6 edition of The triumph of the West found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||CB245 .R57 1985|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||324 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||324|
|LC Control Number||86004348|
Tonight's program concludes with Mr. The chapter on the Industrial Revolution covers the main advances in technology and motive power, and the advent of labor saving and productivity enhancing technologies that fueled a rise in prosperity never seen before in history. But they never make clear what "the West" is, or where it is, or what defines it. Western civilization has wrought the highest living standards yet seen on this planet, with impressive prosperity, long life spans, unprecedented degrees of equality for women and people who are outside the norm, and amazing technology and achievements. Roberts walking by the sea, wondering why no Arab dhows or Chinese junks have ever docked in the British port of Southampton. But acclaimed author Rodney Stark provides the answers in this sweeping new look at Western civilization.
But for the sake of argument, let us accept the authors' point of view, problematical as it is. I think China can afford to take its time, having existed as an independent civilization for at least "half an hour" by now. Europeans learned how to harness the power of wind and water to allow for mills to grind flour, full wool, and other industries. Where Western civilization has had shortcomings or unpleasantness, Stark does bring those up, but he treats them fairly.
However, in my view it overlooks the fact that there is a component in the development of the world that would have made such happened sooner or later regardless Starts slow but picks up pace later as it turns into a wide description of the forces and circumstances leading into most of the major turning points in our common history. Which, of course, is the truth. Claiming that it constitutes those areas that practice this way of war would be circular and at some point very confusing. Professor Wozniak, despite his disdain for recently elected President Ronald Reagan, was a great professor who brought the subject to life with his lively lectures and superbly organized presentations. Fairbank despairs of this possibility. By lumping in the Soviet Union with the West, however, Mr.
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Roberts does seem to stretch a point. Free shipping for individuals worldwide Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. It shows how good of a writer of history Roberts is. He argues that the West ''destroys the universe of stable expectations, and no force does this more surely than capitalism.
If anyone else does so, it will be due to his years of patient labour in presenting my diary record of my war experiences and setting it against the broader picture of the war as a whole. Edited by Geoffrey Parker.
It covers subsequent colonization and dominance, along with responses and repercussions. Vasquez of Conflict, War, and Peace Fairbank despairs of this possibility. Just recently in a Wall Street Journal editorialthe story of how Poland, which embraced the West and the European Community after the fall of communism, has twice the economic growth and more prosperity than their neighbor to the east, Ukraine, which did not.
Roberts's own analogy is excellent when discussing relative timespans in his "History of the World". Perhaps it is, but Mr. And Monty made a lot more sense than what seems to be portrayed in history. The meetings with Stalin and Roosevelt, the fight to apportion not-enough resources to the world battles that were engaged and planned, the political maneuvering between the allies to The second part of the accumulation of Alanbrooke's diaries explained and put in context by Bryant.
Roberts, a historian, appears in various places -Thailand, China, Japan, India, even aboard a United States aircraft carrier - arguing his proposition: Western ways, imposed one way or another, undermine traditional cultures.
Roberts is on shaky ground, however, when he asserts that no force destroys this ''more surely than capitalism. Still, he does make you think, and there is something to be said for that. During those years and during his service on the Continent prior to the collapse of the Allied efforts in France in he kept a daily diary of his experiences and impressions.
Alanbrooke was the This is a fascinating insight into the mind of a man who was key to the British war effort in the Second World War and yet hardly appears at all in most histories. I learned a lot from reading this book, particularly about the reasons WHY Western civilization has been so dominant over the last several hundred years.
On tonight's program, capitalism appears to be only unbridled consumerism, sweeping all other values away. Western civilization has wrought the highest living standards yet seen on this planet, with impressive prosperity, long life spans, unprecedented degrees of equality for women and people who are outside the norm, and amazing technology and achievements.
If "one minute" is compared to a hundred years, then mankind began to evolve from apelike creatures about "two or three weeks" ago, developed writing much less than "an hour" ago, and Christianity was born about "twenty minutes" ago, while Europeans began to settle in the Americas about "five minutes" ago, and of course both the two world wars and the cold war happened within the last "60 seconds".
Committee and to the distinguished officers -- all, like them, trusted and valued friends -- who worked with me at Storey's Gate, at the War Office and in the field. Sometimes which was basically umprecentented in the history of the world. The book is also somewhat inconsistent about conceptualizing Western dominance.
And if Sir Martin Rees of Cambridge is correct then "our" Universe is only the latest in an endless series - itself one series among countless others - stretching back to infinity.
He discusses the unfortunate circumstances through which slavery — long abolished in Europe — was introduced to the New World. Popular Categories. The sinologist John K. Roberts's thesis is the idea that the Soviet Union is also a Western nation.
Again, Stark looks frankly at European and American colonialism and dispels some of the more politically correct myths surrounding this period in history today.
Freedom to hope. He finishes with some thoughts about what this portends for the future and whether there will be - or is - such a thing as the "Post-Western World".
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