The Resource Liberty's surest guardian : American nation-building from the founders to Obama, Jeremi Suri

Liberty's surest guardian : American nation-building from the founders to Obama, Jeremi Suri

Label
Liberty's surest guardian : American nation-building from the founders to Obama
Title
Liberty's surest guardian
Title remainder
American nation-building from the founders to Obama
Statement of responsibility
Jeremi Suri
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jeremi Suri--Nobel Fellow and leading light in the next generation of policy makers--looks to America's history to see both what it has to offer failed states around the world and what it should avoid. Far from being cold imperialists, Americans have earnestly attempted to export their invention of representative government. We have had successes (Reconstruction after the American Civil War, the Philippines, Western Europe) and failures (Vietnam), and we can learn a good deal from both. The framers of the Constitution initiated a policy of cautious nation-building, hoping not to conquer other countries, but to build a world of stable, self-governed societies that would support America's way of life--yet no other country has created more problems for itself and for others by intervening in distant lands and pursuing impractical changes. Suri has mined more than two hundred years of American policy in order to explain the five Ps of nation-building: Partners, Process, Problem-solving, Purpose, and People.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Suri, Jeremi
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ6300
LC item number
.S87 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obama, Barack
  • Obama, Barack
  • Nation-building
  • Nationenbildung
  • Nation-building
  • Nationenbildung
  • USA
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Liberty's surest guardian : American nation-building from the founders to Obama, Jeremi Suri
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The American nation-building creed -- Reconstruction after civil war -- reconstruction after empire -- Reconstruction after fascism -- reconstruction after Communist revolution -- Reconstruction after September 11 -- Conclusion : the future of nation-building
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
vii, 358 pages
Isbn
9781439119129
Lccn
2010051296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)687665786
  • (OCoLC)ocn687665786
Label
Liberty's surest guardian : American nation-building from the founders to Obama, Jeremi Suri
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The American nation-building creed -- Reconstruction after civil war -- reconstruction after empire -- Reconstruction after fascism -- reconstruction after Communist revolution -- Reconstruction after September 11 -- Conclusion : the future of nation-building
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
vii, 358 pages
Isbn
9781439119129
Lccn
2010051296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)687665786
  • (OCoLC)ocn687665786

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