Responsible for the collapse of empires ranging from the Ottoman to the Soviet, self-determination has been one of the key factors in the history of the entire twentieth century. Surprisingly, scholars have been slow to appreciate the value of ethnicity as a way of understanding the key political developments of our times. In this challenging ...Read MoreResponsible for the collapse of empires ranging from the Ottoman to the Soviet, self-determination has been one of the key factors in the history of the entire twentieth century. Surprisingly, scholars have been slow to appreciate the value of ethnicity as a way of understanding the key political developments of our times. In this challenging new book, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan draws on a rich and diverse fund of historical and contemporary examples to trace the history and illustrate the considerable predictive powers of ethnic studies. In particular, he shows how ethnicity confounded Marx's hopes for an international proletariat and reveals how an inability to grasp the importance of ethnic diversity left the West unprepared for the disintegration of the Communist bloc. About the author: Daniel Patrick Moynihan has been been the senior US Senator from New York since 1976 and is the only man in American history to have served in the cabinet or sub-cabinet of four successive presidents. He is also a highly distinguished academic, having taught at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Syracuse, Cornell, and New York Universities and been lauded with an astonishing 55 honorary degrees.Read Less
Fine in fine dust jacket. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 240 p. Audience: General/trade. 1993 first edition (no additional printings listed). Hint of tanning on white part of dj, tiny dent on back dj, else as new.
Near fine in near fine jacket. 221 pages, 8vo, black cloth with a gilt-stamped spine, dust wrapper. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993. Near fine. Inscribed and signed with an initial by author on the front free endpaper: "For Marty and Edith with fond affection. D."
Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. 238 p. Audience: Professional and scholarly. Inscribed "For John Updike, More Trouble" and SIGNED by Senator Moynihan on front free endpaper. DJ in protective mylar cover.
Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England
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