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America will remain the world’s only superpower for the foreseeable future. But what sort of superpower? What role should America play in the world? What role do you want America to play? Ian Bremmer argues that Washington’s directionless foreign policy has become prohibitively expensive and increasingly dangerous. Since the end of the Cold War, U.S. policymakers have stumbled from crisis to crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria, and Ukraine without a clear strategy. Ordinary Americans too often base their foreign policy choices on allegiance or opposition to the party in power. We can no longer afford this complacency, especially now that both parties are deeply divided about America’s role in the world. The next presidential election could easily pit an interventionist Democrat against an isolationist Republican—or the exact opposite. As 2016 rapidly approaches, Bremmer urges every American to think more deeply about what sort of country America should be and how it should use its superpower status. He explores three options: Independent America asserts that it’s time for America to declare independence from the responsibility to solve other people’s problems. Instead, Americans should lead by example—in part, by investing in the country’s vast untapped potential. Moneyball America acknowledges that Washington can’t meet every international challenge. With a clear-eyed assessment of U.S. strengths and limitations, we must look beyond empty arguments over exceptionalism and American values. The priorities must be to focus on opportunities and to defend U.S. interests where they’re threatened. Indispensable America argues that only America can defend the values on which global stability increasingly depends. In today’s interdependent, hyperconnected world, a turn inward would undermine America’s own security and prosperity. We will never live in a stable world while others are denied their most basic freedoms—from China to Russia to the Middle East and beyond.There are sound arguments for and against each of these choices, but we must choose. Washington can no longer improvise a foreign policy without a lasting commitment to a coherent strategy. As Bremmer notes, “When I began writing this book, I didn’t know which of these three choices I would favor. It’s easy to be swayed by pundits and politicians with a story to sell or an ax to grind. My attempt to make the most honest and forceful case I could make for each of these three arguments helped me understand what I believe and why I believe it. I hope it will do the same for you. I don’t ask you to agree with me. I ask only that you choose.”

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9781591847472 | Portfolio, May 19, 2015, cover price $27.95

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9780143109709 | Portfolio, September 6, 2016, cover price $17.00
9780241247327 | Gardners Books, June 30, 2016, cover price $15.55 | About this edition: America will remain the world’s only superpower for the foreseeable future.

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Product Description: The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and―finally―the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order...read more

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9780231169547 | Columbia Univ Pr, July 1, 2014, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable.

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Product Description: This book asserts that postcolonial studies and modern India studies are in need of theoretical rejuvenation. Post Said's Orientalism, postcolonialism, as a discipline, has drifted into the realm of paralysing self-reflection and impenetrable jargon...read more

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9780198082965 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 9, 2012, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: This book asserts that postcolonial studies and modern India studies are in need of theoretical rejuvenation.

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Dust jacket worn, owner's inscription. Shipped from the U.K. All orders received before 3pm sent that weekday.

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9781594205453 | Penguin Pr, June 13, 2013, cover price $26.95
9781846147326 | Gardners Books, October 17, 2012, cover price $27.90 | About this edition: Dust jacket worn, owner's inscription.

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9780143125525 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, June 24, 2014), cover price $16.00

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Product Description: The end of the unipolar moment completes the passing of a Western era that was prolonged for half a century when the United States took over for a defeated and exhausted group of European states after World War II. Distinguished scholar Simon Serfaty vigorously argues that while it is possible, and even desirable, to acknowledge the passing of the Western era, it is exaggerated to present it as an irreversible decline of the West relative to an irresistible rise of the Rest...read more

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9781442215870 | 1 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, October 12, 2012), cover price $44.00 | About this edition: The end of the unipolar moment completes the passing of a Western era that was prolonged for half a century when the United States took over for a defeated and exhausted group of European states after World War II.

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Product Description: Anglo-America is a clearly identifiable part of what is commonly referred to as the West. The West exists, this book argues, in the form of multiple traditions that have currency in America, Europe, the Americas, and a few outposts in the Southern hemisphere...read more

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9780415809542 | Routledge, April 19, 2012, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Anglo-America is a clearly identifiable part of what is commonly referred to as the West.

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9780415809559 | Routledge, April 18, 2012, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Anglo-America is a clearly identifiable part of what is commonly referred to as the West.

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Product Description: Fascism, communism, genocide, slavery, racism, imperialism--the West has no shortage of reasons for guilt. And, indeed, since the Holocaust and the end of World War II, Europeans in particular have been consumed by remorse. But Pascal Bruckner argues that guilt has now gone too far...read more
By Steven Rendall (trans)

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9780691143767 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 21, 2010, cover price $26.95

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9780691154305 | Italian edition edition (Princeton Univ Pr, March 12, 2012), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Fascism, communism, genocide, slavery, racism, imperialism--the West has no shortage of reasons for guilt.

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9781400834310 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 25, 2010, cover price $26.95

About eighty-five years ago, philosophers and literary intellectuals as diverse as Edmund Husserl, George Santayana, and Paul Valéry, aware of the declining influence of Christianity, spoke of "the crisis of Western civilization." In Wretched Aristotle: Using the Past to Rescue the Future, Jude P. Dougherty offers an intriguing reexamination of this crisis in contemporary times. Situating his argument in the context of ongoing debate concerning the nature of the public philosophy that underpins ideas of freedom, Dougherty identifies the essential features of Western culture through a series of interrelated essays. Each essay reinforces the idea that modernity cannot be understood apart from its break with classical antiquity. Wretched Aristotle offers a refreshing historical approach to this issue that will make it appealing to those interested in the mutual influence of science and culture and the role of religion in culture.

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9780739140062 | Lexington Books, September 30, 2009, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: About eighty-five years ago, philosophers and literary intellectuals as diverse as Edmund Husserl, George Santayana, and Paul Valéry, aware of the declining influence of Christianity, spoke of "the crisis of Western civilization.

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9780739140086 | Lexington Books, October 16, 2009, cover price $75.00

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Product Description: HEED OR PERISH - THE CHOICE IS OURS It is my firm belief that we have not done justice to our intellect and humanitarianism by creating a chaotic, evil and violent world to live in . . . It is also my firm belief that we have the ability and resources to redress our misdeeds and establish peace, freedom and happiness in this world...read more

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9781847484307 | Gardners Books, August 20, 2008, cover price $10.15 | About this edition: HEED OR PERISH - THE CHOICE IS OURS It is my firm belief that we have not done justice to our intellect and humanitarianism by creating a chaotic, evil and violent world to live in .

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