Synopses & Reviews
In The New American Empire, leading authorities on U.S. foreign policy examine the historical underpinnings of the new American unilateralism. Offering an accessible, critical overview of U.S. policy in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East, they assess both the distinct continuities between past and present U.S. policy, as well as what makes the current administration’s policies dramatically different. The essays also reveal how those policies serve the ends of favored groups for whom imperialism pays both ideologically and materially.
Both an essential historical primer on America’s new imperial role and a thorough dissection of the Bush administration’s foreign policy objectives, The New American Empire is sure to become a touchstone for understanding America’s role in the twenty-first-century world.
Contributors include: Michael Adas, John Dower, Lloyd Gardner, Carole Gluck, Gregory Grandin, Thomas McCormick, Mary Nolan, John Prados, Edward Rhodes, and Marilyn Young.
- The lessons for today of American imperialism in the Philippines
- The American Reconstruction of Japan as a faulty contemporary model
- The way Cold War policies operate in the absence of the "Evil Empire"
- How the Iraq was has been portrayed on American television
- The erosion of America's social compact with Europe
- Anti-Americanism and Anti-Europeanism
- Bush's flawed moral crusade
About the Author
Lloyd C. Gardner is professor emeritus of history at Rutgers University. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including The Long Road to Baghdad
, Three Kings
, The Road to Tahrir Square
, and Killing Machine
, and a co-editor, with Marilyn B. Young, of The New American Empire
and Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam
, all published by The New Press. He lives in Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Marilyn B. Young is a professor of history at New York University. She is a co-editor (with Lloyd C. Gardner) of The New American Empire: A 21st Century Teach-In on U.S. Foreign Policy and Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam: Or, How Not to Learn from the Past and (with Yuki Tanaka) of Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth-Century History, all published by The New Press. She lives in New York City.