Power, Terror, Peace, and War

Paperback $14.95

Jun 14, 2005 | 256 Pages

Ebook $13.99

Dec 18, 2007 | 256 Pages

  • Paperback $14.95

    Jun 14, 2005 | 256 Pages

  • Ebook $13.99

    Dec 18, 2007 | 256 Pages

Praise

“Arresting. . . . Mead has earned a deserved reputation as one of the country’s liveliest thinkers about America’s role in the world. . . . His ending dazzles.” –The New York Times Book Review

“Ambitious . . . a new grand strategy for the United States . . . illuminated by a bolt of rhetorical lightning.” –The Washington Post

“A serious and comprehensive survey of of the American situation.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Heartening words, indeed, for those who wonder about American efforts abroad.” –The New York Sun

“Deep and provocative. . . . Indispensable to anyone trying to formulate a sensible foreign policy in light of the new threats facing America, and the new power it finds in its hands.” –The National Review

“[A] comprehensive approach to American foreign policy, one that considers not merely the terrorist challenge but the economic angle as well.” –The Weekly Standard

Power, Terror, Peace, and War gives clarity to our understanding of America’s current imperialistic power.” –Esquire

“In so accurately describing the world we now live in, this book helps point the way forward.” –The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

“A splendid work. . . . [Mead’s] even-handed and candid assessment of our foreign policy–past and present–is informed, perceptive and valuable.” –Henry A. Kissinger

“The author should be congratulated for his courage…. Mead writes brilliantly about the French pratfalls on the eve of the Iraq War [and] ends on a high note of American noblesse oblige to the rest of the world.” –National Interest

“An intellectually subtle, historically significant, and politically savvy discourse on America’s role in the world. The product of a truly creative mind, Mead’s elegant and most timely essay should be read by everyone concerned about this country’s destiny.” –Zbigniew Brzezinski

“Powerful. . . . An excellent explanatory work. . . . Well worth both the read and then the serious reflection.” –Decatur Daily

“With this book, Walter Mead cements his position as one of the leading thinkers on U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. In this truly important work, he cuts through noisy debate to identify the new realities and the steps we must take to forge effective policy.” –Leslie H. Gelb, President Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations

“This powerful book should rank with the best of historical analysis [and] stay on your shelf a long time. . . . It looms large in thoughtful historical perspective and analysis.” –Santa Fe New Mexican

Table Of Contents

Introduction: The American Crisis

Part One: The American Project

One: No Angel in Our Whirlwind
Two: The Shape of American Power
Three: Hegemonic Power and Harmonic Convergence

Part Two: The Gathering Storm

Four: Faulty Towers
Five: The Decline of Fordism and the Challenge to American Power
Six: Bush, the Neocons, and the American Revival

Part Three: Revival in Action

Seven: The Foreign Policy of the Bush Administration
Eight: Where Bush Is Right
Nine: Where Angels Fear to Tread

Part Four: The Future of American Foreign Policy

Ten: Fighting Terror
Eleven: Reconstructing the American Project

Afterword
Acknowledgments
Index

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