World Order [Hardcover]

Item : World Order [Hardcover]
Price : $36.99 (see below)
Category : Books
Author Author : Kissinger, Henry
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1594206147
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781594206146
Publisher Publisher : Penguin Press
Pages Pages : 432
Binding Binding : Hardcover
Item ID : 100441371

“Dazzling and instructive . . . [a] magisterial new book.” —Walter Isaacson,Time
 
Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advising presidents, traveling the world, observing and shaping the central foreign policy events of recent decades—Kissinger now reveals his analysis of the ultimate challenge for the twenty-first century: how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historical perspectives, violent conflict, proliferating technology, and ideological extremism.

There has never been a true “world order,” Kissinger observes. For most of history, civilizations defined their own concepts of order. Each considered itself the center of the world and envisioned its distinct principles as universally relevant. China conceived of a global cultural hierarchy with the emperor at its pinnacle. In Europe, Rome imagined itself surrounded by barbarians; when Rome fragmented, European peoples refined a concept of an equilibrium of sovereign states and sought to export it across the world. Islam, in its early centuries, considered itself the world’s sole legitimate political unit, destined to expand indefinitely until the world was brought into harmony by religious principles. The United States was born of a conviction about the universal applicability of democracy—a conviction that has guided its policies ever since.

Now international affairs take place on a global basis, and these historical concepts of world order are meeting. Every region participates in questions of high policy in every other, often instantaneously. Yet there is no consensus among the major actors about the rules and limits guiding this process or its ultimate destination. The result is mounting tension.

Grounded in KissilSŒ

  Items Price + Shipping Condition Delivery Seller Info Buying Options
  Items Price + Shipping Condition Delivery Seller Info Buying Options
1.
ShopSpell
$36.99
+ Free Shipping
Total: $36.99
New
  • Seller: ShopSpell
  • Ships in: 2 Business day(s)
  • Transit time: 5 Business day(s)
  • Delivery by: Sep 27 to Sep 29
  • Notes: Free Shipping on all Books.
ShopSpell    Add To Cart ($36.99)
  • Seller: ShopSpell
  • Ships in: 2 Business day(s)
  • Transit time: 5 Business day(s)
  • Delivery by: Sep 27 to Sep 29
  • Notes: Free Shipping on all Books.
   Add To Cart ($36.99)

Copyright © 2018 - 2020 Shophity, LLC.

  • Payment Methods