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The march of folly from troy to vietnam

Traces and explores the recurring pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests.

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  • "From Troy to Vietnam"
  • "march of folly"@ja

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  • "Examines the irrationalities of governments through analysis of four crises of history--the fall of Troy, the Renaissance popes' provocation of the Protestant Reformation, Britain's loss of the American colonies, and America's involvement in Vietnam."
  • "Across the march of thirty centuries, Tuchman brings to life the dramatic events which constitute folly's hallmark in government: the fall of Troy, symbolic prototype of freely chosen disaster; the Protestant secession, provoked by six decades of spectacularly corrupt Papacy; the British forfeiture of the American colonies; and, America's catastrophic thirty-year involvement with Vietnam."
  • "Studie over staten en politieke leiders, die in de loop der geschiedenis een politiek voerden, die tegen het belang van de eigen staat of bevolking inging."
  • "Traces and explores the recurring pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests."
  • "Traces and explores the recurring pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests."@en
  • "Pulitzer Prize'winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman, author of the World War I masterpiece The Guns of August, grapples with her boldest subject: the pervasive presence, through the ages, of failure, mismanagement, and delusion in government. Drawing on a comprehensive array of examples, from Montezuma's senseless surrender of his empire in 1520 to Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, Barbara W. Tuchman defines folly as the pursuit by government of policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives. In brilliant detail, Tuchman illuminates four decisive turning points in history that illustrate the very heights of folly: the Trojan War, the breakup of the Holy See provoked by the Renaissance popes, the loss of the American colonies by Britain's George III, and the United States' own persistent mistakes in Vietnam. Throughout The March of Folly, Tuchman's incomparable talent for animating the people, places, and events of history is on spectacular display. Praise for The March of Folly "A glittering narrative . . . a moral [book] on the crimes and follies of governments and the misfortunes the governed suffer in consequence."'The New York Times Book Review "An admirable survey . . . I haven't read a more relevant book in years."'John Kenneth Galbraith, The Boston Sunday Globe "A superb chronicle . . . a masterly examination."'Chicago Sun-Times From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "A chronicle of self-hypnosis, cynicism, and loss of the citizen's necessary trust in government."@en

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  • "Electronic books"
  • "History"
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  • "Weltgeschichte 930 v. Chr.-1973"

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  • "The march of folly from troy to vietnam"@en
  • "愚行の世界史 : トロイアからヴェトナムまで"
  • "Gukō no sekaishi"@ja
  • "The march of the folly from Troy to Vietnam"
  • "March of folly. From Troy to Vietnam"
  • "The march of folly from Troy to Vietnam"
  • "The march of folly from Troy to Vietnam"@en
  • "The march of folly : from Troy to Vietnam"
  • "The march of folly : from Troy to Vietnam"@en
  • "Gukō no sekaishi : Toroia kara Vetonamu made"
  • "The March of folly : from Troy to Vietnam"
  • "The March of folly : from Troy to Vietnam"@en
  • "The march of Folly : from Troy to Vietnam"
  • "The march of folly : From Troy to Vietnam"@en
  • "The march of folly : From Troy to Vietnam"
  • "March of folly : from Troy to Vietnam"

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