Civilization Past & Present, Volume A (MyHistoryLab Series) by Palmira Brummett, George Jewsbury, Neil J Hackett, Robert

By Palmira Brummett, George Jewsbury, Neil J Hackett, Robert Edgar, Barbara Molony

The authors of the 11th variation of Civilization prior and Present—specialists in Islamic, African, Asian, old, Russian, and East eu history—weave the various traits of worldwide heritage right into a transparent and obtainable research for state-of-the-art scholars. Civilization previous and current, renowned on the market as a hugely readable survey textual content, grants a powerful narrative of global heritage and a degree of aspect that's achievable for college kids and stable for teachers. utilizing pictures and files that improve the text's content material, the narrative strains connections throughout cultures and introduces interesting avenues of old interpretation. The textual content examines all elements of global history—social, political, financial, spiritual, cultural, and geographic.

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He sees in even the most essential of them an agency for making it easier for the exploiters constituting the government to rob him. In these exploiters themselves he has no confidence whatever. He sees them as purely predatory and useless. . They constitute a power that stands over him constantly, ever alert for new chances to squeeze him. If they could do so safely, they would strip him to his hide. If they leave him anything at all, it is simply prudentially, as a farmer leaves a hen some of her eggs.

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than to lie. I believe that it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe that 8 it is better to know than to be ignorant. Insofar as he was interested in economic matters, Mencken, as a corollary to his libertarian views, was a staunch believer in capitalism. He praised Sir Ernest Benn’s paean to a free-market economy, and declared that to capitalism “we owe . . ”9 But, in keeping with his individualism and libertarianism, Mencken’s devotion to capitalism was to the free market, and not to the monopoly statism that he saw ruling America in the 1920s.

S. global intervention on an unprecedented scale—all of these polarized a large number of diverse people. The shock and the sheer overriding fact of the war inevitably drew together the diverse antiwar groups into a loose, informal and oppositional united front—a front in a new kind of fundamental opposition to the American system and to much of American society. The rapid transformation of the brilliant young intellectual Randolph Bourne from an optimistic pragmatist into a radically pessimistic anarchist was typical, though in a more intense form, of this newly created opposition.

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