The army edged out all other state and social institutions in the competition for national power. Making Enemies draws upon Callahan's interviews with former military officers and her archival work in Burmese libraries and halls of power.
Author: Mary Patricia Callahan
Publisher: Cornell University Press
The Burmese army took political power in Burma in 1962 and has ruled the country ever since. The persistence of this government--even in the face of long-term nonviolent opposition led by activist Aung San Suu Kyi, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991--has puzzled scholars. In a book relevant to current debates about democratization, Mary P. Callahan seeks to explain the extraordinary durability of the Burmese military regime. In her view, the origins of army rule are to be found in the relationship between war and state formation. Burma's colonial past had seen a large imbalance between the military and civil sectors. That imbalance was accentuated soon after formal independence by one of the earliest and most persistent covert Cold War conflicts, involving CIA-funded Kuomintang incursions across the Burmese border into the People's Republic of China. Because this raised concerns in Rangoon about the possibility of a showdown with Communist China, the Burmese Army received even more autonomy and funding to protect the integrity of the new nation-state. The military transformed itself during the late 1940s and the 1950s from a group of anticolonial guerrilla bands into the professional force that seized power in 1962. The army edged out all other state and social institutions in the competition for national power. Making Enemies draws upon Callahan's interviews with former military officers and her archival work in Burmese libraries and halls of power. Callahan's unparalleled access allows her to correct existing explanations of Burmese authoritarianism and to supply new information about the coups of 1958 and 1962. --Pankaj Mishra, New York Review of Books, February 14, 2008
Public identity can afford to be ambiguous about friends, but not about enemies. Barker examines the accounts of how enmity functions in the cultivation of identity, how essential or avoidable it is, and what the global consequences are.
Author: R. Barker
Whom a prime minister or president will not shake hands with is still more noticed than with whom they will. Public identity can afford to be ambiguous about friends, but not about enemies. Barker examines the accounts of how enmity functions in the cultivation of identity, how essential or avoidable it is, and what the global consequences are.
Author: Zia Mian
Papers read at a seminar in Islamabad.
First published in 1998, Making Enemies was the opening volume in Francis Bennett's Cold War trilogy.
Author: Francis Bennett
Publisher: Faber & Faber
First published in 1998, Making Enemies was the opening volume in Francis Bennett's Cold War trilogy. 'For all of us now the Cold War is history... What interested me as a writer was how we survived. What went on behind the scenes?... I went looking for my own fictional explanations for historical events.' Francis Bennett Making Enemies centres on the race for the hydrogen bomb in 1947. Russia and the West, wartime allies, are now bitter enemies. Soviet Colonel Andropov tries to stall Britain's development of a nuclear deterrent, and a young British army officer unwittingly becomes enmeshed in his conspiracy. '[Making Enemies] is more than the intelligent reader's spy thriller... Like all the best historical novels, the authenticity of background and time lend the story added credibility. I have never read the relationship between an intelligence officer and his pawn described so well.' Phillip Knightley, Daily Mail
The Gentle Art of Making Enemies is a book by the painter James McNeill Whistler, published in 1890. The book was in part a response to, in part a transcript of, Whistler's famous libel suit against critic John Ruskin.
Author: James Whistler
To The rare Few, who, early in Life, have rid Themselves of the Friendship of the Many, these pathetic Papers are inscribed James Whistler
This book examines the Enlightenment from the perspective of its contemporary opponents.
Author: Darrin M. McMahon
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
"Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, Darrin M. McMahon shows that well before the French Revolution, enemies of the Enlightenment were warning that the secular thrust of modern philosophy would give way to horrors of an unprecedented kind. Greeting 1789, in turn, as the realization of their worst fears, they fought the Revolution from its onset, profoundly affecting its subsequent course. The radicalization - and violence - of the Revolution was as much the product of militant resistance as any inherent logic."--BOOK JACKET.
This is also the only edition with a comprehensive index which will be useful for art historians, critics, researchers, and students.
Author: James Whistler
Vertex Editions is proud to present the only illustrated edition of The Gentle Art of Making Enemies by James McNeill Whistler, with 117 black and white images of paintings, drawings, and etchings by Whistler and a few other artists in his circle. Included is a catalogue of Venice etchings and a catalogue of paintings. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies is a compilation of published articles, essays, and letters documenting the public debate between Whistler and his critics, which attained an infamous reputation for its comically polite insults. This is also the only edition with a comprehensive index which will be useful for art historians, critics, researchers, and students.
A social scientist, the founder of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies anchored at Columbia University, describes how the dynamics of humiliation--intentional and unwitting--are central to large- and small-scale conflicts around the globe ...
Author: Evelin Lindner
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
A social scientist, the founder of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies anchored at Columbia University, describes how the dynamics of humiliation--intentional and unwitting--are central to large- and small-scale conflicts around the globe and internationally.
Charles E. Merriam , The Making of Citizens : A Comparative Study of Methods of Civic Training ( Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1931 ) , ix . 60.
Author: Ido Oren
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Oren reveals the fervently pro-German views of the founder of the discipline, John W. Burgess, who stated that the Teutonic race was politically superior to all others, and he presents evidence of a long-term, intimate relationship between the discipline and the national security agencies of the U.S. government."--BOOK JACKET.
About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.
Author: James McNeill Whistler
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from The Gentle Art of Making Enemies A most curiously well-concocted piratical scheme to publish, without his knowledge or consent, a complete collection of Mr. Whistler's writings, letters, pamphlets, lectures, &c., has been nipped in the bud on the very eve of its accomplishment. It appears that the book was actually in type and ready for issue, but the plan was to bring out the work simultaneously in England and America. This caused delay, the plates having to be shipped to New York, and the strain of secrecy upon the conspirators during the interval would seem to have been too great. In any case Indications of surrounding mystery quite sufficient to arouse Mr. Whistler's attention, brought about his rapid action. Messrs. Lewis and Lewis were instructed to take out immediate injunction against the publication in both England and America, and this information, at once cabled across, warning all publishers in the United States, exploded the plot, effectually frustrating the elaborate machinations of those engaged in it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
"This is a book about Roman immorality and its place in political oratory in ancient Rome during the late Republic.
Author: Isak Hammar
"This is a book about Roman immorality and its place in political oratory in ancient Rome during the late Republic. It traces the portraits of immorality that Cicero made of his political and forensic enemies throughout his career."--P. 17.
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
By daylight, three Midwestern college students are anonymous faces in a backpack-sporting crowd.
Author: Kevin Mellor
By daylight, three Midwestern college students are anonymous faces in a backpack-sporting crowd. By moonlight, they're responsible for some of the ghastliest crimes in American history. To them it's a joke. For the campus and surrounding town, it's a nightmare. And for anyone who crosses them, it's a crash-course in... The Gentle Art of Making Enemies.