By Michael E. Latham
Delivering new perception at the highbrow and cultural dimensions of the chilly conflict, Michael Latham unearths how social technological know-how idea assisted in shaping American overseas coverage through the Kennedy management. He indicates how, in the middle of America's protracted fight to include communism within the constructing global, the idea that of world modernization moved past its beginnings in academia to turn into a motivating ideology in the back of coverage decisions.After tracing the increase of modernization concept in American social technological know-how, Latham analyzes the best way its middle assumptions stimulated the Kennedy administration's Alliance for growth with Latin the US, the construction of the Peace Corps, and the strategic hamlet application in Vietnam. yet as he demonstrates, modernizers went past insisting at the relevance of America's event to the dilemmas confronted by means of impoverished international locations. trying to speed up the move of overseas societies towards a liberal, democratic, and capitalist modernity, Kennedy and his advisers additionally reiterated a far deeper feel in their personal nation's important strengths and crucial benevolence. on the peak of the chilly battle, Latham argues, modernization recast older ideologies of happen future and imperialism.
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First, he looks at the decision of the Bosnian Muslim (Bosniak) politicians who were under religious influence to associate the identity of the Bosnian Muslims to their religion, Islam, and not to the Bosnian state that, in his opinion, has a 1000-year long state tradition. The problem is that, for Filipović, such a decision indirectly implicates that they do not necessarily connect Politicization of Religion 19 the existence of a state to (existence of) the state’s borders and territory. 41 The use of religious symbols, the interpretation of historical events, and of even more the religious character were the means of resurrecting a national Bosnian Muslim (Bosniak) ideology.
3. 38. 123) October 8, 1999. 39. Ibid. 40. Muhamed Filipović, Bosnian Disidentes from Tito’s Yugoslavia, the leader of the political party MBO (Bosnian Muslim organization). During the war he was BiHs ambassador in Britain. 41. Interview with Muhamed Filipović, State That is Not, Ten Years of Independence of Bosnia-Hercegovina (by Nerzuk Ċurak, published in DANI, Sarajevo) January 3, 2001. 42. Connerton, How Societies Remember, p. 1. 43. Anderson, Forestilte Felleskap, Refleksjoner omkring Nasjonalismens oprinnelse og spredning, p.
2 Was the Bosnian War (1992–1995) a Full-fledged Religious War? Sergej Flere Pursuing from the definition of religious as one “commanded by a deity,” the author analyzes the Bosnian 1992–1995 War fares. In the case of two of the three religious parties involved—the Islamic Community and the Serbian Orthodox Church—it is discernible that, for both the religious authorities and the flock, this was considered a religious struggle; however, the Roman Catholic Church never committed itself explicitly in words.