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By Tony Smith

ISBN-10: 041595245X

ISBN-13: 9780415952453

ISBN-10: 1429459050

ISBN-13: 9781429459051

Regardless of the overpowering competition at the left to the conflict in Iraq, many favourite liberals supported the battle on humanitarian grounds. They argued that the warfare might rid the area of a brutal dictator and release the Iraqi humans from totalitarian oppression, paving the best way for a democratic transformation of the rustic. In A Pact with the satan Tony Smith deftly lines this indisputable float in mainstream liberal considering towards a extra militant posture in global affairs with recognize to human rights and democracy merchandising. starting with the Wilsonian quest to ‘make the area secure for democracy’ correct as much as the current day liberal help for regime swap, Smith isolates best strands of liberal internationalist considering for you to see how the ‘liberal hawks’ built them right into a case for American and liberal imperialism within the heart East. the result's a mirrored image on a massive point of the highbrow heritage of yank international coverage; developing how a cosmopolitan team of thinkers got here to style their options to Washington and dealing to determine what function liberalism should still play in deliberations within the kingdom on its position in international occasions now that the failure of those goals in Iraq turns out transparent.

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But the sentiment grew stronger that more than this was at the basis of this calamity, that the mission itself was failing in good measure by virtue of its first premises—the ideology that had given it birth. indb 35 1/29/07 9:24:16 AM xxxvi INTRODUCTION The Liberal Internationalist Pathology The purpose of this book is to get at these first premises by laying out the reasoning behind the Bush administration’s adoption of democracy promotion as a solution to America’s security dilemma in the Middle East.

When properly combined, however, power and purpose on a scale such as America enjoyed together could monumentally swing the course of human events. indb 4 1/29/07 9:24:17 AM The Bush Doctrine  The Pillar of Power The military pillar of the Bush Doctrine asserted that it was in the collective interest of world peace that American primacy be maintained. If the United States could persuade the world’s states that any effort to match American power was preordained to failure—that this country’s strength was “beyond challenge,” as Washington repeatedly put it in 2002—then regional conflicts might be minimized and total world military expenditures decreased.

S. must show the leadership necessary to establish and protect a new order that holds the promise of convincing potential competitors that they need not aspire to a greater role or pursue a more aggressive posture to protect their legitimate interests…we must maintain the mechanisms for deterring potential competitors from even aspiring to a larger regional or global role. The document avoided any mention of working collectively with other states through the United Nations (UN) or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

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