A History of Homosexuality in Europe, Vol. I: Berlin, London, Paris, 1919-1939

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Algora Publishing, 2004 - Social Science - 304 pages
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Sixty-six interviews from the Washington Diplomat give insights into the forces intersecting and reflecting in the world today. Five years ago, publisher Victor Shiblie and his leading writer John Shaw decided to launch a column profiling people who are shaping world events. This book brings together the most interesting personalities from the five years that column has run. Leaders, writers, politicians and thinkers explain what is happening in the world from the enlightened perspective. They give us insights into the forces intersecting and reflecting in the world today. Sen. Joseph Biden expresses his strong views on reforming the United Nations and slowing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Former National Security Council Director Zbigniew Brzezinsk explains how international affairs have to be worked out in a chessboard strategy. Nelson Mandela describes the changes that have swept his country since the fall of apartheid, and how he hopes its democracy will progress. British historian Niall Ferguson explains his controversial thesis that nothing in the past was inevitable.

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