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A European education?
David Marquand

elites and sinister, conspiratorial subversives. The latter are forever plotting to do down the former. A case in point is the Leavers’ claim that the only way to keep the United Kingdom out of a federal Europe is to stand aloof from the rest of the continent to which we belong and whose civilisation we have shared since Julius Caesar’s troops landed on the shores of Kent. Is there an alternative? I think there is, but it is not easy to put into practice, or even into words. As a Labour Member of Parliament, my dearest friend was the ebullient, brilliant, courageous

in Making social democrats
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The legacy of history
Neil Collins and Andrew Cottey

‘Mandate of Heaven’ bestowed instant legitimacy upon successful rebel leaders. (Perry 2001: 163) The first imperial dynasty was founded by Qin Shi Huang (We3) who unified China in 221 BC and who, crucially for today’s nationalists, standardised the written language. Qin Shi Huang was a monumental figure in many ways bringing major economic and political reforms to China, starting with the Great Wall project (Pingfang 2001) and leaving the iconic Terracotta Army.2 Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger lists him, along with Julius Caesar and Peter the Great, as

in Understanding Chinese politics
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Toward an ethical vision
Meir Hatina

Politics , pp. 74–75. The extolled image of ʿUmar followed the line of early, mainly Egyptian, liberals in the first half of the twentieth century; see, for example, Muhammad Husayn Haykal, ʿAbbas Mahmud al-ʿAqqad and Khalid Muhammad Khalid. These writers sought to neutralize the Muslim sense of inferiority in modern times and stimulate greater social activism. Haykal further argued that the greatness of ʿUmar was no less than, and even exceeded, that of other world figures who left their mark on human history, such as Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan

in Arab liberal thought in the modern age