Dangerous Nation (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 10, 2006 - History - 527 pages
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Most Americans believe the United States had been an isolationist power until the twentieth century. This is wrong. In a riveting and brilliantly revisionist work of history, Robert Kagan, bestselling author of Of Paradise and Power, shows how Americans have in fact steadily been increasing their global power and influence from the beginning. Driven by commercial, territorial, and idealistic ambitions, the United States has always perceived itself, and been seen by other nations, as an international force. This is a book of great importance to our understanding of our nationís history and its role in the global community.


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Review: Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World from Its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

User Review  - Ronnie - Goodreads

I don't know where I bought this book...about 7 months ago...I picked it off my shelf as one of my books to read. It is mesmerizing book. It brought me back to when I was I in the Army and the ... Read full review

Review: Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World from Its Earliest Days to the Dawn of the Twentieth Century

User Review  - Travis - Goodreads

In recent scholarship on the history of American foreign policy, it seems that the portrayal of America as a ruthless and aggressive imperial power is becoming as much a cliche as the traditional ... Read full review

Contents

Title Page
Dedication Epigraph Introduction 1 The First Imperialists
The Foreign Policy of Revolution
Liberalism and Expansion
To the Farewell Address and Beyond
Peaceful Conquest
A Republic in the Age of Monarchy
The Foreign Policy of Slavery
Manifest Destinies
Beyond the National Interest
War and Progress
From Power to Ambition from Ambition to Power
Morality and Hegemony
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Robert Kagan is senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he is director of the U.S. Leadership Project. He is the author of A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977-1990 and coeditor with William Kristol, of Present Dangers: Crisis and Opportunity in American Foreign and Defense Policy. Kagan served in the State Department from 1984-1988. He lives in Brussels with his wife and two children.


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