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 ask other readers questions about The Short American Centuryplease sign up. 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.
Robert rated it really liked it Mar 29, Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Bacevich makes clear, that century has now ended, the victim of wmerican miscalculation, military misadventures, and economic decline. Aug 28, Jennifer rated it really liked it. bacebich
The Short American Century: A Postmortem by Andrew J. Bacevich
All the chapters are exceptional. Refresh and try again. Instead, advocates of ever-I creasing military spending will join interventionists, promising that this time, unlike the last, some proposed U. 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. Want to Read saving….
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The Short American Century
He holds a Ph. An impressive compilation of thought-pieces that challenge the notion that the last century was truly “the American Century”. Jan 26, Kaiti aerican it really liked it Shelves: Bacevich, seven historians cenutry Traci – The Reading Geek rated it liked it Nov 17, Jackson Lears Professor of History at Rutgers. Rich rated it liked it Oct 29, Makes a number of excellent points that convince me that the American Century is over, if it ever existed.
The book aspires to be much more than a series of polemics, and it is very americaan. James rated it liked it Feb 19, Andrew Cooke rated it it was amazing Oct 14, Bjc rated it really liked it Jul 06, As long as Americans believe such pledges, they will remain oblivious to the lessons and consequences of persisting in Luce’s dream–a dream that was, after all, conjured up in order to persuade them to go to war.
Race and America’s Long War. You could not be signed in. That is the question this important volume answers.
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Achievement and failure, wisdom and folly, calculation and confusion all make their appearance vacevich essays that touch on topics as varied as internationalism teh empire, race and religion, consumerism and globalization.
Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. Bacevich makes clear, that century has now ended, the victim of strategic miscalculation, military misadventures, and economic decline.
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What caused its premature demise? 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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