The Imperial Temptation of America (Conversations with History) - UCTV - University of California Television
The Imperial Temptation of America (Conversations with History)
Premiere Date: 1/14/2008; 58 minutes


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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Die Zeit Publisher/Editor Josef Joffe for a discussion of America's role in the 21st century. Starting with an analysis of the differences between a bi-polar and a uni-polar world, Joffe analyzes the roots of anti-Americanism, defines a global strategy for U.S. foreign policy, and offers a unique perspective on the different worlds the U.S. confronts, the Berlin/Berkeley axis-a post modern world of information technology and no possibility of war--and the Beijing/Baghdad axis-a world of nationalism where war is still possible. (#13688)

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