Centered on the five immutable characteristics of the United States that Brown outlines, America's Way With the World focuses on the cultural impetus behind America's foreign policy. As the new millennium dawns, bringing with it an increase in global competitiveness, Brown demonstrates how America is at an age of maturity, where self-definition in the international paradigm is essential. The book, intended as a catalyst for discussion in its home country and abroad, seeks to be a voice in the dialogue to shape the emerging character of the United States. Scholars focusing on American Foreign Policy or International Studies, as well as those studying American culture, will find this book a valuable read.
Robert M. Brown is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of South Alabama.
Chapter 1 The Setting Chapter 2 The Inevitable Climate of Change Chapter 3 Today's World Chapter 4 Defining the Remedies Chapter 5 The Limits of American Flexibility Chapter 6 A Doctrine of Self Interest Chapter 7 Casting the Mold Chapter 8 Going Global Chapter 9 Are We Being Served? Chapter 10 The Shadow We Cast Chapter 11 Uniqueness and the Fit to Needs Chapter 12 A Present Centered People Chapter 13 There's Only Today Chapter 14 Rootless Navigation Chapter 15 A Floating Anchorage Chapter 16 The Myth of Isolationism Chapter 17 A Misleading Definition Chapter 18 Proof through Actions Chapter 19 Why We Act, but Act Alone Chapter 20 Red Flags for America's Way Chapter 21 We Ecumenical Americans Chapter 22 I Belong Here Chapter 23 Fledgling America Chapter 24 A Global Grasp Chapter 25 An Unsettling Third Stage Chapter 26 Home Just Isn't the Same Chapter 27 The World's Moral Nanny Chapter 28 Birth of a Moralist Chapter 29 America's Morality and the American Century Chapter 30 Back to the Old World Order Chapter 31 Stepping through the Looking Glass Chapter 32 The Best of Times: The Worst of Times Chapter 33 Impact of the Traits Chapter 34 Back to the Future Chapter 35 Endnotes Chapter 36 Glossary Chapter 37 Index Chapter 38 About the Author