Russie Occident une guerre de mille ans
Pourquoi les Etats-Unis et l'Europe détestent-ils tant la Russie ? Alors que la Russie ne représente plus une menace, que ses missiles ne sont plus pointés sur Berlin, que, fait sans précédent dans l'histoire, elle a dissous son empire sans effusion de sang, rendu leur liberté aux pays occupés d'Europe centrale et permis l'indépendance pacifique de quinze nouveaux Etats, la haine et le dénigrement de la Russie atteignent des proportions inouïes dans les médias, les cercles académiques et les milieux dirigeants occidentaux. Pour comprendre cet acharnement, devenu hystérique avec la crise ukrainienne, Guy Mettan remonte loin dans l'histoire, jusqu'à l'empereur Charlemagne. Il examine sans tabou ni a priori les lignes de forces religieuses, géopolitiques et idéologiques dont se nourrit la russophobie occidentale. Et démonte les ressorts du discours antirusse et anti-Poutine qui ont pour effet de repousser toujours plus loin les chances d'une vraie réconciliation.
Книга известного швейцарского журналиста и общественного деятеля Ги Меттана – не научный труд, не политический памфлет и не изобретение «новой истории». Снабженная множеством примечаний и ссылок, опирающихся на источники, и дополненная солидной библиографией – она сознательно лишена всякого академизма и наукообразия. Лучше, чем автор, о книге трудно сказать. «Россия для Запада по-разному в зависимости от исторического периода – но всегда и во всем – была „слишком“: слишком реакционная и самодержавная по сравнению с конституционными монархиями и республиками XIX века; слишком коммунистическая по сравнению с социал-демократией века XX; слишком „по-путински“ консервативная по сравнению с либеральными течениями; слишком ортодоксальная по сравнению с католицизмом и протестантизмом; слишком коллективистская по сравнению с западным культом индивидуализма; слишком большая для одной страны...»Все эти «слишком» и есть та пропасть непонимания, по обе стороны которой оказались Россия и западные страны.Книга Ги Меттана – ценный вклад в демистификацию международных отношений.
The Sword of the Prophet
Surveys the history of Islam, outlines its doctrines, including the historical meaning of jihad, and discusses the threat posed by the rise of militant Islamic fundamentalism.
The Politics of Genocide
In this impressive book, Edward S. Herman and David Peterson examine the uses and abuses of the word “genocide.” They argue persuasively that the label is highly politicized and that in the United States it is used by the government, journalists, and academics to brand as evil those nations and political movements that in one way or another interfere with the imperial interests of U.S. capitalism. Thus the word “genocide” is seldom applied when the perpetrators are U.S. allies (or even the United States itself), while it is used almost indiscriminately when murders are committed or are alleged to have been committed by enemies of the United States and U.S. business interests. One set of rules applies to cases such as U.S. aggression in Vietnam, Israeli oppression of Palestinians, Indonesian slaughter of so-called communists and the people of East Timor, U.S. bombings in Serbia and Kosovo, the U.S. war of “liberation” in Iraq, and mass murders committed by U.S. allies in Rwanda and the Republic of Congo. Another set applies to cases such as Serbian aggression in Kosovo and Bosnia, killings carried out by U.S. enemies in Rwanda and Darfur, Saddam Hussein, any and all actions by Iran, and a host of others. With its careful and voluminous documentation, close reading of the U.S. media and political and scholarly writing on the subject, and clear and incisive charts, The Politics of Genocide is both a damning condemnation and stunning exposé of a deeply rooted and effective system of propaganda aimed at deceiving the population while promoting the expansion of a cruel and heartless imperial system.
Why do the USA, UK and Europe so hate Russia? How is it that Western antipathy, once thought due to anti-Communism, could be so easily revived over a crisis in distant Ukraine, against a Russia no longer communist? Why does the West accuse Russia of empire-building, when 15 states once part of the defunct Warsaw Pact are now part of NATO, and NATO troops now flank the Russian border? These are only some of the questions Creating Russophobia iinvestigates. Mettan begins by showing the strength of the prejudice against Russia through the Western response to a series of events: the Uberlingen mid-air collision, the Beslan hostage-taking, the Ossetia War, the Sochi Olympics and the crisis in Ukraine. He then delves into the historical, religious, ideological and geopolitical roots of the detestation of Russia in various European nations over thirteen centuries since Charlemagne competed with Byzantium for the title of heir to the Roman Empire. Mettan examines the geopolitical machinations expressed in those times through the medium of religion, leading to the great Christian schism between Germanic Rome and Byzantium and the European Crusades against Russian Orthodoxy. This history of taboos, prejudices and propaganda directed against the Orthodox Church provides the mythic foundations that shaped Western disdain for contemporary Russia. From the religious and imperial rivalry created by Charlemagne and the papacy to the genesis of French, English, German and then American Russophobia, the West has been engaged in more or less violent hostilities against Russia for a thousand years. Contemporary Russophobia is manufactured through the construction of an anti-Russian discourse in the media and the diplomatic world, and the fabrication and demonization of The Bad Guy, now personified by Vladimir Putin. Both feature in the meta-narrative, the mythical framework of the ferocious Russian bear ruled with a rod of iron by a vicious president. A synthetic reading of all these elements is presented in the light of recent events and in particular of the Ukrainian crisis and the recent American elections, showing how all the resources of the West's soft power have been mobilized to impose the tale of bad Russia dreaming of global conquest.
