American foreign policy : Studies in intellectual history /

This book offers a nuanced and multifaceted collection of essays covering a wide range of concerns, concepts, presidential doctrines, and rationalities of government thought to have marked America's engagement with the world during this period. The collection is organised chronologically and lo...

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Other Authors / Creators:Drolet, Jean-François, editor.
Dunkerley, James, editor.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language notes:In English.
Imprint: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
Series:Manchester International Relations
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Information; Contents; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: thinking about America in the world over the longer run; 'The intellectual' and intellectuals in public life; The problem of continuity and rupture; To the Wisconsin School and beyond; The shape of the book; Notes; 1 The strange career of nation-building as a concept in US foreign policy; The historical teleology of American nation-building; The victims of nation-building; Conclusion: the strange career of nation-building and current policy-making; Notes.
  • 2 Race, utopia, perpetual peace: Andrew Carnegie's dreamworldIntroduction; Beyond democracy: racialising perpetual peace; Looking ahead; The dreamer of dreams; Notes; 3 Carl Schmitt and the American century; Of states, wars and sea monsters; America and the Großräume order; Nuremberg and the tragic limits of international law; Technology and the Cold War; Into the abyss of total devaluation; Conclusion: Schmitt and the contemporary American right; Notes; 4 Realist exceptionalism: philosophy, politics and foreign policy in America's 'second modernity'; Introduction.
  • 7 Paul Wolfowitz and the promise of American power, 1969-2001Notes; Index.
  • Exceptionalism(s) and the American beginningRealism and exceptionalism: a second American modernity?; American realism; Conclusion; Notes; 5 The social and political construction of the Cold War; The second major element: the struggle in the New Deal; The third element: the international situation; The pieces are in place; Conclusion; Notes; 6 Chaotic epic: Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order revisited; Civilisation and its critics; Beyond the contested concept; Method, morality and the public intellectual; Islam and public rhetoric; Notes.