The setting is Montreal, where the famed British historian Arnold Toynbee
, a specialist in international affairs, delivered a controversial lecture to students at McGill University.
Oswald Spenger's The Decline of the West started the trend in 1918, followed by Arnold Toynbee
, Paul Kennedy and, most recently, Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson in Why Nations Fail.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery grieves that the voice we hear is that of the "propaganda robot," and Arnold Toynbee
that we have become "a race of technician-morons.
British historian Arnold Toynbee
is quoted as saying: "Those who cannot learn from history are condemned to repeat it.
If they are to learn from Arnold Toynbee
, here are some lessons from the Islamic civilization:
His long view of history--which, following Oswald Spengler and Arnold Toynbee
, sees civilizations as caught up in great cycles of rise and decline--lends hope to his realist colleagues.
Hondo relato de una epopeya personal, no exento de fino y corrosivo sentido del humor, uno de los mayores logros de este Discurso del rey se encuentra en como los talentos aqui bien compenetrados del guionista y el realizador, en el cruce providencial de intenciones acordadas, logran sostener y ejemplificar la tesis del historiador ingles Arnold Toynbee
de que las circunstancias personales suelen pesar tanto sobre las sociales como estas sobre las individuales.
Harold Temperley and James Butler from Cambridge, Alfred Zimmern and Arnold Toynbee
from Oxford, Charles Webster from Liverpool and their counterparts from Harvard or Columbia had been recruited by their governments to advise on shaping the post-First World War world.
calls the displacement of the Arabs an atrocity greater than any committed by the Nazis.
McNeill's The Human Condition (Princeton, 1980); an older work by William Russell, Man, Nature and History (London, 1969); and an ambitious but unfinished work by the "metahistorian" Arnold Toynbee
, Mankind and Mother Earth (New York, 1976).
English historian Arnold Toynbee
once said, "Appropriate response to challenge is the basis for the rise of any society or organization.
Wodehouse, Thornton Wilder, and Arnold Toynbee
As even the venerable Arnold Toynbee
commented, "this word 'unique' is a negative term signifying what is mentally inapprehensible.
He has also interviewed and photographed numerous celebrities ranging from Bertrand Russell and Winston Churchill to Arnold Toynbee
, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.
Using the ideas of Ayn Rand and Ludwig von Mises as his core premise he takes on established thinkers like Arnold Toynbee
and John Kenneth Galbraith--thereby limiting his discussions to documented treatises.