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Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk

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Arresting. . . . Mead has earned a deserved reputation as one of the country's liveliest thinkers about America’s role in the world. . . . His ending dazzles. -The New York Times Book Review

Ambitious . . . a new grand strategy for the United States . . . illuminated by a bolt of rhetorical lightning. -The Washington Post

A serious and comprehensive survey of of the American situation. –Los Angeles Times Book Review

Heartening words, indeed, for those who wonder about American efforts abroad. -The New York Sun

“Deep and provocative. . . . Indispensable to anyone trying to formulate a sensible foreign policy in light of the new threats facing America, and the new power it finds in its hands. -The National Review

A] comprehensive approach to American foreign policy, one that considers not merely the terrorist challenge but the economic angle as well. -The Weekly Standard

Power, Terror, Peace, and War gives clarity to our understanding of America's current imperialistic power. -Esquire

In so accurately describing the world we now live in, this book helps point the way forward. –The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

A splendid work. . . . Mead's] even-handed and candid assessment of our foreign policy-past and present–is informed, perceptive and valuable. -Henry A. Kissinger

The author should be congratulated for his courage…. Mead writes brilliantly about the French pratfalls on the eve of the Iraq War and] ends on a high note of American noblesse oblige to the rest of the world. -National Interest

An intellectually subtle, historically significant, and politically savvy discourse on America's role in the world. The product of a truly creative mind, Mead’s elegant and most timely essay should be read by everyone concerned about this country's destiny. -Zbigniew Brzezinski

Powerful. . . . An excellent explanatory work. . . . Well worth both the read and then the serious reflection. -Decatur Daily

With this book, Walter Mead cements his position as one of the leading thinkers on U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. In this truly important work, he cuts through noisy debate to identify the new realities and the steps we must take to forge effective policy. -Leslie H. Gelb, President Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations

This powerful book should rank with the best of historical analysis and] stay on your shelf a long time. . . . It looms large in thoughtful historical perspective and analysis. -Santa Fe New Mexican

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Synopsis:

Walter Russell Mead, the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, is the

Synopsis:

An authority on foreign affairs takes a timely and incisive look at the foreign policy of the Bush administration and how it differs from America's historic approach to global issues, analyzing its repercussions both at home and abroad and presenting a definitive plan for the steps that the U.S. must take before the war on terror spins out of control. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

International affairs expert and award-winning author of Special Providence Walter Russell Mead here offers a remarkably clear-eyed account of American foreign policy and the challenges it facespost-September 11.Starting with what America represents to the world community, Mead argues that throughout its history it has been guided by a coherent set of foreign policy objectives. He places the record ofthe Bush administration in the context of America's historical relations with its allies and foes. And he takes a hard look at the international scene-from despair and decay in the Arab world to tumultin Africa and Asia-and lays out a brilliant framework for tailoring America's grand strategy to our current and future threats. Balanced, persuasive, and eminently sensible, Power, Terror, Peace, and War is a work of extraordinary significance on the role of the United States in the world today.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The American Crisis

Part One: The American Project

One: No Angel in Our Whirlwind

Two: The Shape of American Power

Three: Hegemonic Power and Harmonic Convergence

Part Two: The Gathering Storm

Four: Faulty Towers

Five: The Decline of Fordism and the Challenge to American Power

Six: Bush, the Neocons, and the American Revival

Part Three: Revival in Action

Seven: The Foreign Policy of the Bush Administration

Eight: Where Bush Is Right

Nine: Where Angels Fear to Tread

Part Four: The Future of American Foreign Policy

Ten: Fighting Terror

Eleven: Reconstructing the American Project

Afterword

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307427311
Subtitle:
America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Creator:
Walter Russell Mead
Author:
Mead, Walter Russell
Author:
Walter Russell Mead
Subject:
Political Science : International Relations - General
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Internati
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Foreign relations
Subject:
War on Terrorism, 2001-
Subject:
United States Foreign relations.
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Subject:
US History-Foreign Policy
Subject:
Politics | International Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050614
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
238

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Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk
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Product details 238 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307427311 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Walter Russell Mead, the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, is the
"Synopsis" by , An authority on foreign affairs takes a timely and incisive look at the foreign policy of the Bush administration and how it differs from America's historic approach to global issues, analyzing its repercussions both at home and abroad and presenting a definitive plan for the steps that the U.S. must take before the war on terror spins out of control. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , International affairs expert and award-winning author of Special Providence Walter Russell Mead here offers a remarkably clear-eyed account of American foreign policy and the challenges it facespost-September 11.Starting with what America represents to the world community, Mead argues that throughout its history it has been guided by a coherent set of foreign policy objectives. He places the record ofthe Bush administration in the context of America's historical relations with its allies and foes. And he takes a hard look at the international scene-from despair and decay in the Arab world to tumultin Africa and Asia-and lays out a brilliant framework for tailoring America's grand strategy to our current and future threats. Balanced, persuasive, and eminently sensible, Power, Terror, Peace, and War is a work of extraordinary significance on the role of the United States in the world today.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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