Obama’s foreign policy in light of The American Ascendancy

post to UNC Press Blog, 8 May 2009

The appearance of The American Ascendancy in a paper edition coincides with Obama’s first hundred days in the White House. This happy conjuncture offers a chance for an appraisal of presidential performance in light of the themes sketched out in a present-minded history. How do those themes apply? What insights do they yield?

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