With something close to unanimity, politicians and policy-oriented intellectuals interpreted the unification of Berlin and the ensuing collapse of communism as an all-American victory of cosmic proportions.
Still, without missing a beat, when the Berlin Wall fell and two years later the Soviet Union imploded, leading members of that establishment wasted no time in explaining the implications of developments they had totally failed to anticipate.
Neither dictator was content to remain on his side of the 38th parallel, however, and border skirmishes were common.
But Poppy Crum, chief scientist at Dolby Laboratories, poses a provocative question: Shopping became tantamount to a civic obligation, essential to keeping the economy afloat.
Alfred Stepan points out that the real exception to the broad pattern of democratisation during what Samuel Huntington labeled the "third wave" of democratic transitions from the s to the s is actually not a Muslim exception, but more of an Arab exception; it would appear that there is something in Arab political culture that has been more resistant.
The principles that enjoyed favor following the Cold War have been found wanting. At first, the war was a defensive one—a war to get the communists out of South Korea—and it went badly for the Allies.
In all likelihood, his presidency will prove less transformative than transitional. It was, after all, her turn. He wrote, "Despite recent authoritarian advances, liberal democracy remains the strongest, most broadly appealing idea out there.
To whom would the world agree to give such authority? One, on the Korean peninsula, had ended in an unsatisfactory draw; the other, in Southeast Asia, in catastrophic defeat.
It was the way all these events together exposed those expectations as radically suspect. By backing away from free trade, the ne plus ultra of globalization, she managed, though not without difficulty, to defeat the Sanders insurgency. Barber described " McWorld " as a secular, liberal, corporate-friendly transformation of the world and used the word " jihad " to refer to the competing forces of tribalism and religious fundamentalism, with a special emphasis on Islamic fundamentalism.
During the decade between andthey came on with startling regularity: We could be complacent and not worry about the consequences as we build our technology.
Through whatever combination of intuition and malice aforethought, Trump demonstrated a genius for motivating those deplorables. The four that I have laid out are the ones that I believe are most urgent in the coming years.
But as Peter Bergen pointed out in these pages last week, Sunni radicalism has been remarkably ineffective in actually taking control of a nation-state, due to its propensity to devour its own potential supporters. Answering that question is essential to understanding how Donald Trump became president and where his ascendency leaves us.
By backing away from free trade, the ne plus ultra of globalization, she managed, though not without difficulty, to defeat the Sanders insurgency. Successful democracy depends in large measure on the existence of a genuine political community that agrees on certain basic shared values and institutions.
Finally, as a complement to these themes, in the realm of governance, the end of the Cold War cemented the status of the president as quasi-deity. After all, why contemplate past unpleasantness when a future so stunningly rich in promise now beckoned?Apr 02, · The series ran from untiland its final episode was the most-watched in television history.
By the end of the decade, two new states had formed on the peninsula. In the south, the anti. The fall of the Berlin Wall in October abruptly ended one historical era and inaugurated another.
So, too, did the outcome of last year’s U.S. presidential election. What are we to make of. Twenty-five years ago this summer, Francis Fukuyama announced the “end of history” and the inevitable triumph of liberal capitalist democracy.
Exploring the ways ideas about paradise and pastoral, difference and exclusion, innocence and righteousness, triumph and trauma deform the stories Americans tell themselves about their nation’s past, After the End of History challenges us to reconsider these works in a new light, offering fresh, insightful readings of what are destined to be.
Daniel M. Bell Jr. (PhD, Duke University) is professor of theological ethics at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina. He is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and the author of Just War as Christian Discipleship and Liberation Theology after the End of History.4/5(30).
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