The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed

The Empire Has No Clothes U S Foreign Policy Exposed Taking an in depth look at the United States government this landmark work demonstrates why the United States should be considered an empire and how this is contrary to the ideals of both conservativ

  • Title: The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed
  • Author: Ivan Eland
  • ISBN: 9780945999980
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Taking an in depth look at the United States government, this landmark work demonstrates why the United States should be considered an empire and how this is contrary to the ideals of both conservatives and liberals and to the very principles on which the United States was built Through a detailed examination of US foreign policy over the last century up through the BushTaking an in depth look at the United States government, this landmark work demonstrates why the United States should be considered an empire and how this is contrary to the ideals of both conservatives and liberals and to the very principles on which the United States was built Through a detailed examination of US foreign policy over the last century up through the Bush administration s policies in the Middle East and elsewhere, this work explores how rampant imperialism has threatened US security, strained US relations with the rest of the world, and curtailed American civil liberties at home Examining the similar signs in the current state of affairs that have marked the decline of other great powers throughout history, a case is made for the dismantling of the American empire and a return to the mode of military restraint traditional to American foreign policy This book is a chilling insight into the direction the United States has taken and, if its interventionist policies continue, the direction it will take in years to come.

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    1. The author has an M.B.A. in applied economics from Iowa State University and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from George Washington University. Mr. Eland has belonged to the libertarian think-tank The Cato Institute, and has worked for the U.S. Congress in national defence and foreign affairs issues. He is currently at the non- partisan think tank, The Independent Institute in Oakland, California as a senior fellow and Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at the institute. He writes about the [...]

    2. In 1992, DOD planning document spells out. Paul Wolfowitz' goal of AMerican global dominance, un paralleled U.S. military power to intimidate rivals and give allies confidence, obviating their own military build up. But all post WWII administrations have tried to maintain U.S. dominance. (e.g. Clinton's bombing of Serbia, ostensibly to stop ethnic cleansing of Kosovars actually fueled it). What is different is that the Bush II administration is the first to praise the American quest to dominate [...]

    3. There are reasons that people from other countries hate the U.S. despite all we hear from our politicians about how we have done more for humanity than any other country ever. Eland explains these reasons coherently. To me, it is this book, rather than George W. Bush's statement that our opponents just "hate freedom" that explains how and why a tragedy like 9/11 occurred.

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