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On Revolution

Author : Hannah Arendt
ISBN : 014018421X
Genre : Political Science
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Shows how both the theory and practice of revolution have developed since the American, French, and Russian Revolutions.

Revolution

Author : Russell Brand
ISBN : 9781101882924
Genre : Humor
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER We all know the system isn’t working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told there’s nothing we can do: “It’s just the way things are.” In this book, Russell Brand hilariously lacerates the straw men and paper tigers of our conformist times and presents, with the help of experts as diverse as Thomas Piketty and George Orwell, a vision for a fairer, sexier society that’s fun and inclusive. You have been lied to, told there’s no alternative, no choice, and that you don’t deserve any better. Brand destroys this illusory facade as amusingly and deftly as he annihilates Morning Joe anchors, Fox News fascists, and BBC stalwarts. This book makes revolution not only possible but inevitable and fun.

Revolution And Genocide

Author : Robert Melson
ISBN : 0226519910
Genre : History
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In a study that compares the major attempts at genocide in world history, Robert Melson creates a sophisticated framework that links genocide to revolution and war. He focuses on the plights of Jews after the fall of Imperial Germany and of Armenians after the fall of the Ottoman as well as attempted genocides in the Soviet Union and Cambodia. He argues that genocide often is the end result of a complex process that starts when revolutionaries smash an old regime and, in its wake, try to construct a society that is pure according to ideological standards.

Revolution

Author : Rosemary H. T. O'Kane
ISBN : 0415201357
Genre : Political science
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Exodus And Revolution

Author : Michael Walzer
ISBN : 0465021638
Genre : Religion
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The noted political philosopher offers a moving meditation on the political meanings of the biblical story of Exodus -- from oppression to deliverance and the promised land. "A rewarding book -- elegantly written, subtly argued, full of stimulating suggestions." -- John Gross, New York Times "An important book. . . . Walzer shows the real power of the Exodus story as a political document an convincingly demonstrate how it has shaped later thinking about revolutionary alternatives." -- Robert Alter, Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Revolution And Rebellion In The Early Modern World

Author : Jack A. Goldstone
ISBN : 9781315408606
Genre : Political Science
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What can the great crises of the past teach us about contemporary revolutions? Jack Goldstone shows the important role of population changes, youth bulges, urbanization, elite divisions, and fiscal crises in creating major political crises. Goldstone shows how state breakdowns in both western monarchies and Asian empires followed the same patterns, triggered when inflexible political, economic, and social institutions were overwhelmed by cumulative changes in population structure that collided with popular aspirations and state-elite relations. Examining the great revolutions of Europe—the English and French Revolutions—and the great rebellions of Asia, which shattered dynasties in Ottoman Turkey, China, and Japan, he shows how long cycles of revolutionary crises and stability similarly shaped politics in Europe and Asia, but led to different outcomes. In this 25th anniversary edition, Goldstone reflects on the history of revolutions in the last twenty-five years, from the Philippines and other color revolutions to the Arab Uprisings and the rise of the Islamic State. In a new introduction, he re-examines his pioneering look at the role of population changes—such as rising youth cohorts, urbanization, shifting elite mobility––as continuing causal factors of revolutions and rebellions. The new concluding chapter updates his major theory and looks to the future of revolutions in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

Revolution A Sociological Interpretation

Author : Michael S. Kimmel
ISBN : 0877227365
Genre : Social Science
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Utopia Revolution

Author : Melvin Jonah Lasky
ISBN : 1412840910
Genre : Political Science
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The most comprehensive study of ideology and utopia since Karl Mannheim's work of the 1930s, Utopia and Revolution can be understood as turning classical political theory on its head or, perhaps, inside out. Instead of the usual summary of how English radical theologies contributed to the revolutionary process, Lasky shows how such political theology of the mid-seventeenth century became the backbone of the natural history of revolutionary disasters. In a remarkable feat of scholarship in intellectual history, Lasky charts the course of this historic entanglement over some five turbulent centuries of Western history. In so doing, he traces the ideological extension of the human personality through the writings of political theorists, philosophers, poets, and historians.

Revolution In Print

Author : Robert Darnton
ISBN : 0520064313
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Explains the role of printing in the French Revolution and the establishment of the revolutionary government

The Revolution Of Peter The Great

Author : James CRACRAFT
ISBN : 0674019849
Genre : History
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Many books chronicle the remarkable life of Russian tsar Peter the Great, but none analyze how his famous reforms actually took root and spread in Russia. By century's end, Russia was poised to play a critical role in the Napoleonic wars and boasted an elite culture about to burst into its golden age. In The Revolution of Peter the Great, James Cracraft offers a brilliant new interpretation of this pivotal era.

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