Author: Michel Seymour
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Political Science
Are Nation-states obsolete? Are multination states viable? Can we really create powerful supranational institutions? These are the questions that celebrated authors and specialists attempt to answer in this important collection of articles. The work contains theoretical essays and case studies by philosophers, sociologists, political scientists and governmental analysts that provide state of the art analyses of the situation of the nation-state as it is developing all over the world in the new millennium. There are different concepts of nationhood and different forms of national consciousness: ethnic, civic, cultural, socio-political and diasporic. There are also different ways for nations to be present on any given territory; as immigrant groups, as extensions of neighbouring national majorities, as minority nations or as majority nations. There are also different policies adopted toward different groups: bilingualism, multiculturalism, interculturalism, collective rights, etc. Finally, there are different sorts of political arrangements: nation-state, multination state, confederation of sovereign states, multinational federation, federation of nation-states, supranational institutions, etc. The enormous complexity of these issues explain why nations, nationalism and nation-states have been so difficult to understand. The theoretical essays contained in this volume are sensitive to all those issues. The authors examine the foundations of nationalist thinking and the justifications behind the nation-state model. They also reflect upon the nation building policies, politics of recognition and issues related to globalization. The case studies investigate countries or regions such as Ireland, Scotland, Catalonia, the Balkans, Russia, USA, Finland, India, Indonesia, the European Union and Canada.
The Search for National Security in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Author: Michael Mandelbaum
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Fate of Nations identifies and illustrates the basic varieties of security policy, as well as re-interpreting six well-documented historical episodes: Great Britain and the nineteenth century balance of power system; France between the two world wars; The United States during the Cold War; China from the Communist victory in 1949 to 1976; Israel from the founding of the state in 1948 to the peace treaty with Egypt in 1979; Japan and the international economic order after 1945. Professor Mandelbaum shows that, while no state is wholly restricted by its position in the international system, neither is any entirely free from external constraints. He concludes that in this century, national security policies have been more prudent, even when unsuccessful, than they often retrospectively have been judged.
Author: Laura Gamble Shumaker
What fate awaits Mankind? As they contemplate their futures, they've forgotten their pasts...and The Harvest. Mankind's darkest hour is arriving...again. Prisoners of the merciless Grays, will anyone survive The Fate of Nations?
Personal Trauma and the Fate of Nations
Author: V. H. H.. Green
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
Category: Diseases and history
Now in paperback, an examination of the ways in which the mental sickness of individual rulers has affected history, from the Roman emperors through to the present day. Originally published in 1993.
How Competitiveness Shapes the Fate of Nations
Author: Richard Elkus
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
Over the past thirty years, the United States has lost commanding leads in business after business. We no longer make cameras, TVs, MP3 players, cell phones, or DVD players, and we have become the world's largest debtor nation. Everyone thinks this is because of cheap labor costs, but in fact Asian leaders have a fundamental and different way of thinking about business. They are playing a different game. If the U.S. wants to regain its competitiveness and preserve its global power, it must play the game as it's played in the rest of the world. Winner Take All tells us what it takes to be competitive, and how we need to reform our thinking to regain what we have lost. Richard Elkus isn't afraid to bring a few sacred cows to the slaughter. This is the essential primer for any policy maker, business leader, or general reader interested in knowing how America can regain the economic clout it once had.
The Story of the Great War, Volume Two
Author: G. J. MEYER
The most accessible account of the war years 1916-18: 'A worthy counterpoint to Hew Strachan's magisterial three-volume scholarly project.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations
Author: Ian Morris
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Social Science
In the last thirty years, there have been fierce debates over how civilizations develop and why the West became so powerful. The Measure of Civilization presents a brand-new way of investigating these questions and provides new tools for assessing the long-term growth of societies. Using a groundbreaking numerical index of social development that compares societies in different times and places, award-winning author Ian Morris sets forth a sweeping examination of Eastern and Western development across 15,000 years since the end of the last ice age. He offers surprising conclusions about when and why the West came to dominate the world and fresh perspectives for thinking about the twenty-first century. Adapting the United Nations' approach for measuring human development, Morris's index breaks social development into four traits--energy capture per capita, organization, information technology, and war-making capacity--and he uses archaeological, historical, and current government data to quantify patterns. Morris reveals that for 90 percent of the time since the last ice age, the world's most advanced region has been at the western end of Eurasia, but contrary to what many historians once believed, there were roughly 1,200 years--from about 550 to 1750 CE--when an East Asian region was more advanced. Only in the late eighteenth century CE, when northwest Europeans tapped into the energy trapped in fossil fuels, did the West leap ahead. Resolving some of the biggest debates in global history, The Measure of Civilization puts forth innovative tools for determining past, present, and future economic and social trends.
