By Amos Perlmutter
During this interpretive research, Amos Perlmutter bargains a comparative research of the 20 th century's 3 most important international orders: Wilsonianism, Soviet Communism, and Nazism. Anchored in 3 hegemonical states--the usa, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany--these structures, he argues, shared sure features that uncommon them from different makes an attempt to restructure the overseas political scene. whereas Communism and Nazism have been devoted to imperial ideologies, Wilsonianism was once encouraged by way of an exceptionalist, peaceable, democratic, and unfastened industry international order. yet all 3 have been in a position to mobilize business, technological, and armed forces assets in pursuing their targets. within the strategy of reading the democratic, Communist, and Nazi structures, Perlmutter additionally presents a framework for figuring out U.S. international coverage over the process the century, relatively in the course of the chilly battle. He underscores the significance of ideology in constructing a global order, arguing that during the wake of the Soviet Union's loss of life, no system--not even Wilsonianism--can lay declare to the name of recent global order.
Originally released in 1997.
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