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Dilemmas of Internationalism - 2826993535

634,87 zł

Dilemmas of Internationalism Ashgate Publishing Limited

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"Dilemmas of Internationalism" is a new political history of the 1940s which charts and analyses the efforts of private internationalists to define US internationalism and promote the establishment of the United Nations. Internationalists hoped that the United States would shake off the fear of entangling alliances that had characterised the nation's history, replacing isolationism and unilateralism with a new, involved and multilateral approach to foreign affairs.During and after World War II, a number of private individuals and organisations were at the forefront of the fight to change the nature of US foreign policy. This book focuses in particular on the most important internationalist organisation: the American Association for the United Nations (AAUN), known as the League of Nations Association through 1944. It situates the AAUN in the vast network of private organisations promoting an internationalist foreign policy during and after World War II, and analyses the connections between the AAUN and the US government and key public figures who proposed a more internationalist foreign policy.One of the most innovative aspects of "Dilemmas of Internationalism" is its focus on state-private interaction with regard to defining internationalism. Most previous works on wartime internationalism neglect considerations of state-private interaction, or fail to significantly develop them. The study also acts as a corrective to the general neglect of state-private interaction during this period, turning attention away from the common focus on the Cold War to the crucial phase during and immediately after World War II.Beginning with the US entry into the War, this study continues through the onset of the Cold War to early 1948, ending with the passing of the Marshall Plan. By 1948, the path of US internationalism appeared firmly fixed by a Cold War framework, but in 1941, US entry into the Second World War offered the opportunity to develop a more multilateral approach to foreign affairs, and create a more just and peaceful world. This book is a much-needed history of the attempt to seize that opportunity.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

One Nation Underground - 2842361544

137,36 zł

One Nation Underground NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

For the half-century duration of the Cold War, the fallout shelter was a curiously American preoccupation. Triggered in 1961 by a hawkish speech by John F. Kennedy, the fallout shelter controversy--"to dig or not to dig," as Business Week put it at the time--forced many Americans to grapple with deeply disturbing dilemmas that went to the very heart of their self-image about what it meant to be an American, an upstanding citizen, and a moral human being. Given the much-touted nuclear threat throughout the 1960s and the fact that 4 out of 5 Americans expressed a preference for nuclear war over living under communism, what's perhaps most striking is how few American actually built backyard shelters. Tracing the ways in which the fallout shelter became an icon of popular culture, Kenneth D. Rose also investigates the troubling issues the shelters raised: Would a post-war world even be worth living in? Would shelter construction send the Soviets a message of national resolve, or rather encourage political and military leaders to think in terms of a "winnable" war? Investigating the role of schools, television, government bureaucracies, civil defense, and literature, and rich in fascinating detail--including a detailed tour of the vast fallout shelter in Greenbriar, Virginia, built to harbor the entire United States Congress in the event of nuclear armageddon--One Nation, Underground goes to the very heart of America's Cold War experience.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Sri Lanka - 2843494045

86,26 zł

Sri Lanka New Generation Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Dr Mahen Tampoe's specialty is management, and here he paints a vivid picture of a mismanaged state. Sri Lanka has uncomfortable parallels with Ireland - a nation unified by its conquerors, then divided by sectarian discrimination, internecine strife, suicide bombers and dispossession. But unlike Ireland, Sri Lanka has been plunged into undeserved poverty instead of embracing progress and prosperity. What on earth made Ceylon's newly independent government in the 1950s establish the Buddhist/Sinhalese group as the dominant element, relegating the Tamils of the north, and the English language, to second-class status? Sri Lanka - Divisions and Destiny carefully analyses the country's dilemmas and discusses what is needed to place the island on par with its successful multi-ethnic neighbours, Singapore and Malaysia. In a globalised economy, do all states join the mainstream of wealth creation? Not necessarily, contends the author; some fall by the economic wayside. This elegant and informative work offers pointers for better governance and a brighter destiny for a nation at the crossroads. Mahen Tampoe was born and educated in Sri Lanka, where he has friends and family. He has worked in Europe since 1969 as a business executive, management consultant, lecturer, researcher and writer. His prime interest is the assessment and creation of fruitful relations between people in groups, teams, organisations and political systems. He has published many articles on project management, strategy and the motivation of knowledge workers. He is a qualified accountant, has an MBA and a PhD, and has written books on business, computing and leadership. He has also co-authored a book on strategic management.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Movie Doctors - 2826958792

111,65 zł

Movie Doctors Canongate Books Ltd

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The surgery is now open...Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode, the nation's 'go to' experts on all things film, are branching out. In The Movie Doctors - a brand new stage show and book - Simon and Mark will bring a unique blend of deep movie knowledge, schoolboy humour and old married couple-style bickering in their new guise as doctors armed and ready to prescribe movie cures for their patients' cinema dilemmas and diagnose movie ailments. Offering a new platform for Mark and Simon to talk (ok, bicker) about all aspects of the world of film, The Movie Doctors will be the ideal present for any movie fan.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Justice - 2826622524

