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Three and a part years in the past, David Sanger's publication The Inheritance: the area Obama Confronts and the demanding situations to American energy defined how a brand new American president got here to place of work with the area on hearth. Now, simply because the 2012 presidential election conflict starts off, Sanger follows up with an eye-opening, news-packed account of ways Obama has handled these demanding situations, counting on leading edge guns and reconfigured instruments of yankee energy to aim to control a chain of latest threats. Sanger describes how Obama's early idealism approximately scuffling with "a warfare of necessity" in Afghanistan fast became to fatigue and frustration, how the early hopes that the Arab Spring might lead to a democratic awakening slipped away, and the way an attempt to re-establish American energy within the Pacific set the degree for a brand new period of tensions with the world's nice emerging strength, China.

As the realm seeks to appreciate the contours of the Obama Doctrine, Confront and hide is an interesting, unflinching account of those advanced years, during which the president and his management have chanced on themselves suffering to stick forward in an international the place energy is diffuse and America's skill to exert regulate grows ever extra elusive.

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Wildvang 2008 (wie Anm. 112), S. 50 ff. 114 Vgl. Mary Gibson: Biology or Environment? ): Italy’s Southern Question. Orientalism in One Country, Oxford 1998, S. 99-115; Marco Nese: Soziologie und Positivismus im präfaschistischen Italien 1870 – 1922. Denkverfassung und Ideologie einer gegenaufklärerischen Humanwissenschaft, Basel 1993, S. ): Nel nome della razza. Il razzismo nella storia d’Italia 1870-1945, 2. , Bologna 2000, S. 247-264; Aaron Gillette: Racial Theories in Fascist Italy, London und New York 2002.

51), S. , S. 83). Zu den ras und rassini, den Lokalmatadoren des Provinzfaschismus, vgl. Roger Engelmann: Regionalismus und Zentralismus in der faschistischen Bewegung Italiens, in: Horst Möller u. a. ): Nationalsozialismus in der Region. Beiträge zur regionalen und lokalen Forschung im internationalen Vergleich, München 1996, S. 305312, 309 f. 33 weit das Charisma in der Politik nicht überhaupt der „Kastrierung“ durch den Parteibetrieb oder dem „langsamen Erstickungstode unter der Wucht der materiellen Interessen“ erliegt,63 wird es, Weber zufolge, durch den Prozess „aktiver Massendemokratisierung“ erfasst und dabei in doppelter Hinsicht umgedeutet.

Wie im Märchenbuch: ganz allein…”. Im Gespräch mit Hans Gerth, in: Die Zerstörung einer Zukunft. Gespräche mit emigrierten Sozialwissenschaftlern. Aufgezeichnet von Mathias Greffrath, Reinbek 1979, S. 59-96, 81 f. 80 Armin Nolzen: Charismatic Legitimation and Bureaucratic Rule: The NSDAP in the Third Reich, 1933-1945, in: German History 23, 2005, S. 494-518, 514. , S. 516), vgl. die weiter unten angestellten Überlegungen (VIII). Charismatische Herrschaft bedeutet nur ein Zurücktreten der sachlichen Motive hinter den persönlichen, nicht deren Abwesenheit.

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