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Why Wilson matters : the origin of American liberal internationalism and its crisis today, Tony Smith

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Why Wilson matters : the origin of American liberal internationalism and its crisis today
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Why Wilson matters
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the origin of American liberal internationalism and its crisis today
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Tony Smith
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eng
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The liberal internationalist tradition is credited with America's greatest triumphs as a world power and also its biggest failures. Beginning in the 1940s, imbued with the spirit of Woodrow Wilson’s efforts at the League of Nations to "make the world safe for democracy," the United States steered a course in world affairs that would eventually win the Cold War. Yet in the 1990s, Wilsonianism turned imperialist, contributing directly to the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the continued failures of American foreign policy. Why Wilson Matters explains how the liberal internationalist community can regain a sense of identity and purpose following the betrayal of Wilson’s vision by the brash “neo-Wilsonianism” being pursued today. Drawing on Wilson’s original writings and speeches, Tony Smith traces how his thinking about America’s role in the world evolved in the years leading up to and during his presidency, and how the Wilsonian tradition went on to influence American foreign policy in the decades that followed for good and for ill. He traces the tradition’s evolution from its “classic” era with Wilson, to its “hegemonic” stage during the Cold War, to its “imperialist” phase today. Smith calls for an end to reckless forms of U.S. foreign intervention, and a return to the prudence and “eternal vigilance” of Wilson’s own time. Why Wilson Matters renews hope that the United States might again become effectively liberal by returning to the sense of realism that Wilson espoused, one where the promotion of democracy around the world is balanced by the understanding that such efforts are not likely to come quickly and without costs. --
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Princeton studies in international history and politics
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  • Wilson, Woodrow
  • International relations
  • United States
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Why Wilson matters : the origin of American liberal internationalism and its crisis today, Tony Smith
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-320) and index
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Preface xi. Introduction. Know Thyself: What Is “Wilsonianism”? 1. PART I THE ESSENTIAL WILSON: WILSON’S WILSONIANISM. 1 Woodrow Wilson on Democracy. Promotion in America 31. 2 Democracy Promotion through Progressive Imperialism 65. 3 Democracy Promotion through Multilateralism 95. 4 Wilson’s Wilsonianism 130. PART II WILSONIANISM AFTER WILSON. 5 Wilsonianism: The Construction of an American Vernacular 147. 6 The Rise of Neo-Wilsonian Theory 182. 7 From Theory to Practice: Neo-Wilsonianism in the White House, 2001–2017 235. Conclusion Reviving Liberal Internationalism 276. Acknowledgments 291. Notes 295. Index 321
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ocn948560943
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25 cm
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xviii, 332 pages
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9780691171678
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2016935594
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illustration
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(OCoLC)948560943
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Why Wilson matters : the origin of American liberal internationalism and its crisis today, Tony Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-320) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Preface xi. Introduction. Know Thyself: What Is “Wilsonianism”? 1. PART I THE ESSENTIAL WILSON: WILSON’S WILSONIANISM. 1 Woodrow Wilson on Democracy. Promotion in America 31. 2 Democracy Promotion through Progressive Imperialism 65. 3 Democracy Promotion through Multilateralism 95. 4 Wilson’s Wilsonianism 130. PART II WILSONIANISM AFTER WILSON. 5 Wilsonianism: The Construction of an American Vernacular 147. 6 The Rise of Neo-Wilsonian Theory 182. 7 From Theory to Practice: Neo-Wilsonianism in the White House, 2001–2017 235. Conclusion Reviving Liberal Internationalism 276. Acknowledgments 291. Notes 295. Index 321
Control code
ocn948560943
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780691171678
Lccn
2016935594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
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(OCoLC)948560943

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