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Author Fukuyama, Francis.

Title America at the crossroads : democracy, power, and the neoconservative legacy / Francis Fukuyama.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2006]


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 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  327.73 F955    Check Shelf
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Description xiv, 226 pages ; 22 cm.
Series Castle lectures in ethics, politics, and economics
Castle lectures in ethics, politics, and economics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-216) and index.
Contents Principles and prudence -- The neoconservative legacy -- Threat, risk, and preventive war -- American exceptionalism and international legitimacy -- Social engineering and the problem of development -- Rethinking institutions for world order -- A different kind of American foreign policy.
Summary Francis Fukuyama's criticism of the Iraq war put him at odds with neoconservatives both within and outside the Bush administration. Here he explains how, in its decision to invade Iraq, the Bush administration failed in its stewardship of American foreign policy, in making preventive war the central tenet of its foreign policy, in misjudging the global reaction to its exercise of "benevolent hegemony," and in failing to appreciate the difficulties involved in large-scale social engineering. Providing a history of neoconservative thought since the 1930s, Fukuyama argues that the movement's legacy is a complex one that can be interpreted quite differently than it was after the end of the Cold War. He proposes a new approach to American foreign policy, in which the positive aspects of the neoconservative legacy are joined with a more realistic view of how to use American power around the world.--From publisher description.
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-
Conservatism -- United States.
United States -- Military policy.
Iraq War, 2003-2011.
Hegemony -- United States.
International relations.
ISBN 0300113994 alkaline paper
9780300113990 alkaline paper
9780300122534 paperback
0300122535 paperback
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