The World Turned Upside Down

Author: Christopher Hill
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140137323
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The World Turned Upside Down from the Author: Christopher Hill. Within the English revolution of the mid-seventeenth century which resulted in the triumph of the protestant ethic - the ideology of the propertied class - there threatened another, quite different, revolution. Its success 'might have established communal property, a far wider democracy in political and legal institutions, might have disestablished the state church and rejected the protestant ethic'. In 'The World Turned Upside Down' Christopher Hill studies the beliefs of such radical groups as the Diggers, the Ranters, the Levellers and others, and the social and emotional impulses that gave rise to them. The relations between rich and poor classes, the part played by wandering 'masterless' men, the outbursts of sexual freedom, the great imaginative creations of Milton and Bunyan - these and many other elements build up into a marvellously detailed and coherent portrait of this strange, sudden effusion of revolutionary beliefs.

The World Turned Upside Down

Author: Melanie Phillips
Publisher: Encounter Books
ISBN: 159403575X
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The World Turned Upside Down from the Author: Melanie Phillips. In what we tell ourselves is an age of reason, we are behaving increasingly irrationally. An astonishing number of people subscribe to celebrity endorsed cults, Mayan armageddon prophecies, scientism, and other varieties of new age, anti-enlightenment philosophies. Millions more advance popular conspiracy theories: AIDS was created in a CIA laboratory, Princess Diana was assassinated, and the 9/11 attacks were an inside job. In The World Turned Upside Down, Melanie Phillips explains that the basic cause of this explosion of irrationality is the slow but steady marginalization of religion. We tell ourselves that faith and reason are incompatible, but the opposite is the case. It was Christianity and the Hebrew Bible, Phillips asserts, that gave us our concepts of reason, progress, and an orderly world on which science and modernity are based. Without its religious traditions, the West has drifted into mass derangement where truth and lies, right and wrong, victim and aggressor are all turned upside down. Scientists skeptical of global warming are hounded from their posts, Israel is demonized, and the US is vilified over the war on terror—all on the basis of blatant falsehoods and obscene propaganda. Worst of all, asserts Phillips, this abandonment of rationality leaves the West vulnerable to its legitimate threats. Faced with the very real challenges of spiraling demographics and violent, confrontational Islamism, the West is no longer willing or able to defend the modernity and rationalism that it once brought into being.

A World Turned Upside Down

Author: Neil Boothby
Publisher: Kumarian Press
ISBN: 1565492250
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A World Turned Upside Down from the Author: Neil Boothby. When wars are fought in the midst of civilian activity, as they so often are in poorer countries, the effects on children are devastating. They may grow up separated from their families, without adequate health care, or resources, learn to take up a weapon and kill without thought, or may simply never have the feeling of safety. A World Turned Upside Down looks at the experiences of children in war from a psychological perspective, specifically from a social ecologist's view, offering thoughtful observations and dispelling myths about what results from growing up in conflict situations. In contrast to individualized approaches, the volume offers a deeper conceptualization that shows the impacts of war as socially mediated. In this view, it is expected that two children exposed to the same traumatic experience (e.g., attack) may have different reactions and needs for psychosocial support. If, for example, a child were attacked but remained in the care of a mother who provided emotional support and protection, the impacts might be less than what would have occurred had the child been separated from parents and not had the mother's support. Further, psychosocial assistance to war-affected children often occurs not through the provision of therapy by outsiders but via support from insiders. Each contributor has worked extensively with children in war zones in Europe, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. They step back from viewing these children as victims of trauma, soldiers, or refugees, and reveal a holistic understanding of their experiences within their families and communities. Knowing these social connections, they argue, helps pinpoint ways of fostering well-being and even reducing further violence.

A World Turned Upside Down

Author: Louis Palmer Towles
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570030475
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A World Turned Upside Down from the Author: Louis Palmer Towles. Family letters and journal entries chronicle the thirty-year plummet from prominence as 19th century planters to poverty at the close of the Civil War.

