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Author
Delpech, Thérèse.
TitleSavage century : back to barbarism / Thérèse Delpech ; translated by George Holoch.
Published
Washington, D.C. : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, [2007]

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Uniform titleEnsauvagement. English
Physical descriptionxx, 211 pages ; 24 cm
NotesTranslation of: Ensauvagement : le retour de la barbarie au XXIe siècle.
BibliographyIncludes bibliographical references (pages 183-199) and index.
ContentsPt. 1. The telescope -- 1. Political responsibility -- 2. The pleasure principle -- 3. Ensavagement -- 4. The corruption of principles -- Pt. 2. 1905 -- 5. Portents -- 6. The birth of modernity -- 7. An unforeseeable actor -- 8. Against the grain -- Pt. 3. The world in 2025 -- 9. Foresight and memory -- 10. Three bets for the future -- 11. Open questions -- Pt. 4. Back in 2005 -- 12. The scene in 2005 -- 13. Russia as it is -- 14. The two Chinas -- 15. North Korean blackmail -- 16. The choice of the peoples -- 17. The unity of the western camp -- 18. Rethinking nuclear weapons -- Epilogue : the human soul torn to pieces.
Summary"At the dawn of the twentieth century, observers heralded a new era of social progress, seemingly limitless technological advances, and world peace. But within only a few years, the world was perched on the brink of war, revolution, and human misery on an unprecedented scale. Is it possible that today, in the early twenty-first century, we are on the verge of similar, tumultuous times?" "Blending a detailed knowledge of international security affairs with history, philosophy, psychology, and literature, Therese Delpech vividly reminds us of the signs and warnings that were missed as the "civilized" world failed to prevent the world wars, Holocaust, Soviet death camps, and Cambodian killing fields that made the twentieth century so deadly. Drawing a parallel between 1905 and 2005, Delpech warns that it could happen again in this current era of increasing international violence and global lawlessness. She looks ahead to imagine various scenarios and regions that could provide flashpoints in the future."--BOOK JACKET.
SubjectSecurity, International -- Forecasting.
World politics -- 21st century.
Geopolitics.
ISBN9780870032332
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At the dawn of the twentieth century, observers heralded a new era of social progress, seemingly limitless technological advances, and world peace. But within only a few years, the world was perched on the brink of war, revolution, and human misery on an unprecedented scale. Is it possible that today, in the early twenty-first century, we are on the verge of similar, tumultuous times? (read more)
About The Author
Therese Delpech
Thérèse Delpech is director of strategic affairs at the French Atomic Energy Commission and senior research fellow at the Centre de Recherche sur les Relations Internationales (CERI). She teaches international relations at the Fondation Nationa
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April 15, 2007

Delpech is director for strategic studies at the Atomic Energy Commission of France and French Commissioner at the UN for the disarmament of Iraq. Much of her book, a translation of L'Ensauvagement, which was awarded the Prix Femina de L'essai in France, is an examination of the major wars of the 20th century. The prose is light and readable, making the (read more)
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Savage Century: Back to Barbarism, by Thérèse Delpech, poses the question: What are the worldwide political parallels between 1905 and 2005, and do these similarities suggest that we are, once again, dangerously close to another period of savage world wars? The author makes a convincing argument that the answer is yes. Thérèse Delpech is director for strategic studies at the Atomic Energy (read more)
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