In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of US Global Power
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Published By Oneworld Publications
ISBN : 9781786074157
Category : North America
Format : Hardback
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‘A profound meditation on the nature of American state power.’

‘McCoy’s detailed, panoramic analysis…joins the essential short list of scrupulous historical and comparative studies of the United States as an…imperial power.’

‘Persuasively argues for the inevitable decline of the American empire and the rise of China… Powerful.’

‘One of our best and most underappreciated historians takes a hard look at the truth of our empire, both its covert activities and the reasons for its impending decline.’

‘“What is the character of this American empire?” Alfred McCoy asks at the outset of this provocative study. His answer not only limns the contours of the American imperium as it evolved during the twentieth century, but explains why its days are quite likely numbered. This is history with profound relevance to events that are unfolding before our eyes.’

‘A meticulous, eye-opening account of the rise, since 1945, and impending premature demise of the American Century of world domination.’

‘Sobering reading for geopolitics mavens and Risk aficionados alike.’

Alfred W. McCoy is Harrington Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2012, Yale University awarded him the Wilbur Cross Medal for work as ‘one of the world’s leading historians of Southeast Asia and an expert on…international political surveillance.’



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