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The Resource World order, Henry Kissinger

World order, Henry Kissinger

Label
World order
Title
World order
Statement of responsibility
Henry Kissinger
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There has never been a true "world order," Kissinger observes. For most of history, civilizations defined their own concepts of order. Each considered itself the center of the world and envisioned its distinct principles as universally relevant. China conceived of a global cultural hierarchy with the Emperor at its pinnacle. In Europe, Rome imagined itself surrounded by barbarians; when Rome fragmented, European peoples refined a concept of an equilibrium of sovereign states and sought to export it across the world. Islam, in its early centuries, considered itself the world's sole legitimate political unit, destined to expand indefinitely until the world was brought into harmony by religious principles. The United States was born of a conviction about the universal applicability of democracy--a conviction that has guided its policies ever since. Now international affairs take place on a global basis, and these historical concepts of world order are meeting. Every region participates in questions of high policy in every other, often instantaneously. Yet there is no consensus among the major actors about the rules and limits guiding this process, or its ultimate destination. The result is mounting tension. Grounded in Kissinger's deep study of history and his experience as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, World Order guides readers through crucial episodes in recent world history. Kissinger offers a unique glimpse into the inner deliberations of the Nixon administration's negotiations with Hanoi over the end of the Vietnam War, as well as Ronald Reagan's tense debates with Soviet Premier Gorbachev in Reykjavik. He offers compelling insights into the future of U.S.-China relations and the evolution of the European Union, and examines lessons of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Taking readers from his analysis of nuclear negotiations with Iran through the West's response to the Arab Spring and tensions with Russia over Ukraine, World Order anchors Kissinger's historical analysis in the decisive events of our time. Provocative and articulate, blending historical insight with geopolitical prognostication, World Order is a unique work that could come only from a lifelong policymaker and diplomat
Summary
Grounded in Kissinger's deep study of history and experience as national security advisor and secretary of state, World Order guides readers on a tour of the globe. It examines the events and ideas that formed the historic concepts of order, their manifestations in contemporary controversies, and the ways in which they might ultimately be reconciled
Tone
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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10351870
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1923-
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Kissinger, Henry
Dewey number
327
Index
no index present
LC call number
JZ1242
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • World politics
  • Security, International
  • International relations
  • Geopolitics
Target audience
adult
Label
World order, Henry Kissinger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 379-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The question of world order -- Europe : the pluralistic international order -- The European balance-of-power system and its end -- Islamism and the Middle East : a world in disorder -- The United States and Iran : approaches to order -- The multiplicity of Asia -- Toward an Asian order : confrontation or partnership? -- "Acting for all mankind" : the United States and its concept of order -- The United States : ambivalent superpower -- Technology, equilibrium, and human consciousness -- Conclusion: World order in our time?
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9781594206146
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdacarrier
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)889630207
  • 1914011
Label
World order, Henry Kissinger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 379-403) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The question of world order -- Europe : the pluralistic international order -- The European balance-of-power system and its end -- Islamism and the Middle East : a world in disorder -- The United States and Iran : approaches to order -- The multiplicity of Asia -- Toward an Asian order : confrontation or partnership? -- "Acting for all mankind" : the United States and its concept of order -- The United States : ambivalent superpower -- Technology, equilibrium, and human consciousness -- Conclusion: World order in our time?
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
420 pages
Isbn
9781594206146
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdacarrier
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)889630207
  • 1914011

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