The Hero's Journey Toward a Second American Century

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - 224 ページ

The hero's journey is a process of (re)discovery of the principles that make up the national identity of a country. These principles must then be applied in the formulation and implementation of foreign policy. For the seventh time in its history, America has discovered a grand synthesis of power and morality in projecting its resources and principles into the global arena. This makes possible a more assertive, moral foreign policy course in responding to a range of foreign policy challenges. Of these challenges, Salla asserts, the most profound in terms of the scale of human suffering around the planet is that concerning violations of the rights of ethnic minorities.

Ethnic conflicts and the humanitarian crises and massive human rights violations they generate form a foreign policy challenge that will preoccupy the minds of policy makers for much of the 21st century. NATO's intervention in the Kosovo crisis is the high water mark for America's seventh hero's journey. The intervention sends a decisive signal to all governments that the U.S. and its allies will no longer remain inactive in the face of states attempting to militarily repress the aspirations of their ethnic minorities. This moral interventionism can safely be extended well into the 21st century if policy makers wisely combine the moral principles and foreign policy challenges that make up both the Second American Century and America's (Seventh) Hero's journey. This provocative analysis will be of interest to all scholars, students, and researchers involved with the development of American foreign policy.

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THE RETURN TO INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY 18981903COMMITMENT TO SELFDETERMINATION
118
DEEP FORGETTING 19031912IMPERIAL AMERICA
121
AMERICAS FIFTH HEROS JOURNEY 19131933MAKING THE WORLD SAFE FOR DEMOCRACY
129
GREAT REMEMBERING 19141917SUPPORTING EUROPEAN DEMOCRACIES
132
THE RETURN TO INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY 19171919FIGHTING FOR SELFDETERMINATION DEMOCRACY AND A NEW WORLD ORD...
134
DEEP FORGETTING 19191933ISOLATIONISM TRIUMPHANT
137
AMERICAS SIXTH HEROS JOURNEY 19331974THE DEMOCRATIC STRUGGLE AGAINST FASCISM AND COMMUNISM
143
GREAT REMEMBERING 19391941FROM NEUTRALITY TO NONBELLIGERENCY
147

STATES AND THE HEROS JOURNEY
45
AMERICAS FIRST HEROS JOURNEY 17641822AMERICA AS BEACON OF LIBERTY AND REPUBLICANISM
57
AMERICAS FIRST HEROS JOURNEY 17641822
61
AMERICAS SECOND HEROS JOURNEY 18231855RULE OF THE LAW AND MANIFEST DESTINY
79
GREAT REMEMBERING 18311837THE ISSUES OF RELOCATION OF NATIVE AMERICANS SLAVERY AND TEXAS
82
THE RETURN TO INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY 18371845MANIFEST DESTINY
86
DEEP FORGETTING 18461855AMERICAN IMPERIALISM
89
AMERICAS THIRD HEROS JOURNEY 18551891CIVIL WAS AND THE MONROE DOCTRINE
97
GREAT REMEMBERING 18611867FIGHTING TO PRESERVE THE UNION AND EMANCIPATION
99
THE RETURN TO INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY 18671875REASSERTING THE MONROE DOCTRINE
104
DEEP FORGETTING 18751889IGNORING THE PLIGHT OF INDIANS AND EMANCIPATED SLAVES
107
AMERICAS FOURTH HEROS JOURNEY 18891912AMERICAS RISE TO GREAT POWER STATUS
113
GREAT REMEMBERING 18951898SUPPORTING CUBAN INDEPENDENCE
115
THE RETURN TO INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY 19411956WORLD WAR II AND THE COLD WAR
149
DEEP FORGETTING 19561974IGNORING SELFDETERMINATION IN THE CRUSADE AGAINST COMMUNISM
153
AMERICAS SEVENTH HEROS JOURNEY 1974 HUMAN RIGHTS HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION AND A NEW WORLD ORDER
163
GREAT REMEMBERING 19811993HUMAN RIGHTS AND NEW WORLD ORDER
166
SOCIETY 1993 HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION AND NEW WORLD ORDER
170
AMERICAS SEVENTH HEROS JOURNEY
175
RENEWING AMERICAS SEVENTH HEROS JOURNEY FOR THE SECOND AMERICAN CENTURY
179
DOMESTIC POLICY IMPERATIVES
180
FOREIGN POLICY IMPERATIVES
191
CONCLUSIONAMERICAS SEVENTH HEROS JOURNEY AND THE SECOND AMERICAN CENTURY
203
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
211
INDEX
219
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MICHAEL E. SALLA is an Assistant Professor in the School of International Service, American University. Previously he was a lecturer at the Australian National University. He has been involved in non-offical peacemaking efforts for ethnic conflicts in East Timor and Kosovo since 1995. He is the author of Islamic Radicalism, Muslim Nations and the West and co-editor of Why the Cold War Ended (Greenwood Press, 1995).

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