Imperial Tense Prospects and Problems of American Empire

ISBN-10: 1566635330
ISBN-13: 9781566635332
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $19.90
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Publication date: 8/6/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

What is the nature and scope of the American empire, and what are its prospects and challenges? In this timely and thought-provoking collection, leading scholars and observers consider the new reality of American power in the world and what consequences it may bring at home and abroad. First-rate...a most valuable collection. --Walter LaFeber

Andrew Bacevich was born in Normal Illinois. He was a graduate of West Point in 1969 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He later held posts in Germany and the Persian Gulf up until his retirement from service in the early 1990's. He has a PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University and has taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins University before joining the faculty at Boston University in 1998 and becoming Professor of International Relations. He has been a critic of the U.S. occupation of Iraq calling the conflict a catastrophic failure. He wrote several books including American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy and Washington Rules.

Introduction
Back to an Imperial Future?
America's Responsibility, America's Mission
Liberal Imperialism
In Defense of Empires
The Unipolar Era
America's Drive for World Domination
The Nature of American Empire
The New Rome
New Rome, New Jerusalem
Universal Nation
Playground Bully
In Search of Absolute Security
An Empire Unlike Any Other
What Empire?
Imperial Strategies
Sovereignty, Empire, Capital, and Terror
Sheriff and Missionary
Imperial Ambitions
Imperial Limits
Imperial Choices
Imperial Prospects
A Citizen's Response
The Empire's Coming Crisis
Who Will Do the Dirty Work?
Index

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