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The American way of peace [electronic resource] : an interpretation / Jan S. Prybyla.

By: Prybyla, Jan S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Eric Voegelin Institute series in political philosophy: Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, c2005Description: 1 online resource (x, 252 p.).ISBN: 0826264808 (electronic bk.); 9780826264800 (electronic bk.); 0826215955 (alk. paper); 9780826215956 (alk. paper).Subject(s): United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989 | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989- | Peace-building -- United States | Electronic books | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: American way of peace.DDC classification: 327.73/009/045 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Then (1945-1991) -- Pax Americana -- The Postwar Task -- Bretton Woods -- The Marshall Plan and Containment -- German Wirtschaftswunder -- The Berlin Blockade -- The Truman Doctrine -- NATO and Its Cross of Lorraine -- The Korean War -- The Hungarian Revolution and the Berlin Wall -- The Cuban Missile Crisis and Nikita Khrushchev -- The Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia and the Brezhnev Doctrine -- Cultural Shift -- D'tente -- Eurocommunism -- Negotiated Cold War -- The Errors of Socialism -- Ronald Reagan and His Critics -- Solidarity -- Gorbachev and His Nemesis -- The Fall of the Berlin Wall and Reunification of Germany -- The End of an Era -- And Now (1991-2004) -- After the Fall: Celebratory Foresight and Ominous Speculations -- After the Wall: What Happened on the Ground -- Drifting Apart: Multipolarity and Hegemony -- Aggregation: The European Union -- Disaggregation: Civil War in Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Chinese Shadows -- 9/11 and the War on Terrorism -- Lessons.
Summary: "Traces the development and implementation of Pax Americana, the American way of peace, from World War II to the war on terrorism and the Iraqi conflict. Examines the extent to which modernization must incorporate values of democracy and rule of law"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-236) and index.

Then (1945-1991) -- Pax Americana -- The Postwar Task -- Bretton Woods -- The Marshall Plan and Containment -- German Wirtschaftswunder -- The Berlin Blockade -- The Truman Doctrine -- NATO and Its Cross of Lorraine -- The Korean War -- The Hungarian Revolution and the Berlin Wall -- The Cuban Missile Crisis and Nikita Khrushchev -- The Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia and the Brezhnev Doctrine -- Cultural Shift -- D'tente -- Eurocommunism -- Negotiated Cold War -- The Errors of Socialism -- Ronald Reagan and His Critics -- Solidarity -- Gorbachev and His Nemesis -- The Fall of the Berlin Wall and Reunification of Germany -- The End of an Era -- And Now (1991-2004) -- After the Fall: Celebratory Foresight and Ominous Speculations -- After the Wall: What Happened on the Ground -- Drifting Apart: Multipolarity and Hegemony -- Aggregation: The European Union -- Disaggregation: Civil War in Bosnia and Herzegovina -- Chinese Shadows -- 9/11 and the War on Terrorism -- Lessons.

"Traces the development and implementation of Pax Americana, the American way of peace, from World War II to the war on terrorism and the Iraqi conflict. Examines the extent to which modernization must incorporate values of democracy and rule of law"--Provided by publisher.

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