The Art of the Possible

Washington strived to achieve the most that was possible for African Americans under such conditions If discrimination led to a loss of job opportunities for blacks in many trades and professions. Washington took the optimistic view ...

Author: Kevern J. Verney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136541632

Category: History

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The Art of The Possible is a new study of the ideas and achievements of Booker T. Washington, the most influential African American leader of the period 1881-1915.

The Art of the Possible

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Author: G. Richard Ambrosius



Category: Older people

Page: 418

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The Art of the Possible

Norman Rich 0-07-052255-3 Quest for Security: 1 History of I .S. Foreign iffairs. Volume 1 Howard Jones 0-07-033077-8 The History of American Foreign Policy, Volume I: To 1l)I7 Jerald \. Combs 0-07-554996-4 ...

Author: Ralph Richard Menning

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages


Category: Diplomacy

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An anthology for courses dealing with great power diplomacy in the 19th century, this book raises crucial questions in the history of European foreign relations and seeks to address those questions through excerpts from the documentary record. Included are sources from conference protocol, and treaties as well as from previously untapped sources such as speeches, diary entries, and correspondence. Half the documents included have been translated into English for the first time. Each chapter is introduced by a brief paragraph placing that chapter in a larger historical context. Each document, or group of documents, comes with a head note that introduces the reader to the debates that document has generated and provides a point of departure for discussion or independent research. The text includes maps and concludes with a bibliographical essay that discusses issues of historiography and provides an extensive list for further readings.

Safire s Political Dictionary

See wafflebottom under CIA-ESE . arrogance of power The theme of a school of criticism of U.S. foreign policy in the ... lofty goals promised in campaigns, often fall back on the defensive line, “politics is the art of the possible.

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195343344

Category: Political Science

Page: 862

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Featuring more than one thousand new, rewritten, and updated entries, this reference on American politics explains current terms in politics, economics, and diplomacy.

James P Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left 1890 1928

... possibility of thoroughgoing transformation, dismissing the broad capacity of working-class people to effect material change, containing the expansiveness of radicalism in various liberal accommodations to “the art of the possible.

Author: Bryan D. Palmer

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252092084

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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Bryan D. Palmer's award-winning study of James P. Cannon's early years (1890-1928) details how the life of a Wobbly hobo agitator gave way to leadership in the emerging communist underground of the 1919 era. This historical drama unfolds alongside the life experiences of a native son of United States radicalism, the narrative moving from Rosedale, Kansas to Chicago, New York, and Moscow. Written with panache, Palmer's richly detailed book situates American communism's formative decade of the 1920s in the dynamics of a specific political and economic context. Our understanding of the indigenous currents of the American revolutionary left is widened, just as appreciation of the complex nature of its interaction with international forces is deepened.

American Political Thought

Why is one thing better and another worse? Relative to what is a thing better? What is the good seen by the statesman which is merely reflected in the approximation he finds acceptable? If politics is merely the art of the possible ...

Author: Richard Stevens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351532391

Category: Political Science

Page: 467

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This book focuses on the political thought of American statesmen. These statesmen have had consistent and comprehensive views of the good of the country and their actions have been informed by those views. The editors argue that political life in America has been punctuated by three great crises in its historythe crisis of the Founding, the crisis of the House Divided, and the crisis of the Great Depression.The Second World War was a crisis not just for America but for the whole of Western Civilization and, in the wake of that war, a new crisis arose which came to be called the "Cold War." Just when that gave the appearance of being resolved, the world reached a new juncture, a new crisis, which Samuel P. Huntington dubbed the "clash of civilizations." The statesmen having political responsibility in confronting the first three crises in America's history came as close to philosophic grasp of the problems of liberal democracy as one could demand from those embroiled in the active resolution of events. Their reflection of political philosophy in the full sense informed their actions.Since we cannot confidently explain the future, Aristotle warned us to call no man happy while he still lives. Thus the book, in its third edition, keeps to its settled pattern of dealing with settled matters. The preface to the third edition confronts the three later crises and, to the extent consistent with truth, attempts to relate them to the first three.

U S Policy in Honduras and Nicaragua

The reversibility of the damage or the degree to which there has been change away from the possibility for some sort ... the historical enemy Second of all , diplomacy is the art of the possible and sometimes the art of the impossible .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs



Category: Electronic books

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A Battlefield of Values America s Left Right and Endangered Center

Without it, however, the Constitution would never have been finalized and the long slow path toward justice for more and more Americans would not keep happening. Politics, like life itself, involves “the art of the possible.

Author: Stephen D. Burgard

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 1440831939

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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Differing moral views are dividing the country and polarizing the left and the right more than ever before. This book offers unique solutions to improve communication and understanding between the two factions to fix our fractured political system. • Provides a unique analysis that shows how our seemingly irreconcilable differences can be turned into assets for transforming the United States into a better country • Offers informed perspectives of American conflict from authors with more than 50 years of experience combined in their respective fields • Explores a future using religion, technology, and science to mend distrust and tune up our political system • Presents information and concepts appropriate for an academic lesson plan or for any civics-savvy reader

What Is Contemporary Art

Even mainstream art journals such as Art in America have come to acknowledge this changed situation: see the “Art ... in an fascinating interview, “Art of the Possible,” conducted by Fulvia Carnevale and John Kelsey in Artforum 45, no.

Author: Terry Smith

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226764311

Category: Art

Page: 329

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Who gets to say what counts as contemporary art? Artists, critics, curators, gallerists, auctioneers, collectors, or the public? Revealing how all of these groups have shaped today’s multifaceted definition, Terry Smith brilliantly shows that an historical approach offers the best answer to the question: What is Contemporary Art? Smith argues that the most recognizable kind is characterized by a return to mainstream modernism in the work of such artists as Richard Serra and Gerhard Richter, as well as the retro-sensationalism of figures like Damien Hirst and Takashi Murakami. At the same time, Smith reveals, postcolonial artists are engaged in a different kind of practice: one that builds on local concerns and tackles questions of identity, history, and globalization. A younger generation embodies yet a third approach to contemporaneity by investigating time, place, mediation, and ethics through small-scale, closely connective art making. Inviting readers into these diverse yet overlapping art worlds, Smith offers a behind-the-scenes introduction to the institutions, the personalities, the biennials, and of course the works that together are defining the contemporary. The resulting map of where art is now illuminates not only where it has been but also where it is going.