The Resource Intelligence and the mirror : on creating an enemy, Robert B. Bathurst

Intelligence and the mirror : on creating an enemy, Robert B. Bathurst

Label
Intelligence and the mirror : on creating an enemy
Title
Intelligence and the mirror
Title remainder
on creating an enemy
Statement of responsibility
Robert B. Bathurst
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book fills an immense need to explain why, despite the enormous resources in capital and intelligence devoted to the problems of war and peace, most military conflicts in the twentieth century have been unpredicted; why political scientists failed to foresee the collapse of empires; and why economists forecast growth when there was obvious decay
  • The book describes how the Soviet Union and the United States nearly put an end to world civilization. Through intelligence channels, the Soviets knew that top US officials repeatedly considered the use of nuclear weapons, and they understood those threats were serious. Each side, acting out its own interpretation of 'the other' according to its ethnocentric vision, came close to unleashing a catastrophe in the name of 'reason'
  • It is the dilemma of any analyst in any culture that he or she cannot reliably see beyond his or her own cultural walls. One's own culture defines what is 'real' or 'not real'. That is why so many military analysts make such mistaken predictions. They assume that the enemy sees what they do. Living behind a cultural wall, analysts - often not knowing that the wall is there - need a guide to help them to see over it
  • That guide is given in this book in a checklist of anthropological, cultural and behavioral factors that filter military and political predictions
  • This important book develops and tests a new theory about the role of cultures in controlling perception and lays the foundation for a method of analysis of enormous value in intelligence prediction. It is written for the military and political studies communities, military intelligence and government analysts, and all those concerned with conflict resolution and the threat of war
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AzTeS
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1927-
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Bathurst, Robert B.
Index
no index present
LC call number
E183.8.S65
LC item number
B38 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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International Peace Research Institute
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  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Public opinion
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Military policy
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion, American
  • Koude Oorlog
  • Etnocentrisme
  • Buitenlandse politiek
  • Veiligheidspolitiek
  • Vijandbeeld
  • Geheime diensten
Label
Intelligence and the mirror : on creating an enemy, Robert B. Bathurst
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Walls and Boxes -- Ch. 2. Irrational Tools: Language -- Ch. 3. A System of Codes: Some Definitions -- Ch. 4. Fabulations and Signs: Cross-Cultural Codes -- Ch. 5. The Dialectics of Negation -- Ch. 6. The Military Culture -- Ch. 7. Interpreting the Red -- Ch. 8. Military Cultures Compared -- Ch. 9. Threats and Enemies
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 131 pages
Isbn
9780803989481
Lccn
93071978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28964595
  • (OCoLC)ocm28964595
Label
Intelligence and the mirror : on creating an enemy, Robert B. Bathurst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Walls and Boxes -- Ch. 2. Irrational Tools: Language -- Ch. 3. A System of Codes: Some Definitions -- Ch. 4. Fabulations and Signs: Cross-Cultural Codes -- Ch. 5. The Dialectics of Negation -- Ch. 6. The Military Culture -- Ch. 7. Interpreting the Red -- Ch. 8. Military Cultures Compared -- Ch. 9. Threats and Enemies
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 131 pages
Isbn
9780803989481
Lccn
93071978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28964595
  • (OCoLC)ocm28964595

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