The Sting Man
The true story behind the film AMERICAN HUSTLE The Sting Man is the amazing inside story of Mel Weinberg, one of the most fascinating fast-buck operators to ever live, and the incredible scandals he masterminded. Hustling his way from the streets of the Bronx to hawking bogus businesses around the world, Weinberg netted millions and famously dreamed up Abscam—the infamous FBI-run sting operation of the late 1970’s that would bag seven congressmen and one U.S. senator.
A History of Classical Scholarship
Embracing the history of all classical literary scholarship - 'the study of the language, literature, and art of Greece and Rome, and of all that they teach us as to the nature and history of man' - from the sixth century BC to the start of the twentieth century, Sandys's account is the sole attempt there has been to give a full detailed history that covers much of the western world. Sandys gathers a phenomenal range of scholarship, including Latin, French, German, Dutch and Italian sources, often from personally consulting the manuscripts and early works of classical scholars. From these he constructs his "History into 12 different ages and localities, spanning an amazing twenty-five centuries. Each period begins with a chronological table of the scholars of each period, giving their dates of birth and death, followed by a survey of the lives and works of all the leading scholars. Sandys gives an insight into the political history of each period, and always traces the influence on the arts and letters of the modern world. As well as being an astonishing work of erudition, Sandys's "History is an eminently readable account, accessible to a wide readership. It remains unsurpassed since first publication and belongs in all library collections. --includes studies of Italy, Greece, France, Scandinavia, Russia, Holland, Belgium, Germany, USA and UK --84 illustrations, including nearly 60 portraits --bibliography of source materials, comprehensive index and Greek index --appeals not just to students of the classics but all those interested in the history of humanism
Why the Jews Rejected Jesus
The scholar-author of The Discovery of God looks at the historical debate over Judaism's rejection of claims for Jesus's divinity, explaining why Jewish elders condemned Jesus because of his unorthodox interpretations of the law and arguing the schism between Judaism and Christianity arose not from a rejection of Jesus but from a rejection of Paul. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
It is November 1918. Germany has just surrendered after four years of the most savage warfare in history. It is teetering on the brink of total social and economic collapse, and the German people now lie at the mercy of new, liberal politicians who despise everything Germany once stood for. The Communists are rioting in the streets, threatening to topple the new government in Weimar and bring about their own revolution. The frontline soldiers are returning from the hell of the war to find an unrecognizable land, the principles and traditions they had sacrificed so much to defend now the stuff of mockery. The narrator of The Outlaws, a 16-year-old military cadet, is too young to have served in the trenches, but feels the sting of this betrayal no less than they. Since Germany's armies have been all but disbanded, he joins the paramilitary Freikorps - groups of veterans who refuse to lay down their arms, and who have pledged to stop the Communists - and begins fighting, first in the streets of Germany's cities, and then in the Baltic states, defending Germany's eastern frontiers from Communist subversion while ignoring the calls to disengage by the meek politicians at home. After months of intense fighting abroad, the Freikorps soldiers return to settle scores with their enemies in Germany, dreaming of a nationalist counter-revolution, and, their trigger fingers still itchy, fix their sights on bringing down the hated new government once and for all... The Outlaws is a chronicle of the experiences of the men who fought in the Freikorps, but it is also an adventure and a war story about an entire generation of soldiers who loved their homeland more than peace and comfort, and who refused to accept defeat at any price. "What we wanted we did not know; but what we knew we did not want. To force a way through the prisoning wall of the world, to march over burning fields, to stamp over ruins and scattered ashes, to dash recklessly through wild forests, over blasted heaths, to push, conquer, eat our way through towards the East, to the white, hot, dark, cold land that stretched between ourselves and Asia - was that what we wanted? I do not know whether that was our desire, but that was what we did. And the search for reasons why was lost in the tumult of continuous fighting." - p. 65 Ernst von Salomon (1902-1972) was one of the writers of the German Conservative Revolution of the 1920s. Like the narrator of The Outlaws, he was a military cadet at the end of the First World War, and joined the Freikorps, participating in many of the events described in the book, including the assassination of Foreign Minister Walther Rathenau, for which he was imprisoned. He went on to write many books and film scripts.
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