Political and Ideological Confrontations in Twentieth-Century Europe: Essays in Honor of Milorad M. Drachkovitch

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The end of the Cold War provides an opening for fresh insights into the forces that have transformed Europe since 1914. In this volume, leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic offer new perspectives on the causes and consequences of the dramatic, often violent, political and ideological confrontations that have shaped our century. A number of themes are explored, particularly the rise and fall of the Soviet empire and the history and future prospects of European integration. A special section addresses ...
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Overview

The end of the Cold War provides an opening for fresh insights into the forces that have transformed Europe since 1914. In this volume, leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic offer new perspectives on the causes and consequences of the dramatic, often violent, political and ideological confrontations that have shaped our century. A number of themes are explored, particularly the rise and fall of the Soviet empire and the history and future prospects of European integration. A special section addresses the Balkan conflict and the collapse of the Yugoslav idea. The collection honors the late Milorad M. Drachkovitch, political scientist and historian, and Senior Fellow Emeritus at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
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Twenty-one contributions explore themes such as the rise and fall of the Soviet Empire, and the history and future prospects of European integration. The authors offer new perspectives on the causes and consequences of the dramatic, often violent, political and ideological confrontations that have shaped our century. A special section addresses the Balkan conflict and the collapse of the Yugoslav idea. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312123734
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 5.73 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
A Note on Transliteration and the Spelling of Names
Milorad M. Drachkovitch: Biographical Notes
1 A Young Man in the Whirlwind of the Second World War: The First Life of Milorad Drachkovitch 3
2 On Milorad M. Drachkovitch 17
3 The Political Career of Milorad Draskovic (1873-1921) 27
4 Vuk Karadzic: The Historian of the Serbian Uprising 37
5 The Belgrade Student Demonstrations of 1968 51
6 Binding to the Corpse 65
7 New Materials on the Polish-Soviet War of 1920 71
8 Yezhov's Men, or How to be Rational but Wrong 87
9 The Cold War in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Reappraisal 95
10 Fidel's Minint, or Institutionalizing Independence from Moscow? 119
11 Solzhenitsyn, Havel, and the Historical Moment 143
12 Fall of Two Empires: Comparing the Economic Consequences of the Collapse of the Third Reich and the Communist Empire 159
13 Have We Won the Cold War? 177
14 European Civilization: One and Diverse 187
15 On the Role of Culture in the Construction of Europe 217
16 Religious Millenarianisms and Political Millenarianisms 231
17 On the Future 247
18 Rightist Inroads into the Russian Orthodox Church 251
19 To Promote Peace: U.S. Foreign Policy in the Mid-1990s 259
20 Transitions to Democracy 265
21 State Reform 275
Contributors 282
Index 287
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