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The Resource A handful of bullets : how the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand still menaces the peace, Harlan K. Ullman

A handful of bullets : how the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand still menaces the peace, Harlan K. Ullman

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A handful of bullets : how the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand still menaces the peace
Title
A handful of bullets
Title remainder
how the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand still menaces the peace
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Harlan K. Ullman
Title variation
How the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand still menaces the peace
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Language
eng
Summary
The Great War or the "War to end all wars" as promised by President Woodrow Wilson was neither great nor ultimately conclusive. Precipitated by the assassination of the Austro- Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in the streets of Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, World War I demolished the order established by the Concert of Vienna, an order that had maintained the peace in Europe for almost a century. The ensuing carnage laid the foundation for World War II and the Cold War that followed. World War I also left in its catastrophic wake three transformational legacies that remain largely unnoticed today. These legacies have provoked and will continue to provoke massive change to the international order. But containing, mitigating, and preventing these disruptions from exploding into major crises will prove no less difficult a challenge than did restraining the forces that ignited the chaos and violence of the last century. These legacies would make Osama bin Laden into a modern day version of Gavrilo Princip, the Archduke's assassin, and turn September 11, 2001 into an event like that one on June 28, 1914, in many different and frightening ways. Instead of using a Beretta 9 mm pistol, bin Laden crashed three airliners into New York's Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., starting a global war on terror. Unfortunately, America's current strategic mindset to deal with the twenty-first century remains firmly anchored in the previous century. That mindset must change if aspirations for peace and prosperity are to be met with decisive and effective actions. Ullman offers provocative and challenging arguments to conventional wisdom--that we fail to understand the challenges and dangers and lack a mindset to cope with these twenty-first-century realities. He argues that while the dangers are not as destructive as a world war, unless they are addressed, at best the standard of living and expectations of Americans will decline, and at worst, the world will become more violent, unpredictable, and chaotic. -- Provided by publisher
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Ullman, Harlan
Dewey number
327.1
Index
index present
LC call number
D863
LC item number
.U55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World politics
  • World politics
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Strategy
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Political science
  • Strategic aspects of individual places
  • Strategy
  • World politics
  • United States
Label
A handful of bullets : how the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand still menaces the peace, Harlan K. Ullman
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Publication
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Includes index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Part One: Deus ex Machina: How the murder of an Archduke began the unraveling of the Westphalian era, created four new horsemen of the apocalypse, and transformed the nature of the international system in the twenty-first century -- Globalizaiton and the diffusion of power -- The new four horsemen -- Three crucial consequences -- Part Two: Many Archdukes, many ballets -- Regional crises and ticking time bombs -- Global financial and economic ticking time bombs -- Cyber -- Wildcards: Looming Archdukes and lurking bullets -- Part Three: A brains-based approach to strategy: Corralling the four horsemen -- Failed and failing governments -- Economic despair, disparity, and disruption -- Ideological extremism and religious fanaticism -- Environmental calamity and climate change -- Mind-set myopia: The failure of strategic thinking -- Conclusions: Needed - A brains-based approach
Control code
876003937
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 227 pages
Isbn
9781612517995
Lccn
2014026725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876003937
Label
A handful of bullets : how the murder of Archduke Franz Ferdinand still menaces the peace, Harlan K. Ullman
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Part One: Deus ex Machina: How the murder of an Archduke began the unraveling of the Westphalian era, created four new horsemen of the apocalypse, and transformed the nature of the international system in the twenty-first century -- Globalizaiton and the diffusion of power -- The new four horsemen -- Three crucial consequences -- Part Two: Many Archdukes, many ballets -- Regional crises and ticking time bombs -- Global financial and economic ticking time bombs -- Cyber -- Wildcards: Looming Archdukes and lurking bullets -- Part Three: A brains-based approach to strategy: Corralling the four horsemen -- Failed and failing governments -- Economic despair, disparity, and disruption -- Ideological extremism and religious fanaticism -- Environmental calamity and climate change -- Mind-set myopia: The failure of strategic thinking -- Conclusions: Needed - A brains-based approach
Control code
876003937
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 227 pages
Isbn
9781612517995
Lccn
2014026725
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)876003937

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