This book examines changing Soviet and Russian press coverage of the United States from the emergence of Mikhail Gorbachev as General Secretary of the Communist Party through Boris Yeltsin's re-election as Russian President and onward to the Putin Era. Becker argues that, owing to the absence of a language to support the reform strategy, the Soviet press presented positive images of its chief ideological and military opponent, the United States, as a means of supporting political, social and economic reform. Indeed, journalists were so overcome by a desire to present a 'new America' that, if anything, the United States was idealized where it was once reviled. Becker suggests that the end of the Cold War and the emergence of a more self-confident Russia means that the symbolic and discursive significance of the United States for Russia has diminished. His conclusions come from a careful reading of the Soviet and Russian press over a ten-year period and from interviews with journalists and editors.
Patriotism is devoted love, support, and defense of one's country. The poetry contained within is patriotic and in support of our founding fathers and the military...those who take the brunt of the blame. I believe in today's society, the foundation of Patriotism may be a little stressed; but is always present therefore, to question why is not indicative of bigotry or hatred; to question why is our responsibility. This a collection of patriotic poetry from the founding fathers; to war; to ensuring the liberty we all enjoy today through maintenance of a strong belief in America and her ability to overcome adversity. I present my view of patriotism as a depiction of my belief and I believe the belief of all of us.
Much of the freedom of expression enjoyed by civilians in the United States, and guaranteed to them by the constitution, is illegal for American military personnel. Freedom of Expression in the American Military addresses the issues at the root of this First Amendment dichotomy. The author examines free expression for service members as a communications issue rather than simply an issue of military traditions and necessities. The book examines court decisions involving First Amendment rights, the literature on military communication, and models that illustrate how communication works. Then the author presents and critiques the communication model used by the military to curtail the First Amendment rights of soldiers. Among the subjects covered in this volume is an interesting comparison of the First Amendment rights of civilians and soldiers who protested U.S. involvement in Vietnam. Using such examples and analysis of both communication and First Amendment literature, the author concludes that the view of military as a separate society and the validity of the rationales used to curb military speech are only weakly supported. Thus, she concludes, no compelling proof of need exists for the degree of curtailment of expression existing in the military. The final chapter offers a revised model of military communication that allows greater freedom of expression without jeopardizing the military mission.
This two-volume work is the first published comprehensive history of military medicine in the Western world. The first volume deals with the period beginning with Sumer (4000 B.C.) and concludes with the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. The second volume begins with the Renaissance, the occasion of the Western rebirth of the empirical habit of inquiry that made possible the eventual development of scientific medicine, and ends with the Vietnam War. Within each volume, the analysis is organized chronologically. Since the transfer of information or practices relevant to military medicine were rare, prior to the Renaissance the first volume examines the various civilizations as individual detailed case studies. Subsequent numerous instances of cross-national transfer of information and practices are reflected in the organization of the second volume, which still does not lose sight of the fact that, until very modern times the various national efforts at providing military medical care remained sufficiently unique. Each volume ends with a bibliography and a general subject index. These volumes will be of considerable use to students and scholars alike in the disciplines of world history, military studies, and medical history. It is hoped that the Gabriel-Metz undertaking will stimulate an intensive re-examination of the course of military medical history.
In 1965, Ivan Von Noshrilgram Jr was born into a large family of eccentrics, lead by the illusive Ivan Von Noshrilgram Sr, celebrated philosopher-botanist, wild game hunter, exotic animal trainer, extinguished firewalker, writer and humanitarian lecturer. Conspicuously absent throughout the lives of all his family members, Ivan Sr came to play a decisive, even magical role, in young Ivan Jr's construction of reality... With his latest By Degrees The Gentlest Asinine Expression, Alistair A. Vogan, author of How To Lose Your Voice Without Screaming, explores the unspoken connection between the Stockholm Syndrome and the family bond. With this heroic act he suggests with a surprisingly nimble mind, a refreshing wit and great hilarity just how we all, eventually, arrive at the doorstep of The Ivan Von Noshrilgram Foundation.
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