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The Resource Why America misunderstands the world : national experience and roots of misperception, Paul R. Pillar

Why America misunderstands the world : national experience and roots of misperception, Paul R. Pillar

Label
Why America misunderstands the world : national experience and roots of misperception
Title
Why America misunderstands the world
Title remainder
national experience and roots of misperception
Statement of responsibility
Paul R. Pillar
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Being insulated by two immense oceans makes it hard for Americans to appreciate the concerns of more exposed countries. American democracy's rapid rise also fools many into thinking the same liberal system can flourish anywhere, and having populated a vast continent with relative ease impedes Americans' understanding of conflicts between different peoples over other lands. Paul R. Pillar ties the American public's misconceptions about foreign threats and behaviors to the nation's history and geography, arguing that American success in international relations is achieved often in spite of, rather than because of, the public's worldview. Drawing a fascinating line from colonial events to America's handling of modern international terrorism, Pillar shows how presumption and misperception turned Finlandization into a dirty word in American policy circles, bolstered the "for us or against us" attitude that characterized the policies of the George W. Bush administration, and continue to obscure the reasons behind Iraq's close relationship with Iran. Fundamental misunderstandings have created a cycle in which threats are underestimated before an attack occurs and then are overestimated after they happen. By exposing this longstanding tradition of misperception, Pillar hopes the United States can develop policies that better address international realities rather than biased beliefs."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pillar, Paul R.
Dewey number
327.73
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1480
LC item number
.P55 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • National characteristics, American
  • Public opinion
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Diplomatic relations
  • National characteristics, American
  • Public opinion
  • United States
  • Außenpolitik
  • Fremdverstehen
  • Selbstverständnis
  • USA
Label
Why America misunderstands the world : national experience and roots of misperception, Paul R. Pillar
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-201) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The American Prism -- 2. Behind the Ocean Moats -- 3. Abundance and Power -- 4. The Successful Society -- 5. Searching for Monsters to Destroy -- 6. Unending Misperception
Control code
944952691
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 212 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231540353
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40025727967
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  • d6e6b569-cc8d-4b65-a469-c05248a5e638
  • 22573/ctt1b628wr
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944952691
Label
Why America misunderstands the world : national experience and roots of misperception, Paul R. Pillar
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-201) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The American Prism -- 2. Behind the Ocean Moats -- 3. Abundance and Power -- 4. The Successful Society -- 5. Searching for Monsters to Destroy -- 6. Unending Misperception
Control code
944952691
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 212 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231540353
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40025727967
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • d6e6b569-cc8d-4b65-a469-c05248a5e638
  • 22573/ctt1b628wr
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944952691

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