World Order: Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History by Henry Kissinger. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. Dazzling and instructive [a] magisterial new book.” —Walter Isaacson, Time Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the. Editorial Reviews. Review. Hillary Clinton, The Washington Post: “It is vintage Kissinger, with site Store; ›; site eBooks; ›; Politics & Social Sciences.
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Henry Kissinger world order Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History Contents INTRODUCTION: The Question of World Order Varieties. 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. A deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorderHenry Kissinger has traveled the world, advised presidents, and been a close.
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World order Author: Henry Kissinger Publisher: New York, New York: The Penguin Press, English View all editions and formats 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.
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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.
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.
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International Relations. 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. He offers compelling insights into the future of U.
Kissinger is also the author of On China.
Europe The Pluralistic International Order. The European BalanceofPower System and. The Multiplicity of Asia. Toward an Asian Order Confrontation. The United States Ambivalent Superpower.China had its Emperor; Islam had its Caliph—the recognized leader of the lands of Islam.
Within a decade Otto von Bismarck started Germany on the road to unification, excluding Austria from what had been its historical role as the standard-bearer of German statehood—again with Russian acquiescence.
The Pax Romana, a world order maintained by force in which a single powerful entity—Rome—held the power and mediated disputes between the regions and local city-states, was based on a simple rule: World Order by Henry Kissinger.
My expectations of Kissinger as a writer were shaped by an interaction in Woodward and Bernstein's Final Days where he commends the analysis of one of his underlings but supposedly says that it is too complicated for Pres. Charles personally led a counterattack in Tunisia, with a fleet funded by gold from the New World.
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.
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