The World Turned Upside Down

Author: David Drake
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 0743498747
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The World Turned Upside Down from the Author: David Drake. An anthology with stories by authors such as Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Poul Anderson, and Gordon R. Dickson, features tales selected for their exploration of new worlds.

The World Turned Upside Down

Author: R. J. Barry Jones
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719051012
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The World Turned Upside Down from the Author: R. J. Barry Jones. This study interrogates the claim that contemporary globalization has ended the centrality of the state in world affairs and is effectively irreversible. It offers definitions of globalization, internationalization and international interdependence and demonstrates the difficulties of these concepts. Developments at the end of the 20th century are compared with those of earlier eras, particularly the end of the 19th and start of the 20th centuries. The book also surveys the historical role of the stte and its enduring importance for human well-being. A central focus of the book is the challenge posed by contemporary developments to the role and capacity of the modern state and the consequences should such challenges prove to be overwhelming.

World Turned Upside Down

Author: Marvin B. Durning
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597971340
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World Turned Upside Down from the Author: Marvin B. Durning. In 1955, after assignments at the U.S. Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) and on board a destroyer, Marvin Durning arrived at ONI's office in Munich, Germany. During this year, he participated in the final stages of transforming Germany from a defeated enemy into a respected democracy, reestablishing its sovereignty, and shepherding its membership in NATO, which also involved rearming America's erstwhile foe. At that time, Munich, like Berlin, was a nerve center for the Cold War. It was crowded with U.S. troops and German and Slav refugees. Radio Free Europe called it home. The city was, Durning writes, “a jungle of competing secret intelligence organizations: British, French, American, Russian, West and East German, Czech, Polish, and others.” Beneath the calm surface of everyday life in Munich roamed agents and double agents who witnessed defections, kidnappings, interrogations that ended in death, and assassinations by bomb explosions and by poison dart. World Turned Upside Down is Durning's account of such activities. Durning served as the de facto executive officer of a small office of German intelligence specialists tasked with routine navy issues. But much more was underway. Known only to his commander, himself, and the yeoman who typed the reports, former admirals of the defunct German Kriegsmarine attended secret meetings at his commander's house in the suburbs of Munich, where they worked to plan and create a future West German Navy. In addition, Durning served as a liaison officer to the Gehlen Organization, the supersecret German intelligence and espionage organization, and he recounts their activities here.

New Rules

Author: Daniel Yankelovich
ISBN: 9780553225112
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New Rules from the Author: Daniel Yankelovich.

