A scout of the partisan looked in at the window, disguised and unobserved. He carefully watched the progress of the supper, saw the disposition of the soldiers and the prisoners, and left, in safety, his place of observation.
Author: William Gilmore Simms
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
The thirteenth volume in the ongoing Arkansas Edition of the works of Simms, The Partisan is the first in order of publication of Simms's Revolutionary War romances.
The path over which the partisans journeyed had been little used , and was greatly overgrown . They could move but slowly , therefore , in the imperfect light ; and , but for the frequent flashes of lightning , it might have been ...
Rudi Omota was a key actor in another important chapter of the Partisan film counter-archive. The event occurred on 10 April 1942 when the Liberation Front activist and member of the Communist Youth, Vilko Kopecki, raised a red flag at ...
Author: Gal Kirn
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Category: Social Science
Mere decades after the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the promise of European democracy seems to be out of joint. What has become of the once-shared memory of victory over fascism? Historical revisionism and nationalist propaganda in the post-Yugoslav context have tried to eradicate the legacy of partisan and socialist struggles, while Yugonostalgia commodifies the partisan/socialist past. It is against these dominant ‘archives’ that this book launches the partisan counter-archive, highlighting the symbolic power of artistic works that echo and envision partisan legacy and rupture. It comprises a body of works that emerged either during the people's liberation struggle or in later socialist periods, tracing a counter-archival surplus and revolutionary remainder that invents alternative protocols of remembrance and commemoration. The book covers rich (counter-)archival material – from partisan poems, graphic works and photography, to monuments and films – and ends by describing the recent revisionist un-doing of the partisan past. It contributes to the Yugoslav politico-aesthetical “history of the oppressed” as an alternative journey to the partisan past that retrieves revolutionary resources from the past for the present.
Scholars speak of the “ideal of the Independent citizen,” one who is “attentive to politics, concerned with the course of government, who weighs the rival appeal of a campaign and reaches a judgment that is unswayed by partisan ...
Author: Matthew Levendusky
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Political Science
As Washington elites drifted toward ideological poles over the past few decades, did ordinary Americans follow their lead? In The Partisan Sort, Matthew Levendusky reveals that we have responded to this trend—but not, for the most part, by becoming more extreme ourselves. While polarization has filtered down to a small minority of voters, it also has had the more significant effect of reconfiguring the way we sort ourselves into political parties. In a marked realignment since the 1970s—when partisan affiliation did not depend on ideology and both major parties had strong liberal and conservative factions—liberals today overwhelmingly identify with Democrats, as conservatives do with Republicans. This “sorting,” Levendusky contends, results directly from the increasingly polarized terms in which political leaders define their parties. Exploring its far-reaching implications for the American political landscape, he demonstrates that sorting makes voters more loyally partisan, allowing campaigns to focus more attention on mobilizing committed supporters. Ultimately, Levendusky concludes, this new link between party and ideology represents a sea change in American politics.
But the threat posed by the partisans of states' rights was of such magnitude “that we should assume nothing.” “Powerful and ingenious minds” were at work to “so entangle and perplex the understanding as to obscure principles which were ...
Author: Gerald Leonard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Provides a compelling account of early American constitutionalism in the Founding era.
“As you all know, our brave government intervention Securitate forces are fighting the criminal partisans in these mountains. Their end is near. I expect all of you to obey the martial orders as set forth in this flyer.
Author: Ion Grumeza
Publisher: Author House
In the forest near Dracula's Castle in Transylvania, a boy and his dog heroically save the life of an anti-Communist fighter Thirteen year-old Bobby spends his summer vacation with his grandparents in a small Carpathian Mountain village. One day, while he is in the forest looking for plants for a herbarium, he comes upon a wounded partisan, a freedom fighter hiding from Communist troops who are searching for him. Soldiers have taken over the village and some are living in Bobby's grandparents' house. The punishment for protecting a partisan is severe, but this partisan reminds Bobby of his father, who died in the war fighting the Soviet invaders of Romania. With the help of his dog Volf and his horse Albu, Bobby has repeated narrow escapes as he outwits the government soldiers and saves the life of the partisan. Along the way he learns history that is not taught in the Communist-run schools--including that Prince Vlad Dracula was not a vampire, but a Romanian hero who, like the partisans, wanted to punish and expel invaders from the land. This story is based on the real-life adventures of the author and other boys in 1952 who wanted to help freedom fighters and who dreamed of being heroes.
