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The Resource The imperial temptation : the new world order and America's purpose, Robert W. Tucker, David C. Hendrickson

The imperial temptation : the new world order and America's purpose, Robert W. Tucker, David C. Hendrickson

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The imperial temptation : the new world order and America's purpose
Title
The imperial temptation
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the new world order and America's purpose
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Robert W. Tucker, David C. Hendrickson
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eng
Summary
With communism in retreat following the sudden end of the cold war, America's brand of democracy appeared triumphant around the world. Yet, paradoxically, the United States was left floundering for a new global agenda. In this critical analysis of American foreign policy priorities, Robert W. Tucker and David C. Hendrickson argue that the Bush administration, in its attempts to address the challenges posed by the new global realities, has betrayed the fundamental ideals on which this country was founded. Taking the gulf war as their starting point, Tucker and Hendrickson dissect President Bush's vision of a new world order, exposing its inconsistency with America's traditional diplomatic principles. They criticize Bush's all-out military assault on Iraq as a disproportionate and inhumane response to the crisis. By using force to resolve the gulf crisis when other means were available--for example, a policy of "punitive containment"--and then walking away from the ruin created by the war, Bush succumbed to an "imperial temptation" that has seduced and corrupted other great powers in the past. Tucker and Hendrickson make a compelling argument that U.S. foreign policy should return to the guiding principles set forth by the Founding Fathers. They maintain that these principles offer a far better guide for dealing with the perils and opportunities facing America today than Bush's foreign policy agenda. They believe that the nation has developed an attitude toward the use of force that is both unnecessary and irresponsible, and they advocate a foreign policy for the coming generations that would protect America's vital interests while remaining faithful to the nation's traditional ideals.The Imperial Temptation makes an important--and what is sure to be viewed as controversial--contribution to the national debate over the future of U.S. foreign policy and offers a revealing examination of the classic ideas underlying American diplomacy and their relation to the nation's historic purpose
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Tucker, Robert W
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index present
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KZ231
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.C68 1992 Impe
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Hendrickson, David C
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  • United States
  • Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • World politics
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The imperial temptation : the new world order and America's purpose, Robert W. Tucker, David C. Hendrickson
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23 cm
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ix, 228 pages
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9780876091166
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The imperial temptation : the new world order and America's purpose, Robert W. Tucker, David C. Hendrickson
Publication
Copyright
Base of film
safety base undetermined
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
microfiche
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  • he
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
28301363
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
4x6 in. or 11x15 cm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
ix, 228 pages
Form of item
microfiche
Generation
service copy
Isbn
9780876091166
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
microform
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • h
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negative
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normal reduction
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Microfiche.
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