Author: Roy Speckhard
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
God (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) Angels are created—appointed archangel, Lucifer. Lucifer and followers rebel against God. God creates hell—Lucifer (Satan) and followers sent there for eternity. God creates universe/earth. God creates a man and a woman in his own image. Satan lures woman (Eve) and man (Adam) into... The Fall The Road of Life
Author: Guy Livingston
As the curtain rises on the 21st century, the United States of America is at war with an enemy that possesses a global reach. Policy makers warn that the struggle against terrorism is different from any other campaign in our nation's history. It will be fought on an international scale against a particularly elusive and determined enemy over an extended period of time. Each day, dark and menacing headlines raise new questions concerning what the future holds. Many today are naturally looking to the Bible for answers to their questions and fears. What does all that is happening to our world mean? Is God in control and looking after the world, or do we live in a world driven only by chance? Is God directing world events and peoples lives, or are these left to the devices of men? If God is directing world events, then is He doing so in according to a definite purpose, or by directionless whim? If God is directing world events according to a definite purpose, then what is that purpose? Is it possible for evil forces to usurp God's purpose, or do outcomes always reflect God's will? If God has formed a definite purpose for humankind, then how are the current world events working toward that end? If world events are fulfilling God's preordained purpose and divine program for the nations of the world, what role is the United States to play? The Fate of Our Nation combines American history, current events, and Bible prophecy in a unique, exciting, and informative look at what the future holds for the United States of America. It also looks at what the Bible has to say about Iraq, and the other nations of the Middle East.
Author: Paul Adams
Publisher: BH via PublishDrive
Category: Study Aids
Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations by Amy Chua: Conversation Starters “Political Tribes” is a book written by bestseller author Amy Chua. In it, she argues that Americans tend to always regard the world in terms of countries engaged in great ideological combats, for example, Democracy vs. Authoritarianism or Capitalism vs. Communism. Chua defines this as a blindness that is responsible for undermining American foreign policy. She claims America must find a national identity that goes beyond political tribes. She says that slogans of unity are false and just another form of discord and calls for a different type of harmony, a more difficult one, that recognizes and fights the reality of tribe inequities and differences. “Political Tribes” enjoyed a great success; reaching Amazon’s best sellers rank shortly after it was published. The Financial Times called it an important book that presents in a clear way how America’s liberals contributed to Trump’s election by failing to see its own sense of tribalism. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent companion resource of the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. © Copyright 2018 Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.
Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations
Author: Anthony McMichael
Publisher: Oxford University Press
When we think of "climate change," we think of man-made global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions. But natural climate change has occurred throughout human history, and populations have had to adapt to the climate's vicissitudes. Anthony J. McMichael, a renowned epidemiologist and a pioneer in the field of how human health relates to climate change, is the ideal person to tell this story. Climate Change and the Health of Nations shows how the natural environment has vast direct and indirect repercussions for human health and welfare. McMichael takes us on a tour of human history through the lens of major transformations in climate. From the very beginning of our species some five million years ago, human biology has evolved in response to cooling temperatures, new food sources, and changing geography. As societies began to form, they too adapted in relation to their environments, most notably with the development of agriculture eleven thousand years ago. Agricultural civilization was a Faustian bargain, however: the prosperity and comfort that an agrarian society provides relies on the assumption that the environment will largely remain stable. Indeed, for agriculture to succeed, environmental conditions must be just right, which McMichael refers to as the "Goldilocks phenomenon." Global warming is disrupting this balance, just as other climate-related upheavals have tested human societies throughout history. As McMichael shows, the break-up of the Roman Empire, the bubonic Plague of Justinian, and the mysterious collapse of Mayan civilization all have roots in climate change. Why devote so much analysis to the past, when the daunting future of climate change is already here? Because the story of mankindâs previous survival in the face of an unpredictable and unstable climate, and of the terrible toll that climate change can take, could not be more important as we face the realities of a warming planet. This sweeping magnum opus is not only a rigorous, innovative, and fascinating exploration of how the climate affects the human condition, but also an urgent call to recognize our species' utter reliance on the earth as it is.
Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations
Author: Amy Chua
Category: Political Science
The bestselling author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua offers a bold new prescription for reversing our foreign policy failures and overcoming our destructive political tribalism at home Humans are tribal. We need to belong to groups. In many parts of the world, the group identities that matter most – the ones that people will kill and die for – are ethnic, religious, sectarian, or clan-based. But because America tends to see the world in terms of nation-states engaged in great ideological battles – Capitalism vs. Communism, Democracy vs. Authoritarianism, the “Free World” vs. the “Axis of Evil” – we are often spectacularly blind to the power of tribal politics. Time and again this blindness has undermined American foreign policy. In the Vietnam War, viewing the conflict through Cold War blinders, we never saw that most of Vietnam’s “capitalists” were members of the hated Chinese minority. Every pro-free-market move we made helped turn the Vietnamese people against us. In Iraq, we were stunningly dismissive of the hatred between that country’s Sunnis and Shias. If we want to get our foreign policy right – so as to not be perpetually caught off guard and fighting unwinnable wars – the United States has to come to grips with political tribalism abroad. Just as Washington’s foreign policy establishment has been blind to the power of tribal politics outside the country, so too have American political elites been oblivious to the group identities that matter most to ordinary Americans – and that are tearing the United States apart. As the stunning rise of Donald Trump laid bare, identity politics have seized both the American left and right in an especially dangerous, racially inflected way. In America today, every group feels threatened: whites and blacks, Latinos and Asians, men and women, liberals and conservatives, and so on. There is a pervasive sense of collective persecution and discrimination. On the left, this has given rise to increasingly radical and exclusionary rhetoric of privilege and cultural appropriation. On the right, it has fueled a disturbing rise in xenophobia and white nationalism. In characteristically persuasive style, Amy Chua argues that America must rediscover a national identity that transcends our political tribes. Enough false slogans of unity, which are just another form of divisiveness. It is time for a more difficult unity that acknowledges the reality of group differences and fights the deep inequities that divide us.
Author: Adusca Odin
Category: Political Science
These stones where found on the beaches of Alaska in 2022 and 2003. Ancients saw spirits inside. What do you see?
Author: Battlefront Miniatures
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Games & Activities
The fate of a nation hangs in the balance. Israel cannot afford to lose a single battle. One defeat would mean the destruction of the tiny Jewish state. Not waiting to be attacked by the Arab forces massing on its borders, Israel strikes first. Hundreds of tanks sweep across the border and punch through the enemy defences, with infantry following up to clear the way for the advance to continue. After six days of brutal fighting, the war was over. A thousand tanks lay strewn across the desert. Tens of thousands of soldiers lay dead and wounded. Israel had survived, but the Arabs vowed that any peace would be short lived. Fate of a Nation brings the Arab-Israeli Wars to the tabletop, allowing players to recreate the sweeping operations that helped to shape the Middle East. Take command of your forces and see how you fare in one of the Cold War's most volatile regions.
The Fate of Self-Government in Europe
Author: Pierre Manent
Publisher: Intercollegiate Studies Inst
Category: Political Science
Can Europe survive after abandoning the national loyalties—and religious traditions—that provided meaning? And what will happen to the United States as it goes down a similar path? The eminent French political philosopher Pierre Manent addresses these questions in his brilliant meditation on Europe's experiment in maximizing individual and social rights. By seeking to escape from the “national form,” he shows, the European Union has weakened the very institutions that made possible liberty and self-government in the first place. Worse still, the “spiritual vacuity” that characterizes today's secular Europe—and, increasingly, the United States—is ultimately untenable.