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In the News (Sat 19 Jan 19)

  Kagan speaks at inaugural symposium
In the spirit of civilized academic discourse, panelists at Cornell President David J. Skorton's inaugural academic symposium argued the causes and contradictions of current American foreign policy, differing on the motives behind and consequences of the U.S. military invasion of Iraq.
She pointed to the Bush administration's "disturbing contempt" and repudiation of global law, and its desire to "slough off limits" imposed by international law, not unlike Stalin or Hitler, she said.
America's apparent troubles abroad, Katzenstein said, are not just "one more episode" in liberal expansion, but rather the result of a radical, neoconservative doctrine.
www.news.cornell.edu /stories/Sept06/inaug.symp.aj.html   (718 words)

  Expansionism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Expansionism is the doctrine of expanding the territorial base (or economic influence) of a country, usually by means of military aggression.
Irredentism, revanchism or reunification are sometimes used to justify and legitimize expansionism, but only when the explicit goal is to reconquer territories that have been lost, or even to take over ancestral lands.
A simple territorial dispute, such as a border dispute, is not usually referred to as expansionism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Expansionism   (615 words)

 Expansionism in Japan and the U.S.
American expansion was to spread an "empire of liberty", as Thomas Jefferson said, not to conquer the world.
This was not to say that American expansionism in the West was free of flaws and mistreatments at the hands of wicked men.
Expansionism can only be rationalized by ideas like Darwinism and Shinto's teaching that Japan's emporer descended from the sun godess.
www.hyperhistory.net /apwh/essays/comp/cw26japanusaexpand.htm   (1065 words)

 American America History - Expansionism in the late 19th/ Early 20th century
Expansionism in America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century shared many similarities and differences to that of previous American expansionist ideals.
This was prevalent in both cases of expansion as the Americans risked war and national safety for the sake of gaining land, or even merely for proving a point.
In both periods of American expansionism throughout the world, the are many similarities and differences that occurred, yet the one thing that remained the same in both cases was the strong American necessity for domination and to expand their power as far out as possible.
www.123helpme.com /view.asp?id=23191   (967 words)

 Expansionism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
'''Expansionism''' is the doctrine of expanding the territory or economic influence of a country.
One form of expansionism is the ideology of creating a Greater state.
Expansionism can often overlap with irredentism, when One country seeks to take back territories that once belonged to them, or even to take over ancestral lands.
expansionism.iqnaut.net   (227 words)

 Expansionism in the Late 1800s and Early Twentieth-Century
Manifest Destiny was a strong continuation of ideas of expansion from earlier in the 1800s.
The navy was a large contributor to expansion.
In order to leave the United States and move on to countries outside the border, naval power was needed to fight off anybody or anything that got in their way.
www.essaysword.com /viewpaper/30421.html   (246 words)

 Jewish Expansionism Refuted
And just because that truth tells me that Israel is not guilty of expansionism to date does not mean that I am a zombie-like stooge controlled by Jewish puppetmasters as one of U-K's illustrious veteran contributors would have you believe.
Yet the image he seeks to convey, and does claim later in the article as he flexes his seer's vision, is that Jews have longer-term plans to "expand" outside of Israel's borders.
To again, highlight the fallacy of his argument: he is citing evidence of legitimate expansion, bought and paid for, within the boundaries of the territory ceded to Jews by the U.N. in 1948, to justify claims of Jews lust for world hegemony.
www.useless-knowledge.com /1234/06july/article119.html   (740 words)

 The U.S.-Mexican War . Prelude to War . Expansionism and Imperialism | PBS
Journalist John L. O'Sullivan attributed this remarkable expansion to "Manifest Destiny," a label scholars still use to describe the decade.
In 1846 he supported a war of conquest against Mexico and in 1848 he urged that Cuba and Yucatan be made a part of the United States, by purchase or by force.
O'Sullivan coined a catchy phrase for the expansionism of the 1840s, but his concept does not explain the motives, means, and goals behind aggrandizement.
www.pbs.org /kera/usmexicanwar/prelude/md_expansionism.html   (1144 words)

 Essay - United States Expansionism: 1790s- 1860s
The major American aspiration during the 1790s through the 1860s was westward expansion.
Manifest destiny and westward expansion brought many problematic issues to the Unites States verses the Indians that took the Americans to the Civil War.
While westward expansion was an accomplishment in the eyes of many, it was a loss for others.
www.onlineessays.com /essays/history/his021.php   (1168 words)

