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The Roots of War

A Jungian Perspective

Author: Anthony Stevens

Publisher: Paragon House Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 237

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John C. Calhoun and the Roots of War

Author: Thomas A. Durwood,Teresa Noel Celsi

Publisher: Silver Burdett Pr

ISBN: 9780382240454

Category: Legislators

Page: 135

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A biography of the senator from South Carolina who fought for the South's interests and to keep the institution of slavery.

The Roots of War and Domination

Author: Ralph Metzner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781587901508

Category: History

Page: 86

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Dr. Metzner tracks the roots of war and domination in the psychological consequences of violent child abuse; in historical and prehistorical patterns of resource competition; and in mammalian predator behavior gone awry. Seeking still deeper roots, he explores lesser-known mythological and esoteric teachings including the Buddhist myths of power-addicted demons and the Sumerian myths of dominating extraterrestrial, war-lord colonizers.

Causes of War

Power and the Roots of Conflict

Author: Stephen Van Evera

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801467195

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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What causes war? How can military conflicts best be prevented? In this book, Stephen Van Evera frames five conditions that increase the risk of interstate war: false optimism about the likely outcome of a war, a first-strike advantage, fluctuation in the relative power of states, circumstances that allow nations to parlay one conquest into another, and circumstances that make conquest easy. According to Van Evera, all but one of these conditions-false optimism-rarely occur today, but policymakers often erroneously believe in their existence. He argues that these misperceptions are responsible for many modern wars, and explores both World Wars, the Korean War, and the 1967 Mideast War as test cases. Finally, he assesses the possibility of nuclear war by applying all five hypotheses to its potential onset. Van Evera's book demonstrates that ideas from the Realist paradigm can offer strong explanations for international conflict and valuable prescriptions for its control.

Roots of War and Terror

Author: Anthony Stevens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441143351

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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In 'The Roots of War and Terror', Anthony Stevens provides profound insights into the nature and origins of armed conflict. Combining the concepts of the archetype and the collective unconscious (Jungian) with crucial evidence from the behavioural and biological sciences, Stevens exposes war as an ancient propensity rooted in human psychology - particularly in the psychology and anatomy of the human male.Stevens explains what attracts men to the profession of arms and describes the age-old techniques, still used in military training camps, which are necessary to activate the warrior archetype in the masculine psyche. The author sheds light on how leaders persuade populations to go to war and lays bare the unconscious fantasies that could draw us all to final Armageddon.In later chapters in his book, Stevens discusses ways of inhibiting the archetypes of war (through educational policy and admission of women into the citadels of masculine power) of diverting them into less destructive channels.'The Roots of War and Terror' is an indispensable work for anyone wishing to understand the psychological basis of war or hoping to discover ways in which the unimaginable catastrophe of nuclear war could be avoided.'Denial and dissociation, repression and projection enable us to remain cheerfully unconscious. Disguised as defenders of our egos and protectors of our peace of mind, those discreet flunkies are really secret agents in the service of the archetypes of war. Unknown and unrecognised by our fellow citizens, they are the stooges of Armageddon.'

The Roots of Violence

A History of War in Chad

Author: M. J. Azevedo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135300801

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Examining conflict and warfare in Chad from both historic and contemporary perspectives, Mario Azevedo explores not only how violence has permeated and become almost an intrinsic part of the fabric of the central-eastern Sudanic societies, but how foreign interference from centuries ago to the present-day have exacerbated rather than suppressed the violence. Although the main objective of the volume is to understand present Chad, it provides comprehensive and analytical discussion of Chad's violent past. This strategy goes beyond putting the blame on the unwise and ethnic policies at Francois Tombalbaye or Felix Malloum; instead, Roots of Violence clarifies the role of violence in both pre- and post-colonial Chad and, thus, demythologizes many of the assumptions held by scholars and non-scholars alike.

The roots of war resistance

pacifism from the early church to Tolstoy

Author: Peter Brock

Publisher: Fellowship of Reconciliation

ISBN: N.A

Category: Christianity

Page: 81

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Eritrea

The Roots of War

Author: Jordan Gebre-Medhin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Eritrea

Page: N.A

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The Roots of War in the 21st Century

Geography, Hegemony, and Politics in Asia-Pacific

Author: Randall Jordan Doyle

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 0761846298

Category: Political Science

Page: 166

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This book argues that the 21st century will witness a fundamental global shift in economic and military hegemonic power from the U.S.-European sphere to the U.S.-Asia-Pacific region. Geography, hegemony, and politics will represent the foundational pillars for change, progress, and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.

The Roots of War in the 21st Century

Geography, Hegemony, and Politics in Asia-Pacific

Author: Randall Doyle

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 076184631X

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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This book argues that the 21st century will witness a fundamental global shift in economic and military hegemonic power from the U.S.-European sphere to the U.S.-Asia-Pacific region. The rise of China is recognized as the primary reason for the resurgence of the Asia-Pacific in the 21st century, but several other countries, such as Japan, South Korea, and Australia, are also becoming increasingly important geostrategic players within the region. And, there is the real potential for the development of a new and dynamic regional organization that would address the future economic and security challenges, dangers, and prospects confronting Asia-Pacific as the 21st century unfolds. Professor Randall Doyle provides a detailed and expansive overview of what is quickly becoming the fastest developing and most important region in the world. Dr. Doyle believes geography, hegemony, and politics will represent the foundational pillars for change, progress, and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region during the 21st century.

