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A stunningly insightful account of the global political and economic system, sustained first by Britain and now by America, that has created the modern world.

The key to the two countries' predominance, Mead argues, lies in the individualistic ideology inherent in the Anglo-American religion. Over the years Britain and America's liberal democratic system has been repeatedly challeged—by Catholic Spain and Louis XIV, the Nazis, communists, and Al Qaeda—and for the most part, it has prevailed. But the current conflicts in the Middle East threaten to change that record unless we foster a deeper understanding of the conflicts between the liberal world system and its foes.

About the Author

Walter Russell Mead, the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, is the author of Mortal Splendor and Special Providence, which won the Lionel Gelber Award for best book on international affairs in English for the year 2002. He is a contributing editor to The Los Angeles Times; has written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker; and is a regular reviewer of books on the United States for Foreign Affairs. Mr. Mead also lectures regularly on American foreign policy. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375713736
Subtitle:
Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World
Author:
Mead, Walter Russell
Publisher:
Vintage
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Great Britain Foreign relations.
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
history;economics;usa
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20081014
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.02x5.22x.99 in. .75 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
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History and Social Science » US History » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » England » General

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