Here is an account of treaties and summits, of life-and-death strategy among nations, featuring a vast and varied cast of individuals--scientists, spies, diplomats, generals, politicians, shamans, writers, geniuses, the hight-minded and the ...
Author: Rodric Braithwaite
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Former British Ambassador to the Soviet Union and author of the definitive account of the Soviet invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, Sir Rodric Braithwaite offers here a tour d'horizon of nuclear policy from the end of World War II and start of the Cold War to the present day. Armageddon and Paranoia unfolds the full history of nuclear weapons that began with the arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union and now extends worldwide. For decades, an apocalypse seemed imminent, staved off only by the certainty that if one side launched these missiles the other would launch an equally catastrophic counterstrike. This method of avoiding all-out nuclear warfare was called "Deterrence," a policy of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). Still, though neither side actively wanted to plunge the world into nuclear wasteland, the possibility of war by misjudgment or mistake meant fears could never be entirely assuaged. Both an exploration of Deterrence and the long history of superpower nuclear policy, Armageddon and Paranoia comes at a time when tensions surrounding nuclear armament have begun mounting once more. No book until this one has offered so comprehensive a history of the topic that has guided--at times dominated--the world in which we live.
Armageddon). the revelation of his secret if it came too soon. Once he was firmly
in control, with everyone loyal to him placed in positions of power, then it wouldn't
matter ... His focus could become diverted, and paranoia was based in fear.
Author: Paul Weightman
After the previous great battle of modern times, Reformed Vampires, known as 'Reefers' and humans had learned to live side by side. Lycanthropes agreed upon a truce with their age-old enemies the vampires. Once again, society was rebuilt and for over a decade, there was peace. The resurgence of Zaegon and Melanie would once again recruit dissident vampires for their evil cause and once again, Nathan, Boni and their allies would face another threat to their civilisation and survival. The Devil himself would be at the forefront of the dissident vampire armies and the hordes of demons. The final solution would be something on scale, never yet witnessed by mankind.
to Vietnam, to Watergate, marked a steady march toward the great apocalyptic
battle—Armageddon. Paranoia over Satan's Antichrist and the end-of-days
fueled the anxieties of an already overstressed, overwhelmed nation. No film
Author: Jamey Heit
Category: Literary Criticism
What is evil? How do we understand it in our culture? The thirteen essays in this critical volume explore the different ways in which evil is portrayed in popular culture, particularly film and novels. Iconic figures of evil are considered, as is the repeated use of classic themes within our intellectual tradition. Topics covered include serial killers in film, the Twilight series, the Harry Potter series, Star Wars, and more. Collectively, these essays suggest how vital the notion of evil is to our culture, which in turn suggest a need to reflect on what it means to value what is good.
THE MILITANT JESUS In his essay on the paranoid style of American politics,
Hofstadter describes the “paranoid leader”: He does not see social conflict as
something to be mediated and compromised, in the manner of the working
Author: Michael Standaert
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
Category: Political Science
A journalist explores the ideological roots of the Left Behind series, tracing its relationship to millennial psychology and evangelical religion, while also probing the political and social agenda of its author--Tim LaHaye. Original.
Personally, Nimue had always felt those concerns had been no more than the
lingering paranoia of what an ancient writer had labeled the “Frankenstein
complex,” but public opinion had been adamant. Which was why the law required
Author: David Weber
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Here is the saga of humanity reduced, by an implacable alien enemy, to inhabiting a single colony on the distant world of Safehold. To avoid drawing the attention of the enemy through the busy signals of an industrial civilization, the human rulers of Safehold have taken an extraordinary measure. With mind control and hidden high technology, they have built a religion in which every Safeholdian believes, one designed to keep Safehold society medieval and unnoticed forever. After disagreement about the wisdom and justice of this course, the dissenters were ruthlessly eliminated. Centuries have passed and now, in a hidden chamber on Safehold, an android initiates a rebirth set in motion centuries before. A rebirth that will provide the only remaining humans with their last chance to learn the truth and to rejoin the universe. It is destined to be a tremendous undertaking, unfolding a story of deception and ignorance, freedom and tyranny, and the liberating power of the truth. 'Nobody does space opera better than Weber' Publishers Weekly
Nero's paranoia had reached such a pitch of frenzy that hecould see only
treachery; he took Corbulo's well meaning offer as an attempt on the crown. 'A
traitor,' Nero fumed, and he publicly shamed Corbulotosuch an extentthat he
forcedhim to ...
