A Century of Media a Century of War

A Century of Media  a Century of War

Topics include: the arms supply scandal involving Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North in 1987, the Gulf War and TV channel CNN, the films Black hawk down, Courage under fire, Three kings, Saving Private Ryan.

Author: Robin Andersen

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820478938

Category: History

Page: 350

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Forged over the course of a century, the connections between war and media run long and deep. As this book reveals, the history of war and its telling has been a battle over public perception. The selection of which stories are told and which are ignored helps justify past battles and ensure future wars. Narratives of protest and pain, defeat and suffering, guilt and abuse struggle to be heard amid the empowering myths of war and heroism. As Robin Andersen argues, the history of struggle between war and its representation has changed the way war is fought and the way we tell the stories of war. Information management, once called censorship and propaganda, has developed in tandem with new media technologies. Now, digital imaging creates virtual battlefields as computer-based technologies transform the weapons of war. Along the way, images on the nightly news, on movie screens, and in video games have turned war into entertainment. In the grip of virtual war, it is difficult to realize the loss of compassion or the consequences for democracy.
Categories: History

Century of War A

Century of War  A

The horrors of the twentieth century could hardly have been predicted in the nineteenth century, which saw the eighteenth century end with the American Revolution bringing about the creation of the first classical liberal government in ...

Author: Denson, John V.

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 9781610165082

Category: Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)

Page: 215

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The horrors of the twentieth century could hardly have been predicted in the nineteenth century, which saw the eighteenth century end with the American Revolution bringing about the creation of the first classical liberal government in history. The twentieth century was the bloodiest in all history. More than 170 million people were killed by government with 10 million having been killed in World War I and 50 million killed in World War II. Of the 50 million killed in World War II, nearly 70 percent were innocent civilians.
Categories: Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)

Century of War

Century of War

Looks at the interwoven nature of politics and warfare and offers a critical view of modern warfare by exploring the civilian response to the trauma of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Author: Gabriel Kolko

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781565841925

Category: History

Page: 546

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Looks at the interwoven nature of politics and warfare and offers a critical view of modern warfare by exploring the civilian response to the trauma of World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Categories: History

A Century of War

A Century of War

This is a story about power, power over entire nations and continents. The story describes the vehicle to that unparalleled power over nations, oil, and the vital role it has played in peace as well as wars in the past century.

Author: William Engdahl

Publisher: Edition.Engdahl

ISBN: 3981326326

Category: Great Britain

Page: 356

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This is a story about power, power over entire nations and continents. The story describes the vehicle to that unparalleled power over nations, oil, and the vital role it has played in peace as well as wars in the past century. Henry Kissinger, the former American Secretary of State put it succinctly during the first oil shock of the early 1970's. He declared, "Control the oil and you control entire nations." A thin red line runs through the history of the world since Fashoda, and that is covered in oil and blood. This book is not for the faint of heart, but it is meant to provoke reflection and discussion among those who can see beyond the daily media manipulation of reality that is called news.
Categories: Great Britain

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Century of War  Large Print 16pt

Over the last three decades the historian Gabriel Kolko has redefined the way we look at modern warfare and its social and political effects.

Author: Gabriel Kolko

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781459603127

Category:

Page: 552

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Over the last three decades the historian Gabriel Kolko has redefined the way we look at modern warfare and its social and political effects. Century of War gives us a masterly synthesis of the effects of war on civilian populations and the political results of these traumatizing experiences in the twentieth century.
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Century of War

Century of War

Packed with more than 500 pictures accompanying the authoritative text, this book belongs in the library of all history buffs and military enthusiasts.

Author: Luciano Garibaldi

Publisher: Friedman/Fairfax Pub

ISBN: 1586633422

Category: History

Page: 447

View: 541

MILITARY HISTORY. This important volume chronicles the major battles of the 20th and 21st century. Organized chronologically, it begins with the Anglo-Boer War and ends with the Iran War, with chapters focusing on World War I, World War II, The Korean War, Vietnam, and the Gulf War as well as the conflicts that may have faded a bit from recent memory, but were no less significant. Throughout the book, dramatic photographs in both colour and black and white depict the heartbreak and mayhem caused by each of these life-changing events, as well as the triumphs and victories. Packed with more than 500 pictures accompanying the authoritative text, this book belongs in the library of all history buffs and military enthusiasts.
Categories: History

Balkans into Southeastern Europe 1914 2014

Balkans into Southeastern Europe  1914 2014

This timely new edition has been revised, updated and expanded in the light of the latest scholarship and recent events.

