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Book review: Tomorrow, the world: the birth of U.S. global supremacy by Stephen Wertheim

Dunst, Charles (2021) Book review: Tomorrow, the world: the birth of U.S. global supremacy by Stephen Wertheim. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (21 Feb 2021). Blog Entry.

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In Tomorrow, the World: The Birth of U.S. Global Supremacy, Stephen Wertheim challenges the myth that the United States reluctantly acquired armed superpower status, instead focusing on World War II as a crucial period in which the US transformed its role in the international order and achieved global primacy. While unconvinced by the book’s argument that the pursuit of US primacy has been immoral and unwise, Charles Dunst nonetheless praises this admirable historical scholarship for providing an important corrective to the notion that the United States sleepwalked into a position of global supremacy. If you are interested in this book, you can listen to author Dr Stephen Wertheim discuss its findings at the LSE book talk, ‘How the United States Decided to Dominate the World’, recorded at LSE on 20 October 2020.

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Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
E History America > E151 United States (General)
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2021 14:24
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:05

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