This is a collection of essays that starts with the premise that the United States inhabits a world it understands far too little and is insufficiently prepared to lead. The author, James W. Skillen, argues that world religions and cultural patterns are forces onto themselves and do not and will not change or adapt at American bidding. In short, this post-cold war era calls for a self-critical reexamination of nationalism, state sovereignty, and the demands of international justice. Published in cooperation with The Center for Public Justice.
James W. Skillen (Ph.D., Duke, Political Science) is president of the Center for Public Justice, an Annapolis, Maryland-based independent civic education and policy research organization that grounds its research, publications, training, and advocacy in a comprehensive Christian political perspective.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgements Chapter 4 Did 9/11 Change the World? Chapter 5 Forgotten Depths Chapter 6 Earliest Sources of the West's Design on the World Chapter 7 Western Christendom Chapter 8 The Rise of the Modern State Chapter 9 The American Republic: Witness to the End of History Chapter 10 Wilsonianism: From Witness to Vanguard Chapter 11 Another American Century? Chapter 12 Justifiable Warfare and Visions of Peace Chapter 13 What Role Among the Nations? Chapter 14 Bibliography Chapter 15 Index