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Author: Robert J. Lieber
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (January 22, 2007)
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The American Era: Power and Strategy for the 21st Century by Robert J. Lieber



The American Era makes a provocative argument about America's world role. It establishes the rationale for a grand strategy that recognizes American preponderance as necessary and desirable for coping with the perils of the post-9/11 world. First, militant Islamic terrorism plus weapons of mass destruction pose a threat of an entirely new magnitude and require us to alter the way we think about the preemptive and even preventive use of force. Second, the UN and other international bodies are habitually incapable of acting on the most urgent and deadly problems

The American Era makes a provocative argument about America's world role. It sets out the case for a grand strategy that recognizes American preponderance as necessary and desirable for coping with the perils of the post-9/11 world. The book argues firstly that, Militant Islamic terrorism and weapons of mass destruction pose a threat which requires us to alter the way we think about the pre-emptive and preventive use of force. Secondly, the UN and other international bodies are incapable of acting on these urgent problems. THE AMERICAN ERA The murderous attacks of September 11, 2001, war and insurgency in Iraq, and the continuing dangers of terrorism have triggered profound concern about America’s security and the nature of its role on the world stage.

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The American Era book. Lieber is currently Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University. He is an expert on American foreign policy and . relations with the Middle East and Europe. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin and his P. at Harvard and has held fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Robert J. Lieber is a Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University. He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

The american era. The murderous attacks of September 11, 2001, war and insurgency in Iraq, and the continuing dangers of terrorism have triggered profound concern about America’s security and the nature of its role on the world stage. He has held fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rock-efeller, and Ford Foundations; the Council on Foreign Relations; and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. This volume joins a cottage industry of books on the proper American role in a post-9/11 world. In it, Robert J. Lieber advocates an active . foreign policy based on American primacy. Export citation Request permission. 2006 American Political Science Association. Recommend this journal.

The American Era makes a provocative argument about America's world role. It establishes the rationale for a grand strategy that recognizes American preponderance as necessary and desirable for coping with the perils of the post-9/11 world. First, militant Islamic terrorism plus weapons of mass destruction pose a threat of an entirely new magnitude and require us to alter the way we think about the preemptive and even preventive use of force. Second, the UN and other international bodies are habitually incapable of acting on the most urgent and deadly problems. Third, in an international system with no true central authority, other countries will inevitably look for leadership to the U.S. If America, as the world's foremost power, does not take the lead in confronting the most dangerous threats, no one else is likely to have the ability or the will to do so. Thus, at a time when threats from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction are a reality, and when such values as human rights, liberty and stability cannot be reliably assured by institutions such as the UN and the European Union, active intervention on those issues that matter most becomes a necessity, not an option. Robert J. Lieber is currently Professor of Government and International Affairs at Georgetown University. He is an expert on American foreign policy and U.S. relations with the Middle East and Europe. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. at Harvard and has held fellowships from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller and Ford Foundations, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Lieber has taught at Harvard, Oxford and the University of California, Davis, and has been Visiting Fellow at St. Antony's College Oxford, the Harvard Center for International Affairs, the Atlantic Institute in Paris, the Brooking Institution in Washington, and Fudan University in Shanghai.
Reviews: 4
Zamo
This book is boilerplate "Intro to US Foreign Policy 101" transformed into three magazine articles, and then transformed again into a small book. The preface describes what the introduction will tell you. The introduction then tells you what the introduction will tell you; which then tells you what the three original magazine articles will tell you. 10% into the book the story begins. By 20% into this book it was clear the author was not going to offer any substantive analysis, but rather a guided tour through the news headlines of the Bush era, together with some brief explanatory asides. For example we learn to distinguish between a realist and neo realist, but never about who or what a neo conservative is. By a third of the way through I was ready to give this book a one star thumbs down.

I relented and have given three stars. The main problem with this book is that it's main thrust was obsolete by the time it was published. Since then we've had the collapse of neo conservatism and the subsequent institution of a more "realist" policy, first under Gates and the US military command. And then its continuation and development under Gates and Clinton in the Obama administration. Clinton's broader diplomatic initiatives seems to have born some fruit. So far as America is perceived and a somewhat more positive shift in foreign government cooperation. (Well, except for the French and Russians. But some things never change.)

