The Ideas That Conquered The World: Peace, Democracy, and Free Markets in the Twenty-First Century

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PublicAffairs, 4 сент. 2002 г. - Всего страниц: 496
One of America's leading foreign policy thinkers outlines the new power realities in the world today, and the challenges facing American leadership -- his magnum opus and a major new statement in the mold of Samuel Huntington, Francis Fukuyama, Paul Kennedy, and Jacques Barzun.

At the dawn of the twenty-first century, three ideas dominate the world: peace as the preferred basis for relations between and among different countries, democracy as the optimal way to organize political life, and free markets as the indispensable vehicle for the creation of wealth. While not practiced everywhere, these ideas have-for the first time in history-no serious rivals. And although the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were terrible and traumatic, they did not "change everything, " as so many commentators have asserted. Instead, these events served to illuminate even more brightly the world that emerged from the end of the Cold War.

In The Ideas That Conquered the World, Michael Mandelbaum describes the uneven spread (over the past two centuries) of peace, democracy, and free markets from the wealthy and powerful countries of the world's core, where they originated, to the weaker and poorer countries of its periphery. And he assesses the prospects for these ideas in the years to come, giving particular attention to the United States, which bears the greatest responsibility for protecting and promoting them, and to Russia, China, and the Middle East, in which they are not well established and where their fate will affect the rest of the world. Drawing on history, politics, and economics, this incisive book provides a clear and original guide to the main trends of the twenty-first century,from globalization to terrorism, through the perspective of one of our era's most provocative thinkers.

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A lofty—and disengaged—overview of liberal triumphalism at the start of the 21st century.By "liberalism," Mandelbaum (The Dawn of Peace in Europe, 1996, not reviewed) in essence means the ideas that ... Читать весь отзыв

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Introduction
1
I
6
THE COLD WAR AND ITS LEGACY
15
Wilson Victorious
19
The Cold War Reconsidered
45
A World of Sovereign States
74
II
82
THE INVENTION OF PEACE
105
The Dragons Lair
200
THE LIBERAL THEORY OF HISTORY
230
The Democratic Peace
241
The Triumph of the Market
277
The Invisible Construction Site 505
305
The Global Utility
328
The Future of the International Economy
353
Conclusion 577
377

The Cure for Cancer
107
The Most Dangerous Place on the Planet
144
PostCold War Disorders
182

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Michael Mandelbaum is the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and director of the Project on East-West Relations for the Council on Foreign Relations. Mandelbaum has taught at Harvard University, Columbia University, and the U.S. Naval Academy. His book, The New Russian Foreign Policy, explores Russia's relations with the rest of the world after the fall of the Soviet Union. The Dawn of Peace in Europe outlines Europe in the post-cold-war era. His title with Thomas L. Friedman, That Used To Be Us, made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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