By W. Joseph Campbell
A hinge second in contemporary American historical past, 1995 was once a very good yr. Drawing on interviews, oral histories, memoirs, archival collections, and information experiences, W. Joseph Campbell offers a brilliant, detail-rich portrait of these memorable 365 days. This e-book deals clean interpretations of the decisive moments of 1995, together with the emergence of the web and the realm huge internet in mainstream American existence; the bombing at Oklahoma urban, the deadliest assault of household terrorism in U.S. historical past; the sensational “Trial of the Century,” at which O.J. Simpson confronted fees of double homicide; the U.S.-brokered negotiations at Dayton, Ohio, which ended the Bosnian warfare, Europe’s such a lot vicious clash because the Nazi period; and the 1st encounters on the White condominium among invoice Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, a liaison that culminated in a beautiful scandal and the spectacle of the president’s impeachment and trial. As Campbell demonstrates during this soaking up chronicle, 1995 was once a yr of impressive occasions, a watershed on the flip of the millennium. the results of that pivotal yr reverberate nonetheless, marking the shut of 1 century and the dawning of one other.
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This patriotic annual event was celebrated with much military and religious pomp until 1939, but 34 CONSOLIDATION because of the Second World War and the Soviet-dominated Communist era, was not revived until the early 1990s, when Poland was once again free and independent. Whatever assessments are made of his political views and actions, Marshal Piłsudski, the conqueror of the Soviet Bolsheviks, rightly has a secure place in the pantheon of Polish military heroes, thereby underlining the importance of this victory for all time, not only for Poland, but also for the whole of Europe, which was spared the nightmare of Soviet Bolshevism for at least another quarter of a century.
Forward, to the struggle, shoulder to shoulder and arm in arm, for your freedom and ours! Source: J. Pajewski, Historia powszechna 1871–1918 (Warsaw: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 1967), pp. 422 ff. Document 16 President Woodrow Wilson’s ‘Peace without Victory’ Senate speech on 22 January 1917, and from his Fourteen Points, 8 January 1918, Point Thirteen: No peace can last, or ought to last, which does not recognise and accept the principle that governments derive all their just powers from the consent of the governed, and that no right anywhere exists to hand peoples about from sovereignty to sovereignty as if they were property .
A country which has produced in only two years soldiers such as you can regard its future with tranquillity. Source: J. Piłsudski, Pisma, Volume III (Warsaw: Instytut Józefa Piłsudskiego, 1937–8), pp. 174 f. Document 30 Extracts from the Peace Treaty of Riga, 18 March 1921: Article 3: Both Soviet Russia and Soviet Ukraine abandon all rights and claims to the territories situated west of the agreed border. Similarly, Poland abandons in favour of Soviet Ukraine and Soviet Belarus all rights and claims to the territory situated east of the border .
1995: The Year the World Began by W. Joseph Campbell