Collection : Messenger Lectures
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The Ambiguities of Experience
James March
The first component of intelligence involves effective adaptation to an environment. In order to adapt effectively, organizations require resources, capabilities at using them, knowledge about the worlds in which they exist, good fortune, and good...



Civilization and Disease
Henry E. Sigerist



Cornell University
Founders and the Founding
Carl L. Becker
This succinct and engaging history of the founding of Cornell University traces the institution's origins within the educational climate of mid-nineteenth-century America. Originally delivered as six lectures celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary...



State-Building
Governance and World Order in the 21st Century
Francis Fukuyama
Francis Fukuyama famously predicted "the end of history" with the ascendancy of liberal democracy and global capitalism. The topic of his latest book is, therefore, surprising: the building of new nation-states.



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