War and Anti-war

Author: Alvin Toffler,Heidi Toffler

Publisher: Grand Central Pub

ISBN: 9780446602594

Category: History

Page: 370

View: 8648

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Citing the millions of lives that have been lost during Cold War conflict, a study predicts where and how future wars will be fought and present a paradigm for peace through technology, communication, and human innovation. Reprint.

Canada and the New American Empire

War and Anti-war

Author: George Melnyk

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552381307

Category: History

Page: 253

View: 4766

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Noted academics, politicians, and activists examine Canada's decision not to support the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Each contributor opposes the U.S. action and discusses how Canadais non-involvement might affect the future of Canadian-American relations. Included in this collection are never before published essays from high-profile contributors such as: Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector; Douglas Roche, Liberal senator; and Rev. William Phipps, former moderator of the United Church of Canada. With Contributions By: Colleen Beaumier Arthur Clark Trudy Govier Robert Hackett Jim Harding Mel Hurtg Imtiaz Hussain Tareq Y. Ismael Jacqueline S. Ismael Donn Lovett George Melnyk Joyce Patel Satya R. Pattnayak Bill Phipps Scott Ritter Douglas Roche David Swann

War and the Ivory Tower

Algeria and Vietnam

Author: David L. Schalk

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803293434

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 9900

DOWNLOAD NOW »

In War and the Ivory Tower, David L. Schalk explores the public role of the intellectual in times of national crisis. He compares American responses to the Vietnam War with French responses to the Algerian War, finding many similarities in the way intellectuals voiced their outrage at the policies of their governments. At a time when national crises abound but protest is out of fashion, and intellectuals are possibly a dying species, this book presents a needed reexamination of what it means for intellectuals to speak out on issues of international importance.

The Korean War and The Vietnam War

People, Politics, and Power

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1615300473

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

View: 6182

DOWNLOAD NOW »

In the 1950s and 1960s and on into the 1970s, the United States was involved in two wars fought far from home—one in aid of South Korea against the neighboring Communist North Korea, and a second waged through the jungles of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Both of these military engagements were a reaction to what the United States feared as being Communist takeovers, and were surrounded by a strong degree of political controversy. This book explores both wars in detail to help readers understand why the conflicts occurred and what their lasting effects have been.

Krieg dem Kriege

Neu herausgegeben vom Anti-Kriegs-Museum Berlin Mit einer Einführung von Gerd Krumeich

Author: Ernst Friedrich

Publisher: Ch. Links Verlag

ISBN: 3862843963

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 6497

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Ernst Friedrichs 1924 zum ersten Mal erschienenes Buch »Krieg dem Kriege« ist ein Meilenstein der Friedensliteratur und der Friedenspädagogik. Das durchgehend viersprachig (Deutsch / Französisch / Englisch / Holländisch) gedruckte Werk wurde weltweit hundertausendfach verkauft und erregte wegen der drastischen Bilder von verstümmelten Soldaten und der klaren antimilitaristischen Sprache großes Aufsehen und viel Anstoß. Mehreren Generationen junger Menschen hat nicht zuletzt »Krieg dem Kriege« die Schrecken des Krieges vergegenwärtigt. Die Neuauflage im Ch. Links Verlag macht dieses wichtige Werk wieder zugänglich und erschließt es durch eine fundierte historische Einleitung von Gerd Krumeich für die Gegenwart. Eine biografische Skizze Ernst Friedrichs von seinem Enkel Tommy Spree informiert erstmals ausführlich über das bewegte Leben des Verfassers von »Krieg dem Kriege«.

War and State Terrorism

The United States, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific in the Long Twentieth Century

Author: Mark Selden,Alvin Y. So

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742523913

Category: History

Page: 293

View: 5473

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Tracing the course of conflicts throughout Asia in the past century, this groundbreaking volume is the first to explore systematically the nexus of war and state terrorism. Challenging states' definitions of terrorism, which routinely exclude their own behavior, the book focuses especially on the nature of Japanese and American wars and crimes of war. This rare comparative perspective examines the ways in which state terror leads to civilian casualties, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. In counterbalance, they discuss anti-war movements and international efforts to protect human rights. This interdisciplinary volume will resonate with readers searching for a deeper understanding of an era dominated by war and terror.

