American Exceptionalism and US Foreign Policy: Public by S. McEvoy-Levy

By S. McEvoy-Levy

The publication examines a serious time and position in contemporary international heritage (the finish of the chilly warfare) and the recommendations and values hired within the public international relations of the Bush and Clinton Administrations to construct family and overseas consensus. It presents perception into the makes use of of Presidential energy and gives a version and a demonstration of ways the function of rhetoric can be utilized to check the international coverage of the U.S..

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In Chapter 3, the focus is on the Persian Gulf War, the so-called `first test' of US power in the post-Cold War period. Chapter 4 focuses on the Soviet coup, the weakening power of Gorbachev, instability in and the break-up of the Soviet Union, and the insecurity of its nuclear weapons and materials. In Chapter 5, the Clinton Administration's redefinition of US foreign policy as co-equal to domestic policy in a global economy is considered through an examination of the rhetorical traditions and innovations during the Administration's first year in office.

106 It was repeatedly charged that the Bush Administration was trailing the Soviet Union in making practical changes to military budgets and deployments. 108 The left measured success in the Cold War by a domestic yardstick. 109 Order and community-building Yet many liberals and conservatives agreed on the need to replace the Cold War system with some other system of order maintenance and the formulation of new organizing principles, concepts and goals. For example, the liberal Nation stated: `The Cold War was a political and ideological system for organizing and ordering world power, and it is undergoing a profound evolutionary transformation that will produce no clear triumph or defeat.

Exceptionalism had always been predominantly the `nationalistic' expression of a distinctly American sense of identity which relied on a comparison with a corrupt, dangerous `other'. It continued to be this but was in part also transformed by the challenge of the Soviet Union. The `two systems' approach emerging from the Washington-Monroe era entailed a repudiation of the politics and diplomatic practices of a backward Europe in decline. However, the Soviet system which challenged American exceptionalism during the Cold War was perceived to be a powerful counterpoint.

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