The Resource The wages of appeasement : ancient Athens, Munich, and Obama's America, Bruce S. Thornton

The wages of appeasement : ancient Athens, Munich, and Obama's America, Bruce S. Thornton

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The wages of appeasement : ancient Athens, Munich, and Obama's America
Title
The wages of appeasement
Title remainder
ancient Athens, Munich, and Obama's America
Statement of responsibility
Bruce S. Thornton
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Language
eng
Summary
Wages of Appeasement explores the reasons why a powerful state gives in to aggressors. It tells the story of three historical examples of appeasement: the greek city-states of the fourth century b.c., which lost their freedom to Philip II of Macedon; England in the twenties and thirties, and the failure to stop Germany's aggression that led to World War II; and America's current war against Islamic jihad and the 30-year failure to counter Iran's attacks on the U.S. The inherent weaknesses of democracies and their bad habit of pursuing short-term interests at the expense of long-term security play a role in appeasement. But more important are the bad ideas people indulge, from idealized views of human nature to utopian notions like pacifism or disarmament. But especially important is the notion that diplomatic engagement and international institutions like the u.n. can resolve conflict and deter an aggressor--the delusion currently driving the Obama foreign policy in the middle east. Wages of Appeasement combines narrative history and cultural analysis to show how ideas can have dangerous and deadly consequences
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thornton, Bruce S
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ6045
LC item number
.T46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes
  • Philip
  • Greece
  • Macedonia
  • Great Britain
  • Germany
  • Islamic fundamentalism
  • United States
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The wages of appeasement : ancient Athens, Munich, and Obama's America, Bruce S. Thornton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 330 p.
Isbn
9781594035197
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010037830
System control number
  • 3808600-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3808600
  • (Sirsi) o654312492
  • (OCoLC)654312492
Label
The wages of appeasement : ancient Athens, Munich, and Obama's America, Bruce S. Thornton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xx, 330 p.
Isbn
9781594035197
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010037830
System control number
  • 3808600-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3808600
  • (Sirsi) o654312492
  • (OCoLC)654312492

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