Krieg und Frieden

Roman

Author: Lew Tolstoi

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3746007364

Category: Fiction

Page: 2141

View: 7129

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Es ist die Zeit der napoleonischen Kriege. Aus der Perspektive des russischen Adels beschreibt Lew Tolstoi die praktischen Folgen des häufigen Wechsels zwischen Krieg und Frieden für das Leben der russischen Bevölkerung. Der Bestseller »Krieg und Frieden« schildert historische Ereignisse und Schicksale der Hauptcharaktere über einen Zeitraum von sieben Jahren, von 1805 bis 1812. Detailgetreu schildert Lew Tolstoi das Geschehen in den gesellschaftlichen und militärischen Entscheidungszentren, aber auch das Alltagsleben in der Metropole Moskau. Der Roman lässt die Leser tief in das Leben des zaristischen Russlands eintauchen. »Krieg und Frieden« ist ein Klassiker der Weltliteratur.

Peace and Freedom

The Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements in the 1960s

Author: Simon Hall

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812202139

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 8096

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Two great social causes held center stage in American politics in the 1960s: the civil rights movement and the antiwar groundswell in the face of a deepening American military commitment in Vietnam. In Peace and Freedom, Simon Hall explores two linked themes: the civil rights movement's response to the war in Vietnam on the one hand and, on the other, the relationship between the black groups that opposed the war and the mainstream peace movement. Based on comprehensive archival research, the book weaves together local and national stories to offer an illuminating and judicious chronicle of these movements, demonstrating how their increasingly radicalized components both found common cause and provoked mutual antipathies. Peace and Freedom shows how and why the civil rights movement responded to the war in differing ways—explaining black militants' hostility toward the war while also providing a sympathetic treatment of those organizations and leaders reluctant to take a stand. And, while Black Power, counterculturalism, and left-wing factionalism all made interracial coalition-building more difficult, the book argues that it was the peace movement's reluctance to link the struggle to end the war with the fight against racism at home that ultimately prevented the two movements from cooperating more fully. Considering the historical relationship between the civil rights movement and foreign policy, Hall also offers an in-depth look at the history of black America's links with the American left and with pacifism. With its keen insights into one of the most controversial decades in American history, Peace and Freedom recaptures the immediacy and importance of the time.

Antiwarriors

The Vietnam War and the Battle for America's Hearts and Minds

Author: Melvin Small

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842028967

Category: History

Page: 183

View: 1822

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The anti–Vietnam War movement marked the first time in American history that record numbers marched and protested to an antiwar tune—on college campuses, in neighborhoods, and in Washington. Although it did not create enough pressure on decision-makers to end U.S. involvement in the war, the movement's impact was monumental. In Antiwarriors, author Melvin Small describes not only the origins and trajectory of the anti–Vietnam War movement in America, but also focuses on the way it affected policy and public opinion and the way it in turn was affected by the government and the media, and, consequently, events in Southeast Asia. The antiwar movement comes to life in this compelling new book that is sure to fascinate all those interested in the Vietnam War and the turbulent, tumultuous 1960s.

