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The Dawn Of Universal History : Selected Essays From A Witness To The Twentieth Century - Raymond Aron

The Dawn Of Universal History

Selected Essays From A Witness To The Twentieth Century

By: Raymond Aron, Barbara Bray (Translator)

Paperback Published: 1st August 2003
ISBN: 9780465004089
Number Of Pages: 544

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In this collection of newly translated essays, philosopher and sociologist Raymond Aron chronicles the twentieth century with the authority of an active participant. Combining objectivity with incisive questioning, Aron's reading of movements and people reminds us of what was really at stake. Whether charting the rise of Fascism and Marxism and their respective descents into totalitarianism, or the United States's role as the world's last remaining superpower, Aron was a nondogmatic thinker who emphasized realism over any devotion to theory. The result is history that is less concerned about where it falls on the political spectrum than about getting it right.

Introductionp. vii
Nations and Empiresp. 1
From Sarajevo to Hiroshimap. 67
The Technological Surprisep. 69
The Dynamic of Total Warp. 91
The Leninist Myth About Imperialismp. 115
War and the Total Statep. 135
Necessity and Accidentsp. 155
The Secular Religionsp. 161
Democratic and Totalitarian Statesp. 163
The Future of Secular Religionsp. 177
From Marxism to Stalinismp. 203
The Expansion of Stalinismp. 225
The Imperial Republicp. 243
Prologue: The Island-Continentp. 245
The United States and the International Systemp. 263
The End of Colonial Empiresp. 405
What Empires Cost and What Profits They Bringp. 407
Indochinap. 419
The Algerian Tragedyp. 423
Algeria and the Republicp. 453
The Dawn of Universal Historyp. 461
Endnotesp. 487
Provenance of the Textsp. 502
Indexp. 505
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ISBN: 9780465004089
ISBN-10: 0465004083
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 1st August 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.4 x 13.8  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.69
Edition Number: 1