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War and Peace Observations on Our Times

War and Peace  Observations on Our Times Author Howard Fast
ISBN-10 9781315484952
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 304
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In more than 100 essays, written over a three-year period for the "New York Observer", Howard Fast looks with horror at the official violence inflicted on Nicaragua, El Salvador, Grenada, Panama and Iraq and the unofficial violence that is taking place in the cities of the United States. In "War and Peace", Fast summons us to face the wars and the social disintegration that degraded the Reagan and Bush years, with all the explanations and excuses stripped away. He dwells on the monumental folly of the Cold War and shows us repeatedly what we could have done with the billions spent on planes, bombs and guns if we had spent them on the education and safety of our children, on housing, medical care, rebuilding the cities - and what we can still do in the future. As in Swift, Yahoos populate the essays of this book: the drug dealers; the local political hacks; the anti-Semites; the racists; the women-bashers; the arms traffickers: the whole unsavory cast. As in Mencken, boobs run loose in the White House and in the halls of Congress. From time to time, a Candide-like character named D'emas (Yiddish for the "the truth") appears and asks embarrassing questions about the ways of our civilisation, which his interlocutor is hard-pressed to answer. And yet, after Howard Fast recounts the inanity and brutality of these years, he offers a humane vision of what America and the rest of the world could be. These essays should hold a place in 20th-century letters as a statement of unsurpassed passion on the theme: war and peace.



A Lesson for Our Times

A Lesson for Our Times Author C. Philip Skardon
ISBN-10 1452030332
Release 2010-03-19
Pages 748
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Even though it has faded in the minds of most, the Cold War was the dominant happening in the second half of the 20th Century. The underlying cause was the Soviet Unions expansionism, which was driven by imperialist ambition overlaid with ideology. Combating this radical and highly threatening form of political and territorial aggrandizement made extraordinary demands on the Western nations, and especially the United States because of its strength and democratic tradition. These forces vied in the Hungary-Suez Crisis of 1956 as not before or after, when 200,000 Soviet troops intervened in Hungary to put down the revolution and the attendant Uprising, and, acting contrary to Western interests, Britain and France invaded the Canal Zone and the Israelis the Sinai, raising the crisis to a point of extreme danger as the East-West confrontation nearly burst its bounds. Had the allies not been halted in Egypt by the Eisenhower Administrations use of the UN Charter and UN mechanisms for maintaining peace, and the Russians not deterred from invading Western Europe by threat of U.S. nuclear retaliation, it seemed possible that the world would experience a general war with nuclear weapons as a major component. A Lesson for Our Times focuses on this possibility. While it is about the steps taken by the United States to prevent the worst from occurring immediately, it is also about what was done to prevent a similar crisis from occurring in the future. To say that these actions were unique and effective is true but not enough. They were also unprecedented in the history of the nation, and surely the world, as well as proof that the peace-keeping system devised after World War II would function as intended if undergirded and augmented by U.S. prestige and wherewithal. Here, then, was Hungary-Suez in its totality. More should be known about the crisis for these reasons alone. This book seeks to meet that need while filling a large gap in the understanding of the Cold War. It also recalls a time when Americas conduct as the worlds primary superpower was as clear and visionary as it was purposeful and constructive, in a word, when American diplomacy was at its zenith.



Images of Our Time

Images of Our Time Author Robert Skaf
ISBN-10 9781514489567
Release 2016-05-31
Pages 50
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Images of our time is a combination of poetry short stories and paintings. For decades I have been observing the developments around the world that would ultimately affect our survival as a species. As a grocer, I would have been more than happy just to take care of my business and my family. The least of my worries should have been the survival of the human race. Like most people in the west, I felt confident and optimistic about the future. This confidence grew stronger in particular after the dismemberment of the Soviet Union. Slowly, however, I began to realize that as a civilization, the west is at risk of facing a major economic meltdown.



