Becoming Enemies

U.S.-Iran Relations and the Iran-Iraq War, 1979-1988
Author: James G. Blight,Janet M. Lang,Hussein Banai,Malcolm Byrne,John Tirman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442208317
Category: Political Science
Page: 394
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Becoming Enemies brings the unique methods of critical oral history to understand U.S. and Iranian relations from the fall of the Shah in 1978 through the Iranian hostage crisis and the Iran-Iraq war. Scholars and former officials involved with U.S.

Class Struggle and Deviant Labeling in Mao's China

Becoming Enemies of the People
Author: Wenhui Cai
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Category: Deviant behavior
Page: 301
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This study investigates the entire process of deviant labeling under the leadership of Chairman Mao between 1950 and 1978. Through the use of life history materials that include autobiographies and memoirs published in both English and Chinese, the causes of the labeling, the lives of the deviants, and the consequences of deviant labels on individuals, family members, and significant others are thoroughly analyzed. It documents the impacts of labeling on the self-concept of deviants and the creation of a new socially and politically defined deviant class, the `enemies of the people' in Mao's China.

Civil War Leadership and Mexican War Experience

Author: Kevin Dougherty
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1604731621
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 222
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A great many commanders in the American Civil War (1861-1865) served in the Mexican War (1846-1848). Civil War Leadership and Mexican War Experience explores the influence of the earlier war on those men who would become leaders of Federal and Confederate forces. Military historian Kevin Dougherty sets the context with a discussion of professional soldiering before both wars. He then depicts the unique experiences of twenty-six men in Mexico, thirteen who would later serve the Confederacy and thirteen who would remain with the Union. He traces how tactics they used and reactions they had to Civil War combat reveal a remarkable connection to what they learned campaigning against Santa Anna and other Mexican generals. Personalities discussed range from well-known leaders such as Ulysses S. Grant to lesser-known figures such as John Winder; from geniuses such as Robert E. Lee to mediocrities such as Gideon Pillow; and from aged heroes such as Winfield Scott to developing practitioners such as William Sherman. No other volume so exclusively and thoroughly focuses on connections of service in both wars. Two appendixes in the book list 194 Federal generals and 142 Confederate generals who served in Mexico. The impact of these experiences on major tactical decisions in the Civil War is far-reaching. A retired U.S. Army officer, Kevin Dougherty teaches history at the University of Southern Mississippi. His books include The Coastal War in North and South Carolina .

Kings and Presidents

Saudi Arabia and the United States since FDR
Author: Bruce Riedel
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815737165
Category: Political Science
Page: 272
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An insider's account of the often-fraught U.S.-Saudi relationship Saudi Arabia and the United States have been partners since 1943, when President Roosevelt met with two future Saudi monarchs. Subsequent U.S. presidents have had direct relationships with those kings and their successors—setting the tone for a special partnership between an absolute monarchy with a unique Islamic identity and the world's most powerful democracy. Although based in large part on economic interests, the U.S.-Saudi relationship has rarely been smooth. Differences over Israel have caused friction since the early days, and ambiguities about Saudi involvement—or lack of it—in the September 11 terrorist attacks against the United States continue to haunt the relationship. Now, both countries have new, still-to be-tested leaders in President Trump and King Salman. Bruce Riedel for decades has followed these kings and presidents during his career at the CIA, the White House, and Brookings. This book offers an insider's account of the U.S.-Saudi relationship, with unique insights. Using declassified documents, memoirs by both Saudis and Americans, and eyewitness accounts, this book takes the reader inside the royal palaces, the holy cities, and the White House to gain an understanding of this complex partnership.

Treaties and Other International Agreements of the United States of America, 1776-1949: Germany-Iran

Author: Charles Irving Bevans
Publisher: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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What Was Pearl Harbor?

Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth,Who HQ
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698159462
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
View: 7296
A terrifying attack! On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. In a compelling, easy-to-read narrative, children will learn all about a pivotal moment in American history.

