America embattled is both loved and feared, says Crockatt

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Finally got my hands on Richard Crockatt’s America Embattled: 9/11, Anti-Americanism and the Global Order from the library, after I was dithering whether to get his newer and more expensive sequel, After 9/11: Cultural Dimensions of American Global Power, from Kino.  Crockatt does a nice background summary of the GWOT, focusing on the major areas such as the domestic and cultural context of American foreign policy, the roots of Islamic fundamentalism, and America’s post-9/11 response in a more globalised post-Cold War environment.  A good beginner’s guide to and primer of how September 11 changed America’s foreign policy in a more dangerous international environment.

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