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Masters of illusion : American leadership in the media age

Author: Steven Rosefielde; Daniel Quinn Mills
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
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The United States will confront a series of fundamental challenges through the middle of the twenty-first century. Using a theory of economic systems to gauge present and future global conflicts, Steven Rosefielde and D. Quinn Mills see the challenges as posed sequentially by terrorism, Russia, China, and the European Union. In the cases of terrorism, Russia, and China, Western leaders appreciate aspects of these  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Rosefielde; Daniel Quinn Mills
ISBN: 0521857449 9780521857444
OCLC Number: 64098445
Description: xxvii, 540 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A world wounded --
Long-term economic realism --
"Smooth comforts false" --
the illusions that confuse us --
Towers of illusion: dysfunctional behaviors --
Mythomaniacs: the sources of our illusions --
Champions of freedom or imperialists: how we're perceived --
We're different now --
The economic roots of American power --
Economic disparities among nations --
Geopolitical aspirations of the nations --
A witch's brew of troubles: the next big wars --
The Middle East --
Strategic independence: an ounce of prevention --
America as mature superpower --
The dangers of overreach --
The transatlantic trap --
The middle course --
How public culture inhibits presidential leadership --
Choosing a great president --
Master of illusions.
Responsibility: Steven Rosefielde, D. Quinn Mills.
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Masters of Illusion provides a vigorous assessment of the forces that will buffet the United States and the global order over the next half century. The analysis differs radically from other  Read more...

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