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Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World, from It's Earliest Days to  the Dawn of the 20th Century by Robert Kagan - First Edition - October 2006 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000002167)

Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World, from It's Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century

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Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World, from It's Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century

by Robert Kagan

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ISBN 10
0375411054
ISBN 13
9780375411052
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, October 2006. Hardcover. First Edition (stated). Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight. Spine ends and corners lightly bumped. Edgewear to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 527 pages.

A major reevaluation of America's place in the world from the colonial era to the turn of the twentieth century. Kagan strips away the myth of America's isolationist tradition and reveals a more complicated reality: that Americans have been increasing their global power and influence steadily for the past four centuries. Even from the time of the Puritans, America was no shining "city up on a hill" but an engine of commercial and territorial expansion that drove Native Americans, as well as French, Spanish, Russian, and ultimately even British power, from the North American continent. Even before the birth of the nation, Americans believed they were destined for global leadership. Underlying their ambitions was a set of ideas and ideals about the world and human nature. Kagan focuses on the Declaration of Independence as the document that firmly established the American conviction that the inalienable rights of all mankind transcended territorial borders and blood ties. American nationalism, he shows, was always internationalist at its core. He also finds that the Civil War and the abolition of slavery-the fulfillment of the ideals of the Declaration-were the decisive turning point in the history of American foreign policy as well.

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Robert Kagan is senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and a columnist for The Washington Post . He is also the author of A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977–1990, and editor, with William Kristol, of Present Dangers: Crisis and Opportunity in American Foreign and Defense Policy . Kagan served in the U.S. State Department from 1984 to 1988. He lives in Brussels with his family .

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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000002167
Title
Dangerous Nation: America's Place in the World, from It's Earliest Days to the Dawn of the 20th Century
Author
Robert Kagan
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Quantity available
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Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0375411054
ISBN 13
9780375411052
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
October 2006
Size
8vo
Keywords
history, foreign, international, affairs, relations, public opinion, territorial expansion, United States
Bookseller catalogs
Politics & Government; History; International Relations;
Size
8vo

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