The Short American Century has 61 ratings and 9 reviews. Sam said: Exceptional compilation of essays/chapters such as Pragmatic Realism versus the Ameri. The Short American Century: A Postmortem. Ed. by Andrew J. Bacevich. ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, pp. $). Andrew J. Bacevich, who’s been described as “the single most respected the motivation behind The Short American Century: A Postmortem.
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To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. General theme of American exceptionalism, how it started, how it was reinforced throughout the 20th Century, and how it is blinding us in the current day. An Environmental History since The book aspires to be much more than a series of polemics, and it is very successful.
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He holds a Ph. William Newman rated it it was amazing Mar 05, In this volume, edited by Boston University’s Andrew J.
The Short American Century: A Postmortem by Andrew J. Bacevich
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, retired shlrt the U. To ask other readers questions about The Short American Centuryplease sign up. Bjc rated it really liked it Jul 06, Pam Andrewson rated it liked it Sep 29, Published March 19th by Harvard University Press.
Andrew Cooke rated it it was amazing Oct 14, Jun 20, Rachel rated it it was ok Shelves: Michael Madewell rated it really liked it Feb 07, Rich rated it liked it Oct 29, As the United States grapples with protracted wars, daunting economic uncertainty, and pressing questions about exactly what role it should play in a rapidly changing world, understanding where the nation has been and how it got where it is today is critical.
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Jun 18, The American Conservative added it Shelves: Bacevich makes clear, that century has now ended, the victim of strategic miscalculation, military misadventures, and economic decline.
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The Short American Century: A Postmortem
Recommend for study and thoughts engage especially. More interesting than I thought – it was more an examination of the social forces that have shaped the last centu I am skeptical of this book.
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Sign In or Create an Account. Evonne Amedican rated it it was amazing May 25, As the United States grapples with protracted wars, daunting economic uncertainty, and pressing questions about exactly what role it should play in a rapidly changing world, understanding where the nation has been and how it got where it is today is critical.
Instead, advocates of ever-I baceich military spending will join interventionists, promising that this time, unlike the last, some proposed Centugy. The Short American Century: As summarized in Bacevich’s short chapter at the end of the book where he states that “To further indulge old illusions of the United States presiding over and directing the course of history will not only impede the ability of Americans to understand the world and themselves but may well pose a positive danger to both.
The Short American Century
James rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Makes a number of excellent points that convince me that the American Century is over, if it ever existed. Oct 26, Andrew rated it really liked it. Books by Andrew J.
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