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July 31, 2012 | By Bob Drogin, Los Angeles Times
Back in 2004, when James Mann wrote "Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet," he took full advantage of the sarcastic nickname that President George W. Bush's foreign policy advisors gave themselves. It not only captured their ideological zeal and outsized egos, but was an inside joke: the neo-cons liked the allusion to "Star Trek's" über - rational humanoids, and future Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had grown up near a statue of another Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
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July 31, 2012
The Obamians The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power James Mann Viking: 392 pp., $26.95
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July 31, 2012
The Obamians The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power James Mann Viking: 392 pp., $26.95
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2012 | By Bob Drogin, Los Angeles Times
Back in 2004, when James Mann wrote "Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet," he took full advantage of the sarcastic nickname that President George W. Bush's foreign policy advisors gave themselves. It not only captured their ideological zeal and outsized egos, but was an inside joke: the neo-cons liked the allusion to "Star Trek's" über - rational humanoids, and future Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had grown up near a statue of another Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.
OPINION
March 1, 2007
Re "The three futures of China," Current, Feb. 25 The flaw in James Mann's position is the age-old American viewpoint that democracy is the best form of government regardless of the circumstances. Historically, the transition from an autocratic government to a democracy has been painful and unstable. Winning the hearts and minds of people is rarely accomplished through politics but by catering to the most fundamental human desire: to improve one's living standards. I submit that if security vis-a-vis China is the objective of the American people, better to leave the ruling class in power but do everything possible to encourage capitalism.
NEWS
January 4, 1999 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jotting notes to himself on a yellow legal pad during breaks in his precedent-shattering trip to China in 1972, Richard Nixon outlined the bargain he would offer China's Communist leaders: U.S. opposition to Taiwanese independence in exchange for help in ending the Vietnam War, according to a newly published book. The notes--revealed for the first time in "About Face," a book about the often troubled U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2010
Enzo Bearzot Beloved Italian soccer coach Enzo Bearzot, 83, who in 1982 coached the Italian soccer team to its first World Cup triumph in 44 years, died Tuesday in Milan. He had been ill for several years. Bearzot, a beloved figure in Italy, first guided the national team in 1975 and led the squad at the 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cups. At the 1982 World Cup in Spain, Italy beat West Germany 3-1 in the final, after defeating Argentina and Brazil in the second round and Poland in the semifinals.
BOOKS
January 24, 1999 | CARROLL BOGERT, Carroll Bogert covered China for Newsweek in the late 1980s. She is communications director for Human Rights Watch
You probably didn't know that the CIA was briefly in the mule business in western China. Not many people do, because, as James Mann points out in "About Face," much of U.S.-China relations has been conducted in the deepest secrecy. Early in the war against Soviet invaders in Afghanistan during the 1980s, the moujahedeen resistors ran into a terrible mule shortage.
BOOKS
March 7, 2004 | Jacob Heilbrunn, Jacob Heilbrunn is a Los Angeles Times editorial writer and author of an upcoming book on the history of neoconservatism.
When George W. Bush campaigned for the presidency against Al Gore, he couldn't name the president of Pakistan. But since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, no one has done more than Bush to create the most contentious U.S. foreign policy debate since the Vietnam War. Three camps have emerged. The first is made up of traditional Republican realists such as former national security advisor Brent Scowcroft and Newsweek columnist Fareed Zakaria. It sees Bush as squandering U.S.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2009 | Glenn Speer, Speer is a freelance writer.
In "The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War," James Mann makes the point that Ronald Reagan along with Richard Nixon were the two most stalwart voices of anti-communism in the Cold War generation. But Reagan, unlike Nixon, has also been perceived, in many ways, to be under the influence of various advisors on the Cold War. Mann persuasively argues against that, showing how Reagan defied the stereotype that his views were controlled by others.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2010
Enzo Bearzot Beloved Italian soccer coach Enzo Bearzot, 83, who in 1982 coached the Italian soccer team to its first World Cup triumph in 44 years, died Tuesday in Milan. He had been ill for several years. Bearzot, a beloved figure in Italy, first guided the national team in 1975 and led the squad at the 1978, 1982 and 1986 World Cups. At the 1982 World Cup in Spain, Italy beat West Germany 3-1 in the final, after defeating Argentina and Brazil in the second round and Poland in the semifinals.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2009 | Glenn Speer, Speer is a freelance writer.
In "The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan: A History of the End of the Cold War," James Mann makes the point that Ronald Reagan along with Richard Nixon were the two most stalwart voices of anti-communism in the Cold War generation. But Reagan, unlike Nixon, has also been perceived, in many ways, to be under the influence of various advisors on the Cold War. Mann persuasively argues against that, showing how Reagan defied the stereotype that his views were controlled by others.
OPINION
March 1, 2007
Re "The three futures of China," Current, Feb. 25 The flaw in James Mann's position is the age-old American viewpoint that democracy is the best form of government regardless of the circumstances. Historically, the transition from an autocratic government to a democracy has been painful and unstable. Winning the hearts and minds of people is rarely accomplished through politics but by catering to the most fundamental human desire: to improve one's living standards. I submit that if security vis-a-vis China is the objective of the American people, better to leave the ruling class in power but do everything possible to encourage capitalism.
BOOKS
March 7, 2004 | Jacob Heilbrunn, Jacob Heilbrunn is a Los Angeles Times editorial writer and author of an upcoming book on the history of neoconservatism.
When George W. Bush campaigned for the presidency against Al Gore, he couldn't name the president of Pakistan. But since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, no one has done more than Bush to create the most contentious U.S. foreign policy debate since the Vietnam War. Three camps have emerged. The first is made up of traditional Republican realists such as former national security advisor Brent Scowcroft and Newsweek columnist Fareed Zakaria. It sees Bush as squandering U.S.
BOOKS
January 24, 1999 | CARROLL BOGERT, Carroll Bogert covered China for Newsweek in the late 1980s. She is communications director for Human Rights Watch
You probably didn't know that the CIA was briefly in the mule business in western China. Not many people do, because, as James Mann points out in "About Face," much of U.S.-China relations has been conducted in the deepest secrecy. Early in the war against Soviet invaders in Afghanistan during the 1980s, the moujahedeen resistors ran into a terrible mule shortage.
NEWS
January 4, 1999 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jotting notes to himself on a yellow legal pad during breaks in his precedent-shattering trip to China in 1972, Richard Nixon outlined the bargain he would offer China's Communist leaders: U.S. opposition to Taiwanese independence in exchange for help in ending the Vietnam War, according to a newly published book. The notes--revealed for the first time in "About Face," a book about the often troubled U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Arrest warrants have been issued for a pharmaceutical executive and two of his employees on charges they sold counterfeit veterinary drugs smuggled from Mexico. Veterinary Pharmaceuticals Inc. President Harold Des Jardins, James Mann and Marilyn Bracy were named in a criminal complaint in federal court. The firm sold about $2.5 million in counterfeit drugs from 2001 to 2005, the complaint said. The firm declined to comment.
NEWS
July 22, 1987 | United Press International
Police captured a jail trusty accused of killing a deputy and fleeing in a stolen truck when bloodhounds cornered the fugitive in bushes about five miles from the jail. Officers apprehended James Herbert Mann, 27, of Houston on Monday night.
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