The Return Of History

The Return of History
Publisher House of Anansi
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Category Political Science
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9781487001315
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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#1 National Bestseller Part of the CBC Massey Lectures Series In 1989, as the Berlin Wall crumbled and the Cold War dissipated, the American political commentator Francis Fukuyama wrote a famous essay, entitled “The End of History.” Fukuyama argued that the demise of confrontation between Communism and capitalism, and the expansion of Western liberal democracy, signalled the endpoint of humanity’s sociocultural and political evolution, the waning of traditional power politics, and the path toward a more peaceful world. At the heart of his thesis was the audaciously optimistic idea of “progress” in history. But a quarter of a century after Fukuyama’s bold prediction about transcending the struggles of the past, history has returned. The twenty-first century has not seen unfettered progress toward peace and a single form of government, but the reappearance of trends and practices many believed had been erased: arbitrary executions, attempts to annihilate ethnic and religious minorities, the starvation of besieged populations, invasion and annexation of territory, and the mass movement of refugees and displaced persons. It has also witnessed cracks and cleavages within Western liberal democracies, particularly as a result of deepening economic inequality — at levels not seen since the end of the nineteenth century. The Return of History both illustrates and explains this return of history. But it also demonstrates how the reappearance of acts deemed “barbaric” or “medieval” has a modern twist. Above all, it argues that the return of history should encourage us all to remember that our own liberal democratic society was not inevitable and that we must all, as individual citizens, take a more active role in its preservation and growth.

The Return of History
  • Author : Jennifer Welsh
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 2016-09-17

#1 National Bestseller Part of the CBC Massey Lectures Series In 1989, as the Berlin Wall crumbled and the Cold War dissipated, the American political commentator Francis Fukuyama wrote a famous essay, entitled “The End of History.” Fukuyama argued that the demise of confrontation between Communism and capitalism, and the expansion of

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The Return of History
  • Author : Jennifer Welsh
  • Publisher : CBC Massey Lectures
  • Release Date : 2017-08-19

A timely, intelligent, and fascinating analysis of twenty-first-century geopolitics by Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General and international relations specialist Jennifer Welsh.

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The Return of History
  • Author : Jennifer Welsh
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11

In 1989, as the Berlin Wall crumbled and the Cold War dissipated, the American political commentator Francis Fukuyama wrote a famous essay, entitled The End of History. Fukuyama argued that the demise of the confrontation between Communism and capitalism, and the expansion of Western liberal democracy, signaled the endpoint of humanity

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The Return of History and the End of Dreams
  • Author : Robert Kagan
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009

Kagan argues that hopes for a new peaceful international order after the end of the Cold War have proved wrong. He stresses that peoples of the liberal world need to choose whether they want to shape it or let others shape it for them.

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End of History and the Last Man
  • Author : Francis Fukuyama
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2006-03-01

Ever since its first publication in 1992, The End of History and the Last Man has provoked controversy and debate. Francis Fukuyama's prescient analysis of religious fundamentalism, politics, scientific progress, ethical codes, and war is as essential for a world fighting fundamentalist terrorists as it was for the end of the

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NATO   s Democratic Retrenchment
  • Author : Henrik B.L. Larsen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-07-02

Exploring NATO’s post-Cold War determination to support democracy abroad, this book addresses the alliance’s adaptation to the new illiberal backlashes in Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and Afghanistan after the alleged ‘return of history’. The book engages the question of what has driven NATO to pursue democratisation in

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Grave New World
  • Author : Stephen D. King
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-22

A controversial look at the end of globalization and what it means for prosperity, peace, and the global economic order Globalization, long considered the best route to economic prosperity, is not inevitable. An approach built on the principles of free trade and, since the 1980s, open capital markets, is beginning

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Return of the Epic Film
  • Author : Andrew Elliot
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-03-05

With the success of Gladiator, both critics and scholars enthusiastically announced the return of a genre which had lain dormant for thirty years. However, this return raises important new questions which remain unanswered. Why did the epic come back, and why did it fall out of fashion? Are these the

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The Complete History of The Return of the Living Dead
  • Author : Christian Sellers,Gary Smart
  • Publisher : Plexus Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-10-01

The Return of the Living Dead film series has become one of the most successful zombie movie franchises of all time, gaining cult status across the world and inspiring movies such as 28 Days Later, Shaun of the Dead, and Zombieland. For the first time in 25 years, the cast and crew

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The Return of the Gift
  • Author : Harry Liebersohn
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-06

This book is a history of European interpretations of the gift from the mid-seventeenth to the early twentieth century. Reciprocal gift exchange, pervasive in traditional European society, disappeared from the discourse of nineteenth-century social theory only to return as a major theme in twentieth-century anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy and literary

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The Impact of History
  • Author : Pedro Ramos Pinto,Bertrand Taithe
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-03-24

Driven by the increasing importance of discussions around 'impact' and its meaning and implications for history, The Impact of History? brings together established and new voices to raise relevant questions, issues and controversies for debate. The chapters are articulated around the themes of public history, the politics of history, the

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Return of a King
  • Author : William Dalrymple
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2013-04-16

From William Dalrymple—award-winning historian, journalist and travel writer—a masterly retelling of what was perhaps the West’s greatest imperial disaster in the East, and an important parable of neocolonial ambition, folly and hubris that has striking relevance to our own time. With access to newly discovered primary sources

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Interrogating International Relations
  • Author : Jayashree Vivekanandan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-03-12

The book interrogates the disciplinary biases that inform mainstream International Relations today. Examining the grand strategy of the Mughal empire under Akbar, it argues for a historico-cultural notion of power and critiques IR’s tendency to usher in a selective ‘return of history’.

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The Development Dilemma
  • Author : Robert H. Bates
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04

Reassessing the developing world through the lens of Europe's past Today’s developing nations emerged from the rubble of the Second World War. Only a handful of these countries have subsequently attained a level of prosperity and security comparable to that of the advanced industrial world. The implication is clear:

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The Return of the Real
  • Author : Hal Foster,George Baker,Yve-alain Bois,Benjamin Buchloh,Leah Dickerman
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 1996

Foster's concise analysis of art practices over the past three decades traces important models at work in art and theory, with special attention to the controversial connections between the two during this period. The author includes a new narrative of the historical avant-garde and concludes with an original reading of

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