the media at war in Iraq

Author: Bill Katovsky,Timothy Carlson

Publisher: The Lyons Press


Category: History

Page: 422

View: 8816

Collects numerous personal accounts of war correspondents and photographers detailing their experiences during the Iraq War.
Posted in History

Reporters on the Battlefield

The Embedded Press System in Historical Context

Author: Christopher Paul,James J. Kim

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 083304057X

Category: Political Science

Page: 174

View: 8849

Focusing on the embedded press system deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom, this book attempts to answer the following questions: How effective was the embedded press system in meeting the needs of the three main constituencies-the press, the military, and the citizens of the United States? What policy history led to the innovation of an embedded press system? Where are press-military relations likely to go in the future?
Posted in Political Science

Tragedy and Dramatic Theatre

Author: Hans-Thies Lehmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317276280

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 466

View: 1765

This comprehensive, authoritative account of tragedy is the culmination of Hans-Thies Lehmann’s groundbreaking contributions to theatre and performance scholarship. It is a major milestone in our understanding of this core foundation of the dramatic arts. From the philosophical roots and theories of tragedy, through its inextricable relationship with drama, to its impact upon post-dramatic forms, this is the definitive work in its field. Lehmann plots a course through the history of dramatic thought, taking in Aristotle, Plato, Seneca, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Lacan, Shakespeare, Schiller, Holderlin, Wagner, Maeterlinck, Yeats, Brecht, Kantor, Heiner Müller and Sarah Kane.
Posted in Performing Arts

Indirect Perpetrators

The Prosecution of Informers in Germany, 1945-1965

Author: Andrew Szanajda

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739142851

Category: History

Page: 360

View: 3585

In Indirect Perpetrators Andrew Szanajda examines the administration of correctional and transitional justice in postwar Germany from 1945 to 1955. He is specifically concerned with the prosecution of those who had denounced others to the authorities during the National Socialist era. The first part of this work looks at the reasons behind the decision to prosecute informers with perpetrating a crime against humanity and the philosophical, legal, and practical problems associated with the administration of justice retroactively in the German courts through legislation specifically enacted for this purpose under the auspices of the Allied occupation powers and subsequent legislation enacted by the German authorities. The second part of the book examines the implementation of this law and the prosecution of informers in the American, French, and British occupation zones and then later in the Federal Republic of Germany, drawing on court proceedings and the judgments that were handed down in these cases. Szanajda discusses the problems associated with the implementation of this law in the respective zones and in the Federal Republic of Germany and the lessons to be drawn from this historically significant attempt to call individuals to account for their crimes against humanity after they had occurred through the use of retroactive legislation.
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Media Philosophy

Author: Mark C. Taylor,Esa Saarinen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415103374

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 5258

Imagologies: Media Philosophyis no ordinary book. Provocative, irritating and stimulating, this is a work to be engaged with, questioned and pondered. As the web of telecommunications technology spreads across the globe, the site of economic development, social change, and political struggle shifts to the realm of media and communications. In this remarkable book, Mark Taylor and Esa Saarinen challenge readers to rethink politics, economics, education, religion, architecture, and even thinking itself. When the world is wired, nothing remains the same. To explore the new electronic frontier with Taylor and Saarinen is to see the world anew. A revolutionary period needs a revolutionary book. Get a head start of the 21st Century: Read Imagologies: Media Philosophy
Posted in Social Science

Beatrice Knop

Die Letzte Deutsche Primaballerina / The Last German Primaballerina

Author: Jan Stanislaw Witkiewicz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783957490667


Page: 250

View: 5410

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Gardner's Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War

Author: Alexander Gardner

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486227316

Category: History

Page: 8

View: 6920

Photographs taken in the field provide an extraordinary commentary upon the Civil War
Posted in History

Performing Statelessness in Europe

Author: S.E. Wilmer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319691732

