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Author Pembroke, Michael, 1955-

Title America in retreat : the decline of US leadership from WW2 to COVID-19 / Michael Pembroke.

Publication Info. London : Oneworld, 2021.
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  973.92 PEM    AVAILABLE
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Description 336 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "In the heady days after 1945, the authority of the United States was unrivalled and, with the founding of the UN, a new era of international co-operation seemed to have begun. But seventy-five years later, its influence has already diminished. The world has now entered a post-American era, argues Michael Pembroke, defined by a flourishing Asia and the ascendancy of China, as much as by the decline of the United States. This book is a short history of that decline; how high standards and treasured principles were ignored; how idealism was replaced by hubris and moral compromise; and how adherence to the rule of law became selective. It is also a look into the future – a future dominated by greater Asia and China in particular. We are in the midst of the third great power shift in modern history – from Europe to America to Asia. Covering wars in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, interventions in Iran, Guatemala and Chile, and a retreat from international engagement with the UN, WHO and, increasingly, trade agreements, Pembroke sketches the history of America’s retreat from universal principles to provide a clear-eyed analysis of the dangers of American exceptionalism." -- Amazon.com.
Subject United States -- History, Military.
International obligations.
Treaties.
Presidents -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Presidents -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- History -- 1945-
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
ISBN 9781786079879 (hbk.)
1786079879
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