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The American Era: Power and Strategy for the 21st Century (Paperback)
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The American Era: Power and Strategy for the 21st Century (Paperback)

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Paperback 306 Pages / Published: 22/01/2007
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The American Era makes a provocative argument about America's world role. It sets out the case for a grand strategy that recognizes American preponderance as necessary and desirable for coping with the perils of the post-9/11 world. The book argues firstly that, Militant Islamic terrorism and weapons of mass destruction pose a threat which requires us to alter the way we think about the pre-emptive and preventive use of force. Secondly, the UN and other international bodies are incapable of acting on these urgent problems. Thirdly, in an international system with no true central authority other countries will inevitably look for leadership to the US. The book argues that if America does not respond actively to terrorist threats, no one else will take the initiative.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521697385
Number of pages: 306
Weight: 421 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 21 mm


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'[The American Era is] a wonderful, elegant and compelling analysis in every respect ... It will become compulsory reading on my Masters US Foreign Policy course next year and, I believe, should be read - and hopefully understood! - by anyone interested in American foreign policy. It really represents a magnificent achievement and is a work of exemplary scholarship. I hope and trust it receives the positive impact, reviews and sales that it thoroughly deserves.' Robert Singh, Birkbeck College, University of London
'We can only hope other books, whatever their normative agenda, will follow this example.' Political Science
'The writing is refreshingly free of jargon - a fault of much of the literature written in opposition to Lieber's thesis. His case is argued to strong, non-partisan effect. His examples are telling. The overall impact is to restructure the debate over recent American foreign policy along lines that are calm, analytical, and scholarly. We can only hope other books, whatever their normative agenda, will follow this example.' Japanese Journal of Political Science

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