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The Resource Sticks & stones : living with uncertain wars, edited by Padraig O'Malley, Paul L. Atwood, and Patricia Peterson

Sticks & stones : living with uncertain wars, edited by Padraig O'Malley, Paul L. Atwood, and Patricia Peterson

Label
Sticks & stones : living with uncertain wars
Title
Sticks & stones
Title remainder
living with uncertain wars
Statement of responsibility
edited by Padraig O'Malley, Paul L. Atwood, and Patricia Peterson
Title variation
Sticks and stones
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Albert Einstein famously remarked that he did not know what weapons would be used in World War III, but World War IV would be fought with sticks and stones. In this volume, a distinguished group of scholars, government officials, politicians, journalists, and statesmen examine what can be learned from the wars of the twentieth century, and how that knowledge might help us as we step ever so perilously into the twenty-first. Following an introduction by Padraig O'Malley, the book is divided into four sections: Understanding the World as We Have Known It; Global Uncertainties; Whose Values? Whose Justice?; and Shaping a New World. The first section reviews what we have learned about war and establishes benchmarks for judging whether that knowledge is being translated into changes in the behaviour of our political cultures. It suggests that the world's premier superpower, in its effort to promote Western-style democracy, has taken steps that have inhibited rather than facilitated democratization. The second section examines the war on terror and the concept of global war.; From the essays in this section emerges a consensus that democracy as practiced in the West cannot be exported to countries with radically different cultures, traditions, and values. The third section visits the question of means and ends in the context of varying value systems and of theocracy, democracy, and culture. In the final section, the focus shifts to our need for global institutions to maintain order and assist change in the twenty-first century. Although each contributor comes from a different starting point, speaks with a different voice, and has a different ideological perspective, the essays reach startlingly similar conclusions. In sum, they find that the West has not absorbed the lessons from the wars of the last century, and is inadequately prepared to meet the new challenges that now confront us
Dewey number
303.6/6
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • O'Malley, Padraig
  • Atwood, Paul L
  • Peterson, Patricia
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  • World politics
  • Military history, Modern
  • War
  • Terrorism
  • War
  • War and society
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Sticks & stones : living with uncertain wars, edited by Padraig O'Malley, Paul L. Atwood, and Patricia Peterson
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Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
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Extent
1 online resource (vi, 303 pages)
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9781613761434
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(OCoLC)794701588
Label
Sticks & stones : living with uncertain wars, edited by Padraig O'Malley, Paul L. Atwood, and Patricia Peterson
Publication
Note
OldControl:muse9781613761434
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn794701588
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 303 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613761434
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794701588

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