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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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More interesting than I thought – it was more 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.

The preponderant role of American military power in the purported era of American dominance is a central theme of the book. What legacy remains in its wake? The Short American Century: Jason rated it liked it May 08, You could not be signed in.

Makes a number of excellent points that convince me that the American Century is over, if it ever existed. I am skeptical of this book. Army with the rank of colonel. Michael Madewell rated it really liked it Feb 07, That is the question this important volume answers.


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The Short American Century: A Postmortem

That is the question this important volume answers. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Evonne English rated it it was amazing May 25, An impressive compilation of thought-pieces that challenge the notion that the last century was truly “the American Century”.

The Short American Century: A Postmortem by Andrew J. Bacevich

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To take stock of the short American Century and place it in historical perspective, Bacevich amefican assembled a richly provocative range of perspectives. Yet as Andrew J. Organization of American Historians members Sign in via society site. Return to Book Page. We’ve got some issues to deal with, but I think more along the lines of Kagan – we’ve got some major issues to deal with, but the American dream is not “dead” unless we as a nation decide it is and no longer work to protect and strengthen it.


The Short American Century

Some of these essays tue really good, and a few were really bad. Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

Bacevich makes clear, that century has now ended, the victim of strategic miscalculation, military misadventures, and economic decline. In this volume, edited by Boston University’s Andrew J.

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