The Ambiguous Legacy: U.S. Foreign Relations in the 'American Century'

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Michael Hogan, Michael J. Hogan
Cambridge University Press, 13 nov. 1999 - 534 sidor
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.

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Introduction
1
The American Century
11
Making the World Safe for Democracy in the American Century
30
Empire by Invitation in the American Century
52
America and the Twentieth Century Continuity and Change
92
The Idea of the National Interest
120
The Tension between Democracy and Capitalism during the American Century
152
The American Century From Sarajevo to Sarajevo
183
Race from Power US Foreign Policy and the General Crisis of White Supremacy
302
Immigrants and Frontiersmen Two Traditions in American Foreign Policy
337
Partisan Politics and foreign Policy in the American Century
356
Philanthropy and Diplomacy in the American Century
378
A Century of NGOs
416
Consuming Women Images of Americanization in the American Century
437
The Empire of the Fun or Talkin Soviet Union Blues The Sound of Freedom and US Cultural Hegemony in Europe
463
American Empire and Cultural Imperialism A View from the Receiving End
500

East Asia in Henry Luces American Century
232
The American Century and the Third World
279

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