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 245

View: 7693

This book examines performative strategies that contest nationalist prejudices in representing the conditions of refugees, the stateless and the dispossessed. In the light of the European Union failing to find a political solution to the current migration crisis, it considers a variety of artistic works that have challenged the deficiencies in governmental and transnational practices, as well as innovative efforts by migrants and their hosts to imagine and build a new future. It discusses a diverse range of performative strategies, moving from a consideration of recent adaptations of Greek tragedy, to performances employing fictive identification, documentary dramas, immersive theatre, over-identification and subversive identification, nomadism and political activism. This study will appeal to those interested in questions of statelessness, migration, and the problematic role of the nation-state.
Posted in Performing Arts

The Decline of Bismarck's European Order

Franco-Russian Relations 1875-1890

Author: George Frost Kennan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691007845

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 6295

The political interactions of Germany, France and Russia in the late nineteenth century are analyzed in terms of their contributions to the start of World War.
Posted in History

The Lillian Lectures

Author: Wendy Agnew

Publisher: Coach House Books

ISBN: 9781552450154

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

View: 1043

Hide under your bed! Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret meets South Park in The Lillian Lectures, a collection of short poems and cheerfully nasty illustrations that will turn your universe on its head. Remember how strange you thought sex and God were when you were little? Six-year-old Melanie is weirder and naughtier than you ever were, and now she's passing her wealth of wacky wisdom on to her little sister, Lillian. Your mom would never let you play with them, but you sure would have wanted to; Melanie is the ultimate bad influence.
Posted in Poetry

The Media and the Military

Author: P. Young,P. Jesser

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230376800

Category: Political Science

Page: 391

View: 8905

The first comprehensive study of the contentious issue of the public's right to know in time of war or limited conflict. The book traces the uneasy relations between the military and a generally unprepared and gullible media, from the Crimea to the present day. It shows how the advent of nuclear warfare has outlawed the nationalistic wars of survival of the past, and freed the citizen from his age-old obligations in time of war, able to make up his or her own mind on the merits of the situation. It is here that the battle lies, in the struggle for public opinion as a necessary precursor to war. This book details how the military discovered the secret of media and public manipulation in the Falklands, tested it in Grenada, and refined it in Panama before deploying it in all its glory during the Gulf. This book is essential reading for every soldier and journalist, or any student of military history as it points the way to the future.
Posted in Political Science

The Ghosts of Berlin

Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape

Author: Brian Ladd

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022655886X

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 358

In the twenty years since its original publication, The Ghosts of Berlin has become a classic, an unparalleled guide to understanding the presence of history in our built environment, especially in a space as historically contested—and emotionally fraught—as Berlin. Brian Ladd examines the ongoing conflicts radiating from the remarkable fusion of architecture, history, and national identity in Berlin. Returning to the city frequently, Ladd continues to survey the urban landscape, traversing its ruins, contemplating its buildings and memorials, and carefully deconstructing the public debates and political controversies emerging from its past.
Posted in History

One Small Step?

The Great Moon Hoax and the Race to Dominate Earth from Space

Author: Gerhard Wisnewski


ISBN: 1905570120

Category: Science

Page: 390

View: 6398

From the very first manned flight into orbit right up to the present day, there have been serious anomalies in the official narrative of the conquest of space. Best-selling author Gerhard Wisnewski dissects the history in minute detail--from the first Russian missions in the early 1960 to the final American moon project of Apollo 17 in 1972, and onwards to the American landing planned in future Using forensic methods of investigation, he pieces together a complex jigsaw to reveal a disturbing picture of lies, falsifications and simulations.
Posted in Science

Sharing the land of Canaan

human rights and the Israeli-Palestinian struggle

Author: Mazin B. Qumsiyeh

Publisher: Pluto Pr


Category: History

Page: 236

View: 3196

Examines human rights issues in the Occupied Territories and lays out plans for a lasting peace.
Posted in History

