Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy

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W. W. Norton, 2006 - Political Science - 320 pages
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At a time when America's dominance abroad was being tested like never before, Taming American Power provided for the first time a "rigorous critique of current U.S. strategy" (Washington Post Book World) from the vantage point of its fiercest opponents. Stephen M. Walt examines America's place as the world's singular superpower and the strategies that rival states have devised to counter it. Hailed as a "landmark book" by Foreign Affairs, Taming American Power makes the case that this ever-increasing tide of opposition not only could threaten America's ability to achieve its foreign policy goals today but also may undermine its dominant position in years to come.

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User Review  - Elliott Bignell - Goodreads

Finally coming to read this book after an outrageously long time, it is very striking that it describes a world in which one can no longer really believe. A financial crisis and two interminable wars ... Read full review

Review: Taming American Power: The Global Response to US Primacy

User Review  - Brad Grey - Goodreads

A look back in time at the Bush administration's foreign policy. Highly generalized, good as an International Relations 101. Also bizarrely anti-Semitic at times. It just sorta pops out of nowhere ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Stephen M. Walt is the academic dean and the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

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