America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy in the Twentieth Century

America s Mission The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy in the Twentieth Century The strength and prestige of democracy worldwide at the end of the twentieth century are due in good measure to the impact of America on international affairs argues Tony Smith Here for the first tim

  • Title: America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy in the Twentieth Century
  • Author: Tony Smith Richard C. Leone
  • ISBN: 9780691044668
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • The strength and prestige of democracy worldwide at the end of the twentieth century are due in good measure to the impact of America on international affairs, argues Tony Smith Here for the first time is a book that documents the extraordinary history of American foreign policy with respect to the promotion of democracy worldwide, an effort whose greatest triumph came inThe strength and prestige of democracy worldwide at the end of the twentieth century are due in good measure to the impact of America on international affairs, argues Tony Smith Here for the first time is a book that documents the extraordinary history of American foreign policy with respect to the promotion of democracy worldwide, an effort whose greatest triumph came in the occupations of Japan and Germany but whose setbacks include interventions in Latin America and Vietnam.

    One thought on “America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy in the Twentieth Century”

    1. Very thorough look at American foreign policy, the motivations behind it, and the causes of its successes and failures. The use of Japan and Germany as successes of containment was a bit surprising to me at first, but actually fit quite well in the long-term view of the trend of American containment

    2. A good historical overview of American efforts to promote democracy abroad; some flawed assumptions about how democracy grows undergirds much of the analysis; and the concluding chapters on the Bush and Obama administrations can be pretty much ignored.

    3. Very informational on the us spread of democracy abroad for the past century and how the strategy in spreading democracy has varied.

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