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In Defense of the Bush Doctrine
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In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Robert G. Kaufman

Abstract

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, shattered the prevalent optimism in the United States that had blossomed during the tranquil and prosperous 1990s, when democracy seemed triumphant and catastrophic wars were a relic of the past. President George W. Bush responded with a bold and controversial grand strategy for waging a preemptive Global War on Terror, which has ignited passionate debate about the purposes of American power and the nation's proper role in the world. This book offers a vigorous argument for the principles of moral democratic realism that inspired the Bush administra ... More

Keywords: terrorist attacks, September 11, George W. Bush, Global War on Terror, The Bush Doctrine, Middle East, moral democratic realism, American foreign policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780813124346
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124346.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert G. Kaufman, author