Becoming Rivals

The Process of Interstate Rivalry Development
Author: Brandon Valeriano
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415537533
Category: Political Science
Page: 168
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Rivalries are a fundamental aspect of all international interactions. The concept of rivalry suggests that historic animosity may be the most fundamental variable in explaining and understanding why states commit international violence against each other. By understanding the historic factors behind the emergence of rivalry, the strategies employed by states to deal with potential threats, and the issues endemic to enemies, this book seeks to understand and predict why states become rivals. The recent increase in the quantitative study of rivalry has largely identified who the rivals are, but not how they form and escalate. Questions about the escalation of rivalry are important if we are to understand the nature of conflictual interactions. This book addresses an important research gap in the field by directly tackling the question of rivalry formation. In addition to making new contributions to the literature, this book will summarize a cohesive model of how all interstate rivalries form by using both quantitative and qualitative methods and sources.

The Jew, the Arab

A History of the Enemy
Author: Gil Anidjar
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804748247
Category: History
Page: 261
View: 9090
This book argues that in "Christian Europe," the question of the enemy has for millennia been structured by the historical relation of Europe to both Arab and Jew. It provides a philosophical understanding of the background of the current conflict in the Middle East.

Thomas D'Arcy McGee

The Extreme Moderate, 1857-1868
Author: David A. Wilson
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773586458
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 528
View: 4349
To realize his vision, McGee became a strong supporter of the "new northern nationality." A spellbinding orator who emerged as the youngest and most intellectually gifted of the Fathers of Confederation, he fought what he saw as the atavistic and intolerant elements of Canadian life - the Orange Order, with its strident anti-Catholicism; the opponents of separate schools, whom he viewed as enemies of minority rights; and above all the Fenian Brotherhood, with its dreams of revolutionizing Ireland and annexing Canada to the United States. Convinced that compromise with Fenianism was impossible, he set out to destroy the movement through a strategy of confrontation and polarization - channeling his earlier extreme tendencies in the service of moderation and attempting to reduce the influence of Fenianism within his own community. In the process, he alienated many of his former supporters, who came to regard him as a traitor who sacrificed the cause of Irish nationalism on the altar of personal ambition. On 7 April 1868, McGee was assassinated on the doorstep of his Ottawa boarding house. As someone who took an uncompromising stand against militants within his own ethno-religious community, and who attempted to balance core values with minority rights, McGee has become increasingly relevant in today's complex multicultural society.

An Essay on Privateers, Captures, and Particularly on Recaptures

According to the Laws, Treaties, and Usages of the Maritime Powers of Europe
Author: Georg Friedrich Martens
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584774010
Category: Law
Page: 240
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Martens, [Georg Friedrich von]. An Essay on Privateers, Captures, and Particularly on Recaptures, According to the Laws, Treaties, and Usages of the Maritime Powers of Europe. To Which is Subjoined, A Discourse, In Which the Rights and Duties of Neutral Powers are Briefly Stated. Translated From the French, With Notes by Thomas Hartwell Horne. London: Printed for E. and R. Brooke, and J. Rider, 1801. xx, 240, [4] pp. Reprinted 2004 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-401-0. Cloth. $95. * Reprint of the first English edition. The Discourse is an extract from the author's Summary of the Modern Law of the Nations of Europe (1789). Martens [1756-1821] was a German diplomat and jurist who published several important treatises on international law. Like Bynkershoeck and Moser, Martens rejected the idea that international law derived from God or nature. Instead, it is an acquired behavior practiced by civilized states. This perspective informs his Essay on Privateers, which was one of the first books on the subject. A model of rational organization, it reduces its subject to a system grounded in a set of clear principles.

Secrets of a Parallel Universe

Why Our Deepest Problems Hold the Key to Ultimate Personal Success and Happiness
Author: Roy Masters
Publisher: FHU Bookstore
ISBN: 0933900171
Category: Philosophy
Page: 156
View: 8507
The notion of a parallel universe has intrigued the human mind for millennia. This book, however, is not about science fiction; it is about real life. Indeed, Jesus Christ himself, the most "real" human being that ever existed, spoke of the "Kingdom of Heaven" almost as though it were another dimension--a parallel universe.

Another Century of War?

Author: Gabriel Kolko
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595587284
Category: Political Science
Page: 184
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Another Century of War? is a candid and critical look at America’s “new wars” by a brilliant and provocative analyst of its old ones. Gabriel Kolko’s masterly studies of conflict have redefined our views of modern warfare and its effects; in this urgent and timely treatise, he turns his attention to our current crisis and the dark future it portends. Another Century of War? insists that the roots of terrorism lie in America’s own cynical policies in the Middle East and Afghanistan, a half-century of real politik justified by crusades for oil and against communism. The latter threat has disappeared, but America has become even more ambitious in its imperialist adventures and, as the recent crisis proves, even less secure. America, Kolko contends, reacts to the complexity of world affairs with its advanced technology and superior firepower, not with realistic political response and negotiation. He offers a critical and well-informed assessment of whether such a policy offers any hope of attaining greater security for America. Raising the same hard-hitting questions that made his Century of War a “crucial” (Globe and Mail) assessment of our age of conflict, Kolko asks whether the wars of the future will end differently from those in our past.

