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The dawn of universal history : selected essays from a witness to the twentieth century

Author: Raymond Aron; Barbara Bray; Yair Reiner; Tony Judt
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks ; Oxford : Oxford Publicity Partnership, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""A must read for every opponent of totalitarianism and partisan of a chastened or mature liberalism.""--The New Criterion
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Aron, Raymond, 1905-1983.
Dawn of universal history.
New York : BasicBooks ; Oxford : Oxford Publicity Partnership, 2003
(OCoLC)52737915
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Aron; Barbara Bray; Yair Reiner; Tony Judt
ISBN: 9780786748563 0786748567
OCLC Number: 823170157
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 518 pages)
Contents: Introduction; I: Nations and Empires; II: From Sarajevo to Hiroshima; 1. The Technological Surprise; 2. The Dynamic of Total War; 3. The Leninist Myth About Imperialism; 4. War and the Total State; 5. Necissity and Accidents; III: The Secular Religions; Democratic and Totalitarian States; The Future of Secular Religions; From Marxism to Stalinism; The Expansion of Stalinism; IV: The Imperial Republic; Proligue: The Island-Continent; United States and the International System; V: The End Of Colonial Empires; What Empires Cost and What Profits They Bring; Indochina. The Algerian TragedyAlgeria and the Republic; VI: The Dawn of Universal History; Endnotes; Provenance of the Texts; Index.
Other Titles: Histoire du vingtième siècle.
Responsibility: Raymond Aron ; translated by Barbara Bray ; edited by Yair Reiner ; introduction by Tony Judt.

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