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Contents Preface i Introduction 1 1. The Idealism of Preponderance 13 The shock of the new The struggle for understanding The idealism of preponderance 2. The Alchemy of Power 46 Two ideas of power The neo-conservative theory of power Achilles' three heels A social conception of power "The paradox of hegemony" 3. The Real World 79 "Remembrance of things past" Worlds apart Challenges of a global order 4. The Ethics of Moralists 116 Revisionist politics in a complex global order Existing arguments A framework for judgment The ethics of moralists 5. Coercion and Exit 153 American diplomacy Global Order Specters of Rome and Athens Notes Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: United States Foreign relations 2001-Unilateral acts (International law)Balance of power, World politics 1995-2005