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Empire If You Can Keep It Power and Principle in American Foreign Policy

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ISBN-10: 1568028792

ISBN-13: 9781568028798

Edition: 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas M. Magstadt

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List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 2/15/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 242
Size: 5.90" wide x 8.90" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Thomas Magstadt earned his doctorate at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is the author NATIONS AND GOVERNMENTS: COMPARATIVE POLITICS IN REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE, Sixth Edition, (Wadsworth Publishing, 2011), and AN EMPIRE IF YOU CAN KEEP IT: POWER AND PRINCIPLE IN AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY (CQ Press, 2004). He has also published numerous journal articles, policy papers, and op-ed pieces, and is a regular contributor to Nation of Change, an on-line daily newspaper. He has chaired political science departments at Augustana College (Sioux Falls) and the University of Nebraska (Kearney), and has taught at the Thunderbird School, the Air War College, and the University of Missouri--Kansas City. In the 1980s, he served for a time as a foreign intelligence analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic from 1994 to 1996. From 2007 to 2010, he lectured on the European Union at the University of Kansas.

Preface
Maps
North America circa 1800
Westward Expansion of the United States, 1800-1853
America's Foreign Policy: Product, Process, and Purpose
Foreign Policy as Product: A U.S. Approach
Foreign Policy as Process: Getting Organized
Realism and Idealism in American Foreign Policy
The Limits of American Power
Power Politics and the Pursuit of Principles after September 11
Conclusion
Ideals and Self Interest: The American Way
The Founders and Foreign Policy
Young America, Old World
Europe, Keep Out!
American Wars
From Isolationism to Hegemony
Conclusion
Hegemony and Insolvency: The Burdens of a Great Power
The Concept of Solvency
Latin America: Big Stick Diplomacy
The New Frontier: Opening Doors in Asia
World War I: Replacing the Old Order
Wilson's New World Order
Losing the Peace: The Tragedy of Versailles
Conclusion
Between Wars: Collective Security and Delusions of Peace
Collective Insecurity (1919-1935)
Back to the Future (1936-1941)
The Failed Search for Solvency
Conclusion
The Cold War: Containment and Deterrence
The End of Isolationism
The Arsenal of Democracy: An Emerging Superpower
Containment: Big Idea, Big Price Tag
Containment Goes to War: Korea
Containment and Deterrence
The Nifty Fifties: Calm before the Storm
Conclusion
Intervention against Communism: From Kennedy to Reagan
Foreign Policy on Hold (1964-1971)
When Democracy Is Bad for America: Chile
Detente and Decline (1972-1980)
The Limits of Idealism: The Carter Legacy
Bouncing Back: The Reagan Presidency (1981-1989)
Conclusion
Democracy and Anarchy: America in the New World Order
Policy without Vision (1989-1993)
The Gulf War (1990-1991)
The New Interventionism
Reinventing Foreign Policy (1993-1997)
The Neoconservative Challenge
Conclusion
From Intervention to Preemption: America's New Crusade
Russia: Neither Enemy nor Partner
Reinventing NATO
Terrorism: Mischief or Mortal Threat?
Will the Real George W. Bush Please Stand?
An Act of War: September 11, 2001
America's New Crusade in Historical Perspective
From Clinton to Bush: A Study in Contrasts
Conclusion
Power, Principles, and War: The Limits of Foreign Policy
The Meaning of September 11, 2001
Doctrines versus Principles
Empires and Blowback
The Deadly "Game" of War
War and the Economy
Back to the Future
Conclusion
Index
About the Author