Arc of Empire: America's Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam #2020

Arc of Empire: America's Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam Michael H. Hunt Steve Levine Arc of Empire America s Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam Although conventionally treated as separate America s four wars in Asia were actually phases in a sustained U S bid for regional dominance according to Michael H Hunt and Steven I Levine This effort

  • Title: Arc of Empire: America's Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam
  • Author: Michael H. Hunt Steve Levine
  • ISBN: 9780807835289
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Arc of Empire: America's Wars in Asia from the Philippines to Vietnam Michael H. Hunt Steve Levine Although conventionally treated as separate, America s four wars in Asia were actually phases in a sustained U.S 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 America s political will were crucial Devoting equal attention to Asian and American perspeAlthough conventionally treated as separate, America s four wars in Asia were actually phases in a sustained U.S 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 America s political will were crucial 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 Asia s politics and culture.The authors encourage readers to confront the imperial pattern in U.S history with implications for today s Middle Eastern conflicts They also offer a deeper understanding of China s rise and Asia s place in today s world.For instructors An Online Instructor s Manual is available, with teaching tips for using Arc of Empire in graduate and undergraduate courses on America s wars in Asia It includes lecture topics, chronologies, and sample discussion questions.
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    1. I thought that Hunt and Levine might address America s 20th century wars in Asia from the idea of manifest destiny They don t Their argument is that America s Pacific reach was in search of empire in the European model And their argument is superficial 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 wrongfo [...]

    2. Good book that is a must read if you wish to know of US imperialism in the Philippines, Japan, Korea and Vietnam and how the same methods the US used there they are still using in the Middle East The last paragraph of this book reads Taking empire seriously as a historical phenomenon offers a means of returning fairy tales to the nursery If a definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, then accepting empire as something as American as appl [...]

    3. Excellent book The chapter on Vietnam reminded me too much of the current war in Afghanistan In 1965 an American field officer remarked to a journalist If there is a God, and he is very kind to us, and given a million men and five years and a miracle in making the South Vietnamese people like us, we stand an outside chance of a stalemate See my forthcoming review in The History Teacher.

    4. Excellent view of America s Asian strategy over four wars and why we did what we did While written by academics, very accessible to the layman.

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