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The Fourth Power: A Grand Strategy for the United States in the Twenty-First Century

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Today, even as America asserts itself globally, it lacks a grand strategy to replace "containment of communism." In this short, sharp book, Gary Hart outlines a new grand strategy, one directing America's powers to the achievement of its large purposes. Central to this strategy is the power of American ideals, what Hart calls "the fourth power." Constitutional liberties, r ...more
Paperback, 187 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published July 4th 2004)
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Vince Darcangelo
Jan 17, 2010 Vince Darcangelo rated it really liked it
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Gary Hart, the Paul Revere of terrorism, offers a proactive plan for America in his new book
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by Vince Darcangelo

On Sept. 6, 2001, Gary Hart, co-chairman of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century, walked into the office of Condoleeza Rice and offered a dire warning–that terrorist attacks within the United States were imminent. Based on the find
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Caleb Liu
Dec 25, 2007 Caleb Liu rated it did not like it
Yet another personalized examination of how the US can use its power for the good of the world in the 21st Century from a US Senator with possible Presidential ambitions (the point of the book is probably to show that Hart has a "vision for America"). Ultimately unconvincing.
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Gary Hart represented the state of Colorado in the U.S. Senate from 1975 until 1987. He is the Wirth Chair professor at the University of Colorado, chairs both the Council for a Livable World and the American Security Project, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and he was cochair of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Centu
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