A World Restored

Metternich, Castlereagh, and the Problems of Peace, 1812-22

Author: Henry Kissinger

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787204367

Category: History

Page: 346

View: 9153

Originally published in 1957—years before he was Secretary of State and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize—, Henry Kissinger wrote A World Restored, to understand and explain one of history’s most important and dramatic periods; a time when Europe went from political chaos to a balanced peace that lasted for almost a hundred years. After the fall of Napoleon, European diplomats gathered in a festive Vienna with the task of restoring stability following the French Revolution, the Napoleonic Wars, and the dissolution of the Holy Roman Empire. The central figures at the Congress of Vienna were the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, Viscount Castlereagh and the Foreign Minister of Austria Klemens Wenzel von Mettern Metternich. Castlereagh was primarily concerned with maintaining balanced powers, while Metternich based his diplomacy on the idea of legitimacy—that is, establishing and working with governments that citizens accept without force. The peace they brokered lasted until the outbreak of World War I. Through trenchant analysis of the history and forces that create stability, A World Restored gives insight into how to create long-lasting geopolitical peace-lessons that Kissinger saw as applicable to the period immediately following World War II, when he was writing this book. But the lessons don’t stop there. Like all good insights, the book’s wisdom transcends any single political period. Kissinger’s understanding of coalitions and balance of power can be applied to personal and professional situations, such as dealing with a tyrannical boss or co-worker or formulating business or organizational tactics. Regardless of his ideology, Henry Kissinger has had an important impact on modern politics and few would dispute his brilliance as a strategist. For anyone interested in Western history, the tactics of diplomacy, or political strategy, this volume will provide deep understanding of a pivotal time.

Das Gleichgewicht der Grossmächte

Metternich, Castlereagh und die Neuordnung Europas, 1812-22

Author: Henry Kissinger,Horst Jordan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Europe

Page: 685

View: 1509



Der Idealist, 1923-1968

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783549074749

Category: Political Science

Page: 1200

View: 9072


A World Restored

God's Story of Reconciliation with Humanity

Author: Kimberly Brune

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998991108


Page: N.A

View: 1776

In A World Restored, Kimberly Brune invites you into the story of God with Humanity.Kimberly unpacks what it means to be made in the image of a relational God and welcomes you into the process of seeing what is broken be healed.Through Biblical understanding and personal stories, you are reminded of what it means to be human and of the incredible gift of life.What is lost can be found once more.

Henry Kissinger and the American Approach to Foreign Policy

Author: Gregory D. Cleva

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838751473

Category: Political Science

Page: 280

View: 4539

This analysis of Henry Kissinger's historical philosophy, statecraft, and views on international politics reveals Kissinger to be a transitional figure who urged a conversion of American foreign policy from an insular to a continental approach.


The Erotic Liberal

Author: Jonathan David Gross

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742511620

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 231

View: 3191

The photographic essay The Lace Curtains of Berlin is a kind of archaeological experiment, studying studies things used by a certain group of people in order to investigate who they are. The people in question are the Berliners and the things studied are their lace curtains. Though oblivious to most people, the curtains send out messages and tell almost as much about the people behind them as many an anthropological study would. The Lace Curtains of Berlin is the graphic, non-fiction part of the Twin Projects: Berlin. The fiction part is the novel The Games. There is a character in the novel called Rainer-Werner Sprengberg who photographs lace curtains. These are "his" curtains. The 196 pictures shown in this book are only a very small sample of what is available. There are literally hundreds of different kinds. To those readers who will make it to Berlin, it's like an appetizer. To the majority who won't, it's the only chance to experience this wonderful example of textile poetry. You will need time to educate your eye. At first glance the curtains do not look beautiful. They seem ugly, tacky, sometimes even barbaric, the textile equivalent to sauerkraut with bratwurst. But take your time. Just walk around. It's a wonderful experience. With time you will learn to differentiate between them, to delight on the "variations on the same theme." You will rejoice when you discover a new type. Sometimes you will laugh out loud, other times you will want to cry even louder. Slowly your feelings toward the curtains will change. And here comes the scariest part: someday you will lose all your inhibitions and will start to love them. Because they transcend their tackiness! The lace curtains of Berlin are the proof that tackiness, when taken to extremes, can acquire a poetic dimension.

Kissinger and Brzezinski

The NSC and the Struggle for Control of US National Security Policy

Author: Gerry Argyris Andrianopoulos

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349217417

Category: Political Science

Page: 389

View: 4978

Going beyond superficial comparisons of Kissinger and Brzezinski, this study, by comparing their views on world politics and on strategy and tactics for achieving national goals and examining the consistency of their beliefs and actions while in and out of office, finds that, despite Brzezinski's attacks on Kissinger, he shared many of his views and copied many of his actions while in office and that their policy-making behaviour was, indeed, strongly influenced by their shared beliefs.

Global Television and the Shaping of World Politics

CNN, Telediplomacy, and Foreign Policy

Author: Royce J. Ammon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786450022

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

View: 6464

Ammon (University of Saint Thomas) examines the historical connections between communications and diplomacy. He describes the ways communications, especially global television, have shaped diplomatic practices and outcomes, and he predicts the ways they might continue to do so in the future. The 199.

Das Paradies heißt Bramasole

eine Liebeserklärung an die Toskana

Author: Frances Mayes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442451432


Page: 414

View: 2350


Gold und Eisen

Bismarck und sein Bankier Bleichröder

Author: Fritz Richard Stern

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406568473


Page: 860

View: 1604


Contemplation in a World of Action

Second Edition, Restored and Corrected

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess

ISBN: 0268162379

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 9655

The spiritual and psychological insights of these essays were nurtured in a monastic milieu, but their issues are universally human. Thomas Merton lays a foundation for personal growth and transformation through fidelity to "our own truth and inner being." His main focus is our desire and need to attain "a fully human and personal identity." /// This classic is a newly restored and corrected edition and the inaugural volume of Gethsemani Studies in Psychological and Religious Anthropology, a series of books that explores, through the twin perspectives of psychology and religion, the dynamics and depths of being fully human. /// "When I speak of the contemplative life I do not mean the institutional, cloistered life, . . . I am talking about a special dimension of inner discipline and experience, a certain integrity and fullness of personal development . . . . Discovering the contemplative life is a new self-discovery. One might say it is the flowering of a deeper identity on an entirely different plane . . ." --Thomas Merton, from the book

Der Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

Author: Tom Wolfe

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641024803

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 1866

Amerika in den frühen Sechzigerjahren: LSD-Experimente, San Francisco, Blumenkinder. Und eine Busreise, wie es sie nie zuvor gegeben hat und nie mehr geben wird. 1968 beschrieb Tom Wolfe die Reise von Ken Kesey und seinen „Merry Pranksters“ in seinem legendären Klassiker. Ein Buch, welches längst als Neues Testament der Hipster-Mythologie gilt.

Friedensnobelpreis und historische Grundlagenforschung

Ludwig Quidde und die Erschließung der kurialen Registerüberlieferung

Author: Michael Matheus

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110259559

Category: History

Page: 648

View: 2360

2008 marked the 150th birthday of Nobel Laureate Ludwig Quidde, who led the Prussian Historical Institute in Rome from 1890 to 1892. During his time there, he initiated the Repertorium Germanicum, which remains one of the most important undertakings in pure historical research to this day. This anthology pays tribute to Ludwig Quidde’s life and work, focusing in particular on his activities within the peace movement.

Die Herausforderung Amerikas

Weltpolitik im 21. Jahrhundert

Author: Henry Kissinger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548364469

Category: United States

Page: 404

View: 4875