Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 August 2005

200 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195300857

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The Fourth Power

A Grand Strategy for the United States in the Twenty-First Century

Gary Hart

Since the end of the Cold War, the United States has lacked a grand strategy to replace "containment of communism." In this vacuum, the Bush administration has used the "war on terrorism" as an excuse for unilateralism, preemption, and hegemony. America is at a crossroads between empire and republic. In this bold new book, Hart refutes preemption and empire, and argues for the fourth power--the power of principle--and the restitution of a principled American republic.


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