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The Next American Century: Essays in Honor of Richard G. Lugar

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With 40 years in public service, and 23 years on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, Richard Lugar's career and views are of particular interest today, when the U.S. must be particularly careful to choose a wise course of foreign policy. In this collection of essays, distinguished scholars, government officials, public servants and businessmen honor the man who sees Teddy Roosevelt's 'big stick...not as a substitute for good sense, but an expression of it,' in addition to analyzing the U.S.'s responsibilities...

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Overview

With 40 years in public service, and 23 years on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, Richard Lugar's career and views are of particular interest today, when the U.S. must be particularly careful to choose a wise course of foreign policy. In this collection of essays, distinguished scholars, government officials, public servants and businessmen honor the man who sees Teddy Roosevelt's 'big stick...not as a substitute for good sense, but an expression of it,' in addition to analyzing the U.S.'s responsibilities and possible courses of action in the Middle East, in building democratic allies, in using intelligence, and much more.

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Editorial Reviews

George Bush
My respect and high regard for Dick Lugar holds no bounds. I often sought Dick's counsel when faced with difficult foreign affairs problems. He is a good friend and a valued advisor.
Perspectives On Political Science
It offers both a thought-provoking set of policy prescriptions and a highly sophisticated but approachable assertion of the contemporary centrist view of these issues in official Washington.
George P. Shultz
No written words can pay adequate homage to Dick Lugar's contributions to our nation's foreign policy, but these are essays he will read and recommend—a high tribute.
Perspectives on Political Science
It offers both a thought-provoking set of policy prescriptions and a highly sophisticated but approachable assertion of the contemporary centrist view of these issues in official Washington.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742527881
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Edition number: 224
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey T. Bergner is president of the government relations firm Bergner, Bockorny, Castagnetti, Hawkins & Brain. Prior to that, he served as staff director of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and as chief of staff to Senator Richard Lugar. Dr. Bergner serves on a variety of not-for-profit boards including the Hudson Institute and the Asia Foundation. He is currently adjunct professor of national security studies at Georgetown University. He writes and speaks widely in the fields of politics, international affairs, and political thought.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Lugar Style Part 2 Setting the Course Chapter 3 Introductory Remarks: The Bases of National Strength Chapter 4 Natural and Human Resources Chapter 5 Leadership in the Global Economy Chapter 6 Building Democratic Friends Chapter 7 Fashioning a Bipartisan Foreign Policy Part 8 Challenges and Opportunities Chapter 9 Living With a New Europe Chapter 10 The United States and Asia in the Twenty-First Century Chapter 11 Defeating the Oil Weapon Chapter 12 The Americas: The Stakes and Challenges Chapter 13 Africa: Growth and Opportunity Part 14 The Road Ahead Chapter 15 The Threat of Terror Chapter 16 Intelligence and Its Uses Chapter 17 Shaping a Strong Military Chapter 18 A Global Coalition Against Terrorism Chapter 19 Responsibility and Foreign Affairs Part 20 A Foreign Policy Chronology of Richard G. Lugar Part 21 About the Contributors

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