Neoconservatism and the New American Century

Hardcover | November 17, 2010

byM. Ryan

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In the aftermath of 9/11, neoconservatism became one of the most talked-about influences on US foreign policy. Both critics and supporters have been united by the belief that neoconservatism, good or bad, is an ideology characterized by its commitment to promoting democracy overseas for strategic or moral reasons or both. In Neoconservatism and the New American Century, Maria Ryan argues that this purported commitment to democracy was never more than a secondary or tertiary concern and that, since 1989, the neoconservatives have consciously and deliberately prioritized strategic interests over moral ones in order to preserve America's "unipolar moment."

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In the aftermath of 9/11, neoconservatism became one of the most talked-about influences on US foreign policy. Both critics and supporters have been united by the belief that neoconservatism, good or bad, is an ideology characterized by its commitment to promoting democracy overseas for strategic or moral reasons or both. In Neoconserv...

Maria Ryan is a Lecturer in American History at the University of Nottingham, UK. She has published articles and book chapters on the development of neoconservatism, intellectuals, and US foreign policy and intelligence and the CIA. This is her first book.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:November 17, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230104673

ISBN - 13:9780230104679

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From Berlin to Baghdad: The Second Generation and the New World Order * The Neoconservatives and Clintonism, 1993-95 * The Neoconservative-Led Network * “Time for an Insurrection”: From the Dole Campaign to the Project for the New American Century * Iraq * Filling in the “Unknowns”: National Missile Defense and the Rumsfeld Commission * Kosovo * China: The Limits of “Unipolarity” * Election 2000* Conclusion: The Unipolarists in Power