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Download Civilian Surge: Key to Complex Operations by Hans Binnendijk, Patricj M. Cronin PDF

By Hans Binnendijk, Patricj M. Cronin

This lexicon is inten ded as a device to he lp strip aw ay one resource of the endem ic miscommunication and friction that now plagues either squaddies and civilians, governm ent and non-government, who plan, coordinate, and execute the complicated set of overlapping civil-military actions and initiatives th at have come to charact erize armed conflicts and their afterm ath. jointly referred to as complicated operations1, they call for, yet too usually lack, a feeling of universal goal and m utual figuring out be tween a big selection of planne rs and practitioners, all of whom carry with them assorted organizati onal cultures, international visions, and operational methods. those disconnects can , and too frequently do, create conf usion, at tim es with tragic effects, either at the floor and between policy-m akers. a part of that confusion stem s from the commonly assorted vocabulary utilized by those m any actors. each one association possesses their very own special terminology, completely transparent to them , yet foggy to others. even if phrases glance and sound primary they typically have fairly diversified and occasionally alien meanings. an individual who has attended an acronym and jargon -laced coordination assembly of m ilitary, civilian executive, and NGO representatives is aware the disappointment of attempting to interpret what's intended via phrases that experience many various connotations. it's in hopes of lessening this confusion that this lexicon has been compiled.

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Download The Frock-coated Communist: The Revolutionary Life of by Tristram Hunt PDF

By Tristram Hunt

Friedrich Engels is among the most enticing and contradictory figures of the 19th century. Born to a wealthy mercantile family members in west Germany, he spent his occupation operating within the Manchester cotton undefined, driving to the Cheshire hounds, and having fun with the cozy, middle-class lifetime of a Victorian gentleman. but Engels was once additionally the co-founder of foreign communism - the philosophy which within the twentieth century got here to regulate one 3rd of the human race. He was once the co-author of The Communist Manifesto, a ruthless occasion tactician, and the fellow who sacrificed his most sensible years so Karl Marx might write Das Kapital. Tristram Hunt relishes the range and enthusiasm of Engels's period: how one of many nice bon viveurs of Victorian Britain reconciled his raucous own existence with this uncompromising political philosophy. Set opposed to the backdrop of innovative Europe and industrializing England - of Manchester generators, Paris barricades, and East finish moves - it's a tale of dedicated friendship, category compromise, ideological fight, and kin betrayal.

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Download The Comintern: A History of International Communism from by Kevin McDermott PDF

By Kevin McDermott

This available textual content offers a accomplished narrative and interpretative account of the total background of the Communist foreign, 1919-1943. via incorporating the latest Western and Soviet examine the authors clarify the mythical complexities of Comintern background and chart its degeneration from a progressive internationalist enterprise into an obedient software of Soviet overseas coverage. Key issues comprise: continuities and discontinuities among the Leninist and Stalinist stages, Bolshevisation as opposed to nationwide traditions, and the position of top contributors within the Comintern equipment. a variety of files will elucidate those relevant issues.

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Download The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, by Gregory S. Taylor PDF

By Gregory S. Taylor

“Gives larger intensity to our realizing of individuals within the Communist get together, and particularly of these who left and gave testimony opposed to their former comrades.”—Robert Korstad, writer of Civil Rights Unionism

 

“A welcome boost to the ancient literature on American anticommunism.”—Jeff Woods, writer of Black fight, pink Scare

 

“Incisive, provocative, considerate, jargon-free, an exceptional learn. A balanced understandable account that weaves jointly Crouch’s existence and his era’s complicated, harassed political history.”—Daniel Leab, writer of I was once a Communist for the FBI: The lifestyles and unsatisfied instances of Matt Cvetic

 

Paul Crouch (1903–1955) was once a naïve, ill-educated recruit who came across a kinfolk, a livelihood, and a bigger romantic reason within the Communist occasion. He spent greater than fifteen years organizing American employees, assembly with Soviet leaders, and attempting to infiltrate the U.S. army with Communist squaddies. As public perceptions of Communism shifted after WWII, Crouch’s fiscal disasters, greed, and hope for status morphed him right into a vehement ideologue for the anti-Communist movement.