The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke Three letters addressed to a member of the present parliament on the proposals for peace with the regicide directory of France Preface to the address of M Brissot to his constituents

The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke  Three letters addressed to a member of the present parliament  on the proposals for peace with the regicide directory of France  Preface to the address of M  Brissot to his constituents Author Edmund Burke
ISBN-10 HARVARD:HXH32A
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Anna Karenina in Our Time

Anna Karenina in Our Time Author Gary Saul Morson
ISBN-10 0300100701
Release 2007
Pages 263
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In this invigorating new assessment of Anna Karenina, Gary Saul Morson overturns traditional interpretations of the classic novel and shows why readers have misunderstood Tolstoy’s characters and intentions. Morson argues that Tolstoy’s ideas are far more radical than has been thought: his masterpiece challenges deeply held conceptions of romantic love, the process of social reform, modernization, and the nature of good and evil. By investigating the ethical, philosophical, and social issues with which Tolstoy grappled, Morson finds in Anna Karenina powerful connections with the concerns of today. He proposes that Tolstoy’s effort to see the world more wisely can deeply inform our own search for wisdom in the present day. The book offers brilliant analyses of Anna, Karenin, Dolly, Levin, and other characters, with a particularly subtle portrait of Anna’s extremism and self-deception. Morson probes Tolstoy’s important insights (evil is often the result of negligence; goodness derives from small, everyday deeds) and completes the volume with an irresistible, original list of One Hundred and Sixty-Three Tolstoyan Conclusions.



War and Peace in Islam

War and Peace in Islam Author SM Farid Mirbagheri
ISBN-10 9781137001313
Release 2012-03-13
Pages 214
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Mirbagheri traces the revival of Islamic/ist movements, and embarks on a theoretical study of some of the fundamental concepts in Islam and International Relations such as the self, Jihad, peace and universalism. Contemporary cases of conflict in the Middle East are analysed to pose a challenge to the universalist discourse of Western liberalism.



The Portfolio Or a Collection of State Papers Illustrative of the History of Our Times

The Portfolio  Or a Collection of State Papers     Illustrative of the History of Our Times Author
ISBN-10 BCUL:VD2393262
Release 1836
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Personal Recollections and Observations of General Nelson A Miles Embracing a Brief View of the Civil War Or From New England to the Golden Gate and the Story of His Indian Campaigns with Comments on the Exploration Development and Progress of Our Great Western Empire

Personal Recollections and Observations of General Nelson A  Miles  Embracing a Brief View of the Civil War  Or  From New England to the Golden Gate and the Story of His Indian Campaigns with Comments on the Exploration  Development  and Progress of Our Great Western Empire Author Nelson A. Miles
ISBN-10 0803281811
Release 1992-04-01
Pages 591
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In 1897, five years after he won the Medal of Honor, General Nelson A. Miles published his memoirs, often cited and now made widely available in this two-volume Bison Book edition. While relating his own colorful adventures, General Miles also ranges over time and space, taking into account fur traders, trail blazers, gold seekers, and missionaries. The first volume described his service in the Civil War and his campaigns against the Indians on the northern plains. Volume 2 follows General Miles to Washington Territory, where he com-mands the Department of Columbia, and finally to the Southwest, where he succeeds General George Crook in directing the fight against the Apaches. The pursuit of Geronimo is one of the many subjects illustrated here by Frederic Remington. In his introduction to the second volume Robert Wooster notes the importance of this memoir as a document on the Indian wars, extremely revealing of the character of a difficult but competent general.