Author: John Lampe

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137057778

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 207

The states and peoples of Southeastern Europe have been divided by wars over the twentieth century, but they have since worked to re-establish themselves into the European mainstream. This timely new edition has been revised, updated and expanded in the light of the latest scholarship and recent events.
Categories: History

A History of the Art of War in the Sixteenth Century

A History of the Art of War in the Sixteenth Century

Værket er opdelt i 7 afsnit omhandlende den militære geografi under de store krige i perioden 1494-1559 samt strategi og taktik.

Author: Charles Oman

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002485626

Category: Military art and science

Page: 784

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Værket er opdelt i 7 afsnit omhandlende den militære geografi under de store krige i perioden 1494-1559 samt strategi og taktik. Afsnit to omhandler de store slag under de Italienske krige med en vurdering af den taktiske betydning. Afsnit III omhandler perioden 1527-59, afsnit IV den Engelske militærhistorie under Tudors, afsnit V religionskrigene i Frankrig i perioden 1562-98. Bog VI beskæftiger sig med Holland og den Hollanske uafhængighedskrig 1568-1609 og endelig handler afsnit VII om det Tyrkiske angreb på kristendommen i perioden 1520-1606.
Categories: Military art and science

War and Peace in the 20th Century and Beyond

War and Peace in the 20th Century and Beyond

This is a rare — and possibly the best and only — book compilation of the highly intellectual analyses by world experts and Nobel Peace laureates on the perennial issues of War & Peace.

Author: Geir Lundestad

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814487238

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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At the turn of the 21st Century, the world was immediately gripped by the War on Terrorism followed by the Iraq War. In reflection, the 20th Century was a period marked by tremendous technological and economic progress — but it was also the most violent century in human history. It witnessed two horrendous world wars, as well as the conflicts during the Cold War. Why do wars persistently erupt among nations, particularly the Great Powers? What are the primary factors that drive nations to violence — power, prestige, ideology or territory? Or is it motivated by pure fear and mistrust? Peering nervously at the 21st Century, we wonder whether American supremacy and globalization will help ensure peace and stability. Or will shifts in power with the emergence of new economic super-nations lead to further tensions and conflicts in this century? Together with 29 Peace Nobel laureates, an outstanding group of scholars gathered in Oslo, Norway, on December 6, 2001, for the three-day Nobel Centennial Symposium to discuss “The Conflicts of the 20th Century and the Solutions for the 21st Century”. Read this book for the scholars' candid insights and analyses, as well as their thought-provoking views on the factors that led to conflicts in the 20th Century and whether the 21st Century will be a more peaceful one. This is a rare — and possibly the best and only — book compilation of the highly intellectual analyses by world experts and Nobel Peace laureates on the perennial issues of War & Peace. Contents:Introduction: The Conflicts of the 20th Century and the Solutions for the 21st Century, Geir Lundestad & Olav Njølstad, The Norwegian Nobel InstituteDialogue and Cooperation to Achieve World Peace, Dae-Jung Kim, ex-President, The Republic of KoreaWar and Peace in the 20th Century, Eric Hobsbawm, Birkbeck College, University of LondonIdeologies and Polities: Liberal Democracy and National Dictatorship in Peace and, War Michael W Doyle, Princeton UniversityMaking Sense of Political Violence in Postcolonial Africa, Mahmood Mamdani, Columbia UniversityGlobal Inequality and Persistent Conflicts, Amartya Sen, University of Cambridge (UK), and the 1998 Nobel Prize winner in Economic SciencesThe Rise and Fall of Great Powers, Joseph S Nye, Harvard UniversityBeyond Militarism, Arms Races and Arms Control, Mary H Kaldor, London School of EconomicsRivalry over Territory and Resources and the Balance of Peace and War: The 20th Century, Louise Fawcett, St Catherine's College, Oxford UniversityMisperception, Mistrust, Fear, Akira Iriye, Harvard UniversityThe Nobel Peace Prize in Its Next Century: Old and New Dimensions, Geir Lundestad, The Norwegian Nobel Institute Readership: Students, researchers, academics, politicians, journalists, and anyone interested in 20th century history and peace and conflict studies. Keywords:War;Peace;20th Century;Conflicts and Solutions Nobel SymposiumReviews:“This beautifully produced and edited volume presents a fascinating collection of essays structured around the objectives engendered by the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize … this ensemble of contributions provides an excellent insight into the evolution of thinking about war and peace. As a reflection upon these crucial issues, it is readable, informative and highly recommended.”Journal of Peace Research
Categories: Political Science