Retrying Galileo, 1633–1992

Author: Maurice A. Finocchiaro
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520242610
Category: Religion
Page: 485
View: 8013
A close look at the trial of Galileo in 1633 & the consequences of his condemnation for contending that the Bible is not a scientific authority. In parts of the US and elsewhere, the controversy continues to this day.

The Madness of the Saints

Ecstatic Religion in Bengal
Author: June McDaniel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226557236
Category: Religion
Page: 335
View: 4708
Although ecstasy has been explored in several Indian contexts, surprisingly little scholarship has been devoted to its central role in Bengali devotion. In The Madness of the Saints, June McDaniel undertakes the first comprehensive study of religious ecstasy in Bengal, examining the texts that describe it, the people who experience it, and the traditions that support it.

Academic Vocabulary Practice, Grade 4

Author: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 1483811212
Category: Education
Page: 128
View: 9452
The Academic Vocabulary Practice for fourth grade offers teachers 128-pages of practical ways to help students master essential academic vocabulary. It is aligned with Common Core State Standards and includes word lists of more than 200 domain-specific words, reproducible practice pages, game templates, a student dictionary, and an answer key. Additionally, a full set of vocabulary flash cards is available online. The Academic Vocabulary Practice series for kindergarten through grade 5 supports literacy in the content areas of language arts, math, science, social studies, art, and technology. Each book offers systematic practice and usage of many of the academic and domain-specific words and phrases that students need to know to successfully complete work at grade level. There is also a Games and Suggestion section and game templates for small or whole group activities! The Student Dictionary pages are organized by content area and support the activity pages in each section.

Religion and Politics in Presidential Elections

The Toxic Influence of Religion in Recent Presidential Elections
Author: Victor Wan-Tatah
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479704024
Category: Religion
Page: 202
View: 1347
My frustration and disappointment with the media coverage of the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections prompted me to write this book. I feel strongly about correcting the misinformation, the presentation of fabrications as truth, and the blatant demonizing of the experiences and perspectives of others. I made up my mind that I wanted to address these issues the best way that I know how. Politics involving religion and moral issues, particularly in the areas of Christianity, African American religion, and Black Liberation Theologyare my areas of interest and expertise. At different times, I have taught classes at the university level involving these topics, and with the encouragement of my students, I wish to address them in this book. Drilling down to the root cause of the anti-Obama rhetoric coming from Republicans and Christian conservatives not only provided useful talking points for my introductory course in Africana Studies, but the issue became personal and convinced me to embark on this project.

Fatal Purity

Robespierre and the French Revolution
Author: Ruth Scurr
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1466805781
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
View: 6573
A riveting biography of the French Revolution's most enigmatic figure that restores him to his pivotal historic place Since his execution by guillotine in July 1794, Maximilien Robespierre has been contested terrain for historians, at once the most notorious leader of the French Revolution and the least comprehensible. Was he a bloodthirsty charlatan or the only true defender of revolutionary ideals? Was his extreme moralism—he was known as "The Incorruptible"—a heroic virtue or a ruinous flaw? Was he the first modern dictator or the earliest democrat? Against the dramatic backdrop of the French Revolution, historian Ruth Scurr follows the trajectory of Robespierre's paradoxical life, from his unprepossessing beginnings as a provincial lawyer opposed to repressive authority and the death penalty, to his meteoric rise in Paris politics as a devastatingly efficient revolutionary leader, righteous and paranoid in equal measure. She explores his reformist zeal, his role in the trial of the king and the fall of the monarchy, his passionate attempt to design a modern republic, even his extraordinary effort to found a perfect religion. And she follows him into the depths of the Terror, as he makes summary execution the order of the day, himself falling victim to the violence at the age of thirty-six. Written with epic sweep, full of nuance and insight, Fatal Purity is a fascinating portrait of a man who identified with the Revolution to the point of madness, and in so doing changed the course of history.

The English Adventurer

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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