The Short American Century: a postmortem

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Harvard University Press, Apr 2, 2012 - History - 296 pages
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In February 1941, Henry Luce announced the arrival of “The American Century.” But that century—extending from World War II to the recent economic collapse—has now ended, victim of strategic miscalculation, military misadventures, and economic decline. Here some of America’s most distinguished historians place the century in historical perspective.

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A collection of essays on the Short American century. Some are quite good, others are not worth the time. General theme of American exceptionalism, how it started, how it was reinforced throughout the 20th Century, and how it is blinding us in the current day. Read full review

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'As editor Andrew Bacevich explains in his introductory remarks, the purpose of the essays assembled in this volume is not “to decry or to mourn the passing of the Short American Century (much less to ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Andrew J. Bacevich is Professor of International Relations and History at Boston University.

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