Argues that American policies in the postwar liberal international epoch constituted not just a defense of self-determination, but an architectonic concept of world hierarchy.(Charles S. Maier, Harvard University)
Latham's thoughtful, interpretive account of U.S. foreign policy during the Cold War reexamines the foundations of international order. The Liberal Moment inquires into the intertwining of internationalism and isolationism and the complex links that tie Western liberalism to militarism.(Peter Katzenstein, Cornell University
) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.