Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power

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Basic Books, 1991 - Business & Economics - 307 pages
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Annotation. Widely acclaimed and hotly contested, veteran journalist Eric Alterman's ambitious investigation into the true nature of the U.S. news media touched a nerve and sparked debate across the country. As the question of whose interests the media protects-and how-continues to raise hackles, Alterman's sharp, utterly convincing assessment cuts through the cloud of inflammatory rhetoric, settling the question of liberal bias in the news once and for all. Eye-opening, witty, and thoroughly and solidly researched, What Liberal Media? is required reading for media watchers, and anyone concerned about the potentially dangerous consequences for the future of democracy in America.
 

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Nye, an eminent scholar of international relations and author of Nuclear Ethics ( LJ 5/1/86), joins the debate on the decline of American power with a blend of contemporary policy analysis and ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction The Debate About Decline
1
Power Transitions
25
The British Analogy
49
The Postwar Balance of Power
69
Communist Challengers
115
Allied Challengers
141
The Transformation of Power
173
Domestic Challenges
202
Future Worlds and American Choices
231
NOTES
263
INDKX
293
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Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, was Chairman of the National Intelligence Council and Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Clinton administration. He is the author of several books, including The Paradox of American Power: Why the World's Only Superpower Can't Go It Alone and Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power. PublicAffairs also published his political thriller, The Power Game.

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