TITLE

The Liberal Power

PUB. DATE
March 2003
SOURCE
New Republic;3/3/2003, Vol. 228 Issue 8, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The debate about Iraq is really a debate about the impact of the United States on the world. There are two characteristics of the U.S. that have impressed themselves most forcefully upon contemporaries: power and liberalism. The primary task of the U.S. government and every citizen is to find a way to bring these strengths into some sort of harmony with each other. Since there was never a state so consecrated to technology, the quality of U.S. power also relentlessly grows. The enormous relative advantage of the U.S. as a state is matched by the enormous relative advantage of the U.S. as a society. Power does not make the U.S. right, and virtue does not make it innocent. The U.S. is a more decent place, but not always.
ACCESSION #
9169984

 

Related Articles

  • From Soft to Hard Power: In Search of Brazil's Winning Blend. Casanova, Lourdes; Kassum, Julian // INSEAD Working Papers Collection;2013, Issue 63, p1 

    This paper is the first of three working papers looking at the role and projection of Brazil as an emerging global power. Is Brazil's rise on the global stage barely beginning, or has it already hit a plateau, held back by its numerous domestic challenges and the external constraints of the...

  • Great Eight (Great-8, G-8):. Kuznetsov, V. N. // Value Inquiry Book Series;2014, Vol. 276, p247 

    The article offers information on Great Eight, which refers to a forum for eight largest national economies that play a significant role in solving global problems.

  • Any Given We. Nelson, Scott G. // Journal of International Political Theory;Mar2010, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p23 

    Democracy and the state are two political notions that have come under considerable duress in late modernity. This paper considers a prominent critic of both, Sheldon Wolin. The paper examines three elements that figure in Wolin's analyses of democracy and the modern state in a central way::...

  • The Temptations Of Regress.  // India Today;10/15/2012, p1 

    The article offers insight on the determination of the U.S. and its European allies to dominate the Muslim world. A parallel message is conveyed by the crowds in Libya, Egypt and Pakistan to their government. It supports the evolution of a nation through progress similar to the process of...

  • world view. Hilsum, Lindsey // New Statesman;1/24/2005, Vol. 134 Issue 4723, p16 

    Comments on major moves in world politics and the economic order in the 21st century. The silent shift in the global balance of power from the U.S. to China and India; Reference to a report by U.S. intelligence analysts, who predict an erosion of power in the U.S.; Possibility that this global...

  • AMERICA'S JOB AT LANCASTER HOUSE. Graham, Robert A. // America;9/29/1945, Vol. 73 Issue 26, p516 

    The article analyzes the challenges facing the world's superpowers to come up with a world peace agreement among themselves right after the end of World War II. According to the author, the rivalry among superpowers United States, Russia and Great Britain can threaten the peace. The nations'...

  • A World Without the West. Barma, Naazneen; Ratner, Ely; Weber, Steven // National Interest;Jul/Aug2007, Issue 90, p23 

    The authors comments on the rise of states like China, India and Russia as great powers and its impact on the role of the U.S. in international order. They argue that U.S. foreign policy needs to structure the choice facing rising powers so that integration and assimilation are heavily favored....

  • Quixotic America. Chace, James // World Policy Journal;Fall2003, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p7 

    Investigates the reasons behind the goal of the U.S. to be the predominant world power. Efforts of the country to develop a unipolar world in which nations band together under the U.S. direction; Changes in opinions on the role of the country in the international system; Threat posed by Iraq to...

  • A Foreign Policy for America. Fischer, Louis // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Apr1961, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p153 

    The article reports on issues and topics related to international relations and the balance of power among nations. Through the ages, nations have wanted to hold what she has and to get more. Great Britain, for instance, believed that the maintenance and expansion of her empire were...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics