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Read online American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers Magisterial account of the ideas and the figures who have forged the American Empire b .

Since the birth of the nation impulses of empire have been close to the heart of the United States How these urges interact with the way the country understands itself and the nature of the divergent interests at work in the unfolding of American foreign policy is a subject much debated and still obscure In a fresh look at the topic Anderson charts the intertwined historical development of America s imperial reach and its role as the general guarantor of capital .

The internal tensions that have arisen are traced from the closing stages of the Second World War through the Cold War to the War on Terror Despite the defeat and elimination of the USSR the planetary structures for warfare and surveillance have not been retracted but extended Anderson ends with a survey of the repertoire of US grand strategy as its leading thinkers Brzezinski Mead Kagan Fukuyama Mandelbaum Ikenberry Art and others grapple with the tasks and predicaments of the American imperium today .

i From the Hardcover edition i by Perry Anderson

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Today the Indian state claims to embody the values of a stable political democracy a harmonious territorial unity and a steadfast religious impartiality Even many of those critical of the inequalities of Indian society underwrite such claims br The Indian Ideology suggests that the roots of the current ills of the Republic go much deeper historically They lie in the way the struggle for independence culminated in the transfer of power from British rule to Congress in a divided subcontinent not least in the roles played by Gandhi as the great architect of the movement and Nehru as his appointed successor in the catastrophe of Partition Only an honest reckoning with that disaster Perry Anderson argues offers an understanding of what has gone wrong with the Republic since Independence br The Idea of India widely diffused not only in the official establishment but more broadly in mainstream intellectual life side steps or suppresses many of these uncomfortable realities past and present For its own reasons much of the left has yet to challenge the upshot what has come to be the neo Nehruvian consensus of the time The Indian Ideology revisiting the events of over a century in the light of how millions of Indians fare in the Republic today suggests another way of looking at the country, b Magisterial account of the ideas and the figures who have forged the American Empire b br br Since the birth of the nation impulses of empire have been close to the heart of the United States How these urges interact with the way the country understands itself and the nature of the divergent interests at work in the unfolding of American foreign policy is a subject much debated and still obscure In a fresh look at the topic Anderson charts the intertwined historical development of America s imperial reach and its role as the general guarantor of capital br br The internal tensions that have arisen are traced from the closing stages of the Second World War through the Cold War to the War on Terror Despite the defeat and elimination of the USSR the planetary structures for warfare and surveillance have not been retracted but extended Anderson ends with a survey of the repertoire of US grand strategy as its leading thinkers Brzezinski Mead Kagan Fukuyama Mandelbaum Ikenberry Art and others grapple with the tasks and predicaments of the American imperium today br br br i From the Hardcover edition i, The rise of the modern absolutist monarchies in Europe constitutes in many ways the birth of the modern historical epoch i Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism i the companion volume to Perry Anderson s highly acclaimed and influential i Lineages of the Absolutist State i is a sustained exercise in historical sociology to root the development of absolutism in the diverse routes taken from the slave based societies of Ancient Greece and Rome to fully fledged feudalism In the course of this study Anderson vindicates and refines the explanatory power of a Marxist conception of history whilst casting a fascinating light on Greece Rome the Germanic invasion nomadic society and the different patterns of the evolution of feudalism in Northern Mediterranean Eastern and Western Europe, Since the birth of the nation impulses of empire have been close to the heart of the United States How these urges interact with the way the country understands itself and the nature of the divergent interests at work in the unfolding of American foreign policy is a subject much debated and still obscure In a fresh look at the topic Anderson charts the intertwined historical development of America s imperial reach and its role as the general guarantor of capital br br The internal tensions that have arisen are traced from the closing stages of the Second World War through the Cold War to the War on Terror Despite the defeat and elimination of the USSR the planetary structures for warfare and surveillance have not been retracted but extended Anderson ends with a survey of the repertoire of US grand strategy as its leading thinkers Brzezinski Mead Kagan Fukuyama Mandelbaum Ikenberry Art and others grapple with the tasks and predicaments of the American imperium today