, pragmatic argument that sometimes it is necessary to abandon ethics to succeed made his name notorious. Yet his book has been read by strategists, politicians and business people ever since as the ultimate guide to realpolitik.
Copies are available in the Lockwood Library Book Collection: http://catalog.lib.buffalo.edu/vufind/Record/000025753 and on all circulating Kindle e-readers.
Both selections are part of our 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films initiatives; titles on these lists were chosen by UB faculty and staff members of the Undergraduate Academies Council to reflect the themes of the five Academies: Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Global Perspectives, Research Exploration and Sustainability. Think of them as “unrequired” reading and viewing suggestions. All 48 Good Books and 48 Good Films are available in the UB Libraries.