55,74 zł

Justice Penguin

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Michael Sandel's "Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?" invites readers of all ages and political persuasions on a journey of moral reflection, and shows how reasoned debate can illuminate our lives. Is it always wrong to lie? Should there be limits to personal freedom? Can killing sometimes be justified? Is the free market fair? What is the right thing to do? Questions like these are at the heart of our lives. In this acclaimed book Michael Sandel - BBC Reith Lecturer and the Harvard professor whose 'Justice' course has become world famous - gives us a lively and accessible introduction to the intersection of politics and philosophy. He helps us think our way through such hotly contested issues as equal rights, democracy, euthanasia, abortion and same-sex marriage, as well as the ethical dilemmas we face every day. "One of the most popular teachers in the world". ("Observer"). "Enormously refreshing...Michael Sandel transforms moral philosophy by putting it at the heart of civic debate". ("New Statesman"). "One of the world's most interesting political philosophers". ("Guardian"). "Spellbinding". ("The Nation"). Michael Sandel is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at the University of Harvard. Sandel's legendary 'Justice' course is one of the most popular and influential at Harvard. Sandel is the author of many books and has previously written for the "Atlantic Monthly", the "New Republic" and the "New York Times". He was the 2009 BBC Reith Lecturer.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

The Castle - 2825764204

19,90 zł

The Castle Wordsworth

FilozoficznaPowieść zagranicznaPsychologiczna

Kafka's final novel was written during 1922, when the tuberculosis that was to kill him was already at an advanced stage. Fragmentary and unfinished, it perhaps never could have been finished; perhaps the tensions between K., the Castle and the village, K.'s struggle for acceptance or recognition by the mysterious Castle authorities or by the people of the village, never will and never can be resolved.Like much of Kafka's work, The Castle is enigmatic and polyvalent. Is it an allegory of the sprawling Austro-Hungarian Empire as it disintegrates into modern nation states, or a quasi-feudal system giving way to a new freedom for the subject? Is it the search by a central European Jew for acceptance and integration into a dominant culture? Is it a spiritual quest for grace or salvation, or an individual's struggle between his sense of independence and his need for approval? Is K. is an opportunist, a victim, or an outsider battling against an elusive authority? Is the Castle a benign source of authority or a whimsical system of control?Like K., the reader is presented with conflicting perspectives that rehearse the existential dilemmas and uncertainties of literary modernity.

Sklep: Booknet.net.pl

Hard Choices - 2826731950

129,89 zł

Hard Choices Simon & Schuster UK

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON'S INSIDE ACCOUNT OF THE CRISES, CHOICES AND CHALLENGES SHE FACED DURING HER FOUR YEARS AS AMERICA'S 67TH SECRETARY OF STATE, AND HOW THOSE EXPERIENCES DRIVE HER VIEW OF THE FUTURE. 'All of us face hard choices in our lives,' Hillary Rodham Clinton writes at the start of this personal chronicle of years at the centre of world events. 'Life is about making such choices. Our choices and how we handle them shape the people we become.' In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run, she expected to return to representing New York in the Unites States Senate. To her surprise, her formal rival for the Democratic Party nomination, newly elected President Barack Obama, asked her to serve in his administration as Secretary of State. This memoir is the story of the four extraordinary and historic years that followed, and the hard choices that she and her colleagues confronted. Secretary Clinton and President Obama had to decide how to repair fractured alliances, wind down two wars and address a global financial crisis. They faced a rising competitor in China, growing threats from Iran and North Korea, and revolutions across the Middle East. Along the way, they grappled with some of the toughest dilemmas of US foreign policy, especially the decision to send Americans into harm's way, from Afghanistan to Libya to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. By the end of her tenure, Secretary Clinton had visited 112 countries, travelled nearly one million miles and gained a truly global perspective on many of the major trends reshaping the landscape of the twenty-first century, from economic inequality to climate change to revolutions in energy, communications and health. Drawing on conversations with numerous leaders and experts, Secretary Clinton offers her views on what it will take for the United States to compete and thrive in an interdependent world. She makes a passionate case for human rights and the full participation in society of girls, youth and LGBT people. An astute eyewitness to decades of social change, she distinguishes the trendlines from the headlines and describes the progress occurring throughout the world, day after day. Secretary Clinton's descriptions of diplomatic conversations at the highest levels offer readers a masterclass in international relations, as does her analysis of how we can best use 'smart power' to deliver security and prosperity in a rapidly changing world - one in which America remains the indispensable nation.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

