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The Resource Superpower illusions : how myths and false ideologies led America astray-- and how to return to reality, Jack F. Matlock, Jr

Superpower illusions : how myths and false ideologies led America astray-- and how to return to reality, Jack F. Matlock, Jr

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Superpower illusions : how myths and false ideologies led America astray-- and how to return to reality
Title
Superpower illusions
Title remainder
how myths and false ideologies led America astray-- and how to return to reality
Statement of responsibility
Jack F. Matlock, Jr
Title variation
How myths and false ideologies led America astray-- and how to return to reality
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Former U.S. ambassador to the USSR Jack F. Matlock refutes the idea that the United States forced the collapse of the Soviet Union--with wide-ranging implications for U.S. foreign policy. Matlock argues that Gorbachev, not Reagan, undermined Communist Party rule in the Soviet Union, and that the Cold War ended in a negotiated settlement that benefited both sides. He posits that the end of the Cold War diminished American power; with the removal of the Soviet threat, allies were less willing to accept American protection and leadership that seemed increasingly to ignore their interests. Matlock shows how, during the Clinton and particularly the Bush-Cheney administrations, the belief that the United States had defeated the Soviet Union led to a conviction that it did not need allies, international organizations, or diplomacy, but could dominate the world by using its military power unilaterally. The result has compromised America's ability to lead." -- From publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matlock, Jack F
Dewey number
327.73009/048
Index
index present
LC call number
E895
LC item number
.M38 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cold War
  • Unilateral acts (International law)
  • Intervention (International law)
  • International cooperation
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
Label
Superpower illusions : how myths and false ideologies led America astray-- and how to return to reality, Jack F. Matlock, Jr
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
Myths and realities -- Framework diplomacy : Reagan's approach to Gorbachev -- Cleanup diplomacy and conclusions we can draw -- Regime change : the Soviet Union disintegrates -- A new world? (1992) -- The unipolar delusion (the 1990s) -- Hubris and its consequences (1993-2000) -- Asleep at the switch : 9/11 and the "War on Terror" -- Tar baby Iraq -- Ideology trumps reality (2001-2009) -- Course change -- An agenda, not a doctrine
Control code
ocn317471730
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780300137613
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009027152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Superpower illusions : how myths and false ideologies led America astray-- and how to return to reality, Jack F. Matlock, Jr
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
Myths and realities -- Framework diplomacy : Reagan's approach to Gorbachev -- Cleanup diplomacy and conclusions we can draw -- Regime change : the Soviet Union disintegrates -- A new world? (1992) -- The unipolar delusion (the 1990s) -- Hubris and its consequences (1993-2000) -- Asleep at the switch : 9/11 and the "War on Terror" -- Tar baby Iraq -- Ideology trumps reality (2001-2009) -- Course change -- An agenda, not a doctrine
Control code
ocn317471730
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 344 pages
Isbn
9780300137613
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009027152
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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