WAR AND EMPIRE THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE

Download War And Empire The American Way Of Life ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to WAR AND EMPIRE THE AMERICAN WAY OF LIFE book pdf for free now.

War And Empire

Author : Paul L. Atwood
ISBN : 0745327648
Genre : History
File Size : 57.24 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 918
Read : 960

In this provocative study, Paul Atwood attempts to show Americans that their history is one of constant wars of aggression and imperial expansion. In his long teaching career, Atwood has found that most students know virtually nothing about America's involvement in the wars of the 20th century, let alone those prior to World War I. War and Empire aims to correct this, clearly and persuasively explaining US actions in every major war since the declaration of independence. The book shows that, far from being dragged reluctantly into foreign entanglements, America's leaders have always picked their battles in order to increase its influence and power, with little regard for those killed in the process. This book is an eye-opening introduction to the American way of life for undergraduate students of American history, politics and international relations.
Category: History

Irresistible Empire

Author : Victoria De Grazia
ISBN : 0674031180
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 57.12 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 367
Read : 1224

The most significant conquest of the twentieth century may well have been the triumph of American consumer society over Europe's bourgeois civilization. It is this little-understood but world-shaking campaign that unfolds in de Grazia's account of how the American standard of living defeated the European way of life and achieved the global cultural hegemony that is both its great strength and its key weakness today. Tracing the peculiar alliance that arrayed New World salesmanship, statecraft, and standardized goods against the Old World's values of status, craft, and good taste, de Grazia describes how all alternative strategies fell before America's consumer-oriented capitalism--first the bourgeois lifestyle, then the Third Reich's command consumption, and finally the grand experiment of Soviet-style socialist planning.--From publisher description.
Category: Business & Economics

Capital State Empire

Author : Scott Timcke
ISBN : 191153436X
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 59.21 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 741
Read : 890

The United States presents the greatest source of global geo-political violence and instability. Guided by the radical political economy tradition, this book offers an analysis of the USA's historical impulse to weaponize communication technologies. Scott Timcke explores the foundations of this impulse and how the militarization of digital society creates structural injustices and social inequalities. He analyses how new digital communication technologies support American paramountcy and conditions for worldwide capital accumulation. Identifying selected features of contemporary American society, Capital, State, Empire undertakes a materialist critique of this digital society and of the New American Way of War. At the same time it demonstrates how the American security state represses activists--such as Black Lives Matter--who resist this emerging security leviathan. The book also critiques the digital positivism behind the algorithmic regulation used to control labour and further diminish prospects for human fl ourishing for the '99%'. Capital, State, Empire contributes to a broader understanding of the dynamics of global capitalism and political power in the early 21st century.
Category: Social Science

The American Way Of Strategy

Author : Michael Lind
ISBN : 9780195341416
Genre : History
File Size : 40.2 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 229
Read : 1209

In The American Way of Strategy, Lind argues that the goal of U.S. foreign policy has always been the preservation of the American way of life--embodied in civilian government, checks and balances, a commercial economy, and individual freedom. Lind describes how successive Americanstatesmen--from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton to Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan--have pursued an American way of strategy that minimizes the dangers of empire and anarchy by two means: liberal internationalism and realism. At its best, theAmerican way of strategy is a well-thought-out and practical guide designed to preserve a peaceful and demilitarized world by preventing an international system dominated by imperial and militarist states and its disruption by anarchy. When American leaders have followed this path, they have led ournation from success to success, and when they have deviated from it, the results have been disastrous. Framed in an engaging historical narrative, the book makes an important contribution to contemporary debates. The American Way of Strategy is certain to change the way that Americans understandU.S. foreign policy. "A shrewd and plausible critique of the drift of policy since the cold war." --The New York Times "Lind's encyclopedic knowledge of U.S. history and extraordinary grasp of the intellectual history of U.S. politics qualify him to write with great authority and insight about the development of American grand strategy from the Washington administration to the present day, and this generallylevel-headed and balanced book will significantly enhance Lind's reputation in foreign policy circles." --Foreign Affairs
Category: History

Empire For Liberty

Author : Richard H. Immerman
ISBN : 9780691156071
Genre : History
File Size : 24.70 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 965
Read : 733

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

Incoherent Empire

Author : Michael Mann
ISBN : 1844675289
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 83.82 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 879
Read : 1083

A provocative critique of George W. Bush and his administration analyzes the dangerous, self-interested, anti-democratic, and imperialistic policies of the Bush administration, arguing that they have resulted in increasing stagnation, militarism, and new threats of terrorism. Reprint.
Category: Political Science

A Question Of Torture

Author : Alfred McCoy
ISBN : 1429900687
Genre : History
File Size : 85.6 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 424
Read : 170

A startling exposé of the CIA's development and spread of psychological torture, from the Cold War to Abu Ghraib and beyond In this revelatory account of the CIA's secret, fifty-year effort to develop new forms of torture, historian Alfred W. McCoy uncovers the deep, disturbing roots of recent scandals at Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo. Far from aberrations, as the White House has claimed, A Question of Torture shows that these abuses are the product of a long-standing covert program of interrogation. Developed at the cost of billions of dollars, the CIA's method combined "sensory deprivation" and "self-inflicted pain" to create a revolutionary psychological approach—the first innovation in torture in centuries. The simple techniques—involving isolation, hooding, hours of standing, extremes of hot and cold, and manipulation of time—constitute an all-out assault on the victim's senses, destroying the basis of personal identity. McCoy follows the years of research—which, he reveals, compromised universities and the U.S. Army—and the method's dissemination, from Vietnam through Iran to Central America. He traces how after 9/11 torture became Washington's weapon of choice in both the CIA's global prisons and in "torture-friendly" countries to which detainees are dispatched. Finally McCoy argues that information extracted by coercion is worthless, making a case for the legal approach favored by the FBI. Scrupulously documented and grippingly told, A Question of Torture is a devastating indictment of inhumane practices that have spread throughout the intelligence system, damaging American's laws, military, and international standing.
Category: History

Arc Of Empire

Author : Michael H. Hunt
ISBN : 9780807835289
Genre : History
File Size : 55.65 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 266
Read : 420

Argues that America's wars in The Philippines, Japan, Korea and Vietnam were actually all part of a sustained U.S. bid for dominance in Asia.
Category: History

Embers Of War

Author : Fredrik Logevall
ISBN : 9780375504426
Genre : History
File Size : 83.78 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 709
Read : 677

A history of the four decades leading up to the Vietnam War offers insights into how the U.S. became involved, identifying commonalities between the campaigns of French and American forces while discussing relevant political factors.
Category: History