To Lead the World: American Strategy after the Bush Doctrine by Melvyn P. Leffler | 9780195330984 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
To Lead the World: American Strategy after the Bush Doctrine

To Lead the World: American Strategy after the Bush Doctrine

by Melvyn P. Leffler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195330986

ISBN-13: 9780195330984

Pub. Date: 07/28/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

In To Lead the World, Melvyn P. Leffler and Jeffrey W. Legro bring together some of America's most esteemed writers and thinkers to offer concrete, historically grounded suggestions for how America can regain its standing in the world and use its power more wisely than it has during the Bush years. They address such issues as how the United States can regain its

Overview

In To Lead the World, Melvyn P. Leffler and Jeffrey W. Legro bring together some of America's most esteemed writers and thinkers to offer concrete, historically grounded suggestions for how America can regain its standing in the world and use its power more wisely than it has during the Bush years. They address such issues as how the United States can regain its respect in the world, respond to the biggest threats now facing the country, identify reasonable foreign policy goals, manage a growing debt burden, achieve greater national security, and successfully engage a host of other problems left unsolved and in many cases exacerbated by the Bush doctrine. Representing a wide range of perspectives, the writers gathered here place our current affairs firmly in the larger context of American and world history and draw on realistic appraisals of both the strengths and the limits of American power. They argue persuasively that the kind of leadership that made the United States a great and greatly admired nation in the past can be revitalized to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195330984
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents


Contributors     ix
Introduction   Melvyn P. Leffler   Jeffrey W. Legro     1
A Farewell to Geopolitics   Stephen Van Evera     11
End of Dreams, Return of History   Robert Kagan     36
Beyond Statecraft   Charles S. Maier     60
Liberal Order Building   G. John Ikenberry     85
Boss of Bosses   James Kurth     109
Legitimacy and Competence   Samantha Power     133
Two Concepts of Sovereignty   David M. Kennedy     157
A Shackled Hegemon   Barry Eichengreen   Douglas A. Irwin     181
Soft Talk, Big Stick   Francis Fukuyama     204
The Problem of Conjecture   Niall Ferguson     227
Dilemmas of Strategy   Melvyn P. Leffler   Jeffrey W. Legro     250
Index     277

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >