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By H. W. Brands

ISBN-10: 0521639689

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For 2 hundred years, americans have believed that they've a duty to enhance the lot of humanity, a trust that has continually formed U.S. overseas coverage. but inside of this consensus, there are competing colleges of concept: the "exemplarist" tuition (Brands' time period) which holds that what the United States mainly owes the area is the benign instance of a well-functioning democracy, and the "vindicationist" tuition which argues that strength needs to occasionally complement a superb instance. during this ebook, H.W. manufacturers strains the evolution of those faculties as they emerged within the considering and writing of an important public thinkers of the prior centuries.

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The uproar precipitating the conflict demonstrated the corrosive effect of imperialist schemes on political dialogue in America. "Whenever a voice was raised in behalf of deliberation and the recognized maxims of statesmanship, it was howled down in a storm of vituperation and cant. " The people of America had yet to demonstrate they could manage their own affairs; to engage the engines of empire would make resolution of America's domestic difficulties only harder. Meanwhile, such a course would betray the vision that had inspired the founding fathers - not to mention preclude the lowtax, laissez-faire Utopia of Sumner's Social Darwinist dreams.

Brooks did tag along during the 24 What America Owes the World postwar adjudication of the Alabama claims in Geneva, but he imbibed insufficient enthusiasm for the law to last him more than a few years at the bar back home. Ennui ensued, and by the late 1870s, as the specter of his fourth decade approached, he was casting about for another vocation. He contributed frequently to the North American Review, conveniently edited by Henry and family friend Henry Cabot Lodge. In 1877 he ran for the Massachusetts legislature.

In the earliest days, metal constituted the principal item of traffic, and areas favored with workable metal deposits held an advantage over other territories. The rise of the Egyptian empire, Adams contended, owed chiefly to Egypt's control of the copper mines of Arabia and the gold and iron of Nubia. As civilization developed and commerce broadened, other centers of commerce emerged. Nineveh came to power along the caravan route from Bactria to the Mediterranean, while Persia arose on the silk road to Cathay.

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