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The Ambiguous Legacy : U.S. Foreign Relations in the 'American Century' - Michael J. Hogan

The Ambiguous Legacy

U.S. Foreign Relations in the 'American Century'

By: Michael J. Hogan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 15th April 2000
ISBN: 9780521779777
Number Of Pages: 552

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This timely collection of essays offers one of the first serious efforts to assess the record of American foreign policy over the course of the twentieth century. The essays comprise the work of political scientists as well as historians, conservatives as well as liberals, foreign scholars as well as Americans. Taking off from Henry Luce's vision of an "American century," the authors discuss such important topics as the American conception of the national interest, the tension between democracy and capitalism, the U. S. role in both the developed and underdeveloped worlds, party politics and foreign policy, the significance of race in American foreign relations, and the cultural impact of American diplomacy on the world at large. The result is a lively collection of essays by authors who often disagree but who nonetheless provide the reader with keen insights about the past and provocative views of the future.

'... a lively collection of essays by authors who often disagree but who nonetheless provide the reader with keen insights about the past and provocative views of the future.' Journal of the European Association of American Studies

The Authorsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
"The American Century"p. 11
Making the World Safe for Democracy in the American Centuryp. 30
"Empire by Invitation" in the American Centuryp. 52
America and the Twentieth Century: Continuity and Changep. 92
The Idea of the National Interestp. 120
The Tension between Democracy and Capitalism during the American Centuryp. 152
The American Century: From Sarajevo to Sarajevop. 183
East Asia in Henry Luce's "American Century"p. 232
The American Century and the Third Worldp. 279
Race from Power: U.S. Foreign Policy and the General Crisis of "White Supremacy"p. 302
Immigrants and Frontiersmen: Two Traditions in American Foreign Policyp. 337
Partisan Politics and Foreign Policy in the American Centuryp. 356
Philanthropy and Diplomacy in the American Centuryp. 378
A Century of NGOsp. 416
Consuming Women: Images of Americanization in the "American Century"p. 437
The Empire of the Fun, or Talkin' Soviet Union Blues: The Sound of Freedom and U.S. Cultural Hegemony in Europep. 463
American Empire and Cultural Imperialism: A View from the Receiving Endp. 500
Indexp. 521
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ISBN: 9780521779777
ISBN-10: 0521779774
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 552
Published: 15th April 2000
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.91 x 15.32  x 3.15
Weight (kg): 0.74