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The Weary Titan: Britain and the Experience of Relative Decline, 1895-1905

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 21st 1989 by Princeton University Press (first published October 1st 1988)
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Eleanore
Oct 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
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In this dexterously-written and clearly argued work, Aaron Friedberg attempts to confront a central challenge facing the leadership of any great power, past or present: how does a government become aware of unfavorable shifts in the relative strength of one’s country, how does it measure and assess such changes, and how does it subsequently attempt to adapt traditional strategies and postures. Applying the basic fundamentals of international relations theory, Friedberg identifies two existing mo ...more
Cgallozzi
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Exception history of Great Britain between 1895 and 1905 - when their leaders were discussing their National Capabilities (Economic, Defense) against the then rising Powers - Germany and the United States among others.
Within Great Britain there was no overall acknowledgement of Economic Challenges and attendant Defense challenges.
It is the story of what the British did - with no overall strategic plan - they did pretty well and were fortunate until 1914.
Obviously relevant today with the rise of
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