Search Results for " twentieth century" : 159

by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm / in Most Recent Column, Opinion, World

Defeatism Denied

…not only that the best days of Western democracy are far behind us, but also China’s global hegemony in the next century is written in the stars. Many already speak of the twenty-first century as “The Chinese Century.” This is presented in concert to the conventional wisdom that the twentieth century was “The American Century” and the nineteenth century was “The British Century.” There is no doubt that China will be a major global player in the n…

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by / on March 25, 2013 at 7:48 pm / in Cover Story, Uncategorized

First Nations, Last Hope

…ng from an incomplete understanding of what dispossessing First Nations’ of their lands has truly entailed. This century-long mistake seems to forget, or even ignore, the fact that it is cultural and intellectual property rights that make First Nations’ land claims meaningful. Culture and indigenous intellectual property, like the land, were wrested away from First Nations through insidious, institutionalized efforts throughout the twentieth cent…

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by / on May 4, 2013 at 6:34 pm / in World

The Great Leap North

…opting theories based on a two-dimensional geographical reasoning that excluded the Arctic. From all these great twentieth century thinkers’ perspective, the world was purely horizontal because it was framed at its northern and southern extremities by impractical polar areas. In simpler words, the Arctic has long been deemed unpractical and unnavigable rendering it insignificant in grand strategy. However, because of climate change, that landscap…

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by / on December 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm / in Europe, Issue, World

When Europe Stops Remembering: Union, Exit, and European Peace

…pite of its burdens. And it is necessary to credit part of this dedication to Germany’s collective memory of the twentieth century, a collective memory that understands the need for the EU on a more profound level than purely economic advantages. Memory is not everything, but it is vastly important. And if Europe’s memories fade too much, stray too far from the trauma of the twentieth century, or start to erase the tragedy of a nationalistic past…

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by / on October 5, 2014 at 3:59 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 10/06 – 10/12

…inal Law, 1919-1950: Some Basic Arguments 4:30pm – 6:30pm Faculty House The Columbia University Seminar on Twentieth Century Politics and Society presents: “The Historical Development of International Criminal Law, 1919-1950:  Some Basic Arguments” A talk by Mark Lewis Free & open to the Public Columbia University Faculty House Mark Lewis is Assistant Professor of History at the College of Staten Island, CUNY. He has diverse…

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by / on May 27, 2008 at 9:15 pm / in Content, Domestic, Healthcare, Issue

(My) Impending Healthcare Crisis

…ealth insurance has existed since the idea and practice of organized medicine came about at the turn of the 20th century. From the time that progressive reformers were gaining support for their health insurance advocacy, physicians and other interest groups have opposed the initiative for national healthcare. Throughout the twentieth century, the American health insurance reform movement has infiltrated the national conversation. But complicatedl…

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by / on October 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm / in Uncategorized

Events 10/27 – 11/02

…East” 6:00pm – 7:00pm International Affairs Building, Room 1501 Professor Bacevich, a specialist in twentieth century U.S. diplomatic and military history, is professor emeritus at Boston University, where he taught from 1998 to 2014. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, he received his Ph.D. from Princeton. His most recent book is Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (2013). For further…

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by / on December 21, 2014 at 2:55 pm / in Current Issue, World

Obama’s Stick: Big Enough?

…an American response. Awareness of this fact was instrumental in maintaining stability in the latter half of the twentieth century. In the context of the Big Stick Doctrine, this illustrates the necessity of having and comfortably wielding the big stick—lending the threat of force, if necessary, to support reasonable positions. Of course, using too heavy of a hand is undesirable – witness Iraq post- the Bush led invasion. The costs to doing so ca…

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by / on October 30, 2014 at 7:52 pm / in Asia, Web Columnists, World

Jockeying for Position

…need for China to step up its role as the leader in world politics. China has been a world power for much of the twentieth century, having held a permanent Security Council seat since the Council’s inception in 1945; yet it needs to realize that with its increased wealth and global role, it is now more than a world power, it is a superpower. Indeed, the position in which China now stands in relation to the world is much like that of the Uni…

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by / on December 7, 2008 at 8:56 pm / in Domestic, Election

Sleep After Election Day

…arly as the 1920s, but he held out hope that citizens would deliberate again. He was wrong. From the turn of the twentieth century onwards, American politics has operated within a liberal framework, and active, deliberative citizenship has continued its long decline in both theory and reality. It’s true that major groups of citizens have made their voices heard in the twentieth century through mass organized efforts like the women’s suffrage and…

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