The Lessons of History

The Lessons of History

A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant.

Author: Will Durant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439170199

Category: History

Page: 128

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A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Juxtaposing the great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, the Durants reveal the towering themes of history and give meaning to our own.
Categories: History

The Lessons of History

The Lessons of History

Author: Charles S. Leavenworth

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031938742

Category: History

Page: 100

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Categories: History

On the Causes of Economic Growth

On the Causes of Economic Growth

This systematic review of history and test of accepted dogma challenges economic theorists to consider one part of the equation of economic policy that has been wiped off the blackboard in today s politically-correct debates.

Author: Carlos Sabillon

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 9780875865904

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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In a sweeping review of economic history, the author presents the salient facts of booms and slowdowns in the major economies of the world, in 50-year intervals and demonstrates the weakness of orthodox theories. The only factor that consistently causes growth, he shows, is centralized support for manufacturing, which spurs the creation of new technologies, which lead to wealth creation. Since the earliest of times, human beings have endeavored to uncover the causes of prosperity. Step by step, Sabillon tests the principal theories on the causes of economic growth against the facts of history. Here, economic statistics of the world are presented in a rationalized format that allows for comparison across countries and through time, with a challenge to those who study them to determine, with an open mind, what the statistics show and what are the trends -- beyond cherished theories that suit various political purposes. Tested against the historical data, textbook ideas and theories consistently come up short. Such analyses are highly troubling because they reveal an absence of correlation between theory and reality. The data, statistics illustrating the development of the world economy during the last several centuries, were extracted from economic, history and economic history books, from publications of the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, the United Nations specialized agencies, research institutes and country statistical publications, and other books and journals. Analyzing the data over geography and time, Sabillon concludes that contrary to contemporary wisdom, left to market forces alone the economy will not and does not flourish. Only decisive intervention in support of manufacturing and technological advancement can provide growth. This systematic review of history and test of accepted dogma challenges economic theorists to consider one part of the equation of economic policy that has been wiped off the blackboard in today s politically-correct debates.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Lessons of History

The Lessons of History

The view which the Apostle thus presents of one branch of history is applicable to
the other , for , so far as the lessons of experience go , profane and sacred history
make but a single volume 6 written for our admonition . ” As the examples it ...

Author: Thomas John Hussey

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0020051509

Category: History

Page: 20

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Categories: History

The Lessons of History

The Lessons of History

Discusses the historical changes from which the European wars of the twentieth century emerged, examining international relations, political and social changes, and the effects of industrialization on the world

Author: Michael Howard

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300056656

Category: History

Page: 217

View: 111

Discusses the historical changes from which the European wars of the twentieth century emerged, examining international relations, political and social changes, and the effects of industrialization on the world
Categories: History

Preventive War and Its Alternatives

Preventive War and Its Alternatives

The 2002 National Security Strategy suggested preventive attacks, diplomacy, deterrence, and other policies as means of curtailing threats presented by the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons to terrorists and rogue ...

Author: Dan Reiter

Publisher: Strategic Studies Institute U. S. Army War College

ISBN: UOM:39015063190907

Category: Nuclear nonproliferation

Page: 35

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The 2002 National Security Strategy suggested preventive attacks, diplomacy, deterrence, and other policies as means of curtailing threats presented by the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons to terrorists and rogue states. The author analyzes which mix of these policies might best and most cost effectively address the NBC threat, with special focus on preventive attacks. The past performances of preventive attacks, diplomacy, deterrence, and other policies as means of curtailing the NBC threat are analyzed. The central findings are that preventive attacks are generally unsuccessful at delaying the spread of NBC weapons; that deterrence, especially nuclear deterrence, is highly successful at preventing the use of NBC weapons by states; and that diplomacy has had moderate and perhaps unappreciated success at curtailing the spread of NBC weapons. The author also discusses how funds spent on preventive wars, which are much more expensive than diplomacy or deterrence, might be better spent to combat threats from terrorism and proliferation, on initiatives such as fissile material recovery, ballistic missile defense, and port security.
Categories: Nuclear nonproliferation

Crashes and Panics

Crashes and Panics

Looks at the history of financial disasters that have impacted the world and uses this information to interpret the stock market crash of 1987

Author: Eugene Nelson White

Publisher: Irwin Professional Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038672551

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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Looks at the history of financial disasters that have impacted the world and uses this information to interpret the stock market crash of 1987
Categories: Business & Economics

The Lessons of History

The Lessons of History

Author: Laurie Burkitt

Publisher:

ISBN: 1423500822

Category:

Page: 457

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The title of this volume, "The Lessons of History: The Chinese People's Liberation Army at 75," captures well the overall theme of the twelve chapters that follow. The primary focus is not on summarizing the lessons that analysts or scholars from outside China have learned when they look back at the past three-quarters of a century of Chinese military history. Rather, the emphasis of this volume is to assess key lessons that the top ranks of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) have drawn from their own military's 75- year history. The reader should be clear at the outset: this volume is not a comprehensive up-to-date overview of the state of the PLA; nor is it a comprehensive 75-year history of the Chinese communist military. Anyone seeking these will have to look elsewhere. The primary value of this volume, we believe, is that it provides insights into what Chinese military leaders themselves take from their past.
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Debating the Lessons of History

Debating the Lessons of History

(Cont.) Nazi past produced a nationalist backlash among political parties, the media, and civil society.

Author: David C. Art

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:57306376

Category:

Page: 628

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(Cont.) Nazi past produced a nationalist backlash among political parties, the media, and civil society. This reaction created the ideal environment for Jorg Haider to engineer the FPO's electoral breakthrough and consolidation. My findings suggests that to explain the success and failure of right-wing populist parties in general, we need to focus on the strategies that other political parties, the media, and groups in civil society use to deal with them.
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Preventive War and Its Alternatives

Preventive War and Its Alternatives

The 2002 National Security Strategy suggested preventive attacks, diplomacy, deterrence, and other policies as means of curtailing threats presented by the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons to terrorists and rogue ...

Author: Dan Reiter

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000139801975

Category: Nuclear nonproliferation

Page: 35

View: 674

The 2002 National Security Strategy suggested preventive attacks, diplomacy, deterrence, and other policies as means of curtailing threats presented by the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons to terrorists and rogue states. The author analyzes which mix of these policies might best and most cost effectively address the NBC threat, with special focus on preventive attacks. The past performances of preventive attacks, diplomacy, deterrence, and other policies as means of curtailing the NBC threat are analyzed. The central findings are that preventive attacks are generally unsuccessful at delaying the spread of NBC weapons; that deterrence, especially nuclear deterrence, is highly successful at preventing the use of NBC weapons by states; and that diplomacy has had moderate and perhaps unappreciated success at curtailing the spread of NBC weapons. The author also discusses how funds spent on preventive wars, which are much more expensive than diplomacy or deterrence, might be better spent to combat threats from terrorism and proliferation, on initiatives such as fissile material recovery, ballistic missile defense, and port security.
Categories: Nuclear nonproliferation

Polybius Experience and the Lessons of History

Polybius  Experience and the Lessons of History

In 'Polybius: Experience and the Lessons of History,' Daniel Walker Moore shows how Polybius integrates these two apparently competing concepts in a way that affects not just his educational philosophy but the construction of his historical ...

Author: Daniel Moore

Publisher:

ISBN: 9004426124

Category: Experiential learning

Page: 180

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"The Greek historian Polybius (2nd century B.C.E.) produced an authoritative history of Rome's rise to dominance in the Mediterranean that was explicitly designed to convey valuable lessons to future generations. But throughout this history, Polybius repeatedly emphasizes the incomparable value of first-hand, practical experience. In 'Polybius: Experience and the Lessons of History,' Daniel Walker Moore shows how Polybius integrates these two apparently competing concepts in a way that affects not just his educational philosophy but the construction of his historical narrative. The manner in which figures such as Hannibal, Scipio Africanus, or even the Romans as a whole learn and develop over the course of Polybius' narrative becomes a critical factor in Rome's ultimate success"--
Categories: Experiential learning

The Role of Agriculture in Economic Development

The Role of Agriculture in Economic Development

Annotation "This book addresses readers who are interested in economic history and the role of agriculture in economic development.

Author: Kjeldsen-Kragh

Publisher: Copenhagen Business School Press DK

ISBN: 8763001942

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 412

View: 598

Annotation "This book addresses readers who are interested in economic history and the role of agriculture in economic development. The first part of the book describes agricultural progress in Europe and the USA since 1750, when modern societies began to develop. Although there were significant differences from country to country, agriculture was an engine of growth during the period 1750-1914." "The second part of the book builds a model of the development process. The author emphasises that it is not possible to explain development without looking simultaneously at the resources, technology, institutions and attitudes prevalent in a country."--Jacket.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Lessons of History

The Lessons of History

Author: Izmeen N. Ali

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:42679261

Category: Intervention (International law)

Page: 230

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Categories: Intervention (International law)