Behavioral Science and Human Survival

Behavioral Science and Human Survival Author Milton Schwebel
ISBN-10 9780595271672
Release 2003-04-01
Pages 288
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"[F]irst published in 1965,[it] represents a milestone in the application of the human sciences to the problems of avoiding catastrophic war and working toward a stable peace. Drawing on the work of some of the post-World War II titans of psychology, sociology, psychiatry and education...the book brought hope in a sometimes hopeless era [and] provided a point of origin to those of us who came of age in the 1960s..." -James G. Blight



The Naval Chronicle Volume 30 July December 1813

The Naval Chronicle  Volume 30  July December 1813 Author James Stanier Clarke
ISBN-10 9781108018692
Release 2010-09-02
Pages 574
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Volume 30 of the Naval Chronicle (1813) contains eyewitness accounts of naval battles and reports of a plague outbreak.



The History and Proceedings of the House of Lords from the Restoration in 1660 to the Present Time

The History and Proceedings of the House of Lords  from the Restoration in 1660 to the Present Time Author Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
ISBN-10 OSU:32435030717870
Release 1742
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The Annals of Our Time A Diurnal of Events Social and Political which Have Happened In Or Had Relation To the Kingdom of Great Britain from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the Opening of the Present Parliament 1837 1868

The Annals of Our Time  A Diurnal of Events  Social and Political  which Have Happened In  Or Had Relation To  the Kingdom of Great Britain  from the Accession of Queen Victoria to the Opening of the Present Parliament   1837 1868  Author
ISBN-10 BL:A0017681043
Release 1869
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The War That Forged a Nation

The War That Forged a Nation Author James M. McPherson
ISBN-10 9780199375790
Release 2015-02-12
Pages 304
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More than 140 years ago, Mark Twain observed that the Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." In fact, five generations have passed, and Americans are still trying to measure the influence of the immense fratricidal conflict that nearly tore the nation apart. In The War that Forged a Nation, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson considers why the Civil War remains so deeply embedded in our national psyche and identity. The drama and tragedy of the war, from its scope and size--an estimated death toll of 750,000, far more than the rest of the country's wars combined--to the nearly mythical individuals involved--Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson--help explain why the Civil War remains a topic of interest. But the legacy of the war extends far beyond historical interest or scholarly attention. Here, McPherson draws upon his work over the past fifty years to illuminate the war's continuing resonance across many dimensions of American life. Touching upon themes that include the war's causes and consequences; the naval war; slavery and its abolition; and Lincoln as commander in chief, McPherson ultimately proves the impossibility of understanding the issues of our own time unless we first understand their roots in the era of the Civil War. From racial inequality and conflict between the North and South to questions of state sovereignty or the role of government in social change--these issues, McPherson shows, are as salient and controversial today as they were in the 1860s. Thoughtful, provocative, and authoritative, The War that Forged a Nation looks anew at the reasons America's civil war has remained a subject of intense interest for the past century and a half, and affirms the enduring relevance of the conflict for America today.



The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time

The Parliamentary Debates from the Year 1803 to the Present Time Author Great Britain. Parliament
ISBN-10 OSU:32435072654890
Release 1819
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From Mutual Observation to Propaganda War

From Mutual Observation to Propaganda War Author Malte Griesse
ISBN-10 9783839426425
Release 2014-03
Pages 354
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The Arab spring, protest movements in the EU, Russia, Turkey or elsewhere, are often labeled as twitter-revolutions. A crucial role is attributed to the new media, coverage of events abroad and ensuing mutual reactions. With the dissemination of print, revolts in early-modern times faced the challenge of a similar media-revolution. This influenced the very face of the events that could become full-fledged propaganda wars once the insurgents had won access to the printing press. But it also had an impact on revolt-narratives. Governments severely persecuted dissident views in such delicate issues as revolts. Observers abroad had no such divided loyalties and were freer to reflect upon the events. Therefore, the book focuses mainly on representations of revolts across borders.



Thoughts on a peace with France with some observations on Mr Burke s two letters on proposals for peace with the Regicide Directory

Thoughts on a peace with France  with some observations on Mr Burke s two letters  on proposals for peace with the Regicide Directory Author France
ISBN-10 BL:A0018426197
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Debates in Congress

Debates in Congress Author
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044054994025
Release 1828
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