Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order (Google eBook)
At a time when relations between the United States and Europe are at their lowest ebb since World War II, this brief but cogent book is essential reading. Robert Kagan, a leading scholar of American foreign policy, forces both sides to see themselves through the eyes of the other. Europe, he argues, has moved beyond power into a self-contained world of laws, rules, and negotiation, while America operates in a “Hobbesian” world where rules and laws are unreliable and military force is often necessary.
Tracing how this state of affairs came into being over the past fifty years and fearlessly exploring its ramifications for the future, Kagan reveals the shape of the new transatlantic relationship. The result is a book that promises to be as enduringly influential as Samuel Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations.
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Review: Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World OrderUser Review - Goodreads
Made me understand more about the US & European perspectives and their rule within and across the globe. Politics --- Not my cup of tea though.... But worth reading.
Review: Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World OrderUser Review - Denise DeRocher - Goodreads
I've been reading Robert Kagan for years, so was not surprised by the quality of this book - he never disappoints! Read full review
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No preview available - 2004