06 abril 2009

Books I Liked

Por "la famosa escritora norteamericana"






VIOLENT POLITICS. William R. Polk
304 pgs. HarperCollins e-books (2007)


" Foreign Service and State Department people are immensely knowledegable about their areas. It means learning an odd language or two, absorbing many volumes of history and past international relations, becoming respectful of myriad social customs and religious practices and consequently forming a political astuteness that will be useful to the boss in Washington. Of course, when the boss communes with God and gets direction from a higher authority, all this can be ignored. Just bring'em on. William Polk examines eleven insurgencies from 1776 to the present.

This is a sh
ort book. The author has distilled hundreds of books and many years of service into 223 refined pages of text. The simple message is that occupiers are always unwelcome. Supression may succeed temporarily, but the day of reckoning eventually arrives. This book is filled with important history lessons that our leaders have ignored."

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