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By Stephen E. Ambrose, Douglas G. Brinkley

Original 12 months of publication: 1971, 1976, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1991, 1993, 2010

Since it first seemed in 1971, upward thrust to Globalism has offered millions of copies. The 9th version of this vintage survey, now up-to-date throughout the management of George W. Bush, bargains a concise and informative evaluation of the evolution of yank international coverage from 1938 to the current, targeting such pivotal occasions as global warfare II, the Cuban Missile situation, Vietnam, and September 11. reading every thing from the Iran-Contra scandal to the increase of overseas terrorism, the authors analyze-in gentle of the big international strength of the United States-how American monetary aggressiveness, racism, and worry of Communism have formed the nation's evolving international policy.

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1 » Ibid. BRITISH EMPIRICISM 32 produces, or can produce, well-developed human beings'. 1 But he makes it clear that individual self-development does not mean for him a surrender to any impulses which the individual is inclined to follow, but rather the individual fulfilment of the ideal of harmonious integration of all one's powers. It is not a question of sheer eccentricity, but of unity in diversity. Hence there must be a standard of excellence; and this is not fully worked out. The relevant point in the present context, however, is not Mill's failure to elaborate a theory of human nature.

James Mill died on June 23rd, 1836, a champion of Benthamism to the last. He was not perhaps a particularly attractive figure. A man of vigorous though somewhat narrow intellect, he was extremely reserved and apparently devoid of any poetic sensibility, while for passionate emotions and for sentiment he had little use. His son remarks that though James Mill upheld an Epicurean ethical theory (Bentham's hedonism), he was personally a Stoic and combined Stoic qualities with a Cynic's disregard for pleasure.

S. Mill remarks that 'to reflect on any of our feelings or mental acts is more properly identified with attending to the feeling than (as stated in the text) with merely having it'. 8 And this seems to be true. But James Mill is so obstinately determined to explain the whole mental life in terms of the association of primitive elements reached by reductive analysis that he has to explain away those factors in consciousness to which it is difficult to apply such treatment. In other words, empiricism can manifest its own form of dogmatism.

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