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Is There A Clash Of Civilizations

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations. Subcommittee on the Middle East and Central Asia
ISBN : PSU:000058932773
Genre : Cultural awareness
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Category: Cultural awareness

Money Changes Everything

Author : William N. Goetzmann
ISBN : 9780691178370
Genre : Business & Economics
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"[A] magnificent history of money and finance."--New York Times Book Review “Convincingly makes the case that finance is a change-maker of change-makers.”--Financial Times In the aftermath of recent financial crises, it's easy to see finance as a wrecking ball: something that destroys fortunes and jobs, and undermines governments and banks. In Money Changes Everything, leading financial historian William Goetzmann argues the exact opposite—that the development of finance has made the growth of civilizations possible. Goetzmann explains that finance is a time machine, a technology that allows us to move value forward and backward through time; and that this innovation has changed the very way we think about and plan for the future. He shows how finance was present at key moments in history: driving the invention of writing in ancient Mesopotamia, spurring the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome to become great empires, determining the rise and fall of dynasties in imperial China, and underwriting the trade expeditions that led Europeans to the New World. He also demonstrates how the apparatus we associate with a modern economy—stock markets, lines of credit, complex financial products, and international trade—were repeatedly developed, forgotten, and reinvented over the course of human history. Exploring the critical role of finance over the millennia, and around the world, Goetzmann details how wondrous financial technologies and institutions—money, bonds, banks, corporations, and more—have helped urban centers to expand and cultures to flourish. And it's not done reshaping our lives, as Goetzmann considers the challenges we face in the future, such as how to use the power of finance to care for an aging and expanding population. Money Changes Everything presents a fascinating look into the way that finance has steered the course of history.
Category: Business & Economics

The Clash Of Civilizations And The Remaking Of World Order

Author : Samuel P. Huntington
ISBN : 9781416561248
Genre : Political Science
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The classic study of post-Cold War international relations, more relevant than ever in the post-9/11 world, with a new foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Since its initial publication, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order has become a classic work of international relations and one of the most influential books ever written about foreign affairs. An insightful and powerful analysis of the forces driving global politics, it is as indispensable to our understanding of American foreign policy today as the day it was published. As former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski says in his new foreword to the book, it “has earned a place on the shelf of only about a dozen or so truly enduring works that provide the quintessential insights necessary for a broad understanding of world affairs in our time.” Samuel Huntington explains how clashes between civilizations are the greatest threat to world peace but also how an international order based on civilizations is the best safeguard against war. Events since the publication of the book have proved the wisdom of that analysis. The 9/11 attacks and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have demonstrated the threat of civilizations but have also shown how vital international cross-civilization cooperation is to restoring peace. As ideological distinctions among nations have been replaced by cultural differences, world politics has been reconfigured. Across the globe, new conflicts—and new cooperation—have replaced the old order of the Cold War era. The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order explains how the population explosion in Muslim countries and the economic rise of East Asia are changing global politics. These developments challenge Western dominance, promote opposition to supposedly “universal” Western ideals, and intensify intercivilization conflict over such issues as nuclear proliferation, immigration, human rights, and democracy. The Muslim population surge has led to many small wars throughout Eurasia, and the rise of China could lead to a global war of civilizations. Huntington offers a strategy for the West to preserve its unique culture and emphasizes the need for people everywhere to learn to coexist in a complex, multipolar, muliticivilizational world.
Category: Political Science

The Price Of Fear

Author : Ibrahim Warde
ISBN : STANFORD:36105127412281
Genre : Terrorism
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This book discusses how terrorists raise and transfer money to finance terrorism, and discusses the laws, rules and regulations designed to combat the process. In the process, the author discusses the faulty assumption which has formed the basis of the U.S. financial war on terror: that Al-Qaeda and other related terrorist groups were comparable to drug lords and other international gangsters, and that the methods derived from the war on drugs could be uncritically transposed to the fight against terror. He concludes that tracking clean money being "soiled" for illicit purposes requires fundamentally different intelligence and law enforcement approaches from monitoring dirty money that is being laundered.
Category: Terrorism

India And The Clash Of Civilizations

Author : Rajendra Kumar Mishra
ISBN : 9781482815184
Genre : Fiction
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Somdutt and Chandrmukhi are upper-caste Hindus belonging to Indias affluent bourgeoisie. Like most Hindu secularists-leftists, they are moral snobs who attack Hindu fundamentalism not only because it will impede the modernization of their co-religionists but also to appease Muslims whose resistance to the reformation of their archaic traditions and personal laws mainly out of antipathy to Hindus, who advocate it, they secretly despise as asinine! Their indifference to the Muslims economic and educational backwardness further testifies to their contempt for their fundamentalism. Chandrmukhi holds sumptuous evening parties where her upper-class friends shed crocodile tears for the poor. Her husband, Vishnu, suspects Somdutt to be her lover. Distressed by his unrelenting jealousy the loving and virtuous wife accidentally succumbs to and becomes pregnant by an admirer, whose identity remains a matter of conjecture. She commits suicide from remorse. Vishnus uncle Jawaharlal, a wealthy lawyer, is a typical devotee of Gandhi who preaches Hindu-Muslim brotherhood despite thinking that most Indian Muslims, who voted for Pakistan but remained in India, despise his idol as a sanctimonious and wily Hindu politician who desperately tried but failed to prevent the formation of a sovereign Muslim State.
Category: Fiction

The Unfinished Country

Author : Max Lerner
ISBN : UOM:39015026717374
Genre : United States
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A collection of his columns for the "New York Post" during the last decade.
Category: United States