The Castle - 1897884296

18,77 zł

The Castle wordsworth

Beletrystyka>Psychologiczna

Kafka's final novel was written during 1922, when the tuberculosis that was to kill him was already at an advanced stage. Fragmentary and unfinished, it perhaps never could have been finished; perhaps the tensions between K., the Castle and the village, K.'s struggle for acceptance or recognition by the mysterious Castle authorities or by the people of the village, never will and never can be resolved.Like much of Kafka's work, The Castle is enigmatic and polyvalent. Is it an allegory of the sprawling Austro-Hungarian Empire as it disintegrates into modern nation states, or a quasi-feudal system giving way to a new freedom for the subject? Is it the search by a central European Jew for acceptance and integration into a dominant culture? Is it a spiritual quest for grace or salvation, or an individual's struggle between his sense of independence and his need for approval? Is K. is an opportunist, a victim, or an outsider battling against an elusive authority? Is the Castle a benign source of authority or a whimsical system of control?Like K., the reader is presented with conflicting perspectives that rehearse the existential dilemmas and uncertainties of literary modernity....

Sklep: Madbooks.pl

Franz Kafka - Castle - 2826853675

44,29 zł

Franz Kafka - Castle WORDSWORTH EDITIONS

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Kafka's final novel was written during 1922, when the tuberculosis that was to kill him was already at an advanced stage. Fragmentary and unfinished, it perhaps never could have been finished; perhaps the tensions between K., the Castle and the village, K.'s struggle for acceptance or recognition by the mysterious Castle authorities or by the people of the village, never will and never can be resolved. Like much of Kafka's work, The Castle is enigmatic and polyvalent. Is it an allegory of the sprawling Austro-Hungarian Empire as it disintegrates into modern nation states, or a quasi-feudal system giving way to a new freedom for the subject? Is it the search by a central European Jew for acceptance and integration into a dominant culture? Is it a spiritual quest for grace or salvation, or an individual's struggle between his sense of independence and his need for approval? Is K. is an opportunist, a victim, or an outsider battling against an elusive authority? Is the Castle a benign source of authority or a whimsical system of control? Like K., the reader is presented with conflicting perspectives that rehearse the existential dilemmas and uncertainties of literary modernity.

Sklep: Libristo.pl

Ian K Smith - Shred - 2826989187

78,14 zł

Ian K Smith - Shred MELIA PUBLISHING SERVICES

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Dr. Ian K. Smith's Shred is the answer to every dieter's biggest dilemmas: how to lose that last twenty pounds? How to push through that frustrating plateau? What to do when nothing else is working? Here, Smith has created a program that uses all he knows about strategic dieting in one plan. Shred combines a low GI diet, meal spacing, and meal replacements. Shredders will eat constantly (every three and a half hours!): four meals or meal replacements (soups, smoothies, shakes) and three snacks a day, over a six week program. Shred also introduces Dr. Ian's concept of "Diet Confusion". Like varying workouts to achieve muscle confusion and greater results, Diet Confusion tricks the body and revs up its performance by switching up food intake to boost metabolism. Shred has been a New York Times bestseller for twenty-seven weeks, six of them at No. 1, with a renewed burst of sales after Dr. Ian's and Shred's appearance on Katie Couric and in People. Thousands have joined Dr. Ian's Shredder Nation, losing an average of four inches, two sizes or twenty pounds in six weeks. No matter how often or how unsuccessfully you've dieted before, Shred: The Revolutionary Diet will change your life.

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Hamilton Unbound - 2826979785

534,34 zł

Hamilton Unbound Greenwood Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Modern financial theories enable us to look at old problems in early American Republic historiography from new perspectives. Concepts such as information asymmetry, portfolio choice, and principal-agent dilemmas open up new scholarly vistas. Transcending the ongoing debates over the prevalence of either community or capitalism in early America, Wright offers fresh and compelling arguments that illuminate motivations for individual and collective actions, and brings agency back into the historical equation. Wright argues that the Colonial rebellion was in part sparked by destabilizing British monetary policy that threatened many with financial insolvency; that in areas without modern financial institutions and practices, dueling was a rational means of protecting one's creditworthiness; that the principle-agent problem led to the institutionalization of the U.S. Constitution's system of checks and balances; and that a lack of information and education induced women to shift from active business owners to passive investors. Economists, historians, and political scientists alike will be interested in this strikingly novel and compelling recasting of our nation's formative decades.

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W.Gunther Plaut - Asylum - 2826905273

329,13 zł

W.Gunther Plaut - Asylum Praeger Publishers Inc

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Fueled by the explosion of the world's population, the quest for asylum is one of the most pressing problems of our age. Refugee receiving nations-located frequently, but by no means exclusively, in the Western world-have to respond to masses of humanity searching for new livable homes. Human compassion for these refugees can be found everywhere, but so can xenophobia and the desire to preserve one's nation, economic well being, and cultural integrity. The clash between these impulses represents one of the great dilemmas of our time and is the subject of Plaut's study. In exploring it, he provides a far-ranging inquiry into the human condition. The book presents political, ethnic, philosophical, religious, and sociological arguments, and deals with some of the most troublesome and heartbreaking conflicts in the news.

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