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Between Primacy and Decline: America’s Role in the Post-Cold War World

Jussi M. Hanhimäki

in International Relations Since the End of the Cold War: New and Old Dimensions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666430
eISBN:
9780191745607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666430.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on the evolution of the United States’ role in international affairs from the first Bush to the Obama administration. The essay evaluates the longstanding and cyclical debate ... More


Pathos Versus Pestilence

Józef Mackiewicz

in The Triumph of Provocation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300145694
eISBN:
9780300145700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300145694.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the damages caused by communism. It describes the errors committed by the Western powers in relation to international communism and offers arguments against those who ... More


Protecting the Free World

William O. Walker III

in The Rise and Decline of the American Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726132
eISBN:
9781501726149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726132.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter, covering the years 1950-1952, demonstrates how the United States expanded the American Century by protecting the Free World. In April 1950, the National Security Council led by Paul H. ... More


Social (or Documentary) Realism in Feature Film

Martin Sohn-Rethel

in Real to Reel: A New Approach to Understanding Realism in Film and TV Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780993071768
eISBN:
9781800341944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780993071768.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines social (or documentary) realism in feature film. It focuses on three of Ken Loach's films: Ladybird Ladybird (1994), made before his collaboration with screenwriter, Paul ... More


Henry R. Luce and the Security Ethos

William O. Walker III

in The Rise and Decline of the American Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726132
eISBN:
9781501726149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726132.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The introduction shows how Henry R. Luce in his 1941 essay, “The American Century,” gave concrete form to the security ethos: the belief that, for its own safety, the United States should provide ... More


State-Sponsored Terrorism

Lars Schoultz

in That Infernal Little Cuban Republic: The United States and the Cuban Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832608
eISBN:
9781469603445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888605_schoultz.10
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes how, after the Bay of Pigs surrendered, most eyes—even those of the methodical Robert McNamara—remained fixed on Cuba. The defense secretary returned to the Pentagon after the ... More


The Trap

in Apocalypse Management: Eisenhower and the Discourse of National Insecurity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758079
eISBN:
9780804768467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758079.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how the administration of President Dwight Eisenhower was trapped in what has been viewed as the basic dilemma of the New Look. The Indochina crisis connected all the strings ... More


Tinkering with Failure (1991–2001)

Richard J. Samuels

in Special Duty: A History of the Japanese Intelligence Community

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501741586
eISBN:
9781501741593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501741586.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter provides a straightforward account of Japan's meek surrender to a decade of tentative, groping, half-measure post-Cold War intelligence reform. Like intelligence communities elsewhere, ... More


Introduction: Medicine as a Form of “Ordinary Shopping”

John Paul DiMoia

in Reconstructing Bodies: Biomedicine, Health, and Nation-Building in South Korea Since 1945

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804784115
eISBN:
9780804786133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784115.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter frames the problem of Korean medical practitioners—both traditional and biomedical—following Japanese colonialism as primarily a quantitative problem of numbers and perceptions during ... More


Rising China and a Weakened Global Nuclear Order in the 2000s

Nicola Horsburgh

in China and Global Nuclear Order: From Estrangement to Active Engagement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198706113
eISBN:
9780191775277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706113.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 5 assesses China’s engagement as a rising power with global nuclear order in the 2000s. Particular attention is paid to shifts in US nuclear policy towards ballistic missile defence and ... More


The trial of the oxygen poisoners

Tim Lenton and Andrew Watson

in Revolutions that made the Earth

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199587049
eISBN:
9780191775031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587049.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

This chapter aims to trace the origins of oxygenic photosynthesis (OP) in an effort to determine whether it really constitutes an improbable, ‘critical’ step that could easily never have happened at ... More


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