However, if an individual can convince herself through rationalization and justification (J) that her partisan motives (M) are rooted in pragmatism, then disagreement will not undermine party identification. Next, I outline specific ...
Author: Eric Groenendyk
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Party identification may be the single most powerful predictor of voting behavior, yet scholars continue to disagree whether this is good or bad for democracy. Some argue that party identification functions as a highly efficient information shortcut, guiding voters to candidates that represent their interests. Others argue that party identification biases voters' perceptions, thereby undermining accountability. Competing Motives in the Partisan Mind provides a framework for understanding the conditions under which each of the characterizations is most apt. The answer hinges on whether a person has sufficient motivation and ability to defend her party identity or whether norms of good citizenship motivate her to adjust her party identity to reflect her disagreements. A series of surveys and experiments provide a window into the partisan mind during times of conflict between party identity and political attitudes. These studies show that individuals devote cognitive resources to defending their party identities against dissonant thoughts, often resorting to elaborate justifications. However, when cognitive resources are insufficient, these defenses break down and partisans are forced to adjust their identities to reflect disagreements. In addition, thoughts of civic duty can stimulate responsiveness motivation to the point that it overwhelms partisan motivation, leading individuals to adjust their identities to reflect their disagreements. In demonstrating the influence of competing motives, this book reconciles the two dominant theories of party identification. Rather than characterizing party identification as either a highly stable affective attachment or a running tally of political evaluations, it suggests that the nature of party identification hinges on the interplay between the motivations that underlie it. Perhaps even more importantly, this book shifts the discussion away from partisan change versus stability to the normative implications of party identification. While the polarization of American politics may be exacerbating partisan biases, there is plenty of reason for hope. By simply making citizens' widespread feelings of civic duty salient to them, these biases may be overcome.
... of that glorious day , on which Virginia first declared herself an independent State . May its auspicious return ever find you FREE , HAPPY , and GLORIOUS ! The Partisan Leader was first published in two volumes by Dedication.
During the summer of 1942, the logistical support of partisan forces drastically improved. For example, the five partisan brigades that were operating the North-western Front's sector (in Leningrad District) numbered a total of 3,700 ...
Author: Leonid D. Grenkevich
Partisans and terrorists have dominated military history during the second half of the 20th century. Leonid Grenkevich offers an account of the shadowy partisan struggle that accompanied the Soviet Union's Great Patriotic War (1941-1945).
However , in each case , German relief attacks ultimately forced the partisans and Red Army forces to abandon the towns . 47 At the same time , however , partisans operating in and around the Partisan krai gathered and sent foodstuffs ...
Author: David M. Glantz
Publisher: Modern War Studies (Hardcover)
The first account of this epic battle to include the struggle for territory outside the city of Leningrad recalls Hitler's hubris in invading Russia and the stubborn Soviet resistance that eventually broke the German Army. (Military History)
How stable is the partisan balance , and to what extent does it change in the wake of economic downturns or political scandal ? Are the misfortunes of the political parties inscribed in the allegiances of voters , and if so , for how ...
Author: Donald P. Green
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Political Science
A treatment of party identification, in which three political scientists argue that identification with political parties powerfully determines how citizens look at politics and cast their ballots. They build a case for the continuing theoretical and political significance of partisan identities.
In a less violent and perhaps more practical vein , OKH , to whom it had become obvious that the partisan threat would be greatly minimized and would eventually die if it were denied popular support , recommended that the armies make ...
