EMPIRE FOR LIBERTY A HISTORY OF AMERICAN IMPERIALISM FROM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN TO PAUL WOLFOWITZ

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Empire For Liberty

Author : Richard H. Immerman
ISBN : 9780691156071
Genre : History
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Tells the story of the men throughout American history who used the rhetoric of liberty to further imperial ambitions, and argues that the quest for empire has guided the nation's architects from the very beginning--and continues to do so today. By the author of The CIA in Guatemala.
Category: History

American Foreign Policy

Author : Jean-François Drolet
ISBN : 9781526116505
Genre : Political Science
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This book brings together international relations scholars, political theorists, and historians to reflect on the intellectual history of American foreign policy since the late nineteenth century. It offers a nuanced and multifaceted collection of essays covering a wide range of concerns, concepts, presidential doctrines, and rationalities of government thought to have marked America's engagement with the world during this period: nation-building, exceptionalism, isolationism, modernisation, race, utopia, technology, war, values, the 'clash of civilisations' and many more. The collection is organised chronologically and looks at the work of intellectuals who have written both in support and critically about US foreign policy in various geographical and historical contexts. It considers Andrew Carnegie, Carl Schmitt, Hans Morgenthau, George Kennan, Samuel Huntington, Paul Wolfowitz and many other thinkers and practitioners who have contributed in shaping the ways in which we have come to think of US foreign policy over the years. Contributors to this volume have been selected not simply for their prestige in the field, but also because they come from North America as well as the UK, reflecting distinct academic traditions, political perspectives, and expressive styles. Recent events in America and Europe have highlighted the need for pluralist consideration of the intellectual sources of and influences on US foreign policy, both as it is made from within and understood from without.
Category: Political Science

Empire S Twin

Author : Ian Tyrrell
ISBN : 9780801455704
Genre : History
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Empire's Twin broadens our conception of anti-imperialist actors, ideas, and actions; it charts this story across the range of American history, from the Revolution to our own era; and it opens up the transnational and global dimensions of American anti-imperialism.
Category: History

American Imperialism

Author : Adam Burns
ISBN : 9781474402156
Genre : History
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Provides a critical re-evaluation of US territorial expansionism and imperialism from 1783 to the presentThe United States has been described by many of its foreign and domestic critics as an aempirea Providing a wide-ranging analysis of the United States as a territorial, imperial power from its foundation to the present day, this book explores the United States acquisition or long-term occupation of territories through a chronological perspective. It begins by exploring early continental expansion, such as the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon Bonaparte in 1803, and traces US imperialism through to the controversial ongoing presence of US forces at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The book provides fresh insights into the history of US territorial expansion and imperialism, bringing together more well-known instances (such as the purchase of Alaska) with those less-frequently discussed (such as the acquisition of the Guano Islands after 1856). The volume considers key historical debates, controversies and turning points, providing a historiographically-grounded re-evaluation of US expansion from 1783 to the present day.Key FeaturesProvides case studies of different examples of US territorial expansion/imperialism, and adds much-needed context to ongoing debates over US imperialism for students of both History and PoliticsAnalyses many of the better known instances of US imperialism (for example, Cuba and the Philippines), while also considering often-overlooked examples such as the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa and GuamExplores American imperialism from a aterritorial acquisition/long-term occupationa viewpoint which differentiates it from many other books that instead focus on informal and economic imperialismDiscusses the presence of the US in key places such as Guantanamo Bay, the Panama Canal Zone and the Arctic
Category: History

For Liberty And The Republic

Author : Ricardo A. Herrera
ISBN : 9781479823031
Genre : History
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In the early decades of the American Republic, American soldiers demonstrated and defined their beliefs about the nature of American republicanism and how they, as citizens and soldiers, were participants in the republican experiment through their service. In For Liberty and the Republic, Ricardo A. Herrera examines the relationship between soldier and citizen from the War of Independence through the first year of the Civil War. The work analyzes an idealized republican ideology as a component of soldiering in both peace and war. Herrera argues that American soldiers’ belief system—the military ethos of republicanism—drew from the larger body of American political thought. This ethos illustrated and informed soldiers’ faith in an inseparable connection between bearing arms on behalf of the republic, and earning and holding citizenship in it. Despite the undeniable existence of customs, organizations, and behaviors that were uniquely military, the officers and enlisted men of the regular army, states’ militias, and wartime volunteers were the products of their society, and they imparted what they understood as important elements of American thought into their service. Drawing from military and personal correspondence, journals, orderly books, militia constitutions, and other documents in over forty archives in twenty-three states, Herrera maps five broad, interrelated, and mutually reinforcing threads of thought constituting soldiers’ beliefs: Virtue; Legitimacy; Self-governance; Glory, Honor, and Fame; and the National Mission. Spanning periods of war and peace, these five themes constituted a coherent and long-lived body of ideas that informed American soldiers’ sense of identity for generations.
Category: History

