Seize the Moment: America's Challenge in a One-Superpower World

Seize the Moment: America's Challenge in a One-Superpower World

by Richard M. Nixon

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In another cogent analysis of U.S. foreign policy (see his 1999: Victory Without War , LJ 6/1/88), Nixon argues that the end of the Cold War doesn't justify a renewed U.S. isolationism. He counsels the ``world's lone superpower'' to seize the opportunity to insure its vital interests by distinguishing between its critical and peripheral interests, then matching its capabilities and national will to its identified needs. While debunking the view that the U.S. has peaked as a world power, Nixon is critical of ``fight every foe'' idealism and ``woolly-headed'' overexpectations of the United Nations in an economically interdependent 21st century world. Viewing human rights as a priority (critical but not strategic) and warning of the continued need for military power and strategic arms control, Nixon brings his substantial experience, travels, and conversations with world leaders to bear in chapters on the Soviet Union, Europe, the Pacific Triangle, the Muslim world, and the Southern Hemisphere (Asia, Africa, and Latin America). Highly recommended.-- Frank Kessler, Missouri Western State Coll., St. Joseph

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