 Commentary Magazine - China, the U.S. & Soviet Expansionism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
China's highly idiosyncratic view of the world is epitomized-even if not wholly clarified-by a quip making the rounds of the underemployed Peking diplomatic community after two American state visits in a period of less than two months.
...The Soviet Union is, moreover, a nation inclined to expansionism by its history, its present ideology, and its domestic defects, both political and economic...
the handmaid of expansion, its begetter and preserver...
www.commentarymagazine.com /Summaries/V61I2P41-1.htm   (6045 words)

 RatcliffeBlog—Mitch's Open Notebook: The "American DNA" and expansionism
Our expansionism has been a series of punctuated equilibria since we ran out of "frontier." It is a good read.
Liberalism fueled the prodigious territorial and commercial expansion in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that made the United States, first, the dominant power in North America and, then, a world power.
It did so by elevating the rights of the individual over the state--by declaring that all people had a right to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness and by insisting it was the government's primary job to safeguard those rights.
www.ratcliffeblog.com /archives/2006/10/the_american_dn.html   (639 words)

 EXPANSIONISM: ETHIOPIA'S CHRONIC ILLNESS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The war now looming between Ethiopia and Eritrea is a direct manifestation of Ethiopia's appetite for expansion and annexation of territories to which it has no legal right for its claims.
Ethiopia's chronic illness of expansion can in some way be explained by centuries old belief that Ethiopian Empire extended from the Mediterranean Sea to Madagascar, a myth that made its way to the Ethiopian school curricula and as such into the psyche of every Ethiopian ruler that came to power.
Its ambition for territorial expansion into areas clearly demarcated borders will certainly be curtailed, and its hold of territories that are not clearly so may be lost to their rightful owners if it ever agrees to abide by international treaties and resolutions that recognize boundaries on the ground.
www.dehai.org /conflict/analysis/expansion.html   (741 words)

 School Work on Expansionism
Expansionism in the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century shared many differences and similarities to the ideals of past U. expansionism.
In the earlier days of expansionism, there was no navy which made the acquisition of overseas territory virtually impossible, leaving only the surrounding lands.
The late nineteenth and early twentieth century United States expansionism was definitely a continuation of the past United States expansionism.
www.123schoolwork.com /show_essay/214103.html   (153 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Expansionism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
It initially called for an end to European intervention in the Americas, but it was later extended to justify U.S. imperialism in the Western Hemisphere.
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Expansionism" at HighBeam.
According to Monthly Review, the "mess" is the "mad expansionism of monopoly capitalism on a global scale and its growing inability to satisfy the essential needs of its own people for peace, work, food and shelter, and human dignity, at home.".
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Expansionism   (474 words)

 ICG Spaces - community weblog - Ackoff on Reductionism and Expansionism, Part II
Using his theme of 'take it apart' or 'God as root cause,' Ackoff defines Reductionism as the process of taking a system apart, analyzing the parts, and trying to understand cause and effect among the parts.
Reductionism tells us how a system is assembled and something about how it works, but it is Expansionism that tells us what a system is likely to do and how it interacts with its components and its environment.
Both are required to understand a system, but the great majority shift their problem solving skills, at their peril, towards Reductionism at the expense of Expansionism.
spaces.icgpartners.com /index2.asp?NGuid=AD7A0426CD654589AFFFCD12544E910B   (582 words)

 Jewish Expansionism In The Levant
Clinton, Kerry, Bush, Hillary, Santorum, Daschle and the others all agree that the coming into existence of Israel was 100% lawful and justified, and pretend to be shocked that anyone could possibly disagree.
Again and again and again, they repeat the same old stupidities, acting as if it never in their lives even occurred to them that there was any wrongdoing in Israel’s expansionism.
This phenomenon is called ‘expansionism’, but so far only the tip of the iceberg has emerged.
www.useless-knowledge.com /1234/06july/article114.html   (860 words)

 capitalist expansionism
Though mentioned in passing here, the issue of NATO expansion and its overlap with the EU is crucial to understanding the geopolitics of EU enlargement, but it will not form part of this discussion.
Imperial expansion can feature concurrent or disjointed combinations of (1) unequal exchange, (2) coloniality through either settler or missionary colonialism, and (3) export of governmentality or administrative colonialism, all within an overall geopolitical strategy that may include warfare.
The pattern is historically continuous with the expansionism of Western European powers since at least the 18th century, through which the entire world is presented as a nested hierarchy featuring (North)western European cultures at the apex and centre of that world, corresponding to actual asymmetrical relations of power between cores and peripheries at multiple scales.
www.stateofnature.org /capitalistExpansionism.html   (7423 words)

 Zionist ideology equal to colonialist expansionism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Labeling someone opposed to Zionism as racist and anti-Jewish is akin to calling someone opposed to apartheid as anti-white.
The Zionist ideology can be characterized by three qualities: settler colonialism, expansionism and racism...
There are at least two methods by which an ideology is propagated: expansion by colonization and expansion by ideology.
www.dailybruin.ucla.edu /DB/issues/97/04.29/view.novin.html   (976 words)

