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No Clear And Present Danger: A Skeptical View Of The UNited States Entry Into World War II
 

No Clear And Present Danger: A Skeptical View Of The UNited States Entry Into World War II (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 25th edition)

By Russett, Bruce M.

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There is, in a postCold War climate, a great need for an active, engaged U.S. foreign policy. Isolationism is not a viable solution. Yet given the limits of American power and wisdom, an engaged policy has to be conducted in a multilateral framework, informed by criticisms as wel...l as agreement from other countries, and carried out with their active cooperation in multilateral institutions. Published at the height of the Vietnam War, No Clear and Present Danger argues that if the Vietnam War derived in substantial part from an overconfident and unilateral interpretation of history, that is a mistake from which we can still learn. }From the Preface to the Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition:This was a controversial book, and likely remains so. The world 25 years later looks quite different. With the end of the Cold War, the United States is now the worlds only superpower. If this country cannot shape the international system and bring peace and stability to much of the world, surely no other state can. Yet the will to a broadly internationalist foreign policy cannot currently be found in the United States. The near-consensus that ranged across foreign policy elites before the Vietnam War has never been restored. Maybe thats just as well. But I hold to much of the basic perspective of this book as offering some guidance for fellow cooperative internationalists. The power to shape international affairs is limited; military intervention is a costly, blunt, and dangerous instrument. The five questions I ask on page 108 of this book remain appropriate. I do believe there are appropriate circumstances for military action in international affairs. In most circumstances I do not believe that it is desirable, effective, or just to try to spread democracy or other American values by force of arms. Much more could be done by way of financial assistance as well as consistent ideological and technical support to create a more democratic and interdependent environment within which peace can be secured. If the Vietnam War derived in substantial part from an overconfident and unilateral interpretation of history, that is a mistake from which we can still learn. }
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ISBN 9780813331959
Released NZ 1 Aug 1997
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 25th edition
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ISBN-13 9780813331959
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
Imprint Westview Press Inc
Released 1 Aug 1997
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 25th edition
Edition 25th
Author(s) By Russett, Bruce M.
Category Globalization
Peace Studies
European history: Second World War
American History
American history: Second World War
American history: postwar, from c 1945 -
Political Structure & Processes
International Relations
Political Control & Freedoms
Number of Pages 111
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 11mm
Dewey Code 940.5373;940.5373
Weight 159g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress World War, 1939-1945, United States
NBS Text International Relations
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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