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The short American century : a postmortem

Author: Andrew J Bacevich
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Declares "the American century", the name Henry Luce gave to an era of American prosperity beginning in 1941, dead, and collects essays explaining what the American century was and meant, and why many believe it has met a premature demise.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Henry Robinson Luce; Henry Robinson Luce
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew J Bacevich
ISBN: 9780674064454 0674064453
OCLC Number: 747331941
Description: 287 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Life at the dawn of the American century / Andrew J. Bacevich --
The origins and uses of American hyperpower / David M. Kennedy --
Consuming the American century / Emily S. Rosenberg --
The problem of color and democracy / Nikhil Pal Singh --
Pragmatic realism vs. the American century / T.J. Jackson Lears --
Toward transnationalism / Akira Iriye --
From the American century to globalization / Jeffry A. Frieden --
Illusions of an American century / Walter Lafeber --
The heavenly city of business / Eugene Mccarraher --
Not so different after all / Andrew J. Bacevich.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew J. Bacevich.

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Writing in "Life" magazine in February 1941, Henry Luce memorably announced the arrival of The American Century. The phrase caught on, as did the belief that America's moment was at hand. In this  Read more...

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