Author: Erik Durschmied
Publisher: Hachette UK
In the Mediterranean, this most fought-over region in the world, the figures of potentates and conquerors appear god-like: Thutmosis, Leonidas, Xerxes, Pyrrhus, Hannibal, Caesar and Vercingetorix. Ancient history, from Pharaonic Egypt and the Shahs of Persia, to the Golden Age of Greece and the conquests of Alexander the Great and his dream of a universal brotherhood, is dominated by these incredible characters. And then comes Rome, the supreme political event of Ancient History and the world's first superpower. Ancient Battles is the history of incredible men, brave and reckless, lucky and ill-fated, engaging their forces in battles that are prime examples of ruse, chance, and military brilliance. Erik Durschmied looks at seventeen of ancient history's most fascinating battles, many of which have been almost forgotten, but which in reality changed both the world and time itself.
It would be absurd to claim that popular literature caused the Great War , but its
impregnation with xenophobic and paranoid warnings of Armageddon did assist
in creating a climate of popular opinion that almost unanimously cheered the ...
Author: Cecil D. Eby
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The Lost Generation has held the imagination of those who succeeded them, partly because the idea that modern war could be romantic, generous, and noble died with the casualties of that war. From this remove, it seems almost perverse that Britons, Germans, and Frenchmen of every social class eagerly rushed to the fields of Flanders and to misery and death. In The Road to Armageddon Cecil Eby shows how the widely admired writers of English popular fiction and poetry contributed, at least in England, to a romantic militarism coupled with xenophobia that helped create the climate that made World War I seem almost inevitable. Between the close of the Franco-Prussian War of 1871 and the opening guns of 1914, the works of such widely read and admired writers as H. G. Wells, Rudyard Kipling, J. M. Barrie, and Rupert Brooke, as well as a host of now almost forgotten contemporaries, bombarded their avid readers with strident warnings of imminent invasions and prophecies of the collapse of civilization under barbarian onslaught and internal moral collapse. Eby seems these narratives as growing from and in turn fueling a collective neurosis in which dread of coming war coexisted with an almost loving infatuation with it. The author presents a vivid panorama of a militant mileau in which warfare on a scale hitherto unimaginable was largely coaxed into being by works of literary imagination. The role of covert propaganda, concealed in seemingly harmless literary texts, is memorably illustrated.
Many of the younger citizens became paranoid and the media reinforced their
fears. The teenagers believed that everyone would now fall prey to disease, or
face death through pestilence, the world's water was polluted, and food would ...
... Elaine Palestinians pam, Paracelsus paramilitary groups paranoia: and Armageddon, of Asahara, and attack guruism, ... Heaven's Gate, of Jones, of
Manson, of McVeigh, and need to kill paranoid guruism paranoid schizophrenia “ Paranoid ...
Author: Robert Jay Lifton
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Category: Political Science
National Book Award winner and renowned psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton reveals a world at risk from millennial cults intent on ending it all. Since the earliest moments of recorded history, prophets and gurus have foretold the world's end, but only in the nuclear age has it been possible for a megalomaniac guru with a world-ending vision to bring his prophecy to pass. Now Robert Jay Lifton offers a vivid and disturbing case in point in this chilling exploration of Aum Shinrikyo, the Japanese cult that released sarin nerve gas in the Tokyo subways. With unprecedented access to former Aum members, Lifton has produced a pathbreaking study of the inner life of a modern millennial cult. He shows how Aum's guru Shoko Asahara (charismatic spiritual leader, con man, madman) created a religion from a global stew of New Age thinking, ancient rituals, and apocalyptic science fiction, then recruited scientists as disciples and set them to producing weapons of mass destruction. Taking stock as well of Charles Manson, Heaven's Gate, and the Oklahoma City bombers, Lifton confronts the frightening possibility of a twenty-first century in which cults and terrorists may be able to bring about their own holocausts. Bold and compelling, Destroying the World to Save It charts the emergence of a new global threat of urgent concern to us all.