Author: Edgar M. Howell
Category: Soviet Union
The purpose of this text is to provide the Army with a factual account of the organization and operations of the Soviet resistance movement behind the German forces on the Eastern Front during World War II. This movement offers a particularly valuable case study, for it can be viewed both in relation to the German occupation in the Soviet Union and to the offensive and defensive operations of the Wehrmacht and the Red Army. The scope of the study includes an over-all picture of a quasi-military organization in relation to a larger conflict between two regular armies. It is not a study in partisan tactics, nor is it intended to be. German measures taken to combat the partisan movement are sketched in, but the story in large part remains that of an organization and how it operated. The German planning for the invasion of Russia is treated at some length because many of the circumstances which favored the rise and development of the movement had their bases in errors the Germans made in their initial planning. The operations of the Wehrmacht and the Red Army are likewise described in considerable detail as the backdrop against which the operations of the partisan units are projected. Because of the lack of reliable Soviet sources, the story has been told much as the Germans recorded it. German documents written during the course of World War II constitute the principal sources, but many survivors who had experience in Russia have made important contributions based upon their personal experience.
The Partisan success in the territory around Užice therefore collapsed rapidly in the face of German military retaliation and the outbreak of the Chetnik–Partisan conflict. German forces began their offensive against the Užice Republic ...
Author: Sabrina P. Ramet
A valuable and objective reassessment of the role of Serbia and Serbs in WWII. Today, Serbian textbooks praise the Chetniks of Draža MIhailovi? and make excuses for the collaboration of Milan Nedi?'s regime with the Axis. However, this new evaluation shows the more complex and controversial nature of the political alliances during the period.
Because the Hebrew calendar does not correspond to the secular calendar, during the partisan years I never knew when the Jewish holidays were: neither the Jewish New Year, Yom Kippur, Passover, or any other holiday.
Author: Faye Schulman
Publisher: Second Story Press
Faye tells her unforgettable story of heroism, hardship, and resistance. Faye was an ordinary teenager when the Nazis invaded her town on the Russian-Polish border. She had a large, loving famliy, good friends and neighbours, most of whom were lost soon after the horrors of the Holocaut began. But Faye survived, and the photographs she took testify to her experiences and the persecution she witnessed. Decorated for heroism, Schulman uses her biography to tell an extraordinary story not just of surival, but of struggle and resistance against oppression. She talks about escaping from the Nazis, finding a partisan unit and proving her worth. The photographs she took speak eloquently of her experience of surviving for years in the woods with the partisans. There she learned to nurse the ill and wounded, and took up arms against those who had decimated her world.
We see how the whole population resists the Hitler invaders and their fascist "new order," and supports the partisan warfare behind the enemy lines. The extensive scale of this warfare is generally known. And in this area too, ...
organizations were reintroduced, and the secret police watched the Germans—and the partisans. By 1943, it was obvious that Germany was losing the war. The partisan ranks swelled as did the training requirements for the partisan ...
Author: Lester Grau
The WWII Soviet guerilla training manual that became an essential text for freedom fighters across the globe—complete with illustrations. When Germany invaded the Soviet Union during World War II, the Red Army began recruiting local partisans to help mount a resistance. This edition of The Partisan’s Companion is the last and best Red Army manual used to train these men to fight Nazi invaders. Besides field craft, it covers partisan tactics, German counter-guerrilla tactics, demolitions, German and Soviet weapons, scouting, camouflage, anti-tank warfare, and antiaircraft defense for squad and platoon-level instruction. It contains the Soviet lessons of two bitter years of war and provides a good look at the tactics and training of a mature partisan force. While this handbook was a vital part of Soviet victory over the Nazis, its usefulness outlived the Second World War. It was later used to train guerrilla groups in the developing world during their wars of national liberation in the 1950s–70s. Even the fedayeen guerrillas who fought US and coalition forces in Iraq relied on this manual for training, tactics, and general approach to combat. A selection of the Military Book Club.
