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The Strategic Logic of the Contemporary Security Dilemma By U.S. Army War College, Max G. Manwaring, Strategic Studies Institute
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From the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 to the end of World War II and beyond the Cold War period, the prevailing assumption was that interstate warfare would continue to be the dominant threat to... More > global peace and prosperity. Today’s wars, by contrast, are intrastate conflicts that take place mainly within—not across—national borders. As a consequence, the disease of intrastate conflict has been allowed to rage relatively unchecked across large areas of the world, and has devastated the lives of millions of human beings. At the same time, indirect and implicit unmet needs (e.g., poverty) lead people into greater and greater personal and collective insecurity. In the past, the traditional security dilemma was: What is defensive, and what is aggressive? This problem has never been sorted out. It depends entirely on one’s interpretation—based on culture, values, external relationships, interests, and concepts of threat to national security.< Less
Schalken The Tyranny of Perspective. By Thom Hinkinson
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A small work of historical fiction about some well known historical facts. That there was an artist called Schalken is factually correct. That he was painting in Holland during the 17th Century -... More > when the Treaty of Westphalia brought peace to Europe and the English tried their hand at revolution - is also true. That he murdered Anthony Van Dyke, through diabolic witchcraft, colluded in the surrender of Crete to the Grand Turk, and thereby bankrupted the Republic of Venice in the process, whilst also being active in the shadowy world of Industrial Espionage and Arms Dealing - will largely depend upon whether or not you have the capacity to believe in an old man and his memoirs. Prepare to enter a world where the pious meet the profane. < Less
Schalken The Tyranny of Perspective. By Thom Hinkinson
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A small work of historical fiction about some well known historical facts. That there was an artist called Schalken is factually correct. That he was painting in Holland during the 17th Century -... More > when the Treaty of Westphalia brought peace to Europe and the English tried their hand at revolution - is also true. That he murdered Anthony Van Dyke, through diabolic witchcraft, colluded in the surrender of Crete to the Grand Turk, and thereby bankrupted the Republic of Venice in the process, whilst also being active in the shadowy world of Industrial Espionage and Arms Dealing - will largely depend upon whether or not you have the capacity to believe in an old man and his memoirs. Prepare to enter a world where the pious meet the profane.< Less
The Erotic Adventures of Candide By Martina Donna Ramone
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Print edition. Satire and sex scenes. For adults only. A sample: In Westphalia, a gentle youth lived in the beautiful castle of Baron Thunderstormcumlightning. Anyone could look at the youth’s... More > face and see that he was both good-natured and weak-minded. This is why he was given the name Candide, although Virginia would have been a good choice if he had been born female. No one knew who his parents were, but that did not keep the servants from guessing, aka gossiping. Their guess, or gossip, was that Candide was the son of the Baron’s sister and a nearby nobleman. The two knew each other well enough to sleep together, although they did not know each other well enough to speak to each other in public. After all, in some circles, sleeping together does not constitute an introduction.< Less
Dagger Moon By Ronald Griffin
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The late 1940’s in bomb shattered Hamm Westphalia (Germany), tragedy struck for young Louise Hansel on discovering that her father, interned to a prison asylum for stabbing to death several... More > occupying Russian military. On a visit and just before his the death, her father slid for her protection, the fateful dagger It was not long after when as a pupil at a convent school, she was soon to discover the dagger’s power. Having formed a close relationship with Rosa a pupil, Lu discovered Rosa switched her affections. Enraged with jealousy and lured out by a full moon Lu discovered Rosa and her girlfriend together in a nearby wood. In a frenzied fit of jealousy, she fled at Rosa and stabbed her to death. Her terrified companion escaped but there was no reportage or was the body of Rosa ever found.< Less