THINKING IN TIME THE USES OF HISTORY FOR DECISION MAKERS

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Thinking In Time

Author : Richard E. Neustadt
ISBN : 1451667620
Genre : Business & Economics
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“A convincing case that careful analysis of the history, issues, individuals, and institutions can lead to better decisions—in business as well as in government” (BusinessWeek). Two noted professors offer easily remembered rules for using history effectively in day-to-day management of governmental and corporate affairs to avoid costly blunders. “An illuminating guide to the use and abuse of history in affairs of state” (Arthur Schlesinger).
Category: Business & Economics

Presidential Power And The Modern Presidents

Author : Richard E. Neustadt
ISBN : 9780029227961
Genre : History
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Suggests a theory of presidential power, and tests it against the events in the administrations of the postwar presidents
Category: History

Pr Tagoras

Author : Plato
ISBN : 9607760379
Genre : Ethics
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Category: Ethics

Analogies At War

Author : Yuen Foong Khong
ISBN : 0691025355
Genre : History
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From World War I to Operation Desert Storm, American policymakers have repeatedly invoked the "lessons of history" as they contemplated taking their nation to war. Do these historical analogies actually shape policy, or are they primarily tools of political justification? Yuen Foong Khong argues that leaders use analogies not merely to justify policies but also to perform specific cognitive and information-processing tasks essential to political decision-making. Khong identifies what these tasks are and shows how they can be used to explain the U.S. decision to intervene in Vietnam. Relying on interviews with senior officials and on recently declassified documents, the author demonstrates with a precision not attained by previous studies that the three most important analogies of the Vietnam era--Korea, Munich, and Dien Bien Phu--can account for America's Vietnam choices. A special contribution is the author's use of cognitive social psychology to support his argument about how humans analogize and to explain why policymakers often use analogies poorly.
Category: History

American Cold War Strategy

Author : Ernest R. May
ISBN : 0312066376
Genre : History
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Written in 1950, NSC 68 laid out the rationale for American Cold War strategy. This volume includes the complete text of NSC 68, followed by commentaries from former officials, specialists on American foreign policy, and American and foreign scholars. Ernest May's analytical essays discuss the many ways in which this historical document can be read, remembered, and understood.
Category: History

Author : Στιβεν Πρεσσφιλντ
ISBN : 9601600612
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Liddell Hart And The Weight Of History

Author : John J. Mearsheimer
ISBN : 0801476313
Genre : History
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This troubling book offers a striking illustration of how history can be used and abused—how a gifted individual can create their own self-serving version of the past.
Category: History

Clio At The Table

Author : Kenneth K. Wong
ISBN : 1433104105
Genre : Education
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"Clio at the Table" provides important historical perspectives on contemporary education policy issues. Based on a conference held in honor of Carl Kaestle, one of the most eminent education historians in the United States, the book includes chapters that address some of the major concerns of U.S. education today, all of which are particular foci of Kaestle's work: urban education, equity, the role of the federal government, and national standards. On each topic, the book presents summaries of new research and explores the uses of history to help further the connections between historical analysis and policy analysis. It will be particularly useful in courses on education history and policy.
Category: Education

Skotein Epeiros

Author : Mark Mazower
ISBN : 9602212233
Genre : Europe
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Category: Europe

Immaculate Warfare

Author : Stephen D. Wrage
ISBN : 0275976432
Genre : History
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This volume of essays-written by military officers who analyzed the intelligence, planned the missions, and flew the planes over Iraq, Kosovo, and Afghanistan-offers the most penetrating look to date at the realities of American precision air power. When the gun-camera footage from air strikes during the Gulf War reached America's television screens, people awoke to the astonishing accuracy and power of smart weapons. Yet ten years' experience has taught what these remarkable weapons can and cannot do, and now, as American policy makers look to them to win the global war on terrorism, it is essential to understand the promise and the limits of immaculate warfare. This volume of essays-written by military officers who analyzed the intelligence, planned the missions, and flew the planes over Iraq, Kosovo, and Afghanistan-offers the most penetrating look to date at the realities of American precision air power. Topics include: * The political context of using force from the air * The theoretical considerations involved in the use of air power to coerce an enemy * An insider's view from General Clark's headquarters as he commanded the Kosovo war effort * The tensions between civilian and military leaderships during the Kosovo war * Precision weapons and the paradoxes their use involves * The debate surrounding when precision weapons ought to be employed
Category: History