The Peace of Illusions: American Grand Strategy from 1940 to the Present (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs Series) / Edition 1

The Peace of Illusions: American Grand Strategy from 1940 to the Present (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs Series) / Edition 1

by Christopher Layne
     
 

In a provocative book about American hegemony, Christopher Layne outlines his belief that U.S. foreign policy has been consistent in its aims for more than sixty years and that the current Bush administration clings to mid-twentieth-century tactics—to...See more details below

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In a provocative book about American hegemony, Christopher Layne outlines his belief that U.S. foreign policy has been consistent in its aims for more than sixty years and that the current Bush administration clings to mid-twentieth-century tactics—to...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801437137
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2006
Series:
Cornell Studies in Security Affairs Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Theory, History, and U.S. Grand Strategy

2. World War II and the Foundations of American Global Hegemony

3. U.S. Grand Strategy and the Soviet Union, 1945-1953

4. The Open Door and American Hegemony in Western Europe

5. The Containment of Europe: American Hegemony and European Responses

6. Liberal Ideology and U.S. Grand Strategy

7. The End of the Unipolar Era

8. The Strategy of Offshore Balancing

Conclusion

Notes

Index

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