The deeper security issue voiced most forcibly by VP Cheney has been faced in a necessarily bipartisan way. The fact that nuclear and biological materials could be smuggled into the country is a profound existential threat to American domestic security. This was the issue Cheney locked in on as the fundamental threat the govt had to deal with. Diplomacy no doubt has played its part securing cooperation where possible from foreign intel services) but the fundamental issue has not been diplomacy but steadily enhancing foreign and, particularly, domestic surveillance capability.

Unfortunately these developments, originating with Bush's initial reaction to 9/11 and the diplomatic environment and options Bush faced )the main subject of this book) - none of this is hinted at in this book. Which is, therefore, largely irrelevant to an understanding of America's Power and Strategy in the 21st Century.

I gave it three stars because, though it hardly reaches the level of a good article in the Economist. It, at least offers a walk-about for readers who want more understanding of some significant diplomatic considerations at stake for us and our nation. To this end Prof Lieber offers and easy overview of the broad policy issues and considerations that President Bush alternately ignored, and then was forced by political reality and events to tackle. In the end, arguably, effectively.
TheSuspect
Robert Lieber, whose calm demeanor and great wisdom are familiar to viewers of PBS's THE NEWS HOUR WITH JIM LEHRER among other television programs, is at the very pinnacle of American authorities on foreign policy. In this book, he writes at the top of his form, free of academic jargon (despite his professorship of government and international affairs at Georgetown University), free of the partisan slant that encumbers so many books about America's role in the world, and full of wisdom and clarity. Because of his deep understanding and familiarity with all major political players on the world stage---from the United States to Western Europe to the Middle East to Asia---as well as his profound understanding of globalization and energy issues, Professor Lieber's THE AMERICAN ERA will educate the reader in everything he or she needs to know about the era in which we are all living. This book is a guide for the perplexed---and who among us isn't?---about how the United States is the world's best hope for leadership in the 21st century. In the clearest possible language, he takes up every major source of trouble and anxiety throughout the world, and elucidates the issues facing the West today, including the role of a diminished Europe, the issues raised by Iraq and the Middle East, America's role in Asia, and whether the U.S. is truly "hated" or secretly much appreciated by the nations and peoples of the world. He cuts through the headlines of the moment and shares with the reader decades of careful, insightful understanding of why the world is the way it is. Perhaps Robert Lieber's greatest gift to the reader--- in addition, of course, to his deep intelligence and his ability to summarize succinctly enormous amounts of reading and numbers of conversations with scholars and leaders around the world--- is something even more valuable: uncommon common sense. This is no ivory tower book by an ivory tower thinker: it is a vivid and thoughtful examination of why the United States plays such a critically important role in the 21st century---and why it will continue to do so, despite its many challenges. This is the perfect gift for anyone who wishes to understand the world today. In other words, it is the perfect gift for everyone. Kudos to a great teacher and a superb writer.
Dondallon
Robert Lieber has successfully accomplished what dozens, if not hundreds, of other authors have sought to do: he has written a clear, concise, wise and clear-minded book that explains to the general reader why the United States of America, regardless of which party holds the White House or the Congress, will be the world's major guiding force for the century ahead. He brilliantly explains the arcane and often invisible workings of the various segments of the American government that are responsible for our foreign policy---and shows what the underlying purpose of American foreign policy is. His sharp mind, his crystal clear writing, his vast reading, his conversations around the world with policy makers, scholars and citizens of countries as diverse as those in China and Japan, Iraq and Israel and Germany, the U.K. and France---all add up to a readable, non-partisan book that lays out the challenges and the policies that have shaped and will continue to shape the American role in the 21st century. It takes a real expert to be able to write as beautifully as Lieber does: any fool can obfuscate; Lieber clarifies and sheds the light of his learning, his wisdom and his integrity as a thinker and as a scholar on every page of this splendid book. This should be required reading for (1) every citizen (2) every journalist worldwide (3) every blogger around the world and (4) every friend of yours who wants a clear understanding of the world of today. This is THE book to buy.
Highest recommendation.