Apartheid's Contras

An Inquiry Into the Roots of War in Angola and Mozambique

Author: William Minter

Publisher: William Minter

ISBN: 1856492664

Category: History

Page: 308

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Of all the many violent chapters in recent Southern African history, the conflicts in Angola and Mozambique since independence in 1975 have been the most protracted, complex and deadly for millions of civilians. William Minter argues that they represent a new kind of non-conventional warfare characteristic of the 'contra' period - neither classic guerrilla warfare nor straightforward external aggression, but comprising elements of civil war dominated by regional and global external powers. He examines the Unita and Renamo social structures, external interventions, patterns of military recruitment, conditioning, logistics and strategy, and the mistakes made by the Angolan and Mozambican states.

The Root of War is Fear

Thomas Merton's Advice to Peacemakers

Author: Forest, Jim

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608336573

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Providing an intimate and timely view of Merton, this book traces the theme of peace and nonviolence in Merton's life and writings, drawing in particular on extensive correspondence with Jim Forest, a Merton biographer.

Roots of War

Wanting Power, Seeing Threat, Justifying Force

Author: David G. Winter

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199355770

Category: Psychology

Page: N.A

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Ever since Thucydides pondered reasons for the outbreak of the Peloponnesian War, writers, philosophers, and social scientists have tried to identify factors that promote conflict escalation: for example, history (tomorrow's wars are often rooted in yesterday's conflicts), changing balance of power among nations, or domestic political forces. In the end, however, these "causes" are constructed by human beings and involve the memories, emotions, and motives of both the leaders and the led. In July 1914, the long-standing peace of Europe was shattered when the Sarajevo assassinations quickly escalated to World War I. In contrast, at the height of the Cold War, the Cuban Missile Crisis could have easily plunged the world into a thermonuclear world war, but was ultimately peacefully resolved. Why the different outcomes? In Roots of War: Wanting Power, Seeing Threat, Justifying Force, David G. Winter identifies three psychological factors that contributed to the differences in these historical outcomes: the desire for power, exaggerated perception of the opponent's threat, and justification for using military force. Several lines of research establish how these factors lead to escalation and war: comparative archival studies of "war" and "peace" crises, laboratory experiments on threat perception, and surveys of factors leading people to believe that a particular war is "just." The research findings in Roots of War also demonstrate the importance of power in preserving peace through diplomatic interventions, past and present.

The Roots of Morality

Author: Maxine Sheets-Johnstone

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271048277

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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The Next Great War?

The Roots of World War I and the Risk of U.S.-China Conflict

Author: Richard N. Rosecrance,Steven E. Miller

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262028999

Category: History

Page: 320

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A century ago, Europe's diplomats mismanaged the crisis triggered by the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and the continent plunged into World War I, which killed millions, toppled dynasties, and destroyed empires. Today, as the hundredth anniversary of the Great War prompts renewed debate about the war's causes, scholars and policy experts are also considering the parallels between the present international system and the world of 1914. Are China and the United States fated to follow in the footsteps of previous great power rivals? Will today's alliances drag countries into tomorrow's wars? Can leaders manage power relationships peacefully? Or will East Asia's territorial and maritime disputes trigger a larger conflict, just as rivalries in the Balkans did in 1914?In The Next Great War?, experts reconsider the causes of World War I and explore whether the great powers of the twenty-first century can avoid the mistakes of Europe's statesmen in 1914 and prevent another catastrophic conflict. They find differences as well as similarities between today's world and the world of 1914 -- but conclude that only a deep understanding of those differences and early action to bring great powers together will likely enable the United States and China to avoid a great war.ContributorsAlan Alexandroff, Graham Allison, Richard N. Cooper, Charles S. Maier, Steven E. Miller, Joseph S. Nye Jr., T. G. Otte, David K. Richards, Richard N. Rosecrance, Kevin Rudd, Jack Snyder, Etel Solingen, Arthur A. Stein, Stephen Van Evera

Empire and Cold War

The Roots of US-Third World Antagonism, 1945–47

Author: Scott L. Bills

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349209694

Category: History

Page: 280

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The Second World War shattered and remade the world. Two great powers - the United States and the Soviet Union - warily confronted each other across the smoking ruins of Europe. But the end of war for Europeans prompted a surge of renewed struggle in colonial areas, as nationalist groups sought greater autonomy or independence. The weakened, tottering empires of Britain, France, and the Netherlands - their myths of military and racial superiority destroyed by the wartime line of march - were beset. American policymakers were no longer afforded the luxury of ignoring colonial problems as they began to fashion a new globalism to counter Soviet influence.

The Roots of the Mountains

Author: William Morris

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365619745

Category: Fiction

Page: 482

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The Roots of the Mountain J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings, said that his writing was inspired and influenced by the books of William Morris. A tale of a romance that unites two long-ago peoples and of the battle to defend their freedom against invading Huns. Roots of the Mountains has all the glory and strife of war, along with a love triangle similar to the one hinted at in Lord of the Ring. If you like folklore and stories that seem to draw from ancient Norse legends and Celtic peoples, you will love this story.

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