The imperial tense: prospects and problems of American empire

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Ivan R. Dee, 2003 - History - 271 pages
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Bacevich has drawing together a stimulating collection of arguments on a subject of compelling importance. Since September 11 and the ensuing war on terror, President Bush's sweeping rhetoric and national security strategy has affirmed the imperial nature of American foreign policy in a world where it is the sole superpower, provoking concerns over where those ambitions may lead.

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Andrew Bacevich was born in Normal Illinois. He was a graduate of West Point in 1969 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He later held posts in Germany and the Persian Gulf up until his retirement from service in the early 1990's. He has a PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University and has taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins University before joining the faculty at Boston University in 1998 and becoming Professor of International Relations. He has been a critic of the U.S. occupation of Iraq calling the conflict a catastrophic failure. He wrote several books including American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy and Washington Rules.

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