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Definition of Intervention

Intervention

  1. The act of intervening; interposition.
  2. Any interference that may affect the interests of others; especially, of one or more states with the affairs of another; mediation.
  3. The act by which a third person, to protect his own interest, interposes and becomes a party to a suit pending between other parties.

Intervention Quotations

What if the Soviet intervention was a blessing in disguise? It saved the myth that if the Soviets were not to intervene, there would have been some flowering authentic democratic socialism and so on. I'm a little bit more of a pessimist there. I think that the Soviets - it's a very sad lesson - by their intervention, saved the myth.
Slavoj Zizek

I think no one knows what humanitarian intervention means. If I were a person who was non-American, I would think humanitarian intervention is just another name for United States imperialism.
Stanley Hauerwas

Reviewing the record of American intervention in Indochina in the Pentagon Papers, one cannot fail to be struck by the continuity of basic assumptions from one administration to the next. Never has there been the slightest deviation from the principle that a noncommunist regime must be imposed and defended, regardless of popular sentiment.
Noam Chomsky

If there is one lesson for U.S. foreign policy from the past 10 years, it is surely that military intervention can seem simple but is in fact a complex affair with the potential for unintended consequences.
Fareed Zakaria

Free market economists frequently see minimum wage legislation as mere political intervention. However, there are decent economic theories which show that, under certain circumstances, minimum wages can be beneficial, as it makes workers more productive.
Ha-Joon Chang
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Intervention Translations

intervention in French is intervention, anticipation
intervention in German is Eingriff
intervention in Italian is intervento
intervention in Norwegian is intervensjon
intervention in Swedish is ingripande
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