War and Remembrance in the Twentieth Century

War and Remembrance in the Twentieth Century

How war has been remembered collectively is the central question in this volume. War in the twentieth century is a vivid and traumatic phenomenon which left behind it survivors who engage time and time again in acts of remembrance.

Author: Jay Winter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139936330

Category: History

Page:

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How war has been remembered collectively is the central question in this volume. War in the twentieth century is a vivid and traumatic phenomenon which left behind it survivors who engage time and time again in acts of remembrance. This volume, containing essays by outstanding scholars of twentieth-century history, focuses on the issues raised by the shadow of war in this century. The behaviour, not of whole societies or of ruling groups alone, but of the individuals who do the work of remembrance, is discussed by examining the traumatic collective memory resulting from the horrors of the First World War, the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War, and the Algerian War. By studying public forms of remembrance, such as museums and exhibitions, literature and film, the editors have succeeded in bringing together a volume which demonstrates that a popular kind of collective memory is still very much alive.
Categories: History

A Century of War and Peace

A Century of War and Peace

14 Deborah Stokes ADDRESSING THE CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL
WEAPONS THREAT THE THREAT Chemical weapons have been widely used
this century with devastating consequences . The first use of chemical weapons
in modern ...

Author: Timothy L. H. MacCormack

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9041115323

Category: Law

Page: 292

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This, the first volume in the new series "Melbourne Studies in Comparative and International Law," contains the revised and updated versions of papers presented to the Asia-Pacific Regional Conference, held at The University of Melbourne, to commemorate the centenary of the 1899 Hague Peace Conference and the 50th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions. Within the context of the Asia-Pacific region, the collection, by a wealth of international scholars and expert practitioners, explores the major issues addressed at the Conference in 1899, including the peaceful settlement of disputes, international humanitarian law, and arms control and disarmament.
Categories: Law

A Century of Conflict

A Century of Conflict

A Century of Conflict offers a clear, global study of these topics that is both conceptually and methodologically up to date.

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199372322

Category: History

Page: 256

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The centenary of the start of World War One in 1914 provides an opportunity to assess the role and impact of conflict in the history of the last century, and also to consider how warfare has changed. A Century of Conflict offers a clear, global study of these topics that is both conceptually and methodologically up to date. Renowned historian Jeremy Black gives special consideration to Asia, Africa, and Latin America, placing the more conventional cast of conflicts--namely the two World Wars and the Cold War--into wider geographical and social contexts. Analyzing the multiple dimensions and spheres of war, Black contends that there is no one true type of warfare or one single pattern of development. Instead, he emphasizes the wide scope of conflict ranging from regular warfare between large, professional forces to loosely defined battles. While Black acknowledges that war is often a consequence or product of other developments--notably political, economic, or technological--he argues that war can also have autonomous characteristics. Amply illustrated with nineteen full-color maps, A Century of Conflict provides room for debate concerning the different ways that historians interpret military history.
Categories: History

A Global History of War

A Global History of War

Based on fifteen years of research, this book provides a novel military and strategic perspective on the crises and conflicts that have shaped the current world order.

