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Author Kane, John, 1945 April 18-

Title Between virtue and power : the persistent moral dilemma of U.S. foreign policy / John Kane
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 403 pages)
Contents Origins and significance of the American mythology -- Founding a virtuous republic -- Problems of virtue and power -- Nonentanglement : the economic dimension -- Nonentanglement : the political dimension -- Innocent virtue and the conquest of a continent -- From imperialism to world peace -- Woodrow Wilson and the reign of virtue -- Disillusionment and hope -- American isolation -- American virtue and the Soviet challenge -- Anticommunism and American virtue -- Cold War ironies -- Vietnam : virtue stained, power humbled -- Putting Humpty together again -- Offended innocence, righteous wrath
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-391) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Imperialism -- History.
Power (Social sciences) -- United States -- History.
Virtue -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Moral and ethical aspects.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy.
United States -- Foreign relations.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300151713 (electronic bk.)
9780300151718 (electronic bk.)