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America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy in the Twentieth Century

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The strength and prestige of democracy worldwide at the end of the twentieth century are due in good measure to the impact of America on international affairs, argues Tony Smith. Here for the first time is a book that documents the extraordinary history of American foreign policy with respect to the promotion of democracy worldwide, an effort whose greatest triumph came in ...more
Paperback, 476 pages
Published July 23rd 1995 by Princeton University Press (first published August 1st 1994)
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Max Nova
Very thorough look at American foreign policy, the motivations behind it, and the causes of its successes and failures. The use of Japan and Germany as successes of containment was a bit surprising to me at first, but actually fit quite well in the long-term view of the trend of American containment
Paul Miller
A good historical overview of American efforts to promote democracy abroad; some flawed assumptions about how democracy grows undergirds much of the analysis; and the concluding chapters on the Bush and Obama administrations can be pretty much ignored.
Blake Jones
Very informational on the us spread of democracy abroad for the past century and how the strategy in spreading democracy has varied.
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Tony Smith is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Iowa State University of Science and Technology
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