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The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone
     

The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone

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by Joseph S. Nye
 

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ISBN-10: 0195161106

ISBN-13: 9780195161106

Pub. Date: 05/01/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Not since the Roman Empire has any nation had as much economic, cultural, and military power as the United States does today. Yet, as has become all too evident through the terrorist attacks of September 11th and the impending threat of the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran, that power is not enough to solve global problems—like terrorism, environmental

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Not since the Roman Empire has any nation had as much economic, cultural, and military power as the United States does today. Yet, as has become all too evident through the terrorist attacks of September 11th and the impending threat of the acquisition of nuclear weapons by Iran, that power is not enough to solve global problems—like terrorism, environmental degradation, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction—without involving other nations. Here Joseph S. Nye, Jr. focuses on the rise of these and other new challenges and explains clearly why America must adopt a more cooperative engagement with the rest of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195161106
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2003
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,324,801
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
1. The American Colossus
2. The Information Revolution
3. Globalization
4. The Home Front
5. Redefining the National Interest
Notes
Index

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The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I chose this book as a basis for trying to understand why countries dislike America. This book attempts to explain the complexity of American Power and hegemony around the world. I found the book to be well written, easy to read, and informative. It definately allows one to explore the types of power and influence that America has created over the past century and perhaps sheds light on possible reasons for dislike of America by other countries. Definately a book for policy makers to read and understand for Universal Culture on a global scale.