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Beyond Paradise and Power


Tod Lindberg (View Bio)
Hardcover: Routledge, 2004; Paperback: Routledge, 2004.

Beyond Paradise and Power

"Tod Lindberg, the brilliant editor of Policy Review, has assembled a dazzling collection of provocative essays that broaden and deepen our understanding of the division between the United States and Europe." — Robert Kagan, author of OF PARADISE AND POWER

"This is a superb collection of essays, offering a valuable array of perspectives on the troubled relationship between the United States and Europe. Lindberg and his authors arrive at no consensus on the sources of the transatlantic rift, but they do offer rich and compelling insight into one of the most pressing geopolitical problems of our time." — Charles A. Kupchan, author of THE END OF THE AMERICAN ERA

"There is considerable disagreement among the authors of these excellent essays about whether America and Europe continue to have important common interests. But there is no disagreement that the Bush Administration's foreign policy, especially its war in Iraq, has done great damage to transatlantic relations. Indeed, after reading BEYOND PARADISE AND POWER, it's hard to see how Humpty Dumpty can be put back together again." — John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Professsor of Political Science, University of Chicago

"Since the publication of Robert Kagan's seminal essay on the fundamental differences between American and European attitudes toward power, a fascinating debate has ensued on both sides of the Atlantic. Now that debate has been summed up in this excellent volume, which brings together a clear majority of the smartest commentators on the transatlantic relationship. As post-war partnership evolves slowly into post-Cold War rivalry, this multifaceted collection offers both reactions to and refinements of Kagan's explosive thesis." — Niall Ferguson, author of COLOSSUS: The Price of America's Empire

"Anchored by two outstanding essays — one by Francis Fukuyama and the other by Walter Russell Mead — BEYOND PARADISE AND POWER represents the current state of the art on European-American relations. The book offers an unusual breadth of perspectives, with Europeans arguing not only against each other, but also among themselves — a fascinating debate that makes for fascinated reading." — Josef Joffe, Publisher-Editor, Die Zeit

"[An] excellent collection of essays.... First class, and should be read and contemplated by every American who truly wants to understand where we are in history and where we seem to be going." — Metro West Daily News (Massachusetts)

"[A] potent collection.... Solid...important for those thinking or rethinking US-Europe relations." — Kirkus Reviews

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