History & Theory: Newest books
From the Colonial period on, war has inevitably divided U.S. society into pro- war and antiwar factions, and few subjects have proven so polarizing or long- lasting as a nexus of public discourse. In the contest over war and peace, uninformed beliefs have been conflated with...
The Voice of an American Leader
by JOANN PRICE
By any measure, the 2008 presidential race has been historic. The race has created an enthusiasm and a high degree of interest in politics few have ever seen before. At the center of the race is Barack Obama, the first African American to become the presumptive Democratic nomi...
Making a Global Population
Underground Front is a pioneering examination of the role that the Chinese Communist Party has played in Hong Kong since the creation of the Party in 1921, through to the present day. This book brings events right up to date and includes the results of a survey about the Hong ...
A Study in Chinese Literary Criticism
Wu Tingfang (1842-1922) was a contemporary of Li Hongzhang, Yuan Shikai, Hei and Sun Yixian (Sun Yat-sen), all of whom were involved in China's attempt at reform and modernization in the late 19th and early 22th centuries. During his time, Wu was a promin
Democracy is almost universally acknowledged to be essential for the fulfillment of individual and collective aspirations, the articulation of interests, and the nurturing of civil society. Globalizing forces have underpinned the dissemination of this message. Yet the march...
The Paradox of Russian Peacekeeping
In the 1990s, while the Soviet Union disintegrated, Russia continued to maintain its longstanding obligations and strategic interests. Although no longer lawfully constituted to intervene directly in the conflicts that erupted in Georgia, Moldova, and Tajikistan, Russian force...