Between 1958 and 1962, China descended into hell. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up and overtake Britain in less than 15 years. The...
Rare is the style guide that a person--even a word person--would want to read cover to cover. But The Economist Style Guide, designed, as the book says, to promote good writing, is so witty and...
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William Edward Hartpole Lecky
Издател: Liberty Fund
"When democracy turns, as it often does, into a corrupt plutocracy, both national decadence and social revolution are being prepared." So wrote the Irish-born historian, W. E. H. Lecky (1838–1903) in this devastating assault on mass democracy.
Lecky spoke for the landed gentry and the upper middle classes of late Victorian England when he
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Издател: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Perhaps no one in the twentieth century had a greater long-term impact on world history than Deng Xiaoping. And no scholar of contemporary East Asian history and culture is better qualified than Ezra Vogel to disentangle the many contradictions embodied in the life and legacy of China’s boldest strategist.
Once described by Mao Zedong as a
Jeane J. Kirkpatrick
Издател: The American Enterprise Institute
“Dictatorships and Double Standards" is an essay by Jeane J. Kirkpatrick, publishedin the November 1979 issue of Commentary Magazine, which criticized the foreign policy of the Carter administration. It is also the title of a 270 page book written by Kirkpatrick in 1982.
The article in Commentary Magazine in 1979 is credited with leading
Издател: Penguin Books
Niall Ferguson's compelling tour de force, Empire: How Britain Made the Modern World is published to coincide with a Channel 4 TV series. Ferguson, author of The Pity of War and The Cash Nexus, does not so much provide a synoptic survey of the British empire since the 17th century, as an arresting argument about why it arose, and how it fell.
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John Dickinson, Richard Henry Lee
Издател: Liberty Fund Inc.
Two series of letters that have been described as “the wellsprings of nearly all ensuing debate on the limits of governmental power in the United States” are collected in this volume. The writings include Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania - the “farmer” being the gifted and courageous statesman John Dickinson and Letters from the
Издател: Meridian Books
A miscellany of essays on Shakespeare as a historian, French historians foe and against the Revolution, contemporary historians, and other historical subjects.
Издател: Three Rivers Press
Why do otherwise intelligent individuals form seething masses of idiocy when they engage in collective action? Why do financially sensible people jump lemming-like into hare-brained speculative frenzies--only to jump broker-like out of windows when their fantasies dissolve? We may think that the Great Crash of 1929, junk bonds of the '80s, and
George Washington: A Collection is an important addition to the literature on the American Revolution. The book provides a splendid introduction to Washington and his political beliefs, to the events of the Revolution through which he lived, and to the eighteenth-century world.
—Pauline Maier, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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