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America's global influence

Author: Noël Merino
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2012.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Secondary (senior high) school : English
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Presents essays with opposing viewpoints on how America has used its influence to achieve a global position through a mix of hard power and soft power.
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Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noël Merino
ISBN: 9780737757071 9780737757088 0737757078 0737757086
OCLC Number: 707965507
Description: 238 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Ch 1. What are some criticisms of America's global influence? : The George W. Bush administration caused a decline in America's reputation worldwide / John Shattuck --
The Barack Obama administration has improved America's reputation worldwide / Pew Research Center --
Belief in American exceptionalism should be conserved and celebrated / Richard Lowry, Ramesh Ponnuru --
Belief in American exceptionalism is naïve and dangerous / Damon Linker --
American leadership in the world should involve partnership / Bruce Jones, Carlos Pascual, Stephen John Stedman --
America should not share sovereignty with other nations / John Bolton. Ch 2. Is US military intervention around the globe good for America? : US military power must be maintained for current and future interventions / Robert Kagan --
US military power should be restrained and interventions avoided / Harvey M. Sapolsky, Benjamin H. Friedman, Eugene Gholz, Daryl G. Press --
Success in the Afghanistan war is necessary to protect America's reputation / Peter Brookes --
Continuing the war in Afghanistan will harm America's reputation / Doug Bandow --
The United States should promote democracy to remain powerful / John M. Owen IV --
The United States should not promote democracy in the Islamic world / Andrew C. McCarthy. Ch 3. Are current US economic policies a good use of America's global influence? : Economic sanctions on Iran are effective and should be increased / James Phillips --
Economic sanctions on Iran are ineffective and should be decreased / Joy Gordon --
US foreign aid does more harm than good / Ian Vasquez --
US foreign aid is effective and should not be cut / Laurie A. Garrett. Ch 4. What is the global impact of American culture? : American culture is no longer the dominant culture in the world / Richard Pells --
The widespread export of American culture leads to anti-Americanism / The Economist --
The existence of a uniform global material culture masks differences / Luis Martinez-Fernandez --
The export of American culture is increasingly harming America's reputation / Mortimer B. Zuckerman --
America could improve its image by exporting finer cultural entertainment / Martha Bayles.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Noël Merino, book editor.

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Presents essays with opposing viewpoints on how America has used its influence to achieve a global position through a mix of hard power and soft power.

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