At a time when relations between the United States and Europe are at their lowest ebb since World War II, this brief but cogent book is essential reading. Robert Kagan, a leading scholar of American foreign policy, forces both sides to see ...
themselves through the eyes of the other. Europe, he argues, has moved beyond power into a self-contained world of laws, rules, and negotiation, while America operates in a “Hobbesian” world where rules and laws are unreliable and military force is often necessary.Tracing how this state of affairs came into being over the past fifty years and fearlessly exploring its ramifications for the future, Kagan reveals the shape of the new transatlantic relationship. The result is a book that promises to be as enduringly influential as Samuel Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations.
THE US IS NOT A SUPERPOWERI don't share his views. He proclaims the strength of the US without considering the failure if its policies all over the world and the increasing weakness of its economy. I don't consider the US a superpower because itTHE US IS NOT A SUPERPOWER I don't share his views. He proclaims the strength of the US without considering the failure if its policies all over the world and the increasing weakness of its economy. I don't consider the US a superpower because it demonstrated not to be enough strong to end the war even in weak and marginal countries like Iraq and Afghanistan.I can't even imagine the difficulties it would face if it decided to compete with bigger and powerful nations such as China or Russia. A nation, which prefers to periodically bomb defenceless third world countries, is not powerful, is not an empire, it's just a threat to global stability. The US is the rogue state par excellence. I think that in the future Europe will play a leading role in building a new global order based on peace, diplomacy and stability. We are all fed up with American arrogant and destructive militarism......Continua Nascondi