Masters of Illusion: American Leadership in the Media Age

Masters of Illusion: American Leadership in the Media Age

by Steven Rosefielde, D. Quinn Mills
     
 

Assesses the forces that will buffet the United States and the global order through 2050.See more details below

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Assesses the forces that will buffet the United States and the global order through 2050.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521857444
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/31/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. National Security in the New Age: 1. A world wounded; 2. Long-term economic realism; Part II. American Public Culture and the World: 3. 'Smooth comforts false' - the illusions that confuse us; 4. Towers of illusion: dysfunctional behaviors; 5. Mythomaniacs: the sources of our illusions; Part III. American Public Culture and Ourselves: 6. Champions of freedom or imperialists: how we're perceived; 7. We're different now; Part IV. The Reconfiguration of National Wealth and Power: 8. The economic roots of American power; 9. Economic disparities amongst nations; 10. Geopolitical aspirations of the nations; Part V. Vortexes of Danger: 11. A Witch's brew of troubles: the next big wars; 12. The Middle East; Part VI. The American Response: 13. Strategic independence: an ounce of prevention; 14. America as mature superpower; Part VII. Leading Toward Peace: 15. The dangers of overreach; 16. The transatlantic trap; 17. The middle course; Part VIII. American Presidential Leadership: 18. How public culture inhibits presidential leadership; 19. Choosing a great president; 20. Masters of illusions; Endnotes.

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