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              The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power

              The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power (Paperback)

              By Traub, James

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              Following the invasion of Iraq, critics, and supporters of Kofi Annan, began asking whether failures of UN arise from a clash with a US administration? This book delves into these questions and describes the Oil-for-Food scandal, the failed attempt to act decisively against ethni...c cleansing in Sudan, and his sweeping reforms.
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              ISBN 9780747587286
              Released NZ 1 Jan 2008
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power
               

              The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power (EPUB ebook)

              By Traub, James

              Following the invasion of Iraq, critics, and supporters of Kofi Annan, began asking whether failures of UN arise from a clash with a US administration? This book delves into these questions and describes the Oil-for-Food scandal, the failed attempt to act decisively against ethni...c cleansing in Sudan, and his sweeping reforms.
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              ISBN 9781408847114
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              Released NZ 8 Jul 2014
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not the Way George Bush Did)
               

              The Freedom Agenda: Why America Must Spread Democracy (Just Not the Way George Bush Did) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Traub, James

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              Traub, a journalist for The New York Times Magazine, traces the history of America's democratic evangelizing and describes the rise and fall of the Freedom Agenda during the Bush years.

              ISBN 9780312428570
              Released NZ 27 Oct 2009
              Publisher Picador
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              What Was Liberalism?: The Past, Present, and Promise of a Noble Idea
               

              What Was Liberalism?: The Past, Present, and Promise of a Noble Idea (Hardback)

              By Traub, James

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              A sweeping history of liberalism, from its earliest origins to its imperiled present and uncertain future Donald Trump is the first American president to regard liberal values with open contempt. He has company: the leaders of Italy, Hungary, Poland, and Turkey, among others, are... also avowed illiberals. What happened? Why did liberalism lose the support it once enjoyed? In Title TK, James Traub returns to the origins of liberalism, in the aftermath of the American and French revolutions and in the works of such great thinkers as John Stuart Mill and Isaiah Berlin. Although the first liberals were deeply skeptical of majority rule, the liberal faith adapted, coming to encompass belief in not only individual rights and free markets, but also state action to provide basic goods. By the second half of the twentieth century, liberalism had become the national creed of the most powerful country in the world. But this consensus did not last. Liberalism is now widely regarded as an antiquated doctrine. Title TK reviews the evolution of the liberal idea over more than two centuries for lessons on how it can rebuild its majoritarian foundations.
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              ISBN 9781541616851
              Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
              Publisher Basic Books
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              What Was Liberalism?: The Past, Present, and Promise of a Noble Idea
                

              What Was Liberalism?: The Past, Present, and Promise of a Noble Idea (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Traub, James

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              A sweeping history of liberalism, from its earliest origins to its imperiled present and uncertain futureDonald Trump is the first American president to regard liberal values with open contempt. He has company: the leaders of Italy, Hungary, Poland, and Turkey, among others, are ...also avowed illiberals. What happened? Why did liberalism lose the support it once enjoyed? In What Was Liberalism?, James Traub returns to the origins of liberalism, in the aftermath of the American and French revolutions and in the works of such great thinkers as John Stuart Mill and Isaiah Berlin. Although the first liberals were deeply skeptical of majority rule, the liberal faith adapted, coming to encompass belief in not only individual rights and free markets, but also state action to provide basic goods. By the second half of the twentieth century, liberalism had become the national creed of the most powerful country in the world. But this consensus did not last. Liberalism is now widely regarded as an antiquated doctrine. What Was LIberalism? reviews the evolution of the liberal idea over more than two centuries for lessons on how it can rebuild its majoritarian foundations
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              ISBN 9781549101182
              Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
              Publisher Basic Books
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              The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power
               

              The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Traub, James

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              Traub recounts the dramatically entwined history of Kofi Annan and the U.N. from 1992 to the present. In Annan he sees a conscientious idealist given too little credit for advancing causes like humanitarian intervention, an honest broker crushed between American conservatives and... Third World opponents, and a U.N. careerist who has absorbed that culture and cannot, in the end, escape its limitations.
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              ISBN 9780312426743
              Released NZ 30 Oct 2007
              Publisher St. Martins Press-3pl
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              John Quincy Adams
               

              John Quincy Adams (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Traub, James

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              Penetrating, detailed, and very readable. . . . A splendid biography. -Wall Street Journal Few figures in American history have held as many roles in public life as John Quincy Adams. The son of John Adams, he was a brilliant ambassador and secretary of state, a frustrated presid...ent, and a dedicated congressman who staunchly opposed slavery. In John Quincy Adams, scholar and journalist James Traub draws on Adams's diaries, letters, and writings to evoke his numerous achievements-and failures-in office. A man of unwavering moral convictions, Adams is the father of foreign policy realism and one of the first proponents of the activist government. But John Quincy Adams is first and foremost the story of a brilliant, flinty, and unyielding man whose life exemplified admirable political courage. A splendid new biography...Reliably thorough, blissfully bereft of jargon, and nicely paced. -Joseph J. Ellis, New York Times Book Review James Traub does justice to both the man and his times, with a historian's sense of complexity and a writer's eye for drama and detail. -Sean Wilentz
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              ISBN 9780465093830
              Released NZ 10 Oct 2017
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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              What Was Liberalism?: The Past, Present, and Promise of a Noble Idea
                

              What Was Liberalism?: The Past, Present, and Promise of a Noble Idea (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Traub, James; Read by Ganser, L. J.

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              A sweeping history of liberalism, from its earliest origins to its imperiled present and uncertain futureDonald Trump is the first American president to regard liberal values with open contempt. He has company: the leaders of Italy, Hungary, Poland, and Turkey, among others, are ...also avowed illiberals. What happened? Why did liberalism lose the support it once enjoyed? In What Was Liberalism?, James Traub returns to the origins of liberalism, in the aftermath of the American and French revolutions and in the works of such great thinkers as John Stuart Mill and Isaiah Berlin. Although the first liberals were deeply skeptical of majority rule, the liberal faith adapted, coming to encompass belief in not only individual rights and free markets, but also state action to provide basic goods. By the second half of the twentieth century, liberalism had become the national creed of the most powerful country in the world. But this consensus did not last. Liberalism is now widely regarded as an antiquated doctrine. What Was LIberalism? reviews the evolution of the liberal idea over more than two centuries for lessons on how it can rebuild its majoritarian foundations
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              ISBN 9781549101168
              Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
              Publisher Basic Books
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