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Pandaemonium  ethnicity in international politics, Moynihan, Daniel Patrick
1 Moynihan, Daniel Patrick Pandaemonium ethnicity in international politics
Oxford University Press Oxford 1993 0198279469 / 9780198279464 Paperback Very Good 
Ten years before the Soviet Union collapsed, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan stood almost alone in predicting its demise. As the intelligence community and cold war analysts churned out statistics demonstrating the enduring strength of the Moscow regime, Moynihan, focusing on ethnic conflict, argued that the end was at hand. Now, with such conflict breaking out across the world, from Central Asia to South Central Los Angeles, he sets forth a general proposition: Far from vanishing, ethnicity has been and will be an elemental force in international politics. Drawing on a lifetime of scholarship, the Senator provides in Pandaemonium a subtle, richly textured account of the process by which theory has grudgingly begun to adapt to reality. Moynihan--whose previous studies range over thirty years from Beyond the Melting Pot (with Nathan Glazer) to the much acclaimed On the Law of Nations--provides a deep historical look at ethnic conflict around the globe. He shows how the struggles that now absorb our attention have been going on for generations and explain much of modern history. Neither side in the cold war grasped this reality, he writes. Neither the liberal myth of the melting pot nor the Marxist fantasy of proletarian internationalism could account for ethnic conflict, and so the international system stumbled from one set of miscalculations to another. Toward the close of World War I, Woodrow Wilson declared the "self-determination of peoples" to be an Allied goal for the peace. Toward the end of World War II, Josef Stalin inserted "self-determination of peoples" into Article I of the United Nations Charter, defining "The Purposes" of the new world organization. This process has been going on ever since. The first phase, the breaking up of empire, was relatively peaceful. The second phase, presaged by the 1947 partition of India, is certain to be far more troubled, as fifty to a hundred new countries emerge. Moynihan argues, however, that a dark age of "ethnic cleansing" is not inevitable; that the dynamics of ethnic conflict can be understood, anticipated, and moderated. Ethnic pride can be a source of dignity and of stability, if only its legitimacy is accepted. Moynihan writes in a learned, reflective voice: at times theoretical, but always in the end directed to issues of fierce immediacy. A splendid achievement, Pandaemonium begins the re-education of Western diplomacy. 
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The Official Handbook of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, Smith, Mark W.
2 Smith, Mark W. The Official Handbook of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
Regnery Publishing, Inc. 2004 0895260859 / 9780895260857 Paperback As New 
Attorney and conservative commentator Mark Smith deconstructs the 10 biggest liberal myths, provides facts and proof to expose liberal lies and hypocrisy, and delivers hard evidence on why the liberals' standing policies on such issues as taxes, welfare, goverment spending, and defense are just plain wrong. 
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The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat, Woodward, Bob
3 Woodward, Bob The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat
Simon & Schuster 2005 0743287150 / 9780743287159 Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket 
In Washington, D. C. , where little stays secret for long, the identity of Deep Throat -- the mysterious source who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein break open the Watergate scandal in 1972 -- remained hidden for 33 years. Now, Woodward tells the story of his long, complex relationship with W. Mark Felt, the enigmatic former No. 2 man in the Federal Bureau of Investigation who helped end the presidency of Richard Nixon. 
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