Author : Bernard Henri Lévy
Publisher : Melville House Publishing
Release : 2004
Pages : 371
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124218145
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : History

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DESCRIPTION : Bernhard explores the story of those who decided to convert to Islam in response to the horrific September 11 attacks. Interviewing converts - a handsome, blue-eyed Californian, a middle-aged Jewish professor and a trendy 20-something in Tribeca - as well as charismatic imams and security experts, Bernhard investigates this unexpected subculture and asks what its repercussions might be.

Author : Susie Linfield
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2011-05-27
Pages : 344
ISBN : 0226482529
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Photography

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DESCRIPTION : In The Cruel Radiance, Susie Linfield challenges the idea that photographs of political violence exploit their subjects and pander to the voyeuristic tendencies of their viewers. Instead she argues passionately that looking at such images—and learning to see the people in them—is an ethically and politically necessary act that connects us to our modern history of violence and probes the human capacity for cruelty. Grappling with critics from Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht to Susan Sontag and the postmoderns—and analyzing photographs from such events as the Holocaust, China’s Cultural Revolution, and recent terrorist acts—Linfield explores the complex connection between photojournalism and the rise of human rights ideals. In the book’s concluding section, she examines the indispensable work of Robert Capa, James Nachtwey, and Gilles Peress and asks how photography should respond to the increasingly nihilistic trajectory of modern warfare. A bracing and unsettling book, The Cruel Radiance convincingly demonstrates that if we hope to alleviate political violence, we must first truly understand it—and to do that, we must begin to look.

Author : Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov
Publisher : Lindisfarne Books
Release : 1990
Pages : 206
ISBN : STANFORD:36105043237820
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Philosophy

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DESCRIPTION : In this prophetic, millennial work, written by Russia's greatest philosopher at the end of the last century, the great task facing humanity as progress races to end history is the resistance to evil. Solovyov addresses what seem to him the three main trends of our time: economic materialism, Tolstoyan abstract moralism, and Nietzschean hubris--the first is already present, the second imminent, while the last is the apocalyptic precursor of the Antichrist.

Author : Francis Fukuyama
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2006-03-01
Pages : 432
ISBN : 9780743284554
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : History

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DESCRIPTION : Enhanced by a new afterword dealing with the post-September 11th world, a provocative exploration of issues of human society and destiny answers such questions as, is there a direction to human history? does history have an end? and where are we now? Reprint. 25,00 first printing.

Author : Vladimir Solovyov
Publisher : SteinerBooks
Release :
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ISBN : 9781584202127
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Author : Jim Mann
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009
Pages : 396
ISBN : 0670020540
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : History

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DESCRIPTION : The author of Rise of the Vulcans presents a controversial analysis of the fortieth president's role in ending the cold war, in a provocative report that challenges popular beliefs, reveals lesser-known aspects of the Reagan administration's foreign policy, and cites the contributions of such figures as Nixon, Kissinger, and Gorbachev.

Author : Robert Meister
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2012-10-01
Pages : 526
ISBN : 9780231150378
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Philosophy

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DESCRIPTION : The way in which mainstream human rights discourse speaks of such evils as the Holocaust, slavery, or apartheid puts them solidly in the past. Its elaborate techniques of "transitional" justice encourage future generations to move forward by creating a false assumption of closure, enabling those who are guilty to elude responsibility. This approach to history, common to late-twentieth-century humanitarianism, doesn't presuppose that evil ends when justice begins. Rather, it assumes that a time before justice is the moment to put evil in the past. Merging examples from literature and history, Robert Meister confronts the problem of closure and the resolution of historical injustice. He boldly challenges the empty moral logic of "never again" or the theoretical reduction of evil to a cycle of violence and counterviolence, broken only once evil is remembered for what it was. Meister criticizes such methods for their deferral of justice and susceptibility to exploitation and elaborates the flawed moral logic of "never again" in relation to Auschwitz and its evolution into a twenty-first-century doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect.

Author : David Frum
Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
Release : 2004
Pages : 280
ISBN : 9780345477170
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Political Science

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DESCRIPTION : Two foreign policy experts examine the continuing threat of terrorism, discussing the crisis with North Korea, the status of the intelligence community and military, and what the U.S. needs to do to protect itself.

Author : Forrest Hylton
Publisher : Verso
Release : 2006
Pages : 174
ISBN : 1844670724
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : History

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DESCRIPTION : The most up-to-date book on Colombia: from the mid-19th century to today's guerrilla narco-traffickers and paramilitaries.

Author : Francis Fukuyama
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2006-03-01
Pages : 464
ISBN : 9781416531784
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : History

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DESCRIPTION : Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the Cold War. Now updated with a new afterword, The End of History and the Last Man is a modern classic.