President Willard truthfully said in '85 before the annual meeting of the Ohio W.C.T. U. " the adoption of the partisan resolution gave the influence of the organization in its entirety ' to the Prohibition Party .
The communist partisan movement had come into being almost immediately after the conquest of Yugoslavia by the Germans, but bided its time until after the beginning of Operation 'Barbarossa' before issuing a call to arms.
Author: Christopher Chant
Codenames were a vital feature of World War II, serving as mental shorthand for those in the know, and obscuring the issues for those who were not. Codenames were used from the highest level, in the planning of grand strategic moves affecting the conduct of the whole war, to the lowest command divisions, in the conduct of small-scale tactical operations. This encyclopedia, first published in 1986, removes the mystery surrounding many of the important code names from the era. With around 3,000 entries drawn from all sides – the U.K., U.S.A., Germany, the U.S.S.R. and Japan – Christopher Chant’s work provides a uniquely comprehensive and full overview of major operations, names and code words. Thorough and exciting, this key reference reissue is an exceptionally valuable resource for military historians, enthusiasts and general readers with an interest in World War II.
Overcoming Biases in Online Word-of-Mouth Communication,” Communications of the ACM 52, no. 10 (2009): 144–47; redrawn by Joanna Kosmides Edwards. Figure 10.3: “The Partisan Divide on Political Values Grows Even Wider,” Pew Research ...
Author: Sinan Aral
Category: Business & Economics
A landmark insider’s tour of how social media affects our decision-making and shapes our world in ways both useful and dangerous, with critical insights into the social media trends of the 2020 election and beyond “The book might be described as prophetic. . . . At least two of Aral’s three predictions have come to fruition.”—New York NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY WIRED • LONGLISTED FOR THE PORCHLIGHT BUSINESS BOOK AWARD Social media connected the world—and gave rise to fake news and increasing polarization. It is paramount, MIT professor Sinan Aral says, that we recognize the outsize effect social media has on us—on our politics, our economy, and even our personal health—in order to steer today’s social technology toward its great promise while avoiding the ways it can pull us apart. Drawing on decades of his own research and business experience, Aral goes under the hood of the most powerful social networks to tackle the critical question of just how much social media actually shapes our choices, for better or worse. He shows how the tech behind social media offers the same set of behavior influencing levers to everyone who hopes to change the way we think and act—from Russian hackers to brand marketers—which is why its consequences affect everything from elections to business, dating to health. Along the way, he covers a wide array of topics, including how network effects fuel Twitter’s and Facebook’s massive growth, the neuroscience of how social media affects our brains, the real consequences of fake news, the power of social ratings, and the impact of social media on our kids. In mapping out strategies for being more thoughtful consumers of social media, The Hype Machine offers the definitive guide to understanding and harnessing for good the technology that has redefined our world overnight.
The partisan has a real, but not absolute enemy, that, contrarily to him, is still bound by the strict rules of regularity. Therefore, the partisan does not aim to annihilate, but rather defeat its real enemy, while the regular actor ...
Author: Daniela Forero Nuñez
Category: Political Science
Colombian history has been heavily marked by a longstanding internal armed conflict of decades, accompanied by a remarkable political, and even moral discourse of the friend and the enemy. The distinct phases of the distinction between friend and enemy have reflected either a political tension between the involved actors, or a brutal confrontation that has led until the present time to a devastating outcome. However, the radicalization of the enmity, especially characteristic of the last decades, has attenuated with the enhanced desire of peacebuilding in the country. In this sense, the Peace Accords of 2016 can be considered as an important milestone towards peaceful coexistence and as a vital step in the reconsideration of the friendenemy distinction. This paper attempts to analyze the distinction of friend and enemy in the Colombian armed conflict, exploring the causes of its emergence, examining the most intense phases of enmity during the conflict and evaluating the possibilities of reconciliation.