US Foreign Policy in World History

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Psychology Press, 2000 - 255 pages
A survey of US foreign relations and its perceived crusade to spread liberty and democracy in the two hundred years since the American Revolution. It is structured around central episodes and ideas in the history of US foreign policy.US Foreign Policy in World History is a survey of US foreign relations and its perceived crusade to spread liberty and democracy in the two hundred years since the American Revolution. David Ryan undertakes a systematic and material analysis of US foreign policy, whilst also explaining the policymakers' grand ideologies and the ideas that have shaped US diplomacy.US Foreign Policy explores these arguments by taking a thematic approach structured around central episodes and ideas in the history of US foreign relations and policy making, including:*The Monroe Doctrine, its philisophical goals and impact*Imperialism and expansionism*the Cold War* Third World development*the 'evil empires' of Nasser, the Sandinistas and Sadam Hussein*the place of goal for economic integration within foreign affairs

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Contents

Intro
6
2
31
3
47
Student life
63
5
83
Accommodation
99
7
117
8
133
Answers to grammar activities and bilans
251
Transcriptions of recordings
292
Grammatical guide
310
Index
342
PART I
7
The empire for liberty 21
21
Monroeism in US policy 40
40
old and new 55
55

Holidays
149
10
165
The tourist
181
12
195
13
209
14
225
15
237
Constructing the American Century 73
73
Arsenal for democracy and selfdetermination? 94
94
Containing the East integrating the West 116
116
Revolution and development in the Cold War 140
140
Confronting evil and imagined empires 162
162
Concluding through contemporary dilemmas 182
182
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During his thirty-five-year career, David Ryan, presently adjunct curator of design at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, has organized exhibitions, projects, & publications related to modernist design, including "The Minneapolis Institute's Documents as Art" (1969) & "Art Deco" (1972), and, while he served as director of the Fort Worth Art Museum, "Joseph Hoffman: Design Classics" (1982).

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