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America's mission : the United States and the worldwide struggle for democracy

Author: Tony Smith; Century Foundation.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Series: Princeton studies in international history and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Expanded edView all editions and formats
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America's Mission argues that the global strength and prestige of democracy today are due in large part to America's impact on international affairs. Tony Smith documents the extraordinary history of how American foreign policy has been used to try to promote democracy worldwide, an effort that enjoyed its greatest triumphs in the occupations of Japan and Germany but suffered huge setbacks in Latin America, Vietnam,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Smith; Century Foundation.
ISBN: 9780691154923 0691154929
OCLC Number: 761850840
Notes: "A Century Foundation book."
Description: xxii, 505 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The United States and the global struggle for democracy --
Part I: Liberal democratic internationalism and American foreign policy, 1898-1921. Democracy in the Philippines ; Wilson and democracy in Latin America ; Wilson and a world safe for democracy --
Part II: Liberal democratic internationalism, 1933-1947. FDR and world order : globalizing the Monroe Doctrine ; Democratizing Japan and Germany --
Part III: Liberal democratic internationalism and the Cold War, 1947-1977. Eisenhower and his legacy, 1953-1977 ; Kennedy's Alliance for Progress, 1961-1965 --
Part IV: Liberal democratic internationalism and the Cold War, 1977-1989. Carter's human rights campaign ; Reagan's democratic revolution --
Part V: Liberal internationalism after the Cold War. 1989-2012. After the Cold War : Wilsonianism resurgent? ; From "fortunate vagueness" to "democratic globalism," 1989-2008 ; Liberal internationalism from George W. Bush to Barack Obama --
Epilogue: The irony of American liberal internationalism --
Appendix: Notes on the study of the international origins of democracy.
Series Title: Princeton studies in international history and politics.
Other Titles: United States and the worldwide struggle for democracy
Responsibility: Tony Smith.

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