Republican Empire

Alexander Hamilton on War and Free Government

Author: Karl-Friedrich Walling

Publisher: N.A


Category: Political Science

Page: 356

View: 7566

The republics of Greece and Rome proved incapable of waging war effectively and remaining free at the same time. The record of modern republics is not much more encouraging. How, then, did the United States manage to emerge victorious from the world wars of this century, including the Cold War, and still retain its fundamental liberties? For Karl-Friedrich Walling, this unprecedented accomplishment was the work of many hands and many generations, but of Alexander Hamilton especially. No Founder thought more about the theory and practice of modern war and free government. None supplied advice of more enduring relevance to statesmen faced with the responsibility of providing for the common defense while securing the blessings of liberty to their posterity. Hamilton's strategic sobriety led many of his contemporaries to view him as an American Caesar, but this revisionist account calls the conventional "militarist" interpretation of Hamilton into question. Hamilton sought to unite the strength necessary for war with the restraint required by the rule of law, popular consent, and individual rights. In the process, he helped found something new, the world's most durable republican empire. Walling constructs a conversation about war and freedom between Hamilton and the Loyalists, the Anti-Federalists, the Jeffersonians, and other Federalists. Instead of pitting Hamilton's virtues against his opponents' vices (or vice versa), Walling pits Hamilton's virtue of responsibility against the revolutionary virtue of vigilance, a quarrel he believes is inherent to American party government. By reexamining that quarrel in light of the necessities of war and the requirements of liberty, Walling has written the most balanced and moving account of Hamilton so far.
Posted in Political Science

Second Manifesto for Philosophy

Author: Alain Badiou

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745648614

Category: Philosophy

Page: 164

View: 9298

Twenty years ago, Alain Badiou's first Manifesto for Philosophy rose up against the all-pervasive proclamation of the "end" of philosophy. In lieu of this problematic of the end, he put forward the watchword: "one more step". The situation has considerably changed since then. Philosophy was threatened with obliteration at the time, whereas today it finds itself under threat for the diametrically opposed reason: it is endowed with an excessive, artificial existence. "Philosophy" is everywhere. It serves as a trademark for various media pundits. It livens up cafés and health clubs. It has its magazines and its gurus. It is universally called upon, by everything from banks to major state commissions, to pronounce on ethics, law and duty. In essence, "philosophy" has now come to stand for nothing other than its most ancient enemy: conservative ethics. Badiou's second manifesto therefore seeks to demoralize philosophy and to separate it from all those "philosophies" that are as servile as they are ubiquitous. It demonstrates the power of certain eternal truths to illuminate action and, as such, to transport philosophy far beyond the figure of "the human" and its "rights". There, well beyond all moralism, in the clear expanse of the idea, life becomes something radically other than survival.
Posted in Philosophy

Militarization, Democracy, and Development

The Perils of Praetorianism in Latin America

Author: Kirk S. Bowman

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271046464

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 9119

Do Third World countries benefit from having large militaries, or does this impede their development? Kirk Bowman uses statistical analysis to demonstrate that militarization has had a particularly malignant impact in this region. For his quantitative comparison he draws on longitudinal data for a sample of 76 developing countries and for 18 Latin American nations. To illuminate the causal mechanisms at work, Bowman offers a detailed comparison of Costa Rica and Honduras between 1948 and 1998. The case studies not only serve to bolster his general argument about the harmful effects of militarization but also provide many new insights into the processes of democratic consolidation and economic transformation in these two Central American countries.
Posted in Political Science

Aus Bewegtem Leben

Erinnerungen Aus Dreissig Kriegs- und Friedensjahren

Author: Hans Wachenhusen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Germany

Page: N.A

View: 1364

Posted in Germany

The Dash for Khartoum

A Tale of the Nile Expedition

Author: George Alfred Henty

Publisher: Library of Alexandria


Category: Adoption

Page: 382

View: 3934

Posted in Adoption