Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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978-0-8476-8213-3 • Paperback • May 1996 • $47.00 • (£36.00) - Currently out of stock. Copies will arrive soon.
George Liska is the Distinguished Service Professor at The Johns Hopkins University and Paul H. Nitze Professor of International Politics at its Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He is the author of over 15 books on international relations.
Chapter 1 Author's Prefactory Note
Chapter 2 Introduction
Part 3 Discourse I.
Chapter 4 About Past and Present: Salient Challenges and Particular Responses
Part 5 Interrogation I.
Chapter 6 A Civil War: Symptom or Emblem?
Part 7 Discourse II.
Chapter 8 About the Two Cities of Man: Insecure Prosperity and Rebelling Poverty
Part 9 Interrogation II.
Chapter 10 A Crisis: Global or National?
Part 11 Discourse III.
Chapter 12 About Principles and Practice: Imperfect Politics and Grand Strategy
Part 13 Interrogation III.
Chapter 14 A Contract: With Self or the World?
Chapter 15 Discourse IV.
Chapter 16 From Present to Future: Predicaments and Prophecy
Part 17 Interrogation IV.
Chapter 18 A Civilization: Atlanticist or EuroAmerican?
Chapter 19 Conclusion
A brilliant and somber meditation on world politics.
— Owen Harries, editor, The National Interest
Highly provocative, insightful, and drawing on a rich awareness of the centrality of politics and culture.
— Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History and the Last Man
George Liska is one of the most profound and original thinkers in the field. No one else combines such a grasp of history and theory. No one else digs deeper.
— Charles William Maynes, editor, Foreign Policy
Liska's meditative discourses and historically informed interrogations challenge recent works by Francis Fukuyama and Samuel Huntington and they offer sound advice to all Americans concerned about the future of American foreign policy.