"Tells the story of the Nation of Islam -- its rise in northern inner-city ghettos during the Great Depression through its decline following the death of Elijah Muhammad in 1975 to its rejuvenation under the leadership of Louis Farrakhan.
Author: Mattias Gardell
Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
Category: African Americans
"Tells the story of the Nation of Islam -- its rise in northern inner-city ghettos during the Great Depression through its decline following the death of Elijah Muhammad in 1975 to its rejuvenation under the leadership of Louis Farrakhan."--Page 4 of cover.
... the Rossya ' s charm is not unlike that of New York ' s Attica . In the Soviet
Union the foreigner is seldom without a low - level anxiety , which can , suddenly
, develop into wall - climbing paranoia . Where are the visas 136 ARMAGEDDON
Author: Gore Vidal
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited
Category: American essays
This collection of essays examines the leaders and lunacies of contemporary America, from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan. Vidal also reminisces about his patrician childhood and writers past and present such as Tennessee Williams, Anthony Burgess, Henry James and William Dean Howells.
Paranoia surged through Mack as he continued to have trouble picking up the
opposing fighter . Just as he felt convincedabsolutely convinced — that the Su -
27 was locked on his butt , he finally spotted the red dagger at the right corner of
Author: Dale Brown
Publisher: Jove Publications
USAF Captain Breanna Stockard is training Brunei pilots to fly the EB-52 Megafortress. But when an attempted kidnapping threatens a major arms deal, Breanna and her husband, Major Jeff "Zen" Stockard, must uncover a plot that could mean Armageddon. Original.
This was paranoia . The light changed and he was just about to step off the curb
when an early - eighties Chevrolet low - rider in brilliant red paint came around
the corner . The muzzle of the weapon poking out the passenger window was ...
Author: Michael Kasner
Publisher: Worldwide Library
Seeking a band of domestic terrorists who are fueling an explosive interracial war that threatens to upset the entire United States, the Black Ops team traces a flood of illegal weapons in Los Angeles. Original.
... Adams had departed to dismiss Worf's warnings as Klingon paranoia . No
incidents , other than a few distant sightings of warships and smugglers , had
disturbed the uneasy peace of that part of the Klingon - Cardassian demilitarized
Author: L. A. Graf
Publisher: Pocket Books/Star Trek
Worf and the crew of the "Defiant" find themselves trapped on an alien world threatened by global cataclysm--while Captain Sisko must keep tensions on "Deep Space Nine" from erupting into bloody warfare that will forever stain the honor of the Klingon Empire! "Day of Honor" dramatizes events surrounding the proud Klingon holiday--it will span all four "Star Trek" series. This is the four-part sequel to "Invasion".
There is a case to be made for the existence of a literature of paranoia that
echoes the disquiet of a public that can ' feel something going wrong ' but can ' t
identify the source . Perhaps imaginative literature , like science fiction , does
... has asked for , " complained Shelly Finkel . “ We agreed to it because we
wanted the fight . All of this other stuff is a joke . But there is a day of reckoning
coming . Mike thinks Lennox is a big baby . Me ? I think some of this stuff is paranoia .
