The Fourth Power: A Grand Strategy for the United States in the Twenty-First Century

Paperback | August 11, 2005

byGary Hart

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Today, even as America asserts itself globally, it lacks a grand strategy to replace "containment of communism." In this short, sharp book, Gary Hart outlines a new grand strategy, one directing America's powers to the achievement of its large purposes. Central to this strategy is the power ofAmerican ideals, what Hart calls "the fourth power." Constitutional liberties, representative government, press freedom--these and other democratic principles, attractive to peoples worldwide, constitute a resource that may prove as important to national security and the national interest in thisdangerous new century as traditional military, economic and political might. A bracing vision of an America responsive to a full spectrum of global challenges, The Fourth Power calls for a deeper understanding both of the threats we face and the profound strengths at our disposal to fight them.

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Today, even as America asserts itself globally, it lacks a grand strategy to replace "containment of communism." In this short, sharp book, Gary Hart outlines a new grand strategy, one directing America's powers to the achievement of its large purposes. Central to this strategy is the power ofAmerican ideals, what Hart calls "the fourt...

Former U.S. senator Gary Hart (D-Colorado) is author of thirteen books and a leading expert on national security and American foreign policy. A longtime member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, an international lawyer who has traveled to the former Soviet Union over 100 times, Hart recently completed a three-year assignment as ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 4.88 × 7.8 × 0.71 inPublished:August 11, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195300858

ISBN - 13:9780195300857

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Strategy in an Age of Revolution2. Our Principles as an Element of Strategy3. America's Large Purposes in the New Century4. Security in the Twenty-first Century: A Larger Understanding5. Principled Engagement: Expanding Security through Opportunity6. The New Security and the Use of Military Power7. Who We Are: Temptations of Empire8. Restoring the Republic...and Its PrinciplesConclusionAppendixNotesIndex

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"Gary Hart as a senator, presidential candidate, citizen and author has always had an eye on the future. In this age of increasing tension and conflict, challenged by terrorism and anti-Americanism, he helps us understand where we are and where we might go. The remarkable thing about SenatorHart and his book, The Fourth Power, is that he continues to think deeply, beyond politics, about America's role in a new century."--Charlie Rose