Gespräche über ein Leben mit John F. Kennedy

Mit einem Vorwort von Caroline Kennedy

Author: Jacqueline Kennedy

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455850111

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 9778

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Eine der unvergesslichen Frauen des 20. Jahrhunderts erinnert sich an die Ehe mit John F. Kennedy und ihre - privaten wie öffentlichen - Erfahrungen. Ein Resümee, fast 50 Jahre unter Verschluss gehalten: vom Aufstieg eines Weltpolitikers bis zum dramatischen Ende, dem Attentat in Dallas. In tiefster Trauer über den Verlust ihres dreieinhalb Monate zuvor ermordeten Mannes empfängt Jacqueline Kennedy Anfang März 1964 den Historiker Arthur M. Schlesinger und gewährt ihm sieben Interviews, insgesamt sechseinhalb Stunden lang. Sie gibt ihm überraschende Einblicke in Kennedys Wirken als Senator und späterer Präsident der USA, erzählt von ihren Gesprächen mit ihm, von ihrer Rolle in seiner politischen Karriere. Sie wirft interessante, von feinem Gespür zeugende Schlaglichter auf Begegnungen mit bedeutenden Männern und weltbewegende Ereignisse wie die Kubakrise. Und auch private Belange rücken in den Blick, etwa der Glaube ihres Mannes, die Verbundenheit der Kennedy-Brüder und ihr eigenes Hineinwachsen in die Rolle der First Lady.

Against the Vietnam War

Writings by Activists

Author: Mary Susannah Robbins

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742559141

Category: History

Page: 289

View: 453

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The protest movement in opposition to the Vietnam War was a complex amalgam of political, social, economic, and cultural motivations, factors, and events. Against the Vietnam War brings together the different facets of that movement and its various shades of opinion. Here the participants themselves offer statements and reflections on their activism, the era, and the consequences of a war that spanned three decades and changed the United States of America. The keynote is on individual experience in a time when almost every event had national and international significance.

Opposition to War: An Encyclopedia of U.S. Peace and Antiwar Movements [2 volumes]

Author: Mitchell K. Hall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440845190

Category: History

Page: 846

View: 7449

DOWNLOAD NOW »

How have Americans sought peaceful, rather than destructive, solutions to domestic and world conflict? This two-volume set documents peace and antiwar movements in the United States from the colonial era to the present. • Provides an unrivaled complete description of peacemaking efforts in the United States that leads readers to consider how future wars might be prevented • Draws on the expertise of more than 130 scholarly experts to examine the entirety of American history, from the colonial era to modern times • Reveals the multiple religious and secular motivations of peace seekers in the United States • Examines how war and those who oppose war have been portrayed in popular media over the centuries

The Uncensored War

The Media and Vietnam

Author: Daniel C. Hallin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520065437

Category: History

Page: 285

View: 4395

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Vietnam was America's most divisive and unsuccessful foreign war. It was also the first to be televised and the first of the modern era fought without military censorship. From the earliest days of the Kennedy-Johnson escalation right up to the American withdrawal, and even today, the media's role in Vietnam has continued to be intensely controversial. The "Uncensored War" gives a richly detailed account of what Americans read and watched about Vietnam. Hallin draws on the complete body of the New York Times coverage from 1961 to 1965, a sample of hundreds of television reports from 1965-73, including television coverage filmed by the Defense Department in the early years of the war, and interviews with many of the journalists who reported it, to give a powerful critique of the conventional wisdom, both conservative and liberal, about the media and Vietnam. Far from being a consistent adversary of government policy in Vietnam, Hallin shows, the media were closely tied to official perspectives throughout the war, though divisions in the government itself and contradictions in its public relations policies caused every administration, at certain times, to lose its ability to "manage" the news effectively. As for television, it neither showed the "literal horror of war," nor did it play a leading role in the collapse of support: it presented a highly idealized picture of the war in the early years, and shifted toward a more critical view only after public unhappiness and elite divisions over the war were well advanced.

At War

The Military and American Culture in the Twentieth Century and Beyond

Author: David Kieran,Edwin A. Martini

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813584337

Category: History

Page: 410

View: 3930

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The country’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, its interventions around the world, and its global military presence make war, the military, and militarism defining features of contemporary American life. The armed services and the wars they fight shape all aspects of life—from the formation of racial and gendered identities to debates over environmental and immigration policy. Warfare and the military are ubiquitous in popular culture. At War offers short, accessible essays addressing the central issues in the new military history—ranging from diplomacy and the history of imperialism to the environmental issues that war raises and the ways that war shapes and is shaped by discourses of identity, to questions of who serves in the U.S. military and why and how U.S. wars have been represented in the media and in popular culture.

