Positive Expectations of America's World Role: Historical Cycles of Realistic Idealism (Hardback)
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Positive Expectations of America's World Role: Historical Cycles of Realistic Idealism (Hardback)

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Hardback 506 Pages / Published: 02/04/1996
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This book looks at America's place in history. It displays the realistic idealism evident in American presidents, and apparent throughout American foreign policy and all of its changes. This book also explores the particular cyclical trends which have influenced policymakers and prepared America for its developing world position. The author looks at the faith of American leaders and how the expressions of their faith relate to the challenges of events of the time, and the cycle of America's mood and priorities. Klingberg stresses the importance of the stability of American idealism during the peaks and plateaus of influence in America. Focus is on the forming years of America as an independent nation (1776-1824), on Lincoln and Wilson, the time period after World War II, and in the declining stages of the Cold War. Contents: Introduction: American Traits, Beliefs, and Cycles; The Colonial Outlook: Providence and Moral Law (1587-1776); The Revolutionary Period: Independence and a Democratic Republic (1776-1824); Rounding Out the Nation: Liberty, Land and Spirit, 1824-1871; America's Rise as an Industrial World Power: The Enlightenment (1871-1918); World Crisis for Freedom: Revolution and Realism (1918/19 - 1966/67); Conclusion: America's Record and Outlook; Bibliography; Index.

Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761802624
Number of pages: 506
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 226 x 139 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
...a must for those who want to understand the motivations and thinking behind American foreign policy. -- Jack E. Holmes, Hope College
Frank Klingberg's stimulating account of the vicissitudes of American foreign policy will be of great interest to all concerned with the rhythms of history. -- Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Definitive, distinctive and distinguished documents the cyclical pattern of American foreign policy moods, and provides for scholars and students a solid empirical basis for predicting the likely directions of America's global role in the twenty-firstcentury. -- Charles W. Kegley Jr., University of South Carolina
Writing in the tradition of Reinhold Niebuhr, Klingberg views with tempered hopefulness the prospect of an extrovert turn in the cycles of American attitudes toward world responsibility. -- Charles W. Kegley Jr., University of South Carolina * First Things *
Definitive, distinctive and distinguished, Klingberg authoritatively documents the cyclical pattern of American foreign policy moods, and provides for scholars and students a solid empirical basis for predicting the likely directions of America's global role in the twenty-first century. -- Charles W. Kegley Jr., University of South Carolina
Definitive, distinctive and distinguished, Klingberg authoritatively documents the cyclical pattern of American foreign policy moods, and provides for scholars and students a solid empirical basis for predicting the likely directions of America's global role in the twenty-first century. -- Charles W. Kegley Jr., University of South Carolina
...a must for those who want to understand the motivations and thinking behind American foreign policy. -- Jack E. Holmes, Hope College
Frank Klingberg's stimulating account of the vicissitudes of American foreign policy will be of great interest to all concerned with the rhythms of history. -- Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
Definitive, distinctive and distinguished documents the cyclical pattern of American foreign policy moods, and provides for scholars and students a solid empirical basis for predicting the likely directions of America's global role in the twenty-first century. -- Charles W. Kegley Jr., University of South Carolina
Writing in the tradition of Reinhold Niebuhr, Klingberg views with tempered hopefulness the prospect of an "extrovert" turn in the cycles of American attitudes toward world responsibility. -- Charles W. Kegley Jr., University of South Carolina * First Things *

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