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Challenging US Foreign Policy
America and the World in the Long Twentieth Century
Edited by Bevan Sewell and Scott Lucas
 
 
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26 Oct 2011
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Looking further than other histories and interpretations of US foreign policy from 1890 to the present, this collection of critiques of US power does not assume that the world is always centred around Washington. Instead, the authors describe and evaluate an America that not only possesses great political, military, and economic power but faces growing challenges to that power, not through 'terrorism' or economic collapse, but through the evolving conceptions of others who do not necessarily see the world as one where Washington leads and others follow.

The scholars in Challenging US Foreign Policy do not present their analyses as 'pro-American' or 'anti-American'. In their considerations - from the Philippines to the Middle East to Latin America, from the economy to warplanes to human rights - they do not see the world as ordered by an American exceptionalism. The picture they paint is one beyond George W. Bush's 2001 declaration of power, 'You are with us or you are with the terrorists.'


Description

Looking further than other histories and interpretations of US foreign policy from 1890 to the present, this collection of critiques of US power does not assume that the world is always centred around Washington. Instead, the authors describe and evaluate an America that not only possesses great political, military, and economic power but faces growing challenges to that power, not through 'terrorism' or economic collapse, but through the evolving conceptions of others who do not necessarily see the world as one where Washington leads and others follow.

The scholars in Challenging US Foreign Policy do not present their analyses as 'pro-American' or 'anti-American'. In their considerations - from the Philippines to the Middle East to Latin America, from the economy to warplanes to human rights - they do not see the world as ordered by an American exceptionalism. The picture they paint is one beyond George W. Bush's 2001 declaration of power, 'You are with us or you are with the terrorists.'


Contents

Notes on the Contributors
Introduction; B.Sewell & S.Lucas
PART I: AMERICA POWER AND THE WORLD
Reflex Actions: Colonialism, Corruption and the Politics of Technocracy in the Early 20th Century United States; P.Kramer 
Ambassador W. Averell Harriman and the Shift in U.S. Policy toward Moscow after Roosevelt's Death; F.Costigliola
The Kennan Diaries; D.Milne
Ideology, Race, and Nonalignment in U.S. Cold War Foreign Relations: Or, How the Cold War Racialized Neutralism without Neutralizing Race; J.Parker
America's Great Game: The CIA and the Middle East, 1947-67; H.Wilford
The Perfect and Sustainable Road to Economic Development?: The Eisenhower Administration and Latin America; B.Sewell
The Defeat of Ernest Lefever's Nomination: Keeping Human Rights on the United States Foreign Policy Agenda; S.Snyder
PART II: CONTEMPORARY NARRATIVES: POWER AND INTERVENTION
Areas of Concern: Area Studies and the New American Studies; J.C. Rowe
Libertas or Fri? On US Liberty, Decline, Freedom and Pluralism; D.Ryan
The United States and the United Nations: Hegemony, Unilateralism and the Limits of Internationalism; A.Johnstone
The US War in Iraq: Confronting the Vietnam Analogy; A.Priest
Domesticating Katrina: Eliding the International Coordinates of a 'Natural' Disaster; A.Hartnell
From Ends to Means: American Foreign Policy and Women's Rights; H.Laville
Conclusion; S.Lucas
Index


Authors

BEVAN SEWELL is a Lecturer in American History at the University of Nottingham, UK. He has published articles in Diplomatic History, The English Historical Review, and Intelligence and National Security, and is currently working on a book on US development policy in Latin America.


SCOTT LUCAS is Professor of American Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK, and has held posts at University College Dublin, Ireland, American University Beirut, Lebanon, and Tehran University, Iran. He is the author of nine books and more than 40 major articles on US and British foreign policy since 1945, intelligence series, public diplomacy, and media. He is also the founder of EA WorldView, a leading web-based provider of news and analysis on international affairs.