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Description - America's Inadvertent Empire by William Odom

This thought-provoking and timely book analyses America's unprecedented power within the international arenas of politics, economics, demographics, education, science, and culture, arguing that the major threat to this unique empire is not a rising rival power centre but ineffective U.S. leadership. "At a time when explications of American strengths are often dismissed as ethnocentric and 'triumphalist', this provocative book needs and deserves to be taken very seriously, even - or especially - by those who disagree. It is a valuable contribution to the public dialogue." Robert Jervis, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University "This book will be a significant intellectual marker in the ongoing debate about American national strategy in the post-Cold War era. Odom and Dujarric make a persuasive case that American primacy will last a long time." Stephen Peter Rosen, Olin Institute of Strategic Studies, Harvard University "America's Inadvertent Empire should help American decision makers to better understand the origin and growth of the assets they are privileged to manage and the tragedies for our country that could come from bad decisions based on inadequate comprehension." Senator Richard Lugar, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Lt. Gen. William E. Odom (retired, U.S. Army) is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and professor (adjunct) at Yale University. Former director of the National Security Agency (1985-1988), he is also the author of The Collapse of the Soviet Military and Fixing Intelligence: For a More Secure America, both available in paperback from Yale University Press.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300107715
ISBN-10: 0300107714
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Odom

Robert Dujarric is a Council on Foreign Relations Hitachi Fellow and a Senior Associate with the National Institute for Public Policy.

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