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International affairs expert and award-winning author of Special Providence Walter Russell Mead here offers a remarkably clear-eyed account of American foreign policy and the challenges it faces post—September 11.Starting with what America represents to the world community, Mead argues that throughout its history it has been guided by a coherent set of foreign policy objecInternational affairs expert and award-winning author of Special Providence Walter Russell Mead here offers a remarkably clear-eyed account of American foreign policy and the challenges it faces post—September 11.Starting with what America represents to the world community, Mead argues that throughout its history it has been guided by a coherent set of foreign policy objectives. He places the record of the Bush administration in the context of America’s historical relations with its allies and foes. And he takes a hard look at the international scene–from despair and decay in the Arab world to tumult in Africa and Asia–and lays out a brilliant framework for tailoring America’s grand strategy to our current and future threats. Balanced, persuasive, and eminently sensible, Power, Terror, Peace, and War is a work of extraordinary significance on the role of the United States in the world today....

Title : Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk
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ISBN : 9781400077038
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Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk Reviews

  • Joseph Gagnepain
    2018-11-16 12:30

    Mead has many insights into the structure of the post 9-11 world of international relations. Power, Terror Peace and War offers some fascinating views into the state of the international community, the clash of civilizations, the role's that individual states are most likely to play and offers a full spectrum of strategies on dealing with modern terrorism. Furthermore, what I like about Mead is his focus on all kinds of power. Mead goes into much detail about using soft power, sticky power and hegemonic power, as opposed to just hard/kinetic power, which most books focus on these days. Overall I find Friedman to be more approachable and coming from a better place, but the weakness of Friedman is his most significant work to date is pre 9/11 and doesn't take into consideration the motivations and repercussions of cultural terrorism.In addition, if like me, you listen to a lot of NPR when you're driving around and hear the capitol hill staffers throwing around terms like Jeffersonian, Jacksonian, Hamiltonian or Wilsonian, then like me after this book you'll finally know what the heck they're talking about!Mead is a dry read. I enjoy that, but it's not for everyone.

  • Caitlin Moroney
    2018-12-09 15:23

    A rare voice in that while pushing a particular idea of American foreign policy and agenda for what it should be in the future he maintains a balanced and fair stance in evaluating the variety of viewpoints in and outside of the U.S. regarding our foreign policy. The book covers a lot of ground, but doesn't delve deeply into much of it, instead glossing over numerous topics, which I think is unfortunate; however, Mead is upfront about this in the book's introduction, so I give him credit for that.

  • Ehren
    2018-12-02 09:16

    Reading/Read for a class. The book makes some good points about shifts in american foreign policy and the roles that Bush has had in enacting these changes that are generally perceived to be undesirable. It's a very fast read, and i'm not sure that i like the book a whole ton, but it does have good information in it. My indifference in the book is likely to be a result of my general ignorance on historical events. One really good point about the book is that Mead ties the american people into the issues facing the nation in some detail. He discusses our current status as americans as being a society of Wilsonian and Hamiltonian people for the most part and relates our actions as a country back to this concept.

  • Bethany
    2018-11-27 11:30

    I think Walter Russell Mead is a genius. I loved his book Special Providence. God and Glory was also stellar. This book was much less original than those; it felt like he was kind of scrambling to get out a book on foreign policy post 9/11 because everyone else was doing it. It's fine, just nothing really new that's not in other books on the same topic.

  • Daniel
    2018-12-06 12:38

    Mead's post-9/11 look at things, again uses the four perspectives(Jacksonian, Jeffersonian, Wilsonian, Hamiltonian.)

  • Ashaserra
    2018-11-21 16:32

    Not sure yet...