Renowned for his compassionate and balanced thinking on international affairs, Stanley Hoffmann reflects here on the proper place of the United States in a world it has defined almost exclusively by 9/11, the war on terrorism, and the invasion of Iraq. A true global citizen, Hoffmann offers an analysis that is uniquely informed by his place as a public intellectual with one foot in Europe, the other in America. In this brilliant collection of essays, many previously unpublished, he considers the ethics of intervention, the morality of human rights, how to repair our relationship with Europe, and the pitfalls of American unilateralism.
Stanley Hoffmann (1928-2015) was the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. His books include World Disorders (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998), Gulliver Unbound (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004), and Chaos and Violence (Rowman & Littlefield 2006).
Chapter 1: Introduction: The State of the World and the State of the Discipline Chapter 2: A View of the World Chapter 3: Lost Illusions Chapter 4: Thoughts on Fear in Global Society Chapter 5: World Governance: Beyond Utopia Chapter 6: Peace and Justice Chapter 7: The Debate about Intervention Chapter 8: Intervention: Should It Go On, Can It Go On? Chapter 9: Intervention and Human Rights Chapter 10: The U.S. and Collective Security Chapter 11: The U.S. and International Organizations: The Clinton Years Chapter 12: American Exceptionalism: The New Version Chapter 13: Why Don't They Like Us? Chapter 14: After 9/11/2001: The Pitfalls of War Chapter 15: Iraq: Instead of War Chapter 16: France, the United States, and Iraq Chapter 17: Out of Iraq Chapter 18: U.S.-European Relationships Chapter 19: European Sisyphus