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By S. McEvoy-Levy

ISBN-10: 0333800516

ISBN-13: 9780333800515

This publication examines a serious time and position in contemporary global history--the finish of the chilly War--and the concepts and values hired within the public dipomacy of the Bush and Clinton Administrations to construct household and foreign consensus. It presents perception into the makes use of of presidential energy and offers a version and a demonstration for a way rhetoric can be used within the learn of usa international coverage.

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For example, the liberal Nation stated: `The Cold War was a political and ideological system for organizing and ordering world power, and it is undergoing a profound evolutionary transformation that will produce no clear triumph or defeat. [. '110 Some suggested that the left was `losing the war of ideas', that it needed to `innovate and introduce ideas' in order to contribute to `the agenda for foreign and military policy' and that it had failed to do so in the past, superseded by conservative bodies such as the Committee on the Present Danger, the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute.

A return to basic principles, according to Carter, would illustrate that the United States' foreign policy interests and mission lay in global, humanitarian intervention in the broadest terms. Speaking at the University of Notre Dame in 1977, Carter employed the traditional formula of failure and selfdeprecation leading to renewed moral purpose: Being confident of our future, we are now free of that inordinate fear of communism which once led us to embrace any dictator who joined us in that fear [.

19 The architects of the Cold War were, according to Gardner, `architects of illusion'. 20 However, the `myths and illusions' which evolved in the process of adapting to the post-war world were not new commodities constructed to suit immediate purposes. 21 Exceptionalism remained an important theme. Exceptionalism had always been predominantly the `nationalistic' expression of a distinctly American sense of identity which relied on a comparison with a corrupt, dangerous `other'. It continued to be this but was in part also transformed by the challenge of the Soviet Union.

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