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The American way of empire : how America won a world - but lost her way

Author: James Kurth
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Washington Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Since the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, traditional American foreign policy has proven inadequate to 21st century challenges of Islamic terrorism and globalization. In this ground-breaking analysis, author James Kurth explains that the roots of America's current foreign policy crisis lie in contradictions of an American empire which attempted to transform traditional American  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Kurth
ISBN: 9781733117814 1733117814 9781733117807 1733117806 9781733117821 1733117822
OCLC Number: 1140350411
Description: xviii, 445 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Contents: The American way of empire: the seventy-year life of the U.S. alliance system --
The Protestant deformation: the source of the ideological tradition --
War, peace, and the ideologies of the 20th century --
Democratization: successes and failures --
The adolescent empire: America and the imperial idea --
Grand strategy: the source of the realist tradition --
Grand strategy in the global era --
The American way of victory --
Europe: NATO expansion versus the Russian sphere --
The Pacific: the U.S. alliance system versus the Chinese seas --
Globalization, empire, and Islamist terrorism --
The Iraq War: global ideology versus local realities --
The neo-conservatives and the Iraq War --
Empire and immigration --
Between America and the world: the New York foreign policy elite --
The foreign policy of plutocracies: a tale of two countries - and two kinds of wealth --
Creating a second American century.
Responsibility: James Kurth.

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"Since the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, traditional American foreign policy has proven inadequate to 21st century challenges of Islamic terrorism and globalization. In this ground-breaking analysis, author James Kurth explains that the roots of America's current foreign policy crisis lie in contradictions of an American empire which attempted to transform traditional American national interests promoted by Presidents like Teddy Roosevelt and FDR into a new American-led global order that has unsuccessfully attempted to promote supposedly universal, rather than uniquely American, ideals. Kurth dates the creation of the American empire to the morning of September 2nd, 1945, when General Douglas MacArthur, at the head of the representatives of the Allied Forces, received the surrender of the representatives of the Empire of Japan."--

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An Empire Gained but Not Yet Lost

by robertknight4@gmail.com (WorldCat user published 2020-05-12) Excellent Permalink

James Kurth's "An American Way of Empire" challenges readers to see the United States in a broader perspective -- as a brief, powerful empire that may be a victim of its own misconceptions of its ruling elites about the nature and uses of power.  Prof. Kurth is at his best in the chapters...
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