The Short American Century has 61 ratings and 9 reviews. Sam said: Exceptional compilation of essays/chapters such as Pragmatic Realism versus the Ameri. The Short American Century: A Postmortem. Ed. by Andrew J. Bacevich. ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, pp. $). Andrew J. Bacevich, who’s been described as “the single most respected the motivation behind The Short American Century: A Postmortem.

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That is the question this important volume answers. What did the forging of the American Century—with its considerable achievements but also its ample disappointments and missed opportunities—ultimately yield? All the chapters are exceptional. He is the author of Washington Rules: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Sign in via your Institution Sign in. Army with the rank of colonel. As the United States grapples with protracted wars, daunting economic uncertainty, and pressing questions about exactly what role it should play in a rapidly changing world, understanding where the nation has been and how it got where it is today is critical.

His nonsense books, mo …. The Short American Century: I’ve read a lot of pieces for undergrad which argued for the end of the American dream and the decline of America. What did the forging of the American Century with its considerable achievements but also its ample disappointments and missed opportunities ultimately yield? Aug 28, Jennifer rated it really liked it.


The Short American Century: A Postmortem

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Email alerts New issue alert. Some are quite good, others are not worth the time. Jeff rated it liked it Jul 14, More interesting than I thought – it was more an examination of the social forces that have shaped the last centu I am skeptical of this book. Times about American exceptionalism. James rated it liked it Feb 19, Hte Preview See a Problem? Recommend for study and thoughts engage especially.

The book aspires to be much more than a series of polemics, and it is very successful. Luce in early Harvard University Press, I am skeptical of this book.

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Elana Metz rated it really liked it May 06, But overall I enjoyed what most of the authors had to aandrew. Cornell history professor Walter LeFeber perhaps summarizes best the perils in the thinking that Henry Luce’s famous phrase embodies and its real consequences, for America and the world: A collection of essays on bacevuch Short American century.

More interesting than I thought – it was bavevich an examination of the social forces that have shaped the last century, leaving it up to readers to decide how much this shows an “American exceptionalism” or how different the last century was compared to previous times in history. Related articles in Google Tje.


Jun 20, Rachel rated it it was ok Shelves: Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, retired from the U. Though often sharply critical of the moral and political failings of this epoch, the contributors—a distinguished collection of historians and international-relations scholars—are also judicious in their interpretations.

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Some of these essays were really good, and a few were really bad. He quotes William Fulbright from “power tends to confuse itself with virtue and a great nation is particularly susceptible to the idea that its power is a sign of God”s favor, conferring upon it a special responsibility for other nations, to americn them richer and happier and wiser, to remake them, that is, in its own shining image.

The Short American Century

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