America's Mission by Tony Smith
(Princeton Studies in International History and Politics)

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America's Mission argues that the global strength and prestige of democracy today are due in large part to America's impact on international affairs. Tony Smith documents the extraordinary history of how American foreign policy has been used to try to promote democracy worldwide, an effort that enjoyed its greatest triumphs in the occupations of Japan and Germany but suffered huge setbacks in Latin America, Vietnam, and elsewhere. With new chapters and a new introduction and epilogue, this expanded edition also traces U.S. attempts to spread democracy more recently, under presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama, and assesses America's role in the Arab Spring.

 

About Tony Smith

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Tony Smith is the Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science at Tufts University. His recent work includes "The Crisis of American Foreign Policy: Wilsonianism in the Twenty-First Century" (Princeton).
 
Published March 12, 2012 by Princeton University Press. 509 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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