Wrong Turn

Author : Colonel Gian Gentile
ISBN : 9781595588968
Genre : History
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Colonel Gian Gentile’s 2008 article “Misreading the Surge” in World Politics Review first exposed a growing rift among military intellectuals that has since been playing out in strategy sessions at the Pentagon, in classrooms at military academies, and on the pages of the New York Times. While the past years of U.S. strategy in Afghanistan have been dominated by the doctrine of counterinsurgency (COIN), Gentile and a small group of dissident officers and defense analysts have questioned the necessity and efficacy of COIN—essentially armed nation-building—in achieving the United States’ limited core policy objective in Afghanistan: the destruction of Al Qaeda. Drawing both on the author’s experiences as a combat battalion commander in the Iraq War and his research into the application of counterinsurgency in a variety of historical contexts, Wrong Turn is a brilliant summation of Gentile’s views of the failures of COIN, as well as a searing reevaluation of the current state of affairs in Afghanistan. As the issue of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan inevitably rises to the top of the national agenda, Wrong Turn will be a major new touchstone for what went wrong and a vital new guide to the way forward. Note: the ideas in this book are the author’s alone, not the Department of Defense’s.
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The Holocaust As Colonial Genocide

Author : C. Kakel
ISBN : 9781137391698
Genre : History
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Based on an exploration of both pre-Nazi and Nazi theory and practice, Pete Kakel challenges the dominant narrative of the murder of European Jewry, illuminating the Holocaust's decidedly imperial-colonial origins, context, and content in a book of interest to students, teachers, and lay readers, as well as specialist and non-specialist scholars.
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American Insurgents

Author : Richard Seymour
ISBN : 9781608461622
Genre : History
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"Seymour's obsessively researched, impressive first book holds its place as the most authoritative historical analysis of its kind."—Resurgence All empires spin self-serving myths, and in the United States the most potent of these is that America is a force for democracy around the world. Yet there is a tradition of American anti-imperialism which gives the lie to this mythology. Richard Seymour examines this complex relationship from the Revolution to the present-day. Richard Seymour is a socialist writer and runs the blog Lenin's Tomb. He is the author of The Liberal Defense of Murder. His articles have appeared in the Guardian and New Statesman.
Category: History

Author : Bob Woodward
ISBN : 9786035031097
Genre : Political Science
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مع وصول العنف في العراق إلى مستويات مقلقة عام 2006، اشتعلت جبهة حرب ثانية على أعلى مستويات إدارة بوش. يأخذ بوب ودوارد قراءه، في كتابه الرابع عن الرئيس جورج بوش، إلى عمق التوترات، والمجادلات السرية، والقنوات الخلفية غير الرسمية، ومشاعر الشك والريبة، والمواقف المصممة العنيدة داخل البيت الأبيض، ووزارة الدفاع (البنتاغون)، ووزارة الخارجية، ووكالات الاستخبارات، ومقر القيادة العسكرية الأمريكية في العراق. تصف هذه الرواية المثيرة، الفريدة في حميميتها وتفاصيلها، لرئيس يخوض الحرب، حقبةً من الهم والغم والغموض وعدم اليقين داخل الحكومة الأمريكية امتدت من عام 2006 إلى منتصف عام 2008. ويقدم الكتاب وصفاً شاملاً للجهود الحثيثة التي بذلها الجنرال ديفيد بترايوس وما واجهه من صعوبات وصراعات، وهو الذي تولى القيادة في أثناء أحلك حقبة في الحرب وأشدها عنفاً. ويكشف كيف كانت الاختراقات التي تحققت في العمليات الحربية والرصد والمراقبة السبب وراء معظم التقدم المنجز، وذلك مع انحسار موجة العنف في العراق في منتصف عام 2007. التقى بوب ودوارد باللاعبين المهمين كلهم، وحصل على عشرات من الوثائق التي لم تنشر من قبل، وأمضى مدة ثلاث ساعات تقريباً في مقابلات حصرية مع الرئيس بوش. أما النتيجة فكانت سرداً تاريخياً مدهشاً استُخلص من المصادر الأصلية للحقبة الممتدة بين منتصف عام 2006، حين أدرك البيت الأبيض أن الإستراتيجية لا تعمل بنجاح، مروراً بعام 2007، حين صدر قرار بإرسال ثلاثين ألف جندي إضافي إلى العراق، حتى منتصف عام 2008، حين أصبحت الحرب صدعاً ونقطة ضعف في الانتخابات الرئاسية. يتصدى كتاب (الحرب الداخلية) بطريقة مباشرة للأسئلة المتعلقة بالقيادة، لا في زمن الحرب فقط، بل فيما يتصل بالأسلوب الذي نُحكم عبره والأخطار الكامنة في السرية غير المبررة. العبيكان للنشر
Category: Political Science