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By Charles S. Maier

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ISBN-13: 9780674025561

Modern the US, with its exceptional armaments and ambition, turns out to many commentators a brand new empire. Others angrily reject the designation. What stakes might being an empire have for our identification at domestic and our function in a foreign country? A preeminent American historian addresses those matters in gentle of the background of empires because antiquity. This elegantly written booklet examines the constitution and impression of those mega-states and asks even if the us stocks their characteristics and behaviour. Eschewing the traditional concentrate on present U.S. overseas coverage and the hot spate of professional- and anti-empire polemics, Charles S. Maier makes use of comparative background to check the relevance of an idea frequently invoked yet no longer continually understood. Marshaling a amazing array of evidence--from Roman, Ottoman, Moghul, Spanish, Russian, chinese language, and British experience--Maier outlines the necessities of empire all through heritage. He then explores the workout of U.S. energy within the 19th and 20th centuries, conscientiously studying its financial and strategic assets and the nation's dating to predecessors and opponents. To inquire approximately empire is to invite what the us has develop into due to its wealth, inventiveness, and objectives. it's to confront lofty nationwide aspirations with the realities of the violence that frequently attends imperial politics and hence to query either the prices and the possibilities of the present U.S. worldwide ascendancy. With studying, dispassion, and readability, between Empires deals daring comparisons and an unique account of yankee strength. It confirms that the difficulty of empire needs to be a priority of each citizen. (20070601)

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Among Empires : American Ascendancy and Its Predecessors. Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, 2006. p 46. id=10312766&ppg=57 Copyright © 2006. Harvard University Press. All rights reserved. S. or applicable copyright law. ac... Maier, Charles S.. Among Empires : American Ascendancy and Its Predecessors. Cambridge, MA, USA: Harvard University Press, 2006. p 47. id=10312766&ppg=58 Copyright © 2006. Harvard University Press. All rights reserved. S. or applicable copyright law. ac... Maier, Charles S..

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