The Short American Century has 61 ratings and 9 reviews. Sam said: Exceptional compilation of essays/chapters such as Pragmatic Realism versus the Ameri. The Short American Century: A Postmortem. Ed. by Andrew J. Bacevich. ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, pp. $). Andrew J. Bacevich, who’s been described as “the single most respected the motivation behind The Short American Century: A Postmortem.

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Achievement and failure, wisdom and folly, calculation and confusion all make their appearance in essays that touch on topics as varied as internationalism and empire, race and religion, consumerism and globalization. As the United States grapples bacsvich protracted wars, daunting economic uncertainty, and pressing questions about exactly what role it should play in a rapidly changing world, understanding where the nation has been and how it got where it is today is critical.

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Achievement and failure, wisdom and folly, calculation and confusion all make their appearance in essays that touch on topics as varied as internationalism and empire, race and religion, consumerism and globalization.

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The Short American Century: A Postmortem by Andrew J. Bacevich

Century of study Every page is revelation, worth attention for students and all other history followers.

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General theme of American exceptionalism, how it started, how it was reinforced throughout the 20th Century, and how it is blinding us in the current day.

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Makes a number of excellent points that convince me that the American Century is over, if it ever existed. Yet as Andrew J.