Nomad

Author : Ayaan Hirsi Ali
ISBN : 9780857200204
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Nomadis a philosophical memoir, telling how Ayaan Hirsi Ali came to America in search of a new life, and the difficulties she faced in reconciling her two worlds. With vivid anecdotes and observations of people, cultures, and political debacles, this narrative weaves together Hirsi Ali's personal story -- including her reconciliation with her devout father who had disowned her when she denounced Islam -- with the stories of other women and men, high-profile and not, whom she encounters. With a deep understanding and intimate perspective of the situation of Muslim women and moderates in the world today and her singular, unwavering intellectual courage, Hirsi Ali offers her always notable, often controversial analysis of Islam vis a vis the superiority of Western democratic values.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The History Of Popular Culture

Author : Norman F. Cantor
ISBN : UVA:X000513269
Genre : Civilization
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A collection of more than 150 studies in social and cultural history written by respected scholars and incisive commentators whose primary concern is human behavior and the nature of human society.
Category: Civilization

1857 War Of Independence Or Clash Of Civilizations

Author : Salahuddin Ahmad
ISBN : UOM:39015082753602
Genre : History
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This book has significant historical value: a) it offers a serious insight into the British psyche at the height of Victorian England by delving into the serious debates which ensued in the wake of the revolt in India. The result is analytical reflections on British imperial, evangelical,economic, political, military and moral thinking. While a majority of the Britons were social, political or spiritual Rudyard Kiplings, a smaller number, like Chartists headed by Ernst Jones and the Irish nationalists were moral provocateurs who seriously challenged the conscience of theircountrymen on imperial issues. b) The book breaks a number of myths which had been carefully nurtured in Britain about the popular acceptance of British rule in India. Even though public opinion by its very nature is a combination of fact, fiction, and gossip, the extraordinarily large number ofreports from the field in India (the fist mail dealing with the uprising in India brought more than 20,000 pieces of mail from the rebel colony on 26 June1857) shattered the long held convictions in Britain that their rule was popularly embraced by the populace in India. c)The book further opens anew vista in the study of the Indian 'mutiny'; so far it has been viewed everything except a Muslim rebellion, while the reports from the field indicated that it was a Muslim rebellion first and last. Why this interpretation was missed by so many scholars in the past is an inexplicable enigma. WhileHindu participation was based on their perceived or real grievances and was limited in scale, the heart and soul of Muslims was in the revolt and it was shared in all parts of Indo-Pakistan subcontinent - from province to province and from villages through towns into cities. d) The book also opens anew chapter on the degree to which Christian evangelism had taken hold of British imperial effort in India, used and exploited it to advance missionary efforts in the South Asian colony. It also reveals the degree to which Christians had become intolerant of other faiths.
Category: History

The Clash Of Cultures

Author : Brian Catchpole
ISBN : UOM:39015011240887
Genre : Acculturation
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Category: Acculturation

The Intelligence

Author : Todor Apostolov Boi︠a︡dzhiev
ISBN : UOM:39015070108892
Genre : Espionage
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Western Civilization Sources Images And Interpretations Volume 2 Since 1660

Author : Dennis Sherman
ISBN : 0073284742
Genre : History
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This collection of primary, secondary, and visual sources for the Western Civilization survey course provides a broad introduction to the materials historians use, the interpretations historians make, and hundreds of years of Western civilization. Its broad selection of documents, photographs, maps, and charts, and its full array of accompanying commentaries--drawn from a balanced spectrum of perspectives and approaches--offer valuable insight into the work of historians and provide the context that helps students understand the texts' full historical significance.
Category: History

Dark Vanishings

Author : Patrick Brantlinger
ISBN : 9780801468674
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Patrick Brantlinger here examines the commonly held nineteenth-century view that all "primitive" or "savage" races around the world were doomed sooner or later to extinction. Warlike propensities and presumed cannibalism were regarded as simultaneously noble and suicidal, accelerants of the downfall of other races after contact with white civilization. Brantlinger finds at the heart of this belief the stereotype of the self-exterminating savage, or the view that "savagery" is a sufficient explanation for the ultimate disappearance of "savages" from the grand theater of world history. Humanitarians, according to Brantlinger, saw the problem in the same terms of inevitability (or doom) as did scientists such as Charles Darwin and Thomas Henry Huxley as well as propagandists for empire such as Charles Wentworth Dilke and James Anthony Froude. Brantlinger analyzes the Irish Famine in the context of ideas and theories about primitive races in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere. He shows that by the end of the nineteenth century, especially through the influence of the eugenics movement, extinction discourse was ironically applied to "the great white race" in various apocalyptic formulations. With the rise of fascism and Nazism, and with the gradual renewal of aboriginal populations in some parts of the world, by the 1930s the stereotypic idea of "fatal impact" began to unravel, as did also various more general forms of race-based thinking and of social Darwinism.
Category: Literary Criticism

A History Of Civilization Prehistory To 1715

Author : Robin W. Winks
ISBN : UOM:49015002334085
Genre : History
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Extensively illustrated and exceptionally appealing in its narrative style, this best-selling, classic survey of the history of Western civilization - with emphasis on Western European societies - offers a short, crisp, and balanced presentation of traditional and "new" subjects, approaches, and controversies, and shows throughout how the historian goes about the craft of research, interpretation, and writing. The book is available in a variety of volume splits to accommodate different lesson lengths. It includes extracts from historical and contemporary sources and documents, discussions on "doing history," and detailed timelines.
Category: History