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The End of Arrogance : America in the Global Competition of Ideas, Hardback Book

The End of Arrogance : America in the Global Competition of Ideas Hardback


Free-market capitalism, hegemony, Western culture, peace, and democracy - the ideas that shaped world politics in the twentieth century and underpinned American foreign policy - have lost a good deal of their strength.

Authority is now more contested and power more diffuse.

Hegemony (benign or otherwise) is no longer a choice, not for the United States, for China, or for anyone else.

Steven Weber and Bruce Jentleson are not declinists, but they argue that the United States must take a different stance toward the rest of the world in this, the twenty-first century.

Now that we can't dominate others, we must rely on strategy, making trade-offs and focusing our efforts. And they do not mean military strategy, such as 'the global war on terror'.

Rather, we must compete in the global marketplace of ideas - with state-directed capitalism, with charismatic authoritarian leaders, with jihadism.

In politics, ideas and influence are now critical currency.

At the core of our efforts must be a new conception of the world order based on mutuality, and of a just society that inspires and embraces people around the world.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages, no illustrations
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Globalization
  • ISBN: 9780674058187



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