America's Half-Century: United States Foreign Policy in the Cold War and After / Edition 2 available in Paperback
Did the United States "win" the Cold War? In its self-congratulatory euphoria, argues Thomas McCormick in this new edition of his highly acclaimed study, America neglected a twenty-year process of political and economic devolutionthe real threat to global peace and prosperity. Revised andupdated through 1993, it describes how the end of the Cold War affected the United States's global role as well as suggesting what possibilities lie ahead for a restructured world-system.
About the Author
Thomas J. McCormick is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His Books include China Market.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An incredible book for those interested in American foreign policy. I should say, though, that the book is clearly written for a graduate student or scholar. It is dense and dry - but makes an incredibly important point: America's power is weakening because of its continued investment in military expenditures instead of economic advancements. I think this book is a must read for any future American political, military or business leader.