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Paradise and Power

America and Europe in the New World Order

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Paradise and Power by Robert Kagan
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European leaders, increasingly disturbed by U.S. policy and actions abroad, feel they are headed for a moment of truth. After years of mutual resentment and tension, there is a sudden recognition that the real interests of America and its allies are diverging sharply and that the trans-atlantic relationship itself has changed, possibly irreversibly. Europe sees the United States as high-handed, unilateralist, and unnecessarily belligerent; the United States sees Europe as spent, unserious, and weak. The anger and mistrust on both sides are hardening into incomprehension. Tracing the widely differing histories of Europe and America since the end of World War II, Kagan makes clear how for one the need to escape a bloody past has led to a new set of transnational beliefs about power and threat, while the other has perforce evolved into the guarantor of that "postmodern paradise" by dint of its might and global reach.

Author Biography

ROBERT KAGAN is senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He served in the State Department from 1984 to 1998.
Release date NZ
March 11th, 2004
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Main
Imprint
Atlantic Books
Pages
168
Dimensions
129x198x13
ISBN-13
9781843541783
Product ID
1647905

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