 Democratization and Expansionism — www.greenwood.com
Democratization and Expansionism will appeal to most readers primarily for the interesting story that it tells about pre-World War II Japanese political development....[t]imely in light of current scholarly and policy attention to democratization and political development.
This review provides a useful reminder that the process of political development is not necessarily uniform or linear in accordance with popular liberal orthodoxy.
Based upon historical case studies, this work suggests a general pattern regarding democratization and foreign expansion by examining the degree to which the military is oriented, and the cohesion of economic social groups in the face of military assault.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/C7043.aspx   (340 words)

As the nineteenth century was coming to a close and a new century was dawning, the tide of American isolationism and expansion turned.
This policy was to guarantee an equal opportunity of trade for all countries and to ensure the sovereignty of the Manchu government in China.
The expansionism of the 1890s and early 1900s was a departure from the growth that had previously been experienced.
members.aol.com /adriana116/dbq3.html   (719 words)

 Fascist Expansionism
Mussolini's foreign policy, based on aggression and expansion, moved Italy closer to war during the 1930s.
In 1935-36 the Italian army invaded and conquered Ethiopia, and in 1936, Italy sent troops to support Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War.
In June 1940, nine months after the outbreak of World War II in Europe, Italy entered the conflict on Germany's side.
www.arcaini.com /ITALY/ItalyHistory/FascistExpansionism.htm   (98 words)

 Joseph Smith's Modalism: Sabellian Sequentialism or Swedenborgian Expansionism?
In the former case the process might be describe as an expansionism of layering.
Perhaps at some time in the distant past (the Book of Mormon does not say) the God that is Jesus took on a spirit body (layer one) and now he takes on a body of flesh (layer 2), as one might put on a shirt and then an overcoat.
In the latter case we are dealing with an expansionism of duplication.
www.irr.org /mit/bom-modalism.html   (8351 words)

 White Man's Burden: Expansionism & Anti-Imperialism
There were some who took the high road and insisted that American expansion compromised American ideals and constitution, but more of them took their stance from racism, ethnocentricism, xenophobia, and self-interest.
Organized labor was anti-imperialist because it feared competition from cheap foreign labor.
Presently our country is involved in a war in the Philippines to bring that country under the supervision of the United States.
score.rims.k12.ca.us /activity/imperialism   (1322 words)

 Expansionism (or The Greater Israel)
It is worth emphasizing that the "Jewish state" was founded on the basis of an ancient Biblical map, and to this date the "Jewish state" still refuses to declare its borders in favor of future expansion.
It is not, also, unavoidable that across the northern side of the Jewish state border in southern Lebanon the first possibility of our expansion will come up through agreement, in good will, with our neighbors who need us." (Expulsion Of The Palestinians, p.
In August 1937, the 20th Zionist Congress rejected the Peel Commission proposed partition plan because the area allotted to the "Jewish state" was smaller than expected.
www.palestineremembered.com /Acre/Famous-Zionist-Quotes/Story695.html   (2842 words)

 An American in China
The specter of Chinese expansionism is used to legitimize military alliances, spy plane fiascoes, arms sales, spy technology transfers and even agricultural subsidies.
s expansionism is no different from any other expansionism encountered throughout history, save for the quest for territory.
Chinese expansionism is capitalist expansionism replete with fortifications, government handouts and gifts and political maneuvering.
www.antiwar.com /matuszak/ma082801.html   (1384 words)

 RAND | Papers | Indonesia: Towards Development or Expansionism
It is therefore surprising that Indonesia is now giving full moral support to the Brunei revolt in opposition to the creation of the Federation of Malaysia.
This decision indicates the possibility that Indonesia's radical mationalism is turning into expansionism.
Indonesia's political moves can become a source of major concern to her neighbors, as she now possesses effective military forces.
www.rand.org /pubs/papers/P2690   (331 words)

 Viking Expansionism
This strategy of expansion worked well, as evinced by the excavations south of modern Novgorod, near the mouth of Lake Ilmen.
By considering the history of Scandinavian expansionism in the light of involvement in international politics and efforts to establish and maintain trade relations throughout Europe, Russia, and the Near East, one begins to glimpse a connection between the Vikings of the ninth through eleventh centuries, and the Scandinavia of today.
Examples of this are clearly seen in the Frankish-Viking relations of employer, and land lord, the Rus political and trade relations with Byzantium, and that of the Viking as soldier of fortune in the Varangian Guard.
eeliag.netwiz.net /vik.html   (8791 words)

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