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American Empire: A Debate Paperback – October 25, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0415952040 ISBN-10: 0415952042 Edition: 1st
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Christopher Layne is Associate Professor in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Bradley A. Thayer is an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Defense and Strategic Studies at Missouri State University.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (October 25, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415952042
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415952040
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,277,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Seth J. Frantzman HALL OF FAME on February 15, 2008
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This book presents a debate between two thinkers on whether or not the American empire is a positive development or negative. While one presents the usual arguments for isolationism and multi-lateralism, despite the fact that it hasn't worked when it comes to preventing genocide in Darfur, the other presents arguments for America as a global empire with interests everywhere policing conflicts.

But the debate misses a third point: the concept of the idea of American empire is itself flawed. America is a hegemon for all intents but whether that means it is an empire or that it wants to be an empire or is imperialistic is another matter. What is an empire? A third point should have been made that the arguments against American empire are arguing against a straw man that doesn't exist, and that there really are very few people that think America should be defined as an 'empire'.

Seth J. Frantzman
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