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Author Smith, Tony, 1942-

Title A pact with the devil : Washington's bid for world supremacy and the betrayal of the American promise / Tony Smith
Published New York : Routledge, [2007]


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Description xxxviii, 255 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction : the war of ideas -- The Bush doctrine and the bid for world supremacy -- The intellectual origins of the Bush doctrine -- Liberal democratic internationalism : its pre-classical, classic, and hegemonic stages -- Liberal imperialism I : democratic peace theory -- Liberal imperialism II : democracy as a universal value -- Liberal imperialism III : militarizing humanitarianism -- Liberal fundamentalist jihadism
Summary "In A Pact with the Devil, Tony Smith traces a pronounced drift in mainstream liberal thinking toward a more militant posture in world affairs with respect to human rights and democracy promotion after the Cold War. Smith isolates leading strands of liberal internationalist thinking in order to demonstrate how the 'liberal hawks' constructed them into a case for American liberal imperialism in the Middle East."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-250) and index
Subject Democracy -- History.
Imperialism -- History.
Intellectuals -- Political activity -- United States -- History.
Liberalism -- United States -- History.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 2001-2009.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century.
United States -- Intellectual life.
LC no. 2006033031
ISBN 041595245X