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The Rising American Empire

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The Rising American Empire is a study of he origins and the emergence of he United States as a national state and of its subsequent growth pattern. It views the United States relative to other national states, possessing like them clearly recognizable nationalist drives.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published September 1st 1974 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published January 1st 1960)
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Oct 04, 2013 Ethan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Well Van Alstyne does not present a flattering picture of US international policies, I enjoyed his writing.
"The great illusion, the supreme irony of American history which is self-defeating [is]: the assumption of an historical innocence too good to be true, the hereditary belief that, because(in italics) the United States is not like other nations but, rather, exceeds them in virtue, all mankind are bound to accept its lead." 205
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