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Empire and Wars

By: Sam Vaknin

...ience. Its soldiers and peacekeepers, its bankers and businessmen, its traders and diplomats are its long arms, an embodiment of this potent and ma... ... fundamentalists have more in common with Muslim militants than with East Coast or French intellectuals. Muslims have always been the West's most... ...succession of blunders, miscalculations, vain promises, unkept threats and unkempt diplomats - it has driven the world to the verge of war and the ... ... time. Napoleon justified his gory campaigns by claiming that they served to spread French ideals throughout a barbarous world. Kipling bemoaned th... ...machinations, Spain and Britain are trying to obstruct the ominous re- emergence of French-German dominance. By catering to popular aversion of Am... ...iled because both it and Russia are biased in favor of the current regime in Iraq. French and Russian firms have signed more than 1700 commercial c... ...eude or to gleefully assume that it has finally succeeded in isolating the insolent French and the somnolent Germans. Public opinion - even where it... ...s - but also craves to do business in the United States. Intellectuals and Russian diplomats worry about America's apparent disregard for the world...

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Terrorists and Freedom Fighters

By: Sam Vaknin

...ll There's a story about Robespierre that has the preeminent rabble-rouser of the French Revolution leaping up from his chair as soon as he saw a ... ...0 "Getting history wrong is an essential part of being a nation." Ernest Renan, French historian "We spent the 1990's worrying about a Greater ... ... fundamentalists have more in common with Muslim militants than with East Coast or French intellectuals. Muslims have always been the West's most... ...succession of blunders, miscalculations, vain promises, unkept threats and unkempt diplomats - it has driven the world to the verge of war and the ... ...ell There's a story about Robespierre that has the preeminent rabble-rouser of the French Revolution leaping up from his chair as soon as he saw a ...

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Capitalistic Musings

By: Sam Vaknin

...support - other, no less weighty, scholarship by the likes of Eugene Fama, Kenneth French, James Poterba, Allan Kleidon, and William Schwert negate... ... American OPIC (Overseas Private Investment Corporation), the British ECGD, and the French COFACE - shift political risk from buyers, project compan... ...t derivative). But as banks and insurance companies merged into what is termed, in French, "bancassurance", or, in German, "Allfinanz" - so did the... ... in capitalistic countries. Why are inventors in America more productive than their French or British counterparts - at least judging by the number ... ...ed social injustice (Los Angeles 1995) or to political oppression (Paris 1968). The French Revolution may have been the last time the urban sans- cu... ...eal to the clients it had identified in stage I above (investors, other countries, diplomats, scientists, and so on). Great care should be taken to...

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Cyclopedia of Economics

By: Sam Vaknin

...other, equally important, vocations (for instance, among company CEOs, politicians, diplomats, managers of higher education institutions, and senior... ...tal sin by transforming itself into an outpost and beacon of Western (first British-French, then American) neo-colonialism. As the representative of... ... time. Napoleon justified his gory campaigns by claiming that they served to spread French ideals throughout a barbarous world. Kipling bemoaned th... ...ation is preserved. A collapsing bedpost (as in Maury's famous dream) will become a French guillotine, for instance. The message conserved: there i... ...society and the individuals comprising it can maximize their worst outcomes. The French have a saying: "Good bookkeeping – makes for a good frien... ...says about the future of the Internet - click HERE. 4. The period between 1789 (the French Revolution) and 1989 (the demise of Communism) is likely ... ...succession of blunders, miscalculations, vain promises, unkept threats and unkempt diplomats - it has driven the world to the verge of war and the...

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Cyclopedia of Philosophy

By: Sam Vaknin

...other, equally important, vocations (for instance, among company CEOs, politicians, diplomats, managers of higher education institutions, and senior... ...tal sin by transforming itself into an outpost and beacon of Western (first British-French, then American) neo-colonialism. As the representative of... ... time. Napoleon justified his gory campaigns by claiming that they served to spread French ideals throughout a barbarous world. Kipling bemoaned th... ...ation is preserved. A collapsing bedpost (as in Maury's famous dream) will become a French guillotine, for instance. The message conserved: there i... ...society and the individuals comprising it can maximize their worst outcomes. The French have a saying: "Good bookkeeping – makes for a good frien... ...says about the future of the Internet - click HERE. 4. The period between 1789 (the French Revolution) and 1989 (the demise of Communism) is likely ... ...succession of blunders, miscalculations, vain promises, unkept threats and unkempt diplomats - it has driven the world to the verge of war and the...

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