The Vietnam Antiwar Movement

Author: Walter L. Hixson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815335344

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 9341

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Political opposition to US intervention in Vietnam eventually became the central issue of the conflict. Hawks and Doves hotly debated the issue in Congress, policy forums, schools, churches, and often in the streets as well. Combined with the civil rights movement, and the emergence of a counter-culture the antiwar movement contributed to a deeply divided nation. Both Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard M. Nixon found it impossible to ignore the widespread dissent. The antiwar movement encouraged both to seek a negotiated settlement of the Vietnam conflict. In Hanoi, the Vietnamese communists had anticipated the growth of dissent in the West, which they counted on as part of their overall strategy of victory in guerilla war. The scholars writing in this volume analyze the role of the peace movement, its evolution, implications, and legacies.

Issues of War and Peace

Author: Nancy Gentile Ford

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311963

Category: History

Page: 333

View: 5946

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Emphasizes the events of lesser-known battles from the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War, and includes information about the origins of each conflict, differing opinions, and the political, economic, and social impacts.

War! What Is It Good For?

Black Freedom Struggles and the U.S. Military from World War II to Iraq

Author: Kimberley Phillips Boehm

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807869086

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 4477

DOWNLOAD NOW »

African Americans' long campaign for "the right to fight" forced Harry Truman to issue his 1948 executive order calling for equality of treatment and opportunity in the armed forces. In War! What Is It Good For?, Kimberley Phillips examines how blacks' participation in the nation's wars after Truman's order and their protracted struggles for equal citizenship galvanized a vibrant antiwar activism that reshaped their struggles for freedom. Using an array of sources--from newspapers and government documents to literature, music, and film--and tracing the period from World War II to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, Phillips considers how federal policies that desegregated the military also maintained racial, gender, and economic inequalities. Since 1945, the nation's need for military labor, blacks' unequal access to employment, and discriminatory draft policies have forced black men into the military at disproportionate rates. While mainstream civil rights leaders considered the integration of the military to be a civil rights success, many black soldiers, veterans, and antiwar activists perceived war as inimical to their struggles for economic and racial justice and sought to reshape the civil rights movement into an antiwar black freedom movement. Since the Vietnam War, Phillips argues, many African Americans have questioned linking militarism and war to their concepts of citizenship, equality, and freedom.

Pathways to Pacifism and Antiwar Activism among U.S. Veterans

The Role of Moral Identity in Personal Transformation

Author: Julie Putnam Hart,Anjel N. Stough-Hunter

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498538649

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 3330

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This book examines the journeys of 114 veterans as they seek to make sense of their military experiences and their new post service pacifist and/or antiwar identity. Focusing on the identity change process, the book reveals the powerful role of moral authenticity in living a life of well-being after military service.

Literarische Verarbeitungen des Krieges vom 17. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert

"eine uber die Masen erbärmliche Zeit"

Author: Claudia Glunz,Thomas F. Schneider

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 389971637X

Category: History

Page: 263

View: 8131

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Kriegserfahrungen lassen sich auf vielfaltige Art beschreiben. Ob nun in Briefen, Chroniken, Romanen oder Kurzgeschichten - die Berichte vom oder uber Krieg bieten historisch und literarisch Interessierten auf unterschiedlichste Weise eindrucksvolle Zeugnisse personlicher Erfahrungen und/oder kunstlerischer Verarbeitungen. Die Beitrage dieses Bandes befassen sich mit Zeugnissen uber den Dreissigjahrigen Krieg ebenso wie mit Beschreibungen der Erfahrungen des Zweiten Weltkrieges oder literarischen Werken aus der Ruckschau der Nachkriegszeit. Erganzt werden die Beitrage durch Rezensionen sowie eine Bibliographie 2006 erschienener literatur-, sprach-, geschichts-, film- und kunstwissenschaftlicher Studien.