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The Resource Superpower illusions : how myths and false ideologies led America astray, and how to return to reality, Jack F. Matlock, Jr

Superpower illusions : how myths and false ideologies led America astray, and how to return to reality, Jack F. Matlock, Jr

Label
Superpower illusions : how myths and false ideologies led America astray, and how to return to reality
Title
Superpower illusions
Title remainder
how myths and false ideologies led America astray, and how to return to reality
Statement of responsibility
Jack F. Matlock, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Former U.S. ambassador to the USSRJack F. Matlock refutes the enduring idea that the United States forced the collapse of the Soviet Union by applying military and economic pressure--with wide-ranging implications for U.S. foreign policy. Matlock argues that Gorbachev, not Reagan, undermined Communist Party rule in the Soviet Union and that the Cold War ended in a negotiated settlement that benefited both sides. He posits that the end of the Cold War diminished rather than enhanced American power; with the removal of the Soviet threat, allies were less willing to accept American protection and leadership that seemed increasingly to ignore their interests. Matlock shows how, during the Clinton and particularly the Bush-Cheney administrations, the belief that the United States had defeated the Soviet Union led to a conviction that it did not need allies, international organizations, or diplomacy, but could dominate and change the world by using its military power unilaterally. The result is a weakened America that has compromised its ability to lead. Matlock makes a passionate plea for the United States under Obama to reenvision its foreign policy and gives examples of how the new administration can reorient the U.S. approach to critical issues, taking advantage of lessons we should have learned from our experience in ending the Cold War
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matlock, Jack F
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cold War (1945-1989)
  • Cold War
  • Unilateral acts (International law)
  • Intervention (International law)
  • International cooperation
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Diplomatic relations
  • International cooperation
  • Intervention (International law)
  • Military policy
  • Unilateral acts (International law)
  • War
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
Label
Superpower illusions : how myths and false ideologies led America astray, and how to return to reality, Jack F. Matlock, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Myths and realities -- Framework diplomacy : Reagan's approach to Gorbachev -- Cleanup diplomacy and conclusions we can draw -- Regime change : the Soviet Union disintegrates -- A new world? (1992) -- The unipolar delusion (the 1990s) -- Hubris and its consequences (1993-2000) -- Asleep at the switch : 9/11 and the "War on Terror" -- Tar baby Iraq -- Ideology trumps reality (2001-2009) -- Course change -- An agenda, not a doctrine
Control code
ocn811405746
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 344 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300155969
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt112w23
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811405746
Label
Superpower illusions : how myths and false ideologies led America astray, and how to return to reality, Jack F. Matlock, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Myths and realities -- Framework diplomacy : Reagan's approach to Gorbachev -- Cleanup diplomacy and conclusions we can draw -- Regime change : the Soviet Union disintegrates -- A new world? (1992) -- The unipolar delusion (the 1990s) -- Hubris and its consequences (1993-2000) -- Asleep at the switch : 9/11 and the "War on Terror" -- Tar baby Iraq -- Ideology trumps reality (2001-2009) -- Course change -- An agenda, not a doctrine
Control code
ocn811405746
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 344 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300155969
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt112w23
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)811405746

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