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Power, Terror, Peace, and War: America's Grand Strategy in a World at Risk

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International affairs expert and award-winning author of Special Providence Walter Russell Mead here offers a remarkably clear-eyed account of American foreign policy and the challenges it faces post—September 11.Starting with what America represents to the world community, Mead argues that throughout its history it has been guided by a coherent set of foreign policy objec ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 14th 2005 by Vintage (first published 2004)
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Joseph Gagnepain
Feb 03, 2009 Joseph Gagnepain rated it really liked it
Mead has many insights into the structure of the post 9-11 world of international relations. Power, Terror Peace and War offers some fascinating views into the state of the international community, the clash of civilizations, the role's that individual states are most likely to play and offers a full spectrum of strategies on dealing with modern terrorism. Furthermore, what I like about Mead is his focus on all kinds of power. Mead goes into much detail about using soft power, sticky power and h ...more
Ehren
Feb 05, 2008 Ehren rated it really liked it
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Reading/Read for a class. The book makes some good points about shifts in american foreign policy and the roles that Bush has had in enacting these changes that are generally perceived to be undesirable.

It's a very fast read, and i'm not sure that i like the book a whole ton, but it does have good information in it. My indifference in the book is likely to be a result of my general ignorance on historical events.

One really good point about the book is that Mead ties the american people into th
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Bethany
I think Walter Russell Mead is a genius. I loved his book Special Providence. God and Glory was also stellar. This book was much less original than those; it felt like he was kind of scrambling to get out a book on foreign policy post 9/11 because everyone else was doing it. It's fine, just nothing really new that's not in other books on the same topic.
Daniel
Jun 05, 2007 Daniel rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Mead's post-9/11 look at things, again uses the four perspectives(Jacksonian, Jeffersonian, Wilsonian, Hamiltonian.)
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American academic. He is the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and previously taught American foreign policy at Yale University. He is also the Editor-at-Large of The American Interest magazine and a Distinguished Scholar at the Hudson Institute.
From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Mead was a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, serving as the Henry A. Kissing
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