The Fourth Power: A Grand Strategy for the United States in the Twenty-First Century: An Essay on the Power of America's Principles

The Fourth Power: A Grand Strategy for the United States in the Twenty-First Century: An Essay on the Power of America's Principles

by Gary Hart

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The Fourth Power: A Grand Strategy for the United States in the Twenty-First Century: An Essay on the Power of America's Principles by Gary Hart

Today, even as America asserts itself globally, it lacks a grand strategy to replace "containment of communism." In this short, sharp book, Gary Hart outlines a new grand strategy, one directing America's powers to the achievement of its large purposes. Central to this strategy is the power of American ideals, what Hart calls "the fourth power." Constitutional liberties, representative government, press freedom—these and other democratic principles, attractive to peoples worldwide, constitute a resource that may prove as important to national security and the national interest in this dangerous new century as traditional military, economic and political might.

A bracing vision of an America responsive to a full spectrum of global challenges, The Fourth Power calls for a deeper understanding both of the threats we face and the profound strengths at our disposal to fight them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195300857
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/28/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Former U.S. senator Gary Hart (D-Colorado) is author of thirteen books and a leading expert on national security and American foreign policy. A longtime member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, an international lawyer who has traveled to the former Soviet Union over 100 times, Hart recently completed a three-year assignment as co-chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century, a body that before 9/11 both warned of a massive stateside attack and recommended the creation of a homeland security department. Hart has taught at Yale, University of California, and Oxford University, where he earned a D.Phil. in Politics in 2001.

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