Author: Gérard Chaliand

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520959439

Category: History

Page: 312

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While many books examine specific wars, few study the history of war worldwide and from an evolutionary perspective. A Global History of War is one of the first works to focus not on the impact of war on civilizations, but rather on how civilizations impact the art and execution of war. World-renowned scholar Gérard Chaliand concentrates on the peoples and cultures who have determined how war is conducted and reveals the lasting historical consequences of combat, offering a unique picture of the major geopolitical and civilizational clashes that have rocked our common history and made us who we are today. Chaliand’s questions provoke a new understanding of the development of armed conflict. How did the foremost non-European empires rise and fall? What critical role did the nomads of the Eurasian steppes and their descendants play? Chaliand illuminates the military cultures and martial traditions of the great Eurasian empires, including Turkey, China, Iran, and Mongolia. Based on fifteen years of research, this book provides a novel military and strategic perspective on the crises and conflicts that have shaped the current world order.
Categories: History

How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women

How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women

The women themselves talk about how they became active, overcoming prejudice and difficulty to do so. The book integrates this experience into a historical overview, analyzing the two world wars as catalysts of social change for women.

Author: Lindsey German

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 0745332501

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women looks at the remarkable impact of war on women in Britain. It shows how conflict has changed women's lives and how those changes have put women at the center of peace campaigning. Lindsey German, one of the UK's leading anti-war activists and commentators, shows how women have played a central role in antiwar and peace movements, including the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The women themselves talk about how they became active, overcoming prejudice and difficulty to do so. The book integrates this experience into a historical overview, analyzing the two world wars as catalysts of social change for women. It looks at how the changing nature of war, especially the involvement of civilians, increasingly involves significant numbers of women. As well as providing an inspiring account of women's opposition to war the book also tackles key contemporary developments, challenging negative assumptions about Muslim women and showing how antiwar movements are feeding into a broader desire to change society.
Categories: Political Science

Food and War in Twentieth Century Europe

Food and War in Twentieth Century Europe

Wars cannot be fought and sustained without food and this unique collection explores the impact of war on food production, allocation and consumption in Europe in the twentieth century.

Author: Dr Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409490197

Category: Social Science

Page: 294

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Wars cannot be fought and sustained without food and this unique collection explores the impact of war on food production, allocation and consumption in Europe in the twentieth century. A comparative perspective which incorporates belligerent, occupied and neutral countries provides new insights into the relationship between food and war. The analysis ranges from military provisioning and systems of food rationing to civilians' survival strategies and the role of war in stimulating innovation and modernization.
Categories: Social Science

War of the Century

War of the Century

This text offers interviews with witnesses who knew Stalin and Hitler, together with documents from Russian archives.

Author: Laurence Rees

Publisher: Bbc Publications

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024928611

Category: History

Page: 255

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This text offers interviews with witnesses who knew Stalin and Hitler, together with documents from Russian archives. It explores in detail the reasons why Hitler invaded Russia, why it was a mistake to believe Hitler was a reasonable conqueror, and, ultimately, was Stalin another Hitler?
Categories: History

Another Century of War

Another Century of War

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.

Author: Gabriel Kolko

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 9781595587282

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.
Categories: Political Science

Propaganda in Twentieth Century War and Politics

Propaganda in Twentieth Century War and Politics

Annotated bibliography of books and articles writen about propaganda theory and history; propaganda delivered in literature, press, and pulpit; propaganda and revolution, reaction, social change and international politics; dealings with ...

Author: Robert Cole

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019226963

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

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Annotated bibliography of books and articles writen about propaganda theory and history; propaganda delivered in literature, press, and pulpit; propaganda and revolution, reaction, social change and international politics; dealings with facist and other totalitarian systems; and materials dealing with remodeling postwar Western societies.
Categories: Political Science

Imperialism in the 21st Century

Imperialism in the 21st Century

And the decisive element in this system is the United States, the world's only superpower.In the two articles in this pamphlet, Doug Lorimer traces the main features of the development of the imperialist system through the 20th century and ...

Author: Doug Lorimer

Publisher: Resistance Books

ISBN: 1876646284

Category: East and West

Page: 41

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Imperialism is not something that is discussed in the capitalist media. But imperialist capitalism is the dominant reality of our era: a handful of rich Western countries dominate and are responsible for the misery of billions of human beings. And the decisive element in this system is the United States, the world's only superpower.In the two articles in this pamphlet, Doug Lorimer traces the main features of the development of the imperialist system through the 20th century and shows how the Marxist analysis of capitalism retains its essential validity in the era of "globalisation".
Categories: East and West