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Empire (Groundwork Guides)

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The United States presides over the most far-flung imperial system ever established. This thoughful study compares the American Empire to those of the past, finding much can be learned from the fates of the British, Roman, Chinese, Incan, and Aztec empires. Rome, like the U.S., was a military superpower. And just as Romes armies were stretched thin, so too are Americas — but Romes leaders eventually gave up on conquering Scotland. Will the U.S. do the same in Iraq? Laxer draws ominous parallels with the British, who discovered too late that empire building ultimately threatens the health of democracy at home. Documenting how the American Empire works and what it means to the rest of the world, Empire asks: Does the American Empire bring stability to a troubled world? Or, like its imperial predecessors, does it impose inequality and oppression on humanity? And what happens when an empire tumbles?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780888997074
Author:
Laxer, James
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Imperialism
Subject:
Military policy
Subject:
Social Science - Politics & Government
Subject:
United States Military policy.
Subject:
Children s-Peace and Justice
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series:
Groundwork Guides
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Maps, Charts, Tables throughout
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 5 oz
Age Level:
14-17

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