           
During 5 years as a paid govt informer, he named Robert Oppenheimer, Charlie Chaplin, and so on as Communists, asserted that the Communist conspiracy had reached the very doorsteps of the White apartment, and claimed the civil rights circulation used to be Communist encouraged. In 1954, a lot of Crouch’s testimony used to be uncovered as perjury, yet he remained defiant to the end.

           
How, and why, one individual—once referred to as the main risky guy in America—could turn into a faithful foot soldier on each side of the chilly warfare ideological divide is the topic of this interesting, incisive biography.

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Download Red apple : communism and McCarthyism in cold war New York by Phillip Deery PDF

By Phillip Deery

Set opposed to a backdrop of mounting anti-communism, Red Apple records the non-public, actual, and psychological results of McCarthyism on six political activists with ties to long island City.

From the past due Forties throughout the Fifties, McCarthyism disfigured the yank political panorama. below the altar of anticommunism, household chilly conflict crusaders undermined civil liberties, curtailed equality earlier than the legislation, and tarnished the beliefs of yankee democracy. with a view to guard freedom, they jettisoned a few of its tenets. Congressional committees labored in tandem, even supposing now not inevitably in collusion, with the FBI, legislations corporations, collage administrations, publishing homes, tv networks, motion picture studios, and a legion of presidency firms on the federal, kingdom, and native degrees to focus on "subversive" individuals.

Exploring the human results of the frequent paranoia that gripped a country, pink Apple offers the overseas and household context for the reviews of those individuals: the home Un-American actions Committee, hearings of the Joint Anti-Fascist Refugee Committee, leading to the incarceration of its chairman, Dr. Edward Barsky, and its govt board; the educational freedom instances of 2 ny collage professors, Lyman Bradley and Edwin Burgum, culminating of their dismissal from the college; the blacklisting of the communist author Howard speedy and his defection from American communism; the stopover at of an anguished Dimitri Shostakovich to manhattan within the spring of 1949; and the makes an attempt via O. John Rogge, the Committee's legal professional, to discover a "third manner" within the quest for peace, which led detractors to query which facet he used to be on.

Examining real-life stories on the "ground level," Deery explores how those six contributors skilled, spoke back to, and suffered from one of the main savage attacks on civil liberties in American history. Their collective tales light up the private expenditures of protecting dissident political views within the face of intolerance and ethical panic that's as proper at the present time because it used to be seventy years in the past

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Download Paul Lafargue and the Flowering of French Socialism, by Leslie Derfler PDF

By Leslie Derfler

Paul Lafargue, the disciple and son-in-law of Karl Marx, helped to discovered the 1st French Marxist social gathering in 1882. Over the subsequent 3 many years, he served because the leader theoretician and propagandist for Marxism in France. in the course of those years, which ended with the dramatic suicides of Lafargue and his spouse, French socialism, and the Marxist get together inside it, grew to become an important political strength.

In an past quantity, Paul Lafargue and the Founding of French Marxism, 1842-1882, Leslie Derfler emphasised relations id and the foundation of French Marxism. right here, he explores Lafargue's political ideas, particularly his holiday with get together co-founder Jules Guesde within the Boulanger and Dreyfus episodes and over the query of socialist-syndicalist family members. Derfler exhibits Lafargue's significance as either political activist and theorist. He describes Lafargue's position within the formula of such suggestions because the advertising of a moment Workingmen's overseas, the pursuit of reform in the framework of the existent kingdom yet competition to any socialist participation in nonsocialist governments, and the subordination of exchange unionism to political motion. He emphasizes Lafargue's pioneering efforts to use Marxist equipment of study to questions of anthropology, aesthetics, and literary feedback.

regardless of the the most important half they performed within the social and political alterations of the previous century and the history they left, the 1st French Marxists aren't widely recognized, specifically within the English-speaking international. this significant severe biography of Lafargue, the main audacious in their a lot maligned theorists, allows us to track the choices open to Marxist socialism in addition to its improvement in the course of a serious interval of transition.

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