Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter with the World Since 1776
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1997 - 286 страница
Taking up the torch of George Kennan, Pulitzer Prize winner Walter McDougall proposes nothing less than to cleanse the vocabulary of our post-Cold War debate on America's place in world affairs. Looking back over two centuries, he draws a striking contrast between America as a Promised Land, a vision inspired by the "Old Testament" of our diplomatic wisdom through the nineteenth century, and the contrary vision of America as a Crusader State, which inspired the "New Testament" of our foreign policy beginning at the time of the Spanish-American War and reaching its fulfillment in Vietnam. To this day, these two visions and these two testaments battle for control of the way America sees its role in the world.
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Too bad G W Bush and his buddies had not read this before making that fatal area in Iraq after 9/11. I read it after a visit to the Lyndon Johnson library in Austin and his home further south. Listening to the recorded telephone conversations about the quagmire Vietnam was becoming. Прочитајте целу рецензију
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If American diplomacy can seem confusing to foreigners, that is because it partakes of eight different traditions, suggests Pulitzer Prizewinning historian McDougall (Univ. of Pennsylvania; Let the ... Прочитајте целу рецензију
The American Bible of Foreign Affairs I
PART I OUR OLD TESTAMENT
Unilateralism or Isolationism so called
The American System or Monroe Doctrine so called
Expansionism or Manifest Destiny so called
OUR NEW TESTAMENT
Wilsonianism or Liberal Internationalism so called