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The lessons of tragedy : statecraft and world order, Hal Brands and Charles Edel

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The lessons of tragedy : statecraft and world order
Title
The lessons of tragedy
Title remainder
statecraft and world order
Statement of responsibility
Hal Brands and Charles Edel
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
The ancient Greeks hard-wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in the face, by understanding just how badly things could spiral out of control, they sought to create a communal sense of responsibility and courage--to spur citizens and their leaders to take the difficult actions necessary to avert such a fate. Today, after more than seventy years of great-power peace and a quarter-century of unrivaled global leadership, Americans have lost their sense of tragedy. They have forgotten that the descent into violence and war has been all too common throughout human history. This amnesia has become most pronounced just as Americans and the global order they created are coming under graver threat than at any time in decades. In a forceful argument that brims with historical sensibility and policy insights, two distinguished historians argue that a tragic sensibility is necessary if America and its allies are to address the dangers that menace the international order today. Tragedy may be commonplace, Brands and Edel argue, but it is not inevitable-so long as we regain an appreciation of the world's tragic nature before it is too late.--Book jacket
Cataloging source
YUS
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1983-
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Brands, Hal
Dewey number
327.73
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.7
LC item number
.B693 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1979-
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Edel, Charles N.
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  • United States
  • International relations
  • Diplomatic relations
  • International relations
  • United States
Label
The lessons of tragedy : statecraft and world order, Hal Brands and Charles Edel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-191) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The virtues of tragedy -- Tragedy as the norm -- Tragedy as inspiration -- The great escape -- The contemporary amnesia -- The darkening horizon -- Rediscovering tragedy
Control code
1086332379
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 200 pages
Isbn
9780300238242
Lccn
2018950176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1086332379
Label
The lessons of tragedy : statecraft and world order, Hal Brands and Charles Edel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-191) and 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
The virtues of tragedy -- Tragedy as the norm -- Tragedy as inspiration -- The great escape -- The contemporary amnesia -- The darkening horizon -- Rediscovering tragedy
Control code
1086332379
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 200 pages
Isbn
9780300238242
Lccn
2018950176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1086332379

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