The Global Republic: America's Inadvertent Rise to World Power by Frank Ninkovich
For decades, the United States has been the most dominant player on the world stage. The country's economic power, its strong international foreign policy, and its dominant position in international…
The Global Republic synopsis
For decades, the United States has been the most dominant player on the world stage. The country's economic power, its strong international foreign policy, and its dominant position in international institutions tend to be seen as the result of a long-term deliberate campaign to become a world power. Moreover, it has become widely accepted that the American specialism - the belief that America is a country unmatched in history - has been the main cause of many of the country's political, military and global moves.
Frank Nankovic does not agree. Among the leading intellectual historians of our time, Ninkovitch presents here his most ambitious and sweeping book yet.
He argues that historically the United States has not been driven by its own destiny or character, but by the need to survive the forces of globalization. It builds the strong issue on which US foreign policy has long been based on global participation issues.
It also shows that globalization itself has always been distinct from - and sometimes in direct conflict - with what we call the international community. In the second half of the 20th century, the United States unexpectedly stumbled into the role of the world policeman and was forced to find ways to resolve international disputes that did not involve nuclear war.
The decisions of the United States were based on exceptional concepts and needed to maintain and expand a flourishing global society that became essential to the American way of life. It is certainly controversial, the world republic is facing definitively and provoking some of the most profound misconceptions about America's history and standing in the world..
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