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The New American Empire: A 21st-Century Teach-In on U.S. Foreign Policy

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- The lessons for today of American imperialism in the Philippines<BR>- The American Reconstruction of Japan as a faulty contemporary model<BR>- The way Cold War policies operate in the absence of the "Evil Empire"<BR>- How the Iraq was has been portrayed on American television<BR>- The erosion of America's social compact with Europe<BR>- Anti-Americanism and Anti-Europeanism<BR>- Bush's flawed moral crusade

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In a book that grew out of teach-ins participated in by editors Gardner (history, Rutgers U.) and Young (history, New York U.) in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, American historians explore issues arising from earlier practices American empire and hegemony and apply the lessons to the possible outcomes of the US occupation of the Arab country. Eleven essays examine the rhetoric of empire; discuss relations between Europe and the United States in the context of differences over Iraq; consider Reagan's secret wars in Central America, US colonization of the Philippines, and the post-WWII occupation of Japan as analogies for the Iraq war; and assess the impact of the Bush war on international liberal institutions.
Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781565849051
Subtitle:
A 21st Century Teach In On U.s. Foreign Policy
Editor:
Gardner, Lloyd C.
Editor:
Gardner, Lloyd C.
Editor:
Young, Marilyn B.
Author:
Young, Marilyn Blatt
Author:
Gardner, Lloyd C.
Editor:
Young, Marilyn B.
Publisher:
New Press, The
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050101
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.88 x 6.13 in 14.6 oz

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