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Current History. 2016; 115781196–198 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2016.115.781.196
Published: 01 May 2016
...William Reno Young people in African countries often can't afford marriage and other conventional hallmarks of adulthood. Yet they have developed valuable skills in the struggle to get by. The Outcast Majority: War, Development, and Youth in Africa , by Marc Sommers University of Georgia...
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Current History. 2015; 114775322–324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2015.114.775.322
Published: 01 November 2015
...William Easterly The UN's new manifesto is a verbose embodiment of the development industry's predilection for grandiose action plans. Spreading ideals of democratic and economic freedom is far more effective. © 2015 Current History. All rights reserved. 2015 The Regents of the University of...
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Current History. 2015; 114775316–321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2015.114.775.316
Published: 01 November 2015
...William D. Savedoff The most promising new paradigm calls for providing aid based on results, without … demanding adherence to particular plans. © 2015 Current History. All rights reserved. 2015 The Regents of the University of California William Savedoff foreign aid accountability...
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Current History. 2015; 114773244–246 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2015.114.773.244
Published: 01 September 2015
...Ellen D. Wu A new book by historian Gordon H. Chang shows that China has long obsessed Americans, spurring on their expansionary and missionary impulses. Ellen Wu U.S-China trade missionaries Westward Expansion William Henry Seward Pearl Buck Chiang kai-shek Richard Nixon What...
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Current History. 2014; 11376085 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2014.113.760.85
Published: 01 February 2014
...William W. Finan, Jr. Scott Mainwaring and Aníbal Pérez-Liñán analyze more than a century of Latin American political history, hunting for the root causes of dictatorship and democracy. Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall , by Scott Mainwaring and...
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Current History. 2013; 112758366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2013.112.758.366
Published: 01 December 2013
...William W. Finan, Jr. In his new book, Shibley Telhami analyzes extensive polling data from the Middle East, finding that public opinion embraces regional uprisings but dwells on old grievances. The World through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East , by...
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Current History. 2013; 112757326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2013.112.757.326
Published: 01 November 2013
...William W. Finan, Jr. A new book by Neil Irwin recounts the extraordinary measures undertaken by central bankers to avert a global depression. The formula to end economic malaise, however, remains undiscovered. The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire , by Neil Irwin...
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Current History. 2013; 112755244 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2013.112.755.244
Published: 01 September 2013
...William W. Finan, Jr. The authors of a new history of modern China argue that nationalism, not communism, has propelled the country's political evolution and its rise as an international power. Wealth and Power: China's Long March to the Twenty-First Century , by Orville Schell and John...
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Current History. 2013; 112753155–157 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2013.112.753.155
Published: 01 April 2013
...William W. Finan, Jr. Three new books examine how it happened that, 12 years after going to war in Afghanistan, the United States and its allies are preparing to withdraw from a nation still largely ungovernable and pervaded by corruption, warlordism, and insecurity. Afghanistan from the Cold...
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Current History. 2013; 112752118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2013.112.752.118
Published: 01 March 2013
...William W. Finan, Jr. A new book by Anne Applebaum offers a heavily detailed, ground-level history of the arrival of communist rule in postwar Eastern Europe. The author aims, she says, to understand “totalitarianism in practice.” Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944–1956 , by...
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Current History. 2013; 11275177–78 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2013.112.751.77
Published: 01 February 2013
...William W. Finan, Jr. A new book meditates on Haiti before and since the 2010 earthquake, and about the do-gooders who visit, armed with “a kind of condescension filled with pity.” Farewell Fred Voodoo: A Letter From Haiti , by Amy Wilentz . Simon and Schuster , 2013 . © 2013 Current...
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Current History. 2012; 111748325–326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2012.111.748.325
Published: 01 November 2012
...William W. Finan A new book recounts the history of the international human rights movement, a movement that of late has become in part an instrument of war. The International Human Rights Movement: A History , by Aryeh Neier . Princeton University Press , 2012 . © 2012 Current...
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Current History. 2012; 111747284–285 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2012.111.747.284
Published: 01 October 2012
...William W. Finan, Jr. A new book details how US policies under George W. Bush helped sour Vladimir Putin on the West, leaving him in the paranoid funk that still colors his outlook today. The Strongman: Vladimir Putin and the Struggle for Russia , by Angus Roxburgh . Macmillan , 2012...
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Current History. 2012; 111746244 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2012.111.746.244
Published: 01 September 2012
...William W. Finan, Jr. A new book about a fugitive from North Korea casts chilling light on the world's last remaining national system of concentration camps. Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West , by Blaine Harden . Viking , 2012...
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Current History. 2012; 111745175–180 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2012.111.745.175
Published: 01 May 2012
...William Reno From the perspective of officials in Africa, participating in regional conflict management is now one of the best ways for governments … to get international resources to strengthen their own authority. © 2012 Current History. All rights reserved. 2012 The Regents of the University...
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Current History. 2012; 111745198 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2012.111.745.198
Published: 01 May 2012
...William W. Finan, Jr. A freelance journalist living in Somalia studied the buccaneers who have seized ships in the Gulf of Aden and captured the attention of navies and news media. The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World , by Jay Bahadur . Pantheon , 2011 . © 2012 Current...
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Current History. 2012; 1117419–13 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2012.111.741.9
Published: 01 January 2012
...Uri Dadush; William Shaw International wage convergence should not be read as a zero sum game, in which gains for laborers in developing countries are losses for workers in advanced countries. © 2012 Current History. All rights reserved. 2012 The Regents of the University of California...
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Current History. 2011; 110736177–183 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2011.110.736.177
Published: 01 May 2011
...William B. Milam; Jennifer G. Jones In the continent's political struggles … the fight almost always concerns access to resources, and it is access to resources that enables corrupt, inept, and occasionally illegitimate regimes to remain in power. © 2011 Current History. All rights reserved...