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Drake, Richard 1942-

Works: 23 works in 89 publications in 3 languages and 5,095 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Lectures  Nonfiction films  Academic theses  Educational films  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, htt, Creator
Classifications: HV6433.I8, 303.6250945
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Most widely held works about Richard Drake
Most widely held works by Richard Drake
Apostles and agitators : Italy's Marxist revolutionary tradition by Richard Drake( )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2021 in English and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most controversial questions in Italy today concerns the origins of the political terror that ravaged the country from 1969 to 1984, when the Red Brigades, a Marxist revolutionary organization, intimidated, maimed, and murdered on a wide scale." "In this timely study of the ways in which an ideology of terror becomes rooted in society, Richard Drake explains the historical character of the revolutionary tradition to which so many ordinary Italians professed allegiance, examining its origins and internal tensions, the men who shaped it, and its impact and legacy in Italy."--Jacket
The education of an anti-imperialist : Robert La Follette and U.S. expansion by Richard Drake( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Austin Beard : the return of the master historian of American imperialism by Richard Drake( )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the face of the ruinous costs of empire, about which Charles Austin Beard warned at the time of the Second World War, the life and work of this American prophet merit reexamination today"--
The revolutionary mystique and terrorism in contemporary Italy by Richard Drake( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2021 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What drives terrorists to glorify violence? In The Revolutionary Mystique and Terrorism in Contemporary Italy, Richard Drake seeks to explain the origins of Italian terrorism and the role that intellectuals played in valorizing the use of violence for political or social ends. Drake argues that a combination of socioeconomic factors and the influence of intellectual elites led to a sanctioning of violence by revolutionary political groups in Italy between 1969 and 1988. Drake explores what motivated Italian terrorists on both the Left and the Right during some of the most violent decades in modern Italian history and how these terrorists perceived the modern world as something to be destroyed rather than reformed. In 1989, The Revolutionary Mystique and Terrorism in Contemporary Italy received the Howard R. Marraro Prize from the Society for Italian Historical Studies. It was awarded for the best book that year on Italian history. The book is reissued now with a new introduction for the light it might shed on current terrorist challenges. The Italians had success in combating terrorism. We might learn something from their example. The section of the book dealing with the Italian "superfascist" philosopher, Julius Evola, holds special interest today. Drake's original work takes on new significance in the light of Evola's recent surge of popularity for members of America's alt-right movement"--
The Aldo Moro murder case by Richard Drake( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldo Moro's kidnapping and violent death in 1978 shocked Italy as no other event has during the entire history of the Republic. It had much the same effect in Italy as the assassination of President John F. Kennedy had in the United States, with both cases giving rise to endless conspiracy theories. In his thorough account of the long and anguished quest for justice in the Moro murder case, Richard Drake provides a detailed portrait of the tragedy and its aftermath as complex symbols of a turbulent age in Italian history. Since Moro's murder, documents from two parliamentary inquiries and four sets of trials explain the historical and political process and illuminate two enduring themes in Italian history. First, the records contain a wealth of examples bearing on the nation's longstanding culture of ideological extremism and violence. Second, Moro's story reveals much about the inner workings of democracy Italian style, including the roles of the United States and the Mafia
Byzantium for Rome : the politics of nostalgia in Umbertian Italy, 1878-1900 by Richard Drake( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decadence, D'Annunzianism, and nationalism in Italy, 1880-1910 by Richard Drake( )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forum--the national security policy of the United States, preemptive war as strategy : a community discussion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Each panelist speaks briefly about a different aspect of the Bush doctrine of preemption. Lauren speaks on preemption in general, in foreign affairs, and specifically as represented in the Bush doctrine. Cummins compares the Bush doctrine with the law of war as represented in the United Nations Charter. Drake discusses the root causes of terrorism and the lack of interest by the Bush administration in resorting to non-war means of controlling it. Kia discusses how the history of the Middle East has created the current situation and the American lack of knowledge of that history. Kemmis argues that the Bush doctrine continues American hegemony in world affairs and conflicts with increasing global democracy which is needed to solve the terrorism problem. Questions and comments from the audience follow
Apostoli e agitatori : la tradizione rivoluzionaria marxista in Italia by Richard Drake( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The people factor : strengthening America by investing in public service by Linda Bilmes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Professor Bilmes discusses her book of the same title, co-authored with Scott W. Gould. The book recommends radical organizational change; treating employees as an asset rathern than a cost. Organizations, from the Federal Government to private businesses and non-profits, are encouraged to adopt Best Practices, resulting in increased efficiency and productivity, and fewer problem such as turnover and absenteeism
Terrorism in America : what's next?( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Drake concentrates on definitions of terrorism and political violence. Clegg describes how the military and the Dept. of Defense operate and respond to attacks on the US. Stovall presents military background from a special operations point of view and discusses myths and misinformation purveyed in the press. Cummins addresses international law, its role in crises, importance of the National Security Council, and states US' actions against terrorism are justified and legal under the UN charter. Johnson stresses actions of Bin Laden and his allies are a gross distortion of Islam. Includes question and answer session
The ups and downs of capitalism by Joyce Appleby( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Joyce O. Appleby, Professor Emerita of the Department of History at UCLA, speaks on capitalism as a cultural force that leads to and reacts to changes in industry and technological innovation
On the priority of culture to politics by James Davison Hunter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dr. Hunter speaks on "decoupling 'the public' from 'the political.'"--Http://
Symposium : one-hundred years later : revisiting Charles Beard's An economic interpretation of the Constitution of the United States( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Combating Italian and Islamic Terrorism : a Comparative Study by Richard Drake( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Terrorism by Richard Drake( Recording )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Drake discusses in Part 1 ways of thinking about violence and emphasizes that violence has a political or inspirational objective. Uses Dostoevsky's writing and Goya's painting to demonstrate that human violence is embedded in the human condition and that terrorism is an aspect of the problem of violence. Part 2 presents approaches to the problem of terrorism and analyzes concrete episodes of terrorist activity, past and present. Both sessions followed by question and answer periods
The genius of Arnold Toynbee : a reappraisal by William Hardy McNeill( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McNeill defends Toynbee's work as a historian, noting that Toynbee was the first historian to promote the theory that history should emphasize a broad, comparative study of all independent civilizations. McNeill describes the rise and fall of Toynbee's popularity among the media and western scholars
Terrorism, past and present( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Drake presents an overview of the history of terrorism from ancient times to the present. He discusses where it originated, how it evolved, and focuses on terrorism in the 20th century. He identifies three forms of terrorism - state against a domestic population, state against a foreign population, and a group or individual against the state
[Dante] by Richard Drake( Recording )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Drake provides an introduction to Dante, focusing on his life, works and historical importance
[Edward Said panel discussion]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The panel discusses the writings and ideas of Edward Said. Said has examined the separation between Eastern and Western cultures and the way the West justifies its dominance in a concept he calls Orientalism: seeing the East as separate and alien instead of part of a diverse and multicultural global community. Includes an edited showing of the video Edward Said: the idea of empire
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The Aldo Moro murder case
The Aldo Moro murder case