Table of contents for An empire if you can keep it : power and principle in American foreign policy / Thomas M. Magstadt.

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Chapter 1	America's Foreign Policy: Product, Process, and Purpose	1
Foreign Policy as Product: A U.S. Approach	5
Foreign Policy as Process: Getting Organized	13
Realism and Idealism in American Foreign Policy	22
The Limits of American Power	27
Power Politics and the Pursuit of Principles after September 11	30
Conclusion	33
Chapter 2	Ideals and Self-Interest: The American Way	35
The Founders and Foreign Policy	35
Young America, Old World	41
Europe, Keep Out!	47
American Wars	53
From Isolationism to Hegemony	55
Conclusion	57
Chapter 3	Hegemony and Insolvency: The Burdens of a Great Power	60
The Concept of Solvency	62
Latin America: Big Stick Diplomacy	63
The New Frontier: Opening Doors in Asia	68
World War I: Replacing the Old Order	72
Wilson's New World Order	73
Losing the Peace: The Tragedy of Versailles 	81
Conclusion	82
Chapter 4	Between Wars: Collective Security and Delusions of Peace	85
Collective Insecurity (19191935)	86
Back to the Future (19361941)	95
The Failed Search for Solvency	99
Conclusion	100
Chapter 5	The Cold War: Containment and Deterrence	103
The End of Isolationism	106
The Arsenal of Democracy: An Emerging Superpower	107
Containment: Big Idea, Big Price Tag	111
Containment Goes to War: Korea	121
Containment and Deterrence	121
The Nifty Fifties: Calm before the Storm	128
Conclusion	137
Chapter 6	Intervention against Communism: From Kennedy to Reagan	140
Foreign Policy on Hold (19641971)	144
When Democracy Is Bad for America: Chile	146
Detente and Decline (19721980)	147
The Limits of Idealism: The Carter Legacy	151
Bouncing Back: The Reagan Presidency (19811989)	153
Conclusion	159
Chapter 7	Democracy and Anarchy: America in the New World Order	163
Policy without Vision (19891993)	165
The Gulf War (19901991)	170
The New Interventionism	173
Reinventing Foreign Policy (19931997)	177
The Neoconservative Challenge	187
Conclusion	189
Chapter 8	From Intervention to Preemption: America's New Crusade	192
Russia: Neither Enemy nor Partner	192
Reinventing NATO	195
Terrorism: Mischief or Mortal Threat?	199
Will the Real George W. Bush Please Stand?	202
An Act of War: September 11, 2001	204
America's New Crusade in Historical Perspective	211
From Clinton to Bush: A Study in Contrasts	216
Conclusion	217
Chapter 9	Power, Principles, and War: The Limits of Foreign Policy	220
The Meaning of September 11, 2001	221
Doctrines versus Principles	222
Empires and Blowback	229
The Deadly "Game" of War	231
War and the Economy	234
Back to the Future	238
Conclusion	240
Index	243

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: United States Foreign relations