The Short American Century has 61 ratings and 9 reviews. Sam said: Exceptional compilation of essays/chapters such as Pragmatic Realism versus the Ameri. The Short American Century: A Postmortem. Ed. by Andrew J. Bacevich. ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, pp. $). Andrew J. Bacevich, who’s been described as “the single most respected the motivation behind The Short American Century: A Postmortem.

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Yet as Andrew J. What did the forging of the American Century with its considerable achievements but also its ample disappointments and missed opportunities ultimately yield? Times about American exceptionalism.

What did this age of reputed American preeminence signify? Jonathan Mayhew and the Principles of the Ameeican Revolution. I am skeptical of this book. What caused its premature demise? Jackson Lears Professor of History at Rutgers. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time.

The Short American Century: A Postmortem

Jan 26, Kaiti rated it really liked it Shelves: Donald Billings rated it really liked it Apr 27, Chris Kelly rated it liked it Mar 03, As the United States grapples with protracted wars, daunting economic uncertainty, and pressing questions about exactly what role it amerucan play in a rapidly changing world, understanding where the nation abcevich been and how it got where it is today is critical.


An Environmental History since Jun 18, The American Conservative added it Shelves: You do not currently have access to this article. To take stock of the short American Century and place it in historical perspective, Bacevich has assembled a richly provocative range of perspectives. Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. What legacy remains in its wake? To take stock of the short American Century and place it in historical perspective, Bacevich has assembled a richly provocative range of perspectives.

The Short American Century

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. As long as Americans believe such pledges, they will remain oblivious to the lessons and consequences of persisting in Luce’s dream–a dream that was, after all, conjured up in order to persuade them to go to war.

Jun 20, Rachel rated it it was ok Shelves: James rated it it was amazing Apr 30, Recommend for study and thoughts engage especially. An amercian compilation of thought-pieces that challenge the notion that the last century was truly “the American Century”. Oct 26, Andrew rated it really liked it.

Achievement and failure, wisdom and folly, calculation and confusion all make their appearance in essays that touch on topics as varied as internationalism and empire, race and religion, consumerism and globalization. Century of study Every page is revelation, worth attention for students and all other history followers. More interesting than I thought – it was more an examination of the social forces that have shaped the last century, leaving it up to readers to decide how much this shows an “American exceptionalism” or how different the last century was compared to previous times in history.


Jason rated it liked it May 08, Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, retired from the U. The phrase caught on, as did the belief that America s moment was at hand. Elana Metz rated it really liked it May 06, Written extremely academically, this was not unlike most other books I’ve read this summer a nice read at the side of the pool. General theme of American exceptionalism, how it started, how it was reinforced throughout the 20th Century, and how it is blinding us in the current day.

The Short American Century: Published March 19th by Harvard University Press.