Beyond Paradise and Power
Santrauka: America's dramatic split with France, Germany, and much of the rest of Europe over the Iraq war has shaken the world alliances of the last century. Beyond Paradise and Power brings together leading foreign policy experts on both sides of the Atlantic to define what this bitter separation means for America, NATO, Europe, and the world. Americans are from Mars and Europeans are from Venus, wrote foreign policy guru Robert Kagan famously in his book Of Paradise and Power, which became an instant New York Times bestseller last year. Taking Kagan one step further, prominent foreign policy specialists - such as Walter Russell Mead, Timothy Garton Ash, and Francis Fukuyama - here provide multiple perspectives on the state of the transatlantic relationship after the war. The contributors ask vital questions: Will the European Union become a more united, powerful counterforce to American global hegemony in response to the crisis? What is meant by the clash between the old Europe and the new Europe? Does the West still exist? How do we together address the increasing global threat of terror and create a stable world order? Provocative and intriguing, Beyond Paradise and Power is essential.