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May 31, 2009



"Thomas P.M. Barnett, on the other hand, is correct to look at American identity instead as the source of grand strategy."

Isn't that something that Mark himself laid out in "Threats in the Age of Obama"? Your favorite liberal hawk Anne-Marie Slaughter did much of the same on a lesser scale in her "networked civilization" piece in Foreign Affairs last year.


Yeah, Mark did too. And that was a good piece by Slaughter, along with her book "the idea of America." Of course the best person who wrote on constructions and identity is Alexander Wendt in Social Theory of International Politics.


Patrick Thaddeus Jackson also has another good one in writing about German identity and the Cold war in "Civilizing the Enemy: German Reconstruction and the Invention of the West."

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