After the ‘End of History’

American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers: Part II - Prodromes, Crystallization and Security

October 15, 2020 After the 'End of History' Season 1 Episode 9
After the ‘End of History’
American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers: Part II - Prodromes, Crystallization and Security
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After the ‘End of History’
American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers: Part II - Prodromes, Crystallization and Security
Oct 15, 2020 Season 1 Episode 9
After the 'End of History'

In part II of our discussion on Perry Anderson's American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers, we take a deeper look at the first three chapters of "Imperium," reading the dynamics between exceptionalism (isolation from the "fallen world") and universalism (making the world in America's image) that can be found in the period from America's founding to the Second World War. We also tackle the emergence of National Security in the foreign policy establishment vis a vis Truman, Kennan and the 'containment' of the Soviet Union.

Chapter discussion markers:

I. "Prodromes": 00:00:45
II "Crystallization": 00:21:33
III. "Security": 00:46:08

Jason King kindly provides the music that you hear in After the 'End of History.' You can find more of his work on Soundcloud

Show Notes

In part II of our discussion on Perry Anderson's American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers, we take a deeper look at the first three chapters of "Imperium," reading the dynamics between exceptionalism (isolation from the "fallen world") and universalism (making the world in America's image) that can be found in the period from America's founding to the Second World War. We also tackle the emergence of National Security in the foreign policy establishment vis a vis Truman, Kennan and the 'containment' of the Soviet Union.

Chapter discussion markers:

I. "Prodromes": 00:00:45
II "Crystallization": 00:21:33
III. "Security": 00:46:08

Jason King kindly provides the music that you hear in After the 'End of History.' You can find more of his work on Soundcloud