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Both an essential historical primer on America's new imperial role and a thorough dissection of the Bush administration's foreign policy objectives, in The New American Empire is sure to become a touchstone for understanding America's role in the twenty-first-century world.
Contributors include: Michael Adas, John Dower, Lloyd Gardner, Carole Gluck, Gregory Grandin, Thomas McCormick, Mary Nolan, John Prados, Edward Rhodes, and Marilyn Young.
|Introduction : an American empire? : the problems of frontiers and peace in twenty-first-century politics|
|1||Present at the culmination : an empire of righteousness?||3|
|3||The drums of war||50|
|4||American hegemony and European autonomy, 1989-2003 : one framework for understanding the war in Iraq||75|
|5||Anti-Americanism and anti-Europeanism||113|
|6||Iraq is not Arabic for Nicaragua : Central America and the rise of the new right||135|
|7||Improving on the civilizing mission? : assumptions of United States exceptionalism in the colonization of the Philippines||153|
|8||Occupation : a warning from history||182|
|9||Japan and the United States in re-imperial times||198|
|10||Onward, liberal soldiers? : the crusading logic of Bush's grand strategy and what is wrong with it||227|
|11||A most interesting empire||253|