foreign policy

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The Short American Century and The World America Made

Fall books

In February 1941, Henry Luce, the formidable publisher of Time, Life and Fortune, published one of the most memorable op-eds in the history of American journalism. The article, titled “The American Century,” was aptly inserted in Life between a story on women’s shoe fashions and another on a celebrity heiress.

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American Christians and Islam:Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to theAge of Terrorism

Before September 2001, many Americans may have believed that Islam and Christianity had gotten along peaceably since 1400 or so.
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Spies and lies

The most significant moral characteristic of a nation is its hypocrisy.”
—Reinhold Niebuhr, Moral Man and Immoral Society
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The Myth of American Diplomacy: National Identity and U.S. Foreign Policy

These are sobering times. I recently attended a faculty meeting hosted by my university’s chief officer for emergency planning.
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Power, Faith, and Fantasy

Prior to the Allied campaign in North Africa, GIs were issued handbooks designed to prepare them for the strange new lands in which they would fight: “Don’t refer to the people as heathen, they are very religious.