Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Number of pages: 228
Weight: 425 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
"The theme of the United States as a Republic turned Empire is depressingly familiar these days, but those who cheer or damn the imperial turn focus almost exclusively on war and diplomacy. Largely missing from the debate has been analysis of how the needs of empire can corrupt domestic institutions and culture. The authors in this provocative anthology succeed in filling that gap by asking not only what the United States became, but what Americans lost when their Constitutional, federal, more or less pious, and modest republic ceased to exist." - Walter A. McDougall, Professor of International Relations, University of Pennsylvania, USA
"Citing eminent authorities ranging from Russell Kirk to Bruce Springsteen, this cogent collection of essays offers a bracing rebuttal to the militarists and imperialists seemingly intent on driving America into the abyss." - Andrew J. Bacevich, author of Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War
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