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by Walter Russell Mead

  • ISBN: 1400077036
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Walter Russell Mead
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Vintage (June 14, 2005)
  • Pages: 256
  • ePub book: 1892 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1741 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 178

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Power, Terror, Peace, and War gives clarity to our understanding of America’s current imperialistic power. In so accurately describing the world we now live in, this book helps point the way forward. Walter Russell Mead is the Henry A Kissinger Senior Fellow on US Foreign Policy at the Council of Foreign Relations and the intellectual power that he brings to bear on the issues of foreign policy are as impressive as his job title. He marshals the disciplines of politics, economics, sociology, history and religion to produce a provocative and compelling analysis of America and its role in the world.

A Council on Foreign Relations book. Includes bibliographical references and index

A Council on Foreign Relations book. Includes bibliographical references and index. No angel in our whirlwind - The shape of American power - Hegemonic power and harmonic convergence - Faulty towers - The decline of Fordism and the challenge to American power - Bush, the Neocons, and the American revival - The foreign policy of the Bush administration - Where Bush is right - Where angels. Fear to tread - Fighting terror - Reconstructing the American project

Mead begins by analyzing America's historical approach to the world-by no means perfect, but reasonably moral and . Walter Russell Mead, the Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow in .

Mead begins by analyzing America's historical approach to the world-by no means perfect, but reasonably moral and reasonably practical on the whole. Then he examines the explosive foreign policy of the Bush administration and the uproar it has caused at home and abroad. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, is the author of Mortal Splendor and Special Providence, which won the Lionel Gelber Award for best book on international affairs in English for the year 2002.

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Balanced, persuasive, and eminently sensible, Power, Terror, Peace, and War is a work of extraordinary .

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.

In June 2005, Mead published Power, Terror, Peace and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk. Walter Russell Mead discussing foreign policy challenges with Senator Cory Gardner, October 2017. The book outlines American foreign policy under the Bush administration after September 11, 2001 and contextualizes it in the history of American foreign policy Special Providence. Walter Russell Mead discussing foreign policy challenges with Senator Cory Gardner, October 2017

Mead has many insights into the structure of the post 9-11 world of international relations

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.

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

Walter Russell Mead, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, offers an historical examination of .  .

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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 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.

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Reddefender Reddefender
I'm using this in a seminar I'm teaching right now on American National Security Policy -- and there's nothing quite like a controversial book to get the discussion rolling. He makes a very convincing argument for "the American project" which is broadly defined as implementing sweeping changes throughout the world in terms of both economics, politics and culture (and he alludes to religion as well). However, he makes very clear throughout that "the American project" is not simply the BUsh doctrine (or the Reagan Doctrine, for that matter). Rather, it is a program of sweeping changes in terms of how individuals in a society relate to their leaders -- which can neither be foisted upon other nation's forcefully nor implemented before others are ready to follow. Thus, he's not talking about empire -- unless you count the very broad sense which would include "cultural imperialism" as well. I like having students (in this case grad students) read this book because it forces them to define for themselves:
1. What they understand grand strategy to be, and whether or not they feel that America has one
2. How grand strategy does and does not relate to empire building
3. Whether or not America is an empire
4. whether or not you think history has a trajectory and how America's part in that history can be understood both historically, in the present and in the future.
5. Where you fall on the agent-structure problem (Does America act? Does it react? IS this even a valid quesiton to be asking?)

I was surprised to see how recent the book was, because it doesn't read like something that was recently dashed off in response to events. Rather, it sounds like something that has been brewing in his mind for years. Hopefully, it is just the beginning of Mead's thoughts on the subject, and his current thoughts will engender a lively debate in the field.
Vital Beast Vital Beast
Walter Russell Mead is the Henry A Kissinger Senior Fellow on US Foreign Policy at the Council of Foreign Relations and the intellectual power that he brings to bear on the issues of foreign policy are as impressive as his job title. He marshals the disciplines of politics, economics, sociology, history and religion to produce a provocative and compelling analysis of America and its role in the world.

This important book describes what Mead calls the "American Project...to protect our own domestic security while building a peaceful world order of peaceful states linked by common values and sharing a common prosperity." This project is rooted in American history and tradition. (This work should be read in tandem with Surprise, Security, and the American Experience by John Lewis Gaddis.)

Mead identifies four schools of thought that animate our way of thinking about foreign policy. 1)Wilsonians are idealistic internationalists who believe the spread of democracy abroad will give us security at home - many of the neoconservatives are of this persuasion. Present-day Wilsonians are notable for their lack of confidence in international institutions. 2)Jeffersonians adhere to isolationism, even less of an option today than it was in the 19th century. 3)Hamiltonians are the business class that promote enterprise at home and abroad; they believe that globalization contributes to peace and security. 4)Jacksonians are described as "populist nationalists." They have the individualist's suspicion of government. And, oh yeah, they like to fight. In foreign policy that translates into overwhelming force and total victory.

The Bush administration's war on terror has been, according to Mead, a combination of Revival Wilsonianism and Jacksonianism. The internal conflict between these two approaches are never more obvious than in the present occupation of Iraq. While the Wilsonians are delicately trying to plant the seeds of democracy, the Jacksonians want victory over the evildoers regardless of the consequences.

Another trend that Mead describes is the shift from managed capitalism ("Fordism") which is a cooperative arrangement among the managers of state, business, and labor to a global capitalism ("millenial capitalism") which is less regulated and less equitable in its distribution of winners and losers. The Hamiltonians are promoters of millenial capitalism. It is a worldwide phenomenon that the state elites dislike because it diminishes their control over the economy. One more reason they hate us. The poor also liked the old system because it brought government subsidies. Alas, they too hate us.

Mead's prescription for helping the poor is of course in tune with millenial capitalism. The money for old style foreign aid is no longer there since Western governments are all running huge deficits already. He advocates private banks lending money in the form of microloans. This has been done succussfully in Bangladesh and elsewhere. (Read Banker to the Poor:Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus.) Outreach to the poor is not only a good in and of itself but it also provides fewer soldiers for international terrorism.

The Revival Wilsonianism of the Bush administration also has a religious element. Mead believes that the religious aspect of the foreign policy agenda should be embraced by us and the rest of the world as a basis for action since international institutions are not providing us with the proper values necessary to guarantee our security. This is where I part company with Mead. Even though international institutions have failed on many occassions, I still have more confidence in the United Nations than evangelicals in charge of foreign policy. We must guard against becoming like the enemy; trying to fight Islamic fanaticism or fascism with evangelical Christianity is not the proper course. The proper solution would be reforming existing international institutions to reflect new realities. Long live the separation of church and international governance.

This book is very good at identifying the domestic sources of our search for solutions to our international problems. The goal of this book was to offer important discussion on securing America domestically within a network of states that share our values and it achieves that goal reasonably well.
Matty Matty
This short book provides an excellent, very balanced view of America's current policy w/regard to international relations and, specifically, terrorism. The author expands on the "soft power" thesis by introducing "sticky power", which represents economic interests. Thus, he allows for, and discusses, the full spectrum of international relations: hard (military) power, soft (influential) power, and sticky (economic) power. He also places the Bush policies in context with prior US policy, esp. President Clinton's.

Very good treatment of a complex subject. Highly readable, informative and balanced. WIll likely disappoint both liberals and conservatives who want the facts to line up with their perceptions.

Great book.