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The American way of strategy

Author: Michael Lind
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Americans are unlikely to lose their cherished rights because of a military coup or a foreign conquest, writes Michael Lind. The more plausible and frightening scenario is one in which foreign danger forces Americans themselves to jettison their way of life, sacrificing liberty to ensure security. To prevent this scenario from happening is the real purpose of American strategy. In The American Way of Strategy, Lind  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lind, Michael, 1962-
American way of strategy.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2006005502
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lind
ISBN: 9780198042143 0198042140 0195308379 9780195308372 1280846690 9781280846694 1429438673 9781429438674
OCLC Number: 79640080
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 294 pages)
Contents: Defending the American way of life --
The American way of strategy --
Independence, unity, and the American way of life --
Averting a balance of power in North America : power politics and American expansion --
Why the United States fought in World War I --
World War II and the American way of life --
The Cold War --
The cold peace --
U.S. hegemony and the American way of life --
A concert of power --
American strategy in the Asian century --
The American way of military strategy --
The American way of trade --
The world order which we seek.
Responsibility: Michael Lind.


Tracing the history of American foreign policy, this book argues that successive US leaders have understood that the purpose of grand strategy is to ensure not only the physical defence of the people  Read more...


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What the pursuit of hegemony really guarantees, Lind argues most persuasively, is national bankruptcy, an imperial presidency, the erosion of our freedoms and diversion of previous resources...'The Read more...

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