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The Resource Worldmaking : the art and science of American diplomacy, David Milne

Worldmaking : the art and science of American diplomacy, David Milne

Label
Worldmaking : the art and science of American diplomacy
Title
Worldmaking
Title remainder
the art and science of American diplomacy
Statement of responsibility
David Milne
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A new intellectual history of U.S. foreign policy from the late nineteenth century to the present. Worldmaking is a fresh and compelling new take on the history of American diplomacy. Rather than retracing a familiar story of realism versus idealism, David Milne suggests that U.S. foreign policy has also been crucially divided between those who view statecraft as an art and those who believe it can aspire toward the certainties of science. Worldmaking follows a colorful cast of characters who built on each other's ideas to create the policies we have today. Woodrow Wilson's Universalism and moralism led Sigmund Freud to diagnose a messiah complex. Walter Lippmann was an internationally syndicated columnist who commanded the attention of leaders as diverse as Theodore Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and Charles de Gaulle. Paul Wolfowitz was the intellectual architect of the 2003 invasion of Iraq--an ardent admirer of Wilson's attempt to 'make the world safe for democracy.' Each was engaged in a process of worldmaking, formulating strategies that sought to deploy the nation's vast military and economic power--or indeed its retraction through a domestic reorientation--to 'make' a world in which America is best positioned to thrive. From the age of steam engines to the age of drones, Milne reveals patterns of aspirant worldmaking that have remained impervious to the passage of time. The result is a panoramic history of U.S. foreign policy driven by ideas and the lives and times of their creators"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.73
Index
index present
LC call number
E744
LC item number
.M566 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Worldmaking : the art and science of American diplomacy, David Milne
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Philosopher of Sea Power : Alfred Thayer Mahan -- 2. Kant's Best Hope : Woodrow Wilson -- 3. Americans First : Charles Beard -- 4. The Syndicated Oracle : Walter Lippmann -- The Artist : George Kennan -- 6. The Scientist : Paul Nitze -- 7. Metternich Redux : Henry Kissinger -- 8. The Worldmaker : Paul Wolfowitz -- 9. Barack Obama and the Pragmatic Renewal
Control code
ocn912871963
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780374292560
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015003943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)912871963
Label
Worldmaking : the art and science of American diplomacy, David Milne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Philosopher of Sea Power : Alfred Thayer Mahan -- 2. Kant's Best Hope : Woodrow Wilson -- 3. Americans First : Charles Beard -- 4. The Syndicated Oracle : Walter Lippmann -- The Artist : George Kennan -- 6. The Scientist : Paul Nitze -- 7. Metternich Redux : Henry Kissinger -- 8. The Worldmaker : Paul Wolfowitz -- 9. Barack Obama and the Pragmatic Renewal
Control code
ocn912871963
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780374292560
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015003943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)912871963

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