The March of Folly has ratings and reviews. Twice a winner of the Pulitzer Prize, author Barbara Tuchman now tackles the pervasive presence of. Pulitzer Prize—winning historian Barbara W. Free Regsitration RequiredUploader:Perhaps more than necessary to make the case for folly. Please try again later. The Americans acted under the illusion that they were fighting against Communism and restraining the so-called domino effect when in reality they were fighting against those who believed they were fighting a war of national liberation.
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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 Ler resenha completa.
A good book by Barbara Tuchman that exams why leaders continually choose folly over right. The book focuses on three main topics after an introduction dealing with the story of the Trojan Horse. Account Options Fazer login. Ver e-book. Barbara W. Random House Publishing Group , 20 de jul.
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. Tuchman defines folly as the pursuit by government of policies contrary to their own interests, despite the availability of feasible alternatives. Crosby , John M.
Tuchman — achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August —a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Tuchman Random House Publishing Group , 20 de jul.
Drug policy and The March of Folly
The article takes into account the concept of foolishness, used by Barbara Tuchman, to raise a debate on the global drug policy that has been implemented since From this concept it is evaluated how this foolishness has negative effects on the efficiency of public policy on democracy and fundamental rights. At the end, some alternatives to break this policy are presented. This refers to situations where, in retrospect, the chosen solution seems to have no concrete relationship with the interests of those who select the policy. Drug policies developed globally since through the International Opium Convention signed at the Hague, including the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the war on drugs declared by former U. This article seeks to show that the folly of current global policies on drugs has adverse effects in three areas: i the possibility of crafting an efficient public policy, ii the development of democracy and iii the guarantee of fundamental rights. The literature on public policies has evolved dramatically, particularly in the second half of the 20th century.
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