Corneliu Bjola

and FPA. To compensate for this limitation, the article proposes an alternative mode of thinking about diplomacy as a method of managing relations of enmity and friendship in world politics. This thesis is developed in three steps. The first section of the article examines the epistemological

Josh Brandt

I Introduction At the outset of the Republic, Polemarchus boldly advances the thesis that “justice is the art which gives benefit to friends and injury to enemies.” 1 The hypothesis rings strange to those familiar with contemporary ethics—the concept of enmity is almost entirely absent from

Zones of Amity, Zones of Enmity

The Prospects for Economic and Military Security in Asia

Edited by James Sperling, Yogendra Malik and David Louscher

This volume addresses the problem of military and economic cooperation in the Asia-Pacific, particularly the impact of the end of the Cold War, on the evolution of its four regional subsystems (Australasia, Southern Asia, Southeast Asia, and Northeast Asia), the level of institutionalization in its economic and military dimensions, and the tendency towards regional amity or regional enmity. It investigates the regional institutions of military and economic security organizing the interstate relations of the Asia-Pacific; assesses the military and economic ambitions of China, Japan, and the United States; and suggests that the 'clash of civilizations' thesis is of limited use in understanding the dynamics of interstate relations in this centrally important area of the world.

Contributors are Shigekio N. Fukai, Haruhiro Fukui, Norman A. Graham, Steven A. Hoffmann, Jim Rolfe, Sheldon Simon, James Sperling, and Robert M. Uriu.


David Boulting

The paper examines the shifting figure of the enemy in Larry Heinemann’s 1986 Vietnam War novel Paco’s Story and the proliferation of sites and states of conflict in the narrative. It analyses the novel’s construction of a complex hierarchy of enemies and threats facing both the American combat infantryman in Vietnam and the returning veteran in America. Although the paper makes reference to the representation of the Vietnamese enemy in the novel, its principal concerns are the themes of internecine conflict, ‘friendly fire,’ and the interrogation of American enemies that are the focus of Heinemann’s novel. Paco’s Story, it is argued, functions both as an indictment of the ideological manipulation of the figure of the Vietnam veteran in a range of American social, cultural and political discourses, and, via its intensely gender-conscious account of war and (American) atrocity in Vietnam, a critique of the pathological masculinities that are inscribed in and dominate much of American culture and society. It is further argued that Heinemann generates relationships and interactions between reader, writer, narrator and character that are themselves often marked by enmity, ambiguity and distrust. Through a series of discomfiting moral and empathic entanglements, the reader is ultimately challenged to reconsider his/her own relation to the events narrated and to the master narratives - of self, of nation, of gender - within which enemy images are constructed.

Donald Ostrowski

The author of the Letter concerning Enmities of the Monks of the Kirillov and Iosifov Monasteries (Пиcьмo o нeлюбкax инoкoв Киpиллoвa и Иocифoвa мoнacтыpeй) declares he is responding to the recipient who asked why there are enmities between the monks of the Belozersk (Kirillov) and


Catherine Baillie Abidi

. Through our explicit and critical analysis exploring how enmity is constructed, the young adult participants revealed hidden and invisible spaces where violence is maintained and nurtured, particularly in youth cultures. Our findings expose a societal normalization of violence and the possibilities within

A.F.L. Beeston

J � HIZ "ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ENMITY AND ENVY" Valuable as C. Pellat's "Life and Works of Jahiz" (English version, 1969) is, it hardly gives a fully rounded picture of the author's work. The method of presenting a series of short extracts, chosen for their special interest to the Western


Noreen Humble

’s translation of Demosthenes). Filelfo’s emulation of Bruni in this regard was not likely to have gone unnoticed or to have been meant to go unnoticed. Obversely, Filelfo’s enmities are also on full display in these letters, in particular those he had towards Poggio (whose translation of the Cyropaedia he


Christoph Volkmar

Translator Brian McNeil and Brian Ray

it played out in the continuous distribution of pamphlets to the public. 4 It would take an entire monograph to do justice to the various aspects the dispute presented. Nothing is better proof of the unforgiving nature of this enmity than Luther’s commentary regarding George’s death. It must give a

Randall E. Newnham

Michael David-Fox, Peter Holquist and Alexander M. Martin (eds.), Fascination and Enmity: Russia and Germany as Entangled Histories, 1914–1945 . Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012. vi, 309 pp. $28.95. This book makes a major contribution to our understanding of the complex