Autor/en: R. Sinha
30. Juni 2003 - gebunden - 255 Seiten
Presenting a trenchant critique of America's political culture and its China policy, Radha Sinha explains the reasons for the mismatch between professed American values and the practice of statecraft by the American power elite. He examines the ways in which their relentless search for enemies has led the United States to violate the norms of international law at will, thus causing increasing disenchantment sometimes bordering on hatred.
Why Does America Need Enemies? America's Discovery: The Globalization of Trade and of Misery Enemies Become Strategic Partners Clinton and Bush: Contrasts in World View China as an Economic Threat Human Rights: A Tool of Diplomacy China as a Security Threat Conclusion
RADHA SINHA has written extensively on Asian economies, particularly China, India and Japan, and has worked as a consultant for the F.A.O. and the Commonwealth Secretariat. However, he prides himself most for being a teacher for over half a century - teaching in India, the United Kingdom and Japan.
'A prodigiously powerful and disturbing book, making an unanswerable case that
for a secure international future the US needs to resurrect the values on which
it was founded. ' - Mark Elvin, Australian National University
'This no-nonsense, informative history of Sino-American relations since the nineteenth century pulls no ppunches as to which nation bears the onus for long-term tensions between them. Its argument that America and China need, and can build, a strategic partnership is powerful and convincing. Radha Sinha's even-handed interpretations are astute and thought-provoking.' - Ramon H. Myers, Hoover Institute, Stanford University
' An experienced economist and Asia-watcher who is not afraid to challenge conventional thinking, Radha Sinha takes us through the past, present and future of the crucial Sino-American relationship in this thought-provoking and well-researched volume.' - Brian Bridges, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
'[A] comprehensive but succinct historical and thematic survey of US-China relations...' - International Affairs