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The Resource World order : reflections on the character of nations and the course of history, Henry Kissinger

World order : reflections on the character of nations and the course of history, Henry Kissinger

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World order : reflections on the character of nations and the course of history
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World order
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reflections on the character of nations and the course of history
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Henry Kissinger
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Reflections on the character of nations and the course of history
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eng
Summary
Henry Kissinger has travelled the world, advised presidents, and been a close observer and participant in the central foreign policy events of our era. Now he offers his analysis of the twenty first century's ultimate challenge: how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historic perspectives, violent conflict, proliferating technology, and ideological extremism. There has never been a true world order, Kissinger observes. For most of history, civilisations defined their own concepts of order. Each considered itself the centre of the world, and envisioned its distinct principles as universally relevant. China conceived of a global cultural hierarchy with the Emperor at its pinnacle. In Europe, Rome imagined itself surrounded by barbarians; when Rome fragmented, European peoples refined a concept of an equilibrium of sovereign states and sought to export it across the world. Islam considered itself the world's sole legitimate political unit, destined to expand indefinitely until the world was brought into harmony by Muslim principles. The United States was born of a conviction about the universal applicability of democratic principles, a conviction that has guided its policies ever since. Grounded in Kissinger's deep study of history and experience as national security advisor and secretary of state, this book guides readers on a tour of the globe. It examines the events and ideas that formed the historic concepts of order, their manifestations in contemporary controversies, and the ways in which they might ultimately be reconciled
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contains biographical information
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1923-
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Kissinger, Henry
Dewey number
327
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • International organisation
  • Geopolitics
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adult
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World order : reflections on the character of nations and the course of history, Henry Kissinger
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • text
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053341949
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9780241004265
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(hardback)
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Label
World order : reflections on the character of nations and the course of history, Henry Kissinger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Control code
000053341949
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9780241004265
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
maps

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