The phrasal template "X and its enemies" seems to be especially well adapted for use in the titles of books. I wonder whether any other snowclone can claim the names of so many: there were at least five "X-and-its-enemies" clones published in , and at least three so far in I also wonder where this pattern originally came from, and how it got established. The most influential exemplar, I think, has been Karl Popper's The Open Society and its Enemies , but it was by no means the first.
Enemy of the People
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Imagine a world in which political norms have broken down. Senators use bad faith arguments to block the government from getting anything done. An autocrat rigs elections and gives himself complete control over the government. Welcome to Rome in the first century B. Political norms were heeded; and when the government ran into a new problem, it would amend itself to keep working.
The Fall of the German Empire
Blitzkrieg is a term used to describe a method of offensive warfare designed to strike a swift, focused blow at an enemy using mobile, maneuverable forces, including armored tanks and air support. Such an attack ideally leads to a quick victory, limiting the loss of soldiers and artillery. Most famously, blitzkrieg describes the successful tactics used by Nazi Germany in the early years of World War II , as German forces swept through Poland, Norway, Belgium, Holland and France with astonishing speed and force. In the wake of their defeat in World War I , German military leaders determined that a lack of mobile, maneuverable forces and flexible tactics had led that conflict to bog down in the attrition of trench warfare.
Portugal: In existence for nearly six centuries, the Portuguese Empire was one of the largest and longest-lived empires in the world and the first colonial empire of the Renaissance. The royal crown withheld strict control. The Mongol Empire was notable for their military power, their diplomatic protection, and safe travel. These notable features aided the growth and expansion of the empire. The Mongols conquest left a trail of blood and destruction.