By S. McEvoy-Levy
The e-book examines a serious time and position in contemporary global heritage (the finish of the chilly warfare) and the suggestions and values hired within the public international relations of the Bush and Clinton Administrations to construct household and foreign consensus. It offers perception into the makes use of of Presidential energy and gives a version and a demonstration of ways the function of rhetoric can be used to review the overseas coverage of the us.
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For example, the liberal Nation stated: `The Cold War was a political and ideological system for organizing and ordering world power, and it is undergoing a profound evolutionary transformation that will produce no clear triumph or defeat. [. '110 Some suggested that the left was `losing the war of ideas', that it needed to `innovate and introduce ideas' in order to contribute to `the agenda for foreign and military policy' and that it had failed to do so in the past, superseded by conservative bodies such as the Committee on the Present Danger, the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute.
A study of rhetorical themes, the speeches in which they appear, the audiences to whom they are addressed, and the historical and political contexts in which they are used by policy-makers, may aid scholars in identifying the shifting priorities of US administrations and their interlocking system, state, and individual level concerns as well as the `para-ideological' nature of their communications and their nation-constituting functions. Introduction 21 Rhetorical themes are developed as part of a strategy and reflect present traumas and concerns, historical successes, operative traditions, and the leader's personality.
The `two systems' approach emerging from the Washington-Monroe era entailed a repudiation of the politics and diplomatic practices of a backward Europe in decline. However, the Soviet system which challenged American exceptionalism during the Cold War was perceived to be a powerful counterpoint. In other words, it was another exception to the decline of the old world powers. Could there be more than one? Clearly, the `para-ideological' idea of American exceptionalism is of significance in the clash between the US and Soviet Union.