The World Turned Upside Down

Author: Alfredo Toro Hardy
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814452580
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The World Turned Upside Down from the Author: Alfredo Toro Hardy. Acting as a Sorcerer's Apprentice, the West incorporated 1.3 billion Chinese and 1.2 billion Indians into the world's labour equation within a context of lower production costs. This resulted in erosion of its competitive capacity and social stability, while greatly benefiting developing economies, many of which were able to emerge with unprecedented speed. With China as the main engine, the developing economies have become increasingly integrated, sustaining in the process a fundamental part of the global trade growth. While this phenomenon took shape, excesses within Western economies generated a seismic crisis that dramatically accelerated a slow decline. As the ascendant and descendant curves of developing and developed economies are crossing each other, a decoupling tendency between both has become evident. The economic partnership between China and Latin America epitomizes well the growing integration between emerging economies. Even if mostly benefiting from it, Latin America is under the double sign of threat and opportunity due to this complex relation. For Latin America to succeed, it will need to reinvent itself. The analyses and information contained in this book will be of interest to researchers, academics and policy-makers alike. Contents:Emerging ChinaShareholder Capitalism versus Stakeholder CapitalismThe Washington ConsensusThe GATT Uruguay RoundThe Pendulum Starts Swinging BackThe Asian CrisisThe Beijing ConsensusThe Singapore ModelChina and the Developing WorldThe Lewis Turning PointChina's ruderA Declining WestMighty ChiindiaThe Indian ModelA Multicultural GlobalisationThe Global South and Shareholder CapitalismThe West: An Embattled FortressThe United States Lagging BehindObama's Response to a Rising China2008: The American DeclineThe Euro Zone's NightmareTiming Incompatibility and Incompatible ObjectivesJapan's Three “D”sThe West's Lonely BandDecouplingA Dragon in Latin LandsThe Dragon that Appeared from NowhereWhat is Latin America?Latin America Plus the CaribbeanThe Import-Substituting Industrialisation ProcessFlaws, Results and ImplosionOpening of the GatesChina's Redeeming VirtueMexican-Type EconomiesBrazilian-Type EconomiesChina's Investments and LoansThe in Between EconomiesCommodities: Curse or Development Opportunity?Is There a Future for Latin America?Between China's Torch and Technology's Damocles SwordWhere Does Latin America Go from Here?Commodities Exporters' First StepsThe Belindia SyndromeServices: The New Exports FrontierGlobal Chains of ValueInfrastructural DevelopmentSovereign Wealth FundsWhite Paper and Negotiations Readership: Researchers, professionals, undergraduate and graduate students interested in China-Latin American relations, emerging economies, China's development and Latin American Economic Growth. Keywords:China;Latin America;Emerging Economies; Global Trade;Global South;India;United States;European Union;Commodities;Technological Development;Washington Consensus;Industrial Policies;ECLACKey Features:First comprehensive book on the topicThe subject matter is of fundamental importance for Latin Americans and also relevant to ChinaContributed by a senior Latin American Ambassador and scholar, the book is very useful for decision makers both in Latin America and ChinaReviews: “About 12% of the world's population lives in the West and 88% live outside. Yet, the strong, diverse voices of the 88% are rarely heard. Alfredo Toro Hardy provides one such voice that needs to be heard, especially in the area of China's new relationships with Latin America. Given the new global trends of our time, this volume could not be more timely. It deserves careful study.” Kishore Mahbubani Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore One of “the top 100 public intellectuals of the world” by Foreign Policy Author of The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World “This is the first book written by an eminent Latin-American figure on the relation between his region and the Asia-Pacific region with particular reference to China. As such this book fills a bibliographical vacuum. On the other hand, the author's ample experience on international affairs and his scholarship are reflected in a text full of invaluable information but at the same time clear and accurate. Once more Toro Hardy makes a fundamental contribution to the better understanding of Latin American realities.” Jorge Alberto Lozoya Mexican Ambassador Former Secretary General of the Iberian–American Cooperation Secretariat Former Chief of Advisers on Foreign Policy to the President of Mexico “Alfredo Toro Hardy offers an exceptionally lucid and well-informed account of the genesis and nature of this new ‘upside-down world’. His question is what place there might be for the countries of Latin America. I know of no account of the present international economic order which is at once so informed, comprehensive, balanced, persuasive and accessible; none which takes a more imaginative view of the prospects for Latin America. Unlike most writing of its kind, it is also exciting. I cannot think who would not benefit from reading it, and not to enjoy doing so.” Geoffrey Hawthorn Professor Emeritus on International Politics and Political Theory Former Director of the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge Member of the Editorial Board of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs “This book by Alfredo Toro Hardy contains an excellent, updated and profound analysis of a momentous historical change: the rebalancing between East and West and the specific development of the China–Latin American relationship within that process. This book, which could not have been published at a better time, provides a clear and convincing reflection on this subject in a well-structured and easy to read manner.” Xulio Ríos Coordinator of the Iberian–American Network of Sinologists Author of 10 books and numerous academic articles on China “This is unavoidable reading for decision-makers, businessmen and scholars who are confronted with the key question of how Latin America should prepare to cope with the new global powers of the 21st century.” Enrique García President of CAF — Development Bank of Latin American “Hardy displays a deep understanding of the nuances in China's expanding influence that have thus far eluded other analysts. Hardy has provided a rigorous analysis of how China's rise is fostering an increasingly integrated Global South.” Global-Is-Asian “Scholarly without being pretentious it not only covers in great detail and with an abundance of figures the state of Latin American economies today, but it also provides detailed analysis of the role China is playing in this 'upside down world'.” Pensamiento Propio