Wilson's Ghost: Reducing The Risk Of Conflict, Killing, And Catastrophe In The 21st Century

Wilson's Ghost: Reducing The Risk Of Conflict, Killing, And Catastrophe In The 21st Century

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by Robert S. McNamara, James Blight
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1586481436

ISBN-13: 9781586481438

Pub. Date: 06/19/2003

Publisher: PublicAffairs

With Wilson's Ghost, Robert S. McNamara and James G. Blight deliver an impassioned plea and a decisive and multi-faceted program for making the 21st century a more peaceful century than the last. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the war that has followed, have made their argument even more imperative. In a provocative synthesis of the pragmatic,

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With Wilson's Ghost, Robert S. McNamara and James G. Blight deliver an impassioned plea and a decisive and multi-faceted program for making the 21st century a more peaceful century than the last. The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the war that has followed, have made their argument even more imperative. In a provocative synthesis of the pragmatic, historical, and philosophical arguments for avoiding war and achieving a sustainable peace, McNamara and Blight put forth a plan for realizing Woodrow Wilson's dream. The plan begins with a moral imperative that establishes the reduction of human carnage as a major goal of foreign policy across the globe, and details the necessity of adopting new policies to support that goal. McNamara and Blight argue that now is the time for a radical approach to reducing the risk of human carnage, and they demonstrate why we cannot afford to fail in this effort.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586481438
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
06/19/2003
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,038,041
Product dimensions:
0.76(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Editionxi
A Note from Robert McNamaraxiii
A 21st-Century Manifesto: Choose Life over Deathxvii
Prologue: Wilson's Tragedy, and Ours3
1A Radical Agenda: The U.S. Role in Global Security in the 21st Century17
2Preventing Great Power Conflict: Bringing Russia and China in from the Cold59
3Reducing Communal Killing: Intervention in "Dangerous, Troubled, Failed, Murderous States"113
4Avoiding Nuclear Catastrophe: Moving Steadily and Safely to a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World169
5Reducing Human Carnage: An Agenda for the 21st Century217
Epilogue: Listening to Wilson's Ghost227
Afterword to the Paperback Edition: Wilson's Ghost in the Post-9/11 World231
Notes277
Acknowledgments303
About the Authors307
Index309

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