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This is a fantastic book, full of valuable information and ideas it exposes the interconnectivity of event and because of the distance of our time and place, we can see the historical developments of those ideas and congregations.
1947 is the year that gave as 1984 the book; The United Nations recommended a partition of Mandatory Palestine at the end of the British Mandate. The resolution supported the creation of independent Arab and Jewish States and a Special International Regime for the city of Jerusalem. The Nuremberg trials open the door to a legal definition of genocide, that sparks The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted by the UN Commission on Human Rights in 1947 and 1948. In late 1947, discussions on Germany broke down over Soviet charges that the Allies were violating the Potsdam Agreement starting the prosses for the wall. Jean-Paul Sartre publishes Existentialism and Humanism and Simone de Beauvoir The Ethics of Ambiguity. Europe is thinking of unity and trying to heal wounds from a war that is unimaginable to modern minds and incomprehensible in its devastation of the very fabric of society. This is but a few of the events covered with wide open eyes an unflinchingly by the author, again no saints no angels just humans and their humanity; fighting and loving, lying and exposing the truth, thinking and reacting, believing and knowing better but never really achieving the good we claim to want.
The best history book of this year so far, nine-month to find more but this one is a sure thing for all interested in modern history.
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