America's Global Influence

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Overview


Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; ; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model…not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737757088
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 10/21/2011
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Are Some Criticisms of America's Global Influence?

Chapter Preface 19

1 The George W. Bush Administration Caused a Decline in America's Reputation Worldwide John Shattuck 22

2 The Barack Obama Administration Has Improved America's Reputation Worldwide Pew Research Center 34

3 Belief in American Exceptionalism Should Be Conserved and Celebrated Richard Lowry Ramesh Ponnuru 41

4 Belief in American Exceptionalism Is Naïve and Dangerous Damon Linker 52

5 American Leadership in the World Should Involve Partnership Bruce Jones Carlos Pascual Stephen John Stedman 60

6 America Should Not Share Sovereignty with Other Nations John Bolton 69

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 79

Chapter 2 Is US Military Intervention Around the Globe Good for America?

Chapter Preface 81

1 US Military Power Must Be Maintained for Current and Future Interventions Robert Kagan 83

2 US Military Power Should Be Restrained and Interventions Avoided Harvey M. Sapolsky Benjamin H. Friedman Eugene Gholz Daryl G. Press 94

3 Success in the Afghanistan War Is Necessary to Protect America's Reputation Peter Brookes 105

4 Continuing the War in Afghanistan Will Harm America's Reputation Doug Bandow 114

5 The United States Should Promote Democracy to Remain Powerful John M. Owen IV 123

6 The United States Should Not PromoteDemocracy in the Islamic World Andrew C. McCarthy 134

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 146

Chapter 3 Are Current US Economic Policies a Good Use of America's Global Influence?

Chapter Preface 148

1 Economic Sanctions on Iran Are Effective and Should Be Increased James Phillips 150

2 Economic Sanctions on Iran Are Ineffective and Should Be Decreased Joy Gordon 157

3 US Foreign Aid Does More Harm Than Good Ian Vasquez 163

4 US Foreign Aid Is Effective and Should Not Be Cut Laurie A. Garrett 172

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 179

Chapter 4 What Is the Global Impact of American Culture?

Chapter Preface 181

1 American Culture Is No Longer the Dominant Culture in the World Richard Pells 183

2 The Widespread Export of American Culture Leads to Anti-Americanism: The Economist 190

3 The Existence of a Uniform Global Material Culture Masks Differences Luis Martinez-Fernandez 196

4 The Export of American Culture Is Increasingly Harming America's Reputation Mortimer B. Zuckerman 203

5 America Could Improve Its Image by Exporting Finer Cultural Entertainment Martha Bayles 208

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 215

For Further Discussion 216

Organizations to Contact 218

Bibliography of Books 224

Index 227

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