Admittedly our taking the philippines from spain and then suppressing the resulting insurgency was an act of empire building and this is treated correctly by hunt and levine but in considering the wars to follow in my opinion they become i thought that hunt and levine might address americas 20th century wars in asia from the idea of . Although conventionally treated as separate americas four wars in asia were actually phases in a sustained us bid for regional dominance according to michael h hunt and steven i levine this effort unfolded as an imperial project in which military power and the imposition of americas political will were crucial devoting equal attention to asian and american perspectives the authors . Arc of empire americas wars in asia from the philippines to vietnamby michael h hunt and steven i levine chapel hill university of north carolina press 2012 340 pp 3500. Arc of empire links us twentieth century empire building in asia with more recent involvement in the middle east thus william mckinley who ordered the annexation of the philippines would recognize american paternal rhetoric about advancing the cause of the west p 276 and dwight eisenhower and lyndon johnson would understand the neocons hopes that the iraq war would set . Devoting equal attention to asian and american perspectives the authors follow the long arc of conflict across seventy five years from the philippines through japan and korea to vietnam tracing along the way american ambition ascendance and ultimate defeat they show how these wars are etched deeply in eastern asias politics and culture
How it works:
1. Register Trial Account.
2. Download The Books as you like ( Personal use )