Author: Scoop Malinowski
Publisher: Zumaya Publications Us
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Wearing the black trunks, Iron Mike Tyson is one of the world's most recognizable men. In white, Lennox Lewis is the emperor of the throne of the world heavyweight title. These two magnificent gladiators waged historic war to see who was superior-the good or the bad guy. A comprehensive collection of eyewitness accounts, research and interviews, Heavyweight Armageddon! tells the fascinating tale of one of boxing's most socially important super-fights. Two troubled but extraordinary boys from underprivileged backgrounds gravitated to the boxing ring for different reasons, both taking separate and spectacular journeys to the highest, most prestigious pinnacle in all of sport-the world heavyweight boxing title. They met once and for all in Memphis on June 8, 2002, with much more at stake than just multi-millions of dollars. People from all over the globe wanted to see who would prevail, the force of good or the spirit of evil. If you have an appetite for the drama and pageantry of boxing at its best, Heavyweight Armageddon!: The Tyson-Lewis Championship Battle is an insightful read that will take you on an exciting journey with a cast of colorful characters-and, of course, two of boxing's most renowned warriors.
It was ordered the citizens in their areas to remain against this background of paranoia and behind , often under threat of death , a . . . personally responsible to
me for mistrust that Guderian made his presentation Burgomeister was executed
Author: Nik Cornish
Publisher: Ian Allan Pub
This book examines in detail the final six months of the war on the Eastern Front. It records the gradual and inexorable march of the Red Army towards the ultimate victory. With a narrative drawn from a variety of sources, including first-hand accounts from those who actually fought in the war, the book records the advance of the Red Army through Poland, Hungary and the Balkans and into Germany itself, and is a sobering account of the destruction of this final phase of the war in the East.
The director stiffened . Being involved in any intelligence organization causes a
certain amount of paranoia . The head of Mossad was especially suspicious of
Arabs . “ I am Katzenelenbogen , ” the stranger declared . The director stared at
Author: Gar Wilson
Publisher: Harlequin Books
Return To Armageddon by Gar Wilson released on Mar 23, 1984 is available now for purchase.
83 Before the war's first winter ended , the crude paranoia of Nicholas ,
Aleksandra , and their favorites had all but destroyed the great sense of national
unity and patriotic purpose that had swept Russia in July and August . Nicholas
took to ...
Author: W. Bruce Lincoln
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Recounting the tale of the Russians' passage through the shattering experience of the First World War and the revolutions of 1917, W. Bruce Lincoln offers a profoundly intelligent and detailed chronology of the watershed events and devastating hardships that led to the Bolshevik Revolution. Mining an abundance of resources, including letters, diaries, memoirs, government reports, and military dispatches, he allows the reader to step directly into army HQs, state council chambers, boudoirs, trenches, and revolutionary hideaways of the men and women who shaped the events of this crucial era.
I cannot condone national destruction by paranoia , with mountains of explosives
convincing me of my right . No , the latter is no more than a lamentable right , an
insurmountable burden to any future generation . The foreseeable future seems ...
Author: Will Alexander
"...What I contrast with this is the perpetuity of energy, which is not quaint. The Indian peoples in the United States have been working on this whole idea of universe where nothing is apportioned or excluded. I mention this because the mind/body is a whole system. If one part of the system doesn't work, you become sick. The seeming tonic to this deadly malaise is psychic interconnection. But now just the opposite is happening. If you look at the newspaper, civilization is rife with separation and fracture......" Interview with Will Alexander, Rain Taxi Sunrise in Armageddon is a work of blistering, sibyllic, incensed imagination. Will Alexander's thicketed prose advances lexical ignitions of astounding angle and amplitude. Nathaniel Mackey, author of Splay Anthem Restless. riveting. Unnerving. Wilson Harris, author of Dark Jester On one level, Alexander is like watching a new plant grow in a speeded-up film, in which all shoots, however obscure, appear to contribute to a veering and uncanny structure. On another level, he may be the first major "outsider artist" in American poetry, in as much as his work bears no relationship whatsoever to anyone in the twentieth-century American canon. Whatever he is, he is a force to reckon with, whose self-propelled soarings evoke Simon Rodia's "Watts Towers" as well as Siberian ecstatics. Clayton Eshelman, author of Conductors of the Pit