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eBook The Politics of War epub
  • ISBN: 006090769X
  • Author: Walter Karp
  • Genre: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics & Government
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (paper) (June 1980)
  • ePUB size: 1243 kb
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In this book, Walter Karp, a writer for Harper's Magazine, criticizes the incorrect assumptions of. .

In this book, Walter Karp, a writer for Harper's Magazine, criticizes the incorrect assumptions of American political pundits and journalists about American political parties and their operation. Usually American politics is portrayed as the contest between the two major parties over winning elections, whereby the party that manages to win the most elections is doing the best, and all involved in each party are assumed to strive for as much election victory as possible.

Published in 1979 and perhaps Karp’s finest book, The Politics of War is questionably the finest book on American history ever written. Karp examined both the nuance and complexity of war and from that analysis has written a book both rich in detail and overarching breath

Published in 1979 and perhaps Karp’s finest book, The Politics of War is questionably the finest book on American history ever written. Karp examined both the nuance and complexity of war and from that analysis has written a book both rich in detail and overarching breath.

The Politics of War book. Walter Karp wrote this book in 1978-79, but it contains such powerful insights about American politics from 1890 to 1920 that gradually it will dawn on you that this period is only dully recalled in our school history books. We hear of the Reform Era, of World War 1; but what happened to The gods of reading must be looking over my shoulder, because this is the eighth book in a row that has had the power to keep me up late. It is a tragedy that this book is not in every American house.

Politics of War describes the emergence of the United States as a world power between the years 1890 and . Karp, author of the brilliant book Indispensable Enemies, comes through again in this fascinating history book

Politics of War describes the emergence of the United States as a world power between the years 1890 and 1920-our contrivance of the Spanish-American War and ou.Karp, author of the brilliant book Indispensable Enemies, comes through again in this fascinating history book. Karp's underlying premise is that polticians start wars to destroy internal reforms wanted by the people. Here he shows how the Progressive movement was stymied by the Democrats and Republicans, with war as their chosen instrument. Part I is a history of the Spanish-American War and here Karp shows how both parties colluded to bring on an unnecessary war.

Walter Karp, Indispensable Enemies: The Politics of Misrule in America (Baltimore: Penguin Books, 1974) and The Politics of War (New York: Harper Colophon, 1979). Ralph Raico, "World War I: The Turning Point" in John V. Denson, e. The Costs of War (New Brunswick: Transaction Books, 1999), pp. 203-247.

Part I. The Eve of a Very Dark Night, The Broad Ground. The Eve of a Very Dark Night, The Broad Ground of a Common Humanity An Uncommonly Dangerous Politician.

Walter Karp (Karp, Walter). used books, rare books and new books. Find all books by 'Walter Karp' and compare prices Find signed collectible books by 'Walter Karp'. ISBN 9781879957046 (978-1-879957-04-6) Softcover, Franklin Square Press, 2010. The politics of war: The story of two wars which altered forever the political life of the American Republic (1890-1920): ISBN 9780060122652 (978-0-06-012265-2) Hardcover, Harper & Row, 1979. The Politics of War: ISBN 9780060907693 (978-0-06-090769-3) Softcover, HarperCollins (paper), 1980. Founded in 1997, BookFinder. com has become a leading book price comparison site

Karp's 1979 book "The Politics of War" is a history of how the US got into the Spanish-American War and the First World War, and of the emergence of the US as a world power.

Karp's 1979 book "The Politics of War" is a history of how the US got into the Spanish-American War and the First World War, and of the emergence of the US as a world power. Karp argued that the United States was not forced into the Spanish-American War by a war-crazed public or sensationalist newspaper reports, as most historians contend, but by an ambitious pair of parties who longed to make the country "safe for oligarchy" again, after the Populist movement of the 1890s had threatened the stability of the two-party system.

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The Politics of War
Comments: (3)
Fek
Complex history lesson, but well articulated by Karp and really paints a picture of the political climate of the time. Can really be a lesson on modern politics and how history definitely repeats itself.
Fordg
Mature as a political thinker, read this book. For many years, I bought this book instead of greeting cards for friends and relations.
Mataxe
This book is most provocative in its treatment of the generally revered Woodrow Wilson and the story of how (according to Karp) he cynically engineered our entry into WW I, motivated by Anglophilia and a messianic (and in Karp's view delusional) conviction that he could bring a new era of peace and justice to the world.
A number of books have made similar allegations about FDR and our entry into WW II, but at the end of the day, who cares? Does anyone really think the world would be a better place if the U.S. had stayed out of World War II?
WW I was quite a different kettle of fish, as Karp points out. It was not in any way clear that the U.S. had something to gain from involving itself in a sordid struggle in which neither side held the moral high ground. And Karp argues rather convincingly that Wilson was played for a fool -- he tipped the balance to Britain's Lloyd George and France's Clemenceau, only to see these enormously cynical and skillful politicians torpedo his "just peace" in favor of viciously punitive terms which ultimately led to the rise of Adolph Hitler.
Karp also discusses Wilson's suppression of free speech and his aggressive use of propaganda in favor of the war effort.
Karp was a frequent contributor to Harper's magazine who unfortunately died quite young a number of years ago. This little-known book should be read by anyone interested in America in the WW I era and in the development of modern American political culture. It's also worth studying if you want to understand better why U.S. public opinion was so resolutely isolationist up until the attack on Pearl Harbor. Wilson got his war, but the experience left a very bad taste in the mouth of the American public.
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